Modern split-level duplex directly on the beach, with beachside deck and direct access to Nettle Bay Beach. Spectacular full views of the beach, the sea and the bay of Marigot. Many fancy features, such as a private rooftop terrace. Luxury, romantic, beautifully decorated with new furniture, fine bathrooms and a customized kitchen; extremely well appointed, comfortable and relaxing – you will enjoy your stay!
The Palm Beach Duplex has a beautiful deck with immediate beach
access and fabulous views of the beach and the sea
This split-level 2 bedroom 2 bath beachfront rental is a fully
renovated duplex that sits directly on Nettle Bay
beach. It is located in the gated beachfront community of
Nettle Bay Beach Club on the southwestern coast of
French St. Martin. This residential complex consists of multiple
cottage-style apartments on the white sand beach of Nettle Bay, or
Baie Nettlé in French, just 1.5 miles outside of Marigot. The Beach
Club is divided into four identical sections, all endowed with a
large seaside swimming pool and has more facilities and
services on site, such as tennis courts, secured entrance gate, 24
h security and gated parking. A few beach bar restaurants are in
immediate vicinity and can be reached on foot. Several shops, a
grocery store, supermarket and French bakery are on the main road,
just a few yards away.
Uniquely Designed and Fancy Features
The Palm Beach is a modern duplex on 2 levels sitting literally
on the beach and offering spectacular direct views of the beach and
the sea. This truly beachfront rental is unique on St. Martin, not
only for its fabulous location, but for the many amenities it has
to offer, including a two private sea-side
terraces. It is cozy, romantic, beautifully decorated
with all modern furniture, new bathrooms and a customized kitchen,
extremely well appointed, comfortable and relaxing – you will enjoy
The Palm Beach Duplex rents as a 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage for 2
to max. 5 people. Highlight on ground floor is the beautiful
beachside deck with immediate access to the beach.
The blue turquoise water is no more than 20 feet from your
Outdoor Features For Your Entertainment
- Stunning full view of the beach, sea and Nettle Bay
- A comfortable lounge seating area
- A dining area with seating for 5
- Comfortable modern lounge chairs
- A gas BBQ grill
- Direct access to the beach directly from the deck! The deck is
set up seafront, just a few feet from the water. Take in the
fabulous views every day whilst having lunch or dinner on your
- You can walk out of your condo directly to the quiet white sand
beach of Nettle Bay
Comfort and Style
This duplex is a split-level apartment with the common living
area on ground floor including a comfortable seaside corner sitting
area with view of the beach, a dining room for 6 people and a
custom-built modern kitchen. The air-conditioned living area offers
lots of entertainment including wide screen TV and
DVD, telephone and Internet. On the first floor is also one bedroom
with its exquisite private bathroom. Bedroom 2 and its bathroom are
Designed in contemporary style and extremely well appointed for
utmost comfort with lots of amenities, plus the fantastic location
make the Palm Beach Duplex a perfect winter escape for one or two
couples, or a family with children.
Main Features Inside
- Living room on ground floor opens to the beachside deck and has
sea and beach views
- Fully Air-Conditioned (living room + bedrooms)
- Cable TV on a wide screen TV in the living room
- DVD player
- Telephone (local calls are free!)
- Free WiFi Internet
- Complete, modern custom-built Kitchen
- Indoor dining area with seating for 6 guests
- 2 bedrooms with King bed, 2 stylish bathrooms w. shower
- 1 bedroom/bath is on ground floor, 1 bedroom/bath is
- Refrigerator with freezer, ice maker
- 4-ring Glass hob with kitchen range
- Oven (stainless steel) and microwave
- Washing machine
- Coffee maker, toaster, blender
- Glassware, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans and cooking
- Washing machine
- Both 110V and 220V electricity and outlets!
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms with Shower
Bedroom 1 with a King
bed, A/C, large closets with mirror sliders, and its
private bathroom are on ground floor; the bathroom features a
shower room and a single stylish sink and vanity. The WC is in a
separate room adjacent to the bath and has its own door.
On the 2nd floor is the romantic Bedroom 2 with
a King bed, A/C, large closets with mirror
sliders, a sitting area, a kitchenette, panoramic window and access
to a private sunny terrace. This bedroom is
newly furnished and decorated with a French touch. It enters via a
stairway from the living room. Bedroom 2 has its private full
bathroom with a shower and a massive marble designer water
Both bathrooms are stocked with towels, beach towels and
More on Location
Nettle Bay is a low-key settlement in the outskirts of Marigot,
the French capital, and half way between the town and the upscale
villa community of Terres Basses, the most prestigious neighborhood
of St. Martin. Nettle Bay is very close to the open border to Dutch
St. Maarten, namely the Cupecoy and Maho area, popular for the
vibrant nightlife, bars, casinos, duty free shopping and wonderful
The location of the Palm Beach Duplex is ideal for couples
looking for a modern place to stay right on the beach and being
close to everything one needs for a great Caribbean vacation
experience without getting into a car. The condo is on the beach,
near shopping, restaurants, beach bars, clubbing, casinos, and
Nettle Bay Beach Club offers 4 swimming pools,
3 tennis courts, private (gated) parking, 24h security patrol and
restricted access by an entrance key card system. For lunch,
dinner and entertainment on the beach, you actually do not have to
get into a car. Four beach bars and restaurants are a short walk
away: Ma Ti Beach, The Dreams (also a venue for life music), Le
Sand, and Layla’s Beach Bar.
