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Cherie Santasiero

Advertiser since: 2009
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Bedrooms 3
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



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)
Advertiser 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 4.923077 based on 30 reviews
Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
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
Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
New York City

Awesome indeed

  • 5 of 5
Despite the fact that our vacation in St. Martin was 3 months ago, we constantly reminisce how wonderful it was, in very large part due to Cherie’s house. Beautiful lodging, well-positioned on the hillside with dream-like views. Absolutely ideal for my family to gather from our varied lives and spend time together. My 20-year old son declared this to be best vacation ever. I have to agree. Thank you Cherie for being a wonderful hostess, and letting us live in your lovely home in Dawn Beach.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, and thank you for your review, which is much appreciated. I am happy that you enjoyed your vacation and that staying at Villa Sea Watch was instrumental in making your vacation a most memorable one. Probably the biggest problem people have is deciding whether or not to stay at the villa's ocean-side patio and pool, just steps away from the full service wet bar, watching St. Barths, looking for dolphins, swimming, or walking to the beach or Busby's Beach Bar! We get it. We have the same dilemma too! Hopefully part of your enjoyment was getting up to watch the sunrise from the patio, with a cup of joe, listening to the surf and the sugar birds. I hope so, it's soooo peaceful.

Once again, I thank you for your compliments and hope to you come back to our awesome Villa Sea Watch for your next vacation or special occassion. Until then, enjoy your summer.
Cherie Santasiero
Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin


  • 5 of 5
I have only one complaint - our stay was much too short. The home is very comfortable. The pool terrific and the views outstanding. The weather perfect. My wife and I along with another couple were very much in need of a break from work and this year's miserable winter. Villa Sea Watch provided everything necessary to enable a truly relaxing vacation. The villa is also just a short drive to great beaches and excellent restaurants like Canoa.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Team Dempsey,

Thank you so much for your review, letting us know how much fun you had, and of course the relaxing part. I am also glad that Villa Sea Watch met your expectations.

I hope you feel free to let me know if there is anything we can do to enhance your next stay, or the vacation for others. We welcome suggestions!

Thanks again for your time with this review; it means a lot to owners.
Take care and hope to have you and your family stay at Sea Watch again,

Cherie Santasiero
Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin
Selbyville, DE

9 days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Ocean's Edge was magnificent. We all had a marvelous time, great weather, great restaurants, great beaches. This is our second time in St. Martin and we certainly want to return.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Happy New Year, Harriett and family!

We were happy to have you as our guests at Villa Sea Watch and hope to have you again, I am also glad to hear that you had such fun, which is easy to do from Sea Watch. I am sure you enjoyed the patio and pool right on the ocean, with its turquoise waters and view of St. Barts. As you know, Dawn Beach, one of the most beautiful on the island, is a short walk away. And did you enjoy the Westin's beach bar with snack food and drinks, right on the water? I hope you also took advantage of eating on their fabulous patio that overlooks that magnificenet palm lined pool and ocean. So glad you all had a great time.

Thank you for taking the time to send this review. We love it when our guests truly enjoy the awesome views and amenaties of Sea Watch.
Hope to see you again,

Cherie Santasiero
Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
Dawn Beach St Maarten / Saint Martin

Great vacation, one of our best

  • 5 of 5
Me and my husband were staying at this amazing villa for 5 days. When we came there was a welcome basket with goodies and vine awaiting us!
The villa and swimming pool is great. Villa has everything one needs, really everything. It is very beautiful, comfortable, with big bedrooms, each has its own bathroom. We were staying in master suit on the second floor - huge room with king size bed and big beautiful bathroom. Kitchen has everything you need for your stay.
There is a library in the house - you can find any book of your choice to read. Or you can watch TV at night sitting comfortably in the living room. Or the best way to spend evening is to go for a swim in the great swimming pool. Most of our time we spend by the swimming pool, morning- having breakfast at the patio area by swimming pool, then sitting in the shade during the day, when it gets hot, and then evening swim. The best part - there is nobody around, just you, your companion (s), and the sound of waves from the ocean. We were watching beautiful St. Barth facing the pool and small yachts passing by somewhere far in the horizon. It looked like a fairy tale. The location is perfect - is very private in the secure community and at the same time it is very close to the town and near hotels with restaurants, and shops. I would 100% recommend to stay at this place to anyone - you won't have any regrets.
Thank you Cherie
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Olga,

Wow, what a great review. Thank you so much. Hopefully you and your husband will be able to visit Sea Watch again, maybe longer! Thanks again for your time to write this review. It is much appreciated. Glad you had a great time.

Merry Christmas,
Cherie Santasiero



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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

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Holiday Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season 3 Bedrooms
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 3 Bedrooms
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 15 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 2 X/wk & final $150
Notes High Season: 2 BR $3850.; NO 1 BR RATE HIGH SEASON

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

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Dawn Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • 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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