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LIVE YOUR DREAM® EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Peg Walsh
About St. Barth Properties
PORTFOLIO EDITORS Peg Walsh and Connie Walsh
About St. Barth Properties, St. Barth
ASSISTANT PORTFOLIO EDITOR Magdalena Votava
ART DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC DESIGN Pham Ba-Cuong / OSHIDESIGN.COM
NG Création St. Barth
Discovery St. Barth’s Beauty
PHOTOGRAPHERS Laurent Benoit and Gérald Tessier
Hotels of St. Barth
St. Barth’s Maritime Traditions
The Real Estate of St. Barth
Le Carré Lounge
Frequently Asked Questions
See You at La Plage
The Beachside Bash
The Private Villas & the Villa Lifestyle
Calendar of Events
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Nadine Rolland, Magdalena Votava, Zachary Stovall, Paul S. Robinson, Pierre Carreau and Abigail Leese COVER PHOTO Laurent Benoit ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Magdalena Votava PROOFREADER Maine Proofreading Services Live Your Dream® Portfolio is published by St. Barth Properties, Inc. USA 12 Washington St. - Franklin, MA USA 02038 Tel: +1 508 528 7727 Fax: +1 508 528 7789 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stbarth.com Live Your Dream® is a registered trademark of St. Barth Properties, Inc. Material in this publication may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from St. Barth Properties, Inc. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.
History of St. Barth
Location and Climate
Thank You for 25 Years
is nothing we love better than seeing familiar faces around the island enjoying the gorgeous beaches, shops and restaurants.
Welcome to St. Barth! As I write this letter, we are preparing to celebrate St. Barth Properties’ 25th Anniversary. Remember 1989? Much has changed on St. Barth! In those days we were navigating the island’s steep hills in Fred Flintstone-like Mini Mokes and happily wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Sorry No Telephone.” Without all the designer boutiques, shopping was not the passionate pastime it is these days and we awaited the arrival of fresh fruits and vegetables from Guadeloupe.
We hope you enjoy this year’s Silver Anniversary edition of our Live Your Dream® catalogue. Do “visit” the villa needs and lifestyle, whether that’s a romantic hilltop hideaway, a beachfront property or a palatial estate with amenities galore. If you prefer a hotel stay, we are pleased to partner with the island’s best. Don’t miss our “Hotels of St. Barth” section within and online. It includes what we call the best of both worlds: villas at hotels. Guests enjoy the extra space and privacy of a villa and all the pampering services of a hotel.
Some things have not changed. The codes continue to prohibit anything “taller than a palm tree” from being built, our tiny airport still closes at dusk, the iconic burger shack Le Select has served three generations of fans and counting, and our clients still value the service level at St. Barth Properties. Our motto and mantra proudly remain Live Your Dream® and our team’s commitment to deliver the ultimate St. Barth experience is stronger than ever.
Our U.S.-based specialists will be pleased to help you choose the just-perfect-for-you villa or hotel, and our concierge team – U.S. and St. Barth-based – is at the ready to assist with restaurant reservations, spa appointments, boat charters, water sports, personal trainers, private chefs and all sorts of special requests. We plan table-topdancing birthday parties, romantic popping-the-question dinners and weddings from intimate gatherings to bridal magazine-worthy events. As we go to press, the island government has announced a change in the 30-day residency rule. So come on down to say “I do.” We’ll help!
We are honored to have introduced St. Barth to legions of and starlit nights. Clients have become friends, and there Peg Walsh
President, St. Barth Properties
We invite you to visit our website and keep in touch by subscribing to our newsletter, Le Bulletin, and my blog (aka Peg’s Blog) for specials, hotel packages and all the latest island news. And we want to hear from you! Of course we hope you will Like Us on Facebook, but we would love you to post some of your pictures or Tweet us about what beach you are enjoying, what wine you are sipping or what you think of the newest bistros and boutiques.
Named by Condé Nast Traveler One of the Top Villa Rental Agents Worldwide and the BEST for St. Barth for seven consecutive years since its inception in 2006
I hope to see you on the island and at our weekly inseason cocktail party at this year’s new venue, Tom Beach Hotel’s La Plage Restaurant on St. Jean Beach – join us! Merci Beaucoup! 3
St. Barth Properties USA/St. Barth About St. Barth Properties St. Barth Properties is a boutique travel company specializing in vacations to St. Barth, French West Indies. The company has a portfolio of over 170 carefully selected private villas and a branded collection of the island’s most distinctive hotels. In addition, it provides a full range of concierge services. Founded in 1989 with the maxim Live Your Dream®, the company and its service-oriented staff leverage their combined expertise and passion for the destination to deliver a dream vacation. Headquartered in the U.S.,
(L to R): Toni Laronga, Julie Nally, Julia Hurd, Tom Smyth, Peg Walsh, Kathy Schlitzer, Connie Walsh, Anne-Cécile Bedford
Toast the 25th Anniversary of the founding of St. Barth Properties
St. Barth Properties - How It All Began By Peg Walsh, Founder & President
Normally, we reserve this space to recount St. Barth Properties’ early history, but as we prepare to celebrate 25 years, I am pleased to share it from a more personal perspective. We often talk about how important vacations are to “recharge and reconnect,” and actually, that was the genesis of my founding the company. Way back then, I was raising three kids and a typical day would see me packing lunches, driving to early-morning
Steve and I knew we needed a yearly getaway, and I loved planning late winter vacations that would take us from gray and cold Franklin, MA, to a warm and sunny Caribbean island. We visited a different one each year, but when we arrived on St. Barth in March of with red roofed villas and its crescents of white-sand beaches were all gorgeous, but the European vibe and ambience of casual sophistication really sparked a passion that has never faltered. Before we left, I bought a small condo in the island’s St. Jean Village. I’ve always been a bit impulsive, and more often than not it has served me well. That decision changed my life and set me on a path that led to my founding the company. I contracted with a villa rental agency to rent our apartment, but when disappointed with the results, I tried my hand at renting it myself. My early success encouraged me to reach out to other property owners, and I quickly garnered a portfolio of 30 private villas. It was 1989, and I invested $1,000 in a phone line, a fax machine, business cards and a few small daughter’s vacated bedroom. One day I realized I was living my dream. Live Your Dream® became my trademarked motto and mantra. It’s what I hope for all my clients. My villa portfolio grew, and I began representing many of the island’s top hotels, working with car rental companies and spending more and more time on the island. I loved introducing St. Barth to my new clients and travel agents. In 1992, St. Barth Properties took a quantum leap when my son, Tom Smyth, fresh out of college with a degree in business, jumped on board. He implemented a wealth of then “modern” ideas including a website with the domain stbarth.com, putting our villas online and getting all our growing staff on e-mail. Merci to Tom, who is now company vice president.
We’ve been happily growing since then. hope you do! I’m passionate about St. Barth and love seeing our clients enjoying all it has to offer. As I look forward to many more years at the helm of St. Barth Properties, I take this opportunity to say merci beaucoup to all our staff and clients. 5
St. Barth Properties Today the company’s Live Your Dream® vacations with premium accommodations in the island’s villas and hotels. Options include the luxurious Grand Cru villa collection, offering its bonus amenities and services, and the Hotel Villas collection, providing the space and privacy of a villa and the services of a hotel – and then some. Think about having a butler 24/7 and maybe a frozen Mojito served poolside, chilled Champagne delivered to your private terrace or a Mahi Mahi burger whenever you have the yen. Additionally, SBP assists clients in the on-island celebrations of milestone events. They have had a hand in everything from arranging sunset cruises for popping the question to WOW-level bashes celebrating 40th birthdays to parties commemorating wedding anniversaries with the renewal of vows. St. Barth Properties is a partner in the prestigious Virtuoso network (an international consortium of high-end travel agencies) and a member of the St. Barth Hotel Association, the Caribbean Hotel Association, the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN). The company is also an allied member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), as well as a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Meet the Team St. Barth Properties’ U.S.-based team is a unique group of professionals who share a passion for St. Barth and a commitment to delivering a special St. Barth-style experience to each and every one of the company’s clients. You need experience to create an experience, and our trio of St. Barth experts boasts a combined 43-plus years of creating it to say, they know the island well or, as we like to say, like the French know Champagne. They can advise you not just if a villa or a hotel will suit you best but which villa or hotel. They have a wealth of information and suggestions of how to enhance your experience. They are backed up by concierge extraordinaire Julia Hurd and her island counterpart, Magdalena Votava. Peg Walsh Founder & President to the island in 1986, and that ignited a passion that later led her to found the company in 1989 around the mantra of Live Your Dream®. Today the continues to grow, as does its clientele. She chronicled her hopes in the 2012 edition of VIP St. Barth. She has been honored by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top villa specialists worldwide and the best for St. Barth each year since the award’s inception in 2006. Currently, Peg spends six months a year on St. Barth with her husband, Steve. Late spring through fall, she is based out of her home on Cape Cod and makes frequent trips back to the island and to the company’s Franklin, MA, headquarters. 6
Her days on the island, which begin with a power walk, are spent doing villa and hotel site inspections and helping to make and loves dining out in the island’s restaurants. She chronicles it all in her blog – complete with pictures – and tweets afternoons. Tom Smyth Vice President Tom began vacationing in St. Barth when he was just a teenager. After graduating from college in 1992, he joined the family business. Tom has been instrumental in the company’s strategic growth, including the launch of a branded hotel Realty, in 2006. He is now both co-owner and vice president. Listed in the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, Tom has been quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on the island’s villa market. Tom now has two teenage boys of his own, so the family tradition of St. Barth vacations continues. Together they enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving and riding Jet Skis. The boys are becoming fans of French food but can also tell you where to get the best pizza on the island. Tom and his wife, Amy, both enjoy the St. Barth lunch scene and dinner at the romantic seaside restaurants. Toni Laronga Executive Assistant (since 2006) Toni’s role is that of Executive Assistant to President Peg Walsh and Vice President Tom Smyth. She is the hands-on person for daily operations, liaises between the U.S. and island a self-proclaimed computer geek, and everyone is glad of it. On her business-focused trips pool time at the villa, sunset libations and some special dinners.
Anne-Cécile Bedford St. Barth Villa and Hotel Specialist (since 1999) Born in France’s region of Brittany, Anne-Cécile revels in that “French Connection” when she visits St. Barth. She loves shopping the boutiques’ sales for the latest European and island fashions – especially for her two children – and discovering local artists in the galleries. You can usually count on her to come home with a unique piece of jewelry. Come Beach with a Ti-Punch. Anne-Cécile runs in the annual 10K race, the Gustavialoppet (Race of Gustavia), and plans her November inspection trip around the event. It’s a highlight for her and now one of her personal traditions. 12 Washington Street, Franklin, MA USA 02038 +1 508 528 7727 - Toll free in the US and Canada 1 800 421 3396 email@example.com www.stbarth.com 7
Julie Nally With over 30 visits to St. Barth to her credit, Julie knows its beaches! Her personal favorite is the more secluded Gouverneur, and she’s an expert on which boulangeries and restaurants offer the best to-go options for beach picnics. She enjoys the island’s maritime traditions and will join the spectators for the November Cata Cup Regatta when she is on the island. Julie plans her post-season inspection trip around her May birthday, and she celebrates with a late-night dinner at one of the island’s fabulous restaurants. And then she indulges in some St. Barth-style nightlife. You’ll have to ask her yourself whether she has danced on any tabletops.
Kathy Schlitzer St. Barth Villa and Hotel Specialist (since 2000) Kathy not only makes biannual inspection trips to St. Barth but also frequently vacations there. Touching down onto that notorious little runway gives her a feeling of coming home. She treasures her relationships with her St. Barth colleagues and friends as well as the nods to Colombier on a catamaran and having the spray soak me. I laugh for the sheer joy of it!”
Julia Hurd On any given day Julia is happily securing reservations at the island’s most coveted restaurants, booking spa treatments and arranging for VIP service. She needs to know who’s who on the island – and she does. Her island visits provide her with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with all the vendors whom she works with, and because she is a real people person, she loves those interactions! She also loves visiting the island’s beaches, snorkeling on day excursions, trying out new restaurants and keeping abreast of the island’s entertainment. It’s all in a day’s work.
