This new contemporary seaside villa captures the Caribbean feel and lets you experience how good life can be at this secluded tropical St. Martin getaway. Set on the French side of the island, in a new trendy residential neighborhood, Villa Kijani enjoys a prime first line location right on the shores of the Bay of Cul de Sac, just north of fabled Orient Beach and across from the tropical dream beach of Pinel Island. You can access the water and hop into kayaks right off Kijani's seafront pool deck. Both, the location and the outstanding design of this property are great assets for a perfect island trip.
Contemporary 3 bedroom 3 bath villa by the sea at St. Martin's
marine nature reserve facing Pinel Island - Sleeps 7
Come and join the Kijani Villa for some fun time together with
your family and friends and experience the magic of an exceptional
place. Get away from it all and enjoy magnificent sea views,
pleasant temperatures, warm and calm waters, and magnificent
Caribbean sunsets! This contemporary 3 bedroom 3 bath property
is outstanding in its design and seafront location, just right to
experience one of the best waterfront villa
vacations on St. Martin for a group of 1-3 couples or
families of 6-7 people.
The Kijani Villa is surrounded by a flowering private garden and
blends into the beautiful tropical scenery. A perfect setting for
relaxing vacations enjoying the high degree of comfort
and privacy at this property.
Unique Villa with Exceptional Views and Great
You couldn't ask for more at Kijani Villa. It
is located right on the sea at the
picturesque marine reserve of Cul de Sac, facing the island of
Pinel. The stylish and secluded single family home offers direct
access to Cul-de-Sac's beach right off the pool
deck where kayaks are available for your free use.
Discover the bay and its marine life or paddle to the dazzling
sands of Pinel Island. Go swimming, snorkeling, hang out a
Karibuni's Beach Bar (run by the same owners) and have a ball.
The large shaded terrace, the living room and the kitchen of
Kijani all look out to the sea and offer magnificent views. The
private pool has a blue green river color. There are 3 exquisitely
decorated bedrooms, 3 stylish bathrooms, and an attractive tropical
garden surrounding the house adds to your privacy. Villa Kijani is
fully equipped and furnished with your comfort in mind.
Large Private Terrace and a Sunny Pool Deck Overlook the
Sea and the Islands
The private terrace sits directly on the sea and offers plenty
of places to unwind and relax. You'll find a shady lounging
area with comfy sofas, a hammock and a
dining area for 6-8 people, all
overlooking the sea and the marine sanctuary of Cul de Sac. At
the heart of the outdoor space is a sunny deck and a
plunge pool, perfect for escaping the heat. Be sure
to plan al fresco meals out here at the dining area, a charcoal
grill keeps things casual at family-style BBQ
nights. The spectacular views at the
villa's deck include the entire bay of Cul de Sac, Pinel Island and
the smaller Little Key island as well as the remarkable skyline of
St. Barth's at the horizon.
Wide Open Living Room and Kitchen in Upscale Modern
With 120 m² of living space, the villa is
contemporary and sleek, with colorful accents. The open living room
boasts lovely views of the water and sits next to a modern, fully
equipped kitchen. It is stocked with upscale cabinets and
appliances that range from a dishwasher to a full size fridge and a
Nespresso machine. There is a breakfast bar with bar stools and
lots of counter space on two sides of the kitchen.
Three Exquisitely Decorated En-suite
Kijani Villa offers three air-conditioned double bedrooms and
can easily accommodate up to 7 guests. All rooms are on the ground
level. All 3 suites are exquisitely decorated with
a Queen bed and have a stylish en-suite
bathroom with rainfall shower head, quality towels and
About your Host
The owners have been living on the island for almost 30 years.
They operate the renowned Le Karibuni Restaurant on the beach of
Pinel Island. A welcome cocktail at Le Karibuni, as well as a
discounted rate for beach chairs will be offered there to villa
guests. They also own another seafront rental property in Cul
de Sac: Karibuni Villa, a 3 bedroom 2 bath
laid-back family vacation home located near the Kijani Villa.
