Le Bulletin - April 2014
We were absolutely thrilled when our college-student grandson said he wanted to spend his spring break with us. In full disclosure, my husband Steve and I are on St. Barth for the season, so just maybe this gorgeous island was almost as much of a draw as seeing Grandmère et Grandpère but nonetheless . . . and he wanted to bring his roommate. Before we knew it, his mom, my daughter Kim, was on board and I was looking for a 3 bedroom villa to rent for the week.
As luck would have it, one of my favorites, Villa Lilu, was available—I knew the boys would love the crescent-shaped infinity pool and Kim would be sure to love the gorgeous eclectic décor and the spectacular view as much as I did. We had a fun-filled week and made wonderful memories. I hope you’ll read my blog to learn more about our family vacation and a hike we think you would enjoy. I would love to help you plan a spring break for you and yours.
I hope to see you and your family on the island!
Peg Walsh, President
Villas of St. Barth
We are pleased to welcome the following villas into our portfolio.
Villa Titan (3 bedrooms)
Chic and contemporary in style and décor, Villa Titan fits nicely into the island’s tony Pointe Milou neighborhood. It lays claim to a sweeping view of the Caribbean Sea, treats guests to fiery, spectacular sunsets and is just a short stroll to the 5 star Hotel Christopher. Parfait for a feet-in-the-sand lunch, a romantic dinner or a nightcap. There are three equally sized en suite (queen) bedrooms: a sleek kitchen, a comfortable living room and an indoor dining area complete the picture.
Villa Esmeralda (3 bedrooms)
Contemporary, colorful and comfortable, Villa Esmeralda is located in popular Côte d’Azur-like St. Jean, with its bustling shops, bistros and beach scene. It has three (queen) en suite bedrooms and a bunkroom that sleeps four with its own adjoining bath and a separate entrance. The main level encompasses the kitchen, an air-conditioned living room and dining area and outdoor living space.
The lovely and popular Villa Genia now has a new relationship with the nearby Hotel Guanahani & Spa. Upon arrival, guests of St. Barth Properties are walked over by the villa’s manager for an introduction and the opportunity to set up an account (credit card on file) that will allow them to sign for food & beverages and other services. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of the beach chairs and umbrellas and tennis courts based on availability.
Hotels of St. Barth
Visit our website to see the latest in hotel packages for Value Season including the Hotel Christopher’s B & B + Car – minimum stay three nights and available beginning April 14. Perfect for spring break or a summer getaway. Picture yourself poolside! The Christopher boasts the island’s biggest pool, and the bartender shakes a mean mojito.
The island is abuzz with the start of the 5th annual Les Voiles de St. Barth April 14-19. This exciting regatta brings over 800 sailors and some of the world’s most beautiful boats to St. Barth. Everyone joins in the excitement and there's a beach party on the 20th for all. Take a look at this year’s schedule of events.
Transat Ag2r The 12th running of the Figaro class biennial double-handed race from Concarneau, France, to St. Barth – a course of 3,890 miles – began on April 6. This year’s retinue of sailors includes lots of familiar faces, adding to the excitement as residents await their favorites and, in a lovely tradition, sail out to meet the boats as they arrive.
For the U.S. traveler, San Juan and St. Thomas provide a domestic transfer point with no immigration check required. Upon return to the U.S. mainland, Tradewind passengers arrive domestic and skip the long immigration lines.
Villa for Sale by St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty
Danido – Colombier
Offered at € 5,320,000
This spacious four bedroom villa offers abundant indoor and outdoor living space, a wealth of special features and a gorgeous vista. The living and dining areas, an open kitchen (with a pizza oven and a walk-in refrigerator), laundry and guest bath are in the main villa which also includes the master en suite bedroom. These rooms open onto a sprawling deck and an infinity edge pool which leverage the amazing view of Flamands Beach and the sea beyond. Three en suite bedrooms are located in separate pavilions just behind the main house. Additional space includes two garages, storage and an office that could easily be re-purposed for additional bedrooms.
For access to our entire portfolio of available properties, please visit www.sothebysrealty-stbarth.com.
As for restos, we liked Black Ginger, L’Esprit, L’Isola … L’Entracte has great pizza. Santa Fe continues to shine, and Corail is fun for lunch in Grand Cul de Sac.
Guests at Villa Kyreve
My husband Geoff and I were so thoroughly pleased with Guanahani Resort & Spa and the wheelchair-accessible room that you found for us there. The deluxe room was perfectly situated on the beach! … The staff was above and beyond helpful and mindful of our needs....Thank you, Anne! You really understood our needs and made a truly memorable trip for us. Clarice
Colorado Springs, CO
Guests at Guanahani Resort & Spa