Villa du Voyageur – Great Value for Low Budget – ID:96

Cozy French Caribbean-style family vacation home for rent directly from owners at very affordable rates. The villa is only a block from Orient Beach, a mere 5 min. walk to get to St. Martin’s most popular beach. A short 3 min walk and you are at the center of Orient Village with its main square for dining, bars, grocery and shops.

Named after the beautiful traveler’s palm in front of the house, this cozy three bedroom vacation home is peaceful and very private, surrounded by a wonderful lush tropical garden.

Overview

Villa du Voyageur is a cozy French Caribbean-style family vacation home offered at budget-friendly rates for 2-3 couples or a family of six. The 3 bedroom 2 bath villa is located in a quiet villa neighborhood within the gated community of Orient Bay on French St. Martin. The villa is only 400 yards from famous Orient Beach. Orient Village’s main square is in walking distance, too (300 yards away), and is good for grocery shopping, dining and entertainment in the evenings. Famous Orient Beach offers a wide array of beach bars, restaurants and water sports that make for fun filled, relaxing days on St. Martin’s best beach.

Getaway for 3 Couples or a Family With Children

The 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is designed for cost-conscious couples and families seeking for a relaxing villa vacation in a lovely, relaxing Caribbean setting. Villa du Voyageur is best to enjoy for 2 couples or a family with young children of max. 6 people in total. For guests with toddlers it might be good to know that one of the two villa entrances has a small ramp to enter the villa with a stroller. There are also two private parking lots right in front of the garden entrance gates.

Quiet, Relaxing Setting Outside

The semi-attached townhouse is well designed for Caribbean outdoor living with relaxing outdoor spaces including a terrace, a pool and sun deck, a porch with a lounge area and a covered al fresco dining area. All is set amidst lovely gardens. This villa is available directly from the owners, who keep the house in great shape. The latest update was done in 2014 with new patio furniture.

  • A private pool and sunny deck with lounge chairs
  • A covered terrace with a large Teak dining table for 6 guests
  • A very comfortable shaded lounge area on the terrace
  • A BBQ grill at the al fresco dining area
  • All is surrounded by a beautiful lush tropical garden.

The BBQ is always handy on the terrace for your private BBQ nights at Villa du Voyageur. If you prefer however to go out for dinner or just a drink, you’ll find plenty of eateries and (beach) bars nearby. A grocery store to stock up your fridge is in walking distance, too.

Wide open Living Area with High Ceiling and A/C

All rooms of this fully air-conditioned villa are on ground floor and enter from inside, which makes this home ideal for families with young children. The villa has a warm and friendly living room with a comfortable corner seating area, newly upholstered in 2014, and a complete kitchen.

The open plan family room features a/c, high vaulted white ceiling, lovely decoration and neat light fixtures. Wide glass sliding doors open to the dining area on the terrace. The main dining area of the villa is outside, and offers a large Teak dining table for 6 guests.

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV on a wide screen TV
  • DVD player, CD player
  • Free WiFi Internet (bring your laptop)

The kitchen adjoins the corner seating area in an open space with high cathedral ceiling, complete with a breakfast/bar counter with bar stools.

  • A full size refrigerator with freezer
  • 4-ring glass hob with kitchen range
  • Oven and microwave
  • Coffee maker, toaster
  • The Kitchen is stocked with a very complete set of dinnerware, glassware, crockery, cutlery, cookware, cooking utensils etc.

A washing machine is also available to guests (in a separate facility room).

If you’d prefer not to use the cooking facilities in the villa, you can walk to the market place in Orient Village that offers various open air eateries. The gourmet village of Grand Case is only a 10 min. drive away, and Marigot and Philipsburg are at a 20 min. drive.

Three Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

Villa du Voyageur has 3 bedrooms with split level A/C in each. Each bedroom has a double bed, with 63″ slightly wider than a Queen size bed. All bedrooms are on ground floor and enter from inside, perfect for families with young children.
Two bedrooms are located at the rear of the house facing the garden.
One Bedroom, the “green” room, opens to the terrace and pool.
There are two private full bathrooms stocked with towels, beach towels and hair dryers.

Bedroom #1
The “green” bedroom with double bed and A/C opens to the terrace and pool. There is a large closet and a little study area next to it, made for using a laptop to connect to WiFi Internet.

Bedroom #2
The “pink” bedroom faces the garden to the rear of the house. Just like the other bedrooms, it comes with A/C, a double bed, a desk and a closet.

Bedroom #3
The “red” bedroom features A/C, a double bed, large closet, dresser and nice decorative pieces and lamp fixtures. This bedroom with its adjoining private bath is located at the rear of the house and faces the garden.

Bathrooms at Villa Voyageur

Bathroom #1 adjoins the “red” bedroom and comes with a shower/tub combination, a single sink, vanity, mirror, toilet, and a hair dryer.

Bathroom #2  The “green” bedroom and the “pink” bedroom share bathroom #2 with a shower, single large mirror, a shelf for storing items and towels, a toilet and a hair dryer.

Special features of this villa

  • Alarm system
  • Completely walled-in and enclosed property
  • Ramp to access the house with a stroller or wheel chair
  • 2 private parking lots in front of the house

Services

Linens, towels and beach towels are provided.
Maid service once per week is included in your rental fee. If you wish maid service more often, ask the owners for details.

More about Location

Villa du Voyageur is located in the gated community of Orient Bay with 24/7 security/patrol. The villa is only one block, approx. 400 yards from the beach and footsteps from the marketplace of Orient Village. Orient Beach is our most popular beach, lined with beach bars and lots of water sports, such as Hobie cats, parasailing, jet skiing, boating, sailing, surfing, diving…

For dining out, you can either walk to the marketplace of Orient Village, or drive (10 min.) to fine dining in Grand Case, the “Gourmet capital” of the Caribbean. In 20 minutes, you are either in Dutch side Philipsburg or in the French capital Marigot for (duty free) shopping, street markets, sidewalk cafes, restaurants and bars and sightseeing.

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
05 Jan 2017 30 Apr 2017 2,250 7 nights
01 May 2017 30 Nov 2017 1,500 3 nights
01 Dec 2017 21 Dec 2017 2,250 7 nights
22 Dec 2017 04 Jan 2018 3,000 7 nights

Rental & Booking Information

Rate Details

Rates are based on US Dollars per week based on 2 people per bedroom. Max. 6 people occupancy.

Tax & Services

Weekly rates include tax and service charge with maid service once per week.
Towels, beach towels and linens are provided.

Payments

30% deposit required to make a reservation preferably per wire transfer.
Final payment is due in cash on arrival.
To protect the property against damage or loss, a refundable security deposit of $800 in cash is requested on arrival.

Great Villa !!
Just returned home from spending 18 days at this beautiful villa !! Had a wonderful time !! This is the second year in a row that we stayed in this great villa . This unit is very clean inside and out , can easily handle up to six adults due to fact it has 3 bebrooms and two inside baths and one outdoors shower . Two great outdoors sitting areas under roof and a beautiful pool . walking distance to fine food and beautiful beaches , only would need car if you wanted to explore island . We will be returning next year
A couple from Ohio, USA Nov 2016
Location, Location, Location!!
Our stay at the villa was awesome! Despite having nearby villas, the location felt secluded, almost like you were in the remote tropics as you were not able to view other villas from the outdoor seating area or pool due to the street location (a slight incline) and strategic foliage surrounding the villa. Other villas are also not able to see you either. The beach, restaurants and shops are a quick 3 to 5 minute walk away, offering most anything you could possibly need or want. We grilled two nights and went out to dinner two nights, opting to snack for dinner on other occasions. We really felt at home. The ability to do laundry while using the villa was a plus, so you don’t need to pack so many clothes! Frank answered our questions promptly during communications prior to the rental. He and his wife were there upon our arrival and explained the features and usage of various aspects, as well as how to reach them should we need anything. There were certainly more expensive rentals in the area, but you cannot beat the location and privacy (quietness) of this one. The villa was neat, and clean. We are not picky people and this is not a 5-star resort. This is a villa, someone’s home that they own and when it is not rented, they sometimes stay there. Could there perhaps be some updating – – perhaps, however, EVERYTHING functioned as expected and it was CLEAN. We felt like we were right at home. This was the most relaxing vacation we have EVER been on. We’ve been to other islands, all-inclusives, etc, but will definitely be back, most likely next year. I will say that we discussed early on whether to leave a review or not, and I was hesitant because I said, if we do, then others will know about this wonderful place and it will be booked next time we want to rent. ;-). Look no further, seriously. I doubt you will find a better location, value and amenities for the price. Walk to dinner, to the beach, to the store or relax by the pool.
Heather L, Holland Patent, NL May 2016
Awesome Place!
My wife and I had a great week here. I am late posting this but wanted to express how nice the villa was. Frank the owner was very accommodating and helpful. Clean, private, and comfortable describes this villa that is situated very close to the beach and restaurants. We will be back!
Kevin, guests from USA Sep 2015
Perfect Villa
My wife and I just returned after two weeks at Villa Du Voyageur. The pictures on the website are accurate. The pool is beautiful and private. The villa is very well appointed, comfortable and safe. It was a perfect home during our vacation. The villa is located a five minute walk to the village, which provides access to a number of restaurants and a new and improved grocery store (Casino) as well as the beach. To the extent we had any questions or concerns, Frank and Nathalie were incredibly responsive and helpful. They are sincerely nice people and making their acquaintance was an added bonus. We have stayed in St. Martin on seven prior occasions, often at significantly greater expense, and we have never had such a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We could not recommend Villa Du Voyageur more highly. We will be back. Paul and Joey
P & J, from Massachusetts/USA Nov 2014
Amazing Villa, Pics/Description spot on
This is an amazing villa. It was perfectly spacious for the 4 of us and would have been fine for 6 people since there was a third bedroom we didn’t use. The villa had everything we needed to make dinner on a few occasions including a propane grill. Frank and Nathalie were very welcoming and helpful and even came to take care of the pool midweek. They also provided a lot of information on what to do in the area as well as other things like car rental etc. The villa is in a gated community that has many shops, bars and restaurants and they are all very good. The beaches that you have access to all have bars and restaurants along them with chair/umbrella rentals. We rented a car to do some exploring and although the rest of the island also has interesting things to do and beaches to see Orient bay(where this villa is located) is one of, if not the nicest beach. All in all we had an amazing time and will definitely be returning.
Alex W. May 2014
Can’t wait to go back!
We just came back from a wonderful 1-week getaway at the Villa Du Voyageur, and we’re missing it already. It was an amazing vacation, and we have Frank and Natalie to thank for it, as they went out of their way to ensure a comfortable stay for us. We traveled with our 5 year old and 6 months old sons, and had all the things we needed right there in our beautiful villa. The owners provided a baby crib, towels, pool toys and even bought a brand new high chair when we mentioned we might need one for the baby. They also arranged for a cleaning lady to come midweek, which was a nice touch. We couldn’t have a more comfortable and smooth stay. The villa was calm, spacious and beautiful in every way, with a pool just outside the door, full kitchen, nice A/C, TV and wireless internet. The pictures really don’t capture all the beauty of the place, it is very roomy, with huge cathedral ceilings and nice decor throughout. It even had an outdoor shower (in addition to 2 indoor baths) that we used after we came back from the beach. Our 5-year old had lots of fun playing in the pool every day, we rarely had to think about other entertainment for him while we were in the house. And the outdoor dining area is simply gorgeous! The place is very private, and is located very close to the Orient bay. It made for really nice relaxing evening strolls down to the Orient Bay village and further down the beach. We did not get to try all the restaurants over there, but Le Piment made a great impression. Oh and what a delight it is to start a day with a short stroll down the morning sun lit, peaceful lane to get a cup of latte and freshly baked baguette from the cafe down the street… It is hard to find the right words to describe this piece of paradise. Frank and Natalie – thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your lovely place and for making it such a memorable trip. We will surely be back!
