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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

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 cable LCD TV, and stereo CD player. A comfortable queen sofa bed adds 2 sleeping places.Two steps go to the dining area with a big round table and four chairs. Finally a brand new kitchen fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, a big fridge, microwave, coffee machine and blender. Recently we fully stocked with dinner ware, cooking supplies and bar accessories. We also add an italian coffee maker, the traditional "Moka" to have a taste of the real home espresso. For guest convenience there is also a 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. Each room is equipped with cable Tv, ceiling fans and separately air-conditioner.

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.

Walter, our on-site property managers is 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

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Philipsburg

Villa #9 is the perfect place to relax. If you want privacy we are the side unit, no other guests passing by. If you want to share drinks and fun, we are 30 seconds walk from the common area with pool and long chairs. In a wider perspective the villa is on quite residential area of the town but in five minutes walk you are downtown with duty free world class shopping, restaurants and casinos. Just one mile from Marina with daily high speed service to St. Barth.

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?

What makes this villa unique

Clean and 2018 renovated villa. A great property manager ready to help and suggest. A real hassle-free vacation.

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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Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
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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Gorgeous Beachfront Villa#9 at 'Villas on Great Bay'
average rating of 4.865854 based on 83 reviews

Love the location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Enjoy Wally of been a great person and host. Thanks for everything

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Edwin, Thank you so much for your review, we really hope you will return in the future!
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Fantastic location and very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Great location for walking around Phillipsburg, with beautiful views of the beach and water, but away from the noise and crowd at night for peace and quiet. Property manager is wonderful and very helpful for anything and everything. Lovely pool and small complex so it felt very private and very secure. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erica, thank you so much for your nice words, on behalf Wally too. We can't wait for your next visit in our small piece of paradise!
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for more. Not only was the villa completely stocked with everything that we needed, and more, but the personal service was amazing. The property manager, Wally, was there to meet us at the gate when we arrived and helped us with our luggage. He gave a detailed explanation of all the amenities of the property and was always available to answer questions about the island. The villa itself was more than I imagined. There was a welcome basket with snacks and wine and even extra beverages, if you know what I mean :) The view from the villa is absolutely amazing, breathtaking. The beach is literally 20 steps from the back deck and all the cruise attractions are within walking distance.

As for the island itself, I couldn't have been more pleased. We were there for 7 days and could have stayed 7 more. There is something to do for everyone. We hiked on Pinel Island and fed iguanas, we had our first parasailing experience, watched a reggae group perform on the beach while sipping wine. You name it and you can probably find it there.

There is no need to look any further, this is exactly what you need. We are so happy that we found this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brandi, what a wonderful review! On behalf the crew and Wally let me thank you for your nice words. We all do our best to make the villas the perfect place and we are so proud when our guests feel this is "the right place". Let me inform you that we started the complete renovation of the kitchen area, new appliances, new fridge and a dishwasher. The villa #9 will improve for your next vacation... We can't wait for it!
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Everything you need is there

  • 5 of 5

Location of the villa is great, it is one step to the beach and at the same time it's just a few minutes walk to Philipsburg downtown. Supermarkets, shops, restaurants - all are close by. Our Villa had everything we needed including full equipped kitchen. There was also a welcome basket upon our arrival and a good selection of beverages, we could make use of.

The whole property was clean and well maintained. Thanks to Wally (property manager) who gives this property a soul and provided us with many useful tips and information and made us feel very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alfred, thanks for sharing your great review! You described perfectly the feeling of stay "at home" even away from home in our piece of paradise. Caribbean and villa #9 can't wait for your next vacation!
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  • 5 of 5

We had visited St. Maarten 4x from a cruise ship and wanted a place to park for a while. After looking at hundreds of choices for days, we settled on this Villa at Great Bay. Our choice was EXCELLENT. The villa was a perfect location. 75 feet to the beach, short walk to the boardwalk and downtown, close to many restaurants. The view from this villa is UNBELIEVABLE. Each morning, we were anxious to see the view and sat on the deck each night to watch the ships leave while enjoying the view. Wally (property manager) was amazing. He is the consummate concierge and gave us great tips throughout our stay--now he is also a friend! We can't wait to go back again. You can't go wrong. Stop looking! This is the place you've been looking for. Thank you Luca an Wally!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Max, thanks for your great review! You know we work hard for the best enjoyment of our guests and Wally is one of the keys. As you already know we started a reno project of the entire kitchen and Villa #9 will be more and more nice and comfortable for all our friends and guests. We can't wait for your next vacation! Ciao
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  • 5 of 5

We have never been here, and this was the best experience we have ever had!!! The Manager Wally is the absolute best person we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He told us the best places to go and what to see and do. It was like having our very own travel guide!! I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Villas at Great Bay! Wally manages this Villa to perfection!!

Thank you Wally for everything that you did for us!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, on behalf Wally and me personally thank you so much for your words!! I'm so happy you enjoyed your vacation and I hope you will be back in our piece of paradise in the future.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.