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Villa Steel Magnolias....Former Home of Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis !

Bedrooms 6
Space 371 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, NOW WITH 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

NEWS FLASH!! Great new LOWER RATES off of most dates! BOOK SOON as few of the normal Hotels are open and space very limited this year due to the Hurricane. The Villa owners, partners and managers are happy to announce we are now taking bookings for Winter and Summer , Fall 2018 dates! The Island is working hard to get cleaned up and the food, people, sun, sand and beaches are now as great as before. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER MANAGED OR MAINTAINED VILLA FOR THE PRICE AND LOCATION. PLEASE CONTACT US TO CHECK YOUR DATES. THANKS!

THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Come enjoy this private Villa in a truly remarkable tropical setting. This six bedroom, six bath home overlooks the Caribbean Sea and it's mountains on the island of St. Martin, French West Indies in the Caribbean. Located in the Lowlands, an exclusive residential area of St. Martin, Villa Steel Magnolias is the former home of Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis. This beautiful villa has apx 2 acres of land that provides privacy, spaciousness and wonderful views of the island and the sparkling sea. It offers housekeeping and houseman at no extra charge and a private cook available upon request for extra fee. The main entrance to the Villa is gated and private.

The Villa is first class from room to room offering a large indoor living/dining area with TV and stereo system both indoors and around the pool area. A large modern kitchen with double fridge, icemaker, dishwasher is just a few of the features this villa offers. The bedrooms are furnished as follows. All of the bedrooms have pillow top king size beds and all bedroom have private bathroom with shower. Four of the bedroom have double sinks bathrooms and they all have very large showers. Of the now six bedrooms two are Master Bedrooms of which one has a leather sofa sleeper. So we have 5 bedrooms and 5 baths in the main Villa all with private baths and we have 6th large bedroom with leather sofa sleeper and large bath with separate shower and separate Jacuzzi tub!

The Villa offer's two master bedroom suites, one in the main Villa with 42' TV and a new master bedroom located in a building of its own overlooking the large pool and with an incredible view of the Caribbean Sea. As already said......This new 6th very large master bedroom also has its own kitchenette with microwave and mini fridge and a 42' Plasma TV! It also has a large bathroom with separate shower and Jacuzzi bathtub! Four of the five bedrooms have French doors that open up to the pool area and with view's of the Caribbean Sea. And here's another great thing about this Villa....The white sand beach at Baie Rouge is just out my back gate and only apx 25 steps away! Very few Villa's offer a great beach just a few steps away. But best of all is the staff at the Villa who will take care of your every need and truely want you to have the very best vacation possible. We do not add and service charges to our rates like many Villa's but you are welcome to tip the staff if you wish at the end or your visit. The Villa Adminastrator will meet you at the airport at no extra charge and return you to the Villa and help you and the rest of your group get ready for some St Martin/St Maarten fun! Over half of our guests are repeat visitors and want you to return year after year.

This private Villa is set up for fun and your total comfort so come and enjoy the good life at Villa Steel Magnolias! Contact me today for the best rates possible and we hope to see you at Villa Steel Magnolias soon! WE DO NOT ALWAYS UPDATE AND USE THE ONLINE CALENDAR SO PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US TODAY TO CHECK YOUR DATES....ask for Brian.

Attention Celebrity and High Profile Managers and Agents. FYI, Yes we do routinely sign confidentiality agreements to protect your clients privacy.

Keywords: Private Villa

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Les Terres Basses

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom bath in main Villa
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bathroom in 2nd bedroom open to pool also
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in 3rd bedroom - large shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in 4th Bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large bathroom with double sinks, jetted tub.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private bath, opens to pool and View!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private bath and opens onto pool and view!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Private bath opens onto pool and View!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , private bath, door to walkway to pool patio - TV
    Detached - Master Bedroom with View! - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second mater bedroom, private bath, open to pool.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , See Detached - Master bedroom info.
  • King size beds (1) All Bedrooms have good pillow top beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping is normally included 6 days a week. We do not at a service charge as some do but most guests do tip the staff a little something when they leave the Villa. Houseman also available if needed to help with anything you might need. Cook available for extra fee. Much more to come!


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Villa Steel Magnolias....Former Home of Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis !
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews
St. Louis

Great Trip

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week in your home. Neville and the staff was great and the layout of the house cannot be beat. It was clean and neat, easily to navigate and ideal launching point for exploring the island. Great value!

Spring Break 2017!

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad do hear you had a great time. We really have a perfect location and our staff just wants all of guests to have the best time possible and works hard to make sure of that. Please keep us in mind for the next time!
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Putnam County, NY

Awsome location

  • 5 of 5

It is the second time our group of nine long time friends rented Villa Steel Magnolias on Baie Rouge. The location is great, with ample room for everyone, and plenty of parking on the secure well manicured Villa grounds. The Villa's pool and patio area has a wonderful view of the Simpson's Bay's lagoon and it also has a covered area with a large table for those who are sun sensitive. One night our group enjoyed a delicious dinner cooked by the Villa's chefs, Jeanette& Nicolette. The Villa has 5 large bedrooms, each with king sized beds and en suite bathrooms. There is also a separate guest house. The pool and grounds are well maintained by Nevel, and the grounds dog, Johnny, is very friendly. There is also a staff member who cleans and does laundry. The entrance to the grounds is by an electronic key pad gate. The gorgeous beach is a short walk out the Villa's back gate and there are two beach bars located at the entrance to the beach. Good food, drinks, friendly people, umbrella, and chairs are available. I would highly recommend this Villa for a fabulous vacation on St. Martin! Tom from New York

