Spectacular Colonial Style Oceanview Estate, Three Bedroom Suites
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Colombier villa description
Villa Avalon is one of St. Barths' great properties of charm and character. The three bedroom pavillions each have en suite bathrooms. Large terrace around pool area invites casual lounging, and entertaining. The mature, exotic gardens of Latanier palms, fruit trees and night blooming jasmine evoke a memory of the French West Indies lifestyle from long ago. The long driveway leads up to the villa main parking for four cars and entrance stairs. A service road provides further parking for four cars behind the villa with direct access to entrance of the kitchen/and dining pool area.
Landscape lighting automatically illuminates this tropical paradise at sunset. Mosaic pool with internal lighting sets the theme for poolside entertaining and lounging. Bose home entertainment system has outdoor speakers and indoor surround sound in salon/library.
Unique, open style dining pavilion , adjacent to pool terrace, seats 12 for more formal dinners. There is an outdoor gazebo next to the pool with stone and glass table seats 6 to 8 for lunchtime dining al fresco, overlooking the beautiful Leeward ocean views.
Each room is tastefully decorated with handpainted colonial or west Indian furnishings, mixed with rococo style antiques and paintings.
The lower guest suite is off the stairs going up to the main level pool/dining pavilion. A few steps further up from the pool, dining pavillion, there is a cozy, salon/ library pavilion. The salon gallery has outdoor sitting with rockers to have a drink at sunset, or enjoy a fine Havana cigar and cognac! At the end of the gallery is located a unique rock and mexican tile full bathroom with shower built into the rock. There is a guest suite above, with en suite mexican tile bathroom. This room has a view from the bulls eye window of the ocean and islands in front. It is accessed by the wood staircase on the exterior. There is a rock and Mexican tile bathroom off the side of the salon terrace with rocking chairs to relax in the cool breezes and take in the views.
Further up the stairs is a wood deck, and the entrance to the master suite and large balcony and outdoor breakfast dining.
There is a small breakfast kitchen at the entrance to the master suite, with small oven and coffee maker. The master pavillion has a high, four poster colonial bed with views overlooking the ocean. There are two antique armoires providing his and hers closet space. Stereo C/D player and IPOD docking station. The stone and wood en suite bathroom has beautiful oceanviews.
There is wifi access throughout the villa each bedroom is equipped with a small safe. All bedrooms and salon have air conditioning and paddle fan.
Daily maid service included, with complimentary coffee and buffet breakfast set up. (food provided by client) except Sundays and holidays unless requested in advance at extra charge. Personal laundry service available, as well as a chef, at extra charge.
The owners bungalow is at the foot of the property,completely private and out of view from the villa. There is a friendly boxer,Raleigh on the property that takes care of all property surveillance.The lower studio is used by our on property manager and is completely apart from the villa with private entrance off the upper parking.Our staff are discreet and experienced in receiving guests from all over the world. Personal laundry can be arranged at an extra fee with the management.
One of the finest features of Avalon, is the accessibility to Flammands beach, which is less than five minutes down the hill by car. Gustavia is a short ten minutes away, and our local bakery, La Petite Colombe, is five minutes up the road, it offers the islands best baguettes , french pastries, as well as delicious food to go.
Avalon offers a rare treat of West Indies lifestyle, rarely found today in St. Barths more modern villas.
Keywords: Large, luxury Villa
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
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- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
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- Avalon has on site villa management, at entrance of property is our manager bungalow offering excellent service for security and maintenance. We offer full concierge service 9:30 to 6:00p.m. Villa housekeeper will do breakfast setiup each day at 8.30, buffet style, with coffee and or tea service. Villa Housekeeper is available for grocery shopping, babysitting, at extra charge. There is a masseuse on call who services our villa, and fitness pro that comes on site at a nominal fee....moreless
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Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Colombier village is one of St.Barths charming local village, at the entrance to the village, is Jean Magras local bar La Pigeonnaire, Up the road is the wonderful french bakery, Petite Colombe, fresh baguettes and croissants for breakfast, or delicious salads and sandwiches to go, perfect for a beach picnic.Three minutes down the hill, restaurants of Flammands, Isle de France hotel, Baie des Anges and Taiwana....moreless
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Avalon guest comments
I have been a regular visitor and also former homeowner in St Barths and have leased several properties there over the past almost 20 years. I have stayed many times at Villa Avalon and it is one of my favorite villas on the island. I love the privacy the villa provides by having all the sleeping quarters separate and the gathering areas are perfectly situated. It is comfortably yet very stylishly furnished, reflective of the elegant owner and is properly stocked for dining and entertaining. It has all the old world island ambience, charm and romance without lacking any the important and necessary modern conveniences we Americans don't like to be without. Mme. Cohen is gracious and accommodating and knows how to anticipate ones needs well in advance. I have found it always more successful to lease from an American homeowner as it eliminates the problem of language and also their understanding of our particular expectations.
