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Help me find my dream condo, please.

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Help me find my dream condo, please.

We are planning on going to St. Maarten in May and would like help in deciding on a place to stay. Here is what we would like: a one bedroom condo on the beach that is clean and updated but not luxurious; balcony, pool, laundry facilities in the unit; within walking distance to nice restaurants and shopping (although we will have a car) but we are not casino or bar people. The beach would have fine white sand with gentle waves and good snorkeling. Anyone know of a place that would come close to this wish list? Thank you!

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1. Re: Help me find my dream condo, please.

the "in the unit" laundry will limit your options. many very nice one bedroom timeshare condos offer laundry facilities on the premises but not necessary in the unit. you may want to check newer resorts like cavarasei (not sure of spelling) or the villas at simpson bay (the newest section of the old pelican resort) to see if they offe in unit laundry. otherwise check out some of the villa rental agencies or vrbo for privately owned condos.

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2. Re: Help me find my dream condo, please.

I would recommend contacting "Jennifer's Vacation Villas"....we have used them before and they have been very helpful. A quick Google search will get your their info. Good luck!

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3. Re: Help me find my dream condo, please.

Thank you for your reply, MaryJo34Yardley...I appreciate your time. So, let me change my wishlist to "laundry facilities on the premises."

Do you think Simpson Bay would be a great place to start my search considering the other wish list priorities or should I also look at Orient or Dawn? Thanks.

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alot of people like simpson bay because it is closer to the activities of the dutch side but i don't have first hand experience staying in that area. we usually stay in the dawn beach area because it is on the dutch/french border and provides easy access to the entire island. it is more upscale residential than touristy but has a few very nice restaurants, condos and private homes as well oyster bay beach resort on one end of the beach and the westin on the other. bobcat is our resident expert on orient imo. he has a wealth of info about restuarants and accomodations in orient village. sandy malloy is also highly recommended for rentals. i will look up her contact info unless bobcat sees this first LOL

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5. Re: Help me find my dream condo, please.

Many timeshare reosrts have on site coin operated laundromats - in addition to the good advice of the kind folks who posted here you might try Endless Vacation Rentals for a timeshare rental - here is their link

www.endless-vacation-rentals.com/main.taf…

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6. Re: Help me find my dream condo, please.

The timeshare two bed lock out units at the Flamingo all have washer/dryer in the room for each side of the unit. If you only need a one bed ask for the B side unit as it is larger with nice ocean view. All were just refurnished this last Summer/Fall.

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7. Re: Help me find my dream condo, please.

Hi,

I can recomend a place we have stayed at 3 times this last year. It is a 1 BR, ocean view, Mont Vernon Orient Beach (french side), has kitchen AND WASHER & DRYER!!

It is a 5 min walk to the beach but hilly, has a pool, parking is a challenge.

I would go back there in a minute.

Go to VRBO listing #195686. Good luck.

And GO BLUE!

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