|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Etoile de Mer sits at the edge of the sea in the private village of Shore Point right on the French/Dutch Border. Like an exquisite microcosm of a gleaming white Greek island, the villas of Shore Point are individual, elegant gems within a luxurious gated community. The entrance to Etoile de Mer is framed by lush tropical bushes and classic white columns. An elegant frosted glass 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 the outer islands.
The contemporary interiors, with tumbled travertine floors, flow through stunning glass and wood sliding doors right onto a spacious covered 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.
The interior dcor blends tropical tones and patterns with teak woods accents; elegant and comfortable. Colorful local art adorns the walls throughout the villa. The open plan living area features a high-end kitchen with luxury appliances, beautiful woods and stainless steel. The indoor dining area is between the kitchen and the view. The large main living area combines lounging and media spaces with a fully equipped 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. Each room features a romantic iron canopy bed and soft white color scheme accented with tropical prints. Each of the spa style bathroom with walk in showers; the dcor combines woods, glass, tiles and river stones with sleek brushed chrome fixtures. One bathroom has a large soaking tub.
Although private, you are very close to amenities. 3 minutes 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 to the Maho area. 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
Please be advised that beachfront villas come with a chance of public nudity since the beaches in St. Martin are not private. Although nudity is officially prohibited, it is still known to occur.
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.
Each of the four bedrooms has private outside seating; one on the main living level and three 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, Shower/Bath/Tub
Bedroom 2: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower/Bath
Bedroom 3: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower/Bath
Bedroom 4: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower/Bath
Central air conditioning
USA/Canada phone line (Vonage line via internet)
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Fully equipped kitchen
Waterfront (Please note that this is a popular clothing optional beach)
Electric gate to villa
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
At Extra Cost
Villa pre-stocking (advance notice required)
In-house chef (advance notice required)
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
Activities and excursions
Points of Interest:
Located in Cupecoy
5 minute walk to grocery store
15 minute drive to Marigot
Maximum 8 guests
Pets are not allowed
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
Incredible week, perfect weather and very relaxing. Unaware that villa was located on a nude beach. This was not an issue for our family because we have young adult children. We definitely would not have wanted to stay at this villa with young children.
Catamaran rental and jet ski tour is a must!
Luxury Retreats did a wonderful job making our vacation a relaxing and memorable one!
We travel a great deal....this was one of the best travel destinations we have experienced...luxury, relaxation, pampering....highly recommend this type of escape....could not ask for anything more.....simply the best.
We spent the last 7 days at beautiful Etoile de Mer in Cupecoy, St. Maarten. The villa was immaculate will all amenities. The local marina, grocery store, shops and restaurants was just a short walk away. Luxury Retreats looked after all of our requests in a timely manner, thanks to Camille. The staff at the villa, especially the housekeeper Juliette were kind and conscientious. This vacation for our family of 8 was all we had dreamed of.
Overall we enjoyed the experience, we did have some trouble with the door locks sticking and difficult to open. From the picture on the website we thought we have more sand on the beach, there was none. The location to restaurants, shopping and other beach was very good. We did find several bugs and small worms in the villa during the week. Pool was clean and the house cleaning lady was very nice and did a good job.
Our family, including three grandchildren under 3 years, enjoyed two amazing weeks at Etoile de Mer in St. Maarten. The villa had everything we needed including a beautiful view, close proximity to a great grocery store and excellent housekeeping staff. We ended up loving what St. Maarten had to offer and would consider returning.