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Where can I rent or buy beach chairs?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Clients often ask us if there are any beach chairs at the villa where they will be staying. Some villas do have beach chairs for the clients’ use. However, the chairs do not last long and rust-out often due to the salt air.

Have no fear! A solution is near!

You can rent them! You can also buy them!

Sand chairs are available for rent (or for sale) at Casarina, a little boutique in St. Jean that is located across the street from the Pelican Shops and Nikki Beach. The price for the rental is 5 euros per day (3 day minimum). If you are staying longer than 10 days, then you might as well buy them as they are for sale for 50 euros. Casarina is open every day from 9:30am to 7:00 pm.

Beach chairs for rent or sale at Casarina

Beach chairs for rent or sale at Casarina

We have also been able to find them at the CCPF True Value Store in Public (pronounced the French way, “pooblique”). We also were able to purchase our cooler there. Both shops have umbrellas but you should keep an eye on them when those wonderful breezes become gusty.

Beach chairs at CCPF True Value store

Beach chairs at CCPF True Value store

The sand chairs are ideal for people who like to explore all of the beautiful beaches that we have on St. Barth. Go to the boulangerie, get your baguette, make or buy sandwiches, pack your cooler, your beach towels and your chairs and off you go. Want to try another beach in the afternoon? No problem, keep the chairs etc. in your car; it’s that easy.

Our beach chairs

Our beach chairs

If you prefer to stay put and decide not to pack a cooler for the day, you can pamper yourself by renting a lounge chair where you can have access to drinks and food with a little music thrown in for good measure. St. Jean Beach has two options:

Carib Waterplay not only rents windsurfing boards and gives windsurfing lessons, they have beach chaises (with pads) and umbrellas that you can rent for the day. The price is 10 euros a day for a chaise and 10 euros a day for an umbrella. Just sign up at their booth.

Jeanne at Carib Waterplay

Jeanne at Carib Waterplay

Beach lounges from Carib Waterplay

Beach lounges from Carib Waterplay

La Plage restaurant at Le Tom Beach Hotel has fancier lounge chairs and umbrellas. The chairs are 15 euros a day and the umbrella is 10 euros a day (no towel or pad is included); just sign up at the Pink Parrot Bar.

Pink Parrot Bar at La Plage

Pink Parrot Bar at La Plage

Beach lounges at La Plage (Tom Beach Hotel)

Beach lounges at La Plage (Tom Beach Hotel)

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Why not call us to reserve a romantic vacation at a villa or hotel and put a photo of it in the card that you are giving to your valentine? Imagine the reaction! Some people already jumped on our special offer for a February stay that includes an automatic Suzuki Jimny car rental at Villa Bamboo; you can still take advantage of the offer and book a 7-9 night stay between February 20 and March 01, 2011.

Villa Bamboo

Villa Bamboo

Want to arrive earlier? Book a 7 night or longer stay at beautiful Villa Piment, stay between February 13 and February 24 and you will receive a 100 euro voucher to be used for a fun evening at Le Ti St. Barth! For more information, please call 1-800-421-3396 or email info@stbarth.com, mention Peg’s Blog and we will take good care of you. (We can suggest other options, too.)

Villa Piment

Villa Piment

Baby, it’s cold outside (and snowy)? Cheri, it’s warm in St. Barth (and sunny)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Have you had enough of winter? Why not do what my son, Mark Smyth and his wife Cynthia did last week? They hired a babysitter and escaped from the frigid cold of Massachusetts.

As many of you already know I am married to a dentist. My son, Mark is also a dentist and bought my husband’s dental practice a few years ago. The St. Barth Dental Association held their annual meeting at the Capitainerie January 17-21, 2011, so Steve and Mark took the course and learned a lot. (I will have more details on the 2012 meeting in a future blog for any of you dentists who may be interested.) The course finished at 11:30 am each day, so there was plenty of time left to play and Thursday evening the SBDA hosted a cocktail party followed by dinner and a fashion show at La Plage.

Mark wanted his picture taken with the model at  La Plage

Mark wanted his picture taken with the model at La Plage

Mark and Cynthia arrived via Tradewind Aviation from San Juan. The first order of business was to clear immigration by showing their passports to a friendly gendarme. Then on to the luggage carousel to retrieve their bags and head out the door, turn right and walk to the car rental area and check in at our booth.

Mark and Cynthia at SBH immigration

Mark and Cynthia at SBH immigration

Mark and Cynthia ouside of arrival hall

Mark and Cynthia ouside of arrival hall

Mark checks in at our booth

Mark checks in at our booth

It was great to have them here. They haven’t been to St Barth since their last child was born in 1990, so they really noticed the changes and loved the fact that the island remains as charming as ever.

February is fast approaching and the groundhog will soon be reminding you that there are still 6 more weeks of winter ahead of you. Do you need an incentive to come down here with your honey?

Surprise your significant other for Valentine’s Day! Book Villa Bamboo for any stay in February and a Suzuki Jimny car rental will be included in the rate! That is a savings of 450 euros per week! Just think of how many romantic dinners you can have with that extra 450 euros in your pocket. Villa Bamboo is lovely and private. Guests love to listen to the sounds of the sea as they sit on the pool deck and marvel at view and the ever-changing colors of the crystal clear water on Grand Cul de Sac Bay. For more information, please call 1-800-421-3396 or email info@stbarth.com.

Villa Bamboo

Villa Bamboo

November Party – more villa suggestions

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Per usual, St Barth takes a snooze in September and early October when the French take their mandated 5 week vacations. That means many hotels, restaurants and boutiques are closed.

However there is still a lot to do and you can still dine at a different restaurant every night as St Barth is starting to wake up and readying itself for “The Season”. Our office on the island is open and ready to welcome you! The staff can make your dinner reservations, book an in-villa massage and much more.

St Barth Properties office

Many people enjoy this time of year as it is so peaceful. Relaxing at your villa reading a good book then taking a dip in your own private swimming pool might be just what the doctor ordered. Explore the beaches and you may find one or two practically deserted- fun! It’s time for some well-deserved R & R.

As promised, I am recommending two more villas that would be great for your early November stay.

For just the two of you:

Villa Bamboo in Grand Cul de Sac:

Dream About: A romantic little retreat complete with a 4-poster bed and a panoramic view of Grand Cul de Sac and the Drive Dine Relax Package that is included!

It’s in the Details: A casual, comfy living room opens onto a tiered pool deck and a covered terrace. The open-air kitchenette with its bar does double duty at cocktail time.

SBP Loves: The shower – open the door and jump into the pool!

Villa Bamboo Terrace

Villa Bamboo Terrace

Two couples?

Villa Birdy in Pointe Milou

Dream About: Slipping into your plunge pool just steps from your air-conditioned living room – and drinking in a panoramic view

It’s in the Details: Contemporary design and minimalist décor are softened by a soothing color scheme of grays and whites.

SBP Loves: The mirrors in the living room that capture the magnificent views of the sea.

Villa Birdy Pool and View

Villa Birdy Pool and View

Send an email to info@stbarth.com, mention Peg’s Blog and receive a 5% discount on any stay that encompasses November 05, 06 or 07, 2010. If you miss out on these two, I will suggest two more in my next blog.

If you are a confirmed client and have not already done so, please email concierge@stbarth.com so that we may add you to our guest list.

If you have not yet booked your villa or hotel, please email info@stbarth.com and one of our Villa and Hotel Specialists will contact you.