Romantic beach getaway at Nettle Bay Beach Club. The pristine water and sandy beach of Nettle Bay Beach are right at your doorstep: the private deck has frontal sea views and direct access to the beach. The Beach Tulip is a ground floor unit at a quiet corner of the beach club, ideal for any couple seeking sun, sand and the sea!
Offer: Get 1 night free when you book 7 nights or more!
Year’s weeks excepted.
NEW!!! A kayak is now available at the Beach Tulip for
free use of Beach Tulip’s guests
This romantic beachfront rental in Nettle Bay is a fully
renovated 1-bedroom condo directly on the beach. It is located in
the gated beachfront community of Nettle Bay
Beach Club (NBBC) on 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. The Beach Club is divided into four
identical sections, each endowed with a large
seaside swimming pool. The Beach Tulip is at the end
of a unit block/row, so you are tucked away a bit and somewhat more
secluded than other units at NBBC.
Nettle Bay is a low-key village just 1.5 miles outside of
Marigot, the French capital, and half way between the town and the
upscale villa community of Terres Basses. Several shops, a grocery
store, supermarket and French bakery are situated just across the
street from NBBC’s entrance.
Besides large communal swimming pools, the NBBC offers a number
of facilities on site, such as tennis courts, secured entrance
gate, 24 h security and gated parking. Beach bar restaurants are in
immediate vicinity and can be reached on foot. The condo
itself comes with a relaxing, very well equipped spacious
beach-side deck, just a few feet from the water.
Beach Tulip’s Highlight: Private beach-side deck 20 ft
from the Water
- You are right on the beach; feet in the sand!
- The deck has frontal views of the beach and Caribbean
- Super comfortable modern lounge seating area
- Comfortable lounge chairs for sunbathing and a swing chair with
- Dining area for 4
- A moveable sturdy umbrella provides shade
- A full size BBQ grill (Weber)
- NEW! ONE KAYAK
AVAILABLE – FOR FREE USE FOR GUESTS
- Direct access to the beach right from the
- The condo is at the end of a bungalow row, so it is more
seclusion than other units at NBBC.
Modern Comfort Inside
This unit, no. 2020 at Nettle Bay beach Club, has 70 m² or 754
sq ft and was fully renovated and newly renovated this year with
all new furniture, bedding, new bathrooms and a customized
kitchen. It offers many luxury amenities and blends a modern,
elegant European style accented by bright Caribbean colors. Note
that Beach Tulip is a non-smoking unit. Smoking only permitted
Entertainment and Conveniences
- Living room opens to the deck and has beach view
- Fully air-conditioned (living room and bedroom)
- Bose Sound Dock for iPhone (until 4) and iPod
- Wide screen TV in both, living room and bedroom
- Satellite with European and a few US channels
- Dining room for 6 guests, and a sitting area – both overlook
- Free WiFi Internet (bring your laptop/notebook/iPad)
Modern Custom-Built Kitchen
- Double door refrigerator with freezer, ice maker
- 4-ring glass hob with kitchen range
- Oven (stainless steel)
- Coffee maker, toaster, blender
- Glassware, crockery, cutlery, a variety of pots & pans and
- A few pantry items
- Washing machine
One Bedroom with King Bed and Two Bathrooms
Beach Tulip is best to enjoy for one couple,
yet there is the possibility to sleep 1 or 2 additional guests on
the convertible couch in the living room (surcharge
applies). The bedroom offers a King size bed
with mosaic stone headboard, a large flat screen
TV, closets and air-conditioning.
Bathroom 1 is a shower room with single sink & vanity,
mirrors, hair-dryer and a newly renovated shower.
Bathroom 2 has a toilet and sink (no shower).
Services at the Beach Tulip
Quality bath & beach towels and linens are provided.
Housekeeping (cleaning) on check-out day is included with your
weekly rental. Housekeeping with change of linens is offered once
per week for free when booking more than 7 nights. Additional
(daily) maid service is optional and available on request for a
fee. On your request, a high chair and baby bed/cot is available at
The same owner/agent offers more rentals on Nettle Bay, located
at Nettle Bay Beach Club, e.g. the Monte Cristo or Bora Bora (as agent). On the Dutch
side of St. Maarten, he rents out a magnificent condo on
Cupecoy The White Pearl.
More on Location
The Beach Tulip at the gated beachfront community of
Nettle Bay Beach Club is located southwest of
French St. Martin, half way between Terres Basses and Marigot. The
Beach Club with its 4 swimming pools and 3 tennis
courts is secured by 24h security patrol
and has 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 on
Nettle Bay are a short walk away: Ma Ti Beach, The Dreams (also a
venue for life music), Le Sand, and Layla’s Beach Bar.
Nettle Bay is a convenient location for people who look for an
active vacation without going far: It is about 2
km or 1.5 miles outside of St. Martin’s laid-back capital of
Marigot, good for shopping and sightseeing. A 5-10
min drive to the opposite direction takes you to Dutch St.
Maarten’s attractions in the Cupecoy and Maho
area, popular for the vibrant nightlife, bars, casinos, duty free
shopping and wonderful dining.
The Beach Tulip is ideal for any couple looking for an
attractive place right on the beach and close to
everything one needs for a great relaxing time. The condo sits on
the sand, and the convenient location provides easy access to
island attractions, shopping, restaurants, beach bars, and
Un mot: Superbe!
Condo bien équipé, il manque de rien, de plus il est très bien décoré par Martine et Jean-Pierre, des hôtes (et propriétaires) hors pair! Directement sur la plage. Dans le condo et sur la terrasse, tout est très bien entretenu, et remplacé aussitôt lorsque nécessaire. Très propre et chaleureux. À recommander sans hésitation. Nous avons tellement aimé que nous comptons y retourner pour un séjour de 3 semaines. Merci!
Ldamel, Montreal, Canada Jan 2017
Our vacation is so important to us and our week was perfect. Martine and Jean- Pierre are wonderful hosts. The 5 stars are not enough! All reviews are very accurate. We already miss the sound of the water right outside our door and the warmth of the French people. We thank you Martine and Jean-Pierre for sharing Beach Tulip. It is all perfect…..
Pamela H., Odi, Ohio, USA Jan 2017
We booked our vacation in St. Martin in March 2016 with December travel dates and I remember being somewhat concerned upfront about whether the property would be what we expected when we arrived. It was all that and then some. Jean-Pierre and Martine are amazing hosts. They made us feel very welcome and provided us with many recommendations of what to see, do and where to dine – both before we arrived and upon arrival. They were always prompt in responding to our inquiries and put our minds at ease from the start. The condo is well equipped with everything you need and more. They have thought of everything to make your stay most enjoyable. The Nettle Bay Beach Club is ideally located – in close proximity to great restaurants, a fabulous patisserie, and the local grocery store (the Monop) whose merchandise comes directly from France – the quality of products is fantastic. We enjoyed the fact that the beach club is quiet (not crowded like others appeared to be), we were a mere 20 feet to the Caribbean Sea where we enjoyed walking on the sand beaches and swimming and snorkeling at our doorstep (literally). I would highly recommend! Thanks again Jean-Pierre and Martine for a wonderful experience. This was our 25th wedding anniversary celebration and a very special experience for us. Merci.
