Daffodil Apartment, a cozy & peaceful place to unwind - ID:87

Newly built, cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment located in a small, intimate, gated private residence in Oyster Pond with swimming pool. This location is in a very quiet, scenic neighborhood right between the Atlantic ocean, Captain Oliver's Marina and the Pond. Quiet, peaceful, very relaxing and gorgeous ocean views - off the tourists mainstream!

1 Bedroom 1 Bath 2nd floor unit at Oyster Pond, Private Balcony, Ocean View, Shared Pool - Sleeps 2-3


This very affordable 1 bedroom 1 bath vacation rental in St. Martin is located in a small privately owned complex of 3 attached townhouses in Oyster Pond on the East coast of French St. Martin. This residential area on the gentle hills between Oyster Pond, the marina and Coralita Beach is a quiet and scenic neighborhood. The Daffodil is near the open border to Dutch St. Maarten with the picturesque yacht harbor of Captain Oliver's Marina in walking distance, and Dawn Beach at a short drive away. Secluded Coralita Beach and a few local restaurants and grocery stores are in walking distance.

Very Quiet and Scenic Location

Daffodil's location is at footsteps from the nature reserve at the tip of the Oyster Pond peninsula, where short walks let you discover exceptional cactus and tropical plants. The views there are fabulous, a 360° panorama of Dawn Beach, Oyster Pond, the marina, St. Barth's island to the east; Coralita Bay, Cap Lucas, and Tintamare island to the north, and St. Martin's mountains inlands.

The Daffodil welcomes you in a tropical laid-back atmosphere for a quiet vacation off the tourists mainstream, yet only at a short drive from island attractions. The apartment is located in a peaceful, intimate, small Oyster Pond residence, is gated and very close to the Atlantic ocean with trade winds and a comfortable breeze year round. The Daffodil comes with a private balcony where you can enjoy the tropics with very fine views of the ocean, the northern coast of St. Martin and Tintamare Island.

Outdoor Features

  • Daffodil is located on the 2nd floor and offers a private balcony overlooking the ocean and the communal pool area
  • Dining/sitting area and a lounger on the balcony
  • Charcoal BBQ on the terrace
  • Fabulous frontal ocean views at this 2nd floor rental!  Views include Coralita Bay, Baie Lucas, Tintamare Island
  • Shared swimming pool and sun deck with loungers
  • Gated & fenced-in/walled-in complex
  • 1 private parking lot in front of the house, secured by a gate (parking space for 1 vehicle of small/regular size)
  • Daffodil has a water cistern, very useful in times when city water is cut off!
  • Coralita Beach is in walking distance (250 yards)
  • Footsteps from nature reserve with a scenic hiking trail
  • Captain Oliver's Restaurant & Marina: 200 yards away
  • Oyster Pond restaurants & Grocery stores: 100-400 yards

Modern Open Living with High Ceiling, and a Fine Dining Room with Ocean View

Daffodil's living room is warm, friendly and very comfortable. The room is spacious, bright and airy with a fan in the high open white ceiling. The owners designed the interior in a cozy style, just like a home away from home, equipped with comfortable conveniences.

The layout of the main room has the kitchen and dining room to the front and the sitting area to the rear, thus you can hear the sound of the ocean and enjoy the fine view whilst dining inside. Large windows and a door open to the balcony and afford a full view of the ocean.

Highlighting Features Inside

  • 1 bedroom with King size bed, 1 bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning in the bedroom
  • Living room w. flat screen TV with Satellite service, a few American TV channels are available
  • DVD player on request
  • Fan and sitting area with sleeper sofa in the  living room
  • Large closets and storage space
  • A personal safe
  • Modern, open well equipped Kitchen
  • Beautiful dining room inside - with ocean view!
  • Free WiFi Internet (bring your laptop/notebook/iPad)

If needed, the Daffodil has space to accommodate one or two additional guests (preferably children) on the sleeper sofa in the living room. Charges may apply.

Kitchen Features

The kitchen is custom-built and fully stocked with all one needs for preparing lunch and dinners.

  • A full size refrigerator with freezer
  • 2-burner ceramic glasstop stove; oven
  • A microwave, coffee maker and toaster
  • Complete set of china, glasses, crockery, cooking utensils
  • Large closet space
  • Dining area inside, a 4 seater glass top table
  • A dining area and a BBQ grill are on the balcony

Cozy Bedroom With King Bed

The bedroom enters from the living room. It is a cozy space under the rafters with open white ceiling.

