Luxury waterfront studios on Orient Beach with unobstructed ocean and beach views on 180°. Enjoy a well appointed, neat and cozy studio overlooking Orient Bay and a high level of comfort, for any couple seeking a wonderful beach getaway on French St. Martin. Mesmerizing full ocean and beach views guaranteed!
Cozy deluxe beach front studios at Mt. Vernon/Orient Beach with
frontal panoramic ocean views and direct beach access
On The Beach Studios is a collection of three cozy and
intimate studios located at the Mt. Vernon complex at the
northern end of St. Martin’s famous Orient Bay Beach. The fully
air-conditioned units with private terraces offer all
spectacular frontral views of the ocean, Orient Beach and amazing
views of the island of St. Barth’s. One studio is on
the ground floor in a corner and has direct access to the
beach. From your private deck it’s just 20 steps and
you can walk on the white sand beach of Orient Bay. One unit is on
the second and the third studio is on the 3rd floor (no stairs to
climb though!), All three studios are from the same owners and are
all in building “Aruba”, first line beachfront at the Mt.
Vernon residence. The complex is secured by 24/7
security/patrol and video surveillance.
Easy Access to the Beach and Oceanfront
Guests at the studios have free access to the very large
communal beachside pool, located mere steps from
your unit. The pool overlooks the oean and has immediate
access to the beach. Several sun decks and pergolas with lounge
chairs and sun beds surround the pool, A bit further, beyond the
tropical landscape are four tennis
courts at your disposal. The Mt. Vernon residence
extends on several hectares of tropical gardens with pathways to
walk around and with gazebos with benches serving as lookouts to
sit and enjoy gorgeous ocean views or Caribbean sunsets.
Private Terrace to Enjoy the Panoramic
All three studios are facing Orient Bay and afford stunning full
ocean and beach views. Each unit has a private
terrace or balcony with a dining area and a sofa to sit
down, relax or dine and take in the wonderful panoramic views
Cozy Inside with a High Level of Comfort
On The Beach Studios are very clean, cozy and intimate units,
lovingly decorated in a warm Caribbean style with Creole paintings
on the walls. Each of the three air-conditioned units is of
46 m² or 500 ft² of size and is very well equipped
achieving a high level of comfort for guests:
- A King size bed (200 x 200 cm, 79′ x 79′) with
quality pillows and linens
- Split level air-conditioning, super silent!
- A closet and a cabinet/desk or shelves
- Comfortable seating area, sofa converts to an extra bed for 1
- Flat screen TV with Satellite TV with French and a
few American TV channels
- DVD player, CD, stereo system
- French and English books, magazines, games, music (CD)
- Free WiFi Internet
- Mobile phone on request
- Personal safe
- Small dining area inside (larger table and chairs on the
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Washing machine (detergent for 1 load
- Iron and ironing board
- Private full bathroom with a shower, two porcelain or marble
bowls; large mirror, toilet, hair-dryer and towels
- Two units are secured by electric shutters
- The units run on 220V electricity. Adaptors for 110V are
- No smoking inside the studio permitted! (Only
outside on the terrace!)
The kitchen is well equipped with all
essential appliances and well stocked with tableware, cookware and
cooking utensils. Many pantry items are provided for your first day
in the unit, such as coffee, tea and sugar.
- Full size refrigerator with freezer, ice-maker
- Glass hob with 4 cook tops and kitchen range, oven and
- Coffee maker, toaster
- Complete set of glasses, crockery, cutlery etc, plus a
champagne bucket and wine tasting glasses
- A variety of pantry items such as oil, sugar, coffee, tea.
Kitchen rolls, plastic/garbage bags etc.
Services provided by the owners
Welcome basket/gift, and a very friendly welcome and
introduction to the studio by the owners,
Superior quality bath and beach towels, linens and pillows.
2 beach chairs (ultra light, foldable), umbrella
and cooler bag with ice blocks provided.
Cleaning on check-out day provided free of charge by the
Housekeeping is optional and available on request for a fee.
Very friendly and attentive welcome and introduction to the studio
by the owners, who live on island and will also be present on
your departure day.
The owners have one locked parking
lot in the complex. Please ask for availability and
key to use it. In addition, there are two parking lots in the
communal parking areas at the residence designed for the
On-The-Beach Studios are for rent directly from the owners,
Chantal and Christian, who live a few minutes away
from the Mt. Vernon residence. They are attentive and caring hosts
who will be happy to welcome you on your arrival and will be always
around if you need them during your stay. The owners will also be
on site at your departure day.
More about Location
On The Beach Studios are located at the former Mt.
Vernon Hotel on the northern end of Orient Beach on the
French side of St. Martin. Each of these terraced apartment
buildings is named after a Caribbean island. On The Beach Studios
are on ground floor and on the first floor (no steps to climb!!) in
building “Aruba”, a first line beach front
building in this complex.
Right in front of your unit, the pathway leads you to the beach,
mere footsteps away. Orient Beach, is a magnificent 2+ miles of
white sand beach lined with beach bars, restaurants, shops and
activities: Parasailing, jet ski, hobie cat, kayaks, sailing,
surfing, diving, snorkeling, floating trampolines, banana boats,
massages, naturism at “Club O”…
Communal Facilities at Your Disposal at the Mt. Vernon
- A very large seaside communal pool with
integrated kiddie pool, overlooking the ocean and with immediate
access to the beach
- Sun decks, terraces and pergolas where you’ll find ample lounge
chairs, sunbeds and mattresses for relaxing and sunbathing
- Children saftey at the pool area (glass fence)
- Tennis courts
- Beach volley ball
- Private parking
- 24/7 security/patrol and video
- Pizza place at the entrance area (dine-in or take-away)
- Beach, restaurants, beach bars, water sports are a
short walk away, just a few steps from the pool
- Naturist beach for people who like a clothing
optional beach: a 20 min walk from the residence
along the beach brings you to famous Club Orient,
a naturist beach resort and nude beach at the very south of
- Le Taitu and the fine dining Sol e Luna restaurants are within
- The nearest beach bar from the studios is the
trendy “Palm Beach Bar“, followed by Coco Beach
and popular “Waikiki Beach” (3 min walk on the
- For dinner, the market square at Orient
Village offers a nice choice of various al fresco
eateries. Another option for dining is nearby Grand
Case (10 min. drive), famous across the region for its
- Small grocery stores are in walking distance; large
supermarkets are 5 min by car (at Hope Estate).
This studio is lovely with a patio that overlooks Orient Bay. The owners are warm & welcoming. They provided us with all the information we needed to have a wonderful vacation. We have stayed in this studio three consecutive years and look forward to returning. We enjoyed sitting on the patio overlooking the water during the day or viewing the magnificent stars at night . We walked to restaurants and had relaxing days in the sun. This is a special place & you leave with treasured memories.
Sunshine, Virginia Feb 2017
Très charmant appartement en bord de mer. Très bon accueil et bonne prestation. Séjour fort agréable, à refaire!
Clara from Normandie, France Jan 2017
Excellent place to discover the friendly island
Spent a few days here with my girlfriend. The apartment is clean, well equipped (see other reviews), and very well located to discover the island. You can walk in your swimming suit to the beach or swimming pool just a few steps away. Orient bay is one of the best beachs of the island. A short drive leads you to grand case, anse Marcel, or cul de sac to rent a kayak or take the little boat to pinel island. All of these places are very nice to visit. Chantal and Christian are very friendly and thoughtful. Just read the other reviews too. I confirm most of them. One last thing, consider renting a car. Unless you want to rely on cabs and spend most of your time in the area, which is fine too as there are many interesting things to do. Just the island being small is a misleading fact for walking or biking fans, because it is all pretty steep hills. Enjoy anyway, it is a lovely area.
