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Amazing house with good location and a beautiful view! Catherine was a great host. She gave us tips on dining, best beaches and which neighboring island to visit. We had an awesome trip! Thank you Catherine!
Note: We rented a small compact car (Hyundai I10) and had no issues with it going up the hill.
Catherines Ever Summer
This studio in the basement of dream house has a king size bed. A Huge design bathroom. A small kitchenette. What is special is Catherine, her husband Juny, their open dream house and 9 cats. Upstairs we could enjoy the panoramic view of Oyster Pond. Swim in infinity pool. We bought some red snappers and Juny cooked them and ate with us. What a place. The view is really great.
If you follow the signs to the Westin you can find the place from anywhere in SXM. Getting up the hill is difficult with small compact we made it every time even in rain. At the top the view is great, oh I said that before. French cooking is just around the corner.
Orient Beach, Pinel Island and Grand Case are within a short distance. On the Dutch side the dock for up to 7 huge cruisers and Phillipsburg. Well the island is small with lots of hills and very green, but why would anyone want to leave guest very very friendly Ever Summer?
What a beautiful hilltop villa this is! It was much nicer than any hotel stay that I can imagine. The experience of sitting on the high balcony overlooking Oyster Bay is magnificent. Moreover, I now feel like I have friends in St Maarten's after spending enjoyable time with Catherine and Juny.
Most of the other other reviewers have accurately described the set up of the room, including bath and small kitchenette area. The house is convenient to many places on the island, but it still is private and relaxing. I fully recommend it.
Catherine and I communicated via email and she was very helpful, offering tips on grocery stores, restaurants and beaches.
We did not meet in person but she made sure the key to her home was easily retrieved and left us the name and number of someone who would come to the house if there were any problems.
The house is beautiful and has a great energy. There is a stunning vista from almost every room. We adored the infinity pool and slept with all the doors open enjoying the almost constant breeze and felt no concern regarding our safety.
If you are an animal person, you’ll enjoy the comings and goings of the cats. They were easy to care for – cat doors and no litter to clean – we just made sure they had fresh water, some wet cat food and plenty of pats.
The island is not well signed on the Dutch side and arriving in the evening made it extremely challenging to find the house. While Catherine left us visual clues to look for, they were difficult to spot in the dark.
The joy of the view means you have very, very steep hills to climb. If you can afford it, I would recommend a jeep. We made it up and down with a small car but it was slightly nerve racking. But don’t let that stop you from going. It is well worth the drive and hike if you like to exercise!
We loved it and I have no hesitation recommending Catherine’s lovely house!
Catherine & her husband (also my favorite Statian) were wonderful hosts; friendly, relaxed & informative. Her house is amazing with incredible views & the studio is roomy & comfortable. Catherine's instructions to the house were spot on, my only suggestion is to rent a car with 4 wheel drive & some extra power as the house is on a rather steep hill (which is why the house has extraordinary views). The house is perfectly located in relations to the island, on the Dutch side, but once at the bottom of the hill it is less than a mile from the French side. I would definitely consider staying at Catherine's villa again.
We stayed with Catherine and Juni for 5 days, and they did a fabulous job of making us feel like guests, not customers.
The room you will rent is for sleeping, but you have the run of the house. The upstairs (not where you sleep, which is downstairs), is where you will want to hang out, enjoy the view that is in her photo, the infinity pool, and the cool breeze on the deck.
Our stay at Catherine's place was amazing. Total privacy when we wanted it and great advice on local spots when we needed it. She and her husband Juny were both great hosts. Their infinity pool was amazing, and the views from their house were absolutely astounding. Tree frogs lull you to a sound sleep in a king sized bed. They are right on the border of the French side which provided us the perfect jumping off to the wilder side of St. Martin, the French side. You will not be disappointed should you choose to stay here!
Ever Summer is a delightful house with a beautiful view. The guest room is large and the shower and bath are excellent. It is a bit hard to find at first but convenient to everywhere. Catherine is very nice and invite us to share in some dinner and enjoy the house fully. We are a bit private so we did not take advantage of all the amenities. It is near all the restaurants and beach at oyster pond area, and convent to get around the island from there.
Going to Catherine house is like going through a maze. Bring your compass and GPS
but once you reach the house, you are on the top of the world
beautiful set up and nice welcome.
Most enjoyable experience
A St Marteen must stay...
On the hills of Saint Martin, Catherine's villa enjoys an exceptional sea view.
This house combines comfort, luxury and poetry :) There is a Huge infinity pool!
We had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the advice of our hostess.
Catherine and her husband are attentive and helpful.
The studio is really nice and clean, like the rest of the villa, comfortable and artistic.
Catherine parle français. Je vous recommande cette location, idéale pour se reposer et profiter du calme des collines.