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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Orient Bay, Saint-Martin, St Martin / St Maarten

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BlueMoc
Parrish, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Couldn't Have Been Better!”
Reviewed 2 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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I can’t say enough about how much my wife and I enjoyed our week at Côté Mer. The condo was perfect and had everything we needed for our stay. It was only seconds away from the beach and just a couple minutes’ walk to the restaurants and shopping available in the village.

Moune and Dominique met us at the airport and Moune showed us a number of things to do during the drive from the airport to Orient Village. They own the property and live close, so they are easily accessible should the need arise. Moune also took the time to show us around when we arrived and was quickly responsive during the week for a couple requests we had. They are wonderful property owners and so accommodating and helpful.

We also rented a car through them and the process could not have been easier. The car was at the condo when we arrived and we simply left it there at the end of the week. We heard other people commenting what a time-consuming process renting a car on the island was, but that certainly was not our experience.

I will add that the pool is different than the one pictured here, but it was nice and relatively secluded. However, be aware that if you go in the summer it is very warm. This was no issue for us as the beach was the attraction, not the pool, and we did enjoy some night swimming after the sun went down, but I couldn’t imagine using it during the heat of the day.

Again, we had a fantastic week and can’t wait to go back. You can’t go wrong renting from Moune and Dominique!

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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New Bern, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Jun 2017
Thank you for your great review! hope to see you next year! M&D
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Tradepoli...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The ideal location for marvelous vacation...”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
2
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So Chic Villas is "one of a kind", "the precious gem" accommodation service in the Orient Bay area of SXM island. Whichever you go for, (there are 3 varieties of accommodation), "Côté Mer", "Côté Rêve" and "Côté Chic"...you CAN'T GO WRONG !!! This is our second consecutive year with them, and everything is just great. Very distinctive and admirable family operated business, run by its owners the way every hospitality business should be managed. Amazing people, beautiful locations, stellar rental units for 2...4...or more people. Clean, functional, stylish, spacious apartments and literally 150ft from the warm Caribbean waters...TOP. Convenience of airport pickup / drop-off shuttle service to make you stay totally "stress less" from it's very beginning. Also, the most competitive car rental offers for the whole duration of your vacation are managed by your hosts as well, upon request. Go check their website, get in touch with the owners and book your "spot in heaven". That's what we did 2 yrs ago and it was the most phenomenal and enjoyable decision we have made in a while.

Date of stay: December 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Dec 2016
Tears in my eyes, big emotion reading your review! thank you so much!
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Altius10
Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
1,020 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 555 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Little Apartment on Orient Bay”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
4
people found this review helpful

This was our 8th visit to St. Martin -- 6th stay on Orient Beach. The last several years we have loved renting our own apartment and staying right at the beach. Last year we wanted to find some new options - so contacted Moune. She was so helpful - showing us all 3 of her properties and letting us pick the right one for our visit this year.

This apt. is decorated and furnished very nicely. The kitchen appliances are new (fridge, dishwasher and washer) and there are numerous plates, glasses, utensils, pots and pans. All great for our 2 week stay. I only missed oven mitts and kitchen scissors.

Just a couple of opportunities -- The bathroom shower and sink area are beautiful -- however -- the shower head is not hung up -- so you basically have to hand shower. It would be nice to have it mounted to the wall. We were lacking in mats - ie in the bathroom and at the doors for the first week. When Moune brought new linens and towels during our second week there were some included. We should really have called and asked for them - as I'm sure she would have brought them over. Finally -- for the beach towels -- we were only provided one each -- so we went out and bought a couple more. Not a big deal -- and we could always do laundry every couple of days.

I found Moune to be an excellent landlord/owner. When she showed us the properties last year she was so helpful - explaining each place. When we booked - she answered all of our questions. We had an issue with our patio shutters during our first couple of days - and Moune had them fixed the same morning.

You can see from the pictures that this location is excellent. You are literally steps away from the beach. We did miss the ocean view -- but the patio is set up beautifully. Overall we felt very comfortable and safe in this apartment by the sea!

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: Location and Fabulous Owners
Liked least: Lack of a 'real' shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ErinP412
Richmond, Kentucky
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Another Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
4
people found this review helpful

This was our third time renting from Moune and Dominique and once again we were wowed! Cote Mer is a beautiful villa located directly off the beach in Orient Village. It's crisp, clean and gives you the feel of being at home. We were able to call Cote Mer home for 9 wonderful nights on this trip. The villa is fully equipped with everything you need. The kitchen is complete with utensils and cook ware if needed. The kitchen has an "American Refrigerator" as Moune calls it :-) with an ice dispenser, filtered water and full freezer. The bedroom has a king bed with a huge walk in shower and plenty of closet space. The villa has a huge patio which is partially covered. Before we arrived we were concerned about it being on ground floor and not having a view, but our concern was quickly gone when we walked in. The patio has amazing views of swaying palm trees. You can hear the ocean at night. From Cote Mer you are within walking distance of everything you need. Amazing restaurants in the village, a small grocery store and a few places to get breakfast. The Villa is also pretty well stocked with liquor which renters are welcome to! All she asks is that you pay it forward and help her keep it stocked. So if you buy a bottle and don't finish it, just add it to the collection. You are the closest to the beach you can get. Go through the gate, cross the road and there you are. Moune was even gracious enough to offer chair deals for the beach. This helped a lot! If you want to rent a car (we do!) Moune and Dominique also take care of that. She picked us up at the airport brought us to the villa where our cute tiny green car was waiting for us. Every transaction with them is seamless. They truly want you to love the island just as they do. We've made this our vacation spot for the past 4 years and aren't planning to change that anytime soon.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The villa is better in person than the pictures!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for your great review!
Hope all our guest will fall in love with the island, orient beach and our vacation rental Côté Mer like you do!
See you next year ;)
Moune and Dominique
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