Villa Sera Bella – Serenity at Oceanfront on St. Maarten – ID:65

Villa Sera Bella is a magnificent 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom private home located right on oceanfront. The private ocean edge pool overlooking the beautiful island of Saba grants serenity and privacy. Facing the West, fantastic sunsets are guaranteed. The beaches of Pelican Key, Kim Sha and Simpson Bay are all within short distance.

Villa Sera Bella

Villa Sera Bella is located at Pelican Cove, a private gated community located in Pelican Key Estates on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. The villa offers all the comfort and privacy of a finely appointed vacation home.

Villa Sera Bella features stunning views of the Caribbean sea and of the neighboring island of Saba. The waterfront location of this 2 bedroom/2 bath makes this home a perfect place for a memorable vacation with unforgettable views and sunsets of the Caribbean. The view of cruise ships sailing by while the sun sets is one of the most beautiful sites you will ever see on St. Maarten!

Details of the villa’s outdoor features include:

☀ Oceanfront pool
☀ Suitable for ‘au natural’ pool use
☀ Poolside gallery with dining and lounge area
☀ Spectacular sunsets
☀ Charcoal BBQ on terrace

Property Images Description

The entrance of Villa Sera Bella is in midst of a lush tropical garden.  A paved access road leads to the private gated community of Pelican Cove.

The terrace with its pool are the special and unique note of this fine property. The pool sits right at oceanfront. Fantastic views and the sound of waves are guaranteed.

Enjoy the privacy of your seaside swimming pool along with a sun deck. The pool is perfect for au natural bathing. Swim or splash in Villa Sera Bella’s waterfront pool while enjoying incredible views of the crystal clear Caribbean sea. 
Villa Sera Bella offers covered outdoor lounging and a living area that also serves as a dining area. A BBQ is available, too.

The living room is combined with the dining room, and both feature attractive rattan furniture. The room is air-conditioned. The living rooms opens to the Ocean fronting deck.

The  Master suite opens to the deck and features a spectacular view of the sea. The Suite is tiled with terra cotta and equipped with A/C, a fan, a four poster  King bed and a large closet.

The 2nd air-conditioned bedroom at Sera Bella has the flexibility of converting the King size bed into two twin beds, e.g. to sleep two children.

The Master bathroom was renovated recently and offers a single sink/vanity, a walk-in shower, toilet, hairdryer, and towels.

The 2nd bathroom with shower has the same features as the Master bath.


Villa Sera Bella offers a fully equipped kitchen with everything you’ll need to prepare your own meals including:
☀ Full size refrigerator, freezer, Ice-maker
☀ Microwave
☀ Oven
☀ Glass hob w. kitchen range
☀ Dishwasher
☀ Coffee maker, blender, toaster

Villa Sera Bella combines the best of two worlds: The location seems to be miles away from hustle and bustle granting complete serenity, and still be so close, just a short drive away from nightlife, restaurants, casinos, and the best beaches of the island.


More Information about Villa Sera Bella

☀ All rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished with a combination of rattan and island accessories
☀ Cable TV, flat screen TV’s, DVD
☀ Villa runs on 120V US-standard outlets
☀ Linen, bath towels and beach towels provided
☀ A/C and ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living rooms
☀ Safe deposit box
☀ Security guard on duty at night controlling access to Pelican Cove area
☀ Laundry facilities (washer, dryer, iron & iron board)
☀ Private Parking
☀ Free Internet access/WiFi
☀ Phone for local calls and receiving long distance calls
☀ Housekeeping each weekday except Sunday/Holidays



Villa Sera Bella is located in Pelican Cove, a private gated community with 17 villas at the tip of Pelican Key Estates on the Southeast coast of Sint Maarten. This villa is one of the handful of villas located directly on the ocean. The villa is located just 15 minutes from Marigot, the French capital and equal distance to the St. Maarten capital of Philipsburg.


