Monte Cristo – Luxury Beachfront Rental – Nettle Bay – ID:10

Monte Cristo Condo is a romantic, luxury beach getaway in the gated beachfront community of Nettle Bay Beach Club (NBBC). This 2 bedroom 2 bath split-level unit is for 4-5 peple looking for a quiet, luxury rental right on the beach with breath taking views and easy access to beach, restaurants, bars and entertainment

 Special Offer: Get 1 night free when you book 7 nights or more! 
Xmas/New Year’s weeks excepted.

Direct beach access and spectacular sea and beach views at the Monte Cristo Condo on Nettle Bay Beach 

Overview

This romantic beach getaway in Nettle Bay is a fully renovated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo located in the gated beach front community of Nettle Bay Beach Club (NBBC). This condominium resort is located on the white sand beach of Nettle Bay, or Baie Nettlé in French, just 2 miles outside of St. Martin’s laid back capital of Marigot. This is on the southwest coast of French St. Martin near the open border to Sint Maarten.
The Nettle Bay Beach Club consists of four identical sections with two-storey Creole-style cottages. Each of these villa sections is grouped around a large seaside communal swimming pool. The Monte Cristo Condo is located in a quiet corner of NBBC and offers direct beach access from the private sun deck on ground floor and stunning panoramic views from its rooftop terrace.

The Monte Cristo Condo is designed for 1 or 2 couples or a family looking for a quiet, luxury getaway right on the beach. It has everything beach seekers need for a relaxing beach vacation on St. Martin. The convenient location provides easy access to island attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment on both sides of the island.

Outdoor Features

This luxury 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment is located directly on the beach of Nettle Bay and affords spectacular sea and beach views. The unit comes with a relaxing beachfront sun deck with lounge seating on ground floor. Upstairs is a 2nd private terrace with lounge chairs and a dining area to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views.

  • Large private sun deck right on the beach (new and enlarged July 2015)
  • Direct beach access from the deck
  • Large comfortable lounge seating / sofas on the deck
  • A new dining area on the beach front deck for 4 people
  • A triangle canvas sail provides shade on the deck
  • A gas BBQ grill
  • Four modern beach chairs
  • Additiontal 2nd terrace on the 2nd floor (rooftop terrace)

This luxury condo in a laid-back tropical setting offers two relaxing private terraces, both overlooking the Caribbean sea. The very private terrace on the second floor (rooftop) affords unobstructed full views of the beach, the Caribbean sea, the pool area amidst a palm cove, Marigot Bay, and St. Martin’s mountains.

Very Private Rooftop Terrace

  • Large private terrace of 20 m² or 215 ft² located on the 2nd floor
  • Sweeping panorama view of beach, sea, mountains
  • Two modern sunbeds for private sunbathing
  • Dining area with seating for 4 people
  • An umbrella (removable) 
  • A gas BBQ grill

The views on your private terrace are absolutely gorgeous and take in Nettle Bay Beach, Marigot Bay and Anguilla island to the north, and along the southern coastline the tip of Pointe du Bluff followed by Terres Basses, Cupecoy and Maho at a short distance.

Comfort and Style

The Monte Cristo is a luxury, self-contained condo on a split-level/ two- floor design. On ground floor are the common living areas (sitting room, kitchen, dining room) and one bedroom with its private bathroom. The living area provides walk-out access to the sun deck and the beach.
The second floor of Monte Cristo is quite large and offers a romantic bedroom suite with a private full bathroom, a small kitchen and access to the upper floor terrace.

Conveniences and Entertainment Inside

  • 105 m² or 1150 sq ft inside, plus 2 terraces
  • Split-level design (2 floors) 
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Living area with sleeper sofa (for 5th person)
  • Wide flat screen TV in the living room
  • TV in the 2nd bedroom (upstairs)
  • Satellite TV with French and a few US channels
  • CD-player, DVD player and DVD library
  • Personal safes
  • 2 bedrooms with French King bed
  • 2 private bathrooms
  • Fully fitted Kitchen (ground floor); kitchenette upstairs
  • Dining area with seating for 6 guests
  • Non-smoking unit. Smoking only permitted outside!
  • Condo runs on 220V; adaptors for 110V available
  • Electric shutters
  • Baby crib & high chair available on request (no charge)
  • Free WiFi Internet (bring your laptop/notebook/iPad)

Re-decorated Living & Dining Room

Monte Cristo was newly renovated and lovingly re-decorated in September of 2014 in a romantic and cozy style with upscale furnishing, freshly painted walls, all new bedding and more.

