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Charming seaview studio in French Cul de Sac

Bedrooms Studio
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located in French Cul de Sac, in the heart of the natural reserve, this large & comfortable studio apartment ( king size bed ), is attached to a charming house and benefits from the private pool.

The studio has its own private entrance and is very quiet and relaxing.

You will enjoy the outdoor kitchenette on the deck and a private corner of the garden with BBQ, table and chairs, sunshade and nice sea view on Orient beach and Saint Barth.

The sea is at less than 50 meters, the nearest beach at 200 meters and the nicest beaches of the island ( Grand case, Orient beach, Anse Marcel...) at less than 3 km.

Our kayak will give you the opportunity to go quickly ( 15 minutes) and safely to the beautiful Pinel island.

Ideal for a nature- loving couple.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at this studio was absolutely wonderful. Upon arrival, the owners welcomed us and got us acclimated to our surroundings, and gave some great recommendations for exploring the island. We had everything we needed at the place, and the outdoor kitchen and grill were great for some snack/meal preparations. The inside of the property was comfortable and decorated nicely. It was located conveniently (via rental car) to many points of interest, including some great snorkeling destinations and restaurants. We loved having access to the kayak so that we could easily visit the beautiful Pinel Island. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking to have a relaxing visit in Saint Martin.
Jul 2016
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Cul-de-Sac Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Television
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing


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Charming seaview studio in French Cul de Sac
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Reston, VA, USA

Encore Fantastique

  • 5 of 5

As I sit in my office waiting for our first major snow storm of the season, I find myself daydreaming about our return visit last month to French Cul De Sac in St. Martin. Once again, Francoise and Yves were perfect hosts and again we thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful quiet of their studio apartment. Just the chirping of the sugarbirds and perhaps the mewing of Moise the cat to disturb the melodic pounding of the surf below. Try going cold turkey on the Internet and email as I did. You'll be amazed how quickly you settle into the rhythm of island life! We of course swam and strolled at Orient Beach daily, taking in the many sights. We also took advantage of our host's kayak which we took to Pinel Island on two occassions. The far side of the island has a beautiful beach with great snorkeling but beware of the current there that can quickly take you if you get too caught up in the beauty below the waves. On another day we drove to the end of Rue de Grande Caye (where we parked our car) and hiked up and around the end of St. Martin, enjoying magnificent ocean views and Anguilla in the distance. We walked to the very isolated Petite Caye where we frolicked in some huge waves before hiking on up the hill to Anse Marcel, site of the Radisson resort and marina. There, a nice Candadian couple allowed us to share their cab so that we could get back to our parked car. A beautiful and enjoyable day as were all of them. You will need a car if you stay here. I highly recommend Automax. We've used them twice and both times have been completely hassle free. Louis and his assistant Sebastion meet you at the airport where they will give you your car and send you on your way. They meet you on your return, you hand them the keys, and that's it. At least that's how it's been for us. So, enjoy your stay with Francoise and Yves in Cul De Sac but there is a downside: at the end of your stay you have to leave - and then you're left to daydream about your Carribean vacation as the cold wind blows and the snow falls outside your window. Bon voyage!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN USA

A peaceful island respite

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at this studio and enjoyed a wonderful tropical respite. Our vacation in St. Martin was the perfect way to start the new year and recharge after the holidays. Getting away from Minnesota in January made us appreciate all the more being surrounded by warm sunshine, birds, the sound of crashing waves, and flowering shrubs...all just outside our door!

This unit is very private, very quiet, very clean, and very comfortable. It is not connected to any resort and is most suited to those who wish to get around the island and try the various beaches and villages on St. Martin. A rental car is a must if you really want to explore. That being said, our fondest memories were of staying "close to home" at French Cul de Sac. A nearby restaurant, Villa Pizza, was casual, delicious, and they offered much more than pizza. My favorite dish was the Chicken Curry, and we went there 3 times. It is within walking distance if you don't mind hills and bring a flashlight, as streetlights are not prevelant. Nearby Pinel Island had the best beach that we encountered. We went one particularly windy day via ferry (which was $7 per person and very easy to catch); but really enjoyed using Franciose and Yves' kayak to get to Pinel another day. It was a simple and beautiful trip, we pulled the kayak up on the beach and spent the day in the sun being waited on by staff from one of the two beach restaurant/bars. Heaven!

