Creole Studio – Mesmerizing Views of Nettle Bay Beach – ID:95

One-couple, budget friendly beach getaway at Nettle Bay Beach Club on St. Martin. This cheerful beach studio on Nettle Bay is a fully renovated modern 2nd floor unit located in the gated beach front community of Nettle Bay right on the white sand beach of Nettle Bay, or Baie Nettlé in French. The Creole Studio comes with a fabulous rooftop terrace where you can enjoy one of the best beach and sea views of Nettle Bay!

 Special Offer: Get 1 night free when you book 7 nights or more! 
Xmas/New Year’s weeks excepted.

Modern One-Couple Beach Getaway at Nettle Bay Beach Club NBBC on 2nd floor with spectacular ocean views


This cheerful beach studio on Nettle Bay is a fully renovated modern unit located in the gated beach front community of Nettle Bay Beach Club (NBBC). This apartment complex is right on the white sand beach of Nettle Bay, or Baie Nettlé in French. The Beach Club is just 2 miles outside of St. Martin’s capital of Marigot and only minutes from the open border to Dutch St. Maarten. The convenient location makes it easy to explore the attractions, shopping, restaurants and entertainment on both sides of the island.

The Nettle Bay Beach Club is a gated community that consists of four identical sections with two-storey Creole-style cottages. Each of these sections is grouped around a large seaside communal swimming pool . Le Creole Studio is just 20 meters from one of the pools, which you are free to use.

The Creole Studio is a quiet unit on the 2nd floor and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. It offers a large, very well furnished private terrace to enjoy the gorgeous views.

Nettle Bay Beach Club NBBC’s  Highlighting Features

  • 4 large communal pools
  • 3 Tennis courts 
  • Gated entrance
  • 24/7 security
  • Gated parking 
  • Beach bars & restaurants can be reached on foot. 
  • Grocery stores, shops, a bakery etc. are mere footsteps from NBBC’s entrance gate

Nettle Bay is a low-key village in the outskirts of Marigot, half way between the town and the exclusive villa community of Terres Basses. A 5 min drive takes you to Dutch St. Maarten, popular for the vibrant nightlife, bars, casinos, duty free shopping and wonderful dining in Maho and Cupecoy.

This budget friendly studio caters to any cost-conscious couple seeking to get away to a sandy beach lying right in front of your vacation rental. The studio of 26 m² or 280 ft² is small, but very well equipped inside, plus it comes with a wonderful, large private terrace where you can take your moments to escape.

On The Private Rooftop Terrace

  • Private terrace of 215 sq ft (20 m²) overlooks the sea and the beach
  • Sitting lounge for 4 people
  • Dining area with seating for 2 people
  • A (removable) umbrella provides shade
  • A charcoal BBQ grill
  • A couple of lounge chairs and patio furniture for lounging/dining
  • The studio offers full beach & sea views and overlooks also the communal pool area, just 50 steps from your unit

The panoramic views on your private terrace on the 2nd floor are spectacular and take in Nettle Bay Beach, the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea, Marigot Bay and the communal pool area and palm cove just a few feet from the studio.

The Creole Studio was renovated and newly decorated with modern furniture both, inside and outside on the terrace. This self-contained rental blends a contemporary style with practical furniture and amenities. 

Main Features Inside the Studio

  • 26 m² or 280 sq ft inside, plus terrace space
  • Beach and sea view from panoramic window
  • Modern split-level air-conditioning
  • Wall-mounted TV – you can watch TV from your bed
  • Feature Cable TV with French and two US TV channels
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Very high open ceiling provides feeling of space
  • Personal safe
  • 1 French Queen bed, with 160 x 200 cm or 63 x 78.7″ slightly larger than a US queen bed.
  • 1 private full bathroom with shower
  • Fully equipped Kitchen
  • Dining area inside: high table and 2 bar stools
  • Non-smoking unit. Smoking only permitted outside!
  • Studio runs on 220V; adaptors for 110V available

Kitchen Features

  • Full size refrigerator and freezer
  • Oven and stove with 4 cooktops
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker and Nespresso machine
  • Toaster; blender; water kettle
  • Glassware, crockery, cutlery, etc.
  • A few pots & pans and cooking utensils
  • A few pantry items

Bathroom Features

  • Private marble bathroom with shower
  • Single sink & vanity with marble countertop
  • Large mirror, hair-dryer, towels
  • One toilet
  • Two windows with shutters (one in the shower) – have sea view!

