Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

GORGEOUS BEACHFRONT VILLA#9 AT 'VILLAS ON GREAT BAY'

Luke

Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Contact the Owner

Luke

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

GORGEOUS BEACHFRONT VILLA#9 AT 'VILLAS ON GREAT BAY'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Philipsburg Villa Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.75 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

VILLA#9 on the east edge of 'Villas on Great Bay' complex, directly on the beach of Philipsburg, the capital of dutch St.Maarten.

Being the side villa it offers more privacy and tranquilllity.

On the ground floor: terrace on the beach with wooden floor, a lanai to enjoy meals and drinks in front of the ocean and a shady small side garden with outdoor shower (it's the only villa of the complex so featured); inside there's a spacious living room with sofas and armchairs, flat LCD TV, a dining space with table and chairs. A new queen sofa bed adds 2 sleeping places. Finally there is a kitchen completely equipped and one half bathroom.

On the upper floor: one ocean bedroom (queen bed) with private deck over the beach, one garden bedroom (king bed, ocean side view), one full bathroom with double space shower recently renovated. Each room is equipped with cable Tv, ceiling fans and separately air-conditioned. Linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

The common areas of the complex include an infinity pool sorrounded by long chairs, a breezeway sitting area and a lush tropical garden.

Jim Duke, our on-site property manager is ready to provide assistance, recommendations, rent a car, directions.

Surroundings:

The Villas on Great Bay complex is on the west side of Great Bay Beach. Few steps away you can find shops, fine restaurant and casinos. All these in the newly renovated areas of Front Street, and the new 'Promenade', the beach boardwalk.

In addition, St. Maartin island features 37 wonderful different beaches, both in French and Dutch side. 20' boat from Anguilla Island and 40' from St. Barth with daily round trip excursions.

Keywords: Villa, beachfront, oceanfront

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Luke (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2015

About Luke

A couple in their 50s who had the incredible luck to buy this small piece of paradise. We're glad to share it with our guests from all over the world.

Luke purchased this villa in 2010

Why Luke chose Philipsburg

We felt in love with Saint Martin during our honeymoon. We started looking for a property to purchase and we finally found this secret jewel, a villa laying on one of the best island beaches.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is inside a wonderful gated small complex called 'The Villas on Great Bay' located in a Philipsburg quiet neighbourhood but only 5 minutes walking from shopping, restaurants and beach activities.

What we love more? You can wake up in the morning sorrounded by nothing else than a perfect silence, have the breakfast in your ocean front private lanai, have a swim in the cristal waters of the bay, get sun tanned, refresh in our infinity pool and then in just 5 minutes you can be in the middle of the caribbean sparkling capital of shopping and world cuisine. Not to mention the other 36 beaches and more than 200 restaurants of the island... What are you waiting for?

Guestbook comments from the owner

For selfish reasons, we are hesitant to tell the world what we think of the Villas on Great Bay in Saint Maarten. If everyone knows how TERRIFIC it is, everyone will want to stay there! We would like it to stay just as it is.....the best kept secret in the Caribbean! We have stayed there every year for the past four years and we have already booked a seven week stay for next year! We feel so comfortable there that we really do consider it our “home away from home”! At the Villas you will find what you will NEVER find at your average resort – turquoise blue Caribbean water with an uncrowded white sand beach at your doorstep, an uncrowded swimming pool, lounge chairs galore with lots of room between them, peace and quiet, privacy, and.....best of all, a management team (Frank and Sandy) who know you by name, actually CARE about you, and consistently go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable! The Villas have everything you need and, if you are missing something, Frank and Sandy will take care of it. The little nearby grocery store (Suki’s) is a great convenience and the prices are reasonable. It is great to have Philipsburg within walking distance but far enough away that you don't even notice the hustle and bustle when cruise ships are in port. Watching the beautiful cruise ships from your waterfront patio is amazing! Driving on the island is a breeze - don't hesitate to rent a car (we highly recommend Leisure Car Rental) and see the sights, visit the many beautiful beaches, experience the dining and shopping on the French side (St. Martin), and......don't miss a feed-up of ribs at one of the seaside BBQ's in Grand Case! Yummy and cheap!
Mar 2011
  • 1 of 1

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
average rating of 4.888889 based on 37 reviews
business
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358298vb
+1 -721 542 2898
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

Beautiful villa with excellent location.

