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Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool

Cherie Santasiero

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights

Cherie Santasiero

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Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


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Dawn Beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths plus patio shower (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Villa Sea Watch, an elegant Mediterranean villa with Caribbean décor. Nearly 3000 square feet of Caribbean open views, its pool and patio sitting sentinel right over the ocean, with amazing views of St. Barths, St. Kitts and St. Eustatia. Sea Watch has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and is newly remodeled, inside and out. Private, private, private! Caribbean splendor describes Villa Sea Watch, enveloped by lush tropical gardens, plenty of private parking, and every room enjoys ocean views. Every bedroom is en suite and has its own private balcony over the sea.

If you do feel like tearing yourself away from this luxurious villa for happy hour, gorgeous Dawn Beach, is just a short walk away. It’s the five-star Westin Resort and Casino's beach bar and seaside pool, lined with tall palm trees on both sides. Gorgeous… and fun. A must see. Mr. Busby's Beach Bar and several other four star restaurants also nearby.

After a day at the beach, the peace and serenity of Sea Watch are so very welcome. Party or relax in the sun’s rays and refresh yourself in the pool, perched on the cliff's edge. The full service wet bar is right next to the patio! Make yourself a frozen drink, turn on the stereo, sit on a lounge and relax. Enjoy outdoor dining with unbeatable ambiance. El fresco dining is easy, too, with our fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Or enjoy grilling fresh seafood or steaks on the patio with the spectacular views all around you, the sound of the surf and a summer breeze. If you are not into al fresco dining, the large formal dining room, sunny breakfast room also overlook the sea. All dining areas enjoy spectacular views. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the piece and thrill of stargazing. Shooting stars are common from Sea Watch's patio.

PRIVACY is provided by your own tropical gardens of palm trees, fig trees and bougainvillea, that envelop one side of the patio, and wrap around the rest of the villa. Tropical gardens and turquoise sea! Privacy is also due to the dead end road. Your unparalleled views are the turquoise sea, St. Barths and tropical paradise; the sounds are the lull of the surf and the sugarbirds in the morning.

Conceived for those who truly enjoy luxury and getting away from it all. Come to relax, romance and play. Come and listen to the sounds of the sea… Come to Sea Watch.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cherie Santasiero (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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About Cherie Santasiero

We first fell in love with Villa Sea Watch, in Dawn Beach Estates, in 1992, after falling in love with St. Maarten/St. Martin in 1983. We enjoy the privacy of the estates and Dawn Beach, only steps away. We have stayed on other parts of the island, but nothing beats the feel of community here, surrounded by mountains and turquoise ocean, and some of the best food anywhere! We truly enjoy great food and drink, and we can stay right in our own area, nestled between Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond with its lovely European looking marina, a short distance to French St. Martin. We absolutely LOVE romantic, fun, SXM!

Cherie Santasiero purchased this villa in 2005

Why Cherie Santasiero chose Dawn Beach

Living luxury right over the ocean! A short walk to Dawn Beach and Westin Resort and Casino, and 4 & 5 star restaurants everywhere right in the neighborhood, yet peaceful and quiet, away from the noise. From Villa Sea Watch, you can walk to Dawn Beach, one of the most beautiful displays of turquoise water anywhere. Sleep or relax to the soothing sound of the surf. If you like snorkeling, Dawn Beach has a live coral reef! Busby's Beach Bar is the best, day or night, among other great restaurants, right on Oyster Bay. Walk to The Westin for happy hour, also right on the beach.

We have stayed in different villas and luxury resorts, but Villa Sea Watch is conveniently located to great food, beach, great beach bars and the best, tremendous views of St. Barth's, and the most incredible turquoise ocean. It feels like home. We wanted to be on the ocean, but not right on a beach, because we like more privacy. The villa sits atop lava rock, so it is protected, yet only a few feet from the ocean. Every room overlooks the sea. The pool hangs over the ocean's edge, and there is always a breeze. We eat and live on the patio! Of course, the pool and patio just happen to be a few steps away from the fully equipped wet bar! The people of St. Maarten are sweet and friendly, too.

