Mahogany at Guana Bay, Saint Maarten
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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Stunning French Creole villa for luxury rental located in the exclusive area of Guana Bay, Dutch Sint Maarten. Situated on an acre of tropical gardens, Villa Mahogany is an elegantly appointed residence providing the ultimate in relaxation.
Enjoy ocean views and breezes as you dine alfresco on the covered terrace overlooking the pool and the view of St. Barth’s. Located within a 2 minute walk to the secluded white beach of Guana Bay, where you can swim and sunbathe in quiet serenity or take an early morning jog along the half mile stretch of shoreline...Read more
Mahogany at Guana Bay, Saint Maarten
Guana Bay, Saint Martin-Sint Maarten
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|Rate Summary||$815 - $1,715||$815 - $1,715||$5,700 - $12,000||$0||5 nights|
|Jan. 5 2013 - Apr. 15 2013||$1,100||$1,100||$7,700||-||5 nights|
|Apr. 15 2013 - Dec. 15 2013||$815||$815||$5,700||-||5 nights|
|Dec. 15 2013 - Jan. 5 2014||$1,715||$1,715||$12,000||-||5 nights|
|Jan. 5 2014 - Apr. 15 2014||$1,100||$1,100||$7,700||-||5 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 14, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Cacophony of construction noises continued non-stop
We have returned from a wonderful family holiday on St Martin. Villa Mahogany suited the size of our family. We do have many concerns that we thought should be passed on so that future guests can be either aware of or warned of any shortcomings.
1. One of our biggest annoyances was the continuous noise from construction activity that started around 8 am each morning and continued until late afternoon. The noise emanated from jack hammers, trucks loading and dumping rock, and earth moving equipment at a construction site that was either a new road, residential complex or both on a nearby hill. Had we known this noise was going to continuously mar the peaceful tropical holiday we had planned, we would not have stayed here.
2. After having reluctantly left my credit card number with the agent I dealt with in Canada to cover any possible damages incurred during our visit, and to cover the cost of extra baby items, (crib, high chair, etc) it was disconcerting to learn that my daughter in law was asked for her credit card number for the same purpose when they were first brought to the villa. I was also “hounded” to pay for the baby items even though I explained that I had left a credit card number for this purpose with the broker in Canada. So I do not know if the baby items had been paid for twice or not. On the day of departure, there was no one that came to verify that there had been no damage done and the keys had to be dropped off on the way to the airport. I find this practice very odd and very inconvenient for the guests. We would have liked confirmation that no damages were found and our credit card number destroyed.
3. None of the bathtubs held water. The plugs did not work. It was not the best situation for the baby or anyone hoping to have a bath. The water pressure was very poor overall.
4. The air conditioning in 2 of the bedrooms in the main house was faulty: one of the master rooms and one of the smaller rooms. It was very uncomfortable at night in these rooms when the aC stopped as the windows could not be opened because opening the windows would set off the security alarm. Several times in the middle of the night, because the aC stopped, our son and wife had to relocate to the extra room in the games house and because of this, the security system could not be set because he could not set it from the games room.
5. The security system for the perimeter of the property did not work.
6. The first evening there, we had to fix the clogged kitchen sink. The grounds man did not know how to do it. Luckily we had an engineer in our group.
7. The pool accessories were not made available to us. We “discovered” them when we talked to the housekeeper in the laundry room…on the last day.
8. It should be made clear what the housekeeper’s duties are. Doing laundry should not be considered “extra” work especially when the washer and dryer are on the property…or let the guests do their own. Our housekeeper did not seem overly burdened while we were there. Some websites that advertise Villa Mahogany include washer and dryer in the amenities. There seems to be inconsistencies between rental agencies as to whether the washer/dryer is available for guests or not. I also consider it poor taste for the housekeeper to say she expects us to leave a tip with her the day before our departure.
9. Though a pretty beach, Guana Bay beach was certainly no place for safe swimming and should not be advertised as such. We chose Villa Mahogany because of its proximity to the beach, but we could not swim there.
10. There were a few safety concerns inside the house. From the open foyer to the open living room, there was a long step that ran the length of the room that was very hard to see because the floor was the same colour from one room to the next. We had to place chairs across the step after the 3rd person tripped on the step and realized that this would keep happening all week. It was the same from the kitchen to the dining room, but not quite as bad because the floor colour changes. We still had to place a chair there for safety.
There were low beams in the master bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. Both grandfathers cracked their heads with one drawing blood.
The spiral staircase was probably safe but very rickety. It certainly isn’t suitable for the elderly or taking a baby up and down or for taking suitcases up and down.
As I mentioned, we did have a wonderful week being able to reconnect as family, but I feel there are many concerns that need to be addressed for the villa to qualify as a luxury villa in “quiet serenity”.
We feel above all, we should have been informed of the banging and clanging that continued all day from the construction site. No vacationers should have to put up with that noise at any time but especially before getting up in the morning. It is quite obvious the construction site has been in operation for quite some time and not a new development.
We addressed these concerns with the Canadian agent we dealt with and in turn she forwarded them to Jennifer’s Vacation Villas. We had initiated a call to Jennifer’s to voice our issues while we were there but when she gave us the brush-off about the construction noise, I wasn’t going to bother with our other concerns. Besides, I didn’t want a parade of maintenance people invading our privacy while on holiday. I believe maintenance should be done between guests’ departures and arrivals. Jennifer (from Jennifer’s Vacation Villas) responded to our concerns by offering us another week at the same price as this last stay. I can’t figure out why she thinks we’d want to pay to listen to the construction noise for another week.
By all means, do not stay here until the nearby construction is finished.