The Villa

Just the place for your unforgettable stay

Incredible panoramic views of the Caribbean and St. Barts! The Jewel has been completely renovated. Now the Jewel has a 5th bedroom and bath with its own entrance for grandparents or those wishing more privacy from the group. We do not rent this studio separately but do include it in the 5 bedroom price. The studio has one queen and a set of bunk beds. The 4 master bedrooms have king beds, one with an additional queen futon sleeper.

Villa Caribbean Jewel is located in the exclusive gated community of Tamarind Hill Estates on the Dutch side of the island near the French/Dutch border. A few minutes drive to Dawn Beach, Orient Beach, and Guana Bay Beach. Numerous outstanding restaurants 2 minutes away. Ten-fifteen minutes away from the Dutch capital of Philipsburg and shopping.

This luxury Mediterranean-style villa features remote controlled gated entry, lush gardens, extensive balconies and terraces, and a private pool with a disappearing edge. The entire villa can be rented with one, two, three, or four master bedroom suites all featuring king sized beds, private balconies, air conditioning, and in-suite baths. We have added a 5th bedroom studio apartment with a kitchen. 5.5 total baths to accommodate 13 guests with an additional sleeper futon in one of the bedrooms. We have a port-a-crib for our little guests. Each bedroom has a beautiful view of the Caribbean with views of other Caribbean islands. Ursula our housekeeper who resides on the property in a separate discreet apt. is available for all your questions and needs. She will escort you from your car rental to the beautiful Caribbean Jewel. This fully equipped private home has it all from the cool Caribbean breezes to breathtaking views of the sea, mountains, and gardens.

Keywords: Luxury villa with all the comforts of home. Yes we have a BACKUP GENERATOR that runs the entire villa during a power loss so you never miss a day of paradise. We have a vonage line for free calling to home to check on the family to tell them how wonderful your vacation is. All the beds are kings with private baths in the main house and a queen and bunk bed with a private bath and kitchenette in the 5th bedroom with stairs up to the pool/main floor of the villa. Welcome to Paradise!!!!

***Please know that there are different rates for high and low season and Xmas. Also know the number of bedrooms used and number of guests reflect the pricing.



  • Guests: 12
  • View: Oceanfront
  • Size: 4500ft²

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5 based on 24 reviews

24 Reviews of “The Villa

  1. The house was amazing. Our best vacation in a long time. Beautiful views. Close to everything and Ursula made things really easy. Can’t wait to return without my kids.

  2. We have just returned from our magical trip to St Martin & the “Jewel” and a wonderful time was had even though the weather was not always picture perfect! (it is hurricane season in the Caribbean, after all) The home itself is just lovely, lots of space for everyone and a kitchen with everything you need to make a meal. The tv & stereo system were great for the couple of rainy days we had. The beds were SUPER COMFY, a real rarity when staying in a rental home.

    Ginny was wonderful from booking thru our departure! She answered any question & email very quickly and had great suggestions for food & outings. We enjoyed the beaches at Mullet Bay & Little Bay. We also did a horseback riding excursion with Lucky Stables, ending with a dip in the ocean on horseback, lots of fun! We ate very well on St Martin, dinner at La Villa, Avantika, Bistrot Caraibes & JAX steakhouse. ALL yummy!! and finally, last, but never least is Ursula… She was simply wonderful! She met us at Unity car rental, brought us to the grocery store, went with us to Grand Case the first night to make sure we didn’t get lost, and cooked us a meal to die for!! Probably the best ribs I have ever eaten, along with roast chicken, potato salad, mac n cheese, tossed salad & homemade bread!! When we return to St Martin, we will be returning to the Jewel!!

  3. This was my fourth stay at the Jewel and it is just as fabulous as it always is. The real jewel is Ursula who always takes great care of the guests and the house. This year I took my mother who has mobility issues and Ursula helped her at every moment and while we were in town shopping.

    The views and the pool are why I keep coming back. I love the sunrise so much I get up to see it from the beautiful patio with its breathtaking view. The house is always clean and lacks nothing in the way of amenities.

    Ginny is always so helpful and cares about the stay of her guests. She was instrumental in the menu Ursula prepared for us the night of our arrival so we could just relax.

    I will be going back next year for my fifth stay and for many more years to come. The Jewel is a very special place to unwind and truly enjoy paradise.

    Published Jul 31, 2019

  4. I just came back from a wonderful 5 day stay to celebrate my birthday with family and friends. I’m sad I’m back home and I wish I could go back tonight!

