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

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


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.


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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 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, 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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Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • 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
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)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
average rating of 4.8767123 based on 74 reviews

Villa #9 - Villas on Great Bay

  • 5 of 5

Everything was awesome, what is not to enjoy, the view from our patio and deck was beautiful. Sunsets were awesome. Unit was very comfortable, ate out on our deck most nights, the plus is having a gas grill to cook out on, also having coffee in the morning on patio watching cruise ships arrive. Thanks to Walley for all his help, he would check every day to see if we needed anything. Thanks to owner Luca for sharing your wonderful Villa, if possible to return we would definitely pick your villa, the view was AWESOME, we had fun talking to the people walking by on the beach.

Ellen & Leo from Va. Pat from Ma.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen, I usually ask our guests a feedback after their return. I'm so happy you were speeder than me and wrote this wonderful review! I'm very happy too you had a great stay at my villa and it will be a pleasure to have you again as wonderful guests you were. On behalf Wally and all the staff let me thank you again for your preference! Luca
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Great Bay Villas ...It has it all

  • 4 of 5

Great location, great restaurants, excellent beach. Villa's are nicely set up with pool. problem.

From the patio, which is nicely furnished, we loved watching the cruise ships coming in as well as the large variety of private yachts. Grocery store a 5 minute walk away and the board walk far enough away to miss the crowds but close enough to walk to in 5 minutes whenever you want. Comfortable booking process. The on sight Manager was helpful and around to assist when arriving and leaving. We had no regrets what so ever staying here and would do it again.

Roger and Helen B.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince George, B.C. Canada

It Doesn't get much better than this..

  • 5 of 5

We are a family from Canada with 2 younger kids and recently were lucky enough to finish up our vacation with a 3 night stay at this villa.

The pictures almost say it all.. this is great place in a great location.

What they don't say is how wonderful Luca ( the owner) and Wally ( the property manager ) are to deal with. Before the stay, any of my questions/ issues were quickly answered and sorted by Luca, and Wally was truly a " Super Host"... AND there is a huge inflatable playground on the water only steps away! Doesn't get much better than this!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jodi, I'm so happy you did enjoy your vacation in my villa. On behalf Wally too, let me thank you for your enthusiastic words, we are so proud when our guests feel good as this is our real goal. We always say "guest first"! Hope you will be again our guest in the future!
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01/21/17 - 01/28/17 Villa #9

  • 5 of 5

Omg, what a beautiful villa we had! We so enjoyed our ocean front view each day! The villa is fully equipped with all you may need to make your stay as comfortable as possible! The off street parking in the alleyway was perfect, right outside our villa door! You are in walking distance either down the beach or street side to downtown shopping and restaurants. Security was superb and we never felt unsafe in this area of Phillipsburg!! A small grocery and bakery shop are nearby and convenient! The 2 bedrooms are upstairs so this villa would not work for someone with handicap needs, although not a problem for us. Our site manager , Wally was super, he checked with us daily and made sure all our needs were attended to right away!! We certainly did enjoy the lovely private pool. Lovely place to stay with few, if any negatives!! You won't be disappointed staying here!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, New York, USA


  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week in a villa at Villas On Great Bay in Philipsburg. The villa was most comfortable and located right on the beach with a beautiful view of the entire bay. We enjoyed the ability to walk the boardwalk, walk to the stores and to many restaurants. The Villa's infinity pool was just steps from our patio. The property manager, Wally, was very nice and ready to assist us in any way. I highly recommend staying at Villas On Great Bay.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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De toute beauté

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes aller passer une semaine avec des amies tres belle endroit pres de tout resto boutique et surtout ne pas oublier Wally qui est d un grand service

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
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
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
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
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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