Al Dec 2016
Best condo in Mont Vernon
We love this condo! The view of the beach is spectacular. It is well appointed and decorated. Be ready to relax; all you need is your swimwear, your favorite food and beverages. Chantel and Christian are lovely people who care about their clients. We recommend this condo and Mont Vernon to anyone interested in at stay at Orient Bay. We will be returning to St Maarten and staying at this condo.
Beth B. Nov 2016
Awesome Ocean Views!
Love the views from this nicely appointed Mt. Vernon Studio! My husband and I truly enjoyed our trip to St. Martin! The views are fabulous from the patio! Chantal and Christian’s apartment is lovely, we felt right at home. It had everything we needed, a well-equipped kitchen, nice, updated furnishings and a good-size bathroom. It was great having our own parking space for the week! We also appreciated the informative book they put together of local great restaurants/shops and the best sights to see and things to do on the island. They included their contact info if we needed anything. It was a pleasure meeting them. We will certainly book with them again! Sharon & Larry
Sharon C. Nov 2016
Beautiful views of Orient Bay
The apartment was perfect for 2 people wanting great access to the pool and beach. Chantal and Christian provided all the amenities we needed for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. They went out of their way to assist us with a particular issue that occurred as we were leaving the island. Their help was very much appreciated. We will return to this property!
Anne Myers Oct 2016
Paradise in front row
The apt is well located at Orient Bay with front view for this marvelous beach. Everything that you need you will find at the apt, you just need to relax and start to enjoy as soon you open the door. Chantal and your husband are the very good people and for sure you can count on then for whatever you gonna need. There is a small restaurant on the complex the serve burguers,pizzas and some plates with a lot flavors thats include a salmon tartare hummmmmm delicius. Chantal has a book for ideas of what to do and eat around the island and waht we pick was goooooood. So I went on party of 3 and We, my family already set up in our mind to return as fast we can, because that place is magical thats why is a Paradise.
Luiz Siano Oct 2016
Cozy studio with an awesome view
Chantal and Christian were very attentive and eager to insure we had an enjoyable stay. The studio was just as pictured. Very clean and the kitchen was well stocked. Beautiful view from the balcony. If you are looking for a quiet beachside vacation this is the place.
Lisa Shoopman Oct 2016
A Lovely Studio Apartment on Orient Bay
We were very happy with our stay at Panipwoblem Studio at the north end of Orient Bay. The unit was exactly as represented in the photos. We were greeted by Chantal and Christian at the reception. Christian quickly got our luggage to our room. Then Chantal spent at least one hour talking with us. They have a very nice and helpful book of personal recommendations about places on the island. There was a bottle of wine, several liters of water and a two Caribs left for us in the fridge. This was much appreciated after a long flight. The apartment was well stocked. The kitchen had everything that you might need. They have several adapters for your US electronics (although no 3 prong if your computer requires one). My wife was very pleased with the hair dryer (and she is picky). The bed was hotel quality. The mattress is firm and my back felt great after a good night’s sleep. The beach chairs, beach towels and 9 quart cooler came in very handy. The pool was very nice and was vacuumed every morning. On site, there is a small store open at various times during the day. At night they serve food. We enjoyed the thin crust pizza (we are originally from the northeast and can be pizza snobs…lol). The beach in front of the apartment is very quiet. But it is only a short walk to the beach bars (Waikiki and Bikini Beach are the closest). The restaurants of Grand Case are only a short drive away (I recommend having a car). Be sure to check out the Lolos at least once. We also had a great time at Dinghy Dock in Oyster Pond. There are two supermarkets close by. Leader Price has a decent selection of products. Hope Market is little smaller and 1 euro = $1 there. If you are unfamiliar with the roads, look for the signs for Sol Y Luna, they will lead you back to Rue de Mont Vernon. All in all, we were very happy with our stay and accommodations. If you are looking to rent from very nice people, Chantal and Christian are warm and welcoming hosts. And they provide a high degree of personal service. We will definitely be back in the future.
John Jennison Aug 2016
We loved this ocean view apartment in Orient Bay! It had absolutely everything we needed, including beach chairs, coolers, and umbrellas for day trips, an exquisite view of the water, a fabulous balcony where we could enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine and some French cheese, wifi, a comfortable bed, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The owners, Chantal and Christian, couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful, and kind. Meeting them was a genuine pleasure, and their enthusiasm for St. Martin and all the wonderful sights was contagious! The location was perfect; away from the hubbub of the resort-y areas, surrounded by the wildness of nature, we felt as though we lived there for one glorious week, and returned more relaxed than ever. We recommend renting a car, though, particularly if you want to explore all the restaurants in Grand Case and other areas, and for getting to the different beaches (each with its own personality–the owners have a super-helpful guide to everything you could possibly want to know about island amenities). Un grand merci, Chantal et Christian, for your kindness and wonderful apartment. We enjoyed an unforgettable vacation, and we hope to return soon!
Sheila Turek Aug 2016
My wife and I spent our 20th anniversary in this wonderful unit and we couldn’t have asked for more! Chantal and Christian were great! They welcomed us with useful information about the island and provided a bottle of wine, along with 2 Carib beers, to celebrate our special occasion. There were also fresh flowers in the room! The island was amazing, and we’re already planning our next trip…..at the same unit of course!!!!
Ryan Moore Jul 2016
Clean, Safe, Roomy Ocean-Side Studio With Superb View in a Great Location
We recently returned from a wonderful 2 week stay at this property. We selected this particular property based on the ocean view and the many positive reviews. This place is every bit as great as advertised in the reviews! We would recommend this place without hesitation, and would definitely return to stay here again. We stayed in an upper floor unit which had an amazing balcony view of the ocean and Orient Beach, which was every bit as beautiful as the pictures that have been posted. This place had everything you would look for in a vacation rental: great location, outstanding view, clean, roomy, safe, good amenities, nearby pool, etc. Comfortable large king bed. Well-equipped kitchenette with ample cupboard, fridge and freezer space. Everything in the unit was clean and in good condition, we had no issues with anything during our stay. The shaded balcony has a table for 2, as well as a separate bench for sitting out and enjoying the view. There is a large and clean pool right on the property, about a 1 minute walk from your door; there are lounge chairs there and lots of sun and shade, as you prefer. You are right on the ocean here, the beach has wonderful soft white sand. It is a bit windy/wavy on this side of the island but we still enjoyed swimming. Yes, there is some seaweed on the beach, but a group of locals comes every few days to clean it up, so not a big deal. Great location, you are close to pretty much everything on the French or Dutch side. Take a 10 minute walk down the beach in the surf to get to Orient Bay village, where you have some great restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, etc. You are a quick 5 minute drive to fabulous restaurants in Grand-Case, or a similar drive to Anse Marcel beach (sheltered so a bit calmer) or Pinel Island ferry. We would strongly recommend renting a vehicle if you stay here. There is a parking spot, it was a bit tight and tricky at first but we had no problems after Day 2. Chantal & Christian, the owners, were wonderful hosts, very friendly and answered all of our questions quickly. They have prepared a great guidebook that has ample helpful information and maps. We felt safe and secure our whole trip (24/7 security). A nice bottle of wine awaits you when you arrive. Room has a quiet air conditioner when you want to get out of the heat.Lots of friendly locals around. Pizzeria and a small grocery store right on the property. Room has a safe and a TV. We had a fantastic experience, definitely 5 Stars!
