This St. Martin villa is one of those rare "dream come true" vacation spots that travelers are seeking once they decided to go for the Caribbean. The two bedroom 2 ½ bath fully air-conditioned, very private and secluded vacation home sits on a privileged hillside location at the exclusive villa community of Mont Choisy, better known as the Happy Bay community. This is a quiet, secluded, gated residential area highly sought after by people looking for peaceful vacations to enjoy a high degree of privacy and serenity.
View on the terrace and pool short before sunset
Lounging on the terrace enjoying serenity & peace at sunset
The villa has a million dollar view of Happy Bay and the Caribbean Sea towards Anguilla Island. Yet the spectacular view is not the only draw card of this popular property. Villa Canoua has a very high number of return guests and they do not only come for the unobstructed ocean views on 180 degrees. The villa is peaceful, very secluded, comfortable and cozy.
Unlike the other huge, luxury villas in this exclusive neighborhood, Villa Canoua with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths is smaller, yet just the right place for 1-2 couples or families who don't want to spend a fortune.
Villa Canoua is located at one of the best spots on the slope of Mt. Choisy/Happy Bay allowing you to take in unobstructed, spectacular views at day and at night!
Good to know for couples with children: the access to the pool can
be secured for children by security gates on each side of the pool.
Spectacular sunsets at Villa Canoua looking south and Anguilla island at the horizon.
Another beautiful sunset while having dinner on the terrace
A swim at the pool with a full view of Caribbean sunset
On the covered terrace with sitting lounge and dining area
The property faces southeast, which gives you long sunny days and marvelous sunsets.
Villa Canoua is a wonderful choice for one or two couples looking for a quiet island retreat, or for a family with one or two children.
Outside, the villa features a covered terrace, the gallery, where you can dine al fresco or enjoy lounging while taking in the fine views. A few steps down from the gallery is the private infinity pool and surrounding sun drenched deck with lounge chairs and umbrellas.
At the rear of the property is an additional garden porch and covered sitting area where you can enjoy family-style BBQ's at one of those fine Caribbean nights.
View at the dining area on the gallery looking down to Happy Bay
Villa Canoua offers breathtaking views of Happy Bay, St. Martin
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".
The infinity pool overlooks Happy Bay, the last untouched beach of St Martin. The unobstructed views from the pool, the deck, the terrace and from every room of Villa Canoua are breathtaking.
A shortcut down to the beach starts at the villa, just below Canoua's pool. A 5 min. walk brings you to the unspoiled Happy Bay Beach, only reachable by foot or by boat and also an excellent snorkel spot.
You'll have a panoramic view over Happy Bay Beach, the blue turquoise Caribbean sea, neighboring island of Anguilla and sailing boats and yachts passing by.
Magnificent views from the covered terrace and the pool deck terrace over Happy Bay, the last untouched beach of St. Martin, only reachable by boat or on foot.
The outdoor areas are well appointed and are perfect to relax, unwind and disconnect from busy life. Canoua is a lovely villa with its own distinctive personality that makes you feel home as soon as you enter the door.
Unique decoration created by the owner's daughter gives a personal touch to this property. Attentive and friendly owners who take personal care of villa guests is yet another reason why guests come back to Villa Canoua year after year.
Open plan living room with high cathedral ceiling, kitchen, ocean view
The open plan living room with high cathedral ceiling has a comfortable sitting area with a kitchen in the back. This spacious room has a powerful air-conditioner (18,000 BTU) for your maximum comfort. Villa Canoua is lovingly decorated in a warm and friendly style. The living room has large sliding doors leading to the gallery for dining. The room also has fantastic views of the Caribbean sea.
Numerous US TV channels (satellite)
Stereo, DVD and CD-player
A guest restroom just off the living room
Free Internet WiFi
The villa owner's daughter, a local artist on St. Martin, adds the personal touch to the decoration by contributing some of her own artwork and decorative pieces to this unique place on Happy Bay.
In the back of the living room are smaller sliding doors to access the porch to the rear of the villa. There is a covered sitting area, a gas BBQ and a fish tank with baby Tilapias, a "toy" of the owner.
Kitchen opens to the living area and to the dining area on the terrace
The tastefully designed and very functional kitchen opens to the living area with a large counter serving as a bar, complete with four bar stools. On the side of the kitchen is a terrace door to access the dining area on the gallery - very convenient to serve food & drinks to the outside. The kitchen provides all the conveniences for 2-4 people to prepare family style lunch and dinners:
Full size refrigerator with freezer
Top quality ceran cook tops
Oven and microwave
Blender, coffee maker, toaster, and more
An ice-machine is located in the facility/laundry room
The facility room is next to the kitchen and has, besides an ice-maker, also a washer/dryer and an iron and ironing board.
The kitchen opens to the living area and to the dining area on the terrace via a side door. The large counter serves also a bar.
All kitchen equipment and appliances are in excellent shape as they are constantly and carefully maintained by the owners.
View from the kitchen counter into the open plan living room
View into the kitchen with bar counter
The kitchen at Canoua is fully fitted and has a very complete set of all you need for cooking and eating in house , including upscale appliances, as well as crockery, glassware, silverware. cutlery, pots & pans and all cooking utensils.
The individually decorated Master bedroom with king bed
Villa Canoua offers two air-conditioned bedrooms, one on each side of the living room. Both bedrooms have ample closet space and sliding doors leading to the terrace. Both bedrooms have ocean view.
King sized bed
Personal safe and a large closet
A LCD TV allows reception of multiple US TV channels
The room opens to the gallery and has sea view
En-suite deluxe full bathroom with two sinks, two large mirrors, granite countertops, and a large walk-in shower
Master bedroom with closet and arm chair
Deluxe fully tiled Master bath with double sinks and shower
The air-conditioned guest bedroom with King/2 twin beds
A set of twin beds that convert to a King bed
Large closet, a desk and sitting furniture
The room opens to the gallery and has sea view
En-suite, private full bathroom with a walk-in shower
More and larger photos here
Both bedrooms blend a contemporary Caribbean style and feature decoration and pieces of art created by the owner's daughter.
The 2nd bedroom, lovingly decorated by personally created artwork
The en-suite bathroom of the guest bedroom
New availability!!! We have an opening for 5 nights in January 2017. Book this open slot Jan. 13 - Jan. 18, 2017
January 10 - May 23
$2,680 1 bedroom
$2,960 2 bedrooms
May 24 - December 22
$2,540 1 bedroom
$2,750 2 bedrooms
$3,980 1 or 2 bedrooms
Presently no special. Inquire for off season weeks in September for a deal!
Terms & Payments
Rates are per week in US Dollars, and are based on two persons per bedroom. Additional nights are pro-rated. Weekly rates include taxes and service charges, airport to villa escorting and maid service 3 times per week.
5 nights in low and high season. Xmas & New Year's: 7 nights
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 picnic 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 terrace, and have a mere 10 yards to get the luggage to the villa.
Rear Side of Villa CanouaThe carefully maintained garden and a fish basin 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 high cathedral ceiling and has a comfortable sitting area and numerous US Satellite TV channels, stereo, DVD and CD-player. For those folks who like to cool off after a hot day in the sun: the living area/kitchen has a powerful air-conditioner.
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 BathroomEn suite to the master bedroom is the master bathroom with two wash basins and one shower.
Master BathroomClean, comfortable, and space for two.
Caribbean MotivesThe artwork nicely contrasts to the intense white of walls and day light.
Second 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.
En suite 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 BayLooking 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