Be surprised by elegance of our studio, amazing view, exquisite recently renovated interior! Enjoy walking on Orient Beach to an animated Village Center with gourmet restaurants, tiny authentic stores, and also enjoy the quiet North End where we are!
Our studio is located on Orient Beach (regularly voted the best beach in the Caribbean) on the French half of St Maarten, St. Martin, Caribbean. The highly sought-after, second floor apartment is locate in the renown former Mont Vernon Hotel. The studio faces Orient Bay with immediate, less than 1 minute, access to the white sand beach. The spacious balcony with panoramic frontal view of the sea allows guests to sit down, relax, and savor a meal.
We also own a second studio adjacent to this one, so if you are in a larger group it is possible to rent two apartments.
All furniture is brand new (super comfortable queen size bed, fold out couch with spring mattress, leather armchair, table with chairs, ample closet etc.). WE FINISHED A TOTAL INTERIOR RENOVATION IN MARCH 2013. Designer quality kitchen cabinets & top-of-the-line appliances, a bathroom with a washer/dryer and luxurious household items like Egyptian linens, towels, high end tableware and silverware are for your use. Contemporary style with sleek design and clear cut form provide background to the ravishing view.
Our studio has reliable wireless fast internet and flat screen TV with 18 American and French channels. Guests may order extra cleaning during their stay. Unit is non-smoking.
Magnificent and calm swimming pool with comfortable chase lounge chairs and shade pergolas is on your way to the beach where you could find numerous places to rent equipment for kite-surfing, wind-surfing, sailing or enjoying the unique seaside exquisite dining experience.
The Mont Vernon area is a gated community with 24h security, manicured landscaping, on-site tennis courts and a tiny grocery store with fresh baguettes and tasty pizzeria. It is only a mile to GRAND CASE which is the French gourmet capital of the Caribbean ("la capitale gastronomique des Antilles")!
From our studio you would admire the absolutely fabulous unforgettable views of Orient Beach, neighboring islands St Barts, Green Cay & Tintamarre!
Owners speak English and French.
This property requires a 5 night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods.
Studio is non smoking and no pets please.
Studio can accommodate maximum to four people.
Check-in time is 3 PM and check-out time is 10 AM.
There is free fast wireless internet.
There are two free parking lots within the residential complex. We have one reserved parking spot that you could use for an extra fee.
You may request maid service for an extra fee.
This 3rd floor oceanfront condo was beautiful, offering amazing views. The photos very accurately represent the place. It's clean, bright, modern, and comfortable.
We used the fully equipped kitchen to prepare most of our meals. There are two good-sized grocery stores that are a 5 minute drive, and another large grocery store 20 to 30min away, depending on traffic. Prices didn't seem that expensive. Good wines are a bargain!
We found the location to be ideal. Quick walk to the beach and pool. If you don't care to cook, there are many food options, including good pizza on site. Orient Bay offers a variety of bars & restaurants. 5 minute drive to Pinel Island Ferry. 10 to 20 minute drive to many other beaches or towns- depending on traffic.
The manager, Linda, is nice but we waited an hour for her. I suggest renting a local phone to text or call her. (We couldn't get our phones to work for local calls.) Or call Joanna, who is lovely, to contact Linda. Don't wait longer than 15min.
There are also laminated instructions for the small appliances in the desk drawer that we found helpful. In other drawers there are maps, touristy magazines, and local phone books. Loved having the WiFi, which worked really well.
Parking was sometimes an issue. If the upper lot fills, you can park in the lower lot, which is a short hike. I might recommend asking Joanna about the assigned weekly parking spot, which seemed a reasonable cost.
The complex seemed very safe. People were very nice. We loved our condo and would definitely like to stay there again. Highly recommend it. We looked at a lot of places and felt like we made the perfect choice.
Great space. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Amazing view and extremely close to Orient Beach. It's really a diamond in the rough.
Joanna's studio is recently renovated and very comfortable. It's in a lovely location near the beach, with shopping and restaurants nearby. The hills in the area make for interesting and beautiful bicycling. Joanna communicated clearly and I can strongly recommend her place.
Great place! Joanna was quick in responding to my emails. My husband and I had difficulty getting to apartment from the airport as the roads had no street signs. Neither my husband nor I were able to make outgoing calls on our phones. Luckily I was able to send an email to Joanna and she replied back asap.
Note to everyone: if you are arriving at Princess Juliana airport, the apartment is located on the opposite side of the island, however, it takes no longer than 30 minutes to reach your destination as the island itself is pretty small.
We enjoyed 8 lovely days in Joanna & Paul's apartment and had a very nice time there. We didn't meet the owners in person, but Joanna was always very responsive to my written emails, whether it was for more info or for a little problem, which she settled out in a very quick and positive way. Also Linda waited for us at the reception when arriving and came to the flat when departing.
The apartment was as described by both owner and visitors, nice and clean with a fantastic undisturbed view on the Orient Bay and it was also well equipped.
Great apartment! We enjoyed waking up to the beautiful view. Everything was awesome. It would be great if the single saute pan that was available had a lid--but that was the only minor thing that we thought could have been different. The pool and beach access was awesome and the surrounding area was beautiful with gorgeous flowers and stone accents. We did have a minor misunderstanding with the apartment manager at check out (we planned to turn over the keys on the 10th, but she thought it was the 11th so we waited for a while and then just left the keys in the apartment and emailed her spouse). No complaints! Hoping to return again soon! Thank you for offering your apt. to us!
Staying at Joanna and Paul's place was absolutely dreamy. It was so nice to open the big sliding doors and let the sea air breeze through the place. The kitchen was well equipped, and it was nice to have a washing machine in the bathroom. I went with a friend and it comfortably slept both of us. The pull out couch was amazingly comfortable!
I can't wait to bring my husband back here!
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We are architects practicing in Chicago US.
Unique location and love of water sports such as as windsurfing, boating and recently kit-surfing brought us to Saint Martin. We speak English and French.
We completely rehabbed the studio in 2013.