More about this Location
Kijani Villa is located in the small village of Cul-de-Sac on
the Northern coast of French Saint Martin, north of
Orient Bay and Southeast of Anse Marcel. It is a 2
min drive to the ferry station to Pinel
Island and a short drive to get to the protected
tropical beach of Anse Marcel or to
the popular Orient Beach.
You can step right into the sea from this villa's deck, or if
you are looking for sandy shores, the nearest beach is just a
ten-minute paddle ride (Pinel Island) or a short drive by car away
(Anse Marcel beach, Orient Beach). You can explore Pinel
Island or stop for snorkeling at uninhabited Little Key
thanks to the villa's kayaks. You can also get to Pinel with a
ferry boat. The ferry station in Cul de Sac is a very short
distance away from the villa. Enjoy the magic of Pinel Island and
its crystal clear calm waters. Pinel is one of the
best snorkeling spots in the area. You can
have a wonderful beachside lunch at Le Karibuni
Restaurant on Pinel.
For a night out, head into the gourmet capital of fabled
Grand Case for a memorable dinner, only 10 minutes
away by car, or go for a family dinner at one of the nearby
casual eateries in Cul de Sac.
Beach chairs at Le
Karibuni Restaurant on Pinel Island offered at
discounted rate to villa guests!
What's Nearby ?
- Water Sports: Kayaking (possible directly from the villa). More
water sports at Orient Beach (10 min. from villa)
- Snorkeling (best on Pinel Island)
- Tennis courts (American Tennis Academy) 2
- Best French-side beaches are a 10 drive away: Orient Beach,
- GoKart at La Savanne / Grand Case: 10 min
- FlyZone / Zipline at Pic Paradis: 15 min
- Convenience store/grocery in Cul de Sac: 2 min drive
- Hope Estate (grocery) shopping, banks,
ATM's etc: 5 min by car
- Restaurants: several restaurants are in
Cul de Sac, a 2-5 min drive away
- Fine dining in Grand Case: 10 min
Residential waterfront villa community on the bay of Cul de Sac
- Location of the Kijani Villa on left
As perfect as it looks
Villa Kijani is just as perfect as it looks. The rooms are modern, simple, clean and more importantly, easy to keep clean while you're there. The polished concrete floor didn't have those pesky grout lines like in tile floor homes for sand to gather in. The kitchen had everything our family of five needed to prepare meals. There are a few market options nearby from a small one 4 minutes away to a major market 15 minutes away. Each of the 3 bedrooms has their own bathrooms. We loved the open showers and especially the one in the back that was a little open to the fresh air. The whole rear wall slides away so if the way is mild you can enjoy the bay breeze or if you're there in the humid season, like us and the mosquitoes are a little rough, you can close the wall and have the air conditioning from the bedrooms. A little bug spray and a few citronella candles under the roofed area kept it clear. The pool was great! Very clean and just large and deep enough. We used it after eating our breakfast outside, after getting back from a hot boat ride from Pinel, and plenty of times at night with cocktails. A major plus is that the family that owns this home also owns the nearby Karibuni Lodge and the Karibuni Beach restaurant on Pinel, so you have all of the support staff and amenities that you would of a five star hotel. Their property manager, Karl, was fantastic! Soo accessible, friendly, and accommodating. And just an all around wonderful host. Aside from answering questions and giving great options on where to shop and eat, each morning that we wanted to visit Pinel, he would call over and arrange reserved seating for our family of five, with a baby, at Karibuni on Pinel. You have to go to Pinel. Each day we had the server, Jordan. Before we arrived, he set up and held chairs and umbrellas on the breeziest part of the beach. He was running over fresh cold drinks just as the last were being finished. We also tried Orient once, which was nice, but the gypsies hassle you every 5 minutes to buy something. You get none of that nonsense and just peace and quiet and calm waters on Pinel. Thanks again to Manon and her team. This was our first vacation with our 6 month old since before my wife was even pregnant and it could not have been better. See you again next year! - Kevin & Chrysti
Kevin, New Jersey, USA Jun 2017
Look no further than Villa Kijani!