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our East coast guests and March is the perfect time to be at Villa Steel Magnolias. Thanks again for your visit and please keep us in mind for the next time.
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Very nice, very close proximity to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room, plenty of beach towels, didn't need to bring toiletries (toilet paper, shampoo and soap) pleasant surprise, kitchen had plenty of plates, utensils, etc... for a party of 12. We really loved the layout of the house with 4 of the 6 bedrooms opening up to the pool. The ability to have music with multiple speakers out by the pool was great! Nice touch was the table in the corner of the pool, so you could cool off in the water with a nice tropical drink. Overall the entire group ages 20 to 75 had a great experience.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear your family and friends had a great time while at Villa Steel Magnolias. Hopefully you will come back again and again! Thanks
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Spectacular Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Further to Brad G's review of our group of 10 vacation in early February, to say it was fantastic would be an understatement! Everyone was blown away by the size, rooms, pool, dishes, Internet, utensils, etc. etc. etc.

Yellow was amazing! He was always there to help and address anything we needed. He cleaned up the outside every day and fixed anything that we requested. Between he and Marlon, they quickly addressed the old BBQ problem and had the new one setup just in time for our catered dinner.

The villa's proximity to the beach, Marigot, Simpson Bay & Maho made everything so convenient. In addition we were able to get down to your other property, Mary's Boon on Simpson Beach, for dinner one night and had a great meal.

It was an amazing vacation for all 5 couples and we really were glad the villa was available for our rental. We only regret we did not me you personally.

Once again thank you Mark for your timely communication by phone and email. Your personal touch was very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always my pleasure to help make you vacation time the best it can be. We will be working hard this year to update and improve things for your next visit. Thanks!
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Out of this world

  • 5 of 5

This property is georgeous the people looking after it ,go out of their way to make your stay most enjoyable. All around a beautiful experience. Many Thanks.

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and happy you enjoyed the Villa again this year. Having great guests like you makes it so rewarding. See you next year!
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  • 5 of 5

10 friends recently stayed at Steel Magnolias. What a fantastic place! Yellow - the groundskeeper, and Jalenda - housekeeper were there most days. Once Yellow knew the bbq was not working properly, there was a new one there the next day. This was great because we had a chef coming in a few days to prepare a meal for us and needed the bbq. Clean. Nice view, close to Baie Rouge. Marigolt not far in one direction, Maho / Simpson Bay not far in the other. Tons of dishes and utensils if yiou choose to prepare your own meals, two large fridges, water cooler, the speakers in the pool area got lots of use. Great to be able to take less than 10 steps from bed to pool! All rooms were great choices,. covered patio was handy for short periods of rain. 10 of us had no problems fitting under the covered portion and lots of room around the pool for all of us too. Sure felt like home for the week! Tough to leave! Beach towels, there was even a supply of sun screen from others. Great place to stay. So nice to come back to the pool and patio after a day of beach tripping! Of Course the resident pet Johny enjoys company and the odd snack!

  • Submitted: 8-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed your recent visit to Villa Steel Magnolias in St Martin. As you said we have a great staff that's there to make sure you have the best vacation ever. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope you return again and again!
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Property Mangers Brian Cleveland, Mark Cleveland, Nevil Summers...come enjoy!
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Property Mangers Brian Cleveland, Mark Cleveland, Nevil Summers...come enjoy!

We own and manage vacation homes and properties all over the world and we know you will love staying at Villa Steel Magnolias and Saint Martin as much as we do. The Villa owners and staff know how important a good vacation is and we work hard to make sure you have the very best vacation possible! You will find that the staff at Villa Steel Magnoias make you feel like family and you will leave well rested and well tanned. Come and enjoy!

Property Mangers Brian Cleveland, Mark Cleveland, Nevil Summers...come enjoy! purchased this villa in 1993

Why Property Mangers Brian Cleveland, Mark Cleveland, Nevil Summers...come enjoy! chose Les Terres Basses

The Villa is located in the very best area of Saint Martin and just minutes from the best of about everything you would be looking for.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Steel Magnolias offer many things that you will not find at other Villa like, Dish Network TV, Free USA phone line, Wireless Internet, apx 2 acres of land in a tropical setting and just a few steps away from one of the very best beaches. Most of all...a great caring Staff that will make sure you vaction is the best it can be!


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St Maarten - Airport code is SXM
Nearest Beach
Baie Rouge
Car: recommended

Rental prices quoted weekly in US dollars not including tax. Maximum occupancy is normally two adults per bedroom. Base rates are based on one to six people in the Villa with a small extra charge for more than six. Rates & Terms are subject to change without notice.


Payment Options: Traveler's Check, Cashiers/Registered Check, Personal/Business Check, Money Order, Cash

Check out Noon - Check In 1pm. We can work around these times if need if the Villa was not booked the night before. Rates are for one to six people in the Villa. Over six there is a extra charge per extra bedroom needed.

Cancellations and Refunds:

All payments are non-refundable once received due to the Villa being unable to be resold while space was being held. However if we are able to re-rent the Villa we can normally make a refund.


One half of rental amount is due within 7 days of booking unless its made 7 months in advance or more the just a 25% deposit. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival at the Villa.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Les Terres Basses

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Spring Summer Fall
Apr 15 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Winter High Season
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Rate
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates based on 6 people with extra nightly charge for over six staying in the Villa. We do not add any service charge as some hotels and Villa's do however most guest do tip the staff a little something at the end of their visit. We have a great staff. Depending on the dates I can normally offer a discount for larger groups so email me for more info and the best quote. Thanks!

Normally 50% at the time of booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. By check or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.