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HGTV Villa with Beautiful View

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 baths plus separate 1 bedroom apartment

Chateau Jolie Vue was discovered on HGTV's International House Hunters show. It has since been completely remodeled into a rustic, French Mediterranean style villa. With a view of 4 countries and everything in between it is truly a 'House with a Beautiful View'! 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms plus a separate 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment. Private Pool, Rooftop deck, Indoor/Outdoor dining! The separate apartment is located on the first floor. It has an open floor plan on the 2nd floor including kitchen, laundry room, dining area, living area, half bathroom, large walk around porch, outdoor dining, grill, and hammock. All of the bedrooms have a view of the ocean and are on the third floor as well as an office. Access to the rooftop deck is on the 3rd floor. All bedrooms have air conditioning units. Free Wi-Fi and printer available. The pool is in front of the house and has 4 lounge chairs, a seating area, and umbrella.

Master Bedroom:

Stunning views!

King size bed with canopy

Private balcony

Large bathroom

Bedroom #2:

Beautiful view of the ocean

2 Queen Size beds


Bedroom #3:

Gorgeous view of the harbor

1 queen size bed

1 twin size day bed


Bedroom #4: (attached to bedroom #3)

Views of the ocean!

Bunk Bed with 2 full size mattresses


Beautiful view of Simpson Bay

1 full size bed






Toaster Oven

Coffee Maker

More Details

Casey Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Casey Johnson

Our first visit to Sint Maarten in October of 2008. After falling in love with the island, we began to search for a vacation home. We discovered 'Chateau Jolie Vue' in late 2009 and made a purchase. HGTV followed us on our search for an 'International House'! We purchased the home because it was in a great location, had plenty of room for our family and friends, and had the best view on the island! We bought it as a fixer-upper and knew we had a lot of work to do, but when it was finished it would be worth it. Now, we have built our dream house and enjoy traveling to the island frequently!

Casey Johnson purchased this villa in 2009

Why Casey Johnson chose Pelican Key

THE VIEW.... enough said!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Pelican Key around the Sint Maarten

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Apartment Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Apartment - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveller reviews)

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HGTV Villa with Beautiful View
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Incredible views, comfortable home, beautiful decks

  • 5 of 5

So let's start with the negatives...

A very steep hill to walk up to the villa after a long day of sailing and night of drinking...

Some very noisy roosters living next door...

Ok, now get past that. This is a great house, with incredible views and a deck on each floor, with incredible views.

The location cant be beat, 2 minute walk to the beach, 3 minute walk to restaurants, marina, yacht club, etc... (eat at Sale&Pete, awesome Italian)

Did I mention the view?


Worth every penny.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the property

  • 4 of 5

Great house clean big rooms comfortable beds only down fall is the hill is very very steep one of a kind view

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a reunion trip!

  • 5 of 5

I was able to spend a wonderful week at this house with friends from across the US! The house is beautiful with one of the most AMAZING views I have seen during my caribbean travels! We loved spending the evenings on the upstairs deck around the fire enjoying drinks and the views.

I appreciated that the set up of beds in the bedrooms made it easy for a larger group of people to have their own beds.

The homeowner provided a great document that included their favorite beaches, restaurants, activities, etc. We followed their recommendations for the beaches which included directions to the beaches, weekly activities, preferred restaurants, etc at each beach. This was so helpful and made us feel more comfortable exploring the island! I would definitely recommend renting a jeep so you can enjoy the entire island.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is AMAZING and the island is BEAUTIFUL. Took our parents and spent 7 days. We probably spent almost as much time sitting on the balcony as we did exploring the island. The views, breeze, and comforts of home make the villa the place you want to be! And you even get to hang out with the iguanas at the pool as they are there every day and hang out in the corner of the pool deck watching you swim or lay out in the sun. Kim Sha Beach is right at the bottom of the hill and although there are many beaches on the island, we never made it past that one. :-) Buccaneer Beach Bar on Kim Sha Beach, and Keanon (our waiter every time) was perfect for food, drinks and service! We ate at several restaurants and every one of them was great, no bad food anywhere. The owners have a list of their favorite beaches (of which we didn’t make it to), restaurants, activities, etc. and they are spot on! Will definitely go back and stay at Chateau Jolie Vue again.....hopefully this time next year!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Trip. the house wasa perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, amazing views, perfect layout. Beware of the hill. If you rent a vehicle you should consider a JEEP.

I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trip of a Lifetime! Views are Endless!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a trip of a lifetime for my wife and I (recently married). We had never experienced such a relaxing atmosphere and the Villa is just AMAZING!!! We sat out on the roof and balcony almost every night just to watch the wonderful sunsets! We actually created a video of our trip, feel free to check it out. You really get a feel of how wonderful the views are! We've already booked a return trip!!!


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  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Princess Julianna
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Buccanear Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mullet Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Greenhouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Kim Sha Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the heart and soul of Simpson Bay! Sits upon a cliff overlooking four countries and everything in between! Under a 3 minute walk down to Kim Sha beach were beach chairs await you! Grab a snack and frozen Piña Colada at Buccanear Beach Bar! Within walking distance to several grocery stores, fish markets, a pharmacy, two casinos, a movie theater, and over 75 restaurants/bars! The perfect location for everyone! Relax on the porch and enjoy watching the yachts go in and out of the Marina as the bridge goes up and down. Go scuba diving with Ocean Explorers located on Kim Sha Beach. Either cook dinner at the house or go out to eat at one of the many gourmet restaurants. Watch the sunset on the rooftop deck. Or rent a jeep and enjoy discovering some of the islands 38 beaches! And if that's still not enough to keep you busy, head to the Red Piano late night for dancing and Mojito's!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Pelican Key,

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £377.45
Property Damage Protection £74.74

We STRONGLY encourage you to rent a Jeep or other SUV because the hill to the house is very steep! Taxi's will not drive up the hill.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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