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“Truly Awe Inspiring”
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View overlooking Great Bay
Evening over Great Bay
Nightime looking toward Phillipsburg
outside in
inside out
inside out
The View
Tug boats
Living room
dining room
New kitchen
New kitchen
New kitchen
Master bedroom
master bath
outdoor shower off master bedroom
Guest bedroom
guest bedroom from outside
let's eat out
barby
Til another day
Top side where you park
warming pads for pool
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, St Martin / St Maarten

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Xyzpdq012...
Atlanta
Level 6 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Truly Awe Inspiring”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
4
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The willingness to feel awe…do we still have it?

It’s easy to lose, while we’re moving along with our lives. But, we can hold onto it, if we try.
There are wonderful things, things that can amaze us, and shape us, things we can hold in our memories forever.

And we don't have to find them, but we do have to get up and go out there, where they can find us.

This property SURELY inspires awe. I once had an idea that the perfect villa was one that was on the beach or right in the action. My perception has changed and my new mindset is get away and above it all. Seriously, the pictures of this place do not do it justice. There is nothing like waking up and seeing this view to start your day. There is nothing like getting up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water, walking to the kitchen, and getting "stuck" looking at the lights and the view for an hour! "What did I get up for? Oh ya right, it can wait!"

Unit was stocked with EVERYTHING we could have hoped for. The entire island is just a short drive away. I have stayed many times in Mullet Bay/Maho area and never drive past Simpson Bay. Here, everything feels like a short drive away. But at night, when you return home, it is quiet and secluded where you can just watch the world pass by and wonder how you lived without this view.

Property is very well kept and plans for further improvements are still in the works which will just make the property even better. I can not wait for our next trip to the island and Vista Royale. Thank you so much for having us at the property and sharing your home with us.

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Liked best: The View.. Oh the views
Liked least: The Hottub not working but who needs a hot tub in the Caribbean?
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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KKelly543...
Flossmoor, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spectacular View of the Harbor”
Reviewed 11 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
4
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My wife and I along with our two teenage daughters just completed an 8-day stay at Vista Royale. We enjoyed everything immensely. The unit was extremely comfortable and met all of our expectations. We received excellent directions from the owners on getting to the property from the airport, and the process to get the keys and access the property was also very smooth. The views of the harbor and the cruise ships coming and going were spectacular. We spent hours just relaxing on the patio and enjoying the view (and the pool). We also very much enjoyed meeting and socializing with neighbors John and Angela, who provided a lot of nice insights into the island and activities. The only thing we didn't like was having to leave and go home.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 29 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Vamey
Killarney
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“As Always a Wonderful Vacation”
Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
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Lynn and I have stayed at Vista Royale several times since 2002 and have just returned from two wonderful weeks. The upgrades that Deb and Laurence have added are great, especially the guest bathroom and the kitchen. Met Deb and learned that additional upgrades are planned. We love Vista Royale and have already reserved our next stay.

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Liked best: Luxurious accomodation.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hoboken, NJ
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Reviewed 11 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
Thank you for your review. We look forward to having you stay for the next 10 years. Thanks for the pictures of the rainbow in the pool. We will try to use it.
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Ciara A
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Honeymoon in Paradise”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
2
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This was by far the nicest place we have ever stayed. The view is amazing. We loved watching the cruise ships come in in the morning and sitting on the balcony at night enjoying the night view as well. We used the grill almost every night because the view was so amazing we did not want to go anywhere else for dinner. If we go back to St. Martin again someday we would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Not within walking distance to the beach
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We have tried to make Vista Royale the kind of place guests will always want to return to. But no matter what we do we could never improve on the amazing review. We look forward to your return to paradise.
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