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Backyard overlooks this beautiful pool area.
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Backyard overlooks this beautiful pool area.
Pool deck area with plenty of loungers is thirty feet from your back door.. A great view of beautiful white sandy beach and aqua marine ocean!
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Backyard overlooks this beautiful pool area.
Pool deck area with plenty of loungers is thirty feet from your back door..
A great view of beautiful white sandy beach and aqua marine ocean!
View from pool to open breezeway
Shaded breezeway sitting area off of pool
Rear lanai and deck which is 30 feet from the beach and ocean.
View of back pool and patio area.
View of backyard and ocean
View from your ocean lanai on the first floor.
Full sized gas grill on your private lanai
Ocean lanai with large sliding glass patio doors for indoor/outdoor living.
Living room includes comfortable seating for seven and a 4K HD 50' TV.
4K HD 50' TV with Cable and blue ray DVD.
Living room with queen sized sleeper sofa.
Queen sized sleeper sofa includes memory foam mattress and linens.
View from living room to dining area and kitchen.
Dining area with bar credenza and storage closet with lending library of books and games.
Full sized kitchen with stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster & blender.
Downstairs half bath with sink, cabinet and toilet.
Stairway to two upstairs bedrooms and baths.
Hallway view to ocean bedroom with full dresser/mirror and full sized closet.
Ocean bedroom has its own deck with view of beach, ocean and gorgeous palm trees.
King sized bed in ocean bedroom with private deck overlooking beach and ocean.
King sized bed in ocean bedroom.
View from your private deck off of the ocean bedroom.
2 upstairs bathrooms with showers, sinks, cabinets, toilets, hairdryers, and bath and beach towels.
Each bathroom is well stocked with bathing and beach towels.
Hallway view to garden bedroom.
Garden bedroom with king sized bed, dressers, and full bathroom.
Garden bedroom view of tropical garden area with blackout drapes.
Garden bedroom with storage closet, iron/board, and wall mounted HD Smart TV.
Front entryway.
Full shower in entry lanai to remove the sand form the beach.
Sitting area in front entryway lanai.
Front lanai and entry to Villa #2.
Floor plan layout
Tropical landscape area.
Flowers are everywhere in the tropical gardens.
Map of beaches on St. Maarten
Aerial view of Philipsburg, the Villa is directlyleft of the V in Villas
Jetty docking area 3 blocks from the villa
Beautiful beachfront in front of the villas
Walter Plantz Jetty 3 blocks down includes fountains, palm trees, bars, and restaurants.
Reserved parking and our front street view of the property.
Private parking and our front street view of the property.
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten

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Paulbouf
Randolph, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wicked awesome”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in December 2013
3
people found this review helpful

This was our second year in a row,soon to be our third what a great place to relax and not have to do a thing and still have fun,85 degree weather a 5 minute walk to town have lunch
walk back to the villa via beach sit back and enjoy the wonderful view,sun,cruise ships coming in and going out sit back and enjoy,the villa managers Jim & Gina are fantastic
they'll spoil you,super great people now and always will be our friends,trust me try it you'll like it.................again and again and again Paul & Linda Bouf of Maine

Date of stay: December 2013
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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Mary J
Vestal, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“All of our expectations were met and exceeded!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This is the perfect place to stay if you want clean and comfortable beach vacation! Amazing views and charming villas! Bars/restaurants/shopping very close by! We so enjoyed our stay we already booked to come back next year! Thank you Jim & Gina for your hospitality!

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Saying goodbye!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Copenhagen
Reviewed 5 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Date of stay: October 2013
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Aviatplt
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A piece of paradise that exceeds all expectations”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our first impression of the property exceeded all of our expectations. The grounds are kept beautifully- it looks like the picture perfect paradise that we imagined for an island get away. The pool area is amazing- it was never loud or crowded. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The villa was incredible. Two bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs- beautifully renovated and decorated. The upstairs balcony overlooked the pool and pristine beach- a breathtaking view for coffee in the morning. We had more utensils and amenities than we could even use in one trip. Besides the physical beauty of the beach and property, Jim and Gina were awesome. They were very hospitable and eager to make our stay as perfect as possible. Gina had some excellent suggestions for food, entertainment, and breathtaking sites and made us feel right at home. This is a trip we will never forget, and will definitely return! Thank you for such a memorable weekend!

