is Mont Vernon still as bad as past reviews say ? Looking at vacation rentals in Mont Vernon or Nettle Bay and can't decide.
It is not a matter of being a bad area. They are both fine if it is what you are looking for. As you may know the uinits are now condominiums. The conditions of the various units is a matter for each owner. I do not know the ones to recommend or the ones to avoid. Hopefully you'll get some feedback here. You could try traveltalkonline and gobeach forums for additional information.
Thankyou for your reply . It's so hard making a decision on where to stay from so far away . I know that Mont Vernon was a hotel complex at one time and that it is now individual condo's . What I 've read is that the complex is huge and that some of the units are still in quite bad disrepair and that some units are beautiful but the grounds are bad and parking at the bottom of a hill ? behind the complex is a concern , safety wise . Some of these comments are from a while back so I was wondering if work is ongoing and if things are improving as more people renovate .
You could post on the two sites I mentioned and if you don't get any current information then I say why risk it?Edited: 18 July 2010, 02:32
mt vernon is further away than nettle bay. there is a lot more beach space and less unit per square foot than mount vernon. i am probably biais here since i own a unit at nettle bay ( in fact it is listed on this web site under vacation rentals). also i believe that mount vernon is older. i had to decide between both wanting to buy in st- martin on mont vernon and nettle bay as they were both former hotels on the beach.
Have stayed at Nettle- each unit is individually owned so make sure you get one that has been remodeled- good location for Marigot, and Baie Rouge- great pizza place- Drive in Pizza just across the strret- we rented from VRBO- send me a private message and I can give you the link for her units which were very nice she has a few.
Take Bobcats advice and post on traveltalkonline.com inquiring about Mt. Vernon. It's getting great reviews on that forum as many have recently stayed there. If you are looking for a great beach, Nettle Bay does not have it.
Their are some positives to the Nettle Bay area - three of the islands best beaches are just minutes away, Long -Red - Prune. Some nice restaurants also moments away, upscale area around the hotels, minutes from Marigot and from the Dutch side. Strip mall of shops, cafe, market.
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