5 Sundial Road, Oyster Pond,
Sint Maarten




Starting from $1540 per week


Hope Villa is in a gated community, hidden away at the top of the hill in Oyster Pond on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. This neat little house is the perfect vacation getaway, either for a honeymoon or with a special friend.

The views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands are spectacular. Gentle breezes off the ocean keep you cool while sunning yourself at the lovely pool. You also are only a short distance from some of the best beaches on the east end of the island

Private Pool





Hope Villa is located near the French border and is only 30 minutes to Marigot, the capital of the French side, and 20 minutes to Grand Case with all its wonderful restaurants.

You are also only 15 minutes to Philipsburg, the Dutch side capital, with all the casinos, restaurants and great shopping that is available for that perfect vacation.

New Modern Bathrooms

Private pool

Modern kitchen


Ceiling fans

Air conditioning

Alarm system

Washing machine





Speaker with radio, CD player and iPod dock



Driven by electric rates at $0.37 per Kw/Hr and the necessity to truck in water at $20/m3 versus the normal island residential rate of 3.50/m3, Hope Cottage is going Green.

Recent additions include:

  • Solar water heater
  • High efficiency ceiling fans in living room and bedroom
  • LED bulbs in outside lights
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Gutters and additional cisterns to collect rain water.

What people say?




St. Maarten (St. Martin) is proud to be a dual nation with the flavors and customs of both the French and Dutch cultures.

St. Maarten is just 45 minutes from Puerto Rico, only two hours 45 minutes from Miami and a short three hours from New York. St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport is the second busiest hub in the Caribbean.

Although the official language is Dutch, English is the most widely spoken language. The currencies are the Guilder and the French Franc, but the U.S. dollar is accepted everywhere.

The average annual temperature is 27ºC or 84ºF.

St. Maarten has a truly duty free status with no import and export taxes and a large array of shops offering a wide selection of the finest luxury duty free goods the world has to offer.

Known as the Gastronomical capital of the Caribbean, St. Maarten’s 37 square miles are home to over 400 restaurants catering to every whim and palate. See our Owner’s Tips here.


During the last two weeks of July and most of August and most of November and the first two weeks of December,

we are usually at home at Hope Cottage (721) 543-6118
Email John

John – My father was born on the neighboring island of Saba in Hope Cottage, thus the villa’s name although it can hardly be described as a cottage despite its having just one bedroom. I thought that it would be nice to have access to a vacation home readily accessible to New England, Eastern Canada, England and France. Now that I am retired, we try to take two annual vacations in Hope Cottage, six weeks in the summer and six weeks before Sint Maarten’s High Season.

Susan – I was born in the UK and married John in 1973. We designed Hope Cottage as a vacation getaway readily accessible from the south of France where my daughter lives. Now that we are retired, I love our visits to Hope Cottage, during the summer when I get to spend quality time with my daughter and in the autumn when I can entertain our Dutch friends with an American Thanksgiving dinner for twelve…not bad for a microwave/convection oven.

Joelle – I was born in the south of France and live just south of Grasse, famed for its perfumes with my two children, Lloyd and Lula, also born in France. I really look forward to my annual visit with my family in Hope Cottage especially with my new bathroom, which is really cool. Summer is so nice on the island.

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