Philipsburg Villa Rental Photos and Description
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!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
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.