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

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Philipsburg Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

Ruth and Rodger, our on-site property managers are 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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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Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
average rating of 4.873016 based on 64 reviews

Honeymoon Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at the villa for our honeymoon and it was awesome. We were greeted by the manager who showed us around, offered advice about spots to visit and eat and gave us his cell phone # to call if we had any problems while we were out exploring the island. The pictures on the website are spot on. The villa was clean and spacious, very private and stocked with everything we needed. The views are awesome. We spent every morning and evening on the deck off the bedroom enjoying the sound of the waves and beautiful skies. The swimming was awesome. Perfect location for a beach stroll to the stores or restaurants but far enough away so its quiet. I would recommend renting a car, which we got at the airport. It was fun to go off and get lost on the island. Its not that big and you can always find your way back. Luca was very quick to respond to all e-mails, and also gave a lot of info on places to see. I would highly recommend this villa and we will definitely go back. Thank you Luca for the great experience! We went home with a lot of memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at this Villa. It is in a perfect location off on the far end of Great Bay. It gives you the shopping & restaurants within walking distance but the quietness away from the action if you like. Rodger & Ruth were helpful in providing directions on the island and replacing the BBQ propane when it went empty. The kitchen is very small with not a lot of counter space to store much if you like to do your own cooking but the location makes up for it. We had the pool to ourselves the entire stay being off-season. I would recommend this villa to others and hope to stay here again on my next visit. Thanks Luca for opening up your great villa to us!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, USA

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the villa. The location was ideal and a close walk to the boardwalk and shops. The photos were accurate, ideal for our adult family of 5 and we would definitely stay here again.

Luca was very responsive, helpful in organizing our arrival and answering our questions. The proprietary managers Rodger and Ruth were wonderful. They answered our many questions about the area, were very helpful and made us feel comfortable and welcome. Also, the security guard was friendly and always there in the evenings as we returned from our outings.

I would recommend this villa and look forward to our next visit to the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA

Beach and Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

I just returned from a week in July. The villa and location are fantastic. Luca the owner feels like a friend. You are steps from what I think, is one the best beaches on all of the island with plenty of activity including watercraft rentals. You have wonderful restaurants all within walking distance along with grocery stores and bakery also close by. If shopping is your pleasure you have all of Philipsburg’s Front Street a quick walk from your entrance as well. Location management is very accommodating and booking is easy and pain free. When we return to Sint Maarten we’ll come back to the Villas.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Millan, we wait for your next visit in our piece of Paradise. Thanks for visiting and reviewing us!
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  • 5 of 5

Second time at this villa....except a few minor things which I won't even mention here, everything perfect...if you look for privacy , this is the place on the island

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Calin, thanks again for your kind words! Hope to have you again in my property soon.
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Paradise Found !

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at this lovely Villa we knew we had picked a really stunning location.

This was our first visit to St Maarten having spent the last 30 years discovering the delights of the Caribbean, it is a beautiful Island and well worth the journey from the UK.

Everything about the villa was perfect,spotlessly clean,really comfortable beds and lovely soft fluffy towels !

We loved waking up to the views across the turquoise sea and soft white sands watching the Boardwalk come to life if a Cruise ship had docked.Sunbeds wave runners and all sorts of colourful traders would appear from nowhere just far away enough not to disturb this little piece of paradise ,but provide great entertainment

St Maarten offers such choice of beautiful beaches & places to visit not to mention shopping and Segway tours down the beach!

There is a wide selection of places to eat catering for all budgets and tastes,the larger supermarkets offer a great selection of food at reasonable prices for self catering.

We really loved everything about our stay here and would come back in a heartbeat.

Thank you Luca for giving us the opportunity of sharing your fabulous holiday home and providing a very professional service.

Thanks also to Jim who was a pleasure to meet and good luck to Dan in his new job!

To anyone reading this in the UK PLEASE MAKE THE EFFORT TO COME HERE the flight might be a little longer but so worth the effort !!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan, WOW!!! I read your review and I saw a happy guest. I'm so proud you enjoyed your vacation at villa #9. We work hard to make any stay the perfect one. You're also among our first guests from the UK and so it means a lot for me and our staff. We deeply thank you for your stay and your fantastic review. We can't wait to have you again as guest in our piece of paradise!
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Off Peak
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
2016-2017 Peak
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
2017 Off Peak
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $24 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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Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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)

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