Choose your very own luxurious private Caribbean villa and enjoy a spectacular sunset while sipping fine wine. Horizon & Co has carefully selected 25+ properties in St. Martin/ Sint Maarten in order to meet requirements of the highest standards. Choose private villas that best suits your needs, from cottages to luxurious beachfront villas ranging in size, style, splendour and location on the island. Ideal for family holidays of all sizes, groups, reunions, weddings and other celebrations, these picturesque properties are private, comfortable intelligent alternatives to staying in hotels.
You and your companions will loose yourselves in the breathtaking views, history and culture and of course world famous beaches. Once you have set foot on St. Martin and have stayed in your own private villa with pool you will never want to vacation any other way. Villa rentals are based on a weekly rental and typically include linens, towels, & kitchen equipment as well as a cleaning service (frequency varies depending on villa). Villa rentals tend to book up well in advance, so early booking is advised!
Available as a 5 or 7 night program.
This includes hi-speed internet, a safe, a gas BBQ, electric gate, a dvd library and an air conditioned gym with treadmill, elliptical machine, free weights, excercise ball and TV/DVD player.
Your villa is centrally located with the nearest beach being a 15 minute walk away, while the nearest grocery, restaurant and airport are all 15 minute drive away.
Please note that there is a refundable $1,000USD damage deposit required which will be taken on final payment of your trip.
Throughout your villa stay, you'll have the services of a housekeeper (6 days/week not inlcuding Sunday or public holidays) as well as a gardener and a pool person for six days.
Upon arrival at Princess Juliana Airport , you will be met by a representative who will assist you with your car rental collection and escort you to your villa. The first meet and greet and escort service is offered on a complimentary basis. They will then transfer you and your party to your villa. Your rental vehicle will have been delivered to the villa in time for your arrival and a member of staff from the rental company will return to the villa once you have arrived to complete the paperwork with you. Car Details include: Automatic, A/C, AM-FM Radio, CD Player, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Steering, Remote Entry, 4 Doors
A premium-class villa in the exclusive community of Terres Basses, St. Martin, the 3 bedroom Mongoose Run Villas enjoys a very private hillside location with one of the best views the island has to offer. Overlooking the island of Anguilla and the perfect sunset Mongoose Run will not disappoint. All 3 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, TV and air conditioning. Set in beautiful gardens, this villa has a plunge pool and terrace, rooftop sundeck and flowered courtyard. The fully equipped kitchen leads into a living/dining area equipped with stereo, satellite TV. The very well established gardens make this beautiful villa a place of peace and privacy. On-site service includes a very private location, maid service 6 days per week and 15 minute drive to all amenities the islands has to offer and fully conditioned.
St. Maarten is the only Caribbean island with 100 percent duty-free shopping. In Philipsburg, more than 500 stores sell luxury items like leather goods, electronics, cameras, designer clothes, watches and jewelry at 25 to 50 percent discounts. Marigot, on the French side, offers similar discounts on perfume, china, crystal, jewelry and clothes. You will see the beautiful architecture and and feel the warmth and kindess of the local population as you pass bye. Overlooking Marigot Bay on the leeward side of the island sits the imposing figure of Fort St. Louis, the largest historical monument in St.Martin. Named for the famous crusading king of France, it was originally built in 1767 to protect the settlement at Marigot from foreign invaders.
Take some time to yourself and head to the Orient Beach. There is lots to do there for some free time. Have a Kiteboarding Lesson or snorkel right from the beach. There are a number of vendors on the beach in which you can rent from.
Take a trip into the bustle port town of Marigot and visit the popular Fort St. Louis where you can see and feel the history of this Caribbean port of call. Also, you can head north 15 minutes by car and visit the the beach at Grand Case near the northern tip of the island which shelters a little fishing village that is famous not only for its fine foods but also for its distinctive style of architecture. Elaborate carvings and fretwork, in what is called a gingerbread style, adorn the fronts of the small wooden houses painted in pastel colors, and the effect is truly charming. Some of the island's best restaurants also happen to be located in this area, including local dishes at barbecue stands called Lolo's and souvenir shops.
Nothing says a fun like Parasailing trip – Head to Bobby’s Marina in Philipsburg on the Dutch side of the island and go Parasailing. This is a great spot to enjoy this activity as the views from above are spectacular. Take a chance at either 400, 600 or maybe the top height of 800 ft off the water.
What better way to visit this exclusive French Caribbean island than arriving by sail on a large, comfortable catamaran? St Barths, known as the St Tropez of the Caribbean, is famous for its style and charm, trendy boutiques, stunning scenery and luxurious lifestyle. All our full day trips include: Open bar on board, Delicious freshly prepared Lunch and Snorkeling equipment
Head over to Philipsburg's marina where snorketrips launch from. The snorkel trips bring you to St. Maarten’s best sites with abundant marine life around reefs & wrecks. All snorkel excursions depart from the marina closest to the Pointe Blanche Cruise Terminal in Great Bay, Philipsburg. Dock Maarten is also home to popular Chesterfield’s Restaurant (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
Take a drive to Marigot Ferry Terminal and hop on the boat for Anguilla. This is a beautiful 25 minute ferry ride to Blowing Point in Anguilla. You should rent a car for the day and you will be able to tour the entire island as well as head to arguably one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Shoal Bay East.