Mara-Lee M. Dec 2016
Beach Tulip was really lovely
The 1 bedroom condo was literally right on the beach in the Nettle Bay beach club. Very close to Marigot. The condo was really nicely decorated and clean and had everything you could possibly need. From power strips, snorkeling gear, plenty of towels and amenities, good cooking equipment and really nice appliances. Please Jean-Pierre and Martine were two of the nicest hosts we’ve ever had. They were super responsive and spent a lot of time with us to explain everything and gave us great recos for dinner. It was really nice as they knew specific details about restaurants and had great ideas on beaches and places to go. They are super delightful people and just excellent hosts.
Ron Park Rockville, MD, USA Dec 2016
The Beach Tulip is a wonderful 1 bedroom rental in the Nettle Bay Beach Club (NBBC) gated community. Part of this is due to the location of the unit and the care that NBBC takes of the entire complex. But mostly this specific unit is great due to the attention to detail by Martine and Jean-Pierre. They truly want their guests to have a care-free and relaxed vacation. The communication before our trip including maps, directions, restaurant suggestions and possible activities was much appreciated. The unit is immaculate and obviously well attended to and upgraded as needed. The furniture in all rooms and the deck appears to be new and all appliances and fixtures (lights, plumbing, etc.) are in good working order. The kitchen is well equipped and the appliances are new.
This was our 3rd visit to St Martin but our first visit with Martine and Jean-Pierre. When (not if) we return we will definitely try and stay in this unit. And if not this unit then another property that is owned or managed by them. If their name and picture is associated with the rental, my guess is that you will be happy. Also, make sure you try Mezza Luna restaurant (next door to NBBC), the bakery (across the street from NBBC), Tropicana restaurant (our new favorite) and take a ride on the Arawak Catamaran that is part of Blue Beard Charters!
Thanks again Martine and Jean-Pierre and see you next year!!
Charlie B., Fort Thomas, KY Nov 2016
Beautiful unit with perfect hosts!
Beach Tulip is modern, clean and comfortable. The view from the deck is gorgeous! Jean-Pierre and Martine are perfect hosts that consider every detail! Emails were answered immediately and thoroughly. It was easy to find with Jean-Pierre’s great descriptive directions. Everything you need for the beach was provided including beach chairs, towels, umbrella, pool noodles, and even an insulated bag! Jean-Pierre and Martine truly want their guests to enjoy their stay. Thank you for your hospitality Jean-Pierre and Martine!!
Kelly Hamilton, Greensboro Oct 2016
A little piece of paradise
My partner and I traveled to St Marteen to celebrate our birthday in September. Jean-Pierre and Martine was extremely helpful with our planning in the weeks leading up to the trip, and after meeting in person for a quick hello and an overview of the island highlights, they left us to enjoy their little slice of heaven. The condo could not be more beautiful. It is perfectly appointed and felt like our own little luxurious home to return to each afternoon. The bedroom in the back is perfect for afternoon naps, assuming you can get out of the comfy deck chairs! The kitchen and living room are flooded with light, and Martine did an incredible job with the decorations! We tried many of their restaurant and beach recommendations and were never disappointed! Overall, we could not be happier with our stay. Thank you Jean-Pierre & Martine!
Shane Krobisch Sep 2016
Fantastic Property and Dream Vacation
My partner and I couldn’t have been more satisfied with the condo or the owners who were extremely thoughtful and gracious. John-Pierre and Martine were very responsive when making the rental arrangements and met us at the agreed upon times. They had prepared resource guides for the condo, electronics, internet, recreational activities, shopping, grocery stores, and so much more that gave us a local islanders understanding of where to go and what to do, truly helpful.
As to the property, we couldn’t have been happier. The beach and ocean is right at the edge of the patio as is one of the several pools on the property. There is an inexpensive yet delicious bakery and multiple restaurants within walking distance which we enjoyed on several occasions. The condo is beautifully furnished, much nicer than 4 and 5 star hotels that we’ve stayed in, and it has already inspired a few changes in our home. They anticipated all of our dishware, cooking, utensil and glass ware needs. The two US standard electrical outlets was a huge convenience. The condo is secured by a gate, and the unit also has a safe. We found Nettle Bay to be perfectly located for our trip: Baie Rouge was a 5 minute drive; Friar’s Bay and Mullet Bay (Dutch Side) are about 15 minutes by car.
If you want to confidently book a great condo for a relaxing and stress free vacation, I would highly recommend staying with John-Pierre and Martine, they are thoughtful people who want your stay to be a great experience. Expectations exceed, thank you.
Heather R., Fircrest, Washington Sep 2016
Vacation of a Lifetime in a Perfect Setting
When we arrived at the condo we could see it was just as wonderful as the pictures represent. Jean-Pierre and Martine showed us all of the amenities offered at the condo when we arrived. It was like home away from home and then some. Everything is so clean, which is important to us. As other reviews have stated, the condo is conveniently located close to a french bakery and some of the best restaurants on the island. We hope to return in a couple of years and when we do we plan on staying at the Beach Tulip again.
Joe and Lisa Simmers
Joseph S. Aug 2016
Sleek, Clean, Modern, Bright Beachfront Property
Where to begin! My husband and I stayed at the French tulip for our honeymoon. We had an amazing stay at the condo. Jean-Pierre and Martin are so inviting and helpful with all of their knowledge about the island. Even after we initially met them, they were available to answer any questions we had. The condo is exactly as you see in the photos in a gated beach condo community. Modern, Bright, Clean, Tastefully Decorated are a few words that come to mind. Appliances are all brand new and top of the line. Jean-Pierre and Martin also had beach chairs, beach noodles, snorkeling masks, and other useful beach necessities available to us in the condo. The ocean is steps away from your patio and if you’d rather go to the pool that’s about 100 or so feet away as well. The view of Marigot at sunrise and dusk on the patio are breath taking! The patio is also perfect for seeing the occasional rain cloud roll in. Mezza Luna, a restaurant not far from the condo had exceptional service (the waitress was very patient with us since we didn’t speak French), the food was just as exceptional especially the pizza! One of the many activities we did was zip lining at Loterie Farms, which was not far from the condo. During our last couple days at the condo, we discovered a great breakfast cafe in Simpson Bay called Cafe Atlantico. If you’re looking for some American type breakfast options, this is the place to go for breakfast (French Toast was amazing). All in all, you cannot go wrong staying at this condo, it is beautiful. Jean-Pierre and Martin take excellent care of their properties and are the friendliest vacation rental owners we have come across here on VRBO. We would not hesitate to highly recommend this condo or one of the other properties that Jean-Pierre and Martin own to anyone. Thank you Jean-Pierre and Martin for making our honeymoon all that we could’ve imagined and more!
Taylor Niedzwiecki Jul 2016
Beach Tulip was Perfect!
