Le Bulletin November 2020

The St. Barth Season Is Underway


It goes without saying, I LOVE St. Barth all year round, but I especially love our little island in November when venues reopen for the season. Some might expect it would be a bit quieter this year, but we are excited to share that pre-Thanksgiving arrival numbers from this past weekend matched 2019 levels. This season’s visitors will find their favorite shops and restaurants eager to welcome them with safety measures in place, and everyone will be pleased to find some new additions. Come see! On behalf of St. Barth Properties, we wish you and yours a safe—and delicious Thanksgiving. 

Peg Walsh - Founder

P.S. If you’re dreaming about celebrating the holidays on St. Barth, we strongly encourage you not to delay. Search New Year's Availability Here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

P.P.S. You’ll find regularly updated COVID-19 information on our website, here. Your safety is our priority.

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Private Villas

A private villa provides a safety-insured and dream-worthy tropical vacation. We're sure to have one to suit your style and budget. Wouldn't you just love to celebrate the holidays and ring in 2021 in St. Barth? Search New Year's Availability here and reach out to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Villa Cloud Nine

Newly Listed - Cloud Nine

Have you ever dreamed about vacationing on a houseboat? Then we have just the villa for you. The perfectly named Cloud Nine is poised on Gustavia's iconic harbor and within walking distance of all the little town offers. Configured over three levels, the master bedroom and its adjacent bath are tip-top and there’s a mid-level guest bedroom. The air-conditioned main level encompasses a compact kitchen, living and dining areas and a covered terrace furnished for relaxing. It’s just the spot to enjoy your beverage of choice or an alfresco meal. What a view!

Book a St. Barth "Workcation"

Pictured: Home Office @ Villa Wake Up

WORKCATION? What’s that? First and foremost, it’s a terrific— safe, and fun way to counter the ordeals of a pandemic-related winter. In many families, Mom and Dad are working remotely, the kids are learning virtually, and things look, well, bleak. The solution? An extended stay in a private villa. Think about a morning swim in your pool before Skyping and ZOOMing, then treating yourself to a late day beach visit. Wouldn’t this be the perfect time to refresh your high school French? We can arrange language lessons and cultural experiences that are educational and fun for both adults and children.

Hotels of St. Barth

St. Barth Properties partners with many of the island’s most prestigious hotels. See our collection the Hotels of St. Barth and watch this space for the latest news and specials. Reach out to our hotel specialists for more information and to book: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hôtel Villa Marie Saint-Barth

We are pleased to announce that our hotel partner, the 5 star boho-chic Villa Marie Saint-Barth, reopened for the season on November 20. Set just so in the hills of Colombier the views are as stunning as the ambience. New this season is its Gyp Sea St. Barth Beach Club (on the Pelican side of St. Jean Beach just East of Nikki Beach). A 7-night minimum stay in the 2 bedroom Master Villa comes with a complimentary mini-moke rental. For all the details or to make your reservation, contact one of our Hotel Specialists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Island News

We’re happy to share that the popular Voyageur Ferry has resumed service between St. Martin and St. Barth and the Great Bay Express is scheduled to resume November 26th – both docking in the heart of Gustavia. Guests need to show proof of a negative PCR test received no more than 72 hours before boarding, agree to a pre-boarding temperature check, and wear a mask. All safety precautions are observed. The Great Bay Express is expected to resume service in early December.

Food, Glorious Food

New Beachfront Restaurant - Gyp Sea St. Barth Beach Club

Who doesn’t love a feet-in-the-sand lunch? And if it’s the sand at sexy St. Jean Beach and the restaurant has a bohemian vibe, even better. New this season, the Gyp Sea St. Barts Beach Club is already getting repeat customers. They offer a sophisticated BBQ lunch menu using locally sourced and seasonal produce and its Rum Bar shakes up serious Dark & Stormy. Created and operated by the owners of the Villa Marie-Saint Barth hotel in partnership with well-known island restaurateur Pascal Ramette, it’s open to the public. Our concierge team will be happy to book you a table and reserve beach chairs and umbrellas (based on availability) for pre-and-post lunch sunning and snoozing. Save a little time for shopping. The Club includes a chic-boutique. Read all about it in Peg’s Blog.

