3 ensuite double bedroom, great terrace, swimming pool, sea view
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About Nina Jouan
We love the Carribean , we love Saint Martin ! We arrived in St Barth on a sailing catamaran in 1986 and since we travelled through all of the carribean islands. Saint Martin is our favorite, very beautiful, dynamic and multi-cultural. We established in Saint Martin 8 years ago in this exceptional nice and preserved zone of the Cul de Sac. Our daughter Nina is now the manager of our Villas.
Nina Jouan purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Nina Jouan chose Cul-de-Sac
Our Villa Ocean is located on the Northern part of the island, on the location of what used to be a luxury hotel, sold in separated villas since. The immediate proximity of the ocean, its location in what turned to be an extremely quiet gated community, in the middle of a marine sanctuary, transformed it into an extraordinary place to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sea.
What makes this Villa unique
New contemporary villa decorated with good taste Extraordinary view - Kayaks provided - Close to Orient Bay and Grand-Case for night life and restaurants.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking only allowed outside
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Villa with Great Views
We enjoyed our stay at Ocean Villa very much. The villa was beautifully decorated. It has been remodeled since Irma and is even better than before. Much cozier and warmer than the pre-Irma Villa. The pool was nicer than expected as well... bigger and deeper than it appeared in the pictures. Our sons spent a lot of time in the pool. And Nina was wonderful! We couldn’t haven’t worked with a nicer person. We had a death in the family the day before we were supposed to fly to St. Martin and Nina was able to adjust our reservation so we could both attend the funeral and still enjoy some time in St. Martin. She did all she could to make sure we were still able to come. She was also full of good info as to where to eat, which beaches were the best, etc. And if we had questions, we could just text her and she would get right back to us.
A couple things to be aware of...
There are mosquitos, at least at the time of year we were there (August), so you need to come prepared with Deet, Picardin, etc. Especially important if you have anyone in your group/family that is a mosquito magnet. Also, the island is still recovering from Irma. You’ll see lots of destruction. But on a positive note, there are many nice groceries and restaurants open for business, the beaches are beautiful and the people are very friendly. We love St. Martin and will continue to go back. And we would definitely stay at Ocean Villa again!
It was an absolute pleasure being able to accommodate you and your family in the Villa. I appreciate this long and very nice review, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Regarding the changes in your reservation, it was the least I could do! I always try to be as flexible as possible, especially in a situation like this, where it would have been inhuman not to! Also, you are so friendly and nice that I was truly happy to help you make this holiday work :).
I am so sorry that you had a bad experience with mosquitoes, there were indeed quite a lot of them during your stay, surprisingly more than the usual. We had the Villa and surroundings treated again against mosquitoes after you informed me about it, and now I provide even more repellents option than before, just in case. You can therefore come back without worrying about it :).
The island is indeed stil recovering from Irma, and I am glad to read that you appreciated everything that people have been working on since the Hurricane, and that you noticed how people are kind and welcoming here. Efforts are still being made, and next time you come back, you won't believe how fast things are getting back to normal.
I wish to see you and your family again very soon, thank you again for visiting us!
Henri and Dominique are amazing people
My husband and I came to St. Martin for our honeymoon (unfortunately during hurricane Irma). The villa was absolutely beautiful and exactly as shown in the pictures plus some. They thought of everything, even as I was freaking out because I forgot to get an adapter for our electronics (we're from the US) they had some at the villa to use! The kayak trip to Pinel was also amazing, not a far trip at all. The neighborhood is very quiet and I got the feeling everyone knew each other which as a tourist made me feel more comfortable.
Before hurricane Irma hit they also took all of the precautions they could by boarding everything up which honestly probably save our lives. After the hurricane hit unfortunately the villa was uninhabitable and the island was in disarray. However, even though Henri and Dominique had their hands full trying to pick up all of the pieces they always made sure we had shelter, food, and water. They truly took us in and in my mind they treated us exactly like they would want someone to take care of their own children. Although the villa is no longer in commission the purpose of this testimonial is to show the true nature of Henri and his wife Dominique. I can't stress enough how amazing and trustworthy they both are. I truly hope they are able to fix up the island and villas within a couple of years, it truly is a beautiful place with incredible people.
Very Dear Madison and Lutz, thank you so much for your very kind reveiw , highly appreciated in this very difficult period. Sorry about all the scare you have been through, the same as we and so many people on the island have been throught. We have lived in the carribean for 30 years, we have been through 12 hurricanes , 3 majors, but nothing like Irma and honestly I was far from imaginating the villa could be destroyed. With winds to 250 Miles per hours what hits us was more a giant tornado than an hurricane.
You have been on your side very nice with us, thank you. Hoping to see you back around some days in beter conditions .We are reconstructing, of course ! Warms regards, Henri and Dominique
We had a fabulous time at a very well appointed place and would stay there again .We left just before the hurricane and we hope there was not too much damage done to your wonderfull place.We hope that you guys are safe.All the best Neil and family
Beautiful Villa and Great Locaiton
We had a great stay at Villa Ocean. The house was clean, beautiful, and had everything we needed to feel at home. The Island was beautiful and the kids made great use of the pool.
The Staff was helpful and resolved inquiries quickly. Great people supporting this Villa.
This was our first time renting a Villa and it was great experience and something I would definitely consider doing again. Great memories had by the entire family.
Lovely, clean and modern. Had a great time!
Well appointed home, great location.
My family of four, including two teenagers, truly enjoyed our stay at Villa Ocean. The home is very comfortable and appointed well. The AC worked well and the home has great wifi and Apple TV to make techies happy. We enjoyed the indoor/out feel of the home with the large glass panels that slid easily allowing one to open up the home to the wonderful view and outdoor living and/or to close it when leaving the house or to allow the A/C from the bedrooms to cool down the living room at night. Although located next to other villas, the home is extremely private with landscaping and fencing. The kayaks are a bonus and we did head out to Pinel Island. The Cul de Sac location was great. There is a small grocery store less than a half mile away and a larger one two miles away. You are about a 8 minute drive to Grand Case and an 8 minute drive to Orient Beach. Audrey the property manager meets you at the house and is lovely. We will definitely be staying again!
Cul de Sac is the best location on the island of Saint Martin: our villa is located in a really preserved area, gated community, on the sea side which is a wildlive sanctuary. From there you can go to Pinel Island with our provided Kayaks, the nicest beach in St Martin with an excellent restaurant, good snorkeling. A short 5 mn drive will take you on one side to Grand Case, the best gastronomic place , or to Orient bay, wide beach with all watersports and beach restaurants. The villa is located in what used to be a luxury hotel, in a flowered park, with direct private access to the sea. It is extremly quiet and protected , excellent for either relaxing vacation, or as a departure base to explore all the facets of Saint Martin.