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“Solitude on the runway”
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Beachside Villas
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“Solitude on the runway”
Reviewed February 3, 2004

When I landed in St. Maarten and saw the Beachside Villas sign literally on the other side of the fence to the runway my heart sank. I had booked the trip for myself and another couple and I felt horrible.
That all changed after one day at the villa. WE LOVED IT!!!. The Larger planes do not land or take off before 7AM or after 8PM so most of the time we did not even notice the planes. If you are in the master bedroom of the villas you do not hear anything. The second bedroom guests said that they could barely hear the planes over the air conditioning. The villas are clean and decorated like a beach house should be, comfortable furniture and bright colors. Do not be frightened by the planes. We had such a great time we are returning again this winter.

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Reviewed February 19, 2003

Beachside Villas could easily be renamed Runway Villas. The complex borders the fence next to the runway. There's even a observation deck so you can watch the planes take off and land. No need for an alarm clock since the airport opens at 7:00AM and the jets start rolling in. The villas themselves are not bad. Only two bathrooms for a three bedroom place did cause some problems. The beach is right outside the back patio. The problem is that it's usually to rough to swim there in the winter. The noise from the waves crashing on the shore gets old after a while. Not the best place to stay if you want peace and quiet. You'll need to wear a kidney belt when driving to and from the villas. The dirt road is rough and full of hugh potholes. Add a little rain and it's a real mess. I usually stay on the french side but this trip was booked by some friends from the states who were misled (lied to) by the booking agent. A better choice would be Orient Beach or Grand Case.

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Reviewed March 1, 2002

Beachside Villas is a beautiful but very overpriced Caribbean resort. If quiet isn't important to you, you might enjoy it. Otherwise, be forewarned the villas sit adjacent to the airport runway with planes taking off and landing from 7am until 11pm. Great beach, but it's not worth what they charge for it. Beware.

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Additional Information about Beachside Villas

Property: Beachside Villas
Address: 40 White Sands Rd, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Beachside Villas Hotel Simpson Bay
Beachside Villas St. Maarten-St. Martin/Simpson Bay

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