We have come to St. Martin since 2003 and love this island. We feel so fortunate to have found Villa du Voyageur post-Irma. It has been fully repaired and is situated so that you have a beautiful view of Orient Bay and privacy on the patio/pool area from your neighbors. The unit is immaculate and Frank and Nathalie were exceptional hosts. We enjoyed morning jogs through Baie Oriental and watching the progress people are making repairing the hurricane related damage. There are several restaurants open in the neighborhood and a short distance away you can find a gym, a phenomenal bakery, small grocery and other shops. Just five minutes further and you have access to three exceptionally good restaurants that have re-opened in Grand Case. We were touched by the optimism and warmth of the people we met who experienced the aftermath of Irma. Even though they lived through the destruction and all it entailed, they welcomed us and comforted us with the statement, “Mother Nature gave us all this beauty, she reserves the right to re-arrange it.” We could all learn so much from that!
Great owner Frank to rent from. Nice location and comfortable villa with everything we needed for our 2 week stay. Beautiful pool area with comfortable lounge chairs. Security alarm to set when we left and over night. Felt very safe. Short walk to the village but never walked to the beach because of our beach bag. Ready to book again!
Our stay at the villa was awesome! Despite having nearby villas, the location felt secluded, almost like you were in the remote tropics as you were not able to view other villas from the outdoor seating area or pool due to the street location (a slight incline) and strategic foliage surrounding the villa. Other villas are also not able to see you either. The beach, restaurants and shops are a quick 3 to 5 minute walk away, offering most anything you could possibly need or want. We grilled two nights and went out to dinner two nights, opting to snack for dinner on other occasions. We really felt at home. The ability to do laundry while using the villa was a plus, so you don't need to pack so many clothes! Frank answered our questions promptly during communications prior to the rental. He and his wife were there upon our arrival and explained the features and usage of various aspects, as well as how to reach them should we need anything.
There were certainly more expensive rentals in the area, but you cannot beat the location and privacy (quietness) of this one. The villa was neat, and clean. We are not picky people and this is not a 5-star resort. This is a villa, someone's home that they own and when it is not rented, they sometimes stay there. Could there perhaps be some updating - - perhaps, however, EVERYTHING functioned as expected and it was CLEAN. We felt like we were right at home. This was the most relaxing vacation we have EVER been on. We've been to other islands, all-inclusives, etc, but will definitely be back, most likely next year. I will say that we discussed early on whether to leave a review or not, and I was hesitant because I said, if we do, then others will know about this wonderful place and it will be booked next time we want to rent. ;-). Look no further, seriously. I doubt you will find a better location, value and amenities for the price. Walk to dinner, to the beach, to the store or relax by the pool.
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