|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
If you are looking for an Ocean Front Condo for your next vacation you have found the Best Ocean Front location on Orient Beach. Orient Beach has been rated one of the top ten beaches in the world and the view from our condo is panoramic. The sea is so close you can almost feel the spray from the balcony and you can enjoy the sound of the sea while lounging around the condo.
Our condo was professionally decorated in June 2011 with a Caribbean flair including such features as a king size bed with Egyptian cotton linens for your sleeping pleasure. For the chef in the family there is a full service kitchen including a convection oven, four burner stove, full set of chef's knives, Cuisinart cookware, microwave, full size refrigerator and Italian glass tile. Bath is equipped with a hand-held showerhead and a rain shower to freshen up from the beach. Bath also includes washer to launder out the beach sand.. Living area features a 42 inch flat screen television that offers American cable channels including ESPN, NBC, ABC and CNN, DVD player, I-Pod station. Keep in touch with family and friends with your I-Pad or lap top computer by connecting to our complimentary WiFi connection during your stay.
Located in the prestigious Mount Vernon gated community, offering the perfect environment for a safe and restful stay with 24 hour security. A fabulous large pool is located on the beach, along with two tennis courts for your exercise pleasure. Near the reception area is a professional laundry, grocery store and a pizza parlor.
Orient Beach is approx 1 1/2 miles long offering every imaginable water sport, many restaurants, bars, night clubs, a pharmacy and grocery store. At the other end of the beach is Club Orient , a world renowned French Naturists resort.
There is no need to leave the area unless you desire to rent a car and explore the many other beaches, restaurants, and a world class zip line. Phillipsburg is the shopping capital of the Caribbean with designer stores such as Tiffany, Coach and dozens of wonderful jewelery stores. For you fine dining pleasure our condo is located within a mile from Grand Case which is known as the French Quarter of the Caribbean.
Keywords: Ocean Front Condo, Beach front, ocean view, Orient Beach, Orient Bay, kitchen, balcony, Designer Decorated, Pool, Tennis Courts, On site parking,
Your hosts Tony, Brent, Angie and Troy are very good friends who have traveled the world in search of our piece of paradise. We are thrilled to share our find with you
We have been traveling the world for the last 20 years in search of the top ten beaches in the world. Once we found Orient Beach we have concluded this beach is the best of the best with the white sand turquoise 85 degree water along with temperate weather ranging from 75 to 85 degrees all year round. We are convinced this beach offers everything and more for the beach people of the world.
Staying with us will afford you the ability to receive discounts at several stores in Phillipsburg as well as drink and beach discounts .
These comments are in response to our one and only negative review and we are saddend and disappointed. We (Tony and Brent) have traveled the world for 20 years in search of our little piece of paradise and found this condo on beautiful Orient Beach. This condo is not just a rental property, it is our second home that we proudly choose to share with our guests. Our condo is professionally decorated, maintained, and appointed accordinglly with many amenites that a guest would not find in a jsut a rental property The 3 to 5 star hotel experience these guests were expecting or preferred was never promised and is not the experience of renting a personal condo and is not offered on Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) site.
We spent hours developing a personal Arrival Letter in order to assist our new and returning guests to enjoy a knowledgeable, affordable and wonderful experience. The letter is forwarded to our guests at booking time, usually many months prior to their arrval, which gives everyone time to ask questions.The letter addresses rental cars, taxi's, grocery shopping, affordable and 5 starr restaurants, condo complex amenities, beach towels, shopping recommendations and affordable ways to reach the shopping areas via the cruise ship taxi drivers located on the beach, a variety of highlights of what the island has to offer in an effort to please every guest's personal taste.
