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The 10 Most Romantic One Bedroom Villas in St. Barth – Here’s Why

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

I have some very exciting news for couples who are looking for a romantic St. Barth getaway. As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, we thought about love, how so many people are in love with each other, and, like all of us, fall in love with St. Barth.

What could we do to enhance a St. Barth honeymoon, anniversary, or just a retreat for lovers to make their villa experience extra special? We created a Romance Collection! I am very excited to announce that, for all new reservations of seven nights or more, when you reserve one of the villas in our Romance Collection, you and your significant other will be treated to two 45 minute in-villa massages. A couples massage is available upon request, based on the therapists’ availability. (7 night minimum stay required.)

THE ROMANCE COLLECTION

AN EXCLUSIVE CLASSIFICATION OF VILLAS PRESENTED BY ST. BARTH PROPERTIES


Villa Silhouette

Villa Silhouette was designed and built by the owner, a renowned St. Barth architect, and created with romance and tropical weather in mind, everything but the king bedroom, office area, and en suite bathroom is outside. The outdoor living area and kitchen are undercover, while the dining area is located in a gazebo where there’s the second TV. All of this surrounds the plunge pool and overlooks the view of the water at Anse des Cayes. The view is also visible from the king bed; you can even flip the mirror in the bathroom to enjoy the view while you are brushing your teeth!


Villa Moana

Affordable and adorable Villa Moana is a brand new romantic villa designed with honeymooners in mind. It is tucked into the Lorient hillside and enjoys views of the hills and peeks of Lorient Beach. The villa is fully air-conditioned, making it an excellent choice for year-round honeymoons. There’s a TV with French satellite and Apple TV service in the living area, a fully equipped kitchen and a king bedroom with a garden view, SONOS, and a double sink en suite bath. The very private plunge pool and deck area complete the romantic ambiance.


Villa Bonbonnière

Villa Bonbonnière, located in the trendy area of Pointe Milou, is equally romantic. The villa faces the breezy side with views of the rolling surf crashing into the rocky coast below. I love listening to the waves; it’s so romantic. Bonbonnière is spacious and features a king bedroom, an en suite bath with double vanities, a view of the pool, and Apple TV. Prefer his and her bathrooms? There’s a second bath in the mezzanine above the air-conditioned living room with US satellite TV, kitchen, and dining area. For couples who enjoy the nightlife, the infamous Le Ti St. Barth is within walking distance. Stroll on over for late-night drinks or dinner and a cabaret show.


Villa Blue Diamond

Villa Blue Diamond is a favorite for couples looking for romance and one of the most beautiful views on the island. Sunsets, anyone? Many guests return year after year, so you should book early! Fully air-conditioned, there are two pavilions offering gorgeous views. One features the air-conditioned living room, kitchen, dining area, and guest bath. The bedroom is in the 2nd pavilion and features a king-sized bed, en suite bath with double vanities, and a TV with US satellite service; glass sliders provide access to the pool and frame the view. Outdoor dining, both covered and open, temp guests to linger longer and enjoy sunset cocktails before heading out to dinner. Blue Diamond is the perfect venue for enjoying your in-villa massages.


Villa Léana

Villa Léana is an intimate romantic option that offers an incredible view over Flamands Beach. Imagine sitting in your private, heated plunge pool, and gazing at the blue Caribbean Sea. There are three pavilions, one with the air-conditioned living area that offers US and French satellite TV service, and the fully equipped kitchen. Another features the king bedroom with a half bath and a balcony that overlooks the view; the third houses the spacious bathroom with a shower that faces the view. The incredibly romantic gourmet restaurant, François Plantation at the 5-star hotel Villa Marie is just up the hill.


Villa Little Caramba

Villa Little Caramba is another adorable villa situated on the breezy side of Pointe Milou. It boasts a gorgeous view of the sea, the rocky cliffs along the shoreline, and brilliant sunrises. The oh-so-romantic queen bedroom has a picture window facing the water as well as a TV with US and French Satellite service. The en suite bath with double vanities also features a window with a sea view. There is a compact kitchen with a dining area. The sunny deck, plunge pool, and outdoor covered seating area add to the ambiance.


Villa Caza Lili

Villa Caza Lili is the perfect romantic spot for couples who decide they want to stay in a villa on the beach. Many beaches on St. Barth are protected from development, but Lorient Beach isn’t one of them. It’s a lovely reef-protected beach with small waves and areas that are good for swimming. Some parts have coral and one end offers waves that are often perfect for surfers. In fact, there is a surf shack mid-beach. Caza Lili is one row back from in beachfront and is therefore private. Fully air-conditioned and with contemporary décor, the villa has a comfortable living room, full kitchen, and an en suite bedroom with a French king bed. Electronics include French satellite TV, Apple TV, and SONOS. Guests enjoy walking to the bakery for their fresh baguette and croissants, to two grocery stores and going to Jo-Jo Burger for a quick lunch or dinner.