  • Modern a/c system
  • King size bed
  • White parquet floor
  • Open dresser and a unique handcrafted wooden storage cabinet/shelves brought in from Bali
  • Newly furnished and beautifully decorated
  • En-suite bathroom
    comes with a shower room including a water basin & vanity, and shower on one side, and a private toilet in a separate small room on the other side. The bathroom is stocked with bath towels and a hair dryer.

Services at The Daffodil

Linens and bath towels are provided. Bring your own beach towels, please. 
Maid service is optional and available on request for a fee.

Your hosts

The French owner couple lives nearby in the same neighborhood and has more budget friendly vacation rentals in Oyster Pond,either in the same complex (The Joy), or located at the Blue Beach residence, which is just across the street from The Daffodil, view the Hibiscus Apartment and the Coconut Apartment.

More about Location

The Daffodil is located on the French side of Oyster Pond in a small privately owned apartment complex of 4 units, named "Pearl One". The complex is fenced/walled-in with private parking and a gate. The area is located on St. Martin / St. Maarten's idyllic East coast, between Dawn Beach, Captain Oliver's Marina and Coralita Beach. Great location between Marina and ocean!

Oyster Pond is the right spot for people who look for a quiet, picturesque neighborhood between the ocean and the Marina, right at the open border between French and Dutch side. The area is dominated by villas and private homes scattered across the gentle hills and slopes. This part of the island is off mainstream. It ensures all serenity you may wish to experience, and is still so close to beautiful beaches, island attractions, restaurants, and all your daily needs. More action and night life can be reached by car at the Westin casino (3 min. drive), the Orient Bay area (10 min.), or Philipsburg (10 min.).

What's nearby?

The Daffodil is conveniently located to walk to the nearby Marina, several restaurants in Oyster Pond, and secluded Coralita Beach. The well known landmark of Oyster Pond, Captain Oliver's Restaurant and Marina, is a short walk away and offers a few restaurants and local bars, a grocery store, marina facilities, boat & sailing charters and boat excursions. The ferry for a day trip to famous St. Barth's leaves also from Captain Oliver's.

Distances to places to go in Oyster Pond:

  • Captain Oliver's Marina: 200 yards
  • Dinghy Dock (hang-out at Captain Oliver's): 200 yards
  • L'Oasis (former La Fregate): 200 yards (great family diner)
  • BZH Restaurant (delicious French crepes!): 220 yards
  • Grocery stores, mini mart, deli: 100-200 yards.
  • Coralita Beach: 300 yards
  • Mama Pizza: 1/2 mile (delicious pizzas!)
  • Dawn Beach & Mr. Busby's Beach Bar: 3 min. by car
  • Casino at Westin Resort/Dawn Beach: 5 min. by car


Location Daffodil Apartment Oyster Pond

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Nightly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
15 Apr 2017 14 Dec 2017 595 85 5+ nights
15 Dec 2017 14 Apr 2018 735 105 5+ nights

Rate details

Rates are based on US Dollars for 1 or 2 people.
No adder for Xmas/New Year's weeks - same rate as for high season!

Extra Person

Additional person: $15 per night. A child under age 3 stays free. 
Max. occupancy: 4 people (2 adults and 1-2 children).

Tax & Services

Rates are subject to 4% tax.
Linens and bath towels are provided. Bring your own beach towels, please. 
Maid service is optional and available on request for a fee.


30% deposit required for a firm reservation.
Balance and a refundable security deposit of $300 in cash requested on your arrival.

