"Luxury, yes, magnificent yes!, Private, yes,yes,yes- in a gated community. Really, after staying here, there is no place else to stay. Centrally located, unparalleled views, beautifully furnished, sliding glass doors letting the outside in everywhere. Unobstructed views from every window. You'll love the view as soon as you pull up and park your car. Steps light up as you walk down to your villa, the landscaping is breathtaking, from the covered couches outside the huge kitchen, equipped with everything down to the smallest detail, a pool larger than most hotels have, to the jacuzzi outside your bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has its own pool, in a lighted grotto type area, literally steps outside the bedroom, tvs in two rooms, equipped with usa chargers, and the wifi's really fast-and the tv has american stations. Every detail was covered, when we arrived we were met like royalty and the rental car was ready. Our bags were carried to the car, and so began our fairytale. There is a magnificent breeze in this location, seating everywhere-it is really the lap of luxury, and an additional outside shower. Dont stay here unless you never want to rent a different villa, because you will leave here spoiled for life. Seriously, there are hotels smaller than this villa on st.barts. Everywhere you go, when you mention you are staying at Villa Donato, there is a moment of silence as everyone's eyes light up. Even the staff in the stores were in awe of where we were staying. The only thing I would add is an expresso maker, but The bakery is so close, you are there and back in less than five minutes every morning, also if you wanted maid service to buy breakfast, or do a wash for you, that can be easily arranged also. I was alittle disappointed that there was only water for us in the frig and not champagne, but after staying there for a few days, I wanted to leave champagne for the owner and the staff because our stay was more than top notch, we were treated like rock stars! Note, this is not an inexpensive villa, but it worth every penny and so much more-This is the best experience we have ever had in st.barts, and that's saying plenty!"
Guest: margo m.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: September 6, 2014