Corinne’s Three Bedroom Beach-Front Villa
All this awaits your arrival at my gorgeous private oceanfront island vacation spot. Perfect for vacationing couples, families, or anyone longing to be pampered in warm and sunny Dutch St. Maarten.
Villa Corinne Features:
- 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom vacation packages
- Private Villa centrally air-conditioned with pool
- Beachfront Villa with Concierge and Daily Maid Service
- Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen
- Plush and comfortable designer furniture throughout
- Dawn Beach steps from Villa. Lovely private pool.
- Gorgeous centrally air-conditioned 3-bedroom home is Private, Pristine and Perfect for a memorable oceanfront vacation. (Can also be rented as two bedroom.)
- Elegant, contemporary but very comfortable with new designer furnishings.
- Living room overlooks shimmering turquoise blue ocean from the stone terrace and private pool. Covered sunken gazebo made for watching sunset with a pina colada.
- Three large master bedrooms with huge en suite stone baths. Two masters with king beds overlook beachfront. Third bedroom with Queen bed overlooks garden. (Two bedroom rental includes the two master bedrooms.)
- Chef’s dream gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles. Complete Cuisinart appliances and dinner service for ten plus 32-bottle wine cooler.
- Lovely outdoor stone terrace with ample cushioned Brown Jordan furniture.
- Flat screen TV’s, blue-ray DVD players, Bose docking & music systems in all rooms.
- Wi-Fi in every room. Printer and office set-up with supplies.
- Daily Maid Service and airport pickup.
- Free Concierge Service and private Chef available for hire.
- Fully equipped gym on premises.
Villa Corinne is a beautiful, new 3-bedroom home where you will relax and rejuvenate in a 5-star setting with every desirable amenity at your fingertips. Over 5000 square feet of a luxury caribbean vacation villa is yours to enjoy. Beautiful ocean views from Villa bring instant serenity. Dawn Beach is steps from your door and your own private pool awaits a plunge. When your day on the beach is done, bathe in the fabulous stone/glass showers with rain heads. Make a cool drink and watch the sunset from the cushioned and comfortable sunken gazebo. For dinner, walk a few feet down the beach and dine at Daniels surrounded by the sound of the surf. Or if you prefer, prepare something in the fully-equipped Chef’s kitchen. Watch television or a movie on the 52″ flat-screen TV from plush comfortable sofas and club chairs or enjoy your favorite music on the Bose sound system. When sleep catches up with you, sink into the European-pillow top king size beds with 800-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and have the best night’s sleep you’ve ever experienced.
When you awake refreshed and ready for the day, take a walk on the beach and breathe in the pure Caribbean salt air. Then return to the Villa, perk your coffee beans in our Cuisinart Grind and Brew and head down the beach to Mr. Busby’s where you can enjoy a full breakfast. He also serves a casual but varied luncheon menu including the best pizza I’ve ever had. Hang out and read your book on the terrace listening to the surf and enjoying the most beautiful views imaginable. Need some exercise – use the snorkeling equipment available in the Villa for your enjoyment or do some laps in the pool. If you wish to take a day trip to Anguilla or St. Barts, the Concierge will arrange. Come dinner time, you have 4 excellent restaurants at your doorstep. If fine French dining is your desire, Grand Case is 20 minutes away by car and boasts a dozen of the best restaurants on the water in St. Maarten. Le Tastevin is our favorite, but all are excellent. The Concierge can make reservations for dinner, a car, a boat trip or other activities you request. Also, a private Chef is available for your convenience with ample advance notice. If you want to stock the Villa with food and drinks, our Concierge can arrange this prior to your arrival.
My guests have special privileges at the Oyster Bay Hotel where they can use all their facilities and services: restaurants, gym, spa and pool with a 20% discount.
Philipsburg is 15 minutes by car and has fantastic shopping for everything from fine jewelry to electronics as well as large selections of linens. Take a break from your shopping and have lunch at the Holland House on Main Street watching the harbor yachts.
Be our guest for your next Caribbean island vacation. If you love spectacular views, want to be right on the beach but demand ultimate comfort with fine living, Villa Corinne has it all!
Corinne’s Beachfront Villa Amenities
- Central Air Conditioning
- 800-thread count linens and plush towels
- Suntan Lotion, Soap, Bath Necessities
- 3 Hair Dryers
- Beach Baskets & Towels
- Hair Dryers (3)
- Daily Maid Service
- Off Street Parking
- Gym on Premise
- BBQ – comfortable outdoor furniture
- King Beds (2)
- Queen Bed (1)
- Pack ‘N Play
- Booster Seat
- Pool Floats & Toys
- Snorkeling Equipment Provided
- Cable/Satellite TV (4)
- Blue-ray DVD players (4)
- CD Player
- Stereo System (4)
- Private Pool: with sunken gazebo
- Full Kitchen: Gourmet Viking Kitchen with all the bells and whistles. In addition boasts all-inclusive Cuisinart appliances to include: Grind & Brew Coffee machine / espresso machine, belgian waffle maker; electric teapot; food processor, and many other special appliances. 32-bottle wine cooler.
- Cooking Utensils Provided: Full Cuisinart Cookware set and accessories as well as dinner service for 10 of everything including platters, trays, etc. Also, complete set of outdoor dining dishes, glasses, etc.
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available: Personal Chef available upon request.
