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Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2.5 Bath, Spectacular Views Of Caribbean Sea (Sleeps up to 4) Private Pool

Villa Velaire - NOW Even Better after Irma renovations!!

Please note: Rates that are shown are based on use of 1 bedroom - if the 2nd bedroom is needed, there is an additional $43/per night that would need to be added.

Villa Velaire is your home away from home, only better! Be sure to check out our website for more information.

Located in a private gated community, perched along the ocean cliffs just above Simpson Bay in Pelican Key, St Maarten, stands Villa Velaire - a private two bedroom/2.5 bath rental villa. The Villa 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 featuring granite counter tops. Should you choose to stay in and prepare breakfast, an afternoon cocktail or dinner - it won't be such a chore, as you will find all the comforts of home - a full size refrigerator, four- burner range/stove, dishwasher, blender, sauté pans etc.

Just past the kitchen stands the open floor living and dining area, the heart of this villa. Casual fabrics were used for a more relaxed feel, focusing on quality and comfort. The porcelain floor tiles in the living area were dressed with a fun nautical designed rug. Many of the furnishing in both the living and dining area were brought in from Bali with added wicker accents to define the transitional style.

Just beyond the living and dining room stands a 10 foot deep covered outside terrace. The covered terrace serves as a sitting and dining space, perfect for a respite from the afternoon sun or alfresco dining with the most magnificent views. For the sun worshipers, there are four teak lounge chairs to enjoy relaxing by the private pool, watching the cruise ships sail away or just listening to the sound of breaking waves along the cliffs. By night, enjoy a favorite glass of wine, stretch out and stargaze, or watch the moon rise from the Terrace.

Back inside the villa, on the second floor, you will find the two air-conditioned king suites widely separated for exceptional privacy (perfect for couples traveling together). Both bedrooms feature en suite baths and custom designed four post king-size beds. The high vaulted ceiling imparts a grand sense of scale and spaciousness. Attached to the second bedroom is the meditation/massage room and private balcony overlooking the pool terrace and Caribbean. Call one of the many island massage therapists for your private in-home massage - Can you thing of a better way to start your vacation.

Villa Velaire is furnished with your comfort in mind without sacrificing its artful elegance and style. This rare oceanfront villa, located on the beautiful island of St Maarten, will fulfill most vacation wish lists.

More Details

Kim Gilbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Kim Gilbert

Our names are Ron and Kim. Ron is in the Hotel/Restaurant business and I am in the marketing/advertising business. We purchased the house with our good friends Steve and Meredith. Steve is a General Contractor and Meredith works for the state. Steve and Meredith just welcomed their 2nd son.

Kim Gilbert purchased this villa in 2013

Why Kim Gilbert chose Pelican Key

You will love the views of the Caribbean Ocean - the house has such a good feel, you never want to leave

What makes this villa unique

Love the private pool overlooking the Caribbean. The location is also fantastic, close enough to all the action in Simpson Bay (you can walk to the Red Piano, Bon Appetite, the Hollywood Casino), but far enough away to enjoy some quiet relaxation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Pelican Key

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is the downstairs powder-room
  • Both upstairs bathrooms are en-suite and have large walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Both kind bedrooms feature a beautiful four-post bed and have en suite baths, 32' flat screen TV's, AM/FM Alarm Clock with docking station, Plush 100% cotton Villa Velaire bathrobes. Both bedrooms have access to the Massage Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests will be greeted at the airport or car rental agency (if renting a car) - from there, guests will follow your host to the Villa (only 10 minute drive away). A Welcome Basket and maid service (2x per week) is included


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Stunning Oceanfront 1 or 2 Br Villa W Private Pool, Simpson Bay/Pelican Key Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Vacation for the third time

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed another fabulous stay at the Villa. This was our third time at the Villa, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Each time we come to the island we rent a car and drive to one of the many beaches on the island. We love hanging out at Karakters, which is a hidden gem and one of our favorite spots in Simpson Bay! If you have a drink or have a breakfast, lunch or dinner (the food is fantastic) the beach chairs/umbrella are for free.

Orient Beach is also fantastic, since there is a constant sea breeze at this time of the year.

The Villa is oceanfront so there is a constant refreshing sea breeze. We would sit out in the morning for breakfast, enjoy the view, and take a dip in the pool. Then we have the same routine in the evening dip in the pool and cook out on the grill or you can go out to one of the many restaurants located in Simpson bay. Try the grilled lobster at Lees!

The Villa is in a perfect location; it is just a few minute drive to a lot of stores, restaurants and bars!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan: It was so nice having you and Richard back with us again - always a pleasure! Thank you again for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Have a great rest of your summer and hopefully we will talk soon, All the best, Kim
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The ABSOLUTE BEST place to stay!! We will be back! Kim and staff do an AMAZING job!

