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Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights


Philipsburg Villa Rental Photos and Description

2BR, 2 full baths, 1/2 bath, Oceanfront Rental. St. Maarten, sleeps 6

This two bedroom, two and a half bath villa is situated right on Great Bay Beach in a small complex of twelve individual villas with a lovely beach front swimming pool and breath-taking ocean views. This gated complex with on-site management is the perfect place to relax around the pool or to just lounge on your private lanai or elevated deck overlooking our beautiful beach. It is remodeled inside and out with new furniture and king beds.

The location is ideal because it is on the opposite side of Great Bay from the bustling Philipsburg Cruise Port, so you can enjoy the wonderful views of the cruise ships' comings and goings without the crowds! There are as many as six cruise ships in port at one time and watching them is a favorite past-time of just about everyone who stays at our complex.

There are endless activities available in Saint Maarten/Saint Martin and the surrounding islands if you are interested in something other than vegging out on our gorgeous beach or beach side pool and patio

Recently remodeled: Tastefully decorated with all new beds and bedding (600 thread count silky sheets!), sleeper sofa and living room furniture. All 3 bathrooms were entirely remodeled with the 2 private upstairs bedroom baths each receiving new round showers and rain showerheads with handheld shower wands. A new viewing deck is available through patio doors from the ocean side bedroom which overlooks the beach, ocean, and cruise ship dock. The entire kitchen was remodeled including a new stove, full sized microwave, dishwasher, plenty of cabinet space, and granite tile. We repainted the entire interor and fully stocked with dinner ware, cooking supplies, spices, blender, and bar accessories. There are even little drink umbrellas waiting just for you!

Short walk to everything: There is a local convenience store a half block away for the last minute necessities. Your favorite restaurants, shops, piers, and people watching is just a short 5-10 minute walk down the beach or boardwalk. This is one of the best locations on the island as you can have peace and quiet when you want it or walk just a few minutes to all the shopping, restaurants, and beach activiity your heart would ever desire.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Doug

This is a picture of my wife, myself and our two sons. We live in Topeka, KS and love going to warm beach weather. We love all the activities, shopping, and wonderful food on the island. We have been going to St. Maarten for almost 20 years and finally decided that this was the perfect location to keep coming back to. It is the perfect location as the access to the beach and town cannot be beaten. Also, you are a short walk or drive away from grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping.

Doug purchased this villa in 2010

Why Doug chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

We discovered St. Maarten 20 years ago and this villa almost 8 years ago. We know you will enjoy this beautiful location with great views of the ocean and a short convenient walk to shopping, beach activities, restaurants, and ice cream shops! We're proud of our vacation property and know that you will want to keep coming back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My Wife, my son and myself had a wonderful time at your villa. It was clean, comfortable and full of supplies. The location was great and we felt very safe.

Everything we needed was in the kitchen. The TV and wireless were nice. The bathrooms were beautiful. Frank and Sandy, your onsite managers, were also very helpful and kind.

I can't think of any improvements we would suggest.

We would definitely recommend your villa to our friends and family. Once we travel a bit more and explore the world I'm sure we'll realize that your villa will be one of the best and come again.
Jan 2011
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Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Idyllic location in paradise

  • 5 of 5

One could not ask for anything more for a vacation in paradise. Prime location on the beach with a private pool to cool off. Close to all the amenities and everything in the villa to make it seem like home. Can't wait to come back! Thank you Doug for sharing your home

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I love helping our guests and enjoy making sure their vacation is what they are looking for. Thank you so much for your business. Your relaxation is our business!
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Amazing villa in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location just about says it all. Coming from the airport that first day, we came down off the mountain and around past Divi Little Bay and 'bam'!', there it was right in front of us - The Villas on Great Bay! We hadn't even gotten our luggage out of the car when Dan, the resident manager, was out on the sidewalk greeting us and helping us with our bags inside. He showed us around as we ooo'd and ahh'd over everything and it didn't take long for us to feel right at home.

The villa is just as advertised - 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen, a front lanai (with outside shower!), and a back lanai overlooking Great Bay with cruise ships on the other side, the pool, swaying palm trees and close to downtown Philipsburg and the boardwalk with shops, restaurants, bars and the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean! Everything is provided in the villa along with a "welcome" basket of goodies (and more!!!) and everything is sparkling clean, clean, clean!

Walking down to the boardwalk is just a few blocks away and there are some great restaurants to try such as Lizzie's for casual beachfront meals and Antoine's for fine dining. Driving on the island is not as hard as one might imagine and it really helps you to learn the roads, the roundabouts and saves a fortune on taxis. Just beware of motorcycles zooming between you and oncoming traffic!

