This villa, nestled in the hillside of Oyster Pond Estates, provided a fabulous home base for our week in St. Maarten. While it was amazing to have the place to ourselves, it really would be an ideal villa for two or three couples, as all of the bedrooms are quite private and have their own bathrooms. While the villa itself features clean, modern stylings and comfortable decor, what you are really paying for is the absolutely spectacular outdoor area with the infinity pool and garden looking out over lush hillsides and the sea. Photos do not do it justice. This was our first time traveling to St. Maarten and we found the location of the villa to be just perfect. Less than 15 minutes away from bustling Phillipsburgh, literally a couple hundred yards away from the Dutch/French border of the island, and close to some of the best restaurants we ate at during our stay. You'll find everything you need in the villa, from blenders to bug spray, and we even had a lovely food basket with some beer and sangria waiting for us in the fridge upon our arrival. My favorite amenities: - The pool and backyard, with its incredible view, complete privacy, and some cushy touches like an amazing canopy bed perfect for sunbathing and napping - Amazing master bathroom with double sinks - Gourmet kitchen and grill Things travelers should be aware of: - The road up to the villa through the hills can be a bit uneven and steep, but we had a compact Hyundai rental car and it didn't have any problems. In fact, a smaller car made turning into the driveway easier. - The villa has 3 cats who keep the grounds free from pests, and probably do a great job to boot. If you or someone you are traveling with has allergies, kindly inform your booking agent prior to your trip and they will have the cats removed for the duration of your stay. All in all, a truly wonderful place. We would absolutely stay here again.
The villa itself is located in a gated/guarded community and is perched on a hill overlooking parts of the Oyster Pond area with the wonderful Orient Beach in the distance. The place is beautiful, bright and wonderfully appointed. It's perfect for multiple couples as each room is like it's own private vacation spot with private decks and bathrooms. The landscaping/flowers around the property are simply beautiful and the bbq/deck/pool area almost make you never want to leave. We found ourselves just hanging out at the house enjoying the views and amenities more than we thought we would. The location is great...just barely on the Dutch side, just up the hill from Oyster Pond and Dawn beach - a stone's throw from the ocean. If the famous Orient Beach is what you're looking for you're just a short, beautiful drive away. St. Maarten is definitely our favorite getaway spot in the Caribbean and I look forward to planning my trips around the availability of this villa in the future. You can't go wrong!