Services at Creole Beach Condo

  • Quality bath & beach towels and linens are provided.
  • For stays of more than 7 nights, housekeeping with change of linens & towels is provided once per week.
  • Final cleaning on check-out day is included with your weekly rental.
  • The condo runs on 220V electricity, transformer and adaptors for 110V are available.
  • Foldable beach chairs & cooler for the beach available.

Your host

The same owner rents out another unit at the Nettle Bay Beach Club, a larger condo with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, located right on the beach. View details at Creole Beach Condo.

More About Location

The Creole Beach Condo unit #2130 is located in the gated beachfront community of Nettle Bay Beach Club – NBBC, 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.

Nettle Bay is conveniently located for people who like to explore without going far: It is about 2 miles outside of St. Martin’s laid-back capital of Marigot, which has a marina and waterfront promenade with colorful street markets, French bistros & restaurants and shops with French trade marks duty free. In the opposite direction, a 5-10 min drive takes you to St. Maarten’s entertainment hubs of Cupecoy and Maho.

For lunch, dinner and entertainment on the beach, you actually do not have to get into a car. Four beach bars and restaurants are a short walk away: Ma Ti Beach, The Dreams, Le Sand, and Layla’s Beach Bar, of which The Dreams is also a venue for life music happenings. More restaurants are located across the road from NBBC and can be reached on foot, too.

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Nightly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
04 Jan 2017 13 May 2017 900 150 5 nights
14 May 2017 24 Jun 2017 720 120 5 nights
25 Jun 2017 26 Aug 2017 840 140 5 nights
27 Aug 2017 28 Oct 2017 660 110 5 nights
26 Nov 2017 20 Dec 2017 900 150 5 nights
21 Dec 2017 27 Dec 2017 1,100 7 nights
28 Dec 2017 03 Jan 2018 1,220 7 nights

Rental & Booking Information

 Special Offer: Get 1 night free when you book 7 nights or more! 
Xmas/New Year’s weeks excepted.

Rate Details

Rates are based on US Dollars for 2 people.
Weekly rates are calculated on the special offer of 7th night free, except Christmas and New Year’s Weeks (no special rate available for the Holidays weeks).

Tax & Services

Rates are subject to 4% tax.
Quality bath & beach towels and linens are provided.
Housekeeping with change of linens and towels once per week is included for bookings of more than 7 nights.
Cleaning on check-out day provided free of charge.
Transformer and adaptors for  220V > 110V electricity provided.
Foldable beach chairs & cooler for the beach available.


30% deposit required to secure a booking.
The balance is due in cash on your arrival day.

