Le Bulletin - August 2014


Villa Apache

Are you enjoying your summer? We hope so! The island is enjoying its annual music festival, Summer Sessions. On a dozen sunny afternoons and starry nights (August 4-16) guests and residents alike are rocking out at twenty concerts held in selected bars and restaurants. A late-summer getaway to St. Barth is the perfect way to end on a high note. St. Barth Rocks! Music fans, remember to check in with us for next August’s festival dates.

If you are looking to extend your summer a bit and ease into autumn, September is a lovely low-key time on St. Barth. Many hotels, boutiques and restaurants close for the month and the island is at its quietest. And that is just how many visitors love it. They call and book a villa at a very attractive Value Season rate, rent a car to explore the island (no traffic and plenty of parking), and we provide a list of the many open restaurants. Our concierge team is at the ready to book private chefs, in-villa massages and maybe those paddleboard lessons. Think beautiful beaches, books waiting to be read, napping poolside and toasting sunsets with fine French wine. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I hope to see you on the island!

Peg Walsh, President

Villas of St. Barth

We are pleased to welcome Villa Apache to our portfolio.

Villa Apache - Striking, contemporary and luxurious, this 4 bedroom bi-level villa boasts an ideal vacation-location – St. Jean. It’s just minutes from the (world’s-sexiest) beach and its Côte d’Azur-like village replete with bistros, bars and fashion-forward boutiques, yet its hillside location is deliciously private. The main level includes a spacious living room that extends to an expansive pool deck. The large black lava stone infinity pool is gorgeous. A stunning kitchen opens to a covered dining terrace, perfect for alfresco meals with a view of the sea. Come evening, guests can sip an apéritif while the Caribbean sun descends behind the hills. Two bedrooms (French king) are on the main level and connect to the living room; two are on the lower level. All have nicely appointed en suite baths with special features like rain head showers. Villa Apache is an excellent option for friends looking to share a St. Barth villa experience.

August Tax-Free Villa Vacations!
Book a villa for a seven-night minimum between now and August 29 for a stay ending by December 15, 2014, and enjoy it tax-free.* Contact one of our villa specialists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-800-421-3396 and ask for offer: AUG14LBNOTAX. 
 *Offer is for new bookings only.

Hotels of St. Barth

Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France will officially join the Cheval Blanc collection when it reopens for the season on October 15th, 2014, as CHEVAL BLANC ST-BARTH ISLE DE FRANCE. It will be just the third Maison in this ultra-luxurious and prestigious collection under the LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton, Moët, Hennessy) umbrella. We are looking forward to seeing some exciting changes which will include a more
sensuous-than-ever spa. We are happy to assist you by recommending and reserving the room or suite that is just-right-for-you.

Hôtel Le Toiny’s Restaurant Le Gaïac has exciting news, Chef Jean-Christophe Gille has just taken the helm bringing nearly 25 years of culinary expertise earned at some of the world’s best restaurants, including several Michelin-starred establishments. Dishes created under Chef Jean-Christophe’s direction include new offerings such as Mahi Mahi served in Carpaccio and ported meat, with sticks of vegetable pickles; Beef fillet served Rossini style with potato-truffle risotto and an espuma of horseradish; and a 70% chocolate soufflé with whiskey ice-cream. Classic offerings remain with Restaurant Le Gaïac’s famed spaghetti with black truffles, prepared tableside in a wheel of parmesan cheese, as well as fresh Caribbean lobster prepared Thermidor style.

Hotel Packages – Visit the hotel pages on our website for value-laden packages designed for romantics, foodies and spa aficionados. Contact one of our hotel specialists for more information.

St. Barth Properties News

Seaside Soirée - St. Barth Properties has set the date – November 14, 2014 – for our annual launch-the-season party. The venue will be the elegant Hotel Taïwana and we’ll be dining and dancing and most importantly greeting our valued clients, villa owners and hotel and island partners. Mark your calendars, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to book your stay, and you’ll receive your official invitation. We hope to see you there.

Island News

St. Barth is a mecca for shoppers, and our clients tell us they love the local boutiques. In between island visits, check out the website www.fromsaintbarth.com for local goods. We think you’ll find it an excellent gift resource for fellow St. Barth lovers. 

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

Les Terrasses # 6 – St. Jean
Offered at €725,000

Lovely and recently renovated, this one bedroom apartment in Les Terrasses de St. Jean condominium complex is an ideal tropical hideaway. Located in the front of the complex, #6 boasts splendid sea views and a front row seat to fiery Caribbean sunsets. Les Terrasses is surrounded by lush gardens and features a huge shared community pool with an expansive sundeck. Minutes from famous St. Jean Beach and the village with its bistros and boutiques

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

Client Tip

A must...in villa massages by the marvelous Venus Institute ladies.

Nancy & Doug, Bluffton, SC
Guests at Villa Ylang Ylang

Client Accolade

Kathy, everything was excellent.  The greeters at the airport were very polite and professional.  The housekeeper, Colette was very exacting to every detail in her housekeeping responsibilities. It was a very relaxing ten days, and I thank you once again for all your help!

Joseph, Brooklyn, NY
Guest at Villa Mouïna