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John Gallagher or Susan Gilmore

Advertiser since 2003
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Speaks english
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights



Dawn Beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 BR 4 bath (lower rental rates for smaller groups)

This gorgeous villa is one of the very finest homes in the entire Caribbean and the locations CANNOT be beat if you love the beach.

Located directly on Dawns Beach with a few steps down to the sand.

Spacious 6 BR stucco house has been totally renovated a few years ago and has dramatic views of the ocean from every room in this house. You only pay by number of guests so don't worry if you don't need all the bedrooms.

Surrounded by palm trees, mango trees and lemon trees.

See more photos and info at owner's website: (link is on lower level of this page) Our Rental Paradise dot com

  • children welcome
John Gallagher or Susan Gilmore (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2003
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About John Gallagher or Susan Gilmore

own and manage 7 vacation homes in Caribbean and New England ski country

John Gallagher or Susan Gilmore purchased this villa in 2005

Why John Gallagher or Susan Gilmore chose Dawn Beach

this house is directly on beautiful Dawns beach

What makes this villa unique

ocean views from every room

patio is huge and has sweeping ocean views 180 degrees

oversized swimming pool

sleeps up to 12 people comfortably

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nice of you to ask us how we enjoyed our vacation on St. Martin, so we're happy to report it was a great stay.

In years past we usually stayed in the high rises near the airport, but that place is now looking like Miami Beach and is too crowded and noisy.

We always liked Dawns beach for a day trip so this time we decided to stay there and found your house listed on Homeaway.

Dawns beach is quiet, the people very friendly and that little beach bar Ms. Busby's got a workout from us, sometimes at breakfast, often at lunch, every day at happy hour and one night for dinner. At night they put tableclothes and move the tables onto the beach which is very romantic with little lanterns for lighting.

Your house has a magnificent location and walking down those few stairs to go swimming in the ocean you get very spoiled.

The kitchen is pretty small but equipped well enough so we used the gas grille on the patio most nights.

One night we had a caterer come you had recommended and they did a great job.

One bedroom had an issue with the air conditioning but we called your caretaker who came over and fiddled with it until it started working.

the ocean breezes were pretty good so we probably didn't need the A/C

Appreciate the brand new sheets your cleaning lady brought over along with a bunch of oversized towels.

Yes, our vacation was restful and everything we wanted it to be so while we've been to other Caribbean islands, I think St. Maarten has more to do and more to offer than the Virgin Islands

For people who've never been to SXM, staying near the airport may seem convenient but the hustle and bustle destroys the slow pace of Caribbean living. We now prefer the Oyster Cove section of Dawns beach so your house is certainly well sited.

Many thanks for the enjoyable stay at your lovely home.

Please keep us on your mailing list as we may be able to take advantage of a cancellation special on short notice.

Barb and Sam
Dec 2013
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Half Baths2
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Ocean-front Villa with large pool/Dawns Beach, on the beach
average rating of 3.95 based on 45 reviews
Ocean-front Villa with large pool/Dawns Beach, on the beach
- (978) 526-7512 from 8AM-8PM EST (Massachusetts, US
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
Cotuit, Ma & Bonita Spring, Florida


  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had the most amazing family vacation at La Perla. The house is designed so each family has their separate sleeping quarters. My husband and I stayed in what was called Madame Gucci's private quarters. Private deck, gorgeous ocean view with a glorious morning sunrise. It's a wonderful family setup for families with little ones.
The location is unbeatable with crazy views of St. Barts and beautiful harbour views off to the left. Definitely don't miss a day trip over to St. Barts!
Nicely and newly decorated, with a designers eye to detail, includes all the high tech amenities, so easy for large family entertaining. Although, my husband and I have rented just the main house for the two of us and had one of the most scrumptiously romantic weeks ever!
Walk down your private steps to your own silky white sand beach. Also just a short walk down the beach to a great restaurant, surburb breakfasts and the Carribean Lobster or the Spaghetti Bolognaise is a definite must have with a little Rum Punch for dinner. Then it's a nice stroll back to the villa for an after dinner drink in the gorgeous infinity pool with the warm breezes and island lights of
St. Barts off in the distance, so romantic!
Staying at La Perla is definitely like taking a page from Life of the Rich and Famous, with the old world style that only The Gucci family could provide.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Ocean-front Villa with large pool/Dawns Beach, on the beach
- (978) 526-7512 from 8AM-8PM EST (Massachusetts, US
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
The Villages, Fl