Beach Tulip was just as described and so much more. Jean Pierre and Martine took the time to meet us and take us to the Villa and go through everything with us. I just loved the bright decor and Martine’s choices for decorating.I highly recommend this rental. The location is great with lots of choices in restaurants a short drive away and a couple within walking distance. We ate at the bakery each day for breakfast and picked up sandwiches one day to take to the beach.I can’t add anymore to what has already been said. We really loved sitting outside at night, listening to the waves and gazing at the stars.We have been to SXM 3 times and we’d stay at Beach Tulip again,without another thought.
Allie from Newfoundland Jul 2016
Fourth time around and not the last
What can we add to all the wonderfully positive reviews posted for Beach Tulip, other than they are all very true. We have travelled to many corners of the world and rarely return to the same place, there always seems to be some disappointment. Not at Beach Tulip. Every time has been a delightful surprise. Jean Pierre and Martine are constantly improving and renovating even down to the smallest details. We found all new outdoor furniture, new lounge chair, sofa and dining set this visit, believe me the previous ones were not that old. Very few owners invest in making the unit so comfortable and pleasant. Everything is of top quality and most importantly it is immaculately clean. We wonder if anyone has lived in the unit in between our visits…
Martine and Jean Pierre are fabulous hosts, they will attend to any of your needs. I had a small medical issue, phoned Martine to ask if she could recommend an eye doctor, well…I hardly had time to jump in my jeans in time for my appointment 30 minutes later. They are well connected on the island and everyone loves them. They love their island, they love Beach Tulip, you can feel that, and they will love to give “their best” to you.
Encore merci pour un séjour fantastique. A bientôt . We shall return Sophie and Jaap
Sophie & Jaap, St. Augustine Jun 2016
Perfect, perfect for family of 3
We need more than 5 stars! We just returned to Toronto from our 11 day vacation in June 2016 and we can’t say enough great things about the Beach Tulip and Jean-Pierre and Martine. The apartment is immaculately clean and looks exactly like the pictures. The beach is literally outside of your door. The appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave) are high end and work beautifully. Espresso machine too. Martine leaves an abundance of good quality towels for indoor and beach use. Lots of good hangers are in the closet so don’t pack any! The washer is great and Martine provides the pods. There are beach chairs / beach umbrella and noodles for your use to take with you to the various island beaches. There is a cooler bag too. There is a hair dryer and curling iron/straightener so no need to bring any of that! The linens for the king size bed and the sleeper sofa are good and clean. The Wifi was perfect for our 9 year old and there is Netflix so a night in for movie night was enjoyed! The pool was clean and warm (bit deep if you have little ones) and we did enjoy snorkelling from the 3 beaches right outside our doors. There are locals who live in this complex too which was great for chatting by the pool and learning more about the island. As for the location; this place is perfect if you like to explore the island. Really close to Marigot (3-5 minute drive). There are 3 restaurants that you can walk to along the beach. The local bakery was great for morning coffee and lovely croissants (knew my husband’s name after 2 days! Owner used to live in Toronto!). Jean-Pierre and Martine leave a “book” in the unit that has maps, information and restaurant recommendations. This is great information and use their name when booking meals as they are very well known and respected on the island. Please, please go to Tropicana in the Marigot marina. Best food and service on the French side! Nearby Mezza Luna is also fantastic with the loveliest staff (you can take-out and the sausage pizza was my son’s favourite!). Jean-Pierre and Martine are available if you need anything (our bedroom air unit broke and they had it replaced with a new one in a matter of hours with no inconvenience to us at all). They are truly two of the nicest and warmest people we have ever met. We had no complaints, only compliments and our family will be definitely be back to stay at Beach Tulip!
Andrea C. Jun 2016
Beach Tulip at Nettle Bay Beach Club; best of everything
My 9 year old son, husband and I just returned from 11 days at the Beach Tulip apartment on the beach. I need more stars!! Jean-Pierre and Martine are so organized, welcoming and have thought of everything for your stay. This place is immaculate! There are an abundance of nice towels, the linens are great, beach chairs to take out to the many beaches, a cooler, the fridge and appliances are Bosch. The location is great for accessing Marigot, Grand Case, Bay Rouge and near to the airport (but not too close!). We could swim from the beach 30 feet from our door or use the pool anytime (so clean) Fall asleep to the sound of waves; so relaxing!. Several great restaurants within walking distance too. We are booking this unit again!
Andrea C., Toronto, Canada Jun 2016
My husband and I just returned from an extraordinary one week vacation in St. Maarten. I spent a lot of time researching to find just “the perfect place” for us. We booked the “Tulip Beach Condo” at the Nettle bay Beach Club. From the moment we made contact with Jean-Pierre and Martine it set my mind at ease. They were very helpful and knowledgable about the island. It was our first time booking with VRBO and we were very pleased with the outcome. Jean-Pierre and Martine met us near the hotel at one of their favorite restaurants called Mezza Luna. They gave us our key and told us all about the nearby restaurants and sights to see. When we entered the condo we could not believe how beautiful it was. The layout and decor was amazing. Jean-Pierre and Martine took special care to make sure the condo was perfect! It was immaculate and very well appointed. They paid special attention to detail, even chilling a lovely bottle of champagne and two glasses for us! There was not one thing we needed. They had thought of everything. The terrace, the view, the beach, the pool, everything was incredible. To fall asleep with the sound of waves and a nice breeze was spectacular. Our only regret was that we did not book longer. We could have stayed at this perfect, centrally located condo forever. It is located in The Nettle Bay Beach Club, a very safe gated community near restaurants. We especially loved the patio where you could lounge and watch the sunsets. This accommodation gets a 5 star+ in our books. We won’t stay anywhere else when we return to St. Maarten. It’s paradise! Thank you Jean-Pierre and Martine! You treated us like family and made our stay something we will never forget!
Iori, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada Jun 2016
Amazing Time at Beach Tulip (Nettle Bay)
We had the most amazing vacation while staying at Beach Tulip. Martine and Jean-Pierre are wonderful people and made every effort to make our stay a pleasant one. The back of the condo is literally steps to the beautiful ocean, and several chairs and loungers are available to take in the sunrise and bathe in the warm weather. Views are incredible. The neighbors cat Tommy was also very welcoming 😀 The interior of this property is simply beautiful. Every step is made to make you feel at home. Beautiful full kitchen with a dining table for those who like to take a few meals at home. The lounge is very comfortable and a tv with movie box is provided for when you just want to stay in and relax. The bedroom is very comfortable with lots of storage space for all your garments. We loved the fact that you could fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves. Jean-Pierre and Martine gave us nany recommendations for places to eat. The bakery acoss the street is superb. Sarafina is in the town of Marigot and sells the most delicious wheat and walnut bread. Messa Luna (Italian) was very good and we ate there several times. Two other restaurants were within walking distance via the beach. Ma Ti has several meals to tempt your pallet and the waitresses are so so sweet. Dreams is also along the beach but we never made it past Ma Ti. The island is beautiful and the beaches never disappointed. Very friendly people everywhere you go. We drove around the island several times but must admit we loved the France side the most. Food is better, beaches are better, and you get some peace and quiet. Lotery Farm was fun also. The serve amazing food and extreme zip lining is a must. Watching planes land just over Maho Beach was breath taking. Not to mention the individuals who wanted to experience the jet blast as planes took off from the end of the runway. Incredibly dangerous and incredibly interesting to watch. We loved this vacation so much we plan to go back before the years out. I would recommend this property hands down for location, and all the comforts of home. Our stay was 10 – 18 May, 2016
Brenda Jones May 2016
The property, location, and experience were beautiful.
