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Villas on Great Bay

211 Front Street, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Villas on Great Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth,PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cant say enough good things about The Villas On Great Bay! After researching where to stay we decided on The Villas because of all the great reviews on TripAdvisor and they were right! We traveled as a family. Myself, My husband and our 2 sons. We were right on the beach - literally about 15 feet from the ocean!... More

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

Dear Scott, on behalf Jim and all owners let me say... Wow, what a great review! At the villas we all want happy guests and we are so happy you and your family had such a great vacation. All the details mentioned and the suggestions you provided will be so helpful for our guests and friends. We can't wait for... More

Sidney, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our family enjoyed a fabulous stay in Villa #1 for our second time visiting the Villas on Great Bay. Cannot say enough about how incredible the accommodations and location are – it’s an absolute gem. Right on the beach and is just a short scenic stroll downtown for some incredible shopping or a meal out. Our kids just loved the... More

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

What a wonderful review... thank you so much! You used a nice word, gem... we like it very much and we all, owners and managers, are so proud to contribute daily to preserve and upgrade our piece of paradise. Thanks and come back again! More

Castle Rock, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We took our kids on a vacation (probably our last one as a nuclear family before they venture into their own lives) and wanted to make it spectacular. Our friend recommended Villa #2 which we were able to book it. The night we arrived, Wilford (the night security guard) was quick to greet us and show us the property. When... More

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

Hello! Thanks for you great review!! On behalf Doug, Jim and all owners we're so proud you enjoyed your stay in our beloved piece of paradise... your kids expressions are the same we all felt on our arrive at the villas. We really hope to have you again as nice guests! 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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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 
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