Vacation Nightmare Property

  • 1 of 5
We were greeted with a GREEN pool - algae growing in the drains, dirt/debris collected on the bottom hadn’t been vacuumed in weeks, and dirt and tree fallings) on all the patio’s. Metal pool furniture was severely rusted, cushions deteriorated, white plastic furniture grey with mildew, and most potted plants are dead. Promised pool service did not happen .
Inside: Promised but not working - WIFI, TV access, computer, majik jack phone, use of 2 cell phones w/ 15 min–1 cell phone, no time. Microwave did not heat, the oven did not work, 2 range burner smoked severely and occasionally shot a burst of flame, icemaker did not work. We were promised paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, cleaning supplies, and soap for the showers – not present. 1 hair drier for 6 baths. 1/3rd lights did not work. Air conditioning did not work in 1 desirable bedroom.
Safety and cleanliness. Bathroom floors were dirty, mirrors not cleaned. The cleaner did laundry in cold water without soap…I can only hope that there was soap the week before for sheets. She left a load of laundry in the washer …just sitting there. Many sharp edges around the pool - tiles have pulled away, mortar deteriorated, many light sockets hang from wires, water squirts from pipes on the side of the house and pool pump, many pool pipes leak. A stream of water runs downhill and the pool 1-2 inches daily. The infinity feature does not work - return pipe has a large hole in it. Beach gate is broken … we had to chase away several people.
What did the caretaker have to say about these deficiencies when he arrived about 3 hours after us? “The owner is a cheap b__st_rd, and you get what he provides. Complain to him and I’ll fix it if he tells me to.” He provided no info on the house and only one set of keys. I got Email from the owner after I wrote him saying he have the caretaker fix the problems…never saw the caretaker or evidence of effort.
Bottom line: Great view (if you can get past the green pool and patio wreck) and good location. Layout of bedrooms allows little privacy, you have to walk through one bedroom to get to another and the servicing bath. Some bathroom walls in shared spaces don’t go to the ceiling. We only used 3 bedrms and privacy was hard. Maintenance is abysmal, safety especially for kids is bad-nothing will likely get better. I would not believe anything the owners of this place say. I have rented houses in the Carribean and Mexico 8 times, this is the worst.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Ocean-front Villa with large pool/Dawns Beach, on the beach
- (978) 526-7512 from 8AM-8PM EST (Massachusetts, US
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
Mendenhall, MS

Best View On Dawn Beach

  • 3 of 5
A group of four couples stayed here Sept 7-14. The view is very special. It is the best thing about this property. We spent most of our time in and around the pool when we were at the house.As this was St. Maarten we took day trips around the island. if you do plan to cook the stop at the big market in Phillipsburg on the way to the house. The kitchen is ok, but the frig does not cool well. Make sure that you buy an ice chest and stock it everyday with drinks for the day. Ice can be bought at the little store next to Mr. Busby's.We filled the cooler everyday and kept it by the pool for easy access. everyone should know that this house is in need of repair. This is not a luxury home.In fact the paint is peeling off in some of the rooms.Also, he property man will meet you on the first day,and we never saw him again. I did need gas for the grill and emailed John who did get someone to bring gas. Just know that the pictures are of the outside because that is the best part of this house. I will say that you do receive a good value for your money with this house. Just know what you are paying for. We have stayed on Dawn Beach two time before and did pay more.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Ocean-front Villa with large pool/Dawns Beach, on the beach
- (978) 526-7512 from 8AM-8PM EST (Massachusetts, US
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
Milford, MA USA

Killer Views, Beach at your Feet

  • 4 of 5
I stayed with a group of nine people celebrating several of our 40th birthdays Aug. 10-17, 2013 and we all had a spectacular time. A few highlights:

The back patio/pool area offers quintessential tropical ocean views with St. Bart’s visible in the distance. The living/dining area and bedrooms also have nice views. The pool was relaxing and clean, and also features a nice ledge to take in the ocean views.

The bedrooms worked fine for our group. Nobody felt crowded and the a/c was effective. While the spacious common areas aren’t air conditioned, we found that opening the front door and back sliding doors created a comfortable cross breeze that we complemented with the ceiling fans.

Dawns Beach is easily accessed by walking down the backyard stairs and out the private gate. The beach was outstanding … clean and not at all crowded. You get some nice waves on this side of the island, too. Nothing overpowering but enough for bodysurfing if you’re patient.

Mr. Busby’s beach bar is a quick walk down the beach. Nice folks, good food (try their pizza) and cheap beers. We took full advantage of the $1 Amstel Brites during the day. Mr. Busby’s shifts to more upscale dining in the evening, which we enjoyed one night.

Next door to Mr. Busby’s is the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, which offers a couple of nice restaurants and remarkably friendly staff. You can also find an ATM and small market (the market is convenient, but the prices are much steeper than if you were to drive to one of the larger grocery stores).

The location itself worked out really well, particularly as we rented cars. It’s on the Dutch side of the island but less than a mile from the French side. We found it easy to take numerous day trips across the entire island.

I highly suggest BZH Creperie for breakfast, just over the French side in Oyster Bay. Well worth it.

Alvo, the caretaker was friendly and helpful. He met us at the house when we arrived and provided a thorough walk-through. He noted that the cable TV was out and stopped by with the cable box from his house to test it before arranging for the cable company to come over and repair a line outside.

