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Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR, 2 full baths, 1/2 bath, Oceanfront Rental. St. Maarten, sleeps 6

This two bedroom, two and a half bath villa is situated right on Great Bay Beach in a small complex of twelve individual villas with a lovely beach front swimming pool and breath-taking ocean views. This gated complex with on-site management is the perfect place to relax around the pool or to just lounge on your private lanai or elevated deck overlooking our beautiful beach. It is remodeled inside and out with new furniture and king beds.

The location is ideal because it is on the opposite side of Great Bay from the bustling Philipsburg Cruise Port, so you can enjoy the wonderful views of the cruise ships' comings and goings without the crowds! There are as many as six cruise ships in port at one time and watching them is a favorite past-time of just about everyone who stays at our complex.

There are endless activities available in Saint Maarten/Saint Martin and the surrounding islands if you are interested in something other than vegging out on our gorgeous beach or beach side pool and patio

Recently remodeled: Tastefully decorated with all new beds and bedding (600 thread count silky sheets!), sleeper sofa and living room furniture. All 3 bathrooms were entirely remodeled with the 2 private upstairs bedroom baths each receiving new round showers and rain showerheads with handheld shower wands. A new viewing deck is available through patio doors from the ocean side bedroom which overlooks the beach, ocean, and cruise ship dock. The entire kitchen was remodeled including a new stove, full sized microwave, dishwasher, plenty of cabinet space, and granite tile. We repainted the entire interor and fully stocked with dinner ware, cooking supplies, spices, blender, and bar accessories. There are even little drink umbrellas waiting just for you!

Short walk to everything: There is a local convenience store a half block away for the last minute necessities. Your favorite restaurants, shops, piers, and people watching is just a short 5-10 minute walk down the beach or boardwalk. This is one of the best locations on the island as you can have peace and quiet when you want it or walk just a few minutes to all the shopping, restaurants, and beach activiity your heart would ever desire.

More Details

Owner
Doug
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Doug

This is a picture of my wife, myself and our two sons. We live in Topeka, KS and love going to warm beach weather. We love all the activities, shopping, and wonderful food on the island. We have been going to St. Maarten for almost 20 years and finally decided that this was the perfect location to keep coming back to. It is the perfect location as the access to the beach and town cannot be beaten. Also, you are a short walk or drive away from grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping.

Doug purchased this villa in 2010

Why Doug chose St Maarten

We discovered St. Maarten 20 years ago and this villa almost 8 years ago. We know you will enjoy this beautiful location with great views of the ocean and a short convenient walk to shopping, beach activities, restaurants, and ice cream shops! We're proud of our vacation property and know that you will want to keep coming back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My Wife, my son and myself had a wonderful time at your villa. It was clean, comfortable and full of supplies. The location was great and we felt very safe.



Everything we needed was in the kitchen. The TV and wireless were nice. The bathrooms were beautiful. Frank and Sandy, your onsite managers, were also very helpful and kind.



I can't think of any improvements we would suggest.



We would definitely recommend your villa to our friends and family. Once we travel a bit more and explore the world I'm sure we'll realize that your villa will be one of the best and come again.
Jan 2011
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Amenities

Philipsburg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Half Bath - toilet , downstairs
    Shower - outdoor shower , Glass tile enclosed shower in front lanai
  • All bathrooms completley remodeled with full comfy towels, hairdryers, rain showerheads with additional handheld shower wands.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Queen sized sofa sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized
  • 2 individual bedrooms with king sized beds and a new sofa sleeper in the living room with a queen sized mattress. Each sleeping area has its own individual television and bathroom. The ocean bedroom has it own deck with pation doors with sitting area and tables for coffee. Full sized closets in each bedroom. Security safe in ocean bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WIFI available in villa.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful beachfront at The Villas On Great Bay
average rating of 4.98 based on 51 reviews
5

Great Condo. Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home! The condo was great and so was Wally. They supplied plenty of towels for the beach and home. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. Quiet location, except for the roosters?) The grounds were beautiful and very clean and secure. There was always a spot out front to park the car. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful villa furnished with everything you need (Villa #2). The view from the villa of the beautiful Caribbean waters and beach are unbeatable. The location is perfect for walking to restaurants and shopping. Doug, the owner, provided lots of good information before our trip and was very prompt and helpful when we made our reservations . Wally, the property manager, was always available for questions or assistance. My husband enjoyed scuba diving five days with the Scuba Fun Center. We also enjoyed driving around the island and visiting other beaches for snorkeling, as well as, visiting Grand Case for great French dining.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review and for selecting our villa. Philipsburg continues to grow and add new amenities for tourists. The new Scuba Shop and the new Skyride to one of the most picturesque places in the Caribbean are just a short distance from our villa.
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Great views, great location!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Our location is hard to beat!
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Portsmouth, England
5

Wonderful property right on the beach at Great Bay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time of visiting the Villas on great bay and it has got even better. The villa has everything you need for a truly wonderful stay. It is very clean and comfortable , especially the bedrooms . Doug has gone out of his way to ensure that our stay would be special. He has had excellent communications with us to ensure we would have everything we need.

