Recent St. Martin (St Maarten) reviews

  • An Oasis in Paradise !!!!

    "We love this place! We had ample room to relax, cook and enjoy ourselves. The swimming pool was the best, right next to the view of the ocean and beach. The beach next to the house may not be the best in town but it is definitely NOT a turn off. We ventured out every day and the one day we stayed home we used the Kayaks. You can go to the sand beds about 200 feet from shore in the Kayaks and it is a very nice place to hang out and snorkel. This is St. Martin people, and it is Tropical weather which means rain and sometimes torrential rain and winds. Yes things get wet, everything and everybody gets wet. We actually loved the rain so much we simply stayed out when it rain. If you are not good at finding places, especially in foreign countries, make sure you bring a smartphone…Google Maps FTW! I was able to get in touch with Philippe via Text, He send me the address of a nearby pharmacy, Google Maps did the rest. Seriously I have been to other countries (Italy) and got around using Google Maps too. As long as you have signal you are OK. But even without Technology you can get a Map at the Car Rental place for Free and you can still get around the Island the old fashion way. The big win here is Philippe. The man is a savior. I locked the keys in our rented van…running! I texted him and he was at the house in less than 10 minutes ready to help. Although I ended up calling the Rental place and they came over with a set of keys to open the door, I give Phillippe a lot of credit for his sincere attitude to help. He is a great guy! I called this House our Oasis in Paradise. It was such a great feeling to get to an Air Conditioned home after a long day out to relax by the Pool. I am planning on coming back to St. Martin next year. I will be checking with Jerome then. I recommend his place to anyone wanting to visit St. Martin. Happy Vacationing! Benny"
    Guest: Benjamin B. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 3, 2016
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  • Location, Location, Location

    "I've just returned from a month in Catalina apartment. You could not ask for a better address in Grand Case. The apartment had direct access to the beach with a view of the Caribbean unmatched regardless of price. A few steps out the front door and you have your choice of the top rated restaurants in St. Martin. Within the block, there is a bakery, small grocer, a spa and numerous clothing and beach related shops. The apartment is as pictured with the exception of there being no TVs in the bedrooms. The kitchen is well equipped; the baths and bedrooms larger than expected. There is one correction that needs to be made to the listing. It is by no means handicapped accessible. The location is on the second floor, some 16 steps up. The beach is a second flight of stairs down from the lobby. As I have problems with mobility, it presented a daily challenge. Finally, my thanks to Phillipe who was more than helpful. When there was a problem or question he was available to solve or answer the concern. And to Jean Pierre and Isabelle who are kind enough to share this outstanding location. Merci!"
    Guest: Elisabeth F. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 19, 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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  • Fantastic Views from a very nice villa

    "My wife and I spent 3 nights here and could not have been happier. We were on the 2nd floor (top floor), nobody was below us, Grand Case Bay was in front of one balcony, and the wonderful mountains faced the rear balcony. The beautiful water is just a few yards and stairs away. Grand Case with its many restaurants is about a 5 to 10 minute walk, so a car is not needed (which is a real advantage if you have had a drink or two or three). The gate to the property makes it super safe, and a remote was provided so that we could come and go whenever we wanted without bothering anybody. The property is easy to find, as long as you remember that it is very close to the Grand Case Beach Club! Our Villa had a stove, microwave, nice sized fridge, toaster, coffee maker, and all the dishes plus utensils/pots/pans that a couple could ever want. The place was spotless, as was the bathroom. The shower was a pleasure, and the toilet flushed well----which is not always the case in other places. The tv had many channels and programs came in well. Esther was a delight and very easy to talk to. We did not spend much time with her because we were so busy touring the island. But, we definitely enjoyed the little time we had with her. We had a super time in St Martin and in our Villa. We would highly recommend it to our family and friends!"
    Guest: Dr Stu S. Date of Stay: November 2015 Review Submitted: November 11, 2015
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