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Brian Tremain

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

SPECIAL 20% OFF THE QUOTED RATES ON ALL BOOKINGS THRU 6/17 IF MADE BY 12/31/16!!

24 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Special Offer! 20% OFF ALL RATES LISTED THRU 9/30/17 IF BOOKED BY 12/31/16! December 31 - December 31

St Maarten / Saint Martin Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We invite you to rent a week (or more) at our penthouse - Palme d'Or, on the Island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin. We accept bookings on a Saturday to Saturday basis with a seven night minimum. The island, known as the Friendly Island, has a lot to offer couples or families. The vista from the penthouse is enchanting with a 330 degree radius thanks to our two separate balconies. The full-on view of the Caribbean, Cupecoy Beach, the comings and going of the finest cruise ships in the world, the best Island sunsets and four Islands within the near distance are just the start of your relaxing vacation. Please check out our "24 FIVE STAR ***** Reviews," as they will give you an idea of how relaxing our guests find the penthouse.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Elements of privacy or togetherness

The Master Bedroom Suite consists of a Basset furniture including a king bed along with a large dresser and two side tables and lamps. The TV has a built-in DVD player as well. Also, there is a full bathroom with two vanities recently fitted with new faucet sets. It has its own balcony known as the Sunrise Balcony overlooking the resort pool, Coconut Palms and back toward the French side and the lagoon.

The second bedroom is furnished with new Basset furniture including a king bed, dresser and two side stands with handmade lamps.. There is a TV in the bedroom also.

The bath by the queen bedroom can be 'locked out' to provide privacy for your guests in the room as there is also access from the main hall. This was just furnished with new handmade Teak furniture in December, 2013. The bathroom also was recently fitted with new faucet sets.

A powder room is adjacent to the sunroom. The sunroom is between the two balconies and again offers the full Caribbean view, along with a reading area and the main dining table should there be the occasional rain during dinner. A computer stand and printer are placed in a corner of the dining room, and free wireless Internet service is provided throughout the Penthouse. Sliding doors allow for a breeze whenever desired.

This condominium penthouse is greater than 1,550 square feet and along with the amenities already mentioned, it has washer/dryer access, a kitchen complete with china, flatware, glassware and standard appliances. The great room has two settees and a queen size sofa bed, a side table and lamp along with a coffee table that matches one of the settees. There is a 42' HD Flat Screen TV with cable and a DVD player. A game table/breakfast table is also in this large area.

The art throughout the penthouse is excellent with local artists reflecting the feel and charm of the Island.

The balcony off the great room also offers three chaise lounges, side table, a dining table with four chairs and another with two. A kettle grill is situated here as well. This is where you can share 'Sundowner' cocktails as you watch the Sun set over the Caribbean along the Cliffs of Cupecoy. Although smoking is not permitted in any part of the Tower, these two balconies do address that desire.

As our property is on the Dutch side, the electrical systems are as we know them in the US and Canada. The currency is the Dutch Guilder which is pegged to the US dollar at $1.78 to $1.00; therefore, when you are in the market, although the pricing may seem 'steep,' it is likely in Gulders "NAF" that will be converted at the register. The French side of the island is tied to the Euro, and that is presently $1.00 US to the Euro at $1.09 (as of 1/1/16,) the best it has been for US travelers in more than ten years! However, many restaurants offer US Dollar for Euro parity when paying cash, keeping in mind that they may have 'tweaked' the menu pricing some to allow them to do that.

There is an upscale market at Porto Cupecoy, just 1/8th of a mile from The Ocean Club with a number of enjoyable restaurants. Our latest discovery is the Simply Market by the small Lagoon Bridge in Marigot. It is offering a true 1USD = 1 Euro and the wines, cheeses, meats, rotisserie chicken, pates` are all exceptional, both in price and quality. We suggest that you go pass the airport to the new Lagoon Bridge then cross over and take the round-about leading you left to the French side. As you enter into Marigot, take the first round-about left and follow that road, which leads you to a left turn only. From there proceed two short blocks, then left. Passing the cemetery on the right, proceed through that round-about and the Simply Market will be on your right just before the small Lagoon Bridge.

Assigned enclosed parking is on the ground floor with an elevator to the penthouse.

The staff at the Ocean Club reflects the small, intimate quality of the Club. Cheryl and Noreen at the front desk are always accommodating with a smile, and our personal housekeeper, Mildred, will see to your every housekeeping need.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Brian Tremain (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Brian Tremain

I am a portfolio manager for UBS Financial Services, Inc. and the creator and manager of The Lambda Strategy.

