Only a French Corporation established on the French side of St Martin
and properly licensed by the French Authorities with the corresponding
bonds, can manage, rent and sale properties on French St Martin.
fully complies with all the above !
Carimo's comprehensive Property Management Service is unique in the luxury villa rental business. It has been developed over the past 25 years and has proven itself to be very successful in the villa rental industry. The main focus of this service is to maximize income for villa owners while providing rental clients with a carefree environment for a tropical vacation.
The villa owners must keep their property to the level of the high standards requested in the villa rental industry. Routine maintenance jobs are usually scheduled during the low season so as not to interfere with rentals. Emergency repairs are made immediately. If a tropical storm threatens St. Martin, Carimo will install storm shutters and store outside furniture in a safe place. After the storm passes, Carimo will restore the villa to normal as soon as possible. All costs associated with villa maintenance are charged to the owner's account.
Carimo advertises and promotes its luxury villa rentals through many websites around the globe as well as in various magazines and vacation guides. In addition, Carimo works closely with several large vacation wholesalers and travel agents in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. A beautiful full color brochure which highlights its villas, is also provided to all wholesalers, agents and any guests upon their arrival in St Martin.
Under its Property Management Program, Carimo handles all of the duties associated with villa rentals. This includes confirming reservations, meeting guests at the airport upon arrival and escorting them to their villa. Carimo's staff is also available to assist guests with requests for special services like car rentals, water sport activities, horse back riding, babysitting, cook, chef or butler services, restaurant reservations, T-time reservation at the golf course, reserving a tennis court….
Each properties includes maid service six days a week between 9.00 am & 2.00 pm & on some of the properties, a resident caretaker who lives in a separate cottage. Most villa staff speak both French and English.
Minimum Requirements for Property Management
Property Management Service is only available for properties that meet Carimo's high standards. These villas must have been designed, built and furnished to meet the requirements of the villa rental market, or recently updated to meet these requirements. In order to qualify for Carimo's Property Management Program, a villa must be in very good condition and include the following minimum features and amenities:
- All Bedrooms must be comparable in terms of view, size and must include:
- Private Bath for each Bedroom
- Air Conditioning in each Bedroom
- If, for example, one bedroom in 4-bedroom house fails to meet the minimum requirements, the villa will be listed for rental as a 3+1 bedroom villa. The +1 bedroom may be used by a child of nanny.
- Fully Furnished including:
- Living Room
- Bed Linens and Towels
- Fully Equipped Kitchen:
- All Appliances
- Satellite TV, DVD and Stereo
- Swimming Pool
All villas worldwide that are rented through travel agents and wholesalers are given a rating of either "Superior", "Deluxe", "Luxurious" or "High-end" to provide a broad characterization of the villa. Villas that meet Carimo's minimum rental standards are given a "Deluxe" rating. However, according to many experienced travel agents, a “Deluxe” rating on a Carimo villa is in many cases equal to a “Luxurious” rating in other areas of the world. When other factors are considered, a Carimo villa can get a "High-end" rating which places it in the higher price range. Some of the features and amenities that can gain a villa a “Deluxe” rating include:
Interior Decorating Services
- Uncompromising Quality
- Exceptional Location/View/Garden
- Fully airconditioned property
- Extra Large Rooms/Pool/Patio
- Original Artwork/Decorations
- Fine Furniture or Antiques
- Satellite TV and/or TV in each Bedroom
- Electronically Controlled Access Gate
- Extra Amenities:
- Indoor & Outdoor Dining Areas
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Private Sun Deck
- Pool Table/Game Room
- Exercise Room
- Media Room
- Boat Dock
If necessary, Carimo can provide interior decorating and/or consulting services with architects and builders to plan major renovations of a villa to bring it up to current "Deluxe", "Luxurious" or "High-end" standards.