SBP News

St Barth Properties' Ultimate Private Jet Experience

We are pleased to announce a special private jet experience in conjunction with Tradewind Aviation. Enjoy a safe, seamless, and stress-free journey from anywhere in the U.S. to St. Barth via San Juan. Upon arrival in San Juan, guests will enjoy a wing to wing transfer from the jet direct to the awaiting Tradewind Pilatus. Additional benefits include complimentary round-trip ground transportation, an onboard amenity kit, and a 10% discount on a future trip with Tradewind. Guests booking this private jet experience through us will be treated to our VIP Beach Picnic during their stay. A gourmet lunch—complete with rosé, beach chairs and umbrellas.

Welcome our newest Team members Isaure and Fuen

We are open for business! And that means both our harbor side St. Barth Properties rental office and St. Barth Properties | Sotheby’s International Realty sales office. We are pleased to welcome two new island staff members.

Isaure Gravier – Villa Rental Specialist

Isaure comes to us from Paris, where she was born and raised, and where she began what is already an impressive career. She came to St. Barth for an internship at the 5 star Le Toiny and fell in love with the island! Returning to Paris, she honed her hospitality and customer skills at two of the city’s most iconic hotels, the Ritz Paris and the Hotel Le Crillon, But St. Barth beckoned, and we’re delighted to have her. Isaure is enamored with St. Barth’s gastronomy and her favorite restaurant is Le Tamarin. She enjoys tennis, running, and hiking—especially to Colombier, her beach of choice.

Fuensanta Arnaldos – Communications and Marketing Specialist, St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Real Estate

Born and raised in Murcia, a delightful city in southeastern Spain, Fuensanta is known simply as Fuen to her friends and colleagues. After earning a BA in Advertising and Public Relations from Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia, Fuen worked in the Spanish resort area of La Manga. Later, she relocated to Dublin and worked for several years at the Westin Dublin Hotel. Fuen is fluent in English and French and is thrilled to make her home in St. Barth. She enjoys scuba diving, dancing, and hiking. In her new role Fuen will be involved in a variety of marketing initiatives and she looks forward to welcoming our clients to the Sotheby sales office, and interacting with buyers to ensure a smooth process.

St. Barth Properties-St. Barth On-Island Team (Rear L to R) - Benoit Meesemaecker, Laura Commaret, Romain Cannone, Jenna Masseglia. Middle (L to R) - Nadine Roland, Fuensanta Arnaldos, Isaure Gravier, Anaïs Brethome, Enzo Mondary.  Front - Pascale Minarro-Baudouin. (Photo taken at Villa ELA - Flamands Beach)

Concierge Corner

This dynamic duo can secure an intimate table à deux at the island’s top restaurants and book just about anything from a private chef, bachelorette party, or a babysitter, to a beach picnic. Take a hike? Well, they’ll tell you where, when, and with whom. What would round out your dream vacation? Sailing, snorkeling, shopping? Take a look at services offered. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask!

Laura Commaret
On-Island Concierge

Julia Hurd
USA Concierge

“Our Guests Say...”

From one of our guests who enjoyed a recent November villa vacation at Villa D’Zir:

We had the absolute best vacation! The house was even better than we expected, and the layout was perfect for 3 couples! Our favorite places for lunch were Lil Rock, Shellona and Nikki Beach. The views at Lil Rock were breath taking! Our favorite spot for dinner was Bonito- service, food and drinks were all impeccable! We also loved having massages at the villa. Thank you so much for making our stay perfect and unforgettable! We will be back.

B & T , Rogersville, MO

What say you? We’d love to hear about your favorite beach, restaurant or island experience. And if you have photos you’d like to share – even better!

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Villa La Plage – Lorient Beachfront
Price Upon Application

Will this be the year you realize your dream of owning a villa on St. Barth? Our island sales office is Open for Business.

One of St Barth’s most luxurious beachfront estates, this 7 bedroom property is set on beautiful Lorient Beach. Here turquoise waters offer tranquil swimming and world-class surfing. Features include wraparound terraces providing easy access to the interior from all sides, a stunning pool, a spacious living area, and a gourmet kitchen. An expansive courtyard encompasses a private spa and a bar. The 5 equal master suites are all accessible from the courtyard. A 2 bedroom caretaker’s house is located by the property's entrance. The property allows for expansion. Impressive rental revenue history.