Excellent value. Except for the steep flight of steps leading from the bedroom level to the living area level, this villa was a great choice
of accommodation for us. Five adults needed a place where we could relax, prepare and enjoy our meals, and be close to Philipsburg. We got that here, with a spectacular view included. The configuration of the bedrooms is not as stated on this site, however the owner Gary will provide the correct breakdown. We didn't use the 4th bedroom, which is attached to the villa, but has a separate entrance that opened to the front visible from the street, as opposed to rear opening accessing the kitchen if total property was being utilized by one family.
Villa was more than large enough for the 5 of us.
Pros: More than enough towels, both bath and beach. Spacious stocked kitchen including dishwasher. Washer and dryer. Comfortable beds. Air conditioning worked well. The sun was hot enough so the pool wasn't cold.
Cons: Tiles in bathrooms are really really slippery. Don't know if that was caused by moisture or whatever was used to clean. Despite a mat being on the floor, one of the ladies took a nasty tumble.
The DVD player hooked up to the surround sound system worked well for music, however DVDs show in black&white. New cables/hookup needed.
Since the furniture is dark colored, it attracts mosquitoes. Don't forget your bug repellant. The price of rental includes 1 visit from a cleaning lady and a pool attendant. Neither showed up to clean anything. I spoke to the property manager twice who promised that a cleaning lady would come by. On Friday I gave up on seeing her. We were leaving the next day anyway. We kept the place clean, however the garbage was overflowing the outside can and reeking because of the shrimp shells in the bags. Villa needs to have a phone available just for local calls so folks don't have to pay roaming charges on their foreign accounts.
All in all, this is a good place to hang out for a week or so. A car is necessary though because exploring the French side is a must. The directions from the airport to the villa that the owner gave me were easy and precise. Supermarkets close by for all your needs.
Casinos and beach close by on Front Street in Philipsburg.