- Hand Mixer
- Deck/Patio: Large, beautiful stone terrace surrounds pool and sunken gazebo. Curl up on comfortable Brown Jordan outdoor furniture while reading your favorite book.
- Gazebo: Opulent Sunken Gazebo in pool seats up to 10 and offers big comfortable cushions for enjoying that late afternoon cocktail while gazing into the spectacular Caribbean sunset.
- Outdoor dining table for 6 with umbrella with BBQ & grilling tools.
- Beachfront: The silky sand of Dawn Beach just steps from your terrace. Fall in love with the breathtaking ocean view to St Barts.
- Oceanfront: You could not get much closer to the ocean than from Villa Corinne. It’s right at your doorstep and chairs are available on the beach.
- Telephone (3) Land line in Villa.
- Local Cell Phone Available For Your Use
- Cell Phone Service On Most US Cell Phones
- WiFi (Wireless Internet): WiFi available through out the villa. Each bedroom has a desk and wireless capability. Also, living room provides secretary with printer, fax, scanner and area for your computer.
- No Pets Allowed
- Handicapped Accessible / Wheelchair Accessible
- Children welcome
- Smoking Not Allowed
Activities (on site and nearby):
- Kayaking / Sailing / Boating / Waterskiing/ Parasailing / Jet Skiing
- Shelling / Swimming / Snorkeling / Diving / Surfing / Fishing
- Fitness Center/Gym
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Cinemas/Movie Theaters
- Westin Hotel 5 minutes away with Casino, fine dining. Boats leave for St Barts each day and can also catch ferry to Anguilla from French side. Nearby Captain Oliver’s marina offers charters, boating and fishing experiences, etc. Excellent restaurants within walking distance. Many French cuisine restaurants at Grand Case 20 minutes by car.
St. Martin – Villa Rental Rates – In U.S. Dollars
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Villa Corinne Reviews
AMAZING Family/Graduation Trip
Guest: Jennifer S.
Date of Stay: May 21, 2017
Our stay in St Martin was nothing short of amazing. The condo is beautifully appointed and Corrine has definitely thought of everything!! The kitchen has every possible gadget and appliance including a Kuerig (so bring your coffee pods). I would definitely recommend using the grocery delivery service, it was really great to arrive to a fully stocked fridge and bar!! The pool was beautiful and relaxing and we took advantage of it every day for sure! There was a lot of seaweed in the ocean so we weren’t able to swim there but that was ok because we got to enjoy some of the other beautiful beaches on the island. We went to Orient Beach for a day and that was really fun especially for the kids who were able to take advantage of the water trampoline, jet skiing etc. Probably the most fun thing we did was a private charter with Captain Alan to Anguilla. Our guide was amazingly knowledgeable, super fun and Anguilla is breathtakingly beautiful. We got to snorkel, swim with turtles, tube, take a mud bath and the kids even got to jump off a cliff! We also took a ferry to St Barts, that was amazing as well. We had a great meal at Big Fish and also enjoyed some of the other little restaurants right in Oyster Pond. The girls at the concierge desk were so patient and helpful and believe me we had lots of questions!! Corrine gave us lots of really great information before we went which was really helpful in our planning, she has definitely thought of everything (sorry I know I already said that but it’s really true)!! Corrine has definitely made her mark on the island as well because EVERYONE knows her!! We are already trying to figure out how/when we can get back, hopefully sooner rather than later. Thank you Corrine for sharing your beautiful condo with us, it was definitely the trip of a lifetime!!
A dream location!
Guest: Jim H.
Date of Stay: Apr 16, 2017
We spent a glorious week at Villa Corinne. We were with our 2 teenage grandsons, and their parents, who travelled from Australia, to spend time with us in St Maarten. We were met with a shuttle at the airport, and everything from then on, was as we had hoped for. The staff could not do enough to help us, and any requests were handled promptly and to our satisfaction. The property is kept in immaculate condition, and the pool cleaned every day. The views are as per the pictures, and it was a “tough” decision deciding where to swim each day. The sunken gazebo was a perfect place for breakfast, enjoy a snack, or a enjoy a glass wine before dinner. We enjoyed a day trip to St Bart’s, which is just a 45 minute ferry ride across the water – another beautiful island to visit. We also spent a day at Pinel Beach which is a 15 minute drive and 5 minute ferry ride. Fresh seafood and cold beverages made for a very relaxing day. Corinne was able to recommend many of the local restaurants, and we did our best to visit as many as we could – Big Fish, Mr Busby’s Beach Bar, the charcoal chicken shack within the resort, Captain Oliver’s, Ocean 82 in Grand Case. A 20 minute drive to Quartier Orleans was in order each day, to get fresh pastries and croissants from the local patisserie. Highly recommended. Corinne and Richard were wonderful in the lead-up, giving us plenty of ideas, and tips of things to do. They are excellent hosts. This was our first trip to St Maarten, but it will definitely not be the last. We highly recommend Villa Corinne to anyone thinking of a trip to St Maarten – it would be impossible to find a better place to stay or find better hosts.