Connie Walsh Marketing and Travel Industry Consultant (since 2005) Connie manages many of SBP’s marketing initiatives and communications with our clients and travel agent partners. She writes the content for our website, monthly newsletter and Live Your Dream® – so we are happy that she is passionate about St. Barth! A foodie and a One of her favorite island experiences was an excursion to Pinel Island on a gorgeous yacht, with Champagne post-snorkeling and a “feet-in-the-sand” lunch. 8
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The Beaches of St. Barth St. Barth is known for its pristine “white-sugar” sand beaches. All are public, and each has with families indulging in water sports and “the beautiful people” populating the toes-in-the-sand beach bars. Try a different beach each day! Some of the most popular include the following:
Delightfully secluded and accessible only by catamaran or a 25-minute hike along a goat path. You should go there: With a picnic lunch and spend the day swimming and snorkeling. Why we love it: So romantic that many guys have popped the question here.
Flamands Beach St. Barth’s classic, wide Caribbean beach is gorgeous, offering restaurants for seaside dining. You should go there: it’s the place to play. Why we love it: After a swim, we can have langouste for lunch then doze on the beach.
Unspoiled. The white-sand cove is picture-perfect. There is nice surf and good snorkeling by the rocks. You should go there: Early or late in the day to avoid the strong sunlight. Turn right to go sans suit. Why we love it: Rumor has it Captain Monbars, “The Exterminator,” buried his stolen treasure in a hidden cave – no one has found it yet! We are still looking.
Grand Cul de Sac Beach
A lovely lagoon. Calm with quiet, shallow water – perfect for small children. Beachfront dining and great breezes. You should go there: To see the blue and green hues of the sea and take a Why we love it: To enjoy a “toes-in-the-sand” lunch at O’Corail or La Gloriette. 14
A reef-protected beach – great for swimming and snorkeling. In winter it provides some shade. You should go there: When the “surf ’s up” on the left end to watch the hard-core surfers try to catch that perfect wave. Why we love it: We can stop at the nearby bakery for a baguette and a few Caribs and then enjoy lunch by the palm trees.
Marigot Bay A delightful small cove that is part of the Marine Reserve. You should go there: To swim and then snorkel by the rocks. Why we love it: Palm trees line the small beach, and it is never crowded.
Unspoiled and spectacular – it’s one of the island’s marquee beaches. You should go there: If you like to swim “au naturel.” (Don’t tell anyone we told you!) Why we love it: The hilly path leads to a sand dune; when we reach the top, we marvel at the view.
A very calm cove with a view of the islands of Statia and Saba. You should go there: When other beaches are a bit too windy, count on Shell Beach to be tranquil enough for swimming and sunning. Why we love it: The tiny shells are so pretty. In winter, we come to watch the sunset.
St. Jean Beach The island’s sexiest and scene-ist. Great to swim, play and people watch, and it boasts several toes-in-the-sand bars and bistros. You should go there: To see the up-close-and-personal view of the little planes Why we love it: It’s where all the action is, especially on Sundays at La Plage. 15
Activities St. Barth boasts a strong maritime history celebrated in several nautical races that provide festivities for residents and visitors alike. The island is known for its gorgeous pristine beaches where visitors can sun, swim and enjoy a full range of water sports. Shopping here is world-class, the restaurants are second to none and the nightlife can be taken at your own pace and style. St. Barth Properties is pleased to offer its clients an extensive selection of concierge services: call us to arrange butler service or an in-villa massage, help with a tennis or yoga lesson, make a spa appointment or book a dinner reservation. See all that St. Barth has to offer.
for local products? The women of Corossol and Colombier intricately weave the native latanier palm straw into delightful baskets, handbags and broadbrimmed hats. Locally produced beauty lotions and oils made from island plants make unique and interesting gifts. A few shops offer a selection of made-in-St. Barth clothing and accessories. St. Barth is home to many talented artists – their works can be discovered in the numerous galleries. A bottle of rhum vanille is great to bring home. As in France, many shops close for a long (2-3 hours) midday déjeuner but stay open as late as 8 pm. Many are closed on Sundays and Wednesday afternoons as well.
St. Barth is a duty-free port, and it caters to its sophisticated visitors who revel in its some 200 shops and boutiques. Those lucky enough to be on the island during les soldes will reap bargains galore! Forbes has named it one of the “World’s 10 Best Shopping Destinations.” We know! Serious shoppers on a mission, and window shoppers alike, might choose to begin in Gustavia. The bustling little capital has three major shopping streets including the harborside Quai de la République, nicknamed rue du Couturier. It rivals New York’s Madison Avenue and Paris’s Avenue Montaigne for elegant displays in exciting designer shops including Louis Vuitton, Tod’s, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chopard and Hermés. It’s the perfect spot to pick up a Pain De Sucre bikini, a Rolex watch or a Chanel bag. St. Jean’s Pelican Shops and La Villa Créole, known for their chic boutiques, should not be missed. Chic European couture can be found in boutiques like Gustavia’s Mascara, and a stop at one of the Pati de St. Barth shops (in Gustavia or St. Jean) for a T-shirt, tank top or hoodie with the signature St. Barth French West Indies “almost-square” logo is a must. Any of the logo items there would make a great gift to take home as well.
What to Buy?
Designer duds and haute couture, but of course. French and Italian fashion lines not available in the U.S. and the trendiest beachwear are all readily available. Watches, jewelry (the St. Barth map bracelets and pendants are charming), French perfumes, vintage wines and Cuban cigars for smoking in situ are all available. Looking 17
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Dining – St. Barth is truly a paradise for gourmets and foodies alike. Its over 80 restaurants range from gastronomique dining rooms, many housed in high-end hotels, to sidewalk cafés and feet-in-the-sand beachside grilles. Some venues can be quite expensive, but there are lots of affordable options with great ambience and amazing views. Reservations, always recommended, are a must in High Season; we are pleased to provide that paired with local seafood, dining here is considered to be the best in the Caribbean, rivaling that of any city in the world. The same local delicacies and wines served at the top eateries can be picked up at a number of excellent delis and markets. Many offer takeout as well. Make it a point to sample the wonderful breads and pastries offered at the French bakeries, and pick up fresh-grown items for a beach picnic or an easy and delicious supper for dining in. For a real treat, consider hiring one of the island’s private chefs to prepare a meal at your villa. Nightlife – St. Barth is relatively quiet, which is perfect dinner. However, a number of the restaurants do morph into a bar scene later with live music and dancing. And there are some nightclubs that “are just getting started” about midnight and folks boogie until the wee hours. Be advised there are no casinos, but there is plenty of nightlife for those who seek it.
diving is considered to be around Pain de Sucre, an islet just off Gustavia Harbor, and around Coco Islet and a small cape, l’Ane Rouge, off Colombier Bay. There are a number of diving schools that offer full-day expeditions to neighboring islands and night dives. Boating, Sailing and Yachting – The options here are numerous and include everything from crewed catamarans for snorkeling excursions and sunset cruises to renting dinghies, kayaking and Jet Skis. Sailing on St. Barth is much like the island itself, slowly paced and spectacularly beautiful with no high gales but rather warm, steady moderate trade winds at 10-20 knots. Think in terms of paddleboard lessons right on the beaches. Gentle Grand Cul de Sac offers kiteboarding. No wet suits needed! Lively St. Jean Beach is another great spot – windsurfers love it when the breeze is just right. Lessons are available. Try it!
Experiential Activities – Cooking lessons, culinary experiences, wine tastings and tutorials are all available. Have fun while mastering the art of mixology, then enjoy
Scuba Diving – St. Barth has healthy and well-balanced reefs, which make for ideal scuba diving and snorkeling. Many sites have structures that divers can explore, including some large caves and two wrecks. The best 18
Court times can be arranged (around €15-20 per hour) at the Flamboyant courts in Grand Cul de Sac and by the stadium in St. Jean. Tennis lessons with a pro are also available and can be arranged through our concierge. Several tournaments are organized every year, including a major event in August which welcomes the participation of visitors for friendly competition.
Several of the hotels have full-service spas that are open to the public, offering massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and other treatments. The services menu at the chic health and beauty spa Venus Institut in Gustavia is extensive and includes Pilates lessons and Reiki sessions. Arrangements can also be made with independent therapists and estheticians for in-villa massages and treatments.
Hiking can be a great way to explore the island. The most popular itinerary is the goat path from Petite Anse (about 20 minutes) to stunning Colombier Beach that otherwise can only be accessed by the sea. You may also want to visit the “washing machine” on the island’s southeast side (take the path off the road in Grand Fond). We can arrange half-day and full-day escorted hiking trips with a St. Barth citizen who is also an environmentalist. The tours are fun and informative and include fascinating fauna.
Fitness addition, yoga classes and individual instruction are available at beautiful outdoor sites, and we can arrange for a personal trainer or yoga instructor to come to a guest’s villa. Aqua-biking (in a pool) has become very popular.
The Wall House Museum – Located on Gustavia Harbor, the museum is in a restored historic building dating back to the Swedish period (1785-1878) displaying artifacts and pictorial documents from St. Barth’s past. 19
NG Création St. Barth It’s little wonder that retail therapy is one of the favorite pastimes of St. Barth visitors. A duty-free port, the island’s plethora of shops include marquee designers of international reknown offering their wares. However, when your shopping takes you to Gustavia, we encourage you not to miss a precious little boutique called NG création St. Barth.
designs to fruition including learning the retail aspect of the business and how to best service luxury clientele. In 2010, NG création St. Barth opened its doors featuring Nathalie’s signature piece, the “Heart of Saint Barth,” a delicate gold tracing of the island encircled with a diamond-encrusted heart. Residents and visitors alike adored it! They happily bought and wore it as a pendant, bracelet or ring in its variations of white, yellow or rose gold. Each year she has added a unique touch with a gemstone to create a special-issue piece that is sure to become a collectible.
The “créations” are exquisite jewelry pieces, many designed by the boutique’s proprietor, St. Barth native Nathalie Gumbs. As lovely as her jewelry, this young woman’s passion for what she does is infectious and her accomplishments impressive.
In 2012, the young jeweler moved her boutique to a new Gustavia location at rue du Roi Oscar II where the “Heart of St. Barth” and her other creations are beautifully displayed together with a stunningly curated collection of designer pieces. Included are the rock ’n’ roll chic and almost tattoo-like creations of Nessa, the pure and simple designs of Ginette New York and a unique selection from Eternamé Joailliere versatile enough to be worn with jeans or cocktail dresses. And customers just swoon over the delicious gems of Morganne Bello’s famous candy collection. Nathalie is pleased to announce that she will now be carrying a line from a new designer with Swedish roots, HANNA WALLMARK
Growing up in St. Barth, Nathalie eagerly looked forward to the arrival of her mother’s Maty catalogue from with jewelry. She would pour over the images then, pencil-in-hand, start copying and then redesigning them. Soon, fascinated with shapes, she was on to her own creations. It certainly was the seed of NG création, and from that point Nathalie was on a mission. Her educational credentials include the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones and pearls. Attending its New York City campus was an added plus, with its proximity to the prestigious Cartier and Van Cleefs & Arpels providing inspiration. She charted her course to learn her craft, from studying diamond cutting in Florence to wax techniques in San Diego.
Prices range from a very affordable €65 to an “Oh, wow!” €30,000. Amidst all the jewelry, Nathalie’s own tropically hued scarves incorporating the “Heart of St. Barth” are a pleasant surprise for shoppers. Exquisite, they can be worn any number of ways, and of course would beautifully complement Nathalie’s signature piece.
When Nathalie settled back in St. Barth – her family has lived here for generations – she established the infrastructure for her business to allow her to bring her 23
Island newbies often speculate – and assume – that Lurin’s Santa Fé Restaurant dishes up the spicy food indigenous to the southwestern U.S. and neighboring Mexico. Au contraire. An expansive bill of fare tempts diners with traditional French cuisine including regional specialties like beef bourguignon, breast of pigeon with foie gras sauce
restaurant, there will be a big menu.” Legions of regulars love the recognition they receive from the staff and Santa Fé’s one-seating policy that makes lingering over dessert or a digestif a delightful experience. And those desserts! Hot fudge sundaes, old-fashioned banana splits and the classic peach melba invented in 1892 by the French chef Auguste
great additions. A tank of happily swimming langouste await their conversion to lobster thermidor, and the wahoo prepared with ginger and coriander is among the most popular dishes.
take his guests back to their childhood, evidenced by those big smiles all ’round as they are waltzed through the dining room and served. A native of Provence, Manu’s background includes classical culinary training in France and an eclectic roster of experience from a chef apprenticeship with Disney to New York restos to St. Barth’s sophisticated eateries. He has assembled a comprehensive wine list with good value bottles starting at €28 and topping out at €160 (all French, naturellement), while his attention to sourcing the best ingredients is superb. His coq au vin recipe starts with bringing in specially raised chickens from New Jersey, and
And where does the name come from? Rumor has it that Santa Fe, New Mexico, was a favorite destination of the previous owner. The restaurant was originally a fun, casual spot where Americans would stop for a burger and a beer in the hopes of catching a football game on the bar’s TV. When chef and sommelier Emmanuel, known to all as Manu, arrived with his whisk, his corkscrew and his the name and focused on the food – and the service. The comfortable décor remains reminiscent of old St. Barth, and the views are stunning!
