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Grand Case Apartment Rental Photos and Description
One King bedroom, 2 shower rooms (his 'n' hers), sleeps two.
Sitting on the beautiful beach of Grand Case, Sea Shell Apartment looks over the Caribbean and Anguilla island. The two level apartment is in a perfect location for a couple to enjoy a romantic escape right on the waterfront. Walk into Grand Case along the beach for gourmet restaurants, beach bars and nightlife. The interior is furnished to a very high standard and has a cinema/lounge area with flat screen TV, DVD & DVD library, dimmer lighting throughout the apartment, air-conditioning & ceiling fans on both levels. The limed solid oak /granite kitchen enables you to enjoy meals at 'home' when you prefer just to be alone together. The dining area also has a comfortable teak day bed to relax and enjoy the stunning views. Upstairs, the light and airy bedroom (with reading area) has a king sized bed with top quality mattress and 100% cotton top grade linen, also benefits from Caribbean sea views. Plenty of wardrobe space and hangers. Beautiful his 'n' her shower rooms, one on each level.
Sitting on the beach: Seashell sits on the sand of Grand Case Bay towards the quieter southern end, close by to Le Petit Hotel. It is about a five minute walk into the village from here along the beach. The exotic sea birds (frigates, pelicans, egrets) catch fish straight ahead and are a fabulous sight to see. Yellow sugar birds (les sucriers) and hummingbirds visit the interior garden daily. We will happily recommend where we like to eat and give directions to deserted beaches, preferred beach clubs, etc. Our manager can arrange additional services such as laundry, flowers and grocery delivery, to be paid locally. Our guests have confirmed to us this is a very special place for two people to come and experience French Caribbean beach life, escape the winter and relax. This is a perfect location to arrange side trips to Saba for scuba diving and to enjoy island hopping to nearby islands Anguilla or St Barth's.
Water Sports Activities: Water skiing and wake boarding in the bay, snorkeling straight from your 'back yard' as just to the left there is a small reef or we can help you arrange a trip over to Creole Rock (national marine reserve in the bay) where you might catch sight of rays, starfish and turtles. Dedicated activity specialist for water sports, boat trips/charters/fishing trips available (who can also communicate by email to make arrangements before your arrival). Paragliding, kite-surfing and surf boarding are available at Orient/Galion beach, which is about a seven minute car ride away.
This appartment is just perfect. Located on a lovely, almost empty, beach with a wonderful view. And still only 300 m, along the beach, from a small culinary village with many excellent resaurants, either directly on the beach or on the main street, 50m up and parallell to the beach. The appartment is fully equipped, and perfect for a relaxing vacation for two. You feel 'at home' immidiatly when you enter, The interior design is very tasteful, the furniture, the beds, the kitchen, the decorations, Everything just fits together. Our favorite has been the balcony, where we had our breakfasts, many lunches, some dinners, always with a wonderful view of the beach, the bay with anchoured yatches and sailboats. In the evening you have the lights from villages on the nearby island, Allguille. The balcony gives you both shadow and sunshine the whole day and the beach is superb. The owners and their local representative are extremely helpful and caring. You will have difficulties finding a better alternative!
Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
Stayed: Feb 2014
Owner's Response: Ian and I are so pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves and that you loved the apartment. You are our first guests from Sweden! We are delighted that you found everything to your satisfaction and look forward to welcoming you again. Our manager said what a delightful couple you are. Many thanks for your wonderful review. Sally ;)
We stayed here for our honeymoon and would recommend in a heartbeat to travelers of all types. Whether you're looking for a place to relax (the beach is stunning, and rarely has more than 15 people on it at any given time - very private!!), or looking for a place to find adventure (Grand Case offers plenty to do - snorkeling/diving, and the public bus system goes right by the apt). The restaurants are all fabulous and the bakery was only a short 5 minute walk away... perfect!
Owners were very helpful to offer tips and recommendations, which was very much appreciated.
We can't wait to return!
Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
Stayed: Dec 2013
Owner's Response: Congratulations to you both and wishing you a lifetime of happiness. We are delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Seashell, we also think it is a very special place to relax on the beach. It makes all the effort worthwhile. We look forward to you returning for your anniversaries! Best wishes, Sally & Ian
Three things made our stay at Seashell condo one of our best vacations in years. The location was wonderful, the apartment was complete and comfortable, and the owners and their local representative were helpful, gracious and welcoming.
For our first trip to St. Martin/St. Maarten, we were unsure about which area of the island would best suit us. One of the popular guidebooks referred to Grand Case as the “best place to get away from it all”. Since getting away appealed to us, I focused on that area. It was an excellent choice. It is on the north, or French, side of the island, which is less overbuilt than the Dutch side. We found Seashell and began to process of booking our stay. When we arrived, it was exactly as promised. The building is directly on the beach and has wall-to-wall windows that open to put the water almost close enough to touch. The apartment is within a 5 minute walk (10 on the beach) to many fine restaurants, shops, a few small markets and a very good French bakery. It is 5-10 minutes by car to Marigot, the French side capital, and to Friar’s Bay and Oriental Bay beaches and Ile de Pinel, a wonderful small island accessible only by boat. Overall, we found the location of Seashell to be as close to perfect as it could be.
The apartment itself is just as pictured in the listing. It has two bathrooms, a comfortable bedroom, a modern kitchen and satellite TV. It’s elegantly decorated and beautifully furnished, with all the features presented in the listing. The view over the bay surpasses that of any waterfront location I’ve ever enjoyed.
