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St Barts is a magical Island and, so we've been told, our villa is something special too. So enjoy the virtual visit through this blog or my website or better still why not stay there.

Looking towards St Martin from the Terrace

One of the villa's assets is the view. The sun rises behind the villa and so sets virtually opposite between Saba and St Martin. Depending on the weather and from right to left (or North to South) you can see the islands of St Martin, Saba, St Eustache and St Kitts and Nevis. I have also seen Montserrat. From the villa is a tantalizing view of the harbor of Gustavia. During the day we often look down to the sea below and see turtles swimming and diving.

What's all this with « Sunsets » ?

Check out my sunset post for more
A keen photographer, I love shooting sunsets. What I have noticed is that (as if you didn't know it) every sunset is different, and they all surprise you. The colors are across the scale – Reds, Blues, oranges, grays and greens. The sun sometimes disappears before some far distance clouds but that is when we get the surprises. Flashes and lines in the sky caused by the rays bouncing off far away clouds, quickly changing colors, clouds that take shapes that let the imagination roam.

How many animals can you see?
Just look at the sunset on the right. Can you see a flying animal at the top and the little piggy on the left horizon looking up, with what could be a mouse on the right? BTW on the flying beast's belly is a tiny spot. It's the last flight of the day: St Barths Commuter 17h30 from St Martin. I was having a Rum at the time.

The port of Gustavia, Colombier and the villa
The villa's position, on a hillside gives it unparalleled views across the Caribbean Sea and of course the sunsets. The Bucket Regatta at the end of March each year mostly takes place in front of the villa. A true Royal Box, Grandstand view! (see my post on the Bucket Regatta).

The pool and terrace at night

Many guests just hang out by the pool but there are several magical beaches: Grand Colombier, St Jean or Gouverneur and several others including Saline -below....

Saline beach
Saline or as it's called locally "Anse de Saline" or "Salt Beach" is a simply beautiful beach. Space for everyone and a sea that can be a bit wild at times. But always good fun. There are a couple of good restaurants and a snack bar, on the way to the parking.

The lounge, kitchen and three terrace doors

Anne-Marie and I look forward to our evening sunset spa followed by a rum punch on the terrace and then perhaps out to a restaurant or a meal at the villa. The large lounge has a media centre with lots of films. 

Fully equipped Kitchen

The American style kitchen is fully equipped and we have done some serious cooking there! It's often nice to have a romantic dinner at home, on the terrace and under the stars. 
5 person heated spa

The terrace has a heated spaOf course a gas barbecue is there too if you all you wanted afterwards was a fresh grilled lobster-(we have the address!)- after your evening sunset spa.

Large terrace and infinity pool

The infinity pool looks directly across to the island of Saba. The sun sets between Saba and St Martin, on the far right.
Those loungers turn in to a comfortable double bed.

St Eustache

The two air-conditioned bedrooms, each have  a large, en-suite shower room. The first, Saba is called that because that is the view from your bed.

This bedroom is of course; St Eustache.

The lounge and both the bedrooms open out on to the terrace and have that Caribbean Sea view.

The Villa Henson is for relaxing. It is quiet and away from any traffic. In fact the villa is on our family domain and is very private. Still if guests decide to venture out nothing is far away. I think it's only half-an-hour from the villa to Grand Fond, right at the other end of the Island.

Gustavia, the only port and the capital is only a few minutes drive away.

Unlike the Villas around Flamands, Marigot or St Jean, none of which face west, our villa has very few neighbors. Well there are a couple of quiet villas nearby but to the right is empty land for nearly a kilometer.

I wrote somewhere that we should offer a “money back if not satisfied” guarantee but we didn't as no-one would ever claim.

Please use this blog freely. I'd love to hear from you even if you haven't been to St Barts and will be happy to answer any questions by email.

Be back soon.


P.S. Do look at the few video clips and the large selection of images both of the villa and around St Barts and the photo gallery of my sunsets (all taken from the villa). And please do leave a comment.


Henry Barnett said...

Great place to stay

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