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Surfside Studios

Apartment/Condo • Entire Place • Anse Dufour, Tartane, Arrondissement of La Trinité, Martinique

Beachfront Studio Apartment A - On the best surfing beach on the island of Martinique! Just a minute walk to get wet!!!
  • 2 maximum guests
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom

The Property

Come experience a taste of France in the warm Caribbean at Surfside Studios!!

Our comfortable studio is located on the beautiful island of Martinique in the French West Indies. Surfers and vacationers alike have returned several times.

We have completely refurbished the studio with a new kitchen, brand new appliances, as well as new kitchen accessories!!! It is super comfortable and functional. There is plenty of square footage, decking, and yard space to move about!

While you are here at Surfside Studios, you can enjoy the space, set in a beautiful tropical garden with the tranquility of being on a tropical island in the middle of the Caribbean. Sunbathe on our gorgeous white sand beach just 30 steps away (I measured them personally)! You will not need a car to go surfing here.

We do state that we prefer rentals of at least 3 nights or more, but if you have a special request please let us know in your inquiry and we will consider it according to our reservation scheduling.

*We have two studios, so if you are two couples and would like to be close, we would prefer one inclusive rental--this would be the perfect fit!!!

For all of you surfers!!! - Imagine doing the dawn patrol with no worries: just walk one minute to the beach, and leave everyone behind at the house. By the time you get your fill and return, breakfast will be ready, and you'll be ready for another great day in Martinique!!!

Swim - Beach - Sightsee - and much more!

We provide daily itineraries for sight-seeing and activities all around Martinique. We'll make sure you find one to enhance your experience here.

Surf or learn how to surf - There are 3 surf schools in the immediate area as well as surfboard rentals.


About the Neighborhood

Our neighborhood sits at the end of the Caravelle Peninsula located in the middle of the island and is near the town of Tartane.

You will need a car to sightsee, shop and get around. There is also a system of buses and collective taxis for your use.

In our small village of Tartane, there are small grocery stores, a gas station, several restaurants, cafes, and some small markets where you can buy local fruits and vegetables. You can also buy fresh fish daily caught by the fishermen of the village.

It is located at the very tip of the peninsula we call the "Caravelle", which is the French name used to describe the ships used by Christopher Columbus who discovered the island in 1502.

Directly in front of the house is our beach which we call "Surfer's Beach", and as you can see from the pictures of the surf, it is a name well chosen, although it is not the only surf spot on the island. There are several other spots on the east coast and others on the northwest.

For surfers who follow the Pro Surfing Tour, In May of 2015, 2016 and now in 2017 Martinique has hosted a WQS surfing event "Martinique Surf Pro" at the surf break of Basse Pointe where some of the best surfers in the world competed. So if you are here during that exciting event it is definitely worth seeing.

For guests looking to learn how to surf, there are surf schools within walking distance. If you already know how to surf, you can rent boards there.

Part of the Windward Island chain and nestled between the islands of St. Lucia and Dominica, Martinique sits about halfway between North and South America, and is served by many major airlines.

Quit going to the same old places in the Caribbean on your vacation--come down south!!! Fly to our beautiful island via Air France and American Airlines' direct flight from Miami, Florida!!!

Martinique is home to one of the best infrastructures in the Caribbean as it is still a French Department and benefits from that relationship. As a result we have great roads, hospitals, doctors, supermarkets, (with French foods and wine), and bakeries just 5 minutes away for breakfast treats.

Directly east, a few steps away, is the largest nature preserve on the island where you can hike and explore, visit secluded beaches, and discover the lighthouse (with a view that will take your breath away) and the Château Dubuc, the ancient ruins of farming family pioneers, who at one time owned the entire peninsula where they produced sugar cane for export to Europe.

There are hikes for all levels within the preserve ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours long.

For hiking fans, Mount Pele awaits in the north. It sits at an altitude of 1397 meters and is well known for its eruption in 1902 that destroyed the capital (at the time) of St. Pierre killing 30,000 inhabitants. Hikes near the volcano can range from a few hours to all day depending on your stamina. It's an unforgettable day trip. Don't worry it hasn't erupted since 1902, so it's safe to climb without fear of lava and such.

You must also visit the current capital of historic Fort de France where there are shops like Roger Albert and other equally impressive sights to see. One is the Schœlcher Library, designed and built by Gustave Eiffel, the constructor of the Eiffel tower.

To the south are the beautiful beaches of Diamant and St. Anne offering a less mountainous version of Martinique and white sand beaches. To the west are the black sand beaches of the Caribbean side of the island and the town of St. Pierre, with all its history and volcanic ruins.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Common Space
    1 Full/Double , 1 Sofa Bed
Nearest Break

Plage des Surfeurs

Anse Dufour, Tartane, Arrondissement of La Trinité, Martinique 335 feet from this house
Nearest Airport
Le Lamentin Airport (FDF) 28 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Fully equipped kitchen - private
  • Washing machine
  • Closet/drawers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor grill
  • Hot water
  • Ceiling fans
Safety Amenities
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • Lock on door with key
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
  • Surf photography offered by host for additional cost

Plage des Surfeurs

Nearest break at 335 feet

Also known as Tartane, Anse Dufour or Anse Bonneville. Plage des Surfeurs is a mellow and crumbly, normal to long reef break with primarily longer rights and some lefts. All types of boards can be used here, but longboards are best. It is the most consistent and best known spot on the island, offering the best waves during winter and spring.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Mainly winter swells
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Funboard, Longboard, Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    Reef
  • Swell directions
    N, E, NE
  • Best wind directions
    S
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Reef
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Mellow, Crumbly
  • Access By
    Public Beach

Other surf breaks near this property

Cocoa
  • Distance
    0.4 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate
Pelle a Tarte
  • Distance
    0.5 miles
  • Skill Level
    advanced
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Hosted by Christopher Schaefer

Christopher Schaefer Joined in May, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Check in after
    16:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    10:00 hrs
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Cancellation Policy

Strict
50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.