We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“LOVE LOVE BEACHSIDE VILLAS” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beachside Villas

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Simpson Bay
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Beachside Villas
Certificate of Excellence
Canmore, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“LOVE LOVE BEACHSIDE VILLAS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2011

We spent 2 weeks at Beachside villas and had possibly the best vacation of our lives. We have travelled extensively in the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. This was our favorite vacation. The villa was perfect for two couples. It was clean, well cared for and the owners and staff couldnt have been nicer. Yes, you are absolutely at the airport but flights stop when it gets dark and start around 8 in the morning. We enjoyed watching the huge jumbo jets land and take off as we floated in the pool.
Cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Cambridge61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    58
    10
    1
    2
    3
See reviews for
16
24
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Smyrna, Delaware
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

-You must know that these villas are literally right next to the airport runway. Our view from the bedroom window was the planes on the runway. St Maarten's airport is the second busiest in the Caribbean (behind Puerto Rico's) and there are planes coming in and out from 7am-11pm very frequently. This means you can sleep between 11p-7am. No more than 8 hrs of sleep, which isn't my definition of relaxation.
-There are also birds that start screaming at 6am. So, between the plane engines absolutely roaring outside your window and shaking the house when they take off, it's difficult to sleep and relax.
-I would absolutely never stay here again. In fact, we almost switched after the first day, but it was all prepaid. We were so desparate for sleep, we were almost willing to pay anything to escape the runway noise. My wife and I were concerned about all of the jet fuel fumes that we could smell coming through the windows that didn't fully close in our bedroom
-The windows and screen doors didn't fully close, which meant we were constantly swatting mosquitoes.
-No air conditioning except for the bedrooms. Additionally, only 2/3 of the rooms had working a/c.
-The only redeeming quality of this place is the view of the ocean. You walk down the stairs from your deck and it is 5 feet away.
-They claimed to have wifi. Ours never worked, but we were able to access the owners' villa's wifi (villa #6). Very strange that the owners' worked but ours did not.
-The power went out one night. This meant trying to fall asleep with extreme heat and humidity, in complete darkness with jet fumes wafting in from the windows that you had to open

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank ddogg3583
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Capitol Heights, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2010

We stayed at Beachside Villa. I found it in the travel section of the paper and called. It was 8 of us and we had 2 sidebyside 2 bed room villas. We met Yolanda. Her staff was wonderful---very helpful as was some of the other guess that we met. The villas were well kept and the water was so calming and the planes (what planes) did not bother us at all. Lets not forget the cab drivers, especially Glenn. Everyone was so nice and helpful. until next time.
villa 1 villa 2
Cinda Lenora
Theresa Tonya
Angela Alfreda
Sandra Faye

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank pomp-pomp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

I happened upon the Beachside Villas while on-line and requested a brochure. The brochure was invaluable in providing information on the villas plus local restaurants, excursions, car rental procedures etc. Arrival at the villas was quick - it is right beside the airport which did not bother us (it was a bit noisy on the "streetside" of the units - not a big deal). The villas were large, spotless and the view from the porch of Simpson Bay was breathtaking. The staff members were great and informative concerning their island. Food in restaurants was similarly priced to Canada and good quality. We rented a car which is a necessity. It easy to navigate the island. Do Not hesitate to vacation here - I hope to be a repeat guest now that I have found what I think is the best spot on the island for sand, sun and beautiful ocean blue water. Excellent vacation location

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Hornette123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brick, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2010

After reading all the reviews we decided to roll the dice and book these villas mainly because of A) the price and B) location on the beach. There are some things you must know before you book these villas.
The price was very reasonable for 2 families traveling together, sharing a 2 BR villa. You are living on the caribbean, the water is your back yard. This was amazing. The view was incredible and having small children, it was wonderful to just walk onto the beach and then be able to wash them off with the outdoor shower. I read past reviews that the water could be rough, and it was definitely rougher than any other place in the caribbean I have been. I expected my kids to be able to walk into the sea and be able to play. Not happening. And we live on the jersey shore, my kids are used to waves, and this was rough for them. No biggie though, my kids do enjoy waves, it was just not what I was expecting from the Caribbean.
One HUGE issue for us was the lack of air conditioning in the villas. Only the bedrooms are air conditioned. We were sooooo hot it was awful. Our kids were not able to watch TV in the living room because sweat was literally pouring off of them. This was really hard for us. Perhaps if you don't have kids and you are just hanging out on the back deck (which was gorgous by the way) maybe this wouldn't be an issue. I spoke to other guests on the beach and mentioned this and they all said that they were repeat guests and it did not bother them. So maybe it was just us? I don't know, but if you are an air conditioning person, this may be hard for you.
One other issue is the airport. It is literally in the front of the resort. We personally enjoyed the view, especially if you travel up the road to the Sunset Grill, an amazing beach bar RIGHT where the planes land. It was voted #3 best beach bar in the world. Pretty amazing! But it is loud, and other reviewers have noted that after a few days you don't hear it anymore-NOT TRUE! You hear it, but we didn't mind it. But I could see where someone would.
Marvlyn is excellent, she was a big help. Housekeeping was hit or miss, some days were cleaner than others. It wasn't really a big deal. St Maarten is an amazing island with so much to do, I would highly recommend it. For us, the biggest issue was the lack of ac. It would probably be the reason why we would not return to the Beachside Villas. Which is a shame, because for the price, you are getting a great deal. But we would highly recommend the villas, just with a little forewarning!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank katelyng
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

We had a wonderful stay in the Beachside villas. For us it was a perfect place to stay. In the off season the rates are reasonable and it gives you a spacy 2 bedroom villa with a lot of privacy directly on the beach.

It is adjacent to the airport/runway and during 11AM and 3PM the main jets land and depart. This gives a lot of noise, but for a very short period. During the night (11PM and 7AM) we never heard any planes. The rest of the day the smaller planes depart and arrives but traffice was low in June. We knew that the runway was very close and didn't mind at all (we loved it, as much of the other guests also did, it is a great view !). But you have to keep this in mind, it might give other persons a bad stay.

The beach is directly in front of the villa and the sand is white and the water is blue. We also loved the small pool, to cool down at the end of the day.

The villas are very clean, and both the rooms, garden, swimming pool and beach are well maintained. The staff is very helpfull and friendly.

We loved our stay here and try to come back sometime to the beachside villas.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Ronald2003
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NY
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2009

We discovered BV on our last trip and both agreed had we stayed here on our first trip we would never have stayed anyplace else. Off season the daily rates are very reasonable considering you have a full size apartment right on the beach. Hosts are wonderful, units are private and well kept. Love everything about the villa's. We have been visiting SXM for 7 years having been on 14 trips with an upcoming 15 and staying again at Beachside Villa's. We do enjoy splitting our time on the other side but when we stay on the Dutch side we have found our "home away from home!"

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank newguest
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Simpson Bay
0.5 mi away
Mary's Boon Beach Resort and Spa
3.2 mi away
Alegria
Alegria
#5 of 7 in Simpson Bay
4.0 of 5 bubbles 180 reviews
0.8 mi away
The Azure Hotel
The Azure Hotel
#1 of 7 in Simpson Bay
4.5 of 5 bubbles 395 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
Simpson Bay Resort & Marina
0.7 mi away
Sonesta Ocean Point Resort
0.6 mi away
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Beachside Villas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Beachside Villas

Property: Beachside Villas
Address: 40 White Sands Rd, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number:
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Beachside Villas Hotel Simpson Bay
Beachside Villas St. Maarten-St. Martin/Simpson Bay

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing