|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
'La Calanthe', named after a beautiful variety of Orchids is a beautiful Villa. It sits right in front of the ocean all the bedrooms look directly to the ocean with their own terraces.
All 3 bedrooms have King size beds. A single bed can be added upon request in 2 of the rooms.
2 Bathrooms each with a shower and 2 sinks.
The caretakers, Corinne and Bruno, a french couple, live in a bungalow just next to the villa, so it's really secure and if you need tips, or have specific requests...you can just ask them.
Very private with a 180° view right on the ocean, you also have a convenient & private access to the ocean through a custom built aluminum ladder that sits on the bottom of the ocean. The pool is big and beautiful.
The kitchen is fully equipped but if you don't feel like cooking, just ask Corinne for a French lunch or dinner, she managed a couple of restaurants in St Barth. We can have a french private cook only for you (both options are not included in the villa price.)
Cleaning service every 2 days in common parts, more cleaning is optional.
All the linens and towels are provided.
Check-in from 3pm (can be arranged earlier)
Checkout at noon.
Keywords: 3 bedrooms Villa right, ocean front, big swimming pool, private beach, ocean access
My wife and I are both very busy and involved in our jobs in Europe. this place is our escape from it all!
The Owner purchased this villa in 1998
We just fall in love with the setting and this part of St Maarten, it felt so nice and relaxed, that my wife and myself decided to buy it!
We are enjoying the tranquility, it's the prefect place to rest.
We are close to everything restaurant, activities, movies theater, clubs casino and more..... yet at home there is peacfull mood.
I wanted to express our appreciation to you for allowing us to share your vacation home.
Our family truly enjoyed your home and loved the pool and view. We have visited many
places in the Caribbean and all agree that your house was the best maintained home which we have stayed.
We wanted to let you know that you helped make our
family vacation a real success!
My husband and I stayed here March 2014 for a week and it was the best vacation we have ever had. This was our second time in St Maarten and this house was the best place to stay. Do not hesitate to rent this house because you will be very, very happy. It is very safe, convenient and private. This house sits right on the beautiful ocean and you actually have a small private beach area with chairs and access to swim out front of the house in the ocean. The pool is wonderful and the ocean view cannot get any better. We got up around 6am every day and drank coffee by the pool and watched cruise ships pass by. Corinne and Bruno are very friendly and were very helpful anytime we needed anything. They are located on the property but it does not interfere with your privacy. We rented a car for the week and visited the different beaches on the island and explored. Our favorite places to eat are Pineapple Pete's, Buccaneer's Beach Bar and there is a Casino around the corner with an Italian restaurant that was very good. If you are planning a trip to St Maarten, you should definitely look into renting this house, you will be very satisfied-I promise!! We are staying here again in March 2015.
To keep things concise, here's a point form breakdown of our experience at La Calanthe in July, 2014:
Convenience - A very short drive from the airport, Marigot and Philipsburg! Very conveniently located near two grocery stores and a few decent restaurants. Kim Sha beach is less than 10 minutes by foot but we opted to rent a car from AAA and visit other more beautiful beaches instead. A great location!
Safety - Gated and with Coco and Bruno right next door with their sweet dog Chanel, we always felt safe. We always locked up at night just as Coco and Bruno asked. There are lots of gated homes with guard dogs in this neighbourhood so it felt very safe. We did walk the road to Simpson Bay a couple of times but only did so during daylight.
Water - Pool was awesome. Huge deck with a variety of loungers etc. Ocean was great for snorkelling and easy to access from the ladder. Watch the currents on windy days as they can become very strong if you're not a solid swimmer.
Kitchen - All the amenities we needed as well as a BBQ outside. Oven takes a long time to heat up so try to use the BBQ for all meals.
Rooms and Baths - Lovely and clean. Nice linens and frequent changing of towels. Lots of room to spread out in common areas although we rarely stayed indoors except to sleep!
Tips - Rent a car as there is so much to see and do on this island and everything is so close relative to what we're used to in Canada! If you like to snorkel check out Little Bay on the Dutch side and Baie Rouge on the French side.
Downfalls - Nothing really other than the mosquitos which were quite active during our stay, day and night, inside and outside. There are no screens on the windows or the porch and there is some lush vegetation on-site, so the bugs were a bit of a nuisance. We kept the bedroom and bathroom doors closed all day (a/c on at night only) and used lots of repellant with DEET. We did get many bites regardless but hopefully it's just a result of the rainy season.
