This St. Martin villa is a 'dream come true' vacation spot. The two bedrooms, 2 ½ bath, 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.
Good to know for families traveling with young children: the access to the pool can be secured for children by security gates on each side of the pool and the terrace.
There is a footpath below the villa that takes you in 5 minutes to the unspoiled and secluded beach of Happy Bay, which is also one of the best snorkel spots on the island.
Villa Canoua - the pool and the view
The villa features several outdoor sitting areas on each side of the pool, as well as on the covered terrace. The infinity pool, overlooking the Caribbean, has a good size of 4 x 8 m (14' by 26'). The pool and deck are very private and allow swimming and sunbathing "au natural".
Private Sunbathing by the pool
Villa Canoua is situated in a quiet, gated residential area on Happy Bay. The tranquil vacation home features a lot of amenities at very attractive rates. Friar's Bay with its casual beach restaurants and Grand Case for fine dining and shopping are a very short drive away.
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Panoramic view of Happy Bay and the Caribbean Sea from the terrace of Villa Canoua
Villa Canoua - the kitchen and bar
The tastefully designed kitchen opens to the living area on one side, and to the terrace to the other.
View from the living area onto the kitchen
and the guest bedroom (left side)
The kitchen is fully equipped with dish washer, top quality ceran cooktops, oven, microwave, a full size refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, and more. The kitchen provides all the necessary amenities for a family style cooking. One of the kitchen counters serves as a bar, completed by four bar stools.
There is also an ice machine for your convenience, located in the facility room next to the kitchen. In the facility room you'll also find a washer/dryer, and an iron and iron board. All kitchen equipment and appliances are like new, and in excellent shape as they are constantly well maintained by the owners.
Villa Canoua -
Driveway to private parking
Villa Canoua - the living room
The open plan living room with cathedral ceiling has a comfortable sitting area and US-Satellite TV channels, stereo, DVD and CD-player, as well as telephone and free Internet WiFi access.
The main living area and kitchen has a powerful air
conditioning system (18,000 BTU) for your maximum comfort.
The villa owner's daughter contributed many handmade pieces of art & decoration to this unique and stylish place on Saint Martin. The living room has large sliding doors leading to the terrace and the pool. On the other side is the entrance door of the house and a porch with another sitting area that also holds a gas BBQ grill. There is also a guest restroom located at the entrance area.
The porch to the rear of the villa. There is a covered sitting area, the BBQ and the new fish tank with baby Tilapias, recently added by the owner.
Villa Canoua: The Master bedroom
Villa Canoua has an air-conditioned Master bedroom with a King sized bed, a safe deposit box, and an en-suite full bathroom with two sinks and a shower. A LCD-TV-set allows reception of multiple US-chanels.
Both bedrooms of the villa have ample closet space, and
sliding doors leading out to the terrace and the pool.
The individually decorated Master bedroom
Villa Canoua's en-suite Master bathroom is fully tiled, has two sinks and two large mirrors, granite countertops, and a large stall shower. More and larger photos here.
Villa Canoua: The guest bedroom
The 2nd bedroom has a set of twin beds that can be converted to a King size bed. This bedroom has its en-suite full bathroom as well. Both bedrooms open to the terrace and the pool and are furnished in contemporary Caribbean style.
The air-conditioned guest bedroom
The Master Bath
The guest bathroom is a private,
full bath with turquoise tiles
and a stall shower.
The Guest Bathroom
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Rates Villa Canoua
Winter: Jan 10 > May 23
Summer: May 23 > Dec 20
Summer: July 1 > Sept. 30
Xmas-New Year: Dec 20 > Jan 9
Rates are per week in US Dollars, and are based on two persons per bedroom. Additional nights are prorated. Weekly rates include fees, taxes, airport to villa escorting and maid service (3 times per week). Minimum rental 5 nights; Xmas & New Year: 10 nights.
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Enjoy and RelaxSimply one of the best places on St. Martin at very moderate rates.
The Viewpoint Makes the DifferenceVilla Canoua has unobstructed views to the beach, the Caribbean Sea, and the island of Anguilla on the horizon.
Happy Bay - the Best Kept Secret on St. MartinThis beach cannot be reached by car, but you can reach it by a short walk from Villa Canoua.
Lazy Days of Endless Summer in Villa Canoua's PoolThe infinity pool of Villa Canoua grants very high privacy. The pool area cannot be viewed from the street, which anyway is an extremely quiet cul-de-sac in the gated community of Mont-Choisy.
Time for Poolside LunchVilla vacation leaves all options to you: Eat at "home" or go to one of the many restaurants in nearby Grand Case. You can select from simple roadside places to premier French fine dining places.
TerraceThere are two sets of tables and chairs, one dinner table and one for relaxed sitting, what you see here.
