1BR / 1. 5BA goed uitgeruste Club-retraite voor veeleisende gasten. Stappen naar strand / zwembad
Captain Jon and Louise
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Beautiful and well maintained condo.
Our condo was beautifully appointed and well maintained. As part of a condominium development that was severely hit by Hurricane Irma, it is lovely to see all of the headway that has been made to the re-construction of the town homes and little condo building. The grounds are being re-planted, the homes are being re-built, the marina is slowly being re-built. The beach is slowly being re-done and will once again be pristine. (The area closer to the beach resort was maintained for patrons. The area in front of the town homes will be completed once the homes are finished.) Construction happens daily - starts after 8 am and is finishes around 3:30pm.
Our check in and check out experience was simple. Ingrid the on-site property manager was a dream. Any concerns or issues were handled deftly, promptly and with accuracy. Lorna provided twice weekly housekeeping services. She was thorough and efficient.
Services at the affiliated Coral Beach Resort were good. Terrific pool with waterfalls and a great view to the ocean. Resort staff were helpful. On-site car rental was easy and quick. Wellness Spa was a pleasant experience. The gym was well equipped although some equipment (weighted balls, ropes, mats and balancing balls) need to be replaced as they were worn. The gym is well used.
Sint Maarten/St. Martin is coming back from the devastation of the hurricane. The area around Oyster Pond and Bay (French and Dutch sides) is open for business. Fantastic restaurants (Infinity, Oasis and BHZ), new ones opening soon (Big Fish) and markets (Bread 'n Butter) . Delicious food, lovely people.
Orient Beach is booming. There are still areas that are destroyed and deserted as insurance claims in some places are still on-going. The restaurants and beach bars are making a come back with most being set back further from the water therefore widening the beach considerably.
Beach areas like Friar's Bay, Mullet Bay, Simpson Bay, Grand Case Beach, Indigo Beach and Philipsburg Boardwalk Beach are all beautifully maintained and clean. Yes, there are changes if you are a regular visitor to the island but the beauty of the island perseveres. Beach bars, restaurants and shops are making a come back. They love tourists.
Stores and shops on the French side seem to be struggling a bit more than on the Dutch side. The re-construction on the French side seems to be slower but that said the Marigot market is thriving, restaurants and bistros have re-opened and there are new ones, too.
Dear Lindsay & Mark! Thank you for your 5-star review culminating your 35-night extended stay at our condo! So glad you two enjoyed yourselves away from the north country cold and snow! Yes, the island is coming back and the locals eagerly welcome visitors from around the globe to the "Friendly Island" that is St. Maarten. With so much to enjoy island-wide, it's refreshing to have your perspective of the Oyster Bay/Dawn Beach area that includes the Dutch side, where you were, and also the French side which is a short drive or walk around to Bread and Butter, Mama's Pizza, the L'Oasis Restaurant. The Infinity Restaurant and Big Fish (Big Fish plans a grand re-opening soon!) just steps from the condo have always been among our guests' favorites!
We look forward to your return visit!
Warm tropical regards,
Jon & Louise
The condominium is very nice- spacious, open floor plan, modern appliances.
It is so well stocked- from bathrobes to snorkeling gear. Ingrid, the concierge, was very helpful.
At Coral Beach Club only 2 units are open- this one and a unit next door. All other units are boarded up and being renovated after Irma. This is a construction site- drilling into cement started around 7:00 AM - that was the loudest and most piercing noise. Workers, construction trucks are in the area during the day.
Ocean Beach Club is an easy jaunt away-about 1/4 mile. The pool there is very nice and they have a restaurant and bar. We did not book any trips through them, but their services were made available to us.
Dawn Beach at Ocean Beach Club was terrible when we were there. Seaweed was very deep and water was murky- not a pleasant site.
We ventured to Orient Beach, Pinel Island Beach and Grand Case. The latter was our favorite. These beaches are less than a 30 minute car drive.
We enjoyed St Maarten very much- and hope to return again!
