The view of the entire length of Orient Bay -- and St. Barts on the horizon -- is absolutely breathtaking. We never tired or looking at it. The property was neat, clean and very tastefully furnished. It was also thoughtfully stocked with all of those little things that you usually have to bring or buy for yourself.-- from paper towels, dish washing soap and bottled water to a free cell phone for local calls. All of the appliances worked. Owner Alex was helpful -- and quick to respond to every one of our myriad questions about getting there, renting a car, and other issues. The location,only minutes from the incomparable French restaurants of Grand Case, was ideal. For a quiet getaway, this place is hard to beat. The pool is spotless and impeccably maintained. Only two issues of concern -- none of them under the control of the property owner. The Residence Mont Vernon, where this is located, perhaps from rental units to condo-like ownership. In mid-January, quie a number of the units were being remodled, which pretty much guaranteed day-long construction noise. And the "front desk," which appears to have once served a mid-sized hotel is dusty and abandoned. No biggie, but it tends to tarnish one's impression of what is otherwise a perfect place to escape. Also, the street from the highway to property -- about three-quarters of a mile -- is in truly terrible shape with lots and lots of potholes, crumbing asphalt and broken down speed bumps. The destination makes the drive worth the hassle, but ii will rattle your fillings.
Still, it's a five star stay.