Beaches close to Villa Sera Bella

There are several beaches in short driving distance to Villa Sera Bella. The nearest beautiful white sand beach serviced by a few beach bars is Kim Sha Beach at the western side of Simpson Bay. A mere 2 min drive from Villa Sera Bella! Longer and wider beaches are at Simpson Bay, Maho Beach, and at Mullet Bay. The clothing optional beaches are on the French side in 5 – 10 miles distance.


Kim Sha Beach

This beach is just a very short drive from Villa Sera Bella. 


More Beaches

Plenty of other beaches can be accessed by walking to, e.g. Simpson Bay and  Maho Beach, or by driving to, like Mullet Bay, which you see on the photo to the left. Many of them are good for snorkeling, or for its beach bars, e.g. Simpson Bay, or Maho Beach known for its low flying aircrafts.

Distances of Interest

Airport (SXM)  3 miles
Philipsburg/Shopping  5 miles
Orient Beach   11 miles
Restaurants  short drive
Grocery  1/2 mile


Villa Sera Bella combines several attractions. It is right on Ocean front with fantastic ocean views and sunsets, it is located in a calm and  safe area, and it nevertheless so close to all the attractions of the island. Beaches, casinos, fine dining, entertainment, they all very close to this fine villa. The cozy decoration and furniture of the villa create an excellent ambience for exceptional vacation days.


Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
09 Jan 2017 15 Apr 2017 2,800 7 nights
16 Apr 2017 18 Dec 2017 1,750 5 nights
19 Dec 2017 08 Jan 2018 4,000 10 nights

Rental & Booking Information

Above rates apply to the use of 1 bedroom (2 guests) in Sera Bella *

Additional Weekly Rates

No. of Guests No. of Bedrooms High Season Low Season
    Weekly Weekly
4 people 2 bedrooms $3,500 $2,450
Heineken Regatta Week entire villa = 2 bedrooms $3,500
Xmas/New Year
entire villa = 2 bedrooms $4,000/week One rate only

Tax & Service

15% Tax+ Service will be added on above rates
Daily maid service (Monday – Saturday) included
Damage/loss security deposit required


Deposit required on booking
Payment terms and means of payment on request

* Villa Sera Bella is for the exclusive use of renter regardless of booked bedrooms (1 – 2). Non-booked bedroom will be locked.