My husband and I spend 6 days at Beach Tulip on Nettle Bay. The property is as lovely as the photographs show. There are many special and personal touches that are not often found in rental properties. The colors are carefully chosen to match throughout the apartment. The kitchen is very well equipped as is the rest of the apartment. The apartment is very clean and fresh. The location is stunning. The water can be a deep blue to almost a neon turquoise. We swam each day off the beach. The rocks in front of the property are teaming with fish. I found more fish in this small location, than on many of the other advertised snorkeling locations. Martine and Jean-Pierre are gracious hosts. They spent a few minutes with us to explain the amenities of the property as well as their favorite places on the island. There are 4 restaurants within walking distance, The Sand, The Dream, Ma Ti Beach, and Mezza Luna. We tried all and loved each one. St. Martin has no shortage of restaurants, but we enjoyed walking right from our apartment. Martine and Jean-Pierre were responsive to our requests. They never steered us wrong! We bumped into them almost every day and enjoyed a few minutes to chat and talk about our adventures. We feel we have made two new friends. My husband and I are already planning our next trip to St. Martin. We have no desire to stay anywhere but on Beach Tulip and to visit again with Martine and Jean-Pierre.
Judy N. May 2016
The Perfect Beach Paradise
My husband and I spent the first half of our honeymoon at Beach Tulip. We loved it so much that we did not want to leave to go to the next place! Jean-Pierre was great at answering any questions we had throughout the booking process and before our departure from Canada we received a great description of the property, directions to get there, etc. which left us feeling very comfortable. When we arrived, Jean-Pierre and Martine gave us such a friendly welcoming and truly made us feel right at home in their condo. They went through everything we needed to know about the Condo and they left us a binder full of very useful information – sightseeing, restaurants, maps, contact info, etc. The condo was SPOTLESS. It was very obvious that they take great care of their properties. The beach is literally right off the back deck and the ocean just steps away! A very quiet and peaceful beach which we pretty much had to ourselves the entire time. If you want more action, there’s a restaurant/bar and busier beach you can walk to (3 min. walk). I would highly recommend Beach Tulip for any couple looking for an oasis on the beach!! My husband and I definitely stay here on our next trip to SXM!
Jenny G. May 2016
Charming apartment with incredible view
We have visited St. Marten four times and have finally found the best place to stay. The photos represent the apartment accurately. It’s immaculately clean, whimsically decorated and is steps from the sea. The owners Martine and Jean-Pierre are warm and helpful. We look forward to seeing them next year!
Cher E., Charlotte, NC Mar 2016
Beach Tulip is a Gem!
Stayed in February 2016 — We were delighted with every aspect of our stay at this property. The owners Jean-Pierre and Martine were wonderful to deal with. The condo was beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, and offered every amenity one could need. They even left us a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator as we checked in on Valentines Day. After staying in the complex for a week, we were quite convinced that this condo and the two adjacent were the most ideally located in the complex and were the most beautifully maintained. The ocean shore is literally 20 feet from the front of the deck in front of the unit. A lovely freshwater pool is located just 20 yards away in another direction. The complex is quiet and very relaxed and it often feels like you have most of the place to yourself. The owners stopped by several times during the week to make sure we were enjoying our stay. They were never intrusive. The condo complex has controlled access and 24 hour security which we appreciated. We felt safe in the complex and walking nearby at night, but one would be wise not to head to far toward Marigot. The area changes quite markedly just a half mile down the road. Walking in the other direction it’s an easy walk to Baie Rouge which is a lovely beach that is not nearly as crowded as some of the more famous beaches on the island.
We found several nice restaurants within easy walking distance and enjoyed meals at several of them. The Parisianne bakery just across the street is a special treat. If you want lots of night life you may want to consider somewhere else on the Dutch side, it gets pretty quiet after dark over at Nettle Bay, but if you need to recharge by sleeping in and lounging in the sun, this is a great place to do just that. We highly recommend this property.
William B. Feb 2016
Great Rental and Superb location!
Stayed in February 2016 — We have just returned from having rented this wonderful place right on the beach! It was very clean, updated and the owners were very welcoming! They had suggestions of places to see, where to eat and the condo had everything that you need in the kitchen and bathroom right down to a curling/flat iron! Coming from Canada we didn’t need any adapters as they had two North American plugs where we could plug in our cell phone or any other electronic device. There was even “goodies” in the fridge and homemade cookies upon our arrival! I have already recommended this place to several of our friends. Merci to Jean-Pierre et Martine the owners! We hope to see you again in the future!!
Margo, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Feb 2016
Everything you expect it to be, and more
Stayed in January 2016 — The reviews of Beach Tulip are deservedly stellar. From the exceptionally helpful hosts–Jean-Pierre and Martine–to the immaculate, well-appointed unit itself, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value and a more beautiful place to stay. Although the unit itself is outstanding, the location may be its best feature. Within the Nettle Bay Beach Club it has an ideal location (looking at satellite imagery–the end unit of the left hand leg of the second horseshoe from the left), 50 feet from the water, away from any street or people noise (you’ll only hear waves), with a great view across the bay to Marigot. Immediately adjacent to the NBCC are five superb restaurants, allowing you to dine out every evening if desired without having to drive. Three (Mai Ti, Dreams, and Le Sand) are just up the beach from Beach Tulip and all have a beautiful beach front setting. Although next to each other, they each have distinct menus and ambiance. In the other direction, Mezza Luna (Italian–beachfront)) and Le Cigale (French-lagoon side) are also excellent. Jean-Pierre also recommends restaurants in Marigot and Grand Case. Tropicana in Marigot was great and, thanks to Jean-Pierre, the owner ensured we had a lagoon front table. Finally, considering the island as a whole, the NBCC area is relatively sedate and free of the cruise ship hoards, late night partiers, and traffic found elsewhere. We had a great time going to Orient Beach, Grand Case, Maho, and the like–all well worth it–but welcomed returning to our quiet piece of paradise every day.
Kevin S. Feb 2016
Stayed in January 2016 — We highly recommend staying here! Jean-Pierre & Martine are extraordinary & great hosts. From the ease of the reservation process, to sending a detailed email with recommendations of activities, restaurants, car rentals to help plan our trip, to a nice welcome upon our arrival-they even brought us croissants for our first morning’s breakfast. The condo was great! Very clean, comfortable bed, updated kitchen, comfortable living accommodations and best of all is located steps from the beach with a remarkable view. We had a great week!
Jill R. Feb 2016
Lovely accommodation, great location and superb hosts!
Stayed in November 2015 — We really loved this condo and its location. The bed and furniture are all comfortable, the place is exceptionally clean, the appliances are excellent as are all the plates/glasses/cutlery etc. No Garage Sale or Thrift store purchases in this places which can’t be said for all vacation rentals. The location of the condo within the complex is also excellent as it is away from the parking lot and the road running behind it. All important for us as we are light sleepers. It was pretty quiet in early November. We didn’t see many people and we didn’t hear anyone at night in the neighbouring units. Our favourite place to be was in the hanging chairs just off the deck. The pool or sea were steps away as was the kitchen for snacks and drinks. No lugging everything with you to beach or pool. We didn’t use the beach chairs, umbrella etc. as we didn’t head out to other beaches but they all looked new, again unlike what you find at other places.
