|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Mariposa is an elegant Caribbean style villa with a romantic tropical atmosphere. Terracotta floors edged with painted tiles flow throughout the interior and exterior. White walls, tiled roof, stone columns all add traditional architectural beauty. Lush pink bougainvillea and palm filled gardens, set in green lawns, draw the eye straight to breathtaking panoramic views of the brilliant blue sea and sky. All this being framed by arched walls surrounding the turquoise pool.
The house is perfect for outdoor living and entertaining with multi-level terraces that descend from the main level to the large horseshoe shaped pool and beyond to the lawn. Multiple al fresco dining and seating areas take full advantage of the view; whether privately or together with friends and family. If you wish to relax inside, while still enjoying sea views, step into the large comfortable living room with 40 flat screen satellite TV/DVD, stereo system, and full sized pool table. Adjacent to the interior dining and living room is a well-equipped kitchen fitted with fine dinner glass ware and everything required for a gourmet meal. Open to the view, the kitchen connects the chef with the guests or prepare your al fresco meal on the built in gas barbeque.
The four exterior access bedrooms are equal size and air conditioned. Two are placed at each end of the villa; one upper and one lower. The dcor in each room is filled with airy, romantic style heightened by high vaulted ceiling and wicker, rattan or dark wood tropical furnishings accented with white and cream fabrics. Every room has sea or pool views plus private terraces and interior seating. The bathrooms are uniquely decorated in richly colored traditional tiles and sinks from Provence. From the oversized double showers, you view the ocean and gardens.
Although the villa is well secluded, you are very close to amenities. Walk to Plum Beach. Drive 5 minutes to Baie Nettles new culinary stars; Le Sand, Dreams and Mezza Luna. 10 minute drive brings you to the charming French capital of Marigot with restaurants, shops and galleries, historic buildings and the Creole Market. Drive 25 minutes to the Grand Case food scene; 30 to Philipsburgs shopping haven and a mere 10 to the airport.
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.
The large living and entertainment space only has ceiling fans and large doors open to the outside to keep the space cool.
Due to the size of the property, internet has been spotty at times in the far end bedrooms.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 - Master Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Safe, CD player, Private terrace
Bedroom 2 Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Safe, CD player, Private terrace
Bedroom 32 Twin beds (can be converted into King upon request), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Safe, TV, DVD player, CD player, Private terrace
Bedroom 4 Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Safe, CD player, Private terrace
Air conditioned bedrooms
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Fully equipped kitchen:
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Maximum 8 guests
Pets not permitted
8 minute walk to Plum bay Beach
7 minute drive to grocery store
12 minute drive to town of Marigot
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
Very pleasantly surprised about the island, the atmosphere, the people, the food, the climate, the villa, the view from the infinity pool!
The vacation was fantastic and Villa Mariposa made it a truly relaxing and 5 star experience. We enjoyed the pool and all the comfortable outdoor seating areas - ate each breakfast and several lunches at the beautiful outdoor dining table and played cards there as a family several nights. Enjoyed a catered meal in the Villa 1 evening - which was delicious. Loved all the recommendations from the concierge staff - the restaurants on the island are fabulous, especially Oceans 82 in Grand Case! Highly recommend Mariposa and St Martin to anyone looking to relax in luxury, enjoy beautiful beaches and gourmet cuisine!
Mariposa was a beautiful villa ideally situated on the french side of Saint Martin.
The villa was spacious, clean and tidy and well equipped. It was perfect for our party of 6 including 2 young children who found the pool irresistible.
The only problem with having the two young children was that the bedrooms were not connected to the main house and had we realized this, we would have brought a child monitor for bedtimes.
However we overcame this small issue and really enjoyed the villa
The housekeeper was wonderful - friendly, cheerful and always helpful.
The position of the villa above the sea offered us amazing views and stunning sunsets it was enjoyable watching the yachts and cruise ships passing by.
The area around the villa was quiet and the security reassuring.
Mariposa Villa is an exceptional property. Our favorite part was the swimming pool and its breathtaking view. Our next favorite part is the layout of the home, with all of the social living space in the center of the home flowing both inside and outside. We love the security and privacy of having our own estate in Terres Basse yet being close to accessing the beautiful beaches and cuisine of French St. Martin. The home includes 4 very private suites, perfect for our two families, plus grandparents. The housekeeper Agatha, was helpful, kind and pleasant to have around. The villa feels a bit older, but is well decorated, spotless, and beautiful, complete with decorative butterfly tiles throughout. Luxury Retreats staff made this vacation experience seamless, recommending the perfect villa for us, as well as providing airport transportation, rental cars available on arrival, house stocked with groceries, chef services and a welcome tour. Thank you!
Mariposa was the perfect get away. The house is greatly situated, the rooms were comfortable and the pool was perfect!!
Loved Mariposa and would return in a heartbeat. Emma our concierge was fantastic and very helpful before and during our trip. We had a private catamaran sail, chef dinner at the villa and many exquisite dinners out. Loved it.