Sandstone Studio - Beach Break on Orient Bay for 1 Couple - ID:176

Sandstone is a gem of a studio located across from the beach in the gated Orient Beach Village community. This studio is like new as it has recently been tastefully restored and refurbished. It is located right off the the beach and overlooks the lovely double pool of the residence. Situated along the path of the garden area, it offers easy beach access as well as privacy and serenity. The entry gives way to a very large bedroom featuring a King Size Bed, the dining area that opens to a covered terrace with lounge space. The studio has a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV with American channels, WiFi as well as a large bathroom and plenty of closet space. A few steps away are various dining options, the famous dining square with its restaurants, two bakeries, an ice cream parlour and juice bar. The studio represents a great value offering the amenities of a hotel and the convenience of villa living.

Budget-friendly Studio on Orient Beach - at Costa Caraibes w. 2 Pools - 1 King Bed, 1 Bath, A/C, Kitchen - Sleeps 2


Take a relaxing beach break on St. Martin 's fabled Orient Beach at affordable cost! The Sandstone is one of the very few economic BEACHFRONT studios on Orient Bay. This comfortable unit has all the essentials for a marvelous vacation right on the beach. It is located at the beachfront complex of Costa Caraïbes, a pretty Caribbean townhouse-style apartment residence situated right behind well known Kakao and Kontiki Beach and the surf shop on Orient Bay for those who already know the Orient Beach area.

Great Location at Costa Caraibes! Double Swimming Pools & Easy Beach Access 

The Sandstone is a ground floor unit and overlooks Costa Caraibes' lovely sun deck and double pool, and Orient Bay just behind the palm trees. You will love the very easy access to the beach via the garden gate at the pool area. Enjoy all the fun, beach bars and water sports on Orient Bay at just a few steps from your door. A short walk brings you to various dining options including hotels and the dining square in Orient Village with its restaurants, open-air eateries, two bakeries, a grocery store, an ice cream parlour, a juice bar and a few other small shops.

Comfort & Style of the Sandstone

This fully air-conditioned, neat and tidy studio was completely renovated in 2014 and re-decorated just recently in pleasant natural sandtone colors to translate the warm atmosphere of the sandy location. The entry hall gives way to a very large room. It consists of a King size bed and a fully equipped kitchen. On the side of the room is a small dining/sitting area that opens to a covered terrace with a lounge space and a dining area for two. The full private bathroom is located in a separate large room with own door.

Highlighting Features Outside:

  • A small dining area for 2 and a sitting lounge on the private patio / covered terrace
  • Two communal swimming pools at Costa Caraibes (one pool is designed for kids)
  • Access to Orient Beach (Kontiki Beach) directly from the communal pool area (garden gate)
  • Private parking in front of the dwelling
  • Located right on the beach: Orient Beach is just a few steps from your patio

Features Inside - at a Glance:

  • Air-Conditioning
  • King size bed
  • Flat screen with American (and European) channels 
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Fully equipped kitchen including A WASHING MACHINE
  • Small dining/sitting area inside
  • A large private bathroom with shower

The kitchen has all essentials for home cooking and dining for a couple, including a full size refrigerator with freezer, a glass cooktop w. kitchen range, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and a variety of glasses, china, cutlery, pots, pans and cooking utensils. In the kitchen is also a washing machine at your convenience.


Services at the Sandstone include a full supply of bath and beach towels and fine linens. Housekeeping is optional and available on request for a fee, whereas final cleaning on check-out day is included in your weekly rental.

Your host

The same agent handles a number of other rentals in Orient Village. Yet, if you want to be right on the beach of Orient Bay and not spend a fortune, this studio will fit your bill best. It is offered at one of the most competitive rates on Orient Bay for a beachfront rental.

More about Location

The Sandstone Studio is located at the southern edge of Orient Village at the privately owned beachfront apartment complex of "Costa Caraibes".  This is a beachfront location at Orient Beach with beach bars and water sports mere footsteps away. A short walk of about 250 yards from the Sandstone brings you to the dining square in Orient Village, called "La Place du Village". Across the square are grocery and convenience stores, a French bakery, deli, and a few other small businesses.

More attractions and things to do are nearby: the ferry station in French Cul-de-Sac (10 min drive) for a "day off" on the dream beach of Pinel Island. The Butterfly Farm at Le Galion is about the same distance away, opposite direction. As to dining out, many of St. Martin's finest restaurants are in Grand Case, also about a 10 min. drive from the Sandstone.

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Nightly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
15 Apr 2017 14 Dec 2017 700 100 3+ nights
15 Dec 2017 01 Jan 2018 1,253 179 7+ nights

Rate Details

Rates are based on US Dollars and for 1-2 people in the studio.

