The approach to Mer Soleil sets the stage for an exotic French Creole villa with Mediterranean flair. Colorful mosaics embedded in whitewash walls hug the teak main gate further flanked by tall palms in oversized planters. Past the gate, the stone paved drive is edged with colorful tropical shrubs and palms. Arches, terracotta roofing, columns and ironwork define the entrance. The view dazzles as you enter the home. The turquoise pool edged by tropical foliage draws your eye to the Caribbean Sea and brilliant blue sky. Within view are the island of Saba, Baie Lounge Beach and the luxury hotel La Samanna. At night, sunsets are simply brilliant.
The villa flows seamlessly from the interiors to the covered terraces and onto the spacious pool terrace. The open plan great room mixes Caribbean touches with French style. Arched windows, doors and ironwork add to the exotic attitude. Rattan, teak, painted and tiled furniture accent the local art and interesting accessories. Cream and blue tones connect the seating and dining area. A large Provenal style kitchen, in beautiful wood cabinetry and marble tiles with high-end appliances, is a very elegant place to prepare a meal, whether by a professional or amateur chef. The main kitchen opens to the view and to a gorgeous blue tile Moroccan inspired covered outdoor kitchen and dining gazebo. It is a stunning place to cook and dine al-fresco. The gazebo also houses additional living room seating overlooking the gardens and ocean view.
Three bedrooms are in the main villa; two off the upper terrace and one at garden level. Two additional bedrooms are in a private cottage tucked behind the villa. All bedrooms have either sea or garden views plus private seating inside and out. Poster beds, rattan and teak furniture, charming Provence and tropical inspired fabrics in blues, yellows and white create a romantic feel to the rooms. The en-suite bathrooms are gorgeous in traditional Provenal tiles and mosaics, each room in a different color. Several bathrooms have either sea or garden views from their walk-in showers. The cottage bedroom suites each have a wet bar and fridge while also providing an interconnecting door, a great feature for families.
You are close to amenities. Two minutes to Baie Nettles culinary stars Le Sand, Dreams and Mezza Luna. Wonderful gourmet food and wine stores are just a short drive in Cupecoy along with the Starz Casino and fine dining options Escape and Temptation. A short 15-minute drive and you are at the International airport or the nightlife of Maho. The French Capital, Marigot, is only 15 minutes from the villa where you can enjoy Duty Free shopping, boutiques, bakeries and the Creole Market.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Internet on the island can be inconsistent and signal strength is generally lower than in developed cities. As our guests in St. Martin, be prepared to work less and relax more.
Satellite television in St. Martin can be spotty so remember to set your DVR to record your favorite shows before leaving home.
The five bedrooms are laid out for maximum privacy. Two on the upper terrace facing the pool, one at garden level and two in a private cottage at the back of the villa. All bedrooms face West and take in the afternoons setting sun.
Access to the cottage bedrooms is through the front door or the separate side door through the kitchens laundry room.
The open-air kitchen closes in the evenings with electrical shutters.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, private bathroom with a shower, TV, DVD and CD Player
Bedroom 2 King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, private bathroom with a shower, TV, DVD and CD Player
Bedroom 3 King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, private bathroom with a shower, TV, DVD and CD Player
Bedroom 4 King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, private bathroom with a shower, TV, DVD and CD Player
Bedroom 5 King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, private bathroom with a shower, TV, DVD and CD Player
Air conditioned bedrooms and living area
Washer / Dryer
Propane mosquito trap
Viking gas grill
Housekeeper (6 days a week)
Maximum 10 guests
Non Smoking Villa
Pets are not allowed
Wedding/Special events accepted
2 minute drive to Long Bay beach
6 min. drive to Nearest Grocery Store
11 min. drive to Marigot
This property can be rented for special events such as Wedding/Cocktail Parties. Additional to one week minimum rental, an event fee a security deposit would be required according to the number of guests. The guests will be responsible to clean the house after the event and the owners will not accept more guests at the villa than what the villa can accommodate during the entire rental period (2 pax per bedroom).
Please note that this villa is equipped with a mosquito repellent system around the house, using only essential oils. However, it is not guaranteed that there will not be any mosquito, but the system would help to prevent mosquitoes around this property.
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay