Description of the Orient Beach vacation villa rental
Villa Clarissa is a stylish vacation rental property overlooking Orient Beach on the Caribbean island of St Martin. The villa is located in one of the most popular resorts in the West Indies. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en suite. It is tastefully furnished and fully air-conditioned, with satellite T.V. and a C.D. player. There is a fully equipped kitchen and regular maid and pool services. Villa Clarissa has its own swimming pool and garden, which combine privacy with a stunning view over the turquoise ocean to the neighbouring island of St Bart’s. The famous Orient Beach, with its mile and a half of white sand, has been voted best beach in the Caribbean. The bars and restaurants that are scattered along the beach provide a variety of food and drinks. There are also numerous water sport activities on the beach. Close at hand is Le Village, where you can find shops, restaurants, and internet access. Grand Case, one of the gourmet resorts of the Caribbean, is ten minutes away by car. The climate is tropical but Orient Beach is cooled by the Alizes (Trade Winds) throughout the year. St Martin can be reached by direct flight from Europe and the US.
Saint Martin lies on the northern side of an island, which, uniquely, is shared between two nations, yet has no official border. Sint Maarten, the southern side of the island is part of the Netherland Antilles. French St Martin is presently a Commune of Guadeloupe, an Overseas Department of the French Republic. It is in the process of forming its own constitution, like its neighbouring island, St Barts, independently of Guadelaoupe. It is part of the European Union.
The atmosphere on the French side is a magnetic combination of Caribbean Creole and cosmopolitan France. The food is typically of high quality, yet you can dine in casual clothing. Some of the beach restaurants, particularly at Orient Bay, deliver menus that would grace the finest restaurant – without the price! Marigot, the capital is an eclectic mixture of open-air market, fresh fish stalls and high quality boutiques and restaurants. It has two marinas, the smaller and more sheltered of which, Marina Royale, allows you to lunch or dine within touching distance of the water’s edge.
The Dutch side can be livelier, with its discotheques and casinos. The shops in Front Street provide an unrivalled opportunity to buy high quality jewellery at duty free prices. Simpson Bay Lagoon, close to the airport, houses some of the most sumptuous private cruise yachts in the world.
May 01 2014
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Dec 20 2014
Jan 03 2015
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: 30% on booking.
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Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Orient Beach, Saint Martin
Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
May 18, 2006
My husband, myself and our two teenage daughters spent the 2006 Easter fortnight at Villa Clarissa in St Martin. I can honestly say that it was the best holiday that we have ever had. The villa is beatiful, private and has breathtaking views and Orient Beach is a fantastic resort. Waking up to a view of St Bart's and taking a dip in the private pool was the beat way to start the day. The island of St Martin/Sint Maarten has to be seen to be believed. We are already planning our next trip!