|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
A winding tropical garden-lined driveway gently delivers you to this charming French-Creole villa. Entering the house, a stunning 180 degree view filled with blue sea and sky edged by lush Caribbean foliage endlessly flows before you. The sunsets are amazing; brilliant pink and orange skies make a poetic backdrop for cocktails.
The exterior sets a peaceful backdrop for outdoor living; soft grey walls and crisp white trim are accented with white furnishings. Lush gardens surround the villa and the recently expanded 3,000-foot terrace. The new pool in travertine and river rock gently cascades into a shallow pool perfect for children or for a gentle jet massage. A peaceful Buddha accents the Zen mood. A dining gazebo sits at the terraces edge, providing spacious seating. The terrace dining table is stunning combination of granite and coral stone, surrounded by a wooden banquette and chairs.
The interiors are newly renovated and refurbished. The overall design is contemporary Caribbean chic. The great room encompasses the kitchen, living room and fabulous views. Comfortable seating in cream leather and tan accessories fills the lounge area. The renovated kitchen is sleek and modern with stainless appliances, white cabinetry and granite countertops plus a large dining counter. The kitchen opens to the view and the outdoor dining area.
Along either side of the terrace are four bedrooms and the Zen room, a media/office space, that sits in the garden like a greenhouse. Although you feel as if you are outdoors, the room is fully air conditioned and filled with comfortable furniture for watching TV, a movie or working from your computer.
Each bedroom has beautiful faux de bois tile floors. The master suite, with private seating inside and out, is Caribbean glamour mixing textures and patterns in cream, taupe, grey, silver and white. Windows on two sides bring in views. The spa style bathroom in dark woods, white porcelain and travertine features a walk-in shower overlooking the ocean. All bathrooms feature LOccitane products.
Three additional equal size bedrooms have a Hollywood/St. Tropez vibe mixed with a splash of Caribbean attitude. Stylish grey, silver, white, and cream fabrics blend with wood and mirror. Each bathroom is designed in dark woods, white porcelain and travertine.
You are well located. The fabulous food scene in Baie Nettle is a few minutes drive. You are 8 minutes to the French capital of Marigot, with its shops, restaurants, markets and galleries and 10 minutes to the airport. Grand Case and Philipsburg are only a 30-minute drive away.
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.
This property is equipped with plenty of pool toys for the kids.
Bring your own supplies to nearby Plum Bay Beach - you can also rent sun umbrellas and a cooler, advise your Concierge if you request to do so.
The villa kitchen is already stocked with staples like oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper.
Relax in the Zen room; a private, fully air conditioned oasis that sits in the garden like a glass orangery. You can shut out the pool buzz and work at your laptop or enjoy the flat screen TV while surrounded by the beautiful garden and ocean views.
Enjoy your meals al-fresco under the large covered verandah.While there is no interior dining room there is a wet bar attached to the kitchen with bar stools so you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee while enjoying the view or just sit and enjoy the conversation while your groups chef or bartender prepare drinks and dinner.
If you and your kids go through lots of clothing, you can use the lovely fully air conditioned laundry facilities housed in a renovated cottage just a few steps from the main house.
Bedroom 1: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower, TV
Bedroom 2: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower, TV
Bedroom 3: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower, TV
Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds (can be converted into King), Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower, TV
Air conditioned bedrooms and living area
Fully equipped kitchen
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
Maximum 8 guests
Non Smoking Villa
Pets are not allowed
2 minute drive to Plum Bay Beach
3 minute drive to Long Bay Beach
5 minute drive to Baie Rouge Beach
7 minute drive to the nearest grocery store
15 minute drive to:
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
The villa was clean and as shown in the pictures. Beautiful views and the concierge team and service was terrific. Overall our family had a wonderful vacation that was only improved by working with Luxury Retreats! Thank you Camille, Daggi and Steven.
We love the villa. Location is perfect for us. We stayed at Clair de Lune before and liked it so much, we had to go back. Everything was just as we expected. Overall great experience.
Not to take away the excellent experience we enjoyed, this year there were some hiccups. The internet service was non-existent for the entire week. Emma was great, as she brought us a cellular hotspot which worked some, but wasn't great. The bedroom Apple TV's work off wi-fi, so that was an issue. The first morning we got up to a pool that was down a foot or so of water, so a pool tech had to be called to service it.
Clair de Lune is well appointed and well cared for. Joycelyn and Ferdinand take great pride in maintaining this comfortable vacation home. The kitchen is adequate (albeit laid out in a moderately awkward manner), the bedrooms are spacious, everything is in great working order... and the pool and view can compete with some of the best that Luxury Retreats has to offer! The beds are comfortable (not always the case with a villa rental) and positioned well for families or other large party. There is a Zen room (with seating, TV, and minor exercise accessories) that provide a nice added "away" space. It's so reasonably priced for the comfort, quality, location, and view of the ocean. Oh... and the gardens are some of the best we've seen on the island!
We had a great time - recommendations by Jasmine were all good. In general on the island the service in restaurants is not great (slow) - and the friendliness is lacking - we are hoteliers ourselves.
The island is very user friendly - and we felt comfortable getting ourselves around.
Joyceline was good - Ferdinand was awesome!!
The villa itself could do with some upgrading as far as appliances -several are old and in need of repair.
An excellent experience, far beyond our expectations. Everything has worked to provide an unforgettable time in St Martin. There are sentences that define Claire de Lune: the amazing sunsets, the gorgeous pool and the so comfortable bedrooms. Based on previous comments we were expecting to face a difficult time with mosquitoes and nothing happened, the villa was very well-equipped to cope with them. And second, we had an excellent internet service during our stay, something that received critics in previous reviews. Everything worked to perfection! The staff was excellent.
This is our 4th booking with Luxury Retreats and each time the villas keep getting bigger and nicer than the previous one. We enjoyed Clair de Lune and felt very supported by our housekeepers, gardener, concierge, as well as our customer service rep back in Canada. This year we brought a new family with us and they were very impressed and are looking forward to similar vacations with Luxury Retreats.