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Jolie Maison Vue Mer Des Caraîbes
Lovely house in a quiet area, five minutes' drive from the beautiful north coast beaches.
Splendid views over the sea and the sunset.
Small garden, full of flowers.
Large shady deck where you can have breakfast, or enjoy an aperitif while you lounge in the jacuzzi after a busy day.
Two air-conditioned bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom and toilet, and a large mezzanine, refreshed by the gentle tradewinds.
The kitchen is outside on the deck, in the open air, so that you can do your cooking while enjoying the stunning views, while the others relax in the hammock.
The living room has a sofa, and a TV with French satellite channels.
Our home is situated in Carbet, a little town on the north-western coast of the island.
There are lots of little shops nearby, as well as the beach, and lovely, small restaurants where you can taste the freshly caught seafood.
There is so much to enjoy in this area, like the river, the mountains, and of course the magnificent sea where you can go diving, and watch the turtles and the starfish at close quarters.
In Carbet there is also a wide range of sports facilities:
- An Olympic swimming pool in a magnificent setting
- Several diving clubs
- A sports complex with several sports fields
- Deep-sea or coastal fishing
- Petanque courts ( - this is a sport the locals are very keen on!)
- Lovely walks
There are also plenty of opportunities for cultural and educational visits of various kinds:
- The Neisson Rum Distillery (see www.neisson.com)
- Domaine des Pitons (a leisure park in a lush setting; see www.domainedespitons.com)
And just five minutes' drive away, going north, you will find Saint-Pierre, the renowned town of art and history, nestled at the foot of the famous Mount Pelée, and right next to a lovely bay.
There you will find a traditional market, as well as a wide range of other facilities (museum, science centre, local craft shops, traditional restaurants etc.)
During the months of July and August there is the Yole Race. The yole is a sailing boat which is traditional in the area, and this race is a very big event in Martinique.
The Patronal Feast is also a major event in Carbet, and very popular with children and adults alike, and is celebrated with fairgrounds, merry-go-rounds, and lots of jolly and cheerful music.
The house is twenty-five minutes from Fort-de-France, the capital of the island, forty minutes from the airport, and an hour and a half from the southern tip of the island.
Martinique is a paradise that one can spend one's whole life exploring, and the island is divided into thirty communes or districts which are all quite different in many ways, though all equally lovely and charming.
We are a married couple, Philippe, professor of modern literature, and Hélène, school nurse.
We have three children: Théo, who will be seventeen in July, Louis, eleven years old, and Agathe, who will be two in August.
We will be visiting Quebec this summer with Theo, our eldest son, who is going to Laval University to read Physics.
We are seeking a home exchange to find a base which would allow us to get on with all the necessary paperwork, but also enable us to explore your beautiful province.
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|Sleeps||6 (3 Bedrooms)|
|Airport||Aéroport Aimé Césaire (FDF) (40 km)|
When & Where
|Dates not specified|
|Bicycles (1)||TV (Satellite)|
|Travellers||5 (2 Adults, 3 Children)|
|Occupation||Professeur / Infirmière|