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Traditional Wooden Cottage, 5 minute walk to the infamous Saint Jean beaches.

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom newly constructed traditional guesthouse 5 minute walk to beaches

Newly constructed, this traditional wooden cottage or "case" is located in a calm residential area on the hillside of St. Jean Village on the island of St. Barthélemy. The guesthouse was built to welcome family and friends and is perfect for couples looking for an authentic, charming, comfortable and affordable St. Barth experience.

The small village of Saint Jean is centrally located and just minutes to the most beautiful beaches of Saint Barthélemy by car, as well as supermarkets and pharmacies. On foot, down the hillside, guests can walk to the beaches of Saint Jean, Eden Rock Hotel and restaurants, Nikki Beach and the many boutiques of Saint Jean.

The wooden guesthouse was recently built by local craftsman in the typical St. Barth style, with an exposed wooden roof and wooden shingles, and the doors and windows were refurbished from a old traditional house that was recently demolished. The main structure is painted in white and earth tones and decorated with remnants of the family boating history.

The kitchenette and bathroom are on the main level off the central living room. There is a small table for breakfast and light meals, and a daybed which can be made into a double bed. A spiral staircase leads to a large comfortable bedroom with oversized queen bed (180cm), OR two single beds (90cm x 2), walk in closet and washing machine. The house will be comfortable for a maximum of three adults. Children are welcome (although we caution about a loft like opening and a spiral staircase) and we can loan a boogie board, mask, fins and games/toys to children under 11.

All house linens and beach towels are included. Linens and towels are normally changed once a week. There’s a private washing machine in the cottage for guest use. Additional personalized housekeeping services can be arranged in advance. If you have special needs or specific requests, just let us know.

The cottage is situated in a small tropical garden with partial views of the sea. We are currently in the process of replanting the private garden following hurricane Irma. Guests will find an outdoor table and sun shade as well as a sitting area.

This is a new property for rent but you are welcome to consult our other two properties on VRBO for reviews: La Petite Vigne, Amboise, France and Vinemesa Cabin, Beulah, Colorado.

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about the cottage or the status of the island.

More Details

François Pecard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About François Pecard

François has been an architect on the island for over 40 years. I am an architectural photographer and consultant in the hotel business, specializing in guest service. We have two other small properties that we have rented for years to vacation renters. You can see the five-star reviews of these properties on our profile.

Why François Pecard chose Gustavia

We have 5 children between us, and extended family in Europe, Canada and the U.S. This house was built as extra family space. We enjoy renting out the guesthouse to quiet guests who want to experience an authentic Saint Barth when family and friends are not using it

We love St. Jean. We walk to the beach nearly each day. There is a bit of a hill coming back but an excellent work out. St. Jean is really the center of the island and close to everything including Eden Rock, Nikki Beach the boutiques, Saline....

What makes this guest house unique

This authentic wooden cottage was built by local craftsman in the St. Barth traditional style- just as homes have been built for hundreds of years on the island. The doors and windows were are refurbished from old traditional island homes that were demolished. The property is simple, and easy to live in and has a wonderful energy.


Gustavia Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Our bathroom is located on the main floor and features a nice size 36 inch shower with Moroccan tile mosaique, large window and vintage sink. Premium bath and beach towels and hairdryer included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • A spiral staircase leads to the bedroom with an oversize queen (180cm) bed, or 2 single beds, natural wood walls, exposed wooden ceiling and beams, writers desk, walk-in closet, washing machine.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our guesthouse is perfect for guests who want to experience the authentic Saint Barth. It’s clean, comfortable, well designed and has all the basics. However, it’s not to be compared with five star luxury properties in Saint Barth, Service is simple and personal. If you want to experience Saint-Barthélemy, it’s nature, restaurants, people, than this is the place. We prefer quiet, calm guests to late night party people. Thanks!


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Traditional Wooden Cottage, 5 minute walk to the infamous Saint Jean beaches.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

beautiful property and amazing, helpful, sweet and attentive owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nikki Beach
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
10 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Eden Rock
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pelican (Nikki) Beach
Car: necessary

5 minutes walking down a hill to Eden Rock Hotel, Nikki Beach, Restaurants and Shops in Saint Jean Village.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. *Rates reflect newly planted garden and limited outdoor space.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.