Enjoyed our stay with my besties, group of 10 of us, 5 couples, all had our own bedroom, although the there was no cable in the bedroom tv's only worked if you had a DVD, which of course we didn't bring Dvd's. Overall a great place for a group, not too far to walk to beach, spacious, plenty of seating areas, gated/safe. Had a place to exercise although not much equipment. Ice makers didn't work. Pool was really nice, no chlorine which I loved, they used salinated water, but didn't feel salty. Had a great view. The housekeeper, Jalene, is the best, I want her job!! She was so sweet and helpful, of course she loved us!! Nice to have that service daily.
We had a wonderful time! The highlight? Enjoying ourselves poolside and on the different beaches on the island. We also had some memorable meals (especially at Ti Bouchon and Lolo's No.6 in Grand Case). None of us had a chance to complete the survey questionnaire so I would make these suggestions/comments about Cascades: 1) First off, it is a fabulously large house and had ample room for all ten of us. This was one of the best things about this house. I think it is a good idea for you to advertise the total square footage of the house indicating what amount is bedrooms, what amount is covered, and what amount is patio. This is by far it's best selling point. Another thing - it is wonderfully private (except for the caretaker house within view). The caretaker never bothered us, but it might be worth mentioning on your website somewhere that the caretaker's residence is viewable from the main house. 2) The kitchen was in perfect shape and we enjoyed using it each day. The welcome pack was very nice and it is properly stocked with utensils, cookware, plates, etc. Well done. It is also nice to have two refrigerators (and a third downstairs!). Again, more things that could be highlighted in your description since it is a real bonus to have such a well-stocked kitchen. The barbecue was fabulous - it seemed brand new! Thank you for having ample propane available - and more importantly, thank you for getting a good brand such as a Weber. As a person who has bought barbecues before I know that it may not look impressive, but the Weber's are the most expensive and also the most effective. Much better than a flashy stainless steel barbecue which doesn't work properly. Good job! 3) I am glad we knew in advance that much of the common space is outdoors and we actually enjoyed that aspect immensely. The house is designed perfectly for the weather on Saint Martin and we're happy we chose this house (over another we considered). We liked being connected to the outdoors at any moment. I suggest that you make that very clear in your description so people are aware when considering this house. Last suggestion: A separate hot tub would be fabulous and take this house to the top of the list on Saint Martin!
This is the third year I've used Villas Caribe/Travel Keys for my winter vacation and each time the grade is an A+. My initial skeptisicm of using an on-line service is long gone and I am now a converted lifetime customer. Descriptions of the villas are accurate and I have never been disapointed by some obscure detail. They have deep knowledge of the properties and have guided me every year to a memorable experience. Whether it has been a family vacation in St Maarten or a golfing week with the guys in Cabo my experience has always lived up to my expectations.