One bedroom / bath studio with king size bed, satellite tv / internet, kitchenette, 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!
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 through the house 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.
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...
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.
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.
Guests are welcome and encouraged 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. We can improvise on grocery shopping, cooking, etc...
Merci à Catherine pour son accueil et sa gentillesse.
Superbe endroit pour passer des vacances au calme avec une vue magnifique sur la Baie Orientale.
La suite est belle et spacieuse.
Nous avons passé une semaine inoubliable sur cette petite île...
I had some trouble finding the place, but mainly because I didn't follow Catherine's instructions. Another review mentions 4x4, but I got up all the hills just fine in my tiny Corolla. Catherine's husband was there and was very welcoming. I then went in search of dinner. When I came back, Catherine greeted me and was also very welcoming. I had the lovely experience of chatting with Catherine a bit more the next day. She really makes an effort to greet you and be hospitable.
The room is very nice, and the view upstairs is incredible. The bathroom with the shower is huge and very nice as well.
Catherine, thanks for making my first Airbnb experience a great one!
Catherine was an excellent and welcoming host. We found Ever Summer without directions (our fault) which was a fun adventure. Everything was as described and very pleasant. For the most part we kept to ourselves and were out exploring the island as much as possible.
I'm used to Carribean islands as i'm going there every year in holidays, but it was my first time at St-Marteen. I couldn't have found better than Catherine for a first journey there. She was truly a perfect host, knowing when i need some privacy, and when i was up for some chit chat. She helped whenever i needed it, so just go ahead !
Such a beautiful place, very quiet and comfortable. Catherine is a very nice and welcoming person. Hope we could be back here soon :)
We had some fantastic days at Catherine's place. The villa itself is very spacious and nice decorated. The infinity pool is amazing.
Cathrine gave as a warm welcome and made us feel home. Reaching the place is a little challenge due to the mountain location (use a 4x4 next time:-)), but once you are there the view is mind-blowing.
It would be great to have you over again. A 4x4 can be useful to see the island, yet mine hasn't worked for years. I use the first gear (Low) to come up the hill smoothly in my 2004 Jeep... but it's a Honda! Here's what Dorian, a guest from Feb. 2014, wrote: "We rented a small compact car (Hyundai I10) and had no issues with it going up the hill." So, yes it is steep, but all kinds of cars come up; as long as you're in low gear you should be fine.
Catherine was a very nice host. She even fed me dinner the first night I arrived. What host does that? The view is amazing though it's not part of the room, it's upstairs. Nice people and very quite area with a beautiful infinity pool!
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