EL SUENO...unsual oceanfront villa with amazing views of Great Bay Harbor... fabulous!!
7th Night Free! Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2015 & 2016Restrictions Apply!10% Discount! Jan 5 - Apr 14, 20167 Night Minimum....This property may accept holiday stays of less than 14 nights.Rates may vary depending on # of bedrooms rented. Please see rate table or call for details.El Sueño means "The Dream" in Spanish which is what this villa is all about! This beautiful three bedroom, three bathroom villa is nestled in Little Bay, Philipsburg offering amazing views of the Great Bay Harbor, Philipsburg and the neighboring Caribbean islands in the distance. The villa has been recently completely renovated where the Owners of the villa have transformed it into an amazing contemporary home with direct water views.
The living area is furnished in a sophisticated, contemporary and chic style with white and splashes of color to enhance the entire setting mixed with the Caribbean style artwork giving this amazing home that Caribbean Flair!
The beautiful modern kitchen features stainless steel appliances and beautiful countertops, fully equipped for all your cooking needs including an island with dual sink, gas stove, oven, wine cooler, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster, blender, coffee maker and a full supply of china, glasses, cooking utensils, crockery and pots.There is an indoor dining area to accommodate up to 6 persons.
The three bedrooms offer the amazing views and each has an en-suite bathroom...
Master Bedroom 1 – Views overlooking Great Bay, queen bed, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with double sinks & shower. There is a private balcony with steps leading to the pool and main terrace area.
Bedroom 2 - Views overlooking Great Bay, queen bed, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with double sinks & shower. The bedroom opens onto the pool deck.
Bedroom 3 - Views overlooking Great Bay, king bed, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with single sink & shower. The bedroom opens onto the pool deck.
Please note between the master bedroom and Bedroom 2, the master bedroom can be accessed through a large walk-in closet between the 2 rooms. For separation between these two room, the master bedroom can be accessed from the main pool/terrace area
From the indoor living/dining area and two bedrooms, you can exit through large sliding glass doors out to the pool and terrace area. From the master bedroom, there is a private terrace and stairs leading to the pool/terrace area. The infinity edge pool and terrace area is a wonderful spot to enjoy the direct water views...
The pool is where you want to have that evening cocktail! The direct water views overlooking Great Bay will mesmerize you from this wonderful infinity edge pool complete with sunken stools and dining table to accommodate 6 persons... fantastic indeed!!
There are lounge chairs on the terrace for sunning and outdoor dining area accommodates up to 6 persons.
Enjoy the large outdoor space both day and night and in the evening, the spectacular lighting around the harbor and Philipsburg is a site to behold.At El Sueño, have a truly memorable experience…enjoy the panoramic views while sipping a cocktail on the spacious terrace…have a bar-b-que under the stars…take a dip in the pool while overlooking the scenic setting or go down to Great Bay, and enjoy the beach.Come and experience this truly unique villa for a taste of the luxurious, contemporary, Caribbean lifestyle…Make your own Dreams at El Sueño!St Martin offers more than 400 restaurants, a wide variety of water sports, horseback riding, sailing, night life with gambling casinos on the Dutch side and the best duty free shopping in the Caribbean. In addition to the usual luxury hotels and beach front rental condo properties there are hundreds of affordable rental villas and island vacation accommodations to meet the needs of any Caribbean vacation traveler. Day trips to the island of St Bart or Anguilla are a frequent excursion activity.
Breathtaking ocean views from all bedrooms, living/dining area, pool area
Air conditioned bedrooms
Flat Screen Cable TV in the living room, DVD player and CD player
Wireless Internet Access
Fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen with stove, oven, wine cooler, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster, blender, coffee maker and all the utensils required to make that gourmet meal
Gas BBQ Grill
Lovely pool area with amazing views
10 minute walk to the beach or just a short drive away
Back-up generator with auto electrical transfer and start up (if needed)
Note - Caretaker lives on site in a separate detached apartment on premises, this does not interfere with your privacy during your stay and Owner may come, once in a while, in his personal apartment next door and will ensure that guests have complete privacy.