Picture Perfect
We had a great two weeks at this property. Although the villa is in a gated community, it has enough privacy, that you feel completely alone. The view is spectacular, and while we did go to t the beach one day, we felt that there was really no reason to leave the villa. We only needed one bedroom, which was fine. The master bedroom is right off the pool and the ocean. Cracking the window and hearing the ocean during the nighttime was a great experience. Constance was great, although we really didn’t need her that much. She will come as much or as little as you need. Doug was easy to work with and checked in to make sure everything was going smoothly. Overall, we had a great experience and have no complaints.
Jon C. Jan 2017
Excellent Vacation Location
Our flight arrived a little later than usual, so we had the keys arranged to be left in a secure place. As a result we had no issues with getting situated. The property is located in a great location on the island. It gives you the feeling that you’re the only people around with your own ocean oasis. When we did leave, we were very close to the heart of Simpson Bay and only a short drive to most other areas of the island. We had dinner on the French side several times, and the drive was only about 15 minutes. The villa is well suited and located for people wanting to get away, but still stay within reach of you typical Caribbean vacation spot.
Charles, Brookly, NY Jan 2017
Better than a Hotel
You are renting a private residence fully furnished and stocked. It is very private and right on the water with its own pool. The villa location is very quiet, but as mentioned in other reviews, it is quite close to the action of Simpson Bay. The layout is open and allowed us to keep the doors open and feel the breeze through the villa during the daytime. Overall, it was a much better experience and value than a hotel would be. Be sure to go the Yacht Club for breakfast or Happy Hour.”
Randy C. Jan 2017
Great Location, Great Pool, Great View
We just got back from a wonderful week in St Maarten. The Villa was perfect and exactly as pictured. The location was good, and we could not get enough of the view. Of course, having you own pool only makes it that much better. Constance and Doug were easy to work with. The location is quiet, but it is a short walk or drive to many of the area restaurants and bars. Overall, we were very happy and recommend highly.
Janice G. Jan 2017
Fantastic Villa!
Our visit to this villa was fantastic. It has a large private patio area that gives you a choice between sun and shade all day. Having your own pool just above the Caribbean Sea was the best feature. The location is perfect, but it is best to rent a car in order to go explore the island. Our car rental was not expensive, although we really didn’t leave the villa all that much. It was fully stocked from the towels down to the silverware. Overall, we had a great time and definitely return to this villa.”
Michael S. Jan 2017
Private Pool!!!
We really enjoyed our time here, particularly having our own pool. It really eliminated the hassle of fighting for chairs, public restrooms, overpriced drinks… On top of that, the unit was exactly as the pictures show. Doug was great to work with and gave us some good tips. Location is quiet and private but close enough to all of the restaurants and bars. Looking forward to coming back.
Julie N. Jan 2017
Great Place! We’ll be back!
We had a great stay at this house. It is exactly as described and shown. It is very private with all of the amenities, including its own private pool. The view is wonderful. In fact it is difficult to leave; however, when we did, there are numerous restaurants and activities very close by. We can’t wait to come back next year.
John S. Dec 2016
Honeymoon Magic!
We came for our honeymoon and it was magical! The villa was in a perfect location. The house is very relaxed and comfortable, and the garden makes you feel right at home. We had the most amazing time!
Sharei M., USA Jul 2016
Absolutely beautiful place. Clean and wonderfully appointed. As advertised
We spent a night before a flight out and wished we could spend the week. Wonderful location with terrific views of the water. Clean comfortable home.
Steve S. Mar 2016
Beautiful La Casita
As advertised- La Casita is a wonderful 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa located a stones throw (or less than) from the turquoise water of the Caribbean. Fantastic home layout offers great kitchen dining and living room, 3 private bedrooms, and amazing outdoor living spaces for dining or just relaxing by the private pool. Location is superb- easy to access, close to all of the attractions, yet very quiet and private. Owner and housekeeping(daily service) are very responsive, kind and easy to work with- always available to help if needed. I highly recommend La Casita- the property is delightful and conducive to couples, friends, or families. Book it and enjoy!
John H., Edina, Minnesota, USA Mar 2016
Private, quaint, hideaway!
This villa is located nearly at the end of a peninsula facing west overlooking Burgeaux Bay. You will be lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of the surf (we loved it) and that sound is unavoidable as the surf hits the large rocks just below the bedroom. The locked and secure villa door from the driveway opens up to a covered outdoor eating area overlooking the private pool with two separate buildings both of which also have their own secure locks. The main building is on your left and is a long building with the kitchen at one end and the bedroom at the opposite end. Between the two rooms is a living room with steps that lead down to the bathroom and bedroom (bathroom is an open concept with a wooden vanity that has two sinks, a separate tiled shower, and a small toilet room with a door–no exhaust fan but louvered window). The air conditioning, propane gas stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, TV, wifi, etc. were all in good working condition and made for a pleasant stay. The BBQ (nice feature) had one small issue where the ash door has seized up making removal of the ashes