Estudio, 1 BDR, 1 BTHR, vista panorámica completa de 240 °, en el balcón de la playa, 500 pies cuadrados, 2-3
- inglés, francés, español
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100% de reembolso para cancelaciones con más de 30 días antes de la fecha de llegada. 50% de reembolso para cancelaciones con más de 14 días antes de la fecha de llegada.
Excellent, loved every minute
My husband and I are just back from spending an amazing week in St Martin. First off, it is an amazing island with such nice friendly people and fantastic food. If you are wondering where to stay, stay on the French side and in Chantals apt in Mont Vernon. I will be honest in saying I was a little scared due to other posts in regard to the hurricane damage and a previous post about this property. Chantal, who is an amazing and responsive host completely put my mind at ease. Her apt is 100% exactly as it looks in the photos. The apt has everything you need, full kitchen, cooler and umbrella for the beach. The view is to die for, I am still dreaming about it. The sound of the ocean from the apt is just fantastic.
The property is a little rundown and there a couple of the buildings that need complete renovations due to hurricane damage. It is sad to see but the complex was busy with people the week we were there so it gives me great hope. The area, view and closeness to the beach makes up for it all. There was one area of the road in that was very bumpy, they started working on it two days before we left. While there was a lot of hurricane damage to the area, there is also so much work being done. The apt is very close to Orient Village, about a 10 min walk on the beautiful beach or a 5 min drive. There are great restaurants there. We love using a pool to take a break from the heat, there is access to the pool at a hotel resort in Orient Village called The Plantation. You just need to buy a drink ( nobody took any notice of us, so we didn't even really need to buy one). So having no pool on the property did not bother us. I would advise people to rent a car to explore the beauty of the island and all its amazing beaches. The furthest you will drive is 35 mins, everything is so close. We cannot wait to book our next trip and will not hesitate to book Chantals apt.
Chantal is a fantastic and responsive host and her place is super cute! Orient bay is an awesome area, not crowded at all, and the beaches that have rebuilt since the hurricane are awesome. The view from the place is gorgeous!
Just returned from our stay on orient bay beach. We must admit that the inside of the actual unit was exactly as described. Beautiful views directly overlooking the water and steps away to the beach. A nice deck where we could enjoy morning coffee and watch the sunrise rise. The apartment was fully loaded with everything you would need with the only exception being enough towels. We had 1 large towel for each of us plus a smaller hand towel for the whole week. We had also hoped for beach chairs as listed but were disappointed to find the chairs that were left were "camp" style and not suited for sunbathing. Chantal was very prompt with her communication both before our arrival and during our stay especially since she was not physically present on the island during our stay. We had been nervous about this as she had a family emergency but once on the island everything went smoothly. She even helped us hire and contact a private driver to meet our transportation needs. The one thing we do want to mention is the state of the property. They have been badly hit by the hurricane and have not done much to return the property to how it looked before. The unit below us was being remolded and we looked out every day to a large dumpster and loud noises on the ground floor below us starting early in the morning with the construction going ion. Our actual building was in better shape then most. Then outdoor lightning for the development is all but gone. The stairs leading down to the beach are without rails and the buildings all around us were uninhabitable. The pool and its surrounding buildings are left decaying The roads leading up to the property are quite bad and out driver showed amazing skills getting us there. We had visited the island and this beach prior to the hurricane and were devastated to see the destruction that it had left behind. The majority of the boutiques and restaurants on the beach are totally gone. Orient Bay beach club and its builds are left standing in decay. There is ongoing water issues on the island and we were with water for 2 days.. I want to mention that this is not the owners fault and she did contact us once we were there telling us about the water shutoff for the day. If you are expecting this area to be as it was prior to the hurricane you will be disappointed and should stay elsewhere on the island. Amy
Beautiful views from the balcony Chantal was very accommodating and helpful.
Beautiful beach view in peaceful setting
We stayed in both the lower suite and the third floor suite. Each had their own charm as the amenities were similar and well thought out by the owners. Chantal and Christian greeted us upon arrival and made certain we understood how everything worked. The main floor suite was nice as you could wander out to the property and take in the beach and look back to Pinel and Tintemare Islands. The assigned parking for this suite was tricky getting in and out so we ended up using the lower general parking area, which allowed less climbing to the suite.
The third floor suite was our favourite as the view was spectacular and the furnishings were a slight upgrade. The parking for this suite was in the covered parking area and we used this spot as it was closer to the suite and only involved the one set of property stairs.
Both suites had reliable, fast internet, which gave us no problems and allowed us to use our Slingbox back home. Otherwise TV was restricted to ABC and NBC plus CNN and a few French stations which came and went.
Despite damage to Mont Vernon, there is a busy feel to the place, with many young people using the location along with North American tourists. The road in has been repaired so there were no difficulty getting out to the main road and food shopping at Mont Hope Market was all wee needed for most of our supplies. We ate in most nights, using the ample kitchen amenities, and were happy that the suite had a convection oven, plus microwave and toaster.
Overall, we had a super vacation and really enjoyed our stay in these units. Thanks to Chantal and Christian for committing to provide a great oasis to those staying here.
Bob & Debbie
Still wonderful after Irma
This is our 3rd stay at Chantal & Christian's unit in Mt Vernon. Hurricane Irma did significant damage to the island but their studio apartment remains well maintained and filled with all that's required for a marvelous stay. The view of Orient Bay is absolutely stunning from the apartment and the lanai. Chantal is very responsive to any needs or questions. Several new restaurants have sprung up in nearby Orient Village offering many excellent choices. Grand Case still has several fine dining choices as well. Overall St Martin remains a beautiful, sunny island that is still wonderful even after Irma.