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Villa En'Sea, Caribbean Chic Villa


Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, dutch
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english, french, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
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Villa En'Sea, Caribbean Chic Villa

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Philipsburg Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

***NOTE – 4 or 5 bedroom rates AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST***

SPECIAL OFFERS: 10% discount offered to repeat clients

A private chef and/or catering is available at an extra cost and upon request. We ask that you indicate this option when you are booking your stay

Villa En'Sea served as the Governor's Mansion for nine years, and was remodeled to become a modern Caribbean-chic villa in 2011.

Centrally located on Little Bay Road with breathtaking views. Easy access to all main roads. Two full master suites. Tropical setting with pool and large lounging deck.

Airport Pick Up Service: Villa En'Sea offers free airport pick-up service from Princes Juliana International Airport.

On arrival at the villa, you will be greeted by a staff member for orientation of the villa.

Also awaiting you upon your arrival will be a some welcome provisions to make your arrival more comfortable.

Personal Events: Are you celebrating a special occasion, perhaps a birthday or an anniversary? Villa En'Sea works exclusively with Artemia Event Planners. Artemia is the islands' most prestigious event planner.

Please visit their website at

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Norma (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
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About Norma

From the start of your inquiry booking, you will communicate directly with Norma, and she will walk you through every step of the way, either by email or by telephone, your choice.

The staff at Villa En'Sea strive to give the most hands on and efficient service possible.

Why Norma chose Philipsburg

We take great pride in our villa and we like to make sure that our guests are comfortable at all times. Being an island, we often lose electricity, but no worries, we have a generator that carries the entire house, so unlike many other villas, you will not be left in the dark.

Roger lives on property in his own bungalow, should you have any issues, he is there to help you. You are not left to make phone calls back to your agent in the US or Canada to find out that they are closed until the next work day.

What makes this villa unique

Villa with a view, day or night. Enjoy the beautiful harbor of Great Bay during the day and see the twinkling lights of Philipsburg at night. Many villas see the ocean during the day, but see but a dark pit at night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing place!So many accommodations within the villa! We really enjoyed the villa, the view and the sea! Great beaches, amazing weather.

Very nice island, we will for sure come back!

Great service! Thank you for everything!!

Addendum: Thank you Roger for your attention to details and your concern for our security.
Feb 2014
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Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Villa En'Sea, Caribbean Chic Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Simply awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11, ranging in age from 3 to 75, had a wonderful week at Villa En"Sea. Based on the information we read about it, we expected an excellent home away from home, but what we got far exceeded our expectations. The site is spectacular on the side of a mountain overlooking Great Bay. Every inch of the villa was spotless and very well-appointed - from high guality furnishings, to comfortable beds, to a kitchen equipped with everything a gourmet cook might want, to a covered terrace that runs across the entire front of the house. We lived on the terrace, eating our meals there, reading curled up in comfortable chairs and sofa, and always enjoying the vista. Our children loved the pool and pool toys. What's better than getting out of bed in the morning and convincing an adult to jump in the pool with them!

Norma communicated well with us before the trip. She responded to our queries thoroughly and cordially. We'd never met her but felt like we had All our needs were tended to promptly by the caretaker Roger who was prompt and pleasant every time we encountered him. He arranged for us to be picked up at the airport, was always accessible by phone, and supplied whatever we might need.

Our site was very private, yet we were a short 15 minute walk from the bustle of Philipsburg's shopping, excellent restaurants, and waterfront. All of us enjoyed eating at world class restaurants on both the Dutch and French sides of the island, and some of us went snorkeling, jet-skiing, and shelling. We found a beach that was perfect for small children.

Our stay at Villa En"Sea and St. Martin was one we won't forget and will recommend to our friends. You won't be sorry if you choose Villa En'Sea for your next Caribbean vacation! It was simply awesome!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, I am so happy that you and the rest of the family had a good time in St. Maarten but more than that, that Villa En'Sea exceeded your expectations. Please come back and visit us again!

Villa Ensea --- an amazing 10 days

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us recently stayed at the Villa ,, you never know what your getting when you rent,, Villa Ensea did not dissapoint any of us , this is a well maintained quality property that serves all your needs . The views of the bay are beautiful wake up in the morning and watch the sunrise , it's amazing,, I would recommend this to anyone visiting the Island. Thank you Norma, Roger and the girls !