About your Agent
This property is managed by Elisa, the owner of Elisa Holidays,
a rental agency on St. Martin that manages weekly rental apartments
at Nettle Bay Beach Club. Elisa lives on the island, near to the
Palm Beach Duplex. She takes care for this rental apartment in a
way that guests can enjoy their vacation in the best possible way.
It will be a pleasure for her to assist you and to make your stay
the most pleasant and comfortable vacation experience on St.
I spent a week here with my girlfriend. And it was perfect! The location is amazing. Walking distance to great restaurants and right across the bay from the French capital Marigot where there is so much to do. The place itself is also amazing. Right on the beach only steps from the ocean. We would wake up to the relaxing sound of the waves. Then we would have a coffee on the beach, and jump into the ocean! Inside, the place is newly renovated, super clean, and quite spacious. Everyone we met was also really friendly. Elisa the property manager, the neighboring guests, and the local residents. I wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back!
Latif, Toronto, Canada Jan 2017
Chaleureux, propre et invitant
Lors de notre arrivée, nous avons été accueilli par Elisa. Elle nous a donné beaucoup de renseignements sur les alentours et sur le condo. Par la suite, le condo était très invitant, des rénovations ont été effectués pout le mieux! Encore plus beau que sur les photos. Endroit très propre et chaleureux. Épicerie à proximité, ainsi qu’une pharmacie, sans compter les restaurants disponibles à quelques minutes. Sans oublier la vue du condo, dehors sur la terrasse. Magique! Je vous recommande sans hésiter cette place, vous passerez de belles vacances!
Kim, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Jan 2017
Chaleureux accueil par Elisa
A notre arrivée nous avons été accueillis chaleureusement par Elisa, qui nous a bien guidé sur la magie de St-Martin. L’appartement était très propre et le site au bord de la mer était comme sur les photos. Nous avons tellement aimé nos vacances au condo.
Merci et je vous le recommande fortement
Poupee, Canada Jan 2017
Very relaxing home
We just spent a week here and found the location to be a great retreat after a busy day of exploring this beautiful island. The home was very clean and Elisa was very helpful when it came to questions about the area. This location has the beach and the pools very close. The restaurants up the beach are fantastic and just a walk away. The people who stay there more than just a week are very friendly, we felt like when we come back next year we had made new friends. The only thing I would caution is if you have someone in your party that has a problem with steps the 2nd floor has steep steps. If you bring kids put them up there. Otherwise we had a fantastic trip and Elisa will be our 1st call or email when we are ready to book.
Pam Anderson Oct 2016
A beautiful piece of Caribbean paradise!
My family (my husband, my 1 yr old, my mother-in-law and myself) stayed here for 1 week. We booked a condo with Eliza. The condo was phenomenal. The views were exceptional! The amenities covered all of our needs.
The water is beautiful. It was sometimes slightly choppy, but we went swimming every day nonetheless. There is a section of the beach that is filled with sea urchin. I won’t lie, we ate a few. They were delicious! There is also a baby spotted eagle ray and its mommy that like to swim close to shore. They are a sight to see. Truly beautiful!
There is a nice bakery in front of the complex. Next door, there is a beautiful italian restaurant. They have a pizza “take-out” option that is really great! On the other side of the gated complex, along the beach, there is MATI-Beach (a restaurant that we did not try) and DREAMS. Dreams had fantastic, fresh seafood! Definitely worth the walk along the beach!
Janna D., Montreal, Canada Jul 2016
This place is beyond words as to the beauty and location of it. Perfect location. Quiet and it felt very private. But what made our vacation 100% better were the wonderful (previous) owners of this beautiful place! Jean-Pierre and Martine were THE most amazing hosts we could have ever asked for! They told us all the most fun places to visit, as well as to eat. They responded to our every (many!) questions throughout our trip and were always accessible. Thank you both so very much for making our vacation the best it could be!!!
Kim W., Monrovia, CA Jun 2016
Tout simplement magnifique, un acceuil chaleureux et une maison excellente Rien a dire a part que tout était parfait! Merci encoré à jean pierre Ét Martine pour cette semaine passer sur l ile! Je recommande fortement à tous ! Merci encoré pour cette semaine de reve dans ce magnifique endroit! Famille Dedola
R. Dedola May 2016
Voici une adresse FANTASTIQUE!!,le condo est directement sur la plage,il est très propre,très agréable, la vue est magnifique depuis le deck ainsi que depuis la terrasse de la suite parentale. Jean pierre et martine sont très gentils,serviables,ils nous ont très bien conseillé.Ils veillent au confort de leur hotes, Ils gèrent plusieurs condos aussi ils vous trouvent celui qui s’adapte aux nombres de personnes.Ils veillent à la qualité des équipements comme le confort des lits, au plaisir de l’accueil (surprise ds le frigo!!). Excellent spot.
Françoise Sances, Bordeaux May 2016
Great place – all about convenience!
