Villa Alicia on Guana Bay Beach St. Maarten – ID:39

Villa Alicia is situated in a small, purely residential community, called “GEO Guana Bay Villas” on the East coast of Sint Maarten, 5 minutes North of Philipsburg. This is a quiet oceanfront complex of 18 hexagon (six sides) villas, set directly on the water’s edge overlooking the Atlantic ocean towards St Barth’s. The villa is very well maintained and repeatedly refurbished by its caring owner.

Guana Bay Beach Impressions

Overview –  Villa Alicia

Villa Alicia is a two level fully air-conditioned 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home. It has a living room, fully equipped modern kitchen, a dining area and a spacious balcony with a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean and St Barth’s. Villa Alicia can sleep up to 6 people in two bedrooms and on two aero beds Aero Beds. Guests can use the shared pool and sun deck with loungers and chairs, just a few steps from Villa Alicia. The pool is generously sized and grants wonderful ocean views. The villa is in excellent shape, meticulously maintained by its owner. The owner Alice lives in Connecticut. She is glad to assist you on your booking.

The villa is one of the best budget deals of the island!


Villa Alicia is right on a quiet and beautiful beach at the Atlantic side of Sint Maarten. As it is so close to Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side, you have the full range of shopping, restaurants, casinos, and nightlife just a short drive away. A rental car is recommended for this location. 

The peaceful oceanfront complex consists of uniquely built hexagon shaped (six sides) villas, all of the same exceptional design created by a Canadian architect. The complex is set directly on the water’s edge and overlooks the Atlantic ocean towards St Barth’s and tiny uninhabited islands and rock formations.

Details of the villa’s outdoor features include:

☀ Large communal swimming pool and spacious sun deck with recliners, chairs and beach chairs on the deck
☀ Comfortable lounge area on the upper floor terrace of Villa Alicia
☀ Dining area on the terrace with umbrellas and a BBQ grill
☀ Balcony with Teak table, chairs, loungers, umbrella and sea view
☀ All is surrounded by a huge, lush tropical garden
☀ Fantastic views from the terrace and the pool area
☀ Paved driveway to GEO village and parking in front of the complex

Entertainment and Conveniences Inside

☀ Cable TV in living room and in both bedrooms
☀ Free Wireless Internet access
☀ VCR, DVD, stereo system
☀ Cell phone
☀ Indoor Dining area with seating for 6 guests
☀ Full kitchen including full size refrigerator, freezer, microwave, 4-burner gas stove, oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, kitchen utensils, glassware, china, crockery etc.

Living Room

The redecorated open plan  living room is air-conditioned, and furnished with a beautiful set of Caribbean-style couch and chairs. The living room opens directly onto the balcony overlooking the ocean. The common living area with the dining room and kitchen, as well as bedrooms and bathrooms feature a natural stone tiled floor throughout. 


Style and Comfort

☀ Open plan living room with beautiful, new Caribbean-style furniture
☀ The new color tones of the house are white and soft pastels, the colors of the sand beach in front of your door!
☀ A/C and ceiling fans
☀ Upscale furnishing


Property Images Description

View from Villa Alicia

Beautiful Guana Bay Beach is at your doorstep and can easily be reached on a footpath right behind the pool area.  The vacation home is just about 100 yards from the white sand beach of Guana Bay. Here, you can see more of this enticing beach. 

Guana Beach has only very limited beach facilities, only one bar/restaurant, no groceries. Although situated off the beaten tourist path, Villa Alicia is at a very short drive from main attractions and the supermarkets of Philipsburg have all you wish.

Villa Alicia grants access to a large communal pool, located between the villa and the waterfront, less than 25 yards from the villa.

The terrace of Villa Alicia is a great place for outdoor relaxation. The terrace has a dining table, a BBQ, various seats, and a lounging area. The fantastic view is the best you can get!

The indoor living area of Villa Alice is equipped with a TV-set, satellite service (including US channels), CD player, a stereo system, and air conditioning.

Tasteful and comfortable furniture supports a relaxed lifestyle.

