"The condo itself was very nice--clean, extremely well furnished with everything you could need, and big. It was a very large condo and would be quite comfortable for two couples or a family. There were three negatives that keep me from giving it a 5 star review. First, is that the pools, hot tub, and outdoor showers were not working. While they were not "closed", they were only partially full, and very dirty. The pools and hot tub were part of the appeal of this location for me, so when I arrived and saw the letter from building management, that they had been working on the pool drain for over a month prior to my arrival, I was a bit frustrated. The property manager also stopped by and told us that we could use the pool, but the reason they looked dirty was that the vacuum wasn't working. Second, I found the bed in the master extremely uncomfortable. I like a plush or a pillow top bed, and it was very firm. Great if you like firm beds, but I had a hard time sleeping there. We did not use the second bedroom, but it seemed to have a similar bed.
Lastly, I have a mixed reaction on the location. It was very nice in that it was a 5 minute walk to the Maho area with shopping, restaurants and nightlife, and a 10 minute or less walk to the Sunset Beach Bar. The problem was that it's a very secluded walk. I wouldn't have felt comfortable making the walk at night by myself or even with a girlfriend. The first thing you see when you get to the edge of the Maho area is a bunch of taxi drivers, buses, and security officers at night, which made me question the area. That being said, we were very glad that we could go out and have a few drinks at night and not have to worry about driving in the crazy St. Maarten traffic at night."
Guest: Pam L.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 1, 2015