Azura Condo, relaxing vacation in quiet area of Orient Bay – ID:3

Azura Condo is an upscale 2 bedroom 2 bath vacation rental in a beautiful blue Gingerbread home, located in a very quiet area of Orient Bay village, only 150 yards walking distance from Orient Bay Beach

 Special High Season Offer: 10% Discount from now until April 15, 2017.

Overview

This owner operated 1200 sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bath Orient Bay vacation rental is a 2nd floor unit, situated in a pretty blue Gingerbread home in the heart of Orient Village. The condo is conveniently located on Orient Bay: a quick walk of only 100 yards takes you to the central square of the village with its restaurants, grocery stores and shops. Just 150 yards on foot and you are on Orient Beach, famous for its fine white sand beach and great entertainment at numerous beach bars, restaurants and water sports.

This Creole-style home is set back from the main beach access road in Orient Village,is adjacent to the nature reserve of Orient Bay, and thus offers a very quiet, upscale tropical setting.

Outdoors

Azura Condo comes with an extra large, well furnished private terrace. Located on the 2nd floor, the terrace is quiet and secluded. It overlooks the nature reserve and has no vis-à-vis. The contemporary Creole style make this rental a tasteful and immaculate nest for your vacation with light colored tones and wood accents. 

  • Teak dining area and quality lounge chairs on the covered terrace
  • Surrounded by tropical landscape backing up against the quiet Nature Reserve
  • Private parking in front of the house   
Additional Photos Description

Azura Condo encompasses the entire 2nd floor of this pretty Creole home. French double doors on all sides of the wrap-around veranda lead back into the 1200 sq ft of tastefully decorated interior. The large and light filled living room features large French doors and windows as well as a roof window, high open ceiling, air-condition and a sitting and indoor dining area.

Entertainment and Conveniences Inside

–  Air-conditioning
–  Flat screen TV and Satellite Service, incl. US TV channels
–  iPod/MP3 dock
–  WiFi router for free Internet access (bring your notebook)
–  Telephone for local calls
–  Open ceiling with ceiling fan; lovely light fixtures
–  Terra cotta floors throughout
–  Personal safe
–  Sitting and dining areas inside

The fully equipped kitchen is connected to the living area via the breakfast/bar counter furnished with several bar stools. The cooking area is small but the space is maximized to hold all essential appliances and kitchen tools for your dining pleasure.

–  Large refrigerator with freezer
–  Oven and glass hob with 4 cooktops
–  Microwave
–  Dishwasher
–  Washing machine and cloth dryer
–  Coffee maker, toaster, blender
–  Very nice set of glassware, cutlery and crockery,
–  Pots & pans, cooking utensils, also plastic ware etc.

Two bedrooms and two private bathrooms. 
The tastefully decorated bedrooms (one King and one Queen) have both their bathroom, and are air-conditioned. French doors in each bedroom open to the terrace with a view of the gardens and nature.

Both bathrooms offer a fully tiled shower, a single sink, vanity, mirror and a hair-dryer. There are two half bathrooms (toilets), located in a separate area from the bathrooms and with their own doors.

Services
–  Superior quality bath & beach towels, and linens are provided
–  Basic housekeeping is offered once per week on a 7-nights rental
–  Cleaning of the condo on check-out day is included in rental fee.
–  Additional maid service is optional and available on request for a fee.

Summary
Well kept
 Caribbean contemporary vacation rental on St. Martin’s Orient Bay, ideally located to enjoy all of Orient Beach without having to get into a car. Azura is relaxing and quiet, adjacent to the virgin vegetation of Orient Bay’s nature reserve, in walking distance from Orient Beach (150 yards) and from the village’s dining square (100 yards).

More about this Location

Azura Condo is located off the last roundabout and main beach access road in Orient Village, at footsteps from the beach and the village’s main square with restaurants, grocery stores, a French bakery & deli, a beauty salon and shops. 

Orient Beach is 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 entertaining 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 sports.

Your host

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 Azura Condo, or acting as agent on behalf of the respective owners. This dedicated owner lady lives on island and will be happy to help you, should you need any assistance during your stay at the Azura Condo.

 

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
05 Jan 2017 14 Apr 2017 1,220 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 14 Dec 2017 1,190 5 nights
15 Dec 2017 21 Dec 2017 1,220 7 nights
22 Dec 2017 04 Jan 2018 1,740 7 nights

Rental & Booking Information

 

 Special High Season Offer: 10% Discount from now until April 15, 2017.

Above rates are for 1 bedroom (BR) / 2 guests *

Add’tl Rates No. of BR / Guests Rate in US-$ More Info
Low Season 2 / up to 4 1,220
High Season 2 / up to 4 1,390
Xmas/New Year’s 2 / up to 4 1,740 No reduced rate


Tax & Service

Rates are subject to 10% tax & service charge.
Basic housekeeping once per week and cleaning on check-out day included.
Additional maid service is optional and available on request for a fee.


