Villa Louis, Secluded Tropical Hideaway for 2 – ID:125

Villa Louis is a secluded, romantic and very tranquil Caribbean Cottage in the prestigious deed community of Terres Basses on the French side of the island. The cozy 1-bedroom cottage is for rent directly from the owner for 1 couple only. This romantic island getaway is perfect for honeymooners. 3-NIGHT-PACKAGES for specific travel dates available. Please ask!

This peaceful cottage is located in the gated deed community of Terres Basses, a safe, purely residential area on French St. Martin, considered to be the most prestigious area on the island.


Villa Louis is a quiet, very private and affordable 1 bedroom 1 bath villa, perfect for a relaxing vacation experience for any couple or single travelers who look for complete seclusion and serenity. The free-standing villa sits on a huge privately owned plot of 2.5 acres amidst a peaceful tropical garden. The owners’ home is a good distance away on the same compound. 


Villa Louis – Pictures Villa Louis – Description

The free-standing cottage is tucked away in the heart of Terres Basses overlooking Plum Bay. You can enjoy a wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea of Plum Bay (approx. 1/4 mile away) and marvelous Caribbean sunsets from the private terrace and the garden.

The fully air-conditioned one bedroom villa is the perfect place for a couple looking for intimacy and serenity. It was built a few years ago as a guest house on a 2.5 acre land shared with the house of the owners, which is a good distance away to assure utmost privacy for both, guests and owners. 

Private Garden Terrace at Villa Louis

The French owners designed this little villa to be easy to live in, open, airy, and very relaxing. The covered terrace is encircled by a beautiful, huge tropical garden ensuring peace and tranquility. The terrace has a Teak dining area for 4, a very comfortable sitting lounge and a Weber BBQ. In the garden, just next to the deck, is a private sunbathing and relaxing area with chairs and loungers.

Open Living Room with Kitchen and Dining Area

Villa Louis is very well kept and tastefully appointed, thanks to the owner lady, a French artist on the island. She decorated the cottage with her sense of taste and with utmost attention to details having guests’ comfort in mind.

For your Comfort and Entertainment

  • Air-Conditioning in the living room and in the bedroom
  • Large living room with high vaulted ceiling
  • A sitting area and a dining area for 4 guests
  • Wide screen Satellite TV with French and US channels
  • DVD player on request
  • CD-player, stereo amenities, iPod dock
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • A personal safe
  • A washing machine
  • Living room opens to the terrace via wide glass sliding doors
  • All windows have insect screens

Kitchen features

  • A full size refrigerator with freezer
  • A microwave
  • A 4-burner gas stove and electric oven
  • Toaster, coffee maker, blender
  • Complete set of glassware, crockery, cutlery
  • Cooking utensils and tableware
  • Teak dining area for 4 next to the kitchen


One Bedroom and One Bathroom

The air-conditioned bedroom is bedded with a French King bed decorated in a refined style that reflects the tranquil and cozy atmosphere in the cottage.

The private full bathroom has a walk-in shower, a toilet, a hair-dryer and a good stock of towels. The bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom and enters from the living room.

Serenity and Seclusion

Villa Louis is a wonderful choice for one couple looking for a very quiet, private and serene getaway in a tropical setting. You are in a privileged location amidst the most prestigious villa area of the island – Terres Basses, a deed community in the Southwest of St. Martin. This community is considered as the neighborhood of the “rich and famous” residents and upmarket island visitors, mainly from the USA.


Your host

Nathalie, the owner lady of this villa, is a renowned French artist, who lives and works on the island, in her own home and art studio located on the same huge compound as Villa Louis (set well apart each other). Nathalie will be happy to give you a tour of her art studio. Her paintings, primarily women’s portraits, are also on display and for sale in the art gallery “Tropismes” in Grand Case.

