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Villas on Great Bay

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stayed at the Villas last year (2015) and had a great unit. Based on that, we booked again - I guess I should have looked at the other unit first. Once we arrived we ran into a number of issues. Most importantly, the air conditioning in the master bedroom did not work. We contacted the onsite manager, Jim -...

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Northfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Rose Marie and Gerard have a lovely villa (villa 1). All the pictures you see, yes, they are for real and more magnifique in person. We cooked breakfast in every day on our time. It's been a hectic year right up to the day we left for PHL airport, so doing nothing for seven days to me was paradise. Bed...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Lori and Ed, welcome in the villas family! You got the point, this is a piece of paradise. Thanks to our management and owners attention to the guest we can proudly feel #1 in island accommodations. We want a real hassle free vacation, in a clean and relaxing place, directly on the beach. Our location at walking distance from...

Iowa
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Previous reviews have done a thorough job relaying details about VGB. As has time_in_the_sun1972's Jan 4th review of Villa #6, which is where we also stayed. Below is mostly random misc info, some site-seeing options, do's & don'ts, etc; so don't click on More unless you're into novels. We were late arriving, about mid-nite; luckily the security guard Brutus was...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank for this great travel diary! Your personal guide will be very useful for our future guests and we thank you for your very detailed reviews. As repeating guest you're part of the villas family, we know you will be again our guest in the future!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Having seen this from the beach about two years ago, we decided to book and fortunately found the dates we wanted had one opening in Unit 5. It may not be the most recently updated suite (we were told) but the decor is lovely, the position looking out to sea is superb and the pool is situated just to the...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Alayne, what a great review! Our location is one of our great assets and we're so happy to share with all our friends and guests. You're right to suggest guests to book as soon as possible, we have a lot of repeating guests who rent year by year and it's not unusual to find all the villas booked one...

utica,ny
Reviewed 6 February 2016

as repeat guests we again had a great time. the villas are safe and clean and located on the beach at great bay with a great view. the owners are hospitable and friendly. jim, the manager, was as helpful as usual. when we vacation in st maarten the villas are our choice.

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, few words to tell a lot of things! You know the villas, you feel at home at the villas and we are so proud you are another friend of us. We can't wait for your next vacation in our piece of paradise.

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We just returned from another amazing trip to PARADISE !! This is our 2nd time loving the Villa's and St. Maarten !! We really believe you can't beat it for a caribbean vacation. This time we stayed in Villa #2 - and LOVED it. Doug, the owner contacted us before, during & after our arrival to make sure if we...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, what a wonderful review you had the courtesy to write! You're absolutely right, Sint Maarten is a very special place and the Villas are probably the best spot for their lucky location and for that special kind of hospitality we offer. Each of us owners were guests before, we loved that place at first sight and we were...

shawano, wi
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We had 4 couples in our group and rented villas #2 and #4. Both were wonderful 2 bedroom and 2 1/2 bath. #2 has recently been renovated with a Caribbean feel and #4 was just renovated with a very modern touch. Both had everything we could possibly need. Doug, the owner of #2, called and e-mailed to ask if we...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we're so proud you enjoyed your vacation. We all owners are committed to assure the best to our friends and guest, we love people happy relaxing at the Villas. Every vacationer become easily a recurring guest as most of you feel immediately the villa as a "home away from home". On behalf owners and management, let me thank...

Reviewed 25 January 2016

My husband and I stayed in Villa 2 at The Villas on Great Bay in December '14 actually. The owner Doug Kinsinger and his wife Becky have gone above and beyond to make everything perfect for your stay. The villa and the property are clean and the pool especially is always pristine. The Villas are right on the beach and...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for sharing your review with all of us, owners and friends of the Villas. Your review is actually a great guide to better enjoy our piece of paradise, you relaxed in our infinity pool, you had an island tour with our driver, you found a perfect villa. In few words, a hassle-free vacation. Exactly...

Ottawa
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We just got back from a spending a week (Dec 26 2015 Jan 2 2016) in Villa 6 at the Villas on Great Bay. Everything you read about the Villas in other reviews is true. This is a great place to call your temporary home while in SXM.The water out front of the condos is great. The Views of the...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your great review. Once more, you are among vacationers who got the spirit of the villas... a real home away from home. A place you can meet new friends in common spaces (never overcrowded) but also to have absolute privacy inside your villa. You can get a luxury car or get a bus...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Location is what it's all about.....walk to the beach which is just out your back door, walk to restaurants and shopping and enjoy the local culture. Jim, property Manager, was amazing and gave great recommendations on what you need to see when visiting. Condo was amazing as pictured. Overlooking great bay having coffee in the morning as the cruise ships...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Hello Deb, thanks for your fantastic review! You're right, our location is quite unique within the island, we are literally on the beach, out of the crowd but very close to restaurants and shopping. We owners of the villas are very lucky and we are always happy to share this small piece of paradise with guests like you. On behalf...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Villas on Great Bay

Address: Front Street 211, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: $309 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Villas On Great Bay Hotel Philipsburg
Villas On Great Bay St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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“Bring good mosquito repellant. You will get bit while you sleep.”
tracyj912, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay in Villa #2 if possible for more privacy and shade.”
joel461, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villa #1 is the most private but only one full bathroom but there is a 1/2 bath downstairs and outside pretty secluded shower.”
lorijeannj, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Loved each of the 3 Villas we have stayed in”
suem199, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa 2, 4 and 9 have two bathrooms upstairs. Villa 9 lacks a dishwasher.”
SharonV1, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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