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About this listing

The space

One bedroom / bath studio with king size bed, tv / internet, air conditioning, kitchenette, garden view, separate entrance and parking. You're welcome to enjoy the rest of Villa Ever Summer with my husband Juny and I, we'll share some islander folklore! The villa is designed so that your vacation can be as private or as friendly as you like.

Villa Ever Summer is a villa overlooking Orient Beach and the dotted islands, bays and mangrove of the St. Martin Reserve Naturelle. This is a view with no public access; it's only accessible from a few homes. Enjoy this ocean view in many hues of green and blue surrounded by the rolling hills of both Dutch and French sides, right nearby several magnificent beaches and restaurants, including one-of-a-kind Pinel island. If you like occasional company and want to get to know St. Maarten and the surrounding islands' most magical spots, those which take decades to discover, there is no better vacation than Ever Summer.

The villa is located in the 24/7 gated community at the very summit of the Vistas in Oyster Pond Estates. The hilltop breeze is constantly wafting for an experience of luxurious oxygenation. Yes, Ever Summer offers many unique luxuries.

As an American living on a small Caribbean island, and married to a wonderful man from Statia, an even smaller island (he's my favorite Statian) we welcome friends from all over the world. As a decorator, Ever Summer is lovingly designed to be the ideal Caribbean vacation abode.

There is no formal meal plan because we have a very laid back lifestyle. If you're hungry you can take something from the fridge. Usually when guests like to hang out with us, we invite them for dinner one or twice during their stay. Sometimes we cook - sometimes they do, so we can get a taste of the food where they're from. It's all fun. Keep in mind your apt. has a little kitchenette, so convenience is taken care of.

Concerning the route to get here, I do offer detailed instructions to ensure you can find us.

Some of my guests asked me to recommend beaches and restaurants. With 36 beaches and over 400 restaurants, St. Maarten has plenty to choose from...

Beaches:

Pinel Island, Mullet Bay beach, Rouge Beach, Plum Bay, Karakter at Simpson Bay beach, Palm Beach at Orient Bay, Le Galion aka Baby Beach because of its calm water, Sunset Beach bar next to the airport has the low flying 747 jet blast tossing volunteers around, but it also has good music and beautiful sunsets.

Grocery store: Grand Marche at the roundabout next to Texaco.

Restaurants:

Bamboo Bernie- Japanese Sushi at Maho beach resort. There's a nice lounge upstairs called the Buddha Lounge.
Bajatzu- really good steak house also at Maho beach resort
Loterie Farm at Peak Paradis
Grand Case- Le Pressoir, an upscale french dining experience. Also in Grand Case: Cottage
Marigot Marina - Cafe de Paris, good food, fun staff, nice marina setting.

There is sometimes traffic on the roads. It depends where on the island and what time of day. During rush hour in Simpson Bay and coming towards Philipsburg, there is some wait, but our new causeway has been effective in alleviating this. Sometimes a bridge is opening, and that causes delays as well. My advice to guests is to stay on a beach on whichever side you're on between 3:30 and 6:30 pm.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 25
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Guests are welcome to use the main kitchen with us, anytime after 9 am. Before 9 and late at night the guest kitchenette is available. In the main kitchen we have a beautiful mirror fridge and anyone can use it creatively, but there is no meal plan.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Milou User Profile
April 2017
Catherine and her husband were great hosts, very welcoming and kind. The apartment was nice and big with a great view. Also the pool and view are totally worth the stay. Very recommendable!

Amal User Profile
March 2017
Catherine's place is amazing: the view you see from her patio is just hypnotizing you and make you feel happy, just like the hosts and the good vibrations you feel in the house! As the house is up on the hills of Oyster Pond you'll need to rent a car to enjoy the rest of the island.

Philip User Profile
March 2017
Very pleasant, quiet location... you absolutely need a car but a lovely base to explore st Maarten... very helpful and friendly hosts.. and a comfortable stay.

Matthew User Profile
November 2016
The stay at Catherine's place was exactly what we expected. The reviews and description are accurate. The view of St.Martin from her house was incredible. As per description she welcomed us into her house and gave us suggestions of beaches to visit on the island. Not once did we feel uncomfortable staying in someone else's house. We swam in the pool and hung out on the patio but truth be told we didn't spend much time at the house. The studio accommodation was large and satisfactory. If I have any constructive criticism the main one would be that the repeater (which Im assuming is what she had) doesn't connect properly and so there isn't really wifi access in the room. This didn't really bother us as it allowed us to go upstairs and engage more and if there was a need sometimes I would open the door between studio and main house where I could pick up a signal. All in all I would surely recommend!

Danielle User Profile
August 2016
Catherine's home is absolutely stunning! We took some time to tour the upstairs and was blown away by the details and craftsmanship she took in designing her home. The location worked well for us seeing that our friends were just down the hill and the room and amenities were all up to par. We would definitely take advantage of Catherine's home on another trip to SXM!

Uwe User Profile
April 2016
It was my first AirBNB experience and it was an extraordinary positive one. It was all around a perfect stay. Catherine and her husband are really nice people. The house and the view are fantastic. Everything was very clean and to use the pool was a dream. I liked your cats very much as well. I can absolutely recommend to you to stay at Ever Summer! I hope to be back soon...

Remi User Profile
February 2016
This one is really a good deal all over. I will be back!!! Catherine and her husband are welcoming and skilled hosts with very extensive knowledge of the island and a truly amazing house. The space rented functions as both separate from the house when guests want privacy but guests are also welcome to the main house with a pool if/when they choose to. Note : the main house simply has THE very best view on the island. Something you will never, ever forget. For the record - the place was clean by any standard and other reviews discussing the place being hard to reach miss the points in my opinion and those are : 1-You need a car to get there but i would never vacation anywhere on this island without one 2- please do ask and read Catherine's well designed directions carefully and you will get there without problem.

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