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Irving, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just returned from a perfect ten day stay at the Horny Toad. It was an unusual trip for me - having chosen to travel alone, and to spend time relaxing, reflecting, and rejuvenating. I chose the Horny Toad, because I knew what to expect, having stayed at this marvelous retreat several times before. The staff is friendly and welcoming,...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here 4 times and things at the Horny Toad never change and that is great. On an island that seems to grow more and more popular and at times crowded and stressed coming back to the Horny Toad, its spectacular view, beach and staff remains a #1 route to peace and relaxation.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a week in March 2017, what a great location, so peaceful and a perfect beach right outside your door, yet still only a few minutes walk to great beach bars and restaurants. No need to get a car, especially as traffic in the main towns is crazy busy. Just hop on a bus for $2 to Philipsburg....

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Westminster, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to St. Maarten and there could not have been a better place to stay than The Horny Toad Guesthouse. The Guesthouse is right on Simpson Bay and the beach is just over the seawall. Listening to the small waves breaking and feeling the gentle breeze put us in relaxation mode immediately! Having breakfast under the...

Thank champ24daytona
New Liskeard, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The staff and owners really take care of their guests. Our apartment had a kitchen which is nice to have . The grounds were immaculate and right on a beautiful long beach. The Toad is also close to many restaurants around Simpson Bay. You can walk down the beach to watch the planes land and leave. It is a great...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to escape and relaxing. We spent 2 weeks in the small studio on the 2nd floor and we have been absolutely happy with this quiet atmosphere! Millions dollars view from the 2nd floor terrace to the ocean, it's everyday and only for you! Very simple, very quiet and very clean place. If you are looking for the social...

2Thank Tanya_Andris
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful location right on Simpson Bay. Beach right at your doorstep. Staff and owners were warm and welcoming. Great having a full kitchen in the room with grocery store nearby. Will miss Callie, the guesthouse cat. Loved our stay! Would highly recommend.

1Thank Funda S
Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

If u are traveler whose make up is to "get out". This place is for you. (Resort folks not for u). Right on beach which is nice with little rocks. When I went to beach 7-9am there were maybe 3 ppl on beach. There is beach bar at airport end drinks $2-6. 3min drive to main drag. Sherry the caretaker...

1Thank Bajantravel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We were planning our vacation at St Maarten and selected The Horny Toad Guesthouse due to high ratings. Although nearby properties were offered at a 50% discount due to low season, we still decided to pay full price for the hotel. It took us probably a week to read all the reviews, browse all photos, evaluate location, discuss, etc. Finally,...

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Oakley, California
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for 7 nights for our honeymoon and could not happier. The view from our room was beautiful and being steps from the beach was amazing! The bed was very comfortable and having the kitchen was very nice as we cooked every day that we were there. The main area where the restaurants...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Horny Toad is a deliberately small and distinctive guesthouse known for its congenial and unpretentious atmosphere. The original building is a former governor's house tastefully renovated into spacious, fully-equipped apartments. Each of the eight apartments is delightfully different, displaying a personality of its own. All rooms have fully-equipped kitchens, king size beds, complete baths with shower, and daily maid service. Fresh flowers are arranged in the units every day. The guesthouse is on the beach and provides beach chairs, towels and floats. An outdoor barbecue pavilion with two Weber gas grills, table and hammock allow you to enjoy dining beach-side. Simpson Bay beach is a beautiful, uncrowded mile-long beach - just a few steps from each apartment - great for walking, swiming and sunbathing.The Toad has been awarded Fodor's Choice Award each year including the most recent in 2012. They called us the "island's best value" on the Dutch side of St Maarten.This is a No Smoking property. No children under seven years of age, please. We can arrange to have a rental car for your use and stock your unit with food before arrival upon request. There is free high-speed WiFi in all the units and a complimentary computer with internet access and printer in the business center/reception area. Free gated parking on the property. Grocery stores, French bakery, shops and multiple restaurants are within a 5-6 block walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Horny Toad Guesthouse

Address: 2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Price Range: $173 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Horny Toad Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“I stayed in Suite 5, an end unit on the first floor - very close to the "pavilion" and with the beach just footsteps away.”
CKWIrving_Texas, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“don't need a car”
iansteele2017, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The return visitors seemed to prefer the upper floor, but our suite on the lower floor seemed fine to us.”
champ24daytona, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A great view from second floor.”
Z3577XKdonm, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose one on the second floor for more privacy - no one is walking by your room on their way to the beach.”
lindadale, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
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