Casa Islaya, Unique Secluded One-Couple Hideaway – ID:81

Casa Islaya is part of a large private villa property in the exclusive gated community on the West side of French St. Martin. It is built on a gentle slope on the lower level of the owner’s villa situated on the top level. It is surrounded by a lush garden, provides access to a pool and hot tub, and is in short driving distance to excellent beaches.

Long Bay Beach Life – Close to Casa Islaya

Long Bay Beach – short distance to Casa Islaya at Terres Basses – St. Martin

This contemporary St. Martin vacation rental is located in the exclusive villa community of Terres Basses / French Lowlands, close to the Dutch side with its casinos and a short drive away from the French island capital Marigot. The one bedroom unit is one of only a handful of condo rentals in this upscale villa neighborhood, an area known for its multi-million dollar homes and expensive villa rentals. Casa Islaya is an affordable rental, an extraordinary place in many ways, for its location, the many fancy extra features, amazingly low rates and also for its exceptional interior design that gives the apartment a distinctive personality.


Casa Islaya – Pictures Casa Islaya – Description

Amazing views from the sun deck at the shared pool!

Pool, Sun Deck and Jacuzzi

Casa Islaya is part of the huge multi level owner’s property and offers the opportunity to use some shared facilities on premises. The owner’s villa on the top level of the property comes with a pool and a huge sun deck with magnificent views of the Simpson Bay Lagoon and St. Martin’s mountains to the north and of the ocean (Long Bay) to the west. Casa Islaya guests can use these gorgeous pool facilities by simply asking the owner for permission once they are on site.

The pool deck is also a wonderful spot for sunsets. It affords a wonderful views of Terres Basses, the mountains of St. Martin, the Lagoon and a glimpse of the Caribbean sea of Long Bay to the west. The beautiful surrounding lush tropical garden and palm trees add to your tranquility when relaxing around the pool.

Casa Islaya guests can also use the  built-in jacuzzi, located open air at a few steps from the condo. The jacuzzi is shared with the larger sister unit  Casa Yucca, situated close to the apartment.

Details of outdoor features

  • Access to a large pool (shared use)
  • Access to Jacuzzi/hot tub (shared use)
  • Private terrace with dining area and sun beds
  • BBQ grill
  • Tranquility, serenity and privacy
  • Private parking next to the apartment
  • Recessed lighting, beautifully lit at night
  • Game of Boules (“Petanque”) and Petanque field
  • Access to a spacious fitness room, partially open-air (shared with owner)
  • Access to golf training ground on premises

Private Terrace – Very Quiet & Relaxing!

Casa Islaya’s terrace affords you complete privacy to enjoy outdoor living in the fine tropical St. Martin weather. All new quality furniture, a dining table for two people, a couple of lounge chairs, and beautiful lighting for the nights provide a romantic experience at this extraordinary apartment.

Now with even More Space

In the recent months, the owner renovated and upgraded Casa Islaya substantially and gave the apartment a completely new look with more space and a modern design and decoration.

The apartment also got substantially more living space. A former section of the terrace was converted into a new additional room that comprises a modern dining area for 6 peole as well as a sitting lounge in front of the bedroom.

The large, contemporary open floor plan living room offers comfortable seating to relax or watch TV. In the back of the room is a stylish bar/kitchen counter with LED light effects and a fully fitted kitchen. 

For your entertainment inside, the condo offers

  • Satellite TV on a wide flat TV (Satellite with French and a few US TV channels)
  • Entertainment system with stereo and CD player
  • Free WiFi Internet

The kitchen has all china, glasses, silverware, cookware and cooking utensils to prepare meals. A full size refrigerator with freezer, a glass hob with 4-ring cook top, an oven, a microwave, a coffee maker, toaster, and even a washing machine are available.

Casa Islaya’s contemporary bedroom with King size bed  opens from the hallway at the kitchen and via the sliding doors leading into the new sitting lounge and dining room. The Bamboo King size bed and matching furniture give the room a special exotic note.

The fully renovated and re-decorated bedroom is connected to a sitting room that was recently built as an extension of the interior space of Casa Islaya. The sitting room with large windows affords a beautiful view of the verdant gardens with St. Martin’s mountains and the Lagoon as a backdrop. The bedroom is air conditioned by a modern split level a/c system.

The stylish bathroom with a large shower and with recessed lighting is designed the French way, where the toilet is located separately in a small room opposite the shower room. The bathroom is entirely made of granite stone.



Casa Islaya guests have access to the built-in outdoor jacuzzi, located open air at a few steps from the condo. The jacuzzi is shared with guests of the larger sister unit Casa Yucca at the same property.

Open air, covered fitness and exercise space
(shared with owner)

Fitness equipment:
• Muscle & strength training equipment
• Free weight stations
• Exercise bike
• Boxing/punching bag
• 2 massage tables

The estate even has its own private golf range – only one of the many features this outstanding place offers for having fun and entertainment outdoors. As a renter of Casa Islaya, you have free access to this training ground. You also can use fitness equipment, such as an exercise bike and a free weight station.


More Information about Casa Islaya

☀ Stylish decoration, furniture, and floor
☀ Air-conditioning in bedroom
☀ Ceiling fans throughout
☀ Condo runs on 230V – converters available
☀ Linen, bath towels and beach towels provided
☀ Gated community with 24/7 security and video surveillance at entrance gates

Other Accommodation Options – From Same Owner

The same estate disposes of two more apartments/condos:

 One bedroom apartment Casa Bamboo
 Two bedroom apartment Casa Yucca

More about Location

Casa Islaya is located on the small peninsula of Terres Basses on the French side of the island, close to the invisible Dutch border. The condo is located in easy reach of major island attractions. It is just 10 minutes to Marigot, the French capital and even less to the Cupecoy area of Dutch Sint Maarten.