Definitely our best spot thus far. The place is exactly as you can see in the pictures – on the beach with all the facilities you need to have an easy, hassle free, comfortable vacation. Convenience is the key word. From the moment we landed we were literally on the beach in less than an hour. Jean Pierre and Martine have a detailed “what to do” and “where to go” book with all the relevant information, and perfectly understand what a family with kids want! Every question we had was responded in no time and a most friendly manner.
The place was clean and equipped with all the basic necessities to directly enjoy your vacation (even beach towels and some water toys for the kids).
One of our best vacations for sure!!
David P. Apr 2016
WOW, Paradise!!!! That sums it up for us. This condo was everything and more than we expected. We travelled with our daughter, son in law, and 2 young grandchildren and it was perfect! Jean Pierre and Martine are amazing owners and hosts. They had everything set up for us for our stay with a 9 month old and 2 1/2 year old – two of everything. Even beach toys so we didn’t have to bring them. What a nice surprise to have champagne and little Easter chocolate baskets for the kids (we loved them :-), and all of the basics including shampoo, conditioner, soaps, oil and vinegar etc. This is not usually the case when we rent vacation places. The place was spotless, and worked so well with our deck on the beach and feet from the ocean (and the pool), so we could bring the kids when they were awake, and enjoy r&r in lounging chairs on the deck when they were sleeping. Loved the French Bakery, French boutique grocery store, close by restaurants and a few small shops, and take out pizza places (both made delicious pizzas). We enjoyed going into Margot and shopped at the large grocery store there as well. We also enjoyed Gran Case on a Tuesday evening when they have the main street blocked just for pedestrians with some bands, and lots of restaurants, shops and craft type gifts to buy. We enjoyed Le Cottage Restaurant for a superb dinner, and our kids loved the ribs BBQ’ed on the street. So much fun. Our son in law and daughter also enjoyed some kite-boarding – they could launch down the beach and also take lessons across the road. Was the BEST island vacation place we have rented. We will definitely be back!! Thank you Jean Pierre and Martine, we look forward to seeing you again. Have already passed on your links to friends. Take good care, Angelika and Graham
Graham & Angelika K. Apr 2016
All of my emails were answered immediately. John Pierre met us at the Discount Car Rental & followed us to the villa. The Villa was breathtaking. Spotlessly clean with a view that was outstanding. We loved all the goodies he provided for us. Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Dishwashing liquid, Washer liquid. Very important touch to me. Super nice touch was the added Champagne & beer. The ocean was literally outside our door. Condo was in a totally enclosed neighborhood with security constantly patrolling the area. We had breakfast every morning at the French Bakery across the street. Equally as convenient were the restaurants John Pierre recommended to us. Mezza Luna was delicious Italian food a short walk away and about a 15 minute drive was Grand Case. Nice shopping & a terrific restaurant called Ocean 82. The lobster was so fresh & delicious. If you like to scuba, the dive shop was across the street. My girls & I can’t wait to return to this gorgeous Nettle Bay Condo.
DiTommaso, Franklin Lakes, NJ Mar 2016
From the minute we arrived this was a great stay! John Pierre picked. us up at the airport and gave us a little tour to get acclimated to the area. He and Martine spent time with us at the charming condo~ Answering any of our questions and recommending restaurants grocery stores etc. The condo was clean and perfect for our needs. It was adequately equipped and the location was ideal! The best part was stepping off the deck onto the sandy beach and the gorgeous views! Renting a car is highly recommended and again John Pierre was helpful in making those arrangements. Walking distance on the beach to three great restaurants local grocery stores the car rental and French pastry shop was perfect! Overall it was a great experience and we will definitely return!
Highnrg, Lititz, PA Mar 2016
From the day we booked, Jean Pierre & Martine were wonderful. Our condo was absolutely beautiful inside and out. It was steps away from the clear blue ocean. Very quiet and safe. Having been on many holidays before its taken a minimum two trips to learn the best restaurants, beaches, shopping, activities etc. Jean-Pierre and Martine supplied us with all the info needed to make our trip stunning. They went above and beyond. The restaurants within walking were great. I would recommend renting a car so you can see all of the island. Condo was in a great location around everything…. Thank you so much for our amazing vacation, we will be back !!
Linnell J. Mar 2016
Amazing Condo on the Beach!
My husband and I just returned from spending a week at the Palm Beach Villa celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. It was an amazing trip and the Palm Beach Villa was wonderful. You are literally steps from the beach. The property is quiet and secure and the condo unit is amazing. It looks exactly like the photos and includes everything you would need. Jean-Pierre and Martine were wonderful. Meeting us for a drink when we arrived and bringing us up to speed on the island and must see beaches and attractions. They even recommended restaurants and made reservations for us. That’s 5 star service in my opinion. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, but as with other reviewers I would highly recommend renting a car so you can see all of the island. The condo is in a great location – close to Marigot, Grand Case and the Dutch side. So take advantage of that. We are looking forward to possibly returning to St. Martin with our young kids some day and this condo would be great for that as well. Thanks again Jean-Pierre and Martine for a wonderful vacation!!!!
