Having visited a number of excellent places on the French Side of St. Martin, there is none more perfect for us than the Villa Belle Mer.
This would without doubt be our choice as a permanent home if we were in a position to live as we can only dream right now.
Decorated with a talented eye for comfort and design, the Villa Belle Mer is a real treasure just walking distance from Orient Beach.
We enjoyed it's immaculate interior made of architectural glass, marble and wood - the owners obviously spared no expense in creating a Caribbean palace.
A huge pool and patio with bar/dinner table seem the main attraction just off of the living quarters, this home is designed to entertain or relax in amazing splendor.
The first thing we did when we arrived was throw ourselves onto floats and giggle at how gorgeous are the views in every direction.
The cooing of mourning doves, the Caribbean breeze off of the bay... (Makes me really hate New England).
Louvie the housekeeper with her charming smile and cheery "Good Morning!", keeps things neat as a pin, we wanted for nothing.
Owing to it's 4 spacious and comfortable suites, this would be a great choice for an extended family or 4 couples on vacation.
Our time on the French side usually finds out going out to eat in Grand Case usually once or twice, but in reality stopping at the grocery store as soon as we land and picking up groceries for the week is the best approach for us.
There are NO finer people than Dany & Randy (very attentive owners), and we are very grateful that they choose to open their doors for those lucky enough to have found their island getaway.