The Thursday lunch special is a fabulous rendition of moules frites. We also recommend the mahi-mahi burger, the gazpacho or one of the yummy salads with warm goat cheese – with a nice rosé to while away an afternoon. Manu is quick to remind everyone burgers are still served at lunch and they are among the island’s best! Try one and top it off with a dame blanche (a sundae). Bon appétit!
The genesis of the restaurant’s big bill of fare comes from a young Manu’s breakfast at a New Jersey diner where he was duly impressed with the size of their menu. He decided then and there “When I have my own 25
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Discover St. Barth’s Beauty, History & Culture With Easy Time Tours It’s often said there are two sides to St. Barth. There’s the sexy, star-studded playground that pulses to a Jay Z soundtrack and also the private retreat where vacationers, many returning year after year, quietly integrate themselves into the island life and culture.
While pointing out here a cotton tree, there a cashew tree and a wealth of plants and herbs, Hélène shares stories of growing up in Grand Fond. Her wealth of anecdotes about the island and its families is fascinating and her passion is palpable. But she never preaches. The 3-hour vacation, as it provides a great orientation to the island including its beaches and all the white sandy crescents. But perhaps it would be enjoyed even more by island regulars who have come to love St. Barth. Hélène also leads a cultural walking tour of Gustavia with a discussion of its Swedish period. She will customize tours upon request and offers guided hiking. There are 15 hiking trails to choose from at several different levels, including one to the island’s highest point, Vitet. Along the way hikers can learn more about the
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vistas, enjoy a little bird-watching and meet & greet some turtles and iguanas. Perfect for families with children!
residents and vacationers alike, as well as for the future of the island. A 12th-generation St. Barth resident herself, this amazing woman is the founder and chair of
Easy Time Tours can be booked through our concierge services.
to preserving St. Barth’s historical, cultural and environmental heritage. That includes its ecosystem, its beaches, the traditional little cottages and the patois and Créole dialects. Honoring traditions like the artisanal weaving still practiced by the women of Corossol is sacrosanct. It’s this third side of St. Barth that ultimately is its most important and most worthy of protection. Saint Barth Essentiel has been doing just that since 2009. Some years earlier, in 2002, Hélène formed an island touring company called Easy Time. She is seen all over the island explaining St. Barth’s history to visitors. She talks about the salt ponds that were once vital to the island’s
To learn more about Saint Barth Essentiel, visit them at http://stbarthessentiel.fr/en/ and on Facebook.
Hotels of St. Barth
Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France Flamands Beach
5 Star Le Toiny -
HOTEL SAINT-BARTH ISLE DE FRANCE
pièce de résistance is the
shaped pool sparkles in the sun and is surrounded
Hotel Guanahani & Spa Sac
3 Bedroom Flamands Villas
- Grand Cul de
Le Sereno -
Hotel Christopher -
- Grand Cul de Sac is the product of
- Pointe Milou
sea and are parfait
Hotel TaĂŻwana -
- Flamands Beach
4 Star Villa-Lodge 4 ĂŠpices -
- Grand Cul de Sac
sophisticated take on the concept of
Les Ondines sur la Plage -
- Grand Cul de Sac
Hotel Manapany & Spa -
- Anse des Cayes
Les ﾃ四ets de la Plage - St. Jean
Le Tom Beach -
- St. Jean
away in the far corner of
St. Barthâ€™s Maritime Traditions
GoĂŠlettes pirogues boulines West Indies Regatta St. Barth Bucket.
Les Voiles de St. Barth
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Franck Mathevet & His Le Carré Lounge With its charming sit-and-stay-a-while French courtyard feel, surrounded by luxury boutiques in Gustavia’s Carré d’Or, Le Carré Lounge is as they say, “a great space.” But the space needed something – and someone. Then along came Franck Mathevet, chef, sommelier, restaurateur and entrepreneur. This man is so versatile he even spent a few early years as a personal assistant to Sting! If the name sounds familiar, you may know him from the Wall House. In 2000, after selling a successful restaurant in the French Alps, Franck and his business partner Denis Chevalier were ready for a new challenge. On a trip to St. Barth, he discovered the then struggling Wall House Restaurant, saw its potential and thought, “this is it.” He came to the reclamation project with a culinary legacy and a wealth of experience. Born in a village in France’s Burgundy, his grandfather was a pastry chef and Franck’s training included an apprenticeship in Lyon, France’s capital of gastronomy, a stint as a sommelier in Paris and the role of sous chef at London’s Le Gavroche which
However, the time came for a life-balancing change, and Franck and his wife traveled to Montreal to spend time as a family with their son, who was a student there. He sold The Wall House to colleague Bernard Tatin. After taking a break, Franck felt that St. Barth was still home and plans for a new project were percolating. The fruition of those plans resulted in the opening of Le Carré Lounge in October 2012. Le Carré opens up around 8ish for coffee and begins serving breakfast at 8:30 am. Shoppers love to start their “spree” with lunch at the Lounge, choosing from the Raw Bar or an assortment of salads including a riff on the classic Niçoise (Franck switches it up with red snapper.) and other favorites like delicious Mahi Mahi sliders. All are at prices so reasonable there’s euros left in those designer purses for one more bikini. Mid-afternoon the space works as an alfresco ice cream parlor and transforms into a sophisticated candlelit cocktail lounge at sunset. The carefully curated wine list features organic wines from small vineyards and pairs yummily with everything
restaurant. The Wall House became his passion and what success he had. The service combined with an artfully created menu that included Grenouillettes and chocolate fondue drew hoards of customers that became friends. St. Barth regulars craved his signature Gnocchi Maison Al Pesto.
Diners can choose from small plates and items to share like the charcuterie and cheese board. The kitchen works its magic with prime U.S. beef, poultry from France and lots most popular dessert? The Chocolate Lava Cake. You should go! Contact our concierge for a reservation. Félicitations to Franck on another deliciously successful venture. 45
Frequently Asked Questions What makes St. Barth so unique?
Check in at the airport booth and follow your friendly
St. Barth is a French island with a fascinating and delightful Swedish legacy. The result is a cosmopolitan European ambience unlike that of any other island in the
taller than a palm tree. This beautiful island is known for its and rivals that of any city in the world. St. Barth is truly a special destination.
How do I get to St. Barth? By Air
There are convenient shuttles and private charters
Should I stay in a hotel or a villa? This is an individual decision. Villas offer more privacy and charters. Charters can be easily arranged and are a
options with you and help you decide.
Do I need to rent a car? can often be rough and the times inconvenient. The crossing takes an average of 45 minutes to 1Â˝ hours depending on the ferry and point of departure.
We strongly recommend that you rent a car. Without a
What documents do I need for entry?
vacation. You can drive from one end of the island to
nationalities may additionally require a visa. 46
Does villa rental include maid service?
Will my hair dryer work in St. Barth?
Are the restaurants as good as they say? What time is it in St. Barth? hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and is on the same
What do I need to pack? Is a cook available? women wear sundresses or miniskirts. dinner one or two nights of their stay. We can arrange for a chef to come to your villa and prepare and serve a gourmet meal.
What is the best area of the island in which to stay? There are no â€œbadâ€? areas. Each location has its own
What about the language?
nothing is far away. Bonjour high school French can be fun. The islanders will be Bonjour and attempt to converse in their own language.
if I need something? is located in the airport car rental pavilion and escort you
What is the currency? accepted everywhere. 47
La Plage. LOBSTER TASTING MENU EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT
See You at La Plage
St. Barth Properties’ Weekly Cocktail Party At St. Barth Properties we greatly appreciate our repeat clients, many of whom return year after year and have become friends. And that was the genesis of our weekly cocktail party. Now in its tenth year, it has turned into a special island tradition and provides us with the opportunity to meet new clients and to catch up with everyone, and to thank them all for their business. The tradition continues and we are pleased to announce an exciting new venue for this season. We’ll be clinking glasses at the Tom Beach Hotel’s restaurant La Plage – with our feet in the sand. La Plage is located right on sexy St. Jean Beach, just a short sashay from the water’s edge. It’s both hip and romantic and captures the essence of St. Barth.
La Plage offers an eclectic menu with dishes that include local fresh Wahoo with Tandoori Mojito Sauce and a Tea Smoked Duck with sweet and sour tomatoes. The wahoo is perfect for the seafood lover who likes a bit of heat. The tandoori spices infused into the crust and in the sauce take it up a notch. The duck is a unique option with sound of the surf and the people-watching all add to the experience.
At these gatherings, our clients and staff alike love to share their passion for the island with those who are discovering
“We offer a certain lifestyle at La Plage – this is not just a meal or a party, but rather a culture,” explains owner Thierry de Badereau. “The perception that many people have of St. Barth does not apply here. We try to operate without an air of pretention and create an atmosphere where tourists feel like locals, and locals feel at home.”
the best prices. Guests’ raves about their villa or hotel stays are music to our ears. Many of our clients make an instant connection, dine together later and form friendships that last for years.
Wednesday, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm (from the end of November to mid-May) See you there! 49
The Beachside Bash Annually in November
We launched the 2013-14 season with our 4th annual bash at the Hôtel Taïwana’s restaurant on Flamands Beach. What a fabulous venue to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!
We unveiled the Silver Anniversary issue of our Live Your Dream® publication. It’s our 18th edition and we think it’s our best ever. It was quite a night! We loved that so many of the guests got into the spirit with their own silver touches. If you missed it, we hope you can join us next year. Actually, November is a great time to come to St. Barth. Everything is fresh and new and Value Season pricing is in effect. The Beachside Bash is now one more reason to come. Watch for the 2015 date and join the fun. Just call us to book your villa or hotel and then RSVP to our invitation. Our Beachside Bash is complimentary for our valued friends and clients.