The dining room and kitchen adjoin the living room, separated by glass sliders
Large dinner table for 6 people
Beach and ocean views from the dining area!
The large dining room/kitchen is air-conditioned

Kitchen on Ground Floor Features

  • Double door refrigerator, freezer, ice-maker
  • 4-ring glass cooktop, oven, microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Marble countertops
  • Coffee maker, toaster, blender, water kettle
  • Glassware, china, crockery etc.
  • Pots & pans and cooking utensils
  • A few pantry items

The condo offers two newly decorated bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The first bedroom with private bathroom is on ground floor. The 2nd bedroom with bathroom is upstairs.

Bedroom & Bath #1 – on Ground Floor

  • King sized bed (180 x 200 cm, 71 x 79″)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Dresser, closet, personal safe
  • Private full bathroom with shower & bidet
  • Enters both, from inside and via a back door
  • There is the possibility to sleep a toddler with the parents in this bedroom – a crib is available on request (no charge).

Bathroom #1 is a private full bathroom with a single sink, marble tops, a glass enclosed shower, a toilet and bidet. A hair-dryer and quality towels are provided.

Monte Cristo’s 2nd floor expands on 46 m² or 495 ft² of size including the terrace and features a bedroom suite, a kitchenette and private full bathroom. A back door provides access to the rooftop terrace.

Bedroom & Bath #2 on Second Floor

  • French king bed (180 x 200 cm, 71 x 79″)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV including a few US channels
  • CD-player, DVD player and DVD library
  • Built-in closets and a personal safe
  • Romantic and lovingly decorated
  • Fully equipped small kitchen
  • Private full bathroom with shower & bidet
  • A crib is available on request (no charge) to sleep a toddler in the room with the parents.
  • Bathroom 2 is located on the 2nd floor, adjoining the bedroom. This private full bathroom features a single sink, marble tops, a glass enclosed shower, a toilet and bidet. A hair-dryer and quality towels are provided.

Kitchenette (Upstairs) Features

  • Refrigerator with freezer
  • Ceramic glass hob with 2-ring cooktops
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker & Nespresso machine
  • Toaster, blender, water kettle
  • Glassware, china, crockery, a few pots & pans and cooking utensils and a few pantry items

Services at Monte Cristo

Quality bath & beach towels and linens are provided. A baby crib and high chair are available on request, free of charge.
Housekeeping (cleaning) on check-out day is included with your rental. Housekeeping with change of linens is offered once per week when booking more than 7 nights. Additional maid service is optional and available on request for a fee.

Extra Services:
The agent for this condo can arrange for your airport transfer, car rental etc. He will give you hints and directions to best beaches, restaurants, shopping, night clubs, etc… Anything to make your stay more pleasant, you only need to ask!

Your host
The same agent/owner has other beach front units for rent at the Nettle Bay Beach Club, view details for example at Beach Tulip or at Bora Bora.

Summary

The Monte Cristo is designed for 1 or 2 couples or a family looking for a quiet, luxury getaway right on the beach. It has everything beach seekers need for a relaxing beach vacation on St. Martin. The convenient location provides easy access to island attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment on both sides of the island.

More about Location
The Monte Cristo Condo is locatedin the gated beachfront community of Nettle Bay Beach Club, southwest of French St. Martin, half way between Terres Basses and Marigot. The Beach Club with its 4 swimming pools and 3 tennis courts is secured by 24h security patrol and has restricted access by an entrance key card system. There is also gated parking for tenants.

A few beach bars & restaurants are close by and can be reached on foot. Shops, a grocery store, supermarket and French bakery are located at footsteps from NBBC’s entrance.

What’s nearby?

Nettle Bay is a low-key village in the outskirts of Marigot, half way between the town and the exclusive villa community of Terres Basses. A 5 min drive takes you to Dutch St. Maarten, popular for the vibrant nightlife, bars, casinos, duty free shopping and wonderful dining in Maho and Cupecoy.

Nettle Bay is conveniently located for people who like to explore without going far: It is about 2 miles outside of St. Martin’s laid-back capital of Marigot, which has a marina and waterfront promenade with colorful street markets, French bistros & restaurants and shops with French trade marks duty free. In the opposite direction, a 5-10 min drive takes you to St. Maarten’s entertainment hubs of Cupecoy and Maho.

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Nightly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
04 Jan 2017 13 May 2017 1,980 330 5 nights
14 May 2017 24 Jun 2017 1,470 245 5 nights
25 Jun 2017 26 Aug 2017 1,800 300 5 nights
27 Aug 2017 28 Oct 2017 1,260 210 5 nights
29 Oct 2017 25 Nov 2017 1,470 245 5 nights
26 Nov 2017 20 Dec 2017 1,980 330 5 nights
21 Dec 2017 27 Dec 2017 2,500 7 nights
28 Dec 2017 03 Jan 2018 2,600 7 nights

Rental & Booking Information


 Special Offer: Get 1 night free when you book 7 nights or more! 
Xmas/New Year’s weeks excepted.