My husband, two daughters (age 8 + 2.5) just spent a week at Villa Kijani. Everything about the villa was perfect. First of all, the beds were extremely comfortable! We had the best nights' sleep while there. We loved the showers, the pool, and the relaxing back deck, with so many options of where to sit and relax, watching the kayakers, the birds, the boats, the clouds -- it is truly heaven! Manon is just a text or call away and she will do everything to make your stay perfect. We took advantage of her making chair/umbrella reservations at Pinel for us at Karibuni. Trips to Pinel were definitely a highlight for us, and staying at Villa Kijani made it so easy to get to. We have stayed in many rentals and this one is top notch. If you're considering, book it!! You will not be disappointed. We cannot wait to come back to paradise! Thank you, Manon, for a wonderful week. You are an amazing hostess!
Kirsten M. Apr 2017
Very nice property!
My family and I enjoyed our stay. The property had every we needed and kayaking to Pinel island to lounge on the beach was a breeze.
Sunny Y. Apr 2017
We had a great stay
We (a family of 6 with one baby) had a great stay in Villa Kijani. The house had everything we needed and the views from the villa were beautiful. Marion was a great host, helping us get around the island and on Pinel. We would go back any time.
Jolanda from Sprundel, The Netherlands Mar 2017
Absolutely stunning! The best you could hope for and so much more. Thank you so much, Manon. We will be back!!!
Chels, guests from the USA Mar 2017
Excellent! A dream come true... Gorgeous villa in the most beautiful setting
Perfect villa in beautiful Cul-de-sac. Manon is so lovely and always available to assist with reservations or recommendations. We woke up to the view of turquoise water, catamarans, mountains and islands. You can see Pinel Island and St Barths from the villa. Very clean and safe. The sliding glass doors lead to a gorgeous dining table and the best private pool and hammock. Walk a few steps off your deck to the small beach. We kayaked to the sand bar and Pinel Island for lunch at the incredible restaurant Karibuni Lodge (or you can take the ferry). So close to restaurants and little markets. We are so thankful and can not wait to visit again! Cest la vie!
Libby P. Mar 2017
So glad we stayed here!
Stop reasearching and just book - it's that good! I was very apprehensive myself due to the lack of reviews, but after emailing Manon back and forth I felt totally confident. You couldn't ask for better owners then them since they are very experienced in the hospitality industries. Just check out their reviews on their KARIBUNI Lodge and their restaurant by the same name on Pinel Island and you will see what I mean. The villa really worked for our family of 5. It was clean and modern and had everything you needed for a great stay, even multiple chargers for the kid's devises. Wifi worked perfectly. We loved the indoor/outdoor spaces. The sectional was perfect for reading. We used the outside grill on a couple of nights. Manon left us a book with well thought out activities and restaurants on the island. Marigot had the best island grocery store we have ever been to- don't forget you're in France so eat up the food is so good! Manon provided kayaks and we paddled over to Pinel for great lunches and drinks 4/10 days. Everything about our stay was first rate and highly recommend.
Michelle H., New York Feb 2017
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful villa! There were no surprises as the photos show exactly what you will find when you arrive. We were two couples and two young children and the house accommodated us well. We spent a lot of time in the open air shaded dining and lounge area and around the sunny pool. We really enjoyed the location and access to the water with the use of the kayaks. It was about a 15 minutes to paddle to Pinel Island with its beautiful beach and the nature path. The Karibuni has a delicious lunch!
Manon and her family were especially courteous, professional and quick to respond to our questions through out the reservation process and during our stay. Thank you!
Mandi H. Feb 2017
Had a very nice stay in Manon's lovely beach house. Perfect location to visit different beaches and sample many different dinner fares.
Very secluded and private. If the pool alarm is still there get instructions. The WiFi could have been quicker but I guess that's nit picking. Thanks Manon for nice week. Highly suggest this place!
Don and Amy Kelly May 2016
The house was beautiful, clean, and the host was ready to greet us on time. The kayak ride to Pinel is short and the scenery is breathtaking. this was not our first rental in Saint -Martin and we thoroughly enjoyed it! excellent location! We had an amazing week!
Emilie from Montreal, Canada Feb 2016