Condo, 2 chambres + autres (voir description), 2 Bains (Sleeps 4-5)
Gérant immobilier / professionnel
St Martin Beach Rentals LLC
- anglais, espagnol, néerlandais
Salle(s) de bain
Dispositifs de sécurité
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Équipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Adaptée aux enfants
Animaux non bienvenus
Occupants maximums: 5
Remboursement à hauteur de 100 % si l’annulation est effectuée au moins 60 jours avant l’arrivée.
Paradise in the hood
This condo is beautiful with wonderful ocean views from both the upper and lower decks (if you rent both levels), but it is located literally across the street (really more of an alley) from third world living conditions including broken down shanties, aimlessly wandering individuals (presumed inhabitants) and a bevy of stray cats, dogs, chickens and roosters. The condo is located on Simpson bay road which is a one way (but not marked as such in a meaningful way) barely paved alley. We did not rent a car and walking on this alley in the evenings to and from dinner was a very uncomfortable experience (although we were not threatened in any way). If you do rent a car be careful of the road, because if you are going the wrong way on it and are caught, you are apparently subject to a 100$ cash fine payable on site to the policeman (so we were told). The condo was fairly well equipped except in the area of cooking utensils. The unit was cleaned very superficially however. The cooking utensils were crusted with dried food, and the pots and pans were all in a state of advanced wear (most should be discarded). The grill outside and the stove inside were also very dirty and looked like they have never been cleaned. There was also a constant stream of ants roaming through the kitchen 24/7. If you are not a smoker, and are put off by the smell of such, many people smoke out in the pool area which then can be smelled in the condo and on the decks. The pool area is very nice with chaise lounges provided, but there are no umbrellas present to shade you from the fierce tropical sun. The grounds are beautifully maintained, unfortunately the maintenance takes place daily right in front of your deck with raking and hedge clipping commencing 7:30-8:00 AM. The pool maintenance also apparently occurs during the day with the guests right there instead of off hours as one would expect.The beach is nice, clean and very narrow, although it widens away from the condo. The beach is only a mile long, not two miles as others had written. It is fairly quiet and definitely uncrowded. The majority of the beach is located along the runway of the airport, which is quiet busy with flights daily. If you don't rent a car you can easily walk to most restaurants and to the grocery store, but beware you must walk though unsettling areas, and there are little or no sidewalks anywhere in the vicinity of the condo or restaurants. If you do rent a car beware, there is literally no parking anywhere.
Great condo...terrific location.
Have stayed all over the island, both sides, this may be our favorite spot. So convenient to get anywhere, quick drive to Philipsburg or into Grand Case, walking distance to loads of shops and restaurants.
Condo itself was just fabulous. Upstairs bedroom a real treat, sat out there every night. Great views in any direction. Pool was wonderful to have just steps from the unit, although we are beach people, so spent most of our days out and about.
Beach right in front of unit was not good for swimming, but 3 minute walk opens up to lovely clear (no rocks!) beach/water. Spent two days there using chairs/umbrella/cooler from unit.
15 minute walk to Karakter or Mary Boons....great to not have to deal with parking at either of those places!
Condo was clean...manager was quick on the site when we arrived.
One issue that others have reported is the VERY poor wifi/internet reception. We actually enjoyed this as it was election week in the States, and we were just as happy to be unplugged!!!! BUT, if you rely on this for business or other needs, you should make alternate plans of some sort. (This is not the only condo on the island where we have had this issue, but it seemed worse than others.)
After staying in so many other spots, this is the one we would come to back to in a second.
Great place to stay! Awesome view and one of the best beaches on the island! This is our third visit to the island and second stay at Paradise Beach. Location is perfect! Plan to return next year!