Practical information and general conditions


  • Euros and Dollars on the French side.
  • On the Dutch side mostly dollars but you can also pay in Netherlands Antilles Guilders


  • On the French side, the power is 220 volts, 60Hz.
  • For any US appliance, it is essential to have a transformer and an adaptor!


  • There is a water source in St Martin/ Sint Marteen, water is coming from the desalinization system and is very expensive, please do not waste it.
  • You can drink water coming to your sink.


  • On the french side landline numbers have 10 digits and start with 0590 and cell phones with 0690
  • On the dutch side,  dial 1 721 (area code) followed by the 7 digit phone number.
  • If calling from the French side start with 001 721 (…).

Time Diffrence

  • The Time difference with mainland France is 5 hours in winter and 6 hours in summer.
  • From East Coast to the USA St Martin is 1 hour ahead in winter.
  • In summer there is no difference time

General Conditions


Reservations must be accompanied with a 25% deposit of gross rental price, reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit. Final payment for villa rental period is due:

  • 30 days prior to arrival for any booking from 15 April to 15 December
  • 90 days prior to arrival for any booking from 15 December to 10 January
  • 60 days prior to arrival for any booking from 10 January to 15 April.

Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellation from 45 to 30 days prior to arrival will result in the loss of 25% of the gross rental price.
  • Cancellation within 20 days prior to arrival will result in the loss of 100% of the gross rental price.
  • Christmas and New Year’s bookings are completely non-refundable.


  • Island Escape is not liable for any injury or damage to the renter or any person in their party while occupying the residence.
  • The renter of the villa shall be responsible for all acts of their party or anyone invited into the villa during the rental contract period.

Security Deposit

  • All guests are required to give a major credit card as a security deposit.
  • Caution amount is 25% of the rental amount but no charges will applied to the card unless there is damage to the villa or it’s contents during the rental period.