In January, 2012, we had the great pleasure of staying at Les Petits Pois. To say that the villa exceeded our expectations would be the understatement of the decade. When we arrived at the entrance and then had a guided tour from Gael, the property manager, our jaws were on the floor. We could not have imagined a more perfect place to spend our 35th anniversary.
There are so many things we loved about Les Petits Pois that it would be hard to list them all. But here are some of the things that brought the biggest smiles: the amazing views over the ocean; the remarkable overall space of the villa; the wonderful flow of the living areas; the gorgeous pool (where we swam at night and gazed up at the moon and the swaying palm trees); the gigantic pool area with the hammock, large dining table, outdoor grill, and the various seating areas; the charming kitchen/living/dining area, with more views out to the ocean; the generous-sized bedrooms (and the huge master bath); the master bedroom, where you can lie in bed and look out over the ocean; the wonderful dining area on the porch; the excellent amenities (large flat-screen TV, telephone, WiFi, fully-stocked kitchen, dishwasher, etc.); the beautiful landscaping -- lush bougainvillea, palm trees, etc.
Of course Les Petits Pois was clean and well-maintained. The photos on the website were great, but the actual villa was far more beautiful. And Nancy, the owner, was incredibly responsive and wonderful to deal with. There were tons of activities nearby -- gorgeous nature walks, phenomenal restaurants (Do Brazil and Gloriette, to name just two), even a little museum in the charming town of Gustavia. Nothing is more than 10 to 15 minutes away by car.
This villa captured our hearts because it was romantic, charming, and relaxed, but not "precious" or pretentious. We loved the blue-and-white decorating scheme, repeated so well throughout the entire space. We wouldn't have traded our stay at Les Petis Pois for the fanciest hotel room at Le Toiny or Eden Roc. Thank you for making our 35th anniversary a trip of a lifetime!