Villa Alicia is equipped with two bedrooms with king size beds. It is ideal for two couples as there is total privacy from one floor with the master bedroom to the upper floor with the guest bedroom. Two more persons/kids can sleep on an aero bed in the living room.

Both offer a King bed, A/C, closet, ceiling fan, cable TV.
Master on main level, guest bedroom upstairs.
Both bedrooms renovated, newly painted & re-decorated.
Tastefully furnished, beautifully decorated with all new floors!
The guest bedroom has a lovely ocean view.

The two bathrooms of Villa Alicia were completely remodeled and renovated from top to toe with new floors, tiles, showers, toilets, mirrors, and lighting. Both baths are also stocked with towels and hair-dryers. The master bath is en-suite; 2nd bath is separate and shared by bedroom.

The new kitchen of Villa Alicia is equipped with a full size refrigerator, 4-burner gas stove with kitchen range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and blender. Pots & pans, china, glasses, crockery, kitchen utensils are available in ample quantity.

The kitchen and dining area are air-conditioned, too.


More Information about Villa Alicia

Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Villa runs on 120V US-standard outlets
Linen, bath towels and beach towels provided
Safe deposit box in master bedroom
Onsite manager, night security, pool service and gardener

Villa Alicia is not suitable for wheelchair access as the entrance and main floor is on the upper level. An outside flight of stairs leads to the entrance. 

Guana Bay

Guana Bay is blessed with a long, wide beach with excellent sand and great views towards neighboring St. Barth. Although only a short distance from Philipsburg, the beach is little known and therefore very quiet. It faces the Atlantic Ocean, same side as Orient Bay, but without the beach bars and restaurants. At times, some stronger surf can challenge less experienced swimmers.

Distances of Interest

Airport (SXM) > 9 miles
Philipsburg/Shopping > 3 miles
Orient Beach >  6 miles
Restaurants > 3 miles


Villa Alicia is the place to stay, if you look for affordable vacation at a small ocean front community with a quiet, magnificient beach. The villa is a bit unusual in its design and appearance. When you see it from inside, experience, what the owner has made of it, so tastefully decorated, you will love it.


Start Date End Date Weekly Rate ($) Minimum Stay
09 Jan 2017 15 Apr 2017 1,395 7 nights
16 Apr 2017 01 Sep 2017 1,095 5 nights
02 Sep 2017 14 Nov 2017 900 5 nights
15 Nov 2017 18 Dec 2017 1,395 5 nights
19 Dec 2017 08 Jan 2018 1,795 7 nights

Rental & Booking Information

Above rates apply to the use of 1 bedroom (2 guests) *

Add’tl Guests Rate per Night Rate per Week More Info
Each Person $30 $210 Max. 6 guests in total

Tax & Service

10% tax added on above rates
Clean-up maid service included

Daily maid service available on request (additional charge applies)


50% deposit required on booking
Payment by wire transfer, check, dir. deposit, or PayPal
Security deposit in cash on arrival, deposit refunded on departure, if all OK

* Property is for the exclusive use of renter regardless of booked bedrooms. Non-booked bedrooms will be locked. 

