Exceptional vacation experience with uncommon amenities
Review Submitted: 23 January 2012
Date of Stay: January 2012
This villa offers almost every convenience that you’d want in a rental. The owners obviously spend time here and have created a truly pleasant experience. Whether you want to stay in the shade, fun in the sun, or lounge inside with your favorite movies this villa will meet your needs. The shaded deck with padded deck chairs, lounges, and outside dining table are comfortable and the view and sounds of the bay are simply beautiful. It’s 40 steps to a clean pool and wonderfully maintained area for tanning and lounging. Despite the rocky coast the villa does have access for ocean swimming right next to the pool. Beach access is a bit of a walk down the street but it is accessible if you need sand.
Bedrooms are comfortable, particularly the master bedroom that overlooks the deck and the ocean. Beds are large and restful, furniture is new and the bathroom facilities are clean and updated.
The kitchen is very well stocked and had every plate, pot, and dish that we needed during our stay. The living room area has new, comfortable furniture and all chairs recline! The extras in this villa are an unusual, nice addition; flat screen TVs in all rooms, bluray DVD player, Bose iPod speaker system, and secure WIFI accessible from all rooms are all uncommon for a rental. There’s even a nice supply of family friendly DVDs and several books. There’s a grill and laundry facilities for your use as well.
In all, this villa exceeded all of our expectations. These owners understand customer service and have invested in all the right areas to create an enjoyable, restful vacation environment.
Lastly, the Kearns provide you with detailed, local information about restaurants, sites, and directions around the island. After all of my online reading I found their information to be the most helpful and accurate. We printed their info and simply carried it with us in the car and enjoyed all of their recommendations.
A word about driving; to experience the island you need a rental car. Invest in a medium size car or small SUV to get a better suspension. The roads in Simpson Bay are simply terrible and you’ll appreciate better shocks and springs. Local drivers are generally patient with tourist drivers and the roads improve greatly outside of the Simpson Bay area.
In all, this rental experience was the best we’ve encountered in the Caribbean. When we revisit St. Martin we will be staying here again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
Did you find this review helpful?