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Paradise Found, Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Simpson Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Beachfront Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE (January 15, 2018)

Miraculously, Paradise Found was virtually unscathed and our building (Las Arenas) only received minor damage. I spent a week in early November in St. Maarten and used downtime to upgrade and freshen up decor and upholstery. See updated photos.

St. Maarten is bouncing back beautifully. Just returned after a delightful two week stay during which time I toured the entire island. The Simpson Bay area has recovered well and many shops and restaurants are open. Beaches are clean and swimmable. Philipsburg is in great shape; 90% of stores are open and cruise ships have returned. Princess Juliana airport has resumed its' normal flight schedule.

This island is open for business and welcomes tourists!

I'm now taking reservations for JANUARY 2018 and beyond.

One of the most luxurious and desirable beachfront residences in Dutch Sint Maarten, Paradise Found is located on lovely Simpson Bay Beach and is available for weekly or monthly short term vacation rentals.

Each of the two master beachfront bedrooms and large living area offers spectacular direct views of the cerulean Caribbean and Isle of Saba.

The relaxing, romantic atmosphere of Paradise Found fulfills all your dreams of the ultimate Caribbean vacation!

Situated on undisputedly the least-crowded beach on the island, this exquisite two-bedroom villa is part of elegant Las Arenas, a new, attractively-appointed twelve-unit building with infinity swimming pool, gated premises, secure covered parking, rich landscaping, and unparalleled construction details.

Both individually air-conditioned master bedrooms offer a large walk-in closet, digital flat screen television, personal safe, marble-tiled bath, king-sized bed, and fine mahogany furniture.

The gourmet kitchen features GE Monogram appliances, including an Advantium oven, cook top, wine cooler, and dishwasher; as well as Jenn-Air French door refrigerator/freezer with icemaker; Keurig Cofee Brewer (bring your favorite K-Cups), Cuisinart Coffee on Demand coffee maker, coffee grinder, and toaster; deluxe Gorham stainless flatware; George Foreman Grill, Dansk porcelain dinnerware; and a full array of kitchen utensils.

If dining out is preferred, near-by options run the gamut from formal candlelight to Caribbean casual. More than 300 fine restaurants island-wide make Sint Maarten the gourmet capital of the Caribbean.

Superior conveniences include the following:

- Large high definition flat screen television with surround sound and CD/DVD player.

- Disappearing sliding glass doors, providing an outdoor ambiance indoors and maximum enjoyment of the constant trade winds.

-Private washer and dryer.

- Designer paddle fans and air-conditioning throughout.

- High-speed wireless internet and cable television.

- Housekeeper (2 days/week).

- Elevator or outdoor stair access.

- Re-chargeable cell phone.

- VoIP phone features FREE calls to USA and Canada.

Paradise Found is less than five minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport, restaurants, French bakeries, banks, pharmacies, grocery stores, gyms, hairdressing salons, ice-cream parlours, massage centers, theatres, video stores, casinos and water sports. Daily-or-longer car rentals are available within walking distance.

Paradise Found at Simpson Bay is the destination of choice for the perfect honeymoon, romantic getaway, revitalizing retreat, or ultimate Caribbean vacation. Leave Sint Maarten relaxed by the sound of the waves, refreshed by your stay at Paradise Found.

Please contact us for specials that may be available for honeymoons, anniversaries and significant birthdays.

No pets, and no smoking, please.

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More Details

Owner
Nancy Gulbrandsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Nancy Gulbrandsen

I've been traveling to the beautiful island of St. Maarten since 1982. I owned and handled vacation rentals for two beachfront villas during the 1990's.

Nancy Gulbrandsen purchased this condo in 2011

Why Nancy Gulbrandsen chose Simpson Bay

I've been visiting the beautiful island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin since 1981 and it remains my favorite of all the Caribbean Islands. I've seen A LOT of changes during those 30 years!

I owned 2 villas just down the beach from Las Arenas during the 1990's and slowly developed a year round vacation rental business which I sold in 2000. Now that my kids are almost grown I decided it was time to spend some more time on this wonderful island and found this special gem 'Paradise Found'.

I visited 'Paradise Found' last January while on vacation and fell in love with the stunning property of Las Arenas, the magnificent beachfront location and stunning residence. It is tucked away on picturesque Simpson Bay Beach, a two mile, white sand swimmable beach which most people have no access to unless they are staying there.

What makes this condo unique

Location, Location, Location!

Paradise Found at Las Arenas in Dutch St. Maarten is situated on a stunning stretch of uncrowded Simpson Bay Beach. Close to everything, yet tucked away from the masses, our fully equipped home away from home is, indeed, Paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy, we had a wonderful time in St. Maarten. Your condo was everything we had hoped for. Waking up every morning to that view is something we will not forget...........thank you and hope to go back one day!
May 2012
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Simpson Bay

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , This Master Suite has it's own private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , This Master Suite has it's own private bathroom with shower
  • King size beds in are high quality, luxurious mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Paradise Found, Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Simpson Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Paradise Found is truly still a paradise!!.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautiful, well equipped, clean and secure. The pool and grounds are beautiful and seemed untouched by the hurricane thanks to I'm sure lots of hard work and effort by the building maintenance, crews and owners. Perfect area of Simpson Bay with many restaurants, shops and markets near by. The island is on its way to recovery. The people of St. Maarten are resilient and welcoming. The temporary airport was efficient and customs was fast! Simpson Bay on the Dutch-side was probably the area that was least impacted by the hurricane but there are still restaurants and shops that are not opened but there are many that are opened and ready for business. We had a wonderful time and looking forward in returning!

