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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 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

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. Canoa on the pier is great as well.

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. Morning and evening walks are lovely as well in our friendly neighborhood.

There are arge flat screen TV's in Living room and MBR, but there's no entertainment quite like star gazing on the ocean (which we are), watching shooting stars or the full moon over the water. There's cable, wifi, cell phone, high quality linens, beach towels, coolers for the beach, airport/car rental meeting with our local agent who will escort you to Sea Watch, give you keys and show you how everything works. There's a large full service wet bar in the living room right off the patio... how convenient! And guests leave leftover booze in the bar, as well as beer in the bar refrigerator. Make a drink and sit by, or in, the pool and watch St. Barths or the occasional dolphins. Our ocean-front, pool patio is a blast... or you could just relax with a book and listen to the surf.

We only charge our guests for the number of bedrooms used and/or number of people you have in your party. But the whole villa is yours, whether two people or six.

Conceived for those who truly enjoy luxury and getting away from it all.

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Cherie Santasiero
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

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 World

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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Dawn Beach Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • Breezy Room - 1 king , En suite, full bathroom, Private ocean-side balcony
    Sunrise - 2 twin/ single , En suite, full bathroom, Private ocean-side balcony
    MBR - 1 king , En suite, full bathroom, Private ocean-side balcony Flat TV
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom and Breezy Room/new, Twin or Single Beds (2) Sunrise Room/. High quality bed and bath linens, plenty of pillows. Every bedroom has its own private balcony over the ocean.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 39 reviews

Lovely villa, beautiful setting on an enchanted island

  • 5 of 5

1.We are frequent SXM travelers(two couples) and easily found our own way to the Villa although Cherie had offered to have someone meet us at the airport and guide us there.

Take the guide offer if you are new to SXM.There was a lovely welcome basket and refreshments in the fridge which allowed us to get settled the first evening without having to go out.

2. The Villa is extremely well laid out and we loved the views from all the different vantage points. In short, it’s very easy to live in and exceeded our expectations based on the VRBO photos. Everything worked and we found everything we needed .

Nothing broken – it was great having the plastic and melmac as we basically lived on the pool deck. Morning coffee at sunrise, lunch outside if we were around and of course cocktails in the late afternoon.

3. The only negative were the mosquitoes/no seeums which arrived around day four when the winds died. They were noticeable in the early morning and evenings. We used the smoke coils liberally but all managed to look like Canadians at the summer cottage by the weeks’ end. Normally we come in February and haven’t encountered mosquitoes before.

4. The views of St.Barts, St.Kitts and others from the pool deck were beautiful and surreal with the surf breaking below us in the foreground.

5. The service staff were punctual and we even gave the gardener a lift up to the security gate both days as nobody should have to walk up that hill after working all day. The landscaping is extremely well done and adds to the ambiance.

6. Surprise visit- the evening of day two, we heard something in the trees above the parking area and turned to see a monkey. We’ve seen them before up at the Tree Top Lounge area but never in settled areas. Later in the week, we crossed paths with two more ambling along the “bad road’ around 10 in the morning.

7. We have been all over the island before and when we discovered how comfortable we were at Sea Watch, decided that less was more for this holiday!. We did spend one full day at the beach in Anse Marcel (beautiful and great food for a beach side restaurant)

8. We bought fresh fish from the locals at the small roadside market in Orleans and ate at Canoa one night. We had plans for Spiga or somewhere in Grand Case and also Big Fish (for old time sake) but never made it. We did have lunch at Busby’s though, meeting many of the same staff from previous years.

9. To sum-up. Sea Watch was lovely and we enjoyed ourselves immensely!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello wonderful guests, Thank you for the time you took to praise Villa Sea Watch and your SXM vacation. I am so happy that you had a great time. The mosquitos will sometimes come after there has been more rain than usual, which was the case this season. But at least it stopped before you came! It truly is easy to dine on the patio with the sea as a backdrop, so I understand not wanting to leave. What ambiance, right! I do what I can go help our guests feel comfortable and have the best time possible, so thank you for mentioning that. Villa Sea Watch has the best of both worlds, privacy and close to beach and great restaurants! Glad you went to Canoa and Busby's. Since new ownership, Big Fish is very popular and food and service great. I hope you come again. We love having great guests such as you and your group. Have a great year and now you have great memories too. Blessings, Cherie Santasiero,owner
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Concord, NC


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here over the 2016 holidays. It was PERFECT!! The view is almost indescribable and the house is set up to make your stay unforgettable. I can't say enough about the owners who were in constant contact with me before our trip wanting to ensure everything was in order when we got there. I will definitely stay here again when I go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dayton OH

Beautiful home and ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Villa Sea Watch is named correctly. It sits on top of a rocky cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with nothing to block the view.

The pictures on the website accurately show the home, and it's even better in person. Each of the three bedrooms are very large, with comfortable beds, terrific sunrise ocean views, air conditioning and private bathrooms. The master bedroom is alone on the upper level with a balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. The home would work well for three couples.

The main level has a dining room, living room, kitchen, wet bar, breakfast area, and two bedrooms. The open-concept dining/living/kitchen areas are not air conditioned, but are screened in and get a constant breeze when all windows are opened.

The pool is large and deep, and the deck has both sunny and shaded areas, plus a propane grill for outdoor cooking. It's a great spot to watch and listen to the ocean.

The home is in a private gated neighborhood, so traffic is nearly non-existent - no road noise at all. The area is a near the Westin hotel/casino (a five minute drive on a truly rotten road - but it's passable if you go slow and pick your spots), and several beach bars and restaurants.

