Modern beach getaway for one couple, at 50 ft from Orient Beach: one bedroom unit with loft at Costa Caraibes on Orient Bay. Two community pools and the beach at footsteps from the condo
This Caribbean contemporary condo for one couple is located at
the southern edge of Orient Bay Village, past well known Alamanda
Resort. It is a second floor rental unit at the small and
intimate beachfront residence of Costa
Caraïbes. Orient Blue overlooks the communal pool area
with a partial view of the beach. The small residence is located
first front of Orient Bay, yet separated by a wall from the public
Orient Beach access road.
The beach itself is literally at your door. You
walk through a garden gate and you are at the Kontiki Beach
bar, one of the most popular spots on Orient Bay. More
beach bar restaurants are lined up on Orient Beach. A short walk
takes you to the dining square in the village with open-air
eateries and bars as well as live entertainment during the winter
season. A few more footsteps away are a bakery, a grocery store,
shops, cosmetic and beachwear retailers.
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This condo is all about location... location..., location...! At
Costa Caraibes residence, Orient Beach is at your
Some Walking Distances
- Orient Beach : 15 yards
- Kontiki beach : 20 yards
- Kakao beach: 50 yards
- Club Orient: 150 yards, clothing optional resort
- Grocery: 300 yards
- Dining square at La place du Village: 250 yards
Highlighting Features Outside
A large private terrace (2nd floor) with a
couple of comfortable lounge chairs affords you every privacy for
relaxation and enjoying the lovely views of the community pool
area, the tropical gardens and palm trees, and a partial view of
Two communal swimming
pools at Costa Caraibes are at your disposal
(one pool is designed for kids).
The residence is walled-in/fenced-in with a
private garden gate to
access Orient Beach - a one-minute walk away.
In front of the building, there are private parking
Comfort and Style Inside
This owner-operated condo is a split-level
accommodation on the 2nd floor, ideal for any couple
looking for a fancy place on Orient Bay with all the perks of an
upscale rental including air-conditioning throughout.
Orient Blue offers a fresh modern style
and contemporary design throughout. The open living area is
spacious and includes an entertainment room on the
With a special orientation for a couple (but welcoming for
families), the Orient Blue features one bedroom with king bed and
one bathroom, a contemporary open living area with
an American kitchen and a small dining area.
Upstairs is the loft with a lounge theater room dedicated to
watch TV, DVD's and entertain yourself including iPod dock and a
selection of classic DVD movies.
Entertainment and Conveniences Inside
- Fully air-conditioned unit
- Skylights make this unit bright and sunny
- Sitting area with white leather furniture
- Fully equipped American kitchen
- Indoor dining area for 2-4 people
- 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom
- Personal safe
- A washer and dryer
- Free WiFi Internet (bring your notebook)
The loft is designed as a lounge movie
room with theater system making for "drink and movie" nights.
- Wide screen TV
- Satellite service with French and a few US
- DVD player and a selection of movies
- iPod dock
- Comfortable Queen size sofa; can sleep 1 or 2 extra
- Double-door refrigerator with freezer
- 4-ring glass hob with kitchen range
- Coffee maker and water kettle
- Toaster and blender
- Restaurant grade dinnerware and tableware
- Pots, pans, cooking utensils provided
- Washing machine & dryer
1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, 1 WC separate
Orient Blue has one master bedroom. with a window opening to the
pool and gardens. The tastefully designed bedroom features a king
sized bed, a/c, ample closet space and a private bathroom.
Most Popular Beach Bars
Club O (for the naturists), Pedro's, Kakao, Kontiki, Waikiki,
Bikini, La Playa, Palm Beach. The nearest beach bar from Orient
Blue is Kontiki Beach bar.
The Orient Blue is perfect for any couple looking for a modern
and fancy beach getaway with luxury amenities and perfect location
to experience a great vacation right on Orient Bay Beach.
All of Orient Bay at Your Doorstep
The Orient Blue is centrally located in Orient Village in the
small apartment complex of Costa Caraibes at the southern side of
Orient Beach. This is footsteps from St. Martin's most
popular and best serviced beach located at the island's
northeastern coast. Orient Bay is famous not only for its
clothing optional beach section at Club Orient,
but for its high entertainment value for children,
families, couples and singles alike. It is lined with beach bars,
restaurants, hundreds of beach chairs, and a large variety of water
Your host is experienced in the rental business. She rents
out more vacation rentals on Orient Bay and in other areas of St.