Villa Alphane

Villa Alphane is located on the breezy side of the gated community of Mont Jean and enjoys terrific views of the sunrise, Marigot Bay and the sea beyond. It is ideal for enjoying those very romantic massages. The en suite queen bedroom affords a view of the pool and the beautiful garden. Cozy up in the air-conditioned living room that features a TV with US satellite service and is next to the compact kitchen. Dine alfresco or relish the expansive view while sitting by the long lap pool.


Villa Genia

Villa Genia is an exceptional spot perfectly designed for lovers. There are multiple areas to share, including the elegantly furnished air-conditioned living room and the numerous outdoor options near the delightful pool. The king bedroom has a nook suitable for your two 45 minute massages. The kitchen is well equipped and there’s a washing machine for guests’ use, which is very unusual, due to the scarcity of water. A public path through the Guanahani Hotel (due to reopen in the fall of 2020) that leads to Anse Marechal is available for guests to use.


Villa Gouverneur Jewel

Villa Gouverneur Jewel exudes romance. It is honeymoon-haven, wonderfully situated high above gorgeous, undeveloped Gouverneur Beach and not far from Gustavia and St. Jean. The furnishings are lovely and include a 4-poster king bed with a TV that pops up from the footboard, an en suite bath with gold fixtures, a clawfoot tub, and a rain head shower. The kitchenette is on the terrace. In addition to the two massages, many amenities such as daily continental breakfast consisting of pastries, bread, orange juice, milk, jam, butter & fresh eggs, daily turndown service (upon request), free Nespresso coffee, 1 bottle of water (still and sparkling) and soft drinks upon arrival. Mix and match Champagne, red wine, white wine or Rosé for a total of 2 bottles per week are included for bookings of 7 nights or more.

If you would like to stay in one of the villas in our Romance Collection, please contact reservations@stbarth.com. I am sure you will enjoy it immensely.

Anne-Cécile Bedford’s May 2016 Trip Report

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

BONJOUR! As many of you know, our staff travels to St. Barth at least twice a year in order keep up-to-date on all that is happening on our favorite little island. It is extremely important that we inspect and re-inspect our Properties, dine at the restaurants, participate in activities and meet with our on-island colleagues. That way, we can better serve you when planning your St. Barth vacation.

Today’s Guest Blog is written by our Bilingual St. Barth Specialist Anne-Cécile Bedford.

Enjoy.

Sunny regards,
Peg

Anne-Cecile Bedford

Anne-Cécile Bedford

I just returned from a week on St Barth, my favorite place to work! As you all may know by now, I take two trips a year, in the spring and fall, to inspect our new properties and revisit villas I have not seen in a while as well as the one that went through renovation. I must have full knowledge to report back to all of my clients and be able to match them with the best property!

There are so many to choose from that it can be a bit overwhelming, so my job is to make it easy for you and guide you through the selection process. From a romantic villa for two perched high up on the hill to a family-friendly place by the beach or a luxurious 5 star villa or hotel, you can rely on my expertise to find your dream place on this little piece of paradise.

Villa Inspection

Villa Inspection at Villa Jade, a 5 star villa in Marigot

This time my trip was a bit bittersweet because I had to say goodbye to two of my long time coworkers who are moving on with their lives and leaving the island for a new promising future. I will miss Ted’s “Joie de vivre” and Mai’s Zen attitude but I was happy to welcome Anne Laure who tagged along with me on some of my visits. Many of you will have the chance to meet her on the island; she is very professional and simply gorgeous.

On my first night I had dinner with Peg at the Les Bananiers restaurant located in Colombier. It is a casual but wonderful restaurant, adjacent to La Colombe bakery where they bake the best baguettes on the island. Les Bananiers serves French and International cuisine; the perfect place to chill out after a day of travel! Their pizzas are as good as the ones at The Hideaway and I had the best Mahi-Mahi dish I have ever had on St Barth. I could not resist having “Escargot” (snails) as an appetizer of course; it is very French. This place is open for lunch, dinner but closed on Sundays.

Mahi-Mahi at Les Bananiers

Mahi-Mahi at Les Bananiers

This time I stayed at villa Mon Cheri, a deluxe property located hillside in Lurin with incredible views. For those looking for proximity to town, this is the ideal place to be. Both St. Jean and Gustavia are within a 7 minute drive. The villa features a large living area and kitchen with two equal bedrooms on both sides and a third little bedroom perfect for a child or a nanny. As a plus, the villa is fully air conditioned.

