We just returned from our Dec '16-Jan '17 vacation to St Maarten. Chateau Jecca is as the title says surely "A Slice of Heaven". The cottage is a home away from home. From when you pull up in the gated drive to the cottage and Robert and his two dogs Angela and Bella come to greet you to laying your head down on the pillow at night listening to the palm trees swaying in the wind. Each level of the property has it's own special charms. The front level porch at the front entrance has stone steps going up to a tiled deck and roof overhang was so cozy with beautiful views of the bay and swaying palm trees while you sit and sip your coffee and daily visits from Bella and Angelo. The deck off of the bedroom has spectacular views overlooking the bay a great spot to enjoy and evening cocktail or morning coffee. Up another level to the hot tub was truly a wonderful bonus to relax in with the stars overhead was a great way to end a day after venturing out on the island to see the beautiful beaches and all St Maarten has to offer. Up one more level to the private pool overlooking the beautiful bay as well. Post card panoramic views everywhere on the property. The grounds are lovely and impeccable maintained. The cottage is located close to the Westin Dawn Beach. There are a few restaurants there as well as a small casino. Also, not too far from Orient Beach where you can rent a few chairs and a umbrella for the day. Our favorite beach was "Happy Bay" calming, quiet. secluded, some shade. This one is a little bit of a hike (10-20 minutes) from Friar Bay (just ask when you get there and they will point you in the direction of the path to get there.) There are no restaurants there so bring a cooler if you are staying for the day. There are a few restaurants close by and Philipsburg is about a 15-20 minute drive to the marina area parking lot (from there you can walk the board walk and go up to the main street where all of the shops are. Grand Case and Marigot are great spots to visit as well and is about the same distance (beaches, great food and shopping). We can not say enough about our stay. Robert has everything covered. Thank you for a great stay in St Maarten - Hope to be back soon.