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Secluded Villa above Happy Bay - very low Rates

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Affordable Rates for best location on St. Martin

Villa Canoua has it all: secluded, luxurious, secure, great views, and so close to the best beaches of the island. The two bedrooms, 2 ½ bath, living area with kitchen, all a/c, very private and secluded villa sits on a slope overlooking Happy Bay, the last untouched beach of St Martin - St Maarten. The unobstructed views from the pool, the deck, the terrace and from every room of Villa Canoua are breathtaking. You'll have a panoramic view over Happy Bay Beach, the blue turquoise Caribbean sea, neighboring Anguilla and sailing boats occasionally passing by.

Property Manager
Vernon Niebel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2018

About Vernon Niebel

The Choisy family lives for generations on the island of St. Martin. Mont Choisy is a very appealing area for tourists. Development starts slowly and in line with the requirements and limitations protecting nature and environment. Although we are retired from our former occupation as teachers/school principal, we are busy with many other obligations and travel a lot. Therefore, our friends Vern and Barbara manage the reservation process for us. When our guests are here, then our daughter Cindy or we take care for you, welcome you, and make sure that you enjoy your stay at Villa Canoua.

Vernon Niebel purchased this villa in 2005

Why Vernon Niebel chose Saint Martin

When development started on Mont Choisy 10 years ago, we had the choice for the best spot: views, beach access, accessibility, ...

What makes this villa unique

Affordable villa in a gated community with access to the undisputed best beach of the island.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Saint Martin around the

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to br 1, 2 bassins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to br 2
    Toilet - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , convertible to 1 king size bed
  • bedrooms have own ensuite bathroom each
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Perfect place for spending time on the most popular island of the Caribbean, but still at a little frequented place in total privacy, also well suited for au natural pool fun


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Secluded Villa above Happy Bay - very low Rates
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Outstanding Villa Canoua in Saint Martin

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Canoua and can highly recommend this Place. Close Bay the nice beaches, the place offers all comfort you wish for a relaxing stay.

Grand Case is only a few Minuten away as welk as a bog Super U store.

The Villa was kept very clean and in a very private and safe neigbourhood (gated Community). We Hit great help by Werner to feel comfortable right away!

Great place!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have visited SXM many times and the experience we had at Villa Canoua blew us away. The home and the setting are exquisite - we loved the view, the private pool, the grill and the level of service. Upon our (early) arrival, we met with the owner and the property manager who took the time to show us everything in the home that we would need. While not needed, both were available for us during the stay and checked in to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. The pool service and housekeeper visited us during the week, but did what they needed to do and were on their way.

The truth is that we barely left the property. We relished in the tranquility of the setting and enjoyed an immensely relaxing stay. We can't wait to return for another, longer visit. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone. The security of the gated location (both the community and the home) was a nice feature.

Many thanks to Julo and Verne. Can't wait to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear George and Erin, Thank you very much for your kind review. We will be very glad to see you returning to Villa Canoua. Vern and Julot
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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Brilliant Location! Exceeded ALL Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Once upon a time there was a villa atop Mont Choisy with a view of Fort St. Louis in the distance along the coast to the south and a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea and Anguilla right before your very eyes that offers romantic sunsets to be forever remembered.

This was our first time renting in the Caribbean (but with many All-Inclusive destinations under our belt) and Vern and Barbara steered me through the process and their replies to my plentiful inquiries came very, very fast. Mr. Choisy was a gracious host and we felt welcomed immediately as he showed us around and presented us with a generous gift basket. Mr. Choisy was only an email away if needed and any questions were answered in a very timely manner. Housekeeping is included and is provided by a trusted, long time family friend/housekeeper and she does a fantastic job keeping the property spotless and supplied with fresh linen and towels. Villa Canoua is immaculately kept inside and out. The endless list of amenities on this listing are all there, in working order and of high quality. The villa and the pictures on the listing are EXACTLY the same...definitely no surprises when you arrive.

The long, spacious veranda serves as a spectacular vantage point to gaze across the pool into a Caribbean dreamland of unforgettable turquoise seas, mountains and sunsets. Did I mention that you have total privacy around the property? If you're looking for a quiet, private Caribbean experience without crowds, secluded beach, very close to amazing restaurants, and groceries/supplies nearby, then Villa Canoua above Happy Bay will be as perfect for you as it was for us. The previous reviews are spot on and the phenomenal amount of returning guests is testimony in itself to Mr. Choisy and Villa Canoua! We will be back!

Wabie & Paul

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. You are always welcome to return. We very much appreciated being your host, Julot and Vern
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Great visit to St Martin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have visited St. Martin 9 times and enjoy it more each time. We stayed at Villa Canoua in August, 2014. It is a very nice home in a fantastic location. I enjoyed working with Vern and Barbara to make the booking process smooth. I also enjoyed meeting with Julo and his daughter at the property. They were very gracious hosts and take pride in making sure you are taken care of. I am heading back to the island next week but was unable to book Villa Canoua because it is already booked up. I will keep an eye on the calendar and book sooner next time. Thank you to everyone who has a role in Villa Canoua!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this villa twice while visiting St. Martin. I wouldn't even consider another villa if this one is available. The location is perfect.. 5 min walk to Happy Bay, most pristine beach on the island.

5 min drive to Grand Case, which has arguably the best restaurants in the Carribean. A 10 minute drive gets you to world famous Orient Beach. The view from the terrace and pool of the Blue Carribean and the nearby island of Anguilla is unforgettable. The villa is very well stocked with all you need to enjoy St. Martin- beach chairs, cooler, towels, umbrella, snorkeling gear, etc. The full sized ice maker is especially convenient, as is washer/dryer. A new huge Weber grill is also available. The owner Is an incredibly nice man. He lives on the island and is available to ensure your visit is perfect. Can't go wrong if you select Villa Canuoa for your St. Martin vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic vacation

  • 5 of 5

Mr Choisy's home above Happy Bay is delightful. The space is well laid out for privacy inside the home. The living, dining and kitchen areas are spacious and bright, all looking out to the sea from a wall of windows. The kitchen is fully equipped. The long covered porch was perfect for us and our lunch guests, particularly when the skies opened up. They were staying in a lovely place in Grand Case and were envious of our home. The pool was maintained beautifully. We felt safe and enjoyed the luxury of this perfect villa.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Princess Juliana Airport - SXM
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Friar's Bay Beach Cafe
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Marigot for Anguilla
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
35 restaurants in Grand Case
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Happy Bay
Car: recommended

Villa Canoua is very close to the Caribbean gourmet capital of Grand Case. The genuine village is lined with beachfront bars and restaurants providing an unique Caribbean experience. The beaches in walking distance are the only remaining truly unspoilt beaches of the island.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

Welcome basket included
Owner and manager live on island and are available for questions and assistance
Security deposit of $500 charged by VRBO, refunded on departure by check, if all OK
Rates are for four people, 2 bedrooms. Discounts apply for use with two people, 1 bedroom.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.