Great Vacation
We enjoyed our stay in this studio in Nettle Bay. The studio is exactly as the listing describes and was very clean. The studio is located within walking distance of many restaurant’s, grocery, car rentals and a pharmacy. It is also within walking distance of a French bakery which is a must. I would recommend renting a car as the island is very easy to navigate and should be explored. The property managers, Martine and Jean-Pierre, are great hosts and the recommendations they offer should be tried. Thank you Martine and Jean-Pierre for helping us make this a great vacation, we will be back.
Dan D. Feb 2017
Creole Studio – One week – Jean-Pierre and Martine – Hosts
We stayed 01/28 – 02/04/17 in the Creole Studio Unit of NBBC. For the price, during high season, we were happy. $900USD for a week, w/ new private bath, small kitchen, and open concept studio with an extremely large balcony right on the beach w/ a private pool and gated parking was a fantastic deal! The place is kept up well, the beach, grounds, pool are quiet/private. We toured everyday visiting a different beach and loved it. AAA Discount car rental was suggested by our Hosts. Claude, the rental car agency owner is a very nice man who picked us up and delivered us back to the airport. The service was fab. We also called ahead to Shop n Drop and had basic provisions delivered into our unit which was a nice way to start! The location of NBBC is fine. I’ve heard people saying the kids on motor bikes are a problem. Frankly, those kids are all over the entire island, not just Nettle Bay. We didn’t walk around late at night but we did travel via the car and went thru Sandy Ground and felt safe. If you are going to get a rental car and explore this is the perfect place to set up a home base. If you plan to walk everywhere I’d stay in one of the larger cities. I really enjoyed my stay!
Mary from Cincinnati, USA Feb 2017
Quiet & Peaceful
Quiet and Peaceful are 2 words that come to mind when I think of our stay. Martine and Jean-Pierre are great hosts very friendly and cannot wait until we are able to visit again. Thank You!! Michelle and Randy
Michelle G., Marshfield, WI Jan 2017
Beautiful studio great location
MARTINE AND JEAN-PIERCE ARE WONDER . GAVE US MORE THAN WE EXPECTED. Did many of the things they recommend. 5 restaurants you can walk to… great bakery we ate something from every day .thanks for the memories.
John P. Jan 2017
Unforgettable memories
This beautiful little paradise with a magnificent view was the perfect little holiday that anyone can wish for. The studio was very spacious, clean, completely furnished with a nice kitchen and a very nice little terrace just to relax while reading a book! As soon as you come out you have a private beach with finest white sand and a swimming pool. The studio has a perfect location as it is in the center of both French and Dutch side of St Martin. We highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking a dream holiday. The managers were very professional, friendly and always made sure that everything was perfect for our stay. Once again thank you so much Martine et Jean-Pierre.
Antonin, Dubai Jun 2016
Une semaine de rêve!
Nous avons tout simplement adoré notre séjour! Un gros coup de cœur pour St-Martin et Nettlé baie. Le complexe est tres tranquille et c’était ce que nous recherchions. Le studio est parfait pour un couple et sa situation nous donne une vue merveilleuse! L’accueil de Jean-Pierre et Martine était amical et les informations données toutes pertinentes. Nous avons beaucoup cuisiné et nous n’avons manqué de rien. Nous avons profité de la grande terrasse, de la plage et de la piscine. Il y a du verre cassé un peu partout sur la plage mais nous y allions quand même. La piscine est grande et nous y étions presque toujours seuls. Une voiture est nécessaire pour explorer les environs et se rendre dans les autres épiceries. Il y a quand même beaucoup de services tout près à distance de marche(Resto, bar, épicerie, pharmacie, location de voiture et une belle bakery). Nous sommes épicuriens et St-Martin a été impressionnant. Cette île porte bien le nom de capitale gastronomique des Caraïbes! On se croît en France mais les 2 pieds dans le sable!!! Nous prévoyons y retourner car c’était l’un des plus beaux voyages que nous avons fait. Merci Jean-Pierre et Martine pour votre grande disponibilité et vos bons conseils, à bientôt !
Julie L. May 2016
Très agréable séjour d’une semaine dans le site de Nettlé Bay Beach Club calme et bien situé à proximité de commerces et restaurants. Le studio à quelques pas de la plage fut conforme à notre attente ; spacieux, bien équipé il offre une jolie vue sur la mer que nous avons appréciée de la terrasse aux petits déjeuners. Cerise sur le gateau l’accueil chaleureux de Jean – Pierre et Martine qui n’a d’égal que le premier bain de mer après quelques heures de vol !
Pierre Jacques, Paris May 2016
A Place of Renewal
Jean-Pierre and Martine are the most welcoming and responsive agents. Their friendly and professional service always met our expectations for a stress free vacation. The private veranda and comfortable cushioned seating provide a cozy romantic setting; a place pf serene views of the azur sea, the beach, palms, and lush covered mountains. The location is central to a variety of beaches, shops, markets and of course La Pasteries and the French capital, Marigot. Baie Nettle Beach Club is gated and the security guards are helpful and friendly. The pool has daily maintenance as well as the grounds. We have happily vacationed here many times and plan on many more in the years ahead.
Meg, Westerly, RI, USA Mar 2016
Tropical gem
Stayed in November 2015 — We just returned from a 5 week stay! Thank you to the wonderful rental agents, Jean-Paul & Martine who made a perfect little loft even better! The unit was exactly as described, very clean, security was never a concern and the location of the unit and the view were just great. Their recommendations were the best, and our Solana catamaran trip Christmas Day is not to be missed. Mezza Luna Italian restaurant was exceptional and Le Sand on New Year’s Eve was a night to remember always. Definitely need a car. Recommend for beach lovers looking for peace and quiet, great restaurants nearby, and a stress free vacation. Thank You both very much! We miss you!!! J&J
