- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fresh air in hot Martinique
We loved this property and the location, especially the fresh air at this height, comparing to the humidity below. The house is very private, though there are couple of other buildings around. The pets gave us lot of smiles, the cat always welcomed us back and the donkeys gave nice visits behind the fence.
The property itself has everything needed and is very cozy with comfy bed and perfectly working air conditioner. The grill worked great and we had nice time cooking the fresh fish bought directly from the fishermen down at the village. Bellefontaine village is small, though quite interesting, once you get to know it.
The hosts made us very welcome and were extremely helpful and kind. Thank you very much, especially helping us in a moment of need!
Amazing views, privacy. Great property.
Brilliant layout/design, outstanding views, superb owners & thoughtful additions make this a winner
Charles-Henry and Johanna have created a mountain top villa compound that includes multiple bedroom options for your holiday needs. Each house is built with the same contemporary, functional (yet also comfortable) and ascetically pleasing methods and inclusions. The thoughtfulness in what they make available is obvious not only from the beginning with the generous stash of staples (food and of course rhum components!), but also as the days progress you discover all of the handy items needed as your holiday proceeds (think clothes pins, bin for washing swim ware, detergent). I also appreciate that they do not clutter the environment with unnecessary objects - the vibe at Kalinda was so relaxing. Special mention ~ we were visiting during Christmas and Johanna even had a lighted tree for our enjoyment!
The 3 main villas share a parking area but, most importantly, they are all situated in a private manner (including the pools). The views never ceased to amaze me and I especially loved looking up at the stars during the night from bed. An odd treat was watching the cruise ships come in early in the am and depart with their lights in the evening. The Christmas winds lived up to their reputation and I was enthralled with seeing fireflies in the expanse just below the grassy area.
While the physical aspects of Kalinda are important ~ I would say the graciousness and helpfulness of the hosts are what sets the Ericher’s villas apart from the rest. Charles-Henry helped us in a pinch within our first 5 minutes of meeting one another (will never forget your kindness CH!). They also made reservations at Le Petibonum (a must visit) and made a helpful advance call for us. They are an exceptional couple and will continue to be highly successful in this venture.
I can say, with confidence and experience, that a stay at Kalinda (or their other options) would be a spot on choice for a private villa holiday. I am so happy to have started the vacation from this location and explored the entire northern portion of Martinique. As others have mentioned, beware that the draw of the villa will make it hard to leave-but also such a joy when you return each day!
Crucial basic: our go to bakery was Epi Sante in Le Carbet - they create an outstanding selection and are such a pleasure to see every day. I missed the ladies when we moved to the South.
Thank you Charles-Henry & Johanna for a remarkable first visit to Martinique. We loved Bellefontaine!
Merci beaucoup Erma et Randy pour ce commentaire élogieux. Ce fut un plaisir de vous accompagner durant votre séjour à la villa Kalinda.
Thank you very much Erma and Randy for this commendable comment.
It was a pleasure to accompany you during your stay at Villa Kalinda.
Gorgeous views and super private
Charles-Henri and Johanna were more than welcoming when we arrived, providing us a snack and rum. The house was super clean. And what a sexy bathroom and shower! We found it hard to leave every day, even to go exploring. Much better to sit on our platform above the world.
A beautiful house in a beautiful setting
We loved, loved this house - it was perfect for us. We loved being up high and having such a wonderful panoramic view. The house is new, clean, spacious and efficient. We never used the living room at all but lived on the patio with it's comfortable furniture and spectacular view. The bathroom is fabulous. We loved the house so much that we only ate dinner out twice. After a long day of hiking, swimming, exploring all we wanted was to end the day on our patio, feet up and tall rum drinks in hand, and then cook wonderful food bought at local markets. Paradise. Johanna and Charles-Henry couldn't be more charming or accommodating - wonderful hosts. We will be back.
Tout a contribué à ce que nous passions un formidable séjour :
Accueil chaleureux de Charles Henry qui avait gentiment et judicieusement prévu repas et ti - punch ; villa spacieuse , fort bien agencée et aménagée avec une vue extraordinaire.
Amoureux de la nature et du calme , nous avons été comblés !