What makes this villa unique

This is in an elite, private, quiet gated community. People know each other and are friendly. This somewhat off-the-main path community has everything: glorious beach with a live coral reef, fantastic beach bars, Westin Resort within walking distance, which has a full service casino, and several restaurants. We can drive to 'the action' if we like; what's best is that we come home to a peaceful evening. The tropical gardens surround the villa and patio/pool. We enjoy peaceful nights sitting on the patio watching a magnificent sky loaded with stars we never get to see at home (and we live in the country!). We also have the most incredible photos of the full moon over the ocean. You can see St. Barths, St. Kitts, Nevis and Eustacia in the distance. Heavenly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Cherie, what a fab trip we had. The house was just as we remembered it to be (had been there last in 90's). Our friends truly loved it as much as we did. Hopefully we can return next year! We have some great photos as well as memories. Too bad we lost so much money at the Westin ;( Good fun!


Chris M.
Feb 2011
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Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 34 reviews

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

> Thanx again for letting us stay at your home on St. Maarten. We had a wonderful time. For me it was the first time in the Caribbean, but my husband has already visited a few islands and he definetely voted St. Maarten to be his favourite. The island definetely lives up ist nickname starting with Alain at the Airport, continued with Roselia who actually rode with me to the gas station the first night so I wouldn't get lost and then on to pretty much everyone we met. We couldn't do as much as we'd liked because my husband was on crutches the whole time due to a skiing accident back in February, but that only means we'll definetely have to come back some time soon.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful oceanfront home with lovely grounds and pool has it all. The home's three bedrooms with private baths are spacious and comfortable with beautiful ocean views. The view from the patio looking out over the mountains and ocean is spectacular. It is very close to a sandy beach down the road and the property it is located in a safe and quiet gated community. Enjoyed hours in the pool and sunning on the patio. Morning breakfasts looking out on the ocean were relaxing and memorable. Kitchen is perfect for meal preparation with plenty of kitchen ware. Loved exploring the Island and it's location is an easy ride to both Phillipsburg and Marigot. Plenty of grocery stores, shopping, and great restaurants close by. Already planned my next vacation with Cherie who is wonderful and easy to work with and accommodating to our vacation needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Five friends and I just returned from a wonderful two-week stay in St Martin at Sea Watch. We spent a lot of time just hanging around the pool. It was hard to leave such a perfect location - beautiful view with warm breezes and super comfortable accommodations. Great sleeping too with surf in our ears. All the arrangements for the Villa rental and transportation to and from Sea Watch were easy thanks to Cherie. The property caretakers were most helpful and very friendly. Thanks to the owner's suggestions, we spent fun times at Dawn Beach, Busby's, Grand Case, Marigot, Phillipsburg, Captain Oliver's and on a snorkeling trip to several islands. Definitely our best vacation so far. All the great things everyone said below are true.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello all you partiers, Thanks so much for your review. I am happy that you had a great time. We want all our guests to have the awesome vacations that we have experienced, and still do, at Villa Sea Watch. SW is perfect for groups such as yours, as you have nearly 3000 square feet of luxury, private bedroom balconies and full bathrooms, yet you all share the price. As you discovered, it's cheaper than resorts! I agree with you, that the best place for many of us is right at the pool patio. It's right over the ocean, with amazing views of St. Barths, turquoise sea, and you can sit in the pool with a drink while drinking in the unbeatable views... and a few steps to the bar! Some of our guests walk to Dawn Beach for Happy Hour and some back to that great pool, where you can be yourself and just relax in the sun, or shade, read, or not.. or party. I knew you would love Grand Case and Spiga. Of course there are many five-star restaurants there, but Busby's Beach Bar and Restaurant, Canoa and Big Fish are so close and incredible. The only time we even leave Sea Watch and those restaurants, is to go to Spiga and maybe one other restaurant in Grand Case. Oh, yes, and on Random Winds, the best boat trip we've ever had, the one with the Tarzan swing! Thanks again for the great review. We will see you again next year, Cherie and Ron
Kuttawa, Ky.

A piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days in January 2015. This was our best vacation ever. The villa felt like home immediately and the view was wonderful. Cherie, the owner was very helpful and gave us suggestions for things to do and places to see. St. Maarten is a beautiful island with great scenery but we soon realized our favorite place on the island was at Sea Watch by the pool. We decided to save some excursions for next year and spend more time at Sea Watch. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi you guys, I am always so happy when our guests have a great time in our villa. I know the amenities and the awesome ocean views are important, yet so is great service. Which is why I work hard to make sure you have everything you need to have the best vacation ever. When we go to Sea Watch, I like to cook sometimes, because dining al fresco on the water by the softly lighted pool, overlooking the ocean, listening to that surf, is unbeatable. So I want the kitchen to be as fully equipped as it is in our home. The same goes for the furniture, indoors and out, the high quality linens, the decorating, everything that helps you to feel right at home. If you have any suggestions at all, just let me know. I am so happy you had a great time. We'll see you again next year! God bless, Cherie
Jacksonville, FL

Vacation Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented Villa Sea Watch for a 10 day stay in August of this year to celebrate my 50th birthday. After many weeks of research online, Sea Watch moved to the top of my list of choices and I can only say how glad I am it was my final choice. The villa couldn’t have been more comfortable and everything about it made the vacation a very memorable one.

The villa location is unbeatable. It’s centrally located on the island, within walking distance of beautiful Dawn Beach and yet it’s just secluded enough for the perfect private vacation. The view from the patio and pool is spectacular and we spent the majority of our time at the villa basking in the outdoor area enjoying the pool and the ocean breezes.

In addition to the location, one of the best things about the villa is the layout. All three bedrooms have a spectacular ocean view and their own private baths. The large master suite is on the upper level and the other two bedrooms are on the main level with the kitchen and main dining area. The lower lever has the living area, a bar and a smaller dining area with a spectacular view and easy access to the pool area.

We were very impressed with the supermarkets on the island and had no problem finding everything we needed to prepare meals at the villa. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed and the bar located on the lower level was very handy for making frozen drinks for the long days by the pool.

The villa was our main focus for the vacation as we really wanted to get away from it all – but we did do a few other things during out stay including visits to Dawn Beach & Orient Beach, a day sailing trip to Prickly Pear and Anguilla (beautiful) and an afternoon on Pinel Island – highly recommended for relaxing!

My last mention has to be the fantastic owner/manager Cherie. She promptly answered every question I had prior to our trip, made the rental process easy and had a fantastic gift basket waiting for us upon our arrival. The support staff was also great, including Alain (suggested by Cherie for our car rental and highly recommended); Alice, who guided us to the villa and gave us the information we needed to start our stay; and Paul, just a phone call away and very helpful for any questions about the villa.

We’re definitely hoping to return to St. Maarten in the future and without a doubt Villa Sea Watch will be our home away from home. After our experience there I can’t imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Thousand Oaks, CA

Memorable Vacation in St. Maarten

  • 5 of 5

We love love Villa Sea Watch. We were speechless when we arrived at the Villa. The Villa was located on a sea cliff and the views were to die for. The home is beautiful and comfortable. All the bedrooms were spacious, had a bathroom and a view. The kids love swimming in the infinity pool everyday. Everything was convenient to the Villa. We love walking to Dawn Beach and swimming in the warm waters. We visited Marigot on the French side and enjoyed the views from Fort St. Louis. The kids had a blast doing extreme Zip-Lining at Loterie Farm. My husband and I enjoyed the Treehouse Lounge at Loterie Farm. We had lunch at Busbys and the food was great. We also visited Friar's Bay Beach and love the white sands. We enjoyed the French side more than the Dutch side. However, I did go shopping on Front Street in Phillipsburg. There were so many things to do in the island but our favorite was just hanging out at the Villa having our meals, enjoying spectacular views, swimming in the pool and feeling the cool ocean breeze. Lastly, Alain, Roselia and Hippolito were helpful they gave us great information about the island.

