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ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL BEACHFRONT AT THE VILLAS ON GREAT BAY

Doug

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Doug

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL BEACHFRONT AT THE VILLAS ON GREAT BAY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Philipsburg Villa Rental Photos and Description

2BR, 2 full baths, 1/2 bath, Oceanfront Rental. St. Maarten, sleeps 6

This two bedroom, two and a half bath villa is situated right on Great Bay Beach in a small complex of twelve individual villas with a lovely beach front swimming pool and breath-taking ocean views. This gated complex with on-site management is the perfect place to relax around the pool or to just lounge on your private lanai or elevated deck overlooking our beautiful beach. It is remodeled inside and out with new furniture and king beds.

The location is ideal because it is on the opposite side of Great Bay from the bustling Philipsburg Cruise Port, so you can enjoy the wonderful views of the cruise ships' comings and goings without the crowds! There are as many as six cruise ships in port at one time and watching them is a favorite past-time of just about everyone who stays at our complex.

There are endless activities available in Saint Maarten/Saint Martin and the surrounding islands if you are interested in something other than vegging out on our gorgeous beach or beachside pool and patio

Recently remodeled: Tastefully decorated with all new beds and bedding (600 thread count silky sheets!), sleeper sofa and living room furniture. All 3 bathrooms were entirely remodeled with the 2 private upstairs bedroom baths each receiving new round showers and rain showerheads with handheld shower wands. A new viewing deck is available through patio doors from the ocean side bedroom which overlooks the beach, ocean, and cruise ship dock. The entire kitchen was remodeled including a new stove, full sized microwave, dishwasher, plenty of cabinet space, and granite tile. We repainted the entire interor and fully stocked with dinner ware, cooking supplies, spices, blender, and bar accessories. There are even little drink umbrellas waiting just for you!

Short walk to everything: There is a local convenience store a half block away for the last minute necessities. Your favorite restaurants, shops, piers, and people watching is just a short 5-10 minute walk down the beach or boardwalk. This is one of the best locations on the island as you can have peace and quiet when you want it or walk just a few minutes to all the shopping, restaurants, and beach activiity your heart would ever desire.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Doug (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2015

About Doug

This is a picture of my wife, myself and our two sons. We live in Topeka, KS and love going to warm beach weather. We love all the activities, shopping, and wonderful food on the island. We have been going to St. Maarten for almost 20 years and finally decided that this was the perfect location to keep coming back to. It is the perfect location as the access to the beach and town cannot be beaten. Also, you are a short walk or drive away from grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping.

Doug purchased this villa in 2010

Why Doug chose Philipsburg

We discovered St. Maarten 20 years ago and this villa almost 8 years ago. We know you will enjoy this beautiful location with great views of the ocean and a short convenient walk to shopping, beach activities, restaurants, and ice cream shops! We're proud of our vacation property and know that you will want to keep coming back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My Wife, my son and myself had a wonderful time at your villa. It was clean, comfortable and full of supplies. The location was great and we felt very safe.



Everything we needed was in the kitchen. The TV and wireless were nice. The bathrooms were beautiful. Frank and Sandy, your onsite managers, were also very helpful and kind.



I can't think of any improvements we would suggest.



We would definitely recommend your villa to our friends and family. Once we travel a bit more and explore the world I'm sure we'll realize that your villa will be one of the best and come again.
Jan 2011
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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5

Our stay at Villa # 2 Villas at Great Bay

  • 5 of 5
Villa #2 is in my opinion one of the better villas located on the property. Not that there is anything wrong with the other villas. I say this because this villa has its own little grass courtyard and the furnishings inside the villa couldn't have been nicer or cleaner. This property is absolutely gorgeous. The convenience to the boardwalk, restaurants, small grocery stores and Front Street are a very short walk away.

I had the chance to meet the owners, Doug and Becky, and they were very nice and helpful with suggestions on things to do. Jim the property manager was also very pleasant as well as helpful. All in all this is a very impressive vacation villa with a awesome pool, beach and killer views.

