This is my first on line review ever and I felt the need to write it because we always rely on honest reviews from others. This is our second visit to St Martin, and the first time traveling internationally with our two young kids.
The Seapalm was a very enjoyable place to stay on St Martin and we would definitely come back. The house felt very clean and homey upon arrival.
Our concierge from St Martin Rentals, Felicia, was wonderful to work with. When we arrived in the unit, there were a number of items we needed to make the stay more enjoyable, such as wine glasses, extra beach towels, dish towel, sponge and dish soap, etc. Felicia made sure we had those items the next day.
The outdoor spaces are well appointed and comfortable and the pool was very nice as it was partially shaded by two large palms. The house also felt very private as there is foliage on the back side and two semi-obscure town houses on either side.
The proximity to the beach is key. We were able to walk there easily.
Note: Another reviewer mentioned the over chlorinated pool. We did not find this to be the case. Also mentioned were the biting sand flies. There were biting sand flies that came out in the late afternoon, however, if you are in the pool, they aren't bothersome.
Things that we love about Seapalm:
Customer service from Felicia
Comfortable and attractive living spaces
Extra beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas
Proximity to Orient Bay Beach
Shower in bathroom downstairs was great for rinsing sand off
Good air conditioning in bedrooms and in main living area
Designated easy parking right in front of unit
A few quirky items about the unit include:
The squeaky canopy bed
The private en suite bathrooms have shower and sink but a shared toilet is in a separate room in the hall.
Circuit breaker tripped easily when using the stove. Luckily the breaker is conveniently located inside the unit. (Felicia was having an electrician check this out so it may no longer be a problem.)
The floor tiles can be slippery when wet. Travelers with young children should be aware. However, this would not keep us from coming back.