Payments

50% deposit required to block reservation dates.
Balance due 45 days prior to arrival day.
Security deposit required on arrival in cash or guarantee per credit card.


* Property is for the exclusive use of renter regardless of booked bedrooms. Non-booked bedrooms will be locked.

Great Location At The Beach
We love this place, it’s really airy, lots of inside and outside space. The only thing we would love to see is update the bedding stuff, such as pillows and bedsheets, they are worn out! Overall, it’s an ideal vacation rental, we will for sure rent it again!
Virginia N. Feb 2017
Family with teens – very enjoyable experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Azura. Lots of great amenities. WiFi worked well. Comfortable beds. Very nice showers. Great big porches to enjoy the outdoors. We will not hesitate to rent this unit or others offered by the property management company.
Jamie S. Jan 2017
SXM Orient Azura feedback
This is our third year staying at this unit. Great location to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Other than the ant problem this year and a few other maintenance issues that seemed to take forever to repair, we enjoyed our stay as before. The older lady downstairs will make sure you lock the gate. If you are looking for a nice, quiet, close place to stay this is great. If you want to do any type of entertaining inside or out on the lovely three sided porch, this is not the place with the older lady down below. She seemed nice enough, does not speak any English but wants it quiet.
Wendy Fahlgre Jan 2017
Location! Location! Location!
The location and the security of the apartment were wonderful. You could walk to the beach in two minutes and to the store in less time. The outdoor living space was very large and overlooked the nature preserve. Pros: location, large outdoor space, washer and dryer, well equipped kitchen, American television stations. The only thing I wish it had was a dishwasher. (I hate washing dishes)
Guest from Yorktown, VA, USA Nov 2016
Perfect Stay
A beautiful apartment! Peaceful, private!A perfect stay. Thank you!
Laurie Johnston Jun 2016
We would stay at Azura again and again.
My husband and I stayed in Azura for 6 wonderful nights. The house was clean and equipped with extras like a tub of water at the front door to wash the sand from our feet, a hair dryer, an iron and board, and beach towels. There were only the two of us so we used the 2nd bedroom as a closet to spread out our luggage. Each bedroom’s closet is tiny with only about 12 inches of hanging space and some narrow shelves. Each bedroom has a bathroom with shower and sink and the one toilet is in a water closet in the hallway. The bed was quite comfortable. The kitchen was nicely equipped with microwave, coffee pot (with complimentary first day of coffee supplied), dishes and a couple of pans. The huge covered porch has an electric grill, a drying rack and beach chairs. The cable TV has a good selection of channels and the wifi is good. There is even a landline that can be used for calls on the French side. We walked one block to the Orient Village several nights for dinner at very good restaurants. The Good Morning cafe across the street is excellent for a typical french breakfast and there is a small grocery/liquor store. There is a gate that guests must unlock and relock every time and while it is a nice security feature, it is a bit of a pain. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Azura.
Pamela Riggs May 2016
Great 2-bedroom in perfect location
Azura is a pretty and very clean 2-bedroom in a great location. The furnishings in the living area are very comfortable; the beds are okay, but more firm than we liked. The unit has plenty of linens, including beach towels. The unit is very safe as it is completely fenced with a keyed gate and two separate safes are available. We really only had three concerns: (1) At the top of the stairs, there is no railing for the last three feet (we were always worried we were going to cut the corner into the kitchen too close and go tumbling down the stairs) and (2) there is almost no light in the kitchen and it is difficult to see what you are doing in the evenings. (3) More minor, like many of the units in Orient Village, there are 2 bathrooms (one in each bedroom), but only one shared toilet in the hall – if there are four visitors, this sometimes creates traffic issues.
Carla G., Centennial, COApr 2016
Paradise Found!
Having been to St. Martin on numerous occasions my mother had always heard me sing its praises. A visit there was on her bucket list so we decided to go for it! We spent a week at Villa Azura and could find no fault. It was spacious, clean, nicely decorated, convenient to shops and restaurants (we simply walked through the parking lot and were there), and convenient to the beach. The gated community of Orient beach always allows for a feeling of security but this villa also had the added bonus of being fenced in and the gate was only opened with a key (provided). Christine was easy to make arrangements with and very patient during the registration process. I highly recommend this villa, have already recommended it to friends, and would stay there again! I would caution parents with very young children that the design of the staircase and landing is unusual so caution would be needed in that area. It was a perfect week at a wonderful villa.
Beverley Pellom Apr 2016
Azura flat at Orient Beach
