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The Sunlight Studios at Oyster Pond, French St. Martin

The Sunlight Studio at Oyster Pond, French side of Saint Martin
Avenue du Lagon
Oyster Pond
FRENCH SIDE Vacation rental on the French side of Oyster Pond
Saint Martin, FWI

Reservatons for The Sunlight Studio

The Sunlight Studio sleeps 2 guests
Sleeps 1-2 guests

1 bedroom 1 bath
Living room, Kitchenette
Patio overlooking Oyster Pond
Shared swimming pool
BBQ facilities, parking

On the patio of the Sunlight Studio overlooking Oyster Pond
The patio of the Sunlight Studio overlooks Oyster Pond

Virtual tour Sunlight StudiosVirtual Tour of the Sunlight Studios at Soleil de minuit


Beautiful flowers in the surrounding tropical garden Beach view at Dawn Beach, in front of Mr. Busby's Creole style pool and patio area at Le Soleil de Minuit Fanstastic view of St. Barth behind the Oyster Bay Resort and its lighthouse restaurant building The Sunlight Studio is bedded with a Queen bed on the sleeper loft Pool view over Oyster Pond and the sea The buildings of Soleil de Minuit where the Sunlight Studio is located

RENOVATED SPACIOUS STUDIOS FOR COST CONSCIOUS COUPLES - FANTASTIC VIEW OVER OYSTER POND!


The Sunlight Studio is located at the Residence Soleil de Minuit on the hilltop of Oyster Pond, on the French side, overlooking Oyster Pond and Captain Olivers Marina
The Sunlight is on the hilltop of French Oyster Pond

WEEKLY RATES FOR THE SUNLIGHT STUDIOS
Low Season
May 01 to Nov. 30

$ 1,000 per week
for 1-2 guests

High Season
Dec. 01 to April 30
$ 1,200 per week
for 1-2 guests
Xmas Holidays
& New Year's week
$ 1,300 per week
for 1-2 guests
Terms & Payment
All rates quoted are in US Dollars per week and are based on 1 or 2 people in the Studio. Rates include local taxes and cleaning on check-out day. To secure a booking for The Sunlight, a 30% deposit is required. The balance is due on arrival day.

The Sunlight Studio at Oyster Pond, French side of Saint Martin

The Sunlight Studio is a fully furnished inexpensive 1 bedroom/1 bath vacation rental on the French side of Oyster Pond situated at the small hotel "Soleil de Minuit". This quiet hilltop complex consists of only 5 Studio efficiencies in total, for rent through St-Martin-Vacation.com under the name of "The Sunlight".

Oyster Pond with the new Lighthouse building, St. Barth in the background
Oyster Pond with the new Lighthouse building, St. Barth in the background
Fantastic view of entire Oyster Pond at The Sunlight Studio! Located on the hilltop, the property overlooks the whole of picturesque Oyster Pond  and the sea beyond.

The spacious studio offers peaceful relaxation in a casual and relaxing tropical setting. The studio efficiency is designed for a cost-conscious couple to experience a quiet Caribbean vacation at competitive rates.

View at the pool down to Oyster Pond marina and the Oyster Bay Resort

Great view of the entire picturesque panorama of Oyster Pond, Dawn Beach, and the sea beyond, including a direct view of the rock of "La Fourche" and St. Barths from the pool area. The Sunlight enjoys a great location on Oyster Pond!

The studio is set alongside the pool
The studio is set alongside the swimming pool

The setting at The Sunlight is quiet and restful, given that there are only 4 more units in the same complex of "Le Soleil". The studio is very laid back, peaceful and offers great views of entire Oyster Pond, Captain Oliver's Marina, Oyster Bay Resort with its new tower, "The Lighthouse", and Dawn Beach, The Westin, and the sea beyond. The Sunlight Studio is also one of the most affordable places you will find on the island!

The outdoor areas including the shared freshwater pool, terrace and private patio offer spectacular views of the sea and scenic Oyster Pond, with the remarkable skyline of St. Barth's in the background.

