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Recent St Maarten reviews

  • Great Holiday Getaway

    "Just save yourself some time looking further and book this property....it is perfect for a couple or a couple with small kids to get away from it all. This is well appointed cottage that is perched high upon a hill with commanding views of Oyster Pond and the ocean. The owners recently gave the bathrooms a full renovation and they are top notch. The terrace and garden with the plunge pool was a fantastic place to just hang out during the day or evening to just lounge soaking up the sun or watching the boats come and go in the harbor below. The neighborhood is secure, with gated access and security at the main road and a further second automatic gate on the drive way to the house. The location in general was secluded without being isolated. Oyster Pond is sort of off the beaten path for the throngs of holiday tourists and Cruise Ship folks, but it still has plenty of amenities.There are restaurant options right in Oyster Pond that range from pizza and beach bars to fine dining. There are also several stores to grocery shop or pick up things like sunscreen..etc. The Westin at Dawn Beach (bottom of the hill) had the nearest ATM and it dispensed only US Dollars. USD were universally accepted everywhere on the Island. We found it was common on the French side that USD were accepted at par with Euro (at least while we where there..which meant about a 10% discount if you used USD). As Oyster Pond is right on the French/Dutch border; Marigot, Grand Case, great beaches, as well as all the big Dutch side attractions are all just short drives away.(You will need a car if you rent here) If you're looking to go off island, Oyster Pond has Voyager Ferry service to St. Barths, Anguilla and Saba. All in all it was a great trip and we'd book this place again. You'll love it."
    Guest: Blair H. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 5, 2016
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  • Beautiful, large villa, few issues

    "When we arrived at the villa, it was stunning even in the dark! Since we rented the entire villa for ourselves, it was huge! Pauline was amazing! Very on call whenever we needed her, and we did, I'll explain later. If you want seclusion with an amazing view, this house is for you! It made us not want to go anywhere because it had everything! However, there were some things that we had issues with that people should be aware of. But even with these issues, I feel that we would stay here again since we go to SXM 1-2 times a year. We haven't found one villa on the island that is 100%, but this comes pretty close! 1. Air conditioning in one bedroom didn't work. Since we rented the whole house, we expected everything to work. 2. The two front bathrooms had sewer issues. And it only happened when it rained. It smelled the whole house like a sewer! Pauline told us how to fix the problem. I feel that this should be addressed when arriving or in the book and not have to wait for an hour for her to respond with the solution. And it happened multiple times, so that was frustrating. 3. I feel the gardener didn't need to be by your particular bedroom so early in the morning. On vacation, you want to be able to sleep late, and not get woken up by 7:00. 4. The cleaning service was great, but took some of our beach towels and never replaced them. The same with the bath towels and washcloths. I feel that if you're staying there for two weeks, everything should be there at your disposal until you leave."
    Guest: Kim L. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 7, 2016
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  • 5 Star location but needs a little TLC

    "We've stayed at many places in Orient and had a great time in Villa Comtese. Comtese is located 3 minutes away from the Bikini beach entrance to the beach which is great and even closer to the shops in Orient village. We arrived and the people before us had left late so the villa was not quite ready yet so we had to wait a bit for them to finish cleaning it. It's just as pictured on the website. Our biggest issues where the internet was as slow as dial-up and you have one cable channel in english (CNN). If you plan on renting to people in the states you should at least try to get some american channels. In addition, we had burnt out light bulbs, broken toilet paper holders, loose towel holders and a toilet that didn't always want to flush. We did enjoy our friendly cat that greeted us every morning and walking to get croissants every morning."
    Guest: Mbrott Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 26, 2016
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  • Unbelievable View

    "We just returned home from a beautiful vacation at this villa in St. Maarten. The view is absolutely breath taking, overlooking Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond. The pool situated between the main house and the master suite, was an added bonus, allowing you to relax with a beverage and look out over the Carribean. The children enjoyed swimming at night. All bedrooms have AC for night time but the Caribbean wind keeps the main house cool during the day. The kitchen is well equipped, as we cooked breakfast each morning and made lunches as needed. Bernard and Eudora were so helpful, providing overall care of the house daily. The villa is within walking distance of Oyster Pond and Dawn Beach, which have chair and umbrella rental, a small grocery and great restaurants. Our favorite restaurants at Dawn Beach were Mr. Busby's and Big Fish and favorite restaurant on Oyster Pond was Dinghy Docks. Beautiful Orient Beach and the French Cul De Sac are a short 5-10 minute drive from the villa. Our family spent 2 days at Orient Beach. Brother's Beach Bar had great food and chair and umbrella service. Our kids enjoyed the huge water trampolines. The adults enjoyed very affordable beverages and people watching. We also took the ferry from the French Cul De Sac to beautiful Pinel Island for the day. We ate lunch on the island, rented chairs and umbrellas and snorkeled in the National Geographic underwater trail. Simpson Bay is also a short drive from the Villa. We did 2 excursions from this bay - Catamaran to Anguilla/Dolphin Discovery and off shore fishing. We also ate at Dinghy Docks on Simpson Bay after a long day on the beach. Overall an unbelievable vacation on the Dutch side of the island. We hope to return again soon."
    Guest: Karen E. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 26, 2016
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