Great Location on the Ocean!
The staff were very friendly and very helpful. The room was very spacious and very clean. The location is right on the Ocean with nice breeze most days. The grounds were very nicely trimmed and the pool was excellent. A car is highly recommended even though Philipsburg is very close. The use of the beach is limited because of the rough sea and undertow. There are other excellent beaches to visit on the island. There is construction next door and behind so the back road is a little rough. Stayed November 2016, traveled as a couple
Rick L., Napanee, Canada Nov 2016
Traveltalkonline Forum Entry 2014
I can be a big help here, because I have stayed in several of the units and I now live in Guana Bay, overlooking the units. The first thing you need to know is that Geo Group operates just two or three (I think) units in this complex, which is otherwise a small condo complex of about 14 units. Other than the few units operated by Geo, the rest of the units are primarily owned by Americans and Canadians who use them as vacation homes and rent them out to vacationers when they are not in use. Villa Alicia is by far the most luxurious of the units; it was extensively renovated just two years ago with exceptional taste. Villa Marlene (Villa Star) is the runner-up. Both have great views, great seabreezes, and lovely interiors. Villa Leone has a very busy rental history with very happy clientele, but the interior is typical middle-of-the-road Florida condo. The exterior of the complex has recently been refinished and looks just fine. Unlike most condos, these units are freestanding, like cottages, and have windows, views, and fresh air on all four sides. The architecture is a bit odd; the units were designed and built in Canada, then shipped in massive pieces to St Maarten for assembly. Some people love the architecture, some hate it, some could care less because they love the location and the value. Regarding location, it’s pros and cons, like everywhere else. Guana Bay faces into the tradewinds and gets wonderful seabreezes 24/7, October through early August. By far the best breezes on the island. You will never need air conditioning. Guana Bay, being less of a touristy area, is much quieter and safer than most of the tourism hubs; there is very little crime. Guana Bay beach is a very high-surf beach, October through mid August. Great for surfing and boogie boarding, not great for the faint of heart. But the view of the surf and the sound of the waves crashing (you will hear the surf vividly from your unit) is just lovely and breathtaking. If you don’t mind a very short drive to any number of calmer beaches, coming home to the sound of the pounding surf, enjoying it’s majesty, and falling asleep to it’s rhythm can be far more rewarding and a nice change from renting something directly on a calm beach where you hear nothing at night. It really is refreshing and beautiful to behold. The pool enjoys an ocean view and is well maintained. Guana Bay has no restaurants or shops, so some consider it inconvenient. However, it is about equi-distant between Orient and Simpson Bay (less than 15 minutes each), and also between Grande Case and Maho (less than 20 minutes each). For that reason, all of the island’s high-points feel like they are part of your domain, provided you consider 15 to 20 minutes acceptable (when I lived in Connecticut, nothing was within 15 minutes!). There are some great restaurants within 5 minutes or less, such as Chesterfield’s for when you don’t feel like an evening drive. but overall, Guana Bay’s location lends itself to a well-rounded vacation that includes plenty of French and Dutch highlights. I would highly recommend the complex, and especially Villa Alicia or Villa Star for anyone who likes to explore and doesn’t want to end up spending most of their vacation in the same one or two areas.
Post #1565600 AnonymousFeb 2014
Wonderful holiday at Guana Bay beach villa
I shared a villa at Guana Bay and had the most amazing time. The villa was beautiful, clean, and well maintained. The complex was good – love the pool and the views. This location is not in the main steam of the island’s high life, but well within distance to all the hotspots and beaches. I would definitely recommend Villa #6 – Villia Alicia. Excellent!
Janice, Danburg, CT/USAJun 2013
Tranquil….peaceful, … and right on the ocean
Guana Bay Beach Villas was a HUGE reason why we enjoyed our St. Maarten vacation. Almost everytime I was in the pool, I was the only person in it. The setting is so tranquil. It’s peaceful, not crowded at all and right on the ocean. Please note that on clear days, you have an AMAZING view of St. Baarths.
BonnieBaby, New York, NYCJul 2012
Beautiful sunrises
This is our second trip to St. Maarten and first time renting at Guana Bay. Very quiet, easy access to a beautiful beach, amazing cross breeze, huge deck, clean pool, loved the second bedroom. The villas are on the beach, you can hear the waves crashing. Beautiful sunrises (our kids were up early!). There were plenty of others renting units, so even though its off the beaten path its not isolated. Upon entering Guana Bay road, cute little convience store to get your most basic needs (i.e. water, beer, ice cream). No traffic traveling to the French side of the island – great pro!
Guests from Boston, MA, USAApr 2012
Must visit!
If you are interested in a quiet vacation, fantastic sun rises, the sound of the waves hiding the coral rock, not fighting the crowds for a lounge chair at the pool, then Sint Maartin’s Guana Bay Beach Villas should be added to your list of want to visit destination. You will need a car so that you can visit one or more of the 37 beaches each day, or go on one of the many boat excursions(snorkelling, sunset cruises) or out for a quiet dinner, or just a drive around the island or just relax by the pool. The rooms are big and overlook the ocean.
Guests from Markham, CanadaDec 2013