Purposefully small and intimate, this peaceful place is off the main drag, but very close to popular Dawn Beach (2 min by car). The secluded, unserviced beach of Coralita is in walking distance (250 yards), as well as several delightful restaurants, pizzerias and the facilities of Captain Oliver's Marina.

Highlights of The Studio:
   Entirely renovated in 2010
   A lovely patio with a view!
   A powerful new A/C unit
   A new Flat screen TV
   Free WiFI Internet access
   New kitchenette
   Cozy Queen bedroom on
     the sleeper loft
•   Renovated bathroom
   A Washing machine

   BBQ facilities & fireplace

Pool view over Oyster Pond and the surrounding sea
Watching "The Lighthouse" being built

The pool surrounded by a sun deck overlooks Oyster Pond

The Sunlight offers a perfect quiet setting for those of you who'd like to be away from the crowd, but not totally alone during your vacation on St. Martin. This secluded studio shares the outdoor facilities with only 4 more units in the same complex!

All 5 individual rental units and the communal areas at "Le Soleil de Minuit" have been extensively renovated and refurbished in the last quarter of 2010. With rates remaining very affordable, The Sunlight Studio in its new look is a great place for exploring nearby Dawn Beach, the marina or other areas of the island. Famous clothing optional Orient Beach, for example, is only 6 miles away, and easy to reach by car without traffic jam!

On the patio of The Sunlight Studio
On the patio of The Sunlight Studio

There are no extravaganza amenities or over-styled design formula here - the setting is casual, "down to earth" and tranquil. The charming studio has a "do-it-yourself" atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy them while admiring the view from the private patio of your Sunlight Studio or the communal BBQ area.

Set alongside the pool, just a few steps higher, the patio of the studio overlooks the pool area and Oyster Pond beyond. It is furnished with a table and chairs, so guests can enjoy breakfast with a great view of the rising sun, dinners or sundowners whilst enjoying the beautiful vistas.

 

The pool is shared by 5 Suites and features a large sun deck with lounge chairs, tables and also a BBQ corner

The shared pool is surrounded by a large sun deck, equipped with lounge chairs and umbrellas. In the other corner by the pool is a gas BBQ and a fireplace, complete with table and chairs for dining next to the BBQ.

The living area and kitchenette at The Sunlight Studio

View into the living room from the patio door
View into the living area

The very high ceiling provides a lofty feeling of space in the studio. It gives also enough room for the sleeper loft upstairs. With a new, powerful A/C plus a ceiling fan this spacious room can be easily kept cool during a hot tropical day or at night time. What's also pleasant in this room is the sunlight, as the sliding door to the patio and several windows (also in the rafters) make the efficiency bright and airy.

Bring your laptop/notebook:
Reservatons for The Sunlight Studio

When you step inside, you will be pleasantly surprised by the size and spaciousness of The Sunlight Studio! You'll have a comfortable second-floor bed overlooking the living room, a clean, recently renovated private bathroom, a large living area with a well equipped kitchenette, a couch, arm chairs, coffee table, and a new flat TV.

View into the living room with kitchenette
Easy to feel comfortable in this spacious room with a new powerful A/C!

The air-conditioned living room including the kitchenette was completely renovated and partially refurnished last year. The entire studio was newly painted in white and pastel gray. There is also a new parquet floor in the living area and carpet flooring in the redecorated bedroom on the loft.

Sitting area in the living room  The living room with sleeper loft upstairs

New in the studio are also the flat screen TV, Satellite service with a few US channels (and French channels) and free WiFi Internet access. Just bring your laptop to hook up!

The kitchenette was completely renovated and equipped with new cooking utensils in 2010

Features of the Kitchenette:
   Renovated 2010 to maximize the space!
   A refrigerator
   2 electric cooktops
   A microwave
   A new coffee maker & water kettle
   A toaster
   Set of glasses, china, crockery for 4.
   Cooking utensils
   The room is air-conditioned!

