Apartment, Studio (Sleeps 4)
- english, french
About Joanna Ozga
We are architects with a practice based in Chicago. First of all, we were attracted to Saint Martin because of the unique situation and our love of the water sports like windsurfing, boats and, more recently, kite-surfing. We return to the island because of the fantastic French cuisine, breathtaking views and the friendships we have formed with local residents. We have completely rehabbed d the studio of Mount Vernon in 2013. We speak French and English.
Why Joanna Ozga chose Cul-de-Sac
Orient Bay is the best beach you could find in Caribbean with soft white sand and turquoise 85-degree water and air temperate weather ranging from 75 to 85 degrees, all year round. The Mount Vernon residences, located on the north end of Orient Beach, are calm and the three story buildings are designed on a human scale. Orient beach offers access to all possible water sports, a private pool and lounge deck, and the numerous restaurants that let guests taste exquisite French cuisine with a Creole twist.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our beachfront apartment building, Antigua is located directly on the shore, so guests enjoy an uninterrupted ocean view. The luxurious property features a mix of short-term and permanent residents, so guests experience daily life in the Caribbean, and discover the Island on their own terms. The second floor (American 3rd floor) is optimal for getting a light, fresh breeze from the ocean while staying comfortable day and night without the need for air conditioning (AC is, of course, provided, should guests prefer it). A new sliding glass door that hides behind a sidewall pocket gives a unified feel to the space and lets guests enjoy total freedom between the indoor living space and the outdoor balcony. New, electronically controlled exterior rolling shutters allow guests to control lighting conditions at will.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect little spot
We enjoyed our stay very much-walkable to all the amazing restaurants nearby (if taking the beach route!), and very peaceful stay. We LOVED having our balcony doors open the whole time, complete with a great ocean view and the amazing sounds of the ocean. The space was clean, nice linens, comfy bed, cute kitchen...not much more you could ask for!
Don't let the exterior scare you off!!
We were a little apprehensive upon arrival. The manager was not there to show us the unit and the entire place looked a little on the "condemned" side. However, the security guard, Micheal, was very helpful in trying to assist us and once the door to the room was opened - we were happily surprised. The view was tremendous and the room itself was very clean and modern. I will say that the manager was not very helpful and we were not provided a means of contacting her. I had to call the owner twice. We were provided only 2 beach towels (there were 3 of us) and we had to request bath towels and then again had to request dish towels. All of this through either the owner or a security guard.
In short - wonderful room - not so wonderful manager.
We enjoyed our stay here. Nice quiet complex. Beautiful condo with very comfortable beds. Shower was great too. Beautiful pool. We hope recovery from hurricane Irma is speedy so we can stay again soon!
Very beautiful. Great location.
Loved everything about it. The only complaint was towels and pillows aren't great, but that's nothing! Orient beach is a blast and SO close! You should definitely stay here!
A wonderful trip!
We couldn't have asked for a better week in St. Martin! The condo was very nice and looked exactly like the photos. We called Linda from the car rental company and she was patient and waited for us to arrive. The condo is on the quiet end of Orient Beach but in walking distance to the restaurants and hotels near by. We hope to be back again next year!
Janet & Billy
Very good to excellent
Road leading up to it is greatly overdue for repair and could cause us to look elsewhere. Taxis didn't want to come and get us!
Room itself was very good to excellent. Owner needs to be aware of poor seal on glass doors that results in constant wind noise. Maybe a little more time spent showing us the room would have helped. We had a hard time finding the tv remote and ac adjustment remote. I'd give 4.5 stars. My short wish list would have on it, beach chairs we could take to where we want them instead of always needing to go to the busy bar/restaurant areas along the beach. Pizza on site was convenient and very good and saved us from walking greater distances when we wanted easy. We didn't explore the island but there really wasn't a need to, this place's location had all we wanted.
Admire the tropical forest and tree climbing at Lottery Farm private Nature Reserve Saint-Martin, hiking to Pic paradise. Canoe-kayak and stand up paddle boarding to Pinel Island flying, Kite-surfing, parasailing and a range of other outdoor activities!