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Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths plus patio shower (Sleeps 6)

ALIVE AND WELL! WITH MINIMAL DAMAGE, VSW IS A SURVIVOR OF THE WORST HURRICANES! She's been through the worst and still stands sentinal over the ocean and St . Barts.

Welcome to Villa Sea Watch, an elegant Mediterranean villa with Caribbean décor. Nearly 3000 square feet of Caribbean open views, Private pool and patio sitting on the ocean, with amazing views of St. Barths, St. Kitts and St. Eustatia. Sea Watch has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, an outdoor, pool-side shower, 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 feel like tearing yourself away from this luxurious villa for happy hour, gorgeous Dawn Beach, is just a short walk away.

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 with the awesome ocean views. Enjoy outdoor dining with unbeatable ambiance. Al fresco dining is easy, too, with our fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless steel and gas stove! 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, and 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 ambiant 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 large flat screen TV's in Living room and MBR, but there's no entertainment quite like star gazing on the ocean, watching shooting stars or the full moon over the water. There's free cable, wifi, high speed internet, 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, and a wine/beer and imported cheese-and-crackers basket. There's a large full service wet bar in the living room right off the patio... how convenient! And guests often 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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Oyster Pond Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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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Ocean's Edge, Awesome View of St. Barts from the Pool
average rating of 4.902439 based on 44 reviews

Incredible Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many times with VRBO but this house had the most incredible views we have ever seen. Pictures are real and the house is beautiful. Clean, well stocked and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Communication between owner Cherie was open and immediate. Three bedrooms with three private baths all with an amazing view. Waking up to the sounds of the ocean lapping on the shore and the ocean view just a step away.....heaven! Each bedroom has a fabulous view. Beds comfortable and did I mention that the house was clean as a whistle? Two mid-week cleanings, use of washer and dryer and all the amenities. A little bit of a hairy ride to the house, car a must. This side of the island has rough tides, no swimming near the house but beautiful beaches a car ride away. Visit the French side too, we liked that side as well. Thank you Cherie for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! And thank YOU so much for your time writing this review. We are so happy when we can contribute to our guests' wonderful vacation. Actually, Beautiful Dawn Beach is a short walk away. I hope you did not miss that! Of course, the other end of the beach, the side with Busby's Beach Bar, has much more to offer, and the jut of lava rock between our end and the other end makes it very challenging to cross over to that end. Yes, the tide is rough in front of Villa Sea Watch, but that is what makes it safer, as it discourages unwanted visitors! It also makes for that fabulous sound of the surf. Peace, peace, and more peace. I also hope you enjoyed our additions to our tropical gardens. Thank you for being a marvelous guest, and we hope to have you enjoy VSW again.
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is an immaculate, well-equipped home with a fantastic view and a beautiful pool. Situated in a gated community, it's within easy walking distance of a lovely sandy beach. The staff who maintained the house and grounds were friendly and a pleasure to meet. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone visiting St. Maarten.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Folk, and thank you for your review. You were great guests, leaving the villa tidy. We are happy that you enjoyed the awe of Villa Sea Watch, and that you enjoyed Dawn Beach. I hope that you enjoyed dining al fresco overlooking the ocean and St. Barths. We hope to see you again next year! Cherie Owner/manager
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Hickory corners Michigan

Family spring break

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view and great privacy. Very relaxing

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, VA

Can't beat the view

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to relax with family or friends. Can't beat hanging out at the pool for a big slice of paradise. Helpful, courteous owners and staff. Good, safe, quiet location with restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Villa is absolutely lovely. Very clean, even the kitchen drawers were organized and clean.

We had the cleaning person come twice for clean towels and she was very friendly. We used the outside grill several nights and we have no complaints. One of the bedroom electric shades broke while we where there and I reported in the morning and it was fixed that afternoon.

Six adults stayed for a week and no one had a complaint.

A lot of fun.

Linda Calhoun

Amherst, Ohio

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: January 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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Cherie Santasiero
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

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 1984. 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 Oyster Pond

We didn't know it at the time, but VSW was built by a private builder and built to last. Second largest lot in the estates. She's been through the worst hurricanes and survived beautifully, INCUDING IRMA!! minimal damage!

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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Nearest Airport
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
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Westin Resort and Casino
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
walking distance
Car: recommended

Beautiful Dawn Beach short walk and Westin Resort and Casio, great beach bars and restaurants right in our area. Awesome! Beautiful Butterfly Farm nearby; Orient Beach nearby/nude optional, lots of great beach bars, Phillipsburg 10 min away with tons of shops, beach/boardwalk; Close to some of the best restaurants and beach bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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