PRIVATE TROPICAL BEACHFRONT OASIS - VILLA #1 'THE VILLAS ON GREAT BAY'

Paul & Danita Ouellette

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PRIVATE TROPICAL BEACHFRONT OASIS - VILLA #1 'THE VILLAS ON GREAT BAY'

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Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths (Sleeps 4)

Private and tranquil two story beachfront townhouse (end-unit) situated directly on the white sand beach and turquoise blue waters of Great Bay, in a quiet area of Phillipsburg, the Dutch capital of St. Maarten. Lovingly and tastefully renovated and redecorated by the owners in Fall 2011.

This is a small, intimate and friendly gated complex comprised of only 12 individual villas with on-site management, an infinity pool overlooking the beach, and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. There are several lounge areas for you to choose from every day, including right beside the pool, in the shady breeze way, or directly on the gorgeous beach.

Make yourself at home in this unit (Villa #1) which has a brand new fully-equipped kitchen, complete with dishwasher. On the second floor, there are 2 bedrooms, one oceanfront with a private terrace, and a newly renovated full-sized 'spa' bathroom with a large, luxurious glass block shower.

On the main floor is the spacious living room, kitchen, dining area and a powder room. The unit is fully air-conditioned for your comfort.

You have your own private lanai shaded by palm trees where you can enjoy meals and cocktails while watching the beautiful cruise ships come and go without experiencing the crowds (a favourite past-time of all visitors who visit our complex)!

Our on-site management team are our amazing ambassadors who will happily provide you with any assistance and information you may need to make your stay more enjoyable.

The complex is isolated from the hustle and bustle of Phillipsburg, but is located a mere 5 minute stroll away. So.....you can decide to spend a quiet day by the pool or on the beach or walk into Philipsburg and enjoy the myriad of shops, restaurants and casinos that it offers, or do a little of both! It is not necessary to rent a car in order to make the most of your vacation here as there are do many amenities and activities within close proximity. There is also a local bus service nearby that is an affordable and convenient way to get around. If you do choose to rent a car, navigating the 37 square miles of the island is a piece of cake. Including Great Bay Beach, there are 37 beaches on the island (1 beach for every square mile!) and they are all within a short driving distance.

Hopefully, you will discover that this is your 'home away from home', just as we did!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Villas of Great Bay is a fantastic location to stay in Philipsburg. This is our 4th time back and it gets better and better with each visit. We had the privilege of staying in Villa #1 which has been recently renovated by very motivated new owners. Villa #1 is an end unit and right on the beach. Nothing is better than opening the sliding glass doors on the upper level in our bedroom while laying in bed and having a view through palm trees that overlooks the water. Relaxing on the new very large patio just outside the living room or bedroom and watching the Cruise Ships come in each day but yet far enough away that you don’t have to be in the hustle and bustle of all the people. Actually you can see the ocean from any room on the first floor. We were there with another couple and had plenty of room to move around but also privacy if we wanted. The new bathroom is to die for. Very large with a double sink and an open walk in shower. There is a skylight in the bathroom that just makes the bathroom so bright and open. The kitchen is very well equipped and we also enjoyed cooking on the gas grill. Everything has been renovated with very high end quality. The four of us enjoyed laying by the pool and just watching the view. The other renters of the Villas are very friendly if you want to socialize but you also have privacy if you want it. You can walk into town in about 10 minutes from the beach or take about 20 minutes by sidewalk on Front Street. Mangers Frank and Sandy will help you with anything you need from car rental, restaurants, shops, and beach suggestions. Frank delivers a newspaper to your patio each morning so if you choose you can still keep in touch with the outside world while vacationing. We could go on and on we were very happy satisfied renters for 11 glorious days. This is a place that you will want to return to time and time again. We definitely would ask for Villa #1 again. I shouldn’t be saying that because I want it available the next time we come. We don’t want too many people finding this wonderful place.
Jan 2012
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Paul & Danita Ouellette

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We are from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We are newly retired and decided that we had to own a piece of what we consider to be the ultimate paradise! We are now proud new owners of one of the Villas on Great Bay and we are thrilled!

We spent 3 1/2 months in the Fall of 2011 totally renovating and redecorating our new 'home away from home'. We are EXTREMELY happy with the results of our hard work and we hope our guests love it as much as we do!

Paul & Danita Ouellette purchased this villa in 2011

Our love affair with St. Maarten began when we went there on a cruise in 2007. When we saw how beautiful it is and found out how much it has to offer, we knew we had to go back! We stayed at the Villas on Great Bay in St. Maarten in 2008 and have been back every year since then. From day one, we have truly felt like it is our home away from home!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Private Tropical Beachfront Oasis - Villa #1 'The Villas on Great Bay'
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MEMERABLE

  • 5 of 5
We have had 3 exceptional experiences staying at The Villas on Great Bay. Our last stay was in Villa #1 and we were very happy with our time there. To celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary we brought them to this lovely place. The location was ideal, as the short walk into Phillipsburg was easy for my parents to navigate. Paul and Danita's villa was stocked with all of the kitchen needs one could want, beautiful white fluffy towels and linens, comfortable furniture and a varanda to watch the sun rise every morning. Because we like to cook, we could conveniantly walk across the street to the small market and prepare many of our meals. The times we did not, there are many restaurants within walking distance to enjoy. The conveniance of The Villas on Great Bay is very important to us, but coupled with such a beautiful villa and attentive care from our villa hosts, made our trip complete. We left with great memories, my parents first experience to the caribean was perfect. We will definetly go back!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kay! Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our villa! We were very happy to hear that your parent's 60th anniversary was a happy occasion and that their first trip to the Caribbean was perfect! So glad that you left with great memories and especially glad to know that you intend to return to our little piece of paradise. Would love to welcome you back again someday soon!
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5

