Newly Constructed Villa awaits your stay!
Beautiful Master Bedroom with pillowtop king bed for your best sleep ever!!!!
Master Bath equipped with jacuzzi and step-in shower for those private romantic nights.
Two Junior suites each with full bath.
Gourmet Kitchen with stove on island and marble tops.
Wonderful entertainment with pool table and other amenities for nights in.
Flat screen TVs in Every room.
Central air conditioning throughout the entire villa.
Free buffet dinner for 7 day vacationers!
This is the only house that sits on very natural St. Martin land, where 20+ extremely friendly horses graze peacefully. Currently, there is a hotel project under construction but will not commence until 2015 due to financial reasons.
Just finished a month+ at the Armantine Villa in the French Cul De Sac. Beyond hospitable owners, Jean & his daughter Jenny, plus their extended family, all of who were a pleasure to talk with and get to know, truly a great group of people, helped take care of everything. An abundance of activities at the house, the surrounding property and the island itself, so after 5 weeks, I am already planning my next trip. During the days we would travel to one of the islands 37 unique and beautiful beaches by car, and at night would would return to the house to cook and relax. Perfect trip. If you want a nice, huge, private place to stay, honestly----look no further. I will be booking again for a nice long trip in the very near future.
If our review was just about Jenny's attentiveness and warmth we would have given Armantine Villa 6 stars. However, there are some problems which make the villa not perfect, especially for young children.
The house is large enough for a family or up to three couples. Everything was clean and in order. The kitchen is a cook's dream, and what was not available when we arrived was promptly supplied by Jenny. With this kitchen & the good super markets dining in was a breeze. The one minor drawback to the kitchen was the seating arrangement at the counter. The granite had no overhang so there was no area under the counter for knees. However, with three other dining options, a back porch table & 6 chairs, a formal dining room, and a front patio table with six chairs, there was no need to use the kitchen counter for dining.
All three bedrooms had very comfortable mattresses, ample dressers & closets and baths. The master bedroom & bath was especially luxurious with a multi-jetted shower great for relaxation.
Outside, the pool was perfect for cooling off and for our five year old grandson to swim without us worrying about him as the pool is shallow. The pool area offered plenty of space to enjoy both sun and shade. We especially enjoyed the colors changing as we dined in the evening.
The villa is located in the Cul de Sac area, convenient to Grand Case, the dining capital of St. Maritin, and Marigot for the wonderful Wednesday and Saturday market. It is less than a half hour drive from the airport.
We loved the above amenities, but there are some negatives which Jenny and her father Jean are addressing. 1. There are multiple steps going in and out of the house which are scary for toddlers and also very slippery when wet. We avoided them by going in and out of the garage, but it wasn't convenient. They are considering leveling this step area and installing a nonskid surface, so this may not be an issue in the future. 2. The wonderful view which the house would have is blocked by buildings which were never finished or rented. They are crumbling and should be removed. 3. The extended family owns the land around the villa and horses that graze there. The horses were great to feed and see for the children, but they have free range of the property. To walk to the beach one has to navigate their droppings. 4. The beach is covered with garbage, seaweed and horse droppings. We had to travel by car to local beaches.
Thank you Jenny & Jean!
My family vacation to St. Martin was a wonderful experience, thanks to the beautiful Armantine Villa and its owner's hospitality. The whole experience was pleasant and reassuring, from the time we made the reservation and to the time we departed for home. When we first stepped off the plane, Jean welcomed us with a big smile, and drove us to the car rental shop. Once we got our vehicles we were quickly on our way to the villa. Although a 25 minute drive to the villa didn't seem desirable after a long plane ride, it turned out to be an extremely enjoyable experience. Jean pointed out all the historical landmarks of the island, explaining the culture of the island, and pointing out the best restaurants. Once we arrived at the villa, we were welcomed by his daughter Jenny (Local caretaker of the villa) -- she was so hospitable as she helped us set up our air mattresses, gave us a tour of the house, welcomed us with a bar already stocked with wine and beer, and left a bowl of fresh fruit for us. (Some of which were used to feed the horses) The Villa sits behind 2 different gates which creates a very private and safe feel. Now, on to the actual living space. The villa itself is a dream. Every room has a TV, the kitchen is extremely spacious, the back screened patio and front porch with the private pool area is amazing, and the reclining chairs were a nice relaxing touch for every evening. The master bedroom is a whole other dream in itself that you have to check out for yourself. There was something for everybody in the Villa. Some could relax by patio outside, while others enjoyed the pool table indoors and still others could go swimming. It is a short walk, about 10 min, from Orient Bay Beach. Be prepared for very personal service and a battle with the ubiquitous light switches. Overall, it was an extremely enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking to vacation in Saint Martin. Along with a great place to stay, you get a friendly owner, his family and friends who are genuinely interested in helping you have the best experience.
