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Help with budget accommodation on St. Martin and St. Barts

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Planning a 6 night trip in late June/early July. Currently thinking of a 3/3 split between the two. We already have a trip to St. Lucia planned for May and will be staying at Jade Mountain (anniversary splurge) and hadn't planned on returning to the Caribbean so soon, but we need to go to the East Coast for my niece's graduation in June and are using FF miles. Since it's only 10K more miles for a Caribbean award with a domestic stopover vs just a domestic award, I thought why not make a detour (isn't that great rationalization on my part? ;) )!

Anyway, so I'd like to keep the budget for this fairly moderate, preferably no more than around $1800 total for our accommodations for 6 nights. I was thinking the bulk of that could be spent on St. Barts (where I think I'll need it) and going with something cheaper on St. Martin to offset that.

On St. Martin I was thinking of staying in Grand Case and forgoing a rental car. What do you think of the area?

I found a studio for rent that looks like it might be what we're looking for http://www.vrbo.com/150176 Anyone stayed there? Anyone have other recs?

On St. Barts I was thinking of staying in the St. Jean area. Is that the only beach area with restaurants, etc. within walking distance? We do plan to rent a car on St. Barts but we also like places with a village atmosphere and being able to just walk around. What about Flamands?

I've been looking at Les Ilets de la Plage, Emeraude Plage, Village St. Jean and Baie des Anges. Has anyone stayed at any of those? Any other recs?

I was also looking at villas but it seems most of them only rent on a weekly basis or at least the websites only list weekly prices. Would I be able to rent by the day in off season or do they generally discourage that? If you know of any particular villas in my price range that can be rented by the day, please let me know.

I did find one that posted daily rates http://www.vrbo.com/150176 Has anyone stayed there?

The other thing I can't decide is whether I want to be on the hillside or on the beach. I can see advantages to both. What do people do for beach chairs and umbrellas if you're not staying on the beach? Can they be rented on the beach or is it BYO?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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