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“Beautiful Villa walking distance to Orient Bay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Green Cay Villas

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Green Cay Villas
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful Villa walking distance to Orient Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

Just returned from our first stay at Green Cay Villas. We stayed at what is now called Villa Tintamare. Two master suites exactly the same lay out and on opposite ends of the pool, so for two couples travellling together it offers great privacy and the same accommodations for both rooms. There is a third room in the front section of the house that has two beds and private bath, so good for a third couple or family. The view of the ocean from this villa was beautiful and the entire layout open and comfortable. Lots of decking, comfortable lounging and even a shaddy sitting area. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room with sliders and beautiful view. Everything was updated and in working order. A couple of small issues that the management took immediate care of.
I was pleasantly surprised as the pictures do not do the place justice, and some of the negative reviews had me worried. We also weren't sure how far the walk was to the beach but it was no more than 5 minutes, longer of course to the club o section, but well worth the option if you want villa living.

We had no security issues at all, and were careful to lock up when leaving and going to sleep.

If this is your first visit, restaurants choices are endless, but I am happy to give you my favorites.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank feinbergx5
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Temecula, California
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241 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

We rented Villa One for 9 nights from July 9th - 17th. Everything was exactly as advertised and on the online pictures. Our rate of $400 per night was very fair and included taxes. Apart from minor problem with Wi-Fi for a couple of days everything worked perfectly. Can't speak for the other villas but this one is newly renovated and shows like a model. We had a private chef in one night from Simply Delicious for my 60th birthday... awesome service and food.

Charlotte in the office was very helpful and eager to please. We enjoyed the poolside in the afternoons with wine and hors d'ouvres before setting out for fine dining. I have been a visitor to the island for 20+ years and own three timeshares at Flamingo on the Dutch side so I do know what i'm talking about when I say...you can't beat this.

We have just requested availability and rates for Aug 2012 when we hope to return.

Tar & Kelly - Indian Rocks Beach, FL

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank tarstmartin
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

While St Martin was as nice as we remembered from our last visit, Green Cay Villas was not. On our last visit (#9), the villa was perfect and the management office staff was great. Prior to our departure this time, I proactively asked about some troubling reviews I had read (see "NIGHTMARE" below) describing the condition of the villas and the security. I was assured that the security issue was an isolated case of a guest leaving items out on the deck and we were moved to an alternative villa (#5) that was said to be in much better condition. While the villa appeared to be in nice condition when we arrived, within 2 hours the power went out. We called the office repeatedly to ask what to do. We never received a response. We found a neighbor who helped show us where the power box was. We reset it, but over and over again the power went out. We continued to call the office with no response, not even up until the day we checked out. Our only option was to not use any air conditioning in the main living areas for the entire week. This required us to leave all of the windows and doors open in this area for the entire week. (Not that the main front doors of the living room locked anyway.) In one bedroom the toilet did not flush. We first asked about this on Sunday and this toilet was not repaired until Wednesday. We had to flush this with buckets of water for four days.

I'm not sure what the story is with the cleaning service, but they came Sunday and Tuesday and no other days....

The evening of the robbery we are not quite sure what happened. All outside doors were locked. The intruder never bothered with the unlocked (un-air conditioned) main living area, but somehow accessed our pool area, maybe by scaling the balcony, and somehow found their way into one of the rooms where 2 of us were sleeping, and the sliding glass door was open for some air. It sure seems strange that they did not bother with the un-locked main living area at all? Again, our attempts to contact the management office were ignored. We were told they would send security over that evening about this so we sat home waiting. They never came. So the next day we went back to the office where they told us that security was not going to come meet with us, but had just watched our street that night. OK. They then told us to go to the police station in Marigot to file a report. We drove to Marigot only to find that it was a holiday and they were closed. The office failed to tell us this was a holiday. So we searched and found an open station on the road back to Orient Bay where we filled out the reports and were told to come back later that afternoon to finish the process. When we returned, we had to spend over 2 1/2 hours completing these reports. The entire day of our vacation was lost.

