|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Farniente is a contemporary villa at the edge of the sea located in the private community of Shore Point right on the French/Dutch Border. This luxurious gated enclave is like a stylish gleaming white village on a sunny Greek island. The entrance to Farniente is framed by lush tropical plantings and classic white columns. The front door opens to the dramatic descending marble staircase that transports you to the main living area and a stunning view of the blue sky, Caribbean Sea and outer islands.
The contemporary interiors flow through stunning glass and wood sliding doors right onto a spacious covered travertine terrace and deck. The wraparound space is perfect for outdoor dining and lounging. Graceful arches and columns draw your eye to the deep blue pool that seems to flow straight to the sea. You share a private entrance to Cupecoy Beach. An awning lowers to provide shade from the late afternoon sun.
The interior dcor has a contemporary French vibe; elegant, interesting and comfortable. Dark woods blend with cream, taupe, grey and lime fabrics and leather. The open plan living area features a high-end kitchen with luxury stainless steel appliances. The large main living area combines lounging, dining and media spaces with a spacious office nook. A powder room is conveniently located on the first floor.
The four equal size bedrooms have king size beds, sea views, private outdoor seating areas and beautiful en suite bathrooms. One bedroom is on the main level while the 3 others are up a curved staircase. Each room has a distinctive color theme mixing lime, grey, teal, brown, mango and cream. Interesting objects dart is scattered through the villa. The spa style bathrooms have walk in showers; one has a soaking tub. The dcor combines woods, glass, travertine tiles and river stones with sleek brushed chrome fixtures.
Although private, you are very close to amenities. Only a 3-minute walk to Puerto Cupecoy with a terrific little gourmet market, wonderful restaurants and stunning views. Two more minutes to Escape, the hot new restaurant bar; the laidback Bar Code; the eclectic restaurants of STARZ casino highlighted by Temptation and just beyond; the nightlights of Maho. In 5 minutes you reach the airport, 10 minutes to the charming French capital of Marigot and about 30 minutes to either Grand Case or Phillipsburg.
Please Note:The size and nature of Cupecoy Beach may be affected by shifting seasonal currents and weather patterns. Renters are encouraged to explore Mullet Bay Beach as an alternative only a 2 minute drive from the villa.
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.
Located in a very secure private community right on the beach it feels like a charming Greek island village; very peaceful and relaxing plus you are walking distance to Puerto Cupecoy with food, shopping and fabulous restaurants.
You have several water options. You can enjoy the pretty private infinity pool on the main terrace or descend by a community shared staircase outside the main front door to the Cupecoy Beach.
One of the four bedrooms is off the main living space while the other three are on the 2nd floor.
Please be advised that beachfront villas come with a chance of public nudity since the beaches in St-Maarten are not private. Although nudity is officially prohibited, it is still known to occur.
Bedroom 1: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub
Bedroom 2: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 1: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En-suite bathroom with shower
Air conditioned bedrooms andliving room
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Fully equipped kitchen
Electric gate to villa
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
At Extra Cost
Villa pre-stocking (advance notice required)
In-house chef (advance notice required)
Points of Interest:
15 minute drive to Marigot
2 minute drive to grocery store
Maximum 8 guests
Pets are not allowed
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
The villa was perfect, it was in a great location. The pool was amazing, we spent many hours relaxing. There were really great restaurants close by and we enjoyed being to close to many amenities. The villa had everything we needed but maybe a cappuccino machine would of been nice. The bedrooms were perfect and the view from the balcony was amazing.
Even better than the photos! The view is gorgeous and the villa is well stocked and nicely furnished. The staff at Luxury Retreats was a pleasure to work with too. The location is also very convenient, there is a grocery store and several great restaurants within walking distance. There wasn't much of a beach at Cupecoy when we visited, but it is easy to get to nearby beaches. Baie Longue is close and is a beautiful, large sandy beach. We rented paddleboards and paddled over there from the villa. I would highly recommend Farniente and will definitely be booking future vacation rentals with Luxury Retreats.
We loved the community that Farniente is located in. We were close to everything and the convenience of having a grocery store a 2 min walk away was just perfect. The villa itself is beautiful, just like the pictures. Would be helpful to have 2 sets of beach towels so they can be laundered and changed out. Some of the towels (for personal use (showering) had holes in them and should be inspected and replaced. Overall, it was just perfect!
The villa and complex were beautiful. Farniente was very clean and the housekeepers were wonderful. Some of the lighting was not functioning which was a shame since the villa was so well designed. Also, in the smaller upstairs bedroom it would be nice to have the handheld shower have a hook high enough so you do not have to hold it to take a shower.
We were advised that the beach may not be accessible based on tides and it wasn't. I think in the future we would want a villa that had a nice beach year round.
I thought the villa could use some more plantings outside to make the beautiful area more attractive and also access to some pool floats or noodles.
The place is probably the best location and nicest place on the island. The only thing that Luxury Retreats and the owner need to do is to make the directions for using your cell phone or using the land lines phones located in the villa much easier to understand. Keep in mind, people in the US almost never have to dial internationally, so consider us infants. You literally need to spell out each and every digit that we have to dial once we pick the phone up. I couldn't make a call to save my life while I was there. Other than that...this particular rental is the best I've ever stayed and the best you'll find on the entire island. We love it.
We visited Farniente for a 40th birthday celebration and the villa was perfect. Exactly as described and it was wonderful. What impressed me the most was your company. From the time of booking, to your website, the personalized service, everything was top notch. I can't think of one thing to improve. Jasmine our concierge was especially fantastic. She provided first class service and made all of us feel very welcome. Based on this, we will most definitely book again with you. Our friends were equally impressed and they are already planning a villa holiday in Italy. Thank you to the team for a truly memorable holiday.