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Ocean Pines, Maryland
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We rented 3 separate villas for a large group. We also rented 3 cars from Leisure Car Rental. On our 2nd night in St. Maarten 1 of the 3 rental cars was stolen! It was stolen right in front of the Villa's of Great Bay! When I told the property manager (Jim) he informed me the island has had a...

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VGBowners, Direttore at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

The Owners at the Villas on Great Bay always appreciate feedback from all our guests and want to ensure everyone who vacations has a very pleasant and enjoyable stay in paradise on the beach at our complex. Together with our Management and Staff all Owners share a ‘bon mot’: "Guest first". The majority of Owners have been guests at the...

Puyallup, Washington
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Aug.01-8th, 2015. We normally stay in all inclusives or condos in Puerta Vallarta. We wanted something different. I spent months looking for the perfect place to stay. We wanted a condo on the beach & a pool. Once I saw this condo, I booked it. Our flight was delayed and after more than...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Diane, you're another satisfied guest and we are so happy for this! Thank you for your nice review, on behalf owners and management. Our best wishes and of course we wait your next vacation at the villas!

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Excellent location, excellent staff. Had the beach to ourselves, very quiet Jim is very helpful and knowledge of the island. I would suggest this for any body with children, pool was never full, in fact we were probably the only ones who used it for the week we were there. We will definitely be back. Right next to two markets...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Hello Robin, on behalf management and owners, thanks for your review. You're right, the only negative is not to stay long enough at the Villas on Great Bay! Another satisfied guest who is now part of our family. See you soon!

utica,ny
Reviewed 2 August 2015

we had a great family vacation staying at villa 5 and 11. as always jim was a great host making sure we had a comfortable, fun and safe stay. we consider the villas a second home in paradise. ed and brenda winslow.

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear Brenda and Ed, you choose the perfect words to describe our villas... a second home in paradise! On behalf owners and on-site staff I wanna thank you for your kind review and remember, your second home is waiting for you!

Fishersville
Reviewed 20 July 2015

My family spent a week at The Villas on Great Bay and could not have been happier. From the very first email contact I made asking about renting a villa, I had a great feeling. I felt good about the information I was given and communication I had with the owner and the property manager. And it only got better......

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Dear guest, villa #9 owner asked me to thank you so much for your review. We are so proud to share the beauty and the amusement of the villas with wonderful guest like you. You are now part of the Villas on Great Bay family and we can't wait for your next trip in our piece of paradise!

Reviewed 20 July 2015

We had the time of our lives! We stayed in the newly remodeled villa 4, and it was awesome. Very modern, with new appliances and cookware. The only drawback is the tile that was chosen for the back patio - it was extrememly slippery when wet. Other than that, it was a beautiful villa with everything we needed. It was...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Hello dear guest, on behalf Jim and all the owners let me thank you very much for your review. You got one of our key point, we are right on the beach, far enough from the crowd but five minutes walking from shopping and restaurant. We are very lucky for our position and we are so happy to share it...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 14 July 2015

While we love the location of the villas (and thus the high star ratings), Villa #5 is substandard, at best. It hasn't been updated since the 1970's! The owner comes off as cheap--supplying only a two cup coffee pot for a villa that sleeps 5 (the Mr. Coffee had to be the lowest quality on the market--probably a freebie from...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

In my eyes you couldn't pick a better place to stay. You are near many restaurants with in walking distance and many more that are a short drive. The villas are very clean and well looked after by Jim the property manager. Not only is Jim great a taking care of the place, but even better at taking care of...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Jamie-Lyn, on behalf Jim let me thank you very much for your great review. Hope we can have you again as guest in our caribbean escape!

Gainesville, Georgia
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Let me tell you the reviews don't do this place justice! The Villas and Jim were even better in person! When we arrived Jim met us at the gate, showed us to the villa and helped us get settled in. We were impressed from the get go. Jim was full of helpful information. One of the best things he recommended...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

Debbie, thank you very much for your kind words. Jim, our manager, is a great asset and together with our unique position on the beach, quiet but close to all activities, contribute to make the villas the best place on the island. We wait for your next memorable vacation in paradise!

New Bern, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We recently spent 10 wonderful days in paradise at the villas in St Maarten. It was the most relaxing and best vacation we have been on. Town was within walking distance, so we went every day. Mornings were spent on our patio eating breakfast watching the cruise ships come into port. Our friends were on a cruise and stopped there...

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VGBowners, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villas on Great Bay, responded to this review

WOW! What a nice review! The most relaxing vacation is exactly what we want for our guests and we work hard for this achievement. Of course, Jim and the owners are waiting for your next vacation at the villa!

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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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  • 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: €230 - €276 (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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