We call it the Beachside Bash, and the idea came to us in 2009. That year, the iconic bar and burger shack Le Select was celebrating its 60th anniversary in early November, and its biggest fan, Jimmy Buffett, announced that he would give a free concert. Requests poured in from friends and clients who wanted to come down and join in. It was so much fun that we decided to have a pre-season party every year. And we have. This year’s Bash again included great food, wine and cocktails and the company of old and new friends, owners and clients. The popular guitar-strumming vocalist Soley captivated us as usual, and the DJ had everyone up and dancing. 51
Accolades Dear Kathy, The trip went very well and we thoroughly enjoyed our third visit to Villa Diaco. We are going to book another visit for next June and are thinking of 10 days this next time. Still our favorite island destination after 30 years of vacationing...Bill, Niceville, FL
Julie, We had an amazing time this trip. Villa Safran was beautiful and perfectly suitable for our needs. Thanks for talking us into this villa – you clearly possess real expertise. The island was as magical the second time as it Richard, Memphis, TN
Hi Julie, The trip was amazing!!! The Hotel Guanahani was very nice and extremely comfortable with children. returning to the island, hopefully soon. Thanks for your help. Robin D., Larchmont, NY Hello Kathy and Julia, I just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time at Villa Sud Ouest last week! We are so sad that our vacation is over...we wanted to stay on the island longer. It had been 12 years since we had last visited, and it was so nice to see that much has remained the same even though there have been changes…we enjoyed every dinner all week! We loved the villa and will absolutely book it again!! Thank you so much for all your help! Maria and Tony, Fort Washington, PA Dear Anne, Thanks so much for your help with our reservation….Our stay was absolutely wonderful and we loved . The views were spectacular, and it was very nicely equipped. The private chef (with your Drive, Dine & Relax Package), Christopher, was so nice, and the meal was fantastic….We loved our stay and have so many wonderful memories. We hope to return soon! Randi, Tallahassee, FL Peg…My family and I stayed at Villa Mahi. We just wanted to say “Thank You” for such a wonderful stay on St. Bart...we so enjoyed all aspects of the island! The girls especially enjoyed Le Ti...and thanks to you we went on a good night. It was so nice to meet you at the cocktail reception…and it was good to see you again at Le Ti! Chuck and I were thinking about returning to St. Bart for New Year’s....Thank you again, and looking forward to seeing you again! Melissa, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Hi Julie, Villa Mer Soleil was great – really enjoyed it. Getting to SBH…as we all know – is certainly worth the effort! We are interested in similar dates for next year…. Thank you, John, Berwyn, PA 52
Kathy, This was a vacation of a lifetime. It was fantastic, beyond exceptional and perfect. We have been to many places in the Caribbean (Anguilla, Peter Island, St. Lucia...), but nothing came close to this. Both Alex and I and my best friend and her husband loved it because of the beauty of the island, the fabulous food – yes, it did feel like being in France – and the perfect villa we had. I can’t imagine a better one than Les Embruns. My friend wanted to make reservations for next year already, went to your website and found out that all is busy in May and June…We absolutely want to go back there in two years. The mix of comfort, rustic, sea and hills is without equal. (We are in love with Les Embruns, Flamands, Jacques and Maggie.) Yes, we will surely be your clients, always. I know that there is a lot of time till next year, but we would sure want to return to St Bart’s. The Drive, Dine & Relax Package with car arrangement was superb and the chef we had for Wednesday evening impressive. I can’t thank you enough for everything. What luck that we found you and one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Thank you so much. Please do stay in touch. Best, D., Ridgewood, NJ
Tom – Dennis and I had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Villa Manonjul. The villa is very spacious, with great outdoor space. It looks like a resort in the evening when candles, pool and landscape are lighted….Thanks again, Ray, Roxbury, CT Julie, Donna and I, and our friends had a fabulous time at Villa Au Soleil. The villa was more beautiful than we imagined, and the views were spectacular. Thank you for yet another great vacation! Michael & Donna, Kennett Sq., PA 53
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Beaujolais Nouveau Guests staying at any St. Barth Propertiesâ€™ villas or hotels are able to participate in the St. Barth Beaujolais Nouveau celebration. A
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The Private Villas & the Villa Lifestyle Throughout the world, names of certain destinations invoke images of villas and a lifestyle of the sort one sees in romantic movies, glossy travel magazines and, of course, the snippets and sound bites of vacations enjoyed by the rich-and-famous. St. Barth tops the list. A villa in St. Barth sounds exciting. It is. It is also relaxing, sensuous and, well, fun – and more affordable than you might think. Why not consider it for your next vacation whether that be a romantic idyll, a girlfriends getaway or gathering of family and friends. can be a petite perfect-for-honeymooners-bungalow or a luxurious eight-bedroom estate with every amenity you could wish for. And there are loads of options in between.
Take a look at the villa section that follows. The villas are presented in order of the number of bedrooms, and each listing includes just enough information (we hope) to pique your interest. Full details and more photos are on our website: www.stbarth.com. Our team of specialists would love to chat with you and guide you through the rental process. Note: most villas can actually be rented by the number of bedrooms needed. You would have exclusive use of the villa and the price would be adjusted accordingly. The majority of villas include pools with lovely terraces and decks, and some have Jacuzzis as well. Kitchens are well equipped for cooking and dining in and daily maid service is included with the exception of Sundays and French holidays. Check with us for villas with your must-have amenities. A home cinema, surround sound by you love a heated pool? St. Barth Properties has the perfect property for you. Well before you arrive, we’ll be in touch with lots of information and assistance from our concierge service
service includes a meet & greet at the airport or ferry, and you will be escorted to your villa and given a full orientation to the property. If you need us, our St. Barth
restaurant reservations, spa appointments and that kiteboarding lesson you’ve been thinking about. Our rental 60
Location, location, location.
Most of the island villas are tucked away in its hills, where they leverage the panoramic views and tropical trade winds – and provide the privacy many vacationers seek. However, we have several beach options, from being steps from the ocean, just a little path or a short walk away. For “city-slickers” we even have villas and apartments in Gustavia close to all the bistros and boutiques.
Dream About – The St. Barth Villa Lifestyle
Waking up to a beautiful day and perhaps an early morning swim in your pool followed by a café au lait and croissants from that divine boulangerie near your villa. If you picked up your baguette (de rigueur), you can pack a picnic lunch and then decide which of the island’s gorgeous beaches to explore. Afternoons can be spent lazing by the pool and enjoying your view. Why not book a late-day in-villa massage? Observe the island tradition of sunset cocktails and then comes the toughest decision. Which fabulous restaurant for dinner? Have an early night or dance on the tabletops into the wee hours? Some days, switch it up a bit: spend the morning shopping in Gustavia, lunch in town and then enjoy a late afternoon beach visit. Cook in and dine under the stars. Don’t feel like cooking? We can arrange for a private chef. Sleep well – tomorrow will be another day in paradise. That’s the St. Barth villa lifestyle. photographs by Zach Stovall
Calendar of Events 2014
25-30 St. Barth Film Festival – Films about Caribbean culture from around the Caribbean basin
New Year’s Day – Bank holiday
Labor Day – Bank holiday
08-26 St. Barth Music Festival – Jazz and chamber music in the churches of Gustavia and Lorient
01-02 Tour of St. Barth – Around-the-island event
20-24 St. Barth Dental Association – Kenneth Malament, D.D.S. “Integration of Esthetic Dentistry & Prosthodontics”
02-04 West Indies Regatta – Celebration of traditional West Indian sails (More of a wooden boat festival, it promotes and encourages traditional boatbuilding in the Caribbean.)
31-02 St. Barth Fun Cup competition featuring pro riders as well as amateurs – St. Jean Beach 28
10-18 St. Barth Theatre Festival – Performances by a local company, SB Artists and artists from other islands and France
School Carnival – Costume parade for children in the streets of Gustavia
Carnival (Mardi Gras) – Costume parade in Gustavia (Wear your costume and join the fun!)
Ash Wednesday – End of Carnival; burning of Vaval, King of Carnival, at Shell Beach
Ascension – Bank holiday
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Victory Day – Commemoration of the end of World War II (1945); bank holiday
08-09 Weekend of Whitsunday (Pentecost) – Bank holiday
27-30 St. Barth Bucket Regatta – Three days of sailing featuring the largest, most prestigious sailing yachts plus an air show
Caraïbes Football Star – Soccer gala at the stadium – game between St. Barth and “Celebrity Sport Club”
Fête de Musique – Music on the dock from 5 pm
12-04 SBJAM Music Festival – Caribbean music concerts organized by SBJAM – on the quai
14-19 Les Voiles de St. Barth – Regattas that include sailboats of the world from classic to maxi-yachts
Bastille Day – French National Day, with
20-21 Easter Weekend – Family and religious holiday, bank holiday, beach camping
Collectivité Fête – Island-wide holiday – Bank holiday
21-13 Transat Ag2r – A 3-week sailing race from France to St. Barth with only two people aboard each 10-meter Figaro boat
Fête des Quartiers du Nord (North Parishes Festival) – Music, games, sports contests, show by ASCCO and public ball in Colombier
Good Friday – Bank holiday
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All Saints Day – Religious holiday
08-10 Taste of St. Barth festival of food in the Caribbean TBA
St. Barth Properties 5th Beachside Bash – Cocktails, dinner & entertainment for all of our SBP guests
08-10 Pitea Day – Commemoration of the twin cities of St. Barth and Pitea (in Sweden) – various activities organized by l’ASBAS on the Wall House quai
August 2014 04-05 Fête des Quartiers du Vent (Windward Parishes Festival) dances and sports contests in the village of Lorient 05-15 St. Barth Summer Sessions – Ten days of music performed at different venues around the island
Crowning of Miss St. Barth
Assumption Day – Religious holiday
Gustavia Fête – Games, competitions and various activities organized on the quai
Fête de St. Barthélemy – Feast day of the
Armistice Day – Commemoration of the end
Beaujolais Nouveau – Private tasting for guests of St. Barth Properties – 7:01 pm at Le Cellier du Gouverneur in Gustavia
01-28 Holiday Window Competition 07
Sainte Barbe in the streets of Gustavia
13-20 Christmas Village – Christmas market and festivities on the quai
St. Louis Fête – Fishing, games, sports contests, show, lottery and public ball at the village of Corossol
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Swedish Marathon/Gustavialoppet – Fun 3-km health walk for everybody and a 13-km race for local and visiting runners (adults)
18-23 St. Barth Cata Cup Regatta – Race on St. Jean Beach (St. Barth Properties sponsors a catamaran with worldwide winner John Casey leading the team.)
05-17 Shopping Festival – Promotions, sales and fairs held in various shops on the island TBA
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Christmas – Religious and public holiday
New Year’s Eve Regatta – Fun and friendly race open to sailboats of all sizes – local and those present for the holidays
New Year’s Eve – Live music from 9 pm on
Hotel Villas Villa or hotel? Why not enjoy the best of both worlds? Our hotel partners are always listening and striving to meet the needs of our clients, many of whom are asking for more space – especially for families – and privacy but don’t want to give up the extra services and amenities that a hotel offers. Voilà! The Hotel Villas. They have full kitchens (for cooking in), dining terraces and private pools and include a wealth of other lovely amenities like media rooms and mini-gyms. We are pleased to present the following luxurious Hotel Villas for your consideration.
The Flamands Villas
The Sereno Villas
(There are 2: beach level and upper level.)
(There are 3 identical ones.)
Dream About: Being beachfront on Flamands in a villa that is the epitome of luxury and understated elegance. Bonus: all the famed amenities and services of the Isle de France.
Dream About: Relaxing in a villa with Christian Liaigre’s minimalistic décor, simple and zen like, and enjoying a panorama of Grand Cul de Sac.
rooms and a terrace.
It’s in the Details: Living space (7,500 sq. ft.!) meandering over two levels, four bedrooms and an “only for you” swimming pool just steps from the beach.
SBP Loves: The private plunge pool and the private access to the beach. What to do!
SBP Loves: The butler service. The Champagne is on ice? The butler did it.
Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France Flamands Beach
Le Sereno Hotel Grand Cul de Sac Beach
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It’s in the Details: Three king en suite bedrooms,
A petite collection of some of St. Barth’s most distinctive villas with added amenities and special services to ensure your dream vacation. Presented by St. Barth Properties On an island of gorgeous seaside and hillside villas, the carefully chosen properties of the Grand Cru collection are exceptional. Among the most luxurious, in technology and electronics and a wealth of creature comforts. Special indulgences include daily continental breakfast of fresh fruit and French pastries and evening turndown service. The villa lifestyle – as you’ve dreamed about.
Grand Cru Villas Villa Amancaya Villa Ambre Villa Au Soleil Villa Auréve Villa Avenstar Villa Cap au Vent Villa Casa del Mar Villa Côte Champagne Villa Désirade Villa Ensoleillée Villa Eternity Villa Gem-Palm Springs Villa Manoir de Lurin Villa Mer Soleil Villa Palm Beach Villa Samar Villa Vitti Villa Zen Nirvana
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Blue Diamond Bois Joli Bonbonnière Buddha Bay Colibris Diaco Genia Mouïna Parsifal Petit St. Louis Piment Quenetiers Rocamadour Sud Ouest Tortue West Indies Colony Club A-2 Colony Club A-3 Colony Club C-2 Colony Club D-4 Colony Club E-2
one bedroom villas
Villa Blue Diamond Dream About: A romantic rendezvous, with a panoramic view of the sea. Just you and that
Itâ€™s in the Details: The contemporary-styled main house has spacious indoor and outdoor living and dining areas. The en suite bedroom (king) is in an adjacent bungalow with its own deck. SBP Loves: the sea.
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Villa Bois Joli
Dream About: A quintessential honeymoon cottage - hillside - with an intimate pool. It’s in the Details: The view from the king-size bed is spectacular. The living spaces are comfortable, bright and airy. SBP Loves: Its gorgeous tropical garden.
Dream About: pool with a panorama of the sea. It’s in the Details: The chic living room and spiffy kitchen are great, and the king bedroom is to die for. SBP Loves: The 2nd bathroom - in the “penthouse.”
Villa Buddha Bay
Dream About: A romantic and barefoot casual villa vacation just steps from the gentle waters of
It’s in the Details: The living area and kitchen are open-air; there is a master suite and a Jacuzzi. SBP Loves: in the bay.