Great Bay Beach – 10 minute walk to the beach or a short drive away
Princess Juliana International Airport – 5 miles, Philipsburg, the Dutch capital – located in Great Bay by Philipsburg, the Dutch side capital - about a 20 minute walk to Front Street, the shopping Mecca, Marigot, the French capital – 5 miles, Nearest Casino – 1/2 mile to nearest casino in Philipsburg, Restaurants - located right on Front Street & the Boardwalk, about a 20 minute walk or short drive away.This villa has a caretaker and the owner lives in an adjacent property which shares a huge separate patio. While there is generally good privacy, or the rare occassion when the owner is on his patio you will see him. The caretaker or owner will do the check out on the day of departure.Notes:Guests Must Be Sure To Secure This Villa at Night and When Not in The Villa by Closing the Hurricane Shutters. This villa offers wonderful views of Great Bay, however, the access in the front of the villa is on a busy street and most guests should rent a car. Low Season Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2014 2BR US $3,000 3BR US $4,000 Low Season Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2015 2BR US $3,500 3BR US $4,500Christmas Dec 15 - Jan 05 3BR US $7,000 (2 wk min) High Season Jan 05 - Apr 15 2BR US $4,500 3BR US $5,500
Additional amenities include: concierge service, jetski (personal watercraft), beach towels, senior citizens, escort to rental, couples friendly, massage therapist, family friendly, water skiing, tennis, atv trails, boating, dining room, medical services, sound or bay fishing, gambling, flexible, mountain biking, kayaking, queen bed, romantic, paragliding, atm or bank, restaurants, cd player, photography, wind surfing, rentals cars available, miniature golf, tile floors, activities guide, fishing, historic area, marina, groceries, bay or sound, scuba diving, outdoor grill gas, ironing board, night club or disco, reefs, housekeeper included, surfing, car recommended, deep sea fishing, sailing, ice maker, casino, shower, soaps basic, toilet paper, beauty spas, bird watching, shopping, outdoor furniture, beachcombing, swimming, coffee maker, toilet, walking, golf, hiking, pier fishing, babysitting, horseback riding, king bed, snorkeling, restaurant dining guide, yacht and catamaran rentals, festivals, sightseeing, nude beach, duty free shops, cooking utensils.TripAdvisor property ID 2107317...Read more
“BEWARE: House is not secure and no safe on location”
Left on 01/27/2015 for a stay in January 2015 | frustratedguest2015Reviewed Jan 27, 2015Stayed Jan 2015
Three couples rented this villa for 1 week through Remax Island Properties. When we arrived at the airport on Saturday afternoon we were escorted to the villa by Remax escort, Alice and "her teenage son". Her son sat in the living room as Alice showed us the villa, gave us the keys and how to use the prepaid ($5.00) phone. She indicated we could leave the patio doors open to enjoy the breeze and ocean sounds. The Villa was very clean and moderately stocked with kitchen and bath essentials. We got settled, ran to the grocery (Gran Marche) and enjoyed our Sat evening view from the villa. Sunday we relaxed at the villa while waiting for our luggage to arrive (which is another story). Our luggage was delivered at 5:00 pm and we got ready to go to dinner to celebrate a birthday. (The reason for our trip). We locked every door when we left and were gone for approx 4-5 hours. We returned to the villa to find the villa had been completely ransacked and all our valuables stolen. Phones, chargers, I Pads, Camera, lenses, e book, wireless speakers, prescription glasses, I pod and 1 couples luggage. The bedrooms had clothing strewn all over the floor.
The police were called and came within reason. While we were waiting for the police we investigated how anyone got in the house for there was no broken lock or window. What we discovered was shocking. The 3 sliding glass doors in the great room lock on both sides BUT the whole middle section can be moved from inside and outside the house. Anyone can jump over the “security” gate and slide open the middle section of sliding glass doors and enter the house.
We were NOT informed this house could not be secured and we were NOT informed we needed to put the hurricane shutters ALL down when leaving and at night.
The architect came the next day and confirmed this fact and indicated the doors were cheap and indeed could not be secured as is. The detective returned on Monday to write up reports and also went through the house indicating there had been a break in about a year ago.
We contacted Remax properties promptly Monday morning. They showed NO concern - they did not send anyone to the house and said it was not their responsibility but the owner had a responsibility to secure the house. After arguing with them they offered to refund the rest of the week if we left Monday. (And where were we going to go?). They sent Paul (which had no authority to make decisions) to show us a couple more villas we could move to (of lesser value and up in the hilltops clear across the island). We decided to stay at El Sueno, making sure to close the hurricane shutters at all times we were not there. After all they already stole all our stuff. It took 2 days to add money to the pre pay phone for we had to use it to handle affairs of the break in. We wasted 2 days and the rest of the week was not a comfortable stay.
There were workers every day working on the new boardwalk to the ocean (just a gateway to another break in, in our opinion) which we were also not informed of. One day we were without water for 2 hours for they broke a pipe. The owner was out of town while we were there and the housekeeper, Annie, does live next door. We were told the house would be cleaned 3 times but only 1 time did anyone come in to replenish and we would have to contact Annie for paper towels, toilet paper and wash cloths. There is not an accessible washer machine in the villa, it is at the owners villa next door. There is only 1 TV in the villa located in the great room. Highly recommend additional TVs in the bedrooms.
This was the start to our 14 day vacation in St Maarten. The second week we had booked at a Villa on Great Bay which was a much more pleasant experience.
We stopped at Remax during our second week to discuss but got no where.
Remax and several other agencies represent the villa and should NOT be listing and renting this property until all the security concerns have been met. The architect did come with a security person to review what changes should be done but we have no idea when/if the changes will be done.
Bottom line is we paid good money for this "luxury" oceanfront villa and feel very strongly we were NOT informed properly what measures need to be taken for the safety and security of the guests that rent this place.
Its really a shame for the location has an excellent view and modern updates. It does require walking on a busy street to access Front Street and/or the beach or renting a car. There is a couple grocery/general stores within a half mile or so but require walking the busy street. The larger grocery store will require a car/taxi ride. It was windy every day so we did not enjoy the pool. We will not be renting through this company again should we come back to the island and even that is questionable at present.
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