Le Bulletin Mid-Summer 2016


Villa La Lune

Hello! I hope you had a terrific 4th of July weekend, and are enjoying a summer of sunny days with family and friends. St. Barth has slipped into a quieter time – one that many of our clients love. They love the Value Season pricing, too. Think lazy beach days, long rosé-sipping lunches and catching up on your reading – poolside. Our concierge team is always delighted to recommend restaurants and make reservations, or book a day of snorkeling on a catamaran. Maybe this will be the year you become a certified diver. Visit our villa section for a wide range of choices, and contact our specialists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If a St. Barth summer vacation is already “on the books,” check out the calendar section below to up your fun factor.

I hope to see you on the island!

Peg Walsh, President

P.S. There’s always something new on St. Barth and we all love shopping at the “all-new” Oasis Market. Read all about it in my Blog.

Villas of St. Barth

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


Villa Shadowfax

Villa Shadowfax
Located in Flamands, the lovely 3 bedroom Villa Shadowfax treats guests to views of the sea, neighboring islands and lush green hills. Well laid out with soothing minimalist décor, it’s vacation-perfect, and a long, heated infinity pool sparkles in the sun. The villa’s sleek summer-white kitchen opens to an alfresco covered dining area. There are two French king bedrooms, and another with twin beds convertible to a king. Glass sliders open to a deck and frame a view of the sea, and they are also screened, providing the option of enjoying tropical breezes. Location bonuses include proximity to the beloved neighborhood bakery La Petite Colombe for breakfast pastries or baguettes, or to pick up a sandwich en route to nearby gorgeous Flamands Beach.


Villa La Lune

Villa La Lune
This stunning 2 bedroom villa is situated just so in Pointe Milou, boasting a three-sided vista of the sea and fiery sunsets. La Lune offers privacy, contemporary-styled sophistication and a wealth of special features. The living room is furnished for comfort, conversation and feet-up TV viewing, and an air-conditioned office area makes the space truly multifunctional. The chicly simple décor is complemented by a soothing custom-designed palette, and designer accessories add punch and panache. Elevated above the main level, a sleek kitchen and adjacent dining area open to a shaded porch and a spacious sunroom furnished for relaxing and dining. The views from here are particularly dramatic. A long solar-heated pool is the focal point of an expansive deck; an open cabana and a lower-level gazebo provide additional outdoor living space. Two equally sized air-conditioned master suites have king beds, smartly appointed en suite baths and glass sliders to decks overlooking the ocean. The doors and windows are screened, providing the option of enjoying tropical breezes and the sound of the surf.

Calendar

July 14, 2016 – Bastille Day

  • 11 am – Ceremony at the Collectivity
  • 5:30 pm – Pétanque Competition
  • 8 pm – Fireworks and dancing on the dock. Wear your best Havaianas.

August 5-16, 2016 – St. Barth Summer Sessions
The island’s annual rock festival has just announced a stunning international lineup. They’ll be appearing at venues throughout the island including La Plage, Le Sereno and the Christopher. St. Barth Properties is pleased to be one of the sponsors. Their Facebook Page has all the latest updates. Come on down and rock out!

November 3-6, 2016 ‒ St. Barth Gourmet Festival
This delicious annual event has just announced its dates and “Godfather,” Christian le Squer. The Executive Chef at Hotel George V’s Le Cinq has just been awarded a third Michelin star. Six additional chefs with impressive credentials will be hosted by some of the island’s top hotels and restaurants. Guests will be treated to specially created menus that celebrate French cuisine with an island flair. Our villa and hotel specialists will match you to a perfect property – villa or hotel – and assist with event reservations. Your memorable culinary experience begins with an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SBP News

Whether you’re an island newbie or a devotee, you’re sure to enjoy A Beginner’s Guide to St. Barth’s, posted on Vogue magazine’s online platform. We enjoyed working with the writer, Lindsay Silberman, and are as pleased as Ti- Punch with the recommendation and kudos on our portfolio of “palatial pads” and our service. We love our concierge team!

Our island gérant (General Manager), Benoit Meesemaecker, continues to tally sailing honors. Last month he placed 4th in the Masters Class at Laser Worlds in Mexico and then came home to win (again!) the Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships. This September he’ll sail stateside in the U.S. National Laser Masters, and next year he’ll compete in the Laser Worlds in Croatia.

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

Villa Sarah – Devé
Offered at € 5,250,000

This 5 bedroom estate offers stunning views of both Petit and Grand Cul de Sac. It features a well-equipped kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining space, including a gazebo with a BBQ. This is an ideal vacation home for those who love to entertain. The living area opens to an expansive sun deck with a lovely pool. Four bedrooms, with smartly appointed en suite bathrooms, are in the main house. A separate bungalow includes the fifth en suite bedroom, a living area and a kitchenette. Perfect accommodations for teens or guests. Price recently reduced to € 5,250,000.

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

Client Accolade

We had a terrific time. TERRIFIC! We totally loved Chimère. It was a 9½ on a 10 scale in my mind. The pool was a highlight for us...the gym was excellent; we used it three times. Views were great. The house was stocked better than any house we ever rented, and it made it very comfortable for us.

Stephen
Corona del Mar, CA
Guest at Villa Chimère

Client Tip

Diving with Thierry Balaska (of Plongée Caraïbes) is great!

Rex
St. Paul, MN
Guest at Villa Suite Maison