The villa was amazing, beautiful views, nicely equipped, and wonderful communication. We are a group of friends (two couples and three additional friends).
Sam, the rental agent, met us at the airport and helped us get to the villa.
The villa was set up perfectly for our needs - you walk into the living space (kitchen, dining area, and living room) and immediately have a beautiful ocean view - to the right is the master suite - to the left is a small staircase that leads down to two additional bedrooms and bathrooms (one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds pushed together). If you proceed out the sliding doors towards the pool area, there is an outdoor dining space under a roof. To the left of the pool is another bedroom/bathroom that is accessible by a sliding door in the patio/pool area. Beds were comfortable and plenty of towels.
Communication with both the hosts and rental agent was timely and clear. Every question was answered and the one small issue that occurred during our stay was tended to quickly (AC note working in one of the bedrooms).
The island itself has amazing beaches and the villa is a bit "off the beaten path," so I would highly recommend renting a car to be able to explore all of the surrounding areas. A couple of things to be aware of when renting a car: The road as you are approaching the villa is a VERY steep hill and the driveway at the villa is also a partially paved hill, wide enough for two cars. Some of the drivers on the island are aggressive and impatient - passing on the left on very narrow roads. Many scooters pass down the middle of lanes (between you and oncoming traffic). Lastly, if you are leaving the villa and heading for the french side of the island, it's better to brave the hills you came in on than try to take the shortcut to Oyster Bay, as that road is quite bumpy and only partially paved.
We arrived on a Sunday when all of the major grocery stores were closed - there are some smaller, local shops where you can get essentials, but beware, they are cash only (or so they said, while two credit card machines sat unused on the counter) and will likely charge you in the local currency when all you have is dollars. Be sure to visit either the Fresh Market or Grande Marche for better food shopping options.
All in all, we had a fantastic time, loved the villa, and couldn't have asked for better hosts. Thank you to Vincent, Celine, Sam, and the Villa Tamarind Team for a wonderful week!