Relaxing tropical home close to pool, beach, fine dining & shops!
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About Martine Leonie
We are two happily retired Canadians who ended our research, teaching and administrative careers at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine right here in Sint Maarten. World travelers throughout our 50 years together, life has provided opportunities to live and work not only in the tropics but also in the temperate and arctic regions of the world. We now divide our time between months here at Tradewinds, time at our new garden suite on the west coast of British Columbia, criss-crossing the continent in our new RV and visiting family and friends around the world.
Martine Leonie purchased this Bungalow in 2002
Why Martine Leonie chose Maho
Tradewinds 309 is a five minute walk to the island's best beach! It was easy to beat a well-worn path to our favorite spot with beach chairs and insulated picnic bag in hand. The charm and the extraordinary beauty of the Caribbean Sea lures us, in fact pulls us back year ofter year to this lovely retreat. Beautiful sunny days are the norm here which warms our soul and presents a stark contrast to those many years living in the arctic as a research scientist. Birds wake us up now, slow morning brew on the verandah, leisure meals on the porch, reading in the hammock, gardening and eating fruit in season - floating in the pool or in the sea - all contribute to the lure of our island home which we want to share with you. Our hope is that you enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Island time - a laid back pace for living that begins on this lovely south-facing front verandah overlooking our garden. And then there's the hammock - calling us out beneath the twin palms. Bring your book, it says. Better yet - come for your nap! Living here affords us the time and the inclination to watch the tomato plants begin again after Hurricane Irma drove the seeds underground. Living here invites us to count the gardenia flowers ready to burst from freshly sprouted branches. Bananaquits suck nectar next to hummers. Morning doves prefer the seeds we offer in bird feeders large and small.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
On balcony only
Small pets only. Managers discretion. Pet fee app
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a great time. The property was in a good location. It was clean and spacious. The outdoor swimming pool was very nice. Short distance to the beach with a great view. We would definitely recommend this property. Great bargain!
Pros and Cons
We rented this property for a week in July, but we had to cancel after 2 days. Fortunately the property manager understood our concerns regarding the accommodation and we received a partial refund.
We booked the apartment in one of the hottest month in SInt Maarten. So the place got too hot to stay inside during the day. There is an AC in the bedroom and that room was ok, but in the kitchen and the living room, even though there were fans, it was too hot to stay inside or cook something. The apartment is well furnished and equipped , but everything was pretty dusty. Having a garden outside , the apartment had also a lot of mosquitos and some other insects inside.
We understood that unfortunately there was a change of the person that usually cleans the apartment, so that may have been the cause of some of our issues. The property manager mentioned that they will address all of these concerns.
The pool and the barbecue outside are very nice and the property is 24/7 guarded.
Great place and convenient
Had an awesome time
Beautiful and relaxing!
The ground floor unit was easily accessible. Our back patio was just a few steps from the pool, which was refreshing and clean. Our bedroom was very comfortable and cool. A wonderful experience!
Superb amount of space (we had 3 adults. but could have been double) and all the items needed for a relaxing stay. Safe to walk to restaurants, but make sure you have cash for several businesses did not take credit card.
Great villa close to AUC & beaches - highly recommend!
This villa was located in a great area - close to restaurants, grocery stores, beaches and so much more! The villa was very clean and full stocked with so many extras. The hostess was exceptional and went out of her way to connect with us after we accidentally left items behind. There is a large pool just steps away from the villa that great for kids, with a relaxing BBQ area next to it. Highly recommend!