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Secluded Villa above Happy Bay - very low Rates

Saint Martin
  • Villa1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay5 - 7 nights

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.

Property Manager

Vernon Niebel

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
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 Saint Martin

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Ensuite to br 1, 2 bassins
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Ensuite to br 2
      • Toilet

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Fantastic view to Happy Bay and Friar's Bay
          • Ocean View
            Spectacular views towards Happy Bay and Anguilla
          • Village
            One mile from the 'Culinary capital of the Cribbean', Grand Case with its many restaurants of all price levels.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                        all rooms
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        free wifi broadband access
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        inside fenced building area
                      • Telephone
                        local calls
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            wide variety available
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            all untensils for cooking available
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                            including separate ice maker
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                inside at bar and outside on terrace
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    100 + channels, many US channels
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat
                                        many boat operators available
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        10 miles distance
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Garden with big variety of flowers
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        3 miles distance
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        some available at villa


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                infinity pool


                                                  • churches
                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • whale watching

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • 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

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    8 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Outstanding Villa Canoua in Saint Martin

                                                                    Renzo S.

                                                                    We spent a week at Villa Canoua and can highly recommend this Place. Close Bay the nice beaches, the place offers all comfort you wish for a relaxing stay.

                                                                    Grand Case is only a few Minuten away as welk as a bog Super U store.

                                                                    The Villa was kept very clean and in a very private and safe neigbourhood (gated Community). We Hit great help by Werner to feel comfortable right away!

                                                                    Great place!!!


                                                                    George H.Buffalo, NY

                                                                    My wife and I have visited SXM many times and the experience we had at Villa Canoua blew us away. The home and the setting are exquisite - we loved the view, the private pool, the grill and the level of service. Upon our (early) arrival, we met with the owner and the property manager who took the time to show us everything in the home that we would need. While not needed, both were available for us during the stay and checked in to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. The pool service and housekeeper visited us during the week, but did what they needed to do and were on their way.

                                                                    The truth is that we barely left the property. We relished in the tranquility of the setting and enjoyed an immensely relaxing stay. We can't wait to return for another, longer visit. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone. The security of the gated location (both the community and the home) was a nice feature.

                                                                    Many thanks to Julo and Verne. Can't wait to see you again.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dear George and Erin,

                                                                    Thank you very much for your kind review. We will be very glad to see you returning to Villa Canoua.

                                                                    Vern and Julot

                                                                    Brilliant Location! Exceeded ALL Expectations

                                                                    Paul S.Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

                                                                    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

                                                                    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

                                                                    Great visit to St Martin

                                                                    Randy K.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    This is the place!

                                                                    Jeff B.Bishop,CA

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Idyllic vacation

                                                                    Janet H.Seattle

                                                                    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.


                                                                    Saint Martin

                                                                    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.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Welcome basket included Owner and manager live on island and are available for questions and assistance Security deposit of $500 charged by VRBO, refunded on departure by check, if all OK Rates are for four people, 2 bedrooms. Discounts apply for use with two people, 1 bedroom.

                                                                    8 Reviews
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