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Oceanfront 2 Bedroom Villa in Guana Bay Sint Maarten; Hot Tub, Ocnfrt Deck

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps up to 6. Closest To The Ocean! Most Popular Villa

THE COMPLEX IN WHICH VILLA LEONE IS LOCATED REMAINS HEAVILY DAMAGED FOLLOWING THE WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION FROM HURRICANE IRMA. VILLA LEONE HAS BEEN RESTORED TO FULLY OPERATIONAL BUT DOES NOT HAVE INTERNET OR CABLE TV SERVICE.

WE ARE OFFERING VILLA LEONE AT A STEEPLY DISCOUNTED RATE FOR THOSE DISPLACED BY THE STORM, WORKERS REBUILDING THE ISLAND OR ANY OF OUR MANY RETURN CUSTOMERS WHO WANT TO RETURN TO CHECK UP ON FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THE POOL IS OPERATIONAL BUT THE GROUNDS ARE FAR FROM BEING A VACATION RESORT AS IT ONCE WAS.

THE VIEWS OF THE ATLANTIC AND ST. BARTHS ARE AS MEZMERIZING AS ALWAYS. WE ALSO HAVE A VISITING DONKEY, HORSES AND A FEW FRIENDLY DOGS AT THE COMPLEX TO ADD EVEN MORE COLOR AND AMBIANCE.

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.

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!

IF YOU ARE STAYING FOR A WEEK, HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS.......

DAY 1

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.

DAY 2

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.

DAY 3

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.

DAY 4

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 Simpson Bay 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.

DAY 5

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!

DAY 6

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!

You can then return to your favorite nightspot to finish off your week on this very fun island.

More Details

Property Manager
Frank Leone
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Frank Leone

I am a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

Frank Leone purchased this villa in 2004

Why Frank Leone chose Upper Prince's Quarter

The views from the deck of Villa Leone are something that words and photos alone can not adequately capture.

What makes this villa unique

Only a 5 minute drive from the capitol of Philisburg; where all the cruise ships dock with many restaurants and great shopping.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Frank - all is just fine, we're switching planes in Atlanta right now. We had a great stay at your villa, and a fantastic vacation. Thanks!
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Upper Prince's Quarter Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms. The master bathroom is en-suite and offers a bidet, toilet, sink and shower. The guest bath also offers bidet, sink, toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom Has Ensuite bath
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Villa Leone is ideal for two couples, offering two separate baths and a door that separates the upstairs bedroom/bath from the lower living area. The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed . The lower master bedroom has a king bed. The living room sofa is a pull out queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Oceanfront 2 Bedroom Villa in Guana Bay Sint Maarten; Hot Tub, Ocnfrt Deck
average rating of 4.878049 based on 46 reviews
5

Favorite place on island

  • 5 of 5

So we found villa Leone 7 years ago and were very reluctant. We had not been to the island, we had not used home away.... But so glad we have. We have been back every year since and every year we extend our stay longer, this year was 3 weeks!! Frank is a super and very attentive owner, he always responds to emails quickly and Villa Leone is fantastic!!! It's not fancy but it is clean, comfortable and RIGHT ON THE OCEAN!!!! We just love it. The peacefulness of Guana Bay is a true delight we like that there are no hotels around and hundred of people. This home is spacious and easy to entertain. This year we hired a chef to come in and cook for us a couple times as a treat, with franks recomondation we hired a massage therapist to come a few time and she (Patti) is PHENOMINAL!!! I highly recommend Villa Leone. Stay once and you will stay again. Best value on island.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brian, Thank you for returning again and again to Villa Leone. You always leave the Villa better than when you arrived! You are a most appreciated guest! Ciao, Frank
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5

Experience the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

The ocean was so close that it was as much an experience as a view from the second level deck. We enjoyed watching the waves come in and the sound of them crashing on the shore. On clear days we could see St. Barth on the horizon.

The villa was bright with light and cozy. We spent more time there during our three-week stay than expected. It's in a very private part of the island. We saw very few other people. The beach was disappointing because it had not been cleared of mounds of seaweed. Neighbors told us the ocean scours it clean at times. We used it for metal detecting. The water was a beautiful shade of turquoise in the right light. However, the beaches in the touristed areas were pristine and only a short drive away. The pool was well-maintained and right next to the villa.

