We were fortunate to stay at Cote Mer for 3 and 1/2 weeks in March. The unit is even more spacious and beautiful than the pictures show. it was equipped with top end appliances and kitchen equipment. Everything you could possibly want is there. The linens and towels were of very high quality. All of the furniture was very clean and comfortable. On the porch now there are 2 club chairs and a custom made table for dining rather than what shows in the picture online. A very comfortable place to enjoy a meal. Moune and Dominique are excellent hosts. Communication with them is excellent. The location can't be beat. Right on the beach and a very short walk to the village. Highly recommend this rental. We have already booked for next year.
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!
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.
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!
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