Villa Velaire, Oceanfront Vacation Villa with Pool
From $243 / night
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Can be booked as a 1 or 2 bedroom, depending on your needs, please see rates for the exact details.
Perched along the ocean cliffs in Pelican Key (just above Simpson Bay) St Maarten, stands Villa Velaire - a private two bedroom/2.5 bath rental villa. The Villa, recently renovated and completely redecorated in September of 2013, uses an eclectic mix of British West Indies and Balinese design to harmonize with both the Caribbean style architecture and the tropical location.
Just inside the entry at Villa Velaire, off to the right is the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Should you choose to stay in and prepare breakfast, an afternoon cocktail or dinner ...Read more
Villa Velaire, Oceanfront Vacation Villa with Pool
Simpson Bay, Saint Martin-Sint Maarten
Additional Location Information
It won't be long after stepping off the plane at the Princess Juliana International Airport (in Simpson Bay) before you can really start enjoying your vacation in St Maarten. Relax knowing there is not an hour or more car ride to your final destination - Villa Velaire is less than 4 miles (6.4 km) from the airport. After going through customs, a host of rental car agencies will greet you to get you on your way.
As you make your way from the airport, you will be amazed by the breathtaking scenery of Simpson Bay Lagoon - notice the many sailboats and yachts that dot the landscape. Some of the most famous bars in St Maarten can be found around this area. Be sure to visit the Sunset Beach Bar (at Maho Beach), which literally stands at the foot of the airport runway. Just beyond the Sunset Beach Bar are numerous heart pounding nightclubs, some of the more well known being Bliss and Tanta Sanctuary. Looking for something more laid back, then be sure to stop by Karakter's on the Beach, Topper's or the Buccaneer Beach Bar - where you will always be greeted by a smiling face.
Don't expect to find the typical chain restaurants with standardized menus in St Maarten/St Martin. What you can expect are creative menus with bold flavors and exceptionally fresh ingredients. While the French side is obviously more focused on French gastronomy, Dutch Sint Maarten has a more international feel when it comes to its gourmet offerings. The Simpson Bay/Pelican Key areas offer some of the finest international cuisine on the island. Restaurants specializing in Mediterranean, Caribbean, Thai, Italian or French are abundant - there is a reason why this island is touted as the "Culinary Capital of the Caribbean".
Be sure to stop by the Simpson Bay Yacht Club - watch the mega yachts and sailboats pull in from all over the world, try some of the best Fish & Chips on the island and relax to the soothing sounds of local steel bands. The Yacht Club hosts the world famous Heineken Regatta every March, the Course de l'Alliance in November, the Sol Optimist Regatta and the St. Maarten Open Laser Championships in June.
Because of its stunning scenery, Pelican Key is a prized location for many residential homes and resorts. As you drive up along the main road (Billy Folly Rd), you will notice some of the most exclusive villas on the island. Visitors will find the world famous Red Piano - a hotspot with locals and visitors alike offering live music every night. Bon Appetite, a French brasserie and bakery, is a must try for breakfast or dinner and they have live music on most nights. The local supermarket, albeit small, is Peli-Deli and you can find pretty much anything you would need for the week, groceries, beer/liquor/wine, sundries and it's surprisingly affordable.
With 37 beaches to choose from on the island, most of them require a short car ride to get to, however, there are several great beaches within walking distance to Villa Velaire. The most well known is Kim Sha Beach - located at the foot of Billy Folly Road. This is a great beach to watch the sunset and its very convenient if you would like get a drink or something to eat - the Buccaneer, La Bamba and the Greenhouse are all located directly on this beach. When the sun sets, don't miss the Buccaneers fire ball party, a bonfire on the beach in two very large decorative orbs—very cool to watch. Cay Bay is popular with beach strollers and pony trekkers - it is also a popular snorkeling spot with some amazing underwater seascapes. Pelican Cay is located alongside the many resort hotels in Pelican Key (Even though a hotel may be located on a particular beach, hotels do not own the private rights to any beach, everyone is allowed to come and enjoy any beach on the island). Pelican Cay is a great family beach as it is much more calm and they have a nice protected lagoon area (great for small children).
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Last updated on February 26, 2015
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- Housekeeping Optional
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no