Martin and St. Maarten, either her very own properties, such as the
Orient Blue, or acting as agent on behalf of the respective owners.
She lives on island and will be happy to help you, should you need
any assistance during your vacations.
My stay started a little shaken, as there was no key in the lockbox upon arrival, and I had to do some digging and calling to find someone to help. But all was well, and it was a simple mixup. For my troubles, Lydia gifted me a really good French wine. The unit is absolutely perfect for a beach stay in St Martin. It's in the very pleasant village of Orient Bay Beach, which has everything you'll need: Restaurants, Grocery store, beaches, you name it. The apartment is a 1BR / 1BA but has two sleeper sofas also; one upstairs in the loft where the TV is (which is great), and one in the living area downstairs. The community is nice and quiet, so no worries about safety (secured community) or late night noise. Look no further, just book this place. I'm almost seconded guessing this review because I don't want this place to not be available for me when I return. And I will for sure!!!
Kareem D., Waldorf, MD, USA Jun 2017
How a very nice time at Orient Beach. Great location, clean and we'll equipped condo - just as described. Would recommend.
Tom M., Halifax, NS Apr 2017
Excellent condo in orient beach
Orient blue is a lovely, spacious condo in an excellent location. We'll be back!
Guests from New Paltz, NY, USA Apr 2017
Condo was nice, in a great location
Condo was nice, in a great location and close proximity to village in Orient bay with lots of great restaurants to choose from. The condo felt very spacious with an ocean view. We had a slight issue with the safe in the condo on our 5th day and we called the help line and we were very impressed with the customer service and how quickly the issue was resolved. My only complaint was that the bathroom felt a little dated (one of the towel racks was broken) and there was a mop and broom leaning against the wall beside the toilet - I wished there had been a more appropriate place for this, such as a broom closet.
Angela H., Calgary, AB, Canada Mar 2017
Location, Location, Location !
Property exactly as described and depicted in photos. Excellent location, steps away from beach and restaurants.
Joe K., Ontario, Canada Mar 2017
We loved the location of this condo. Having the beach and the village so close made everything so convenient! There are so many good restaurants within walking distance that we almost felt like we wouldn't really even need a car on our next trip. Of course, you do need one if you want to see the rest of the island.
Robert S., Lancaster, VA, USA Mar 2017
A part from a short water cut & an electricity cut (which affected the whole area) the experience was all good , would definitely return.
Guests from Epping Feb 2017
Great location. Lovely flat. Christine was very helpful.
Matthew from Sao Paulo, Brazil Jan 2017
A week of carefree living
It was everything that was advertised. The location is ideal. Walk to the pool, walk to the beach and walk uptown to the restaurants and the local market. Very relaxing week. We will return.
Anonymous Jan 2017
The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location, more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Mattress wrong size for bed so it came off every night pulling loose the fitted sheet. Ceiling fan needs to be cleaned. Need recycle bin.
Scott B. Jan 2017
A few days in paradise
Great place to stay. Orient beach is lovely and lively. The condo is really well located, beside the beach, with pool, walking distance to convenience store. Great modern apartment, well furnished and kept.
Matthew G. Jan 2017
Cozy Home in an Island Paradise
I would stay here again. I've vacationed in St. Martin many times and I like staying in this quiet, apartment in Orient Baie. I felt like I was living in St. Martin and not a tourist at all. Close to the beach but very quiet and private. The Village in Orient Baie provides restaurants, grocery store and more.
Diane M., Berlin, CT Nov 2016
Orient Blue 7/26-8/2 2016
Perfect! Could not have been better. Ready to come back now.
Brooke R., Savannah, Georgia Aug 2016
Review of Orient Blue
The condo was as advertised and was very comfortable. It met our needs for the 5 days we were there. There were a few minor issues that we reported on the first day we arrived but they were never adequately resolved, which was unfortunate. The condo location was convenient and provided easy access to the beach. We enjoyed our stay in the condo and would recommend it to others.