    Ginny was great! I told her it was my first time renting a vacation property and she guided me through all the steps. All her recommendations were top notch! She is extremely friendly and although I didn’t get the chance to meet her in person I felt we knew each other. She always answered my countless emails and texts which assured me I made the right decision! I look forward to booking another trip with Ginny, I’m trying to figure out the dates as I type this review. Lol!

    The house is GORGEOUS!! The pictures do not do it justice. From the time you step into the house and look out onto the pool area the view takes your breath away. You will not be disappointed! The house is situated within a premier location in Sint Maarten. There is 24 hour security, it’s a gated community, high atop a mountain overlooking the sea! We all felt very safe. It was 10 of us, each room had its own bathroom and that right there deserves 5 stars! 🙂

    Last but not least…URSULA!!! I will try to find the right words to describe her but I don’t know if it will be enough. She is AMAZING! She was there to greet us with her famous specialty welcome drink. We all hit it off with her immediately! She is funny, kind, generous with her time and just an overall beautiful human being! I wish the world had more Ursula’s, we would all be in a better place! Her cooking is mouthwatering! She prepared a BBQ for us to celebrate my birthday and I tear up just thinking about it. No question about it, the house is why you go to SXM but Ursula is the reason you stay and want to keep coming back. I understand now why she is considered the “GEM” of the Jewel!

    Do not hesitate on renting this property. Go enjoy and give Ursula a hug for me!

    Published Jul 19, 2019

  5. This was one of the best vacations we have been on in a long time. Stayed in a gorgeous home in a highly desired gated community with outstanding ocean views that include clear views of the island of St. Barts. Five comfortable, spacious bedrooms with the emphasis (“ “) on the word “spacious” found in a well maintained home that speaks of the highest quality. Other points of interest include a nice modern kitchen, dining room and den areas. There are a couple of smaller quiet areas for those who just enjoy quiet time for reading or relaxing away from others. Includes a very nice outside pool in a large lounging/sunning area again overlooking ocean views and St. Bart’s. The house was very impressive. Island beaches were nice and relaxing.

    The food at the island restaurants were delicious. The restaurant, Le Piment and the Villa stood out as places that we will definitely return to on our next trip. Even a smaller venue like Fat Tony’s (a local college spot) had a tasty barbecue and brisket for lunch.

    In closing, enjoyed our visit, the house was impressive and of high quality. We would definitely stay at this location the next time we return to Saint Marteens.

    Published Aug 27, 2019

  6. I have lost track of how many times we’ve stayed here. It’s THAT wonderful that we keep coming back. Again and again. There’s so many wonderful features….. the best being our dear, sweet, Ursula of course. She is AMAZING! The pool, the new outdoor shower, the comfy beds, the beautiful landscapes, the VIEWS, all wonderful ammentities. You won’t go wrong staying here. Don’t even look anywhere else.

    Published May 14, 2019

  7. Had such an amazing time on our family trip and The Jewel was absolutely beautiful. Owner Ginny was so helpful and pleasant to work with, she even called to make sure we had everything we needed and were having a good time. House manager Ursula was so helpful and attentive.

    Highly recommend The Jewel!!!

    Published Apr 28, 2019

  8. It is absolutely perfect! Exceeded our expectations. The view was unbelievable and the home is gorgeous!

    Published Mar 19, 2019

  9. This was a fabulous property that exceeded our expectations! The views from every room were stunning! The house is beautiful and the pool and patio area over look the ocean and we could not get enough of the view! Ursula took amazing care of us and met our every need. She met us at the airport and took care of us from there! She was wonderful! The owners have taken amazing care of the property and it shows the pride they take in it. The property is in a gated area and we felt very secure at all times. We will definitely be going back! There was a group of 6 of us and we loved every second we were there!

    Published Mar 19, 2019

  10. We’ve stayed at this villa several times but this was our first trip back since the hurricane. What made this vacation especially special is our daughter got engaged down on the beach at Gibbs Bay very close to the villa. It was her fiancée and his daughters first trip to St Martin and he coordinated with our daughters local birding tour guide, Binky, to end their birding tour at Gibbs Bay where we had hung a sign her fiancée made back in the states asking her to marry him. She said yes and we came out of hiding in the abandoned building on the beach and joined them at the cooler where we had champagne and glasses waiting. Also new this year we rented a full day charter with Private Yacht Charter out of Bobby’s marina in Philipsburg…the boat was beautiful, the staff fun and accommodating and the memories priceless! It was fun to see the front of the villa from the water. We went back to Shoal Bay in Anguilla and visited Hank’s and saw that our bible verse of the day sign was still out on display. We rented a car on Anguilla vs taking a taxi and it was a good call as the waves were high on Shoal Bay so after a nice lunch at Hank’s we drove over to Rendezvous Bay and it was perfect. New also for us and really nice was Rainbow Beach in Grand Case and Karakter in Simpson Bay. Bikini Beach and Kanoa are open on Orient Beach and water was as remembered but sad so many places are gone. Also sad to see Oyster Bay places like Daniels by the Sea, Captain Olivers, etc were gone. But I had the best fish ever, John Dory, at L’Oasis…rest of the gang loved their pizzas. Everyone loved the food at LePiment and we found a new place Jimbo’s (Caribbean/Mexican) by the airport and stopped at Pinapple Petes. Ursala is still awesome and the Villa is as wonderful as we remembered. Thank you Ginny and Bob for sharing your home with us and letting us create even more family memories! January 2019