Camille P. Jun 2016
Beautiful views, very nice hosts!
ust returned home after an amazing vacation staying in this rental. The views from the balcony were amazing and it was the perfect home base for our trip. We came on a kiteboarding vacation and were able to kite off of the properties beach. The pool looked beautiful and it overlooks the ocean..(we never actually used the pool lol to busy with other adventures!) Yes the parking lot is not right outside the rental but it is only a short walk and adds to the charm. The parking lot is safe and there are cameras. Yes part of the road has many potholes but we were able to easily navigate with our little toyota rental. The unit has everything you need, beach chairs, umbrellas, bags for grocery shopping, kitchenware, hair dryer ect. Chantel even had two welcome beers and some lovely handmade soap as a welcoming present. She was very helpful and gave us lots of suggestions on places to go. This was a perfect peaceful place to stay and relax after our daily adventures exploring the island. I would highly recommend renting from them.
Emile E. Jun 2016
Great location, balcony view was amazing!
We were here for our 25th anniversary and Chatel and Chistian were wonderful hosts, they even left us a bottle of wine and greeted us upon our arrival. Our beautiful unit was in a great location and we loved the oceanfront view.
Close to great restaurants and shopping, we had a memorable vacation.
Jan P. Jun 2016
Very nice spot, amazing view
We had a very nice time in this appartment. Nice and friendly people, clean appartment and amazing view
Andy Kloppenburg Jun 2016
A Very Belated Thanks to Our Wonderful Hosts!
Via Manhattan, my wife and I spent seven nights at Chantal and Christian’s ground-floor unit in January 2014 (…the arrival date prompt box would only let me go as far back as 2016…), and I’m just now getting around to leaving them a review. Despite my inexcusable delay, I would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks for their excellent accommodations and top-notch hospitality!
Our charming unit was situated in a terrific location on the quiet side of Orient Bay, which we found it to be an ideal launch point for day trips all over the island. When we weren’t out and about exploring, we were just as happy to enjoy snacks on our patio or take a long stroll beside the ocean to a handful of fun beach bars. I’d be remiss not to mention the cool horses that live on the adjacent ranch or the fantastic and reasonable pizza joint a few minutes up the road from the entrance to Mont Vernon. Altogether, Chantal and Christian’s place made for a perfect combination of adventure and chill.
As if that wasn’t enough, they themselves were outstanding hosts. We had zero problems booking our room and communicating with them before our trip. When we arrived, they met us out front to help with our bags, gave us a quick tour of the grounds, then left us to enjoy a couple complimentary Caribs.
Even without the beers, it was easy to tell that Chantal and Christian were good, down-to-Earth people. They gave us excellent recommendations for food spots (try the lolos–they’re fun!), a laundry list of incredible beaches (complete with disclaimers as to which spots let it all hang out), and even invited us to spend an afternoon on their boat. We gladly took them up on the offer and had a great time cruising the coastline and snorkeling with their fifteen-year-old son. My favorite moment of our entire trip was when he and I managed to meet halfway between French and English in order to discuss our strategy while diving to find sleeping sea turtles. It’s a special memory that I’ll never forget.
Like I said, these are good people. They’re amazing hosts, and they have a great place. We’d love to stay with them again!
Rich D.May 2016
A Tropical Paradise
What an amazing space. Chantal was the perfect host and was very helpful with suggestions of what to do on the island. The apartment has everything that you need to make it a place away from home. Bright, clean and breathtaking views of the ocean. What more is there to ask for.
Benita Hemm Jan 2016
Tropical Dream Come True for Anniversary Trip
Wonderful hosts, spectacular view and pleasant tropical breezes. A little slice of paradise. Fulfilled our fantasies for a wonderful 35th anniversary trip. Close enough to fun activities and many great restaurants but the lovely studio apartment is in a private area up high on Mt Vernon hilltop so there’s peace and quiet when you want it. We loved it. If your renting a car try for small one since the parking spot is a tight one. Beach is down a bit of an incline…not really right outside the door but the view and breeze make up for it. There is a path to pool and beach that goes right by the small terrace area so there is occasional foot traffic right outside. King bed is so comfortable. Chantal and Christian, your hosts, are so accommodating. They even did some shopping for us before we arrived and provided a complimentary bottle of wine as well. We would definitely consider returning.
Carole Kalvar Jan 2016
Quel plaisir de séjourner à l’un de leur studio! Un super accueil également par Christian qui a pris le temps à notre arrivée, de nous partager différents trucs et les meilleurs endroits pour agrémenter notre séjour. Le guide de référence qu’ils ont fait est très pratique et nous en sommes servis pendant tout le séjour. La vue est tout simplement INCROYABLE et comme les autres commentaires le disent, les photos en reflètent bien la réalité. Tout est à votre disposition pour passer un séjour de rêve. Le studio est situé à proximité de tout. À peine 5 minutes de l’épicerie, tout juste en face vous avez l’Île Pinel et Tintamarre et vous êtes tout près de Grand-Case. C’est vraiment un emplacement de choix et vous ne serez pas déçus. Nous avons apprécié avoir des chaises de plages, un parasol et une glacière à notre disposition pendant le séjour.
Merci encore de votre hospitalité et de la bonne bouteille de vin à notre arrivée! 🙂 Au plaisir,
Judith B. Jan 2016
More than we imagined!! Charming and personal experience!
My fiance and I traveled from coastal North Carolina to an impromptu change in adventure and accommodations. Having our reservations for nearly six months at a boutique hotel in Grand Case, we made a last minute change of plans, we decided to do the same in St. Martin. My fiance had stayed on the Dutch side several times, however this was my first trip to this island, and all that I had read about the French side seemed more quiet and romantic, which is what I wanted. Chantal responded to my request very quickly to set the reservation and was always prompt to answer my questions prior to our arrival. We rented a car and very happy we did so-in this area you don’t have to have it (the last three days we were so happy and comfortable in Orient Bay, we decided to relax where we were and come back again to explore more) but is good to have for sure. There are lots of places you can go to which are better to explore with a car. The roads are easy to navigate once you get the hang of things. We did get lost for a while finding Mount Vernon – but after a few laps around the loop realized we were almost there several times. From the moment we met Christian at the entrance (he waited nearly an hour for us as we were late) our frustration went away (Pani Pwoblem!~). Chantal joined shortly to show us to our quaint, clean and beautifully located apartment where we spent the best week of vacation.We wanted nothing, and were received by such a happy and lovely couple. After they settled us in, we went to Simply Market and found a local experience of a combination of French market with some American aspects too. For us, we wanted to enjoy the French culture, especially as it was found in such a paradise. It was raining the day we arrived so we provisioned up and spent the evening relaxing in the room,and having drinks on the porch. The first few days as we were getting acclimated we cooked breakfast in the room. Soon we learned that just a short walk down the beach,great bars, restaurants and the friendliest locals were to be found, so we wanted to be there with the local culture. The first meal out we met JR-who welcomed us at Bikinis and was our fast friend. The restaurant square is just a short walk from there and the menus and service will not disappoint. You will get a shot of homemade rum at the end of each meal. We were advised to taxi at night instead of walking the beach. What a magical experience here. We will be staying here again,for sure!
Laurie R., Kure Beach, North Carolina Dec 2015
A little slice of paradise!!
My wife and I just spent a week at Orient beach in the property owned by Chantal and her husband Christian. I’m not even sure where to start with this…. The unit is as nice as the pictures show; these units were originally the Mt. Vernon hotel and have since been sold as private properties. We were in unit 2 which as previously mentioned is on the 3rd floor and it is ocean front, not just ocean view! The owners live nearby and are always there if needed. I will have to say that the place is well decorated and has some nice outstanding touches. Our favorite part of the rental is the balcony and the view!!! Orient beach offers a few beach bars and restaurants that are within walking distance from your room. We were impressed with the kitchen set up, nice matching plates and silverware, pots and pans and just about anything else you could think of!! Although we would have very much have liked to have a blender for those frosty drinks on a hot day!!!! We would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for some private affordable luxury!!! Thank you again Chantal and Christian for a great trip!!!