This is our sixth visit to St Martin. This is a luxury rental at reasonable prices. The space comfortably accommodates three couples for sleeping yet the living space is so expansive, the space could easily expand to accommodate more. Jean (owner) and his daughter, Jenny, are helpful and resourceful. It seems whatever we needed would miraculously appear. This home was built and furnished with products purchased and shipped from USA. The fixtures are Kohler, applicances GE, even the wiring is 110 so you don't have to fuss with adapters and your blow dryer works without blowing a fuse! There is a gas range top, the refrigerator has an ice maker (although we purchased ice because we like to pack snacks for the beach), microwave, dishwasher, the works. They provide Heavenly brand spring water in a dispenser so you can refill your water bottles and stay hydrated on the beach. The house is very clean, decent linens on the beds, plenty of towels and beach towels. We did not use the beach umbrellas but they are available. The courtyard is enclosed so the horses and two bulls that are grazing in the pasture cannot get close to the house. These animals are as gentle as the island inhabitants. The in ground splash pool is wonderfully refreshing. The courtyard is tiled with multiple lounge chairs with two shaded areas. The gazebo is furnished with six comfortable chairs around a glass top table, ceiling fans and romantic lighting options throughout the house and courtyard. Gas grill located in the courtyard, flatscreen televisions throughout. A slate top pool table (my game did not improve) and two wine refrigerators so your beverage is never far. We used the brand new washer/dryer and did not have to pack so many clothes. All the items you have in your own home, are available to you. Detergent, ketchup, coffee, even Nutella. Okay, maybe we used all the Nutella. That might be gone. Jean met us at the airport, took us to the car rental location, then escorted us to the Villa. The new bridge is a major improvement! The next morning Jean brought fresh French pastries. Which contributed to the Nutella issue. We do know our way around the island and love the "French side" as it is quieter. The Villa area is amazingly quiet. If you want McDonald's and tourists, stay on the "Dutch side". Location is convenient. Rent a car.Grocery store nearby. BEST restaurants are in Grand Case (neighboring town). Walking trail to Orient. Wed night is local food with the family. GO!
My husband and i just spent 9 wonderful days in jean's beautiful home. The villa was immaculate, spacious, with every amenity you could possibly want. Jean was a perfect host, always available with a smile, to answer any question or to help in any way. The fresh french pastries Jean gave us our first morning was a perfect beginning of our stay. The villa is very private and in a gated community so very safe. The pool was a delight and we ate a number of our meals in the gazebo next to the pool. The barbecue grill came in handy a few times. Wednesdays there is a open market in Marigot to buy fresh fish. we bought yellowtail snapper and grilled it outside. Delicious! At night we would sit on the lounge chairs and watch the stars. There was no problem with mosquitoes or any bugs in the front area near the pool because of the ocean breezes, but you need bug repellant if you want to sit on the lovely patio area in the back of the villa. It is a good idea to use bug spray when hiking also.
The trail next to the villa to Orient Beach was not difficult, about 10 minutes. It is a beautiful beach. The beach 2 minutes from the villa is also beautiful but it isn't maintained as the property was never completed. the snorkeling at this beach was good but be careful as the current was strong.
There are about a dozen horses who graze next to the villa. They are beautiful and friendly, and love carrots. They are part of a riding stable nearby.
This was our first visit to St Martin but we hope to return soon. Thank you again Jean, for helping to make our stay so wonderful! Janis and Dan
Wow ! C'est ce qui représente le mieux la merveilleuse semaine que nous avons passés notre première vacance à St-Martin.. plus précisément à la Villa de Jean.
Nous avons été accueillit par Jenny à notre arrivée avec sa merveilleuse petite cocotte, après avoir récupéré notre voiture (info fournit par Jenny), elle nous a conduit au supermarché pour nos premières emplettes. Après ce court détour, direction la villa.
Wow !!! superbe tel que les photos nous l'avait présenté.. spacieuse, tout équipé. propre et surtout un immense terrain qui nous offrait exactement ce que nous recherchions... tranquillité et liberté. Piscine privé, plage privé, une quinzaine de chevaux en liberté à nourrir et caresser..
Nous avons vraiment appréciés ces vacances au plus au point.. à moins de 10 minutes de marche par un petit sentier de la plage d'Orient Bay, à moins de 5 minutes en voiture de l'embarcadère pour l'ile de Pinel que nous avons visités gracieuseté de Jenny and family et à moins de 30 minutes de n'importe quel plage ou lieu que nous désirions visiter.. Grand case, Simpson Bay, Oyster pond ect.
Je recommande à tous les amants de la liberté qui souhaite le confort et la tranquilité cette merveilleuse villa. Merci Jenny !!! Tu as été une hôte superbe.. et comme nous t'avons dit.. Nous avons ajoutés à notre réseau d'ami... une merveilleuse personne à ce réseau d'ami qui est cher à notre coeur !!!
À la prochaine !!!! Encore merci, merci !!! Les plus belles vacances de couple de toute notre vie !!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Marc et Dany
Take a trip to St. Barth's from Grand Case Airport or ...
Take the ferry to Pinel Island for a day or ....
Drive over to the Butterfly Farm to see the thousands of butterflies flutter in the sunlight or ...
Walk to Orient Beach to have a drink, rent a jetski, meet some people ...
So much to do in so little time...
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