The small, but very useful kitchenette was renovated in 2010
The recently renovated kitchenette

The kitchenette is small, but very well equipped for its size. The cooking facilities are certainly not designed for extensive family-style cooking, but the advantage is that all is new, neat and clean since recent renovations. For one couple, basically everything is there for preparing breakfast and light meals when dining in.

Bedroom and bathroom

The bedroom is located on the open sleeper loft and is bedded with a Queen bed with a new mattress and new linens.

The sleeper loft is cooled by the powerful airco downstairs and in addition, there is also a fan
The bedroom upstairs is with a Queen bed

Features of the Bedroom
  Queen size bed with a new mattress
  Air-Conditioned via the living room
  New carpet flooring and
  Newly painted and redecorated

View from the bedroom into th living area
View from the bedroom into living area

Note that the owner works with both, an on-island reservation manager and a property manager. Both live nearby, so if you need any assistance on site, directions or hints where to go and what to do, the friendly managers will be happy to help!


The bedroom at the Sunlight Studio is on the sleeper loft

A wooden flight of stairs in the living area takes you to the Queen bedroom upstairs. This cozy space is a lovely retreat for a couple. Like everything else in the Sunlight Studio, the loft space was renovated and redecorated last year including a new carpet, new Queen mattress, linens, accessories, and new paint of walls and beams.

The Sunlight Studio at Oyster Pond, French side of Saint Martin
WEEKLY RATES PER COUPLE
Low Season (May - Nov)
$ 1,000 per week
High Season (Dec - April)
$ 1,200 per week
Xmas/New Year's:
$ 1,300 per week

View up to the bedroom under the rafters
View up to the open sleeper loft

Reservatons for The Sunlight Studio

 

The Sunlight Studio offers a cozy bedroom upstairs on the open sleeper loft.

The bedroom is furnished with a Queen bed
The lovely bedroom under the rafters

The private, full bathroom at The Sunlight is downstairs located on the bottom of the stairway that leads up from the living room on ground floor.

The new bathroom with a single sink, shower, towels, hair dryer
The completely renovated bathroom

The private bathroom
The private bathroom offers  a single water bowl, cabinets for 'him' and 'her', an extra large mirror, new lighting fixtures, a toilet and a walk-in shower. The bathroom is complete by a good supply of (new!) quality bath towels and a hair dryer.

A washing machine is also available in the Studio. Maid service is provided free of charge on check-out day, and more often on request for a fee.

In the completely renovated bathroom in Studio Sunlight
In the bathroom of The Sunlight

The well appointed Sunlight Studio is complemented by a range of communal facilities
that you are free to use on premises of Le Soleil de Minuit.
NOTE that the same rental agent for this property manages 5 Studios in total at the complex of Le Soleil de Minuit. All 5 Studios have the same features and the same fantastic views as the Sunlight Studio described on this web page. Only the decoration and furniture vary, as each studio is individually furnished and decorated.

Beautiful flowers and garden surround the property at the Sunlight Studio!
A flowery garden surrounds the Studio

At Mr. Busby on Dawn Beach
Dawn Beach at Mr. Busby's beach bar

Popular Dawn Beach is 2 min by car!
The Studio is 2 min from Dawn Beach!


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Shared facilities at The Sunlight Studio

The Studio is part of the boutique hotel "Soleil de Minuit" that consists of 5 rental units. There is a number of facilities available for all tenants of this property that you'll appreciate during your vacation at The Sunlight Studio.

Communal facilities at the Sunlight include the pool, sun deck, BBQ area and fireplace, table and chairs on the terrace
The pool, sun deck, and BBQ area are at your disposal!

The Creole styled building of Soleil de Minuit. the Studio Sunlight is on the left side. 
The Creole styled hillside building of "Soleil de Minuit",
The Studio Sunlight is in the 2nd cottage to the left

Highlighting the communal facilities at the Sunlight Studio:
  Swimming pool with panoramic view of Oyster Pond
  Lounge chairs and umbrellas on the sun deck
  Several tables and chairs around the pool & BBQ area
 Gas BBQ and fireplace on the side of the pool
  Small open air workout/fitness area
  Water cistern (very useful when city water is cut off!)
  Private Parking to the rear of the building
  Gated access to the property (gate is closed at night)

BBQ and fireplace at the poolside terrace
BBQ and fireplace at the poolside terrace

Reservatons for The Sunlight Studio

The pool and BBQ area are usually very quiet, and there are days where you'll be there just by yourself, whilst other guests enjoy one of the fine nearby beaches or attractions on the island...