Scott S. Nov 2015
Not Too Good to be True – Reviews are Accurate!
Just arrived home from a week-long stay in Chantal & Christian’s Unit 2 studio condo, which is actually on the 3rd floor of the building with a gorgeous balcony view of all of Orient Beach. The listing description and other reviewers’ descriptions are completely accurate. Rest assured, what you read, see & hear is what you are going to get!
Prior to our arrival we communicated with Chantal via email. She was extremely responsive, helpful & kind. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Christian who helped us to the condo and then gave a fantastic informational overview of everything we needed to know about the condo, property, Orient Beach and the local town. They have also prepared a wonderful binder of information for their guests, and we used it frequently. Chantal & Christian were both very easy to work with from my initial inquiry about the rental to check-out.
As for the amenities of the condo, it has everything you need. We especially appreciated the cooler and ice packs. We used it to bring beer to the beach. There are 2 chairs & an umbrella in the condo for your use as well. We used the washer once. They provide laundry detergent. They also provide dish soap, paper towels & toilet paper; however, there was only one paper towel roll & one toilet paper roll, and by day 4 we had run out of both. This isn’t meant to be negative, but rather to prepare you. There is a small store on the property that sells these items, but they weren’t open when we needed them, nor were the local supermarkets. I would just recommend that if you only see one roll of t.p. when you arrive, it’s probably a good idea to purchase another from the store well before you run out. Also, you’ll want to bring all of your own toiletries, including soap, or buy them as soon as you arrive, as those are not included.
The property itself is nice. It’s the former Mont Vernon Hotel, which is no longer a hotel but still referred to as Mont Vernon. It consists of both residents & guests. Don’t be alarmed – the reception area is completely deserted, and it looks a little creepy, but there is 24-hour security with guards who are always there. Even though the outside of the buildings are older looking & could use some repair, the grounds are well-kept, and the pool is large & very clean. There was a man thoroughly cleaning it every morning. It was actually more refreshing for us to swim in the pool than Orient Beach. I definitely recommend this rental!
Allison M. Oct 2015
Great condo Budget
Very well kept condo pictures are spot on. Chantal and her husband were a delight to deal with. Lots of after thought went in to the condo like the cooler, chair,umbrella etc. Would definitely stay again.. Rent a car for sure this part of the island is about 20 minute drive to the airport.
Angela C., Polk City, FloridaOct 2015
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
I spent 2 weeks with Chantal and Christian. The unit is very clean and so nicely decorated. Extremely close to the ocean. I could leave my balcony door open at night to listen to the crash of the waves. I saw some nice sun rises. This is one of the best stocked units I have ever stayed in. I wanted for nothing. I was also a single woman traveling alone and they took very good care of me. Christian came and took me to the grocery store as I didnt have a car the first week. Then we rode out a tropical storm and hurricane Erika in which Chantal and Christian gave me every amenity I would need and were there to help without fail if I need it. All went great. There are some wonderful beaches very near by, Anse Marcel was gorgeous. There is a pizzeria that opens at night here on the property which is very convenient Chantal put together one of the best hostess books ever, make the most of it. There are many water activities to do at this beach (orient) I also felt very secure at the property even late at night going to the pool. Chantal is so sweet and Christian has such a great sense of humor. I will definitely be back !! 🙂
Steph, Jeff & Kyle, Atlanta, GA, USA Sep 2015
The best place I ever rented
Fantastic location, right on the beach and at the foot of big (no chlorine) swimming pool. Very nicely appointed and extremely clean one bedroom. Excellent, large balcony with a great view on to the orient beach and the sea as far as the horizon allows. Steps to the beach and long walks…..
5 minutes drive to the supermarket (things are sold here from France so no problem with contamination from food From USA as on Dutch side). Five minutes walk to the great restaurant and short drive to other…..
Chantel is kind and friendly….she has been extremely informative and helpful with anything we needed without hesitation.
I cannot express my satisfaction in words. Got to go and see yourself.
Thank you Chantel!!!!
we will be back.
Jeffrey and Rebecca
Jeffrey S. Sep 2015
This property is a 5 only because I cannot give more stars.
For the traveler that is adventurous and wanting to fully experience St. Martin, this property is for you. Located on the French side of the island, this residence is both peaceful and conveniently collocated with many beach activities and eateries. Chantal & Christian are superb property owners and provide attentive service beginning with a warm welcome and recommendations to maximize your stay. The pictures posted do not fully capture the unit space a close proximity to the ocean. I highly recommend renting a car to easily move about to see all of the great sites this island has to offer!
Lanelle P.Aug 2015
Friends from the dessert … Arizona
We have stayed at Mt Vernon 5 times now and by far this was the best apt.
We were very happy with the service and all amenities. The apt was very well equipped as far as kitchen supplies for eating in. Also they had beach equipment, which was great.
The owners were super helpful and easy to communicate to. We hope to be back again next year. The property is wonderful …… We keep coming back.
Steve N.Jul 2015
Never wanted to leave
This is really a fabulous little apartment with every amenity including ones you haven’t yet realized you want. For example, not only is a cooler provided for you to take when you go to the beach, there are also little ice packs in the freezer ready to go. The studio is in a resort that I imagine was a happening place in the 1960s but has now been converted into condos owned primarily by French nationals (practice your “bonjours”) and everyone is friendly and quiet. The view is gorgeous and you can hear the ocean even with the air conditioning on. You can also feed the adorable donkeys that live nearby too – carrots and stale bread very welcome (I spoke to the owner personally). We loved the guide booklet Chantal and Christian made and referred to it extensively during our vacation. You’ll definitely want to rent a car.
Allison S.Jun 2015
Great place to stay
This was our 2nd time on the island and 1st time to rent a condo. The studio unit and beach views are exactly like the pictures. Chantal and Christian were waiting for us upon arrival and went over the unit, the island and answered any questions we had. The unit was well stocked and the washing machine was very handy to have in the unit. We had 1 minor issue with the TV and it was taken care of same day. They are always available by email or phone. The WiFi worked wonderful. The dedicated parking spot was very convenient. Chantal was on time for our check out as well. The unit is very well suited for a couple. The kitchen was well equipped with pots/pans and utensils. We used the patio for breakfast and some dinners. Grand Case is very close by for beaches and restaurants (the lolo’s are cheap and good amounts of food). Orient Beach you can access from the pool deck or by car. They also have cheap drink/food specials and chair/umbrella rentals. The unit is also easy driving to other parts of the island. I would highly recommend this unit or other units Chantal and Christian have.
Monica from MissouriJun 2015
A little slice of paradise
My wife and I just got back from staying 1 week at the studio. The studio is in excellent condition and the views of Orient Beach are even more impressive in person. Chantal and her son met us upon arrival and helped get us settled in. The unit is fully stocked and comes with a washer. The unit faces east and has an automatic shutter that blocks out the sunlight in the mornings, fantastic for sleeping! Simply Market is near by. There is a nice big pool located right on the beach for guests. Of all the amenities in the unit the two most useful, in our estimation, were the beach chairs and portable cooler. The beach chairs alone saved well over $100 as most beaches charge for rental of a chair on their beach, and the cooler was great to load up on Carib beer, homemade pina coladas, put the the chairs at the edge of the water, let the waves tickle your toes and sip drinks for a week. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Would definitely rent this unit again, Chantal and her family are fantastic people and willing to help make your stay as magical as possible. ***Definitely rent a car***
Peter C.Jun 2015
Fantastic- real views and studio outshine the pictures
Location, views , studio condition and amenities all were fantastic !