We were very happy with our vacation rental. We could easily walk to the beach, grocery/liquor store, restaurants, etc. We frequented the bakery and the yellow sub restaurant where we found delicious food at reasonable prices. We were only 2 blocks from everything. The apartment was very adequate for four people. My only complaint is that the sofa and chairs were so uncomfortable. There are lots of pillows tho so with enough adjustments, you can settle in OK. The beds were comfy. The front and back porches were lovely. The view out the back was full of birds, tropical plants, flowers, trees and lots of iguanas; very fun to watch. But again, uncomfortable furniture. We all sat on sofa pillows and managed just fine. We felt safe, the people of orient bay were very friendly and the island Immo staff was very attentive to us. It was a fabulous trip and I highly recommend this place.
Margo Polzine Feb 2016
Second Stay
Stayed in January 2016 — We like the location and amenities this unit has to offer. The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
Wendy Fahlgre Jan 2016
Orient Gem
Stayed in November 2015 — What a wonderful apartment! This was just about perfect…..very quiet, overlooking the nature preserve, but steps away from restaurants, groceries, bakeries, beach bars and the fabulous Orient beach. Lots of space inside, beautifully decorated and a HUGE three sided veranda. We are already planning our trip for next year!
Leslie R., Toronto, ON, Canada Dec 2015
25th Anniversary/70th Birthday Getaway
Stayed in April 2015 — Heavenly!
Sandra M.Mar 2015
Almost “Heaven” — 4th Stay
Stayed in March 2015 — This was the 4th year we have stayed at Azura. It was a pleasure working with Felicia. Everything about the house was just as expected…excellent. It is so close to the beach, activities, nightlife, grocery store, etc. An ideal location. We cannot say enough “good” about it…the place was clean, nicely furnished (some upgrades from last year…means that the property mgmt. is keeping on top of the place). If anyone would like to contact us directly about Azura, please feel free to do so at , but put the subject line as “Azura information” (otherwise we may think it is spam). Cannot say anything but… AWESOME!
SusanMar 2015
Second Time and Just as Great!
Stayed in February 2015 — For the second year in a row we had the pleasure of staying at this nice private 2 bedroom property. All on one level, this condo is easy to live in and enjoy the view of the nature preserve in private. Much quieter than many places in the area, even the huge wrap-around balcony is private feeling. Everyting was great!
BobMar 2015
Excellent Condo for the Price!
Stayed in January 2015 — The condo was great and just as advertised. It’s in the Orient Bay community on the north side of the island. We rented a car and drove the entire island and, in our opinion, the only 2 other places we would consider staying are in Grand Case or Oyster Pond. The unit was spotless, modern and everything we could have wanted (except oceanfront). We could not have been happier.
StevenFeb 2015
Excellent place
Stayed in January 2015 — We stayed at this location for one week. The place is excellent, great neighborhood, the balcony has a great view, the apt is very clean, all furnished with everything you need. Across the street from the apt the bakery who offers an excellent breakfast menu; minutes away bars and restaurants for everyone . It was our first time in St-Marteen and will definitely stay there again.
Carmen DumitrescuFeb 2015
Will be back!
Stayed in January 2015 — This is our 10th trip to SXM! We have stayed in a variety of places. This one is nice, off the beaten path but close to everything. Lower level unit must be a long time resident, one night we played music out on the porch, she complained, so it is no loud parties, but that was not our intent. Unit was nice, clean, it has two showers/sinks but only one toilet. Lots of American tv channels, only one tv in main room. At first it was a bit of a pain to have to lock/unlock gate into lot and then your own unit as well. Two safes, washer & dryer was nice (dryer needs work, but even just the washer was nice). Felicia who helped us check in was wonderful. Steps to the beach, store and a plethora of restaurants. Thanks!
Wendy F.Jan 2015
Orient Bay Top Floor Home Rental–5 minute walk to beach
Stayed in December 2014 — My husband and two daughters rented this property for a week in December 2014. It was extremely clean and appeared pretty much as pictured on the website. There were lots of clean fluffy towels available, some meant just for the home and some for the beach. The kitchen was also very clean with a well functioning refrigerator. The air conditioners had individual controls for each room and worked well. The balcony was very large and wrapped around the building offering lots of opportunity for sitting spots depending on the sun. The location was extremely quiet and very safe and we barely heard the tenant that lived downstairs. There was always a parking spot available for our rental car and was just outside our building. There was a 5 minute walk to the beach down the main street. On the way we passed a bakery, a small grocery store and a group of restaurants that we went to at night (we tried three of maybe 6)–all were excellent. On our arrival the rental contact called us to make sure we could find the property and called back quickly when I had difficulty with the safe’s lock. The only concerns we had was having one set of keys for the property. There was a fence/gate surrounding the property, so there were two locks to get in and out. With four people, a second set of keys would have be very helpful. There was wifi available, but was very slow. For basic use it was adequate but would not support anything more than that. Overall, it was a great rental experience.