Rate Details

Rates are based on US Dollars and apply for 2-4 people.
Weekly rates are calculated on the special offer of 7th night free, except Christmas and New Year’s Weeks (no special rate available for this period).


Tax & Service

Rates are subject to 4% tax.
Services include a full supply of bath and beach towels and linens. 
Housekeeping with change of linens & towels provided once per week for bookings of more than 7 nights. 
Cleaning on check-out day is provided free of charge. 


Payment

30% deposit required to secure a booking.
Deposit payments per PayPal only.
Balance due in cash on arrival.

Wow! Super
Très bel accueil ! Martine et Jean-Pierre sont très sympathiques , disponibles et de bons conseils. L’endroit est bien situé, épicerie, restaurants , pharmacie et une pâtisserie de rêves à pied du condo . Nous allions y chercher nos déjeunés et diners , fraicheur exceptionnelle . Le condo très propre , bien situé et tranquille. Nous avons adoré les grandes portes patios sur le balcon . A l’exterieur il y a les fauteuils , table à diner, chaises longues , la plage , la mer et la piscine , le paradis !!! Nous aurions bien voulu rester une semaine de plus ! Nous y retournerons . 1 er voyage avec notre fille, son conjoint et notre petit fils de 8 mois ,lit de bébé et chaise haute fournis , belle expérience grâce à Martine et Jean-Pierre. Nous étions comme à la maison. Merci pour le champagne et les petites gourmandises maison, les macarons au coconut me manque ! Nous avons été recu comme de la famille c est précieux ! A bientôt 🙂
Sylvie L. Feb 2017
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!
We have been to the island numerous times and this is by far our favorite place. The condo is great, just as described. The beach is steps away…excellent restaurants in walking distance…everything you need and want right there. Martine and Jean Pierre are an absolute pleasure to deal with from the beginning to the end. We can’t wait to go back!!!
Fran from New York Jan 2017
Great Beachfront Condo.
Just great. Thanks.
Cynthia Greer Nov 2016
Better then advertised !
First off … Pictures do not do this property justice . My girlfriend and I flew down for a few days in August and didn’t leave the property for the first 2 days other then to eat, It was beyond relaxing .Martine and Jean Pierre were incredible hosts and had champagne and candies waiting for us when we got there . They also spent time to pass on a lot of great information to help with sight seeing and restaurants etc . Most days we were the only ones on the beach near the condo and the most we ever saw at the pool was another couple . The property is very quiet and safe and there are many cafe’s restaurants and a few grocery stores nearby. I can’t say enough good things about the hosts .. the property and our experience overall ! Already planning our next trip !
Stephen Frush Oct 2016
Shhhh I want to keep it a secret
My title says it all. We loved the Monte Cristo, NBBC and Jean-Pierre & Martine so much that we don’t want to tell everyone about it so this condo is available for us when we return:) Our view was so amazing! The unit is just as it looks and so close to the beach and pool that our children could just go out whenever they wanted. When Jean-Pierre & Martine met us at the condo they took us through everything we needed to know. I’ll never forget when Jean-Pierre said “this is your home”. That was so welcoming to me and it felt exactly like it was our home. The location of NBBC is perfect. Great restaurants, a French grocery store, nail place, French patisserie, pizza spot, watersports, gas station/market, car rental all in walking distance. Nettle Baie is the perfect area where we didn’t feel it was full of tourists. The large patio and deck was our favorite place in the condo. The doors opened nearly all the way and my husband and I would sit out at night watching TV and the view all night (of course with a night cap or two) with the best breeze ever often falling asleep! Not only is the Monte Cristo well equipped with all your needs this unit has Roku. If you have your Netflix, Hulu, etc accounts you can watch/catch up on all your programs as well as some of your abc, CNN, YouTube channels perfect for the children! Jean Pierre & Martine thought of everything to get you started. Juices, a couple bottles of water, homemade cookies (made by Martine) and a bottle of Champagne. Marigot and the airport are only a 10-15 min drive away from the condo. While St. Maarten is by far the most amazing island we’ve ever visited I must say that this condo was the most important part of our vacation and why we will certainly return – can’t get back soon enough!
Deadra R., Detroit Jun 2016
Pure Paradise in St. Martin !!!
Stayed in April 2016 — My family of 4 adults stayed for a week (Not long enough) in this beautiful well maintained property. It had everything you can ask for and more. Few steps to the beach or pool if you preferred. Beautiful view of Marigot. Excellent restaurants in walking distance. Martine and Jean-Pierre were excellent in assisting with any questions and offering great advice for places to go and see. It was a great help as our first time on the French Side of St. Martin. The entire property is well maintained and they have security walking around all day in the gated community. All the neighbors were extremely friendly. Can not wait to get back. Thank You !!
Travel girl from La Grange, IL, USA Apr 2016
Paradise on the beach
