Le Bulletin - October/November 2014


Christopher Hotel

Come late-October, St. Barth slowly and languorously starts to wake up, and the excitement builds as the hotels, restaurants and shops reopen. It’s like how you feel when you open your eyes after your poolside nap and think about having sunset cocktails at Dõ Brazil, dinner at Christopher’s Taïno then catching the show at the notorious Le Ti St. Barth. Fun! Late October and November are delightful times to visit, and at Value-Season pricing, you’ll have some extra Euros to shop in those just-opened boutiques. See our calendar section for what’s happening.

I hope to see you on the island!

Peg Walsh, President

Calendar

  • October 30 – November 3 - Taste of St. Barth Gourmet Festiva
  • November 9 – Piteå Day - The island celebrates its handing back from Sweden to France, and the Gustavialoppet road race is just one of the day’s fun activities
  • November 14 – SBP’s Seaside Soirée at Flamand’s Hôtel Taïwana. All our clients who are on-island will be our guests as we launch the season.
  • November 19 – Beaujolais Nouveau. We will be popping the cork at 7:01 p.m. at Le Cellier du Gouverneur in Gustavia.

Island News

St. Barth was caught by surprise when Tropical Storm Gonzalo intensified into a hurricane on October 13. As a result, many boats, still in the water, were damaged or lost. Fortunately, overall, there was no severe damage, and the island has the infrastructure to recover quickly. Everyone went right into clean-up mode. As is our protocol, we check in with our clients and make sure they are weathering the weather and are safe & sound. One couple reported back to say, “We found it to be quite an experience” and the sun was shining brightly the next day.

Villas of St. Barth

Have you booked your holiday stay yet? Visit our website to see our availability list for some great options.

St. Barth Properties News

We are getting ready to launch our brand-new website, and we are excited. Stay tuned for the date it goes online. We’d love your feedback.

SBP has just retained a new public relations firm. New York-based DQMPR specializes in destination-specific PR, and since we have an amazing destination, we think it is a great fit. We are always pleased to work with journalists and the media. Inquiries can be directed to DQMPR via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone @ 212-598-1160.

Hotels of St. Barth

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France – We are pleased to share the exciting news that one of our partner hotels, the Hotel St. Barth Isle de France, has rebranded and has just reopened as the Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. It is now the third Maison in the Cheval Blanc collection. The rebranding comes with refurbishments and exciting new changes. We are looking forward to our hotel inspection in November and sharing the details with you.

Many of our hotel partners have some wonderful packages for an extend-the-summer stay. We love the Christopher’s Silver, Gold and Diamond Packages which give you a resort credit in an amount depending on your length of stay. Your options for the credit include services at their divine spa. Packages available October 20 – December 19. See details, and contact one of our hotel specialists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book.

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

Villa A Bientôt – Toiny
Offered at €2,400,000

Ensconced in the craggy and dramatic Toiny hillside, this very private two bedroom villa leverages its location and captures the gentle trade winds, the sounds of the surf and a gorgeous seascape. A one-level open floor plan includes living and dining areas and a well-equipped kitchen with a bar. The two bedrooms are located on either end of the villa, and each features a water view. Outdoor living space is centered around the swimming pool with ample space for sunning and a covered area for shade seekers. Re-priced at €2,400,000.

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

Client Tip

We had a great dinner at Bonito, and thanks to Ted at the island office for the recommendation. John
Alison Park, PA
Guest at Villa Acerola

 

Client Accolade

We spent an absolutely great week at Villa Royal Palm. A spectacular view, quiet, cozy, clean and full of light. We enjoyed our holidays very much! Anne, I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing an amazing trip and stay in St. Barth. Guest: Alexander
Moscow, Russia
Guest at Villa Royal Palm