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Villas on Great Bay
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Our first stay at the villas (#5) were the result of the TA reviews and they were right on the mark! The villas are well appointed, convenient to the boardwalk/shopping/cruise ship docks but yet isolated enough to enjoy piece and quiet. This is the type of vacation location where you can do anything and everything you want when it comes to water sports (parasailing, jet skis, snorkeling, boat tours, etc. are right on the Great Bay beaches) or do nothing at all but lounge around. The two story, two bedroom villa was spacious and had all the comforts of home. From the well stocked kitchen to the flat screen TV's to the sleep number king sized beds, it was everything I was looking for in a relaxing vacation. The managers, Jim and Gina, were a pleasure in every respect...helpful, insightful, informative and made us and everyone else there feel like part of their large extended "family". The view is like candy for the eyes. You wake up every morning and look forward to seeing the amazing Great Bay views...better than a postcard. The people of St Maarten are extremely courteous and our regular taxi driver/new best friend, "Uncle" James, was kind, genuine and a pleasure to learn from when it came to his island knowledge. We are looking forward to making these villas our island destination year after year. It would be a mistake not to visit the Villas on Great Bay at least once just to see why this location is a #1 rated destination on St Maarten.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank BklynFamilyof4
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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Dear guest,
you're among our "new" guests who discovered the villas on Tripadvisor and we're very satisfied that you could rank us immediately as #1 destination. On behalf Jim and Gina I want to express our gratitude for your exceptional review.
We wait for your next vacation in our piece of paradise!

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Our family of five stayed in Villa 9 from March 9-16. The villa is clean and aesthetically appealing. The beds are comfortable and the unit has 1.5 baths for convenience. We found the villa to have all the amenities necessary and perfectly sized for our group. We spent most of the time on the spacious wooden deck on the main floor - from eating meals to sunbathing. The outdoor dining area is covered for those who like to get out of the sun while those who want sun, can lay on the deck (adequately sized for three lounge chairs). The unit is an end unit which gave us a feeling of privacy, which we found desirable. The private side garden and outdoor shower add a nice touch of uniqueness to this property.

The managers, Jim and Gina, were very accommodating, polite and will go out of there way to make your SXM villa vacation relaxing. The villa grounds are well kept. The fresh water pool was always clean and at no time did we every feel "cramped" or crowded anywhere on the property. Be certain to speak to the facilities night security guard - he's a kind, generous man full of useful information regarding island safety and answered any question that we had.

Would we return? Without question!

Thanks,

Steve and Linda

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank minnesotawalleye
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VGBowners, Proprietario at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Steve and Linda, thank you so much! I'm so proud you enjoyed your stay and you're now in the list of happy guests of my property.
On behalf of our managers too I would like to thank you for your kind words. We want you back!

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

The Villas on Great Bay are a treasure in Phillipsburg! From the moment we entered the complex and were greeted by Jim and Gina, we knew we made the right choice. Villa 9 was a dream come true. Comfortable and spacious for the two of us, and plenty of room for more guests. This condo is perfectly located on the beach for all times of day, with sun, shade, privacy and people watching, all available, depending on where you want to lounge. We decided that this was the best spot in all of Phillipsburg. We slept well, ate like royalty, and played happily. Jim and Gina were perfect hosts, and gave us excellent advice about where to visit and what to do. Our rental car came in handy because we wanted to explore other beaches, and restaurants on the French side. But for those hours that we chose to stay at the villa, the beach and the pool were perfect. We had a magical week, loved the island, and met many happy friendly people. We hope to return as soon as possible, and would stay at villa 9 again in a heart beat.

Room Tip: Villa 9 on the beach is perfect!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Patti L
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VGBowners, Proprietario at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Hello Patty,
let me say, what a review! I wanna thank you so much and I'm very happy you enjoyed my villa, the complex and the island. We absolutely want you back in our little paradise!
See you very soon...

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

My husband, three children and myself stayed at The Villas for four nights and had a wonderful time! Our accomodations were very nice and casual, perfect for our family to relax and unwind. It was incredible to be right on the beach and also to have access to a lovely pool area! Two of the highlights for our family were the outdoor shower and the comfy beds! The living room area was spacious for our family of five. Lastly, the proximity to Front Street and the restaurants was convent and fun.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Miplant
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VGBowners, Proprietario at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

Hello M!
Thanks for your great review. As villa #9 owner I'm so proud that an entire family could enjoy the pleasure of staying in my property and appreciate all his features. I really hope to have you again as the fabulous guest you are. My best wishes!