Additional Property Information

  • The owner’s friendly dog lives on premises, moving freely on the compound at times, thus villa guests should be dog friendly.
  • The cottage is a non-smoking property. Smoking only outside!
  • Well secured by double electric gates and completely fenced-in.
  • There is ample private (gated) parking next to the cottage.
  • Property is located in deed community with 24 hours security/patrol.

What’s nearby ?

  • 3 pristine beaches of Terres Basses: Beautiful Plum Bay is just 500 yards away. The fine beaches of Baie Rouge and Long Bay are a 5 min drive away.
  • For shopping, dining, gambling: Maho or Cupecoy on Sint Maarten and Marigot, the French capital, are within a 10-15 min drive away.
  • SXM international airport is 4 miles away, and the island’s busiest area (Simpson Bay) is about 6 miles away.
  • The Golf course, along the beautiful beach of Mullet Bay on the Dutch side, is just 10 min by car.
Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
06 Jan 2017 30 May 2017 1,200 7 nights
01 Jun 2017 30 Nov 2017 799 7 nights
01 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 1,200 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 05 Jan 2018 1,500 7 nights

Rental & Booking Information


Rate Details

Rates are based on USD per week for 1 or 2 persons. Max. occupancy: 2 people
Minimum rent: 7 nights.

Tax & Services

Rates are subject to 4% tax.
$80 fee for maid service once per week incl. change of sheets & linens and for cleaning on check-out day.
Towels, beach towels and linens are provided.


30% deposit required to make a reservation.
Balance due either in cash on arrival, or prior to arrival per wire transfer.
Refundable damage/loss cash deposit required on arrival.

