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Recent Simpson Bay reviews

  • Excellent Property

    "We are two couples who spent a week at the end of June at this great property. The condo is better than the pictures! It was easy to find from the airport. The area across the street from the condo are inhabited by very friendly locals. When we arrived, Gordon, the property manager, was there to greet us and gave us all kinds of great advice and showed us around the unit. A VOIP phone and a cell phone are provided for your use. The unit is well-equipped with fans and air-conditioning. The view out the back is fantastic. The beach is small in front of the unit, and you can snorkel around if you enter the water with some caution due to the large rocks. Just down the beach a little bit is a nice swimming area. There are a number of restaurants as you walk towards the airport that are nice to walk up to. Karakter Beach Bar was a nice treat and we had brunch and dinner there. Everything is within 40 minutes driving or less. All the previous reviews are spot on when it comes to the information. Everything is provided and more at Bella Mare. Be sure to take the advice from Gordon and Jill (who we worked with to book the condo). They had fantastic information and made the trip so much easier. Jill helped with booking a car which made it a lot easier for us. WHEN we come back, we will definitely stay at Bella Mare, again."
    Guest: Brian L. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 4, 2016
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  • Great location and lovely condo

    "My husband and I were very pleased with this very clean and well maintained condo. The kitchen was very well equipped, we did dine in three evenings. Cooking in this kitchen was very easy plus we made use of the grill on the patio. The bedroom was very spacious and bed very comfortable. So nice to have the washer and dryer. Shower pressure was a little low but was no issue, we adjusted. We enjoyed the easy beach access, lovely sandy beach just off our patio. Plenty of towels and beach chairs available for use. Great walking beach. Great restaurants within walking distance. We did have a car which we used to get groceries and to tour around the island. Jill very pleasant and helpful with booking condo. Gordon, a great guy, very helpful with check in and plenty of suggestions for dining and places to visit. The lady who came to clean our condo mid week was very friendly and pleasant. We had a problem one morning with mosquitos, not sure why they were around our first morning but after that we didn't see any. We had breakfast on patio every morning and as I mentioned we also had some dinners in so we ate on patio those nights. Great spot, would definitely recommend this condo. Thanks, hope to return."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 19, 2016
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  • Great Place at a Great Location

    "This was my first time renting through this service so I was not exactly sure what to expect. I am a former resident of St Maarten so I know lots about the island and the location, just didn't know so much about this service or the owner. Typically when I go back to the island I either stay with friends or in a hotel in the Simpson Bay area. I will say that this is definitely the way to go - the villa is exactly as it is described and the photos are 100% accurate, what you see is what you get. For this trip there were 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 15, and Bob's villa has everything you need for a perfect stay. Admittedly we did not cook at all while we were there (it is vacation after all), however all the amenities are there for those who choose to do so. The location itself is in a nice area in Beacon Hill, a residential neighborhood close to the airport and located right on the ocean. Needless to say much of the time spent at the villa was spent on the deck by the pool and the ocean. Since the Maho area and Simpson Bay are so close, getting to any number of great restaurants or beaches (or beach bars) is quick and easy to do. When I return to the island I always rent a car because there is so much to see and do (and because I visit old friends in different areas of the island), and I recommend anyone visiting does the same. Bob recommended a rental agency to me that he uses (I typically would use another one but thought why not try something different) and they were on hand waiting for us when we arrived at the airport to pick us up and get us on the road. The rental agency is just minutes away from the villa so it worked out perfect - pick up at the airport, get the vehicle paperwork done and then right to the villa to unpack and get vacation started. The rates were good, the car was clean and newer (not all rental places in SXM can say this!) and we had no issues from pick up to drop off. And on the last day once we dropped it off at the rental agency, they took us back to the airport for our flight. Bob was the perfect host even before we arrived by answering lots of questions before we booked the villa, to arranging the car rental, to checking in on us to make sure we had everything we need during our stay, and for conversation over a beer. So with all that said, the summary is simple - if you are looking for a great place in a great location with a great host - this is the place to be. Thanks Bob for everything - I will be back!"
    Guest: Sandy M. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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  • Back to Reality

    "Another wonderful stay at Ocean's Edge. Our third stay, and each time seems better then the last. The condo is fully stocked from A to Z. The new beach towels were wonderful, new TV and several other items were also noticed and appreciated. Gordon, property manager, and Jill, booking agent, are always on top of their game and available at any time of the day or night. To be honest, my lovely wife and I go to SXM/Ocean's Edge to relax and enjoy each others company - and that is what we did for two glorious weeks. Being right on the beach can't be beat! The condo/back deck was our home and only left to eat at Karakter 4 times, pick up more groceries and daily run to pick up French baguettes at Atlantico. We swam 4/5 times each day, walked the beach shelling, people and dog watched (not many people though) and talked! Not very exciting but what we want to do on vacation. The location of the condo and amenities gives us all that and more. I'm a true fan of the condo but the management plays a big part of a perfect vacation by providing a clean, functional and stress free place to stay! Thanks again Gordon & Jill - see you soon!"
    Guest: Joe Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 25, 2016
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