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"We've been to St Martin more than 10 times and this villa is the best place we have stayed so far. The location, view, property and cleanness of the villa are exceptional. Veronique the owner was extremely helpful. We were a big group celebrating my husband's bday and she even recommended a babysitter that turned out to be great. We made a private dinner at the house to celebrate the bday, a party of 18, and she recommended a chef and did not mind having such a big group at the house for the dinner. Also, she left a list of recommendations for places to go during the day and restaurants to have dinner and all were fabulous. Love using the kayaks that come with the house to go to Pinel Island which is truly a paradise. Can't wait to return!! Thanks Veronique for making everything so special!!!"
Guest: Maday R.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
"This is our 3rd vacation on the wonderful Island of St Maarten and our 2nd stay in the Beacon Hill, Simpson Bay area. The views are absolutely beautiful. When you open the front door and walk into La Casita it is quite breathtaking! The location is also great with close proximity to beaches and restaurants.
La Casita property is in good condition, beautiful pool area, wonderful wicker lounge furniture, the entire house was well decorated but requires some updates such as a hand rail installed leading to the pool level...very slippery. I actually took quite a fall going down these stairs. I really love to BBQ and of course was expecting a modern gas BBQ but to my disbelief, there was a charcoal one -doesn't work well when your located on the ocean with the strong breeze. The house had many mosquitos from the time we arrived; they were present in the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. The biggest disappointment was the 2 loud barking dogs at 32 Beacon Hill next door that started anytime from 5:45 AM and continued most of the morning. The morning barking stopped after the 5th day......but picked up periodically in the late afternoon and evenings. The pool was very clean and the gentleman that cleaned the pool was quite friendly. There are local fellows that came to surf in front of the villa each day and it was most entertaining to watch them. The air conditioner in the living room was not working the first day however, it was fixed the next day - definitely need the air conditioner. The keys for all the doors are annoying - it would certainly help (as per previous reviews) to mark the door keys more clear."
Guest: TimDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 18, 2015
"We stayed at Studio Pinel for 1 week. Before arrival everything was very good arranged with Bruno by e-mail. After arrival he was very welcoming and gave us advice about places to go. The studio was very clean, and candles against mosquitos were there too. The view is amazing! Waking up every day with such a beautiful view is part of the fun. Heaving breakfast on the veranda en paddling on the paddle boards and canoes was great! The water is not deep enough for swimming, but many other beaches are great to do that. Pinel island is very close by canoe, and it's easy to get around the island by car. It was great fun to use the jacuzzi on the beach, that's special.
Cooking is possible in the kitchen, supermarkets are in the village. Many restaurants in the area too, with the pizza place very close to the studio. It's peaceful and quiet in the area.
We definitely recommend staying here. If we come back to St Martin, we will stay at Studio St Martin again. St Martin over all was very much worth visiting."
Guest: LisDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: November 21, 2014
"What a fabulous vacation home for couples or families! We had a great experience at this home on Memorial Day weekend 2014. House offers a spacious floor plan, breath taking views of the mountains and ocean in a secluded gated community. The amenities were magnificent and private bathrooms were great. We had plenty of space for the 8 of us who stayed there. The housekeeping services were helpful as well. There was plenty of outdoor space including a pool, outdoor dining, and grill. It was located in a convenient location only a short ride from the airport and several beaches. I would highly recommend staying here and experiencing tamarind hill estates for your vacation! What an amazing experience I can't wait to return!"
Guest: Matt G.Date of Stay: May 2014Review Submitted: June 18, 2014