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211 Front Street, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Villas on Great Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The villas are an amazing place to stay. The rooms were gorgeous, the whole place is fully stocked with any accessories and amenities you could ask for. There is a local market right across the street perfect for groceries. There is also plenty of food, shopping and entertainment within walking distance. The beach is fantastic. We will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time again at the Villas on Great Bay (stayed July 6th-13th). Second time visitor. Stayed in Villa #4 this year and Villa #5 last year. Came back because of the great location, easy walk to downtown Philipsburg shops, markets, and restaurants. Just far enough down the beach to keep the beach in front of the villas nearly... More

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

Hello Paul, as a recurring guest let me thank you twice for your nice words. We want the best for our guests and we are very happy you enjoyed both your vacations at the villa. Remember we have eleven units, I'm quite sure you will find one available for your next trip in paradise! On behalf managers and owners let... More

Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 5 stay at Villa #9 July 13th - 19th and everything was perfect. The villas are located a short walk from the heart of Philipsburg...close enough to walk to everything but far enough away that the beach isn't crowded even when there are cruise ships in port. The villa was very clean with comfortable beds... More

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

Hello Jennifer, thank you so much for time spent to write your kind review. We are sorry for the little annoyance due to construction nearby. I know it was for a limited time and they are supposed to finish work very soon. I'm sure your next visit will be very soon, our caribbean escape wait for you again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From our first email interactions it was clear that this would be a friendly and "fun"villa destination. Even so, it exceeded our expectations. We loved the privacy, but yet plenty of restaurants, bars, markets,and shopping was a brief walk in any direction.The villa is well equipped, and the outside grill was clean and ready to use. Comfortable beds,closet space,and dining... More

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

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! You even wrote a small guide that I'm sure other guests will appreciate a lot. On behalf Jim, Gina and all the villas owners let me say... we can't wait for your next trip to Sint Maarten! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wonderful place and friendly staff! Rooms were right on the beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Would highly recommend! Not a cookie cutter hotel, very charming fun place to stay! I would also recommend eating at honky tonk! It was our favorite meal!

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

Hello Miranda, I see it was your first time in SXM. Good, it's absolutely needed you come back again... and the villas wait for you! On behalf owners and management let me thank you for your review. You got the spirit of the villas, not a hotel but a real home away from home. See you soon! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We've rented condo units in Rome, Venice, Milan, US Virgin Islands, Paris, and many other places around the globe, but this stay in villa #1 has to be the most convenient, comfortable, and relaxing that we've had yet. Paul and Danita have provided everything that you'll need or desire for one of the best vacation experiences that you'll find anywhere.... More

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

Hi Kareem, we know what you mean when you write that "you won't leave!". It's the same all owners and guests feel when they have to go back home after a vacation at the villas... That's why all our guests are mostly recurring guests and suddenly become other friends of us that share the beauty and the pleasure of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I just got back from the amazingly beautiful island of st.maarten!! We stayed 7 nights in villa 2. Lets just say from the minute we booked to the minute we left it was an incredibly easy and hospitable experience. Doug, the owner, was there through every step of my booking to planning. He made it very easy to know everything... More

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

Hello Iris, on behalf owner and management let me thank you for the great review! You're a five stars guest and we can't wait for your next vacation in our piece of paradise... Caribbean wait for you again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I'm finally writing my review! We came for our honeymoon in March 2014. The views are amazing and Jim was an awesome host! We stayed in villa 9 which was wonderful and the owner Luca was so helpful before hand with lots of information. The entire property was super clean and beautiful. You must eat at Harmony!!!!!! It's right down... More

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

Hello!!! You wrote review #90 and... it is a great one! We all owners and managers, are so happy you enjoyed your honeymoon at the villas. Your suggestions will help other guests to have great dinners even if not at late night LOL. Please, accept our best wishes for your new life as a married couple and of course we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We just returned from a 10 day stay in villa #3 at Great Bay. There were 5 adults staying in the villa and we all agree everything was great! The location was perfect, the villa was perfect, the other people in the compound (owners, long term residents, security, and other visitors) were all great to get to know. Above all... More

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

Hello! What a great review... you used a lot of time the word "perfect" and you cannot imagine how much proud proud we are that we got a new satisfied guest and friend. On behalf Jim, Mike, and all the people that daily help to make the villas our little paradise, let me thank you for your stay and your... More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We recently returned from staying in The Villas on Great Bay, Villa #2, June 7-20. What a wonderful time we had. I can't say enough GOOD things about it. Doug, the owner, called me before we left to see if I had any questions. He sent us a 27 page book on things to see and do while there. He... More

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

Hello Oceangirl, and thanks for your absolute wonderful review!! It was so detailed that we could use it as a villas guide for next guests! On behalf the owner, the managers and all the villas family let me thank you again for your kind words and of course... we wait for your sixth trip on the island! More

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Address: 211 Front Street, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Villas On Great Bay Hotel Philipsburg
Villas On Great Bay St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg

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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 
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