Organic, yet intelligent and sophisticated, is Villa Amalia, Sint Maarten.
This Sint Maarten Caribbean ocean front property resonates along with the global trend for sustainable design and environmental respect. Values that make our real estate careers that much more rewarding.
Starting my real-estate career In Canada at the fully charged age of 19, our path lead to buying, renovating and building homes while having daytime jobs. Moving 21 times, Linda and I finally ended up in the idyllic paradise of Dutch Sint Maarten where we enjoy every moment, including the sleeping ones; lulled by the sound of hypnotic waves.
“Integrity, commitment and fun!” My business partner and wife, Linda, have made this our value statement and promise. Traits that have helped our success on the island.
It is the smallest island to be shared by two countries, French and Dutch.
Blessed with 37 amazing beaches, state of the art international airport, diverse and cosmopolitan nature along with incredible food, entertainment and the friendliest people, SXM is one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. And also some of the reasons we chose it as our permanent home. And buying real estate on St. Maarten is easy.
In 2010, Sint Maarten left the Netherland Antilles to form a constituent country of the Kingdom of Netherlands. And in honor of its heritage, this Sint Maarten landmark property is named after Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands.
Villa Amalia is truly an architectural marvel on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten reflecting nature, purpose and organic balance.
Villa Amalia’s inviting modern design is inspired by the surrounding landscape and views and designed to experience the maximum enjoyment of the luxury Caribbean lifestyle.
The indoors and outdoors flow seamlessly on the gentle two acre hillside lot creating the perfect harmony with nature and the environment. With well over 200 additional trees and plants incorporated into the hillside’s rocky landscape, they have created habitat for wildlife, prevented erosion and also provide additional safety for their guests.
Brilliantly designed, every key room experiences the reflections of the azure sea and amazing breaths of warm breeze. The structural design for airflow minimizes the need for blasting that air conditioning. And the positioning of the living spaces offer versatility in finding the sun or hiding from it in opulent comfort.
Sint Maarten had survived the world’s worst recorded hurricane; Irma, Sept. 6, 2017. The resilient nature of the residents is clearly evident as is the evolution of how to better prepare for the future. Building and construction has the same evolution to the ever changing climate.
Villa Amalia demonstrates those adaptations and has raised the level on St. Maarten / St. Martin to the highest construction standards. From the quality of even the most basic construction materials to qualified tradespeople and furnishings and finishing, the owners and architects have been fully immersed in creating perfection and balance in design.
To a pure engineer what is behind the walls is as beautiful as what you will see on the surface. From the super-reinforced earth quake proof concrete, stainless screws and fasteners to the high impact hurricane glass and hurricane shutters, it all helps make this villa able to withstand just about anything nature will present to her.
Should a day be just too hot (what a nice problem), you can retreat to over 7,000 square feet of air-conditioned space utilizing a high efficiency system. Whether you wish to play pool, table tennis, work out in the gym, relax in the spa or lounge in one of the sitting areas to enjoy your favorite TV series or finally get to that book you will find it all in doors.
And in the evening, Villa Amalia comes alive, ready for a magical night. The LED lighting throughout casts a new image of the property. With the iridescent pool lights, the sparkling lights from the Village at Guana Bay, passing ships and ambient lighting, the Villa sparks a sensual new night-time personality.
The Caribbean has its new Princess, or should we say Queen!
Villa Amalia, Dutch Sint Maarten.