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Beachside villas #205119
09/21/2019 05:41 PM
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Have called phone number on their website twice and no response yet. Is there another way to reach them? We are Towers casualties and are looking for weeks feb 1-15 for 4 people and a 2 yr old. Would appreciate any help or ideas. Thanks so much!

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Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205122
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Hi. Did you leave them a specific voicemail as to when you are interested in? You also might try sending them an email. I can't remember if their email address is on the website or not. It's definitely worth it to keep at it!


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: Carol_Hill] #205124
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Thank you Carol! I did just email them with dates. We are starting to become anxious since it seems sure Towers won’t be available.

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OK, hope it works out for you. Best wishes regarding the Towers.


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205140
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Just be a little patient. I find emailing is the best way to contact them. I'm sure Tracy will get back to you soon. She is a full time Mom with 3 early teens with many activities, especially on the weekends. She always responds. You will absolutely love BSV. I know other Towers casualties that have been staying there and just love it.

Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205145
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Originally Posted by VGerfo
Have called phone number on their website twice and no response yet. Is there another way to reach them? We are Towers casualties and are looking for weeks feb 1-15 for 4 people and a 2 yr old. Would appreciate any help or ideas. Thanks so much!


Hi, Vivian,

Wingman is absolutely right and as a former Mullet Bay persona, he knows from whence he speaks. You will love BSV if you do stay there.

Best way to reach Tracy is via email and while it might take her a day or so, she will get back to you. We never thought we’d find any place on island to compare with our #709 but BSV has done the trick. Hope you are able to work out the dates and make it happen.


Respectfully,

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Re: Beachside villas [Re: pat] #205159
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Thank you Pat and everyone else for your support and encouragement. Pat your experience with trying other places has made us realize that there could be other wonderful experiences besides the towers! I guess we are all pretty numb right now and probably have lost a good deal of hope about what the outcome of the towers will be. And I will look forward to hearing from Tracy

Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205160
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What can we expect the beach there to be like. We have a two-year-old

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The beach has been somewhat rougher than I would personally enjoy but we’ve also been there when it was perfect, just like my idea of a ‘perfect Mullet kind of day’....... but just like Mullet, you never know what each day will bring. For a two year old - maybe not so great but that’s just my opinion.


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: pat] #205185
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Thank you all for support and encouragement. Pat, your suggestion that there is any place as good as the towers landed on me. Hope we can work something out at BVS....will keep you posted.

Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205297
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Hi Pat, I know you have stayed happily at GCBC. What is the best way to inquire, reserve there please?

Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205302
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IMHO, the best way to work with BSV is via email. If Tracy hasn’t gotten back to you yet I’d try another email to:
Sxmbsv@gmail.com
and see what happens.

The rates and rooms as displayed on the Beachside Villas website pretty much tell the story right up to but NOT including availability for specific times. The thing is, it’s become an extraordinarily popular SXM vacation venue and that really is important info if you’re attempting to book there.

I wish you good luck and hope it works out for you but if not, you might also try the Royal Islander Club La Plage owners website. We were able to do two back to back weeks there in April and we did thoroughly enjoy both the property and the location and all it’s facilities.


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205305
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Pat - VGerfo asked about reserving at GCBC, not BSV.

VGerfo - This is their website. >>>GCBC Link


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: jazzgal] #205315
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Wow! Sorry about that, Vivian, and TY, Linda, for pointing that out. When I saw it last night, it was late and we were just in from a long day of travel and visiting a very dear friend in an extended care facility here in Florida. It was late. We were tired and that’s all the excuse I can offer for now, but if you give me some time, I’ll probably find another one........ jester jester

We went directly to the GCBC website and booked it on line there but then I followed it up with a phone call to have a few specifics straightened out and a few questions that weren’t covered on the website answered for us.

We very much enjoyed our only stay there a few years ago. Parked our car on arrival and never used it until we left to head out to the airport. You will find it totally relaxing and the beaches completely suitable for a little one. Not so sure about the pool since it’s been redone since we were last there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and our only complaint was the stay was too short.


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205324
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You might also want to try Air BnB St Maarten. We've found nice places there and are booked at two in January and February. Your February 1-15 is prime time in SXM and I think you're getting a late start looking for places. Good Luck.


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: SXMNorm] #205327
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Thanks for your input and suggestion Norm. We had been hoping that the Towers would become available to us but are realizing that reality is remote now.

