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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paul & Danita Ouellette (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Paul & Danita Ouellette

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

Why Paul & Danita Ouellette chose Philipsburg

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!

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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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'
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Private Tropical Beachfront Oasis - Villa #1 'The Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960154
- 250-655-3344
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

You Won't Want to Leave!!!!

You Won't Want to Leave!!!!
  • 5 of 5
We've rented condo units in Rome, Venice, Milan, US Virgin Islands, Paris, and many other places around the globe, but this stay in villa #1 has to be the most convenient, comfortable, and relaxing that we've had yet. Paul and Danita have provided everything that you'll need or desire for one of the best vacation experiences that you'll find anywhere.

The unit is very spacious, and is stocked with all the of necessities (ample linens, dishes, supplies, ect.) It's a 2 minute walk to the grocery store, 5 minute walk down the beach to downtown Philipsburg and some of the best shopping in all of the Caribbean, and just a few yards away from the soothing sounds of crashing Caribbean seawater.

There are AC units and tastefully done ceiling fans everywhere, and feels like the most secure community on the planet. Jim was awesome and recommended some great eateries (we went to Burger Madness and Greenhouse every single day they were open!!) Be sure to rent a car (as recommended by Paul, Danita, and Jim), as it's far less expensive than taking cabs, and you'll be rewarded with full access to the entire lovely island. Loterie Farm (Zip Lining) was amazing.

Paul, Danita, and Jim, thanks a million for making else feel at home in yours. WE WILL BE BACK SOON!!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can’t even begin to thank you enough for your fabulous review!! You have NO idea how much it means to us to know that our little piece of paradise ranks up there with places you have stayed in all over the world!! WOW!! More than anything, we always hope that our guests are happy, comfortable and absolutely love their experience at our place. Your review tells us that we are doing things right! We want our home away from home to be your home away from home. And……we always want our guests to love it SOOOOO much that you can’t wait to come back!! Thanks a million to YOU for letting us know how we’re doing. WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BACK SOON!!!
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Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

Villa #1 - a piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed a fabulous stay in Villa #1 for our second time visiting the Villas on Great Bay. Cannot say enough about how incredible the accommodations and location are – it’s an absolute gem. Right on the beach and is just a short scenic stroll downtown for some incredible shopping or a meal out. Our kids just loved the infinity pool and the beach out front was perfect for swimming too - they had a hard time choosing! Paul and Danita’s villa has been completely and thoroughly updated and decorated and is super clean, comfortable and welcoming. We really liked the privacy this unit offers. It has everything you could possibly need and more. If you do need anything, or have any questions at all, the on-site Managers are super friendly and helpful. The island itself, there is so much to do and see and the people are so friendly – we cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SOOOOO much for taking the time to post your AWESOME review!! We can’t tell you how much we appreciate hearing that our guests consider it ‘an absolute gem’! “Super clean, comfortable and welcoming’ is exactly what we love to hear! And we’re glad that you like the privacy that our villa offers as that is a factor which is quite precious to us. We love our on-site property managers, Jim and Gina, and we are so happy that our guests feel the same way! Anytime you feel like returning to our piece of paradise, we will welcome you with open arms! Most sincerely, Paul & Danita
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Private Tropical Beachfront Oasis - Villa #1 'The Villas on Great Bay'
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Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
Perry Hall, MD
5

"A Great Place to Stay on the Friendly Island

"A Great Place to Stay on the Friendly Island
  • 5 of 5
We were very happy with our entire experience at Villa #1. The owners do a great job maintaining this wonderful condo. They seem to treat it like a second home rather than as a rental property. It felt like our home as well while we were there. We've been to many other places in the tropics. This is one of our favorites. It is well maintained and well equipped. The beach isn't the greatest beach on the island, but even so, it is just fine, and the water, while not crystal clear, is clean, warm and inviting. The property managers, Jim and Gina, are great to deal with. They're more like neighbors than property managers. It is no wonder that this unit is so popular. We love St Maarten and we really love Villa #1.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my Gosh!!! We are SOOOOO happy to hear that Villa #1 felt like home to you while you were there! More than anything, we want all of our guests to be comfortable and happy. We try our best to make it that way for our guests and we love to hear that our efforts have paid off. It is great to hear that Jim and Gina, the property managers, feel like neighbours. Perfect! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. Can't tell you how important it is to us to get feedback from our guests! We sincerely hope you will be coming back to your 'home away from home" in the Caribbean soon! Best regards, Danita & Paul
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Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

A daydream!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed a week in Villa # 1 and it was a wonderful experience! The entire complex of "Villas on Great Bay" offers everything you could wish for and is the ideal place to spend a dream holiday on the island of St. Maarten. The center and the promenade of Philipsburg only 5 minutes walk away. Within walking distance there are supermarkets equipped with all sorts of items. The sea in front of the Villas is the most beautiful on the island! Our two small children had a blast. Finally, Gina and Jim, the managers of the complex, are lovely people, always ready to meet any need or request of customers, with confidentiality and professionalism. In short, 5 stars, in our opinion, are just a few! St. Maarten and the "Villas on Great Bay" (especially #1) is definitely a place to come back into our lives
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SOOOOO happy that your experience at Villa #1 was wonderful and that you had a 'dream holiday' in St. Maarten!! That is EXACTLY what we always hope and strive for! We're so glad and appreciative that you took the time to post a review! We would be delighted to welcome you and your family back to Villa #1 someday soon!! Sincerely, Paul & Danita
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Private Tropical Beachfront Oasis - Villa #1 'The Villas on Great Bay'
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Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
5

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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Private Tropical Beachfront Oasis - Villa #1 'The Villas on Great Bay'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960154
- 250-655-3344
Philipsburg St Maarten / Saint Martin
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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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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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

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Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half 1 - toilet
    Full 1 - toilet , shower , Luxuirous 'Spa'
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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • 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.;

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