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Enjoy This Dawn Beach Gourmet Bed And Breakfast Overlooking the Caribbean

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Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 with option to add

La Palana (“Ocean” in Carib) is nestled in a quiet Dawn Beach residential area on the Windward Side of the island and requires only a ten minute walk to the beach. Breakfast is served every morning on your terrace. Choose from a gourmet selection using our own garden and local produce where we can. Eggs benny, coconut crusted french toast, pancakes or local eggs, bacon and toast, are a few of our choices. We are a family-friendly B&B where you can read a book on the terrace, have a nap in the hammocks swinging from the coconut trees, bask in the sun or just find a shady spot in the garden to enjoy some cooling sea breeze. Whatever pleasure St. Maarten holds for you, La Palana is a perfect getaway.

We have an ocean view towards St. Barth’s but our main focus is our lush organic gardens which provide serenity and beauty as well as many edibles ripened by the warm Caribbean sun. Your hosts are avid gardeners and also trained chefs. We prepare daily a sumptuous breakfast, something new for every day of your stay. When possible we use produce from our organic gardens and always have something in our harvest basket. We try to be green here, watering our gardens with rain water we collect and solar heat our hot water.

La Palana is a spacious one-bedroom suite with full kitchen and bathroom. It is perfect for couples alone or with small children. The suite is newly-built in 2013. We provide daily housekeeping service, beach towels and there is 24-hour security. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake up to gentle birdsong. Plan your day as the sun begins to warm the air and the gardens awake with you. We look forward to welcoming you to St. Maarten and La Palana. Please email us with any requests, concerns or questions. We are most happy to help.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Jennifer

Originally from British Columbia, Canada I now live in St Maarten with my partner Linden who is originally from the neighbouring island of Nevis but has lived in St Maarten for over forty years. We are raising our two small children here and all together happily welcome you to the island and also to our property here in Dawn Beach. We are very flexible and wish to make your stay here as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Why Jennifer chose Oyster Pond

Outstanding free breakfast, unlike no other on the island that we've found!!

What makes this house unique

We have a newly built gazebo with an outdoor shower and sun deck with teak lounge chairs for your relaxing pleasure.


Oyster Pond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The air-conditioned bedroom has a four post teak queen bed. Optional double bed/couch in living room.
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy This Dawn Beach Gourmet Bed And Breakfast Overlooking the Caribbean
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Nicely located to either side of the island.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderfully private, quiet, and safe area. It has most things you would need for a week's stay-or longer. We loved all the lush tropical vegetation in the yard and the occasional monkey running around.

The hosts are on site and eager to provide information and your warm welcome. The chef ( one of the owners is a pofessionally trained chef) prepared breakfast meals (included) all beautifully presented and not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure hosting you two! Wonderful to meet you and a safe return home. We hope to see you again in the future. And thank you for your nice review in our guest book. Sunny travels you generous, gentil souls!
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Peaceful; beautiful view; awesome hospitality.

  • 4 of 5

Great bed and breakfast. Awesome food prepared by a sweet lady. Wish it was on the beach or closer drive to the beach. But everything else was great.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. It was my pleasure having you here but we didn't get enough chat time, otherwise I would have told you how to drive to the beach in two minutes! We are actually very close to Dawn Beach. Thank you also for your nice message in the guest book. Hope to see you again!
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Louisville, TN

Our stay was one night, we found it to be very pleasant, very clean, very friendly, and very quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Our expectations were exceeded, Jennifer was very welcoming and we appreciated the hospitality, and the comfort of our accommodations. The breakfast she prepared for us was exceptional, and it made for a very nice last Night of our vacation in Saint Maarten.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I finished off our honeymoon at Jennifer's place and it was just perfect. The location was great, the neighborhood was quiet and gated. She served us delicious and fresh breakfast on her beautiful patio each morning. Her yard is filled with lush tress and even iguanas and a monkey or 2. With the kitchen amenities, we were able to buy snacks and drinks. Jennifer was helpful in answering all of our travel questions and guide us in the right direction. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys. I'm glad you enjoyed your honeymoon and I appreciate the nice words in the guest book as well as here. Good luck with your future together maybe we'll see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

nice and comfortable rooms, great view, great breakfast, nice host, the only thing missing to make it perfect would be a pool. i liked the fact that it is not in the middle of a touristspot but you could get to them easily. better than the westin down the road!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review Laura. We enjoyed having you with us and happy you enjoyed your stay as well.
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Rapid City, SD, USA

Great B&B

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Palana's for two nights and it was just wonderful. It's situated in a nice quiet and gated residential area with beautiful views of the ocean and St. Barth's. Jennifer's lush garden with its nice supply of fruits, which we got to enjoy some of at breakfast is an added bonus. Breakfast was outstanding. Jennifer was also very helpful in providing us with tips what to see on the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

7th night is free

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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