Our beautiful villa lies just a few minutes from the beaches (Cap Chevalier, Cap Macre and Les Salines). It has a private garden, pool, huge terrace and a big living room. It is fully equipped with mostly hardwood furniture and features high speed Internet access (WLAN or via Ethernet), free incoming phones, free local phone calls, satellite TV, a 47' 1080p LCD TV, printer, scanner, Windows 8.1 tablet and an audiophile stereo system. There is plenty opportunity to connect your devices (iPod, iPad, Android, Windows). A tablet is provided for your basic communication needs and even Netflix is up and running.
It is ideal for a family with one to three couples.
The lush, big garden is surrounded by trees and bushes. Depending on the season you can pick your own limes, grapefruits, manadrins, bananas, passion fruit, prune de cither, papaya, coco nuts, corossol and others with names you probably have never heard of.
Photovoltaic solar panels with battery backup not only protect against (unfortunately common) power outages, they also provide for an environmentally friendly vacation. The sun also provides for warm water (solar water heating).
A new kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless appliances just has been installed.
Auto: Martinique really requires the use of an automobile; public transportation is bad or non-existent and taxis are expensive. We recommend a rental car. We can arrange for airport transfers and rental cars with a local car rental company.
Getting there: From Europe, there are many daily non-stop flights from Paris Orly and seasonally from Marseilles with Air France, Air Caraibe, or Corseair.
Martinique can be reached from the States via Puerto Rico with American Airlines or via Guadeloupe with Air France.
From South America there are flights via Cayenne, French Guiana on Air Caraibe.
There are some options to fly from Canada non-stop to Guadeloupe and from there with Air France or Air Caraibe to FDF (Martinique). There might be upcoming non-stop flights between Canada (probably Montreal) and FDF.
Other Caribbean islands are also connected with non-stop-flights (St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Dominica).
Ferry service exists to Dominica, Guadeloupe, and St. Lucia.
Cabin charters on sail-catamarans exist (to St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines).
Windsurfing and Kiting: Martinique and especially the beaches around Cap Chevalier (in walking distance from the house) are perfect for kiting and windsurfing. A kite and windsurf school exists. The wind is usually on-shore and particularly consistent from November through May (trade winds).
My wife Lucienne (Brazilian-American) and I (German-American) originally purchased the villa in Martinique in order to live on the island. But we decided later to wait a few more years before doing so. We are now living in Miami, Florida and use our house in Martinique extensively whenever we have time. My wife is a nurse and works as clinic manager for Miami Children's Hospital. I work as SAP FI/CO consultant.
Location! We like the closeness to the beaches, the huge terrace, the lush, private garden and the pool. The house itself and the furniture are intended to provide the right mix of luxury, practicality and rustic charm with lots of hardwood and other natural materials.
And then there is the gourmet kitchen and all of todays gadgets.
Battery backed-up solar electric panels provide electricity (except to the A/C and the stove) in case of power outages and are part of our commitment to protect the environment; solar water heating adds another touch.
The house is ideal if you need to work during your vacation. WiFi, printer, scanner and even a computer are available.
Brand new gourmet kitchen with stainless steel counter-tops and Electrolux appliances including an intuition cooktop.
Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Ideal for 1 to 4 adults and many children or just for a romantic vacation for two.