|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Villa Canoua has it all: secluded, luxurious, secure, great views, and so close to the best beaches of the island. The two bedrooms, 2 ½ bath, living area with kitchen, all a/c, very private and secluded villa sits on a slope overlooking Happy Bay, the last untouched beach of St Martin - St Maarten. The unobstructed views from the pool, the deck, the terrace and from every room of Villa Canoua are breathtaking. You'll have a panoramic view over Happy Bay Beach, the blue turquoise Caribbean sea, neighboring Anguilla and sailing boats occasionally passing by.
The Choisy family lives for generations on the island of St. Martin. Mont Choisy is a very appealing area for tourists. Development starts slowly and in line with the requirements and limitations protecting nature and environment. Although we are retired from our former occupation as teachers/school principal, we are busy with many other obligations and travel a lot. Therefore, our friends Vern and Barbara manage the reservation process for us. When our guests are here, then our daughter Cindy or we take care for you, welcome you, and make sure that you enjoy your stay at Villa Canoua.
Vernon Niebel purchased this villa in 2005
When development started on Mont Choisy 10 years ago, we had the choice for the best spot: views, beach access, accessibility, ...
Affordable villa in a gated community with access to the undisputed best beach of the island.
Once upon a time there was a villa atop Mont Choisy with a view of Fort St. Louis in the distance along the coast to the south and a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea and Anguilla right before your very eyes that offers romantic sunsets to be forever remembered.
This was our first time renting in the Caribbean (but with many All-Inclusive destinations under our belt) and Vern and Barbara steered me through the process and their replies to my plentiful inquiries came very, very fast. Mr. Choisy was a gracious host and we felt welcomed immediately as he showed us around and presented us with a generous gift basket. Mr. Choisy was only an email away if needed and any questions were answered in a very timely manner. Housekeeping is included and is provided by a trusted, long time family friend/housekeeper and she does a fantastic job keeping the property spotless and supplied with fresh linen and towels. Villa Canoua is immaculately kept inside and out. The endless list of amenities on this listing are all there, in working order and of high quality. The villa and the pictures on the listing are EXACTLY the same...definitely no surprises when you arrive.
The long, spacious veranda serves as a spectacular vantage point to gaze across the pool into a Caribbean dreamland of unforgettable turquoise seas, mountains and sunsets. Did I mention that you have total privacy around the property? If you're looking for a quiet, private Caribbean experience without crowds, secluded beach, very close to amazing restaurants, and groceries/supplies nearby, then Villa Canoua above Happy Bay will be as perfect for you as it was for us. The previous reviews are spot on and the phenomenal amount of returning guests is testimony in itself to Mr. Choisy and Villa Canoua! We will be back!
Wabie & Paul
My wife and I have visited St. Martin 9 times and enjoy it more each time. We stayed at Villa Canoua in August, 2014. It is a very nice home in a fantastic location. I enjoyed working with Vern and Barbara to make the booking process smooth. I also enjoyed meeting with Julo and his daughter at the property. They were very gracious hosts and take pride in making sure you are taken care of. I am heading back to the island next week but was unable to book Villa Canoua because it is already booked up. I will keep an eye on the calendar and book sooner next time. Thank you to everyone who has a role in Villa Canoua!
I have stayed in this villa twice while visiting St. Martin. I wouldn't even consider another villa if this one is available. The location is perfect.. 5 min walk to Happy Bay, most pristine beach on the island.
5 min drive to Grand Case, which has arguably the best restaurants in the Carribean. A 10 minute drive gets you to world famous Orient Beach. The view from the terrace and pool of the Blue Carribean and the nearby island of Anguilla is unforgettable. The villa is very well stocked with all you need to enjoy St. Martin- beach chairs, cooler, towels, umbrella, snorkeling gear, etc. The full sized ice maker is especially convenient, as is washer/dryer. A new huge Weber grill is also available. The owner Is an incredibly nice man. He lives on the island and is available to ensure your visit is perfect. Can't go wrong if you select Villa Canuoa for your St. Martin vacation.
Mr Choisy's home above Happy Bay is delightful. The space is well laid out for privacy inside the home. The living, dining and kitchen areas are spacious and bright, all looking out to the sea from a wall of windows. The kitchen is fully equipped. The long covered porch was perfect for us and our lunch guests, particularly when the skies opened up. They were staying in a lovely place in Grand Case and were envious of our home. The pool was maintained beautifully. We felt safe and enjoyed the luxury of this perfect villa.
Happy Bay is the nicest beach on St Martin and this gated community is the best way to experience Happy Bay. The property managers were very easy to deal with and very accommodating. The owner lives nearby and catered to our every need. The house is very beautiful and comfortable. It is well equipped and spotless. The outdoor grill was terrific and of the highest quality. It made staying home for dinner fun. The French bakery on the right side of the road as you enter Grand Case sold me a warm baguette and two buttery croissants for $3.55! The best deal in The Caribbean! We can't wait to return.
Third time on St. Martin and the best place to stay we had so far. The villa is very nice, well maintained, and it presents an outstanding value in its category. The gated community provides privacy and security. The owner lives on island and is very helpful, if needed. The pool is rather private, which my spouse appreciated for getting a great suntan all over.
Views and sunsets are spectacular. Happy Bay beach is awesome and we frequently had been the only guests on this secluded beach. Access to the beach is a 5 minutes walk, the way back a bit longer, but absolutely worthwhile. We are already planning our return next year.
Villa Canoua is very close to the Caribbean gourmet capital of Grand Case. The genuine village is lined with beachfront bars and restaurants providing an unique Caribbean experience. The beaches in walking distance are the only remaining truly unspoilt beaches of the island.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Welcome basket included
Owner lives on island and is available for questions and assistance
Security deposit of $500 cash requested on check in, refunded on departure, if all OK
Rates are for four people, 2 bedrooms. Discounts apply for use with two people, 1 bedroom.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.