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying in this villa for a week in late November. We were greeted by Jim who got us settled in, gave us excellent dining and grocery store advice, and just generally took great care of us. The villa was clean, spacious, well appointed, AND the view was perfect. We enjoyed having our breakfast on the patio, drinks in the afternoon, drinks in the evening - it was just the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. You are right on the beach - at night we sat on the balcony off the bedroom and listened to the waves and watched the stars. Even the weather cooperated - it only rained at night while we were sleeping (thank you Jim for the rain dance!).

We used the pool several times - it was very clean and the lounge chairs never crowded.

We walked everywhere and never felt unsafe. The location of the villa was perfect for us - right on the beach, privacy, yet close enough to walk into town. Wonderful to get away from the bustle of the cruise ships.

Travel tips - buy your liquor at the little local grocery - not a huge selection, but the prices were hands down the best - don't go to duty free. Also, some of the restaurants close when the cruise ships leave port - but we didn't think they were the best restaurants anyway.

A fabulous holiday!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358298vb
+1 -721 542 2898
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
Garland, Texas U.S.A
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
The location is awesome...far enough from Boardwalk for privacy and quiet, but close enough to access when needed. The grounds are manicured perfectly and villa is very clean and in ideal location. Although we expected nothing but the best, our visit still a exceeded our expectations. Everything we needed was there to include grocery shopping just out our back door. We actually had dozens of people walking the beach by the Villa that were wanting information about these villas. We will definately come back here again. The property management does a terrific job to make certain all needs are met.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David, thank you so much for your kind review, on behalf our management too. We wait for your next vacation!
business
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358298vb
+1 -721 542 2898
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, USA
5

Phillipburg Diamond

  • 5 of 5
The 12 unit Villas at Great Bay was perfect for the group of four we had. We don't like large resorts or crowds. The villas are at the start of Front St. in Great Bay St. Maarten Phillipsburg. Always a place to park, and parking markers to reserve your spot on busy days if needed but seemed to work out fine. We grilled on our bar-b-que grill daily, drinks on our beach facing deck, early morning swims and shell collecting, two outdoor showers to rinse off before hitting the beautiful pool on premise. Bedrooms were large, cool A/C, quiet sleeping on the second floor. Large and small appliances worked great, used them all each day. Locals were very charming, talked with many on the beach each day. Other owners of the villas were on site this particular week, was able to get some really good leads on good restaurants. Jim the property manager gave us some good advice on things to do as well. He was very charming and accommodating. This was our 6th visit to St. Maarten and the first time we stayed on the Dutch side. Will definitely come back to this property many more times. Super easy walk to the boardwalk, felt safe walking along Front St. during night hours when we visited the local Casinos downtown. Wilfred the night watchman was also very informative on island history of St. Maarten and surrounding islands. He drop a paper on our porch every morning. Nothing bad to say about this place, you will not be disappointed. We felt very much a part of the local flair and day to day events that the locals do there. Met the local fisherman, families that live around the area.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Sue, your review is greatly appreciated! A lot of information who can help other future guests. Thank you!
business
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358298vb
+1 -721 542 2898
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a wonderful time here. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Evan, see you soon again in my villa!
business
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358298vb
+1 -721 542 2898
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
Chicago, IL
5

Villa #9 - A Home Away From Home - But Even Better!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Villa #9 for our return visit to St Maarten and had an even better experience than our 1st visit to the island. The Villas on Great Bay are centrally located in walking distance to the downtown Philipsburg Boardwalk. The Villas are very clean and well taken care of by the management. The management is headed by Jim who has a great deal of experience in making sure your stay is comfortable. The Villas are also well watched in the evenings by Wilfred - the security guard who walks the premises and interacts with the guests. Everyone at The Villas of Great Bay was friendly, knowledgeable and genuine about making sure your stay was pleasant. The experience is very well worth it and you will never stay at another resort again when visiting St Maarten.

