This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Caribbean reviews
"We had a wonderful week over Christmas at the Meritage House. The house was just as described on the web site and the pictures were up to date. The house was extremely clean, well maintained and had every amenity we needed; no need to bring anything but your bathing suit. Not luxurious - but had a great “island feel." We loved the set-up of the house; the main living area was on the top floor and all the bedrooms were below and each bedroom had its own bath. That allowed for everyone to have privacy, peace and quiet if they needed it. Having Sinbad (the property manager) was a plus as well. He picked us from the Ferry in Hart Bay, and gave us a quick tour of everything we'd need to know around town - grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Nothing went wrong during out trip, but we knew that if anything did, he was there to help. The location was extremely convenient; a five minute drive to town (Hart Bay) and 15-20 minute drive to the most beauitful beaches in the world (in particular, the North Shore beaches). We would not hesitate to book this house again when we return to St. John’s!"Guest: Meg B. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: February 21, 2014View listing
"It is bittersweet that today is our last day at Diamond Reef. Our family of 5 have had such an incredible vacation, enjoying every minute of this trip. Thank you for sharing your Belize home with us; it has been the perfect place to stay, relax and seek out adventures. Alvin and Rosa are so gracious and kind. And their kids, OMGoodness, they are precious. Alvin took such good care of us and we are so grateful. We made new friends at X'tan Ha Waterfront Resort and hung out with our downstairs neighbors from Huntington Beach. Shared a fishing trip with them, too! Love, love, love everything about Ambergris Caye and Diamond Reef! Thanks so very much!"Guest: Janice P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014View listing
"Lovely well furnished spotless home on hilltop with view of Caribbean with all needed conveniences. trade winds are constant and cooling. Rural environment -- private but in a local non touristy neighborhood ....with roosters and horses yet close enough to towns and beaches. Coffee on the patio in morning and dinner with a view. We rented our car from owners saving money and time. Nice owners and helpful caretaker who got us at airport. Perfect stay."Guest: Jeanne O. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 5, 2014View listing
"Our party of seven, including a 3 year old and two teenagers, had the most wonderful time at Afterthought for a week. The house is well laid out with every vacation rental amenity possible and the convenient location worked perfect for us. We were pleasantly surprised by the bedroom and the pool size, they were bigger than anticipated. The owners were very nice to deal with and prompt with responses. The house is just a few minute walk from the Governor's Dock and we actually walked everywhere, even with a 3 year old. Francine, the housekeeper, was very helpful and kept the house very clean. We can't wait to go back for an extended stay!"Guest: PA Family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014View listing
St. Barthelemy Travel Tips
Seasons to Travel to St. Barthelemy Vacation Rentals
St. Barthelemy is a small horseshoe-shaped island located near St. Maarten in the Caribbean. It is an independent French territory that once was part of Guadeloupe. The island is more often simply referred to as St. Barts or St. Barths. With its location in the Caribbean, it enjoys a year-round warm tropical climate. The summer months can get humid and most rainfall occurs during this time of year. Typically, the thunderstorms are intense and short-lived. The sunshine often returns afterward and visitors can enjoy clear skies. Occasional tropical storms can blow through during the late summer months. While it is a destination that is visited all year long, the most popular travel season tends to be between December and April. Many people travel from Europe and North America to escape from colder northern climates. At this time of year, it is also less humid and the days are still enjoyably warm.
VIP Visitors to St. Barthelemy Villas
St. Barths has over the years built a reputation for being one of the elite Caribbean vacation destinations. Perhaps it is because it is fairly remote and not particularly well known that it remains a favorite hideaway for European royalty and Hollywood celebrities. Even relatively early on in its history, the island developed a talent for creating commerce which turned it into a relatively wealthy island compared to many of its Caribbean neighbors. The resorts and vacation homes are exclusive and stylish with hefty price tags to match. If it is a remote and private vacation destination that you are looking for, then it's well worth it.
Top Attractions near St. Barthelemy Resort Rentals
Some of St. Barth's main attractions are its beautiful beaches. The island is volcanic in nature which has resulted in a number of secluded coves and quiet beaches. Never far away are superb restaurants and beach bars where you can enjoy some local cuisine. The island is a duty-free tax haven and offers some superb shopping facilities. The main streets are lined with glamorous and designer boutiques showing off all kinds of fashions and accessories. It is somewhere where you can spoil yourself with that pair of designer shoes you have been eying for a while. If you would like to enjoy the azure blue ocean, you can arrange a charter on one of the many luxury yachts moored in the harbor. Cruising around the coastline, you can drop anchor near one of the reefs and spend the day snorkeling and swimming.
Getting to Caribbean Vacation Rentals in St. Barthelemy
St. Barths has a small airport with a tarmac runway but can only accommodate smaller commercial aircraft. Larger commercial aircraft such as air buses cannot land on the island. For international travelers, you will first travel to the neighboring island of the Dutch-governed St. Maarten. From there, you can get a quick 10-minute shuttle flight across to St. Barths. There are several airlines operating shuttle flights, and charter companies are also available for private charter flights. As an alternative routing, you can also fly via Guadeloupe. The regional flight takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes, depending on which airline you choose. If charter flights are your preferred way of travel, you can look into routing via the islands of Antigua or San Juan on Puerto Rico. Once on the island, the easiest way to get around is by taxi. Car rentals and chauffeur-driven vehicles are also available. These can be arranged at the airport upon arrival or by contacting a local operator in advance.