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Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2BR, 3 full baths, Oceanfront Rental. St. Maarten, sleeps 6

This two bedroom, three 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 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 interior and fully stocked with dinner ware, cooking supplies, spices, blender, coffee pot, toaster, 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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 over 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 Philipsburg

We discovered St. Maarten over 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.

What makes this villa unique

It has a beautiful infinity edge pool five feet from the beach! There is a laundry facility accessible on-site to our guests. Wally, our manager, can source fresh lobster, caught that morning, for you and grill it for you that evening. Our villa is stocked with everything you would typically have at your home.

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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Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
    Shower - outdoor shower , Glass tile enclosed shower in front lanai
    Downstairs bath - toilet , outdoor shower , downstairs
  • 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
  • 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
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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Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay
average rating of 4.980769 based on 53 reviews

Great Stay at Villa #2 - Aug 2017

  • 5 of 5

Doug & Becky

Everything was Great! Loved the Villa. It's Location is perfect. The shade is very nice. The Property landscaping is very well kept and relaxing. Villa #2 felt like home. Everything we needed was there and like others we left things to contribute to those who visit. Doug, as you said, Wally was so helpful. He would come visit every morning as Sharon & I were having coffee near the pool as well as check in with us in the afternoons. He gave us extra insight into Grand Case. We had heard about several places to eat and he told us to ask for people he knew. We are big fans of Talk of the Town, Best of the LoLo's. Wally now knows about Ocean 82. It is one of the best meals we've ever had. Your group of owners are lucky to have someone who wants to please the visitors. We spent our days between Marigot and Grand Case shopping and eating after beach trips. Afternoons in the pool or on the beach before either cooking in or going out. Found fresh fish in the Marigot market on Saturday and Wednesday. Great selection. Baie Rouge, Friars and Grand Case beaches were very calm. Weather was great, only one rainy day till the early afternoon. I could go on & on & on.. I hope Irma stays away.

We hope to get back soon. We will reach out to you first for our next stay.


  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We love sharing our home with others and ask them to feel like it is their home while they are there. Best regards, Doug and Becky
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I have had the privilege of spending 2 amazing weeks in St. Maarten at The Villas on Great Bay, and we cannot have been more thrilled!! Upon arriving we were met by Wally, the property manager, who took us on a quick tour of the place/grounds and within minutes we were settled. The condo was fantastic, kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could possibly need, the beds were so comfy, and the view - it is postcard perfect!

Everyone we encountered, whether it was locals or other renters couldn't have been friendlier. The island itself is beautiful, 2 weeks wasn't long enough!

We have been VRBO renters for 20+ years, and we can honestly say that we have never dealt with 2 more amazing people than we have with Doug and Wally. Doug, thank you so much for your compassion and understanding with everything that has transpired prior to us finally getting there, and Wally you went above and beyond any property manager we have ever dealt with.

Thank you so much Doug and Becky for opening up your home in paradise to us, we absolutely will be back in the future!!


The Olson's

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Our business is your relaxation so we try to do everything possible to make your vacation hassle free. That includes stocking our villa with everything you will need to making your reservation and planning process easy and fun. Thank you for choosing our villa.
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Great Condo. Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home! The condo was great and so was Wally. They supplied plenty of towels for the beach and home. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. Quiet location, except for the roosters?) The grounds were beautiful and very clean and secure. There was always a spot out front to park the car. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to give our villa all the comforts and supplies you would have in your own home. When you are on vacation you want everything at your fingers touch and to make it easy to enjoy. It is a quiet and enjoyable place with the view of the beautiful palm trees and the gorgeous aqua blue ocean beeing our best assets. Our manager, Wally, has been a tremendous find as he loves helping guests and making their trips more enjoyable. Thank you for taking time to write your review and for your business. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful villa furnished with everything you need (Villa #2). The view from the villa of the beautiful Caribbean waters and beach are unbeatable. The location is perfect for walking to restaurants and shopping. Doug, the owner, provided lots of good information before our trip and was very prompt and helpful when we made our reservations . Wally, the property manager, was always available for questions or assistance. My husband enjoyed scuba diving five days with the Scuba Fun Center. We also enjoyed driving around the island and visiting other beaches for snorkeling, as well as, visiting Grand Case for great French dining.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review and for selecting our villa. Philipsburg continues to grow and add new amenities for tourists. The new Scuba Shop and the new Skyride to one of the most picturesque places in the Caribbean are just a short distance from our villa.
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Great views, great location!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Our location is hard to beat!
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Portsmouth, England

Wonderful property right on the beach at Great Bay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time of visiting the Villas on great bay and it has got even better. The villa has everything you need for a truly wonderful stay. It is very clean and comfortable , especially the bedrooms . Doug has gone out of his way to ensure that our stay would be special. He has had excellent communications with us to ensure we would have everything we need.

The position is great in that it is at the quiet end of the bay and yet it only takes twenty minutes to walk to the other end . Plenty of bars, restaurants to choose from. Don't forget to walk down Back street , more local.

It is certainly worth the walk to go to Chesterfields for lunch or dinner, a wonderful setting. If you want a Catamaran trip I suggest you contact Eagle tours, the girls there are very helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write about your stay. I believe you have captured many of the unique benefits of our location. We love going down Back Street to shop as you find a whole different mix of stores and products there than you do on Front Street. Thank you for choosing our villa and we hope to see you back a third time.
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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 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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