Enjoy your last by day sitting pool in the morning for the best sun of the day before heading out for an afternoon at the beach or last minute shopping in Marigot or Philipsburg.
On departure from the villa at Noon, the same Transfer company will be happy to assist with your transfer back to the airport.They will come for you promptly at the time you request before Noon, will load your luggage and drop you off at the departure lounge at Princess Juliana International Airport.
Steve Walling ,
January 20, 2014
"We are home safe and sound from the best vacation I can remember. It seemed seamless to us but I know that you worked very hard to make our experience so good.
The guides and drivers were always punctual and reliable. They were very knowledgeable, personable, and funny. They provided us with very helpful information and helped us work on expanding our Spanish. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were very nice.
I especially appreciate our ability to update our plans while we were in Costa Rica. The zip lines were the highlight of our trip. I hate to think we almost missed out by not including it in our original plan.
You have made a friend and supporter for life. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know going to Costa Rica. Thank you, again.
Steve and Andrea
Merrel Bowles ,
November 07, 2013
"I would highly recommend this company for overseas travel. We had personal drivers that spoke perfect English and were also very knowledgeable in conversation pertaining to their country. Drivers were always early and eager to please. Your wish was their command!!!Every tour included educated guides who knew how to make our experience fun and exciting! I loved having personal drivers and guides, as well as many inclusive meals. We will definitely use this company for future travels."
April 09, 2013
"Our Costa Rica trip was amazing. The whole family thinks its the best we've ever taken! Kensington did an excellent job of organizing everything. The two hotels they picked were amazing.
Arenal -- The Springs Resort & Spa was almost too good since as soon as the family saw it they wanted to cancel activities so they could take full advantage of all it offered. We ultimately did cancel the safari to give us a free day to spend a day at the spa, pools and Club Rio (riding the river in innertubes!). The activities Kensington setup were excellent and very adventurous. Our favorite was canyoneering (repelling), We were all terrified at the first drop-off! It's more thrilling the zip lining (also lots of fun) and river rafting (a blast as well).
Manuel Antonio -- The Preserve at Los Altos was very nice. It was like staying in a 3 bedroom apartment at a boutique hotel (same feel as Athenum in London but nicer). The drive to get there was a bit long but worth it when our driver made a surprise stop at the the "crodillio bridge". The tour through Manuel Antonio National Park is a must do for nature lovers (3 types of monkeys, sloths, etc). Our guide was excellent. If you go MA NP, try Kapi Kapi for dinner.
I'd highly recommend using Kensington (Brandi was our rep) for a Costa Rica trip. Thanks for hooking us up with them.
L Huber ,
April 03, 2013
We returned yesterday from our wonderful Costa Rican vacation and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. We loved staying at the El Silencio (the kids would have liked to stay even longer so we could have taken some of the nature hikes). Being surrounded by the cloud forest was an amazing sensation that really helped us to feel that we were in a completely different world and was a perfect way to begin the trip. Maria Lucia was a very kind tour guide and showed us the all sites in a huge day (the waterfalls, Poas volcano, the coffee plantation & Sarchi). The staff at El Silencio was wonderful and Jeff and I very much enjoyed the food and the very elaborate wine tasting there.
In La Fortuna the activities ruled. We loved everything, the exhilarating waterfall rappelling, the zip lining (& tiger swing - the kids LOVED IT) the volcano hike and we had a FANTASTIC time on the river safari with Gerald and his friend Tom. Gerald was a great guide and was able to share many stories while letting us see the wildlife. We saw a spectacular Toucan flock and of course the monkeys were a huge hit. Ending up at the farm was a fun end note to the trip. Of course we enjoyed the hot springs at the Tabacon - they are pretty amazing. Jeff and I had a chance to have a massage at the Tabacon spa and it was spectacular. The service at the hotel was lovely and our room did have a beautiful view of the volcano. I think the hot springs & spa are far superior at the Tabacon.
Alex drove us from both El Silencio to La Fortuna and then from La Fortuna to Punta Islita (that is a lot of driving and he did a great job - he was so friendly and made the travelling very enjoyable). On the way to La Fortuna he made a point of showing us the Iguana restaurant and it was a great wayside stop for everyone.
