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Romantic French West Indies Villa with Ocean view- owner operated-

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6), attractive rates

They just don't make them like this anymore. Villa La Recompense is a true Caribbean Villa with spacious living areas open to sea breezes. A covered porch and terrace allow for cool places to relax outside during the day. Built of rich Brazilian hardwood, the villa radiates a warm and welcoming spirit.

The 2 european queen bedrooms are in separate bungalows, each with en suite bathroom, allowing privacy for guests. The king bedroom, also with private bathroom is below the main living area of the villa. It opens to its own terrace with a view of the sea. The bedrooms are all air conditioned. There is a half bath with outside shower adjacent to the pool area.

The large, well equipped kitchen opens to the dining room which flows seamlessly to the outdoor dining area and terrace with views of the sea and surrounding hills. The kitchen includes refrigerator with icemaker, 5 burner gas cooktop, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffemaker, blender and wine fridge. The outdoor areas are shared with the many sugarbirds and hummingbirds which love to visit. The living room opens to the charming pool with waterfall which sits at the base of a dramatic rocky hillside landscaped with Caribbean flora. Creative lighting enhances this area at night.

The villa is very comfortabley furnished in island style with teak furniture handpicked in Bali.

While it has the flavor of a relaxed Caribbean villa, we have added a few modern conveniences such as wifi to keep you connected, and private electronic gated access to ensure privacy.

Amenities include daily housekeeping service (except Sundays and Holidays), SAT TV, surround sound, Ipod docks, WEBER gas and charcoal grills, AC in bedrooms, private gated access.

This villa may be rented as a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villa - you will have the entire villa to yourselves regardless of the number of bedrooms rented.

Return to the St. Barth you remember, or discover a piece of history nestled hidden among the concrete.

Keywords: Villa, St. Barth Villa, Ocean view Villa

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Jennifer Wayne
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jennifer Wayne

We are from the US, lived in St. Barth for 6 years and then Quebec for 5 years , where our two children who grew up on St. Barth, went to school. We are now happy to have returned to Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. We visit St. Barth when we can, but when we are not there, we invite you to enjoy and appreciate our villa as much as we do!

Jennifer Wayne purchased this villa in 2003

Why Jennifer Wayne chose St. Barthelemy

Petit cul de Sac is still a quiet residential area, therefore we have very little traffic which makes this a wonderfully relaxing spot. We love listening to the waves breaking on the reef and enjoying the view of the ocean as the day fades into evening. Petit cul de Sac is one of the few areas on the island which is still quite natural. The protected bay of Petit cul de Sac is easy walking distance from the villa.

What makes this villa unique

As nature lovers we enjoy being able to spend time amidst the tropical gardens scented with jasmin and frangiapani, which are full of bird life. We cook and entertain quite a bit, so we appreciate the large kitchen and expansive sitting and dining areas. The bedrooms are spread out enough so that even when we are there with our now grown children, everyone has plenty of space and privacy. The entire villa exudes Caribbean charm with its rich woods, high ceilings and sea breezes. If walls could talk, this villa would have more than a few stories to tell!! We invite you to come and discover the reward (la recompense) for yourself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Simply a lovely home in Paradise - an awesome kitchen for cooking & entertaining, and a slpendid oasis for R&R-
Jan 2009
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Petit Cul-de-Sac Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) European Queen beds - 160 cm
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private gated access


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Romantic French West Indies Villa with Ocean view- owner operated-
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Love Villa la Recompense!! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! The layout of the villa is very open with lots of outdoor common space (which we loved) but also feels extremely private. There are great views and the villa is a short walk from Petit cul du Sac beach. It's also a short drive to Lorient/St. Jean and our favorite beach, Saline. We truly felt like we found a home away from home in St. Barth! Thank you so much Jennifer and John- we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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maryland, usa

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

the most distinguished feature of villa Recompense is that this is a beloved family home. the layout took maximum advantage of the land, with separated bedroom bungalows occupying the hilly property. Thus, the villa provides great privacy for its occupants, along with beautiful ocean views from its exquisite deck. The well designed main living area incorporated a great number of doors and windows. They act like natural air condition, they are all open at all times to allow the free flow of the fresh island air. The owner took great care to furnish the villa, with west indie style furniture and family heirlooms make this a truly exotic and relaxed dream home.

