Reviews sent to us in 2021

We are continuing to populate this section with more of our great reviews. If you've had the pleasure of staying with us in the past and would like to send us your review, please feel free to contact us.

A large portion of our business is based on returning clients who can’t wait to return to the Villas on Great Bay. Read our clients’ enthusiastic reviews in their own words.

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December 2021

Jason M., Villa #9 - December 9 - 15, 2021 Great Location and Stay !!

Great spot, right on the beach. Luca was super quick and easy to work with. Plus, Wally, the property manager is amazing. Super helpful and always available. Highly recommended. Jason M.
Scott S., Villa #9 - New York, NY December 18 - 28, 2021 Wonderful Stay !!

We loved the property and location to the beach and the boardwalk. It’s a quiet location with beautiful sunsets! Wally, the property manager, is very friendly and knows everything about the island. He has great suggestions about restaurants and beaches!! He welcomed us and really helped us get settled. A great vacation!! Scott S.
Joseph I., Villa #9 - New York, NY December 28 - 30, 2021 Good Spot !!

Good Spot on the Beach Joseph I.
Villa #2 - December 2 - 14, 2021 Relaxing Nice Place, Great Condition on the Beach !!

Wally was amazing. We had an awesome time. Condo was perfect size, great A/C plenty of towels and kitchen accessories. TV's worked well.

November 2021

John W, Villa #9 - Denver, CO November 22 - 30, 2021 Great Property for Relaxing and Exploring the Island !!

Well furnished condominium with great kitchen. Enjoyed the outdoor decks with a great view of the bay while listening to the waves. In a quiet area with a small grocery nearby. A bit of a long walk to restaurants but along the water. Onsite staff is great and good communication with the owner. Great staging location to drive to other points on the island. John W.
Sylwester, Villa #7 Foxie - Poland November 21 -28, 2021 Exceptional !!

Amazing location and view, very close to market, owners and stuff very friendly and helpful. One of the best palces we have ever been. Kitchen fully equipped. AC in every room and living room Sylwester.
Dawn B, Villa #9 - November 18-20, 2021 Would Come Back in a Heartbeat !!

Absolutely loved our 2 nights stay in Villa 9! You just can’t get a better location. Right on the beach, with tons of restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Wally, the on-site property manager, was extremely helpful - he made the stay even better. Thanks so much! Dawn B.
Klaus, Villa #7 Foxie - Novemner 2021 Very Nice Stay at the Beach in a Beautiful Villa !!

Wonderful stay in Villa FOXIE. One of the finest beach in Great Bay. The Villa FOXIE is located on the beach with direct access to the beach, almost private. The Villa is beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a great stay. A very well maintained and very clean Villa. A very large Villa with 2 bedrooms and private bathrooms each. A magnificent view from the terrace on the first floor. Rose Marie the owner received us with great kindness and gave us all the necessary information on the Island, restaurants, sites... We highly recommend Villa FOXIE and we will come back next year. Klaus.

October 2021

Adrienne S., Villa #7 Foxie - October 22 - 30, 2021 Love, Love Love The Villas on Great Bay !!

My cousin and I took a girls' trip to St. Maarten the last week of October 2021. Our stay at The Villas on Great Bay was perfect! As someone who usually stays in all-inclusive resorts, I was completely surprised by how much I enjoyed this property! We stayed in Villa #7, which is owned by Rose and her husband (they also own Villa #1, where they live). Rose was quite welcoming, and made sure that the taxi driver had good directions to the property. She also made sure that we were comfortably settled, and helped arrange a tour of the island.

Villa #7 has 2 bedrooms and 3 baths. It is clean, airy and tastefully decorated in a beachy theme. The villa is right on the beach. One bedroom has a large balcony with an ocean view, from which you can see cruise ships docking in the morning. The other overlooks the garden/courtyard. Both bedrooms had a television, and there was one in the living room as well. All rooms had A/C. The kitchen is well-appointed, and there are grocery stores within walking distance should you decide to cook. The patio also has a beach view, with lounge chairs, a table and a grill. Rose has thoughtfully provided beach towels and chairs. We had everything we needed for a beach vacation. The Villas have great high-speed wifi, and I was able to easily work on my computer and even attend webinars.

Wally, the property manager is extremely attentive and friendly, always checking in to make sure that you are enjoying your stay and making suggestions for fun things to do. One evening he arranged for a masseuse to come to the villa. Another time, he got everyone together to take a sunset cruise. Wally also made COVID testing extremely easy for the return home, arranging for a nurse to come to the villa for rapid testing. Our vacation would not have been nearly as much fun without his thoughtful suggestions! Several of the villa owners happened to be in residence during our stay, and all were warm, helpful and welcoming.