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough how wonderful our stay was here! From the moment we landed we were taken care of and the Villa was beautiful! It looks just like the pictures!! The view was amazing and hearing the waves every night just makes you so relaxed! The bed was comfortable, the kitchen stocked with any utensil you could need, and the pool outside was such a bonus!! Kim and her staff do an incredible job! We have traveled a ton and stayed at many VRBO's but this one was by far the best! Thank you Kim and company! We can't wait to come back and stay again on the beautiful paradise of St. Maarten!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ty: I am so glad that you and Matt enjoyed your anniversary stay in St. Maarten at Villa Velaire! Thank you both for being such great guests and for the wonderful review! If your travels ever lead you back out way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Wishing you both a great summer! Kim
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The best villa on St. Martin

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th trip to St. Martin. After staying at this villa last year we were so impressed with Kim and her staff that at the end of the 2 week stay we called her and booked this year's trip. To anyone who uses VRBO it is always a little bit of a crap shoot as to whether the photos actually represent the property or are 10 year old photos. Kim keeps this place up better than any we have used anywhere. It is hard to find an ocean front with your own private pool at an affordable price. This unit has it all. Both bedrooms are true master suites that adjoin the private massage room. It has indoor and outdoor dining rooms a modern living room and fully stocked kitchen. Kim's staff from your personal greeter who takes you from your rental car station to the villa, the maids who do a remarkable job to your pool boy are all discreet and professional. Kim even leaves you with a cell phone to use on the island so you don't get stuck with international call billing on your cell phone. The Wi-Fi works great so for those who feel; they must keep in touch you can. I am a senior contributor on both VRBO and Trip Advisor. I don't sugar coat my reviews. This is a villa you will love with an ownership and staff that take pride in this wonderful villa. Mike & Barbara. McMinnville, Oregon

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Winter Eacape

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple booked this unit based upon the pictures and previous reviews. Initially I was somewhat apprehensive as we had never been to St Maarten before and one always wonders if the pictures and reviews are too good to be true - they were not ! We all remarked on Kim's attention to detail and how everything went as planned. The day we arrived we were met by a lovely young lady that did a wonderful job of orientation and delivered us to the condo. The unit is beautiful and the views are better than the pictures posted on the web site. We had a wonderful 2 weeks and the villa felt like home - we all agreed that after a busy day on the island it was great to come back to dip in the pool and watch the cruise ships sail by. We had a wonderful time -Thank you Kim for making our winter escape so wonderful. Peter Lynn Wayne and Faye

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter: I am so glad to hear that Lynn, Faye, Wayne and yourself enjoyed your time on the island, as well as Villa Velaire! It is always nice to hear when our guests enjoy the house as much as we do! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the fantastic review! If your travel plans ever lead you back to St. Maarten or Key West, please look us up, we would love to have you all stay with us again. Wishing you a wonderful Spring! All the best, Kim
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Central Pennsylvania

Wonderful location. Villa was in excellent condition

  • 5 of 5

View was incredible. The villa was beyond our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven and Cathy: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time at Villa Velaire and in St. Maarten - thank you for the great review and for being such wonderful guests! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Happy 2017! Kindest regards, Kim
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Pelican Bay ST Maarten

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to St. Maarten before, this vacation rental was a blind pick for us and what a great pick it was. Everything about this rental was perfect from the initial contact with Kim all the way through to the final check out things could not have gone better. The location was perfect. While we wanted to cook some of our meals in house to save money we were on vacation and wanted to eat out also. This is the exact location for that. Within 1 mile we had great grocery stores, and so many good restaurants we could not possibly hit then all. Had we been farther north or on the French side, I do not think we would have had that. When it cane to cooking in, there was everything that you could possibly need available from pots & pans to Wine openers. The condo was a perfect place for two couples to stay. It had two identical master bedroom suites with individually controlled thermostats and their own bathrooms. The downstairs was spacious and the deck was outstanding with it's beautiful view of the ocean and your own private pool. We spent many hours in the morning watching the sun come up and the boats coming and going. The first day, Ellen met us at the car rental place and guided us right to the condo. She let us in and showed us around answering any questions we had. She left us with a phone to call if we had any further questions or concerns. She was great and very knowledgeable. The cleaning people were just outstanding. They came in and were very friendly and business like. They went right to work and when they left the place was spotless. They even washed and put away some dishes that we had left in the sink and had not got to ourselves yet. I can not say enough good things about those two. Overall, This was probably the best vacation rental we have stayed in to date. I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to St. Marten.

  • Review Submitted: 22/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim: I am so glad to hear that your first time in St. Maarten did not disappoint! Also, that you enjoyed your time at Villa Velaire, always so nice to hear when our guests enjoy themselves and thank you for the wonderful review! I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and if your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you back with us again! All the best, Kim
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Red Piano
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Welfare Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Bon Appetite
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Cay Bay
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa around the Pelican Key

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
JUL-SEPT (1 Bedroom)*
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
1 BR Rate (Extra$ for 2nd BR)
1 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Holiday (1 or 2 BR)
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
1 BR Rate (Extra$ for 2nd BR)
6 Jan 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
Heineken Regatta (1 or 2 BR)*
23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 BR Rate (Extra$ for 2nd BR)
3 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 BR Rate (Extra$ for 2nd BR)
28 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 BR Rate (Extra$ for 2nd BR)
1 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
1 BR Rate (Extra$ for 2nd BR)
1 Oct 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
Holiday (1 or 2 BR)
15 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
10 night minimum stay
High Season (1 BDR)
5 Jan 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
7 night minimum stay
Heineken Regatta
1 Mar 2020 - 8 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
High Season
9 Mar 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
7 night minimum stay
26 Apr 2020 - 30 Jun 2020
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
5 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
7 night minimum stay
19 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Plan AU$66.61
2ND BDRM + $43 PER NITE AU$1.36 + Tax

*The Above Rates are Based on ONE Bedroom (BR). There is an additional charge for the 2nd Bedroom (BR). To get the rate for adding the 2nd bedroom to your stay, add $43/per night OR $300/per week to the "1 BR" rates above. PLEASE NOTE: if you only need ONE BR, the 2nd bedroom is locked (the 2nd bedroom is NEVER rented out to anyone else)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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