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“Charming Villa”

Review of Le Mas Caraibes

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Terres Basses, Saint-Martin, St Martin / St Maarten

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Stuart K
Champaign, Illinois
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“Charming Villa”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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This was a lovely villa situated on the west end of Simpsom Bay. The view of the bay spectacular. We have traveled to a number of villas in the US and Mexico and this was our first experience with a villa in St. Maarten. On the website (luxuryretreats.com) it was listed as being in Terra Basses when in actuality it's in a small non-gated yet very nice neighborhood called Mt rouge and its villa 502. The pool is great and the furnishings are a lovely euro-rustic antique mix that works well. The place felt safe, but there were locks, gates and an alarm system. There is a safe in the bedroom. The three bedrooms are great, each with its own shower and bathroom and hair dryer. Each has its own AC. DON'T drink the tap water. Very nice grocery store just south in Porto Cupecoy. The kitchen was suited well for small amounts of cooking. The wifi was reliable. The Dish Network TV worked well in the living room.

Things that should be improved for a villa at this price point :
1. The Mosquitos are horrible and my wife almost left early due to the bites. A mosquito magnet would help a bunch.
2. The living area got unbearably hot unless the doors were open. But open doors make the bug problem worse. Perhaps some AC in the living areas as well.
3. No running water on Sunday unless you request the system be turned on.

Nice time nice area, but I would look into terra basses if you are in the $5k per week range

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Liked best: The view, the peace, the pool.
Liked least: The mosquitos were very assertive.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 24, 2014
Thank you StuartK for your review. You captured many of the fine points of Le Mas Caraibes. Please allow us to address some points in your review.

Mount Rouge is one of the smaller, more exclusive communities in Terres Basses. As you pointed out, Mont Rouge offers a truly unique view as well as the best trade winds in the Lowlands. Le Mas was featured in Coastal Living as one of the 20 Best Villas in the Caribbean under $7000 per week.

Besides this we would like to point out that the tap water at the property is government regulated and thus considered safe for consumption. Le Mas also has a separate water system used for cleaning, this would be cistern water and indeed we would not recommend its consumption.
While St-Martin had a difficult winter with respect to mosquitos, the owner does do everything in his power to minimize their impact by offering Off spray to the guest and fumigating the property on regular basis between rentals. As for your suggestion of additional AC, it is certainly noted! In the meantime there are fans available to your disposal some upon request with the housekeeper. Finally we would like to apologize for the water inconvenience on Sunday. Le Mas has running water 24/7, however, sometimes the government cuts it off, without warning, for some local repairs. We can only imagine this was the source of the lack of water and for this our apologies as this is truly rare.

StuartK, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward welcoming you again in the very near future and as always, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at +1 514. 393 8844 if you have any more questions or concerns!

The Luxury Retreats Team
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in January 2012

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Reviewed October 14, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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Reviewed March 2, 2011 for a stay in November 2010

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Reviewed May 7, 2010 for a stay in November 2008
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