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Fully Renovated after Irma, Spectacular Views, 5 star Reviews

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Private Pool, Spectacular Ocean views, maid service

Open air living in this new French style villa boasting expansive ocean views from all rooms and just a short walk to Dawn Beach. The house has been fully renovated since hurricane Irma with new deck, sliding glass doors and all new furniture. Cool oceans breezes make outdoor living comfortable. Large living/dining room area with cathedral ceilings and ocean views in 3 directions. Pocket sliding glass doors that disappear into the wall create feeling of living outdoors, allowing ocean breezes to sweep through the house as you move from inside the house to private deck and swimming pool area. Fully equipped kitchen includes 4 seat bar with pocket doors that open to patio, pool and beautiful ocean/beach views. Outside deck/patio including sunning area with chaise lounges and shaded area with dining table and several comfortable cushioned chairs. There is also a table area inside pool (plastic glasses only please!!) Views from sunning area are spectacular and include views of dawn beach, tintamarre, st. barths and saba (225%). Large lawn provides additional sunning and recreation area. Dawn Beach is a short walk away.

Three large private bedroom suites each with private bath, double sinks and king size beds. Each of these bedrooms also contains a safe for valuables. One king bed can be converted into two singles. Bedrooms open to ocean views, pool deck area and lawn. 4th bedroom also opens to views and lawn. Full granite gourmet kitchen with all appliances necessary to enjoy a wonderful Caribbean vacation.

There are five areas for enjoying meals/snacks. Inside the house at the 8 person dining room table, at the kitchen bar (seats 4), outside on the shaded patio (table seats 10), outside in the sun (seats 4-6) and last but not least at the table in the pool.

House is amazingly comfortable for family/group of 6-8 people. Views are spectacular and the pool is large enough and deep enough for diving and swimming laps.

The Villa is located in Dawn Beach Estates, a 24 hour guarded community overlooking Dawn Beach. The Beach and the Westin Resort is a short 5 minute walk away where you can enjoy the beach, pool, casino, restaurants, fitness center and spa.

Keywords: European Style Villa

More Details

Daphne Firth
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Daphne Firth

My husband is retired and I still work in the private equity business. We hope to gradually spend more time at the house as I get closer to retirement. We are thrilled with our vacation home which we built in 2004 - our kids (now 26 and 28) have spent many memory filled spring breaks at this wonderful villa.

Daphne Firth purchased this villa in 2004

Why Daphne Firth chose Oyster Pond

We loved St. Martin because of its international flavor and european feel. Wonderful French restaurants, warm friendly people, easy flight connections and dependably beautiful weather

What makes this villa unique

To us, our house is Viking Heaven - hence the name. We still are amazed by the views and our French architect did some amazing things with the lighting and design to make this house warm, relaxing and very comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Daphne,

Just a quick note to tell you that we had a wonderful time

at Valhalla. Everything was just great.

Catherine was so nice as well.

You have a beautiful house there. You should be enjoying it more yourself!

I won’t hesitate to call you the next time we are planning a vacation.

Thank you for everything.

Apr 2014
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Oyster Pond Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full bathrooms connect to the large bedrooms. Each have large shower stall and double sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master w ensuite bathroom, door open to patio/pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King can convert to two singles, doors open to pool/patio
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large with ensuite bathroom and doors open to lawn
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Smaller bedroom - ideal for children
  • King size beds (3) In all three bedrooms with option to convert one king to two singles., Two twins in 4th Bedroom. with option to convert to a king, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Fully Renovated after Irma, Spectacular Views, 5 star Reviews
average rating of 4.93617 based on 49 reviews

most wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 10 days on St. Martin staying at Valhalla.

We were celebrating some big events -- 30th anniversary, semi-retirement, and one of those milestone birthdays -- can you say medicare (at least I hope we can; but that's for a different forum...).

The location is perfect and the villa was awesome. We had 6 people two couples (my wife and me and our daughter, her husband and two sons ages 7 and 15 and they thought they were living the life of the rich and famous -- all we needed was Robin Leech with us!

Catherine, the house keeper, was a Godsend --- it was so nice to have fresh towels and sheets a couple of times during the stay plus she's a great source of information.

On the plane ride home, the little guy kept asking me, "Grandpa, do you think we could go back there again sometime?"

Everything was top notch from having Ken meet us at the car rental place to guide us to the house (most places we've rented in the past have sent you directions and wishes of good luck in finding it), Catherine meeting us at the house to with the doors open to show us everything and make sure we were comfortable, and then meeting us at 5:30 am the day we left to get the keys and thank us.

Prior to the trip, the owner Daphne, was most helpful with my many questions.

Like all things in life, nothing is perfect. The dishwasher was broken and a part had to be ordered so we had to wash our dishes -- Catherine did offer to come and do them for us but that was way above the call of duty in my opinion. And then the microwave had a problem and again, they need to order a part. One of the great things about the islands is there are no big box stores on every corner -- the other side is that you can't fix things in 10 minutes. But things can happen at home just as easily so it was no biggie -- just wanted folks to know this isn't a b.s. review.

My family and I hope to return and have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful villa for others to enjoy.


  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a perfect house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, until the day we left, we were in the most wonderful paradise! The pool, the house, the views - everything was gorgeous. The kitchen was well stocked, we loved sitting on the deck with coffee in the mornings. The pina coladas we created each day couldn't have been more appreciated. Catherine kept us clean and in towels. What a fantastic place. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vistas, Excellent Accomodations, Wonderful Owner and Staff

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from 7 days of bliss at Villa Valhalla in St. Maarten. Our very last minute trip became a reality thanks to Daphne Firth's (owner) relentless efforts to make sure everything was in order prior to our arrival. From the welcome at the airport by Ken, to Catherine's attention to detail at the villa, to the welcome basket (which came very handy on arrival for 5 very hungry teenagers). The villa is well equipped with everything you might need and we always looked forward to coming 'home' after a day at the beach for a refreshing dip in the pool and a quiet glass of wine with magnificent views. The villa is spacious and very comfortable and we all had our private time and space when we needed it. This is the villa to get if you're going to St. Maarten!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Valhalla is Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us spent this past week at Valhalla. It was wonderful. The house has a magnificent view in three different directions and the breezes through the house make it cool and comfortable all the time. It was clean, comfortable and well stocked. The pool was fun and refreshing and great after a nap in the sun! As reported by others, it was easy enough to walk down the hill to the Westin for meals and a beach, although the trip up the hill may be a bit tough for an older person. The rooms are arranged for good privacy and each has a lovely bathroom with a shower. Towels provided were clean and soft. Caroline and Ben were very welcoming and helpful. It is helpful to know how to use international calling on one's phone and be sure to have a number handy to reach them as we were a bit challenged in that regard. But Daphne, the property manager responds immediately and is very helpful also. This property is highly recommended. We loved every minute of our stay and felt like we were really in Valhalla!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well kept up and was plenty of room for the 6 of us! The views were breathtaking! We were very happy with the overall experience and would highly recommend this property to first time visitors!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Daphne's villa. All of us had our own room and plenty of privacy. The view of the ocean and St. Bart's was breath taking. We walked down to the Westin Hotel twice and played in the casino and had dinner there. Ken, the property manager was very helpful during our stay and gave us a history lesson of St.Martin. We would highly recommend this property to friends and family.

Natalie, Betty, Janet and Bev

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Westin Dawn Beach Resort
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Westin Dawn Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Dawn Beach
Car: recommended

Located in a quiet gated community, our house is private but offers the advantage of being just a 5 minute walk to Dawn Beach and the 4 star Westin Dawn Beach Resort and all it has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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