Shanna S., Minneapolis, MN Mar 2016
Fantastic Location and Great Villa
Stayed in January 2016 — The condos are in a great location. Great views and a quiet area. Our condo was a two bedroom and two bath which was perfect for two couples. Thanks to Jean-Pierre and Martine for their excellent hospitality. They made sure our stay was memorable and had many recommendations for activities and restaurants. We highly recommend the beach side condos. Renting a vehicle is recommended. There are a few restaurants within walking distance but you will want to explore the rest of the island. Jean-Pierre’s recommended Discount Car Rental and it worked out excellent. It was also fun sharing stories with Jean-Pierre about his service in the French Navy on submarines and my service on a US Navy submarine!
Michael Orcholski, Green Bay, Wisconsin & Chicago, IL Feb 2016
Our vacation was perfect
Our unit in our view was the very best one! (#2030). We were right next to the beach but with nice privacy. The apartment is perfectly situated but also very well decorated and appointed. Walking around we were very relieved we chose couch a nice place. Others at the back had views only if the shrubs around the pools and the ones very close to the water had very little privacy. Our owners Jean Pierre and Martine were delightful to work with and very helpful. There are many nice restaurants but we chose to cook most meals at “home” as our patio was nicer than any restaurant. A perfect place if you want quiet relaxation but not if you are looking for activities and nightlife.
Lorraine P., Winnipeg, Canada Jan 2016
Two weeks in Paradise
Stayed in January 2016 — This was our second year in St. Martin and we will continue to go back thanks to Jean-Pierre and Martine for making our family holidays so memorable, comfortable and fun. They go out of their way to make sure we have everything we need and I would recommend any of their condos to everyone as they own several. We stayed right on the beach and couldn’t wait to wake up each morning to the gorgeous sunrise and the sound of the sea. The place is private with a gated entrance and 24 hour security. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance and a wonderful patisserie just down the street for morning baguettes, croissants, coffee, etc. Merci beaucoup to Jean-Pierre and Martine for yet another fabulous holiday in Paradise. We want to extend an invitation to come visit us in Minnesota any time just in case in gets too hot for you there. 🙂
Heidi Z., Minneapolis, MN Jan 2016
Great location, wonderful time
Stayed in November 2015 — We came to celebrate both oour birthdays, the location was great. Check in was a breeze with Jean Pierre. Loved the beaches on the island and will definately return to see the other 34 beaches we did not get a chance to see. Location was right on the beach and we loved listening to waves daily. Thank you again Jean Pierre and Martine!!!!!
Coburn P. Nov 2015
Stayed in October 2015 — We just spent the last week at this lovely condo. The view is absolutely stunning. Directly on the beach with palm trees, mountains, and Anguilla in the distance. The condo is very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. There is a pool steps away…it was spotless! Jean-Pierre and Martine were gracious hosts and gave us many suggestions of restaurants and activities. I suggest renting a car for the whole time there. It was a really wonderful vacation!
Beth P. Oct 2015
Stayed in August 2015 — My family of 3 were delighted to stay at the Palm Beach home. We stayed for 2 weeks and would loved to have stayed longer. Martine and Jean Pierre were so gracious and helpful from the very start with picking us up at the airport and taking us to a trusted car rental. The Duplex is so fun and beautiful. The upstairs room was awesome ( I called it the Phantom of the Opera suite) I could sit on my bed with the balcony door open and see and hear the ocean. At nights we ate on the patio and watched Marigot come alive across the bay. The home has EVERYTHING you could need with exceptional hosts. Soft beds, comfortable living room furniture, plenty of bath and beach towels not to mention they have beach stuff for you to use. We wanted for absolutely nothing. 20 steps to the ocean—-lots of conch shells and sting rays etc for snorkeling here. Dont forget the most excellent pizza and pastry shop within walking distance. I never wanted to leave and miss the location and hosts immeasurably. The views from condo are outstanding. Next door is their other rental The Beach Tulip which is very nice for couples.
Steph, Jeff and Kyle, Atlanta, GA, USA Sep 2015
Excellent Condo Rental
Stayed in July 2015 — I actually stumbled across this condo not having ever been to St.Maarten and I didn’t know exactly where to stay. I definitely lucked out on picking the perfect place. The pictures of the condo are exactly as you will see in person and the view of the sea is truly breath taking. The condo was very clean, has good air conditioning and the Owners go above and beyond to make you feel right at home. If you are new to the island, no problem! Jean-Pierre not only provides you with a list of recommendations as to where to eat and experience activity at your leisure, but he also provides a booklet with maps of the area. All of this information was extremely helpful in getting to know the island. I was more than pleased with the accommodations Jean-Pierre provided in addition to outstanding hospitality the experience was definitely worthy a 5-Star rating.
Danielle V. Aug 2015
Another Great time!!!!
Stayed in May 2015 — After reading all the reviews, I was sure this was going to be a nice place to stay. Well let me tell you, this is true. We just completed our second stay.
Jean–Pierre and Martine are the most gracious hosts. The condo has everything you’ll need and is very clean. Even that barbeque grill if you decide to eat in. You won’t find a better place with the ocean just steps away. So nice to go to sleep and wake up to the sounds of the ocean.
New this year just a short distance away is a newly renovated pastry shop with carry out pizza next door. Pastries are wonderful and the pizza is outstanding too. So stop in and enjoy.
You could not ask for a better host than Jean-Pierre he is very attentive to anything you may need and with that you end up having a worry free vacation.