My husband, Phil Dunn, a former restaurateur, caterer and is currently teaching cooking classes in Lexington. Phil also serves as the chef for tours to Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Great Britain. Phil is a professional chef who has been recognized for his catering Queen Elizabeth's two visits to Lexington, KY.

Spending time with our children and their spouses and our three grandsons in Ohio is always great since they are nearby. Travel, along with cruises, art exhibits, Broadway and opera keep us active.

We have been 'phasing' into retirement since 2013, and the Penthouse is the realization of one of our goals.

As I update this on 12/16/15, I am in the Sunroom overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Cupecoy Beach where recent weather brought a beautiful, long and wide sandy beach ashore!

These past five years have brought us many fine guests to our Penthouse, enjoying the island and respectful of our island home.

Brian Tremain purchased this condo in 2002

Why Brian Tremain chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

We had owned three weeks at this resort in one of the beach front Villas, and felt that this was the time to 'lock in' the best location and unit in this intimate and charming resort.

What makes this condo unique

I have been going to SXM since 1986 and Phil began joining me in 1994 and we are especially fond of the French side - the food - the ambience - the wine - the cheese and, of course, the beaches. Being an eighth of a mile from the French border works very well for us, and now with the Euro so much lower (below 1.09 as of 12/16/2015) dining on the French side is very wonderful and affordable!

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

SPECIAL 20% OFF THE QUOTED RATES ON ALL BOOKINGS THRU 6/17 IF MADE BY 12/31/16!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Up Up and Away Bombay and St. Marteen

  • 5 of 5

I arrived in SXM with an SUV awaiting, drove to the penthouse, parked, took the elevator to the fourth floor and entered a beautifully appointed hallway, dropped my luggage in my room, and promptly took a shower. Great water pressure, that’s a must. After the shower I crawled into bed, adjusted the remote A/C and instantly fell asleep.

I awoke from a sound sleep, fab mattress, uber soft sheets, and proceeded to the kitchen to prepare my morning tea. I ventured onto the private penthouse balcony and slipped into a comfy lounge chair, sipped my cup of tea with the company of serenity, solitude, and the rhythmic sound of the ocean waves that reached the private beach below.

The penthouse is on the fourth floor with a view to kill. Not only does it have three bedrooms and two and a half baths; one is located in the master suite, the second shared by the other bedrooms, and the half bath which is conveniently set off of the main living space. Additionally, the master suite has its’ own private balcony. Balcony number two can be shared by all, especially at sunset.

The kitchen is appointed with the needs to prepare fine dining. The owners have a liquor cabinet and they only ask that you replace what you’ve enjoyed. I left you some Bombay.

Ah, but you have finished your book and it’s time to plan some meals.

Local grocery stores, both French and Dutch are gloriously stocked. My personal favorites are Carrefour (Dutch side) and Simply Markets (French Side). But you also have the option to order groceries online at Stop N Drop Grocery SXM and they deliver, WOW!

The penthouse owners will arrange a rental car for your convenience of travel around the island during your stay.

A driving tour is a must. When you dine out choose Sarafina’s for breakfast, Rosemary’s for lunch, and for dinner Le Delight Bistro. At the Bistro you can order tapas for dinner and enjoy a variety. My first time eating escargot and now I have another vice.

Swimming in the ocean @ your choice of 37 beaches is a must! The water temperature at the end of May is perfect.

Venture on the road behind the Westin at Dawn Beach to see monkeys in the wild. Keep your windows up and beware of the treacherous road surface, SUVs only please.

Then return to the penthouse, relax, watch TV, DVDs, listen to music, explore the art throughout the penthouse, and end your day on the balcony , where we started, with a Bombay and Tonic. Up Up and away, Bombay🌞

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, It is great that you enjoyed your first time on the island and that you found our penthouse to your liking. The Grande Marche` on Union Road on the Dutch side very close to the French border is now Carrefour, and, though the owners are the same, the improvements in the supermarket are significant. There is a Parisian staff of five overseeing the produce, meats, dairy, wines, Grab and Go and baked goods. I was not aware of the wild monkeys on the island, and I have been visiting Sint Maarten annually since the mid-80s, and have owned property since 1988. It must have been quite a sight. It sounds like you began the tour driving into the French side (just 1/8th of a mile from The Ocean Club) and went clockwise through the Lowlands to Marigot, Grand Case, Orleans, Philipsburg, Simpson Bay, Maho, Mullet Bay and back to Cupecoy Village. Great way to get a feel of life on a volcanic rock ~ Your dining experiences may have been encouraged by some of our recommendations in our guest binder. It appears you agree with The Delight Bistro recommendation, and Sarafina, the French bakery and pastry shop along the old port of Marigot as it ranks right up there with the Sunset Bar at the end of the airport runway. Both are moments not to be missed!
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5