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one bedroom villas
one bedroom villas
Villa Diaco Dream About: A mountaintop hideaway with one of the islandâ€™s most spectacular vistas and watching the sunrises and sunsets. Itâ€™s in the Details: A king bedroom and a living room with glass walls framing the view increase the WOW factor. SBP Loves:
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Dream About: A romantic getaway complete with king-size 4-poster bed, view and dramatic sunsets. It’s in the Details: This 1 bedroom villa is essentially an elegant suite with a compact open-air kitchen and a lovely terrace.
Dream About: Long, lazy beach days - two beaches are just a walk away - and lots of pool time at your villa.
Dream About: A late-night romantic dinner for two on your private terrace, and a midnight swim in your heated pool.
It’s in the Details: An en suite king bedroom, an elegant living room and a delightful dining patio.
It’s in the Details: plan includes a full kitchen and living and dining areas. There is a view of three bays.
SBP Loves: SBP Loves: The huge Architectural Digest-worthy en suite bath.
over for a seaside lunch or a massage.
SBP Loves: The king-size 4-poster bed and the king-size en suite bath.
one bedroom villas
one bedroom villas Villa Parsifal
Dream About: not a surfer yourself, you’ll enjoy watching islanders ride the waves from your pool terrace. It’s in the Details: in style, living is easy with an open
SBP Loves: The pool with its counter-current feature and massage jets.
Villa Petit St. Louis
Dream About: Walking to the quaint
swim at its little beach.
Dream About: Waking up in a king-size 4-poster bed with a vista of the sea framed by French doors.
It’s in the Details: compact, yet its (king) bedroom has a bath en suite and the outdoor spaces include a covered dining terrace and a pool.
It’s in the Details: Views abound here, from the breakfast bar in the kitchen and the deck that surrounds the pool and Jacuzzi. The TV room is so comfy.
SBP Loves: The view, which extends to the tip of Gustavia.
SBP Loves: The romantic covered dining terrace.
one bedroom villas
Villa Rocamadour Dream About: An island vacation in a villa designed to capture the view from every room -
Itâ€™s in the Details: Terraced into the hillside, the indoor and outdoor living spaces including a great pool and deck. SBP Loves: The upper-level bedroom suite with its private terrace.
one bedroom villas Villa Quenetiers
Villa Sud Ouest
Dream About: A hillside villa with a gorgeous king bedroom suite and a balcony with a view of Grand Fond.
Dream About: while sipping icy cocktails poolside.
It’s in the Details: furnished indoor and outdoor living spaces. There is a spacious deck and a fabulous swimming pool. There’s also a 2nd bedroom on request. SBP Loves: The serene ambiance.
It’s in the Details: A verandah-like balcony embraces the villa. The lower level includes a pool deck, a kitchenette and a guest bath. SBP Loves: That it’s just a short - for the freshest “pain” and that baguette for your beach picnic.
Dream About: A secluded plunge pool in the midst of a little tropical garden. It’s in the Details: A spacious great-for-relaxing living room and a master suite with a dressing area. SBP Loves: The nearby access to a little man-made beach that includes snorkeling off the dock.
Villa West Indies
Colony Club – Gustavia A unique complex of pied-à-terre–styled apartments in
picture-postcard harbor with its gently bobbing sailboats, glamorous yachts and marine activity. Gaze out in the morning, and perhaps gorgeous, and when the lights twinkle on into the evening, it is
Dream About: Vacationing in a beachside villa with a panoramic seascape. It’s in the Details: This chic, contemporary villa with indoor and outdoor living spaces has a wraparound terrace that overlooks the heated pool. SBP Loves: That beautiful Flamands
for people-watching, Gustavia’s chic restaurants, cafés, hip shops and boutiques are just a stroll away. We are pleased to represent several 1 bedroom apartments at the air-conditioned. All have comfortable living rooms, fully equipped
Villa Colony Club A-2 Villa Colony Club A-3 Villa Colony Club C-2 Villa Colony Club D-4 Villa Colony Club E-2 More information on the next page
one bedroom villas
one bedroom villas Colony Club A-2
Featuring two romantic small balconies from which to enjoy the island tradition of sunset cocktails. One is next to the 2nd level (queen) bedroom and its en suite bath.
Colony Club A-3
Colony Club C-2
Guests love dining alfresco on the covered balcony. A spacious (queen) bedroom with en suite bath is upstairs with an additional private balcony.
bor views, guests enjoy it from the covered dining terrace and the upper level balcony next to the (king) bedroom.
Colony Club D-4
delicious trade winds that guests enjoy while relaxing on the garden patio. The (king) bedroom suite has a dressing area.
Colony Club E-2
A 4-poster, French king bed graces the mezzanine level bedroom. The galley kitchen opens to a lovely covered terrace for dining.
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two bedroom villas
Villa A Bientôt Dream About: Villa – vacationing hillside in Toiny with a sweeping view of the Caribbean Sea. It’s in the Details: plan offers ample living space and opens onto the pool terrace. En suite (king) bedrooms are on either end for privacy. SBP Loves: The chic contemporary décor.
two bedroom villas Villa Adamas
Villa Aigue Marine 2 bedroom
Dream About: A spectacular swimming pool – extra long and
Dream About: Lounging on your private pool with a panoramic view of St. Jean Baie.
Dream About: Sharing the fun of a St. Barth villa vacation with your special someone and your best friends.
It’s in the Details: The living room, dining room and king bedrooms all have views. A pretty 1 bedroom villa with private pool can serve as the 3rd bedroom.
It’s in the Details: Contemporary in design and décor; 2 (king) bedrooms have baths en suite. The terrace offers lovely outdoor living space.
It’s in the Details: A comfortable living area opens to a pool terrace with a WOW view and outdoor living; 2 (king) bedrooms have en suite baths.
SBP Loves: That the 1 bedroom villa Ti Acerola can be rented separately.
SBP Loves: Being so close to St. Jean Beach.
SBP Loves: The private stairway to Flamands Beach.
two bedroom villas Villa Aquamarine
Dream About: Being “up the hill” from sexy St. Jean Beach and its village full of hip shops and eateries.
Dream About: A St. Barth villa vacation in Pt. Milou with a stunning ocean view.
It’s in the Details: An open and airy casual living room is adjacent to the kitchen. Bedrooms access the wraparound verandah leading to the pool deck.
It’s in the Details: Two en suite bedrooms; a heated pool, a terrace and a gazebo enhance the outdoor living spaces.
SBP Loves: The gorgeous views of Baie de St. Jean.
SBP Loves: All the historically romantic amenities in the décor and the serving pieces.
Dream About: Enjoying your morning coffee and croissant on your pool terrace and then heading to the beach. It’s in the Details: The two identical bedrooms with baths en suite are on opposite ends of the villa, both with access to the deck. SBP Loves: The comfy living room
two bedroom villas
Dream About: Entertaining or just relaxing on the dramatically lit pool deck with its Buddha and fountain. It’s in the Details: Serene bedrooms have en living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Jog from Toiny to Grand Fond. SBP Loves: The décor with striking accent pieces and the “Chinese” bedroom.
Villa Bet Yam
two bedroom villas Villa Brise de Mer
Dream About: Walking back from beautiful Lorient Beach and deciding if you want to swim in your pool or soak in your Jacuzzi. It’s in the Details: En suite bedrooms off the living room have access to the spacious pool deck.
Dream About: ensconced in a sleek wooden deck with views of the sea. It’s in the Details: ACool and contemporary in design and A spacious living room; bedrooms have chic en suite baths.
SBP Loves: Settling into the seaside, beach book.
SBP Loves: stainless kitchen and breakfast bar.
Villa C’est la Vue
Dream About: A villa vacation and your living room couch. Enjoy with your BFFs. It’s in the Details: Chic comfort indoors and ample outdoor living and dining spaces centered around a delightful pool. Two king bedrooms with baths en suite. SBP Loves: The amazing views!
two bedroom villas
Dream About: Slipping into your plunge pool just steps from your open living room and drinking in the panoramic view. Itâ€™s in the Details: Contemporary design and minimalist dĂŠcor are softened by a soothing color scheme of grays and whites. SBP Loves: The mirrors in the living room that
two bedroom villas Villa Coco de Mer
Dream About: Lounging on your front deck drinking in a panoramic view of St. Jean. It’s in the Details: A spacious living room, 2 (king) en suite bedrooms, a great kitchen and private access to the community swimming pool. SBP Loves: Soaking in the Jacuzzi to the sight and sounds of the cascading waterfall.
Dream About: Gazing at the sea while sipping a cocktail and watching the sun as it sets behind the hills across the bay.
Villa Harbour Loft
Dream About: Relaxing in a harborside villa and watching all the maritime activities. It’s in the Details: Contemporary
It’s in the Details: The view is spectacular; the en suite king bedrooms are on each end of the villa.
kitchen with a sleek breakfast bar; the living area has upholstered banquettes.
SBP Loves: The privacy and, of course, the view!
SBP Loves: Being within walking distance to all Gustavia offers.
two bedroom villas Villa Jasmin
Dream About: Sipping cocktails on the terrace while gazing out at the amazing view of Saba and the sea.
Dream About: Vacationing in a beautiful home decorated with treasures from all over the world,
Dream About: Sitting on your terrace and having a front row center view of the activity on the harbor.
It’s in the Details: The king bedrooms are in separate areas, and there is an abundance of outdoor space.
enjoying the gorgeous ocean views.
It’s in the Details: Living areas are on the main level, the master bedroom (king) is upstairs and the guest bedroom (twin) is lower level.
SBP Loves: The privacy and being so close to Gustavia.
It’s in the Details: There’s a gourmet kitchen; each of the en suite bedrooms is in separate pavilions. SBP Loves: The attention to detail and the 21 French doors.
SBP Loves: The harbor location which puts you in walking distance to everything.
two bedroom villas
Villa Embruns Dream About: A sunny deck, a sparkling pool, beautiful Flamands Beach. Itâ€™s in the Details: spacious chic salon, a sleek stainless kitchen; its 2 en suite king bedrooms are privately situated; thereâ€™s a lot of outdoor living and dining areas. SBP Loves: The glass sliders framing the gorgeous water view.
two bedroom villas
Dream About: balcony. Itâ€™s in the Details: The 2nd bedroom has two double beds; thereâ€™s a comfortable salon and indoor and outdoor dining areas. The pool shimmers in the sun. The view is amazing. SBP Loves: The hilltop location and being treated to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
two bedroom villas Villa Matajagui
Dream About: A stunning villa just a
Dream About: Slipping right into vacation mode as soon as you arrive at this charmingly elegant villa.
It’s in the Details: A cushy living room, elegant king bedrooms with en suite baths stocked with Bvlgari toiletries, a sprawling deck with an
SBP Loves: The mesmerizing gorgeous view.
It’s in the Details: The main building includes the living and dining areas, the kitchen and one of the en suite king bedrooms. The other is in a separate pavilion. SBP Loves: The little “beach” created below the pool.
two bedroom villas Villa Mon Chéri
Villa Nuage Blanc 2 bedroom
Dream About: villa on gorgeous Flamands Beach
Dream About: A deluxe villa near Gouverneur Beach with a bonus of breathtaking views.
warm blue waters. It’s in the Details: Comfortable indoor living areas (A/C); 2 en suite bedrooms and a pool deck. SBP Loves: Relaxing, feet up on the deck’s cushy chaises overlooking the beach.
Dream About: in your pool and gazing out to a
It’s in the Details: Spacious indoor living and dining spaces with A/C are supplemented by poolside lounging and dining venues.
It’s in the Details: Comfortable and compact indoor living areas, a spacious dining terrace and two en suite bedrooms.
SBP Loves: SBP Loves: The delightful pool. SBP’s faves.
two bedroom villas
Villa Noé Dream About: A gorgeous pool banked by a deck with a cabana for shade and a special spot for dining alfresco. It’s in the Details: Luxurious with a minimalist décor, the en suite baths are très chic and private. The kitchen offers every amenity; there is a BBQ area and a special spot for dining alfresco. SBP Loves: The unique architecture designed to capture the view.
two bedroom villas Villa Plein Sud
Dream About: Slipping into vacation mode as soon as you arrive, taking in the view of the mountains and the sea.
Dream About: Vacationing cliffside in Colombier with a view of the sea.
Villa Poiriers 2 bedroom
It’s in the Details: The en suite bedrooms are privately situated.
SBP Loves: The expansive deck with its sparkling pool and fabulous view.