There is so much to do on St. Martin. Go to Grand Case for a casual lunch at the lolo (locally owned locally operated) for great ribs and chicken or a fine dining restaurant while watching the sun go down. Catch a ferry in Marigot up to Anguilla (passports required) and pick your favorite beach there from Mead's Bay to Shoal Bay East (our two favorites). Catch the high-speed ferry in Philipsburg down to St. Barts where the rich and famous play (again passports required). Catch the show and dinner at Cheri's Cafe in Maho for an evening of laughter and, of course, spend some time at the Sunset Bar and Grill to watch the planes land and folks get blown away by the jets taking off!

This was our third time in St. Martin and our first at the Villas on Great Bay. Two weeks wasn't enough time for us, but I know we will return. Doug, the owner, and Dan, resident manager, made us feel special and for that we say "thank you". Can't wait to return!

Kathy and Otis

May 2016

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You did an excellent job of capturing some of our favorite things to do and what makes our villa so special. We thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Dan, our new manager, is already doing a great job and has a great background in customer service. Thank you for writing the review and for choosing our villa. Doug
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Paradise Found!!

  • 5 of 5

his was our 3rd time to Saint Marten and we stayed at the Villas on this trip. The owners were so helpful from beginning to end. The villa was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed during our stay. The pictures do not do it justice! Dan was waiting for us when we arrived and both Dan and Jim were very helpful during our stay and made us feel very welcome. The location is amazing with so many things to do in Phillipsburg. We could walk to Honky Tonk for breakfast and rent a jet ski at the beach in the afternoon. There are so many good restaurants to try such as Cherterfields and Mark's Restaurant. Ocean 82 is a must try in Marigot and the jet ski tour with SMX jet ski tours is a must! Our guide Nicholas was great! If you are thinking of trying this wonderful place, don't think will love it!!! Thank you to Doug for helping to make this year's vacation such a success!!! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad you loved our villa. We have worked hard to make it a place that our guests would enjoy. Our location is terrific if you want a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and plenty of activities. When you want peace and quiet our pool deck, lanai, , shady area under our palms, or cool air conditioned villa just can't be beat. Thank you again for taking time to write and we can't wait for you to come back. Doug
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Perfect Trip

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning. What a great place for some needed R & R.

The villa was beautiful and was well kept and maintained, thanks to Jim, who also made us feel very welcome.

This is one place you have to see to really enjoy what god has given us.

Thank you both.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write. We agree that our location has a lot of natural beauty and is the perfect place to relax and be close some great shopping, restaurants, and bars. Our onsite manager is also a great asset to all of our guests to give advice, suggestions, or just shoot the breeze with if you want. Thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Stunning !!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for an island vacation. Everything you need for sun soaked days and dazzling nights.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your business and for your comments. We are the perfect combination of relaxation and action, whichever you choose.
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Vestal, New York/ USA

Excellent property...clean...modern...bright...inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time renting Villa #2.....we are coming back next year! Highly villa on the premises! Has all the amenities needed for relaxing stay..linens..towels...appliances...full kitchen needs. Very clean and modernized. Quiet and beautiful views....very very relaxing. Just a short walk down the beach to shopping..restaurants...bars..!

Thank you for maintaining such a nice villa!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We greatly appreciate your business and the fact you are returning. We believe we have a great location and work to keep our property with everything you would want at home. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to your stay next year.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport - SXM
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Honky Tonk Bar
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Great Bay

On-site manager can assist in arranging discount tours and car rentals, Complete water-sports including deep sea fishing, snorkeling diving, excursions to neighboring islands of Anguilla, St. Barts and Saba, gourmet dining, duty-free shopping and casino gambling are minutes away


Rates & Availability

Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are for four persons, additional persons up to six would be $25 per night per person.

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Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Half Bath - toilet , downstairs
    Shower - outdoor shower , Glass tile enclosed shower in front lanai
  • All bathrooms completley remodeled with full comfy towels, hairdryers, rain showerheads with additional handheld shower wands.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Queen sized sofa sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized
  • 2 individual bedrooms with king sized beds and a new sofa sleeper in the living room with a queen sized mattress. Each sleeping area has its own individual television and bathroom. The ocean bedroom has it own deck with pation doors with sitting area and tables for coffee. Full sized closets in each bedroom. Security safe in ocean bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WIFI available in villa.

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