Le Bulletin December 2016
Festive Season is upon us and our U.S. and St. Barth offices are bustling. Last-minute reservations are being booked, and our can-do concierge team is working overtime filling all manner of requests to ensure dream vacations for all. I’ll be back on the island December 15 and, as always, I’m excited to see the latest fashions in the boutiques, try the new restaurants and toast those Technicolor sunsets. Most of all, I love seeing families gathering in this special place to celebrate and make memories for a lifetime.
I’m pleased to announce the expansion of our real estate division, St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. The sales office will now have its own space just across the way from our office at rue Samuel Fahlberg, and we’ll celebrate the grand opening with a January open house. If you’re on the island, we hope you can join us. Maybe 2017 will be the year you buy that villa. Happy Holidays!
Our U.S. team enjoyed a holiday lunch and sends warm Seasons Greetings.
From left: Anne-Cécile Bedford, Tom Smyth (standing), Julia Hurd, Peg Walsh, Connie Walsh, Toni Laronga, Kathy Schlitzer, Julie Nally
I hope to see you on the island.
Peg Walsh, President
Villas of St. Barth
We are pleased to welcome Villa Joyeux Temps to our portfolio and to our exclusive Grand Cru collection.
Villa Joyeux Temps
At the tip-top of Pointe Milou, this stunning 3 bedroom villa leverages its location offering a gorgeous seascape and views of St. Jean and St. Maarten. The fiery sunsets are memorable, and guests love observing the island tradition of end-of-day cocktails on one of Villa Joyeux Temps’s multi-level terraces. The open floor plan is contemporary in design, and the décor offers a chic palette of soft grays, shades of sand and crisp whites with pops of nautical blue. The main level includes the kitchen, a dining area and a living room made for relaxing and marveling at the view. At opposite ends, two of the en suite bedrooms feature private terraces and views. The third bedroom, also en suite and with a view, is located just off the pool terrace. The infinity pool is striking and appears to spill into the sea. All this is just a 2-minute drive from the Christopher Hotel (think seaside dining and treatments at their sumptuous spa) and the sexy supper club Ti St. Barth, where tabletop dancing is optional but loads of fun. See full details and pictures.
*Rental of Grand Cru villas includes delivery of a breakfast of fresh fruit and French pastries, evening turndown service and other amenities.
Hotels of St. Barth
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France has bought its next-door neighbor – the 5 star Hotel Taïwana. It will be business – and fun ‒ as usual at both properties until late March, when the Taïwana will close for renovations. Stay tuned.
An exciting new addition to St. Barth’s restaurant scene is getting ready to open on Gustavia’s Shell Beach. The former Dõ Brazil is now SHELLONA, and they will take the sophistication level up a notch. Rumor has it they’ll give Nikki Beach a run for their euros. They will be open for lunch, sunset cocktails and dinner. SHELLONA will launch with a five-day festival (December 29-January 2). In collaboration with the uber-cool French clubbing label Limelight, they’ll bring in the most celebrated international house and electro DJs.
Real Estate News
Villa for Sale by St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty
Villa Triagoz – Flamands
Offered at € 3,700,000
Location is everything, and Villa Triagoz has that in spades. Just a few hundred yards from gorgeous Flamands Beach, its neighbors include the 5 star hotel Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Sleek and contemporary, Triagoz embodies the St. Barth villa lifestyle. Its 3,500 square feet incorporates a galley-style kitchen and airy living and dining rooms that open to a terrace, a pool deck and a stunning view of the sea. The heated pool is delightful. Outdoor living space includes a second terrace on the far side of the dining room – perfect for those seeking a little solitude. All three bedrooms – two masters and a smaller guest room – have well-appointed en suite baths
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We had an absolute blast and wish we were still there. Thanks to you – and your amazing staff. We loved staying on that side of the island (Pointe Milou), and the views were amazing. It was everything we had hoped for and then some!
Guest at Villa Mirande