Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
About Amanda Woodward
Based in London, I have been visiting St Maarten for over 15 years, and for an island that's barely 37sq miles, I have always been amazed by the incredible choice of activities and the contrast of the French and Dutch sides. I vividly remember the day of my first visit to the island when I walked through immigration and then literally straight out of the airport. The fact there was no long queues at Customs made me feel wonderfully liberated. With well over 25 years working with Caribbean tourism organisations and selling vacations to this beautiful part of the world, this tiny island was like a breath of fresh air. It had nicely balanced traditional old school Caribbean with a dash of European modernism not to mention it being a stones throw away from Anguilla and St Barths Like any excited tourist, I had read about all these restaurants on the island and I wanted to count them all to confirm that there were really over 300 eateries. I seem to remember stopping after 130 and gave them the benefit of the doubt.
Why Amanda Woodward chose Maho
I fell in love straight away and decided out of all the umpteen islands I had visited, this is where I wanted to lay my hat and make it my home in the sun. Conscious of suffering a little mild sun stroke, I thought I might get a second opinion, hence I invited a couple of well-travelled friends across in the months following and they unanimously gave it the thumbs up Having learn that Orient Express who owns La Samanna on the French side was building a marina development, I investigated, had an early eveningmeeting with the sales representative and even though I couldn't quite see the plans she laid out, I was totally sold on the concept. The development has truly lived up to its expectations and I continue to savour every minute that I spend in the apartment. I love the sunrise at about 6am where the reflection on the marina just glistens and reaffirms the peacefulness at that time of the day. Outdoor dining on the covered terraced is de rigueur, it somehow makes the food and wine taste more delightful I am happy to share my home with you and perhaps hope to meet you one day and share your experiences and stories
What makes this Condo unique
Savana, is spacious, comfortable, contemporary with fabulous views of the marina front with full views of mega yachts when docked. Its excellant for dining on the terrace, or to hold a small cocktail party while on island.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice Property in a great Development
This is a nice property. Well appointed, great large private balcony with great views. Property managers Bill & Kathy couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful when we had a question. Porto Cupecoy, where this condo is located is a great development with many amenities as well as some fabulous Restautants and a fully stocked grocery store.
It should be noted however, that this is a 2 bedroom unit and the 2nd bedroom is very small, no TV and more importantly the en Suite bathroom has only a sink and a shower, no toilet. You have to use the bathroom in the hallway. Other than that, this is a great unit and we enjoyed staying there. Porto Cupecoy is definitely one of the best places to stay on the island. We’ve been coming to St Maarten for almost 20 years. The island is slowly but surely coming back and we’re looking forward to coming back soon and staying at Porto Cupecoy.
We stayed for 3 weeks in this 2 bedroom unit at Porto Cupecoy. We felt we received a good value for the cost of this unit vs the cost of similar properties.
The highlights for us were the views were amazing, the complex is a great location for convenient grocery shopping and great dining on premises. The unit had all the amenities you would need, save for a few broken wine glasses. I would caution that the 2nd bedroom has a shower/sink but not a toilet in the suite. You would need to use the main entrance 1/2 bath.
The air conditioning worked very well, however the master bedroom/bath area was always humid for some reason.
We felt very safe during our stay here. There are multiple security gates on the property.
I gave our stay only a 4 star review because of the frustration in receiving timely communication replies with the owner's manager Amanda Woodward. Luckily, Kathy, the onsite manager met us and was extremely helpful to us during our stay.
Second Summer in Savana
We very much enjoyed another Summer vacation in Savana. Savana is spacious with plenty of room for our family to spread out. We love the beautiful outdoor area where we can relax after a day at the beach. I enjoyed the nice workout facility and almost always had the place to myself. My family loves the Porto Cupecoy complex. It is close to our favorite beach Mullett and nice to have access to all the wonderful restaurants located here. Happy hour at Rendezvous and Dinner @ Mario's are always on the list. Sad to be leaving but thankful for the time spent in this wonderful condo. Thanks for sharing your lovely place with us yet again. Looking forward to a return trip.
This could be a great rental.Good location, close to beach, shopping and restaurants.
The property is not all that bad, however as another reviewer had mentioned their is an odor that is unpleasant. This will keep me from renting again, in fact I have another reservation in January that I have canceled.I have emailed the owner in regards to my deposit being refunded and she doesn't reply. Their are a lot of places to rent this my not be your best choice.
The condo is very nice and the patio is awesome. We spent a lot of time there. Sharon was very helpful with any questions we had and with check in and check out. The condo is very close to beaches, restaurants, bars, groceries etc. We had a great time and would rent again. There were some odors that were a little off putting but Sharon said she would have housekeeping take care of the one and maybe air it out more would help.
We are really pleased you enjoy your stay. We love the terrace area too! We will follow up with Sharon regarding you comment.
Look forward to having you back in the near future
The apartment was stunning. Beautifully laid out and the terrace and views were to die for. Almost no need to move out of the apartment if all you want to do is relax in the sun
We are glad you enjoyed Savana. We love relaxing on the terrace too. Look forward to your return visit
*About St Maarten/St Martin*
A favourite Caribbean destination for ‘A’ list celebrities including Courtney Cox, Maria Carey and Eddie Murphy, the small French/Dutch island of St Maarten/Saint-Martin, covering just 37 sq miles, is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
It occupies a central position midway between Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe at the heart of the Caribbean Sea, and is the closest part of France to US shores. One of the most developed parts of the Caribbean, it boasts a whole host of activities and a huge duty free shopping area. Beautiful beaches, fantastic restaurants and a rich cultural heritage are just a few of the delights of this tiny island paradise.
Superb for all age ranges from partygoers to young families, there’s plenty of entertainment on offer for everyone, or the option to just laze on the amazing beaches. Blessed with an ideal climate, the island is sunny and warm pretty much all year round.