Beside the three beautiful sand beaches of Terres Basses, some other awesome beaches are close by. Nettle Bay Beach on the way to Marigot, Cupecoy Beach to the west, and  Mullet Bay further west. The clothing optional beaches are on the French side in 10 miles distance.

Location Views Additional Information

Terres Basses or French Lowlands

Contrary to its name, soft rolling hills with lush vegetation are characteristic for this landmark of St. Martin. The gated community is purely residential, no shops, only the restaurant at the exclusive 5-Star Samanna hotel. It is an oasis of upscale life and serenity.

Beach Life at Terres Basses

Three magnificent beaches frame Terres Basses and Casa Islaya: Long Bay with its 5 stars Samanna Hotel, Baie Rouge on the opposite side, and Plum Bay lined with multi-million Dollar estates. All are accessible by a short drive.

Distances of Interest

Airport Terminal (SXM)  3 miles
Philipsburg/Shopping  8 miles
Marigot/Shopping  4 miles
Ferries to St. Barth + Anguilla  4 miles
Restaurants  1 mile
Grocery  1 mile


Casa Islaya offers an outstanding value at a quiet and enticing location. It is in every sense away from a standard apartment at a touristy location, instead, it shares the life style and features of an exclusive gated villa community. As nothing is far away on this tiny island, visitors can still enjoy excellent beaches, exquisite dining, casinos, and shopping within a few minutes of driving. Casa Islaya is everything but ordinary! Check it out, you won’t be disappointed! 


Location of Apartment on Terres Basses Peninsula at Saint Martin

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
09 Jan 2017 14 Apr 2017 1,110 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 14 Dec 2017 790 4 nights
15 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017 1,060 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 08 Jan 2018 1,290 7 nights

Rental & Booking Information

Above rates apply to the use of 1 bedroom (2 guests) at Casa Islaya Apartment

Tax & Service

 Tax & service included
 Cleaning on check-out provided free of charge

Other Terms

•  Rates for 2 people in bedroom
•  Minimum stay: 4 nights in low season
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season and Xmas/New Year


•  30% deposit required to secure a booking
•  Other payment information on request


Séjour très agréable dans Casa Islaya
Séjour très agréable dans cette belle propriété au calme. Le propriétaire est très sympathique et saura vous conseiller pour sortir. L’environnement est luxuriant et 2 plages à quelques minutes en voiture. Les 2 plages sont quasi-desertes. La piscine et le jacuzzi sont à partager avec une autre location du même propriétaire.
Gael D. Oct 2016
Quiet, Safe, and Secluded with Great Views!
We stayed in Casa Islaya for a week in June 2016 for our anniversary. We loved that it was in a gated community and we had a private entrance with a gate. The view from the terrace is incredible and I loved having breakfast al fresco every morning. The bedroom features air conditioning and is extremely quiet. There was work being done on a unit next door, and we never heard the workers while the doors were closed. It’s very close to beaches, and a great supermarket in the town of Marigot. Jerome, the owner, lives on site and was very helpful with our questions and helping us find things to see and do.
Sheena L. Jul 2016
Awesome Place – will return asap!
We love this place and will return next year. Strongly recommended!
Jeremy Watts Feb 2015
Jerome, I cannot explain how beautiful, and comfortable stay we had in your amazing property . The friendly people, convenient place & of-course Yucca were outstanding. We felt fortunate that we got a chance to rent this condo. It is everything but ordinary. The place is paradise. We could not had asked for anything better than this, simply relaxing. We loved it!! Quiet location, but not far from beaches and fabulous places for dinner, you’ll need a car though. Snorkeling was wonderful. We have beautiful pictures, will surely send them . We thank you for the great experience. We will surely recommend this place to our friends and know people . Hopefully we’ll meet again , till then all the very best to you and your family . Thanks a ton !! Fondly Joy
Joy from Ontario / Canada Feb 2013
It was very hard to leave
Hi Jerome — just a quick note to let you know that Mike, Sue, Carlos, and I had a wonderful time at your condo, and it was very hard to leave! You do have a special place, and we enjoyed every bit of it. Decor is absolutely gorgeous and all so clean and well maintained. Awesome. Loved also your hot tub for a late night dip and stargazing, no other people were around, so peaceful. We came home to freezing weather (and some snow) — ugh. We enjoyed the sun, sand, water, and local food, met nice people. Thank you again, and we look forward to staying at your place again next year. Warm regards…Julie and Carlos
Julie / USA Mar 2015
Completely relaxed!
Absolutely amazing! Located outside the hustle and bustle of SXM we (family of 3) completely relaxed here. The beaches Plum Beach, Long Bay were wonderful for our son to play on and in the sand. We also enjoyed an afternoon playing in your big pool. Wow! the view from up there is gorgeous. Should be mentioned on the property page! We’ll definately go back. Yucca was clean with no bugs or any other issues. Definately very well maintained. Jerome was always there when you needed him, but you almost forget that he is around, he and his family are so quiet, added to the overall experience of a great vacation. Thank you!
Linda & Joe from New Jersey Apr 2013