Quaint, stunning villa! Will return!
We recently stayed at Villa Canoua for a full week in April 2017. We could not have been more pleased with our decision to stay at Villa Canoua! By coordinating with the suggested local rental car company we received an escort to the villa, so that we would not get lost. Very nice amenity for us. The villa itself is perched very high on a hill. The community has a locked gate, as does the villa itself. The villa also has drop-down security doors at each window. This made us feel very safe indeed. The villa is perched very high and has an equidistant view of both Friar's Bay and Happy Bay. Breathtaking sunset views! The villa comes equipped with 2 bed/2.5 baths, a kitchen, and a washroom with a stacked washer/dryer. There is also a provided hair dryer, so you do not have to bring one with you. They have satellite TV, but you will find that you will not watch too much TV after all. The pool is very private, and very comfortable water temperature. The water is supplied by natural rain water, and has minimal chlorine smell. The pool also has alternating color LED lights for the evening. Nice touch! The walking path to Happy Bay/Friar's Bay is nice, but steep from the villas; straight down going to the beach, and straight up coming back. If you are not in shape, the walk back might be difficult. After visiting Happy Bay Beach, then many other beaches on the island, we always ended up returning to Happy Bay. So quiet and no crowds compared to the others. We look forward to returning over and over. Vern and Julo were very attentive, and extremely polite. Great hosts! I highly recommend Villa Canoua. The only warning I would provide is one I would suggest to anyone staying anywhere in the Caribbean.....insect repellent. Always have it with you. You will need it.
Chris and Gina A., Castle Brook, Colorado Apr 2017
Outstanding Villa Canoua in Saint Martin
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 minutes away as well as a big Super U store.
The Villa was kept very clean and in a very private and safe neigbourhood (gated Community). We got great help by Werner to feel comfortable right away!
Renzo S. from Switzerland Apr 2017
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 Vern. Can't wait to see you again.
George H., Aurora, NY Mar 2017
Brilliant Location! Exceeded ALL Expectations
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
Paul S. Jul 2016
Lovely place with a beautiful view of the ocean
This is a lovely place to stay with a beautiful view of the ocean. All pictures are accurate everything in the advertisement is true. It is close to many things, including the beautiful happy bay beach. I would not advise the walk down to the beach from the villa, however. It is quite a hike back up. Take a car and drive down. We rented a car and we're thankful we did, as I couldn't imagine walking or taking a cab from the villa. Not that it's not close, it's just really hilly with gates in and out. The villa is equipped with all the necessary kitchen utensils and the host met me on time and was very nice to acquaint me and my wife with all the things we needed to know. He was always available to contact in case we needed anything or had questions. He even had snacks and a nice bottle of wine for us upon arrival. During our stay, a couple small things had to be maintained and he fixed them immediately. The pool was awesome and the sunsets from the terrace were unbeatable. Overall a fantastic stay and very comfortable and safe.
Jason, Las Vegas, USA Sep 2015
We had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We enjoyed the island!
Linda + Eric S. and Pat + Greg Weilnau, Atlanta, GA & Rochester, NY Jul 2015
A very enjoyable 2 weeks... tired ;) of the view @ Happy Bay beach was, where we spent most. We felt relaxed and very much home. Thank you!
Debbie & Ken N., Poert Perry, ON, Canada Jun 2015
Third Time Here!
A wonderful third time here! Gets better every time!
Robert & Ann, Arkansas May 2015
Great Vacation, great place, great host!
Jack & Nancy, North Carolina Apr 2015
Perfect Place Celebrating our Anniversary!
We had an amzing time in this beautiful house. The perfect place to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Marissa J & Nathan P., Minneapolis, MN Apr 2015
9th Visit - Says it All
This is our 9th visit to the villa. We love it here and plan on returning. Thank you Julot!
Tom and Diane P, Maple Grove, MN Mar 2015
Enjoyed Another Time at Villa Canoua!
Enjoyed another great vacation at Villa Canoua.
Steve and Wendy L., Westfield Ctr, Ohio Mar 2015
Wonderful Again! The perfect escape from the late winter storms.
Lew and Cindy H., Grandview, Texas Mar 2015
Excellent location and wonderful view. Planning to coming back!
Emily and Greg N., London, Ontario, Canada Feb 2015
Villa Canoua is an unique gem!
We got back from St. Martin. There is no other villa like Villa Canoua. The vacation was amazing. St. Martin is really our favorite island and we want go back again and again!!
It is so unfortunate that Villa Canoua is already booked for our dates next year. It has so much to offer for its attractive rates! We'll soon be back!
Jana & Vaclav V. Feb 2015
This is the place!
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.
Jeff B., Bishop, CA Feb 2015
Great visit to St Martin
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!
Randy K. Feb 2015
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.
Janet H., Seattle Feb 2015
Couldn't select a better place...
Everything has been great! The beaches, the villa, the people, best prerequisite for a perfect vacation. We already plan to return in 2016
Jeffrey D., Reading, Berks. UK Jan 2015
Awesome Place, Great Value
We spent a week in November 2014 at Villa Canoua. The villa is a very quiet and peaceful place with spectacular views on the Ocean, and still so close to many great places for fun and entertainment. The two close by beaches are fantastic. Happy Bay, if you don't need beach bars and water sports, Friar's Bay, if you enjoy a drink, food, and beach chairs. Grand Case, easy to reach in a few minutes by car, has fine dining in a relaxed environment. The house is nicely equipped with all we needed and is well maintained. Everything the booking agent told us before, turned out to be as good or even better. It is a fantastic place for a romantic time away from hassle and work.
Judith, NYC Nov 2014
8th Trip to SXM, Best Yet!
This was our 8. trip to St. Martin and it has been our best yet, thanks to Villa Canoua. Thanks so much for a wonderful time, hope to return...
Dave + Joyce Nov 2014
This was our return to St. Martin after six years. Coming to Villa Canoua for the first time felt like coming home, and we instantly slipped into the warm and unclad rhythm of the villa and the island. Thank you Julo!
Erik + Feather, Maryland Apr 2014
Third time on St. Martin and the best place to stay we had so far. The villa is very nice, well maintained, and it presents an outstanding value in its category. The gated community provides privacy and security. The owner lives on island and is very helpful, if needed. The pool is rather private, which my spouse appreciated for getting a great suntan all over.
Views and sunsets are spectacular. Happy Bay beach is awesome and we frequently had been the only guests on this secluded beach. Access to the beach is a 5 minutes walk, the way back a bit longer, but absolutely worthwhile. We are already planning our return next year.
Bob C., Glendale, Arizona, USA Feb 2014
Happy Bay is the nicest beach on St Martin and this gated community is the best way to experience Happy Bay. The property managers were very easy to deal with and very accommodating. The owner lives nearby and catered to our every need. The house is very beautiful and comfortable. It is well equipped and spotless. The outdoor grill was terrific and of the highest quality. It made staying home for dinner fun. The French bakery on the right side of the road as you enter Grand Case sold me a warm baguette and two buttery croissants for $3.55! The best deal in The Caribbean! We can't wait to return.
Kenneth R., Boonton, NJ Dec 2013
Stayed in July 2013
We stayed in St. Martin for a week in July 2013. This was our fourth time to the island and this was by far the best place to stay. Happy Bay is a great place and having a house overlooking it was ideal. Owner was very friendly and the house was extremely clean. Air conditioning worked great and the ability to lower shutters over windows and doors provided total security. All in all we had a great vacation and the villa contributed a lot to that. Anxious to go back.
Greg, Canton, Connecticut, USA Aug 2013
Another wonderful visit
Another wonderful visit!! Great villa, spectacular views & unexpected hospitality. Ca't wait to reteurn soon - Thank You!!
Jack & Nancy Case Apr 2013
Photographs can't capture the beauty!
Photographs can't capture the islands beauty, memories fade ... resons to return. Thank you Pat and Julo!
Howard and Nancy S. May 2013
Our 4th visit - wonderful as always. Happy Bay is the best beach on planet! Villa Canoua a great place to stay and enjoy!
Paul and Ginger P., Pataskala, OH Nov 2013
Thanks Julot + Pat - Another wonderful vacation at this beautiful villa. We look forward seeing you soon again on St. Martin!
Frank & Donna F., Queenston, Ontario, Canada Mar 2012
Two Weeks in Paradise
We just lived for two weeks in paradise. Happy Bay is the best view on the island!
Rick & Barb P., Brooklyn Center, MN, USA Mar 2012