Blown away in St, Maarten
Wow, what a spot. 4 of us, 2 couples arrived (thanks for allowing us to arrive a couple of hours early) and were blown away by the condo unit and the location. The pictures and the description of the property are 100% accurate, we were not disappointed. Shrotly after arrival we met Gordon who gave us the low down on the place, very friendly with suggestions of what to do in the area - one suggestion was a walk down the beach to Karacters for dinner - excellent suggestion - thanks Gordon.
My wife and I took the upstairs bedroom, beautiful, comnfortable bed, and even better, a deck with an outdoor lounger made the deck oh so inviting. Our friends took the downsairs bedroom and it was great also, although without the view. The condo was spotless when we arrived. We opened up the massive doors to the deck and looked out to the pool, 10 feet away, and 5 feet beyond the pool the beach. Awesome. The condo had everything we needed, internet, VOIP phone for free calling back home, and a cell phone for local calls. Everything you need is within walking distance, restauarnts, activities (we did the Rhino Safari - excellent) grocery (although one of the other occupants in the condo gave us a ride one day - thank you) and the bus which we rode into Philipsburg for $ 2. There was a securtity guard on premisses at night, however not required, we felt safe at all times. There are 4 or 6 condos in the building so we were a little nervous about sharing the pool, however it was never crowded, there was always a longe chair to sit on. Looking out onto the bay, the yachts accumulate during the day to move into the lagoon when the draw bridge opens, great to watch how the other half lives. The harbour and the yachts in the background also makes some great sunset pictures. There is a journal of days at the condo from other occupants, good reading with good suggestions. Lucky is a dog who often roams down the beach. We fed him a couple of times (sorry, now he will be back). Lucky was very well behaved, never once trying to get into the condo, he was simply looking for a hand out, and a little attention.
The beach out front has beautiful sand, although right in front of the condo there are a few rocks in the water. We walked down the beach a hundred yards either direction and it was beautiful sand for swimming.
Not sure we could have found a better place to stay in terms of proximety of things to do, location and condition of the property. We will return!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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