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Recent St. Martin (St Maarten) reviews

  • Relaxing and peaceful property

    "We were here March 2016. Group of 4 adults. 1st time not using an all inclusive resort. Large 2 bedroom + loft unit. Very spacious, clean, and unbelievably quiet. We couldn't believe how the only sounds we heard were the waves of the ocean. View from 2nd floor balcony was beautiful. Even though there is a parking lot in between the condo and the beach, you can't see it through the landscaping and it isn't used at night. The view from the bedrooms balconies were of the mountains and the surrounding village. All of us thought the beds were incredible! Clean. The unit had all we needed and the manager Julie answered all our questions quickly and effectively. We asked for a BBQ and she got one. The loft would only be good for children as it is open concept into the living room / kitchen area so sleeping in the a.m. would be difficult if that was a need. We had a cleaning lady come in once and she did a great job. We wish we had more towels in between the once visit. There is a washing machine but we didn't end up using it. Parking included. Building is very safe and is locked on all sides. We wish we had been given 4 keys instead of 2 as difficult when we were going back and forth to the beach at different times but not a huge deal. The pool is small and walled in without a view. You would never use it during the day as there is no wind and the area gets very hot. We used it at the end of the day for a cool off. The beach is beautiful (with the exception of some minor seaweed but we know that this is common throughout most if not all the Caribbean right now). It's in a relatively quiet area of the Orient Beach scene but a close walk if you need more action and about 15 minute walk to the nude beach (which is calmer as its in a bay). We weren't happy with the service at Waikiki Beach which provided the chairs/umbrellas as part of the condo deal. They NEVER came and asked us for service (drinks or food). They would only serve the customers of Waikiki and we weren't allowed to sit in the more comfortable chairs. They would take the umbrellas away at 3:30/4:00 if the cruise customers had left as they wanted to go home. The bathrooms at Waikiki were gross!!!! We saw staff using the chair sheds to have sex with tourists! Thank goodness we were a short walk to our condo. Night life is quiet. A short walk to the Village - pricey but good. They take US dollars at par at most places which was good for us instead of Euro. Highly recommend Princess Eden unit!"
    Guest: Paul F. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 29, 2016
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  • Great Family Vacation!

    "We rented Seaside Retreat January 16-26! Yes, 10 days of Caribbean bliss! There were 8 family members in our group; all adults along with a 11 year old niece. The villa provided all the necessities of home. Each couple had their own bedroom along with its own bathroom which was a plus! The views from the patio were stunning day & night! The airport landings & takeoffs were tolerable & by the end of the time there it was something that you really didn't notice to much. The villa was close to attractions & some within walking distance. Jenny, the housekeeper, did a great job cleaning 3 times while we were there. She washed bedding, towels & cleaned bathrooms. There was plenty of hot water for the group at all times. All the kitchen appliances worked well. It might be a good idea to print off an online detailed map of the island before you come because there were not any to be found on the island. They did provide one but was very vague on street details. I would like to throw in a few things that may need attention. Not trying to be picky - just saying. *Internet was not very reliable at all. For the most part it was difficult to get connected. *Patio/pool were wonderful, the balcony could be a hazard to smaller children due to gap width in the railing. *Bathroom, kitchen & beach towels were getting thin. *Washing machine did not spin out the water. We informed Jenny & she seemed aware of the issue. *Would be nice to have lids for the frying pans in the kitchen. *Patio door screen looked like someone had fixed them in the past however they were in need of some attention as there were open gaps in them. Not good to keep out mosquitos and other bugs. Attractions we visited: *David's Pocket-beautiful! *Maho beach-cool watching airplanes land & takeoff plus good food at Driftwood beach bar. Plus shopping in Maho & eating at the 3 Amigos-good Tex-Mex. *Mullet Bay beach-stunning sunsets & relatively calm bay. *Pinel Island-relaxing & great snorkeling on the other side of the island. *Shopping in Phillipsburg-specifically visiting Juggie's Place "smallest bar in the world", his deal was 2 beers & a Cuban cigar for $2.99. The guys in the group this & enjoyed visiting with Juggie while the girls shopped in the nearby store. *Little Bay beach-nice & not many people. All in all Seaside Retreat did not disappoint. If we ever get the chance to return to Sint Maarten we would stay here again. Thanks Rick for sharing your villa! Stay well!"
    Guest: Kathy G. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 2, 2016
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  • Beautiful Vacation Retreat, Close to Airport, Amenities and Beaches

    "My family and I stayed in the home for the week between Christmas and New Years this past year and we only have wonderful things to say about both the house and the host! The house is conveniently located within 10 minutes (driving) from the airport and is only a few minute drive to Mullet Bay, one of the island's most beautiful beaches on the Dutch side. The house is extremely spacious and looks exactly like the pictures. There were 5 of us who stayed together in the house and it was more than enough space. There are three full baths and two bedrooms, one with a king bed, and the other with two twins, as well as a queen pull-out couch. The house has it's own private pool, which is big enough for lounging in or swimming a few laps. The house is also in a fully gated community, with a full-time security guard, so we never felt unsafe. In addition to the house, the host/renter of the house is extremely responsive and helpful when it comes to planning your vacation. She will send you a guide to the island with tips that include the best beaches, restaurants, supermarkets, excursions, tips for driving on the island, etc. We had several questions before traveling to the island and she was always extremely prompt and helpful with the information she provided to us. Tips: - A car is absolutely necessary to get to the house and to explore the island. One of the most beautiful parts of St. Martin is the selection of beaches, all are different and beautiful in their own way. I would recommend a car to anyone traveling to the island. -The food is great all over the island, we really didn't have a bad meal. I would suggest bringing a small amount of cash to most beaches because they usually have beach bars and cafes that do not accept credit card and you will want to try the grilled chicken and ribs with rice. Plan at least one meal in Grand Case for some delicious French food. -Plan a snorkeling trip the water is beautiful! Otherwise, you can entertain yourself by going to a different beach everyday!"
    Guest: Natalie D. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 12, 2016
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  • Home Away from Home

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We rented La Mirella for a gathering among friends. It was such a beautiful house with breathtaking panoramic views of Oyster Pond - even St. Barth's in the distance. Being cliffside, we were happy that we rented jeeps to get up and down the steep terrain. There was a constant summer breeze - opening all the glass walls/windows and allowing it to flow through the villa was such a comfortable joy that we have not had elsewhere. We stayed in early September (low season) but the weather was still amazing. Being that it's on the Dutch side and right on the French border, Oyster Pond had many conveniences (stores, shops, restaurants, etc.) yet Simpson Bay, the airport, and Orient Bay were very easy to access. We had looked into a few villas on the French side but we were pleased we selected La Mirella because of the care that Island Properties provided but also because it felt like the French side towns like Orient Bay and Marigot were all closed up for the low season - while the Dutch side still had many things to do and see. While the beds were a bit firm and pillows a bit flat from what we're used to in the States and some of the appliances, lighting fixtures, and wifi were not working properly, we felt very comfortable at the villa - like a Home Away from Home. The gate attendants and housekeeper were also very friendly!"
    Guest: Ian A. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 16, 2016
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