Le Bulletin - July 2013
It’s hard to believe it’s mid-summer already. We hope you are enjoying some lazy days and have the opportunity to spend extra time with family and friends. Crisp fall days and cooler evenings will be here before you know it and we suspect many of you will be ready for a fall getaway. Don’t forget Value Season pricing will be in effect until December 14, and be sure to check out the villas participating in our Drive, Dine & Relax package which includes a week’s car rental and a dinner prepared and served by one of our select private chefs.
So many of our clients have discovered that November in St. Barth is delightful with everything newly opened for the season. Why not plan to be there over November 14 and join us at our annual Beachside Bash as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and launch the season at the Hotel Taïwana’s gorgeous seaside restaurant.
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I hope to see you on the island!
Peg Walsh, President
Villas of St. Barth
We are pleased to welcome Villa Véronèse to our portfolio.
This striking 3 bedroom villa, located in the gated community of Domaine du Levant, boasts two pools, each with a spectacular vista. The well-designed outdoor living space centers around the delightful main pool, and a covered dining terrace is adjacent to the pool deck. Indoors, the spacious living room opens to the kitchen with sleek, well-equipped workstations. The décor is contemporary but softened with unique pieces that add texture and interest, and the villa features a Bose Surround Sound system. All three (king) bedrooms have an en suite bath with a rain shower. Guests at Villa Véronèse enjoy tennis privileges at the Domaine’s two tennis courts, and the villa’s manager is more than happy to set up beach chairs on Petit Cul de Sac Beach.
We have two great suggestions for holiday rentals. The stately and palatial 6 bedroom Villa Ambre would be ideal for a gathering of family and friends or an amazing venue for a New Year’s Eve party! A new air-conditioned fitness room has been installed on the lower level which also includes two bedrooms, one of which can sleep up to 5 people. Bring the grandkids!
The delightful 3 bedroom Villa Lilu includes lower level sleeping accommodations in a room with a queen and twin bed, which would be ideal for teens or a child with a nanny. And what a view!
St. Barth Properties News
St. Barth in the Hamptons. On July 20th, Social Life magazine and hundreds of travel-savvy New Yorkers paid homage to what publisher Justin Mitchell calls “the planet’s ultimate luxury destination.” Under a billowing white tent – and the stars in Bridgehampton – the second annual “St. Barth in the Hamptons” gala was a great success. St. Barth Properties was pleased as Ti Punch to be a sponsor and share how special our island is. Honorary host and supermodel Molly Sims shared her love of St. Barth with our own Villa and Hotel Expert Julie Nally and promised that she would return soon!
Our U.S.-based concierge Julia Hurd was on the island in June to team up with her St. Barth-based counterpart Magda Votava. These ladies are hands-on in ensuring all our clients have the vacation of their dreams. And they had some inSPArational experiences. Read all about it in Julia’s trip report.
Hotels of St. Barth
Wedding bells will be ringing more frequently on romantic St. Barth. The island’s long-standing policy of a 30-day residency period which often required couples to have their legal ceremonies off-island has been changed. Couples will now just be required to file their paperwork 30 days in advance of the nuptials. We’ll have full details next month, and we’ll be delighted to help you plan your wedding.
St. Barth Properties is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming musical festival St. Barth Summer Sessions August 3-15. The event is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Over 30 musicians from seven different countries will arrive on the island. We are pleased to have offered a few of the musicians accommodations at Villa Everest from August 01-15. We are sure they will enjoy the villa’s fabulous views as much as we do.
For full details on the festival, visit their website: http://www.stbarthsummersessions.com/
Villa for Sale by St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty
The Tower at Colony Club – Gustavia
Offered at € 1,990,000
This luxurious two bedroom apartment is located in the desirable Colony Club complex set above Gustavia Harbor. Fittingly named the Tower, it tops the complex and lays claim to amazing views over the harbor and beyond to St. Maarten. The sunsets viewed from the Tower are spectacular. Inclusive of two spacious bedrooms, two baths, a comfortable living room and a well-equipped kitchen, it is the complex’s largest unit. Additionally, there is a delightful outdoor covered dining terrace; a community pool is shared by all owners. An added bonus is the convenience of being within walking distance to Gustavia’s restaurants, boutiques and Shell Beach. Location, location, location.
For access to our entire portfolio of available properties, please visit www.sothebysrealty-stbarth.com.
We had a great time in St. Barth and Villa Micalao was also great. I will also be recommending you to some of our friends here in Miami and also hope to go back sometime in the near future.
Guest at Villa Micalao