Loved St. Maarten, this condo was a big reason why!
Submitted: September 11, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
I am not quite sure why Fred's beautiful Chez Socolisa at the Cliffs at Cupecoy hasn't been reviewed yet, but it certainly met if not exceeded our expectations. We stayed on the island for 2 weeks, and spent the first week on the French side at the Cul de Sac which we loved (nearby Grand Case cuisine can't be beat), and I was worried that it would be hard to match on Dutch Sint Maarten. We were pleasantly surprised at what a great conclusion Chez Socolisa provided us on our honeymoon. This pad is decked out. I went for a honeymoon, but I kept thinking how great the place would be for our guy trips.
Fred, the owner, I would guess loves a good home theater experience, as he has a great sound system, 50 inch TV, any channel Dish has to offer (much appreciated Fox Soccer Channel), great kitchen, good working AC unit, nearby tennis, and during the slow season, a nearly empty pool/gym/beach. We couldn't have asked for more. Not to mention phone lines that you can dial out of country on, and a great Suzuki rental car. I inquired about a cooler, and he even provided me with one which was much appreciated, because the one I had brought had finally seen better days.
He has daily maid service provided, which we did not have in French St. Martin, he has someone that you can utilize as your personal concierge (thank you Linda!) who set up our trip to Prickly Pear. We couldn't have asked for more. The location is very close to everything, though WE loved having a car on the island, it's so easy to get around, it was close enough to the airport it would be ok not to have one and still have fun in the area. Mullet Beach is very close and very beautiful, the Casino across the street has two of the nicer restaurants on the Dutch side, Rare (we loved) and Tempation (next time we'll try). The casino, surprisingly, was very entertaining and quick to get you a cocktail when playing which is a lost art in Vegas. They had nightly free roll poker tournaments which I enjoyed and is a Casiono rarity.
We loved visiting Maho to watch the planes, Simpson bay for dinners (try Bavaria for a change of pace), and Phillipsburg for shopping and ship watching. The weather was perfect in the rainy season, and we had the whole island seemingly to ourselves. You can't go wrong with this place, I'm not sure why there aren't other reviews. Only things I would suggest is bigger beach towels, and maybe switch out the couch for better back support. Thanks Fred for everything!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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