BEST LOCATION AND AWESOME VILLA

  • 5 of 5
This is the best beach on the island, and this is the best Villa on the beach. We loved the easy access to the water and all th sshops and restaurants available for the cruise ship tourists. Plenty of great places to eat, shop, and relax. It does not get any better on St. Martin. The owners and the managers are plugged in to assure you of a good visit.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Phil, for taking the time to post your review! We are always very interested to hear about the experiences of our guests and whether there is anything we can be doing better. We are so happy to hear that you had a great time in our little piece of paradise! We totally agree that Great Bay is the best beach and that Villa #1 is the best villa on the beach!!
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5

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This was the second time we stayed in Villa # 1 and just like the first time, it was amazing! The Villa is close to town (only about a 7-10 minute walk on the sidewalk or on the beach), it sits on the beach at Great Bay, and you can take the local bus service to nearly any destination for just a few dollars. Villa # 1 has a great indoor tropical theme that is simple yet becoming. We always feel welcomed and at home in Paul and Danita's villa. after our first visit, we got home and the next day and for the year to come, all we talked about was going back to Villa # 1. We couldn't help it. Well as fate would have it, we were able to return. Again, we do nothing but talk about when we will return and how long we will stay this time. We have also made great friends with Jim and Gina and can not wait to see them again in December 2014.They are welcoming, helpful, and just great people to have managing The Villas on Great Bay!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are SO glad that you enjoyed your second stay at our villa! We are thrilled to hear that you will be coming back again in December 2014! You are wonderful guests and are always welcome to stay at our little piece of paradise! Just think of it as your home away from home and start counting the days until your next visit!
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5

FABULOUS VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Villas on Great Bay was one of the most wonderful vacations we have ever had. The villa was even better than we had anticipated and the location was amazing. We really didn't want to leave! We would highly recommend it to others and have shown many pictures to our friends at home. Everything was perfect; there wasn't one thing that we needed that wasn't provided. I could go on and on about how wonderful it was, but just saying that it was "perfect" pretty much says it all. We loved it!!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Villa #1! It is so gratifying to hear that our villa exceeded your expectations! We have tried very hard to make our place as nice as possible for our guests so we are delighted to hear that you thought everything was 'perfect'!! We are so glad that your stay in our villa contributed to one of the most wonderful vacations you have ever had. Please come back soon!
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BEACGFRONT IN PHILIPSBURG

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I took our college age son to this condo for spring break. It is a good location, within walking distance of shops and restaurants which are just down the beach. Each morning different cruise ships are docked in the bay. The tourists flood town and the boardwalk (think groups on Segways up and down the beach). When the cruise ships leave many of the businesses close. The locals come to teach their children to ride bikes in the evening. The villa is well appointed and decorated with a beach theme. The condo would be good for two couples since there are two bedrooms with 1 bed apiece. It is a small condo development so the neighbors are very friendly. On site management is a couple who provided great information and were very helpful in general. The only negative was a fair amount of street noise (motorcycles, dogs).
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you SO much for the great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience in Villa #1. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here. We and our on-site management team try very hard to make each guest's stay a happily memorable one. Regarding the noise from vehicles and dogs, we are EXTREMELY happy to report that, just last weekend, as a result of initiatives taken by us (the Villas on Great Bay), the local government took very effective measures to eliminate these annoyances. It is now once again very peaceful and serene here. There is now absolutely NO traffic allowed on the beach, except segways, so the dogs have nothing to chase or bark at anymore! Please come back and enjoy our little piece of paradise soon!
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5

FANTASTIC VACATION - GREAT PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
We can't speak highly enough regarding the location, condition of the villa and the warm and welcoming individuals we met while there. The property managers, Jim and Gina, were great and extremely helpful in making suggestions of things to do and places to go. The villa itself was beautifully decorated and recently renovated. The upstairs bathroom was so well done that our sister and brother-in-law took pictures for a renovation they are working on! The location was great as well - easy walk to shops and dining and right on the beach. We spent every afternoon by the pool or in the bay and I can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • 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: Thank you SOOOO much for the wonderful review of Villa #1. It is always very gratifying to hear that our guests are so happy with our place as we have worked very hard to make it nice and comfortable. We put a lot of thought into the 'spa' bathroom when we renovated the place and it has become one of our favourite features, as well! We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon!
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Car: not necessary

In addition to the above, there are many casinos on the island, including some only a short walking distance away. Numerous shops and gourmet restaurants are also a 5 minute walk down the beach. Enjoy sitting back and watching the beautiful cruise ships come and go from your private lanai. Including beautiful Great Bay, where the villa is located, there are 37 amazing beaches on the island, all within a short drive away. Experience both the Dutch and French culture and take easily assessible excursions to St. Barts, Anquilla, Saba, Prickly Pear, Creole Island, etc. Our on-site management team will be happy to assist you in arranging discount tours and car rentals.

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Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Low Season
Apr 16 - Dec 14
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 15
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
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Amenities

Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Luxuirous 'Spa'
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Oceanfront
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Garden View
  • Both bedrooms have new flat screen TV's.;
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Courtyard
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout.; In addition to the above, there are many casinos on the island, including some only a short walking distance away. Numerous shops and gourmet restaurants are also a 5 minute walk down the beach. Enjoy sitting back and watching the beautiful cruise ships come and go from your private lanai. Including beautiful Great Bay, where the villa is located, there are 37 amazing beaches on the island, all within a short drive away. Experience both the Dutch and French culture and take easily accessible excursions to St. Barts, Anquilla, Saba, Prickly Pear, Creole Island, etc. Our on-site management team will be happy to assist you in arranging discount tours and car rentals.;

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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