We stayed at Villa Pelican on Billy Folly Road in Simpson Bay, St. Maarten. The location was excellent -- resorts all around, bars and supermarkets, beach not too far and driveable to everywhere on the island. The Villa itself was beautiful and spacious enough for 8 adults. The patio and pool were excellent, the view from the top balcony was exquisite, the bedrooms were large and there were 4 bathrooms ... though 3 of them had no door and had curtain-less windows that made it easy to look in.
Our stay began on Saturday evening. We moved in without a "walk through" and there was a slew of issues -- the television did not work, the villa reeked of sewage, there was no propane (we later found it inside in a cabinet) the rear gate did not lock and the advertised beach we were supposed to be one row from was just a bunch of rocks. The actual beach is about a 15 minute walk. We called the management company, Sunshine Properties, to fix the issues Saturday evening ... mehr