Kevin W., St. Joseph May 2016
The condo is clean and is as described. It is located in a great location in Orient village near the beach. We loved staying in the village because it was a short walk to the many restaurants, Beach bars, and the beach. I highly recommend this rental for a couple. You will not be disappointed!
Guests from Valparaiso, INMar 2016
The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. They had a roof replacement going on while we we there which was very disturbing. However the property management people handled the situation very well an offered to move us.
Don E.Feb 2016
Exceeded our expectations
Orient Blue Condo exceeded our expectations. The location was great perfect access to the beach and the pool. The condo itself was perfect, it had everything you need. If you don’t want to go out to eat it has everything you need to cook in. The convenience store, restaurants are all a short walk and we felt safe walking around the area.
James from Williamsburg, VADec 2015
The room was very clean and an excellent location. Just a short walk to the beach and the Village. My only complaint is the phone did not work when I arrived and it took several days before it was operational. I really liked the fact that the rental had a lot of TV channels.
Dan LiberdaDec 2015
Great Rental in St. Martin
Arrangements for the rental were handled amicably and professionally. Upon arrival we found the condo clean and as advertised on website. The unit is steps away from the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants. We truly enjoyed our stay.
GReat location- hard to find at night - but amazing place
Stayed in June 2015 --- The unit is perfect- location, euipment, decor, proximity to everything. Really enjoyed our stay.
Marie J., Doral, FloridaJul 2015
Ideal Orient Beach Location
Stayed in May 2015 --- My wife and I had a great experience with this townhouse in Orient Bay. I don't think you can find a better location for this area. The gate to beach is directly behind the Kontiki Beach Restaurant which we found to be the premier location on the beachfront. It is just a short stroll to the Place du Village for dinner and the Good Morning Bakery for coffee and croissants. It was a five minute drive to the "Simply" market in hope estates. The home itself was well depicted in the photos, with the exception of the couches in loft and main room which have been replaced with less attractive models. The patio was actually under represented in the photos. There is nice view of the water through the palms and chairs were very nice. We spent the majority of our lounging time out there. The kitchen was well stocked and there was plenty of room for two people. You could comfortably sleep two children in the loft area if you wanted. There was a safe in the Master Bedroom closet which was nice to have. The home does not have a decent sound system for music. If you like to listen to music you will need to bring your own speaker system. The majority of the units in this complex were occupied by residents and there was a fair amount of clutter on some the patios as well as a few cars that have not moved in years. There were also a lot of pets, cats and dogs. These things are completely out of the homeowners control and did not impact the quality of our visit in anyway. We will definitely rent this home again and would recommend it to our friends and family.
Richard L.May 2015
Stayed in March 2015 -- Great time, roomy place, could have used more face cloths and tea towels, but everything else was good
Stayed in March 2015 --- Great place and location. Will stay there again.
Stayed in February 2015 --- Very good. Close to the beach and stores and restaurants. It would have been better if the tv was on the first floor.
Stayed in December 2014 --- Good property and nice location. Adding a dishwasher would be nice, but overall we had great time.
Sergey Y.Jan 2015
First time in St. Martin
Stayed in May 2014 --- Was a great location perfect room for a couple very close to the beach loved it.
Angie S.Jul 2014
Perfect for family of three!
Stayed in June 2014 --- We spent 6 nights here in mid June and had a great time. The location is ideal. It takes about 1 minute to walk to the Kontiki beach/Le String area of Orient Beach. It takes about 2 minutes to walk to the Place du Village with great restaurants, a small market and a couple very good breakfast places.
The condo was plenty big for the three of us (2 adults and a 4 year old). The bedroom is comfortable and the king bed was plenty big for all of us. The pillows were good too. The loft is great. It has a comfortable couch that turns into a queen size sleeper and is set up as a movie room. We used it for that purpose almost every day. This area would be plenty big for 2 children or another couple. There is a skylight that would make it pretty bright in the morning. The stairs to the loft are not small child friendly (1-2 yr old). That would be the only non child or family friendly aspect of the condo in my opinion. The owners can provide a rollaway bed if stairs and little ones would keep you up at night like it would us. The couch downstairs is also comfortable and plenty big for sleeping.