Tax & Services

Rates are subject to 10% tax & service charge.
Services include a full supply of bath and beach towels and linens. 
FInal cleaning on check-out day is provided free of charge.
Housekeeping is optional and available on request for a fee.


50% deposit required to block reservation dates.
Balance due 45 days prior to arrival day.
Payments accepted per wire transfer, credit card or PayPal.


Relaxation at Sandstone
My wife and I enjoyed spending our vacation time at Sandstone. The studio apartment is located with a short walk to the beach. The entire setting is very quiet and tranquil. We plan to visit again!
James S., Golden, CO, USA Jun 2017
Perfect for a couple!
We stayed at the Sandstone for 8 nights in April. This is our 4th trip to the area. The Sandstone is perfect for a couple looking for close to the beach and enjoys cooking some of your own meals. This place has the basics for cooking and preparation. Refrigerator is adequate, but you may want to grab a cooler for drinks. Washing machine and dryer is same unit type and works fine, just a little hard to figure out for the 1st time. Bed seems a little hard, but we did sleep great on it and the area is very quiet. My only bad experience is parking, the unit has a space clearly marked, but many days I had the neighbor lady in unit#51 that is a perment resident tell me that everyone just parks in what ever free space that is available, I found that this was not true, as on the 3rd day I ended up with a unpleasant note on my vehicle, telling me in my own spot, at this time the lady in unit#51 was still claiming our spot. We would like to mention a very pleasant experience with our neighbor in unit 35 next to us, his name was Julian, and his dogs name was Lucky, Lucky came to see us every morning and shared breakfast with us, he was a very well mannered dog and we enjoyed his company. Overall, we give this 5-stars for a great overall experience! We did give one 4-star for a rug at the end of the bed that needs to be replaced, it's falling apart.
Kevin M., West des Moines, IA Apr 2017
Great Location
Great location, the safe did not work correctly and I have used many of this type. Called to report and no one ever showed up. Then sent an email and no one responded. I was uneasy about leaving my money in the room but had no choice, thank goodness I could lower the shutters on the back door and the lock was high quality. The location is wonderful. I found two of the pools that I could used but not the third one, maybe management should identify where they are? I prefer quiet so to avoid loud people I would have liked another pool choice. There is a smell as soon as you enter the room and I believe it is the AC unit above, it also leaks on the floor. The washer and dryer worked great and the unit had all the kitchen gadgets. Also it is a 'free for all' on the parking although it is assigned, I often found others parked in my spot. That put me in someone else's spot. YES, I would stay here again.
A guest from New Smyrna Beach, Florida Apr 2017
The location is great
The location is great but I have couple suggestions for the unit: The windows had just sheer curtains it should have curtains that block the view inside the unit at night when the lights are on inside. Put a soap dish in shower and at sink, some more hooks or towel racks for wet items. The faucet in the bathroom was loose (the plumber was called to fix it which they did the day we left). The beach towels provided were not washed, luckily we brought our own. With a few changes this place could be better.
Renee H. Mar 2017
There are many reasons why this is a great place to stay, close to beach close to restaurant, great for walking, quiet. We love staying here only one draw back the furniture is not very comfortable, we like the full kitchen, the washing machine, and small grill out on porch. It is a very safe place to stay.
Gretchen M. Mar 2017
Exceeded expectations
We were so pleasantly surprised when we walked into our rental. We had rented another studio two years in a row, but it was sold and unavailable for us this time around. We enjoyed our stay at Sandstone so much we placed a deposit on next year already, which is something we had never done before! All appliances worked well (the washer was great!). Came with a coffee maker, toaster, full size refrig and stove, and just enough silverware/dishes for the two of us. Everything was very clean upon our arrival, and the room was cool and refreshing after our drive from the airport and stopping for groceries. The studio was very close to the beach, especially if you used the access gate located behind the collection of apts in the cul de sac. It was very quiet and peaceful in the evening, since it appeared many of the other apts were leased to residents of the village. We are very excited to return next year!!
Guests from Willow Street, PA, USA Feb 2017
Clarence K., Merrifield, MN Jan 2017
Truly Recommend
This condo was very clean and close to everything we needed, the beach, cafe's and grocery stores, as well as nice restaurants. I would recommend this location and also encourage you to visit the south end of the beach where the true islanders have beach bars and food stands. It is much more relaxed and fun at that end of the beach and not so uptight.
Lisa H. Jan 2017
Excellent Place To Stay
Great location, short walk to many restaurants, grocery store, pizza place etc. Very short walk to beach (even have your own gate key), bare foot all the way. And on top of that 20 feet out the back patio to the very nice and large pool. Studio had plenty of towels, toiletries, kitchen utensils. Would definitely stay there again.
