Le Bulletin -July 2015


Villa Marlin II

I hope you are enjoying your summer. If you are planning a getaway, August in St. Barth would be a great choice. And if you are a music lover, it would be even better. Summer Sessions, the now annual – and better each year – rock concert is on from August 5 to August 15. DJs, singers and bands will be upping the action at Tom Beach’s La Plage and venues all over the island. St. Barth Properties is pleased to be one of the event sponsors.

We’ve set the date of November 12 for our annual launch-the-season soirée, and once again we are delighted to invite all of our clients to join us. The 5 star Taïwana Hotel will be the venue for an elegant cocktail party, and we’ll enjoy hearty hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and small plates served seaside. Music by Soley and DJ Yo-One – and fun for all! November is a terrific time to vacation on St. Barth; everything is newly opened, and excitement for the season bubbles like, well, Champagne. Take advantage of the Value Season rates and join us.

I hope to see you on the island.

Peg Walsh, President

P.S. Christmas in July? It’s not too soon to book for the Festive Season. Don’t miss out – we now have live availability online at http://stbarth.com/christmas-and-new-year-availability.

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Villas of St. Barth

We are pleased to welcome the newly refreshed Villa Marlin II to our portfolio as an exclusive listing.

Located directly on Gustavia’s picture-postcard harbor, this luxurious one bedroom tiered apartment almost seems to sit amidst the gently bobbing boats. The sound of the languorously lapping waves is delightful – and soothing. Guests love the covered terrace for cocktails and alfresco dining, complete with its view of all the maritime activity. A compact well-equipped kitchen includes a bar and opens to a chic and comfortable air-conditioned living-dining area. The master (king) bedroom is on the top level with an adjacent bath. A convenient mezzanine-level guest bath includes a shower. Marlin II is within walking distance to Gustavia’s restaurants and boutiques and Shell Beach.

Hotels of St. Barth

New ownership at 5 star Le Toiny is generating some exciting renovations. It will reopen on November 2 with its 15 Villa Suites newly decorated. An enhanced sandy beach area will include bathhouse facilities and be serviced by a valet who will take guests back and forth. Its renowned gastronomic restaurant Le Gaïac will be renovated to leverage a spectacular view of the sea. Guests will now have the option of taking breakfast there, adjacent to that gorgeous crescent-shaped pool. The hotel will close on April 1, 2016, and reopen on November 1 with 8-10 additional villas and a small beachfront spa. We will keep you updated on the hotel section of our website, and our hotel specialists will have the latest information and take bookings – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enjoy a fine dining experience in the sultry gardens of Le Guanahani’s signature restaurant, Bartolomeo. Book your reservation with our concierge team and be treated to a complimentary apéritif. Santé!

SBP News

Villa and Hotel Specialist Kathy Schlitzer recently returned from an island inspection trip. We are pleased to share her trip report.

Island News

This year, the harborside Baz Bar is open for the rest of the summer with a revised menu (they have scrumptious sushi) and great live band shows. The entertainment is “hot,” with groups like reggae legend Steel Pulse, Blue Birds of Paradise and the amazing Lynette Williams.

Summer Sessions will be rocking it across the island from August 5 to August 15.

Carole Gruson, well-known doyenne of St. Barth nightlife, will present her annual St. Barth Family Festival from July 30 to August 30, 2015. Carole is the proprietor of The First Floor, La Terrasse, the Yacht Club and the deliciously notorious Le Ti St. Barth. Carole has invited a talented group of artists and DJs including Tristan Casara (“The Avener”), Manu Lanvin and Outkast (“Hey Ya!”) to play at her venues. That’s a sure recipe for adding excitement to the August scene. For more information and to book, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Villa Ensoleillée – Grand Cul de Sac
Offered at €4,500,000

Located hillside in Grand Cul de Sac, this five bedroom tri-level villa is walking distance from the beach and offers a beautiful view of the bay’s turquoise waters. Newly renovated, spacious and luxurious, its main level includes a glass-enclosed living room, a gourmet kitchen, a dining area and an outdoor living space. An en suite bedroom with its own terrace is privately located mid-level, and the lower level features an expansive teak deck with an oversized swimming pool. Three en suite bedrooms, including the large master suite, all open to the pool terrace and enjoy ocean views. The fifth bedroom, also en suite, is set apart and has its own terrace.

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

Client Accolade

...My husband and I have not stopped talking about our trip to St. Barth and Villa Blue Diamond ... from the minute the door opened and I saw how beautiful the villa was and the amazing view. We really liked all the details, like having the sound system piping music inside and out and enjoying our wine and cheese soaking in the view. Sometimes I felt like I was in a painting! I’m dreaming of next year....

Leonard & Jeanine G., Hillsboro, NJ
Guests at
Villa Blue Diamond