The property is right on the beach. It is clean, quiet, attractive, and extremely secure - surrounded by an attractive steel fence, with security cameras everywhere, and patrolled by a security guard at night. It has a nice pool with ample lounge chairs. There is a laundry room. Great restaurants, bars and duty-free shopping are all within a 5-10 minute walk, and it's very easy to call a taxi to get to other parts of the island. We did not rent a car, although this would be have been easy, especially since they drive on the same side of the road as we do in the U.S. This property is on the Dutch side of the island. English is widely spoken and language was never a barrier anywhere we went. Dollars were accepted everywhere, and change was given in U.S. currency, so we never had to exchange our money.

Although this would be a great vacation stay at any time, it was especially good during COVID. Having your own villa made it easy to relax and safely socially distance without the worries of high-traffic buffet areas and pools. (And I'm proud to say that I didn't gain the usual vacation weight that plagues me after a stay at an all-inclusive!) Our stay at the villas was absolutely perfect. It honestly felt like a home away from home, with built-in friends. I agree with all of the previous 5-star reviews. We are already planning our return!

Adrienne S.

September 2021

Michelle D., Villa #9 - Sept 11 - 18, 2021. Wonderful !!

The villa was very clean and within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The owner was very helpful. The villa had a great view of the bay area. I would recommend renting a car if staying for a week. The villa had common cooking utensils. Walking distance to 2 grocery stores for food items. Michelle D.
Jason C., Villa #2 - Ottawa, Kansas Aug 31 - Sept 5, 2021. Great Location in Phillipsburg !!

We spent 5 nights in Villa #2 and it was a perfect place to stay. The villas was well-equipped with everything from kitchen items to things to take to the beach (blanket, coolers, etc.). Nice little welcoming gift was provided (cheese, crackers, juice, etc.). Two bedrooms upstairs with their own bathrooms. Nice balcony off master bedroom. Downstairs had ample seating, dining area and kitchen space. Front patio includes outdoor shower. Back patio has seating and a grill. The property is perfect. You walk right out the back door onto the pool deck. From there you are just a step or two from the beach on the western edge of the bay. We swam in the bay and enjoyed the pool. Only 12 villas in the complex, so it's never busy and everyone was so friendly. Property manager was great, even setting up a snorkeling tour with a local company for us. Laundry facilities for a small fee. Parking in front of the building was easy to find. Walking distance to grocery store, local restaurants and more. Jason C.
Lucy & Katie G., Villa #7 Foxie - Sept 1 - 15, 2021. A Wonderful Time !!

I wanted to let you know how wonderful it was to stay in your villa "Foxie" again. We had such a wonderful time, so peaceful with a little excitement from the storm. We love your villa and it provides all the facilities we need. We will definitely be back next year, hopefully the covid restrictions will have eased a little and the island will be getting back on its feet. I will be in touch in January to rebook. Lucy & Katie G.

July 2021

Kenneth S., Villa #9 - June 28 - July 3, 2021. A Great Place to Stay !!

Go ahead and book here! Great place, great property manager, and a great location. Plenty of things to do within walking distance, and centrally located to drive to other parts of the island in a short amount of time. A/C was cool. Security was good. The beach is literally right there and the pool was very nice. There is a super market right across the street which is where we bought things to snack on, along with some hot dogs and hamburgers to cook on the private grill for the villa. We will be staying here again when we come back. Kenneth S.

June 2021

Julie M., Villa #9 - Seattle, WA June 24 - 27, 2021. Beautiful Home, Great Location !!

Our stay at Luca’s place was amazing! The place was spotless and exactly like the photos. It’s a great spot to explore the island from, with plenty of parking out front or nearby. We were a group of four adults and the space was laid out perfectly for us to spread out and be comfortable. Good A/C but we mostly left the massive patio doors open and enjoyed the breeze. The beach right out front is wonderful and there are many good restaurants within walking distance, although we all agreed the better food was on the French side of the island (no fault of Luca’s of course!). There’s a small grocery store directly across the street that we went to multiple times. Our dealings with Wally the property manager were also easy and comfortable. The only minor issue was that the neighbor’s dogs (we met the dogs on the beach and they are so sweet) would regularly bark in the wee hours of the morning, waking us all up. Again, no fault of Luca’s but just something to be aware of if you’re a light sleeper (I say this as a dog lover!). We all agreed we would absolutely come back and stay here! Julie M.
Alina O., Villa #7 Foxie - Romania June 14 - 20, 2021. A Great Stay !!