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your informative and insightful review. Yes, St. Maarten is rebounding beautifully and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable input with future guests. After only six months the island is, indeed, open for business and welcoming tourists wholeheartedly. While many resorts and timeshares are still closed for repairs, restaurants, shops and tour operators are operational and look forward to visitors.
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5

Another wonderful stay at Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a wonderful two weeks at Paradise Found. Las Arenas did not show any damage from Irma. The grounds were impeccable as always. The Dutch side of the island is coming back much better than the French side. Many restaurants on the Dutch side have reopened. The restaurant staffs are welcoming you with open arms. We have already circled our calendars when we will be returning to Paradise Found and beautiful Simpson Bay.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sincere thanks for your favorable review and update of Paradise Found and St. Maarten/St. Martin nine months after Irma. Your ability to present current and valid information to future travelers is greatly appreciated and tremendously helpful; especially since you also visited prior to the hurricane. The fact that you have already made a reservation for a three week stay in November speaks volumes. Thank you for your loyalty!
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Halifax NS Canada
5

Still Paradise !!!

  • 5 of 5

Paradise found is as beautiful as ever and you wouldn't know Irma was there. They have done an amazing job of everything needed to make it as it was. And speaking with Gordon the property manager they are extremely proud of there accomplishments. (And they should be !)

Simpson bay has recovered wonderfully in the short 8 months since Irma.

Most existing restaurants are open along with quite a few new ones.

St Maarten is certainly WELL on its way of recovery. The Island's beaches are still as beautiful as ever. Hotels are under repair and expect some to reopen for the 2019 season .

The Airport is still under repair but there temporary facilities are actually doing very well, very efficient .

This was our 6th year at Paradise Found and looking forward to many more!

This is an outstanding property and you could not find a better person then its owner Nancy to deal with.

We want to say thanks for sharing it with us and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking to find true paradise!!!

Scott & Sharon Mackenzie

Halifax Nova Scotia (Eastern Passage)

Canada

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I greatly appreciate your detailed "Post-Irma Report" of St. Maarten/St. Martin! Since you are so familiar with the island and property, your input and insight is valuable and extremely helpful to future guests. Thank you for your loyalty as a long time guest and I look forward to welcoming you back to Paradise Found!
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Florida
5

NO HURRICANE DAMAGE HERE...This is truly Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are only a mere glimpse into the beauty of this property. It's even more stunning once you walk thru the door and see that gorgeous Caribbean Sea. It is meticulously well maintained and extremely clean.

The owner, Nancy, is extremely pleasant to work with and goes above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. She knows her stuff and has wonderful suggestions so take her up on them. She's been an owner on the island on and off for over 30 years!

The condo has everything to make a gourmet meal (although I don't know why anyone would want to cook with all the terrific restaurants available) to everything you would need for a relaxing day at the beach.

Don't be fooled by all the news about post hurricane damage. The island is up and running!

The condo is perfectly located in Simpson Bay convenient to absolutely everything!

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to compose such a positive and informative review about your accommodations and for informing future guests that Paradise Found received no hurricane damage. Indeed, St. Maarten is rebounding and open for business!
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5

ZERO HURRICANE DAMAGE! This condo is FANTASTIC! These pics only portray part of it's real beauty!

  • 5 of 5

A GEM IN PARADISE!!!! Don't let this gorgeous condo pass you by. Why would anyone stay anywhere else is beyond me. The unit has EVERYTHING and more that one would need to make anything from a gourmet meal (although I don't know why anyone would want to cook with all the delicious restaurants around) to accessories for a day at the beach.

The owner, Nancy, is extremely easy to work with and her love for the island shows thru in all she does. Her suggestions are spot on....TAKE THEM! She goes above and beyond ANYONE I've ever worked with.

I've been going to this island for decades and this is now the ONLY place I will rent.

IT.IS.GORGEOUS! Not to mention convenient to everything.

Please don't be fooled by the media saying the island is a disaster zone. It is not. It is in repair, but there are soooo many things that are up and operating and even new places popping up all over the place. St. Maarten is open for business. IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE!

I encourage anyone who reads this to book your next vacation here. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 21/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Condo with an Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more with this beautiful condo. An oasis with amazing views, ample space, and very safe/secure. The condo was well stocked with everything we could have possibly needed. Gordon was also extremely helpful and offered tips and suggestions on where to go and what to do during our stay. We also thoroughly enjoyed the beach, not crowded at all. The pool was also a nice place to spend the afternoon overlooking Simpson Bay. We were also very impressed by the building and ground crew team, who kept the property impeccable. Would highlight recommend this condo - wonderful accommodations and great location.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review. Your input will greatly help future guests. I'm very fortunate to have a wonderful property manager and housekeeper truly do care and go out of their way to accommodate my guests. The building was recently painted and I agree that the property looks amazing! Thanks again and I hope you return to "Paradise" soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mullet Bay Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Arenas
Car: recommended

Paradise Found is centrally located in Simpson Bay Village where you'll find everything you need from grocery stores (large and small) as well as many dining options from casual to gourmet, water sports and boat excursions.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Simpson Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,360
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,032
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,704
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Week 2018-19
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,704
Flat fee
 
 
High Season 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,300
 
 
Low Season 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,360
 
 
Easter 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,032
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,032
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,704
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's 2019
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,704
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$133.05

1. Rates do not include 9% tax.

2. Guests are STRONGLY encouraged to purchase Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance as absolutely no refunds will be given, under any circumstances, within 60 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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