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Dawn Beach Killer Ocean View!! Luxury 2 BR Condo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

**Princess Heights earned it's reputation as the strongest building on the island! While most hotels on the island suffered serious to catastrophic damage, Princess Heights only suffered minor damage. Below is a statement posted by the management team a few days after the storm:

Dear St. Maarten Family:

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers on behalf of Princess Heights Management and staff during this difficult situation for our home, St. Maarten. All staff and guest inhouse during the hurricane were kept safe and are ok. The property suffered minor damage. A couple of windows and doors damaged but otherwise mostly landscaping damage. Much of the property has already been cleaned.

As per services, We are rationing supplies as well as electricity from our generator and drinking water until power comes back. We are expecting this not to take much longer as electricity lines are underground.

For the time being, the property has no Internet service so administrative operations are on hold until further notice. Any emails or calls will be replied to as soon as the service is restored.

Once again, thank you all for your support. We will do our best to keep you posted.


Best regards,

The Princess heights Family

Located in the prestigious residential area of Oyster Pond, Princess Heights is nestled into a bluff overlooking the spectacular crescent shaped Dawn Beach. The views of the teal waters of the Caribbean are magnificent from this vantage point, as are the views of the neighboring island of St. Barth's.

Room 201 also provides panoramic views of the mountains and rich tropical foliage from any one of the three private balconies, or just open the French doors facing the ocean and let the Caribbean breeze soothe your soul. In less than a 5 minute walk you will find yourself on one of the many beautiful white sand beaches that St. Maarten is famous for. There are many dining options just minutes away, as well as numerous activities such as water sports, spas, yachting, marinas and casinos. Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side, and Orient beach, which is famous for its fine dining, windsurfing, kite surfing and people watching, are a short 10-minute drive from Princess Heights.

Princess Heights has been operating as a luxury boutique hotel since the completion of construction in 1995. Princess Heights cares for its guests with a commitment to quality and personalized service, creating a comfortable environment in a luxurious setting. Whether you are travelling with the family, or looking for a romantic getaway, Princess Heights offers all of the amenities needed to make you feel comfortable and pampered at the same time. I am the only owner at Princess Heights that rents independently from the front desk. Because of this I am in effect 'cutting out the middle man', and am therefore able to rent directly to you and offer savings of more than $100 per night.

Room 201 was completely renovated in July 2009. This 2 Bedroom condo has brand new furnishings in a tropical West Indies theme. It features marble floors throughout, Italian terracotta tiles on the balconies, whirlpool tubs, central air conditioning, and a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. In addition, all the conveniences such as luxury linens, hair dryers, in room safes, and irons are all standard amenities.

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About The Owner

Julianne Hough and I during happier times. Dancing with the Stars was bad enough, but when she started her singing career, I couldn't handle the whole ''on the road thing'. (I wish) That really is us in the picture though.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Oyster Pond

I have owned property in Florida for several years, but I would get frustrated with the sometimes unpredictable weather there during the winter. In St. Maarten the weather is perfect almost all of the time; I don't even bother to check the weather reports before I go. Of course the spectacular teal water and white sand beaches were a big draw for me as well.


Oyster Pond Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Dawn Beach Killer Ocean View!! Luxury 2 BR Condo
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Princess Heights review

  • 3 of 5

At first glance from a distance this hotel is perfect, great view, beautiful pool and very large accommodations. But the walk to the beach is not an easy one at all with extremely steep hills to climb and very dangerous roads to even think about walking on. The beach in front of the Westin Hotel (Dawn Beach) is a hike to get to and the most unfriendly beach staff I have ever incountered , they wouldn't even allow us to put our towel down in front of their hotel. The other end of Dawn Beach by Busby restaurant is just as unfriendly, they threaten to have your car towed away if your not eating at their restaurant. The two bedroom unit we stayed in is very outdated , last update looks like it was in the eighties , very old shower heads that don't even reach into the bathtub. Kitchen supplies are very minimal, no large pots, needs more cooking untensiles , spoons, bowls , cups , you name it they need it. The doors on the bedrooms that lead to the outside decks are starting to rot away. The outdoor furniture is rusting away , flakes of rust all over the balcony, very old plastic patio furniture. No tvs in the bedrooms, no radio to play any music, no DVD player to watch a movie . These are not a lot of major things but very small things that should be looked after and kept up to provide the " Luxury " that is advertised for this hotel.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and amazing time

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples and stayed at the Princess Heights condo #201 for two weeks (January 14 - 28, 2017). The check in and check out process went very smoothly; the staff are super friendly and always willing to assist at anytime. We never had any issues. I had arranged for a car rental through Princess Heights. They provided us with perfect instructions as to where to collect the vehicle, the instructions were very simple to follow and we had no issues with the recommended rental company (Prestige Car Rental). The pool is always well maintained on a daily basis, and the pool area is very relaxing. We love the location of this condo. It's located in a very convenient, quiet and scenic area, steps away from Dawn Beach (less than 5 min walk), various restaurants, and not far from the French boarder. You will definitely need to rent a car. This will allow you to visit many of the Islands beautiful and breathtaking beaches. The condo had a beautiful view of the ocean as well as the mountains, the rooms were very well maintained and clean. The kitchen is not for a serious chef, however it had everything we needed for our two weeks stay - all it was missing was a cutting board, but we managed :-). The condo complex is also very safe, thanks to the very friendly and pleasant security guard, "Rafael ??". Overall we love the condo, the location and friendly staff. We would definitely go back and stay at the same location, can't wait........very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely stay here if you can

  • 5 of 5

The check in process was very smooth and everything in this location was as advertised. The pool was wonderful and the location was supplied with everything as promised. This is a large, spacious two bedroom, two bath apartment. We were able to drive to every place of interest on the island within 20-25 minutes, allowing us to sample many wonderful beaches and restaurants. What a great spot!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The complex was clean and secure with very friendly and helpful staff.

  • 3 of 5

I would recommend anyone staying at the Princess Heights to rent a car as the location is away from the city centers and tourism attractions. Also unit #201 needs a new TV and a new mattress in the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything you need for a great stay in St. Maarten. We stay in the Oyster Pond area every year and Princess Heights is very convenient to dining, bars, mini marts and is a short drive to some of the busier areas like Philipsburg or Orient Beach. The staff is great and we really enjoyed the pool. The entire property is very well maintained. You will not be disappointed with the location of the condo either. It's right around the corner from the pool and the view from the deck is awesome. The beach is a short walk to the Westin but make sure to check out some of the other beaches on the island too! We'll stay in this condo again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Revisited

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to get the whole month of March in this fantastic condo. Of all the units in Princess Heights this has to be the most convenient one. It overlooks the swimming pool and early every morning you get to see why they call the beach "Dawn Beach" with a fantastic sunrise and a bonus view of St.Barts. The condo is very well appointed and being here for a whole month had plenty of storage for all we brought. We have rented from VRBO since 2004 and without a doubt Steve is the finest person we have rented from taking fantastic care of all our needs. Dave from Michigan

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

SPECIAL DEALS FOR AIRLINE EMPLOYEES! There is also a $150 departure cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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