Villa Canoua - Nestled at the Slopes of Mont Choisy above Happy BayOnly one neighboring villa to the right, located at the best spot of Mont Choisy, a purely residential area, which is slowly growing to an upscale area of luxury villas.
Pool or Beach?The pool allows wonderful views towards beach and Ocean. The whitewater pool, although not heated, has year round pleasant temperatures. So has the sea through all months of the year. Happy Bay beach is protected against strong winds and enjoys very gentle surf.
The Beach for YouOften nobody or only a few people populate this beach. Au natural, topless, no problem, this beach is far off the mainstream beach activities of the island.
Happy Bay BeachIt can't get any better for a Caribbean trip. Quiet, almost private beach, sun, warm sea water with little waves, and the shadows of palm trees.
White Soft Sand, Shade of Palm Trees, Just a Dream Come TrueThis is Caribbean as you certainly imagine for your trip, but rarely found anywhere else. A beach for you alone, gentle waves, and a slight breeze.
Easy Walk to the BeachThe gated community built a path exclusively for the villas at Mont Choisy, which villa guests use for beach access. Only a few other visitors walk from nearby Friar's Bay to Happy Bay, too.
Rest under the Trees of Happy BayBring a beverage (and return the bottles to the villa, please) or some snack, and enjoy your picknick at this romantic place.
Impressive Garden with Exotic PlantsThe owner and his gardener apply much attention keeping this garden with plants for dry climate continuously flourishing. Visitors love these flowers, cactus, and palm trees.
Colors and Scent of the TropicsYear round colorful flowers are surrounding the villa
View from the Entrance GateVilla Canoua has a remote controlled gate. Guests drive down the short drive way and have parking space for two cars secured inside the fenced villa lot.
Parking, Loading, and Unloading was never easierGuests can drive right next to the terracce, and have a mere 10 yards to get the luggage to the villa.
Rear Side of Villa CanouaThe carefully maintained garden and a fish bassin with a little waterfall provide the serenity most visitors are looking for.
View from the Street over Villa CanouaIt's evening, and the view is from the access cul-de-sac road over Villa Canoua towards the West.
Villa Canoua Seen from BeneathLooking upwards from Happy Bay beach. Villa Canoua almost is on the top of this smooth hill and framed by bushland and some trees.
Living AreaThe open plan living room with cathedral ceiling and has a comfortable sitting area and US-Satellite TV channels, stereo, DVD and CD-player. New feature added to the living room/kitchen in 2013: A/C !
Living Area with View towards Master Bedroom DoorSatellite TV provides plenty of US channels. The living room has a new, powerful air-conditioner, yet the steady breeze keeps the room at moderate temperatures even without A/C.
Living Room towards Barbecue AreaLooking to the hill side of the building, where another terrace is located with the gas fired barbecue.
Entrance DoorThe entrance door and the door to the right is the additional restroom.
Tastefully DecoratedGenuine artwork from a local artist, actually the daughter of the owner family, creates a unique flair in- and outside the villa.
The Bar for Drinks or FoodIf you don't want to use the terrace for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the bar is available for having your snack.
Kitchen with BarFully equipped kitchen including dish washer, full size refrigerator, freezer, microwave, ceran cook tops, oven, ice maker, and blender.
Kitchen with Refrigerator/FreezerThe kitchen is completely equipped with all utensils and all things needed for cooking.
Master BedroomAir Conditioned Bedroom for your sleeping convenience.
Master BedroomThis bedroom is set up with one king size bed. It has its own bathroom. The bedroom is located in the right wing of the building. It has sea view and direct access to the terrace.
Master BedroomA safe is located in the shelves of the master bedroom.
Master BathroomEnsuite to the master bedroom is the master bathroom with two wash bassins and one shower.
Master BathroomClean, comfortable, and space for two.
Caribbean MotivesThe artwork nicely contrasts to the intense white of walls and day light.
2. BedroomThis air conditioned bedroom can be used with one king size bed or two double beds. It has its own bathroom. The bedroom is located in the left wing of the building. It has sea view and direct access to the terrace.
Ensuite Bathroom of 2. BedroomWell maintained, clean, and comfortable like everything in this fine villa.
SunsetWatch the great evening show, the sunset as seen from Villa Canoua.
Time to Relax at Villa CanouaThe nights have always pleasant temperatures and are the best time to sit outside for a drink.
More FlowersView from the drive way towards Anguilla
Gated Community Mont ChoisyAbout 30 villas spread over a large area share the Mont Choisy advantages, such as easy beach access to almost private and hidden Happy Bay beach, and the security of the gated access.
View towards Happy BayayLooking over the pool area down the gentle slope to Happy Bay
Rain Shower over the SeaView towards the west over the roof of Villa Canoua