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan and friends, It was our pleasure to have you stay with us at Villa En'Sea. Happy that you enjoyed those sunrises, they truly are spectacular! We look forward to having you back real soon and remember that repeat clients enjoy a 10% discount, no matter what time of the year. Sunny, warm greeting from us all! ( BTW, there has been spectacular "Kodak Moments" these last few days)

Wow what a peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spent 9 days relaxing with our family at this beautiful place called Villa 'En Sea. I travel all over the world and found this vacation to be one if my most relaxing vacations. Norma thanks for taking care of us we truly appreciated your hospitality and loved our beautifully decorated Christmas tree, my nieces felt like they were still at home. Roger and Mimi were also wonderful we felt like we met two new friends. Roger made us a wonderful meal that we all loved and still talk about. The pictures do not do this place justice, it is beautiful. Thanks for a relaxing vacation hope to see you soon. Cathy and Carolyn

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy and Carolyn, It was such a pleasure to have you with us at Villa En'Sea. So happy to have met you all and look forward to having you back again. Have a wonderful 2015! Regards from Norma, Roger and the entire Villa En'Sea clan!

Last Minute Switch...

  • 5 of 5

A group of 6 of us were originally scheduled to vacation in Cabo, but Hurricane Odile hit and we had to make a sudden change of plans. We saw the great reviews for this location and decided to move our vacation to St. Maarten and we were so happy that we did. St. Maarten is exquisite. Norma was a pleasure to work with and Roger did an amazing job of ensuring that our stay was a pleasant one. The house was remarkably clean even though Hurricane Gonzalo went directly through there just a week prior. The views were spectacular and the proximity to downtown Philipsburg was perfect. We got a lot of exercise walking up and down the hill and driveway. We lived by the pool during the day. My husband and I are already trying to figure out a way to get back and bring the kids with. Thank you Norma and Roger.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dani! So happy that you all enjoyed your stay and please remember that repeat guests enjoy a gauranteed 10% discount no matter what time the year. Please do come back with the kids, Lulu and Paris would love to meet them. Happy Holidays from all of us at Villa En'Sea.

Love this Villa

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at Villa En' Sea with friends & family. Great location the view was outstanding. Photos don't do it justice. Well maintained lots of space nice bedrooms VERY comfortable beds, great kitchen we had a van & 2 cars plenty of parking. Shout out to Roger awesome young man made us feel very welcome & secure. Best vacation ever lots to do. Working on a return visit in April 2015!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, We are always happy when we have happy visitors! We look forward to having you all back in April, 2015. Your dates have been blocked!! Greeting from us all and a see you in April.

Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5


We had decided to take a trip for our thirtieth wedding anniversary. As soon as the kids heard about it they wanted in. My daughter researched many different locations over a couple months. She would send us all links and we would vote. Villa En 'Sea won hands down. The photos of the property are amazing. The actual property was unimaginable! Finally after almost a year we were flying off to St. Maarten. All I can say is everyone wants to plan a return trip. It was a quiet time on the island since it was the low season, and the weather was great. Everyone was so friendly. Our time at Villa En'Sea was so relaxing. The house was so beautifully decorated. Anything and everything we could have wanted or needed was supplied. Roger took very good care of us. We cooked dinner in a couple nights in the amazing kitchen and spent an afternoon lounging around the pool. Every morning I was usually the first one up. I would head upstairs and open the shutters on the deck area to welcome the day. It was my favorite thing. For the kids ( they range from 27-22), one of their favorite things were Paris and LuLu. We are a dog family. Every day we spent time with the girls. They were so well behaved and made it feel more like home. It's debatable if we have more pictures of them or the view of the water and cruise ships. We would recommend Villa En'Sea for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation on a beautiful island. The staff that maintains the property work very hard to keep it pristine. We could not have asked for a better vacation. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us!

Mary-Jane, Greg, Kathleen, Rob, Andrew and Sara

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary-Jane and family, We thank you for visiting us and are so happy that you all had a great time. Our goal is to have repeat clients like you and in order to have that, we MUST give first class service, so we strive at doing that. If you have any pictures that you would like to share, please do send them on, even those of Lulu and Paris and with your permission, I will post them on VillaEn'Sea's FB page. Please feel free to make a comment on that page. We look forward to your next visit (remember, repeat clients get a 10% discount, no matter what time of the the year) Best regards, Norma, Roger and the rest of the villa's staff.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Great Bay Beach
Car: necessary

Centrally located on the mountainside of Little Bay Road, enjoying views of Great Bay Beach and its harbor, Little Bay Beach, the capital of Dutch Sint Maarten, Philipsburg, and the AC Wathey Cruise Terminal. Within a short 10-minute walk to the beach, or a 20-minute walk to Front Street, the shopping mecca of the Caribbean.