  11. As you can see from the photos, this property has an outstanding view, is in excellent repair, very clean and has the bonus of wonderful service by Ursula! She cooked breakfast and dinner for us 2 or 3 days of our stay, was tour guide when we needed, and was just very helpful overall.

    The road leading to the villa is quite steep, so beware of that if you have a heights issue, but the location was worth it! The island still has work to do to get it back to before the hurricane, but there are plenty of wonderful shops and restaurants and the beaches are all wonderful! We highly recommend coming to the island and staying at the Jewel! MUSTS: Le Piment Restaurant – best meal we have had in ages! and Rainbow Cafe – very good painkillers and pina coladas, right on the beach!

    Published Jan 27, 2019

  12. We rented the villa over Christmas with 9 of us for my daughter’s senior trip with family. All of us were in awe…..there are no words to describe the views from every room! Ursula was wonderful: she cooked for us one night, picked flowers for us, took us to an amazing bakery, gave tips on places to go…..she’s a gem!

    We rented 1 car for short trips to town when not everyone wanted to go and used Gizmo for the group. He was great! Good recommendations from him and Scooby’s at Grand Case was the best!

    Ginny was amazing through the whole process with tips on rental cars, places to go, what to expect, and the never ending questions that come with group travel.

    My family can’t even begin to put in to words the beauty of the villa. Can’t wait to visit again!

    Published Jan 3, 2019

  13. This has to be the best vacation we have taken so far. We have been to several Caribbean islands and resorts of sorts but our stay at Caribbean jewel in St. Maarten was the best experience we have had so far. The house is beautiful with breathtaking ocean views . Ursula is really good at taking care of this house and it’s guests. Our family loved spending time here. Kids loved the place because they had plenty of room to play, run around and swim in the rooftop pool. We had fun relaxing evenings at the deck with the cool ocean breeze and the scenery around the house. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fun relaxing vacation in a beautiful property surrounded with gorgeous views. We are truly in love with this place and hopefully will be back soon.

    Published Dec 21, 2018

  14. My family has been coming to Villa Caribbean Jewel for years. The home is beautifully decorated and back to being perfected as always.You can’t find a a more majestic view

    And fully decorated and equipped home as this on the island. Don’t miss out renting it because it is quite the catch.

    Published Dec 10, 2018

  15. Recently spent a week at Villa Caribbean Jewel and can’t wait to return. The house is amazing with everything to make your vacation memorable. First the views are unbelievable. If we never left the house it would have been one of the best vacations we ever had. With the infinity pool overlooking the ocean views are hard to describe. The house and gardens are spectacular. Spacious bedrooms, fully equipped modern kitchen and plenty of space for large gatherings. Truly what makes this home special and vacation memorable is Ursula. Ursula takes care of your every need and her knowledge of the island and must visit beaches and restaurants take all the guess work out of your stay. The island has really recovered from the hurricane and beaches are unbelievable. White sand and clear blue water wherever you go. If you are a foodie St Maarten is a must vacation. The choice of restaurants is unlimited from casual dining on the Dutch side of the island to fine dining on the French side. We have vacationed in just about all the Caribbean islands and nothing compares to what we experienced at Villa Caribbean Jewel. We will be returning to Villa Caribbean Jewel every year!!!!

    Published Dec 1, 2018

  16. Wow….what a spectacular Villa. Our stay consisted of four adults for 10 days. This home boast so many amenities, with spectacular views. The grounds are spacious, with lots of beautiful landscaping, tropical flowers and palms. It is very obvious the owners take great pride in maintaining this home, trying to make all of their guest feel welcomed. The kitchen is fully stocked, updated as well as the bedrooms and bathrooms. When you arrive you will find Ursula there to greet you. Rumor has it that she is the GEM of the Jewel. It’s TRUE! She is there to assist you in whatever you may need, including her knowledge to maneuver the island. Ginny provides a detailed book listing many activities, places to eat, and beaches. Honestly we are all beach lovers. There were days that we didn’t even want to leave the Villa. We wanted to relax, sit by the pool and take in the amazing view. If your looking for a comfortable vacation stay look NO further this villa will not disappoint you! Already booked for next year.