Beautiful Villa, Relaxing Escape
Guest: David B.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Villa Corinne is truly a 5-star villa — beautifully furnished and maintained, well-appointed and well-stocked. For families, couples, or small groups seeking privacy and an escape from the hustle-and-bustle of other resorts on the island, you can’t do better. Though it’s quiet and private, a mere 2 minutes on foot (either on the beach or to either side of the driveway) is all it takes to find a variety of good restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sunrises (and moonrises) to the east are glorious, and the beach is lovely. Just offshore are reefs bustling with colorful marine life, great for snorkeling. The owners of Villa Corinne have not crimped on anything — a well-stocked bar, every appliance you need in the kitchen, towels, robes, slippers, games, snorkeling gear, beach bags, cable TV in every room, and a generous medicine cabinet should you need anything. The concierge, maids and groundskeepers were friendly and attentive to our every need. We will return to Villa Corinne.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Let me begin by stating that all properties such as this are only as good as the oversight and attention of the owner. Not sure that anyone else looks after their property as well as Corinne. Using her first name comes easily to me, because over time, this business transaction felt like we were simply staying at the home of a close relative – and one that cared deeply that our stay would be perfect in all ways. Everything about the property was as described or better, including amenities, location, cleaning and pool service. We simply loved the fact that very good restaurants were but a short walk away. When we mentioned to Theresa, the owner of “Big Fish”, that we were staying at Villa Corinne, she informed our server that our first round of drinks were on the house. We also enjoyed Canoa’s, another very good restaurant within walking distance. Other reviewers suggest renting a car. We did not. When we wanted to go elsewhere on the island, we simply asked the concierge to order us a cab. Not cheap, but very convenient and hassle-free. Victoria dutifully cleaned the villa every day, washing the towels, making the beds, etc. Others have spoken of the seaweed – yes, it was there, but NOT a show stopper. Every day we would spend a few hours at our pool, then relax on the beach on the provided chairs, an afternoon drink was steps away from Mr. Busby’s or our own bar. Unlike others, we have found that if you treat the employees with respect, they will, in turn, endeavor to make your stay as nice as they can. Such was the case with Victoria, who cleaned the premises, our concierge, and even the pool man. The owner, Corinne, kept in touch almost daily via email, even to the point of offering the use of her own clothes (in the Owner’s Closet) to one of our group who had lost their luggage. The cost for our 12 day stay was very reasonable. Our travel group has stayed in villas and houses around the globe, and we consider this home a great value for the money, especially when you consider the high end amenities (including EVERY Cuisinart appliance ever made!), free transportation from the airport, food credit, pool, and proximity to the beach and fine restaurants. All in all, we sincerely enjoyed our stay at Villa Corinne and plan to visit again in the near future.
Absolutely WONDERFUL AND PERFECT!
Guest: Jayne B (Iowa)
Date of Stay: November 2015
I am very happy to write this review regarding our family vacation that we took over the Thanksgiving Holiday Week (November 2015). Our family resides in Iowa, and we LOVE the Caribbean! (A lot!) St. Martin is our 5th Caribbean Island to visit. Nine months prior to our vacation taking place, I was on the VRBO.com website looking at options of homes to rent, and the picture of Corinne’s Three Bedroom Beachfront Villa on the VRBO website just really caught my eye. I immediately contacted the owners, Corinne and Richard Margulies, and inquired on whether their rental property would be available the week of Thanksgiving. Corinne replied to me immediately, using her personal email account to contact me. I knew right away that Corinne was a very kind person; and was so energetic about the Island of St. Martin, and acted very excited that I showed interest in renting her and her husband’s Beachfront Villa. After my husband and I reviewed all of the details, and looked at the beautiful photos on Corinne’s Caribbean Luxury Homes website, we did lock in our reservation within about five days of my first contact with Corinne. We knew this would be perfect for our family! As a perk to Corinne’s guests, Corinne and her husband kindly put an attractive sum of money towards the purchase of food and beverages for their home. There is a really neat Shop-N-Drop Grocery store in St. Martin, where a couple of gals own this business where those who are vacationing in St. Martin, they offer a service where they will come to the home that you are renting, and they will deliver food and beverages to your fridge and cupboards. It is the neatest thing, ever! You go on their website and you order what groceries and beverages you would like, and the day before you fly into St. Martin, they deliver the goods to the home you are renting! Corinne is so sincere and wants your first impression and your first evening to be perfect, and this is a “perk” that she provides to her guests. She wants you to enter her front door of her home; grab a beverage from the fridge that Shop-N-Drop delivered to the home, and jump right into her pool and start your vacation off RIGHT!! So basically Corinne and Richard paid for our food and beverages to get us through the first two or three days. Not every “renter” would do such. When the concierge did unlock the front door to Corinne and Richard’s home, our mouths just about dropped to the floor! Instantly IN LOVE!!!
Guest: Bill (Charlotte, NC)
Date of Stay: August 2014
We just spent six days at this outstanding location. When we walked in our jaws dropped. The pictures, while awesome, don’t come close to the reality. This villa is truly extraordinary. The rooms are immaculate and luxurious. The kitchen is stocked with modern clean everything. But, the true charm is the pool and ocean, literally just feet away. The veranda has wonderful chairs and lounges and the pool blew us away. The outside shower that has a door to the inside shower is another fantastic feature. The cleaning and concierge staff are beyond five stars. The location has walkable restaurants, grocery and excursions. You are also a short drive from other spectacular beaches. We rented a car and did multiple trips around the island. The parking spot was huge and covered. We ate at Canoa, Mr. Busby’s, Mama’s Pizza, Capt. Olivers which are all either a one minute walk or drive away. L’Oasis was about a 2 minute drive and was our favorite restaurant. Wifi in every room. Bose radios in every room. Flat screens in every room. Beds are ultra comfortable with high-end bedding. Showers are modern and huge. If you are looking for total luxury, spectacular views, and service beyond spectacular, this is the place to rent. You will not be disappointed at all. We had two teen daughters with us and they never complained once. In fact, they often preferred to stay at the villa and use the pool and ocean as opposed to driving around.