Thanks again! Robb & Linda
Robb B., Michigan May 2015
Best Vacation Ever
Stayed in April 2015 — My wife and I just returned from our best vacation ever. This place was everything we hoped it would be and more. It was recommended to us by good friends of ours who stayed there a year earlier and it met and exceeded all of our expectations. We stayed 10 days at the property in late April. The owner Jean Pierre and Martina were absolutely fabulous. From the start to the end they were there for us whenever we needed something or had a question. They met us at the airport upon arrival and escorted us to the property. They gave us a great walk through and then provided us with all sorts of tips and ideas. The property was very clean and we needed nothing extra. It is an amazing location. 10 steps off the front patio and you are on the ocean. You could hear the waves all day long. We went snorkeling right there at the beach and saw hundreds and hundreds of small fish. We walked to the bakery down the street for coffee and pastries every morning. There were 3 great restaurants within a 200 yard walk down the beach. The pool (50 steps away) was convenient , quiet and refreshing after our day trips all over the island. The weather was in the low 80’s every day. The condo area was very quiet and the neighbors kept to themselves. We grilled 3 meals on the patio deck after a quick shopping trip to the local fish market.
Jean-Pierre arranged a fabulous day trip for us on an 80 foot catamaran. It was a full day of sailing with some snorkeling and swimming included. we went to 2 different islands including Anguilla.
The condo comfortably slept 4 adults ( 2 couples) with each couple having their own bedroom and bathroom and privacy.
The water and beaches all over St. Martin were fabulous. Yes , we will be going there again and hopefully very soon. Overall, If you are looking for a place to relax and experience the most gorgeous beaches , St . Martin is a great place to go and this is a great place to stay on St. Martin.
Many thanks to Jean-Pierre and Martina for making it the best vacation ever.
Scott E., Minnesota May 2015
Best Caribbean trip ever!
Stayed in May 2015 — We were 2 nurses and longtime friends looking to get away for a week of relaxation. St Martin was a fantastic choice and this condo right on the beach was sheer perfection. The owners, Jean Pierre and Martina were the most hospitable of hosts! They were always quick to respond to any of our pre-vacation questions. They met us upon arrival at the fantastic local bakery/patisserie which is just across the street – which we visited almost daily for coffee and pastries. They provided us with a thorough orientation to the condo and gave us helpful maps and tips on where to eat and shop and local customs. They even made our dinner reservations at their favorite French restaurants. Their condo was extremely clean and we honestly needed for nothing. The location of this house sits in one of 4 coves (we felt ours was the best as the shore and swimming was a little less rocky). Snorkeling right off the beach was wonderful – saw a variety of colorful fish and a stingray! There’s a pool in each cove that was never crowded, very clean and had great visored chairs for lounging. The weather every day (May 1-8) was low 80’s with just enough and not too much breeze and the sea water temp was 81-82. We spent time every morning and evening on our deck looking out at the beach, laughing, drinking, talking, reading, listening to music and enjoying the view of gorgeous greenish blue water, mountains, sailboats, yachts and even had a full moon each night. The area was very quiet and our neighbors who were owners, were incredibly friendly and helpful in getting to know the area. This is a gated community with security regularly patrolling the area so as 2 women traveling alone, we always felt safe and at home. If you’re considering this condo and this sounds like the kind of week you want, don’t hesitate!!! We will be going back, not just to St Martin, but to this particular condo:-)!! Many thanks Jean Peirre and Martina for making our stay a beautiful one!
Julie W., Chesapeake May 2015
A Superbowl, birthday and an Anniversary
Stayed in January 2015 — Location, Location, Location The apartment was very nice, excellent view and nice amenities. We stayed on the island for 9 days/7 at this location. We walked down to the bakery got pastries and bread to enjoy each day. The market was just a little father to load up on everything you would need. The beach was nice I would suggest walking to the other area just a little farther down. Great bars and restaurants in walking distance also. If you want you really do not need to leave the Marigot area. Jean Pierre was very pleasant and helpful with a wealth of information. The air conditioning was excellent however the breeze was outstanding so you could enjoy the sound of the waves. The apartment was modern and clean nice beach towels and plenty of nice seating on the beautiful deck we will be back however we would stay for two weeks at this location next time!
Mark R. Feb 2015
Fabulous Family Fun!
Stayed in January 2015 — What a beautiful spot for a vacation. The pictures show the place just as lovely as it is. It has all the amenities one needs and it was spacious and comfortable for a family of 5 with 3 grown children. Jean-Pierre was so very welcoming and helpful and it was as if we were visiting a long lost friend. His place is quite clean and well kept up which is not an easy feat living on the beach. The pools are fabulous and large which was especially wonderful for my husband who loves to do laps every morning. The ocean was a bit rough but the small private beaches were just perfect and swimmable. However I would take caution if you are visiting with small children. There is a wonderful Patisserie within walking distance so we were able to have fresh, warm, delectable baguettes and croissants every morning and right along the beach were several restaurants. Jean-Pierre made a reservation for us the first night that we arrived and the food was delicious. If you are looking for a reasonable place to stay in Paradise for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a place to relax with a friend then this is the place to go. Jean-Pierre will make sure that you have everything you need. He provided beach towels, snorkeling equipment and even a welcoming bottle of champagne. He also arranged for our car rental and we were greeted upon arrival by someone else who could have been a long lost friend, Claude. I would highly recommend this property for anyone seeking any kind of vacation. We can’t wait to go back and hope to book it for longer next year. We liked it so much that we would like to invite Jean-Pierre to come visit us in Minnesota! Merci beaucoup for helping to make our family vacation one that we will always remember so very fondly. A bientot, Heidi and family.