We toured around the island and on our return to this area and condo, were extremely happy with our choice of the Beach Tulip. So much nicer than a hotel. Having Jean-Pierre and Martine for hosts was also a huge bonus and added to our enjoyment of the place. It was like having some friends welcome you in to their place. They picked us up from the airport which was truly appreciated as our travel which had originally included an overnight stay in Dallas turned into two days of continuous travel when our first flight was cancelled. It was so nice to not have to go through a rental car pick up and then find our way to a new place on very little sleep. They provided us with everything we needed to know. Following their recommendations we enjoyed great dinners at The Tropicana in Marigot, Ocean 82 in Grand Case and a day Catamaran sail on Solana by Winner Touch out of Anse Marcel. The car rental agency recommended was walking distance from the condo and we used that for 3 days to explore on our own. Driving on the island is easy but can be congested in some areas. Rent a small car for easy parking. Try out your French – I think it’s appreciated.
If you are going to St. Maarten, this is the place to stay!
Debbie B. Nov 2015
Stayed in October 2015 — What can I say, Jean-Pierre and Martine we were once again blown away at the beauty and professionalism of this rental. The Beach Tulip was spotless inside and out, it had everything a person could ask for and more. Every detail is bang on- from beach chairs, the umbrella to Martine’s home-made cookies. This property is a mere 15 feet from the ocean and is breathtaking to sit and watch the world go by. A booklet with all needed information is provided along with “insider” tips to the islands best restaurants, beaches and shopping. There is such a unique property that will not disappoint and the pictures do not do it justice. Make sure to check out the bakery and grocery stores near by as they are some of the best on the island. It was hard for us to leave this beach beauty. Look forward to coming back again and again.
Travelers from Canada Nov 2015
Urlaub im Paradies
Stayed in September 2015 — Auf Wunsch von Jean-Pierre hier die erste deutsche Bewertung 🙂
Wunderschönes Appartement direkt am Meer. Traumhafte Lage, gepflegtes Anwesen mit 4 Pools. Ausstattung des Appartement lässt keine Wünsche offen, sauber und sehr neuwertig und hübsch eingerichtet. Unbedingt Mietwagen buchen um alle fantastischen Strände zu erreichen. Happy Bay ist traumhaft. Tipps und Vorschläge von Martine und Jean-Pierre sehr empfehlenswert. Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit und wundervolle Betreuung.
Merci beaucoup. A bientot Ulrike & Florian
Ulrike S. from Germany Nov 2015
Superb and Right on the Beach!!!!
Stayed in September 2015 — My girlfriend and I stayed at this place for 7 days. Jean-Pierre and Nartine are great hosts that gave us information about the area from dining to places to shop and so on. This place is absolutely superb and the pictures are on point on how it looks from the inside and outside. We were absolutely satisfied with our stay and would 100% recommend anyone to take advantage of this place. Our early morning swims were a walk away from the place and it became a daily routine to go for a swim throughout our stay. The place is located in a secure area with guards walking around to make sure things are okay. Only thing to add is that you must book to see for yourself.
Anonymous Sep 2015
Honeymoon and 2nd trip
Stayed in August 2015 — My husband and I first went to Beach Tulip last May for my 30th and a vacation. We loved it so much that we decided to come back for our honeymoon this past August. Despite the two tropical storms which shut down much of the island (for no reason because they were not that bad), we had an amazing two weeks here! Jean-Pierre and Martine were fabulous hosts, very accommodating, informative and we loved being a guest of theirs! They made sure that we had water for the storms, internet when it went down (gave us a key to another condo (next door) they owned to use the internet) and even offered to have us to their home! We had to switch condos (2 doors down) because Tulip was rented for the last five days of our trip but Jean-Pierre and Martine were so flexible and even bent the rules a bit to help make the move as seamless and on “our time” as possible.
The French side is lovely (where Tulip is) and there is plenty to do around Nettle Bay. GET A CAR….the island is small and worth driving around (a few times!).
Try as many restaurants as you can stomach and don’t be afraid to go asks locals about some great spots to eat, shop and experience the true island vacation! It is a safe island and Nettle Bay Beach Club is safe and friendly as well.
The water is extremely close as were the pools. Our little spot is swimmable but there are a few sea urchins…just swim over the reef and you’ll be fine! Be sure to check out local beaches! They were very private, non-crowded and the sand/water was that of a screensaver!
We love this place, the neighbors, the food, our hosts and all that the island has to offer! A great place and we hope to return to see our friends again…seriously :). You wont be disappointed…the pictures truly reflect what you actually get.
Julianne, New Hampshire, USA Sep 2015
Awesome unit with beautiful views of the Caribbean sea
Stayed in August 2015 — We just returned from a week at Beach Tulip, what a wonderful way to celebrate our 30th anniversary! Beach Tulip is clean, modern with all the amenities you can dream of, nothing has been forgotten when equipping this home. Jean Pierre and Martine are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them and they gave us great tips for restaurants, beaches and car rental.
I would highly recommend this villa and we will definitely return!
Andrea C., Maryland, USA Sep 2015
Amazing Time right on the beach
Stayed in July 2015 — I am still here writing this review, in the last hour before we return to NYC, in awe of this amazing trip. We spent a week at the Beach Tulip and had the time of our lives! the owner Jean Pierre and his wife are great hosts! this one bedroom unit is like brand new, very modern amenities, amazingly comfortable bed and the best part is the views from the patio and the proximity to the turquoise sea…we could fall asleep to the ocean waves….truly amazing condo…very quiet, felt like we owned the entire area…just steps from ocean and steps from pool…next door was a quaint beautiful tasty restaurant Mati Beach Bar, where we had our first lunch when we arrived, and we knew that we were in for a treat for the entire week in Saint Martin….the condo was great! beware, not all the condos in this complex are the same and the I think the owners have a lot to do with it….this unit was immaculate and the hosts were very welcoming and had great suggestions when we arrived about the island. The location is great close to a lot of fun things! 10 minutes from Marigot and 20 minutes to Grand Case…we stayed on the French side pretty much the whole time and within walking distance there is our favorite beach, Baie Rouge! check it out…truly great location, walking distance to the bakery for our morning baguette and croissants and also a gourmet French deli with gourmet French cheeses etc….will definitely return to this paradise!
