Carimo Luxury Villa Sales, Property Management, and Rentals

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. Carimo fully complies with all the above !

Over the past 29 years, Carimo Real Estate has developed the most trustworthy reputation in Luxury Real Estate Sales, Property Management and Villa Rentals on the island of St. Martin / St. Maarten.  

In 1981 with just a few properties Francis & Nicole LACOUR founded Carimo and today the name Carimo is not only a trademark synonymous of quality, but the company is also considered the “Preferred” Villa Specialist in the industry, representing exclusively more than 60 privately owned properties in St. Martin / St. Maarten that go beyond the highest standards.

Through a series of functions and activities incorporated within the organization, Carimo easily meets and very often exceeds the expectations of the property owners and guests. This innovative way of performance has also earned Carimo the highest regards among its clients (Local Providers and Abroad Distribution Partners) .

Content:  The villa rental process relies heavily on nurturing of an intense emotional connection with the client.  Carimo invest in combining stimulating photographs and detailed descriptions to capture the guests imagination.  Photographs are at no charge to the property owner.  This content is managed and shared within the fabric of the distribution channels in the villa rental industry.  The ultimate goal is converting a vision to a villa rental experience.

Reservation Systems & Procedures:  A talented and dedicated team with a customized solution and focus has been put in place.  A state-of-the art reservation system provides clear and concise information to all guests.  Carimo is in constant pursuit of excellence and the realization of the guest’s precise and individual wishes.  Reservation Personal is often described as the most knowledgeable, responsive, and dependable in the industry.  This has set the stage for long standing relationships with guests and distribution partners.  The end results are a high percentage of repeat and referral guests. 

Maintenance:  Anticipating problems rather than reacting to them has been the mission statement of the Carimo Maintenance Team.  Two Full- Time Carimo Maintenance Staff live in Terres Basses, which allows for near immediate response to a majority of the maintenance concerns of the guests.  This maintenance service of 24/7 including holidays is of no charge to the property owner as it is included in the Villa Management Fee. Property owners are only charged for maintenance problems that require additional outside services. As a preventative measure, every property is visited prior to every arrival or at least twice per month.

Concierge Services:  The villa rental experience is not just about the villa, but a combination of all the components.  To maximize the villa rental experience a Dedicated Carimo Concierge” provides the guests with long list of services before, during, and after their stay.  His knowledge and personalized services makes villa renting a genuinely refined experience.  The emphasis is to provide a high quality service that will maintain and ensure the integrity of the villa and the rental experience.

Qualified Outside Service Providers: Time and effort have been directed at finding outside service providers that are an extension of the Carimo business model.  These providers are loyal as well as responsive to the needs of the guests.  Trust and fair representation has been the key to a successful relationship.  Carimo does not operate on any form of mark-up or commission from these outside service providers.  Payment is made on time to guarantee the requests are handled in a timely and expeditious manner.

Commission Structure:  Commission structure charged to the property owner is based on the source of the Villa Rental. 

Carimo’s Added Value & Services at to the Property Owner

  1. Preferential exchange rate from our local bank.
  2. No mark-up on any products or services purchased for the property.  In fact, due to our relationship with our Outside Service Providers, Carimo is often given a discount, which is passed on to the Property Owner.
  3. Preferred insurance rate negotiated for all property owners.  In January 2010, the local government implemented a 15% mandatory tax on property insurance.  Carimo was able to negotiate a group discount from the insurance provider in order to offset the increase, but also received an additional 4% discount!
  4. Hurricane Protection - added precautionary measures by the Carimo Maintenance Staff during hurricane season to make sure the properties are securely protected.
  5. US Representative:  Carimo has recently added an experienced US Representative to the team to develop and execute strategies to generate additional villa rentals.


Even through these difficult economic times Carimo has remained optimistic, positive, and upbeat.  The approach will continue to build on the strengths of the organization.  The ambition is to remain relentless in stimulating progress toward tangible results and achievements.  The core values and purpose will remain preserved while our business strategies and operating practices will always adapt to a changing world.

In the event you would like to discuss the possibility of adding your property to the Carimo Family Inventory please feel free to contact us .





Saint Martin Villa Rentals

St Martin villa rentals are some of the finest Villa rentals available in the Caribbean, offering a unique Villa experience unparalleled on neighboring islands. This stylish French Island paradise isn't known just for its exclusive selection of St. Martin villas: A diverse culture - the island is French on one side and Dutch on the other. Carimo is the premiere Real Estate Company on the island of St Martin. In their quest for superior service, Carimo offers Luxury villas as well as affordable villas in St Martin. Looking for an alternative to a Hotel try Carimo for the name in luxury and service. For adventuresome guests of St. Martin villa rentals, the island is also home to a wide variety of activities like scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and windsurfing.