Cherie, the owner, was a delight to work with. She responds quickly, and went above and beyond what we would expect to make our stay a memorable one. We highly recommend the home, and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, Thank you for a beautiful and well-thought review. I just may use it for our description! We appreciate the time you spent writing this. Did you take a walk to the Westin side of Dawn Beach? We walk almost every morning and enjoy the peace and beauty before people go onto the beach. But the most fun and five-star restaurants are on the other side. And you are right about the road. We have a few jokes about it. Luckily it's short. Thanks again, and remember that we always give discounts to repeat renters. OH: Roselia said you guys were immaculate! We appreciate that too! Best regards, Cherie Santasiero
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Love Sea Watch!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Sea Watch in October 2015 and it was the best place I had ever been. The views and the home itself are second to none. Everything is top quality! The owners were overly compensating! We received a wonderful gift basket upon our arrival. I was just reading the review that an unhappy renter left. I cannot believe that they had one thing to complain about! We had an unforgettable time at Sea Watch and would go back in a moment given the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, You are soooo sweet to write this review! Thank you so much. I hope people reviewing this realize that I do not know you personally. There are some people who will never be happy, no matter what you do for them. I went out of my way for them, just as I do for all my guests. They wanted to leave at 6:30 pm when I had other guests arriving at 4:00! As you know, I stay personally involved with our guests and do whatever I can to make their stay the best vacation ever. I am happy that you had a great time. Thank you for taking the time to write this. Again, I very much appreciate your feedback on this matter. Cherie Santasiero
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Disepointed. should be updated

  • 2 of 5

Great view but not the house we expected.Matresses in the kids room are impossible to sleep on.Our girls tried for 2 nights and then decided to come and sleep with us.

Two days after we arrived we wanted to do some laundry but found wet smelly towels still in the washer!!We realized that this might have been the case with the towels we are using and the sheets we are sleeping in.That day we bought detergent, washed and dried everything,also requested to have no cleaning from them until the end of our stay:we didn't want to start all over again...It is disepointing to pay the price of a 4-5 stars hotel and not have a confortable, clean bed to sleep in.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear readers, Our housekeeper left towels in the washer, because the guests arrived hours earlier than they were supposed to and she was still cleaning. They wanted her gone. All photos ARE updated and recent. Mattreses and beds are new. All linens are top quality,and the kitchen is less than a year old. All new tile throughout, new bathrooms, furniture, and more, over $200,000.00 is upgrades. This is the first time I've heard a complaint. The man called our agent to complain saying he was staying till 3:00! When I finally reached them to explain I had other renters arriving the first thing he said was, "First, Missus, the property is beautiful and very clean, but I AM staying and I AM recording this! We talked to owner who said we can stay till 3:30.". I said "I AM the owner and I never spoke with you nor gave permission to stay unless I had no renter coming. Your wife was supposed to call me to ask or check our calendar. If no renter is coming, they could stay until 11:30, NEVER 3:30 I told him we had another family coming and it takes 7 hours to clean. He told our agent, and me, "I don't care!" Our agent was shocked at his behavior. The rental agreement also states "garbage must be taken to dumpster." They left a weeks worth of trash inside. I had to hire a man to take it and spray. I believe this poor review, which is the only one we've ever had, is because the renter refused to leave at check out (10:00 am), and insisted they would leave at 3:30 p.m. "because the owner ok'd it", which is not true. The housekeeper fled in tears and called me. This was the most upsetting and horrible experience I've EVER had from a renter. As usual I bent over backwards to help these people, with a rental discount, car rental rates, a large welcome basket.. I have emails from the Mrs. telling me how nice and helpful I am, and how beautiful the villa is. I suspect nothing will please these renters. They over-reacted because they had to abide by the rental agreement. They stayed until 11:30 anyway. It is not an owner's fault for late flights out. My agent had to check to be sure they were gone. They abused our housekeeper, agent and me. We are amazed at this renter's abusive and deplorable behavior. Please check out our reviews and you will see, since 2005 when we bought this villa, I spend a lot of time giving great care and personal service to our guests. Sincerely, Dr. Cherie Santasiero
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Newport News,VA

Our Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. That’s the realtor’s mantra. It’s clear that Villa Sea Watch has a magnificent location. An unbelievable view. Villa Sea Watch seems like our second home. Our family of six adults has stayed at VSW four times, all magnificent vacations. I don’t think it’s just the familiarity with the property that makes it seem like home. VSW is a comfortable, spacious, well designed villa with plenty of essentials and then some. There’s something else about VSW that makes it feel like home to us. We love the villa, the furniture, the appliances, the linens, the towels…and the gas grill. But I think the thing we love most about the villa is the view and the privacy. The villa design makes it possible for our three couples to each have a perfect view of the ocean and St. Barts in the distance either as a couple, alone, or enjoying the view with the family. We can relax by the pool or pool deck just gazing at the beautiful water and sky, and there’s no one else around. Villa Sea Watch provides us privacy from ourselves when we want it and privacy from others when we’re just doing nothing around the pool as a family. Whenever we look out from our private balconies or relax by the pool, we are there alone and for the time we are there it is ours, our vacation home. When we return to Sint Maarten/St. Martin, Villa Sea Watch will be our first choice for our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 Miles
Juliana International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Westin Resort and Casino
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
to Anguilla
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mullet Bay
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Westin Resort and Casino
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0.2 Miles
walking distance
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Dawn Beach Estates Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
5 to 6 people
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
3 to 4 people
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Year
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Housekeeping + final cle $150

High Season: 2 BR $3900./wk; 3 BR 4200/wk;

Low Season: 1 BR $2900; 3 BR $3900.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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