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Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2,5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

VILLA#9 on the east edge of 'Villas on Great Bay' complex, directly on the beach of Philipsburg, the capital of dutch St.Maarten.

Being the side villa it offers more privacy and tranquilllity.

On the ground floor: terrace on the beach with wooden floor, a lanai to enjoy meals and drinks in front of the ocean and a shady small side garden with outdoor shower (it's the only villa of the complex so featured); inside there's a spacious living room with sofas and armchairs, flat LCD TV, a dining space with table and chairs. A new queen sofa bed adds 2 sleeping places. Finally there is a kitchen completely equipped and one half bathroom.

On the upper floor: one ocean bedroom (queen bed) with private deck over the beach, one garden bedroom (king bed, ocean side view), each one with full en-suite marble luxury bathroom with shower recently renovated. Each room is equipped with cable Tv, ceiling fans and separately air-conditioned. Linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

The common areas of the complex include an infinity pool sorrounded by long chairs, a breezeway sitting area and a lush tropical garden.

Walter, our on-site property managers is ready to provide assistance, recommendations, car rental and directions.

Surroundings:

The Villas on Great Bay complex is on the west side of Great Bay Beach. Few steps away you can find shops, fine restaurant and casinos. All these in the newly renovated areas of Front Street, and the new 'Promenade', the beach boardwalk.

In addition, St. Maartin island features 37 wonderful different beaches, both in French and Dutch side. 20' boat from Anguilla Island and 40' from St. Barth with daily round trip excursions.

Keywords: Villa, beachfront, oceanfront

More Details

Owner
Luke
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Luke

A couple in their 50s which had the incredible luck to buy this small piece of paradise. We're glad to share it with our guests from all over the world.

Luke purchased this villa in 2010

Why Luke chose St Maarten / Saint Martin

We felt in love with Saint Martin during our honeymoon. We started looking for a property to purchase and we finally found this secret jewel, a villa laying on one of the best island beaches.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is inside a wonderful gated small complex called 'The Villas on Great Bay' located in a Philipsburg quiet neighbourhood but only 5 minutes walking from shopping, restaurants and beach activities.

What we love more? You can wake up in the morning sorrounded by nothing else than a perfect silence, have the breakfast in your ocean front private lanai, have a swim in the cristal waters of the bay, get sun tanned, refresh in our infinity pool and then in just 5 minutes you can be in the middle of the caribbean sparkling capital of shopping and world cuisine. Not to mention the other 36 beaches and more than 200 restaurants of the island... What are you waiting for?

Guestbook comments from the owner

For selfish reasons, we are hesitant to tell the world what we think of the Villas on Great Bay in Saint Maarten. If everyone knows how TERRIFIC it is, everyone will want to stay there! We would like it to stay just as it is.....the best kept secret in the Caribbean! We have stayed there every year for the past four years and we have already booked a seven week stay for next year! We feel so comfortable there that we really do consider it our “home away from home”! At the Villas you will find what you will NEVER find at your average resort – turquoise blue Caribbean water with an uncrowded white sand beach at your doorstep, an uncrowded swimming pool, lounge chairs galore with lots of room between them, peace and quiet, privacy, and.....best of all, a management team (Frank and Sandy) who know you by name, actually CARE about you, and consistently go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable! The Villas have everything you need and, if you are missing something, Frank and Sandy will take care of it. The little nearby grocery store (Suki’s) is a great convenience and the prices are reasonable. It is great to have Philipsburg within walking distance but far enough away that you don't even notice the hustle and bustle when cruise ships are in port. Watching the beautiful cruise ships from your waterfront patio is amazing! Driving on the island is a breeze - don't hesitate to rent a car (we highly recommend Leisure Car Rental) and see the sights, visit the many beautiful beaches, experience the dining and shopping on the French side (St. Martin), and......don't miss a feed-up of ribs at one of the seaside BBQ's in Grand Case! Yummy and cheap!
Mar 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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , with basin and vanity
    Ocean bedroom en-suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Garden bedroom en-suite bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2.5 Upstairs en-suite bathrooms were completely renovated on October 2015 with new luxury vanity and accessories. Travertine and glass tiling.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) in garden bedroom, Queen size bed (1) in ocean bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed in the Living-room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Shady private garden patio on the property side (only one villa to have it), 2 outdoor private showers, indipendent air conditioners, in-room phones, night-time security, off-street parking, nearby grocery store. Additional maid service available on request ($45)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
average rating of 4.873418 based on 80 reviews
5

Everything you need is there

  • 5 of 5

Location of the villa is great, it is one step to the beach and at the same time it's just a few minutes walk to Philipsburg downtown. Supermarkets, shops, restaurants - all are close by. Our Villa had everything we needed including full equipped kitchen. There was also a welcome basket upon our arrival and a good selection of beverages, we could make use of.

