Amazing vacation at Studio Marigot
Submitted: July 31, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
When me and my daughter planned this vacation, I was a little bit skeptical about this studio.
Finally, when we arrived, all our concerns suddenly disappeared.
First, location is really perfect for the most of your adventures around the island. We didn't rent a car. We saved ourselves some money and still went everywhere we planned, using local buses or taxi (there are standard rates depending where you go). Supermarket is within 5 min. walking. All the Marigot shopping area and marina is about 20 min. walking, or a couple of min. by bus. Restaurants, bakeries are even closer. There is also a Tourist Office within a couple of min. walking, from where we could get all the local information and help we needed. Not to mention, both ways bus stops are right at the entrance of the residence. And all the nightlife is around as well.
Our vacation time coincided with Bastille Day, so, as a bonus, we had lots of free entertainment for a couple of day and beautiful fireworks we could enjoy right from our balcony!
Second, it's a killer view from the studio.. The view of Marigot itself and marina really gives you a feeling of more Mediterranean, rather than usual Caribbean. And at the same time you are right at the beach all the time. This beach is very secluded and is in use mostly only by the residents of the building. Before arrival, I was concerned about our swimming in there, but I didn't have to. No matter what kind of swimmer you are, this beach is pretty safe even for little children. There is a little drop (like in many other beaches around the island) about 20-30 in., which makes the swimming pretty comfortable at the sandy bottom part. Of course, it's not the best beach on this island, but it's always there for an immediate use.
Third, studio itself. It feels very homey. Decoration is nice and stylish. There is also really everything you need for such a vacation. Bed is comfortable. Bathroom is big enough and shower is large and comfortable. Not a lot of space for clothes and shoes, but for two of us it was good enough for a week of stay. Besides that, studio is great and pretty secure inside and outside as well.
Overall, it was an amazing vacation. I would definitely recommend this place for all kinds of frugal travelers: singles, person with a child or two, couples, even honeymooners.
Thank you, Jean-Philippe and Jocelyne, again for letting us stay in your wonderful studio.
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you have enjoyed the studio and St Martin. Our desire is always to make feel people at home and I see we certainly have ;)
Most of our client are renting a car to explore the island, but your experience without it shows that you have been able to go wherever you wanted to. I will certainly let know other potential clients about it.
Thank you again for this wonderful review. It would be a pleasure to have you again in our little nest.
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