The property is small enough so it is not overran with other guests like at a large resort. Judging from what I saw on my beach walks I would have to say this is probably the nicest and best located place to stay on the beach. I would recommend this property if you want to get away from it all or if you want activities, it is a short walk to restaurants and the boardwalk.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to stay at your beautiful villa.

Craig & Becky Rothman
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased with how our villa turned out and how nice the whole complex looks. We are fortunate to have some great guests. We are also very happy to have Jim as our on-site manager as he enjoys helping our guests and loves what he does.

We will love to have you back sometime in the future.

Doug Kinsinger
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We were quite delighted with the property.

  • 5 of 5
Everything we needed was available. The villa was very comfortable. I have recommended this property to friends.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We continually work to make sure our property is well stocked and comfortable for our guests.
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A paradise within a paradise

  • 5 of 5
Arriving Monday afternoon we immediately fell in love with the place. The house and its surroundings are fantastic. A very spacious house and the view is breath taking, every morning waking up and having an amazing view overlooking Great Bay already makes your day immediately. All what you need is in the house, excellent bathrooms and the living- and bedrooms are airconditioned. The beds are great and at night you don't hear a sound..... Very quiet and peaceful. Outside the area is kept very clean and the pool area is nice and relaxing if you want to swim in the sea just walk a few feet further and take a nice dive.

The Manager Jim is a great guy, he really makes you feel welcome and takes good care of all the guests. A warm personality and very professional approach.

The island is wortwhile exploring, nice bays with nice sandy beaches, plenty of choice regarding restaurants and if you want to have dinner at home, all pots and pans and other kitchen utensils are available.

The owners Doug and Becky really do their utmost to make sure you don't miss anything and you are having the time of your life. The information they sent about the nice bays, beaches and restaurants prior to our holiday was very much appreciated as informing us via e-mail, when we had one day where the weather was nice but not excellent as usual, what we could do if we would get bored (???)

In the last 25years we travelled a lot and seen many places but we can truly say this was one of the best holidays ever.

Louise, Loïs and Sjaak
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write. It is much better for our guests to describe what a special place our villa is as they do a much better job that we ever could. I love helping our guests enjoy their vacations because that is the way I like to be treated.
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5

Amazing vacation villa

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we stepped on to the property we knew this was the right choice. The entire property is very well maintained and incredibly secure! The property manager Jim, met us right away and welcomed us to our vacation home. He did a great job giving a brief rundown of the island, what to do, how to get around and of course where to eat! Before we even reached the island, Doug was awesome at welcoming my party to his villa. He sends this amazing island guide that was so detailed and helped narrow down my week. It was also detailed on the amenities in the villa. This villa literally has everything that you need to call it your home away from home. Pots and pans, cups and plates, utensils and extras. It was incredibly clean and well kept. Plenty of linens for the bedrooms, bathrooms and pool. There were even coolers available to take to the beach! Speaking of the beach!!! Literally right outside your back door!!! Beautiful white sands and blue ocean water... or if you prefer the pool, theres an amazing infinity pool on the patio. But the beach is to die for. There are a few small grocery stores 2 minutes walking from the villa or you can drive, cab or take the bus to a larger one not too far away. There are some incredible restaurants in saint maarten. And the people really are as friendly as they say. If you ask for restaurant/bar recommendations, people will jump at the chance to help. Definitely stop at Pineapple Pete, and Honky Tonk. You wont be disappointed! Also if you are a thrill seeker and have the chance, I recommend ziplining at Lotarie Farms on the French side. Go Extreme or dont go! There are so many beautiful beaches I wish I got the chance to see them all but that just means I have to take another trip!!! Overall, even though I don't want to share this gem of a property with the whole wide world, I would recommend to everyone!!!! Thank you Doug for making our vacation awesome!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy sharing our villa with guests and do our best to make sure they have a great vacation. It is fun for us to hear that others begin to fall in love that this special place that we call our piece of paradise. Thank you for taking your time to write your thoughts and I hope that we see you and your family back someday.
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5

Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time at the Villas. After an amazing 2 weeks in 2013 we had no choice but to return. Jim & Gina take great care of us and always know the best restaurants and places to visit. They help everyone and do such a great job promoting the villas to passerby. The villa has everything we need. Especially a good blender for daiquiris by the pool or beach which is absolutely gorgeous and 2 steps away! We rent a car and drive wherever we feel like going. Lots of beaches to visit and things to see. The food!! Can't beat it!!! Can't wait to go back next year!!! Love the Villas on Great Bay!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We check four times a year to make sure all of our appliances and furrnishings are in tip top shape. Our location cannot be beat as we are one of only two properties with pools on Great Bay Beach. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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5

Extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5
The thrill of seeing the expressions on our kids' face (ages 23, 20 and 16) when they walked out the back door of the villa and realized they stepped into paradise was priceless. Imagine the perfect vacation location and top that, and that's what you get. The owners are fantastic, attentive to detail, quick to respond to questions/email and seek to make your stay effortless. The villa is abundantly stocked, beautiful and comfortable. Jim, the property manager, is incredibly helpful, attentive and a wealth of information. The night security guard, Wilford, is very protective to make sure you and your belongings are safe. Our would go back in a heartbeat with zero reservation.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thak you so much for your kind comments. We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with others. We almost feel like we get ot spend more time there by helping you with your trip! Our goal is to make your vacation easy, painless, relaxing, and enjoyable. We want to help you enjoy the things you are looking for. Thanks for your great review.

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Maho Beach
"This Is the beach where the planed land at the end of the Princess Lulianne Airport runway a..."
Butterfly Farm
"The hurricane removed thier cover and thier butterflies. I am sure they are in the process o..."
Loterie Farm
"Our son has taken the zip line here. There is a short low course (one hour) and a long high ..."
Orient Beach
"One of the biggest beaches as it has about a mile and a half of beach front with dozens of r..."
karakter beach
"Great food and nice location to hang out but the beach is not good for wading or swimming. C..."
Lolo's
"One of our favorite places for lunch. Some of the best are in Grand Case and provide one dol..."
Mullet Beach
"One of our favorite wading and snorkeling beaches. Located on the west end of the island wit..."
Le Grand Marche
"Our favorite grocery store located less than a mile from our villa. Great selection of veget..."
Baie Rouge Beach
"This beach does not have as many beach services but is a very pretty beach. Sand is very cou..."
St. Maarten Zoo
"A very nice small zoo which is reasonable in price and very good families. "
Front St
"This narrow one way road is a historic area filled with all kinds of shops and restaurants. ..."
Pineapple Pete Restaurant
"Very good tourist restaurant. Very reliable food including seafood, burgers, and Caribbean. ..."
Chesterfields Restaurant & Bar
"One of our favorite restaurants on the island. Right on the waterfront marina at Great Bay a..."
Greenhouse
"Another favorite restaurant located about a 15 minute at the opposite end of the boardwalk f..."
Guana Bay Beach
"Very picturesque but not a good place to swim or lay on the beach as the waves are always pr..."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport - SXM
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Philipsburg
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Great Bay

On-site manager can assist in arranging discount tours and car rentals, Complete water-sports including deep sea fishing, snorkeling diving, excursions to neighboring islands of Anguilla, St. Barts and Saba, gourmet dining, duty-free shopping and casino gambling are minutes away

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
High Season 2015-16
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are for four persons, additional persons up to six would be $25 per night per person.
50% deposit when reservation is made, remainder of payment when you arrive.

Amenities

Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Half Bath - toilet , downstairs
    Shower - outdoor shower , outside
  • All bathrooms completley remodeled with full comfy towels, hairdryers, rain showerheads with additional handheld shower wands.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Queen sized sofa sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized
  • 2 individual bedrooms with king sized beds and a new sofa sleeper in the living room with a queen sized mattress. Each sleeping area has its own individual television and bathroom. The ocean bedroom has it own deck with pation doors with sitting area and tables for coffee. Full sized closets in each bedroom. Security safe in ocean bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WIFI available in villa.

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