Chantal and Christian personal met me and reviewed the unit and answered any and all questions.
They became friends !
The unit came stocked with mores than just basic needs including adapters- wifi and a local phone for emergency use.
Beaches and views were awesome this was my 12th visit to the island but 1st on the French side
Simply market is close
Also a few minutes drive to the dutch side for more shipping. Maragot and Grand Case are very close.
A rental car is extremely helpful.
Looking forward to my return will definitely rent here again
Howard S.Jun 2015
Thank you, Chantal and Christian for the opportunity to share your beautiful property. This condo was as described in the overview and kept in very good condition. We did not need to purchase any supplies for the house, and did find the local market easy to get to. We would recommend a rental car here if you want to explore the island. Overall, we loved the place and would love to come back and stay again. If you are looking for a beautiful, comfortable place…stay here. You will not be disappointed.
Milan V.May 2015
Perfect Orient Beach experience
This condo sits on a nice hill overlooking the quiet end of Orient Beach. Chantal and Christian were exceptional hosts. They thought of everything from lending us a cell phone to making sure we had power plug adaptors. The condo is nicely updated, and has everything you need for your stay. The pool and beach are just a few steps from your door. The kitchen was so nice we only ate out twice in a week. There is even a reserved parking spot for your rental car. I highly recommend this property for a quiet beach getaway.
Frequent Visitor from USAMar 2015
Wonderful view and studio
We (2 adults and one baby) stayed 10 nights in both of the studios in December 2014 and had a great time. Both of the studios have tasteful interior and spectacular panorama view of Orient beach. The pool area down next to the beach is also nice.
We got a very friendly welcoming and very good service from the owners Christian and Chantal.
The only thing that we found not be top class are that the site as a whole is somewhat worn down, but that is not a big thing.
In total – this is definitely a place to recommend!
Jonas & Monica from Stockholm, SwedenMar 2015
Amazing View, Great Space and Wonderful Owners!
My wife and I, along with our 6 year old daughter, just spent the week in the first floor studio and were extremely sad to leave! The studio was the perfect spot and we could not get enough of that ocean view every morning and evening. The wind was strong the week we visited, so we spent most days on Pinel Island. We HIGHLY recommend going to Pinel Island. We also really enjoyed the food in Grand Case. 3 things we recommend are: dinner at l’Auberge Gourmande – one of the best we have ever had; trying one of the “lolos” and the Tuesday night Festival in Grand Case. We also agree with other reviewers that say you need to rent a car to enjoy the island. Finally, we can not say enough about Chantal and Christian. They were wonderful hosts. Christian met us and gave us the tour when we first arrived and was able to address any need we had during our stay. Counting the days til our next visit.
Rob and Kate from Boston, MA, USAMar 2015
My significant other and I spent a wonderful week in this lovely studio. The studio has a great location and a beautiful view. It is very clean, comfortable and well-equipped. We loved the peacefulness! I enjoyed being able to take a long beach walk each day. I’ve never been in nicer water–clear and clean, perfect temperature, nice waves, and a sandy bottom. We enjoyed walking down the beach each day in the afternoon to get a pina colada! There are excellent restaurants nearby, and my dietary needs could be accommodated at many (I have celiac disease, and follow a strict gluten-free diet). We do recommend renting a car for this location. The owners, Chantal and Christian, are very friendly and attentive, and helped us with everything. We wished that we could have stayed longer! The only caveat: the complex is located on a hill, and there is quite a bit of uphill and downhill walking to get to the parking lot and to the beach. There aren’t too many stairs, but the paths are sloping. So I would not recommend this for anyone who has difficulty climbing up and down.
Ellen from Rhode IslandMar 2015
Perfect couple’s getaway
As many times and places we have stayed on the island, none matched the view from the balcony of this beautiful studio. At sunrise and sunset we spent many hours just unwinding there. We really enjoyed how well equipped the kitchen was and the cleanliness of the entire studio. We took advantage of the sparkling pool and the direct access to Orient beach and many evenings walked the beach to enjoy dinner at the nearby restaurants. On top of all of that you will not meet friendlier more helpful owners.
Phil & Kim from Rochester, NYMar 2015
We had the good fortune of finding this lovely gem on Orient Beach. The owners are so fantastic and take care of you right from the very first communication. I believe we had the best view/location on the entire French side of the island!!! The grounds and pool was beautifully maintained and the property was safe. Security was very visible and always friendly and willing to help. C and C, we will be back!!!
C and D from Western CanadaMar 2015
A week in paradise
My husband and I spent a fabulous week at Mount Vernon and can’t say enough wonderful things about the studio and the owners. Chantal and Christian met us upon our arrival and went over all the amenities. They also provided us with a bottle of wine and some refreshing beer after our long flight. The view is spectacular and mesmerizing. I would highly recommend the studio and will definitely be going back. Merci Chantal et Christian, a bientôt!
Nathalie M.Mar 2015
I’ll start with the owners, Chantal and Christian. They were fabulous! Their warm welcome made us feel at home immediately. They supplied us with island information; good places to eat, beaches to visit and sights to see! All their recommendations were right on point, too! The room was clean, spacious and had beautiful views.
Rent a car.
Venture out to other beaches: Anse de Marcel, Pinel Island, Orient Beach (The only negative thing about our stay was that the beach was not ideal- lots of seaweed) However, we LOVE to experience new places, so driving to another beach was not a problem.
We cannot wait until our next stay! We plan to make this place our go-to for all stays on the island.
K.Z. from Raleigh, North CarolinaMar 2015
Orient Beach Holiday
We had a wonderful stay at this studio! Perfect for a couple! Great views! The kitchen (and studio) was very well equipped, making it easy to dine in if we wanted to! Chantal and Christian were very friendly and extremely helpful making great suggestions for restaurants and things to do. We look forward to returning!
Kim Worster from Midhurst, Ontario, CanadaFeb 2015
Orient beach stay
Excellent stay at the Orient beach, lovely studio, modern well equipped. Owners very friendly and willing to help with anything. Would certainly stay there again.
Ana from USAJan 2015
Beau studio bien équipé, super proprio
En lisant les autres commentaires, je pense que tout à été dit, je confirme que tout est véridique.
Bravo Chantal et Christian, bonne continuation.
LDAML from Montreal, CanadaJan 2015
Perfect place to stay, exceptional owners!!!
I can echo all of the positive comments listed in the previous reviews. They are all true and accurate. First of all, Chantal and Ryan met us at the Reception area and assisted us with our bags to the room. The room was perfect….clean, very well equipped and very spacious. The view from the balcony is spectacular. You can see Orient Beach from one end to the other. You can see St. Barth’s, Tintamare Island, and Pinel Island from the balcony. Chantal gave us a cell phone to use while on the island. The room was equipped with everything you need in the kitchen along with ice packs in the freezer and some drinks and supplies. In addition, were was a blow dryer, iron and ironing board, beach chairs and umbrella, and a cooler. There were plug adapters, a sewing kit, batteries, a binder with valuable information about the unit, the island, restaurants, and emergency contact information, etc. Chantal provide so much valuable information. She is so sweet. She gave us great advice about the island, excursions, and restaurants. My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and Chantal left us a very nice bottle of wine in our room to help celebrate. There was a cd player with perfect music to make the evenings so romantic. I cannot say enough about Chantal and her son. We did not have the privilege to meet her husband because he was away, but hopefully will have the honor when we visit again. This is a perfect place to stay and a perfect island to visit. This is our second time to stay for a week so we knew to rent a car. We visited many of the beautiful beaches, ate at many excellent restaurants and French bakeries. I highly recommend renting from Chantal and Christian.
