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We stayed in this lovely home during the Thanksgiving week in 2010. The home is set up on the hillside above Anse Marcel on the French side of the island. It is a beautiful home with alot of outdoor living space with very nice views. The pool separates the main house from the 5th bedroom (which is the master suite). Each bedroom has it's own bathroom which is a very nice feature and the views from 3 of the 5 bedrooms are wonderful. The other two bedrooms just face the hillside. A unique feature of the pool is that it receives lots of sunshine in parts and then is actually covered by the roof of the walkway to the master suite in other areas. So it is possible to swim/relax in either sun or shade in this large pool. The kids spent many hours swimming during our trip.
The main areas of the house are very modern, clean and first class all the way and The Air conditioning worked very well.
Villa del Mar is a short walk to the beach area of Anse Marcel. You can rent beach chairs and order drinks and food right to your chair. The beach here is located in a cove type area so the water is very calm compared to the beach at Orient Bay. Orient Bay is about a 10 minute drive from the home.
During our stay, the rental agents helped us arrange to have a Thanksgiving meal prepared for us in the villa. The chef and server did all the cooking and clean up for this delicious traditional American Thanksgiving Day meal.
Lastly there is maid service each day included in the rental price.
My only complaint of our whole stay was that there really never was any internet connection in the house and frequently the satellite went down for the TV (so no Thanksgiving Day parade watching for us). But the hotel at the bottom of the hill does have public internet so we would go down there and order a cool drink and relax in their outdoor area when we needed to check out email.
We will definitely be returning to Villa del Mar on our next trip to St. Martin.
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