The position is great in that it is at the quiet end of the bay and yet it only takes twenty minutes to walk to the other end . Plenty of bars, restaurants to choose from. Don't forget to walk down Back street , more local.

It is certainly worth the walk to go to Chesterfields for lunch or dinner, a wonderful setting. If you want a Catamaran trip I suggest you contact Eagle tours, the girls there are very helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write about your stay. I believe you have captured many of the unique benefits of our location. We love going down Back Street to shop as you find a whole different mix of stores and products there than you do on Front Street. Thank you for choosing our villa and we hope to see you back a third time.
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Staunton, VA
5

Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 days at the Villas on Great Bay and it was awesome. This is a private enclave of 12 villas in a gated and secure location right on the beach. The view is amazing. We enjoyed watching the cruise ships arrive and depart each day. The location is outstanding, we walked daily to the restaurants on the Philipsburg boardwalk and never needed a car, although we did use a taxi for a couple of times to get back from Chesterfield's restaurant, which is a bit of a hike (1 mile).

Doug K. (not to be confused with the Canadian Doug who owns some of the other villas) is the owner and could not be nicer or more accommodating. His response time is lightning fast and he is sincerely committed to his guests having the best experience possible. The accommodations at the villa were excellent. You can tell that Doug and Becky have taken extra care and attention to detail in updating of the unit. The villa is tastefully furnished, very clean, and well stocked with essentials (and extras) to make your stay comfortable and worry-free. The unit has two full ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom upstairs, plus a 1/2 bath on the ground floor, and a bonus outdoor (private) shower. We spent most of our time on the veranda which has very comfortable furniture and a gorgeous view of Great Bay. We used the gas grill several times for seafood and steaks. I also made use of one of the kayaks for early morning jaunts in the bay.

The property manager (Wally) is outstanding. He is very friendly and attentive to the needs of the customers. He arranged for our transportation from the airport and our return. He met us upon arrival and escorted us to our villa and gave us a quick orientation. He also met us at 6:00am on the morning of our departure to assist us. Our taxi driver, James (Taxi 23), took to the Grand Marche on our way from the airport to the villa and waited for us while we picked up some groceries.

The only negatives that we experienced during our stay were crowing roosters, an occasional barking dog, and loud children from the common pool a couple of days of our stay. These minor annoyances certainly did not spoil our visit. Our only regret was our stay was too short and the villa is already booked next year during the same time. We had to book two years in advance to get this for our Feb. 2017 visit and it looks like we will have to book now to get it again for Feb. 2019. Believe me...it's well worth the wait!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for your compliments about our villa and Wally, our manager. We are very fortunate to have great guests who are fun to work with which we sincerely enjoy helping. It is fun for us to help our guests have the vacation they are seeking. Thank you so much for choosing our property. We are so glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. We would be honored to have you back. Best regards, Doug Kinsinger
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5

Villa #2

  • 5 of 5

Wwe had a wonderful time at your Villa. It was so cozy and immediately felt like home. Very nicely decorated. This was our 10 visit to the Friendly Island and our second to the Villas.

Wally is a fantastic addition. He made us feel very comfortable and you could tell that he has a very genuine concern for the happiness of his guests as well as the maintenance of the Villas. He is very accommodating in every way.

I would definitely recommend your Villa to any of our friends and we both said that we would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write. We appreciate your comments about our villa and our onsite manager. It is fun for us to host our guests. We look forward to having you back in the future. Sincerely, Doug
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Princess Julianna Airport - SXM
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Honky Tonk Bar
Nearest Ferry
Philipsburg
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Great Bay

On-site manager can assist in arranging discount tours and car rentals, Complete water-sports including deep sea fishing, snorkeling diving, excursions to neighboring islands of Anguilla, St. Barts and Saba, gourmet dining, duty-free shopping and casino gambling are minutes away

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Rates & Availability

Philipsburg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
Low Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are for four persons, additional persons up to six would be $25 per night per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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