Thank you again for renting your beautiful Villa to us we had a memorable vacation and will definitely recommend your home to family and friends! :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeanette, Thanks for the great review. We are so glad you and the family had such an enjoyable vacation and took advantage of the nearby beachs and other fun and relaxing activities. However, I knew the kids would love the infinity pool! I often wonder if young kids fully appreciate the awesome view of St. Barts, Kitts and Eustatious, from that pool and patio, especially while sitting in the water on the seat. I know that adults do. I am also glad you checked out Lotterie Farm. It's like another world, isn't it? And, of course, kids of all ages enjoy the zip-line. It's also a great place to cool off with a drink. Reminds me a bit of a Moroccan getaway. You mentioned how nice our staff was, Roselia, Hippolito, and Alain, owner of the car rental agency we use. They are all sweet and helpful people, so thank you for the compliment. I will tell them. If I can ever be of service again, to help you enjoy another terrific vacation at Sea Watch on the ocean's edge, just let me know. I automatically give returning guests a discount. Some of our guests think of Sea Watch as their second home. Oh, yes, you were right to enjoy the French side, but shop in Phillipsburg! No tax or duty. It's also only ten minutes from the villa. Thanks again and hope to see you again, Cherie Santasiero/owner, manager


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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Juliana International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Westin Resort and Casino
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
to Anguilla
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mullet Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Westin Resort and Casino
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
walking distance
Car: recommended

Beautiful Dawn Beach short walk and Westin Resort and Casio, great beach bars and restaurants right in our area. Awesome! Beautiful Butterfly Farm nearby; Orient Beach nearby/nude optional, lots of great beach bars, Phillipsburg 10 min away with tons of shops, beach/boardwalk; Close to some of the best restaurants and beach bars.


Rates & Availability

From $507 Per night

Dawn Beach Villa Rental Rates

Special Offer! OMG! Twenty-five percent off!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 28, 2015 to Oct 1, 2015

Whether using two or three en suite bedrooms with private ocean balconies, now is the time to take advantage of this amazing offer. 25 percent off, 15% off 1 BR. All taxes INCLUDED. Minimum one week. Also included: agent escort from airport, food and wine/drinks for first day, cell phone, housekeeping 2 times, all linens, coolers, great car rental rates and much more.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 3 Bedrooms
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Year
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
10 night minimum stay
High Season 3 Bedrooms
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 15 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 2 X/wk & final $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes High Season: 2 BR $3850./wk; NO 1 BR RATE HIGH SEASON

Low Season: 1 BR $2600; 3 BR $$3550

Prices are subject to change until reservations are secured with a deposit. ALL TAXES INCLUDED.

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Dawn Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All new
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , MBR/ Walk-in shower, Italian Travertine marble, Granite top
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Completely New; Walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Toilet and sink, totally new
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Patio Shower
  • All are newly remodeled, all new tiles and vanities
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • MBR - 1 king , Private, with walk-in shower, dressing table with mirror
    Breezy Room - 1 king , The name says it, Vanity table with mirror
    Sunrise - 2 twin/ single , Also new vanity table and mirror
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and Breezy Room/new, Twin or Single Beds (2) Sunrise Room/ New
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Largest property in area; A welcome basket awaits you with imported cheeses, wine, French bread,crackers, etc. There is also usally non-parishable food and alcohol from previous guests, so your first night is totally relaxing. Ahhhhh.

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