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Villas on Great Bay

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We celebrated my wife's 50th birthday at the Villas on Great Bay. There were 4 couples in our party that stayed in #5 (2BR) and #12 (3BR). It was a perfect setup for us! The #5 patio is pool side and was just great for Cake by the Ocean! I spent considerable time looking at properties before finally going for...

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Staunton, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 9 days at the Villas on Great Bay and it was awesome. This is a private enclave of 12 villas in a gated and secure location right on the beach. The location is outstanding, we walked daily to the restaurants on the Philipsburg boardwalk and never needed a car. We did use a taxi for a couple of...

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utica,ny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the villa and surrounding facility were great. the new property manager, wally, did a great job. the owners of the villa, Claudette and louis, were friendly and made you feel welcome. we hope to be coming for many more years.

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Northfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were very pleased with our return to the Villas in Phillipsburg and will be back. We needed the r&r and got just that. Late sleep-ins, noon brunch that we cooked everyday. Late nights eating out and some cocktails. Phillipsburg is a lovely place and the Villas, just fantastic. I love the people in St Maarten and...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Large group of friends stayed in villa#6 and #12. Both villas were very well equipped, clean and totally comfortable! Very relaxing environment. Pool area and beach were very clean. The only difference bt. the villas were #6 is 2 br., was oceanfront and had more direct sun whereby #12 had 3br., was not oceanfront however was surrounded by beautiful trees/plants...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Seriously needs update , cheesy ridiculously cheap decor and patio furniture, place screams I want your money for rent and I don't really care about the comfort of your stay. All the other units are MUCH nicer. Green flowers hanging for a bathroom door.really?

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Although spending quality time with each other ( 3 friends from Guelph, Ontario and 1 friend from Vancouver B.C. ) was the highlight of our vacation, our stay at the Villas on Great Bay was Spectacular! Our Villa was clean, beautifully furnished, and each bedroom was equipped with its own private ensuite bathroom - very convenient! From John ( The...

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was our 3rd year vacationing at The Villas...I think it gets better every year.. We travelled with our daughter, son in law and 2 granddaughters ages 5 & 10... This time in Villa #4... LOVED it... The owners, Claudette & Louis are very attentive - and their Villa is gorgeous.. Newly renovated, modern yet kept the Caribbean flare.. Everything...

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Villa #5 was not well supplied ( no soap, or paper products except toilet paper). A number of lights did not work. The oven did not work and toaster oven was broken. The bed in the larger of the two bedrooms was uncomfortable. Front Street in Philipsburg is run-down and I would not feel comfortable walking there at night. The...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It's difficult to find a spot that ticks all the boxes. Warm weather, beautiful clean accommodations, pool and fabulous view, walking distance to great bars and restaurants. The Villas have that covered. What will really blow your mind though, are the great people that you meet and will always remember with a smile there. Starting with Wally the Property Manager....

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Villas on Great Bay are located on Great Bay Beach in a quiet residential neighborhood of Philipsburg, the Dutch capital of St. Maarten, and about 20 minutes’ drive from the island airport. Within easy walking distance you’ll find restaurants, world class duty-free shopping, casinos and nightlife, and the lively boardwalk.We are a small, gated property with a security guard on duty throughout the night, and an on-site property manager to ensure your vacation is hassle-free. Each of our villas is privately owned, but each has the same basic layout – two bedrooms upstairs (some with ensuite bathrooms) and 1½ to 2½ bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, private lanai, and each comes supplied with linens, including beach towels. Our nine beachfront villas have spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, while the remaining two overlook our tropical gardens.We know how to make your visit to our beautiful island everything you’ve hoped for and expected. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villas on Great Bay

Address: Front Street 211, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: €233 - €279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Villas On Great Bay Hotel Philipsburg
Villas On Great Bay St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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“Stay in Villa #2 if possible for more privacy and shade.”
 of 5 bubbles joel461, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villa #1 is the most private but only one full bathroom but there is a 1/2 bath downstairs and outside pretty secluded shower.”
 of 5 bubbles lorijeannj, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Loved each of the 3 Villas we have stayed in”
 of 5 bubbles suem199, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa 2, 4 and 9 have two bathrooms upstairs. Villa 9 lacks a dishwasher.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonV1, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved villa 1. No foot traffic, private.”
 of 5 bubbles lorijeannj, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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