We stayed for 24 nights and loved every minute in this super clean, beautifully located and well furnished condo. We enjoyed the easy access to the beach and pool which were only steps away. We never got tired of the view from the condo of Nettle Bay with the town of Marigot in the distance. My wife loves to cook and the kitchen was well equipped and we often ate on the dinner table on the deck. With the large patio doors open we enjoyed a steady breeze without the need for AC. All the restaurants(4) which we could easily walk to were excellent. The pool was very clean, never crowded and great for swimming laps. Both beds were very comfortable. The deck on the upper level was great for our morning exercises and for drying out our clothes. The TV reception was a little spotty but I believe it was to be upgraded. Our favorite beach on the island was Baie Bouge (we visited them all) only a 5 minute drive away, never crowded with easy parking except on the weekends. The food on the French side of the island was always delicious. The best part of our stay in the Monte Cristo was the hospitality of our hosts Martine and Jean-Pierre. Wonderful people, so friendly and helpful. We hope to return to the wonderful island of St Martin and would certainly stay in this condo.
Tim J. Apr 2016
Great Villa, Wonderful hosts & everything we expected …and more. Hopefully we will return soon.
We arrived April 5th to celebrate a surprise birthday for my wife. Our two couples met with Jean-Pierre & Martine immediately upon our arrival. Before reviewing the villa, I know I speak for all four of us, Jean Pierre & Martine are without equal to any property managers we have ever dealt with, and we have met many!!! They were incredibly hospitable and made sure everything was what we expected. They made great efforts to not rush through the welcome and provided excellent information on the villa, Nettle Bay & Marigot. THANK YOU both for all your assistance. This was a fantastic villa with all the amenities advertised and expected. The house was well equipped and provided all the towels, linens, kitchen appliances, etc. We really appreciated the welcome bar, toilet paper, paper towels, spices, etc. This allowed us not to spend both money & hours shopping for these items. The villa is well furnished and the beds were incredible! The internet wifi was excellent and important for all of us. The grounds of NBBC are well maintained as are the pools. We spent more time in the pools than in the ocean. Although the beach was not the best on SXM, it did not matter as we explored so many of the other beaches on the island. Having vacationed on SXM twice before on the Dutch side, I believe our group enjoyed even more the quaint European feel of the French side. If you are considering a holiday at Monte Cristo do not hesitate. JP & Martine are amazing at responding to email & will not lead you astray. BTW…JP’s referral to the NB Discount Car rental with Claude was probably the best car rental experience we have ever had in our many years of travel. Once again thank you Jean-Pierre & Martine we hope to see you again. Best wishes
Paul, Sue, Richard & Carol from Canada Apr 2016
Management comment
Thank you so much for your comments. We are very happy that you had such a good time!
Perfect vacation for all
What more could you ask. Beauty and comfort. Breathtaking view, pool, ocean. Clean and stocked with everything you will need. Just add food. Beach is like no other. Close to supermarket. Rental car or motor bike a must. Restaurant just a walk away.
Lyn H. Apr 2016
Wonderful condo in a beautiful setting
Stayed in December 2015 — We stayed in the condo over Christmas 2015 and loved this place. The setup was perfect for us – a couple with a teenage son. He had his own room, with a king size bed and bathroom on the main floor and we had the same upstairs with a kitchenette to make coffee in the morning to drink on the private upstairs terrace. John-Pierre and Martine are lovely to deal with and you see them around the property just about every day and very willing to answer any questions or help make reservations. The beach was quiet and never crowded. The salt water pool was clean and also quiet. There are water sports available across the street if you are looking for activities., There is an amazing french bakery/pizzeria within walking distance where we bought fresh bread and lunch items there, almost every day. We rented a car from Claude at Discount, who is located near the condo and picked us up and took us back to the airport. We liked the area where we stayed more than other parts of the island that we drove to, but were glad to have the car to be able to tour around when we felt like it. If you don’t like all inclusive resorts with their thousands of people, bad food and fighting for a spot on the beach, this might be perfect for you too.
Andrea M. Dec 2015
Urlaub mit Freunden – Vacation with Friends
Stayed in November 2015 — Wir sind zwei befreundete Paare und haben im November dreizehn Tage im Monte Christo Beach Condo verbracht. Das Haus hat uns super gut gefallen und war aufgrund der Aufteilung ideal. Die Bilder sind kein bisschen geschönt….man bekommt wirklich das, was die Fotos auch versprechen. Der Blick auf den Strand und die Bucht von Marigot von der Terrasse aus sind einfach traumhaft!! Wir haben uns die ganze Insel angeschaut und hätten uns keinen schöneren Platz zum wohnen als im Nettle Bay Beachclub wünschen können. Der Kontakt zu den Vermietern Jean – Pierre und Martine war sehr nett und freundlich. Um Probleme haben sie sich sofort gekümmert. Wir hatten aufgrund eines sehr starken Regens etwas Wasser in der Küche. Keine Stunde später war alles behoben und wieder gereinigt. Auch die Tipps und Anregungen, sowie der Kontakt zu einem befreundeten Autovermieter Claude waren klasse. Es hat alles von Anfang bis Ende wunderbar geklappt. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt und können einen Urlaub auf St . Maarten und in dem Condo nur weiterempfehlen! Danke an Jean-Pierre, Martine und auch Claude für einen traumhaften Urlaub ☺️
