|Minimum Stay||7 - 10 nights|
Our beautiful villa lies just a few minutes from the beaches (Cap Chevalier, Cap Macre and Les Salines). It has a private garden, pool, huge terrace and a big living room. It is fully equipped with mostly hardwood furniture and features high speed Internet access (WLAN or via Ethernet), free incoming phones, free local phone calls, satellite TV, a 50" 1080p LCD TV, printer, scanner, Windows 8.1 tablet and an audiophile stereo system. There is plenty opportunity to connect your devices (iPod, iPad, Android, Windows). A tablet is provided for your basic communication needs and even Netflix is up and running.
It is ideal for a couple, a small or larger family or one to four couples.
The lush, big garden is surrounded by trees and bushes. Depending on the season you can pick your own limes, grapefruits, manadrins, bananas, passion fruit, prune de cither, papaya, coco nuts, corossol and others with names you probably have never heard of.
Photovoltaic solar panels with battery backup not only protect against (unfortunately common) power outages, they also provide for an environmentally friendly vacation. The sun also provides for warm water (solar water heating).
A new kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless appliances just has been installed.
Auto: Martinique really requires the use of an automobile; public transportation is bad or non-existent and taxis are expensive. We recommend a rental car. We can arrange for airport transfers and rental cars with a local car rental company.
Getting there: From Europe, there are many daily non-stop flights from Paris Orly and seasonally from Marseilles with Air France, Air Caraibe, or Corseair.
Martinique can be reached from the States via Puerto Rico with American Airlines or via Guadeloupe with Air France.
From South America there are flights via Cayenne, French Guiana on Air Caraibe.
There are some options to fly from Canada non-stop to Guadeloupe and from there with Air France or Air Caraibe to FDF (Martinique). There might be upcoming non-stop flights between Canada (probably Montreal) and FDF.
Other Caribbean islands are also connected with non-stop-flights (St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Dominica).
Ferry service exists to Dominica, Guadeloupe, and St. Lucia.
Cabin charters on sail-catamarans exist (to St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines).
Windsurfing and Kiting: Martinique and especially the beaches around Cap Chevalier (in walking distance from the house) are perfect for kiting and windsurfing. A kite and windsurf school exists. The wind is usually on-shore and particularly consistent from November through May (trade winds).
My wife Lucienne (Brazilian-American) and I (German-American) originally purchased the villa in Martinique in order to live on the island. But we decided later to wait a few more years before doing so. We are now living in Miami, Florida and use our house in Martinique extensively whenever we have time. My wife is a nurse and works as clinic manager for Miami Children's Hospital. I work as SAP FI/CO consultant.
Lucienne and Thomas Wallner purchased this villa in 2008
Location! We like the closeness to the beaches, the huge terrace, the lush, private garden and the pool. The house itself and the furniture are intended to provide the right mix of luxury, practicality and rustic charm with lots of hardwood and other natural materials.
And then there is the gourmet kitchen and all of todays gadgets.
Battery backed-up solar electric panels provide electricity (except to the A/C and the stove) in case of power outages and are part of our commitment to protect the environment; solar water heating adds another touch.
The house is ideal if you need to work during your vacation. WiFi, printer, scanner and even a computer are available.
Brand new gourmet kitchen with stainless steel counter-tops and Electrolux appliances including an intuition cooktop.
Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly. Ideal for 1 to 4 adults and many children or just for a romantic vacation for two.
Me and 4 friends of mine (aged 28-39) have rented Tom’s villa for one week on late January.
The villa is beautifully located in a neighborhood on a small hill some 2km from the seaside. The nearest beach, Cap Chevalier, is windy, not the best for bathing but perfect for kitesurfers; there you will also find a couple of nice restaurants good for grilled fish, open at lunchtime. Other beaches –more suitable to bath in- are a bit more distant. Sainte Anne and Le Marin, the nearest small cities, are at 5 and 7km respectively, therefore a car is needed; indeed, rent a car is by all means necessary if you decide to go to Martinique.
The house is really nicely furnished, equipped with almost everything you need: tablet pc with wifi connection, a large flat tv (which of course we haven’t turned on being in such a beautiful place), hifi stereo with possibility to connect your music device to external loudspeakers beside the pool.. In the rooms, air conditioning works properly, and we found linens and bedrooms in general very clean and well kept. So were the bathrooms and toilets. The light comes easily in by the French windows that overlook the porch and the swimming pool. The pool is nice, being large, the water clean and devoid of leaves or other undesired stuff.
The house, and the needs of the guests, are managed by Joel, which indicated us the directions to the house and welcomed us as soon as we arrived. He has been friendly and helpful: he also managed to find us a car although we forgot to reserve one before leaving.
All things considered, Tom’s place is a very nice option for a vacation in beautiful Martinique: I would definitely recommend it.
The house is very well located in a quiet area South of Martinique.
The location is perfect as it is 5mn away from one of the best beaches in Martinique, Cap Chevalier, where several activities can be practiced all year round (kite surf, windsurf, kayak, swimming, walks...).