Heidi Z., Minneapolis, MN Jan 2015
Stayed in November 2014 — Awesome place! A few of us ladies spent a week in this lovely condo and loved everything about it. We thought by the pictures that it was too good to be true, but it really was that beautiful. Our host was extremely helpful, friendly, and inviting. Very modern and clean, we loved having the full kitchen and a washer and dryer. The outside spaces were hard to beat!! The deck was the perfect place to layout and take in the unbelievable view of the bay, we even got to BBQ a few nights and absolutely loved having the sliding door from the house open straight onto the sand. Great location we drove to town and even walked down the beach to a few of the nearby restaurants. This condo comes to mind often while thinking of vacation in the past and also as we plan our future trips. We will be back!! Thank you for the unforgettable time.
The girls, Salem, OR, USA Nov 2014
Fantastic beach vacation
Stayed in July 2014 — We just returned from the most wonderful vacation we had at this place in St. Martin. The condo is located right on the beach. It is comfortable and equipped with all you need for your stay. The view of the beach and mountains from the deck is spectacular. The pool is right next to the condo and also on the beach. It is very clean and water temperature is perfect.
The best for our family was that my husband and I could relax in the mornings on the beach right in front of the house, with cappuccino and croissants from the nearby bakery, play frisbee in front of the condo or just relax and read while our children were sleeping and safe. The grocery store is very close by, you could even walk but it is better to rent a car as you have many wonderful restaurants within 10-20 min drive.
Jean-Pierre is the most gracious host. He truly enjoys taking care of his guests, attends to any need or fix that may arise. He goes way beyond what a condo owner would normally do. One day our daughter fell sick with an ear infection and we e-mailed Jean-Pierre asking for advice. Within minutes he called to inform us that he booked a doctor’s appointment for us for the same afternoon with a good doctor 2 min from the condo. Also very important: there are no mosquitoes because of the closeness to the beach and the winds. The water has sea urchins but mostly on the beach pass the condo. We knew about is from other reviews of Nettle Bay and brought water shoes so it was not a problem. And there are so many other wonderful beaches to explore very close by. This condo is highly recommended.
Basia from Washington DC, USA Jul 2014
Great Vacation on the French Side
Stayed in May 2014 — We loved our stay at this comfortable condo! Jean-Pierre went out of his way to make us feel welcome with a bottle of champagne. He also helped us rent a car with a local car rental company at a very decent rate. We had a slight problem with the latch on the sliding door which was addressed immediately. The condo is equipped with good air-conditioning, kitchen ware, and anything else you might need for your stay.
It was wonderful to wake up with the sounds of the ocean just a few feet away. One of the tours Jean Pierre recommended was a full day catamaran tour with a company called Winner Touch. The family who runs this enterprise did a wonderful job of catering to our every need. The meal on board was home cooked. We highly recommend it. If we decide to come back to St Martin again, we would definitely select this same condo!
Diane C. May 2014
Happy 30th Anniversary
Stayed in May 2014 — Let me start out by saying that all the reviews are truthful. The condo is very nice and clean. Jean-Pierre was so helpful and very attentive to us . I have rented many properties over the years, and honestly Jean-Pierre was a pleasure to deal with. My wife and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted somewhere special. This condo was it, located right on the beach, the pool is right there, just perfect.
We choose to eat most meals at the condo because it has a very nice bbq grill, and everything you would need to cook out. I cannot say much more than everyone else has already said. This is a perfect condo for a nice vacation. Anyone staying here would not be sorry.
Also Jean-Pierre recommended that we rent a car from Alizes car rental, that was great. They were the best I have rented from in a long time.
Once again thank you Thank you Jean-Pierre.
Robb from Michigan, USA May 2014
Stayed in January 2013 — We just returned from our week-long stay at this perfectly located condo and can’t thank Jean-Pierre and Sylvie enough for all of their help. It was very well situated, and we felt safe and very much at home. We traveled with three adult kids and there was plenty of room for us all to spread out, and they enjoyed their own private entrance. They easily made the short walk to the beach bars next door in the evening. We all enjoyed a challenging hike to the top of Pic Paradis at Loterie Farm, and the spectacular view made it worthwhile. We loved Anse Marcel beach while a member of our group went scuba diving with Octopus Diving in Grand Case. The kitchen was well equipped and allowed us to have most meals at home. The supermarket in Howell Center and another in Porto Cupecoy provided all we needed. We all had a wonderful time and would recommend this unit highly.
Lisa G. Jan 2014
Stayed in November 2013 — We spent 1 week at Palm Beach Duplex. We had a wonderful time there. Place is absolutely beautiful. Jean-Pierre and Sylvie took great care of us. We thinking of coming back again.
Kiro (email on request)
Kiro from USA Dec 2013
A 25th Anniversary to remember!