It’s in the Details: Built on two levels, the living areas and the pool are all main level, and individual pavilions housing the en suite bedrooms are accessed by separate staircases. SBP Loves: Watching the yachts sail into the harbor.
Dream About: A romantic hillside hideaway with a breathtaking view and gazing at it from your Jacuzzi. It’s in the Details: beds and charming décor throughout; a compact kitchen; and there’s a great pool too. SBP Loves: Enjoying the view from the covered dining terrace.
two bedroom villas Villa Pralin
Dream About: Grilling at a poolside BBQ gazebo and then dining alfresco. End the night by relaxing in your Jacuzzi.
Dream About: Popping open some Champagne, slipping into your pool
It’s in the Details: An elegant hillside villa with lovely views and featuring a gourmet kitchen.
It’s in the Details: plan includes a gourmet kitchen. The 2 (king) en suite bedrooms are nicely private; the view is gorgeous.
SBP Loves: walking distance to the beach at Anse des Cayes.
SBP Loves: Walking to the Christopher Hotel and its fab restaurants.
two bedroom villas Villa Siam
Dream About: Waking up each morning and stepping out onto your private terrace to take in the water view.
Dream About: Unwinding in a charming, compact little villa with
Dream About: A beachfront villa vacation on one of St. Barth’s most
Villa Rêve de Nuit
It’s in the Details: The furnishings are lovely. An expansive deck provides loads of outdoor living and dining space.
bottle of Champagne or a Carib and drink in that view! It’s in the Details:
It’s in the Details: A casual comfortable beach house; 2 (king) bedrooms share a bath; a terraced pool is steps from the beach.
dining terrace. SBP Loves: Walking to the nearby
SBP Loves: Its great pool with colored lights changing at night!
SBP Loves: Strolling down to the beach at Petit Cul de Sac.
two bedroom villas
Villa Roche Fleurie Dream About: and beach of Corossol. Itâ€™s in the Details: All one level and shows off the chic, sleek dĂŠcor. SBP Loves: The white color palette with the bright pops of citrus color.
two bedroom villas
Dream About: Spoiling yourself with spa
Itâ€™s in the Details: Indoor living and dining areas open to the pool terrace with its outdoor living
SBP Loves: Sipping cocktails poolside while the sun sets. What a view!
Villa Royal Palm
two bedroom villas Villa Sucriers
Dream About: Living the St. Barth villa lifestyle amidst the sound of the sea, the scent of hibiscus and a spectacular view. It’s in the Details: A separate pavilion housing 2 (king) en suite bedrooms is on the opposite side of the pool terrace. SBP Loves: Viewing the sunsets from the poolside gazebo.
Dream About: Chilling out in a serene St. Barth villa. It’s in the Details: A comfortable living area, a delightful pool, 2 bedrooms with en suite baths. The master bath boasts a freestanding tub
SBP Loves: The view of the sun as it rises over the aquamarine water in the lagoon.
Dream About: A hillside location – peaceful and private – and sensational views across the beautiful Bay of Lorient. It’s in the Details: There’s a lovely dining terrace and both a plunge pool and a Jacuzzi. SBP Loves: beautifully crafted from the
two bedroom villas Villa Wästra
Dream About: Relaxing on your terrace in the morning with coffee, in the evening with a cocktail. And a fabulous harbor view 24/7.
Dream About: A “penthouse” overlooking Gustavia’s red rooftops and iconic harbor and the proximity to all those fab bistros and boutiques.
Dream About: Relaxing poolside in the outdoor living area, which is the “hub” of your villa.
It’s in the Details: An “apartment in town,” chic décor and two bedrooms, one en suite.
It’s in the Details: The contemporary design includes ample living space and a lovely pool terrace. The (king) bedrooms are delightful.
It’s in the Details: This elegant villa offers a formal dining room; the two en suite bedrooms are nicely private, located on opposite sides of the pool.
SBP Loves: The view, especially at night.
SBP Loves: The ambiance: Caribbean with a Colonial touch.
SBP Loves: Being in walking distance of Gustavia’s shops, restaurants and Shell Beach.
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three bedroom villas Villa Agave Azul
Dream About: Vacationing in a perfect-for-a-family villa. Memories for a lifetime.
Dream About: Dining alfresco on your poolside deck while looking out at the sea.
Dream About: Clinking Champagne
It’s in the Details: A comfy living room, sleeping accommodations include 2 masters and a twin bedded room, all with baths en suite.
It’s in the Details: Two stories: the main level features the indoor living and dining areas and the kitchen; 3 bedrooms and a Jacuzzi are on the lower level.
It’s in the Details: Two of the en suite bedrooms can connect. The panoramic view includes Saba, Statia, St. Kitts and Nevis.
SBP Loves: The sprawling deck with its pool, outdoor living space and a view of Grand Cul de Sac.
SBP Loves: Being able to walk to gorgeous Flamands Beach.
SBP Loves: Being close to Gouverneur Beach and Gustavia’s bistros and boutiques.
three bedroom villas Villa Bleu Turquoise
Villa Blue Indies
Dream About: Being high in the hills of Gouverneur with a view of its bay - and close to its beach.
Dream About: Having an in-villa massage - in your own private space - after a day at the beach.
It’s in the Details: The living room can be opened on two sides to give an outdoor feel.
It’s in the Details: A sun deck surrounds a kidney-shaped pool, and a covered terrace offers alfresco dining.
It’s in the Details: Casually elegant, with lush tropical gardens and a path from your pool to the beach.
SBP Loves: The beautiful lap pool and sitting on its wide steps while reading a book.
SBP Loves: The 2 upper-level (king) bedrooms that open onto a terrace and take in the view.
Dream About: Coming home after dinner to gaze at the stars and the twinkling lights of Nevis, St. Kitts, Statia and Saba.
SBP Loves: The proximity to the Hotel Guanahani and being able to order room service or pop in for a drink.
three bedroom villas Villa Bord de Mer
Dream About: Walking to gorgeous Flamands Beach from your villa and taking a swim and then back for a dip in your pool.
Dream About: Staying in Pt. Milou panoramic views - and just minutes away from dancing on the tables at notorious Ti-St. Barth.
It’s in the Details: Three bedrooms (king, queen & a twin) & 3 baths. The pool terrace offers a pretty spot to enjoy the view.
It’s in the Details: A wraparound balcony provides a delightful spot for dining outdoors. There’s a beautiful view of the sea.
It’s in the Details: All bedrooms are en suite; the living room is air-conditioned.
SBP Loves: Being by the sea and by Corossol Beach.
SBP Loves: The big swimming pool with a view of the sea.
Dream About: Totally relaxing in a simple and lovely beach house in
SBP Loves: Wading in the pool’s shallow end or swimming against the counter-current machine.
three bedroom villas Villa Caribbean Breeze
Dream About: Being perched above the sea listening to the sounds of the surf and reveling in those Caribbean breezes.
Dream About: Waking up in a fabulous villa and strolling to one of the island’s boulangeries for French pastries or a baguette.
It’s in the Details: Three luxurious pavilions - each contains a bedroom with a bath en suite. Lushly landscaped, great pool and panoramic views.
It’s in the Details: All bedrooms have baths en suite. A covered patio facing the view opens onto a spacious yard and the terraced pool.
It’s in the Details: Three en suite bedrooms; one in its own pavilion; great views from almost every vantage.
SBP Loves: The turtle family that comes to feed on the lower grounds.
SBP Loves: The gorgeous “seaside” oversized pool.
SBP Loves: The extra-large pool equipped with a counter-current feature.
Dream About: Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay - your private dock on Marigot Bay.
three bedroom villas
Villa Crystal Dream Dream About: Being steps from the water at sexy St. Jean Beach and having a birds-eye view of all the action and a beachfront swimming pool. Lucky you! It’s in the Details: Barefoot-casual with a beach-y décor throughout. The open-air kitchen with its blender - does double-duty as a pool bar. Another Planter’s Punch? SBP Loves: The right-on St. Jean Beach, of course.
three bedroom villas Villa Datcha
Villa Fleur de Cactus
Dream About: A beautiful villa poised dramatically over the water and drinking in the stunning vista with une coupe de Champagne.
Dream About: A beach picnic at nearby beautiful Flamands Beach with your best friends and “villa mates.”
Dream About: Taking a dip in the pool and sitting on a stool at the swim-up bar to enjoy a refreshing libation.
It’s in the Details: There’s a mini-gym with a view, a heated pool and expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces.
It’s in the Details: The 3 (king/twin) bedrooms are equal in size, have baths en suite and views of the sea.
It’s in the Details: Two en suite bedrooms are on the upper level; the third is pool level next to the living area.
SBP Loves: The privacy and the gorgeous panorama.
SBP Loves: The fully equipped kitchen with its pass-through to the pool terrace bar.
SBP Loves: The stunning view and the sunsets.
three bedroom villas
Villa Dream About: A supper under the stars complete with a view of Grand Fond. Itâ€™s in the Details: The 3 bedrooms (king) are very private with lovely en suite baths. Thereâ€™s a great pool and a Jacuzzi. SBP Loves: The high-in-the-hills location with its panoramic views in all directions.
three two bedroom villas Villa Imagine
Villa Grand Galet
Dream About: Toasting the day with a special someone and enjoying a dramatic sunset from your private deck.
Dream About: Waking up in a tropical setting and swimming laps in your pool-with-a-view, before beginning another day in paradise.
It’s in the Details: Two levels, the living areas and two of the (king) master suites are pool level, and the 3rd (king/twin) is lower level.
It’s in the Details: Its 3 en suite (king) bedrooms are located in sepa-
SBP Loves: The views of Shell Beach and neighboring islands.
SBP Loves: The striking extra-long pool. Wow!
Dream About: You and your
It’s in the Details: The 2 upper-level bedrooms have terraces; the 3rd is on the main level; the outdoor living space is abundant.
embraces a dramatic view. SBP Loves: The pretty sea views and the Zen vibe.
three bedroom villas Villa Lilas
Dream About: A family villa vacation on an island paradise enjoying pool time, BBQs - and together time.
Dream About: Floating in your very gazing out to a stunning (!) view.
It’s in the Details: Three en suite bedrooms (a king and 2 queens) on multiple levels, a comfortable living room and a great pool!
It’s in the Details: A glass enclosed salon has A/C; two en suite bedrooms are on the main level. A 3rd is on the lower level. Privacy abounds.
SBP Loves: The spectacular views over Lorient.
SBP Loves: The incredible view and glorious sunsets.
Villa Lys Blanc
Dream About: Waking up and enjoying your coffee poolside and gazing at the seascape. It’s in the Details: Attractively furnished; 3 en suite bedrooms (2 kings & 1 king/twin); a bi-level deck with outdoor dining. SBP Loves: The glorious sunsets viewed from the poolside thatched roof gazebo.
three bedroom villas Villa Marlin
Villa Maison Rouge
Dream About: A striking villa - with all the bells and whistles and walking distance to sexy St. Jean Beach and the village.
Dream About: A delightful Gustavia location where you can enjoy an amazing harbor view and walk to the shops and restaurants.
Dream About: A St. Barth villa vacation in one of its most soughtafter locations - Pointe Milou complete with a fabulous view.
It’s in the Details: The en suite bedrooms are privately situated; there is a luxurious heated pool and a Jacuzzi.
It’s in the Details: Chic contemporary décor; the en suite bedrooms (2 kings and a twin) open onto the pool terrace.
It’s in the Details: Lovely spacious living areas with A/C; great BBQ deck, mini-gym; 3 en suite bedrooms.
SBP Loves: The outdoor shower in the master bedroom suite.
SBP Loves: The sunsets from the terrace!
SBP Loves: Stepping into the plunge pool and watching the sunset.
three bedroom villas
Villa Méli Mélo Dream About: An alfresco supper on your terrace and then deciding whether to gaze at the view of St. Jean or the view of Saline from your backyard. It’s in the Details: A sprawling sunny deck with rear dining deck seats 12. P-A-R-T-Y. SBP Loves: anyone?
three bedroom villas
Villa Mer Soleil
It’s in the Details: The giant pool is gorgeous, and its terrace features a charming gazebo. The en suite bedrooms are to die for. SBP Loves: The Valcucine kitchen - sleek and eco-savvy with Viking appliances. Let’s cook in!
