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The property isnt as appealing to the eye until you actually get in the room or go to the pools/private beach. The room was well kept and very nice. The owners were excellent to work with. The property is in a great area close to some really nice places to eat. We traveled to Philipsburg and spent some time going through the shops and walking on the beach. The shops close early. We drove up to Orient beach for a day and really enjoyed Bikjni Beach.
Sometimes they say: "It's all about a location" … we wish to say: "It is THE place to stay on St.Martin (St.Maarten). A very nice and quiet beach, not disturbed by visitors from cruise liners - and it's literally just 20 steps away from the door. A very well maintained property which has a real feel of a home - from the furniture to utensil to bathrooms to … well … everything! All equipment is in a nice working state. Actually, when there was a general power failure, a diesel generator kicked off right away, so we did not really feel any discomfort. Add to this a full-blown gas stove which does not depend on electricity. A very nice and large fridge with a freezer. Bathrooms are very clean and hot water is NOT in short supply :-) A nice patio … a very nice deep swimming pool .. a BBQ for lovers of ribs and steaks... and it's sooo quiet!
There were four of us, including an old lady and a her 6-year old Great Grandson, and the house provided lots of space for everyone. And if wanted to watch a TV or stream video using our PCs and tablets, a cable box and the Internet worked flawlessly (we brought our HDMI cable for convenience).
Wally, the property manager, toured us around the whole villa complex, and the house itself. He always was willing to help and assist!
We recommend to have a car. It helped us to move around the island, go grocery shopping (oh, the Carrefour Market, we will be remembering the variety of food in it) and easy access from and to the airport. We suggest to NOT buy any GPS program. Use the Google Maps offline map and the Google Maps app will provide you for step-by-step car navigation all right!
Would we wish to get back? Absolutely! We liked the place and the island as a whole!
We wish to thank the owners of Villa #2 for their choice of everything in the house - and, most of all, for trusting strangers to have a stay in this "home away from home"