We're delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed St. Maarten and our well-appointed condo, Marlene! Although a number of the units are nearing upgrade and renovation at CBC, it will take a little more time to return the entire private, gated community to pre-Irma conditions and workers are dedicated and determined to bring that about within the next few months. Progress is being made! With thirty-seven beaches on the island from which to choose, everyone seems to find their favorites and being situated in the Prince's Upper Quarter neighborhood of the island, some of the best, most renowned beaches are only a short distance away, as are many of the most sought-after traveler attractions. Our guests enjoy all the amenities of our sister resort, just steps away, when they book to stay at SeaStar #24. Guests that stayed at the condo just before you remarked that the bay and ocean waters were clear and they enjoyed snorkeling every day so we are unclear about the seaweed issue you reported (may have been an isolated occurence). While snorkeling, they found an unopened bottle of wine and a "ceramic art piece" which they donated to one of the local restaurants for display. We look forward to your return visit to our "Friendly Island" and will welcome you as our guests again!
Captain Jon & Louise
Great mid-winter getaway from the cold and snow of Wisconsin.
Seastar 24 was a very nice condo...well appointed and maintained.
Ingrid, local property concierge, was accommodating and helpful as were the owners Jon and Louise.
The island is slowly recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Irma but this will be a slow ongoing process for years to come.
Carribbean weather was terrific and we especially enjoyed the resort pool at Oyster Bay Beach Club ...just up the road from the condo.
Our favorite dinner spot was a small French restaurant right in the 'neighbor' called l'Oasis.
We enjoyed our visit!
Dear Tim & Joan,
We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at SeaStar24 and our sister resort, OBBR and the neighboring attractions in the Prince's Upper Quarter of the island.....including the renowned L'Oasis Restaurant just over the border on the French side (their bakery is awesome also!)
We look forward to your return visit!
Warm tropical regards,
Jon & Louise
Exceptional Stay! Surely Our New Go-To Accommodation
We've been coming to the island for many years, and we almost always stay in Oyster Bay. We were very happy to find SeaStar 24 on our last trip.
The condo is very nicely appointed, and it felt just like being home for the 2 weeks we were there. The kitchen has everything you need, the main bath shower is addictive, and the living space is large and comfortable - a couple kids and mom and dad could coexist peacefully! 🤣� The master bedroom is large, although I think the mattress might be nearing the end of its lifespan. However, that is no biggie! Additionally, having the laundry available and the pool close adds to the value and convenience. Be sure to note that the outdoor space is (as described ) a gallery.
The location in the property is nice, as you just drive right through the gate and you're home. It is on the main road into OBBR next door, so there's a lot of traffic if you like to have the windows open. But, if you're like us, you will have long since headed into Town or the beach by the time traffic gets heavier.
Of course, the location of the property to locations south (Town) and north (Grand Case or Orient Beach) makes it perfect. You're into Town in less than 10 minutes, and even Grand Case is not 20 minutes away. Dawn Beach has come back nicely, and chairs and umbrellas are now available there again. Everything you need for the beach is available in the condo. And, there is a great lil mini-grocery just on the other side of the bay or a full grocery just past Orient Bay.
Overall, there's a lot going on in Oyster Bay, although the Mama Pizza's location there is closed for now until the area gets more accommodations open. (The new Cupecoy location is open... but not as good.)
Another guest had commented on the noise, and, yes, there is a lot of construction noise. But, 1) it's mostly during the day when you're likely to be out-and-about; 2) not all that bad for the most part (lots of the heavy stuff is done); and 3) great to hear because it means the island is on the road to recovery after Irma.
Overall, we probably won't look elsewhere to stay when we come to the island, and Jon and Louise have already provided details for our summer stay and next holiday season. It's a great condo in our favorite area on our favorite island. Looking forward to our next stay.
No doubt, we highly recommend you consider SeaStar 24 for your next stay! (Unless, of course, it's when we want to be there. Haha!)
Thank you for your glowing feedback on your stay at our Condo SeaStar #24! We agree that the area provides easy access to town as well as the popular bays and beaches just to the north as well as the eateries (touted as among the best in the Caribbean). We're pleased that you have found your new "home" to come back to......and we look forward to having you two stay at Condo SeaStar #24 again!
The mattress was replaced in 2017 with an premium Euro-Plush mattress secured from a high-end distributor on the French side at the recommendation of our sister club's (OBBR) management, but we will check out its condition this summer and consider replacing it again with one that is perhaps a bit firmer and therefore more universally appealing to most guests. Note that there are two (2) boxsprings necessarily supporting the king-sized mattress; if could be that the velcro strip binding them together separated causing the sag in the middle. We are having housekeeping determine the cause at the next visit.
