|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Villa Pamela Popo combines the charm of 3 typical huts with Creole accents and bohemian chic design.
Its owners are photographer, stylist and space designer and had a poetic and artistic approach during the recent renovation. Spaces are dedicated to light, in direct contact with the surrounding nature.
Carefully decorated in perfect harmony with the actual design trend, Jean-Marie Massaud, Emu, Foscarini, Tribu, Alessi, Luce Plan, and Gessi, among others, make an extraordinary place for unique and unforgettable holidays...
You will enjoy all mod cons, flat screen TV, WiFi, Internet, air-conditioning, private pool and built in Jacuzzi...
Suspended right in the middle of a Douanier Rousseau tropical garden with a bird's eye view of the sea and the neighbouring island unit, Pinel Island, Tintamarre, Caye verte, Little Key beach, Villa Pamela Popo is unique thanks to its exceptional location on the Island of Saint Martin.
Pristine white, built on three levels, each one with its privileged space. Charm and relaxation guaranteed.
We rented Pamela Popo for a week in St. Martin for our first trip to the island. I cannot begin to express how impressed we were with the property. Sylvie and Olivier were wonderful hosts, taking the time to show up everything that we would need for the week and made recommendations for beaches, restaurants, and activities during our stay. It was fun to lounge around at the pool with the resident cat when she chose to visit as well :-)
The villa is situated in a good location on the French side of the island, overlooking Isle Pinel. You will need a car to drive yourself to the many beaches and restaurants (as well as to one of several nearby grocery stores for provisions). If you aren't averse to a short but hilly walk, there are a handful of really good restaurants nearby (say hi to Momo at Le Ti Bouchon, and try the 3-course menu at Le Grain de Poivre, Villa Pizza is good too). You can also walk yourself to the pier and get kayaks or ferry to Isle Pinel (plenty of parking too if you get there before 11am). Apart from that there are many more restaurant choices in nearby Grand Case and you can't leave without spending a day at Orient beach to the east.
Pamela Popo is a great choice for a private getaway for a couple or a good spot for a small family or two couples to split. Highly recommended!
We have been to the Island now for our 5th trip and our group of 4 had an amazing 5 night vacation at Villa Pamela Popo. The villa itself was very chic and cool. The views were to die for! We would wake up every morning and have a cup of coffee on the deck and soak in the sun and views. One of the bedrooms is detached from the main house but everything is located right off of the main set of steps leading up to the house. 5 min drive to Orient Bay Beach, walking distance to the ferry docks that take you to Pinel Island, about a 5-10 min drive to Grand Case, and the neighborhood was gated and felt very safe. There's also a market about 5 min drive with pretty much everything you need. As mentioned in previous reviews there is a cat who stops by in the morning for a quick bite to eat and then goes about her business. She was very sweet and laid back and never gave us any issues at all. In fact, my wife said the cat made the vacation feel a bit more "homey." Overall it was a great place to stay and we had a wonderful experience! Would definitely return :)
Invitation au repos et à la sérénité, pour cette superbe "open air house" avec une magnifique terrasse et une vue fantastique.
La piscine a fleur d'eau sur l'horizon vous émerveillera...
Cette villa a été étudié dans le moindre détail afin de satisfaire toutes les exigences de ses locataires, il ne manque rien!
Merci à Sylvie qui aura été d'une aide efficace dans toutes circonstances et de bons conseils.
Nous espérons pouvoir revenir bientôt!
Sylvie and Oliviers home is very pretty...
However there are a few crucial things not mentioned in the listing:
1. We were asked to take care of a cat. Nowhere in the listing or our correspondence was this mentioned. I have horrible cat allergies so this wasn't good. Every morning, the cat would leave us a dead and bloody lizard in the kitchen. On four separate occasions we had to clean splattered blood and guts off the kitchen floor first thing before breakfast.
2. There is no toilet in the main bedroom area. If you need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night you'll need to walk down an outside set of narrow stairs into a toilet closet.
3. The house is at the top of about 5 flights of stone stairs. This is fine as my boyfriend and I are young and in good shape but in the subtropical heat this daily task became tiresome quickly.
4. The most important thing to note is that this is an open air house without doors. The kitchen, main toilet and dinning room are all exposed with no way of securing them at night. So when we woke up one morning, our bag holding our wallet that had been tucked in a corner of the kitchen was stolen. Could we have been more cautious? Yes. But the bottom line is that while we slept, a stranger wandered through the house, took our things, and helped themselves to a Coke from the fridge.
The next day we were forced to notify Sylvie and the police. Sylvie did not come back to the house to help us. In fact, she was only worried about the safety of her own items.
Because we lost a day of vacation, and had no food or money for that last day (even western unions were closed as it was a holiday), Sylvie kindly offered us 3 free nights in the next year outside of major holidays.
We tried to take her up on this offer recently and she said it was only possible if we spent 7 nights (4 chargeable to us). Her listing states there is a 5 night minimum. This made no sense except that Sylvie and Olivier are only interested in generating passive income and not at all interested in being fair, honest or honorable hosts.
Finally, if you choose to go to this property around March -June, beware the smell of rotting seaweed that wafts in from the harbor. It's a putrid smell that permeates the entire neighborhood.
we had a fantastic holiday at this open air Private island retreat. There is a great view from everywhere and we would highly recommend this for an adventerous couple looking for a great escape on the island. Very convenient for trips to pinel, orient beach, and Ance Marcel.
Thank you Sylvie and Oliver for a wonderful vacation home!
My husband and I had a lovely time in St. Maartin exploring the many beaches, fantastic food and scenery, but we couldn't wait to return to this beauty of a Villa at the end of each day. We even preferred to relax poolside a couple of days, vs the beach.
We counted 69 natural steps which lead directly into the open kitchen. Nicely hidden away! It is exactly how it appears in the photos, pristine. Well done!
Thank you again!
Susan and Paul
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|ménage fin de séjour||$151|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,618|
|Stay tax||4.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.|
Nous consulter pour tarifs saison festive (Noel/nouvel an) ainsi que saison estivale.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.