|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
The elegant French Moroccan arched entrance of this stylish mountainside home sets the stage for your first glimpse of the view. Like stepping into Oz, the brilliant blue lagoon and sapphire sea spread before you like a master painting. It is breathtaking, drawing you right to the edge. You see the beginning of Marigot, the lush green mountains, the gorgeous lagoon filled with marinas and mega yachts, Maho and Simpson Bay. You see the cruise ships and airplanes quietly arrive and depart. On a clear day you see the neighboring islands in the distance. Its a magical ever changing picture.
Previously featured in Coastal Living Magazine, Mas Caraibes is stylishly exotic, yet comfortable. Moorish arches provide a unique architectural element while Singapore fans and mosque lamps decorate the ceilings. The interior is custom painted in decorative finishes and colors reminiscent of Moroccan and Indonesian homes. The dcor is a mix of eclectic furniture, fabrics, carpets and art gathered during the owners global travels. Colorful Caribbean gardens surround the house and pool.
The villa flows seamlessly. The entire indoor living and dining areas completely open to the covered outdoor gallery through disappearing sliding glass doors. A covered verandah with mosque lamps and exotic furnishings runs the length of the villa providing ample places to dine or lounge. The tropical wood deck wraps around the stunning 20 x 40 pool constructed from natural Indonesian river pebbles; its like swimming in a tropical stream. The French style kitchen is well equipped for the most adventurous gourmet and for entertaining.
All three bedrooms are off the main living area making it a perfect house for guests with children. Every bedroom has views of the Caribbean and private outdoor seating. Two face the lagoon; one faces the sunset side of the Caribbean. The dcor is exotic yet serene. The bathrooms are iconic Terres Basses style featuring handmade tiles from Provence, each room a different color theme.
Although secluded, you are close to amenities and shopping. Its a short drive to Baie Rouge Beach and a few minutes to Baie Nettles new culinary stars; Le Sand, Dreams and Mezza Luna. In 10 minute you reach the charming French capital of Marigot with restaurants, shops and galleries, historic buildings and the Creole Market. Drive 25 minutes to Grand Case and Philipsburgs shopping haven. No more than 10 minutes to the international airport.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
;Internet on the island can be inconsistent and signal strength is generally lower than in developed cities. As our guests in St. Martin, be prepared to work less and relax more.
Satellite television in St. Martin can be spotty so remember to set your DVR to record your favorite shows before leaving home.
All three bedrooms are off the main living area; contained under the same roof. This is a perfect house for families with children.
The quaint garden view kitchen is well stocked for the chef in your group.
The main living room space is open to the deck and pool area via large sliding glass doors. This room enjoys a fantastic tropical breeze but it is also only cooled by ceiling fans.
Bedroom 1: King bed, En suite, Shower, Air conditioning
Bedroom 2: King bed, En suite, Shower, Air conditioning
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds (can be made into a king), En suite, Shower, Air conditioning
Air conditioned bedrooms
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Fully equipped kitchen
Large swimming pool
Aquarium alarm system
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
Maximum 6 guests
No smoking inside villa
4 miles to Marigot
5 minute drive to nearest grocery store
2 minute drive to beach
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
We had an overall excellent experience. Camille and her team were very responsive to our requests and provided us with an excellent taxi driver on our excursion to Anguilla. Don the taxi driver was extremely knowledgeable and provided us with an experience that we could not have obtained on our own. We would recommend him to others.
Le Mas Caraibes is a gorgeous home, with the best view in St. Martin, looking over Simpson Bay Lagoon towards Marigot to the left and the airport to the right. The house had all the conveniences of home, plus the incomparable Rumene to help us at every turn. Luxury Retreats was very accommodating and took care of all the details of the week's rental, with prompt and thorough communications. The house was quiet, and beautifully furnished, with a wonderful open terrace and pool that lit up at night. So beautiful! And we loved the secure location on the French side of the island, close to wonderful restaurants, a gourmet market, and a great French pastry shop. The only negative--and we did not let it spoil our visit--is that the main living area is not air conditioned and we did not have sufficient natural breezes or fans to keep away the mosquitos, which were active all day. Mosquito sprays helped, but were not totally effective. But otherwise, we had an amazing week!
This villa met all our expectations. It certainly did not feel like a rental property.
The owners have decorated it very tastefully and made it feel very warm.
The pool was large and provided an excellent alternative to the beaches which were OK, but then we are spoiled, when it comes to beaches, going regularly to the Turks and Caicos Islands where the beaches are rated constantly among the top 5 in the world.
The concierge service was very good however, we ordered dinner from Fabulous Feasts for New Years Eve and the food was delivered over 2 hours late. We were already in the process to make dinner reservations, which was not easy on New Years Eve, when the food was finally delivered.
Other than that we had a great time.
Rumene, the maid was outstanding, accommodated us with our times for cleaning and was a beautiful person.
This was our return visit to Le Mas Caraibes and we enjoyed it just as much this year too. We had a relaxing, wonderful time and enjoyed the pool. Definitely a home away from home experience. Loved seeing Rumene again.