"This was our second time in St. Martin/St Maarten. Last time we stayed at the Westin on the Dutch side and decided to try out Grand Case this time. So happy we did! We stayed here over New Year's as a family of 4. We loved every aspect of the apartment, except the noisy neighbours (Rainbow Cafe). We arrived on a Monday which is party night at Rainbow. We had dinner there and enjoyed the music and dj. However, maybe we are too old but around 10pm the music got louder and stayed at that volume until 3am! I had been pre-warned about the Rainbow noise and brought ear plugs for everyone but even that didn't help. I guess it was to be expected during New Year's week, but party night also happened on New Year's Eve (Sunday). Thank goodness it ended a little earlier on NYE. Unfortunately, not something that the owner has any control over.
Adalgisa and Christophe were fantastic during our stay. Adalgisa met us when we arrived and went over everything in the apartment. We did have to call twice (the refrigerator wasn't cooling on the second day and power went out on another). Both times, they came over quickly and resolved it.
The kitchen was fully stocked, and even included a blender which we used to make pina coladas and enjoy them on the patio. Beds are comfortable and the bedrooms are very spacious. Safes in each bedroom. We spent every evening out on the patio listening to the waves crash. The views of the beach and Anguilla are amazing (Anguilla had great fireworks on NYE!).
We loved the location of the apartment, within walking distance of so many fantastic restaurants! We spent a couple of days on the beach in front of the condo, headed out to other beaches during the other days, but ate in Grand Case every night. It was so nice not having to worry about driving on the island at night. There is a little bakery (Le Moulin) just around the corner, where we grabbed breakfast every morning, then brought it back to eat on the patio.
Having the onsite parking was a great convenience. Not sure I would have wanted to park in one of the parking lots in Grand Case, at least not overnight. And it wouldn't have been easy to find parking on the street. We rented a compact SUV (Daihatsu Terios) per earlier reviews. You definitely need an SUV to enter the short, but steep underground garage entrance. Inside the garage is quite tight, but definitely had the hang of it and was pulling in and out of my spot like a pro after a couple of attempts."
Guest: Marjorie M.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 11, 2017