The whole property was clean and well maintained. Thanks to Wally (property manager) who gives this property a soul and provided us with many useful tips and information and made us feel very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bastrop, Texas
5

EXCELLENT CHOICE!

  • 5 of 5

We had visited St. Maarten 4x from a cruise ship and wanted a place to park for a while. After looking at hundreds of choices for days, we settled on this Villa at Great Bay. Our choice was EXCELLENT. The villa was a perfect location. 75 feet to the beach, short walk to the boardwalk and downtown, close to many restaurants. The view from this villa is UNBELIEVABLE. Each morning, we were anxious to see the view and sat on the deck each night to watch the ships leave while enjoying the view. Wally (property manager) was amazing. He is the consummate concierge and gave us great tips throughout our stay--now he is also a friend! We can't wait to go back again. You can't go wrong. Stop looking! This is the place you've been looking for. Thank you Luca an Wally!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Max, thanks for your great review! You know we work hard for the best enjoyment of our guests and Wally is one of the keys. As you already know we started a reno project of the entire kitchen and Villa #9 will be more and more nice and comfortable for all our friends and guests. We can't wait for your next vacation! Ciao
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5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have never been here, and this was the best experience we have ever had!!! The Manager Wally is the absolute best person we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He told us the best places to go and what to see and do. It was like having our very own travel guide!! I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Villas at Great Bay! Wally manages this Villa to perfection!!

Thank you Wally for everything that you did for us!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, on behalf Wally and me personally thank you so much for your words!! I'm so happy you enjoyed your vacation and I hope you will be back in our piece of paradise in the future.
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing but with lots of options for activities

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, stacey. You got the point... lazy days under our lanai facing the ocean or dozens of activities all around the island. That's why we love so much our piece of paradise. We look for your next vacation at Villa #9!
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5

great time had by all

  • 5 of 5

Villa was beautiful great beach rite in front of you. cannot say enough about wally the manager in charge, he was great helped us out with everything was waiting for us to arrive and was always available when we needed him thanks wally im sure we will return

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gerald, I forwarded your nice words to Wally, our great manager. I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa #9, thanks for your preference and we can't wait for your next caribbean trip!
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This is a beautiful property with a fantastic view! Everything you need for a great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Unit 9 is very private and has its on balcony for sunning. The newly renovated bathrooms are very nice! There is a security guard on site at night and a gardener comes regularly during the day. Wally, the site manager is very welcoming and helpful!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darrell, let me thank you for your review. Very appreciated, on behalf Wally too! Hope you will be back in the future as the great guest you are.
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Map

Sunset Beach Bar
Princess Juliana International Airport
"The world most fabolous plane spotting!"
Mr. Busby's Beach Bar
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Princess Juliana International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Philipsburg Marina
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Mullet Bay
Car: not necessary

Surroundings and excursions:

The Villas on Great Bay complex is on the west side of Great Bay Beach. Few steps away you can find shops, fine restaurant and casinos. All these in the newly renovated areas of Front and Back Street, and the new 'Promenade', the beach boardwalk. St. Maartin island features 37 wonderful different beaches, both in French and Dutch side. 20' boat from Anguilla Island and 40' from St. Barth with daily round trip excursions.

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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
 
2017 Off Peak
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2017-2018 Peak
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Off Peak
May 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2018-2019 Peak
Dec 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Our minimum stay period is 3 nights.
In some periods we can accept a 2 nights stay but the guest is requested to pay $40 cleaning fee.
The maximum that our villas will accommodate is 6 persons including children. Our rates are quoted on a maximum of 4 persons, with an additional charge of $25.00 per night, per person, for additional guests, unless authorized by management.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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