Adriana T. Jul 2015
A little slice of heaven amongst the serene azure waters of the Carribean
Stayed in July 2015 — My wife and I had the unique pleasure of staying a week at Jean Pierre and Martine’s beautiful villa in first week of July. What awaited us after an eight hour plane ride from Washington DC was an immaculately clean, modern, tastefully decorated “home away from home”. We couldn’t have been happier. Our hosts Jean Pierre and Martine greeted us when we arrived, and went over in detail the “ins and outs” of exploring Saint Martin. Whether it was shopping in Grand Case, dining in Marigot, or spending the day at the Baie Rouge beach, our hosts provided the perfect suggestions to make our stay a memorable experience. The villa itself is situated towards the end of the Nettle Bay Beach Club (if you go during the down season, no one is around!). We had our morning coffee out on the patio, only a stone’s throw away from our own private beach. Just a short walk away from the patio, we had access to a pool (which overlooked the water). Every morning, we were greeted by “Margo” (a orange tabby cat) and “Pierre” (a mackerel tabby cat). Owning three cats ourselves, we enjoyed being greeted each day. At night, we would sit on the patio furniture, drinking French wine, gazing at the stars. I had mentioned that the villa was “modern” and that included all the amenities. Dishwasher,refrigerator, and washer- all new. Jean Pierre, god bless his soul, let me borrow his collection of DVDs so that we would have entertainment to watch every night. Since a majority of the tv content is in French, having the DVDs was a lifesaver! If you want to experience the island of Saint Martin, I cannot recommend highly enough Jean Pierre and Martine’s Beach Tulip. We look to return and visit our new French friends soon!
David L., Gaithersburg, MD, USA Jul 2015
Paradise existe vraiment (Paradise really exists) !!
Stayed in May 2015 — We have found it in the Beach Tulip on Nettle Bay, Saint Martin
This was our 5th time on the Island and we loved it even more than the previous vacations we have spend over here. It was our first vacation on the French side of the Island and we think this was the main reason we have loved it this much. We are Dutch, but we must say that the people on the French side (the locals and the residents) are much nicer and more friendly than we expected. Also the French side of the Island is more peace full, there is more respect for nature and not overcrowded with tourists.
As far as the Beach Tulip concerns, what can we say more than the previous reviews. This says it all!
The condo has all the comforts you could wish for. In real it is even better than on the pictures. (Martine has such a good feeling for decorations and colors). Well furnished and a perfect bed, with all the necessary amenities (and modern appliances which are easy to use). At arrival everything in de condo is well explained and we dit get so many tips for good restaurants and activities. Further Jean-Pierre and Martine are the best hosts you could wish for. So very kind and always willing to help if this is necessary. They do so much more than what you normally would expect. Even a bottle of champagne and cold glasses waiting in the fridge as you arrive.
You do need a rental car in order to explore the Island. Well worth it! St. Martin has very good roads and driving on the Island is perfectly safe. Striking is the fact that everybody (tourists included) are very relaxed and give you all the room you need on the road and crossings.
As far as the location of the Beach Tulips is concerned. We think one of the best places on the Island. Very nice beach and four !! swimming pools. Most of the time we had the pool and the beach all to ourselves. It really felt like a beautiful home with a private pool and beach. Staff on the Nettle Bay Beach Club is very kind and help full. Parking places are never a problem and always close by. And also very important we have felt very safe during our stay. Security 24 hours available and you see them walk by the condo a few times a day. It is very important for a nice holiday to feel as safe as possible. During our month stay on the Island there was not a single moment that we did not feel safe on St. Martin. We cannot wait to go back!
Donc, Jean-Pierre et Martine, je vous remercie beaucoup pour ouvrir votre maison pour nous!
Louwrens and Ivonne NL
Tiel from the Netherlands Jul 2015
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Beach Tulip and will most certainly return as often as possible. Both of us have been to St. Martin on prior occasions and could not have found a better place to stay.
Jean-Pierre was not only gracious, professional, responsive, provided implacable direction and guidance/recommendations but what a wonderful person!
Location: You cannot beat the location of Beach Tulip, it is right on the ocean, walking distance to the semi private pool but it is quiet, secluded and secure. A short drive to Marigot Marina where our favorite restaurant Tropicana is located or a slightly longer drive to other gorgeous beaches!
Property: Perhaps the nicest décor that we have experienced in many stays around the globe. The kitchen is huge and very well equipped, with dishwasher, laundry and every utensil you could imagine. The dining room is generous in size and hosted us for many meals that we made in the condo. The bedroom is a great size and the bathroom is gorgeous. The favorite location, however is the deck, facing the ocean, complete with dining table, lounge chairs and seats. Our favorite evening was spent grilling out under the stars, with a bottle of wine, listening to the ocean and enjoying this paradise.
I would highly recommend this rental, Jean-Pierre and we will certainly return as soon as possible!
Thank you for a most special honeymoon and sharing this paradise.
Inge L. May 2015
Stayed in April 2015 — We loved that Nettle Bay Beach Club was secluded and sedate. The whole week we felt like we were on a pristine private beach. The accommodations were perfect with everything we needed readily available. Jean-Pierre and Martine have a fine sense of style and thoughtful attention to detail. The condo is outfitted with luxurious appointments and all modern conveniences. This was our first time on the island and our hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend this property.
Greta Connor Apr 2015
Nettle Bay Beach Condo
Stayed in April 2015 — This beach is gorgeous. Secluded, sedate, and perfect for a quiet getaway. The property is very high end featuring luxurious appointments and thoughtful details.
Anonymous Apr 2015
Wonderful vacation and excellent experience!
Stayed in March 2015 — My wife, 2 year old daughter, and I spent 10 days at Beach Tulip and everything was perfect! From the night we walked into the villa, we needed nothing additional. Jean-Pierre was great to work with and provided great advice on places to eat/visit while on the island. Additionally he provided toys, a crib, and stuffed animal for my daughter to ensure she enjoyed the vacation as well. Everything you will ever need can be found in this villa and if you can’t Jean-Pierre will provide. There were many great places to eat and beaches close to the villa. We also rented a car and drove to other locations around the island. Everything was easy to find and enjoyable. There are several grocery stores/markets near the villa, and a gas station. Take a 10 minute car ride and you can find several shops for clothing and souvenirs. Overall, we loved the location and the amenities. For a trip with a little one, we had no complaints! Thanks To Jean-Pierre for his wonderful Villa and service. We hope to visit again soon!
Bryce A. Apr 2015
Excellent Location, Great Villa
Stayed in February 2015 — My wife and I stayed in beach tulip for two weeks (2 days to go) Feb, 05 to the 19th.We will sadly miss St Martin, beach tulip and it’s location. Everything you could want for a vacation spot.The villa is well furnished and the kitchen has everything you could want, best of all the tap water is potable.Many people complain about broken glass on the beach however the glass has been warned down by the sand and is not sharp, I never felt the need to wear beach shoes. About 200 feet away from the villa is the best spot to swim in all of nettle bay beach club as it’s sandy and no sea urchins to worry about. Bakery is a short walk away (the bread is always warm) , about a 6 minute drive away is a super market called “simply” it has most of what you may need for more selection go to super marche about a 20 minute drive. If you rent a car and have small children try galion bay beach, it’s the calmest and shalowest beach on the island. jean pierre and Martine are very gracious hosts and passionate about french food, they will recommend many restaurants. If I could make any suggestions for improvements it would be to have more English tv stations available for English speaking guests (for some nights that you don’t feel like going out) the only stations other than French are cnn and hbo.
