We stayed in Laurette's studio for one month, so we got a great sense of the area. First off the photos of the unit are exactly how it looks in person. The studio is well designed, modern, and has all the amenities you need. The kitchen is fully stocked, towels and sheets were included, as well as basic toiletries. And the view is amazing! Laurette and Alex were a pleasure to deal with and always answered our questions promptly.
Without hesitation, Mont Vernon offers the perfect beach vacation without the touristy vibe. It's isolated on one side of Orient beach, but with a 10-minute walk down the beach, you have access to great restaurants, bars, and water activities. Out of all the beaches on Saint Martin, Orient Bay is, in my opinion, is the best. The pool was huge, private, very clean, and right on the beach. Unfortunately doing our stay, the seaweed was very bad which made swimming outside the complex impossible. But this is just a seasonal thing, so make sure to do a little research to see what the seaweed conditions are.
Because it is not a touristy area, a car rental is a must to get groceries or explore the island. For some reason, car rentals are very affordable, while taxis can get expensive.
We look forward to staying here again soon!