All in all an impeccable experience. And what a view! Highly recommended for LGBT families as well, given how comfortable we were made to feel.
Where to start??? First off, after being blessed to visit 19 different islands in the Caribbean, and having been to Sint Maarten 3 times prior (on cruises) this was maybe the best vacation we've ever had, just not long enough!!
Olivier (owner) was so accommodating to work with in booking our trip. Corinne and Bruno the onsite caretakers were a joy. They live in a bungalow on property but there is total privacy. They were very attentive when you needed some help, and yet left you alone to enjoy the incredible privacy. We miss them already.
Pelikan Key is 10 mins from the airport and you get to watch planes come in for landings and they take off and fly right over head which is awesome! Shopping and grocery stores were less than a 10 minute drive. The view from La Calanthe is spectacular! The pool is directly on the water! The sunsets were fantastic! The privacy. Wow! Just what we wanted. To sum it up best: We brought too many clothes! Enough said!
There is a small private beach sitting area with chaise lounges and a palm tree to enjoy coffee or an evening cocktail. If you want a “walkable” beach, you can take a 10 min walk down the road to a section of beach near La Vista resort, or take a quick trip to Simpson bay (2 mins by car) Baie Rouges, Baie Nettles, Mullet Bay, or Philipsburg (15 mins or so). Getting around is so easy and usually quick.
On clear days you can see the island of Saba to the South. Very cool.
The house is well maintained with beautiful furniture. It’s open air so you walk freely into and out of the main living room onto the very expansive tiled deck with plenty of seating, sun, shade and space, not to mention the pool which is fabulous! Water was as warm as can be and crystal clear! Two great floating mattresses were used every day! The hammock was incredible to laze away in. The outdoor living area had several seating areas, a bar, and two AWESOME stereo speakers that rock.
The bedrooms were clean and bright and are A/C. The main house is open air but you get used to it very quickly. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of dish/silver ware. Brand new Samsung fridge with water and ice was great. The outdoor gas grill was used almost daily and worked great.
All in all, we are so blessed to have stayed at La Calanthe and God willing we’ll be back again next year!
Olivier, Corinne & Bruno – thank you for your generosity and hospitality.
God bless you,
John & Linda
We could not have rented a better location in St. Maarten. Our children and grandchildren were with us as we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. All of us enjoyed this beautiful property. Pictures don't do it justice. We all hated to leave after our stay. Corinne & Bruno are the most wonderful couple. They were always ready to help with a big smile. Our next stay will be longer. One week was not enough.
La Calanthe was exactly what we were looking for in an island vacation, and everything described here was spot on! The views were phenomenal from any point on the patio and the accommodations were quite satisfactory. We enjoyed snorkeling right in front of the villa, which was a great feature! Our hosts, Corinne and Bruno (and Chanel) took great care of us and were most gracious to oblige our every question and need. The local restaurants and convenience stores were less than a 10 minute walk. We enjoyed lots of delicious meals all on the Dutch side of the island, most pointedly our French breakfast that Corinne prepared on our first morning at La Calanthe! DELICIOUS!
We already booked our return trip for next year and cannot wait to come back!! Thank you Corinne & Bruno!
This was by far my best decision for vacation to date. The view from every place in the house was beautiful. The pool was great and the cliff that leads to the ocean was unbelievable. The house has everything you need. Plenty of space to spread out and not be on top of others. My group of 5 were all home at the sometime and everyone was off doing totally something different. That was nice. It was very peaceful.
Kitchen was well equipped with everything you need. Also the gas grill came in handy as we used it more than the stove.
Location couldn't be better. Pelican Key is a section of the island which has hotels and homes that appear to be very well taken care of. This gave us the sense of safety. My party rented cars so that we could travel the island freely. I do recommend renting cars, but not a must.
We all gave the caretakers Bruno and Corrine hugs as we departed. Olivier was great to work with when reserving his property.
I read ALL reviews prior to going and wanted MORE info and pictures. Trust me you wont be disappointed with this vacation rental...NO NEED TO LOOK ANY FURTHER.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
2014-2015 3BR high season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest|
2014-2015 3BR Low season
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
2015-2016 3BR high season
Dec 15 2015 - Dec 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
2013-2014 2BR Low season: $2500
2014-2015 2BR high season: $4000
2014-2015 2BR Low season: $2700
30% reservation down payment is required. (Paypal)
Balance to be paid through paypal before rental starts or upon arrival in cash
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.