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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten

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Jaana K
Kempele, Finland
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great, peaceful & private place with spectacular view !”
Reviewed 10 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed in Villa Sphere for 9 days in Nov/Dec 2012. The booking correspondence was excellent. The owners also helped us to rent a suitable car and organised the transport from the airport to the Holland House Hotel to pick up a rental car.

The villa was just perfect size for us, one bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, furnished terrace and free Wi-fi, and it was clean and comfortable. The location was slightly remote and therefore peaceful - just what we were looking for the great relaxing holiday.

The Dog Rocky and her mates were great company and she guaranteed that we felt very safe during our stay.

Highly recommended!

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Liked best: The location with the spectacular view!
Liked least: No complains!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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aarevans
Muncie, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Safe and Secluded place!”
Reviewed 6 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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My Wife and I stayed in this villa for two weeks June 11th-25th. It was much better than it looked or sounded from the pictures and description. When we arrived we were very kindly welcomed by Paul's wife, and told that if we ever needed anything to let her know. They did a fabulous job of being available to answer any questions without ever being in our way. The view from the main room has to be the best villa view on the whole island. It is also only a few minute walk down to the shoreline below (which can be seen from one of the pictures). Point Blanche is a private area of the island that is not easily accessible so we always felt very safe and never had to worry about anyone bothering our stuff. If we ever go back to St Maarten this will be our first choice of a place to stay because out of two weeks on the island we never saw a place that looked better. Perfect for anyone who wants a secluded area to themselves!

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Liked best: The seclusion, hospitality, view
Liked least: nothing we can think of that we didn't like.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 17 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Diagram35
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great value in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 2 April 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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We stayed here for two weeks in January of 2011. We were met at the airport and taken to the Holland House Hotel for a drink and to pick up the car rental, just as promised. The apartment is one bedroom, clean and modern. The bedroom is air conditioned. The apartment is located about 5 minutes from Phillipsburg in Point Blanche. You have to go up and down some steep and winding roads to get there, thus the need for a 4 wheel drive. The 4 wheel drive is mainly needed to get back up the hill when leaving, as it is unpaved.

For the price, this is a great location. It is not luxurious, no pool etc., but very comfortable.

The view from the deck is spectacular. It was wonderful to sit and watch the birds and the boats go by. You can hike down to a rocky beach if you are in shape. It is not easy but worth it.

It has a charcoal bbq, a gas bbq would have been nice. There was maid service once during our stay. There was one problem with the shower but it was fixed promptly by the owners who live upstairs.

The bonus is Rocky the dog, who lives upstairs and was a great companion to us during our stay.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Tourists Rugged travelers
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Waterford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular Setting!”
Reviewed 31 July 2010 for a stay in February 2010
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This is a modern and very charming apartment, about 10 minutes from Philipsburg by car. It is located on a mountain side and offers unspoilt views of the sea - a magical get-away setting. The biggest challenge is getting here - steep, unpaved roads! A 4WD vehicle is essential.

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Visit was for: Leisure
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