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