|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Villa is a 2 BR, A/C (split system very quiet). The master bedroom is 16x20 with cathedral ceiling, natural cypress planking and white rafters. All floors throughout are Saltillo red tiles.The master garden bath is spacious with two shower heads and unique artistic plumbing. The sink is custom made with terra cotta bowls and stone surrounds, a faucet that I designed with the roundness of the bowl and rock inlays. There is a rock wall with built-in seat for lounging, a garden, a privacy wall with an antique stained glass window from a church in the south of France. Living area is open and airy, with antiques collected from the Caribbean over the years of island hopping. Years of work as a professional chef, aided in the design kitchen, simple and easy, marble counters and custom-made cast sink with service bar, and all the equipment needed for a special night. Dining is on the Terrace overlooking the gorgeous view and pool.
Zero-edged pool makes a wonderful feature, water is same level as the floor, creating a bubbling fountain effect. Decks on the sides of the pool, barbeque, chaises, hammock complete the setting for a relaxing day.
The living and dining is open air under large veranda roofs and furnished with antiques, we have shutters available should you encounter some rains. We have lived in the Caribbean all our lives and have put that experience into the Villa.
My wife April and her fishing buddies, in Anegada, BVI.
We have lived in Virgin Islands all our lives and know what works.
Byron Newland purchased this villa in 1998
Avril is very unique and Creole style living. I know you will love it being one with nature. Watch out for the turtles in the bathroom as they love to eat the Orchid flowers when they drop..
Pool is right there and you can just hang out inside or out, plenty of breeze and fully equipped for you.
Love the villa, the pool is right there and the design is very open and lush.
The bedrooms are very cool and quiet and the bathrooms are very exotic. The orchids were in bloom when we were there and taking a shower under the moonlight was awesome...
The kids loved the pool and the easy walk down to the beach of Anse des Cays. The villa is fully equipped including beach stuffs so we didn't have to bring anything except our clothes.
I have stayed at other villas, but this one is special and very romantic..... and a wonderful value. Email the owner for a special rate , he is very understanding of the financial situation.. Also if you are lucky and the owner is on island, he brought us some fresh mahi mahi for our dinner ! Also check out the guest book, they had a celebrity guest named Pamela
This villa is so special and charming, just like the island its on. We enjoyed our time spent here. Great location too. Can't wait to return!
"Villa Avril" is becoming my home away from home. Coming from an island girl-I live on the beautiful island of St. Croix- that should speak volumes. This villa has all the charm and uniqueness you would expect when you envision island living. I love the open living area that takes you effortlessly to the pool area. The enclosed bedrooms offer all the comforts with really comfy beds and soft pillows. The baths and outdoor showers are the icing on the cake that gives you the feeling of being in the tropics. You might even encounter a visit from a lovely little tortoise.
The location is so convenient. Close to Gustavia, airport, grocery, and the delicious bakery, as well as a variety of beaches to choose from.
The sister villa-"Villa Alexi" just next door to "Villa Avri" is also a lovely retreat. I've stayed at both. "Villa Alexi" is what you might consider the Mother home as it is a bit more sophisticated. The living space and bedrooms are on a grander scale, as well as the appointments. I would suggest this villa to those who are not more of the outdoorsy type. Still this home exudes island living, with the sea in your backyard, and it's soothing sounds. A great getaway with privacy and all the conveniences of home.
Byron is most accommodating, as well as a great source of suggestions for places to see and dine.
Byron and his local staff and recos could not have been more special to our family!!! We have been fortunate to enjoy many islands and villas over time, but none stands out as special as this one for making us feel welcome, comfortable & at-home, and cared for, without breaking the bank. We very highly recommend any of Byron's villas, & especially Villa Avril on Anse de Cayes! Great sound of crashing surf while you relax by the pool. Beautifully appointed. La vie est belle, & doesn't get any better than the Villa Avril team!!!
After a long, fierce NYC and Montreal winter, Villa Avril was the perfect place to recharge for our two families.
When we arrived, our breath was immediately taken away by the open plan living, dining, kitchen layout that leads to a pool and deck. We cooked a lot during our stay and found everything we needed to knock off some fun and casual meals. It is great to have a brand new Weber grill right on the deck. At night, our favorite thing was to lie on the chairs by the pool looking at the stars and listening to the ocean waves crashing below while sipping gallons of Rose!
The bedrooms are clean, larger than most hotel rooms and are well air-conditioned. The bathrooms are truly special with interesting stone and tile work along with lush orchids all open to the outside air (no worries - they are fully private). And yes it is true, the turtle will make a visit! PS - he's the fastest turtle I have ever met and LOVES lettuce - the kids adored this!
The house is well equipped with beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, coolers - even bug spray for the occasional mosquito (a fact of life on St. Barths but a rarity at Villa Avril). Of course there were plenty of wine glasses, de riguer for poolside sipping.
St. Barths is a relatively small island so getting to all of the major beaches and restaurants is quick from Villa Avril. Definitely have Byron put you in touch with Maurice Car rental for a great rate.
About Byron - he is an attentive, responsive and thoughtful owner always available to answer any questions no matter how big or small. He shared invaluable advice about the island and accommodated our various needs. He truly embodies what great owners should be on HomeAway.
Selfishly, I hesitate to share my glowing review because I don't want the word to get out that Villa Avril is a true gem on a special island but, if you are thinking of renting this property, don't hesitate.
I for one will be back year after year......
Having never been to St Barts before, I didn't know what to expect, but I was extremely lucky to have found Villa Avril. It's a very cozy place, with 2 excellent bedrooms, a great convivial centered living area, a pool and an excellent view. For the price, it was an exceptionally good deal, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing and inspirational visit to that wonderful island.
Located between Anse des Cayes and Anse des Lezards, 100 yards from the yards from the waters edge, Villa Avril has the sounds of the surf all the time. Walking to the white sand beach of Anse des Cayes takes about 3 mins down a gentle hill, my children walk there all the time when we are on the island. The neighborhood is very calm and quiet, the road dead-ends at Anse des Lezards so there is no thru traffic. You can walk to the beach in Anse des Cayes and go swimming or go to Manapany Hotel for some food and drinks. There is a nice little grocery in the neighborhood, also a Salon Mixte, beauty shop, and three local restaurants Chez Yvon, Chez Ginette, and New Born, which specializes in fresh seafoods. Gustavia is 5 minute drive, St.Jean Bay is 4 minutes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 - Dec 14
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400.00|
Rate is different depending upon how many guests and how many bedrooms.
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