Cindy B. from Fairchance, PA, USAJan 2015
Great way to enjoy St Martin!
What a great place! Orient Bay is a wonderful quiet location to have as a home base to tour the island. Chantal and her husband were wonderful and the place was prefect for a couple. Would definitely stay there again!
Guests from MontrealJan 2015
Great condo with spectacular view!
We loved this condo on Orient Beach. Spectacular view. We enjoyed having our evening cocktail on the deck looking out over the ocean. Chantal was a wonderful host supplying us with all the information we needed to enjoy our stay on St. Martin. The condo is very nicely decorated, clean and very comfortable. We will definitely recommend Chantal and Christian’s condo to our friends. Merci!
Beth C.from Vancouver, CanadaJan 2015
Great studio with warm host
Great sea view
Everything you need in terms of supply
Warm hosts taking great care of you
Bothje from AmsterdamDec 2014
Like a Beautiful Painting
Christian met us at the steps and took us to the condo to let us in. We walked in, and the patio doors were still closed. Christian went over and pushed a button to open them. As the doors rolled up, both my husband and I gasped at the beauty that was revealed. Oh my goodness, Orient Bay has to be one of the most beautiful spots on this beautiful earth. Add to that the charming hospitality of our hosts, Chantal and Christian, the many, many perfect beaches, many, many fabulous restaurants, and you have a perfect vacation. Don’t hesitate. Do rent a car. You will need it to be able to see some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. We will return.
Kathy K. from Columbus, OhioDec 2014
ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY… This is the one!!!! You will not find a better place
My husband and I just returned from a one week stay in PARADISE from November 16, 2014 – November 23, 2014. We chose St. Martin and this studio/condo to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Our experience was simply amazing! This was our first trip to St. Martin and it will not be our last!!! Chantal and Christian’s studio/condo is 100% PERFECT! You will not find a better place! Photos are exactly as advertised. We so appreciated Chantal and Christian’s hospitality. They welcomed us when we arrived and took their time to give us helpful information about the condo and the island. They left us a bottle of French wine to enjoy! The condo was carefully stocked with so many useful items. So much thought and attention to detail… plugs adapters for our electronics, all the kitchen utensils you could think of, a medical kit, a cooler for daytime excursions, hair dryer, beach towels, even a local cell phone to carry with us if we needed anything. Toward the end of our week, Chantal and her son, Bryan, met up with us for a drink in nearby Grand Case before our dinner reservations. I cannot say enough about our vacation experience and this property! St. Martin is such a beautiful, romantic island. The studio/condo is beautifully decorated, newly renovated, and an excellent price. The ocean view is out of this world!!! What a wonderful experience to watch the sun rise every morning while sipping coffee at the terrace table. If you are traveling to St. Martin, this is the ONLY one you should book!!!
Jim & Jen from Lasalle, Ontario, CanadaDec 2014
All the reviews you read on this page are true. You can stop searching, THIS is the rental you want. We stayed during the low season beginning on Sept 20th-27th. Chantal and Christian are the perfect hosts. You will NOT find this type of service anywhere, including “5 star resorts”.
Upon contacting Chantal to inquire about the room, she is extremely accommodating and returns all correspondence in a timely manner. There are never unanswered questions, and she does so in a lovely manner.
We arrived a bit late to find Christian waiting for us at reception with a giant welcoming smile, and helped us with our bags to our room, where Chantal was also waiting to greet us. The first thing you notice when entering the room is that it’s surprisingly BIG! The pictures are lovely, but seeing the property in person you discover that you have much more space than you thought. The unit is very clean, safe, and relaxing. The view is just stunning. We sat with our coffee every morning taking pictures of the sunrise. The unit is equipped with some extras! They provide you with 2 beach towels, 2 folding chairs, an umbrella, and a book they put together listing all of the “must see” attractions in the area, including places to eat. PERFECT!
After 24 hours, it was clear that we should have booked a rental car. We called Chantal and Christian using the free cellular phone they provided in case we needed to make any local calls during our stay. Christian came and picked us up, drove us to the rental car place that he trusted, and then negotiated a great price for us with the rental car guy. Like i said, you won’t find this service anywhere else!
We found the area perfect for what we wanted to do. It is far enough away from the (sometimes) noisy Orient Beach. If you decide you’d like some excitement, you can just walk out of the condo right down the beach to where it is all happening. With a rental car, (YES, GET A CAR, YOU NEED IT AND IT’S AWESOME AND CHEAP) you have groceries right around the corner. Grand Case, Cul De Sac, and even the further-down-the-beach places on Orient are much easier to get to.
After an excellent week of eating too much food and beach hopping every day, it was our time to leave. Christian and Chantal worked around our flight schedule and met us at the unit. We felt as though we were saying goodbye to our new family members. Thank you Chantal and Christian! We hope to visit you again next year!
Heath T.Oct 2014
Two unforgettable weeks
We stayed at Chantal and Christian’ studio for two weeks between 2nd of September until 16th. It was a marvellous holiday. The studio is clean and well stocked with everything a tourist would need for a two weeks or longer vacation. The unit quality and comfort can be defined as a four stars unit but the nice and great approach of the owners will make it 5*. We had a few small “glitches” but Christian responded in minutes (thanks to their cell phone!!!) and fixed them right away when we were at the beach or gone for exploring the island.
St Martin changed a lot since we discovered it 12 years ago. The shopping is booming , French side is a great place to discover the “French cuisine” together “French wine” , Dutch side especially on South West begins to resemble with high quality civilized tourist country. European footprint can be discovered (O, LA, LA !) in Marigot, the beaches are wonderful (we used Anse Marcel beach – 5 min drive almost every day because of the seaweed issue on Great Bay), Anguilla beaches are astonishing, Saba amazing ! Too many good words to be upset by small issues. GO THERE ! We highly recommend. Chantal and Christian will be your best host and you will not be disappointed.
Sorin B. from Oshawa , OntarioSep 2014
Wonderful stay in St Martin
My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. We could not have chosen a better condo on the island. The owners are fabulous!! They are so gracious and have everything you will need in the condo. We felt safe and loved the location. The view every day was awesome! The cell phone Chantel and Christian provided was an added bonus. It made us feel even more at home on the island as we explored daily.
We will never forget our stay and look forward to seeing Chantel and Christian again on a return trip.
Amy N.Sep 2014
My wife and I stayed for a week in January and it was superb. Loved the view and the unit could not have been nicer. More people at Mont Vernon greeted us with bonjour rather than hello! The location was great and Chantal and Christian could not have been more helpful. We highly recommend renting from them and hope to come back again.
Bill M. Jun 2016
If you read the reviews on this studio apartment, they will seem too good to be true. I’m here to tell you that they are not. This place was perfect for us in every way. This was our 4th long-term stay on St. Martin, and we picked this place primarily because of its location. The pictures on this advertisement are very accurate. The patio opens directly onto Orient Beach! There is easy access to fine dining in Grand Case. Marigot and Philipsburg are an easy drive. We were easily able to get groceries and make excellent use of the fully-supplied kitchen in the unit. We shared a number of lovely meals on the patio looking across Orient Bay at St. Barth’s. The complex is secure, well maintained, and easy to get to.
What put this rental “over the top” was the kind help of our hosts Christian and Chantal. They were very attentive, and helped us with everything from the rental, to monitoring our travel, and helping with arrival and departure. The unit has been very thoughtfully supplied, to the point that you needn’t bring much beyond clothes and toiletries. Some examples of stuff we used from the unit: rain umbrella, rolling grocery cart, beach chairs, cell phone, and towels.
