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The Horny Toad Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for something off the beaten track. The Horney Toad Guesthouse is great. A small intimate place that has efficiency apartments on the property. Step out your door onto the beach with beautiful views of Simpson Bay. The property has 2 floors, free parking, security, an out side cooking area for barbeques (gas grills), very clean, safe.... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic location--right on the beach, which stretches about a mile to the west and almost as far to the east-- so plenty of good beach walking. Yes, a good stretch of this beach borders the airport, so you do get some plane noise, but think about it! This means there's not a row of high-rise hotels spewing people onto the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Found this guesthouse due to great reviews and it did not disappoint. Room, although dated, was perfectly clean. Owner was not there but manager was and she was very warm and welcoming. You are right on the beach here. Walked to several very good restaurants. Did not cook, but kitchen was fully equiped. Refrigerator in room was great. We walked... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed here for a long weekend in May. I was in a downstairs room - or really two rooms, a large bedroom and a large kitchen/dining/living area. The building opens out onto the beach. I only wish I had had more time to sit outside in the lounge chairs, as it's a beautiful location. The property is very secure,... More

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Austin, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed here in December 2013 for one night before a cruise and one night in early January 2014 after. I felt completely safe here as a woman traveling alone and the owner, who is from the United States, went out of her way to make my stay enjoyable as did the pleasant staff. The other guests were folks who... More

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The Valley, Anguilla
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The place was very nice, don't get me wrong, except the internet didn't work, and they really should update their computer for more savy clients. Plus we didn't realize when we booked this that our room was upstairs...aside from those two things it was a lovely stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed at the HT in early June of this year. After getting a recommendation from a friend, we changed a previous reservation from a larger resort type property to the small, intimate Horny Toad Guesthouse. We were not disappointed. The HT is located in a wonderful setting; with a front yard quiet beach to the low volume low traffic... More

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Bloomfield HIlls, Mich USA
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31 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Friends have been staying here every year, and now we see why. Right on the beach, walking distance to market, studio kitchen, and optional cocktails on the beach with other guests make this like staying in our own neighborhood. Comfortable bed, clean, and nice to have a sitting room. Hosts are super accommodating, and provide a downstairs shower & changing... More

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

There is no pool. But you can swim in the ocean. It is right on the beach. Look out your window directly at the turquoise waters. The door is 36 inches from the sand. The beach is just down the steps about 50 feet away. There are beach chairs and they loaned us an umbrella. There is no tv, But... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I just returned from our stay at the Horny Toad Guest House and are so happy we decided to stay there for our vacation. Betty and Phil make you feel welcomed as soon as you arrive. I did not feel as though I was meeting them for the first time.We stayed in unit 5. There is plenty... More

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Address: 2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horny Toad Guesthouse 3*
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The Horny Toad is a deliberately small and distinctive guesthouse known for its congenial and unpretentious atmosphere. The original building is a former governor's house tastefully renovated into spacious, fully-equipped apartments. Each of the eight apartments is delightfully different, displaying a personality of its own. All rooms have fully-equipped kitchens, king size beds, complete baths with shower, and daily maid service. Fresh flowers are arranged in the units every day. The guesthouse is on the beach and provides beach chairs, towels and floats. An outdoor barbecue pavilion with two Weber gas grills, table and hammock allow you to enjoy dining beach-side. Simpson Bay beach is a beautiful, uncrowded mile-long beach - just a few steps from each apartment - great for walking, swiming and sunbathing.The Toad has been awarded Fodor's Choice Award each year including the most recent in 2012. They called us the "island's best value" on the Dutch side of St Maarten.This is a No Smoking property. No children under seven years of age, please. We can arrange to have a rental car for your use and stock your unit with food before arrival upon request. There is free high-speed WiFi in all the units and a complimentary computer with internet access and printer in the business center/reception area. Free gated parking on the property. Grocery stores, French bakery, shops and multiple restaurants are within a 5-6 block walk. ... more   less 
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