Heike, Herford, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany Nov 2015
Honeymoon and 2nd trip
Stayed in August 2015 — My husband and I first went to St. Maarten last May for my 30th and a vacation and stayed at one of the owner’s other properties (two doors down). We loved it so much that we decided to come back for our honeymoon this past August. Despite the two tropical storms which shut down much of the island (for no reason because they were not that bad), we had an amazing two weeks here! Jean-Pierre and Martine were fabulous hosts, very accommodating, informative and we loved being a guest of theirs! They made sure that we had water for the storms, internet when it went down (gave us a key to another condo (next door) they owned to use the internet) and even offered to have us to their home! We spent the first week and a half at the other condo (2 doors down) but our hosts generously offered this beautiful condo because Beach Tulip was rented for the last five days of our trip; Jean-Pierre and Martine were so flexible and even bent the rules a bit to help make the move as seamless and on “our time” as possible. The French side is lovely (where Nettle Bay Beach Club is) and there is plenty to do around Nettle Bay. GET A CAR….the island is small and worth driving around (a few times!). Try as many restaurants as you can stomach and don’t be afraid to go asks locals about some great spots to eat, shop and experience the true island vacation! It is a safe island and Nettle Bay Beach Club is safe and friendly as well. The water is extremely close as were the pools. Our little spot is swimmable but there are a few sea urchins…just swim over the reef and you’ll be fine! Be sure to check out local beaches! They were very private, non-crowded and the sand/water was that of a screensaver! We love this place, the neighbors, the food, our hosts and all that the island has to offer! A great place and we hope to return to see our friends again…seriously :). You wont be disappointed…the pictures truly reflect what you actually get.
Julianne, New Hampshire, USA Sep 2015
The Highlight of our Vacation
Stayed in May 2015 — (translated with google) The Montecristo condo is directly on the beach, a few meters away from the turquoise sea, you can fall asleep lulled by the sound of the waves. The complex is quiet, ideal for a relaxing holiday, the pool is clean usable at any time. It is just minutes from the airport, supermarket and the most beautiful beaches of Terres Basses and restaurants and at a great location relative to visit the island, but it is definitely worth also to enjoy the condo as such at beach front. Jean Pierre welcomed us on arrival giving us all the necessary explanations, the next day with his wife Martine also provided us with tips for holiday, shopping and restaurants. The Condo is exactly as in the photographs and exceeded our expectations: it has a kitchen equipped with all appliances and dishes, the TV is via the internet, beach towels were also provided . We had some problems with the wifi brilliantly solved by Jean Pierre. We were excited about the availability of Jean Pierre, very professional and friendly, he also accommodated our request on the spot to have a single bed for a child to be placed next to the bed that was bought in especially for us. This wonderful Condo helped make our vacation even more beautiful. ORIGINAL GUEST COMMENT: Il Condo Montecristo è direttamente sulla spiaggia, pochi metri lo distanziano dal mare turchese, ti puoi addormentare cullato dal rumore delle onde. Il complesso è tranquillo, ideale per una vacanza di relax, la piscina è pulita utilizzabile in ogni orario. È a pochi minuti dall’aeroporto, dal supermercato e dalle più belle spiagge del promontorio delle Terre Basse e dai ristoranti e in un’ottima posizione rispetto alla visita dell’isola ma vale decisamente la pena anche godersi il condo e la spiaggia antistante. Jeanpierre ci ha accolto all’arrivo dandoci tutte le spiegazioni necessarie, l’indomani con la moglie Martine ci ha fornito anche suggerimenti per la vacanza, gli acquisti e i ristoranti. Il Condo è esattamente come nelle fotografie e ha superato le nostre aspettative: ha una cucina fornita di ogni elettrodomestico e stoviglie, la tv è via internet, ci sono stati forniti anche i teli mare. Abbiamo avuto qualche problema con la wifi brillantemente risolto da Jeanpierre. Siamo rimasti entusiasti della disponibilità di Jeanpierre, molto professionale e cordiale, che ha esaudito anche la nostra richiesta in loco di avere un letto singolo per un bimbo da posizionare vicino al letto matrimoniale che è stato acquistato appositamente per noi. Questo meraviglioso Condo ha contribuito a rendere ancor più bella la nostra vacanza. A.S.S.P.G.
Alesandro L., Italy Jun 2015
Wonderful condo in a beautiful setting