You will absolutely love it!
A TripAdvisor Member (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Date of Stay: 06/02/2014
We stayed in Villa Corinne for my 50th birthday in 2011 and returned to her 2 BR townhome on the marina this May. It was equally done. Both amazing rentals and we would not rent anywhere else in St. Martin. The homes are luxurious, everything you need is provided, the location is perfect, the restaurants within walking distance are all delicious, the activities on the water will fully occupy your days…what else could you want? Corinne is a gem and she has made her homes very accessible to others who want to enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle in style! We will be back for a third visit…and next time we will stay longer. We were NOT ready to leave after a week!!
Guest: Christine & Jeff (Birmingham, AL)
Date of Stay: 08/25/2013
Corrine’s villa is fabulous. Our family loved the sunrise on the decks overlooking oyster pond. Corrine has thought of everything that you will need. There are shops close by, beach, and tranquility. We walked to marina for snorkeling trip with Captain Alan. We had an amazing trip!
Guest: Chris B. (Norwalk, CT)
Date of Stay: 03/27/2014
Spent a week from March 15th – March 22nd with 4 other people (5 total). The house is amazing! Plenty of room, plenty of furniture, and well decorated. The kitchen is huge and fully functional with any and all appliances…perfect to cook any meal in. Huge TV. Outdoor area is perfect…view of the harbor and the sunset, plenty of room, grill perfect for Bbqing. The bathrooms are really nice. Washer and drier are an awesome addition for towels and clothing.
Location is perfect…1 minute walk from the beach, Busby’s (great breakfast and bar), and the Oyster Bay resort with a pool and hot tub.
I can’t wait to visit again and stay in the same exact place!
Our response: Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our home. Our goal was to make it a “real home” that was comfortable, well designed and a perfect place to relax while exploring St Martin. It sounds like we succeeded with your group and we look forward to having you all back again next year. Corinne & Richard Margulies
Guest: Beach Bum Antonella
Date of stay 08/13/13
I am still in awe! We take a family vaca every August and have stayed at some amazing villas…. but Corinne’s villa tops them all! AMAZING views, furnishings, location and maid service make this villa the place to be if you are going to visit St Martin. Loved waking up to the views of the ocean right from my bed. Private location – yet close to everything. Corinne is very thorough and quick to respond. She made booking easy peasy. There is so much I want to tell you about this place but I am going to make it short and sweet…. I am a spoiled brat and usually find something to complain about but not here! I walked around in awe the entire time. LOVE LOVE this place.
Fantastic Week! Can’t wait to return!
Date of stay 05/04/13
Our week at Villa Corinne was amazing. The Villa is stunning! The moment we walked in we knew the week was going to be great. In our opinion the villa is more beautiful in person than in the photos. It’s hard to capture the details of the villa on film that make it so great. Also; the location of the villa was one of the best features. We were steps away from the beach, walking distance to two hotels, fantastic restaurants (Big Fish) and the best part for our family was our multiple trips daily to Mr. Busby’s. Mr. Busby’s was a less than a 2 minute walk on the beach and proved to be a great “hangout”…great breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner and all for very reasonable prices. It was a low key place that made us feel like locals!
The staff at the Coral Beach Club were kind and helpful. The villa was always clean and we were never disrupted.
I must mention Dawn Beach provides an excellent backdrop for an engagement. Our daughter was proposed to at sunset on the beach and that was the highlight of our trip! This vacation was relaxing, fun and allowed us to create lasting memories. We are eager to return!
Owner response: So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Villa Corinne and all the amenities as well as Busby’s on the beach. We love it also and make that our first stop upon arrival. And, what a marvellous memory – your daughter becoming engaged on that gorgeous beach. I love romantic stories and this is a first for us. We’ve had honeymoons, anniversaries but never “the proposal.” Best of luck to her and her future husband. And, thank you for such a wonderful review – we appreciate it very much.
Date of stay 04/28/13
Terrific time at the property as a family with two children in their twenties. The condo was amazing in terms of location, amenities, space, cleanliness and ocean view. The only complaint would have been that the pool is not good for children due to its depth (there is no shallow end). However, the view sitting on the back pool patio is spectacular. It can be quite breezy if the wind is up. The restaurants in the area were amazing, especially Canoa across the street, Tropicana in Marigot and Mario’s Bistro. I would highly recommend a car to be able to visit all the different towns and beaches. We had a very relaxing time as a family and enjoyed making our breakfasts, lunches, and pool drinks at the beautiful home.