I am extremely disappointed in the response to any of these issues by Green Cay Villas. Having no AC for an entire week, with no response to the numerous messages we left, is ridiculous for the rental fees that are being charged. Being robbed after inquiring about this before departure and being told not to be alarmed is really a shame.

St Martin and Orient Bay are fantastic and with so many nice places to choose from, never ever stay here.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Paducah, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

My wife and I just returned from a week long vacation at Green Cay Villa #9. This was our second time to stay at GC Villas. We had such a wonderful time last year that we couldn't wait to return but our experience was anything but wonderful. The villa was in very run-down/worn-out condition, but that wasn't the worst part of the villa. First there was no key to the safe in our bedroom so we had to put our passports in the safe in another room, not very comforting! A glass door leading out to the back side of the villa would not lock so I had to jam the handle with a stick to secure the door until it was fixed on the 5th day of our stay. On two nights during rain storms our villa bedroom leaked water and plaster from the ceiling onto the floor and steps to the bathrrom. Hair dryer did not work and toilets worked occasionally and there was no telephone service in the villa. The phone wasn't a big deal until we needed to call security.

But the most distrubing thing was that our villas was robbed on the 6th night of our trip and upon reporting this to the staff in the office the next morning I discovered that another villa had been robbed the same night. Our loss was confined to items that were left in the pool area and a bathroom. Several staff members told me that it "happens all the time" and that some guest would wake to find someone in the bedrooms! One staff member told me that she recommended to the manager that all the locks should be change but was told that would be too expensive.

Thankfully, we only had one more night in the villa and I proceeded to jam a chair under our door knob to prevent anyone from entering with a key. Glad to get out of there!!

Way too much money to spend for a villa where you do not feel safe!! We will look for another more secure villa on our next visit or visit another island.

You will see that it is very easy to gain access to the pool/deck areas of the villas as the main doorway to the villa is open above the door.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank vacationstmartin
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Portland, Maine
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164 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2011

After an absence of 9 year we had our 3rd stay at Green Cay Villas. The office staff is as always the strength of Green Cay. We stayed in Villa #12 and it was spacious and clean. The master bath has been beautifully updated; the other 2 bathrooms will hopefully be upgraded in similar fashion. The villas continue to look and be comfortable, however there are a few things that show age........a few cracked floor boards, pool facing stains, outside umbrellas tattered; not major issues but the difference between 4 and 5 stars, if you would. A special thiank you to the girls in the office....always friendly and responding to our requests.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
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Bellefonte, PA
Level Contributor
53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2010

We enjoy Green Cay, and take the place with some acceptance. Second stay at Villa #9, Ocean View.
Pluses.....Good service, Private pool, Great View and location.
Minuses .....Poor water presure, plus no water one morning,(fixed by mid day)
Misquiteos
("To much the biting insects" ,song by Ronnie McIntosh)

Best Breakfast and Lunch: Coco, (on beach sky blue umberllas)
Great Restaurant find this year: L Auberge Gourmade, in Gran Case, located in 130 year old building.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Goonboy
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Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2010

This is our 3rd trip to Green Cay. We were there a few years ago and there have been some very nice updates and improvements. The bathrooms and kitchens have been redone. There is now an outdoor shower which is a big bonus for us. They also have satellite tv which was great as we were able to enjoy the Olympics while we were in St. Martin. Mark, the new manager was friendly and helpful. He recommended an amazing sail to Anguila which we enjoyed tremendously. Every issue we had while we were settling into the villa was taken care of immediately. We love the private pool and how spacious and open the villa feels. Perfect location and easy walk to orient beach, stores and restaurants. The privacy is wonderful. You feel like you are staying in a home with the bonus of having a front desk/concierge!
We love St. Marten-The food, the sun and the surf!!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Happytravler49
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Property: Green Cay Villas
Address: Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Green Cay Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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