The Art Studio on Orient Beach, Mt. Vernon. Low rent! – ID:148

This quiet, very affordable studio is a rather unique getaway for any couple traveling to St. Martin’s most popular beach – Orient Bay. The Art Studio owes its name to the many artworks of Caribbean artists that were selected to decorate the studio in a very special way. The economical unit with balcony does not have ocean views, thus the low price tag, yet the beach and the huge sea-side pool of the Mt. Vernon complex are just a minute away – on foot.

Charming, newly renovated and uniquely decorated studio at the Mt. Vernon complex on Orient Beach. Low price tag!


For cost-conscious couples traveling to St. Martin’s famous Orient Beach on a budget, this charming studio will fit the bill. You can enjoy a budget friendly accommodation without compromising on comfort nor a very convenient location. The Art Studio is in immediate proximity to Orient Beach and offers the use of a number of recreational facilities at the Mont Vernon resort for having a great Caribbean vacation. The studio with private balcony is located at the Mt. Vernon complex on Orient Beach. This beachfront complex consists of several terraced buildings that share a very huge beach-side swimming pool, sun decks and pergolas for lounging, sunbathing and relaxing right next to the beach. 

What’s Special About this Studio?

The Art Studio is a unique unit at the Mont Vernon resort due to its special decoration with many artworks of Caribbean artists including the owner himself, French artist Paul Elliott, who lives & works on island and operates the renowned “Gallery Tropismes” in Grand Case along with his partners.

Location at the Mt. Vernon Residence

The Art Studio is situated on the 2nd floor in building “St. Barth at the Mt. Vernon complex. This building is located at the quiet southern edge of the complex. It sits at the lower level of the hilly terrain, which makes access to the car parking as well as to both, the pool area and the beach very convenient. Building “St. Barth” is adjacent to the tennis courts and the parking, and faces the lagoon and nature reserve of Mont Vernon.

Communal Facilities and Orient Beach at Your Fingertip

The very large communal beach-side swimming pool, sun decks and pergolas with ample loungers and also magnificent Orient Beach are only a few steps from your unit (about 250 feet away). The Mt. Vernon complex has tennis courts, two major parking areas and 24/7 security/patrol. You will not be in a tourist ghetto, as the population in the dozen of buildings is a mix of owners/residents, long term tenants and tourists alike.

Private Balcony with Lagoon and Mountain Views

The Art Studio comes with a private balcony with a dining/sitting area that offers lovely inland views, including full views of the lagoon, the tropical landscape and St. Martin’s mountains. From your balcony you can also overlook the tennis courts and the parking in the open field next to Mt. Vernon’s pond.

Comfort Inside

The air-conditioned studio is a large open space that offers full views of the lagoon from inside. The unit of roughly 40 m² or 430 sq ft was newly renovated and painted this year and upgraded with a granite kitchenette. Many paintings of Caribbean artists decorate the walls and give this contemporary studio a distinctive personality. Main amenities are:

  • A Queen size bed
  • Split level air-conditioning
  • A large closet
  • A very large comfortable corner seating leather couch
  • A Wide screen TV with cable TV including US TV channels
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Kitchenette with granite counter top & bar stools
  • A private bathroom with shower

Cooking facilities include

  • A refrigerator and freezer
  • Two-ring glass cooktop
  • Oven and microwave
  • Coffee maker, toaster
  • A variety of glasses, mugs, dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils

The bathroom is in a separate room opposite the kitchen. It was newly renovated and features a shower, a large counter top with single sink, a very large mirror, a toilet, hair-dryer, bath and beach towels.

Your host

The friendly owner of this studio is renowned artist Paul Elliott, who lives and works on island. His work is also on display in the art Gallery Tropismes in Grand Case, which he co-owns and operates with his associates.

More about Location

This studio is located at the former Mt. Vernon hotel (today privately owned units) on the northern end of Orient Beach on the French side of St. Martin. Each of these terraced apartment buildings is named after a Caribbean island. The Art Studio is on the 2nd floor in building “St. Barth”.   A walkway just next to your unit brings you to either the beach – 250 feet away, or to the communal pool area. Orient Beach is a magnificent 2+ miles of white sand beach lined with beach bars, restaurants, shops and water sports activities, and last not least its famous naturist resort at “Club O”.