Jacquie SmithJan 2015
A Wonderful Gem!
Stayed in November 2014 — Lovely apartment located a few minutes walk from Orient Beach & the restaurants & shops. Apartment is MUCH better than described or that shows in the pictures. The communication & service were the best we have ever received anywhere in the World! They went above & beyond to make our holiday spectacular! We loved the terrace, good AC & internet, washer, fully equipped kitchen & comfortable beds! Could not have asked for anything because it was all there! Great apartment! Very clean & good security with green fence! We will be back!
Guests from Maryland, USANov 2014
Excellent unit and a good value
Stayed in July 2014 — Our rental had everything. Located right off the main street in the heart of Orient village, it is 150 meters from Orient Beach, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It has a huge balcony, lots of room, high ceilings, so much light, a/c in every room, really nicely decorated and clean, super secure just overall a great place.
TonyAug 2014
A good vacation place
Stayed in August 2012 — First of all I must say that whatever was shown in the advertisement pictures were just what we found when we got to the place. Whatever was listed was available. At first I was skeptical about living on the French, since everyone advised us to rent on the Dutch side. I have to say that I do not regret renting the Azura apartment for my family vacation. The place was very comfortable and felt like a home away from home. The facilities were adequate for a family vacation and the place was well kept. Apart from the apartment being comfortable, the area itself [Orient Bay] was very quiet and peaceful. If one is thinking of a peaceful vacation with shopping in mind, Azura apartment is ideally located. if you cannot rent a vehicle, the bus system is very reliable for your journeys to and from the Dutch side or to Marigot [the capital].We drove everyday to the Dutch side and also went around on the French side. I cannot end this review without mentioning good customer service which I got from Lydia, the owner. She was more than generous and accommodating. I have recommended the place to some people and will continue to do so. If I return to St. Martin, this is the place I want to live at again. My one disappointment was that the facility did not have a private pool. However,we made use of the beach which was about two minutes walk away. Thanks to Lydia and my peaceful neighbours who made my stay at the Azura a memorable one.
Cato D.Sep 2012
Azura Condo
Stayed in November 2011 — I just returned from 18 days in this condo, and I must say that I was pleased with the accommodations. The description provides exactly as it states. The condo was very, very clean and very comfortable. I really enjoyed sitting on the deck every morning having my coffee and observing some very large iguana eating tree leaves. Even though the condo is right next to the nature reserve it was surprisingly pretty bug free. The location is very quiet and very conveniently located for people who prefer to walk to the beach, little shops and nice restaurants. I did not get to meet the owner Lidia in person but she was easily reached by telephone if needed. She is very friendly and helpful. The air-conditioners in the condo worked perfectly and were very quiet. The towels provided were nice and plentiful, including very nice beach towels. I comment on these small things because I have stayed in many many condos and villas in st martin and though they all have these things, not all are in the best condition. I would definitely recommend staying in Azura, you will not be disappointed. I will return.
Brev., from Boston/USADec 2011
Great value for Orient Bay Lovers !
Stayed in September/October 2011 — We are returning from a stay in St-Martin Orient Bay area and stayed at Azura Condo. We love Orient Bay and have stayed there 4 times over the years. Choosing Azura was a bold move for us as the condo was new to the market but we have to say we definitely will be back at Azura Condo. What we loved about the condo: LOCATION: it is close to the Beach, to the Restaurants, to the bakery to the shop, to everything ! Yet, the balcony overlooks a virgin forest that we understood is part of the Nature Reserve. It was nice having the buzz all around us while being able to retreat for some calm inour condo. On a daily basis, I would go get our croissants at the bakery then head for one of the lovely restaurants. We even walked to Club Orient for a clothing optional day! PRIVACY: No noisy street (like we had during our last stay!), no vis-à-vis. The terrace was super private which allowed us to relax in our lounge chairs peacefully. CONDO: The owners really equipped this pretty well with a fully equipped kitchen, a washer AND dryer, an indoor dining area and outdoor area. We had lounge chairs as well as TV. The entire condo is tastefully decorated and not cluttered at all. It is Caribbean Contemporary which we loved. A BBQ would have been nice. PROCESS: Everything went very smoothly with the owner (Lydia) who is a local and speaks perfect English. There is also ample parking space so no worries there. To be noted: STAIRS: The condo is on the first floor so not convenient for handicapped or the elderly. We appreciated this as we hate being on the ground floor but. Overall, great condo, great location and great Orient Bay experience.
Jannie, Florida/USAOct 2011