Stayed in August 2013 — We decided to spend our 25th Anniversary in St. Martin. We have never done a VRBO rental before and really didn’t know what to expect. First let me say that Jean Pierre was very quick to answer emails and questions. He provided us with a great guy (Claude) to rent a car from. And I would be amiss not to mention Sylvie! Claude was on the dot picking us up at the airport and he started our Anniversary week off on the right foot! Very nice man and even provided us with the official island “GPS”. aka map! Bwaahaa! Ms. Sylvie took care of us at the condo and is soo sweet! She helped me plan a nice little surprise for my Bride of 25 years!!! Thank you SOOO Much! I, somehow, was able to get the vase back home without breaking it! The condo looks just like the pictures! Steps from the beach. We had wonderful passion fruit Mimosas on the back deck. Wish I could post pics! We absolutely loved the condo and the community it is set in! The location for us was ideal. Minutes from downtown Marigot, the airport, and 15-20 from Orient Beach, and Grand Case. Dreams was a 2 minute walk down the beach as well a Ma Ti. Our top 3 restaurants: Lola 6 on Grand Case, this is on the Beach side of Skys the limit! $5 Rack of Ribs, ask for Madge who makes it all by hand! Pineapple Petes – Lobster Thermidor is a MUST! Bajatsu (sp) was also fantastic! And our fav bar is Sunbeach Clubber on Orient Bay. So back to the condo. An fyi for Americans. Get a Skype acct before you go!!! TRUST ME! If your bank happens to block your Credit Card a Skype call is pennies. A cell call is $18+! We spent a day trying to figure out how to call because I was too proud to ask Ms. Sylvie. Even after leaving. And making several Skype calls I still have $8 out of $10 on my acct left!!! The condo was very clean and well kept. Love the different room themes and the POP of color throughout. Community is gated and has security! Pool was clean. The view is absolutely breathtaking and we had a hard time leaving! Jean Pierre and Ms. Sylvie are a dream to work with and will help make a “25 Anniversary to Remember”! Thank you again for everything. You will be seeing us again!
Beachlovers from Augusta, GA/USA Oct 2013
Stayed in June 2013 — We enjoyed our week-long stay at the condo very much. The location is outstanding, right on the beach and very convenient to drive to nearby supermarkets, restaurants, and bakeries. Jean-Pierre and Sylvie were very helpful in answering questions and helping us rent a car from a local agency. It was equally easy to get to Marigot and Phillipsburg – roads were easy to navigate and most beaches were within a 25-minute drive. We had breakfast at the condo, then spent the afternoons/evenings exploring most of the island, visiting beaches, and trying different restaurants. As foodies, we found the French-side cuisine to be more to our liking, with fresh seafood and authentic flavors. The atmosphere was also more serene and beautiful, with less commercialization. The condo is true to the pictures – uniquely decorated and overall tidy. We wished the air conditioning in the living room was a little more powerful, as it got quite hot at times (even with the deck doors opened), and also wished we had a few more towels to use. Since there is no dryer, it was a little awkward to use wet towels with multiple showers or after beach outings, as they didn’t dry enough between uses. The condo complex was gated and felt safe, and although there were people around, it was always peaceful and quiet. We also appreciated the safe being available for our use. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it.
Adiasmurf Jun 2013
Nettle Bay Beach Club – The Palm Beach Villa
Stayed in April 2013 — We had a marvelous time at the condo with our two couples. The location just 10 yards from the water of Nettle Bay with a pool next to the condo provided the perfect site for us. The pictures posted of the condo are just what it looks like day and night. We found the patisserie just outside the front gate was a bonus for our foodie group. The location on St Martin was central to allow us to visit both Marigot (10 minutes) and Phillipsburg for restaurants and shopping. Jean-Pierre was very helpful prior to our arrival in lining up options for rental cars, restaurants, and having the delightful Sylvie meet us upon our arrival. the condo kitchen and grill on the deck provided us the ability to have meals out on the deck overlooking Marigot. We went to a different beach every day (all of them is no farther than 25 minutes away from the condo, then came home to the condo to relax, take a dip in the pool and decide which of the restaurants we wanted to try that evening. The pictures of the water on St Martin don’t do it justice, the clarity and color of the water is truly amazing. At the end of our stay we collectively weren’t ready to leave and will return to this great location.
Anonymous Apr 2013
Fantastic Place for a Family!
Stayed in March 2013 — We just got back from staying at this wonderful condo, and can’t say enough great things about it! Jean-Pierre and on-site manager, Sylvie, were very accommodating. With our family of four, they changed one of the beds into two twin beds just for them, and with two bathrooms it was a perfect size and layout for us.
We felt the location of this condo is one of the best on the Nettle Bay Beach Club property. It had the best views of the water, surrounding hills and bay, and the deck is perfectly situated for grilling and relaxing in this ideal setting. We took full advantage of the large, clean pool which was only steps away from the condo. The overall Nettle Bay Beach Club community was a perfect fit for us since it was a mix of permanent residents and renters, so it never felt crowded and noisy, just peaceful and relaxing.
We appreciated the gated security and always felt safe and secure. It’s also conveniently located so we could easily get to Marigot and Grand Case as well as the airport and the Dutch side. Since we’re from the US, we were concerned with outlets, but they had an adaptor strip there that accommodated all of our computers, phones, Ipads so we were able to stay connected to our family and friends throughout the week.