As to the specifics: The custom draperies were installed for decorating purposes only because our goal was to wake up to the sun rise and the sound of the ocean as part of our tropical experience. Like it or not, the hurricane shutters are an insurance requirement. Many people have commented on how wonderful our rain shower is to enjoy but if you stay in the shower too long you will run out of hot water. LOL
This reservation was during the Holiday season, one of the most sought out weeks of the year and was taken over six months prior to this guests arrival. If there was a doubt about the island destination, condo experience or any other reason there was plenty of time to cancel the reservation for a 5 star hotel expereince. It is acknowledged that we were easy to do business with and readily avaiable by email or phone to answer any questions. When the experience was not a 5 star hotel which the guest preferred they chose to leave and demanded return of their rental payment and threatened to write a very negative review if we did not return their money. You be the judge...
We recently spent our winter holiday during the first 12 days of Feb. at Tony and Brent's Mount Vernon Condo. Everything was perfect. I highly recommend this condo as well as the Mount Vernon property for comfort and safety. The ocean and beach view from the Room and balcony is absolutely spectacular. Its access to the quieter end of Orient Beach is perfect with a 5-10 minute stroll down to the busier section of the beach. This being my first visit to St Martin, I was very pleased with my choice after talking to many of the other vacationers on the beach, who told me that over the years they had stayed in different places around St Martin/Maarten and that they prefer Orient Beach as well as the Mount Vernon property. The condo had everything that we needed for our stay. The air conditioner, hot water heater and all other appliances worked perfectly. The parking lot is about a 5 minute walk from the condo and we had no problems, but people with mobility issues might find it hard, especially with groceries. Getting around in St Martin is pretty easy by car and there are two very good grocery stores within a 5 minute drive. For the first half of my stay I constantly explored the island by car, (which is what I typically do on a trip). But for the latter half of our stay, We were more than happy to just stay on the beach and rent some lounge chairs and an umbrella each day. Even after 12 days I still didn't want to leave. I will definitely be back.
This was our sixth vacation on the island but our first time staying on the French side. On all previous trips we stayed in a time-share near Cupecoy.
The booking process was easy. The owners, Tony and Brent, were very responsive throughout, including providing us with directions, information and even recommendations for dining and things to do on the island.
We had a little trouble finding the property. Laurence, the owner's representative on the island, was very nice and met us at a nearby pharmacy and led us to the property and gave us a quick tour of the unit and explained how things in it worked.
The unit was exactly as it appears in the pictures - clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. All of the appliances, both large and small, worked and the unit is fully stocked with dishes, glasses, cookware and utensils. We've stayed in timeshares with refrigerators that froze everything, stoves that didn't work and had a a dozen spoons and no knives, so this was a very nice experience. It was also wonderful to have a washing machine in the unit and there is a drying rack provided.
There had been a storm in October that impacted the cable and phone lines for large areas of the island. As a result, the TV reception was limited to a couple channels with very grainy pictures but clear audio. We had WiFi the first day but not afterwards. The owners were very responsive to our inquiries and tried to do what they could but we understood that these things were beyond their control. We made good use of the library of DVDs they have but also brought some of our own. We were able to access WiFi in some restaurants to check emails.
The view from the balcony is gorgeous and because the condo faces east we were treated to a spectacular sunrise every morning.
We had no problems with hot water per a previous reviewer's complaint.
Tips - Rent a car. The complex is a distance from the nearest grocery store and quite a walk down the beach to the nearest restaurants. The complex is also quite hilly with a lot of stairs so pack lightly.
On a personal note to animal lovers - the island, like much of the Caribbean, has a problem with homeless dogs and cats. We make a point to buy food to give them. It doesn't solve the problem but hope that it gives them some relief.
We just spent a beautiful week on Orient Bay at Tony and Brent's Mount Vernon condo. It was the perfect getaway, exactly as described in the listing. The view, the proximity to the beach, the quality of the beach itself, the friendliness of the owners, the property manager, and the locals make this condo rental an incredible value. We will be back!
I stayed at this place several months ago, over Labor Day. Someone asked me for a recommendation today, and I told them about this; when I followed the link from my emails I saw the previous review and thought I would respond, since I disagree so much with it.
We purposely decided we wanted to stay at Mt. Vernon to try it out, and after browsing through the listings, settled on this one--it seemed pretty, nice view, and nice location in the complex. All of that turned out to be true.
