Le Bulletin - September 2013


Villa Arabesque

Autumn has arrived, and we are all looking forward to November when we launch the season – our 25th(!) –on November 14 with our annual Beachside Bash. This year we’ll be celebrating at the Hotel Taïwana on beautiful Flamands Beach. Come on down and join us! Stay on for the Cata Cup, a fun catamaran regatta being held November 18-26. And we are pleased to invite all our clients to the Beaujolais Nouveau wine tasting. The corks will pop precisely at 7:01 pm on November 20h at Le Cellier du Gouverneur wine shop in Gustavia.

I am pleased to offer a warm island welcome to Martein van Wagenberg, new Managing Director at the Hotel Guanahani & Spa. Martein has spent 26 years at the helm of leading luxury properties worldwide. He is delighted to return to the Caribbean, and we’re sure the Guanahani’s fine reputation will continue to grow under his leadership.

I hope to see you on the island!

Peg Walsh, President

Hustle & Make Your Holiday Booking

The period of Christmas through New Year’s is St. Barth’s signature season. Its glitz and glamour galore, and the excitement is tangible. For those looking to hang their stockings on a St. Barth palm tree, our villa expert Anne-Cecile Bedford has two jolly recommendations:

Ideally located, just a short drive to Gustavia, Villa Roche Fleurie features two equally sized en suite bedrooms on either side of the living room. Perfect for two couples to share! Just a short drive to a divine bakery to pick up croissants and enjoy breakfast by the lovely pool. Reasonably priced.

The brand-new three bedroom Villa Véronèse is a great choice for a family vacation. It boasts two swimming pools and is just a short walk to the beach. The free use of kayaks and a tennis court will add to the fun, and Mom will enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast delivered each morning. Accepting 7 nights over the holiday period.

We’ve made our list of current availability, so check it twice for lots of other great options.

Villas of St. Barth

Villa of the Month – Villa Noé – Toiny – 2 bedrooms

Architecturally ultra-modern and sensually luxurious, the chic minimalist décor is complemented with a striking white-on-white color palate and interesting accent pieces. The master suite is privately housed in a separate pavilion. Positioned on Toiny’s Brittany-like rocky coast, Noé lays claim to spectacular ocean views, gentle trade winds, and the sound of the surf.

What makes Noé so special?
Its gorgeous super-sized, solar-heated swimming pool.

A special offer for you – A 30% discount on all new bookings of 7 nights or longer for stays up to December 14, 2013.

Welcome! Villa Arabesque – Pointe Milou – 2 bedrooms

On the breezy side of Pointe Milou, this delightful new addition to our portfolio features a supersized heated pool and a charming gazebo with a wet bar – perfect for dining al fresco.

What makes Villa Arabesque special?
A wealth of historic amenities and accessories, unique and romantic.

Hotels of St. Barth

What’s Cooking

Hotel Le Toiny has announced some new additions to its kitchen. Chef Sylvain Rélévant and Pastry Chef Marie Hue and a new fall package – Autumn Escape – which includes a 3-course dinner at its renowned Restaurant Le Gaïac. Be the first to taste their talents!

The Hotel Guanahani & Spa will reopen on November 1 offering a Taste of New York City in its idyllic restaurant Bartoloméo. The hotel’s Executive Chef Philippe Masseglia has developed an exclusive pre fixe dinner menu in collaboration with Executive Chef Alfred Portale of NYC’s renowned Michelin-starred Gotham Bar & Grill. Bartoloméo is open to the public, and diners will enjoy a truly special experience. Clients may contact our conceirge for reservations. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Villa Grand Vista – Vitet
Offered at € 4,950,000

Situated in a prime hillside location in Vitet, the luxurious three bedroom Villa Grand Vista lays claim to extraordinary panoramic ocean views. The villa’s main pavilion has an open floor plan encompassing a gourmet kitchen and adjacent dining area. A spacious, glass-enclosed sunken living room opens onto the pool terrace. Two additional pavilions house the bedrooms: one the master suite and the other, two guest bedrooms with en suite baths. All the bedrooms feature beautiful ocean views.

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

Client Accolade

The villa (Blue Diamond) recommended by Anne exceeded our expectations and hit everything on our wanted list (privacy, great pool, and sunset views).

John, Allison Park, PA
Guests at Blue Diamond