Entrance and driveway to The Sunlight at Le Soleil
The entrance of The Sunlight Studio at Le Soleil

Parking area at Le Soleil de Minuit
Parking area to the rear of the complex

If you plan to explore St. Maarten/St. Martin, please be advised that a rental car is strongly recommended. There is no regular public transportation on the island that would be suitable for tourists! There are only 'jitney' buses on the main routes that serve the locals to get to their workplace or doing errands. These jitneys do not go to tourist places, e.g. to beaches or restaurants. To get a taxi is no problem, but is more expensive than a rental car.
If you have your own car, please be advised that the parking area at The Sunlight Studio is not suitable for Vans or huge vehicles. The narrow driveway bends rather sharply into the parking area, and doesn't give much space for big cars to maneuver. And to back up down the driveway would be a challenge...
Location of the Sunlight Studio at Oyster Pond and nearby activities and attractions

Entrance of the Sunlight Studio

The Sunlight Studio is located on the hillside of French Oyster Pond, on the Eastern side of the island near the (invisible) border to Sint Maarten.

The Studio is situated on the premises the Creole-style Boutique Hotel "Residence Soleil de Minuit", formerly also known as "The White Villa" of Oyster Pond.

Virtual tour Sunlight StudiosVirtual Tour of the Sunlight Studios at Soleil de minuit

Location of The Sunlight at Residence Soleil de Minuit on Oyster Pond, FRENCH side of St. Martin
Location of The Sunlight at Res. "Soleil de Minuit"
on Oyster Pond, FRENCH side of St. Martin

The Sunlight Studio is conveniently located to explore the nearby Captain Oliver's Marina and beaches. Several restaurants on Oyster Pond can be reached in convenient walking distance, others are only minutes away by car.

Here distances of some places to go at Oyster Pond:
  Mama Pizza: 100 yards (delicious pizzas! Dine-in or take away)
  L'Oasis (formerly La Fregate): 150 yards (great family diner)
  BZH: 150 yards (popular French Creperie)
  Grocery store & mini market : 100-150 yards
  Captain Oliver's Restaurant & Marina: 400 yards
    (best for their buffets Saturday nights or Sundays for brunch)
  Dinghy Dock (hang-out bar at Captain Oliver's): 400 yards
  Coralita Beach: 300 yards
  Dawn Beach at Mr. Busby's: 2 min. by car
  Dawn Beach & The Westin Resort & Casino: 4 min. by car

Other areas of the island:

  Philipsburg: 15 min by car, for shopping & entertainment
  Orient Beach: 15 min by car, most famous in the Caribbean!
  Grand Case: 20 min by car, for fine dining
  Int'l Airport SXM: 30-45 min by car

The northern part of Oyster Pond with location of The Sunlight and Les Balcons d'Oyster Pond

The great advantages of the property are

  • its central location in the heart of Oyster Pond
  • fantastic view provided from this hilltop location
  • great features at moderate rates

The Soleil de Minuit/Sunlight residence is just across the street from the well known bungalow complex of "Les Balcons d'Oyster Pond ", which will certainly ring a bell to those of you who are familiar with the area. Oyster Pond is a quiet, picturesque area located between Dawn Beach and Coralita Beach/Baie Lucas, with the natural harbor and the Marina in between. Captain Oliver's Marina is very well known by boating people as the marina is a popular shelter for mooring yachts and sailing boats. The area is also known by timeshare owners at the nearby Oyster Bay Resort.

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Oyster Pond with Captain Olivers Marina to the left, the Lighthouse of Oyster Bay Resort to the right.
Hillside view of Oyster Pond

Hillside view from the Dutch side over Oyster Pond with Captain Oliver's Marina to the left, the Lighthouse of Oyster Bay Resort to the right.

