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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cul de Sac, Saint-Martin, St Martin / St Maarten

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Repeat Visit to Vacation Paradise”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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This is our second stay with Bruno and Carole. This year we rented the larger of the two apartments on the beach, with an outdoor bathroom and kitchen. We enjoy their pleasant hospitality,local information and the peaceful location of studio pinel, which is just next to the reserve naturelle, where there are wildlife trails and a herd of donkeys!The kitchen has plenty of equipment for basic cooking on the two burner gas stove, and theres also a BBQ grill nearby. We discovered a new gourmet market/traiteur that has lovely although pricey food to go, including rotisserie chicken, after the Cul de Sac round a bout, as you head towards Orient Bay,just before the leader Price Grocery (the Simply grocery has better selection).
You can also get fresh fish and local lobsters at the two Marigot markets on Wednesday and Saturday, but best to get an early start. We enjoyed the use of the kayaks again this year, and just relaxing on the nice little beach Bruno has constructed along the lagoon;many of the other waterfront properties in this area do not have beaches, just docks. The twice a week cleaning is welcome, and we hope to return again!

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wuv2fsh
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic waterfront location!”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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The waterfront location and quiet were wonderful. The kayaks and short paddle to Pinel Island were great. Wonderful place to just sit back and take in the tranquil setting. Outdoor shower was enjoyable. Many hiking opportunities.

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Liked best: Waterfront location, kayaks, hiking
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Louise E
Ontario, California
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4 reviews
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“This is a great spot, I wish we could have stayed longer.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We enjoyed our visit to Studio Pinel last year and returned this year to do it again. We were not disappointed and enjoyed it every bit as much.. The property is exactly as advertised- clean, quiet and charming. You will need to rent a car if you stay here, to get around to the shops and explore the island. But it is paddling distance to get across to Pinel Island - about 7 min of easy paddling in sea kayaks that Bruno provides for free. There are great beaches and a really nice restaurant on Pinel Island. Bruno and Carol, the owners, are very friendly, speak English well and were very helpful when we needed them- but otherwise we didn't see them much and they were not in any way intrusive. Its a wonderful, restful bit of paradise.

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Linda P
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beyond expectations”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We are drawn to St. Martin for its tranquility and ambiance, and studio Pinel offered us that and more. While not really suited to swimming, the little beach was a great spot for our 7 year old daughter to splash and play while we relaxed or did a BBQ. We used the kayaks to travel to Pinel Island, which has a lovely beach for swimming, and our daughter practised paddling in the small kayak. The king bed and two singles were perfectly suited to our small family, and the kitchenette perfect for preparing breakfast, lunch and BBQ meals. Bruno is an excellent host, offering help with a smile whenever called upon (twice we imposed on him to call our rental car company). We took advantage of the many beaches, restaurants and groceries which were are all a short ride away, and also spent two full days just relaxing at the studio. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Quiet corner of the island, Very peaceful for sleeping at night
Liked least: Mosquitoes - bring repellent and a net if you have one
Traveling group: Young Children
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kubakk
Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Vacation in Paradise”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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I spent two wonderful weeks at Studio Pinel in October 2013. The place is a paradise on earth and everything I read about it in the internet was true. Someone wrote that Bruno (the owner) is very helpful but not at all intrusive and I believe it to be a very accurate description. We even got a free upgrade for one week for the studio with direct view at the sea!

During our stay we got everything we needed. The studio had fully equiped kitchen and there was even a huge jacuzzi bath just at the beach in front of the studio free for us to use all the time! There were also kayaks that were included in price and this allowed us to visit Ilet Pinel, a small paradise Island with beautiful beach just 10minutes away from Cul de Sac, every day.

I totally recommend this place and I will definitely come back one day myself.

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Liked best: The view, Ilet Pinel, spa
Liked least: There's nothing I didn't like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Jorge P
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just one word: AMAZING”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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I went to St. Martin with my boyfriend and we booked a studio that was not in front of the sea, but Bruno, the owner gave us an upgrade! We got very happy until we got there.... then we got absolutely AMAZED! The room is incredible, the bed is HUGE and the view is unbelievable! It`s 10ft from the sea! We immediately fell in love with the place!
The owner was very very friendly and kind...
The hotel offers kayaks, and it`s a 20min trip to the pinel island... our best spot in hole st. maarten!

In resume! We have the best time of our life!

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Liked best: The room, the beach and pinel island
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Com cônjuge/parceiro
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Rodos87
NY
1 review
“Amazing little paradise!!!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed at the Ilet Pinel studio last month and so happy we did, we plenty enjoyed our stay on the french side of the island and the studio was all that was advertised and more, it was very clean and well maintained. The vue from the studio was amazing, we will be recommending to our friends and will definitely book again when we come back!!!

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Liked best: Tranquility
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Your age range 35-49
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