As repeat travelers to the island, we are happy to have your discerning feedback! Thank you for choosing to stay at CBC and SeaStar #24!
Warm tropical regards,
Jon & Louise
Beautiful accommodations....but too noisy for us
One of the nicest condos we have stayed in. It is appointed with top quality amenities, linens, is tastefully decorated and overall a lovely space to stay. If my review was purely based on the space, it would be 5 stars without a doubt.
However, we were looking for a quiet relaxing place to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Seastar was not it. It was one of the noisiest places we have ever stayed. The owners Jon and Louise were very responsive and even made a point to tell us how this was such a quiet relaxing place unlike other accommodations on the island. I understand the devastation of the hurricane, but that is not an excuse for misrepresenting your offering.
On arrival we were given a disclaimer to sign regarding some daytime construction noise, little did we know that daytime meant from 7am to 9pm 6 days a week! The disclosure also said the rates have been discounted, as this was our first stay on St. MAARTEN, we were not aware of the regular rates and did not book based on price as this was our 30th anniversary. This should have been disclosed prior to booking, not when we arrived)
The 4 foot wide aisle/balcony (The only place you could see the water (oyster pond, not the open ocean) was situated on a road where every vehicle that goes by feels the necessity to honk their horn either at the men working directly below or the security guard located 500 feet up the road! We were allowed to utilize another deck at an under construction unit which made our time outdoors better The beach which is shown in the photos with pristine sand and rows of lounge chairs with umbrellas did not exist. The area where the photo shows is littered with seaweed and the only chairs are at Oyster bay Resort (which we had access to if we wanted).
The disclaimer we were giving on arrival also informed us that we would only receive maid service twice per week rather than daily. This was not an issue for us, however we did not see a maid for the entire week. In short, lovely condo...but misrepresented.As a former resort owner, accurate representation with no surprises is the basis for a sustainable business.
Won't be returing.
We do thank you for your first-impression five-star rating of our condo and its appointments and amenities on one of the most sought-after areas on the island!!
With so many people delighted to return to St. Maarten and our place at substantial discounted published rates for 2018 through July 2019---we are sorry you were disappointed in staying with us. Our guests, including a delightful couple who stayed with us in early-December, have expressed interest in "coming back" to their favorite island, our place and their favorite beaches preferring the cleanliness, security, safety and REAL VALUE of staying with us. Our on-site management team, reception/concierge and housekeeping staff go out of their way to help ensure each guest has a positive experience and reported they made special provisions for you for certain requests you made. We did confirm that the housekeeping service was provided twice a week as is stated on our website and the VRBO Homeaway Hospitality APP during your stay. The island locals are extremely friendly and their exuberance is often expressed by horn beeping acknowledgement to those they know or with whom they are working. We are delighted to have learned that the local Big Fish Restaurant's renovation has accelerated into high gear and is expected to be open in January---likely the cause for some isolated extended hours for renovation during your stay. While we encourage our guests to ask questions after they thoroughly review our site and utilize the Hospitality App for helpful information---both which incidentally did explain that while the island continues to undergo renovations our rates are 65%+ lower than in previous years, and there might be some intermittent construction traffic, etc. We encourage but cannot insist guests make use of the helpful free APP which is why the arrival disclaimer only REPEATS this information contained within it. Gary, there was no misrepresentation as you suggested at all. Our 12" thick concrete walls preclude exterior noise being heard indoors, and our three-sided balcony/gallery (as described, it is not a lanai) does provide lovely views of the lush mountainside, the landscaped grounds and courtyard just outside, and the northeast view of Oyster Bay. We do hope you will consider returning to our "Friendly Island" at another time to discover why others come back and stay at SeaStar #24, year after year!
With kind regards,
Jon & Louise
Our stay could not have been better. The location, the views, the people at the residence were great
Our trip to St Maarten and stay at Coral Beach Club was fantastic. The accommodations were not only luxurious but situated in the beautiful Oyster Bay on Dawn Beach. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting. Hope to return for a repeat experience. Our host was extremely gracious and offered extensive information about all of the island opportunities on both the French and Dutch sides. Toured the entire island, from the Rainforest Zip Line to snokling over ocean coral reefs. We highly recommend Coral Beach Club Sea Star 24.