Maria E., Fairfax VA / USA Jan 2014
Great value and great accommodations
The villa came as advertised. We loved our stay here. It is a perfect location for enjoying Orient Beach and a short travel to other popular island locations. Frank and Nathalie were wonderful and they offered great suggestions. We will stay here again. The villa was clean, had good amenities and we always felt safe and secure. Thanks, Frank and Nathalie!! See you again soon. Dave and Lauren (email address on request)
Dave and Lauren / USA May 2013
Family of six
Amazing in all aspects. The owners were extremely helpful in every way. Rental was clean and had every detail covered. I would suggest this property to anyone.
Josh Apr 2013
Great place
Stayed for two weeks. 6 of us plenty of room. Great treatment by the people who look after it. Come in twice a week to check on the pool and take care of any issues we had or we could call them. You are a 5 min walk from some of the best restaurants on the island, a small grocery store that sells the best BBQ chicken. Great entertainment, you can do lots of things on the beach, parasailing, wind surfing, seadoo, etc. 5 min drive from two great grocery stores that have most everything you need including booze and a pretty good selection at that. Beautiful butterfly farm about a few mins drive away as we’ll. great views from just about anywhere, driving is not that bad loved the round abouts lol get on and round and round u went until you got the right one lol. Traffic not bad, also do not forgot to book a day at the lottery tree farm one word WOW. Couple of great stores at the top of the hill towards butterfly farm, all the ladies are really nice there and the restaurant is one of the best on the island. Bring bug dope misquitos, there like to bite and over again. Pics are available at the villa and you can pretty much get what you need at the drugstore which is the store with the big green cross that flashes. The villa is great you get sun all day and its a great pleasure to have the pool. If you have ever considered renting villas or condos a pool is a must, you will enjoy it so much when the beaches get crowded and you just do not want the crowds. Thanks again our friends from the villa du voyageur we will meet again one day. Thanks for making our trip more enjoyable as well as being our tour guide that we could call on to let us know what we needed to see or try. Must try the creole de paradise drink, the mango rum and many more lol
Duckie Mar 2013
Perfect
Stayed in 2011 for honeymoon and again 2012. Already looking forward to 2013! Villa du Voyageur is very beautiful inside and out, and excellently maintained. Pool area is very private. Very short walk to Orient Village where you can find most everything you need at the Tap 5 store as well as all the wonderful restaurants and bars. Frank and Nathalie are wonderful, friendly and very helpful. All the photos are accurate and only makes us only want to go back as soon as possible.
Paul & Paula Dec 2012
Villa du Voyageur
Well equipped and extremely well maintained villa with attention to detail. The pool is just right with sunshine throughout most of the day. Good tips from the owner and an ideal location just a short walk from the beach and restaurants. Recommended for: Families with young children.
Juan (Saint Laurent du Var, France) May 2012
One of the best Villas in Orient Village
Photos and description are bang on. No surprises. Lots of space and very clean. The pool was better than expected. Very private. We were 2 couples and found the location close to the beach, stores and restaurants couldn’t be better. Weather was gorgeous all week. Walked to the beach each day. Walking past the other Villas, we all thought we had the best. Trash and towel mid-week was great. Frank and Nathalie the owners were very helpful for our first time in SXM. E-mail ahead to get Happy Harold the taxi driver to pick you up at the airport. He’ll take you grocery shopping and a tour along the way. 3 minute walk to small grocery store and a really great French Cafe. Also a wide range of restaurants with some great staff and great food. Ate out every night. Things to bring: Toilet paper – after you use what’s there, you have to re-stock. Chips, they’re $7.00 a bag. We brought Pringles, they travel best. Lots of sun block. Forget duty free at the airport, it’s cheaper in SXM. Great shopping. All duty frree. Get a taxi or hop the local Jitney transportation. Lots of taxis near the beach. U.S. dollars accepted at reasonable exchange rate. Villa Du Voyageur is a jewel in the middle of a slice of paradise. We’re talking going back for 2 weeks this time. Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada May 2012
Location, Location!
We were 2 couples who stayed during the week of March Break – weather was fabulous – location of villa is excellent – you can walk to the beach – don’t miss the hidden gems in restaurants as you are walking there – also just walking down to pick up fresh croissants, quiches etc for breakfast. Home is very clean and welcoming. Bedrooms are good size. Beautiful landscaping. Our suggestion would be that the number of loungers around the pool should be increased – there are only 2 and even though there are numerous chairs it just isn’t the same thing! Owner response: Thank you, we will put 2 more loungers.
Brenda M. Mar 2012