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Villas on Great Bay

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211 Front Street, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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utica,ny
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sarnia, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

shawano, wi
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Ottawa
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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... More 

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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... More 

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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... More 

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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... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was our first trip to St. Martin. My husband and I just returned from spending "only" 4 days at the Villas on Great Bay. We have rented many villas in the past in many different areas, but I have to say this was one of our Best experiences. Credit goes to the manager Jim that is so people friendly,... More 

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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! We are so proud you find the villas better than expected, it happens quite often thanks to our great manager and staff. We wait for your next escape in our paradise! More 

Maryland, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The villas are charming, clean, comfortable and are well appointed. I have stayed here twice before and had no concerns; especially about safety. With this being said I was in one of the three villas rented when one of our rental cars was stolen located right in front, within clear view of security cameras and security guard. Whether you rent... More 

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VGBowners, The Board of Villas on Great Bay at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

To Kittie, Bethany and all the guests; The Board of Directors, on behalf of all Owners at the Villas on Great Bay would like to reply to this additional review regarding the car theft. YOU WROTE: << The villas are charming, clean, comfortable and are well appointed. I have stayed here twice before and had no concerns; especially about safety... More 

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