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VGerfo--have you heard back from Beachside?


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: Carol_Hill] #205339
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I did hear back.They don’t have availability for the full time that we were hoping for. Thank you for asking Carol.

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Sorry to hear that, for your sake. They do book up ahead of time in high season. Theoretically, you could do a split stay and stay somewhere else for part of the time? Although I know I certainly don't want to move during my vacation. Hope you find someplace great to stay!


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: pat] #205346
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Looking into la Plage...thanks Pat!

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Vivian,

Just as an FYI, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Royal Islander but my best recommendation, should you end up there, would be to rent on the Sonesta side as opposed to the Maho Beach road side to avoid most of the street noise.

With reference to GCBC, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there and could have stayed there longer very happily if time allowed, but I should add, we were there pre-Irma when all the GC eateries were open and we used the golf cart for transportation at night to the different venues. It was lovely.


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: pat] #205362
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Thanks again Pat that is really useful info. We have been staying at the Towers since it opened so we are in uncharted waters now and it’s not easy to know what parts of any resort are better than others. Does anyone know what Parts are best at Simpson Bay Resort which I guess used to be Pelican. We did stay there years ago and found the steep incline unpleasant. Are there parts of the resort where that isn’t the case? Appreciate any and all input.

Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205364
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If considering Simpson Bay Resort, I would suggest you stay in the Villas which are closest to the Atrium Resort. No steep incline there and a very nice place to stay!



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Thank you!

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Re Le Plage

The room numbers show your location - useful if you are renting

ie 4104 would be 4th floor - "1' means the road side of Le Plage and 04 is 4th room from the elevator
4204 would be the the same except the "2" means the sonesta side
Note when you walk into reception you are on the 2nd floor - rooms that start with one are on the ground floor - you walk out to the garden but no water view - the gardens are lovely and you have quick access to th epool etc
we've rented nboth sides - I like the evening / night water view from the "1" side - but the balcony during the day is hot, while the "2" side balcony generally has shade in the afternoon

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Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205368
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I usually don't make suggestions but if you are looking for something small and secure you might want to see if Belair can accommodate your dates and budget.
Also, it is likely that Divi could offer something for you to consider.
Tom G.

Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205384
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I would agree with Island Gem. We have stayed there numerous times and love the place. You should be able to find a room there.

Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205385
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We will be vacationing with our daughter, son in law and 2 yr old granddaughter and would really want a unit with a kitchen. I so appreciate all your suggestions and advice

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Originally Posted by VGerfo
We will be vacationing with our daughter, son in law and 2 yr old granddaughter and would really want a unit with a kitchen. I so appreciate all your suggestions and advice


The Villas seem to be what you want, all of that plus a lot more, 2 bedroom lock out unit, 2 full baths, huge balcony, all rooms have an ocean view (beautiful sunsets), and a huge swim up pool with a place for kids. Full kitchen with all appliances, dining area and large living room with huge TV. Casino and Isola restaurant across the street, many other restaurants walking distance and small grocery stores. Plenty of parking.

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Sounds perfect. I tried to access information on my iPad because I am away from my Mac but I couldn’t do it. I guess their website us the best way to reserve? Thank you so much, I do realize it is very well located.

Re: Beachside villas [Re: pat] #205455
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Simpson bay villas closest to buccaneer beach bar/ easy walk up and down to beach. Atrium area. And parking in front of units... stayed there 4 times in last 3 years

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Thank you! Is there a toll free number for them?

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Vivian,

When you get a chance, I sent you a PM - sorry it took me so long.


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Re: Beachside villas [Re: VGerfo] #205549
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Simpson Bay Villas can be booked online, any one of a number of different places, like Travelocity, Expedia, etc., etc.


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Grand Case Beach Club website shows availability for your February dates.

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Online booking direct with the Villas of SB shows:

[quote]There is no availability in The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort for the dates selected. Please try another dates or try a different resort. [/quote}

..and Expedia says "sold out"

SBR is available...2BR unit for $1242 total cost (inc. tax) (direct booking with SBR 45% off)

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I really doubt that the Villas are totally sold out for that time period, but could be. I would check a couple of different online places, if they really want the villas.


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Carol, are the Villas nicer than the other areas?

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Thank you so much, I spoke with someone today and they have availability in March. The fellow was very helpful.

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