Owner response: Thank you, Laura, for your comments. So pleased you had a good time at Villa Corinne and St Martin. Yes, that view is amazing and gazing out from the patio to the ocean is what I call “instant serenity.” The pool is great for lap swimming. We do have pool floats for the children if they need them, but you’re right, for the little ones, bring the water wings! Please return again soon. Best Regards, Corinne & Richard
Date of stay 05/23/13
4 days was definitely not enough. Well appointed villa had everything we needed & a perfect location. Felt very welcome & all of the nearby restaurants were great. Going to book for next year right now. Looking forward to our return trip. Thanks Corinne for sharing your beautiful villa with us.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dear Chad: So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Villa Corinne and have reserved again for next year. Four days are just a teaser and you are going to have the “real” vacation when you return for a week…..Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return to our beautiful villa and the Caribbean vibes of St Martin.
Loving St. Martin
Date of stay 05/11/13
Stayed at Villa Corrine for a week and had a wonderful vacation. Villa was beautiful. Just as described in listing and photos. Walk out your door to your own personal plunge pool and then just a few steps more and you’re on Dawn Beach. Can’t get much better than that. Walk to Mr. Busby’s for breakfast (homemade jonnycakes) and Happy Hour. Walk to Big Fish and Conoa for dinner — both excellent! Villa Corrine is in an excellent location for a great beach vacation. Corrine was great to work with and answered all our questions right away and gave us great information about things to do and places to eat. We will definitely be returning and I highly recommend Villa Corrine to anyone looking for a very beautiful, well-maintained villa on the beach.
Owner response: Thank you for your review! It’s nice to learn you enjoyed your stay in our villa and everything met your expectations. That is our mantra: Our guests should feel like they are in our “home” and are taken care of as if we were there. There is nothing like taking a cool drink out to the terrace and watching the sunset or taking a midnight swim in the lap pool. It certainly sounds like you enjoyed all the attractions of St. Martin and especially our location near restaurants, the marina, beautiful Dawn Beach. We look forward to your return next year. Corinne & Richard
Fabulous Beachfront Villa
Guest Beach Bum
Date of stay 03/09/13
Villa Corinne is a beautiful beachfront villa both inside and out! We loved the high end furnishings and the private pool. It was elegantly decorated. Dawn Beach is fabulous! It is not very crowded and more quiet than others on the island. There are great restaurants within walking distance and a small grocery store. The scenery is breathtaking! We can’t wait to return!
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Hi Rhonda: We are so pleased you enjoyed our Villa Corinne and your St Martin vacation. Thank you for your appreciation of the decorating and furnishings. I gave it much thought when doing so, always with the idea in mind that it should first be extremely comfortable and yet pleasing to the eye. I tried to make it a “home” and apparently you found it so. You were a wonderful guest and we look forward to your return very soon. Corinne & Richard
Date of stay 02/24/13
This was one of my best vacations. I have a newborn and toddler and it was great. It’s a gated secure beautiful property right On the beach. The kitchen is stocked with anything you would need to prepare meals. The patio area is beautiful and equipped with plenty of seating to eat, play and spend time outdoors. The only caution with small children is to take a life jacket as the pool is deep so this helps safety. The staff is great and Corrine made all our requests come true- she is a wonderful lady! I can’t wait to return!
Owner response: Dear Raj and Anju: Villa Corinne obviously met your expectations and for that we are so pleased. We love sharing our home with guests like you who need a place for relaxing, reflecting and enjoying your family. Day to day concerns too often overwhelm us and it it so important to “smell the roses” along the way. In the case of our home on the beach, it’s “smell the ocean and enjoy the breeze.” Apparently, you did. Please return soon. Corinne & Richard
Date of stay 01/28/13
Corinne’s Villa is simply amazing. The location is unmatched: right on the beach, great restaurants at a 2 minute walk (Big Fish :excellent), grocery store 2 minute walk (has all the basic necessities and bakes fresh pastries every morning..), gym onsite, ferry to St-Bart’s at at 4 minute car ride… The villa itself is fantastic: very comfy beds, kitchen is outfitted with absolutely everything you might need; including an ice-cream maker!! High-end furnishings, outdoor furniture very comfortable.. beautiful private pool. The villa is also stocked with board games, pool floats.. everything you would have in your own home is there for you… all you need is your clothes and toothbrush.. that’s it!
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review. I am always happy to know my guests enjoyed all the amenities and felt like my villa was a “home,” not just a vacation property. With the three restaurants and now the addition of a small new market at your doorstep, it’s easy to just relax and enjoy the beach, pool and let the world slow down for awhile. Please return soon. Corinne
What’s a hotel again…!?
Guest: Tom R.
Date of stay 06/16/12
In 2011, we left from Switzerland set foot on SXM the first time. That’s my mum, my brother and myself. Using two rooms, a hotel was the best option then.
For 2012, however, we were one more person – my better half. Sharing a room with a couple was too much to ask from my brother so another solution had to be found.
After lengthy searches of the interwebs, we had found it – Villa Corinne. The first thing to catch our attention was that the property has a daily maid service and visiting chef option. Then we took the virtual tour and that’s what sold us.
The home is right on the beach, literally. The pool is private and the whole outdoor area is very generously sized and beautifully appointed. The palm trees are a huge bonus and really help with the afternoon sun.
to describe the inside, the best word is personality. It’s not bland and cold, unpersonal like a hotel would be. It’s obvious that someone with an eye for attention and lovely taste has had her way there.
The service. The maid, Victoria, was very thorough, friendly and attentive. The front desk staff helpful and anything that needed to be taken care of was done immediately (somehow the concept of “island time” has been circumnavigated).