Dream About: Catching your breath as you walk into this uber-luxurious villa, and that’s before you see the view of the islands and the brilliant blue sea.
three bedroom villas
Villa Nirvana Dream About: Lounging poolside enjoying a great view and a great book. Itâ€™s in the Details: Thereâ€™s a beautiful air-conditioned living room; two (king) bedroom suites are situated on either side; the 3rd (king/ twin) is on the lower level. SBP Loves: cocktail to go with it!
three two bedroom villas Villa Petit Pont
Dream About: Coming home from the beach and having one of the island’s private chefs prepare a 3-course dinner served poolside.
Dream About: Watching the kids cannonball into the oversized pool and enjoying the mezzanine-level entertainment room.
Dream About: Taking a winding stone staircase to your favorite boulangerie for croissants coffee under your poolside portico.
It’s in the Details: Two bedrooms feature 4-poster queen beds. The master (king) is on the upper level. All have chic en suite baths.
It’s in the Details: One bedroom is situated on one side of the villa; the other two are opposite.
It’s in the Details: Sumptuous en suite baths! A mini-gym doubles as
SBP Loves: The view of St. Jean and the sea.
SBP Loves: The crescent-shaped pool and the view of the harbor.
SBP Loves: The oval-shaped pool. Lovely!
three bedroom villas Villa Roche dans l’eau
Villa Suite Maison
Dream About: Looking out to the Baie de St. Jean from your lovely, heated L-shaped pool.
Dream About: Being escorted to your private villa and being wowed by the
It’s in the Details: There are 3 en suite bedrooms and a great outside terrace.
It’s in the Details: Architecturally evoking an old-world plantation house, the furnishings are truly special; alfresco dining is divine.
It’s in the Details: Three en suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor living areas. The pool is below the terrace, ideal for children.
SBP Loves: Wading into the pool - its graduated depth offers a shallow end and a fun splash pool.
SBP Loves: The little study adjacent to the upstairs Josephine bedroom suite.
SBP Loves: Watching the sunrise from the kitchen and the sunset from the front terrace.
Dream About: Lazy days lounging around your “so-cool” pool - the focal point of this villa with its lovely water views.
three bedroom villas
Villa Pressyne Dream About: A “tree house-like” villa with a view of nearby beautiful Flamands Beach.
SBP Loves: Its expansive pool deck shaded with palm trees and nooks for dining and napping.
It’s in the Details: A multi-level collection of little stone and wood cottages encompass 3 bedrooms and loads of living space.
three bedroom villas Villa Ti Moun
Dream About: Vacationing in a private villa in a gated community but just minutes from Gustavia. It’s in the Details: Loads of living space; a great pool on a sunny terrace and 3 en suite (king) bedrooms.
Villa Vague Bleue
Dream About: Popping Champagne, toasting the sunset and then heading to the rear patio for a BBQ and a soak in your Jacuzzi.
Dream About: Waking up, swimming laps in your pool then an espresso on the terrace. What a view!
It’s in the Details: A great footprint and chic décor, 2 bedrooms are on the main level; the 3rd is below.
It’s in the Details: One-level living with two pools. Two en suite master suite is by the other pool.
SBP Loves: The views of the harbor, the sea and the neighboring islands. Beautiful sunsets year-round.
SBP Loves: pool with its counter-current option.
SBP Loves: That the 2nd pool is a lap pool.
Carnival 2014 Carnival in St. Barth is smaller – not unlike the island – but is celebrated in the typical French Caribbean manner with lots of music, dancing and revelry. And with a bit of St. Barth’s legendary style. Gustavia is the primary venue for the festivities, and the parades begin with the Carnival’s School Children’s parade on Friday February 28, 2014, followed by Shrove Tuesday’s Mardi Gras and continue on to Ash Wednesday – Mercredi des Cendres. The Mardi Gras parade starts at 3 pm on Tuesday, March 04, 2014, at the entrance to Gustavia, near the commercial port and pharmacy and typically continues the Municipal Museum on the La Pointe side of Gustavia, and returns back to where it began. The parade is over by about 7:00 pm but the celebration often carries on to the early hours of Ash Wednesday. The Mercredi des Cendres, this year held on Wednesday March 05, 2014, begins at 5 pm. Everyone wears black and white and the spirit changes with the traditional beating of the drums as the crowd heads down to Shell Beach. Once spirit of Carnival is burned. This signals the ending of the revelry and the beginning of Lent. If you are on St. Barth over this time, we encourage you to join in. Wear something festive and plan to arrive early. Park either in the industrial area of Public or near the lighthouse, as the streets of Gustavia will be closed for the parade until 7 or 8 pm. You can choose a place along the route or join the parade as it goes by. The celebration will surely be a highlight of your visit to St. Barth!
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four bedroom villas
four bedroom villas Villa Arc en Ciel
Dream About: A high-in-the-hills villa with a spectacular view, a colorful and fun Mexican décor and
Dream About: Vacationing in
Jacuzzi. You are on vacation!
It’s in the Details: There’s a home
It’s in the Details: There’s an Iron-Chef kitchen, and the glass-enclosed sunken living room leverages the view.
professional athlete and a chef’s kitchen.
pool and expansive views.
SBP Loves: The master suite. It has
Villa Belle Bague
Dream About: Poolside BBQs. The gorgeous pool is enormous, and the expansive outdoor living and dining spaces include a wet bar. It’s in the Details: En suite bedrooms have elegant 4-poster (queen) beds and every comfort. Views abound. SBP Loves: The fountain at the entrance – it sets the mood.
SBP Loves: That it is soooo private.
four bedroom villas
Dream About: Your toughest decision being to take your morning swim at nearby gorgeous Gouverneur Beach or in your oversized crescent-shaped pool. It’s in the Details: Outdoor spaces include a covered deck for dining and a courtyard. SBP Loves: The kitchen with its distinctively designed breakfast bar.
Villa Blue Heaven
Dream About: Relaxing in a beautifully decorated, luxurious villa with heavenly views. It’s in the Details: Four equally sized en suite bedrooms are housed in two separate pavilions each with its own heated swimming pool. SBP Loves: The private massage terrace. Carved into a rock, it includes a shower.
Dream About: Waking up early to catch a gorgeous sunrise from the vantage of your pool terrace and contemplating the day ahead. It’s in the Details: All (king) bedrooms have baths en suite. There is a mini-gym and a BBQ area. SBP Loves: The views of the lagoon at Grand Cul de Sac.
Villa Bleu Outremer
four bedroom villas
Villa Au Soleil Dream About: villa - luxurious and private. Itâ€™s in the Details: The en suite bedrooms (3 kings and a queen) have delightful outdoor showers. A Balinese-style gazebo and a lily pond up the ambiance. SBP Loves: sun deck, which offers a 180-degree view of St. Jean Baie.
four bedroom villas Villa Cosmos
Villa Côte Champagne
Dream About: Being on the outermost tip of Pointe Milou with a sweeping vista and oodles of privacy.
Dream About: A luxurious villa in the exclusive gated community of Mont Jean with picture-postcard views across Marigot Bay.
Dream About: Gathering your gang for the perfect St. Barth villa vacation. Swimming, sunning, tennis matches - and making memories.
It’s in the Details: The bedrooms all have ocean views. There’s a lovely outdoor living and dining terrace.
It’s in the Details: Four en suite bedrooms are privately situated, and outdoor living spaces abound. There’s an uber-modern designer kitchen.
It’s in the Details: A comfortable living room, 4 king en suite bedrooms. Views galore!
SBP Loves: The complimentary continental breakfast served poolside.
SBP Loves: The minimalistic contemporary décor.
SBP Loves: The oversized swimming pool, sparkling above Petit Cul de Sac.
Villa Cap au Vent
four bedroom villas Villa Cygne
Villa Gem-Palm Springs
Dream About: Overlooking Gustavia, its iconic red roofs and its harbor, from your terrace.
Dream About: A Ligne St. Barth massage in your villa’s private “spa - gazebo.”
Dream About: Primping and luxuriating in the master bedroom’s oversized, sumptuous en suite bath.
It’s in the Details: There’s an amazing swimming pool, a protected deck for dining, a bells and whistles kitchen and a spacious living room.
It’s in the Details: Separate pavilions house 3 of the bedroom suites (2 kings and a queen); the 4th is on the lower level of the main house and has its own kitchenette. Great St. Jean view.
It’s in the Details: It offers lovely minimalist décor. All bedrooms (3 kings and a twin) have en suite baths. One has an outdoor shower.
SBP Loves: The poolside gazebo with its wet bar. At the ready for sunset cocktails.
SBP Loves: The proximity to St. Jean Beach.
SBP Loves: The amazing view and the dramatic lighting at night.
four bedroom villas
Villa Camaruche Dream About: A beautiful pool bathed in sunlight all day - you have no place else you need to be. Itâ€™s in the Details: The main house holds the kitchen, living area and 2 of the 4 (king) bedroom suites; 2 bedrooms with baths en suite are in a separate pavilion.
SBP Loves: Sipping cocktails in the outdoor living area while marveling at the breathtaking view.
four bedroom villas
Villa Danse du Soleil Dream About: Vacationing with friends but with lots of space - and privacy. There are 3 pools and a beautiful water view. Itâ€™s in the Details: Four en suite bedrooms are privately situated and outdoor living spaces abound. Thereâ€™s an uber-modern designer kitchen. SBP Loves: The lovely 19th-century antiques.
Dream About: Being just a “path away” from Anse des Cayes Beach, perfect for a morning walk followed by a swim in your heated pool.
Dream About: Relaxing on your covered verandah overlooking your halfmoon-shaped pool. Swim now or later?
Dream About: Swimming, relaxing and dining - all with a panoramic view.
ample living space and bedroom suites (3 kings and 1 queen).
It’s in the Details: Three of the bedroom suites are in the main house. The 4th is in a bungalow with a kitchenette. There’s a mezzaninelevel TV room.
It’s in the Details: Four en suite bedrooms are in separate areas. There’s a bi-level terrace and the décor is delightfully stylish.
SBP Loves: The lily pond and the sunbed by the path to the beach.
SBP Loves: The outdoor living area on the porch.
It’s in the Details: The villa’s
SBP Loves: Coming “home” to the sight and sound of the waterfall and that gorgeous view.
four bedroom villas
four bedroom villas Villa Lakshmi
Villa Naturelle 1
Dream About: Relaxing with family and friends, cooking in and dining out on your terrace under the stars.
Dream About: Luxurious privacy in a romantic villa with dramatic views of the sea and the mountains.
Dream About: Gathering friends and family to vacation in a luxurious villa compound near gorgeous Gouverneur Beach.
It’s in the Details: There are 4 en suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, as well as both outdoor and indoor living and dining areas and a heated
It’s in the Details: Wooden construction; 4 en suite bedrooms: 2 in the main house, 2 in adjacent deck is delightful for relaxing and entertaining.
SBP Loves: The views of both St. Jean and Saline!
SBP Loves: Its exotic ambiance.
It’s in the Details: Four en suite bedrooms, lots of outdoor living space, pools galore, artful natural landscaping and lovely views. SBP Loves: The main swimming pool anchored by a pair of lily ponds.
four bedroom villas Villa Naturelle 3
Villa Ocean’s 5
Dream About: Arriving at your villa and having the view of St. Jean Baie take your breath away.
Dream About: Sipping coffee on your terrace while witnessing a glorious sunrise.
Dream About: A luxurious villa with
It’s in the Details: An expansive spacious en suite bedrooms and a WOW kitchen.
It’s in the Details: Lovely décor; 2 en suite bedrooms are on the main level; 2 are located in a separate area, each with its own plunge pool.
It’s in the Details: Two bedrooms can connect to each other, ideal for a family with younger children; spacious indoor and outdoor living areas. The pool is heated in winter.
SBP Loves: The beautiful “Naturelle” landscaping and exquisite stonework.
SBP Loves: Jumping into the enormous main pool after an afternoon at the beach.
SBP Loves: The billiards table. Fun!
Villa Naturelle 2
four bedroom villas Villa Papaye
Villa Roc Flamands #8
Dream About: Gathering your family for a villa vacation and a poolside celebration of a milestone event.
Dream About: Walking to Flamands Beach for a late afternoon swim and then back for a soak in your Jacuzzi.
It’s in the Details: A luxurious property - the 4th bedroom is in a separate pavilion.
It’s in the Details: The 4 en suite bedrooms are in 3 separate pavilions; 2 are paired with the option to connect; dining outdoors here is delightful.
It’s in the Details: The kitchen and glass-enclosed living room lead to a wraparound dining terrace. The view is beautiful.
