Rapidly responsive, Marie-Claire makes sure that her clients feel appreciated and listened to. As the go-to choice among A-list celebrities, she demonstrates total discretion and confidentiality, and she's has earned an accomplished reputation her ability to work seamlessly with high-profile performers as well as Broadway and Hollywood production companies.
Born in Le Mans, France, Marie-Claire worked in Japan teaching languages and in Italy in fashion marketing prior to real estate. As co-founder of the Maison International Team at , she combines her international background with ' elite technology and marketing reach to exceed expectation for overseas buyers, sellers, investors and relocators like few others can.
Marie-Claire resides in Long Island City with her wife and business partner Elaine, their son and their golden retriever.
”It has been a pleasure to work with Marie Claire from Maison international over the years. I bought with her 3 different places. She is highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable about the market, professional, intelligent & speaks several languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese). She is willing to work on any deal no matter how big or how small. Was always available to answer my questions weather I called her, sent an or sent a text. She responded quickly and made herself available 24/7 to accommodate my needs. She always recommended good professional and coordinated the work between them, followed up every detail. I always felt I was being helped by close friend. She has a great personality, pleasant to listen to, logic and positive mindset. No ego and a wonderful sense of humor. She is an asset and I can't recommend her highly enough for all buying/ selling/ renting needs.”
- Dina P
”Marie-Claire is professional excellence at it’s finest. Not do you know you are getting the best treatment in terms of what's right you, the best knowledge in the process, and the best final product, but you also feel like she's family by the end of it all. Marie-Claire is always up-to-date on all information, is incredibly quick to reply to emails and texts (at nearly all hours of the day and night - thank you MC!), and she is incredibly honest, patient, and understanding with her clients throughout the entire process. We looked for an apartment for over 8 months before we finally found one. Marie-Claire was so patient and so driven to find the best possible option to suit our needs, it was unlike any real estate agent I have ever worked with before. Truly. I recommend her whole-heartedly, for just about any real estate endeavor. On another note, we were looking to purchase, and there was the possibility of needing help to find a sublet as we waited for the apartment to be ready for move-in - again, Marie-Claire had options ready for us should we have decided to take the subletting route. We are very grateful to have been so well taken care of in every regard.”
“An exceptionally experienced tenacious professional, Marie-Claire Martineau and her colleagues at Maison International are the realtors to work with in New York City when selling, renting or buying property. We have had the opportunity to work with Marie-Claire in both rental and sales transactions during the very difficult market of 2007 - 2010. Despite the gloom of the market, Marie-Claire found very qualified individuals that both rented and eventually purchased our property. Marie-Claire distinguishes herself among her peers by her ability to carefully listen. She communicates regularly and suggests well thought through business strategies. Her knowledge of the real estate market in NYC is second to none; she uses that knowledge to create out of the ordinary opportunities for buyers and sellers. She extends herself to ensure the job is well done and her follow through is exemplary. Marie-Claire always returned telephone calls and carefully attended to our concerns and questions. If a situation arose that she was unsure of she thoroughly researched the issues, formed sensible stepwise suggestions, presented them and then executed the agreed plan smoothly and seemingly effortlessly. We heartily recommend engaging Maison International and in particular Marie-Claire Martineau for all New York City real estate transactions.”
”Marie-Claire has a brilliant ability to understand exactly what her client is looking for and the find appropriate options to show. She is a pleasure to work with and would recommend her to anyone. Her knowledge of NYC real Estate is unmatched.”
Boutique Hotel in Tulum
Located in the heart of Tulum’s fastest growing region is this beautiful boutique hotel with additional development opportunity.
With design centered around privacy and elegance, the hotel attracts a clientele in search of luxury and a serene getaway. A helipad on the roof is an additional draw for guests.
The villa is designed to provide an intimate indoor and outdoor experience that is in harmony with the natural beauty of the region. The use of stone materials in construction, warm tones in the decor, clean design lines, and well-maintained landscaping appeals to visitors; they feel they have found the right place to enjoy their vacation.
The ability to gather in common areas with others is also part of the hotel’s appeal. Guests can swim in the spectacular 18 meter swimming pool, gather around the lovely garden fireplace, and relax from sunrise to sunset in the lounge that overlooks the natural landscape. The grounds are well kept and inviting and create an experience that visitors share readily with their family, friends, and colleagues.
Referrals are an important part of business. The hotel is consistently ranked with 5 star reviews on booking.com, airbnb and Instagram, so you will be able to have a built in source of referral business. In addition, the hotel’s website generates 25% of direct sales.
The property has 8 spacious bedrooms that can accommodate up to 18 guests. 4 suites have direct access to the private pool and garden; 2 suites have a beautiful bay window and spacious private terrace.
The location is ideally located in the luxurious Aldea Zama district, on the avenue that is expected to become the new main access road to the Tulum Beach Hotel Zone. The potential for consistent revenues and growth is strong.
Opportunity for development is significant. Up to 4 plots of land are adjacent to the existing building, offering an excellent opportunity to enlarge the villa and to add a restaurant that brings an additional source of income.
Own a Piece of Paradise in Tulum, Mexico
Casa Tebo was created to achieve the ultimate Tulum home. Using natural elements, smooth cement work, and natural color palettes, you’ll seamlessly and harmoniously settle into a tranquil space that is reminiscent of the jungle.
Spanning about 4300 square feet (400m2), with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and a pool, Casa Tebo represents the ultimate in versatility - it can be separated into two homes with private entrances or used as one spacious residence.
As you step into the central courtyard, you immediately sense the luxury and beauty of this great space. The infinity edged pool leads to a large built in lounge area, with all areas of the house having access to this great gathering area.
On the ground level are three bedrooms with en-suite baths, and complemented by a charming reflection pond that leads to one of two kitchens. A stunning rendered concrete staircase leads to the second story main suite. With spectacular views across the jungle and a beautiful Caribbean breeze flowing through the windows, you’ll find it easy to relax in this peaceful oasis.
In an ideal location between Aldea Zama / La Valeta and the town, this home is perfectly situated to enjoy all of Tulum’s natural beauty as well as its wonderful restaurants, shops, and magnificent Caribbean beaches.