Ann and Ari, Collingwood, ONFeb 2015
Stayed in December 2014 — We spent amazing Christmas week at this true “home away from home ” place. Jean-Pierre and Martine are unbelievable hosts! starting from attentive answers to all my emails following with the chilled bottle of champagne and attention to all our needs( including crib, chair and bath for our baby) …they were always there for us. Even when our flight was unexpectedly delayed they helped us out like none ever did ( and it comes from experience of renting other places) This clean and breathy apartment is right on the beach with fantastic views of the sea and Marigot across the water. The swimming pool is just a few steps from the door. There are 3 very good restaurants that we could walk to right along the beach(dreams was our favorite by far). And the amazing bakery a short stroll away. The center of Marigot is about 7 min drive and it has lots of restaurants and shops . we felt that it was a perfect location for exploring the rest of the island for a family of 4( 2 adults and 2 young kids). The apartment was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Jean-Pierre provided us with lots of information on restaurants, beaches and activities. The area is very clean,safe and quite which was also Important to us. Have I mentioned that Jean-Pierre and Martine were amazing hosts? I know I have but I can’t say it enough! they are always present and super helpful! they truly made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. Honestly the BEST vacation we had in the past few years, and we have been to many islands and resorts, this one beats them ALL. Please look no more- you found the right place!!!
Anna D.Jan 2015
Great Beach Apartment
Stayed in January 2015 — From our first warm greeting by Jean-Pierre and Martine, we knew we had chosen a great place. The chilled bottle of champagne was a wonderful welcome gift. The apartment was right on the beach with fantastic views of the sea and Marigot across the water. The swimming pool was just steps from the door. There were three very good restaurants that we could walk to right along the beach. There was a good boulangerie a short stroll away. The center of Marigot with lots of restaurants and shops was a ten minute drive. It was a great location for exploring the rest of the island. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Jean-Pierre provided us with lots of information on restaurants and activities. We enjoyed so many good restaurants – Ma Ti, Dreams, Tropicana, Ocean 82, and Kontiki to name just a few. I would definitely recommend Beach Tulip to friends and relatives.
Kathleen M., Port Charlotte, FloridaJan 2015
Excellent Location, Excellent Customer Service
Stayed in November 2014 — This condo was awesome. We stayed for 10 days starting on Thanksgiving Day. The Beach Tulip was well appointed and we didn’t come up with any detail that wasn’t accounted for. The beach directly in front of the condo was a little rough for my taste for swimming, but it made for great white noise to fall asleep to! We were able to walk just 5 minutes down the beach to swim each morning. We found that we really liked this location for our relaxing vacation. We were just steps from the beach and Jean-Pierre was full of recommendations of where to shop, eat, have happy hour or just relax on the beach.
The customer service of Jean-Pierre and Martine pushed this over the top. As we were leaving, the airport was closed due to a security breach. Jean-Pierre informed us of this and offered us a free night’s stay if we were unable to get out of St. Martin that day. While we were able to get out and that wasn’t needed, this is just one more example of the excellent customer service we received while at the Beach Tulip.
Amanda & LeonDec 2014
Stayed in October 2014 — The condo was beautiful. Jean-Pierre was fantastic! We told him we had a 10 month old baby and he had the crib, baby chair, and toys ready for us. Condo had strong wifi. Cable channel are in french language. I would highly recommend this spacious and clean rental. Location was very good. Close to the grocery store, beach, and market. Great communication from booking, arrival, and departure. We stayed for 12 days. Very relaxing.
Tien L.Dec 2014
Perfect Vacation in a Perfect Location
Stayed in August 2014 — We (2 women) stayed at la Tulipe for 2 weeks and Jean-Pierre and Martine were amazing hosts. They waited for us at the property, even if we were a bit late, and they made us feel right at home. Always present, and helpful with plenty of information about resto, shopping, beaches and night life. We got back and already miss the cool breeze of this ocean front, open concept condo. All you need is there, just pack light and enjoy the sound of waves and 4 swimming pools.
Honestly the BEST vacation we had, and we have been to many islands an make resorts, this one beats them ALL.
Thanks again Jean-Pierre and Martine for a wonderful 2 weeks, we will be back! xoxo
Layal & Connie from Lavel, Quebec, CanadaSep 2014
Great for our young family vacation
Stayed in May 2014 — We were delighted to stay at this place for our week in St. Martin. My wife and I were travelling with our nine month old son for the first time and this place was perfect for our first family vacation. Jean-Pierre was great. He got us a baby bed – portable crib, a high chair, a little bath tub for a baby, and some toys for the beach. He was also just great to speak with from the first phone call and had wonderful suggestions of things to do on the island.
The decor in the condo is just as shown in the photos and the king bed was good quality. The location of the condo is perfectly suited — only ten steps from the beach and 20 more steps to the inviting pool. This was great for our little guy so we could take him in the water for short periods at a time throughout the trip.
Plus, we had a barbecue on the beach most days — simply perfect with the waves coming in and out right beside us. The three restaurants on this beach are great. Try the Ile Flottante dessert at Ma Ti Beach (French restaurant) just next door. There is a French bakery and small grocery store just across the street as well, but for more exploring or big grocery runs, renting a car would be best. Jean-Pierre could help you find a place to rent a car — or you can just walk to one of the three down the street. Thanks Jean-Pierre for helping make our vacation so enjoyable.
Eric & Charlotte from CanadaMay 2014
Clean, charming and comfortable
Stayed in July 2014 — You will feel quite at home on arrival. Jean Pierre is welcoming and most attentive to your needs and is consistently courteous and helpful in most anything needed to make your stay comfortable.Beach Tulip is clean (spotless actually and decorated in cheerful/ tasteful European style.The kitchen is well equipped if you enjoy cooking (even with a salad spinner!) a great espresso machine ( thank you for our Nespresso Roma Jean Pierre!) and a chilled bottle of champagne for your arrival ( ahhh am missing our lovely getaway as I compose this!)
A short walk down the beach if you don’t want to cook finds you in a charming restaurant owned by Laurent who is warm and welcoming- French and English karaoke on Friday nights with lots of happy people & good food!
Yes you should rent this piece of paradise and carve an unforgettable memory out for yourself and / or your family- Jean Pierre will lead the way with warm French charm and graciousness.
Cynthia from Dumont, New Jersey, USAAug 2014
Perfect place for holidays !
Stayed in June 2014 — After a long trip from home, it was very nice to find a place like this: fresh, graciously decorated, clean, a few steps to the beach, and a magnificent host. Thanks for all the details, specially the cool bottle of champagne on our arrival. A wonderful experience, you will not be disappointed, St. Martin has a lot of things to do and see !!
Thanks Jean Pierre for all your concern about our well being in St. Martin. No doubt, we will see you again soon.
Ben & Viviana from Santiago, ChileJul 2014
This is it!
Stayed in May 2014 — If you are looking for the perfect spot in St Martin, stop….look no further, you have found it. The pictures say it all ! Your patio ends where the beach begins, feet in the sand just a few steps to the ocean. This unit is refreshingly and tastefully decorated, fitted with top of the range appliances, a kitchen equipped with every gourmet chef’s need anticipated, and a king bed fit for a very comfortable night’s rest.
