2 Bedrooms Plus Loft, 2 Bathrooms
- english, french
We have been enjoying vacationing in St Martin since shortly after the birth of our first child. Boy, have they grown!
Marc purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Marc chose Oyster Pond
We spent our honeymoon in St Martin and came across the opportunity to buy this property.
What makes this Apartment unique
It gets us away from the Chicago winter!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
We do not allow smoking.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We take great care of our place to make it inviting for our guest. We expect them to treat it as they would their own. Some house rules: - No smoking - No pets - 5 beach towels are provided; please do not take regular towels outside of the house - Do not hang beach towels and clothes on the balcony; there is a specific area in the back corner of the property to hang laundry
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Mahogany, marble, immaculate with a beautiful view.
A taste of old St. Martin in a beautiful setting. Great for just the two of us, but had a futon in a guest bedroom and an adorable loft with 3 single beds and a small sofa. The grounds were kept up by full time owners with a wonderful small pool for a quick cool off or a full day lounging. Close to Dawn Beach and several good restaurants. Or drive 15 minutes north and experience all the world class beaches on Orient. Plantation shutters by day to let in the soft Tradewinds, A/C at night to keep out any mosquitos. Front porch with a beautiful view of the Caribbean and Oyster Pond for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. The full time residents only spoke French (very friendly with a wave Bon Jour) and all but 2 TV stations were in French, but for a get-away to relax with a good book, we didn't even miss the English speaking stations (ESPN and CNN). With an Internet connection -that was spotty all over the island- we could still connect to home. Jo, the condo manager, was very attentive and remedied any problems. The owners are supposed to install a small safe for passports, jewelry, etc., but the gated community with assigned parking seemed very safe. We have already booked to stay for several weeks again next year.
Great spot for a getaway, exactly as represented, we would happily return.
owner Marc and local manager Jo communicated well and represented the place accurately, both were interested engaged and responsive, no concerns. The condo/apartment itself is well maintained with large doors that open onto a great balcony with a large dining table. Our family of 5 had plenty of space for a week's stay with our boys sleeping in the loft. Everything worked and the small kitchen was reasonably well equipped and we were able to prepare good meals with minimal frustration.
Beautiful view, nice pool and within walking distance of several eating places and small grocery stores, most catering to French tastes, which is a great reason to choose St. Martin as a destination.
If you want a busy touristy beach, cheap meals (not easy in St. Martin) and nightlife this is probably not the place for you. We rented a car for our stay from the airport and used it a lot. There are rental places at Oyster poind if you want to rent for only a few days, and in any case you should research the rental car thing in St. Martin. Apparently there are pros and cons to renting from the French vs Dutch side. I may consider that next time.
In short, no disappointments, engaged owner, wonderful manager and we would go back without hesitation.
A great view, a nice point to be ... safe and clean , so just perfect for families and small groups ....
every time again...