We arrived mid-day on a ferry from Anguilla, so didn't have a set arrival time. We were able to call the property manager, who met us within 10 minutes and gave us a tour of the property and the condo. She showed us how everything works in the apartment and went on her way. The apartment is nicely decorated, comfortable and easy to adjust to. The balcony is lovely, with an incredible view of the length of Orient Bay.
Prior to arrival (upon our reservation), we received a detailed document with instructions for arrival/departure and other practical information. We already knew from our own research that a car would be quite desirable at Mt. Vernon, and that Mt. Vernon is at the end of Orient Beach (the opposite end of the "crescent" of the bay from Club Orient).
We were thrilled with the apartment; we spent each day on the beach at various places on Orient Beach, with one day at Pinel Island. Each night we went out to dinner either in Grand Case or Orient Village--both a five minute drive away. We picked up groceries we needed from the nice French grocery store that is a two-three minute drive away, right at the roundabout between Grand Case and Orient Bay.
We slept well on a comfortable bed; if one got up early they could either go to the balcony or hang out in the comfy living area. We will definitely stay again, and highly recommend the apartment.
We decided to stay in this suite because of the great pictures and amazing reviews. Let me say that we are world travelers and have stayed in all sorts of hotels, ranging from 3star to five star hotels. This is the first hotel that we have ever checked out early.
The view is amazing
Tony and Brent made for an easy booking experience and answered all our questions
The beach is close
No drapes in the room, so it was very bright, and therefore, we could not sleep in. There are hurricane shutters but because it is extremely windy the shutters bang loudly throughout the night.
There is limited hot water. Not a problem, if there is only one person. If there is two, the second person won't have a hot shower.
It was too isolated for us. There are some restaurants that are about a 15 minute walk away. This won't be a problem if you rent a car. Taxis are extremely expensive.
No beach towels are provided and there are limited amenities (eg toilet paper). Again, this is not a hotel, so you should expect this. However the "grocery store" on site does not offer much.
Our last night, we found a large cockroach in the bathroom.
First let me say, the owners and condo are FANTASTIC. We did not want a hotel experience, rather we wanted to feel like we lived on the island and that's how it felt! The booking process was smooth, they provided a lot of great info on the island and things to see and do. This was the first step to an enjoyable, worry-free vacation. The condo is in a prime location--the direct ocean views, breezes and sound of the waves were just what we needed. Our flight was delayed and the property manager was patient with us when we got lost driving and ended up about an hour later than we intended. The condo is clean, well appointed, very tastefully decorated. The description is completely accurate and the photos actually pale in comparison to the real deal. I would say this building is the best bet when considering location, views and access. We spent much of our time on the balcony when not on the beach... cooking meals and enjoying sunrise and moonrise. Condo had everything one would need to cook great meals--just stop by the market and grab your groceries. The bathroom was great, complete with Washer and relaxing rainfall shower head and attachment. It was perfect to be on a beach where you can find your own private space (near the condo) or rent a lounge chair and umbrella at one of the beach clubs (further down) and be able to take a dip in the pool on the property, right next to the ocean. There are several shops and some GREAT restaurants in the village in Orient Bay. Prices were high, but not outrageous. We highly recommend Le Piment. While it advertises more like pizza/pasta, wait for the special evening menu. From Foie Gras to Duck Confit to the most delicious steaks and seafood. Best meal of the vacation. Access to Ilet Pinel (a fun island day excursion) is just a short drive from the condo to grab a ferry (5 mins to the island) or kayak (20 mins). We chose to kayak over. Very easy and simple, and quite beautiful protected waters. The rest of the island is very easy to get to. We prefer the French side--it is much more calm/less crazy than the Dutch side. I heard a few folks in the restaurants talk about how they 'wish they had stayed somewhere in Orient Bay' after coming by to eat. The pizza place on property had some of the best and most unique pizzas we've tasted so try it! Only negative: mosquitos at night out on the property and beach. I was covered in the itchiest bites I've even gotten--so bring or buy bug spray! Our first VRBO and we will be back!
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Jan 4 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum 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.