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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 15 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!

boston, ma
Reviewed 13 May 2015

My husband and I along with our close friends just returned from a week in villa #9 at the Villas on Great Bay. First of all, a week is not enough. Our villa had everything we could possibly need. The location is directly on the beach and only a few steps to the pool. Jim, the manager, is always around...

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

Wow... what a review! We all work hard at the villas to give our guests only the best and we are so satisfied when we receive this kind of feedback. On behalf Jim, Luca and all the owners let me thank you for your stay and your review. Our caribbean "home away from home" is waiting for your next visit!

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

We have just returned from a weeks stay at the Villas On Great Bay. Loved the villas- can`t wait to return. Most are ocean front (but a few are not) . Villa 5, though dated, had everything we needed and was impeccably clean. Both bedrooms had very comfortable beds with the master having a beautiful terrace that had morning shade-...

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

Hello! On behalf Jim and all owners let me thank for the great review! Another guest who felt at home in our piece of paradise! As we are the "favorite place", well... we can't wait for your next visit!

Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Hey all. Each day was welcomed with a newspaper and a view of an incoming ship. The grounds were impeccable and Jim was great. He is truly a great navigator of the island. He referred James a local driver to us. We had an incrible time driving around to island sites. Don't miss the Green House.

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

Great review, Dan! Thank you very much for your stay and your words. See you again at the Villas!

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 25 March 2015

...you'd realize that I mentioned that each time you come back to the Villas, it becomes more and more like home; although my real home for me is NY with all the ice, snow and frigid temps! The Villas have become my family's one and only get away spot for the third year in a row (and already booked our...

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

Hello Dan & Danita, thank you for your great review! You're absolutely part of our great family, we wait for your next visit at the villas...

Kalamazoo, MI
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This was our second trip to the Villas at Great Bay, I can't imagine better luxury in a more perfect spot. Well maintained (Jim is great!), easy arrangements, 10 min walk to town. Highly(!) recommend.

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

Hello Flexman. Luxury in a perfect spot... You got the point! Thank you so much for your review, you're already member of the villas family. Worthless to say we wait for your next vacation in our piece of paradise!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM1,108 - RM1,330 (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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“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
“all the Villas are gorgeous - each with a different flare !”
 of 5 bubbles suem199, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“#2 has king beds with safe in master and #4 has one queen and one king with safe in both bedrooms”
 of 5 bubbles snarlene54166, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for villas that have been renovated and face the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles F5521PSdonnad, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
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