Le Bulletin May 2018


Villa Aqua

St. Barth’s High Season officially ended on April 15, and what a season it was! It’s always exciting, with stunning yachts in the harbor, boutiques filled with the latest European fashions and all that world-class dining under the stars. However, seeing this all “happen” so soon after Irma was especially thrilling. The island’s signature French joie de vivre was combined with a sense of determination. We nicknamed St. Barth “the little island that could.” Vacations—and life —are happily going on as before. Last month, the biannual AG2R Transat La Mondiale began its race in Concarneau, France, on April 22, and the first boat arrived at St. Barth on May 11. What a feat! Read all about it in my blog.

Of course, the end of High Season means the start of Value Season, which began on April 16. We are thrilled to see so many past clients (and new clients, too) enjoying a spring break and enjoying savings – up to 30%. Summer is just around the next palm tree, and CNN Travel declared the # 1 spot to vacation this year is—drum roll please— ST. BARTH! Read more what they have to say in Island News below and contact one of our specialists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your dream vacation this summer. Our concierge team is always read to help with restaurants and experiences. See what our clients have to say below in Restaurant News.

I hope to see you on the island.

Peg Walsh, President

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Villas of St. Barth

First-time visitors to St. Barth love to explore the island, including, of course, all our gorgeous beaches.


Colombier Beach April 2018, courtesy guest blogger Amy M. from Summit, New Jersey

Those returning to the island, many for the umpteenth time, are usually – and excitedly – packing up their car on that first morning with chairs, umbrella, a cooler. Then they are off to their favorite beach. We are often asked: “Will we need a car?” The answer is yes. The good news is that you don’t have to rent one – check out our Special Offers page for a list of terrific villas that include a car. Next step? Email our specialists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Island News

From CNN Travel’s article - 18 Best Places to Travel for the Summer of 2018

1. St. Barts
While some of the island's more famous hotels are still closed due to damage from hurricanes Irma and Maria (Hotel Le Toiny, Le Guanahani), about 60% of St. Barts' villas have reopened, with some new additions. The five-star Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa just introduced two new villas, Villa Bleu and Villa Aqua, which each offer six bedrooms, a private pool and a prime beachfront setting. Note from us – we’d be happy to book Villa Aqua or Villa Bleu for you.


Villa Bleu

St. Barth Properties unveiled two new high-end villas, Villa Golden and Villa Neo. The former counts a heated infinity pool among its highlights, while the latter boasts a hammam, or steam bath. Both offer additional perks, too, such as waking up to French pastries.


Villa Golden

Marché de St. Barth

St. Barth has a new market! Join the fun on the first Sunday of every month on Rue du Général de Gaulle, in the heart of Gustavia, from 8 am until noon. https://www.facebook.com/lemarchedesaintbarth/

Restaurants

Recommendations right from our clients’ mouths:

“Our favorite restaurants were Bonito and Tamarin.” – Karen, Guest @ Villa Birdy

“The pizza at Bananiers was fabulous as always, and the new Quartier Général was awesome. The Rhum Room (at 25 Quarter) is a gem; we went more than once.” – Steve, Guest @ Villa Theïs

“Restaurants that stood out were Orega for both the food and fantastic service; Les Bananiers and La Langouste for service, food and reasonable prices. We loved Black Ginger, and Quartier Général was a nice surprise for a new restaurant. Eddy’s is always great, as is Kiki & Mo for takeout.” – John, Guest @ Grand Galet

“Our favorite meals of this trip were at Black Ginger, Shellona, Quartier Général and Tamarin. But honestly, the food is excellent everywhere!” – Michelle, Guest @ Villa Alphane

“We tried many of the newer restaurants and really liked fishCorner. We not only had a couple of lunches there but also bought a yellowtail snapper that we grilled ourselves. We had a great lunch at Quartier Général, taking advantage of their €20 ‘local’ lunch special. We also ate at 25 Quarter for the first time and loved Taco Tuesday there.” – Fred, Guest @ Villa Villion

“We enjoyed Quartier Général and were glad to see much of the menu remains from Coté Port.” – Wade, Guest @ Villa Rocamadour

And about our concierge team:
We got every reservation time we asked for, always had the PERFECT table, and when we needed to make changes, they were seamless and met with ease. Just can’t say enough good things.” – Cord, Guest @ Villa Moulin

St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International RealtyVilla for Sale by St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty

Vice President Tom Smyth is just back from Mexico City, where he attended Sotheby’s Caribbean and Latin America Networking Event and the grand opening of the Mexico City Sotheby’s office. We are proud to be Sotheby’s exclusive representative on St. Barth, as we know it helps us better serve our clients.

Villa Belle Vue – St. Jean
Offered at €9,000,000

Aptly named Villa Belle Vue, this three bedroom villa boasts a spectacular view of the Baie de St. Jean, St. Maarten and St. Barth’s verdant hillsides. Seasonal sunsets are glorious. It is solidly built on over a half-acre of land in a quiet area of St. Jean. The main building has an open floor plan encompassing living and dining areas and includes a master bedroom with an en suite marble bath. There is a guest bath, and a dining terrace is adjacent to the kitchen. The other two bedrooms, also with en suite marble baths, are in separate pavilions. A sunny terrace overlooks the infinity swimming pool. A bonus room in the basement could be used as a playroom, gym or office. Parking spaces and a garage are accessed by a private driveway.

For access to our entire portfolio of available properties, please visit www.sothebysrealty-stbarth.com.

Client Accolade

Gros Islets is a fantastic villa, particularly for just two of us – very roomy, new construction and appliances, pleasant pool and, best of all, wonderful views of Gustavia, Saba, Statia and a bit of St. Kitts. Very highly recommended. Five-minute walk to Shell Beach (10 minutes back up).

John, Guest @ Villa Gros Islets