Great way to visit paradise !
Submitted: April 4, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
Here to tell you, his description doesn't begin to do justice to this wonderful place to stay in the middle of paradise ! I give this place and this owner my highest recommendation. We are already planning our return trip.
First, you are dealing directly with the owner rather than an agent, and he gives his full attention to the upkeep of the place and the well-being of the guests.
He communicates well, and answered all our questions ahead of time. He has no other commitments than to our arrival. The place is situated in a pseudo-gated development, in any case; the entire community is interested in everyone getting along and enjoying their time there.
The property is a town home, one of eight in this block. With another block adjacent, they share the large pool -- much larger than it appears in the photos, and it is even lighted at night. The local atmosphere is clearly one for families, with a number of well-mannered children in the local area.
The place is located at the best beach in all of St Martin -- Orient Bay -- a block away. Although it is located on the Atlantic side -- untenable for most Caribbean islands, this large bay is sheltered by extended points of land at each end and a couple of islets across the mouth. A sure sign of the protection is the number of yachts moored in the lee of the islets.
The beach is reasonably wide all along it's length, allowing room for numerous food and drink stands at the tree line, beach chairs and umbrellas in the middle, and gently-sloping surf zone where people walk and/or swim. There are water sports available -- jet skis, rides, para-sailing. And of course, this is an extension of Europe, and women and men are equally free to bare themselves equally.
The food is wonderful -- there are numerous places to eat and drink, and even purchase groceries -- from snacks to up-scale dining. And just down the road are two larger grocery stores, and a bit farther is the town of Grand Case with one main boulevard and door-to-door restaurants -- several with recognized ratings.
The place is clean inside, with modern appliances -- all the amenities he lists are there and serviceable. There is a/c through out -- quiet enough to be able to sleep. We suggest leaving all shoes by the door and laying a towel to keep from tracking sand throughout. Five stars!
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