The capital of French Saint Martin, Marigot, is accessible through Link 1, and is only a 25-minute drive. Orient Beach is accessible by way of French Quarter, and is a 35-minute drive away.

The Philipsburg Boardwalk is a 10-minute drive away or a 20-minute walk, there you can enjoy one of the many restaurants or a cold beer to cool off.

Villa En'Sea is the perfect spot to view some of the spectacular events of the world renowned St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.

Come and enjoy the Sint Maarten Carnival Grand Parade, April 30th and May 1st. View the beautiful array of colors, feathers and bling, not to mention lots of island music.

Other Activities: For a relaxing day, take a catamaran cruise to Prickly Pear where the snorkeling is phenomenal, or a French gourmet lunch in St. Barths, or perhaps a beach lunch in Anguilla.

Why not jump-start your vacation by spending a day at the spa. Sint Maarten has several spas that offer an array of services to spoil you.

Need an adrenaline rush, transform yourself into a human kite and parasail over the clear Caribbean Sea.

How about some zip-lining at our eco park, Loterie Farm, a 135-acre private nature reserve. Enjoy lunch at their fabulous restaurant, which uses their own freshly grown produce.

Up for a reel fight? Try some deep-sea fishing – it might be your lucky day to hook the big one.

Feeling free spirited? Enjoy a day on Orient Beach where clothing is optional. Relax under an umbrella as the trade winds keep you cool. Try some kite surfing or a refreshing ride on a jet ski.

For the exercise fanatics, a workout at the gym will help counterbalance Sint Maarten’s great restaurants.

Golf: For the golfers, The Mullet Bay Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course. Clubs and carts are available to rent.


Rates & Availability

From $557 Per night

Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low- 3 bedrooms
Apr 15 2015 - Dec 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
High 2014- 3 bedrooms
Dec 15 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 5 bedrooms
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 6 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes NOTE –4 or 5 bedroom rates below

High season: December 15th- April 14th, 2015
4 bedrooms US$ 5900 per week
5 bedrooms US$ 6500 per week

Low Season: April 15th- December 14th, 2015
4 bedrooms US$ 4700 per week
5 bedrooms US$ 5200 per week

Holiday: Dec 19th, 2015- January 5th, 2016
$10,000 per week, regardless of the # of rooms.

SPECIAL OFFERS: 10% discount offered to repeat clients

Housekeeping is included. A 3% gratuity is recommended.
Check in : 3pm
Check out: 11am

Please inquire about possible in-house chef possibilities and grocery shopping delivery
Form of payments: US bank check or Credit card with 5 % charge

Refundable Security Deposit: US$ 500 *
Please note that a Security Deposit of $500 will be charged to your card two (2) days prior to your arrival and is refundable if no damages are reported.

Should damages exceed $500, the difference will be charged to your card.

Special Event Security Deposit: US $2,500
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Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Grand Master - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest 1 - 1 queen
    Guest 2 - 1 king
    Master - 1 king , 42' Television
    Grand Master - 1 king , 42' Television
    Guest 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into a king size bed
  • All mattresses are pillow-top. *One queen size inflatable mattress with bedding is available at an additional cost of $30 per day. Baby pack and play/ sheets and Highchair are available at an additional cost of $30 per day. All bedrooms have a safe for storing your valuables. Breathtaking view of the Great Bay Harbor from all bedrooms. All bedroom are air conditioned.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This villa is equipped with everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. If there's anything missing, the attentive staff will ensure that it's in place within 24 hours. Sint Maarten uses 110 voltage, so no adapters are necessarry if you are arriving from North America. There is a back-up generator that supports the entire villa incase of a power outage. The villa also has a 24 hour a day property attendant who resides in a separate bungalow on the premises. There is for your enjoyment is a Wii with one remote control, and also a DVD player. In-house cooking can be arranged with Roger upon your arrival. (menu and price to be discussed amongst you and Roger) In-house massages by Elena and her staff from Body Spa is available upon request. (Prices to be discussed with Elena) Villa En'Sea will supply visitors with a cell phone for making local calls, however, it can receive international telephone calls .

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