St. Barthelemy, St. Barths - A Taste of Paradise!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
'La Belle Vie' is a 2008 stunningly restored and expanded villa with 180 degree views of Marigot Anse and the Caribbean beyond! Expansion includes the Living/Great Room with sliding glass walls onto the terraces, gardens, pool, Master Bathroom and garage (3 'island' cars).
Gourmet-equipped custom Kitchen with full-sized stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and mirror back splash reflect the 26' Great Room. Dining table seats 6-8. 2 new custom Bathrooms, imported oversized limestone floors and terraces, air conditioning, Laundry. Large Master Bedroom (king) and bath, 2 twin Bedrooms with French doors to terrace, pool and/or ocean view. Both bedrooms easily convert to king beds, if desired. Vaulted natural wood ceilings, with A/C & fans in every room and white walls and upholstery or soft, fresh greens and blues
Sophisticated decor and tropical breezes...beautiful views day and night!!
Keywords: Single villa, one floor living, spacious.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Covered Parking
St. Barths is an island unlike any other...local residents are lovely and respectful of their island. Star-gaze at the cloudless night sky or at celebrities by day on any of the 14 beautiful beaches or on the promenade of la Rue de Republique in Gustavia while satisfying your shopping gene at Hermes, Dior, Bulgari, Cartier. A stroll along the harbor reveals yachts of indescribable luxury, fender to fender! Restaurants/cuisine is second to none, art galleries dot the island. Casual dress by day, casual-chic by night! Pace yourself, an amazing combination of vacation experiences await you in St. Barths and 'La Belle Vie'!...morecollapse
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
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New, Nice, and All on One Level
New, Nice, and All on One Level
Finding a villa for our group was not easy: two couples plus 16 month old and 87 year old! This house is perfect - 3 bedrooms, living areas, and pool all on one level. (There are steps from the wonderful, level, covered parking area.) Furnishings fresh and nice, kitchen looks new and includes everything, comfortable beds with gorgeous quilts, The house is nicely decorated in white and rattan beach style. Pool is perfect for a dip after a day at the beach - didn't know we'd enjoy it so much. The occasional motorcycle or truck can be heard around the pool - the road is quite close, but traffic is so infrequent that it didn't bother us. We were visiting one or two beaches each day anyway! It's a 4 minute drive to the best bakery, and little grocery. Didn't know we'd enjoy the air conditioning either - turned out to be great for sleeping (each room separate unit). The owner and manager were absolutely wonderful and helpful with every request. The house is in a perfect location and parking was so convenient - we feel we really found a gem at a good value on a really special island. Be sure to have lunch at La Gloriette. And a sunset drink at Do Brazil at Shell Beach. We'll be back. (We are missing Jimmy Buffet next week - he'll be here for the Bucket... what timing!)
- Guest Ginger H.
- Date of stay 02/27/12
- Review Submitted 03/14/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Ginger: Did I thank you as profusely as I should have for these wonderful remarks??? I am so very pleased that we connected here and hope that we will actually meet one day ! Until then, I am following your adventures thru Facebook. I leave for LBV for 2 weeks, 1 week from today and can't wait, as usual! Hope all is well with your family. Looking forward to your return to LBV! My very best, Marjorie
A Wonderful Time
A Wonderful Time
As my husband’s grandfather used to say," I’m living in Paradise and didn’t have to die to get there." That’s how we felt with our week-long (wishing it was two-weeks long) stay at La Belle Vie. The house is beautifully furnished and complete with everything you could need for a home away from home feeling (even a clothesline for hanging up wet suits). We started our mornings with breakfast by the pool, enjoying the tropical weather. Then it was off to explore the many beaches that are available on St. Bart’s. What better way to end a hot afternoon then to come home to enjoy the private pool (no kids splashing, no looking for an open chair to sit in). It truly was one of the best vacations we’ve had with wonderful accommodations and location. We’re already making plans for a return trip in 2013! We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and relatives.