  • A large seaside communal pool; kiddie pool
  • Lounge chairs on the sun deck, pool deck and pergolas
  • Tennis courts
  • Beach volley ball
  • Parking lots
  • 24 hr security/Patrol
  • Pizza place (dine-in or take-away)
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurants, beach bars, water sports, grocery store etc. are a short walk away

What’s nearby?

  • The nearest beach bar from the Art Studio is the trendy “Palm Beach Bar”, followed by Coco Beach and popular “Waikiki” (3 min walk).
  • For dining out, the main square in Orient Village (5 min drive, 12 min. walk on the beach)  offers a nice choice of al fresco eateries.
  • A couple of restaurants for lunch or dinner are within a 5 min. walk away: Sol e Luna (fine dining, romantic), and Le Taitu
  • Another option for dining out is Grand Case (10 min. drive), famous across the region for its fine dining.
Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Nightly Rate ($) Weekend Rate ($) Minimum Stay
01 May 2016 24 Dec 2016 535 90 90 3 nights
25 Dec 2016 30 Apr 2017 655 110 110 3 nights

Rental & Booking Information

Rates are in US Dollars per week for 1-2 people.
Weekly rates are based on a 15% discount on nightly rates. For a monthly stay, a 30% discount on nightly rates is offered.

Tax & Service

Rates include tax & service.
Services include a full supply of bath and beach towels and linens. 
Cleaning on check-out day is included in weekly rental fee.


30% deposit required to make a reservation.
Balance is due in cash on arrival day at hand over of keys.

Appartement vraiment top ! Bien localisé au calme et bien situé pour visiter tout l’île , très bien équipé et très propre, le Wi-Fi fonctionne parfaitement bien, piscine ouverte 24/24h face à la mer, bref très satisfaite – à recommander sans hésitation !
Caroline from Paris, France Apr 2016
Clean, spacious, updated, comfortable
Listing was exactly as described and anticipated! Apartment was clean, spacious, updated, comfortable and had everything we needed for the stay. Terrace overlooks the back of the island, but came in handy to dry out the towels and chill at night with some wine. Wi-fi worked just fine and shower had good water pressure and hot water – no issues at all. Apartment is part of a large beachfront complex, full of Europeans, likely using it as their second home for the winter. Everyone was friendly, helpful and generally quiet. Location is a bit remote, but some good beach bars and restaurants are within walking distance. The rest of the island is a quick drive away but must have a car! Paul is a terrific host and made himself available during check-in/check-out and throughout; great source for local advice as well. Thank you Paul! Highly recommend and will stay again on the next trip to SXM!
Marina, New York, NY Mar 2016
Great experience!
Great experience, great location, and great place! Very happy with the experience. Pleasant environment with parking right on a gorgeous beach with a wonderful pool area!
Kristina, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Apr 2016
Todo perfecto
Todo perfecto donde Paul, el apartamento esta muy bn equipado. Orient Bay es una de las mejores playas de Saint Martin deportes lounges y buena comida en la playa caminando muy muy cerca
Camilo, from CO Mar 2016
Very comfortable
The host was very welcoming and he contacted me back quickly whenever I messaged him. The listing was accurate. The wifi is excellent. The apartment was very comfortable. I look forward to another stay in the future.
Vladimir, New York Feb 2016
Perfect host
Paul is a perfect host. The apartment is very comfortable, clean, well equipped, with a great terrace and with a swimming pool and a long beach within a few minutes. You need a car.
Henk, Huissen, NL Feb 2016
We had a great time!
Paul was a perfect host. We had a great time at his studio at Mt. Vernon, which is ideally located to Orient Bay, Pinel Island and Grand Case. The studio is small but functional and newly remodeled. Paul was extremely helpful and replied promptly to each of our requests. Definitely recommended.
Federico Jan 2016
Even better than on photos
Paul has a lovely flat, which looks even better live than on photos. He was very flexible with check in and check out times. The flat is super clean, modernly designed and equipped with needed appliances (incl. full kitchenette), and has a great terrace sitting set. There is no washing machine. Flat is located in a condo outside of the city on the French side. Development is very safe and good for families and has a very nice swimming pool. You will require a car to travel around, including meals and groceries. Grand Case is not far (10 minutes drive), but it will take you a decent amount of time to go to the Dutch side, so if you are a big fan of casinos, parties, take it into account when planning. There is a long beach stretch nearby, which is nice, but we ended up going to other beaches by car for the most of our stay. There are some really spectacular beaches in the 20-30 mins driving distance.
Vjerana Jan 2016