Villalady’s Caribbean Villa and Home Rentals Guest Comments
Roberta can’t thank you enough for the last minute booking and help…… The place is amazing and you have made me a happy boy lol……. Thank you again for the awesome courtesy and service……. I hope to rent from you from here on out…… Being back has relit that fuse…….. I’ll be coming back much more…. Again thank you for everything
My husband and I stayed at Casa Boco from February 17-24…it was our third visit to St. Maarten but first at this location and hopefully not the last. We rented Studio #2 which is very cozy and thanks to Claudia it was very clean and had everything we could possibly need for the week. The pool deck is absolutely perfect and the views are breathtaking! It is close to many shops and restaurants in Maho and Simpson Bay and less than a 5 minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches on St. Maarten. The best part of our vacation was sharing this wonderful villa with the owners…Bobbie and Marty are such amazing people who went above and beyond to assure we had a great stay.
Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us and we hope to cross paths again someday soon.
Three of us had a wonderful time at Sally’s Cottage where we stayed for a week in November 2014. The little house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We appreciated the mod-cons – wifi, fans and the air-conditioning, local phone, and the very well equipped kitchen. We loved the location – village on the one side and (almost) deserted calm beach on the other. The village of Grand Case was charming. We were only a few minutes’ walk away from town centre, the market, the imposing Catholic church (worth a visit), and the BBQ stalls (‘lolos’). We easily found nearby amenities like an excellent bakery and a well-stocked pharmacy. Claudia, the housekeeper, was a mine of useful information and advice. Also, we were fortunate to meet “the villa lady” herself when she came to check on the house and make sure everything was working to our satisfaction (it was!). Last but not least, the people of Grand Case were wonderful and ready to offer solutions whenever we needed help. Being able to speak French was an advantage for us, but certainly not necessary. We hope we will have the chance to visit St. Martin again and stay at Sally’s.
We were in St. Maarten for the AUC med school graduation and wanted accommodations for two families to share comfortably and be convenient to all the festivities. Casa Boco fit the bill on all fronts! The property is well maintained and very well equipped, with a well-stocked kitchen (including basics for clean up, trash bags, paper towels, etc so we didn’t have to buy those items). The views are beyond compare- the pictures capture a fraction of the beauty of the glorious sunsets on the patio! Also the nice wide patio area and smaller outdoor seating areas allowed everyone to have their own spot without feeling crowded – even with 10 adults staying together. The crystal clean pool was a wonderful addition and was enjoyed by all! The rooms are nicely appointed and individually temp controlled – so everyone was happy with their particular preference for AC or not! Each room has its own bathroom with shower, which was a blessing with 10 people trying to get ready to leave at the same time. Having fresh bath or beach towels available daily was a nice touch as well. The property is a few minutes drive from the airport, Sunset Beach for plane watching, the village of Maho and also Simpson Bay – everything was so close by it was great. It is a easy location for traveling to the different favorite spots on both the Dutch and French side. Claudia (the house manager) is a delight! She was so pleasant and accommodating and was not at all intrusive, even if we were home during her daily visits. The neighborhood has night security and the house is also nicely secured including individual safes in each room – so no concerns about valuables while out and about (which can be of concern in some areas in the islands). I would definitely recommend this property as a vacation home in St. Maarten and would love to have a chance to stay there again in the future.
I gave the info to my son’s fiancee as her family will be looking for a place for graduation next year!
Thanks again – it was a wonderful whirlwind weekend – back to reality tomorrow…
– SR and family
Roberta, Just wanted to let you know that our stay at Casa Boco was the highlight of our trip to SXM this year. We enjoyed every aspect of your beautiful villa. The pool was wonderful. Only ventured out one day to go to a beach. Decided there was not need to leave such a nice setting. The villa was complete with every thing we needed.
Finally found the best place on the island to have steak. Two rib eyes and fresh vegetables for grilling from Le Grande Marche, cooked on the charcoal grill pool side, served under the stars. It doesn’t get any better!!
Claudia was an added pleasure. We enjoyed our chats with her and appreciate her hard work to make our stay enjoyable.
The “Red Roof” of the villa became a land mark for us. As we drove and sailed around Simpson Bay we would look for the distinctive Red Roof of the villa which is now a special place for us.
Favorite dining places iGrand Case and around from guests who stayed at Oceanside Apartments and loved it
Our 2 favorites are: L’Auberge Gourmande & La Villa. We always eat at each twice because we know owners & have great food & service. La Villa is $1 to 1euro. Blue Martini has best pizza on both sides of island. For entertainment its hands down on Calmos & Blue Martini.