Liked · Thank you, both, for this amazing stay! The villa is great, having the sea as your backyard! Location is perfect, everything is clean and we had everything we could have dreamed of. A great stay and a great experience in St Maarten. Alina O.
Peg G., Villa #7 Foxie - June 8 - 12, 2021. We Truly Enjoyed Our Stay !!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful villa Foxie. The villa had everything we needed and more. Spacious, beautifully decorated and private, plus right on the beach overlooking the sea! Also the location is spectacular! Close to restaurants, shopping and a beautiful boardwalk right next to the beach. We truly enjoyed our stay and will be back again! Peg G.
Debbie M., Villa #3 - June 1 - 10, 2021. Best Place to Stay on the Island of St. Maarten !!

June 2021, Third time staying at the villas and we absolutely love it there. Beautiful views, pool and ocean are right outside your door. Villas are clean, up to date and stocked with all your needs. Quick walk to shopping and restaurants. . Wally the site manager is awesome. Always checking to see if everything is 'good'. Makes suggestions for things to do and places to eat. We feel very safe there. Looking forward to our next trip. Debbie M.

May 2021

Paul S., Villa #2 - May 27 - 31, 2021. Best place to stay in SXM !!

This is our second stay at the Villas. We walked the entire beach on Great Bay multiple times and these units are the best maintained by far. Great location to Front Street shops and restaurants. The unit is well kept and has everything needed and more. The mew C store across the street is very handy as well. The on-site manager, Wally, went above and beyond making sure we had everything we needed. We will be staying here again soon. A+ all the way around. Paul S.
Carrol S., Villa #7 Foxie - May 10 - 19, 2021. I wish I could have stayed longer !!

Wish I could have stayed longer in your beautiful Villa FOXIE. I would love to come and stay for a month. I will hopeffully see you and Foxie 2 next year. Carol S.

April 2021

Dale J., Villa #2 - March 27 - April 3, 2021. Fun Times at the Villas on Great Bay !!

My family had a wonderful stay at the Villas on Great Bay. The property is beautiful and villa #2 has a great lanai with fantastic views of the palm trees and beautiful blue water with easy access to the pool and beach. The villa is in a great location too, with just a short walk to shopping, dining and transportation, both public buses (our preferred mode of transportation and a fun experience) and taxi service. Villa owner Doug contacted us prior to our trip to make sure we were all set and provided answers to any questions we had. At the villa, property manager Wally was always there and in addition to being a super nice guy, a great resource for anything you may need or want to do on the island. Thanks Doug and Wally for a wonderful vacation! Dale J.

March 2021

Michael S., Villa #9 - March 20 - 27, 2021. Excellent Place!!

My family had great vacation. The Villa was nice, clean and well equipped. It is perfectly located right at the beach and within walking distance to restaurants, stores etc. The view is beautiful, the beach was almost, and often literally, empty. The feeling was as if we were at private beach. There is a store right around the corner where you can buy all necessary stuff like food and water. Supermarket is within a few minutes drive by car. Luke, the owner and Wally, the manager, gave us a lot of useful advise. Wally was very friendly and helpful during our stay. We enjoyed our time. Michael S.
Keli S., Villa #2 - USA March 15 - 22, 2021. Fantastic! Thanks!!

Thank you Doug! The condo was great. We had a wonderful time on the beach at Great Bay. The property manager Wally was very helpful and friendly. Kids loved the pool and beach. House was stocked and we will be back soon I hope! Keli S.
Eric, Villa #7 Foxie - USA March, 2021. The Most Beautiful Villa on the Beach of Great Bay !!

Faboulous villa directly on the beach with swimming pool in front of the sea. The Villa has all the necessary équipement for a superb stay. The Villa is very Well kept, very clean and very Nice decorated . A very warm welcome from the owner Rose Marie, with lots of informations. You step out of the Villa and you are on the beach ready to swim in the sea. There are food shops, restaurants all close to the Villa, everything can be done on foot. There is wifi everywhere in the Villa and outside. I recommend Villa FOXIE for a Nice stay. Eric

February 2021

Delphine C, Villa #7 Foxie - France February 22 - 26, 2021. A Villa Feet From the Water !!

The owner, Rose, welcomed us warmly. Wally takes care of the property and takes great care of it. He advised us of restaurants in which we feasted and even booked for us without being asked. He did everything he could to make our stay even more enjoyable. Another big thank you Wally!!! Delphine C.

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