Captain Olivers Marina on Oyster Pond
Captain Oliver's Marina
Captain Oliver's Marina offers a few restaurants and local bars (most popular: "The Dinghy Dock"), a grocery store, as well as sailing boat charters. The ferry to St. Barths "The Voyageur" leaves also from Captain Oliver's.

Great place for a casual beachside lunch: At Mr. Busbys Beach bar on Dawn Beach
At Mr. Busby's Beach Bar on Dawn Beach

Mr. Busby's Beach bar is the most popular restaurant on Dawn Beach. It's known for its great breakfasts and for ribs or burgers at lunchtime. Beautiful Dawn Beach is only minutes away!

 

Coralita Beach is in walking distance from The Sunlight Studio, just walk 300 yards downhill. This secluded beach will be perfect for you if you look for seclusion...

Secluded quiet beach of Coralita is in walking distance from The Sunlight Studio  Horseback riding on Coralita Beach
Coralita Beach is usually very little visited, mainly by locals on the weekends.
Easiest access to the beach is at the horse stables at the former Oceanna Ranch.

On Dawn Beach, view of Oyster Bay Resort
Beach view at Mr. Busby's
Beach view on Dawn Beach towards St. Barth
Dawn Beach - view to St. Barth's
Dawn Beach view to the Westin Resort
View to the East: The Westin
At the Westin Resort on Dawn Beach, view to the west with Oyster Bay Resort and the Lighthouse
Dawn Beach at The Westin

Overview of features at the Sunlight Studio

Size/General layout

No. of Bedrooms
(sleeper loft, Queen bed)

1
Fully equipped customized Kitchenette
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
Air-conditioned Living room
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
  Private bathroom w. shower, hair-dryer
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
Dining table on the patio seating for 4 guests
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
Private patio overlooking Oyster Pond
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
Amenities Fully furnished & decorated
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
New A/C unit & ceiling fan in living room (cools also the open sleeper loft!)
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio

Washing machine

Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
  Flat screen TV in living area
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
Satellite TV incl. a few US channels
Free WiFi Internet access (bring your laptop or notebook)
Amenities at the Sunlight Studio
Kitchenette Refrigerator
Kitchenette
2 electric cooktops
Kitchenette
Microwave
Kitchenette
  Coffee maker & water kettle
Kitchenette
Toaster
Kitchenette
Set of glasses, cups & plates, crockery, pots
Kitchenette
Services/Other Maid service on check-out day provided.
Services
Linens and towels
Services
The property runs on 220V, adaptors for 110V available.
Services
  On island manager to assist you
Services
Car rental can be arranged for
Services
Airport pick-up can be arranged for (on request)
Services
  Children welcome
Smoking allowed
-ONLY at outdoor areas!-
Water cistern
Communal facilities & services Freshwater swimming pool
Communal facilities at Le Soleil de Minuit
Lounge chairs & umbrellas on the poolside sun deck
Communal facilities at Le Soleil de Minuit
Gas BBQ + fireplace area by the pool, incl. tables & chairs
Communal facilities at Le Soleil de Minuit
  Outdoor workout/fitness area
Communal facilities at Le Soleil de Minuit
Gardener & Pool service/maintenance
Communal facilities at Le Soleil de Minuit
Private Parking (note: not suitable for Van's or large vehicles)
Communal facilities at Le Soleil de Minuit
Location Hilltop at Residence "Soleil de Minuit"
Location
Fantastic hillside view of entire Oyster Pond, the Sea, Dawn Beach, also St. Barth's
Location

Near grocery and restaurants (in walking distance)

Location
Island map to locate the unit click: Island map to locate your condo, apartment or studio on St. Martin and St. Maarten Distance to int'l airport
10 mi
16 km
Nearest town or village:
Philipsburg
15 min

Nearest beach in walking distance: View infos on Coralita BeachCoralita Beach
(Dawn Beach 2 min. by car)

300 yds
250m
Reservatons for The Sunlight Studio  
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