This apartment is perfectly located in one of the best places of St. Martin. Directly on the beach and very close to Grand Case and its Famous Restaurants.
The appatment is very spacious, comfortable and well decorated.
Keywords: Private residence, Duplex, 2 bedrooms, american kitchen, ocean view, Beach access, Restaurants...
This is a very comfortable place to stay, with a few exceptions. But, remember that you are talking to French people when you book this apartment and that some things can get lost in translation. Like how we were supposed to get through a locked gate with our car and how we were going to get into the locked building without keys. We assumed that there was a rental manager on premises. There isn't one. And your US cell phone won't work on the French side of the island, so phone numbers are of no use either. It took us 2 hours to finally get a hold of the rental agent, thanks to another rental apartment down the street that had a front desk. Parking is definately a problem here. We rented a small 4 door Kia so that luggage for 4 and us fit in the car. Anything bigger would not have fit in the parking area or the underground garage, and we constantly had to work around people taking 2 spaces. The only problem with the apartment were the two showers. Both are open to the bathroom, so soaking the whole bathroom floor was a very easy thing to do if you weren't careful. The downstairs shower head was broken when we got there and was hung on the wall with a piece of electrical wire and while hanging, the water ran down the wall. So you had to hang on to the shower head to get water on your body. The upstairs shower fixtures are too complicated and were always being left partially on. The water was constantly coming out of the shower on to the bathroom and bedroom floors. The only way we partially stopped the wet floors was to make a water dam with towels. The day we left we told the manager about the shower problem and he said that parts were on order from France. We told him to get rid of the current fixtures and put in a regular shower head and a hot/cold handle before someone ended up flooding the apartment. Other than that, we had a great time. Although the apartment isn't large, we never felt cramped and because the bedrooms are on two floors, there's tons of privacy. We ate at a different 5 star restaurant every night (within walking distance) and never had a bad meal; breakfast, lunch or dinner. We all spent a lot of time on our outdoor 3rd floor dining area too. Bring good binoculars! Lots to look at on the beach and the Bay.
The description was accurate in describing the location. The photos truly display the apartment, all brand new, nicely designed and well furnished. Our family of 5 has a wonderful stay, swimming in the quiet water of Grand Case, tasting the best French foods of the island, only a short stroll on the beach.
The French US Market offers a wide selection of French groceries while you can find the American goodies at the Grand Marche closed to the airport. Bring a hair dryer, your favorite shampoo and soap and get paper towels, tissues on your way from the airport. Thanks Stephane for giving us dining ideas, and things to do on the island.