The kitchen was nice to have. Dishes, glasses, tupperware were all there, but no salt, sugar or any other staples. My only suggestions for the owner would be to stock a couple rolls of paper towels, tissues boxes and maybe some hand soap for the kitchen.
This place is a solid 5 stars for comfort and location as well as value for the $$. Macoron and Good Morning Café were both great. The Casino market had reasonably priced wines and all the staples you might need. We also tried 3 of the 7 restaurants at Place du Village and they were all excellent - Piment and Cote Plages in particular. Also, le noon snack café makes an unbelievably good butter and sugar crepe! The ferry to Pinel island is another must. It leaves from Cul de Sac (about 10 min drive) and is $10/pp.
Enjoy and rent here without hesitation!
Steve W.Jul 2014
Stayed in April 2014 --- Orient Blue in Orient Village on Orient Bay was a perfect way to experience St. Martin's French side. Our Condo had great location, walking distance to beach with many activities, restaurants, grocery and butterfly farm. The second floor Condo had all the necessary amenities...kitchen, washer and dryer, pool, and beautiful view of pool and bay from porch. St. Martin rentals set up airport pickup and taxi was available throughout our stay to explore other parts of the island. Exceptional small details were provided, like changing the beds and fresh towels halfway through our 2 week stay. Our only small negative comment was the only TV was in upstairs loft and mostly french channels.
We had a wonderful visit and look forward to booking this location again in the near future.
Steve D.Apr 2014
Comfortable, and Awesome Location
Stayed in May 2013 --- Orient Blue is a one bedroom condo located in a condominium complex that is separated by a wall from the public access road to Orient Beach. The beach itself is literally at your door. You walk down a short path, go through a gate, and you are at the back of one of the many beach bars that populate the area. The condo does not really offer a beach view, but I did not find that a major issue. It is very private. The deck looks out the back and has a partial view of the pool.
The interior is very well kept and clean. As you enter the condo, the living area is straight ahead and the one bedroom is to the back. In between is the bathroom, which has a large walk in shower and a separate small sink. The sink is only big enough for one person at a time. The toilet is in a separate area, and has its own door. The living area has a leather sofa and a small table with four chairs. The kitchen has just the very basics. It would have been nice if the owners would keep some basics around like salt, cooking oil, sugar. There was nothing at all except glasses, plates, utensils and some basic cookware. The loft area has another sofa and a television. I never used it.
I rented a car (which I strongly recommend) and there is plenty of parking right outside the front door. The condo is located a couple of minutes walk from the business area of the village which has a hand full of restaurants and a couple of shops. The place to get awesome croissants in the morning is the Tap Five which opens around 6:30am. The store also sells basics and liquor. I found the business owners and personnel at all the places I visited very friendly and most everyone speaks English. I visited most of the beaches on St. Martin. Orient Beach is one of the most populated (I suppose the big beach in Phillipsburg is the busiest). During the day, it is covered with beach chairs that are put out daily by the multitude of bars and restaurants on the beach. If you are looking for solitude, you will not find it here. Try Happy Bay or take the hike to Petite Cay (you may end up being alone the whole time as I was). If you are looking for an active social scene, then Orient Bay is the place. It is clothing optional only on the far end, although naked people (mostly men) hike the length of the beach in the early morning.
I would definitely stay at Orient Blue again. It is a great condo for a couple (not for a family) and you can't ask for a better location.
Kenton S. Lincoln, Nebraska. USAJul 2013
Stayed in April 2013 --- The apartment was just as advertised. It is very spacious for two people and even would work well for more. It is only a few steps from the beach and a very short walk to downtown. The people were very friendly and the beach was incredible. We had one small issue that was resolved very quickly. Rent a car to go around the island. Orient is still our favorite beach. A french breakfast in town was followed by a day at the beach most days. The apartment provides towels and lines as well as a washer and dryer. We spent two weeks here and would have loved to have stayed longer. The bed was comfortable and the furniture was new and modern. The covered porch is very nice in the evenings and early mornings for coffee. It is safe and quiet. I highly recommend it.
Bob Templeton, California, USAMay 2013