We stayed in the condo over Christmas 2015 and loved this place. The setup was perfect for us – a couple with a teenage son. He had his own room, with a king size bed and bathroom on the main floor and we had the same upstairs with a kitchenette to make coffee in the morning to drink on the private upstairs terrace. John-Pierre and Martine are lovely to deal with and you see them around the property just about every day and very willing to answer any questions or help make reservations. The beach was quiet and never crowded. The salt water pool was clean and also quiet. There are watersports available across the street if you are looking for activities., There is an amazing french bakery/pizzeria within walking distance where we bought fresh bread and lunch items there, almost every day. We rented a car from Claude at Discount, who is located near the condo and picked us up and took us back to the airport. We liked the area where we stayed more than other parts of the island that we drove to, but were glad to have the car to be able to tour around when we felt like it. If you don’t like all inclusive resorts with their thousands of people, bad food and fighting for a spot on the beach, this might be perfect for you too.
Andrea M. Dec 2015
PARADISE!! Surpassed our expectations
Stayed in March 2015 — Jean Pierre and Martine were gracious hosts. Jean Pierre took the time to go over everything with us. We had no issues whatsoever with the condo. Our favourite place to eat was minutes walk from the condo. Simply amazing food, over looking the ocean and wonderful friendly service. We felt safe at all times and without incidence. The pool was good to have for late night swims, it’s well maintained, as is the whole property. The ocean water is rough but still enjoyable, No complaints!!! We rented a car and toured the island. Marigot is 5 minute drive definitely one of my favourite places for shopping. We went to Orient Bay twice for the beach and night life. Our favourite place was Grande Case, the beach was amazing, water calm and very quiet. Overall if you like a relaxing, low key holiday this is the place to get it. The condo was more than we expected. Walk out to the beach was breath taking both day and night. The view, the breeze, the sound of ocean waves and tranquillity were beyond what we expected. We didn’t want to leave the property. Martine, keeps the condo spotless which is extremely important to me. Thank you Jean Pierre and Martine for making our stay such an unforgettable experience. Our only regret is we didn’t stay longer. We look forward to returning next year! All the best to you both. Marie and Louis
Marie W. Apr 2015
PARADISE Found…
Stayed in March 2015 — We just returned home from an amazing week in St Maarten, and cannot say enough great things about the Monte Cristo Condo, and the Nettle Bay Beach Resort (and especially Jean-Pierre and Martine, our gracious hosts :)). Jean-Pierre and Martine welcomed us at the condo as soon as we arrived, and reviewed everything we needed to know immediately. We were walked through the condo entirely, showing us each room, the 2nd floor balcony, locking the condo and gate, and how to use the shutter system (we rented the condo as a 2-bedroom). A chilled bottle of amazing champagne along with chilled flutes was waiting in the refrigerator, as well as a few other cold beverages for the kids. The condo included everything you could needs including bath and beach towels, a washer and drying rack, starter shampoo/conditioner, dish soap, dishwasher tablets, laundry soap, paper towels, etc., and best of all…a mesmerizing view of the Caribbean that will take your breath away with each morning’s cup of coffee. Jean-Pierre and Martine provided fantastic dinner suggestions which you MUST try, as well as directions to the grocery store and many other destinations- anything you needed to know! Jean-Pierre also booked dinner and catamaran reservations for us (thank you again!)!! The resort is secured and maintained wonderfully. The pools are attended to multiple times daily, and security is regularly seen walking the property each day. We felt very safe here and very taken care of. My only complaint is that we didn’t stay long enough! As mentioned when departing, Jean-Pierre and Martine, next time…2 weeks!!! 🙂 Take care! Merci beaucoup!
Guests from Milwaukee, WI, USA Apr 2015
Perfect vacation spot! I want to come back forever!
Stayed in March 2015 — Everything about this rental is better than advertised. First off, Jean-Pierre is an excellent host — his advice and suggestions were absolutely spot on, the house was clean and had everything they said it would and so much more. We stayed for 5 days with our 14 month old son. There was a high chair, a crib (with linen!), beach toys and even some regular toys. He had a chilled bottle of exquisite champagne waiting for us when we arrived! The patio is about 75 feet from the ocean, 100 feet from 1 of 5 pools. If you walk about 5 minutes there is a great restaurant (Ma Ti Beach) and 2 more restaurants where you can get free chairs and umbrellas if you get food (and drinks!). The unit is located about a 10 minute drive to Marigot, where all the best shopping and restaurants are. We got the tip from J-P that you can park for free at the tourism office and from there you can walk to your hearts content! You can also get to Maho Beach (to watch the planes!) in about 20 minutes the other direction. We did have some problems with the internet (which is just bad on the island in general) and he really did everything he could to try to remedy the issue. The only thing I will say is that the beach there is a bit rougher than what you can get elsewhere on the island. It’s great for walking along and going in a few feet, but this isn’t a calm, swimming all day one. It’s great for laying on the beach and going in when you get too hot! But that’s what exploring the rest of the island is for. Overall, this place is really great! They own 4 identical (maybe more?) units in a row there and I fantasized about renting all of them and having my whole family down for a reunion. It would be perfect for that. I think you can get 4-6 people in a house.
