From the moment we stepped on to the property we knew this was the right choice. The entire property is very well maintained and incredibly secure! The property manager Jim, met us right away and welcomed us to our vacation home. He did a great job giving a brief rundown of the island, what to do, how to get around and of course where to eat! Before we even reached the island, Doug was awesome at welcoming my party to his villa. He sends this amazing island guide that was so detailed and helped narrow down my week. It was also detailed on the amenities in the villa. This villa literally has everything that you need to call it your home away from home. Pots and pans, cups and plates, utensils and extras. It was incredibly clean and well kept. Plenty of linens for the bedrooms, bathrooms and pool. There were even coolers available to take to the beach! Speaking of the beach!!! Literally right outside your back door!!! Beautiful white sands and blue ocean water... or if you prefer the pool, theres an amazing infinity pool on the patio. But the beach is to die for. There are a few small grocery stores 2 minutes walking from the villa or you can drive, cab or take the bus to a larger one not too far away. There are some incredible restaurants in saint maarten. And the people really are as friendly as they say. If you ask for restaurant/bar recommendations, people will jump at the chance to help. Definitely stop at Pineapple Pete, and Honky Tonk. You wont be disappointed! Also if you are a thrill seeker and have the chance, I recommend ziplining at Lotarie Farms on the French side. Go Extreme or dont go! There are so many beautiful beaches I wish I got the chance to see them all but that just means I have to take another trip!!! Overall, even though I don't want to share this gem of a property with the whole wide world, I would recommend to everyone!!!! Thank you Doug for making our vacation awesome!!!