We had a few minor problems with conditions in the villa, which we're confident Frank will fix.. More serious to us, the floor of the upstairs bedroom was so slanted that we did not feel comfortable using it. Others might find it no problem. Clearly, the hurricane caused major damage to most of the surrounding villas, with debris scattered around, but this one has been nicely repaired. Repairs to the others are moving along. We liked the pink color. It fit right in with the colorful homes on the island.

We would have appreciated the weekly cleaning.

Frank always responded promptly to our questions and concerns.

There was no cable for internet or TV during our stay, although some businesses seem to have it. We relied on our phones. Make sure you have enough data through your plan and that the cost of adding international coverage is reasonable. An alternative is to buy a cheap phone there and buy data as needed.

We doubt there are many villas on the island just feet way from the ocean, especially at such an affordable rate. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Barbara, Thank you for your time reviewing your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Leone. Of course we have a long way to go in Sint Maarten to fully recover from Irma. The tv and internet do work in some areas but many of us are still without both with no certainty of it being re established in the near future. The 2nd floor had settled years ago and poses no threat to safe occupancy. I agree to some it can be a little concerning. We are continuing to recover and thank you for your support for Villa Leone and Sint Maarten. Thank you also for kindness,, understanding and consideration. Thank you for staying at Villa Leone. We hope to see you back soon. Ciao, Frank
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Post Hurricane Damage

  • 3 of 5

The rooms themselves were pleasant and comfortable. The remaining hurricane damage should be overlooked because it will disappear as time goes bye. A dramatic amount of progress has already been made and damage will slowly continue to disappear as improvements and repairs are made. Sint Maarten is a beautiful and friendly Island. I look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA
5

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

We have travelled in 5 continents, staying in everything from tents in the African savanna to five star hotels in Paris. The location of Frank's Villa is perfect! Not overly luxurious in furnishings, but who cares when one can sit on the spacious patio with spray from the ocean waves gently caressing us. Private beaches are to the left and right of the villa. In our two weeks stay we only saw a handful of people on them. A car is needed as one is located slightly outside of Philipsburg. A short drive will take you to tourist type shopping or nature preserves as well as the French side of the island.

Visited with several people staying in less desirable villas behind us and found they paid more for less. Defiantly would recommend this place to any ocean lover.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX
5

Beautiful Views, Serene Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation while staying here! This condo is located right on the ocean. The patio displays stunning views of the huge crashing waves and of St. Barts. You can walk to 2 different isolated beaches. We were the only ones ever on these 2 beaches. The living quarters are very comfortable, clean and well equipped with everything. The location is a quick drive to shopping and other more populated beaches. The owners were very nice and helpful and the cleaning lady was waiting for us when we got there to show us around. All around a truly unique find!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mason, Thank you for the nice review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Leone. We hope to see you back soon! Happy New Year! Ciao, Frank
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5

Great villa and location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Leone was fantastic. The location of the villa is right on the water on Guana Bay

with easy access to Guana Bay beach and Gibbs Bay beach. The villa location was quiet and is

a quick ride to Philipsburg. The breeze and sound of the ocean made the atmosphere of our stay outstanding.

If you like sitting outside on a balcony enjoying a cool breeze and a great view of the ocean this is a perfect place for that.

The villa was well kept, clean, and had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen was well

stocked for cooking in (which we did a good amount of), the bedrooms very comfortable, and the living space

perfect for the four of us. Upon our arrival, we had no trouble getting into the Villa (Simon greeted us at the entrance)

and parking was easy. Frank was outstanding in his responses to any questions with great information and quick

replies. We did not make use of the hot tub but did use the pool a couple of times which was very nice especially for

a late afternoon/evening swim. All in all, it was a great experience and we would absolutely return to Villa Leone.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brian, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I agree with you that the experience of sitting or standing on the oceanfront deck and watching the powerful waves and gorgeous views of St. Barths is an experience that is mesmerizing, relaxing and almost magical. It's my favorite thing to do when I am in Sint Maarten. Of course, dining at the many fantastic restaurants is my 2nd favorite. We hope to see you back soon! Thank you for choosing Villa Leone. Ciao, Frank
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport St Maarten
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Marigot
Car: recommended

Villa Leone is located in the tranquil setting of Guana Bay; a pristine beach all by itself but yet only 5 minutes drive to the capital city Phillipsburg, where the cruise ships dock.

Golf: There is a beautiful golf course in Mullet Bay that is right next to the ocean!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All listed rates based on 2 guests. Please add $30/pp/night for additional guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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