The house itself is well equiped with good A/C, kitchen equipment, TV, solar panels (in case of a power cut) and a large swimming pool.
We spent a wonderful week there with 3 couples and a baby and had plenty of breathing space.
The owner was very helpful all along and I highly recommand this rental!
Nous avons passé une semaine dans cette villa au printemps 2013. Elle est extrêmement bien située, à 5mn d'une des plus belles plages de Martinique (Cap Chevalier), où l'on peut pratiquer de multiples activités en toute sécurité (kite, windsurf, snorkeling, etc.).
La maison est très bien équipée en électroménager, dispose d'une grande piscine et de paneaux solaires fournissant une electricité de secours en cas de coupure.
Le proprietaire est sympathique et honnête.
Je recommande vivement cette location, qui est parfaitement localisée et équipée. Nous étions 6 adultes et un bébé et ne nous sommes jamais sentis à l'étroit!
Excellent stay! Prior to arrival the owner comunicated very well with us he gave lots of tips and suggestions. We traveled with a one year old baby and rented a car. The owner also suggested if we like that the caretaker can buy us some basic groceries and things free of charge we would just pay the bill of the items of the recipiet. This was great as we had food and drinks already on night of arrival and didn't have to shop. The caretaker was very helpful suggested things for us to do, showed us directions and was very pleasant and helpful. The property was beautiful very nice private pool, landcaped gardens few minutes from beach. The property was well decorated and also had lots of different books you could read on the hammock. Very nice stay would definatly recommend this place and go back.
We were two couples and three young children, and the house suited us perfectly. Though we spent most of our time out exploring the island or spending the whole day at the wonderful local beach (Cap Chevalier) when we were at the house the kids were almost always in the pool while the adults lounged in hammocks or got some work done on the terrace (thanks to reliable wifi). We cooked a lot and had lots of lovely outdoor dinners.
Thomas, the owner, was incredibly helpful and amenable, and Joel, the caretaker, was also very dependable, waiting for us to arrive at 2.30 a.m. and then leave at 5.00 am.
The only thing missing was a blender, since there is so much good fruit and good rum!
All in all it was a delightful vacation.
We booked this villa on short notice. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. His caretaker for the property for the property was also helpful, fun and very nice.
The house is lovely. The furnishings are very nice. We were pleased by the quality of the cookware. The appliances are nice. The air conditioning worked. The kids enjoyed the pool. The WiFi worked well. There was plenty of hot water. The private setting, with the swaying palm trees and the poolside hammocks - it was all perfect.
The location is about 1 mile from Anse Michelle. We liked this beach as much as any on Martinique. We snorkeled out to the coral reefs from shore. There are also restaurants and a market nearby.
My fiance and I stayed here with two friends last November and had a delightful experience.
We chose Marinique as it was an island not generally populated with too many American tourists and we wanted something a little unique. After researching our lodging options, we settled on this propertly and were not disappointed. The owner was easy to deal with throughout the process and gave us some great tips that ensured our trip was a success.
Joel, the property manager came to check on us and offer any assistance we might need. He was the perfect host and helped us arrange some activities while we are staying, as well as cooked us a couple of amazing meals. I speak very little French, and he some English, yet we managed just fine communicating.
The house itself has great amenities, including back up power during a short blackout that occured on the island during our stay. The fridge, some lights, and the wireless were all available while our neighbors were in the dark. The kitchen is stocked with all of the essentials, the master bedroom and bath were gorgeous, and the patio was great for lounging and spending time with our friends. Even with all of the amazing beaches nearby, having a pool to ourselves turned out to be such a nice amenity.
The location was really a short drive to a local villiage, but there are a couple of small markets w/in walking distance for groceries.
If we find ourslelves returing to the island, we would stay here again. If the owner or property manager were ever to find themselves in Seattle, we would happily play tour guide in thanks for helping make our trip to Martinique so memorable.
The villa is located in the village of Sainte-Anne, Quartier Cap Chevalier, Lotissement 'Les Mahoganies off a rural street from the city centers of Sainte-Anne and Le-Marin to one of the best beaches of Martinique, 'Anse Michel'.
Lotissement 'Les Mahoganys' is a small, quiet and safe ensemble of touristic and residential villas. In Martinique, the best beaches are without doubt in the south. All of them, Anse Michel, Les Salines, Cap Macre, and Point Marin are within 5 minutes driving distance. In Martinique, all 'real' beaches are protected and there are no ocean-front buildings by the beaches.
Le Marin, by some counts the biggest marina in the Caribbean, is also no farther then 5 minutes as are the restaurants and Club Med in Sainte-Anne. A grocery store is within walking distance from the villa.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
10 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
Jan 8 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
Other optional services (baby sitter, additional cleaning, chef) are available and can be arranged for a nominal fee.
We provide a free shopping service for your arrival. You would just pay the groceries.
For reservations more than 3 month in advance we offer early booking discount. Please inquire.