BookStMartin.com is a service published by La Petite Agence whose aim is to offer owners and vacationers a local reservation alternative with more advantageous service fees, this is the principle of Fairbooking.
Joining BookStMartin is simple and offers you a unique opportunity to complete your reservation calendars while participating in a fair and innovative initiative in St Martin!
1. Your listing must accurately reflect your accommodation and you must avoid overbooking by keeping your calendars up to date.
2. Your rates must be competitive, never exceeding those on other platforms, to respect the spirit of “Local Fairbooking”.
3. You must respond to requests quickly and create a pleasant experience for our users.
4. It is your responsibility to inform yourself and comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Any violation of these rules will result in appropriate action, including account deletion.
From your user account, you can manage your accommodation information, update your availability calendar, and respond to guest requests and reviews.
You have the freedom to choose your preferred booking method – either validate each booking request manually, or activate the “instant booking” option for automatic and rapid confirmation of bookings.
Adjust your prices according to your preferences and market fluctuations. You can also set special rates for certain periods, like high or low seasons.
Here you will find the most frequently asked questions. We invite you to read our responses carefully before creating your listing.
We accept quality accommodation that meets all current safety standards. We reserve the right to refuse any accommodation that does not meet these criteria, ensuring our guests have a safe and comfortable experience.
Exactly like on international platforms: when a vacationer makes a reservation or a reservation request on BookStMartin, you receive an email at the address you indicated when creating your account and on the platform’s messaging system.
You have the freedom to choose your booking method:
– manually validate each reservation request.
– or activate the “instant reservation” option for automatic and rapid confirmation of reservations.
Cancellation policy for travelers are as follows:
To ensure optimal service to our customers, we strongly advise you to keep your calendars up to date, to avoid having to refuse requests or cancel reservations.
We reserve the right to delete the accounts of owners who refuse or cancel reservations, except in cases of force majeure.
Payments for your reservations are made 24/48 hours after the travelers’ arrival by bank transfer.
Important: We would like to remind you that rental management and the collection of deposits are strictly regulated in France, in accordance with the Hoguet law of January 02, 1970 and its implementing decree of 72.
Thus, we hold professional property and business transactions & property management cards no. CPI97812022000000008 issued by CCI de Saint Martin and benefit from compulsory financial guarantees and insurance:
• Financial Guarantees Real estate management: Member of the GALIAN Guarantee Fund whose head office is located at 89, rue La Boétie – 75008 Paris under number 171266J, and guaranteed for an amount of €120000
• RCP: Holder of professional civil liability insurance taken out with MMA IARD Assurances under policy number 120 137 405;
This ensures total security and compliance in the management of your reservations and rental properties.
Indeed, to ensure the authenticity and security of transactions, we require all our guests to provide documents attesting to the ownership of the goods.
For professionals, please contact us directly by email.
You can communicate directly with customers from the platform’s messaging system in order to answer all their questions and properly prepare for their arrival.
For safety reasons, all messages are recorded and any attempted off-platform transaction will result in immediate account deletion and cancellation of current reservations with cancellation fees payable by you.
No, but we understand the importance of protecting your property. However, experience shows that incidents are rare and PNO insurance generally covers major problems. Small inconveniences are common hazards of seasonal rental.
If you wish to set up a deposit system, you will have to manage it directly with customers, respecting our ceiling:
– 300€ for apartments
– €500 for villas
You can indicate this detail in the “Additional information” section of your listing.
At BookStMartin, we are faithful to the principle of “fairbooking”, which translates into the application of service fees distributed equitably between hosts and travelers, i.e. 5% for hosts, 5% for travelers.
Please note that additional transaction fees, generated by Stripe/Paypal, will be billed to the traveler when finalizing the reservation. All fees are clearly stated during the booking process, respecting our commitment to a transparent and fair pricing policy.
By creating your listing, you confirm that you have read and accepted our conditions of use, and you agree to respect them.
If you are a professional, please contact us before creating a listing [Contact]