Blue Beach Loft
Overall a great stay. Clean, well represented in the pics, good bed, good bathroom and kitchen. Fantastic view from the balcony!!! Sometimes you don’t even want to leave the apt. Very close to the fine dining in Grand Case. The street noise can be loud at times. The locals seem to enjoy going very fast down the narrow one way street, with poorly muffled engines. I would definitely rent this again.
Guests from Kalamazoo, MI, USA Mar 2016
Villa Blue Beach – 2015 review
Stayed in February 2015 — Post in TripAdvisor – We just enjoyed a wonderful week at this vacation rental in Grand Case (Feb 14-21, 2015). There aren’t many reviews for Villa Blue Beach online, so
This property is extremely well located. It’s right in the heart of Grand Case, which I like to refer to as “shabby chic”. I say that because although Grand Case looks poor and run-down overall, it has
a large concentration of excellent, refined restaurants, as well as a small sprinkling of neat little bars. Grand Case really comes alive at
night. It’s our second time vacationing in St Martin, and both times we chose to stay in Grand Case, mostly because it’s the gourmet capital of the island. For us, that means we can enjoy our dinners just steps from our room, and then stumble home to bed 😉
Grand Case beach is no slouch either. It’s quite beautiful, and benefits from the BBQ huts (“lolos” such as Sky’s The Limit) serving cheap and easy lunches. Bonus: the beach here never gets very
crowded, and the surf doesn’t tend to get violent when it’s windy (unlike other parts of the island such as Orient Bay or Simpson Bay).
Back to this property: Both the second and third- floor units apparently have the same configuration, which is: kitchen and large living area, master bedroom with king bed and en suite (no toilet),
second bedroom with 2 singles pushed together, second bathroom (no toilet), and then a separate toilet room. (Note: The fourth-level unit, i.e. the “loft”, appears to be smaller than the other two).
By far the best part about this property (I’m referring to the units on the 2nd and 3rd floors) is the balcony. It’s massive! Also, it’s fully
covered and furnished too, with a plush couch and two plush chairs, plus a full-sized dining room table. You can basically spit off the balcony and hit the water (please don’t! lol) and on top of all that, you can see most of the sunset unobstructed. This balcony is absolutely dynamite—one of the best we’ve ever experienced.
We felt quite secure here, the balcony has a button-operated mechanical gate that we were told to close anytime we left the unit.
Two beach chairs are provided for each unit, which meant both myself and the hubby enjoyed lounging on the beach right outside our room. Villa Blue Beach also has umbrellas although for some reason they were locked away during our stay.
Re: maid service, we stayed here for a week, which only included one day of cleaning / towel changing. The rest of the time we were on our own. Also, wifi connection was poor to the point of being unusable.
Jennifer, who greeted us and saw us off, allowed us a late checkout (2:30pm) on our departure date so we could enjoy as much of the day as possible. This was greatly appreciated.
Overall, this is a terrific place to stay, and that statement is mostly based on the kickass balcony and the location in Grand Case.
Lauren, Toronto Feb 2015