Also, LOVE has great tapas & free chairs/umbrellas if drink or eat. We also use the lolos. The only place we shop is the perfume shop across from Spigas. They have chemical lab & produce their own fragrances.
The old Fish Pot closed & was bought by Pascal (L’Auberge Gourmande), Frank (Bistrot Caraibes), and Romain who was a top notch server. It’s called Ocean 82 & has good food & service. Needs some work on ambiance & lowering music & lighting. Owners purchased because they would rather be in competition with themselves. Le Tastevin is also quite good.
We also have a few lunches in Marigot on the marina: Brasserie de la Gere & Tropicana
– MM & DM
Thank you so much for accommodating us through the 19th. We had an awesome time with our family and Claudia was superb. The weather was great and couldn’t ask for anything else. The villa is great and we had all we needed. The pool area, which we spent most of our time, was more than spacious and the outdoor furniture was plentiful. Thank you once again for the accommodations and extending our stay due to the blizzard. Looking forward to doing it again.
HELLO BOBBY, JUST WANTED TO DROP YOU A NOTE AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT A AWESOME TIME WE HAD AT CASA BOCO!! I THINK THIS IS THE 7TH TIME WE HAVE RENTED IT. WE HAVE BEEN SO LUCKY WITH THE WEATHER. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE CLAUDIA AGAIN. PLEASE WILL THE PLACE TO ME. IT HAS TO BE A PIECE OF HEAVEN. THANKS BILL & KRIS MILLER!!
First off, we had the most amazing time in St. Maarten. Your home was lovely, exceeded our expectations! I am curious if we can book again for next year? The dates would be February 8-March 1. We would be there the first half (8-19) and my father would be coming staying the second (19-1). Please let me know if these dates are available. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else!
Thanks again for a lifelong memory,
Shannon and Spencer Phifer
Grand Case Cottage
My only hesitation in writing a review is that I don’t want anyone else to know about this wonderful cottage! My husband and I have been to St. Martin four times now, and we have stayed here twice. We will keep coming back to this perfect little cottage. The location could not be better in terms of beaching or dining. The kitchen has helpful little things like shopping bags, coffee filters, umbrellas and coolers. The air conditioning in the bedroom makes for sound sleeping. The maid service is seamless. And the price is right. We love the Grand Case Beach Cottage.
Jean Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
With 3 kids under 5, any time away from home is a chore, but this time we had a wonderful experience, thanks to you and your staff. The kids loved the pool and the beaches and Debbie and I even enjoyed a few nights out on our own, thanks to Phillipa, who was wonderful babysitting the kids. We are looking forward to the next year at Casa Boco.
Alex and Deborah
Sorry it has taken me so long to mail you after our holiday I think I am still in St.Maartin mode!!
Will and I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in the build up to our holiday, you were so helpful. The villa was fantastic and everything we needed was there. The location was great and the views front and back were beautiful. Claudia is lovely and kept the place beautifully. Will and I both loved the Island very much and we both would love to come back. So hopefully in the too distant future we will be back in touch to book another stay.
We also had the bonus of keeping in touch with the American family that we shared with.
A good time had by all, thank you.
Bobby, We had the time of our lives in St. Maarten. It was our best vacation ever. We loved the villa. We swam under the stars, cooked our own meals, and the place has a very homey feel. The bed was comfortable and we had plenty of space for clothing. I would recommend Casa Boco to anyone planning a trip to the Caribbean. St. Maarten is a great island for Americans, and your accommodations were reasonable and superb!
Thanks for everything,
Thank you for all of your assistance in planning such a wonderful vacation for us. It was fantastic. All the things that make a difference… cleanliness.. great water pressure in the shower … a great bed… beautiful pool…everything in working order..beautiful view.. and a very nice housekeeper. I hope we tipped her enough.
It was just what my husband needed to really relax.
Thank you again for everything,
Well here I am, back in gray, cold New England. Everybody had a great time. Your Villas are all you said and more. They were immaculately clean and very well equipped. In the past I have rented places that were supposed to be fully equipped, but it was obvious that nobody had ever really lived in them, never mind cooked anything. Claudia and Ermine do an excellent job. It must have taken you a long time to find such reliable people. Thank you for all your help. I look forward to renting from you again.
