Le Bulletin May 2016


Villa Galaxie

Hello from Cape Cod! With the High Season now drawn to a close, my husband Steve and I have bid au revoir to St. Barth and settled in stateside. And what a wonderful season it was! First, a grand merci to all our clients, many of whom have become our friends – we greatly appreciate your business ‒ and to the staff of our island and U.S. offices. Aren’t they the best? If you weren’t able to visit this winter, there are savings galore, as Value Season is well under way and will continue into the summer and fall (actually, until December 14). Visit the hotel section of our website for some terrific packages and promotional offers, and see below for our villa specials. As always, our villa and hotel specialists are at the ready and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I hope to see you on the island!

Peg Walsh, President

P.S. I was delighted to contribute to a fun lifestyle and design blog – on the subject of St. Barth, of course. Take a look. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Villas of St. Barth

We are pleased to welcome the following villas to our portfolio.


Villa Beauvoir

Villa Beauvoir
Located near the quaint fishing village of Corossol, the charming two bedroom Villa Beauvoir boasts lovely views and glorious sunsets. Guests are treated to a panorama of the hillside and beyond to the brilliant blue sea, where sailboats gracefully ply the waters dotted with the neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustache and St. Kitts. The comfortable living room opens to a spacious, sunny pool deck that runs the length of the house. A covered section of the deck is furnished for outdoor living and dining, and a well-equipped kitchen includes an island with seating. The two en suite bedrooms (king beds) are located on either side of the villa; one, slightly smaller, has its own terrace.


Villa Galaxie

Villa Galaxie
Stunning, contemporary and luxurious, the six bedroom Villa Galaxie is poised above the quieter side of Gustavia and boasts a breathtaking seascape and fiery sunsets. A terrace with a gorgeous infinity pool provides a focal point and is configured to include spacious living and dining areas. Sleeping accommodations include a master (French king) suite housed in a private pavilion. The other five lovely bedrooms, all with en suite baths, are located in an adjacent pavilion. Two connect via baths, making it ideal for families with younger children. The villa’s chic décor is ultra-modern with a white palette, and techno amenities include a surround sound music system. There is ample private parking, and Gustavia’s shops, restaurants and Shell Beach are just a short walk away. This is an exceptional vacation home and ideal for an extended family, and is the perfect venue to host a celebration.

SPECIALS

See the villas participating in the relaunch of our popular Drive, Dine & Relax Value Season Package. Its features include a week’s car rental and a dinner prepared and served by a private chef. And for those who have been asking, yes, Villa Rocamadour is again one of the villas.

There are some sweet savings and benefits to be had on the following villas:

Villa Manonjul
For new bookings from May 10 to July 10, 2016 (minimum 7-night stay), you have your choice of a 20% discount plus an in-villa dinner prepared by a personal chef, or a 30% discount.

Villas Naturelle 1, Naturelle 2 and Naturelle 3
From June 1 to 30, 2016, two 1-hour massages are offered per bedroom booked for any 6-night minimum rental.

Villa Seascape
Receive a 10% discount on a 5-night minimum reservation. Stay 7 nights or more and enjoy a 15% discount and one or more rental cars depending on how many of the villa’s six bedrooms you book. This offer is for new bookings and based on availability from May 5 to December 14, 2016.

Island News

Attention fashionistas: The island’s annual sales Les Soldes will continue until June 17, 2016.

SBP News

Two of our beloved longtime island staff members, Ted Deltour and Mai Vu thi Nu, are leaving us to pursue their dreams and new vocations. We are pleased to welcome Anne Laure Amy to the island team. We’re sure you’ll be pleased as well to work with her. Read all about it in Peg’s Blog.

We are pleased to announce that our island office Gérant (General Manager) and sailing guru, Benoit Meesemaecker, and his team won Les Voiles de St. Barth in their class racing on their Island Water World Melges 24 sailing boat. Congratulations, Benoit!

Hotels of St. Barth

The gorgeous Christopher offers two opportunities to eat, drink and be merry. Sunday evenings they do BBQ at their feet-in-the-sand poolside restaurant Mango. Fresh local lobsters and premium cuts of meat will be on the grill – all to be enjoyed with live music (through August 21). Tuesday evening is Gypset Night at the sophisticated Taïno restaurant. A sushi buffet is complemented by grilled lobsters and prime rib. Music will be by the divine duo of island favorites Soley and Christian (through August 23). Our concierge team would be pleased to book you a table for either evening – or both!

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

We are pleased to list several brand-new contemporary apartments located in a small grouping of semi-detached townhouses called the Solandra complex. Most face northwest, while A1 and A2 face northeast. All are just a short walk from popular Lorient Beach. This prime locale places the owner in proximity to all the village has to offer: bakeries, grocery shopping, casual dining and more. In each apartment, an open floor plan encompasses a compact kitchen with island seating; a laundry room and a guest bath are conveniently adjacent. The living room opens via glass sliders to a covered dining terrace and a private garden-like yard with enough room to add a Jacuzzi or a plunge pool. A striking banistered staircase leads to a small landing with an en suite bedroom on either end, one with a balcony. Two parking spaces in front of the villa are included. Hurry! Only five are still available for purchase.

Solandra C1, Solandra B2, Solandra B1, Solandra A2, Solandra A1

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

Client Accolade

Everything about the trip was great. We are looking forward to returning. This was our second time on the island and our first renting a villa, so we're still learning about staying in St. Barths. We enjoyed walking to Colombier from our villa via the trail by Flamands, and I was pleasantly surprised by the ease and cost of renting a surfboard from Hookipa in St. Jean (it's about 35 euros for a 24-hour rental, which includes pads and straps for the car, a board bag, and wax). We enjoyed the restaurants and getting pizza from L'Isoletta and taking it back to our villa. Thanks again for all of your assistance. Your help and that of the on-island staff was much appreciated; everyone was courteous and very professional.

Harrison
Columbia, SC
Guest at
Villa Brume de Mer