- Guest Ken
- Date of stay 11/11/12
- Review Submitted 12/11/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
DEFINITELY NO LA BELLE VIE FOR US
DEFINITELY NO LA BELLE VIE FOR US
I paid up front for a 4 week stay at La Belle Vie which started on Nov 19 2012 and I cannot think of how I will endure the rest of my stay of almost three weeks.The listing description misrepresents the house and pool by not disclosing that both are directly on/next to two intersecting steep roads which has local truck,bus, car and moped traffic starting at 6.30am until as late as 10pm. From 8am-11am and 4pm-8pm the din is deafening and the toxic fumes nauseating.We work inside and need the pool for physical therapy exercises, both of which are impossible under the circumstances. Moreover,the carport area is one floor below the main house.The only one access to the front door of the house is by way of a steep flight of 15 outdoor steps, without handrail. This is NOT the one floor living as advertised. I have 2 metal hips and need single level living and was duly misled by the description. I have to hold onto the wall as there is no handrail. There are mosquitoes and biting gnats from 4.30pm onwards through the night. The house has not a SINGLE screen that would allow keeping a door or window open without insect invasion.The noise and fumes from the street traffic are enough to discourage opening windows or doors! Bed mites in bedding and upholstery join the insect problem.The owner has not been helpful when addressed directly. There was owner denial that any noise/fumes exist. There was no response by owner to the insect infestation. The local house manager, maid and handyman all relate that noise and fumes are undeniable and substantiate that there have been problems with previous tenants at the house. I have had to leave the house and to rent something else for several days to enable some form of disinfecting and cleaning of the bedding and upholstery and much needed vacuuming, as I am asthmatic and allergic to the insecticides.The photos of the house furnishings are representative, but the description that there is a 180 degree views of Marigot bay is a misrepresentation. The overiding view from the front of the house is a very busy road. We cannot recommend this property to friend or relative because of our unabated suffering.However, we CAN state clearly that St Barts is a terrific island.
- Guest NYdoc
- Date of stay 11/19/12
- Review Submitted 11/29/12
Thanks Marji, we had a wonderful time and loved the location. A different beach every day! We felt like we were floating above it all. Cant wait to get back next year.
- Guest Steve
- Date of stay 04/02/09
- Review Submitted 08/13/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
In Season (Dec 14-Apr 15) .. $4,900/week 2BR $4,300/week 1BR $3,800/week Holiday (Dec 20-Jan 03) .. $8,000/week (2 week minimum) Off Season (Apr 15-Dec 14) .. $3,000/week 2BR $2,400/week
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Living in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia for 50 years, I 'discovered' St. Barths when trying to get away from the gray winter months. Having experienced many beautiful islands over the years, the moment I arrived in St. Barth's Gustavia harbor, I felt it was my destiny and it would be the destiny of choice for people wanting to experience a luxury island. The turquoise waters of 22 beautiful beaches, extraordinary French cuisine, hiking to amazing natural pools, shopping in boutique and major designer shops...Hermes, Dior, Bulgari..just a few that watch over the harbor! Fantastic sunsets are de riguer...sunrises as spectacular! I found there is really nothing St. Barth's is lacking for your vacationing pleasure!
Why the Owner Chose Marigot:
I purchased this villa because it has beautiful views and is very centrally located. Although I had to reduce it to a shell and undertake major renovations and additions, the end product became the reality of a dream I had harbored for many years!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The decor is neutral, the floorplan is open and invites the view of Marigot Anse inside through a window wall of sliding doors. The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped...even for the gourmet cook. The master suite features a large bedroom with high beamed ceilings and a new master bathroom with an oversized stall shower and double vanity. Two additional bedrooms are quietly located at the opposite end of the villa, each with French door access to a terrace and/or terrace and pool. There is a full laundry room downstairs off the garage at street level.
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Gustavia Harbor in St.Barth's
View to Ocean!
26' Great Room!
Master BR Suite
2nd BR with ocean view! (can be twin beds)
A Chef's Kitchen!
3rd BR with private terrace!
View From Marigot Anse to La Belle Vie (upper green roof)
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