Beautiful and tranquil
We had an excellent time staying with Nathalie. The house was beautiful and tranquil. We are so glad we chose to stay with her over one of the resorts. Highly recommended!
David from New York Jun 2016
My wife and I have been to Saint Martin 4 times now. This was by far our best trip. Villa Louis is just like it was described. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals or if you choose there are excellent restaurants within a 10 minute drive. Le Sands in Nettle Bay is our favorite. On the nights we fixed our own meals Calli and Dusty ( their very friendly dogs) were sure to join us for dinner. The villa is secluded and in a gated community. You will need to rent a car to stay here. We were able to sit out on the deck at night and enjoy a quiet evening looking at the stars. Even though Natalie’s house is only about 40 yards away we never knew when they were home or not, yet if we needed anything all we had to do was send a quick e-mail and she responded right away to help us out. Thank you Nathalie and Michel for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We hope to see you soon. Kevin and Kathy
Kevin, Virginia, USA Jun 2015
Excellent place to stay
A nice cozy villa located in a protected community. The owner’s house is roughly 30 yards away but you certainly have privacy. Nathalie was very generous with her time and explaining how everything worked. The house comes with basic cooking supplies which made it easy to cook each night. Rent a car for your stay here. It is a 5-10 minute drive to the closest town. Plum bay is located within the protected community and is a short drive. Perfect for sunsets.
Scott B., Syracuse, NY Feb 2015
Perfect house for a couple!
My husband and i just fell in love with this place so well kept with beautiful surroundings garden and 2 loving dogs. Nathalie and Michel are just wonderful and so down to earth. the place is described exactly as it is . very clean and so easy to keep and i would recommend to any couple needing to get away and relax.
Heidi, Eentrelacs, Québec, Canada May 2014
Perfect in every way
Our stay in St. Martin at Villa Louis was perfect in every way. We were looking for a more remote kind of setting away from the resort bustle and found the little cottage setting offered by Natalie was just right. The home sits on several acres of trees and flowers and is a great romantic space for anyone that enjoys the slower pace of a retreat rather than resort. We had not been to St Martin before so we did not know the lay of the land. As it turns out we fell in love with this side of the island and would return when we next visit. Natalie’s recommendations on beaches and restaurants were very helpful as well.
John, Kansas City, Missouri, USA Apr 2016
Fantastic Stay
We had a fantastic stay with Nathalie this past April 2013 at Villa Louis. The photos & description provided were entirely accurate. The villa is clean, modern and has all the amenities one would need on vacation (beach towels, a safe, local cell-phone, wifi, etc). The villa is located in a private, gated community with security regularly patrolling, so we definitely felt secure. Plum Bay is a 10 min walk (or 2 min drive) from the villa. You’ll definitely want to rent a vehicle as this is not located in a “touristy” resort area of the island. However, this is still conveniently located from both major cities for the French & Dutch sides of the island. The villa itself was fully stocked with everything that we needed. There are many good grocery store options in the area and we were able to prepare meals if we felt like staying in. Nathalie was very helpful in ensuring the accommodations were ready and we had all the information we needed from the moment we arrived. Although Nathalie & her husband were friendly, we also felt we had all the privacy we wanted from such a place. There were nice enough to invite us for drinks one evening, but we didn’t see them otherwise throughout the trip unless we needed something; at which point they were extremely helpful – Nathalie’s husband even helped us start a fire in the bbq when we couldn’t get it going ourselves! Overall, a terrific trip, beautiful island and a fantastic location. // Francais Nous avons eu un séjour fantastique avec Nathalie dernier Avril 2013 à Villa Louis. Les photos et description fournies étaient tout à fait exact. La villa est propre, moderne et possède toutes les commodités on aurait besoin en vacances (serviettes de plage, un coffre-fort, téléphone cellulaire locale, wifi, etc.) La villa est située dans une communauté privée fermée avec sécurité patrouillent régulièrement, donc nous avons vraiment senti en sécurité. Plum Baie est 10 minutes par pieds (ou 2 min en voiture) de la villa. Vous aurez certainement envie de louer un véhicule, car ceci n’est pas situé dans une section de l’ile “touristique” de l’île. Il est quand-meme toujours idéalement situé proche des grandes villes français et néerlandais de l’île. La villa a été entièrement équipée avec tout ce dont nous avions besoin. Nathalie c’est assurer que les logements étaient prêts et nous avons eu toutes les informations dont nous avions besoin à partir du moment où nous sommes arrivés. Bien que Nathalie et son mari étaient amicaux, nous avons senti que nous avions toute l’intimité que nous voulions. Il y avait eu la gentillesse de nous inviter pour prendre un verre un soir, mais on ne les voyait pas autrement au long du voyage à moins que nous devions quelque chose- le mari de Nathalie a même aidé à allumer un feu dans le barbecue lorsque nous ne pouvions pas le faire nous-mêmes! Dans l’ensemble, un voyage formidable, belle île et un endroit fantastique.
Bethany & Geras, Burlington, Vermont, USA May 2013
Charming villa in a great location
Villa Louis is a great place for 2 (possibly 3 people). Plenty of room, a well equipped kitchen, WiFi, and a wonderful veranda. We spent most of our time at the villa out on the veranda, whether dining or just sitting and enjoying the sunshine and the birdsong. The property is secure, secluded, beautifully landscaped and still has a view of the ocean. Beaches are only a few minutes away in either direction. Nathalie, our hostess, had everything ready for us and gave us excellent directions regarding the villa and the area. She was always available but never intrusive. Our only regret was that the villa was occupied for two of the nights of our stay on St. Martin. We would have happily spent the entire time at Villa Louis if we could. Next time we will.
Carl, Littleton, Massachusetts, USA Apr 2011
Villa Louis
We stayed at the Villa Louis in early April 2010 and had a great time. The Villa was extreemly clean modern and very private. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was great. There were plenty of linens and towels. Nathalie was a wonderful host: left us alone but was there if anything was needed. When at the villa we spent most of our time on the covered deck. The flowers and vegatation were wonderful. Much time has been spent in the gardens. The villa is a little out of the way but still only a few minutes from anywhere we wanted to go. We would not hesitate to stay again at Villa Louis when we return to SXM. It was a very good value
Craig and Ruth, Albany, NY May 2010