The living room opens up to a nice covered terrace where guest can dine by the pretty edge pool while watching the sunset. To my surprise the owner has added a Jacuzzi which was perfect for me to relax after longs days of visits and standing on my feet.

Villa Mon Cheri

Villa Mon Cheri

Mon Cheri Jacuzzi

Mon Cheri Jacuzzi

From Mon Cheri, I enjoyed the convenience of walking to one of my favorite restaurants, “Santa Fe” to say a last goodbye to Manu the owner. He is off to the South of France where he spent his childhood attending school there and seemed pretty happy about it. Do not worry, the Santa Fe will remain but with a new owner.

Amongst the new villas I visited, I absolutely loved Villa Kelly, a chic three bedroom villa, located near Gustavia and perfect for families. From the villa you can enjoy the panoramic view of St. Jean and a constant ballet of planes in the distance. The villa is beautifully designed in a nice contemporary style and features 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms can communicate), a fitness room, a nice outdoor living space with a bar/kitchenette and a large barbecue to dine alfresco! The indoor living area and kitchen is fully air conditioned for those who cannot handle the heat. The long infinity heated pool (58 by 11 feet) is gorgeous with a shallow part where you can lay on chaise lounges. You will enjoy the convenience of being near your favorite restaurants and shopping spots in Gustavia.

Villa Kelly

Villa Kelly in Lurin

While you are strolling the streets of Gustavia, take the time to stop at the “Eden Fine Art Gallery” located near L’Isola restaurant and owned by Cathia Klimovsky. The gallery, hosted by Lynda Jacques, specializes in artwork and sculptures from selected leading International artists. They have several boutiques in the world; 3 in New-York, 1 in San Francisco, 2 in Tel Aviv and 1 in St. Barth. You will recognize the amazing work of the brilliant Yoel Benharrouche. Check it out! You may find your next piece of art or recognize yourself through the art piece.

Eden Fine Art GalleryEden Fine Art Gallery

Don’t forget while parking in Gustavia to put your Blue Disc on the windshield of your car and indicate the time you have parked, as there is a limited time (90 minutes) authorized. I omitted to put mine on there for a quick stop and ended up having to pay a parking ticket of 17 Euros. If this ever happens to you, the thing to do is to go to the Collectivité Locale (located by the stop sign on the corner that goes up from Le Select and is near the police station in Gustavia). Go there first to get a stamp and then go next door, to the police station but it closes at 5:00 (because our island is so safe!). It’s on the right, not too far past the Choisy bakery on the upper exiting road in Gustavia.

The Blue Disk that is used for parking in certain areas of St. Barth

The Blue Disk that is used for parking in certain areas of St. Barth

On other villa news, I am happy to announce that Villa Arrow Marine in Mont Jean is back in our inventory. It is a wonderful property for families or group of friends and the sunrise views from this villa are just stunning. Villa Arrow Marine features 4 bedrooms and can be rented as a 5 bedroom villa in combination with Villa Alphane located on top of the property. It is a breezy area and the view is gorgeous.

Villa Arrow Marine

View from Villa Arrow Marine in Mont Jean

On my last day, I had to make a stop at La Gloriette restaurant, open for lunch (every day except Wednesday) and for pizza and burgers but only at dinner. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing Sunday lunch, feet in the sand, facing the lagoon at “Grand Cul de Sac”.

I was happy to run into Albert the owner whom I had not seen in many years. I purchased their wonderful vanilla rhum to take home and I was glad to find out that they now ship to the US (shipping fee starts at Euro 40), France and Europe. Check their web site rhum-lagloriette.com.

Quick news: L’Oasis supermarket in Lorient has reopened, under new management, offering a variety of Bio products. If you are a wine lover check Le Papillon Ivre located in St. Jean up from Le Piment. They serve salads, sandwiches and fresh homemade products. In Gustavia, Le Quarter 25 is a fun place to start the night and enjoy a cocktail. They also have a dinner menu and offer delicious fish tacos and zesty popcorn. Their selection of bourbons is quite impressive.

My trip to St. Barth would not be complete without a swim in the beautiful warm ocean. Clients often ask, “What is the best beach to go to”? Which one do you recommend?” It is true that as tiny as St Barth is, the island offers 16 beaches! They are all beautiful and easy to access with free parking. My favorite is Saline Beach simply because it is unspoiled and just spectacular, a place where nature meets with the ocean and where part of my heart will remain always…

Saline Beach

Saline Beach

I can’t wait to share with you all of villas I have inspected. Call me at 508-570-4477 or email me at anne@stbarth.com and book your trip now to take advantage of the low season rates.