Dear Michael and Lorna! Thank you for your review of SeaStar #24 at CBC! We are so pleased you two enjoyed yourselves on the island and at our condo! One of the major reasons we chose this location for our island escape---was the LOCATION! Ideally situated on the windward east coast of St. Maarten, just minutes from the French side, our guests enjoy two beautiful pools, a number of restaurants and all the conveniences of home plus in-condo laundry, a wine cooler and high-end kitchen amenities, a deluxe king bed and air conditioning throughout every room in the condo. Sounds like you found your way around the island and were able to enjoy some of the island's best attractions and restaurants! We look forward to your return visit!!!
Warm tropical regards,
Jon & Louise
Deze luxe 5-sterren Condo met 1 slaapkamer en een kingsize bed in de grote slaapkamer en een queensize slaapbank in de woonkamer is ideaal voor stellen, stelletjes met jonge kinderen, en ligt aan Coral Beach Club op Dawn Beach. 55+ plus ontspannen uitstapjes, au pair / oppas opties, familiebijeenkomsten, en individuen die behoefte hebben aan een pauze van het lawaai en haast het dagelijks leven geserveerd!
Condo Sea Star # 24, met 1.047 vierkante voet leefruimte, geniet van verbondenheid met een andere beachclub met gasttoegang tot zwembad aan de oceaan, restaurant, fitnesscentrum en lessen en ondertekening van privileges voor eten en drinken op het strand van een van de favorieten strandcateringrestaurants en uitgaansgelegenheden in de avond. De nabijheid van spa-faciliteiten, de Marina en Dawn Beach voor excursies naar naburige eilanden, dagelijkse veerboot naar Pinel Island, plus een korte rit naar CarreFour (voorheen Grand Marche) in Philipsburg, Fresh Market, Cost-U-Less en andere winkels voor de dagelijkse boodschappen en een paar specialiteitenmarkten.
Gasten genieten van de zip-lining-avonturen, paardrijden op het strand van Galion, ontbijten in La Sucrere in Simpson Bay, winkelen in Front Street in Philipsburg, watersporten en snorkelen op een van de 37 stranden, zonnebaden door een natuurdeskundige en zwemmen in een voor iedereen toegankelijke crescent- gevormd 1. 5 mijl lange strook van wit zandstrand, duiken en / of lessen in een door PADI goedgekeurd trainingscentrum en baai, kijken naar de vliegtuigen komen en vertrekken in de buurt van de Princess Julianna International Airport, en de vele casino's, bars en restaurants over het hele eiland. Ongeacht uw interesses, vindt u uw eigen bron van perfecte betovering, entertainment en ontspanning op het "Friendly Island" dat Sint Maarten / St. Martin.
Om te snorkelen fans, pak je spullen op de bodem van je koffer! Aangezien er een PRIVATE moderne multi-cycle wasmachine en droger in de condo is voor exclusief gebruik, hoeft u niet te oververpakken! Aanbevolen kleding is katoenen / linnen casual of sportkleding, zelfs om uit eten te gaan in de meeste restaurants.
Premium voorzieningen zijn aanwezig (L'Occitane Verbena shampoo, conditioner, zeep, douchegel, body lotion), een volledig uitgeruste keuken (inclusief Wusthof bestek, selecteer specerijen, kruiden en een paar andere gemak items). Vier strandstoelen, een parasol, koeler, zandkar en strandlakens zijn voorzien voor uw gebruik op het hele eiland, Styrofoam "noedels" om rond te dobberen in het water op een van de 37 stranden hier of het semi-privé zwembad met uitzicht op de haven . Strandstoelen, parasol en eten om te gaan zijn beschikbaar op veel van de stranden (toeslag + tip aanbevolen om de persoon op te zetten). Private gas grill is voorzien voor uw exclusieve gebruik tijdens uw verblijf. (Alle risico's met betrekking tot het gebruik van gasgrill zijn voor rekening van de gebruikers en gebruikers houden eigenaren en agenten schadeloos voor eventuele schade of letsel die is opgelopen tijdens het gebruik van de grill.)