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The Horny Toad Guesthouse

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2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If u are traveler whose make up is to "get out". This place is for you. (Resort folks not for u). Right on beach which is nice with little rocks. When I went to beach 7-9am there were maybe 3 ppl on beach. There is beach bar at airport end drinks $2-6. 3min drive to main drag. Sherry the caretaker... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were planning our vacation at St Maarten and selected The Horny Toad Guesthouse due to high ratings. Although nearby properties were offered at a 50% discount due to low season, we still decided to pay full price for the hotel. It took us probably a week to read all the reviews, browse all photos, evaluate location, discuss, etc. Finally,... More 

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for 7 nights for our honeymoon and could not happier. The view from our room was beautiful and being steps from the beach was amazing! The bed was very comfortable and having the kitchen was very nice as we cooked every day that we were there. The main area where the restaurants... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had what we thought were reasonable expectations for this property based on the website and others' opinions here, but were unfortunately disappointed this time around. We were expecting a fairly basic hotel (simple amenities with a great location) but experienced hit-or-miss service and a dated, awkward, hot room. The price appeared relatively good for the location, but in reality... More 

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BK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I absolutely LOVED this guesthouse and the simplicity of the environment. I counted less than 20 steps from the room to the beach and was in Heaven. Cherry Hall is very attentive and the BEST host ever! Can't wait to return! I apologize to Cherry as I promised to write a review when I left St. Maarten last July.

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Morris Plains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was our second time staying at The Horny Toad. Life could not be any better staying there. You get up in the morning with a cup of coffee in your hand and open up the dorr and you step into the sand on it's beautiful beach. Betty, the owner, makes you feel so welcome. The nightly cocktail hours on... More 

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DeBary FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We stayed for 5 nights. We were met at the gate by the owner, Betty. She gave us a little tour and information on the local stores and dinning options. The bed was very comfortable. The apartment was cleaned every day. The place was easy to find (we rented a car). Parking always available. Small store a block a way.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great service by maid Sherry, owners have been there 35+ years and can share a unique history of the island with you. Close to Simpson Bay shops & restaurants. Wrap around balconies, multiroom suites, stunning beach walk & views.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We decided to return to St Maarten and self cater following a disappointing all inclusive experience the time before The Horny Toad is a short ride from the airport usually around 10 minutes Betty welcomed us on arrival and gave us the run down on our room and facilities and showed us around the small clean and well kept complex... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We were on a corporate award trip, staying at the Great Bay Sonesta. Not particularly impressed with that resort. Due to the major storm on the East Coast last week, our flight was delayed (and delayed again) - Great Bay had no rooms open so we were scrambling to find lodging. We had the lucky coincidence to meet Betty &... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Horny Toad Guesthouse

Address: 2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range: $131 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horny Toad Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Horny Toad Guest House Hotel Simpson Bay
The Horny Toad Guesthouse St. Maarten-St. Martin/Simpson Bay
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