The best part of our stay was our ability to enjoy the outdoors on our private patio. Coffee outside in the morning was the best I've ever had. Just reading a book in the sun and enjoying the privacy and the quiet was such a treat.

We appreciated Francoise's attention to detail and our comfort. She and Yves were available and helpful, and respected our privacy at the same time. They are great hosts. We will be back for certain.

Advisory: Be familiar with the Manchineel Tree. It is a toxic plant that is common around beach areas and can cause skin burns and rashes...or worse. We came into contact with this menace somewhere along the way. It didn't ruin the trip, but next time I will avoid it like the plague. Worse than poison ivy!

Getting there: if you aren't familiar with St. Martin pay close attention to Francoise's directions on how to get to the studio. Street signs aren't as visible and you must pay attention to landmarks to find your way the first time.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super séjour dans un petit paradis

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passer deux semaines de rêve dans ce studio situé dans la magnifique baie de cul de sac. Quel plaisir de prendre le petit déjeuner au calme sur la terrasse du studio avec une superbe vue. Grâce au kayak nous avons pu visiter et profiter des iles aux alentours de la baie. Encore merci à Françoise et Yves pour leur accueil et leurs précieux conseils.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Paris, France


  • 5 of 5

Nous revenons d’une semaine dans le studio de Françoise et Yves et nous avons adoré!

Le studio est parfaitement fidèle à sa description et à ses photos. Il est localisé au calme et bénéficie d’un emplacement idéal entre les magnifiques plages d’Orient bay et de l’Anse Marcel. L’appartement est ultra propre et ses équipements sont très qualitatifs : super literie, grande salle de bain, cuisine extérieure aménagée, terrasse avec barbecue à gaz etc. Le must restant le Kayak mis à disposition pour aller jusqu’à l’Ilet Pinel, véritable petit paradis !

Bref, si vous êtes un couple et que vous cherchez un endroit calme, de qualité, bien situé et avec des hôtes aux petits soins tout en étant très discrets, foncez !

Le seul point négatif (parce qu’il en faut bien un) est l’absence de stylo dans le logement afin de laisser un petit mot de remerciement personnalisé à Françoise et Yves pour leur chaleureux accueil et leurs précieux conseils pour la découverte de cette magnifique île :-)

Nous y reviendrons c’est certain !

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Toujours aussi enchanteur !

  • 5 of 5

Nous revenons pour la 2éme fois (avis 30/09/2012) et le lieu est toujours aussi enchanteur.

Le studio est vraiment parfait. Prendre le "p'tit déj" sur la terrasse au son des oiseaux, entourés de fleurs et avec vue sur mer est un vrai bonheur.

A noter que l'acceuil des propriétaires, Françoise et Yves, donne un grand plus au séjour. Toujours disponibles pour les conseils et les bonnes adresses, ils vous font profiter de la piscine et de leur kayak. Une escapade à l'Ilet Pinel (qu'on aperçoit sur une photo) à environ 1/2 heure de pagaie est incontournable.

Un endroit magique à recommander, voir, revoir et consommer sans modération !

Dominique et Jean

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Enchanteur et enchantés

  • 5 of 5

Le studio totalement conforme à la description est vaste et aussi confortable qu'accueillant.

A l'arrière de la maison et près de la piscine, il bénéficie d'une réelle indépendance et de l'intimité d'un beau jardin fleuri.

A deux pas de la mer, notre moyen de locomotion préféré a été le kayak pour rejoindre l'îlet Pinel et les plages alentours.

Françoise et Yves, nos hôtes, nous ont offert un accueil chaleureux, empreint de gentillesse et de discrétion, contribuant ainsi à la réussite de notre séjour.

Une adresse à recommander sans aucune hésitation!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

(Text automatically translated) Daily flights from Europe (Air France, Corsair, KLM ....) the Caribbean and the USA. Possibility of car rental discount with reception at the airport, or taxi.

The owners who live on the island for 20 years wil be happy to provide you with advices and good address


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The stay tax has to be paid cash to the owner upon arrival.
The deposit ( 25%) will be refund if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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