The owner, despite being on a cruise, was extremely available too, helped with an issue I don’t seem able to even recall anymore, that’s how smoothly it had gone.
Overall, anyone who wants hotel amenities but not share them with other patrons, this is a brilliant place to get that. It ought to be a safe assumption that your budget allows for such accommodations as you’re reading reviews for it and I can assure you, it’ll be an investment you won’t regret.
Corinne, thank you for sharing your lovely home away from home with us, we enjoyed it greatly!
Villa Corinne was wonderful!
Date of stay 11/16/12
We stayed for a week over Thanksgiving at Villa Corinne, and it was AMAZING! Truly as beautiful as the pictures. The villa has all the amenities a family would need with many extras. We had our two young teens, and we all enjoyed the pool, villa, and beach immensely. Just a walk outside to the beach, swim out a bit and snorkel to your heart’s content. Many great restaurants are located on the island within driving distance with great scenery along the way, and we tried scuba diving for the first time as well. Our family also took the ferry to Anguilla for dolphin swimming, and we spent part of a day in Philipsburg shopping. The villa is very clean and new with great beds and linens, and the daily maid service was a real treat. Spacious rooms everywhere and we felt right at home. This was one of our favorite vacations ever, and we would love to go back. The staff was friendly and helpful as well when we needed directions or restaurant reservations. There are not many of these villas that are beach-front, and you could tell Villa Corinne was one of the premier locations and well done on the inside. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!
Owner response: So happy you found Villa Corinne to be a special place to enjoy your vacation. I tried to think of everything to enhance our comfort. I am always gratified when guests find their “home away from home.” It sounds like you explored all the wonderful adventures of a vacation in St Martin. We hope you return again next year to make this a yearly event. Corinne & Richard Margulies
Villa Corinne Review
Guests: Nancy, Pascal, Emily Patricia, Richard, Yannick & Lea
Date of Stay: July 21 – 27, 2012
We have come to the end of our wonderful vacation in your superb villa. Ten days of unforgettable memories to bring back home. We have to admit we are little sad to leave all this beauty behind and hope to have the chance to come back one day….
Our families really enjoyed our visit to the butterfly farm, the zip lining experience, seeing the turtles while snorkeling and mud bath with captain Alan’s crew, and yes, a little bit of shopping in Phililpsburgh. We also enjoyed several beautiful beaches and unique dining experiences.
We were pampered by Victoria’s attention, and very pleased with the maintenance and great care of the pool and surroundings. All to say precious family time was enjoyed in your incredible home.
The only bad news is that we did unfortunately break 2 of your glasses (a wine glass, and a champagne flute). Please let us know how much we owe you to replace them and forgive our clumsiness.
Thanks again for your hospitality as we felt at home from the very first day. Your caring attention to details and the fact that you were always available to respond to our needs made this vacation the best we have ever had.
With our warmest regards,
Nancy, Pascal, Emily
Patricia, Richard, Yannick & Lea
Guest: Verda and friends
Date of Stay: 05/08/12
What you see is what you get….Beautiful!! We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Villa Corinne in May 2012. It was decorated very nicely and there is nothing they didn’t have available. Corinne was very helpful as we planned our trip. Her staff was also wonderful! They had the table set up with linens and china upon our arrival, as we had hired a personal chef to come in and cook a gourmet birthday dinner the first night. (Corinne’s suggestion). Why go out for a special dinner, when you are already in a special place!?! We spent a lot of time at our beautiful pool and beach area. I highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting to go to St. Maarten!!
Our response: Well, Happy Birthday again! And thank you for your wonderful review. So pleased to hear your special dinner was a surprise and a great success. Having a Chef come in for a special occasion is a great idea. As you noted, Villa Corinne is fully equipped and we love our guests to make it “their home,” as you and your party did. Loved the photo you sent in front of the villa. Looks like everyone was enjoying the champagne. Please do return again soon. All the Best, Corinne and Richard
An Incredible Vacation!!!
Guest: Pete and family
Date of Stay: 12/16/11
Our family of 5 stayed at Villa Corinne 12/16-12/22/11 and we had a wonderful time! The owner, Corinne, was very easy to work with and was very helpful answering any questions we had—and we had many! Her villa is absolutely beautiful—every amenity is top-notch. Even the view of St. Barths is perfect! We loved the staff at Coral Beach Club: Anju with the pre-arrival arrangements, Josette (& Vernie) with any question during your stay including pre-stocking the villa with groceries which we highly recommend, Victoria and Maria (the housekeepers)—all very professional and kind. We enjoyed the many restaurants within a 1-2 minute walk: Mr. Busby’s and Beau Beau’s for lunch (Beau Beau’s had great ribs), Canoa and Big Fish for dinner (we especially liked Canoa), and each of these places for an ice cold beverage during the late afternoon! The amenities of the villa are incredible: the beds are very, very comfortable, the baths are beautiful, the appliance and electronics are all first-class. Even the Weber grill on the terrace is top-of-the-line (we recommend getting some steaks and fish for the grill—you cannot beat the view from the outside dining area). We have only one complaint: 6 days was not enough! We cannot say enough nice things about this Villa and want to thank Corinne for her kindness and allowing us to experience such a wonderful family vacation—the world needs more people like her!