Mary, Chicago, IL/USA Apr 2015
Great 2 weeks!
Stayed in December 2014 — We spent two weeks here in late Dec 2014……We even had christmas day there….the apartments are fantastic and soooo close to the beach that the sand was in the verandah!…..there were 2 great place to eat just 200 metres diwn the road or 40 metres across the sand. We only rented a car for 3 days and did lots of reading – we even walked into Marigot . The internet TV is OK..but don’t go there for that.
Steve from Trausse, France Mar 2015
Wonderful Stay
Stayed in March 2015 — We just returned from a week stay at this beautiful condo. The location is perfect for visiting both sides of the island. The owner takes great care to make you comfortable and answer any questions. I always felt he was just a phone call away if we had any issues. But really the condo is in such good shape, we never had any problems. There was even a US outlet for us to plug in our chargers. I would go back in a heartbeat. I also recommend the car rental place the owner set up for us. They picked us up at the airport and we had a great car for a week at a great price with a return trip to airport at end.
Anonymous, Chicago, IL/USA Mar 2015
Monte Cristo beach house
Jean Pierre was a great host the villa was clean roomy quiet and right on the beach. Fully furnished with everything you need for a night in bbq grill pots pans etc. Will stay here again on our next trip to St. Martin close to the best beach on St. Martin Friars beach. Thanks again to Jean Pierre.
Wildside66 Mar 2015
Excellent Stay
Stayed in November 2014 — My wife and I just spent a week at this condo, and I can’t say enough about the wonderful service provided by the property manager, John Pierre. Dueto rain the day before we arrived, our rental car was stuck on the other side of the island so we were stranded at the airport. We called John Pierre, and he (and his wife) immediately came to airport to pick us up and take us to the condo; they drove us to the grocery that evening, and they drove us back to the airport the next day so we could get a car from a different rental car company. During the week they gave us lots of good info about restaurants, sites, etc., and they even let us borrow snorkel gear! As for the condo itself, it is in a gated secure community on a beautiful beach only 20 minutes from the airport and just 5 minutes from Marigot. It is nicely decorated and comfortable, and the kitchen is well equipped. The air conditioning, Internet, and cable TV worked perfectly. Simply put, I would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing vacation in the Caribbean.
Dunn H. Nov 2014
A Beautiful Oasis
Stayed in October 2014 — From the moment we arrived, we realized this was a perfect choice and location to stay on St Martin. The wonderful property manager John Pierre was waiting for us when we arrived, just as he had explained, at the bakery across from the gated community. He gave us great inside knowledge about local hot spots and places to avoid. Getting to Nettle Bay was a short 10 min drive from the airport- you do need a car to enjoy this island and rates are reasonable. All of the things you need for your stay are within a 5 minute drive- a grocery store (food and wine cheaper than in Canada), bakery, shopping and one of the best beaches Mullet Bay are easily found. The apartment was spotless and contained everything you will need for your stay, including laundry soap and extra propane for the bbq. Being in a gated community provided for a safe and exclusive feeling. Only downside is that the beach out front is not recommended for swimming, but with a pool open 24/7 and endless beaches a short drive how can one complain. Touring the island from Nettle Bay is easily done in one hour, making attractions like Orient Beach fun, but when the time comes for a quiet night sipping wine you can easily escape back to the beachfront apartment. This property truly made for a stress free vacation- we will be back!
Travelers from Canada Oct 2014
Very nice and cozy studio close to the beach
Stayed in September 2014 — We stayed 9 Nights in Monte Cristo Studio. We had a really great time. Nettle Bay Beach Club is a 24/7 guarded community. We felt very safe. The studio is nice decorated and is in a good condition. The balcony has a great view to Marigot and the ocean. Nettle Baie and its beaches are not very crowded so it is the perfect place to relax. The beach is quit ok but for snorkeling not the best on St Martin. Aux fines des gourmandises, a great bakery, is just a few meters away. If you want to discover the island a rental car is necessary also for your daily needs. Just a few steps away Nettle Bay has two nice beach clubs, Dreams and Le Sand. They have very nice beach chairs and good food. Monte Cristo Studio is the perfect place to stay while you´re on St Martin.
Bronco P. Sep 2014
Cozy home away from home….