SBP Loves: Being in walking distance to the beach & tennis courts.
SBP Loves: The stunning view of St. Jean Bay.
Dream About: Grilling something yummy on your BBQ and then dining alfresco to the sound of the water gently cascading down from
SBP Loves: The way the swimming pool is carved into the rocks.
four bedroom villas
Dream About: Staying in a luxurious 4 bedroom villa aptly named The View and being mesmerized by it. It’s in the Details: The bedrooms have terraces and spacious en suite baths with double sinks and big showers. There’s a mini-gym. SBP Loves: appears to spill into the indigo blue ocean.
Dream About: A villa vacation with family and friends, a breathtaking ocean view and a bit of Zen ambience.
Dream About: Vacationing in a luxurious villa perched above the Baie de St. Jean with a panoramic birds-eye view.
It’s in the Details: A Balinese-style entrance, 4 (king) en suite bedrooms; a bi-level deck with loads of living space and a great pool.
It’s in the Details: 3 levels with 2 pools; 4 en suite bedrooms, an outdoor living area,
SBP Loves: Being close to all the glitz and fun at Ti-St. Barth.
SBP Loves: The unique contemporary architecture and “the wings.”
Villa The View
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Dream About: Lounging by the oversized swimming pool, sipping something cool and drinking in the view of the harbor. It’s in the Details: The living room is open and airy. The bedrooms (king) have baths en suite. The 5th is in a separate bungalow with a kitchenette. SBP Loves:
Dream About: Vacationing in a tropical paradise with lush gardens and a personal waterfall. It’s in the Details: There are 4 en suite (king) bedrooms; the 5th is in its own bungalow with 4 twin beds and a bath. Ideal for teens or staff. SBP Loves: The pool and the gorgeous view.
Dream About: A hillside retreat with a sea view and a heated swimming pool - and sharing it with your best friends. It’s in the Details: The (king) bedrooms all have baths en suite. A separate bungalow does double duty
SBP Loves: The outdoor “living room” with its custom banquettes.
Dream About: Celebrating a special occasion all week with family in a luxurious setting, making memories for a lifetime.
Dream About: Gathering the clan for dinner on the balcony - it seats 16 - then a game of Pétanque on your own court.
It’s in the Details: The main (pool) level is the villa’s hub; the en suite bedrooms have sea views.
It’s in the Details: The view extends all the way to St. Jean; the pool is humongous, and there is a gym.
SBP Loves: The pool that cascades to create a “swimming hole” for children - and that view!
SBP Loves: That the name means “song of the sea” and we can hear the gently crashing waves.
Dream About: Looking out at the brilliant blue sea from your oversized pool. Outside speakers provide your favorite music. Rock or opera? It’s in the Details: two levels, it has an Iron-Chef kitchen and an enormous master suite. SBP Loves: The huge perfect-for-aparty deck.
Dream About: Having a 65-ft. heated adult pool with a swim-up bar and Bose® surround sound. And a kiddy pool.
Dream About: A lovely villa with a
Dream About: A stunning villa in an exclusive gated community with a
its gently bobbing boats.
It’s in the Details: Chic en suite bedrooms pay homage to mid-century movie stars; the living room converts to a home cinema; a mini-gym.
It’s in the Details: All 4 bedrooms (3 kings, 1 twin) have baths en suite; loads of outdoor space for living, dining and taking in the views - and a great pool.
SBP Loves: That gorgeous Flamands Beach is just a few minutes away.
SBP Loves: The path that winds down to Corossol Beach.
and private access to the beach. Tennis courts are nearby. It’s in the Details: En suite baths have unique special features. A bungalow houses a home cinema. SBP Loves: The mini-gym in its glass-enclosed pavilion.
Dream About: Having one of the island’s private chefs in to cook and serve a gourmet dinner on your private terrace, overlooking the water. It’s in the Details: There are 2 villas, 2 pools and 2 kitchens. Community tennis courts are nearby. SBP Loves: The oodles of outdoor living spaces - shaded and sunny.
Dream About: Experiencing the ultimate St. Barth villa style, luxury, privacy and a panoramic view. It’s in the Details: A sprawling sumptuous villa with 5 en suite bedrooms that provides a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. SBP Loves: The 70-ft. solar heated
Dream About: A luxurious estate with an old-world plantation feel. It’s in the Details: The main house has a huge master suite; 5 1/2 bedrooms are in separate bungalows. Features include a gourmet kitchen, a media room and a spectacular pool. SBP Loves: The ideal-for-children big front yard - perfect for playing.
Dream About: A sumptuous slice of palm-shaded paradise on beautiful Lorient Bay with a private massage nook.
Dream About: The ultimate villa vacation: a private, elegant cliffside estate, tropical gardens, panoramic views and European ambiance.
It’s in the Details: Two bedrooms are located on either side of the villa;
It’s in the Details: 5 en suite bedrooms, abundant indoor and outdoor living spaces and a heated pool.
It’s in the Details: Five en suite bedrooms with two master suites; there’s a comfy living room and loads of outdoor living and dining space.
SBP Loves: Dining alfresco on the rear patio with its pizza oven!
SBP Loves: The view and the sunsets.
SBP Loves: Listening to the sound of the surf.
Dream About: Floating in your 44-ft. heated swimming pool gazing out at an ocean panorama.
Dream About: Swimming laps in your 11-meter pool and then going across the yard to sit by the sea. What a view! It’s in the Details: The main pavilion houses 3 bedroom suites (2 kings and a twin); 2 en suite bedrooms (kings) are in a separate pavilion. SBP Loves: Being able to walk to the beach and tennis courts.
Dream About: Celebrating a life event with a party to remember in one of St. Barth’s most glamorous villas.
Dream About: St. Barth’s ultimate vacation, a luxurious amenity-laden panoramic view.
It’s in the Details: Expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces; a nightclub-style ballroom; 5 en suite bedrooms. SBP Loves: pool and the water mist cooling system - aah.
It’s in the Details: suite bedrooms, a gym and a Julia Child-worthy kitchen. The lighting at night is magical. SBP Loves: Zen.
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six bedroom villas
six bedroom villas Villa Ambre
Villa Casa del Mar
Dream About: Taking the St. Barth villa lifestyle over-the-top in a grand maison!
Dream About: A tropical getaway with family and friends in a knockout villa.
It’s in the Details: Elegantly furnished with French antiques, the main salon and kitchen are enormous; 6 en suite bedrooms accommodate up to 15 guests. The beautiful pool is heated.
It’s in the Details: Two villas house 6 en suite bedrooms and loads of outdoor living space; bonus features: a mini-gym and a media room.
SBP Loves: The petit salon with its Louis XIV desk.
SBP Loves: The stylish gazebo looking out to the sensational view of the sea.
Dream About: Gathering with family or friends to relax and swim in the heated pool, share Caribbean views and dine under the stars. It’s in the Details: It has 6 bedrooms (5 en suite), a chef’s kitchen, loads of indoor and outdoor space and a mini-gym. SBP Loves: The spectacular heated swimming pool.
six bedroom villas Villa Oasis de Salines
Villa Safran Estate
Dream About: A St. Barth villa vacation à la the Housewives of New York City - who stayed at Oasis on the TV series.
Dream About: Gathering with friends and family in a beautiful villa close to the beach and tennis courts.
Dream About: Vacationing in a “lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous” villa in one of St. Barth’s most prestigious areas.
It’s in the Details: This celebrityworthy estate includes a main house, 2 pavilions, 2 pools, 3 kitchens, a wine bar and a path to sexy Saline Beach.
SBP Loves: Its sparkling pool ensconced in a sprawling terrace - all with a fab view.
It’s in the Details: A spectacular setting: 6 en suite bedrooms and expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces. SBP Loves: The view of the sea, the sound of the surf and the sunrises. 6 bedroom
SBP Loves: The over-the-top techno amenities.
It’s in the Details: A two-villa compound in an exclusive gated community; 4 en suite bedrooms in one, 2 in the other.
six bedroom villas Villa Silver Rainbow
Dream About: A 5-Star villa trailing down to the sea and a Balinese gazebo. It’s in the Details: Indoor and outdoor living; 3 elegant bedrooms have sumptuous baths. 3 en suite bedrooms are in separate pavilions. Nearby tennis courts. SBP Loves: The horseshoe-shaped pool crafted from hand-cut Chinese lava stone.
Dream About: A stunning villa poised above Gustavia with every amenity and an eye-popping view. Fiery sunsets! It’s in the Details: Six en suite bedrooms; spacious indoor and outdoor living areas; 2 pools and a sleek WOW kitchen. SBP Loves: The striking modern décor and its cool white color scheme.
Parlez-Vous Français? Good day, Hello Bonjour Good Afternoon or Evening Bonsoir Yes Oui No Non How are you? Ça va? Thank you very much Merci beaucoup I love St. Barth!! J’adore St. Barth!! Where are the bathrooms? Où sont les toilettes? May I have the check please? L’addition, s’il vous plaît? (It is considered impolite for the wait staff to deliver a check after a meal without being asked for it, as they do not want to rush people out of the restaurant. If you are wondering why the waiter didn’t bring the check, speak up.) Where is the St. Barth Properties Où se trouve l’agence St. Barth Properties? (It’s on the harbor side of Gustavia La Poste] and in front of the Baz Bar…stop by and say, Bonjour.)
History of St. Barth St. Barth’s history is long, tumultuous – and fascinating. St. Barth was originally inhabited by Arawak Indians; they were followed by the Caribs, who greeted Christopher Columbus when he arrived in 1493. He named the island for his brother Bartoloméo. The French made initial unsuccessful attempts to settle it until some determined Huguenots from Normandy persevered and prospered. Later, French buccaneers made it a way station as they plundered Spanish galleons, which adds to St. Barth’s lore. In 1784, France traded the island to Sweden, and the capital was named Gustavia – in honor of its king, Gustavia III – and declared a free port. (To the delight of shoppers, it remains free.) In 1878, it was sold back to France, but charming reminders preserve the past in street signs and the Swedish Cemetery. Those touches delightfully enhance St. Barth’s European ambience.
Tourism took hold when Rémy de Haenen, an eccentric Dutch aviator, landed his plane at what is now the airport. Rémy hosted the era’s luminaries – he was a friend of Howard Hughes – and Hollywood starlets. The ’60s brought the Rockefellers and Rothschilds and saw created. The ’70s brought spectacular yachts like Onassis’s Christina into the Lilliputian Harbor in Gustavia. The yachts continue to come, and in the evening the twinkling lights are magical. During Christmas and New Year’s – St. Barth’s signature season – the island gets an extra measure of glitz and glamour. Contingents of the to see and be seen. Others come seeking privacy and relaxation. They swim and sun at the more secluded the stars in their hillside villas. Everyone melds nicely: honeymooners, families with moguls. It’s St. Barth!
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eight bedroom villas
eight bedroom villas Villa Fabrizia
Dream About: A private hillside estate overlooking Gustavia’s harbor, close to the bistros and boutiques.
Dream About: Gathering together in a sophisticated, secluded tropical hideaway - with a history.
It’s in the Details: Each of the 8 bedrooms - one is a bunkroom - has its own bath. The indoor and outdoor living areas include a library, a pool and a Jacuzzi.
It’s in the Details: A private compound of 8 chic bedroom bungalows, lush gardens, a pavilion with living & dining salon and kitchen, 2 pools; walk to Lorient Beach.
SBP Loves: Watching the sun set over the harbor.
SBP Loves: The retro mid-century décor and ambiance.
Location and Climate
Situated in the French West Indies, St. Barthélemy is located 17°55 North and 62°50 West in the northeastern corner of the Caribbean Sea, some 15 miles southeast of St. Martin, and it is because it is just hard enough to get to that makes it that much more special. This tiny island, just eight square miles, with its many hills intersected by serpentine roads is a testament to its origins – a volcanic disturbance some 50 million years ago. The climate here is arid, tropical maritime, and that means it seldom rains. Its rare showers are usually of short duration. Many people think that the Caribbean is like Florida, which is much hotter in summer than the rest of the year. The reality is that evening and daytime temperatures range from 72° to 86° Fahrenheit throughout the year, and the delightful trade winds (Les Alizés) add to the comfort level. There is rarely a day without sunshine. In short, the weather here is almost perfect, and combined with water temperatures averaging 78.8°F in the winter and 84.2°F in the summer, it’s an island paradise and an ideal vacation destination year-round.
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