and venting from the bottom difficult. The private pool deck and private outdoor shower are excellent for relaxing in the hot sun and staying cool. You will want to rent a car for getting around and we highly recommend driving to Orient Beach for a day to experience the beach, restaurants and bars which is much different from Simpson Bay and Maho Beach. My wife and I have been renting villas in St. Maarten for nearly 10 years and we have come to expect that all villas must have tile floors throughout to protect against water damage and any wood furniture will have a slight mustiness from the humidity–that has been consistent with all villa rentals. We loved our stay at this villa and will likely stay here again but we had a few minor concerns we would like to share. The road to the villa is sometimes temporarily blocked by construction or emergency vehicles near Maho Beach or near the villa where you may have a choice of navigating around the obstruction. The owner of the villa has an internet phone connected to a USA number so that is a great feature for calling the US, but there should be a way to quickly dial for local emergency medical/police assistance in the event of an emergency (beware slippery tile after drinking around the pool). Lastly, while the housekeeper was friendly and did a great job of keeping the villa spotless, she and the local property manager both did not respond to telephone voice mails and the housekeeper showed up over 1 1/2 hrs late for our check-out. Lucky for us we were not flying out that day but we did miss another scheduled appointment on the island which was quite frustrating. It should be noted that the US owner of the villa did respond to our phone and email with a solution to that issue within approximately one hour of our calling him (after failing to get in touch with the housekeeper or local property manager). I imagine he was frustrated as well. With all that said, we highly recommend this villa rental. It does not have 5-star modern amenities but the kitchen is modern, and the overall villa is a lot nicer than nearly all of the hotels and condo rentals at a similar price–throw in the privacy of having your own villa, your own private pool, kitchen, BBQ, etc. and this is a great value!
Jim L., Chicago, IL, USA Mar 2016
Wouldn’t Go Anywhere Else
My wife and I stay here every year. We used to travel all over the Caribbean. After finding this Villa we have made this our annual vacation spot. The house is perfectly configured. 180 degree ocean views with a private pool and sleeping to the sounds of the waves at night. You are literally 20 feet from the water. It’s the perfect vacation spot. Besides the total privacy and tranquility, you are only a short walk/drive to all local restaurants, bakeries, casino, beaches. It’s located in a quiet guarded complex. Every amenity one might need is provided including wifi, vonage phone service (US phone service), full kitchen, pool chairs, beach towels, you name it. Not to mention, Janet is a great owner to work with.
Doug N. Dec 2015
What a wonderful start to our honeymoon
We are so happy to have had the chance to stay at Villa Sera Bella. The private pool directly on the water was so relaxing. It offers US phone service, this was a very good choice for us, as we needed to use this service due to family emergency in the US while we were away. Without this, we would have had to end our vacation and go home early. The remoteness away from the bars and restaurants was wonderful for us. Being remote means we needed to drive to them. You will need to rent a car when you rent this property. All of the appliances worked very well. Preparing for our trip, Janet the property owner was quick to respond and we truly thank her for all she did for us. Constance was a wonderful addition to the property. She came a few times to clean and we got to talk with her quite a bit. She is such a wonderful person and gave us excellent advice on what to see and when. She helped us avoid the crowds! Some of the restaurants recommended in the guest book were great, but one that is highly recommended everywhere, turned out to be a huge disappointment. If you find yourself bored in St Maarten, St Maarten is not the problem. There is way too much to do there to be bored. Villa Sera Bella is in an excellent location to serve as a base to get out and enjoy all St Maarten has to offer you. If you don’t want to go anywhere, you will find yourself relaxing in or near your private pool. We had a wonderful time and we want to schedule another trip in the future.
N.N. Jan 2014
Perfect location!
This really was a perfect location. It is in an area of villas and resorts so you feel safe with people around but the villa is extremely private. The villa is spacious and clean. Being on the water, there is much to see with cruise ships, smaller boats, kayaks, and cats always going by. There are so many good restaurants near by. We spent 10 days there only repeating twice because we choose to. Our favorite being Panlaan. We were very happy with our decision to stay at this villa.
Snook, Connecticut, USA Mar 2013
Very nice, très agréable séjour!
This house is exactly as on internet, the view is splendid. Many thanks to Constance, it was a very big pleasure to meat you All was perfect, just one point I want to say what a shame to have any access to the see for snorkeling and fishing in front of the villa, there is an access in the résidence but always closed only one house has this possibility but it seems that in St Martin it’s often like that. Many thanks for this house and I will return I will translate for the french people who can be interested by this house. C’est une très belle maison, très agréable avec une vue fantastique Constance, notre aide pendant notre séjour était parfaite et très discrète le seul bemol de cette maison est l’impossibilité d’aller sur les rochers devant la maison, un accès est prèvu dans la résidence mais toujours fermé, une seule maison à accès à la mer mais il semble que sur l’île c’est une pratique très courante la plage est à 10 minutes à pied de la maison je retournerais dans cette villa.
Dominique Coudron Jan 2012