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Secluded Villa above Happy Bay - very low Rates

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Collectivity of Saint Martin Villa Rental Photos and Description

Affordable Rates for best location on St. Martin

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Vernon Niebel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Vernon Niebel

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

Why Vernon Niebel chose World

When development started on Mont Choisy 10 years ago, we had the choice for the best spot: views, beach access, accessibility, ...

What makes this villa unique

Affordable villa in a gated community with access to the undisputed best beach of the island.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Secluded Villa above Happy Bay - very low Rates
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Brilliant Location! Exceeded ALL Expectations

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. You are always welcome to return. We very much appreciated being your host, Julot and Vern
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Great visit to St Martin

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boonton, NJ


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comment. It has been a pleasure to accommodate you at Villa Canoua.
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Glendale, Arizona, United States of America

Great villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad, you like Villa Canoua. Hope seeing you next year again. Book early, we have plenty of returning guests. Thank you for your review!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Princess Juliana Airport - SXM
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Friar's Bay Beach Cafe
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Marigot for Anguilla
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
35 restaurants in Grand Case
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Happy Bay
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Collectivity of Saint Martin Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Aug 6 2016 - Dec 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
Xmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 10 2017 - May 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 24 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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Collectivity of Saint Martin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to br 1, 2 bassins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to br 2
    Toilet - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , convertible to 1 king size bed
  • bedrooms have own ensuite bathroom each
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Perfect place for spending time on the most popular island of the Caribbean, but still at a little frequented place in total privacy, also well suited for au natural pool fun

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