Beachfront Bliss indeed!!!!

This was by far the nicest place we have stayed at in our 12 visits to SXM. The best part of this beautiful furnished condo is the location. It’s right on Simpson Bay Beach and a 5-minute walk to Mary’s Boon and Karakter Beach Bars. The beach was very private and some of the best snorkeling is just a few feet from the beach. Also, there is an abandoned barge that is partially submerged just off shore and an easy swim with fins, which affords some spectacular opportunities to see a large variety of fish. The condo itself is perfect with two large bedrooms, extremely comfortable beds, 2 full baths, a well-equipped kitchen with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils and appliances. The furnishings are in great shape and very comfortable. We really did not spend much time inside during our two-week stay. Luckily, we had fantastic weather and most of our time was spent outside at the pool and/or beach. Though, the other occupants of this small complex share the pool and beach, and most of the time we were the only ones at the pool or on the beach. There is plenty of parking and we liked the security of the electric gate. We felt very safe and secure during our stay. We did visit a few other beaches, Friars Bay Beach, Le Gallian, Grand Case and Mullet Bay. We also visited Marigot and climbed the hill Fort Saint Louis, Lotiere Farms, sailed to Tintamare with Captain Neil aboard the Celine, diving in Grand Case with Octopus Diving Center, and took Bluebeard Charters to Anguilla where we met the famous Bankie Banx at his Dune Preserve. Bankie is a famous reggae star that has performed with Jimmy Buffett. Wherever we ventured, we always looked forward to returning the condo, enjoying a cocktail, watching the boats pass by and listening to the waves on the beach. It is truly a very peaceful and relaxing location. There are several restaurants that are close enough to walk to, although, we chose to drive. Places we dined at include, Pizza Galley, Jimbo’s, Pineapple Pete’s, Mary’s Boon, Karakter’s, Buccaneer Beach Bar, and the Ocean Grill on Wednesday nights for all you can eat ribs (YUM). For our farewell dinner we tried the new Sushiito Restaurant at the Princess Port de Plaisance casino. It was fabulous!! We truly enjoyed this trip to SXM more than any of our prior trips and are certain that is attributed to the accommodations, location, and the fact that we were dealing with a very informative, responsive and caring owner. It was a pleasur

Jim from Upstate New York

                       " I DIDNT WANT TO GO HOME! "                        

 The time flies by too quickly when there are so many things to do!  One day was a trip to Anguilla.  Another  was spent on Baie Longue with massages at La Samanna.               
                       Orient Beach is always a "must do", but hitting Zee Best and hanging between your place was Karakters was perfect!  Thanks to you and Eric for your hospitality.  
                        You really have an ideal location! 

Tom in Ohio:


"So Awesome!"

We came out for an 8 day family vacation (3 adults). We had a tremendous time! This location is outstanding! Before coming out, we were a bit hesitant regarding the planes, but that was shortlived, as the planes didn't interrupt us at all. We liked being able to see the cruise ships, yachts, and sailboats come and go through the bay as we sat on our patio or poolside. It was so nice to be able to choose between the pool and the ocean, or a bit of both. Also - the area to the west of the condo is what we called "the park" was a nice surprise with tables and lounge chairs for snacktime, lunch breaks, mojitos (of course), reading, napping, playing cards. It is under the beautiful trees, and has a great breeze - we really enjoyed that space, and it seemed to be unusual for properties around to have that little added bonus. We toured the island and really felt lucky to be at this place, as it was much more green and lush than other locations. The convenience of the condo - with full kitchen, bathtub, wifi, housekeeping, pool, a/c, comfy beds, etc. etc. was great. The staff was there daily to tend the grounds and the pool, which were immaculate. It was great to have the ability to walk to the grocery store in 2 minutes, or go to "Atlantico" for morning baked goods, or a bit further down to other restaurants or beach bars on the water. It was nice to take morning strolls or swims. The sunsets were always amazing, and we made it a point to be home and on the grounds to watch the sun go down from the condo. If we had questions, the manager tended to them immediately. We had friendly neighbors that made it fun to visit with and compare notes on where everyone went off to for the day. This condo is extremely quiet and private. We felt like we had our own pool and our own beach. Johanna, the owner, was so great at providing information before our trip, and while we were at the property. She has a file full of local recommendations that were golden. We give it a big thumbs up! We would definitely come back here! Great place, great amenities, great location, GREAT!

