|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Escapade, a classic French Creole villa, sits high on a hill in a super private compound of seven villas within the Terres Basses community - the views are spectacular. Behind you are the neighboring green tropical hills; in front of you, a symphony of blue captures your eye. The turquoise blue pool draws a vertical line straight out to the lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. Civilization is far away yet within your view as you watch mega-yachts and ships sail by along with amazing airport landings. The outer islands of Saba, St Eustatius and St. Kitts sit poetically on the horizon. At night, the sunset appears in its dazzling colors
A covered deck surrounds the large pool. Tropical plantings are scattered along the terrace and ample seating is provided whether you choose to dine al-fresco or at the interior dining table. Mediterranean arches and terracotta roofing add an exotic feel while Epi wood and terracotta flooring run seamlessly throughout. The main interior living space is a large, airy open plan room with comfortable seating for lounging and watching the view. The style is contemporary tropical. Teak, wicker and pretty blue fabrics compliment the ocean blues. The sleek kitchen is well equipped and opens to the pool and the amazing breezes
Three bedrooms are on the upper level surrounding the pool. One bedroom is privately situated on the lower level. Each bedroom is decorated in a refined Caribbean style with wicker and teak furniture and serene white fabrics accented with pops of colors. Each bathroom uniquely displays Provence style tiles with either a garden or sea view
Although secluded, you are close to amenities. Within the private compound, you have access to a shared marina and tennis court. It is a two-minute drive to Baie Nettles culinary stars Le Sand, Dreams and Mezza Luna. Wonderful gourmet food and wine stores are just a short drive in Cupecoy along with the Starz Casino and the fine dining options of Escape or Temptation. It is a short 15-minute drive to the International airport or the nightlife of Maho. Visit the French Capital of Marigot for the Duty Free shopping, boutiques, bakeries and the Creole market, only 15 minutes 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.
Set high on a hill, the sunrises and sunsets are amazing. You also have stunning views of St Martin/St Maarten, several outer islands and lovely breezes that both cool and keep bugs at bay.
After recent renovations, sliding glass and screen doors are now in all the pool deck bedrooms.
A caretaker lives on the property to help keep the garden and pool clean. He is very unobtrusive, but quite helpful.
Bedroom 1 - Master: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower,
Bedroom 2: King bed, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds (can be converted into King), Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4:2 Twin beds (can be converted into King), Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, En suite bathroom with shower
Air conditioned bedrooms
Wi-Fi access in common areas only
Fully equipped kitchen
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Shared tennis court
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
Maximum 8 guests
Non Smoking Villa
Pets are not allowed
3 minute drive to Beach
10 minute drive to Marigot
5 minute drive to the nearest grocery store
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
We had a very enjoyable stay at the villa Escapade overlooking Simpson Bay and the deep blue Caribbean Sea. The house is nicely appointed and has two very pleasant house staff.
After staying in many villas on several islands I have to say Luxury Retreats is extremely accommodating to every need whether you would like full time staff or complete privacy. Our villa was just as expected and the staff was wonderful. Julie Hutton went out of her way to make sure all our plans were accommodated and she was a pleasure to work with. Our vacation was truly one of our favorites and the laughs along with the wonderful people we met on the island will be memories we cherish for a long time. We look forward to visiting again and would stay at Escapade Villa and look forward to using Luxury Retreats on all our next visits to our vacation getaways. Thank you!
This is the second time that my wife and I have rented and stayed at Escapade. We were very impressed with the house and view initially and decided to have this, our second, visit with our family. Our two children and their spouses as well as a neice accompanied us. It was their first visti to St. Martin and they enjoyed the island and most especially the villa, pool and view.
It was good to see Val and Exile again and as they did before, took excellent care of us.
Also, on this visit we has excellent support from our concierge, Julie Hutton. She checked on us regurarly to ensure that all was well, without being intrusive. And, she responded well to a variety of questions we gave her ranging from where to hike to how to grill plantains.
All in all this visit was excellent.
Surpasses all other group destinations/accommodations.
The view was gorgeous. The whole party loved the pool area and the Mosquitos were not bad at all when sitting out at night. We cooked breakfast every morning and ate out the rest of the time. Had the conceirgne arrange for a chef ,our entire party could not put into words how delicious the meal was! It was awesome and he was ,too.his name was Julien. Our conceirgne was Julie. She acted like we had been lifelong friends. Sweet and professional! A few things that can be improved on: the TV , most of the time it did not work or could only catch a few stations, the master bathroom has no privacy when taking a shower or changing clothes and the gardener is outside the bathroom, and the gardener comes in unannounced. When he comes in to bring flowers in the morning he just walks in the villa without knocking , just a simple knock would work, suppose we would have been unclothed that would have been very awkward. Exile was a nice man, maybe that is their way in the islands no knocking!
We were immediately picked up by our concierge at the airport and taken to our villla where our jeep was waiting for us to use all week. The view of our villa ESCAPADE took our breath away, it was beautiful, just like in the pictures! The way the villa is laid out there is wind throughout the entire villa, so you are never hot since the a/c are only in bedrooms. We had some food/beverages pre-stocked and everything was to our liking. I would definitely rent this villa again. Spent days going to the beach, eating out, and coming back to the villa to relax and swim in our private pool and cooking something on the grill was pefect. Thanks to the concierge, our entire travel from beginning the booking till the end was perfect.