Very nice and comfortable. penthouse

  • 5 of 5

Very nice Stayed 4-30-16 for one week and enjoyed every minute. Very comfortable and very good location. The apartment had every thing you would need during your stay. Staff was kind and helpful. Both decks had beautiful views, which we spent a lot of time enjoying the views of the sea and the sunsets. The Green Monkey was closed for the summer, so we could not enjoy the famous ribs and steak nights. We would return and stay at this apartment in the future without question.

Jim and Barb

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased to hear that more guests found our penthouse and the two balconies very relaxing, and the staff attentive and kind, as do we. It is absolutely true that our Sunset Balcony presents possibly the best view from Sint Maarten/St. Martin of the famous "Green Flash" as they happen right at Sunset as the Sun disappears! They occur because the atmosphere can cause the light from the Sun to separate into different colors. It was unfortunate that The Green Monkey was closed, though they are still offering breakfast daily until they re-open full-time in the Fall. Like all our past guests we certainly welcome them back, and they have come! Brian 5/25/2016
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5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

I had the great good fortune to be able to spend 4 nights in the Penthouse unit, visiting with the owner Brian. It’s a very spacious unit with very comfortable and welcoming décor and amenities. I stayed I the king bedroom (not the Master). It’s spacious with a good sized closet and a dresser with lots of drawers. Each bedroom has its own AC controls, which is nice. The living, dining, kitchen space is all open and quite large. Every convenience you could want is provided. The best attributes are the views. It’s on the 4ht 4 overlooking the ocean. There are two very large balconies and a huge window in-between. Laying on the balcony you can listen to the surf breaking on the beach below. It’s a very short walk from the property to the Cupecoy Beach and the Blue Mall is across the street. It’s a quick drive to Marigot or Phillipsburg. It’s a great property in a great location. I can’t recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was our friend's first look at the Penthouse in over two years as there was a long term lease from early 2014 until last September. Much has been done with the overall 'freshening up' of the property, both from maintenance and updates, to a general increase in the relaxing feel brought on by the change in décor.' Admiring the awesome views found across the entire 50' expanse of the Penthouse to the Caribbean, be it from the Sunrise Balcony, the Dining/Sunroom or the Sunset Balcony truly are some of the best attributes of "Palme d `Or" Penthouse, aka The Coconut Palm Penthouse!
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5

Amazing Penthouse with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Brian's penthouse and I cant wait to return! Brian has been an amazing owner to deal with from the beginning when booking and during our stay. He gave us great advice about the island and where to go and what to do. The penthouse was spotless. it is very spacious and the views are outstanding. it is an easy walk to the market and many restaurants. The Green Monkey Bar by the huge pool has excellent food and the people there make you want to come back every day. They have fantastic nightly specials and live entertainment one night a week. The rib night was on of our favourites. You can easily walk to the beach near the unit which is breath taking. We choose not to rent a car and used the buses (1.00 or 2.00 a person) to get to other places on the island. The pool area is huge with lots of chairs for everyone to enjoy. I would highly recommend Brian's penthouse to anyone. It is an amazing unit, with amazing views, pool, beach, and many things in walking distance. I cant wait to return. Thank you for everything Brian. We travel often and by far this is now our favourite island. Everyone is so friendly and all of the food is fantastic. We miss our penthouse already!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, we pride ourselves in bringing our guests an enjoyable, relaxed vacation on the island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin. It appears from this review they certainly found the penthouse, the small Ocean Club resort, our staff, the great beaches and restaurants within walking distance all memorable! In this case, the guests were truly welcomed at the resort due to their having such a good time, and her two charming pre-teen sons. Without question, we find that our guests treat our island home as though it is theirs; and who, as owners, can ask more than that!
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5

Girls Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations. Very comfortable 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Love everything about it. All women vacation and we felt safe and well taken care of by staff. Highly recommend if you want to get away from the rat race!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always pleased when our guests found both the penthouse and the surroundings to their liking. As well, a sense of safety is important to us for all of our guests. From a call I had with one of the guests during their visit (I try to reach out to our guests during the booking) she was most positive about the whole comfort level the penthouse provided from the kitchen amenities to the attention received from Mildred, our housekeeper. b
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5

this penthouse saved the day!