Stayed in June 2014 — Mike (former manager) made our entire experience wonderful from the very beginning. I asked a ton of questions before we ever arrived, which he answered promptly. He arranged for a rental car company to pick us up and then met us at there to show us the studio in person and answer any questions. He arranged a romantic dinner for our anniversary at a French restaurant on the beach. The studio was clean and well stocked with towels, chairs, cooler, etc. Bed and bedding were very comfortable and we loved the private patio with comfy lounge chairs. They provided a strip plug that was already attached to a converter (which made charging our phones much easier) as well as a blow dryer that fit their outlets. There’s a great French bakery just down the road that serves the best quiche ever. We also went to Grand Case for what my husband calls “the best fish he has ever had” (a whole red snapper) at Sky’s the Limit. We prefer a laid back atmosphere and Grand Case has a lot to offer. Our all time favorite beach location was Palm Beach at Orient Bay. The food and service were excellent and if you eat lunch there they throw in lounge chair rental (nice). This is another place we will return to! We recommend renting a car. They are inexpensive and allow you to explore this wonderful island. We didn’t have time to charter a speed boat but plan to do that the next time we are there. We highly recommend Monte Cristo for a couple who are looking for privacy on the quiet side of the island. At the end of our trip Mike returned to the studio to make sure we enjoyed our visit. Now that’s what I call service!
Guests from USA Jun 2014
Quaint little suite
Stayed in December 2013 — Quaint little suite, with all you need for your stay. Room is exactly as shown. 1 large closet for your clothing & suit cases. Nice and clean. Deck with a perfect view for your morning coffee. Only thing missing was a toaster. But with the French bakery across the street its not really needed. If you are from the US or Canada there is a power bar with proper electrical plug to use so that was really nice. There was even a hair dryer in the bathroom which was perfect since I didn’t have the electrical converters. After we were leaving they were bring in a contractor to fix the flooring on the deck – so they are maintaining the villa. All in all – a fantastic holiday, the food on the island is wonderful, the beaches the best I have ever seen, and the people are friendly.
Wanda & Brad from Canada Dec 2013
Great Location, Nice Stay
Stayed in July 2013 — My wife and I just returned from our stay at Monte Cristo. There are pluses and minuses about the unit, but overall we enjoyed our stay at Nettle Bay Beach Club (NBBC). On the positive side, the condo is in an ideal location for exploring the island. You are basically within a 30 minute drive of anywhere you would want to go on the island. There is a great French bakery within walking distance right outside of the gates of NBBC and a pizza place as well. Most other restaurants you will need to drive to. The unit itself is exactly as pictured. Keep in mind it is a studio apartment, so it is small. You will not want to spend most of your time indoors on this island anway. There are many great beaches within a 5 to 30 minute drive that you can take advantage of including Friar’s Bay, Baie Rouge, Orient Bay, Anse Marcel, and many others. NBBC has four pools if you enjoy that instead, we did not use the pools so i cannot comment on their condition. The beach at NBBC was generally very rough for our entire stay, so we did not use it either. This condo is ideal for a couple who wants a convenient location in St. Martin, are on a small budget, willing to rent a car, and want to explore the island and all that it has to offer rather than hanging out at a pool all day. If you enjoy laying by a fancy swimming pool, sipping Mai Tai’s, I would recommend one of the many resorts on the island instead. Overall, as I mentioned before, our stay was good and the manager was very hospitable.
Brad P., Pennsylvania, USA Jun 2013
Fantastic!
We arrived April 5th to celebrate a surprise birthday for my wife. Our two couples met with Jean-Pierre & Martine immediately upon our arrival. Before reviewing the villa, I know I speak for all four of us, Jean Pierre & Martine are without equal to any property managers we have ever dealt with, and we have met many!!! They were incredibly hospitable and made sure everything was what we expected. They made great efforts to not rush through the welcome and provided excellent information on the villa, Nettle Bay & Marigot. THANK YOU both for all your assistance. This was a fantastic villa with all the amenities advertised and expected. The house was well equipped and provided all the towels, linens, kitchen appliances, etc. We really appreciated the welcome bar, toilet paper, paper towels, spices, etc. This allowed us not to spend both money & hours shopping for these items. The villa is well furnished and the beds were incredible! The internet wifi was excellent and important for all of us. The grounds of NBBC are well maintained as are the pools. We spent more time in the pools than in the ocean. Although the beach was not the best on SXM, it did not matter as we explored so many of the other beaches on the island. Having vacationed on SXM twice before on the Dutch side, I believe our group enjoyed even more the quaint European feel of the French side. If you are considering a holiday at Monte Cristo do not hesitate. JP & Martine are amazing at responding to email & will not lead you astray. BTW…JP’s referral to the NB Discount Car rental with Claude was probably the best car rental experience we have ever had in our many years of travel. Once again thank you Jean-Pierre & Martine we hope to see you again. Best wishes Paul, Sue, Richard & Carol
Paul K., Gravenhurst, Canada Dec 2016