Anonymous....Valley Village, CA


"to let you know we had a great time on St. Maarten.  Your beautiful condo, Simpson Bay & the island were everything you said they would be and so much more.  We enjoyed fresh croissants most mornings.  Spent a lot of time just relaxing and watching the ships sail by.  Loved the nice quiet beach just steps outside the condo door.  Went on 2 snorkeling trips and I am definitely hooked on snorkeling.  My sister & I went to Marigot on Wednesday for the open air market and picked up some pretties to bring home.  Had breakfast one morning at Zee Best and it was fabulous.  Ate supper at a different restaurant each evening and it would be very hard to say which we liked the best.  They were all great.  We even somehow found a lolol, Johnny B's under the tree, and enjoyed our meal from there.  As you had told us, everyone was very friendly and helpful.  We all agreed that it was a wonderful vacation and most definitely a place we would love to return to.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us and all the information you passed along to help make this vacation so great. "

Thank you,

"Just returned from two glorious weeks.  Your condo is fantastic. I have never been in such a well equipped kitchen!!(not that I cooked while on vacation!) We really enjoyed the location. The beach is beautiful. We had the best weather. One hour of rain in two weeks.  And it was much warmer than previous years. I guess we were lucky on the weeks we chose.  Your patio furniture was so comfortable. I had my mo r ning coffee out there and just enjoyed the peace and quiet.  We did have one chuckle.  We go to the southern Caribbean where it is warm and balmy and you have a heated toilet seat. We live in a cold climate and have no such luxury!!  We found that quite amusing!!  My husband wants me to get a shower head like yours. He loved that set up.  I hope to unpack first.

Anyway, we had a wonderful trip.  Your condo was so nice we did not feel the need to travel to the different beaches. Why leave perfection!! "

Thanks so much…..Maureen


“ We just loved your Condo! Reminded me so much of me and how I would have decorated it! The “little” touches and the colors are beautiful…  I am so glad we choose your place for our week. I also loved the set up with the pool right outside the door. Couldn't ask for anything more perfect! The workers (cleaning lady and maintenance man) were wonderful!  They did such a great job keeping the inside and the outside very clean.  And they were also friendly.  Thanks again.

                                                     The Petrone's ( Vermont , USA )


“Thank you for what has been a splendid holiday.  The location, condo, equipment and facilities have been beyond our expectations and better than we have ever experienced in Europe .  The same can be said of the weather which has been great.  We'll be coming back again (bank manager permitting J ).

Thanks for everything, and thanks for all the great info you gave us before we arrived. Thanks again and best regards.

                                                          The Brakens ( Northumberland , U.K. )  


“ We loved every minute of your slice of Paradise .  Celebrating Mr. C.'s big birthday on Jan 31, we had a very peaceful and relaxing vacation. We now consider the four of us travel athletes, shopping athletes and eating athletes. Wonderful week but too short.  We need another seven days at least!  Many thanks for the memories”

     The Walshs & the Carmans ( Illinois , USA )


“Words can't express the view! All of us need a little rest from out long Pennsylvania winter.  We've been to many places but this view and the sea were the best!  We're packing up now which is very hard.  I personally could use another week now that we have gotten the hang of things.  We celebrated the Queen's birthday in Philipsburg.  It was colorful and grand.  Thanks from all of us.

              The Prewitts ( Pennsylvania , USA )


“The return to the place of our birth, childhood and teenage years was made even more special by staying at this fabulous condo! The location was perfect and the views even better.  We have many pictures to make our friends Stateside super jealous.

                                     The Grants (originally from St. Martin – now residing in Miami )


“Had a lovely time at your condo.  The view is great, especially watching the sailboats drift by. You've done a fine job in decorating and we appreciated all the new kitchen appliances and accessories.  We hope to return.  Thank you.

           The Hutchinsons ( Indiana , USA )


“Very brief but very enjoyable stay. We really liked the location of the condo to the pool, beach and “downtown” Simpson Bay ! Inside the condo is very nice and comfortable and extremely clean. Having up-to-date appliances, etc and recently renovated accommodations made our stay that much more splendid.  Joan, your maid, was helpful as was Jean, your manager.  Joan is a very good and through housekeeper! Thank you very much for making our vacation a wonderful one!

                         The Harcourts (Ontario, Canada)


“Thank you for a fabulous honeymoon! We cannot begin to describe what a glorious time we had and what an amazing adventure this was for us! You truly helped to start our marriage off with love and sandy beaches!

                             Pastor D. Kelley  ( N.Y., USA )


“Thanks for making our vacation great! Your place was just like home for us.  Thanks for all the great tips for places to eat. Tell Joan, your maid, she is the best!  We will be talking to you again soon, I am sure!

                                   The Yannuzzis ( Pennsylvania , USA )


“Fantastic as always!  Our third (fourth?) visit and we'll be back”.

                            The Doctors from Chicago

Thank you for the use of your condo.

I just returned from a month’s vacation at your beautiful condo and I’M READY TO RETURN! 
The property is excellent and the location is ideal.  I love that just a few steps away from the condo door is the beach. 
It is relaxing listening to the waves break on the shore and walking to the beach bars, snorkeling, and going to Zee Best was very habit forming.

Thanks for the VIP treatment. 

Tom Besco