This place was wonderful! Perfect spot and everything was very convenient and close by. Grocery store right below and lots of restaurants were plentiful and so were the Casino's.We did rent a car ,but not really necessary,everything near by in walking distance. The beaches were great at Maho and Mullet Bay was only a 5minute drive.This rental had everything that you could want, pots and pans,silverware,toaster,full size refrigerator , microwave, coffee pot, and the best balcony which was very big with a great view of ocean and airport and you could actually lay in bed( great bed and king size, which was extremely comfy) and watch the planes come in and watch TV at the same time! The porch was great to eat on and table and chairs,nice! The room was extremely clean and nice size.Great service from Joy and communication was great and she was very friendly and accommodating! We will definitely be back next year for sure!We were in St. Maarten's 2years ago and loved it so much that we decided to come again , this time staying near the airport , my husband loves to watch the planes coming in and taking off and this place was perfect for that. There was never loudness at night , flights were usually in the day and room was pretty sound proof.The restaurants we liked were The Stone,The Hideaway,Toppers by the sea had a broad show acts on Thursday nights was very good,Cherie's next store was good for food and entertainment, and the dueling Piano's across the street. Sorry that we had to go, can't wait to get back to this great place! Thanks Joy for everything and great service and a great place!