|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
This sleek contemporary villa is perfect for individuals seeking serene privacy, yet walking distance to the beach. Set in a palm filled garden, the elegant lines of the house draw you to the calming view. Green tropical foliage edged with the sapphire rim of the sea creates a peaceful atmosphere. This is a space to relax with a book or glass of champagne and totally forget the world. While great for small families and groups of friends, its perfect for honeymoon couples. It has an intimate and romantic feel.
The clean modern design of the house perfectly blends the open plan interior onto the generous outdoor spaces filled with dining and lounging spaces. Travertine tiles visually connect the spaces. Elegant, inviting designer furniture, used inside and outside, has a Euro style in soothing taupe, off white and grey with touches of vibrant color. The interior spaces have ample seating for enjoying the entertainment features of the house as well as indoor dining. A well-appointed kitchen pairs beautifully with the flow of the house. In deep aubergine, steel and grey granite, the kitchen opens to both the exterior and interior spaces connecting the chef with the guests. Covered, multilevel terraces create opportunities to change the scene. On the main level is the large fiber optic pool which delights with ever changing colors at night. Or perhaps enjoy the outdoor pool table for a bit of sport. For really spectacular views, head up to the roof top living space for a spectacular perch to watch the view from sunrise to sunset. A hot tub provides a tranquil spot for detoxing from stress.
The three bedrooms, with hardwood floors, are equal size, have air condition and flat screen TVs with Apple TV plus en suite bathrooms. Each has private seating on covered terraces. One bedroom is off the main villa; two are in a separate casita. The spa bathrooms are fabulously oversized with indoor and outdoor showers opening to private garden views.
Although secluded, you are close to amenities. You are steps from Plum Baie Beach. Its a short drive to Baie Nettles new culinary stars; Le Sand, Dreams and Mezza Luna. 15 minutes to the airport and in 10 minute you reach the charming French capital of Marigot with restaurants, shops and galleries, historic buildings and the Creole Market. Drive 25 minutes to Grand Case and Philipsburgs shopping haven.
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 hot tub, located on the upper level terrace, is not covered by a gazebo so you can take in the stars at night.
The swimming pool has a ladder staircase to exit the pool but there is no staircase to enter the pool easily. This pool could be difficult for those with mobility issues.
One of the bedrooms is connected to the main living space through the kitchen. It also has a terrace that overlooks the garden and main driveway.
Bedroom 1: King size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Apple TV, DVD player, Access to terrace
Bedroom 2: King size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Apple TV, DVD player, Access to terrace
Bedroom 3: King size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Apple TV, DVD player, Access to terrace
Fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Dining area with seating for 8
Air conditioned living room
CO2 free electric mosquito trap
Rooftop terrace with lounge area
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
Activities and excursions
Points of Interest:
12 minute drive to Marigot
5km to Cupecoy
9 km to Marigot Ferry Port
15km Grand Case
18km to Philipsburg
2 minute walk to Plum Bay Beach
1 kmto Long Bay Beach
5km to Mullet Bay
7.2km to Simpson Bay
14km to Happy Bay
19km to Orient Beach
21km to Baie d 'Embouchure/Galion Beach
27km to Dawn Beach
8km to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
Maximum 6 guests
Pets are not allowed
Social events are not permitted
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
The villa is exactly as pictured. We had a one week stay and the villa was great for my family. One review noted that the pool was "too deep" but my family didn't find any issue with the pool. The kitchen has all of your basics for cooking .... my only suggestion would be to have some sharper knives and measuring cups. The area in also great for running if you are looking to get a few miles in.
Grand Palms is perfect for 3 couples. The bedrooms are as closely matched as you could find, so that no one will feel 'slighted' if they paid the same amount. It is a couple minute slow walk to the beach, perfect for watching the sun go down to end your day. I would NOT recommend it for children, as the same open views from the rooms and pool area mean no railings to restrain young ones, and the drop is substantial at some points. The space is clean and modern, with more than enough space for six people...it never felt cramped. For us, it felt like home after only a few days. Awesome bathrooms. Kathleen, the housekeeper, was a cheery (constantly singing) personality, always helpful and providing local knowledge well above our expectations. The pool service I would not consider adequate...the one day he was there he did the minimum, but missed a couple of things such as the pool wall under the stairs. The groundskeepers started a little early in the morning, but only one day.
From the first e-mail to the moment we arrived home, everything went off without a hitch. Your staff and concierges were friendly, informative and provided excellent customer service. We would certainly plan another vacation through Luxury Retreats.
A family and friends traveled to our villa, from the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, every part of our stay was perfect. We couldn't have wished for a more beautiful villa. Everything had been catered for and every need considered.
There was ample space for each of us and all the recommendations for place to eat/ things to do were all great.
Never before has a holiday been exactly as it says, but, Luxury Retreats was just that, a complete luxury, from ease of booking to arrival and departure.
Thank you so much for giving us some very special memories indeed.
Everything from we set our feet at St. Martin was really handled professionally.
Amazing villa and especially the outdoor areas was of great value for our family, from early morning until late night.. 2 minutes walk and you are at in our minds at one of the best beaches at St Martin.
All staff we were in contact with really made us feel welcome at St Martin and for sure a place we would like to come back to in the future.
The villa is very well decorated and has everything you need for your stay from technology to cooking. We have stayed at several villas over the past 5 years on SXM; Grand Palms did not disappoint.
1) The rooms are very comfortable – all oversized w/ large bathrooms + outdoor shower
a.TVs in detached rooms only have Apple TV (but not in SXM to watch TV), so no issue for us. Main house has Satellite
2) Kitchen has great appliances and all you need to prepare a meal
3) Staff keeps the villa looking fresh and new everyday
4) Very private
5) Great Sunset View; watch the cruise ships ride off into the sunset @ 5:30 most days by the pool, upstairs in the outdoor living space or Jacuzzi.
6) Iguanas everywhere! Very cool sanctuary
7) Very short walk to the beach, just across the street
Only issue was the pool
- Too deep to stand in comfortably; I’m >6ft tall, my wife couldn't touch
- No floats, really?
- Shallow section needs chairs / something to be useful