Going into this trip we already had a good degree of familiarity with the island, so we knew what we were going to do before we arrived. While staying at this unit, we were easily able to do day trips to Orient Beach, Pinel Island, Loterie, Friar’s/Happy Bay, Marigot, and Philipsburg. If you are new to the island, Chantal and Christian have provided a very helpful book that includes many good suggestions for local tourism and food. Don’t let lack of familiarity with the island stand in your way.
As for the amenities in the room, you’ll find that it is clean and well-decorated. There is very good Wi-Fi in the room, and we had no trouble keeping in touch. We had a rental car, and parking is provided. It would be possible to use this room without having access to a car, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
This trip was for our 20th anniversary, and we were able to fully enjoy our entire vacation because we didn’t have to think about or worry about a thing. If you rent from Chantal and Christian, you should rest assured that you will be very well taken care of and that you will be able to focus exclusively on your vacation.
I recommend this unit without hesitation, and I’m thankful to Chantal and Christian who began as our hosts, and ended as our friends.
Matt L.Sep 2014
Why stay with other tourists?
Why stay with other tourists on vacation when you can stay amongst the locals! After a week on the island, we concluded that Mont Vernon is the prime location to stay on the island. With a 2 mile beach footsteps away, a large supermarket nearby, and Grand Case, the dining capital of the Caribbean, a short drive away, Panipwoblem Oceanview Studio is near the best that St. Martin and St. Maarten have to offer. The capital of Marigot is not too far as is Pic Du Paradis and Loterie Farm. LeGalion Beach for watersports (in addition to Orient Beach) and the Butterfly Farm are very close.
Orient Beach is probably the most active beach on the island, but the quiet area is right outside your door. It is a great place to watch the sunrise and go for an early morning walk or jog with nice views of St. Barthelemy. There’s dining nearby at Orient Bay and surrounding areas with a little nightlife too. And the tradewinds keep this area “cooler” than most. The residents of Mont Vernon gave us warm greetings when we encountered them and we felt welcome and comfortable.
Chantal and Christian are the most gracious of hosts. Although Mont Vernon was a challenge for us to find at our late night arrival, they showed us everything we needed to know about the unit and had a nice welcome and anniversary gift awaiting our arrival. The studio is clean, tastefully decorated and well appointed. Amenity-wise, they thought of everything. It had all that we needed except for a few toiletries. They also provide a good amount of written information about the island. The photos of the studio are representative of what you will find. Chantal did a nice job of making sure our stay was all that we desired. I highly recommend Panipwoblem Oceanview Studio.
Ed B.Aug 2014
This view and studio are exactly as pictured! We had stayed on Orient Bay twice before, but never with a view close to this one. I would start my day with a cup of coffee, looking out at this beautiful vista! The studio is lovely as well. It is beautifully decorated and immaculate! Try L’Astrolabe and Bikini Beach for dinner. Both were excellent! Thanks, Chantal and Christian for a wonderful week!
Mary from Enfield, CT, USAAug 2014
Honeymoon of our Dreams!
My husband and I chose to honeymoon on St. Martin and picked the studio to stay. We could not have made a better decision! Chantal and Christian were the perfect hosts-so very kind and generous, and eager to share their beautiful island with us. They took us on their boat, took us snorkeling, showed us the best places to eat, recommended beaches, and were always available when we had questions. The studio was fabulous! It is exactly as it looks in the pictures,
Sand made for a perfect getaway. The beach had at most ten people on it at once, and the pool was lovely to rinse off in after being in the ocean (which was gorgeous!). We explored the tide pool at the point in front of the studio and enjoyed walks up and down the beach. The studio was air conditioned, which was great, and stocked with everything we needed-chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc. We recommend renting a car to explore the island, which is what we did. We could not have asked for a better time and are so grateful to Chantal and Christian for their generosity. They are the sweetest people you’ll ever meet! If you’re looking for a great vacation, then the studio is the place to be!
Victoria M.Jun 2014
Fantastic Hospitality & beautiful Studio
My husband and I were celebrating our 5th year Anniversary. The studio was very romantic and the view from our room of Orient Beach was breath taking! I would highly recommend staying here for any couples that are looking for a beautiful romantic getaway. Everything that we needed to explore the Island was in a note book that our hostess provided as well as maps & tourist magazines we could use to find our way. We most definitely will come back again some time in the future and stay here again. I would rate the hospitality as a 5 star rating! The host and hostess were the best!
Sandra from Florida, USAJul 2014
We loved it!
My husband and I stayed at this studio to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Upon arriving, the studio was immaculate! So very clean! Christian met us there when we arrived and gave us a thorough over view of the studio and the island. They had plenty of brochures and even a book that they made to help you navigate the island and recommendations of things to do. They even took time to take us out for drinks and learn more about the island. Lovely people!
The pictures were exactly correct on the website.There are stairs to climb to get to the studio but being on the bottom floor is totally worth it. We traveled during “low” season and the studio was very private.
Communication with them to book the studio was prompt and professional. We were sad to leave because we had the best vacation! Would highly recommend this studio!
Lisa H.Jun 2014
Orient beach Mount Vernon
We Highly recommend this beautiful find. Steps to the beach and a breathtaking view awaits you every morning. The studio is as nice as the pictures and the accommodation is great. You have more than you would ever need in this well equipped studio.Renting a car is a must so you can explore this island and sample all of the wonderful restaurants. Visit the bakery and sample Justine’s delicious croissants and fresh baked bread. We highly recommend lunch at Orange on the beach. Christian and Chantelle are absolutely wonderful hosts. They will show you around and tell you about all the great beaches and restaurants. Thanks to our hosts for taking us out in their boat and the great snorkelling adventure. We will definitely return to this paradise.
Kk from CanadaMay 2014
Best rental, location & hosts!
Chantal & Christian were fantastic hosts. My husband and I arrived to not only the best view but a clean, comfortable & beautifully decorated condo. The incredibly warm welcome was also a major bonus! They went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable and even took us to rent a car when we needed to. By far the best place on the island! Trust me, we drove and explored EVERYWHERE!! Way better than the hotels. Orient beach is barely a 30 second walk from the condo. Perfect for a romantic getaway on the quieter side of the beach. 100% recommend this place!
First no-kid getaway!
This was our first time using this site – and I am so glad that we did! The condo was just as it looked in the pictures; bright, clean, and organized. We arrived on a Sunday to a condo with Champagne, chocolate and wine. The location is fantastic. Located just a few minutes from Pinel Island, we spent a day canoeing, snorkeling and sun bathing on a nearly secluded beach. We also loved that the beach was just a quick 1 minute walk away. Orient Village is a 5 minute walk up the beach, and there is an amazing restaurant (Le Piment) with delicious gourmet dishes and a great wine selection. There is a grocery store just minutes from the apartment, which allowed us to keep the vacation within budget, and there is also a well-priced spa nearby for a little pampering. All in all – we loved our relaxing vacation. It was a great way to celebrate ten years together, and our first no-kid vacation!
Lauren from Frederick, Maryland, USMay 2014
Two weeks in Paradise
My wife and I spent two weeks from March 26th 2014 thru April 8th 2014. We have stayed many places in St Martin and this was one of our most enjoyable stays, anything you could possibly need was in the villa. We were met upon arrival by The owners Chantal and Christian , they helped us with our bags and spent a lot of their afternoon making us familiar with the villa and our surroundings. The villa was everything and more than we expected from viewing the photos. The villa has all the items one would ever need for a great vacation including all kitchen equipment, a small pharmacy, towels,including beach towels and the frig even had a few cold brews to get us started. The patio overlooking Orient Bay was a most wonderful spot to enjoy our morning coffee which we did each morning of our stay. From our patio we could watch as the umbrellas went up on O Beach and knew when to head out to the beach. Our host were so kind to take us on a trip on their boat one afternoon, this was a highlight of our trip , so relaxing and so much fun (thanks C and C ). There are many great places to eat very close by the villa. We particularly enjoyed the Village on Orient Beach 6 upscale places to eat, and for breakfast we always went to Coco Beach Club. If you are headed to St Martin and want a great place to stay, hosted by the best folks you can find , you have to stay with Chantal and Christian.
