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Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

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

Owner
Doug
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2017

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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Amenities

Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
WIFI available in villa.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay
average rating of 4.977778 based on 46 reviews
5

Villa #2

  • 5 of 5

Wwe had a wonderful time at your Villa. It was so cozy and immediately felt like home. Very nicely decorated. This was our 10 visit to the Friendly Island and our second to the Villas.

Wally is a fantastic addition. He made us feel very comfortable and you could tell that he has a very genuine concern for the happiness of his guests as well as the maintenance of the Villas. He is very accommodating in every way.

I would definitely recommend your Villa to any of our friends and we both said that we would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write. We appreciate your comments about our villa and our onsite manager. It is fun for us to host our guests. We look forward to having you back in the future. Sincerely, Doug
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50th Birthday!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great rental. Doug, the owner is very responsive. The property is very clean and well stocked. Wally, the property manager, is extremely helpful and has great knowledge of the island. He made our stay a totally relaxing vacation. He set up reservations, taxis and connected us with great fresh lobster! It was a great 50 birthday! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our villa. We are fortunate to have found another great property manager, Wally, who lives right onsite in one of the 11 other adjacent villas. Wally has lived on the island for many years and is an expert in giving suggestions and helping answer questions for things to do and see. The one thing that makes us different is we really enjoy working with you and making sure your trip is one of your best ever. It is fun for us making sure you have fun and relax. Best regards, Doug Kinsinger
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5

The Pictures Don't Do It Justice !

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of this villa is bright and airy. It is nicely decorated and the kitchen is well stocked . The villa

and the property were clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed having our morning coffee on the patio

watching the cruise ships arrive. We went to Chesterfields for dinner as well as Tastevin in Grand Case and we really enjoyed both. We found all the local

restaurants had excellent food. We also went to Tijon

and created our own perfume. Can't wait to try it again.

The manger provided excellent customer service. He

was always available to answer questions and help

with daily activities. The taxi service was very reliable.

We have already recommended this villa to friends and

family but the best compliment that we can give is that

we rebooked for next year before we left.

Laurie and Kim

Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie and Kim, thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay. Each of our guests and their satisfaction is important to us. I appreciate your return business next year! Doug
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5

Best villa on the island

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Becky have provided the perfect home for their visitors. It has everything that you would want and require to make your stay relaxing and stress free. There is no need to bring anything except some food items as they have provided everything you will need. We brought some frozen meats (turkey, roast, ground beef, back bacon) and they stayed frozen during the entire trip from Ontario. The property was spotless and cleaned each day before we stepped outside, the newspaper was waiting on our table top outside. We always felt safe as they have security there each night. The stores are close by for all your shopping needs. We walked or took the public bus most of the time and felt safe. We also went out in the taxi with James who was recommended by the villa. There was only one day that the cruise ships came in and all of the stores were open then, otherwise it was a hit and miss but this was also due to the time of the year we travelled. I would recommend this villa to anyone considering traveling to St. Martin, Doug was in touch with me prior to staying and also after to see if there was anything he could offer. Wally the new manager started just as we were leaving and offered to help us in any way to prepare us for our departure. We are looking forward to our return trip in April. Thank you Becky and Doug for sharing your home with us.

Kathryn and Phil

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathryn and Phil, it is a pleasure when we have guests like you. Thank you for taking time to write a review. It is fun for me to help our guests as I feel like I get to vacation helping you. We love St. Maarten and enjoy sharing our home and the island with our guests. Best regards, Doug
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5

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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5

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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Sunset Beach Bar
"Great place to go when the planes are landing about 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Great place to w..."
Maho Beach
"This Is the beach where the planed land at the end of the Princess Lulianne Airport runway a..."
Butterfly Farm
"The hurricane removed thier cover and thier butterflies. I am sure they are in the process o..."
Loterie Farm
"Our son has taken the zip line here. There is a short low course (one hour) and a long high ..."
Orient Beach
"One of the biggest beaches as it has about a mile and a half of beach front with dozens of r..."
Karakter
"Great food and nice location to hang out but the beach is not good for wading or swimming. C..."
Lolo's
"One of our favorite places for lunch. Some of the best are in Grand Case and provide one dol..."
Mullet Beach
"One of our favorite wading and snorkeling beaches. Located on the west end of the island wit..."
Le Grand Marche
"Our favorite grocery store located less than a mile from our villa. Great selection of veget..."
Baie Rouge Beach
"This beach does not have as many beach services but is a very pretty beach. Sand is very cou..."
St. Maarten Zoo
"A very nice small zoo which is reasonable in price and very good families. "
Front St
"This narrow one way road is a historic area filled with all kinds of shops and restaurants. ..."
Pineapple Pete
"Very good tourist restaurant. Very reliable food including seafood, burgers, and Caribbean. ..."
Chesterfields Restaurant & Bar
"One of our favorite restaurants on the island. Right on the waterfront marina at Great Bay a..."
Greenhouse
"Another favorite restaurant located about a 15 minute at the opposite end of the boardwalk f..."
Guana Bay Beach
"Very picturesque but not a good place to swim or lay on the beach as the waves are always pr..."
Carousel
"Across the street from the movie theater in Simpson Bay. Delicious varieties of gelato in a ..."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport - SXM
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Honky Tonk Bar
Nearest Ferry
Philipsburg
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

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Rates & Availability

Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

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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