Our response:Pete: Your wonderful review was the best Christmas gift I received. To know Villa Corinne provided you and your family with a place to relax in comfort, enjoy each other and connect in a special way is a blessing indeed. I really do love sharing our little piece of paradise with others. Also thank you for your restaurant comments as I’m sure future guests will appreciate them. Thank you again and Happy New Year!
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Guest: Steve & Celeste (Greensboro, NC)
Date of Stay: 05/01/11
Villa Corrine is a perfect 10! Here’s the story—wanting to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary with sun, sand, and surf, we searched high and low on the internet for the perfect spot. When we found Villa Corinne in St. Maarten, we took a chance. As a result—exactly as advertised! Just what we were looking for! This was our first trip to the Caribbean and we are thrilled that we chose the Villa Corinne in sunny St. Maarten. Not knowing what to expect when booking a property online, this property exceeded our all of our expectations. From the minute we were greeted at the airport until our departure from the airport six days later, we were amazed at how beautiful the island and people truly are. Waking up to the beautiful view of St. Barts every morning was awesome. The villa is well stocked with everything you can imagine. If you can’t find it, just keep looking. It’s there. We found that your basic attire is flip flops, bathing suits, shorts and t-shirts. No need for luggage – carry-on bag all the way. We enjoyed all the local restaurants, which are within walking distance, rating Infinity number one, Floaters and Big fish tied for number two, Beau’s Beau’s, and then Daniels. We didn’t try Mr. Busby, but will do so on our next trip in 2012. I would also recommend Jeannie with shopndropgrocerysxm. Our order was delivered on time and what items she couldn’t get because of the holiday, she brought the next day. Corinne is a gem to work with. Whenever we had a question we emailed her and she responded immediately. She is a very “hands on” owner and wants to make sure every client is satisfied. We truly appreciated her attentiveness to all our needs. Corrine is, quite simply—superb! And the entire staff at the Coral Beach Club was there for you—if you have a question about anything, just ask! If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation, this is the place. There is no need to look anywhere else. Book Villa Corinne immediately and enjoy. If we could give a 6-star rating, we would. We loved it so much we booked immediately for 2012—perfect!
Our response:God Bless You and thank you, thank you for your marvelous review AND for all your recommendations about the restaurants. I know future guests will be very appreciative of your comments. I am so happy you had a perfect vacation in the villa and are looking forward to your return next year. All the best in the coming year. Corinne
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Exceptional Property, Had Fantastic Time
Guest: Mike (Atlanta)
Date of Stay: 03/19/11
Where to begin? I took my wife, along with 2 other couples that are best friends, to Villa Corinne to celebrate her 50th birthday. My hope was to find a villa that “if it lived up to 80% of my expectations” we would be thrilled…what we ended up with, at Villa Corinne, is a jewel that exceeded expectations on many levels – from Bedrooms, to the Kitchen, to Living Room it all had that “touch of Corinne”, fine styling, fine living, and fine taste. The beach, which is a 12 second walk away, leads to fine snorkling within 100 meters of entering the water. Is it the best snorkling ever? No. However, for the proposition of convenience vis-a-vis what you get to see – I cannot think of a rival…and Corinne provides the snorkling gear to boot! If you have the means, I would highly recommend the personal chef – we chose the 5-day plan with one meal per day…without going into a boring discussion regarding each selection we made, know this: It is a fantastic value, do choose this option.
Our response:Hi Mike: A million thanks for your wonderful review. To know Villa Corinne lives up to high expectations is music to my ears. If I can’t be there, I love sharing my beautiful property with appreciative guests. Thanks for recommending the personal chef because I think many people aren’t aware what a plus that is to really enjoy the full amenities there. It is so relaxing to be having a drink in the gazebo while someone is preparing a delicious meal. Again, thanks for taking the time to post your review and please do return again soon! Corinne
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
As Good As It Gets
Guest: 89 (Mendenhall, MS)
Date of Stay: 01/12/11
This was our second trip the island and Villa Corinne with in twelve months. This place is great. Mrs. Corinne is so easy to work with when booking her villa. We rented it as a 2 bedroom 2 bath. We perfer to stay in our own villa instead of a resort. However, Coral Beach Club has it all. There is great food and a beach bar within walking distance. Dawn Beach is great. One my want to rent a car to travel around the island. Orient Beach is only 20 min away. The pictures on this site do not do justice to Villa Corinne. It is much more beautiful in person. All I can say is GO.
Our response: We love our return guests because it tells us that Villa Corinne delivers what we hope – a wonderful vacation experience. We are delighted you had such a good time and look forward to your next visit.
A week in paradise
Guest: S&D GB (Green Bay, WI)
Date of Stay: 12/10/10
My wife and I were fortunate enough to spend a week (12/10-12/17/2010) for the second year in a row at Villa Corinne. Again, we found Villa Corinne to be the perfect place for us to unwind and enjoy ourselves. The Villa is first class accommodations with a perfect location steps from Dawn Beach. The photos shown on VBRO, as beautiful as they make the villa look, do not do it justice. The place is gorgeous! God willing, we’ll be back next year. Steve & Deb Green Bay, WI
Our response: Thank you for your great review. We love having you enjoy our little piece of paradise and look forward to your return next year! Corinne
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Family Vacation 2010
Guest: chart (Indianapolis)
Date of Stay: 05/22/10
We were a family of eight with two small children. Three letters describe the villa OMG!!!!!!! The pictures provided by Corinne are exactly what you get, plus more. The staff at CBC was exceptional and will do anything to accommodate you. Corinne was great prior to the trip in answering any and all questions. The island is great. You must try eating at one of the lolo’s in Grand Case, great ribs. The Infinity restaurant at the complex down the beach was very good as was Daniels on our first night in St Maarten. We also used Fabulous Feast one evening and the chef (Stefan) and the dinner was excellent. We all can’t wait to do this again in the future..