We also enjoyed the well stocked kitchen, the gas grill, and having our meals outside on the porch with great sea views in the near distance. I almost felt a little guilty for just two of us occupy this vast property in the tiny St. Barts.

Thank you Jennifer for accommodating us and communication with you is effortless!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

My family and our friends (a total party of 4 adults and 2 children) just returned from Villa La Recompense and we all agree that we feel like we had a vacation in paradise. Everything was perfect - the villa really feels like a lovely home away from home. We loved the little beach that is right nearby and has good snorkeling (and is very quiet) - and couldn't believe what a short walk it was. Some unexpected visitors to the property included turtles and lizards and brightly colored birds - which delighted everyone. We became regulars of the patisserie (which is fabulous). We also loved the little fish stand just down the road that sells fresh fish in the morning - we bought gorgeous strawberry grouper and some lobsters and had a feast! The kitchen is very well stocked and the whole home is so open and has such great views and lovely gardens that there are many places to either gather with friends for a glass of wine, relax with a book, play a game of clue . . .

I couldn't more highly recommend a place to stay. We will definitely return and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston MA

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at the villa and it felt like coming home. This is a great spot for a quiet, relaxing vacation. The villa has many spots for relaxing in sun and shade and a great, private pool! We have used the kitchen and BBQ for a few meals and found everything we needed. The owners are great and the on island caretakers are very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I am not sure how to describe this lovely villa. We honeymooned there in May and it was beyond our expectations in every way. First, the owners were responsive, helpful and gracious when we booked the week and in all the months leading up to our stay, answering questions at length and providing insight into things we hadn't thought to ask. When we arrived we were met by their on island manager who was just wonderful. When we arrived at the villa I was amazed. I know it's a cliche but the pictures don't do it justice. There's no way a picture can show you how comfortable and at home you will feel walking into this villa. It doesn't feel like a vacation villa at all, it feels like a home away from home.

There are two dining areas, one in the villa and one on the covered deck. Also there are two main seating areas, again one inside and the other outside. There are numerous other little places to sit or lounge including by the pool, on the covered wrap around porch or the uncover parts of the deck. The kitchen is large and very well equipped. I have a catering business (really picky about kitchens) and was thrilled to find everything I needed and more to cook meals. The five burner gas stove was heaven!

We occupied the master bedroom bungalow so I can only speak to that but the bed was comfortable, the bathroom is huge, the super private glassed in outdoor shower a delight, the closet is small but ample and the balcony was a great place to lounge and read.

This place was perfect for a honeymoon. It is VERY private which I always consider to be a plus. I also think it would be great for a family or small group of friends since the rooms are all in seperate bungalows and there are so many places to congregate that you wouldn't feel cramped at all.

The only reason I hesitated to write this review is that I want to keep it a secret so it will be available when we book it next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock

Great Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer has a great villa. We loved the location because it was off the mainstream but, as always in SBH, it was close to everything. It is a traditional SBH villa which I really love. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable, the kitchen very well appointed, and a sexy vibe throughout the villa.

Gail and I had a great time at this villa. Just pure St. Barts as far as the feel of the place. Very romantic, very sexy, very comfortable, very functional..

The pool was clean and warm, the outdoor shower is wonderful.

The villa had a great sound system so you can listen to the "sounds of St. Barts" while there and the bed is comfortable for a good nights sleep.

All in all, this villa is impossible to beat for the price and the amenities. We have been to St. Barts 15 times and this is the best villa we've ever stayed in.

We'd go back in a minute.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $75 per person per night

Rental rates vary with number of rooms required. $2900-$5900 low season, $4000- $7000 high season.
Special rates for honeymooners and last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.