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Villa Leone Sint Maarten is located on Guana Bay in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. The area surrounding the villa is nestled between the foot of a large hill and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We are 3-1/2 hours from New York and 3 hours from Miami. Both Continental and American Airlines service the island. We are on the Dutch side of the island, 25 minutes from Juliana Airport and 15 minutes from Downtown Philipsburg. Philipsburg has shopping, fine restaurants, medium and expensively priced. This is where the cruise ships dock. We are on the tradewind, or windward side, which offers great winds 12 months a year. We are 25 minutes from Marigot, the capitol of the French side, and 20 minutes from Grand Case where many of the finest restaurants are located.
Celine Party Cruise: Try an evening cruise of the lagoon on the Celine; a beautiful catamaran where you can have an open bar and make stops at 3 restaurants to sample their food and drink....a great deal and a lot of fun!
Golden Eagle Round The Island Cruise: This usually leaves only on Friday but is a must do! It's only around $100 but well worth the price. You will spend the whole day on a 65' catamaran and have open bar, visit Tintamarre Island, snorkel at two locations and stop for a sit down lunch in Grand Case, the culinary capital of the Caribbean on the French Side. You should not miss this adventure!
Villa Leone can be rented together with 'The Waves; HomeAway listing #3918755, the 2 bedroom one bath ground floor level directly under Villa Leone. This configuration will provide 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and can sleep up to 10 guests using the sleeper sofa in Villa Leone.
Although Villa Leone and The Waves can be rented together, they are distinctly separate units with no shared stairways, entrances or doorways; insuring privacy between the two units when separately occupied.
IF YOU ARE STAYING FOR A WEEK, HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS.......
Have breakfast at Chesterfield's in Philipsburg; a 10 minute drive. This restaurant is set directly on Bobby's Marina with fantastic water views. After breakfast, do a loop of the island to get a feel for what you may be interested in seeing during your stay. I recommend stops at Friar's Bay Beach as well as Marigot during your island loop. An afternoon stop at The Sunset Beach Bar near the airport is also nice. You can watch the large jumbo jets land just feet in front of you! You will be tired after your long day circling the island, so, go back to The Waves for cocktails on your oceanfront patio.
After breakfast on the oceanfront patio, take a walk next door to explore Gibbs Bay Beach and then cross back by The Waves and walk down to Guana Bay Beach. There is a trail head at the end of Guana Bay Beach that will take you along the oceanfront into Philipsburg. If you are hikers, this would be a great way to spend the morning. At night, a drive to Simpson Bay for dinner at Lee's and after for karaoke at Toppers could be fun.
If you like to snorkel, on day 1 or 2, make a reservation on one of the catamarans that go out of Bobby's Marina. Breakfast at Chesterfield's again. It's right near where the boats leave from Bobby's Marina.They have all day sails that have open bar, lunch and snorkeling at two or three spots. A great day! At night, if you have any energy left, dinner and drinks at the Greenhouse; also near Bobby's Marina, is a good choice.
After breakfast on the patio, drive into Phiipsburg, park at the lot across from Windward Islands Bank and spend the morning walking along Front Street shopping and along the waterfront Boardwalk. The shopping for jewelry and electronics is very fun and can result in a great deal for the educated consumer. You can buy two beers and a Cuban cigar for $3 from the street vendors. You can rent Segways and ride along the Boardwak. One stop that I recommend is the Guavaberry store. Their shakes are delicious and thirst quenching. For lunch, try Kangaroo Court. Many local business owners eat here for lunch. Sit in the back by the huge old tree. Very nice setting!
At night, try Bamboo Bernies in Maho if you like sushi. Be sure to make a reservation though. They are always packed! After dinner, nearby is Soprano's piano bar; always a fun time.
One day on the French Side can be a nice experience. In the morning, you can drive to Marigot, park and walk around the town. There is a nice hilltop fort to visit. Be prepared to pay for everything in Euros on this side of the island. You can even hop on the ferry and go to Anguilla; a 20 minute ferry ride. There are nice beaches there and you can chalk off another island. At night, continue on to Grand Case. This is a small town on the French Side that is home to a few excuisite French restaurants. Dinner can be pricey but the experience can be unforgettable!
A visit to Orient Beach on the French Side is a possibility for today. You can turn right at where the road from Guana Bay intersects the main road and continue north to Orient Beach. The beach is divided into nude and bathing suits required. The decision is yours!
For your last dinner in Sint Maarten, I recommend combining your new knowledge of the island with a search in Tripadvisor and trying a new place in Philpsburg, Simpson Bay or Maho. You can then return to your favorite nightspot to finish off your week on this very fun island.
12/12-12/19 Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2015 4 night min stay
Holiday Season Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2016 7 night min stay
1/11-4/1 Jan 11 - Apr 1, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
All rates are based on 2 guests. Please add $30/night/person for additional guests.
THE WAVES; the 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit on the ground level beneath Villa Leone is an additional $150/night.
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About the owner: We rent our villa to a very select group of people who appreciate that Villa Leone is our 2nd home and respect that. We treat all of our guests like family and do everything to insure that their time at Villa Leone will be all that they hope it will be and more.
Why the Owner Chose Guana Bay: When you stand on the deck of Villa Leone and look out to St. Barths, you will know why.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Privacy, solitude, convenience to all the action and shopping, two deserted beaches to call your own, pool and hot tub at your fingertips, stunning oceanfront setting, comfortable beds, full kitchen, dining area inside and outside.