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The Horny Toad Guest House

Vlaun's Dr 2, Simpson Bay St Martin / St Maarten
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Simpson Bay
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.
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Free parking
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Thai


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JC T wrote a review 8 Jun
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The Horny Toad Guesthouse is ideally located, close to the airport, close to cafes, bars, great restaurants, in a walkable neighborhood of St Maarten. The beach is awesome. The facilities are as advertised and the host is so friendly so this is perfect spot to relax and absorb all the goodness a Caribbean island has to offer. Where this is for a couple before moving on to a cruise or another location on the island, or for a longer stay, this is a very comfortable guesthouse. We well be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
LizinCT wrote a review 5 Jun
16 contributions9 helpful votes
After months of researching accommodations, I canceled a hotel room a week before the trip and booked at the Toad, reasoning that the small size would better my chances of receiving quality service. Also, the pictures ensured that I would have the thing I most wanted, a great ocean view. My decision was even better than I could have hoped. Debbie went way above and beyond to make my daughter and I comfortable as we celebrated her college graduation (and our new found vaccine freedom). First, the location is perfect! Five minutes from the airport and Maho Beach, 10 minutes from the French side, and within walking distance of wonderful restaurants. It was all so easy. Second, Simpson Bay beach is beautiful! With all rooms oceanfront, we could see/hear the ocean from our unit, our deck, the loungers/umbrellas on the beach, and the covered patio area. The water was gorgeous and the snorkeling was better than any other beach we visited. Third, the units were fantastic! Almost brand new, very clean, attractive (fresh flowers!), with good AC, a very well-stocked full kitchen, and comfortable king-size beds. The pictures (be sure you are looking at the new ones) don’t do it justice. And lastly, the hospitality! Debbie and her staff were so helpful and friendly. The groundskeeper even cut us coconuts and Debbie brought them to our room. It was such a pleasure to be there, all the way around. I will never again have to even think about where to stay on the island. We are putting a little toad in our yard, to remind us of this wonderful vacation.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms have the same amazing view.
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Michael and Khaled wrote a review 3 Jun
Jupiter, Florida4 contributions
Imagine being invited by dear friends to their comfortable and lovely home situated directly on the white, sandy beaches of beautiful Simpson Bay in Sint Maarten and then waking up to the sound of waves just outside your perfectly appointed and private suite. Now, insert Debbie and Doug, our wonderful hosts and owners of THTGH (The Horny Toad Guest House), with "dear friends" above (if you stay long enough they'll surely be your friends too) and that is exactly the experience we enjoyed while staying for two amazing weeks (we extended from one week to two because we were enjoying ourselves so much!) It's relaxing (lounging on your balcony or under a palm tree in one of the beach chairs on their private beach situated between you and Simpson Bay). It's fun (swimming in the ocean just a few feet away). And it's in the perfect location to experience the local activities, beautiful surrounding beaches, and local restaurants. Debbie and Doug are absolutely fantastic hosts who are welcoming and strive to make certain you have everything you need and feel a part of the community. THTGH has a fun "happy hour" every evening around 5:30 where guests can meet up (if you want--no pressure) and enjoy BYO snacks and drinks. This was definitely and unexpected and fun way to meet other guests as well as share tips on restaurants and activities with each other--a daily briefing of sorts. Housekeeping--Sherri and Jackie--are super friendly and will be at your doorstep every day with warm smiles to tidy and freshen up your room. We highly recommend a stay here--we're coming back as soon as we can!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: We enjoyed an upstairs room on the end with a great view and a spacious balcony.
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Karen G wrote a review May 2021
Anguilla875 contributions154 helpful votes
Only a one night stay this trip but any hour I can relax at the Toad is a treat. Per usual delightful, helpful Debbie greeted me immediately with smiles and open arms. My upstairs space was cool, quiet, and the views magnificent as always. Two long beach walks and breakfast treats from the shop 2 minutes away prepared me for my next flight. Dinner at The Palms made the visit complete. Thank you Debbie and Doug for making my stay perfect.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: I like the 2 bd floor. No doubt they can arrange transportation to/from the airport.
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Karen G wrote a review Jan 2021
Anguilla875 contributions154 helpful votes
After the trip from hell taking 5 days instead of 1 due to island entry issues relating to Covid we made it to St. Martin although not our final destination. Needing 2 rooms for a 2 night stay we grabbed a cab unsure of where we were going!!! Recalling that good friends have enjoyed month long stays at Horny Toad for several years and loving ever minute of it we took a chance. The short drive from the airport proved fortuitous. Pulling up to the gate owners Debbie and Doug greeted us from their home's second story balcony. Using our friends names and explaining our short term stay Debbie immediately said "Of course". Whew, what a relief. (After getting to know Debbie and Doug we KNOW they would have said "yes" regardless of our "connections". Doug even helped with our luggage both coming and going. Plus they gave us great dining tips - The Palms for a lovely outdoor dinner a few steps away - and Mary's Boon just down the beach for lunch. Our "rooms" turned out to be spacious, open, bright, generous, immaculate, fully equipped APARTMENTS! (Sorry I didn't take any interior photos.) The over the top bonus??? A large gallery with magnificent water views which included Saba. We ate and relaxed on the gallery when we weren't walking the beach!! When we received the bill it was 1/2 of what we had expected as we never asked the price. Yes, just before high season kicked in but we would have happily paid double. Thank you Debbie and Doug for being so accommodating, helpful, compassionate for these needy travellers. Return again?? HANDS DOWN A HUGE YES, YES, YES
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: We thoroughly enjoyed our second floor corner room 4. Our friend stay in room 3 which had a...
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US$146 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Horny Toad Guest House
Which room amenities are available at The Horny Toad Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at The Horny Toad Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Horny Toad Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dinghy Dock Sailors Bar, Cafe Atlantico, and Pollos Hermanos SXM.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Horny Toad Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to The Horny Toad Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (5.2 km) and The Rusty Parrot - Sint Maarten Pirate Experience (6.4 km).
Does The Horny Toad Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.