5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 /12
- english, french, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our vacation here was like staying at our own private resort!
This property looks amazing in the photos, and it is even better in person! Our group of 8 (ages 10-72) stayed here for a week and no one was ready to go home at the end of our stay. Claude and his wife, Monique, are the loveliest people you'd ever meet and they have thought of absolutely everything to make your stay here feel luxurious. The villa is just amazing, so beautifully built and decorated, full of gorgeous details, and absolutely pristine. It has tons of space to be together, eat together, play together, but every room, or suite, was very private as well. The kitchen is so well-appointed; they have anything that you could possibly want. The pool is gorgeous and huge...larger than some hotel pools! The yard is filled with beautiful and interesting plants, trees, and flowers. Claude spoiled us by making us paella by the pool one evening, and it was incredible. He and Monique absolutely made us feel like guests in their beautiful home. The beach truly is a 1 minute walk from the home. The waves were so fun and great for body surfing, although, we brought a life jacket for our son and we're really glad that we did. The current is quite strong at times, so just be careful.
If you are looking for an amazing property where you could create some wonderful family memories, look no further. This was our first visit to St. Maarten, and we had a wonderful time exploring the island, but even if we had stayed at Villa Tropicale the entire week, we still would have had an amazing vacation. This is just the most outstanding place we have ever stayed. Thank you so much, Claude and Monique!
best property we stayed at as a family vacation
The home was very user friendly. It fit our family of 10 beautifully and there was even a spare room if needed. The kitchen was supplied for the most ambitious cook with everything from deep friers to every glass, dish, spice,cloth, cleaner and tool needed. The flow of the house was open and had large areas as we could all gather together or find a quiet place to read or write. No one felt cramped or confined.
The pool area was amazing and where we spent the most time. We all enjoyed the home more than the island and decided to stay home rather than go fishing. My daughter wants to build a pool just like the
one we lived in at Villa Tropicale. Claude and his wife were the perfect hosts. They were in touch with us before during and after the visit. No one wanted to leave this restful home with its large bedrooms and baths.
The views and location were excellent and we were able to get to groceries, gas and restaurants easily.
Claude prepared his famous paella and adapted it to family food allergies. It was fabulous and he gave us a cooking lesson. Order your dinner early in your stay as there was more than half left even after my grandson ate a half dozen chicken legs on his own..
We miss the Villa and Claude and his capable smiling wife.
All was near to perfect.
Far better than the pictures. Host were very gracious. We love Claude and Monique!
There are no words to adequately describe how amazing this Villa and the host were. We felt safe and well cared for. I would highly recommend this for large groups and couples
This was our second year at this perfect villa!!! We were a group of 12 and a wide range of ages. The villa is laid out so perfect and the pool and tiki bar are a definite favorite!!! Claude is fabulous and his cooking is fabulous! The property is very well maintained!! We love it here!!! We hope to return for a third time! We cannot think of anything that needs to be improved on!!! Thank you Claude for another memorable vacation!!! We will see you again!!!
This location will be in our store of beautiful memories for a lifetime.
We had a large group of a variety of ages staying at this location. We all were pleasantly surprised at the how spacious and beautiful this home was. It offered privacy from neighbors and separated each bedroom area from the whole. It was just perfect for our needs. We also were so surprised at the hospitality shown by Claude. He prepared a meal for all of us which was totally above expectations. The pool was wonderful and the ocean with sandy beach was practically out the back door. I recommend this location highly.
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We stayed February 4-11, 2017. 9 people.
House indoors- Beautiful. The layout is perfect. It's like you are staying at your own hotel. The downstairs rooms are all off the central courtyard so noise from the living room/outside are kept at bay. The 2 bedrooms upstairs are nice and separate. All rooms have their own bathroom/shower and a safe! Claude provides towels/hairdyer/some toiletries. The pool table was fun to use when needing a break from the sun! Kitchen fully stocked for cooking.
House outdoors- Gorgeous. The grounds have tons of plants/trees. We saw iguanas/crab on the property during our stay. The pool area cannot be beat. The tiki bar is where we congregated. The pool is huge and has a big shallow end great for kids. Lots of outdoor seating.
Location- Great bay/Phillipsburg was a 10 min drive with a fun boardwalk/great beach. It took just under 30 minutes to get to the airport to see the planes fly over Maho Beach. It takes 27 minutes to get to the top of the French side to Grand Case. You are more secluded which we ended up really liking so you will need a car if you want to explore the island. Lot of traffic between 4 and 6 so try to avoid the roads at that time.
Beach- As we visited on a windier month the ocean was only swimmable in the shallow areas for those who are good swimmers. Pretty wavy beach great for body surfing. I was told the beach is much calmer different times of the year when winds die down. Hardly anyone on the beach with you.
Things to note- There is no common bathroom, just bathrooms in each bedroom. Our family is very open to sharing bathrooms so when having cocktails we would just use the closest bathroom to the tiki hut which happened to be in my parents master bedroom instead of always walking to our individual ones. If you are a family not open to sharing bathrooms just keep this in mind for those who pick the upstairs rooms which are farthest from the pool/tiki hut.
Home in a safe gated community.
Very hard to find diet soda. Stop at a big grocery store before getting close to the house. Neither of the 2 close small markets had diet soda.
Wifi works well even by the pool.
Claude- Awesome guy with a incredible life story. We were unsure if we would like the paella he makes but it was fabulous. You can tell him if you want anything on the side and he had no problems accommodating our needs.
I hope we are fortunate to stay here again in the future. You will not regret renting this home.