|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
You arrive at Encore along a long, inviting drive filled with palms, exotic tropical flowers, trees and shrubs. Beautiful gardens fill the entry courtyard and completely surround the villa. The Moorish inspired soaring arched entrance showcases the glimpse of brilliant sapphire blue Caribbean Sea and sky as you enter the cool interiors. The turquoise pool, framed by palms and flamboyant, runs the length of the terrace connecting the villa with the view.
Inside the villa, the expansive spaces offer multi areas for relaxing, dining and cooking. Refined travertine tile floors harmoniously flow throughout. Floor to ceiling sliding doors open to the view and the breezes. The spacious, well-equipped kitchen is one of the largest on island, providing a perfect platform to create inspired gourmet meals. Light woods, granite and travertine are accented by stainless appliances including two professional sized refrigerators. Wrap around countertops provides spacious indoor dining overlooking the chefs preparations and the view. The double living room is divided by color; one side a blend of neutrals and the other blending white plus color. The style mixes contemporary with a touch of exotic.
The outdoor spaces take full advantage of the view and the gorgeous gardens. Multiple seating areas are scattered around the terraces providing large outdoor dining and comfortable seating opportunities. A built in BBQ sits off the lower dining area. Sculpted loungers surround the heated pool. Exotic plantings are embedded in the terrace. Overhead, under the covered areas, Singapore style fans provide gentle breezes. For an enhanced view, a covered roof terrace creates a poetic perch to view the Caribbean Sea.
The five equal size bedrooms connect off the terrace. Each one has an incredible view. The stylish spa style bathrooms have sea views plus outdoor showers with private seating. Its a beautiful way to connect with tropical nature. The bedroom dcor mixes interesting contemporary lines and textures with exotic touches like teak poster beds, interesting art and tranquil colors. A sixth garden view bedroom is a recent addition to the property designed and decorated with the same contemporary touches of the original five bedrooms. A nicely equipped gym, with outdoor shower and sea view are just off the great room.
You are secluded, yet close to amenities. The fabulous restaurants and food purveyors in Baie Nettle are 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 30 minutes 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.
Encore is the perfect family getaway. There is so much space both inside and outside; everything is doubled like the al-fresco dining areas, covered gazebos, interior living rooms and kitchen spaces. You can be together or super private.
The newest bedroom is a full studio apartment adjacent to the main house; a great private space for grandparents or couples who like a bit of solitude.
The pool is heated so you can swim comfortably all year round, especially in the cooler winter months.
The sliding glass doors to the interior living space have sensors that connect to the air-conditioning units so that if the doors are left open, the air-conditioning unit turns off. Keep the space cool all day long by making sure the doors are always closed shut.
Bedroom 1: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower,Smart TV, DVD
Bedroom 2: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower, Smart TV, DVD
Bedroom 3: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower,Smart TV, DVD
Bedroom 4: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower,Smart TV, DVD
Bedroom 5: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower,Smart TV, DVD
Bedroom 6: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite, Shower, Smart TV, Access to Private Terrace
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Large heated pool
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
Points of Interest:
7 minute drive to the nearest grocery store
12 minute drive to Marigot
3 minute drive to Beach
Maximum 12 guests
Non Smoking Villa
Pets are not allowed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please note that this villa is equipped with a mosquito repellent system around the house, using only essential oils. However, it is not guaranteed that there will not be any mosquito, but the system would help to prevent mosquitoes around this property.
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
This is the 4th time we have chosen Encore Villa for our St Martin vacation. It never disappoints but lives up to our expectations of a beautiful, and well maintained villa. It has all the amenities we expect/hope for. The heated pool adds 5-6 degrees F which means life at the villa centers not only around the pool but in the pool. With a family of all ages, this feature cannot be understated.
The bedrooms are all similar which means no one feels they are either a winner/loser with the room assignment. Again this is a big deal and contributes to our decision to make repeat visits. We see the incremental improvements and replacements made from visit to visit confirming the owner's commitment to the property. The addition of the 6th room was the most obvious this year. The housekeeper, Manuella is helpful, pleasant, diligent, works hard and goes out of her way to get her work done yet not be intrusive on anything that the guests may be up to. She is a treat and appreciated.
St.Martin is a friendly Island with beautiful beaches..
We love the island and generally visit multiple times a year and stay in private villas with party size varying from 3 to 12. Issues this trip: told concierge first day ice on refrigerator door did not work and issues with dish tv, told someone would be by to fix them and no one ever showed up, maid basically made the beds, changed towels, wiped down bathroom, and straightened cushions for 3 hours. Only washed the floors once during out stay and that was on Wednesday. Only had soap in bathrooms, no shampoo or lotion. Only one bedroom had facial tissues, and when I left the empty box out, it was not replaced. We were not messy, did our own dishes, and every room was picked up with nothing left laying around. I don't like to complain, but the floors were so dirty, everyone had to wash their feet before going to bed. I did not complain, because I didn't want controversy with the person who has complete access to the home, but other maids I have encountered were more diligent.
This villa and trip was AMAZING! 10 of us enjoyed the splendor of Villa Encore for 6 days in September. This villa is absolutely amazing. Encore will exceed your expectations. From the bedrooms with expansive bathrooms to the amazing pools to the wonderful outdoor seating. The owners really take care of this property. Manuella and the house staff made the stay a perfect experience. We enjoyed a chef daily for breakfast and went out for dinner. I would suggest to utilize the mosquito nets as the mosquito system is not enough to keep them away from you. Encore is paradise!
Villa Encore is in a great location. Incredibly convenient to the airport and beaches. Perfect for different sized groups -- we had two families at the villa consisting of 4 adults and six kids. Lots of space to spread out, the pool is nice sized and has great views, the outside sitting and eating areas are nicely appointed and very comfortable. We would love to go back at some point.
As a frequent vacationer in St Martin and the 3rd visit to this villa we wondered whether it would lose some of its charm and special feelings for my family. In fact it was just the opposite as the familiarity allowed us to emphasize that which we liked and try new adventures not yet experienced. This is a terrific villa, well-maintained, in a super location and perfect for families. A great advantage is that all bedrooms are approximately the same, resulting in everyone feeling they are equally treated and sharing in the same experience.