Steve B., Richardson, Texas Dec 2016
Excellent Value
Sandstone was just perfect for us. Nice unit great location. We walked to beach and romantic dinners. Had a few questions and problems upon arrival but Christine was more than helpful even to the extent of coming twice to our unit Will definitely return next year.
Ed A., Woodstown, NJ, USA Dec 2016
Awesome place!
Was extremely pleased with this unit. Pictures are accurate, location is perfect for our needs! Loved the "self" check in and out, so much less stressful than trying to meet up with someone.
Diana & Robert Hull Gainesville, FL Nov 2016
Simple but good II
We went for kitesurfing, location very close to the beach was perfect. The place is compact but you get used to it. Expect neighbors to be close & can be dense but we had no issues. We cooked most of our meals and although the kitchen essentially has the basics it was OK. The local mini grocery & Bakery (try the whole french chicken, worth the $) will allow to not have a car. We ended renting one for 3 day from a ref of the Alamanda hotel close by, I strongly suggest this. Enjoyed going to Grand Case for dinner. Having the pool & patio was definitely a plus. A few mosquitoes early/late easily chased by using a burning coil. The site is safe, people leave their clothes drying. We closed the alu blind 3/4 down at night and slept very well. We thought the quality foam bed was great in opposition to a previous comment I read. The only little annoyance is the low water pressure/flow. We drank tap water all week without any issues. Be informed the pool shower is collected rain water, it should not be considered potable. Good pressure for rinsing after the beach, rather than inside. Enjoyed our stay, would return if the kitesurfing was less 'complicated'.
Serge Panasuk, Montreal, Canada Aug 2016
Simple but good
Requested knives and chairs and got them. The studio is simple but does the job perfectly.
Serge P., Montreal, Canada Jul 2015
Sandstone is a great place to stay
This is a wonderful studio, located close to dining, shops, and the beach. Nothing is more than a few minutes walk away. If I were to have one request, it would be to install a small dining table with a couple of chairs in the unit. We stayed for a month and having a place to sit while eating would have been more comfortable. Other than that, the condo was clean and suited our needs perfectly. Special thanks to the friendly staff at the nearby Alamanda Hotel who answered our questions and arranged our occasional car rentals. Orient Beach is world-class; a long wide beach, perfect for long walks. The sand stays cool and isn't too gritty. Easy to walk on. People watching at its best! A wide variety of people from all over the world. Rent a couple of chairs and an umbrella by the water, sit back, and let the staff bring you your drinks as you enjoy the sun and the view. At night, eat at one of the many restaurants within walking distance - pizza, burgers, fine dining (French, Italian, Asian, and many more). Or pick up take-out and eat on your patio. A few restaurants in the area (Ranchero Del Sol) will also deliver. We have rented accommodations from Lydia Gump for a few years now and have always been treated well. We highly recommend her units.
Anonymous Feb 2016
A relaxing 1 month stay
only a few things I would like to see a couple of good sharp large knives a cutting board and stools at the breakfast bar area or a small table and chairs to eat meals
Derek L.Jan 2016
Pleasant Stay
Great location. Close to everything, bars, restaurants, shops. Staff was very helpful when required. Very clean and comfortable bed. Would book this place again.
John Behrns Meaford, ON, Canada Jan 2016
Great location
The studio has prime location, just steps from the beach, restaurants, shops and bakery/cafe. It's clean and has everything you need. Lydia, the property manager, was very sweet and helpful. The only thing we would suggest fixing is the oven. It cannot be turned on for longer than a few seconds or a circuit breaker kicks out. Other then that, it was a great place for us and would definitely stay here again!
Aida Dragovi, Cncinnati, OH, USA Dec 2015
Overall it met most of our needs. Communication upon arrival poor, assuming since it was late. No instructions for various items in rental. the shower head appears to have just one small setting that could use replacing. A ceiling or floor fan is needed because ac doesn't flow into the bedroom area very well. Instructions for appliances needed handy. The bed was extremely hard surface, suggest a mattress foam topper or something similar. Inform American rentals that they need to bring their own adaptors, the ones provided only work on phones. Example, curling iron has a bigger plug output on one side.
Lisa GuilloryNov 2015
Sandstone October 2015
Sandstone is one of the nicest properties we have experienced in St Martin. The unit is virtually brand new - I think we were the first renters. Although a studio, it is arranged so that you feel it is much more spacious. It is immaculate and has all the amenities one could wish for. We originally had problems with wifi and understanding the TV and washing machine, but Caileen(sp) and Lydia came to our rescue and everything ended up great. Recommendations would be a couple of barstools, some towel racks in the bathroom, and the front door needs weather stripping. Location is great, close to the Village and the beach. Bottom line, we think this is a great unit and plan on staying there on our next trip.
Dan C., AK, USA Oct 2015
Happy in st martin
Very nice studio. Great location. Everything we needed was close by. Would definitely stay again.
Robert B., Punta Gorda, FL, USA Oct 2015