- Guest Louise
- Date of stay 04/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Avalon VacationGuest comment entered by owner
We rented Donna’s house over the Xmas/New Year’s holiday last year and had a wonderful time. I know St Barth’s well but had always stayed in hotels, usually on the other side of the island (Cul de Sac). This time my wife and I were taking along 3 kids and a nanny and so needed the extra space. The house is absolutely delightful – one of the few remaining examples of a plantation-style “Maison de Maitre” on the island. It’s important you realize it’s not one house but actually – if memory serves – 3 separate houses.
- Guest John Q.
- Date of stay 03/12/10
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
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Villa Avalon review
It was a pleasure to experience that all features that were mentioned on VRBO were correct. It is a very charming and quit place. Beautifully designed and decorated in a way we never experienced with a rental house. It is also a very clean house and whatever you can imagine is there. When arriving they guided us around the house and gave us a quick tour around the island and showed us all the places where to go and where to shop. They call us regularly to check how things are going and if they can be of any help. So I can highly recommend this house and there owners. If you have any specific questions, please let me know.
- Guest PIETER
- Date of stay 07/15/11
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
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: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Hi Donna, I just want to send you a quick thank you. We really enjoyed staying at your wonderful home! What a paradise… Tim
- Guest TIM
- Date of stay 03/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Nov.1-Dec.21,2013 8.500$, 3 bed. 7.500$, 2 bed , same rates:Jan5 to March 30, 2014 Christmas- New Years: Dec.21-to Jan.5, 2014 25.000$ per week.2wk. minimum Low season: April 1, to July 15, 6.500$ 3 bed. 5.500$ 2 bedroom(2wk.min) airport transfers, daily maid service, exc/ Sun/holidays Hi speed WiFi, on site-property manager, concierge services Prices do not include 5%occupancy tax on site property management, security included
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Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: Avalon is a small estate situated on one acre in the typical village of Colombier. It was love at first sight when it was purchased in 1989. St. Barths has been our home since then. We love our island lifestyle and although we have professional lives based here on the island, we travel frequently. Avalon has been featured in Danielle Roches new coffee table book, Islands. There are 8 pages that cover the colorful decor, and gardens of our villa as well as the vistas. We hope that the guests that have a chance to stay with us can take time to unwind and enjoy the unparalleled calm and beauty of our island estate.
Why the Owner Chose Colombier:
Having travelled the world and lived in more than five countries, we felt the diverse lifestyle St.Barths offers is truly exceptional.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The sound of the birds singing or watching the waves crashing on the shores of the islands in front of our property. Observing the turtles slowly climb up the driveway hoping to have a snack, or the hummingbirds that hover in the flowers in front of the living room gallery, the iguanas that come and observe us from the rocks. The island breezes.. Night-time treefrogs singing. Roosters that crow in the morning, everything that brings us far from the hectic city life!
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Evening view of pool with salon and upper guest suite
Cocktail seatings by the pool and bar area.
Aerial view from master's suite
Large dining room with seating for 10 adjacent to pool area and kitchen.
Ocean views from kitchen
Lower guest suite, king bed with covered out door seeking area.
Upper guest suite, round window to right overlooks ocean view
Master guest suite with large ocean and islands views
Living room with covered large veranda. Stoned guest bathroom to the side.
Pool area. French mozaic overflowing swimming-pool, facing ocean views.
To the right, bar adjacent to the pool area and the dining room.
Gazebo seating capacity of 6-8 people.
Opened air kitchen, Gaggeneau cook top with grill, gas, hallogen elements.
Opened air kitchen with entrances from three sides
Lower guest bathroom
Gallerie and breakfast area entrance to master suite and small kitchenette.
Master suite bathroom view from shower to ocean and islands
Entering into living room. A/C. Large desk to the right. Ocean and island views.
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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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