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time in St. Martin. We loved the cottage and we can’t wait to go back! Next time we would like to book both cottages so that my brother and his wife can join us.
Thanks for all your help with the flights, etc.
p.s. included is a pic of our last night at California restaurant. A great meal!!
Jill Kirchmann and Ian Young
La Casita was wonderful. We had so much fun on the island and were well taken care of by your staff. Hopefully, we’ll be back next year.
I wanted to email you sooner, but I got busy catching up with things at home. We wanted to thank you for a very nice villa to stay in at St. Maarten. It is so much nicer that we expected. The pictures on the Internet don’t reflect the beauty as in person. The weather was hot, but the pool was very refreshing. Everything was wonderful. The list of places to eat and shop was very helpful. Thank you!!
My wife got a beautiful ring from Little Europe. Hiro wasn’t in but his daughter and wife were. we mentioned your name and was treated great. Claudia was very nice and helpful. Again, thank you. Hopefully we can do this again sometime. It was a lot of fun.
Gary & Sherrie Larson
Just a short note to let you know that I was one of the 8 who stayed at your villa this past week in the Bandre party.
We all had a FABULOUS time, we could have not asked for a more beautiful place to stay and your attention to detail for your guests were greatly appreciated. We absolutely LOVED Claudia, what a wonderful person she is.
Thank you for everything.
I just wanted to drop you a note, now that we’re all back from St. Martin, and tell you what a wonderful time we had staying at Casa Boco. The setting is picturesque and you have the best sunset view of any place I’ve been on the island – right outside the door. We loved staying there. The room was perfect, the pool was wonderful, and we had everything we needed and more. As you know, my 88 year old mother who’d never been out of the country, my sister who turned 50, and a some relatives and friends who’d never been to St. Martin, were all going to come to my timeshare at the Towers. I decided I needed more room so I found your website and decided to stay at Casa Boco with one of the gang. My family thought I was being nice when I let them stay at the Towers. Then they came over to Casa Boco for cocktails at sunset and they all offered to swap with me so I could stay at my timeshare. Needless to say, I didn’t. I would recommend renting from you to anyone, without reservation, and I hope I can do it again sometime. I feel very lucky to have found your website and even luckier to have stayed at your lovely villa. Thanks again to Claudia who is an outstanding site manager.
Thanks again, Paula, Glen, Marybeth, Mom, Lisa, Virginia, Sharon
I want to thank you for renting us a very nice place. We all enjoyed it very much.The children had a ball in the pool, and we went to a variety of beaches all over the island. Your directions and info were very helpful to us, as was the staff. Claudia did an excellent job,and Phillipa gave us the quality adult time we needed with her babysitting. We were able to go to the French side to eat quite a bit. It was wonderful. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I was able to go over to Saba two days for diving, and what a nice place that is. The diving is really nice, and the Saba Deep dive operation was very helpful. I also dove with Ocean Explorers and everyone there was accommodating. All in all, the food, the villa, the sun, and everything else were excellent. My wife and her friend had a particularly good time as did I. The children (Lesley 11, Kelley 9, and Tim 6) all want to know when we can go back. Again, I thank you for all your help and I congratulate you on having good people on staff. I will stay in touch in the future.
Michael P. & family
Sheri and I really enjoyed the villa and our first trip to St Martins. The facility was excellent and the maid service great. We plan on returning for our 5 year anniversary.
I can not tell you how much we enjoyed our time at La Casita! We had not had a “do nothing” vacation in almost 10 years, and boy, did we make up for it!
Andrew dove three times, and two of the three were very worth it – one was a shark dive! He was surprised that it was as good diving as it was, and he was definitely satisfied with the experience. We also found out that Saba is a diving destination, so we are looking into that for a future time.
I went down there a little discouraged with my progress with my knee rehab. I hadn’t achieved the range of motion that I should have after 4 weeks. But the minute I hit the pool, I felt things loosening up. I was in the pool a minimum of 6 – 7 times a days and tread water for 20 minutes every time. Not to mention that I got a lovely tan, which is making everyone jealous at work today.
I went to my PT person this morning and he was amazed at the progress in one week. Now I have to see how my insurance can pay for a membership for the summer! ha.
Again, it was wonderful, and I think this is the “beginning of a new friendship”. Have a wonderful summer.
Janice E. McMillen
Christiana Care Health Services
Sensational setting: Sea,Sand,Sun. Splendid shopping succulent suppers super studio apartment. We will surely return sometime soon. The Fliegels 1/24- 1/28