Judith K. Jan 2016
Perfect studio with friendly hosts
Stayed in November 2015 — I usually don’t write reviews, but we need to tell you about this Studio. Great location, in a quiet and safe area. Located right on the beach, within walking distance to the best French Pastry Shop (that also have best pizza in town) and many Restaurants. The Studio was very clean and comfortable for 2 people. We took a great speed boat tour (Robinson Boat Charters) right across from the Studio, so convenient. And the best part was the personalized hosts who will give you all the information you will need when you arrive to a new island, very friendly welcome. They answer every email and send us great directions. Thank you Jean-Pierre and Martine
Sandra C.Dec 2015
A Little Gem
Stayed in November 2015 — Thanks again for the wonderful hospitality Jean-Pierre and Martine. This is a beautiful studio in a very private gated community. It was wonderful to sit out on the balcony sip on wine after a hard day at the beach. There is nothing better then opening your window and getting a refreshing breeze morning and night. Perfect location that is close to great food, shopping and beaches. What makes this studio perfect is not only the location but that the hosts are readily available to give suggestion and help with any issues. Cheers and see you again next year!
World travelers from CanadaNov 2015
Great holiday
Stayed in September 2015 — We had a great holiday in a perfect environment. The Apartment was spacious and cozy. Tennis court and beach are just around the corner. The Highlight on this Island is the high population of leguans and the good food. We enjoyed all of this very much and plan to come back
Mathias R.Nov 2015
Very cute and ideally located!
Stayed in September 2015 — We had compared a lot of ads for our vacation, and this studio was the most charming. An ideal view on the turquoise water of Nettle bay, beautifully furnished, and with a balcony that still has a prime view on the beach (not the case of all the condos of the resort). Jean-Pierre and Martine, the property managers, were adorable and very helpful. They proactively took care of any difficulty we could have (even before we were aware of it!). The resort was really quiet – we nearly had this paradise for ourselves! There are several swimming pools and a tennis court, some restaurants, a bakery and some small supermarkets around. To go to Marigot we tried to walk or take the bus but it would be better to have a car as it is pretty far (around 1h walk, not scenic) and there are not a lot of buses. The thing is, the place is so idyllic that it is hard to get the motivation to go out, but Saint Martin is a beautiful island and it is definitely worth going around during the day to discover the area. In short, a little nest in paradise, we are looking forward to coming back! Note: We ended up staying in both this and the Creole Beach Condo, both places are managed by Jean-Pierre and Martine, we would definitely recommend their properties to anyone!
Gaelle A.Oct 2015
Un nid d´amoureux
Stayed in September 2015 — En vacances à St-Martin pour quelques jours, je me suis trouvée sous le charme de l’appartement réservé: chaleureux, romantique et moderne. Une terrasse avec une vue de cartes postale, très agréable pour se détendre et oublier le reste du monde. Cette île à la particularité d’avoir une population venant des quatre coins du monde et cela donne une richesse et une diversité sans pareille. De jolies plages rapidement accessibles, comme celle qui se trouve à quelques pas de l’appartement. Merci encore pour ses très belles vacances.
Cecilia, GuadeloupeSep 2015
Fantastic holiday
Stayed in June 2015 — We stayed for 2 weeks in the studio and enjoyed a fantastic holiday. The Studio is as described and very clean and very well equipped with new equipment, decorated and furnished with taste. You are on the beach and have also a nice swimming pool. Jean-Pierre and Martine gave us also very good information about car rental, good restaurants,….. If we would go back to Saint Martin, we will choose again for this place, as it is the most beautiful beach of the island !!
A couple from BelgiumJul 2015
Superb apartment : Nettle Bay Beach Club
Stayed in April/May 2015 — Séjour de 2 semaines en famille avec 2 enfants tout à fait inoubliable. Cadre exceptionnel avec ce studio “les pieds dans le sable” avec mer et piscine à quelques mètres à peine, ainsi qu’une vue magnifique. Studio très propre, très bien équipé de matériels neufs, et meublé et décoré avec beaucoup de gout; Sécurité assurée 24/24 7/7 et présence d’un manager gérant les éventuels soucis ( pour mon cas changement de la climatisation le 1er mai jour férié,le lendemain de la panne). Terrasse tout confort, terrains de tennis en très bon état, parking, et nombreux restaurants à proximité immédiate à Marigot. Je recommande tout particulièrement cet appartement dans cette résidence calme et je compte y retourner pour mon prochain voyage à St Martin. Translation: 2 weeks family vacation with 2 children, absolutely memorable vacations. Unique setting with the studio “feet in the sand” with sea and swimming pool a few meters away, and a beautiful view. Studio very clean, very well equipped with new equipment, and decorated and furnished with taste; Security provided 24/7 and the presence of a manager taking care of any possible issue (in my case changing the air-conditioning on May 1st, a holiday, the day after it failed). Comfortable terrace, tennis courts in very good condition, parking, and many restaurants close by in Marigot. I especially recommend this apartment in this quiet residence and I plan to come back for my next trip to St. Martin.
Nicolas D.May 2015