We found this unit spotless when we arrived, and a really nice touch from our host, a bottle of “champagne” and two glasses in the fridge to relieve those ” in flight blues”. All that done, you will find the location to be perfect. Pick up your fresh baguette everyday down the road, and find all your needs for quality grocery shopping within 10 minutes drive.
St Martin has a lot to offer, water activities, hikes, numerous beaches and fabulous restaurants , all in close range to Beach Tulip. Jean Pierre, your host has gone to great length to please his guests. He is attentive to your every need and a great source of information on where and what to do.
We have been several times to St Martin and this has been by far the best place we now call our “home away from home”. We will be back. Jean Pierre, merci.
Sophie & Jaap from St. Augustine, USAJun 2014
Great for our young family vacation
Stayed in May 2014 — We were delighted to stay at this place for our week in St. Martin. My wife and I were travelling with our nine month old son for the first time and this place was perfect for our first family vacation. Jean-Pierre was great. He got us a baby bed – portable crib, a high chair, a little bath tub for a baby, and some toys for the beach. He was also just great to speak with from the first phone call and had wonderful suggestions of things to do on the island. The decor in the condo is just as shown in the photos and the king bed was good quality. The location of the condo is perfectly suited — only ten steps from the beach and 20 more steps to the inviting pool. This was great for our little guy so we could take him in the water for short periods at a time throughout the trip. Plus, we had a barbecue on the beach most days — simply perfect with the waves coming in and out right beside us. The three restaurants on this beach are great. Try the Ile Floatante dessert at Ma Ti Beach (French restaurant) just next door. There is a French bakery and small grocery store just across the street as well, but for more exploring or big grocery runs, renting a car would be best. Jean-Pierre could help you find a place to rent a car — or you can just walk to one of the three down the street. Thanks Jean-Pierre for helping make our vacation so enjoyable.
Eric & Charlotte, CanadaMay 2014
You can’t go wrong!
Stayed in May 2014 — We just got back and I’m still on cloud nine with how nice the unit was, the attention to detail, how close it was to the ocean, the amazing location and how wonderful Jean-Pierre made our experience! The house is completely up to date, has everything you would need for a long or short stay, very clean, perfectly decorated and wonderfully comfortable. We felt very safe to leave the doors open when we went for a dip in the ocean or pool, and everyone in the surrounding units were very friendly. It is at the end of a unit block/row so you’re tucked away a bit and somewhat more secluded! The French side was a perfect fit for us, as well as the location relative to Marigot/shopping/dining/relaxing. Not only was it perfect to begin with, but Jean-Peirre was wonderful to us, attentive when we requested something of him/the unit and very helpful with places to go, things to do and fantastic dining options (trust him on Tropicana…sooo yummy!). We felt very lucky to be so close to the ocean, so close to the pool and all of it directly out our front door. I would go back in a heartbeat!!
Rent a car for sure, but don’t feel bad if you find yourself just enjoying the place! Only thing I would share is that the beach is not made up of super soft sand but still fantastic for a beach walk. There is a lot of sea glass around, which was fun to collect. This location has a wonderful swimming spot located about 15 steps from the patio (there is a small reef to swim over but easy at all tides; we did it every day!).
I can’t say it enough…a wonderful place, location and host!!
Ryan/Julianne (New Hampshire)May 2014
Havre de paix dans un merveilleux site
Stayed in April 2014 — Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans ce magnifique appartement décoré avec un très grand gout. L’appartement est très pratique : intérieur et terrasse très bien équipé, plage et piscine à deux pas, supermarché, marché, restos, shopping (Marigot) dans un rayon de 5 min en voiture, le tout dans un environnement calme et paisible. Un remerciement spécial à nos hôtes pour les commodités offertes généreusement à notre bébé de 1 an. Une expérience agréable à recommandé fortement et à refaire lors de notre prochaine visite à cette charmante île. Un grand merci Jean-Pierre pour ton accueil chaleureux et sympathique.
Hicham, FranceApr 2014
Beautiful place, thoughtful host, a great 10 days
Stayed in March 2014 — We spent 10 beautiful days at the Beach Tulip at the beginning of April. The house is great, a perfect space, with an immaculate bedroom beautifully prepared for guests, with a comfortable king size bed. The kitchen is well equipped and the views from the deck spectacular. The description of the amenities and the photos are all accurate, you are right on the beach, feet in the sand and facing the water. Jean-Pierre (the owner) and Sylvie were wonderful from the day we arrived (a bottle of Champagne – yes Champagne not sparkling wine – was waiting for us in the fridge) until the last day. We rented similar houses in the Caribbean and I cannot remember somebody as responsive to the guests’ needs as Jean-Pierre. It was a pleasure dealing with him from the first email contact to the departure time. We hope to be back soon.
Victor S., Oakville, Ontario, CanadaApr 2014
A happy place to stay
Stayed in January 2014 — My husband and I loved this place, it was very comfy and clean. I loved opening the deck door to hear the ocean and within a few steps our feet were in the sand. Also it’s a very quite area. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped. There are 3 restaurants within walking distance if you don’t feel like cooking. There is not much else going on in this area so it would be advisable to rent a car and go exploring.
Ron D., West Sand Lake, NYFeb 2014
Stayed in December 2013 — Sylvie, Jean-Pierre…Nous rentrons à peine au Québec et je m’empresse de vous laisser mes impressions car c’est avec regret que nous avons dû quitter notre petit havre de paix…Nous avons séjourné deux semaines au Beach Tulip et nous avons profité grandement de ce nouveau condo. Tout est simplement fantastique. Un décor pétillant et énergisant, un environnement paisible, sécuritaire et à quelques pieds seulement de la mer. Nous avons osé louer ce condo sans même avoir vu une seule photographie, simplement en se fiant aux commentaires de Sylvie car le condo était en pleine rénovation. Je peux vous affirmer que nos hôtes ont tenu parole et que l’unité était tout à fait à la hauteur de nos attentes, offrant une qualité et un confort sûrement supérieurs aux unités à louer environnants. Sylvie a été disponible pour nous et attentive à nos moindre besoins. N’hésitez-pas à vous rendre au Beach Tulip, vous serez enchantés et absolument satisfait du service et de la qualité du produit… Merci Sylvie, Jean-Pierre ! On se reverra sûrement très prochainement ! Anne et Martin 🙂
Anne M., Quebec, CanadaJan 2014
Waterfront Euro chic accommodations
Stayed in December 2013 — We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beach Tulip! The villa was a luxury with wonderful amenities and is perfectly decorated in bright Caribbean colors in elegant European style. We could hear the water from every room, which was delightful and relaxing. Everyday we enjoyed the waterfront view, with the scenic Marigot and mountains in the background. We were able to cook at the villa, but there are also several nice restaurants right nearby to enjoy the local fine French cuisine. Sylvie and Jean-Pierre are extraordinary hosts to this beautiful island! We highly recommend a car in order to explore St. Martin. We were able to rent a Jeep through a rental agency that Jean-Pierre recommended, which was easy and they provided terrific service. Merci beaucoup Sylvie and Jean-Pierre–we truly loved our vacation! We look forward to our return to this paradise!
Shelley C.Jan 2014