Punta Islita was stunning. Our villa Ilan Ilan was ideal, the view and the setting were spectacular. The kids loved the pool (when they weren't swimming & playing in the ocean), Jeff loved being able to finally drive around a bit like a native (the villa came with a small 4 wheel car), and I enjoyed waking up every morning to see the sunrise over the cliffs at the ocean's edge, and hear the incredible variety of birds (and on the last day even the howler monkeys). We enjoyed so many of the activities the hotel had to offer. Andrey & Hector and the whole staff were so warm and hospitable. They really worked hard and made every effort to make our stay so much fun. Hector helped us plan some more zip lining, surf lessons, a dolphin sighting/fishing boat trip and a sunset horseback ride which was the perfect way to wrap up the trip.
Ronald picked us up and got us to the airport in plenty of time. Ronald was very interested in showing us the wildlife as we drove through the different areas and we really enjoyed that.
Everywhere we went the people were absolutely wonderful, kind, and proud to show us their country and it made our trip spectacular.
Erika, thank you for all you did to help make the trip such a huge success.
Anthony Sokol ,
March 11, 2013
We are home with many good memories from our stay in Panama.
We found your guides and drivers to be always on time and very instructive, especially in David/Bouquette/Amistad. We liked the Panamonte Hotel in Bouquette.
Since the Amistad Park was closed due to rain on the day we arrived, we toured a Race horse breeding farm, Cerre Punte, which was magnificent and might be a consideration for your future guests
Your choice of itinerary in Panama City was quite informative and complete considering the limited time we had.
All in all, we were quite pleased with Kensington Tours in general.
Anthony and Barbara
Karen Werner ,
February 12, 2013
P and I want to thank you so much for all of your help in setting up our trip! It was a wonderful week in Panama--we loved every minute. And we especially appreciated you taking care of the hotel reservation glitch. Your partner in Panama was really great to work with--they did a wonderful job and were very professional. Everything worked like clockwork with them. We look forward to working with you again!
K and P Werner "
January 13, 2013
"My husband and I are "Boomers" and veteran world-wide travelers, from our early days with Eurail passes and VW Vans to the present! As such, we are not content with the group tours that "herd" you around and show you the tourist photo-op sites. However, as a busy medical professional I don't have time to carefully put together the type of trip that we want to have in places we have never been before. What a delight and relief to have discovered Kensington tours! Our trip to Costa Rica was the epitome of personalized, professional, and exceptional service. All our drivers and guides were wonderful - Barbara Franz, our naturalist guide in Manuel Antonio National Park was a standout. Our hotels and lodges in San Jose, Tortuguero, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio were unique, lovely, and very comfortable. We are recommending Kensington to all our friends and are already trying to decide where we will go next. Maybe Africa, maybe New Zealand! We cannot say enough about Kensington's commitment to excellence! When it can be hard to wade through the mediocre, such professionalism is refreshing. Thank you Brandi for all you did to make our trip memorable!"
jack Lester ,
February 06, 2013
"Had a wonderful experience with Kensington and our agent Nella. Everything went very smoothly and we loved the accommodations. The trip was an adventure we will never forget and Kensington made it a worry free trip.
Kimberly Dellinger ,
August 22, 2012
Ariana & I absolutely LOVED our trip to Costa Rica. This trip was even better than we had hoped or expected. The quality of the different hotels was excellent, and I was quite frankly surprised at how "deluxe" our rooms were when I was expecting more "average" type of lodging. We were thrilled & loved each place we stayed and we have told all our friends & family about this exceptional customer service. The tour guides were AMAZING, so knowledgable, friendly, spoke great English, & were willing to help us learn Spanish & the culture. We were so happy that we were able to do the different activities-- Canyon Rappelling in Arenal, Venado Cave Tour near Arenal, ziplining in Monteverde, The Springs, and the different rainforest tours. All these activities-- and the other activities along the way-- were WONDERFUL, and we felt very safe and well-cared for during our excursions. The travel arrangements & private vehicles were great- we were very comfortable & the drivers were very professional & prompt. We were treated so well that we felt like royalty!
I am telling all my friends, co-workers, family members and my patients ( I work in a dental office) about how wonderful the Costa Rica trip was with my daughter & how great the service & planning was with Kensington Tours. I have given your name to several people & hope that you'll get referrals from those I've talked with! I am definitely planning on traveling abroad again and plan to go through you and Kensington Tours when I do. My next goal is to plan a trip (maybe Europe or return to Costa Rica?) for my teenage son & I to do together in the next year or so.
My sincerest gratitude to you for making our Costa Rica trip SPECTACULAR! Well done! Below, you will see my responses to the survey (as you can see, I'm not very prompt about checking email, but eventually I get around to it!) you sent a few days after we arrived back home. Let me know if there's any problems reading my responses-- I rated everything "excellent" because that's what it was/is!
Kimberly (& Ariana) Dellinger
Dana H ,
July 09, 2012
"The trip was excellent and everything was very smooth. The hotels & guides were all great. I would definitely travel with Kensington Tours again & recommend it to family & friends! Additionally, I would like to start thinking about planning my Africa trip. I am interested in Kenya & Tanzania."
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