Le Bulletin - Jan/Feb 2014


Villa Artifact

Bonjour from sunny St. Barth!  The polar vortex has everyone saying “brrrrrr.” Are you ready to say “ahhhh?” Take off your boots, jacket and gloves and give us a call or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can think of at least 28 reasons to book a St. Barth vacation in February and a romantic getaway is at the top of our list. Here, we like to celebrate Valentine’s Day all month, and romance all year long. We’re sure our newsletter will give you some inspiration.

I hope to see you, and your significant other, on the island.

Peg Walsh, President

Villas of St. Barth

We are pleased to welcome Villas Artifact and Pajoma to our portfolio.

Villa Artifact - This contemporary and luxurious 3 bedroom villa features a sweeping vista of the sea, the island of Saba and the tip of the harbor. It’s both commanding and enchanting. Guests love the postcard-worthy view of the fishing boats moored by the quaint village below and the year-round fiery sunsets. The long, heated infinity pool is the focal point of an expansive deck which includes covered living and dining spaces. The three king bedrooms, all with baths en suite, are located on different levels, each with a view of the sea. The villa’s contemporary décor is complemented by an amazing collection of works by noted artists.

Villa Pajoma - Located in Lurin, close to Gustavia’s dining and shopping, the delightful 3 bedroom villa is also just a short drive to some of the island’s best beaches. The indoor living areas are breezy and comfortable. They include a lovely living room, a charming dining nook and a well-equipped kitchen with a pass-through to a covered dining terrace. An expansive pool deck provides ample outdoor living space and a peak at the sea sparkling in the distance. The 3 (king) bedrooms all have baths en suite. Two (identical) are pool level. The third is on the lower level with its own terrace and offers a beautiful view of St. Jean Bay.

We have a sweet selection of just-big-enough-for-two villas that are as romantic as all get out. Here’s a sample:

Villa Blue Diamond
Hillside in Vitet, this luxurious one bedroom villa is perfect for a romantic rendezvous. An extra-long infinity pool is perfect for floating toes up together, while the sound of the surf below wafts up providing the soundtrack for a spectacular view of the sea and the neighboring islands. Fiery Caribbean sunsets and accompanying cocktails are the perfect ending to a day in paradise. And when the lights of the villas nestled in the distant hills appear, it is pure magic. Santa Fe, one of our favorite restaurants, is just a short drive. You’ll love it.

Villa Genia
Art and antiques add a touch of old-world elegance to this charming villa’s idyllic ambiance. A dreamy bedroom features a king-size bed, an alcove where a massage therapist can work her magic and an en suite bath. There’s a delightful poolside patio for al fresco dining à deux. Villa Geni is just a stroll away from two beaches and the Hotel Guanahani & Spa. And for an extra dash of delicious romance, our conceirge team will be happy to make a dinner reservation for you at its garden restaurant, Bartolomeo.

Villa Rocamadour
Terraced into the lush hillside of Colombier, this pretty – and very private – one bedroom villa is perfect for honeymooners or the quintessential romantic getaway. Its main level encompasses a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, a comfortable living room and a guest bath. A poolside-covered patio is perfect for dining alfresco. Upstairs the en suite bedroom is graced with a king-size 4 poster draped bed and features a private terrace for taking in the breathtaking views of Flamands – and stargazing.

Villa Birdy
Two romantic getaways can be had for the price of one for the week of February 8-16 at the charming 2 bedroom Villa Birdy. So lovers, who are your besties? The rental of both the villa’s bedrooms – king beds with baths en suite - can be had for the one-bedroom rate of $4,590. Birdy’s beautiful contemporary design and minimalist décor are softened by a soothing color scheme of grays and whites. A sleek modern kitchen is a nice feature for nights guests want to cook-in and cocoon. There is a lovely terrace, perfect for star gazing  (what a view!) and a plunge pool.. Guests can walk to the Hotel Christopher to enjoy a sea-side lunch or a romantic dinner.

Our Top Ten Suggestions for a Dreamy, Romantic St. Barth Vacation

Our Concierge Team will be pleased to help.

  1. Enjoy a sunset cruise around St. Barth with a bottle of Champagne.
  2. Pack a picnic and hike to secluded Columbier Beach for snorkeling and canoodling.
  3. Indulge in an afternoon shopping spree and buy each other something special in one of Gustavia’s chic boutiques. Finish with an ice cream confection (two spoons) at Le Carré Lounge 
  4. Book a couples massage, either in your villa or in one of the island’s sumptuous spas.
  5. Sunbathe au naturel at clothing-optional Saline Beach. (We won’t tell.)
  6. Plan a perfect Sunday: Feast at Hotel Le Toiny’s poolside Sunday Buffet Brunch, then head back to the villa for a nap. Late afternoon, join the locals at Shell Beach for a swim and stay on for sunset cocktails (an island tradition) at Do Brazil.
  7. Book a private chef to cook and serve you dinner in your villa. Dine on the island’s amazing fresh fish under the stars.
  8. Stop in at Le Cellier Du Gouverneur – they’d be pleased to help you choose a bottle of fine French wine that will pair beautifully with stargazing back at your villa. Midnight swim?
  9. Dance the night away on the tabletops at sexy Le-Ti Saint Barth and then into the wee hours at the Yacht Club.
  10. Wake up to a WOW view, breakfast on decadent French pastries and loll the morning away together, poolside. Tonight, watch your favorite romantic movie on DVD – and turn in early.

SBP News

Peg Walsh: Selling St. Barth – Currently featured on the Little Pink Book, a female-focused website chock-a-block with lifestyle, business and career information. Peg shares the challenges she faced in founding St. Barth Properties, her passion for the island and work-life balance. Take a read.

Hotels of St. Barth

The Hotel Guanahani & Spa is now offering passes that include beach access with a comfy chaise lounge, a glass of bubbly, a one-hour spa treatment and lunch at the restaurant L’Indigo. A ½ Day Pass is €190 per person. Come early for breakfast and spend the whole day for €222 per person. For full details and to book, contact our concierge team.

What’s Cooking

The Hotel Taiwana’s newly incarnated restaurant Casa Flamands received two thumbs-up from our resident food critic, company president Peg Walsh and hubby Steve. They particularly loved their dessert, Tarte de Fine Pommes (Apple Tart with Vanilla ice cream). And they found the seaside bistro to be very romantic.

Calendar

February 14 — Give a gift of a romantic vacation in St. Barth!
March 4-5 — Mardi Gras – Come and bring your costume.
March 27-30 — St. Barth Bucket – This 3-day regatta boasts the world’s most fabulous yachts.
April 14-19 —Les Voiles de St. Barth –A delightful regatta with sailboats and maxi yachts from around the world.

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

Micalao – Anse des Cayes
Offered at € 3,200,000

Situated hillside in Anse de Cayes, Villa Micalao boasts spectacular views and a charming bit of vintage elegance. An open floor plan that includes a living room, dining area and well-equipped kitchen melds into a covered terrace for alfresco dining and a pool deck for relaxing in the sun. Two master suites are located on either side of the property ensuring privacy, while a smaller guest bedroom is located by the pool. Anse des Cayes Beach is just a short walk down the hill.

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

Client Tip

I have always loved Eddy’s place and this trip was no exception. My guests raved about the food and service.

Guest at Villa Arc en Ciel

Client Accolade

Everything was PERFECT! This villa was our favorite. Thank you...for setting up what truly was a week my whole family will remember for the rest of their lives! Barnaby, Phoenix, MD
Guest at Villa Camaruche