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Recent Orient Bay reviews

  • Great House, So-So Management

    "La Martiniere is a well designed house with stunning views over Orient Bay with St. Barth's in the distance. The deck area by the pool is particularly nice. You can be in the shade no matter what time of day. The beds are comfortable and all the appliances worked well. The plantings around the pool and side of the house are very attractive. Even though the steep, narrow driveway is a bit of a challenge, the house and grounds are definitely five star. We were met promptly on our arrival by Jean-Phillippe from the property managers. He quickly showed us some of the basics: How the safe box works; how to make the metal window guards go up and down, etc. He left quickly without telling us how to work to clothes washer with its French instructions; how to work the various remotes; what the alarm? gadget at the pool was and how it worked; and before we could ask our questions. He said he didn't know about the housekeeping schedule, but would get back to us. He didn't. He also said he'd check on us later in the week. He didn't. The otherwise helpful binder with information about the house and area said the "housekeeper will be in every day except Sunday for a few hours to clean and place fresh linens." On another page it said the housekeeper would come either "every 4th day or so," every other day, or every day except Sunday. We had no housekeeping services. The lead property manager told us that on instructions from the owner there were no housekeeping services during our stay. This is really no big deal, but the written policy needs to be made accurate. More important is that there was mold on the wall in the master bath, a few roaches, and a bunch of dead insects in a corner of the living room. One mosquito repellant device was low on oil. The other was empty. We bought the oil and a third device at the local store, so had little trouble with mosquitos indoors after that. (Pest control must be hard to keep up with on the island, so we know the property managers have a challenge with it.) Finally, we got conjunctivitis there. Given exposure and time of onset, our doctor thinks it might have come from the pool. I hope not, because otherwise, the pool is great. We'd gladly return to La Martiniere if some of the issues (mold, pest management) issues were taken care of and especially if we knew the pool was safe."
    Guest: Ned Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • Magnifique!

    "C'etait vraiment parfait, avec une vue extraordinaire. We had a wonderfully relaxing visit and enjoyed cooking in the very well-equipped kitchen. We've already booked our return visit in a couple of months!! A few things to be aware of: - It's on the top floor, so you need to be able to climb a lot of stairs - The internet is manageable, but not quite fast enough to work remotely - The building is a little run down, but the condo itself is amazing Martine and her husband are both so helpful and friendly!!"
    Guest: Jennifer B. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 23, 2015
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  • A wonderful vacation!

    "Thank You so much to two wonderful people, Sylvie and Bruno; who were very kind, friendly and amazing hosts. Our summer vacation couldn't be any better without having your wonderful, comfortable, well decorated studio. We spent ten days in St Maarten and having your place for our comfort was the key component to an enjoyable vacation. We were very happy and satisfied with the studio. The amazing experience of waking up in the morning looking right at ocean from our balcony was so awesome. Listening to the sound of the waves and the beauty of colors of the ocean is just an unforgettable experience. Thank you again, Sylvie and Bruno for making our stay pleasant and easy for the two of us. You both are amazing people and hope to see you in the near future. Keep up the nice friendly smiles and good hearts... Carlos and Ron"
    Guest: juan p. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Amazing View

    "I rented this place with 3 of my friends and we were not disappointed! A great view, close to Pinel Island, Grand Case, Orient Village and of course the view of Orient Beach and St. Barts in the distance. The pictures are exactly how the condo looks. There is a grocery store nearby for food to get while on your trip if you want to cook at home. Kitchen has pretty much everything you need! We all decided we would love to come back to this condo as well as the island. What a great experience! The owner and her daughter were always quick to respond to questions via email, and very flexible when my flight got delayed and we had to check in later. Thanks Sabine and Suzon!"
    Guest: Meaghan M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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