    Published May 8, 2018

  17. Spent a week in paradise at the Jewel with my oldest friends all celebrating our 50th birthdays. This luxury villa is completely re-built and in “tip-top” condition inside and out. Beautiful expansive patio with infinity pool was where we spent most of our time listening to music on surround sound Bose speakers and dancing. This villa has panoramic views that are nothing short of spectacular. It boasts 5 true master suites giving each guest plenty of privacy, space and their own bathroom. BUT who can sleep with these views?! Ursula, the caretaker, was so wonderful, helping with every detail to make our stay enjoyable. Ursula to our every question or need immediately – she was an amazing problem solver and helped me not to worry and relax though I was hosting a large group of. 7. She even brought us out to her secret shelling beach which had amazing shells. She went above and beyond, and we loved having her close by to help in any way needed. When you must leave this private, gated community of homes, the island, while still recovering from the hurricane, offers just what you need for a great vacation away. Groceries, fine dining, and even carry-out pizza can be found to accommodate the pickiest guest. Try Rainbow Le Cottage, Bistro Caraibbe, or for beach time, we found full-service beach spots with chairs, umbrellas and waiters in Grande Case. The island and homeowners alike need tourist $$ to help re-build and recover. Come visit heaven on earth by renting this well-cared for home in a secluded, peaceful setting. It won’t disappoint!!

    Published May 21, 2018

  18. We had the pleasure of staying at this gorgeous property in April with another couple who had stayed there previously.

    The accommodations were absolutely beautiful! The living area and bedrooms are comfortable and spacious and the kitchen has everything one would need. The house and grounds are very well maintained. The views from the Villa are ABSOLUTELY stunning!! We enjoyed many days sitting out by the pool taking in the views and feeling the wonderful Caribbean breeze. Ursula is truly the Gem of the Jewel. She is there to greet you and to assist you with whatever you need. Looking forward to staying again next year – already booked!

    Published May 11, 2018

  19. Ocean breezes were amazing and the sunrise perfect! Well appointed and comfortably furnished clean house with private bathroom to each bedroom. Pool was perfect for end of day cooling off and enjoying the amazing view with a drink! House was centrally located on island to beaches both Dutch and French side. Ursula the housekeeper was a gem and very helpful, kids (and adults) would love to watch her feed the hermit crabs. Highly recommendable home for the adventurist and relaxer, you’ll have it all!

    Published Dec 11, 2018

  20. My husband and I visit the Caribbean Jewel every year. The villa is so very beautiful with its furnishing , landscaping, and views overlooking the waterway from above. The 24 hour security is so reassuring as well. Every time we come we realize how relaxing and amazing this home really is for us. After riding around the island, this villa far exceeds any other.
    You would be amiss if you didn’t consider this villa for your vacation spot. We can’t wait to go again real soon.
    I would give this the highest rating available. A 10 star would be my choice if it was possible.

  21. I went to Caribbean Jewel this Fall for the first time. The villa is gorgeous with unbelievable views. The home is so comfortable with upscale furnishings. The landscape is professional maintained and the housekeeper in her own accommodations is on site to help with everyone’s needs. I am so glad I vacationed there and plan to go back.

    Sept. 2019

  22. My wife and I stayed at Villa Caribbean Jewel for our honeymoon and it was spectacular. It was a dream vacation. The villa was spotless and the view was breathless. We really enjoyed floating in the pool and sitting on the back patio overlooking the clear-blue Caribbean. Situated on Tamarind Hill, the villa is conveniently located on the Dutch-French border, leaving the whole island at one’s fingertips. Leaving the villa was like waking up from a dream that one never wanted to end. If you are planning on going to Saint Martin, look no further than Villa Caribbean Jewel for your stay.
    November 2019

  23. The villa is as picturesque as the on-line photos. A lovely home, very spacious, all rooms looking out to the sea. The villa is beautifully appointed – has everything you could ever need. The setting is breath taking, a perfect setting.

    Ginny, the owner is a delight to work with. She made the whole booking process seamless. So happy to help with recommendations from car rentals to great restaurants. We visited over Christmas with our adult children and everyone had a spectacular time.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

    Best, Kellan and Sanford Owens Dec. 2019

  24. I visited last October and had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. The property is beautiful and well maintained. If you are looking to have a relaxing vacation this is the place to go.
    I give it 5 stars. Oct. 2019

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