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

We returned to the Villas on Great Bay again this year and stayed in Villa 1 with another couple Feb 9-16. Two other couples stayed next-door. All I can say is that we loved this Villa and had a wonderful week. The Villa was very nicely furnished, clean, comfortable and well-stocked. We didn't "want" for anything. The owners and managers take pride in their facility and it shows. The recent renovations of the exterior are very nice and I especially enjoyed the new beach loungers. The pictures posted here accurately describe the Villa and if anything they don't do justice for the beauty of this Villa and the location on the island. The view is unbelievable and watching the cruise ships is fun. Managers, Jim and Gina, were very helpful. We enjoyed being able to walk to restaurants and shopping and always felt safe on the island and at the Villa. We definitely recommend this Villa to others and hope to return again someday. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable vacation!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AngieL33
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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2013

Yes, no picture can do justice of beauty of position of the Villas on Great Bay! Thanks for your nice review on behalf managers and owners. We all take pride of our little piece of paradise because we are owners but we're guests too somewhere else... we just want the best for our guests! Waiting for your next caribbean escape...

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

We just returned from a week long stay in Villa 9 of the Villas on Great Bay, and can't wait to return again. The location, directly on the beach, just down from the end of the boardwalk, provided peace and a relaxing view of the Great Bay of Phillipsburg. Villa 9 was pleasant and contained all we needed for the week.

Each morning there were the day's papers waiting for us as we had our coffee on the covered patio. Plenty of plush towels were provided and a well-stocked kitchen allowed us to purchase groceries to fix our own breakfasts, lunches, and a few evening meals.

We enjoyed the lovely pool and the delightful turquoise waters of Great Bay each day. Walking the boardwalk allowed us good exercise, and great shopping. We ate several meals at the numerous beach bars and restaurants along the boardwalk.

We needed no car to get around. We took the bus to Marigot one day and a taxi to Sonnys grocery to make our food and liquor purchases. We also enjoyed the day catamaran trip around the island with snorkeling and swimming stops. The tour company picked us up at the front gate.

Gina and Jim were great help. Owners, Louis and Claudette, generously let us tour their newly renovated villa. The entire Great Bay Villas has undergone updates that make it a standout on the beach. You could choose to visit with other guests or enjoy your privacy.

Having done several cruises, we wanted something different and our stay at the Villas on Great Bay was by far our most memorable vacation yet! Thanks so much, Jim, Gina, and owner, Luca, for making our stay perfect!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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4  Thank Roanie2
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VGBowners, Proprietario at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Hello Roanie2, you described the perfect life every villas guest can do!
As owner of villa #9 am very proud to read reviews like yours and I wanna thank you because your kind words give sense to all my efforts to make any villa stay as the best caribbean escape possible. On behalf all owners, let me say that our whole complex is a real hidden gem in St.Martin, especially after major renovations we made in the last summer season.
We can't wait to have you back as guest, ciao!

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We spent 4 miserable days at another place just up the beach from the Villas, and during a walk down the beach we discovered this little gem. Everything about it was perfect - right on the beach, the amenities it provided, it's proximity to shopping and dining. I spent every morning watching the sunrise from my terrace or upstairs balcony. The magnificent blue of the caribbean just steps from my door. The managers are helpful in every respect - from the basket of goodies that welcomed us to providing help in arranging transportation, tours, or activities. If you come Sint Maarten this is a must stay kind of place.

Room Tip: ask for the Villas on the beach - particularly 7,8 or 9 - they private and closest to the beach
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank George M
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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Hello George,

on behalf all owners let me say we're very happy for your "discovery"! We just finished a major renovations program and are very pleased that you had the possibility to enjoy our complex hospitality and managers assistance. Now you know where we are, we wait for again in the next future. Spread the word!

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Additional Information about Villas on Great Bay

Address: Front Street 211, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
Region: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Philipsburg
Price Range: £179 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villas on Great Bay are located on Great Bay Beach in a quiet residential neighborhood of Philipsburg, the Dutch capital of St. Maarten, and about 20 minutes’ drive from the island airport. Within easy walking distance you’ll find restaurants, world class duty-free shopping, casinos and nightlife, and the lively boardwalk.We are a small, gated property with a security guard on duty throughout the night, and an on-site property manager to ensure your vacation is hassle-free. Each of our villas is privately owned, but each has the same basic layout – two bedrooms upstairs (some with ensuite bathrooms) and 1½ to 2½ bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, private lanai, and each comes supplied with linens, including beach towels. Our nine beachfront villas have spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, while the remaining two overlook our tropical gardens.We know how to make your visit to our beautiful island everything you’ve hoped for and expected. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Villas On Great Bay Hotel Philipsburg
Villas On Great Bay St Martin / St Maarten/Philipsburg

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