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The Horny Toad Guesthouse
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed here in May 2013 for 10 days, this was our 5th time there and had an awesome and very relaxing time.
The unit was very spacious with a full kitchen and separate bedroom. We love the idea that we are right on the beach. Several restaurants nearby that you can even walk to if you want the exercise.
Can't wait to go back next year.
Ross & Helen

Room Tip: corner unit on lower level - large and you can step right onto the beach
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mimaw-Cuyler
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a week in June. This place is quaint, homey, and always clean. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. Our room was a lower level corner room - spacious. Our understanding is all rooms are different however. It is located on Simpson Bay right on the beach - extremely quiet and low-key. Found several great restaurants in the area as well as grocery stores. We hesitated writing a review - would like to be sure it is open for a return trip.

Room Tip: Rent a car
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

At first glance the place was beautiful. Very nice location on the beach. What ruined it for myself and my guests was the horrible manager. The manager complained about everything we did although none of it was unreasonable. She complained that there was sand in our room! We were not allowed to smoke anywhere on the property. When we would leave to go smoke or go somewhere there she is asking us about what we are doing, where we are going, etc. Extremely picky about everything and nosy, she made us feel like she was doing us a favor because we paid to stay there. If they are wondering why no one is staying here then this is why. I wouldn't recommend staying here unless you like someone complaining about everything you do and treating a 30+ year old professional couple like two year olds. Also, the beds are terrible and there are huge roaches!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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2  Thank Bigben210
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Just spent a week here before sailing around St. Martin for another week. This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay. Pros: right on the beach, clean, well maintained, inexpensive, convenient to the airport, friendly, very accommodating -- they will do just about anything to help make your stay comfortable, secure. Cons: no fancy amenities like a restaurant, but there are plenty close by and you have a full kitchen; no pool, but you are steps from the beach; airport is very close, so you hear planes taking off during the day; toilets in the two rooms I stayed were tiny -- pretty much closet-sized. Showers were creatively built -- one outside the bedroom (surrounded by decorative blocks and curtains and the other pretty much inside the bedroom with curtains around it. But if you don't mind these quirks, this is the place to stay. We loved it and would go back in a minute.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rweissjr
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have stayed at the Toad every year for the last 4 and love it. The owner and the staff are the best and they make sure your stay is perfect. The view is great and it is right on the beach. My husband and I feel that we were pampered by the wonderful staff. You will not be disappointed when you pick the Toad for a vacation. Last year we stayed for a month !!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sheila Ross N
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed here for three nights and loved our experience. We enjoyed the beautiful view of the water from our room and started every morning with a swim in the ocean. The rooms was impeccably clean and the service was top notch for this gem.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Daniela L
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Stayed at the Toad and it was fabulous. Nothing fancy, but very clean and homey. The property manager Betty is wonderful and will make your stay a pure delight. She had our fridge stocked when we got there, renting a car was a breeze. The beach was beautiful and the water great. I will be going back to the Toad on my next trip down to the island.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room which has a nice porch wrapped around.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank stmaarten
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Additional Information about The Horny Toad Guesthouse

Address: 2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
Location: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Price Range: $118 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horny Toad Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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