Best vacation vacation ever!
Stayed in June 2014 --- Our vacation at Daffodil was great! We stayed here for 5 weeks and it was even better then our expectations. The view from the balcony is lovely. The apartment is spacious, clean and cosy. Everything you need is present in the apartment, even beach chairs and a little cooler for drinks to take to the beach. Besides that the swimming pool is beautiful too. In case of a little problem, sweet Laurent was always there to help us or just for a nice chat. Laurent made our vacation complete, he is really hospitable. Clean towels were offered two times a week and clean linen omce a week. Also the assistent and the owners of the apartment are very friendly and helpful. We had a perfect and amazing vacation at Daffodil. We highly recommend this place its worth every dollar. So really don't doubt about booking an apartment by Pearl One SXM. Thanks again :) Ilona and Diana
Ilona and DianaAug 2014
Great hospitality and a relaxing stay
Stayed in March 2014 --- It was our first time in Saint Martin and we had a fantastic time in Daffodil. The residence was an ideal place to spend time when not on the beach and it really had everything we needed, including a very spacious and comfortable bed. We loved having cocktails at the pool and enjoyed taking in the view of Laurent's exquisite flowers. We also had several meals out on the balcony with the beautiful view. Best of all, Laurent took excellent care of us and provided many great recommendations in addition to aloe, umbrellas, and all that stuff. We really couldn't have asked for a better host. We look forward to staying again!
Brian W.Mar 2014
Location Daffodil Saint Martin
Stayed in December 2013 --- Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour à Daffodil, appartement très agréable, calme et confortable, bien situé dans un très beau cadre verdoyant et fleuri. Les conseils donnés par Laurent, sites à voir, restaurants proches, sont conformes aux indications. Un très grand merci à Josette et Laurent dont la gentillesse et la disponibilité nous ont fait chaud au cœur. Merci à Nelly pour ses gentilles attentions. Nous recommandons très fortement cette location.
AnonymousDec 2013
Détente et calme
Stayed in November 2013 --- Bonjour à tous, Nous sommes venus chercher du calme et de la détente pendant 12 jours, nos voeux se sont réalisés. Location tel que sur les photos, état impeccable, il ne manque rien, glacière, parasol, transat et même la bouteille de punch dans le frigo à l'arrivée... De tous nos voyages, c'est ici que nous avons reçu le meilleur accueil. Encore merci à Josette, Nelly, sans oublier Laurent qui nous laissera un très bon souvenir puisque nous avions déja un échange de mail très chaleureux avant notre arrivée. C'est rassurant Nous reviendrons peut-être pour décompresser, mais nous recommanderons cette adresse à tous notre entourage pour la qualité des personnes et de la location DAFFODIL Au revoir et encore merci Cordialement Josiane et Jean-Claude, Paris, France
Jean Claude B., Aulnay-sous-Bois, FranceNov 2013
Best vacation value ever!
Stayed in March 2013 --- This lovely property was exactly as depicted in these photographs; the pool was immaculate and private, Daffodil was delightful- fully equipped with everything you will need, even a cooler and 2 lawn chairs for the beach which is just minutes away. The apartment exactly right for a 60's couple looking for time to eat, drink, read and unwind. Oyster Pond is lovely with several little shops where you can stock the fridge and fresh warm baquettes and pastries if you get to them before 8 a.m.I walked everywhere to get what I needed with my little string bag! We recommended it to friends who vacation in St. Martin every year, and they loved it as much as we did. We are going back in 2014! Jessie Parkinson Halifax, Nova Scotia
Jessie Parkinson Halifax, Nova ScotiaOct 2013
Wonderful vacation escape/hospitality plus
Stayed in April 2013 --- Have been to St. Maarten's several times but the first time in Oyster Pond at Daffodil Apartments. Very impressed. Everything we were told and all pictures included in the posting were exactly as described. The apartment was very clean, nicely decorated and had all the necessary household items required to enjoy your stay. Laurent was very friendly and accommodating. The owner, Nelly and her Assistant Jo were there to greet us and supplied us with numbers to reach them for any inquiries. They were also there to bid us farewell. Would highly recommend the Daffodil Apartments to anyone. Although you need a vehicle to get around the Island there are a number of great restaurants within walking distance. Having a vehicle allowed us to visit many of the beautiful beaches on the Island as well as great restaurants ( Topper's being one of our favorites for the Prime Rib). A fun thing to do is to go to the beach in Maho Bay to watch the incoming flights. We also visited, Marigot, Phillipsburg and Grand Case. Daffodil Apartments has become our favorite place to stay when visiting St. Maarten's.
Frequent visitorJul 2013
Nelly's new apartment
Stayed in February 2013 --- I stayed in Blue Beach for the past 2 years & then this year their new 1 bedroom apartment called Daffodil, right across the street from Blue Beach. Was the first person ever to stay there. What a view, what a breeze, it was everything to make a vacation memorable. Nelly her husband & Jo who took care of everything for us could not be more accommodating & helpful. I stay with them because I am on a budget & don't go in for the all inclusive resort. But all their places show how much they care about what the own. Location was on the french side & easy to get to the Dutch side. I think they have approx. 5 apartments in Blue Beach & where I stayed another 3 places. Imagine sitting on the porch in the mornings with a breeze blowing overlooking the pool & ocean! So relaxing & wonderful. You can see their apartments on St-Martin-Vacations.com.
KM from Norwalk, ConnecticutFeb 2013