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Susan Lydon

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Amazing views ~ easy walk to beach ~ 15% DISCOUNT Sept. Thru Nov.

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


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Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

At Villa Suzanne you can begin your day with a stunning sunrise viewed from the spacious terrace with panoramic views of the crystal blue ocean, Dawn Beach and the island of Saint Barth’s. During the day you can take a dip in our spacious pool or stroll down to Dawn Beach, one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, or perhaps snorkel on its spectacular coral reefs.

Dawn Beach is located on the quiet side of St Maarten so you really feel like you are on a true Caribbean Island, some actually call it the Caribbean side of the Island. You can easily travel to some of the most desirable beaches on the Island such as Anse Marcel, Palm Beach or Friars Bay, all within 20 minutes.

In the evening Villa Suzanne turns magical with its soft lighting on the terraces and in the pool. Dine on the terrace and enjoy the gentle trade winds and the swaying palm trees. If you choose privacy or solitude you can retreat to the pergola and enjoy the gardens and exotic flora; perhaps, read a book or just relax.

Our terraces provide some truly beautiful views of the ocean and at night the lights on the hillside are lovely.

There are many fine restaurants available within a 5-minute drive or you can go to Grand Case, the epicurean capitol of the Caribbean with many world class restaurants just 25 minutes away.

Villa Suzanne was designed by Francois Jaulin, a very talented and highly respected architect on island. He was instrumental in selecting all the materials and design of the custom made doors, windows, and cabinets all which were made on Island by a premier cabinet maker. He also selected the porcelain tile used throughout the villa along with the travertine design patterns used in the bathrooms. His attention to detail was extraordinary and the results are a design that will stand the test of time with old world charm.

When you first enter Villa Suzanne you will walk through an arched door framing the view of the spacious pool and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the entrance way is the spacious living room/dining room. From the living room there is a 26-foot glass door that slides into the wall which opens up to the outside terrace and pool with breathtaking ocean views. The living area of the villa has beautiful furnishings that are comfortable and have a Caribbean vibe.

The kitchen has great views of the water, Dawn Beach and St Barth’s. There is plenty of granite counter space, plenty of cabinets, and it’s fully equipped with dishes, serving pieces, pots, pans and glassware. Appliances include refrigerator/freezer/icemaker, dishwasher, microwave, oven, and a gas cook top located on the island.

You have your choice to dine outside on the terrace enjoying the beautiful views and listening to the breaking waves or inside with a more formal setting where there is a long table that can seat 8-10 people comfortably. There is an excellent selection of table cloths and napkins to give that elegant touch.

The outside terrace has ample room and furniture to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean weather. Whether you want to swim in the pool, relax in one of our 8 chaise lounges and get a tan or sit on one of the many plantation chairs under the covered terrace out of the sun to read or catch a nap.

The villa has 4 spacious bedrooms. Each bedroom has a king size bed, built in closet space, 2 safes, ceiling fans and an ensuite bathroom. The bedrooms are air conditioned, and for those who do not like ac we have found by opening the slats on the custom doors and windows, it allows the trade winds to keep you very comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious with travertine on the floors, shower and walls. Every bedroom has amazing views of the ocean.

Catherine (our housekeeper) is a true treasure; her sunny disposition and beautiful smile are a great way to begin the day. Many of our guests want to take her home. She’s there Monday through Saturday to tidy up and is very helpful and knowledgeable about the Island.

Catherine has been asked to prepare local cuisine dinners which guests have really enjoyed. We highly recommend it but be warned it’s a lot of food so prepare to have leftovers for several days.

Upon your arrival on island, we have someone meet you at your car rental agency to show you back to the villa. If you want to pick up a few groceries he will bring you to the super market and wait for you and then take you to the Villa. There is also a grocery delivery service so you can arrange to have some provisions brought to the villa. They even put the groceries away for you!

Catherine will be at the villa to greet you, show you around the villa, answer any questions you may have and give you the keys and remotes.

There’s a generator that kicks in automatically in case there are power outages.

A gardener and pool service are also provided.


• High Speed WIFI and cable TV

• Flat screen TV and DVD with a nice selection of movies

• Personal safes in each bedroom

• Washer and Dryer

• Airport pick-up service

• Gated community with 24 hour guard

• Daily housekeeping service.

• Generator

• Gas Grill

• Hair Dryers

• Children Furniture; high chair, crib, pack n play.

• Beach Towels

Keywords: PRIVATE Villa

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Lydon (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan Lydon

John and I live in the great city of Portsmouth,NH.

We are kept busy with family; a son and his family who live in Portsmouth and a daughter and her family who live in Bethesda, Maryland.

John travels world wide for his business with the buying and selling of luxury vintage watches.

I keep busy with Villa Suzanne!

Why Susan Lydon chose World

Villa Suzanne was designed by Francois Jaulin, a very well respected and talented architect on the island. He said the location was 'magical'.

We also were very fortunate to have a highly regarded

builder who typically was involved with bigger projects on the island. He was able to build our home using poured concrete, no cinder blocks here!

