Le Bulletin - December 2014


Villa My Way

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We relaxed and celebrated at our home on Cape Cod after a whirlwind trip to St. Barth where we launched the season with our now-annual Seaside Soirée at the Taïwana Hotel. The bartenders had the Champagne chilled, and we popped the corks at 7 pm just in time to greet all our friends, clients, villa owners and partners. We were thrilled with the turnout – over 220. Kudos to Alexandra and Octavio – and their team. It was such a fun night, and we are already looking forward to doing it again in 2015. Check out photos of the event and plan on joining us next year. As is our tradition we unveiled the latest edition of our publication Live Your Dream, copies can requested via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We were pleased that St. Barth President Bruno Magras took time out of his busy schedule to attend our Seaside Soirée.


SBP Vice President Tom Smyth and his wife Amy were also there to host the festivities.


Soley serenaded us.


Our new Live Your Dream Catalogue!

Our week’s agenda included a site inspection at the newly re-branded Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France complete with a lovely poolside lunch enhanced with a fashion show. And together with staff, we checked on the status of some new villas that we are looking forward to adding to our portfolio. November is such an exciting time to visit as the island “opens up,” and remember, Value Season pricing is still in effect until December 14. The coveted and festive holiday period with all its “star power” is just around the corner. If you are planning on celebrating the holidays in St. Barth, don’t delay. Visit us at www.stbarth.com for some wonderful villas still available on select dates. And when you visit, you’ll see our new website. We love it and hope you do, too.

Happy Holidays and I hope to see you on the island!

Peg Walsh, President

Island News

New island eateries include a charming restaurant and crêperie L’Ardoise in Villa Créole St. Jean. Casual and nicely priced, it is open daily for lunch and dinner except Sundays. Their savory crêpes, made with buckwheat flour (traditionally called galettes) are delicious as are the sweet dessert variations. The dinner menu includes a selection of starters (entrées) and main courses as well.

Villas of St. Barth

We are pleased to welcome Villa My Way to our portfolio.

Named for legendary crooner Frank Sinatra’s signature anthem, this unique five bedroom villa in Colombier would be the perfect twenty-first-century digs for the Rat Pack: luxury galore complete with a living room graced with a grand piano plus a giant screen and video projector. And there’s that sweeping view of the Caribbean Sea. The five en suite bedrooms are even named for celebrated mid-century singers. All have king (French) beds, sumptuous linens and his-and-hers dressing rooms. Retractable TVs with DVD players under the floor in four of the bedrooms offer French and U.S. satellite service. The kitchen is equipped with professional-grade appliances and a wealth of culinary accoutrements ideal for a chef or a gourmet cook. A bright yellow Lego dining table on the covered terrace seats 18 and provides a touch of whimsy and a pop of color to the villa’s muted palate and sophisticated minimalist décor. The expansive outdoor living space includes a view of Flamands Beach while a Jacuzzi spills over into one of the two heated infinity pools. In the evenings, the dramatic lighting beautifully showcases the contemporary architecture. Included is covered parking for up to eleven cars.

St. Barth Properties News

We have just launched our new website! Like hotels and restaurants that have a soft opening to work out any potential early days’ quirks, our website is in “soft” opening mode, and we’d love your feedback! E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our first cocktail party of the season was held on Wednesday, November 26, at Tom Beach’s La Plage restaurant. The parties are held each Wednesday through April 29 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We hope to see you there, and why not plan to stay on for dinner. We’d be pleased to make a reservation for you.

November 9, Pitea Day commemorated St. Barth’s return to Sweden from France which included the Gustavialoppet, a fun-for-all road race. Kudos to our colleagues Anne-Cécile Bedford (U.S. office) and Benoit Meesemaecker (St. Barth) for their participation – and great finishes.


Our very own St. Barth Specialist, Anne-Cécile Bedford and St. Barth Sotheby's International Realty Office Manager, Benoit Meesemaecker made us proud in the 2014 Gustavialoppet.

When it was 12:01 a.m. on Thursday November 20th in France, and 7:01 p.m. on Wednesday November 19 in St. Barth, we once again celebrated and tasted the Beaujolais Nouveau at the Cellier du Gouverneur in Gustavia. This annual gathering is one that the staff enjoys as much as our clients do.

Hotels of St. Barth

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France has unveiled its new Cheval Blanc Spa, a true sanctuary. They offer signature massages, facials and body treatments by Guerlain created exclusively for the hotel. The Spa is open to the public, and appointments can be booked with our concierge team.

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

Villa Au Soleil – Lurin
Offered at €7,250,000

Owned by comedian Steve Martin Villa Au Soleil is beautifully – and privately - situated high in the hills of Lurin. Its 4 bedrooms have baths en suite, featuring delightful outdoor showers. There is also a guest half bath. Comfortably elegant, it features a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room and a spacious living room with a media area. There are multiple terraces including covered space for dining. The focal point of the property is a two-tiered infinity edge pool bordered with a generously sized sun deck – all overlooking a breathtaking 180 degree view of St. Jean Baie. Lush tropical gardens with a lily pond and a fountain enhance the back of the villa and provide a setting for an ajoupa which frames the lily pond, pool and the sea. Sunsets viewed here are memorable. Villa Au Soleil is one of the finest homes in St. Barth. Repriced at €7,250,000.

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

Client Tip

We never miss having lunch at Le Select and go for the bacon double cheeseburger. Yum!

Paula
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Guest at Villa Capri

 

Client Accolade

We absolutely loved our time in St. Barth and Royal Palm. The views from the villa are breathtaking, and it suited us very well. All your people provided great service from the time we arrived to when we left. First-class all the way. See you next year!

Paul
Raleigh, NC
Guest at Villa Royal Palm