Our response:Thank you for your wonderful review. We love our paradise on the beach and we love sharing it with those who appreciate everything we have done to make it a special vacation for our clients. Thanks for the tips on dining as I’m sure future guests will appreciate that. Our goal is to make sure you have such a great time that you return again and again. Volver Volver.
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
AMAZING Honeymoon at Villa Corinne
Guest: Karo1980 (Murrells Inlet, SC)
Date of Stay: 05/13/10
My fiance and I had spent many hours searching for the most perfect location and villa for our honeymoon. When we saw Coral Beach Club, we knew that this was the ideal area! After looking at a few of the villas in the community it was clear that Villa Corinne surpassed all others in many areas. The personal contact from Corinne, along with furnishings, details, and additional amenities made this the obvious choice. When we arrived at the resort we had wonderful personalized attention from the front desk, a complimentary basket of goodies from all at Coral Beach Club, and even a bottle of tasty champagne from Corinne herself. The villa was in immaculate condition and it was confirmed that we had made the right choice! Our honeymoon week couldn’t have been any better. We will be looking for our next opportunity to take a trip just to go back to this spectacular villa!
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Fabulous Vacation Spot
Guest: Miss Martie (Canada)
Date of Stay: 01/12/10
When I was looking for a locale for my 40th birthday celebration, I scoured the globe for the perfect home. Villa Corinne was our choice, by a landslide. My guy & I were fortunate enough to be able to stay at the villa for a couple of weeks and it surpassed our expectations. Firstly, Corinne the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. If we had questions, she had answers. She has paid SO much attention to detail in outfitting the home, I felt as though it was MY home, and trust me, as a designer….I’m particular, to say the least. Completing the whole experience is a lady by the name of Victoria, who is one of the nicest, sweetest housekeepers ever….Truly a pleasure to have her taking care of us. We had plans to take a yacht to St. Barts, Saba and Anguilla and we never made it to one other island. We were so in love with our villa, we didn’t want to leave. Why would you? Our own private pool right on the ocean, with unbelievable snorkelling right out your door. There was plenty to do in St. Maarten without venturing too far. We had a Jeep booked for us, and we do advise you rent a vehicle for your stay, as there is so much to see, all within easy driving distance from The Coral Beach Club. For my “Good-Bye 30’s” Dinner we had a fabulous evening at Le Santal, the location is unbeatable, as is the service and the caviar. There are truly too many fabulous restaurants to list them all, but I highly recommend for a casual cocktail, you try the “Guava Colada” at Mr. Busby’s, a minutes walk down the beach from your villa. Big Fish is worth a mention here as well, also just outside your door. The shopping is to die for. I have more “canaries” now then one girl could ask for. And so many gorgeous clothes purchased from Marigot on the French Side, at unbelievably inexpensive prices. Truly a great place to shop for diamonds, watches and clothes. As I stated before I am a pretty tough customer when it comes to service and luxury. We’ve been to some of the best hotels in the world, & I wouldn’t have changed a thing when we picked Villa Corinne….. except maybe we should have stayed longer……. ; )
Our response: Dear Martie: I just read your fabulous review and am thrilled Villa Corinne met all your expectations and more. To hear that is always dear to my heart as I truly want each of my guests to feel as if it’s “home.” And, thanks for your recommendations of restaurants, shopping, etc. I am sure future guests will appreciate your comments. Please return again soon – don’t wait for another birthday! Corinne
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.
A villa with a view….and much more!
Guest: Ackers (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Date of Stay: 03/20/10
I cannot say enough good things about our experience at Villa Corinne. It was an absolutely perfect way to spend a week in sunny St. Maarten. For those who like to cook the villa is extremely well appointed with modern appliances, serving dishes and all the supplies you could need (tinfoil, tupperware etc). If you get tired of cooking a trip to Marigot for fresh croissants & pain au chocolat is a must and the Lolo’s in Grand Case are cheap & tasty. The bedrooms are all spacious, clean and decorated very tastefully. Each bedroom has it’s own bathroom which makes it feel like you are staying in a hotel. We spent the majority of our stay outside on the patio, in the beautiful pool and lounging in the sunken gazebo. It was pure relaxation! Being right on the beach was a real plus and we enjoyed swimming in the warm Caribbean ocean many times a day. Definitely a great place for kids! The staff was extremely helpful and professional. Victoria the housekeeper took very good care of us! What you see online is what you get and more. Highly recommend Villa Corinne and hope to be back!
Our response:Dear Canadian guests: I am delighted you had a wonderful vacation in Villa Corinne. It is truly a dream place and my husband and I love to receive such positive reviews. We put our heart and soul into making our property special in every way so our guests would have the same relaxing, comfortable and memorable days there as we often enjoy. Please return again soon!
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.