  • 5 of 5

I forgot to give a star rating to my last review. Again: great location, amazing views! Swimmable beach. Nice sand. Private. Pool fun for kids! Definitely recommend.

Neglected to mention beautiful cave within swimming/rock climbing distance from main beach, also beautiful and adventuresome.

Overall prices on the island very reasonable. Gas <$5 a gallon when we were there. Groceries (compared to turks and caicos and barbados) very reasonable. Love the conversion on the dutch side. Recommend carrying cash on the french side bc they do sometimes honor 1 euro =$1 for cash.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Green Monkey Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Old Port in Mariogt
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Porto Cupecoy ~ Many restaurants
Nearest Beach
Cupecoy Beach
Car: recommended

Direct access to the beach from our penthouse within The Ocean Club resort, immediately beyond the resort is additional access to Cupecoy Beach and its two additional areas, four other beaches within three miles, Mullet Bay is south of Cupecoy Beach, then Maho Beach where the big tourist attraction is the planes coming in just over your head and watching the tide reverse as they take off, then on the way to Marigot on the French side there is Baie Longue (Long Bay) next to the Belmond - La Samanna Resort, and Baie Rougue (Red Bay) further along the road toward Marigot.

We have recently had cable installed in the penthouse with all the primary US, Canadian, French, Spanish and BBC stations. Cable is available in the Great Room, the MBR and White Bedrooms.

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Rates & Availability

Cupecoy Condo Rental Rates

Special Offer! 20% OFF ALL RATES LISTED THRU 9/30/17 IF BOOKED BY 12/31/16!

Special Offer From:
Dates Dec 31, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017

Discount is off the stated rate ; therefore the 2016 Fall Vacation Season's rate is $2,050 but with the 20% off it is $1,640. Shared by three couples, the nightly rate is less than $80/couple! Act soon as December through April there are just nine weeks open now. Covered, designated parking at the base of the tower with the elevator directly to our penthouse. 24 FIVE STARS REVIEWS & 2 BALCONIES!!!

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 Low Season
Jun 18 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
$5,550
 
 
2016 Fall Vacation
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
2016 Holiday Weeks
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
2017 Winter High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,975
 
 
2017 Spring Vacation
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,575
$7,725
 
 
2017 Low Season
Jun 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
$6,250
 
 
2017 Fall Vacation
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
2017 Holiday Weeks
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
2018 Winter High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,975
 
 
2018 Spring Vacation
Mar 31 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,575
$7,725
 
 
2018 Low Season
Jun 16 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,975
$6,250
 
 
2018 Fall Vacation
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
2018 Holiday Weeks
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Standard booking weeks are on a Saturday to Saturday basis. During the Holiday and Low Season Weeks please contact me to see if I can accommodate your desired booking if it cannot be on the Saturday to Saturday schedule.

Payments are now being handled securely through VRBO, via credit cards or eCheck. Upon acceptance of your booking you will receive a notice from VRBO to proceed with the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St Maarten / Saint Martin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room off the Dining Room ~
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Dual vanity in the Queen bath
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Dual vanity and grab bar with high, elongated toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sofa bed in the Great Room ~
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Private balcony off the suite with full Caribbean views ~
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This has access to our second full bath ~
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , The White Bedroom ~
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Courtyard
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Just down toward the French border is Porto Cupecoy with many restaurants and a "Gourmet Marche`" grocery. A bit on the expensive side, but handy to get started after you arrive. Later, past the airport take the new bridge over the Lagoon then turn right onto Union Road to shop at the Carrefour Market which has all you need, including very good Duty Free prices on liquor and wine. Restaurant recommendations: Foodies: ST. MARTIN - Marigot ~ (B/L) Sarafina** along old port, La Croissanterie*, (D) Tropicana** and Cafe` de Paris** all along the Marina Baie Nettle ~ (L/D) Dreams Grand Case ~ (L/D) Ocean 82**, (D) Bistrot Carabies***, Pasta Pascal**, and Le Ti` Provencal** Cul de Sac ~ (D) Sol de Luna *** $$$ Foodies: SINT MAARTEN - Cupecoy ~ (D) The Delights *, Temptation**$$ and Mario's**$$ Philipsburg ~ (L/D) Antoine**$$ Family: (B/L) The Taste Factory**, Zee Best**$ (L/D) Cheri's Cafe, Greenhouse, Mark's Place***$, Pineapple Pete's**, St, Maarten Yacht Club*, Sunset Beach Bar*

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