A spacious family villa, this property is ideally suited for multi-generational vacations. Equipped with a variety of children's toys and books as well as an extensive beach library for everyone else. This property is sure to have something to amuse everyone. The private pool on the deck allows for quick dips day and night. Dawn Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, is just a 7 minute walk away. This is a downhill walk and is quite quick, but the walk back is up hill and will take at least twice as long. Dawn Beach will give you access to some of the best snorkeling on the island. At the far end of this beach you can walk to a gourmet dinner and gambling at the Westin Hotel.
The spacious great room has space for everyone in your party. A dining room table that seats 14 means everyone can enjoy the end of the day together. When you are tired, the six bedrooms all have ensuite baths. Ceiling fans as well as individual air conditioning units in each bedroom mean you can rest in the gentle trade winds o the ocean or if you prefer a greater contrast to the heat of the sun you can enjoy the chill of a/c.
All the beaches on Saint Maarten have public access. Some are deserted, but many have both beach bars as well as activities, including a variety of water sport equipment rental. Every day you can go to a different beach. Remember to pick up the most recent Discover magazine in the airport when you arrive. There is usually one at the villa if you forget.
A duty free port, SXM has some great bargain shopping. Phillipsburg has a large selection of beautiful jewelry and watches as well as a long boardwalk on a lovely beach. You can swim and shop and go to happy hour all in one spot. Marigot, on the French side has European designer shopping as well as a large outdoor market. This is also where you can get the ferry to Anguilla for a day trip.
Saint Maarten has many excursions available - from sailing on a 10 meter America's Cup yacht to a tour on a Pirate Ship. Fishing, sailing, windsurfing, Jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving and para sailing are all easily accessible on the island. There is an activity for everyone. Ferries leave from various locations to the islands of Anguilla and St. Barth. Both islands are fun for a day trip. The St. Barth ferry leaves from Captain Olivers, just across the pond, every Wednesday. The Anguilla ferry leaves from Marigot daily.
A minute drive away is the best baby beach on the island, Galion Beach/Coconut Grove. As we affectionately call it, Coco Lobo, is just past the Butterfly Farm, where you can witness an impressive display of Lepidopterology and botany in the early mornings as the butterflies break out of their cocoons. Coco Lobo is also a popular kite sailing local; always exciting to watch.
Fiddler's Green has spacious living areas including a dinning room table that seats 12, everyone can come together in the evening to share their various adventures. The villa boasts a beautiful view across the ocean to St. Barths. Even at night the view can't be beat twinkling lights of this French island.TripAdvisor property ID 2727306...Read more
The villa has a panoramic view of Oyster Pond and Dawn Beach. The French island of St. Barthelemy (St Barth's) is visible on the horizon and provides a twinkling night time vista. In a quiet yet vibrant area of Sint Maarten you will avoid the press of the tourist trade, but will be able to enjoy many restaurants, bars and gambling all in the area. Dawn Beach, on our doorstep is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. As well it is a short trip to Orient Beach, arguably one the most famous beaches in the Caribbean. We are also close to the best "baby beach" we have ever seen. Even the littlest child can walk in the surf. Perfect for young families. The Villa has parking and we encourage guests to rent cars in order to fully experience the island. Sint Maarten is a small safe island with two cultures, French and Dutch, waiting to be explored.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Water sports nearby
Nearest beach: Dawn Beach, 0.1 miles
Nearest airport: Princess Juliana International (SXM), 9 miles Car is recommended
Left on 01/22/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | JRossumReviewed Jan 22, 2014Stayed Nov 2013
We had a wonderful time at this great property. It is spacious and great for multi-generational families. Being on multiple levels everyone can have some privacy yet still congregate in the common area where there is dining and seating for all. Many rentals have only small dining room tables etc. This is not an issue and the kitchen is very well equipped. The deck is large with a beautiful view and the house pool is great for escaping the heat. There are safety measures for those with small children too which is peace of mind.
St. Martin is known as the "friendly island" and it lived up to its reputation. It's wonderful that the beaches are public and not hidden behind massive hotels. The local beach Dawn Beach is very nice and great for kids. It's only a short drive to many other wonderful spots as well. I highly recommend a visit!
Left on 03/26/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Chicago travellerReviewed Mar 26, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
The house is located within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and entertainment. With a great view of St., and the sun rise, you can enjoy your morning coffee while deciding which beach or sights to see that day.
The house has plenty of room for you and your extended family. It is configured strategically to allow for the whole family to enjoy each others company, as well as provides quiet areas such as the back garden to commiserating with the turtles.
Maureen was such a great help with getting situated in the house
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