Love you guys S and F
S and F from Green Cove Springs FloridaApr 2014
My wife and I spent two weeks here and came home feeling that it was definitely one of our most memorable vacations. We love the island od St Martin and this studio apartment was perfect. It had a fantastic view and the apartment was everything we had hoped for. It was very clean, quiet, and friendly. Chantal and Christian are the perfect hosts. They really care about you having a great time. We will be back ! Steve and Barbara, Gloucester MA, USA
Steve and BarbaraApr 2014
Great value for money
We’ve stayed almost three weeks in this studio apartment and we enjoyed every second of our stay.
Being part of the former Hotel Mont Vernon (now converted into private owned condo’s) the apartment is situated on the east side of the island, ensuring you a nice refreshing wind all day long. The apartment is situated right in front of the ocean and is literally a few steps away from the beautiful Orient Bay beach and a spacious pool. The view from the terrace is stunning, especially in the early morning. The premises is lying on a hillside so be prepared for a firm walk from and to the parking (cars are not allowed to park next to the buildings).
The furniture and decoration of the apartment are in a warm colonial style. The studio is cleverly divided into a sleeping area and a living area. The king size bed is very comfortable. The couch can be turned into a sofa bed, so the apartment is also suitable for families with young children. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom is nice and functional.
There is free wireless internet, TV with eight American channels (e.g. CNN, NBS, ESPN) and several French channels. There is a DVD-player, a CD-player and some books (English and French). There is ample information and maps of the island available for you to prepare (and take on) your tours.
The owners, Christian and Chantal, are very nice and warm people. Our flight was delayed by more than 9 hours and all the shops were closed upon arrival. Chantal had bought us bread and groceries, as a service. The owners also invite you for a trip on their private boat. This is an absolute must do!
We recommend this condo to everyone and we will most certainly come back here again.
Stan v.Feb 2014
Best Place to Stay in St. Martin
We stayed for 9 days at this lovely studio and we absolutely loved it! The studio has everything that you need for your stay including a kitchen with all of the pots,pans and utensils needed to cook a full meal if you desire. It was all very clean and well laid-out. The king-size bed was extremely comfortable. The hosts have thought of every detail, even supplying beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, and coolers. These are not things that you find in every rental. Our favorite aspect of the studio was the beautiful terrace with a million-dollar view of Orient Bay – just breathtaking!
We found the studio’s location on the island to be very convenient to visiting many of the best sights on French St. Martin, such as Pinel Island, Grand Case, Marigot, Friar’s Bay and Happy Bay, etc. It is also just steps to the famous Orient Beach. One can spend the day there swimming and visiting different beach restaurants and bars without having to drive.
While the studio and its’ location were great, what really made our stay outstanding was the warm welcome from the hosts – Chantal and Christian. They met us on arrival at the studio to show us how everything worked. They gave us lots of recommendations for places to visit and they were always available to answer questions or address problems (although we had no problems). They really go the extra mile, even offering a ride on their boat which we enjoyed tremendously. We highly recommend this rental and plan to return for a longer stay.
Le studio c’était super! Il dispose de tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour votre séjour. Il était vraiment propre et bien aménagé. Le lit king-size était très confortable. Les hôtes ont pensé à chaque détail, même des serviettes de plage, chaises de plage et parasol, et les refroidisseurs. Notre aspect préféré de le studio était la belle terrasse avec une vue magnifique d’Orient Bay.
Nous avons trouvé l’emplacement de le studio sur l’île pour être très pratique pour visiter la plupart des sites sur St. Martin, comme l’île Pinel, Grand Case, Marigot, Baie des Frères, et Baie Heureuse. Il est également à quelques pas de la célèbre plage Orientique.
Ce qui a vraiment rendu notre séjour exceptionnel était l’accueil chaleureux des hôtes – Chantal et Christian. Ils nous ont donné beaucoup de conseils pour les endroits à visiter et ils étaient toujours disponibles pour répondre aux questions. Nous recommandons vivement cette location, et nous reviendrons.
Heather from Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaJan 2014
Nous avons passe 12 jours à ce super condo. Le paysage est magnifique, la plage facile d’accès. Le condo était très propre ,confortable et super clair. Les propriétaires sont super sympathiques et nous ont donne beaucoup d’informations utile sur l’ile. Nous avons adoré notre séjour.
Guests from Montreal, Quebe, CanadaJan 2014
Wonderful studio and perfect location!
The studio has all the amenities you might need, including beach chairs, cooler, etc. The view from the studio is gorgeous!!! One of the best locations on the mt. Vernon property. The beach is wonderful as well. We went to five other beaches during our stay and loved this one, orient beach, the best. It’s peaceful but you can also walk down the beach and have great food. The owners were so nice and welcoming! Highly recommend and hope to come back 🙂
Everything is there for a very pleasant stay!
Beautiful small condominium where everything is there for a very pleasant stay. Equipped with a small kitchen, very functional and fully equipped, it also has many accessories, air conditioning, washing machine, TV , Internet, a king size bed and above all, a lounge and a beautiful terrace facing the sea (full field of view to 180°).
Just a minute walk you will have access to a great pool with private and unlimited access for residents of the site. Part of a converted private apartment complex this unit is located at the northern end of the Orient Bay which is one of the most beautiful beaches of St Martin. Purely residential and peaceful environment, while being close to all amenities, restaurants and night live. Owners Chantal and Christian are very friendly, diligent and remain only 10 minutes places. A very enjoyable stay, we can only recommend this place highly enough.
Robert from MontrealDec 2013
Great view, great beach
I spent 10 days in St-Martin with my husband (July 2-12). This rental was perfect on all aspects. Clean and practical. We loved the view, the pool was just minutes from our balcony and the beach, long beach is just beautiful. There is plenty of restaurants at walking distance, right on the beach. We had our quiet romantic times and water sports when we wanted more activities, and nice walks. The hosts were so nice. I definitely recommend this rental!
Marie from Montréal, Québec, CanadaNov 2013
Foi a primeira vez que optamos por um apartamento para passar férias, mas finalmente não nos arrependemos desta escolha, pois o alojamento, com uma bonita vista para o mar é realmente muito agradável, além disso bastante espacioso e airoso.
Gostámos muito da decoração, embora simples, com muito bom gosto.
A varanda permitiu-nos relaxar um pouco pois a vista é espectacular, sem esquecer que a praia e uma bela piscina se encontram a uns escassos metros.
Apreciamos muito a segurança no espaço envolvente, a gentileza e disponibilidade do proprietário, pessoa muito acessível e simpática.
Zarina from PortoNov 2013
Très agréable , spacieux très clair et fonctionnel avec une belle terrasse et vue sur la mer.
La plage se trouve a deux pas, avec de bons petits restos si on ne veut pas cuisiner. La piscine c’est un plus pas négligeable, surtout moi qui aime nager dans une belle piscine.
Les propriétaires sont très aimables et sympathiques, ils nous ont fourni beaucoup de renseignements sur l’Ille, les bons coins intéressants à visiter et les restos à ne pas rater pour goûter la cuisine locale ce que nous avons beaucoup apprécié. Nous avons étés ravis de notre séjour car nous avons été très bien installes et très bien accueillis.
Cisa from FranceNov 2013