They also provided us with beach towels, beach umbrellas and chairs so we could avoid paying costly fees at any of the beaches on the island. Another convenience they provided was connecting us with a local car rental agency that picked us up at the airport and brought us right to the condo, so we didn’t have to navigate the island ourselves after stepping off the plane from a long day of flights.
Jean-Pierre and Sylvie were very responsive to any of our needs, and told us of the nearby supermarket and delicious bakery which really helped keep our costs low since we could prepare most of our meals at the condo. It was a perfect family-friendly place for teens and younger children. We hope to visit again soon. Thank you!
Karen & Joe / USA Apr 2013
Very nice location!
Stayed in February 2013 — We just completed our 9 days at the Palm Beach Duplex. We had a wonderful time and the accomodations were very cozy. The duplex is just meters from the beach and has a very nice view. Jean-Pierre, the owner responded quickly to our emails and Sylvie the propery manager was a very nice and accomodating person. She managed to purchase us beach chairs to use during our stay as well as a kettle so my wife could have her morning cup of tea. The living quarters are decent and the kitchen has everthing you need to prepare meals if you choose to stay home and cook. The property is secure and monitored by security guards. I would recommend this duplex as it is directly on the beach, has nice swimming pools and is close to restaurants and grocery stores.
The Canucks from Thunder Bay / Canada Feb 2013
La villa est superbe
Stayed in January 2013 — Bonjour,
Nous revenons tout juste de Saint Martin, où nous avions loué la villa duplex bay Nettle de Sylvie et Jean-Pierre. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour, l’île est fantastique, beaucoup de plages à découvrir, des habitants très accueillants, du rhum et encore pleins de choses.
La villa est superbe, les photos qu’il y a sur le site sont réelles. Les propriétaires sont des gens très sympathiques. Il y a tout le confort que l’on souhaite pour passer un séjour inoubliable avec un superbe accueil à notre arrivée.
Nous recommandons vivement cette villa et nous repasserons certainement par Sylvie et Jean-Pierre pour louer à nouveau sur l’île car nous n’avons pas eu le temps de tout faire en 10 jours.
Laëtitia, franck, Christophe et Stéphane
Stéphane G. / France Jan 2013
Very comfortable stay
Stayed in December 2012 — Just returned from our Christmas/New Year stay on St Martin. Can’t thank Jean-Pierre and Sylvie enough for making this stay very enjoyable. We stayed 11 nights at the condo with our 2 kids. Kids had fun playing outside and using pools while we set on the beautiful patio and enjoyed the views. This was our return visit to the island but the first stay at the Nettle Bay. We really loved the complex and the condo itself. The unit is clean and well furnished with enough room to spread out. There is bakery and several restaurants just a short walk away. This was like living in a French Village. We drove to a Friar’s bay and spent our days sunbathing and eating there. Jean-Pierre and Sylvie took time to answer our numerous emails and questions and everything was delivered as expected.
StMartinbest Jan 2013
A happy place
Stayed in December 2012 — True to the photographs, this place is full of character. My friends and I decided to take a chance on such a uniquely decorated place. Our decision paid off. We loved the condo and recommend it to anyone wanting to stay on St. Martin. The island is small so getting around is simple if you have a car. The accommodations were clean and both the manager and owner were helpful and attentive at arranging the details. If I were to stay in St. Martin again, I would choose this place again.
Kevin Dec 2012
Extraordinaire la villa, je recommande!
Stayed in November/December 2012 — Un endroit de paradis, vous rechercher la sécurité, la tranquillité, le son des vagues. La proximité de la plage ne chercher plus, vous l’avez trouvez. Près d’excellent restaurent français à proximité, cela donne une grande avantage.
La facilité de rejoindre les autres villages est facile car vous êtes très bien situés au centre de l’ile. Tous les services sont à proximité et possible de le faire à pieds en toute sécurité.. Situé de la cote de l’océan, vous aurez une petite brise venant de la mer, évitant moustique et chaleur accablante.
Et le service, à cet endroit l’accueil est irréprochable. Une charmante Sylvie vous accueil avec un magnifique sourire. Avec une disponibilité rapide pour toute demande spéciale, elle demeure à proximité. Elle est une guide très professionnelle car les endroits qu’elle nous a recommandé sont de qualité et répondait à nos demandes.
Jean-Pierre nous répondus très rapidement à mes demandes par email et ainsi s’assurer d’une garantie de qualité de ses services. Les photos représentent vraiment la réalité.
Surement que l’on va y retourner. Nous le recommandons sans aucun problème.
Surement que si vous avez des demandes spéciales n’hésitez pas à les rejoindre, surement qu’elle aura des amis pour combler vos besoins.
Réal / Quebec, Canada Dec 2012
Very good! I recomend!
Stayed in October 2012 — The condo is great. Located a few meters from the sea, where you can practice a great snorkel. In the neighborhood you have a good trade, with supermarket, pharmacy and a great bakery in the French style.
The facilities are very good, with everything you need for cooking. There is also wi-fi internet in good quality. The only problems we had was with the water from the second floor, which was very weak. But Sylvie said she will fix it.
Jean-Pierre has always responded promptly to emails and we were very well received by Sylvie, the manager, who is a very nice person. In short, I recommend!!
Paolo / Brazil Nov 2012