What makes this villa unique

The uniqueness to our home is not only does it have beautiful views, but it is ony a 3-4 minute walk to Dawn Beach.


based on 35 traveler reviews

Amazing views ~ easy walk to beach ~ 15% DISCOUNT Sept. Thru Nov.
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Another Amazing Trip to Suzanne

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our third stay at the amazing Villa Suzanne. We cannot say enough great things about the owners John and Susan and their incredible villa. We brought our cousins with us for the first time and they were completely amazed and impressed with the accommodations Villa Suzanne offers. Everything about the house is perfect, the bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The open living room which leads out to the beautiful private pool make you never want to leave the property. Catherine is amazing and so helpful. We always love to visit the places John and Susan recommend. Our personal favorite is going to Palm Beach, where you can enjoy an amazing lunch and personal service from your lounge chair. We have many restaurants that we have returned to, such as Piazza Pascal and Izi, also Mama's Pizza right around the corner from the villa is great!. If you are planning on visiting St Martin this is the only place to stay! Check out the pictures, though it is even more beautiful in person. Many thanks to Susan and John for another wonderful visit, we truly appreciate you sharing your home with us. We will most definitely be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed with this villa, the location, or the hospitality of the owners. This was our second visit to Villa Suzanne and we hope to have many more. We've stayed at other locations on the island, but hands down this has been our favorite! You can't beat the view, the quick walk to an amazing beach, and the pristine accommodations. The beds are comfortable, bathrooms luxurious, and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The terrace has plenty of seating (in or out of the sun), a wonderful pool, and a fantastic view of Dawn Beach. We enjoyed the villa so much that we really hesitated to leave. But, its location is ideal for heading into Phillipsburg or North to Orient Beach or exploring other parts of the island. Catherine is an incredible housekeeper and she really took care of us. Don't pass up on opportunity for her to cook - incredible!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived, met Catherine & Ken when we went to pick up our rent a car & we followed them to Villa Suzanne. When we arrived they showed us around the villa & we were in awe of the house & the views, we knew it was a great choice for us. We had groceries delivered & everything was there & put away.

The Westin is a short walk away with a casino but it was very small.

We went to Palm Beach/Orient Beach & Maho Beach but be careful of the waves at Maho Beach.

We enjoyed the villa & St Maarteen so much, but was disappointed we ran out of time & didn't have Catherine cook for us, I guess we will have to return & stay longer then a week.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 2 weeks at Villa Suzanne with extended family (5 adults and 4 small children ranging from age 3 to 7). Absolutely gorgeous villa. Pictures accurate and do not do it justice in fact. Extremely well appointed with true chef's kitchen. We ate nearly every meal at the villa, often on the deck with amazing views of the ocean and beach, and always cooled by the fantastic trade winds. There were no major issues during our stay, but I was quite confident that should something unexpected have arisen, it would have been promptly taken care of by the onsite staff, Catherine and Ken. They were kind, gracious and oh so helpful, and in fact the daily housekeeping was "over the top". The location was excellent....quiet and off the beaten path but not so far from amenities to feel isolated. Dawn beach is beautiful, the seaweed not an issue, and mosquitos nearly nonexistent given the trade winds. The only downside I can think of, was the rather white knuckle drive to reach the villa over some very tall "mountains". Believe the prior reviews that suggested a 4 wheel drive (I changed the car we rented after our first day there). I wouldn't hesitate to return to Villa Suzanne in the future, either as an adult only vacation or with children. I have no regrets.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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March 2016 visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay on St. Maarten and we had an amazing time. This villa is absolutely beautiful inside and out. It is a unique villa (to us) in that we could rent 1,2 , 3 or 4 bedrooms depending on our needs, while enjoying the large kitchen, dining room and living room regardless of how many bedrooms were rented. We loved the open air construction and took advantage of allowing the breezes through. The views from every room are sweeping, unobstructed views of the ocean. There were several outdoor seating areas to enjoy the ocean view and the pool in both sun and shade. The villa was located on a road with other villas, with ample space in between to give you privacy. We appreciated being met at the car rental place and having someone personally direct us to the villa. We were then met by another person at the villa to have the amenities explained to us. The surrounding gardens are beautiful. We had dinners catered in by Fabulous Feasts which worked out well, providing delicious meals. As a matter of fact we never left the villa! I would recommend this to couples or families with older children. The rental process through the owners was smooth and seamless. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a glorious 10 day stay at Villa Suzanne. Words cannot describe how wonderful our experience was. It all begins from the first contact with Susan and John. They were so easy to work with and made us feel at home even before we arrived at the Villa. Our only regret is that we were not able to meet Catherine. After reading all of the previous reviews, we realize that we missed out on a gem. Ken was very kind and helpful and was there for us anytime we needed something. We fell in love with Trevor at the gate. What a delightful man. The Villa far exceeded our expectations. We did stay very busy and visited much of the island. All our day trips were wonderful, however, it was always wonderful to return "home" to the Villa. We loved the location. Spent evenings at Oyster Pond at Dinghy Docks. You must try their nachos. Mama's Pizza was nice too. We went to Grand Case on Tuesday night for the Mardi Gras celebration. Marigot was a favorite as well. Tropicana and Le Galion were our favorite restaurants. You truly feel as though you are in France. Would recommend a day trip to Anguilla. We rented a car and drove to Shoal Bay which was beautiful. We spent time at Orient Beach, Baie Rouge, Mullet Bay, Anse Marcel and of course, Dawn Beach. All were unique and special. Rented Kayaks to Pinel Island. Was a very nice and relaxing day. In Simpson Bay area we did go to the Sunset Grill and experience the airplane phenomena. It was entertaining. As said earlier, returning to the quiet and serenity of Villa Suzanne was the best of all. Thanks you Susan and John for sharing your lovely home in paradise. Cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Oyster Pond Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
May 5 2016 - Dec 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
high season
Dec 13 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
continued high season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

low season: 2 b/r $3250.00 3 b/r $4000.00 4 b/r $4750.00
high season: 2 b/r $4000.00 3 b/r $5250.00 4 b/r $6500.00
Christmas and NYE: $8,000 4 b/r

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World Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , with ensuite bathroom
  • King size beds (4) ~ king bed in each bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Daily Maid Service (except Sundays), Gardener and Pool maintenance, Automatic power generator in case of power failures, Security System, dependable Plumber and Electrician

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