Hoping you are all well and in good spirit, enjoying the end of summer back home. Down here on our Island, we lose track of time and have to check the Calendar, for it is always such good weather; honestly I do miss the seasonal changes at times, however not the cold. Talking about the weather it looks like a mild stormy Hurricane season so far, according to the forecast, hoping not to have any surprises.
St. Maarten has talent
Many of you know that I am the father blessed with five wonderful children; Jonathan, the oldest, is now a junior Partner in Sunshine Properties, I just returned to set up my daughter Alexandra in Amsterdam, where she studies sport and business management; she is a great tennis player and, if I may add, too nice to be in the professional league as she still excuses herself, when she hits an ACE…what can I say. Then come my triplets. Dieter jr. may be the future real-estate broker, there is still time they are only 16 , Geraldo and Nicolas are very talented in music writing and performing their own compositions as well as other Artists; here is an example of their version Moonshine and Summer-time sadness .
Moonshine (Cover by the Shady Brothers)
Summertime Sadness ( Shady Brothers Cover )
followed by their own compositions shortly, so sit back and enjoy, you will hear from them a lot more in the future; there are a couple recording offers on the table. I sound like a proud Father, well I am. It is not easy with all the temptations in today’s world, I have been blessed.
There is constant improvement, evidence can be seen all over the Island; Pelican key estate with its partial streetlights that within a few days will be complete throughout. The causeway leading over the new Bridge is under construction due to open December 14, 2013, it looks like their time plan will become a reality.
Many of you are familiar with La Belle Creole at one time in the late 1980s was a 5 Star Hilton Resort. The shining Star of St. Martin, will be again be 5 Star Resort within the years or late 2014-2015 according to the latest news, with private villas and Apartments as well; it is not
known yet which Brand name will be hosting, but there are several of interest. The Tourists sector is in great need of a high-end establishment to cater to a high end and demanding clientele.Real-Estate
The Market has been a bit slow over the summer time, but it looks like there is an upward swing for the upcoming Season. It is still a buyers’ Market, interest in the high-end is there, evidence is the acquisition by celebrity Donald Trump of Chateau des Palmiers for 19.7 million dollars and we see an increasing interest for properties, where boat docks are available, as Las Brisas which has the right idea; phase 4 is under construction and will be ready in 2014. High-end apartments in generous sizes with Tennis, Pool, 24/7 security, Lagoon front with diverse sizes of Boat slips, tucked away, offering security even in Stormy days, permitting the construction of lifts for smaller speed or fishing vessels, all in a modern design; the best St.Maarten has to offer in every way, that’s the way to go Boat lovers, assuring an ever increasing appreciation, rental and purchases are getting more expensive daily.
Chateau des Palmiers
Please note that we have recently updated our telephone and you can KNOW reach us on a
Villa Pelican Ref # 181bedroom Villa with a separate Guest House of one bedroom with bathroom; the property features private pool with waterfall, gated parking for up to 3 cars, tropical garden and it comes fully furnished.
Below Market price, Turnkey $850,000.
We are lucky there are a few Ministers that are very serious in taking St. Maarten the right way toward the future, without sweeping under the carpet, and they are sticking to their commitment, thank you, other than that it’s like anywhere a struggle to keep all citizens
Cruise ship numbers are increasing, so are Hotel reservations slightly higher; for Vacation rentals it is still early to say, it seems that people are looking,but making reservations later in the year, we remain positive in all sectors.
The law enforcement is doing a good job, no major incidents,
Increased Police in all touristic areas is evident; this industry has to
The 8th annual Fête de la Cuisine will take place from November 3rd through November 10th, 2013.A full dine around program has been arranged for visitors to sample the international cuisine of St.Maarten, which is the culinary center of the Caribbean.
5 top chefs from Europe will be exhibiting their excellent culinary skills. These masters of the kitchen have all been rewarded with a Michelin star, one of the highest culinary awards in Europe. They will tickle the senses of the visitors with mouthwatering dishes presented in a lunch at BACCHUS restaurant on Tuesday November 5th and at Divi Resort in Little Bay on November 9th.
We all look forward to seeing you in the upcoming Season; we will
continue to keep you informed of major News about our still quite sunny
Island in the Caribbean.
There is already Limited availability for the upcoming Winter Season with a couple of our vacation rentals already totally booked. Don’t wait to long to reserve your preferred weeks.
Also our vacation rentals are now making your visit more interactive then ever with the