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Being right on one of the best beaches on the island, and within walking distance to food and shopping
Liked least: The beds were quite firm
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Sep 2013
Lance, thank you for your gracious remarks. We have worked hard to make our property one of the most appealing, enjoyable, and affordable in St. Maarten. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We agree Jim and Gina are terrific.
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Kim J
Champlin, Minnesota, United States
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best Vacation Ever”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
5
people found this review helpful

We just arrived home from our stay at The Villas on Great Bay. I really don't want to write a review because I would prefer to keep this gem to myself. However, that just wouldn't be fair to the traveling public. We spent 9 nights in Villa #2. I made an inquiry probably around March. From my first contact with Doug, the owner of Villa #2, I felt like I could trust him. I was right on that. We have never rented someone else's place before so I was a little nervous about the situation. Every time I contacted Doug with a question, he answered it very promptly. He also had the managers, Jim and Gina, contact me if he didn't have the quick answer which they did promptly. The location of the villa was excellent. It is about 30 paces to the pool and about 100 to the ocean. The ocean water is a delightfully warm temperature. It is a quick 4 minute walk to the beginning of the boardwalk (where the pavement starts) which we ran up and down every morning before it got too hot. You can walk from the villa all the way to where the cruise ships board and the view looking across the bay at the cruise ships is just gorgeous. Along the boardwalk there are many shops and many restaurants; take your pick. The villas are close to everything. The villa had the perfect layout for my family of six plus one to stay. When you walk into the villa, you are in the kitchen. There's a table to eat at and the living room. The kitchen was not missing anything that we needed while we were there and it is so convenient to be able to cook 2 meals a day in your own little home away from home. In the living room is a queen size sofa sleeper. Then there is a door in the living room that leads to an outside porch which has furniture and a grill. This was my favorite place for a morning post exercise nap. If you walk in the villa and turn left it takes you upstairs to two bedrooms with king size beds and each with a bathroom. There's also a stool/sink downstairs. This just could not be any more convenient. If you need anything (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, etc) just ask Jim or Gina. Regarding Jim and Gina, I feel like they are friends that I just hadn't met yet. They were there to meet us when we got there. Again, any time that I had a question, they answered it so promptly and they just could not be more welcoming. Finally, the property is secure and feels so safe. It is gated and at night there is a watchman. This find was a "MAJOR WIN" for us. We are heading back in a few months and could not be more excited. We've been to Hawaii many times and I think my husband summed it up best when he said, "This is my favorite vacation ever." Many, many thanks to Doug, Jim, and Gina for making this rental so easy and so nice. It truly will be your "home away from home".

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Dealing with Doug and the property managers
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2013
Kim, thank you for your kind comments. We have had some great reviews by but yours is the best ever because it not only shares your feelings but it also provides a very helpful orientation to our property.

It is fu. For us to get to make friends with couples like you. This is what sharing a vacation home is all about. Sharing our little piece of paradise with people who appreciate it.
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the Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Date of stay: July 2013
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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danylm
Laval, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“FANTASTIC”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed at Villa no. 2 for 16 nights. Doug the owner goes out of his way to make sure you have all info you need from first contact to last. The managers, Gina and Jim, also go out of their way to make sure you feel at home and have everything you need.
Villa itself is simply beautiful, clean, more than well equipped, and furniture and all amenities are first class.
Location is one of the best with pool just outside your front balcony as well as the beach when some days it is so quiet you feel you own your own beach. Water is very clean.
Setting around the villa is clean and beautiful and calm. Walk to downtown Philipsburg or just take the local buses to go everywhere is very easy and people very friendly.
This is a little jewel in St. Marteen and I want, once again, to thank Doug and his wife as well as Gina and Jim for a wonderful vacation. We will surely return to friendly St. Marteen and definitely to Villa no. 2.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Aug 2013
What a great review of our property! It always warms my heart to know that others have enjoyed our place as much as we do. You will make Becky, my wife, very happy as she works very hard to make sure the place is kept up and appointed the way we believe our guests would want.

I am so glad you had a good time. Thanks again for taking the time to write the review.
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