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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: NedDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
"My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon on St. Martin. We had a wonderful time at this beautiful villa. I am a chef in New York City. I planned on eating at great restaurants as well as cooking at the villa. The location was great for both. The restaurants of Grand Case were minutes from the villa. The kitchen had everything that any cook would need. They even had a few Guy Degrenne bowls that I use in my restaurant. The "Simply Market" was very close. They had not only the necessities, but also foie gras, wine/champagne, charcuterie, and fantastic cheeses. I went out of my way to get lobsters from "Mr. Lobster" (by the airport), whole fish from the Marigot fish market, and fresh head on shrimp in Simpson Bay.... but that's me. Orient Beach was just around the corner. We sailed on a catamaran moored at Anse Marcel just down the road. Lili showed us the villa and gave us the "lay of the land". She was incredibly helpful and friendly. We saw her around the island a few times. She would always ask if we were having a good time or had any questions. She was great. This was our first trip to St Martin. We are already thinking of who to invite next year when we book this villa again."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
"Our family holiday getaway to St Martin was perfect, in no small part thanks to Veronique and the lovely Casa Azul. Can't say enough good things about the process of renting, arrival, settling in, extras (like making reservations for us for New Year's Eve), peace and quiet, and an amazing view. All our expectations were exceeded. Everyone was comfortable and in the island mood. The perfect slice of heaven for a great, relaxing escape."
Guest: Nancy C.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 21, 2015
"We spent 10 glorious days here and did not want to leave this beautiful island. The condo is pretty, clean, well-appointed and has the most amazing ocean and beach view. We loved walking the beach every day. The pool was great but we spent most of our days on the beach. Great restaurants are close by. We rented a car and liked the freedom it gave us to discover more of this wonderful place. We'd go back in a heartbeat!"
Guest: Joanne and CoryDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 19, 2015