The kitchen had everything we needed and was fully functional. There’s also a gas grill on the back patio. We took advantage of both for home-cooked meals.

There’s Wi-Fi available at the house. It’s not accessible everywhere, but if you situate yourself in the dining room area you should be fine.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were very pleasant to deal with an left the place spotless. Nice folks the caretakers told me. John the owner.
Ocean-front Villa with large pool/Dawns Beach, on the beach
- (978) 526-7512 from 8AM-8PM EST (Massachusetts, US
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 2 of 5
Well let me first say, the veiw is to die for! But as we all know ,that only can take you so far.
Our family of 12 was not that impressed at all with the house, care givers or attitude of owner. Once we got to the house the caregiver was not helpful at all answering our questions, he wanted to gives us the keys and go, and we were told he did not work Sunday the next day so not to call him.
Sunady we found out that the grill was out of propane, we call, we got it 3 days later, Refrig. would not keep anything cool so we bought 3 ice chest and bought ice all week to keep food and drinks in, called, was told to unplug,wait plug in...didn't work. no light in one bedroom, cord was cut off. 50% of bulbs in house, out or didnt work. Microfiber furniture in living room smelt like wet dog (not ocean freindly.TV not the one in photo, but doesnt matter, cable didnt work. Furniture was broke and most of it falling apart.Windows caulked shut, window missing in upstair bedroom had plywood in it, rained came in, woke up to water standing on floor, luggage was on floor wet, bedspread wet. Adjusted shower head, it feel off. Captions under photos in ad are at best 50% miss leading. We took pics but not allowed to post or give our contact info.
The island was nice and the beaches are to die for!!
If four grand down the tube is for you....this is your place.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The prior guests turned the refrigerator up to 100% which caused the compressor to shut down and leak water. turning it back down to normal 70% setting fixed the problem and food and drinks were plenty cold though we leave some coolers and ice for guests who want their drinks and beers super cold. We just replaced several pieces of furniture abused by guests whose kids were obviously jumping on nice leather chairs. The cable tv goes out often and we can't control that, after all, this is the Caribbean and this happens. the house is spotless, the views to die for, we have a huge pool over looking the ocean and guests in there last week said they had the best vacation of their life (in the best setting) and when I say the ocean views are a perfect 10, I mean a perfect ten. The huge patio overlooking the ocean has hosted many gorgeous weddings. If you want the Ritz Carlton styled furniture, sorry, there is not one on the island but our guests spend less than $ 60 per night per guest which is the biggest bargain of modern times for an ocean front house, bank appraised at $ 3 million. Staying at a mediocre hotel room with beach access and you'll pay 3-4 times per guest per night what our big beautiful house works out to as our house can sleep 14. Yes we have designer sheets, huge towels which guests often leave on the beach and have to be replaced every few weeks, and we always have to buy new outdoor furnishings as people take our nice chaise lounges to the beach a few steps away, and guess what....they never come back. At $ 200 per chaise lounge this is not nice to us and very unfair but happens regularly and we don't go chasing guests for abuse of premises fees. Notice most recent reviews are 4 or more stars so some people you just can't please, and they don't realize a bargain for an oceanfront house when they have 10-14 people in there. try putting a dozen people in the Westin hotel and you'd be paying $ 3 grand a night vs. our $ 600 per night avg. big difference.
Ocean-front Villa with large pool/Dawns Beach, on the beach
- (978) 526-7512 from 8AM-8PM EST (Massachusetts, US
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin

Gorgeous beach location

  • 4 of 5
Hi Carrie,

Wanted to let you know your place on St. Maarten is our favorite vacation destination as this was our third stay with you.

We love the island and the friendly people, but just hanging around your pool with the views of the ocean was so relaxing. Glad you finally added wi fi so I could read my Ipad on that patio and gaze up at the ocean and beach.

Had a few problems with the kitchen stove but finally figured it out as I see it's new this year and propane, not electric like the previous one.

Hope to get back to your home for the fall when rates go down as well as airfare costs.

best personal regards, Nancy Olsen
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: wonderful repeat guests. left the place clean as a whistle



Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Dawns beach water front house
Car: recommended

This is a large ocean-front house right on Dawns Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. we're right on the border of the Dutch-French line. Views from our huge patio over-looking the ocean are spectacular, over sized swimming pool and views of the ocean from every room. just a few steps down to Dawn Beach. we're right about in the middle of Dawns beach set up atop some rocks for incredible views.



Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $525 Per night

Dawn Beach Villa Rental Rates

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Dawn Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Four full baths and one half bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • King Beds with fine linens. All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned 6 Bedrooms, 3 of which are Master suites with own private full luxury bath Each bedroom painted in a different tropical color
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
The large patio can accommodate 30-40 guess for a wedding or large family gathering

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