Finally, as if an excellent location and very nice apartment weren’t enough, we had the pleasure of dealing with Sally and Ian, the owners, and their local rep, Allison. Most of my contact was with Sally, who was very helpful, recommending a local car rental firm and providing an extensive guide to local activities, beaches and restaurants. From the first contact, she seemed genuinely interested in our having an enjoyable visit. The local contact, Allison, met us at the apartment with the keys and showed us what we needed to know. She was responsive to our needs and arranged for a mid-week cleaning, which was well done.
I cannot recommend Seashell Condo highly enough. We hope to return to St. Martin for our next island vacation and would very much like to enjoy Seashell once again.
Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
Stayed: Jan 2013
Owner's Response: Hello Ralph, Thank you for your wonderful reviews. We are delighted to hear that you have both had a fabulous time relaxing at Seashell and a little envious that we are not able to be there ourselves at the moment! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. I've emailed you the details of our fidelity bonus which I hope you will be able to enjoy on your next visit. Warm Regards, Sally
what a great place to stay! Sally has equiped everything you could need and then some... full furnnished and equiped, including beach towels, tons of dvd's, beach bags/chairs/snorkeling gear..... it was amazing! it's a 5 minute walk from town and you can drive anywhere on the island in 3-5 minutes or less. I HIGHLY recomend this to anyone going to St. Martin.... this is "THE" place to stay!
Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear you have had a wonderful vacation & honeymoon and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and email, it makes all the effort worthwhile. Our manager said it has been a pleasure looking after you. Many congratulations on your marriage, we wish you both every happiness. Kind Regards, Sally & Ian
We stayed in this beautfiul apartment in Feb and would highly recommend it.
The apartment is finished to excellent standards, the bed is comfy and the view onto the beach is to die for.
We have already booked to stay again!
Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
Stayed: Feb 2010
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your reservation for next year, it's pencilled in & for the reviews! Please email me if I can be of any further assistance and if you want to do Saba next year I will happily help with more ideas! Regards, Sally
We had a fabulous time at Seashell Apartment - Sally went out of her way to make our stay absolutely wonderful. Her attention to detail, and extremely informative comments regarding the local cuisine and places to visit was invaluable to our stay. The apartment is fabulous, right on the beach and footsteps away (by beach or road) from the Creole village of Grand Case and its famous restaurants and laid back beach bars
We watched the twinkling lights of Anguilla every night and sail boats passing each morning from the sensational elevated bedroom
We can't wait to return and have told everyone we know to visit too.
Bonnie and Ian, Melbourne Australia
Submitted: Jun 25, 2011
Stayed: Dec 2010
On the north west French side of Saint Martin you will find Grand Case, known as the 'Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean'. It is a quaint Creole fishing village which is situated on a long sandy bay facing Anguilla island. Sea Shell Apartment is privately owned and has an excellent manager who will advise and try to look after your every comfort, taking care not to intrude on your privacy. Take a wonderful five minute walk down the beach to the sleepy-by-day beach bars for a cocktail and view the beautiful boats on the bay and in the evening enjoy the 'joie de vivre' which gives this village a unique atmosphere of the French Caribbean. Already popular with those in the know - especially the yachting community, it is fast becoming one of the preferred vacation destinations on the island. Well situated to visit other places of interest, i.e., Ile Pinel (5 min ferry ride), Orient Bay, Friars Bay, Baie Rouge, etc. Daily ferries to Anguilla or St. Barth's from Marigot Marina (10mins by car).
Other Activities: 18 hole Golf Course at Maho - 20 minutes
Gratuity for Housekeeper: Usually between $50 - 100, at the guests discretion.
Internet & US TV channels are included for high season.
We require a deposit of 50% to reserve with final payment 60 days before arrival. If for any reason guests have to cancel we are only able to refund providing we re-let the same dates less an administration fee of $100.00
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Both shower rooms have louvre windows for ventilation. His shower room (on the living level) is decorated in stone with porcelain Villeroy and Boch tiles edged with marble mosaic and travertino marble vanity sink area with large mirror and cupboard space. Her shower room (on the bedroom level ) has hand made bleu-lavande Salerne tiles in the shower and around the Vanity sink also with cupboard space. There is an additional outside shower on the beach steps for rinsing.
1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Bedroom 1 -
Spacious light and airy master bedroom with en-suite and sea views. King sized bed (1m 80cm) with top quality mattress. Pure cotton sheets changed mid-week. Four pillows. Chaise longue for reading. Plenty of towels. Dimmer lighting, bedside lamps, Silent ceiling fan also with dimmer light. Air conditioning. French doors with side louvre windows (with mosquito blinds) to enjoy the sea views and gentle trade winds. Safe provided for guests own use. Alarm clock/radio. Three wardrobes and plenty of hangers. Two full length mirrors. Mid-week maid service (more can be arranged on arrival and paid for separately). Hair dryer provided in both shower rooms. Electricity is 220v round pin.
Satellite / Cable
2 beach chairs
not suitable for children
pets not allowed
unsuitable for elderly or infirm
duty free shops
Local Services & Businesses:
Sports & Adventure Activities:
scuba diving or snorkeling
Beach towels, cool box and light portable beach chairs are provided and also comfortable beach beds and parasol for guests own use. Shower on steps to beach to rinse off. Security doors at entrance and beach.
We can recommend a car hire company close by who will collect you and drop you off at the airport, making getting here and getting home easy and stress free. As well as French, almost everyone on the island speaks English.
NOTE: If you don't want to drive on your vacation a taxi from the airport will cost approximately $45 one way to Grand Case. You will find a grocery store, deli (fresh baguettes and pastries) and chemist in the village and we can also arrange grocery delivery. There is a good selection of small boutiques for sarongs, sandals, hats, dresses etc on the main street. If you do not wish to cook, there are many lovely restaurants in the village (some also open for lunch) and also sea side beach bar's serving good food.
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