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Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'

Luke

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Luke

Member since: 2010
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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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)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 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
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
average rating of 4.894737 based on 39 reviews
5

Villas on Great Bay Sint Maarten

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to the Villas where we met many people on our first visit who remain friends today and we always try to book at the same time each year. Unfortunately we have not been able to secure the same time the last 3 years as the Villas are very popular and book up quickly. On our arrival Jim, the property manager, met us and took us to our Villa. There was a bowl with crackers, cheese and wine in the fridge which is a nice touch. The Villas are very clean with plenty of towels (including beach towels). No need to buy toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, garbage bags, etc. as they are all supplied. If you are up early in the morning, you can sit on the lanai and watch the cruise ships come in or just read the newspaper which is delivered each morning. When you need groceries, there are two small stores around the corner which are quite reasonable or you can take a taxi to the Grande Marche. If you want to explore the island without taking a tour, you can hop on a bus for $2.00 and go up to Grande Case (with a bus change in Marigot). The Villas are gated and we have always felt very safe. There is security from early evening until the morning.

You can do nothing but soak up the sun either by the pool or the ocean which is steps from your Villa or be as busy as you want by visiting Phillipsburg (only a 7 minute walk). You can spend most of the day in Phillipsburg with the numerous shops (mostly jewellery) on Front Street and restaurants/bars along the boardwalk. It is a good idea to check how many cruise ships are in port that day as it can get quite busy in town. Our favourite place to spend some time, meet new people and have a bite was at the Honky Tonk. We plan on returning to our home away from home in paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon, I will never thank you enough for your great review! I really hope to have you again as guests in my villa. Best!
Ontario, Canada
5

Best Vacation Ever !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been on 37 cruises.. Just spending a day at St. Maarten each cruise and walking the Great Bay beach so many times. We decided to book it and just returned from a 10 night stay. WE LOVED IT. Truly the best vacation ever !! The Villas are right on a gorgeous beach, absolutely fantastic. Some renovated, some not, but each one has something unique about it. We easily made friends with all the other guests, it was like we had been friends for years. Buses are at your door step $2 each... very safe and great way to see some sights. The most relaxing vacation we have ever had. Not sure anything will compare to vacationing at the Villas in St. Maarten. Cant wait to return !! Special thanks to Jim, the property manager who makes sure that you have everything you need !

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue, thank you so much!!! Villa #9 is waiting for your next vacation in paradise...
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
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
Owner's Response: David, thank you so much for your kind review, on behalf our management too. We wait for your next vacation!
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
Owner's Response: Sue, your review is greatly appreciated! A lot of information who can help other future guests. Thank you!
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
Owner's Response: Thank you Evan, see you soon again in my villa!

Map

Sunset Bar & Grill
Princess Juliana International Airport
"The world most fabolous plane spotting!"
Mr. Busby's Beach Bar / Daniel's by the Sea
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.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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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
 
 
Off Peak
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
Peak
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$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.
50% deposit to secure the vacation (refundable until 45 days prior arrival minus credit card and bank fees). Balance is due upon arrival. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER. We DON'T accept cash.
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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)

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