3 Private Bedroom Suites, Spansive Terraces, Dedicated Concierge, and Pool Bar
Why Chris Farrell chose Upper Prince's Quarter
Villa On Island Time was constructed to specifications honed over years of renting various properties on St Maarten myself. I attempted to take the best features of each villa and incorporate them into On Island Time, with the end result a comfortable home that respects the nature around it, and provides guests with a great setting to spend time with their group, but still find space and layout for private times, as desired.
What makes this Villa unique
On Island Time is carved into a peaceful hillside, cascading toward the limitless ocean views below. The house was designed with seamless indoor/outdoor living in mind, yet bringing the luxuries of home to covered and uncovered living spaces. The grounds boast some of the best landscaping in the area, even offering a lawn, quite unique on St. Maarten! The manicured grounds enhance the privacy and serene nature of the property, as well as the villa's oneness with the surrounding natural beauty. All bedroom suites have direct access to the outdoor terrace and pool area, as well as limitless views across St. Martin, the ocean, and neighboring islands. This allows family members and couples alike the privacy they need for an early morning cup of coffee and swim, or a late-night glass of wine on the pool terrace without disturbing the rest of their party. A newly-constructed swim-up tiki bar removes the need to leave the inviting infinity pool, even to find some shade or to make a frozen cocktail. A local cell phone is available for guest use to make contacting the property manager, restaurants, and activities bookings convenient. Villa On Island Time also offers peace of mind in a dedicated, individual property manager (not a large management company with varying contact people) who is located within the neighborhood, an ADT security system, its location within a gated community protected by 24/7 on-site security and mobile response, and hurricane-rated glass doors/windows.
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Very nice place !
We had a great time during our stay at “On island time “ The house has everything needed. The location is pretty high up on the hill and the road is steep but with a good car ( we had a Jeep ) you should be able to make it .the good part about that location is a nice view and a pleasant breeze during the hot days Great location near the French border that allowed us to go to Grand Case all the time for dinner. Also small French grocery store in proximity that had Good food and wine . Had no issues during our stay except a few hours of power outage but Samantha ( in charge of management) came And opened the gates so we can go to the beach . We felt safe there and we were able to cook / grill at house for a couple of nights.the kids enjoyed the pool . Overall great vacation
Good but not easily accessible
We visited Sint Maarten with 2 other couples and our kids, total of 9 people - 6 adults and 3 kids. Chris was super accommodating and answered a ton of questions from us. I should have checked in the night before we left but I was so busy and forgot to. Our plane was delayed an 1.5 hours. Once we arrived at the airport, the property manager, Samantha was no where to be found. Good thing our driver was still there waiting for us. He allowed me to use his phone to contact the owner. The only phone number provided on the VRBO website is the cell phone that is provided...except it was turned off at this time. I was able to get wifi hotspot from a friend traveling with us to email Chris. (Btw, dont expect wifi at the airport, you will be sorely disappointed). Chris was quite prompt and got in touch with Samantha. There was a mixup on their end with calendars. Ok, no big deal since we were going to go grocery shopping before heading to the house anyway. Chris or Samantha really need to provide their phone numbers on the listing instead of the house cell phone. So we get to the house and they aren't kidding when they say it is STEEP. Do not attempt with a van. We were in a van and our driver did an amazing job but we were holding our breath and hoping we did not fall over the side of the driveway lol. Samantha gives us the grand tour of the house and it is really nice. She leaves and we forget to ask for the cell phone provided with the house. Good thing the house has wifi. Pretty decent wifi. I text her over imessage and she responds immediately that the battery on the phone needs to be changed and she will bring it by tomorrow. Ok, no big deal. Thennnn we discover one of the bedroom's AC is broken. UGH. I text her again and truly feel like a pest. She responds saying that she's not sure she can get someone out there tonight but that tomorrow morning for sure. We are all exhausted. What can we do? We are a bit spoiled by AC for sure but wished that all the units had been checked prior to our arrival. The AC guy comes to fix it the following morning and we get the cell phone and all is well in the world again. Some points - pool is much smaller than it looks, but adequate for all of us, no AC in common areas such as kitchen and living room (it is REALLY HOT in the house if you use the oven), fans ineffective, location was not good because we want to walk around and you really cant. Pros - lots of spices and equipment provide
Perfect views equal perfect vacation
Can say with confidence that this property truly has everything you need. The views were unbeatable. The pictures of the views do no justice to actually witnessing them for yourself. Every bedroom in the house has the same views of the mountains/ocean, very well designed. The inside of the house was decorated with local art, really fit the design of the house. The outside hangout space was perfect. Whether you wanted to hang out by the infinity pool, or get some shade under the overhang for some reading.
Samantha was a great help during the trip with any questions you may have.
Honestly if you are thinking of renting this property on your vacation, you can do so with confidence. Highly recommend.
We love it! It’s our second time back to island time. The property is beautiful, offers great views at night and day.
Resort like setting
Our family just returned after a weeks stay at the property. The experience was smooth from booking to arrival to departure. Samantha met us at our car rental and escorted us to the gated neighborhood and property. She walked us through the ins and out of the house and introduced us to the cats who live at the house. We had groceries delivered and where there upon arrival. We were immediately set to begin our relaxing stay. As mentioned in earlier reviews the neighborhood is steep as well as the driveway but please know that this is typical of all islands we have visited and is not treacherous. The open floor plan and private bedrooms were perfect for our family. The pool and swim up bar was utilized daily and we were thankful for the privacy the home provided our family. Often we all noticed how great it was to be on the island and have all the resort amenities without the resort restrictions of restaurant dress for every meal. The home is centrally located on the island to take advantage of both the French and Dutch sides. We loved our stay!
Best Rental House Around!
We just got back from a wonderful 10 day stat at On Island Time. We had two families stay at the house - 4 adults and 4 small kids. The layout was perfect for us. We have been to the island of St. Martin 10 times now and this is the first house we have rented that I would rent again in a heartbeat. It had everything we needed including beach towels which is always helpful when packing. It is also the only house that we have stayed at that supplied us with little things like soap, garbage bags, and laundry detergent. A nice plus! Chris and Samantha were great to work with. Very easy to book with Chris and the few times we needed to call the onsite manager Samantha she answered immediately and came right over. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! We will be back!
Other Activities: Zip lines, hiking, horseback riding