Villa #9 is very clean and spacious. It has the fortune of having one of the best views of Great Bay. There is nothing like getting up in the morning and being so close to the beautiful turquoise waters of the ocean and the beautiful sandy beach. Villa #9 has the luxury of being the only unit with a large wooden deck facing the ocean. The deck is large enough to accommodate several people. The 2nd story balcony is also quite large and equally faces the ocean. The inside of Villa #9 is furnished with beautiful caribbean style furniture and decor that is comfortable yet tastefully stylish. The kitchen is equally well furnished with any type of cooking, baking and grilling tools you may need. The only thing you need is to purchase your food & drink items - the rest is provided to you including a well stocked spice cabinet for all tastes. Villa #9 is highly recommended to any visitor who is looking for the comforts of home away from home but at an excellent location unlike nowhere else.

From the moment you begin planning your trip to the moment of your departure, you will be in communication with the friendly owner of Villa #9 as well as with the friendly management. You will arrive well prepared on the who's, what's, where's and when's of every detail of your arrival and departure to the island. At your departure, you will be equally well prepared on every aspect of your departure from The Villas of Great Bay. Your only responsibility is to relax and make the best of your vacation.

Villa #9 is a true gem in St Maarten and very likely one you should not pass up.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What to say? Thank you very much for your words. Jim, Gina, Wilfred and me will never be enough grateful for this review as you exactly got the meaning of all our efforts: to ensure you have the perfect vacation in a real home away from home.
We can't wait for your next visit!
business
Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358298vb
+1 -721 542 2898
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
Gastonia, NC
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
We had a group of 5 stay at The villa from July 13th - 19th and everything was perfect. It was the perfect distance from the heart of Philipsburg...close enough to walk to everything but far enough away that the beach isn't crowded even when there are cruise ships in port. The villa was very clean with comfortable beds and well stocked with everything we needed. The deck right out on the beach is the perfect addition to the villa...we spent lots of time there just hanging out. The only negative is that there is some construction going on down the beach. It isn't noisy, but the city has allowed cars to use the beach to get to and from the site so occasionally there are cars driving right by the deck. Jim was very nice and helpful and was always around whenever we needed anything and gave us the name (James!) of a wonderful taxi driver that we used the whole time we were there. We will definitely be visiting again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in St. Maarten! Jennifer, Chad, Yvette, Shanna and Randy
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Philipsburg Marina
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mullet Bay
Car: not necessary

Surroundings and excursions:

The Villas on Great Bay complex is on the west side of Great Bay Beach. Few steps away you can find shops, fine restaurant and casinos. All these in the newly renovated areas of Front and Back Street, and the new 'Promenade', the beach boardwalk. St. Maartin island features 37 wonderful different beaches, both in French and Dutch side. 20' boat from Anguilla Island and 40' from St. Barth with daily round trip excursions.

Photos

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Our minimum stay period is 3 nights.
In some periods we can accept a 2 nights stay but the guest is requested to pay $40 cleaning fee.
The maximum that our villas will accommodate is 6 persons including children. Our rates are quoted on a maximum of 4 persons, with an additional charge of $25.00 per night, per person, for additional guests, unless authorized by management.
Available
Unavailable

Amenities

Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.75
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) in garden bedroom, Queen size bed (1) in ocean bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed in the Living-room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Shady private garden patio on the property side (only one villa to have it), 2 outdoor private showers, indipendent air conditioners, in-room phones, night-time security, off-street parking, nearby grocery store. Additional maid service available on request ($45)

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote