|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Avalon is a small estate situated on one acre, hillside in the typical village of Colombier. Large kitchen and dining pavillion, leads out to large terrasse and pool, and gazebo for outdoor dining. Three separate guest suites, master has separate outdoor dining area, terrasse, and breakfast kitchen. Salon opens to a veranda with sweeping views of the sea, and islands of Bonhomme and Fregate. Three minutes to Flammands Beach, and Hotel St. Barths Isle de France, two minutes to reknown Petite Colombe Bakery and five minutes to Gustavia, and St. Jean Beach. Resident, on site-property management, daily maid service, except Sundays and holidays, airport transfers, high speed WiFi internet, personal laundry wash and iron twice weekly. Fine European linens throughout. Beach chairs, loungers, coolers, umbrellas and towels provided. Each suite has A/C, paddle fan, hair dryer, safe, and IPod docking station. Gourmet kitchen, Gaggeneau, and Dietrich, Miele appliances. Separate bar, wet sink for entertaining. All granite counters in dining/kitchen pavillion. Bose home System, Direct TV, DVD player, etc. Outdoor, automatic landscape lighting. Owners cottage at base of property, completely private. Sir Raleigh, property boxer handles all property surveillance day and night. Front entrance gate, and intercom for security. Full generator powers up property automatically in case of electrical failures. The villa has a unique. West Indies style of design and archietecture. Truly for the most discriminating traveler or families looking for a warm, colonial ambiance.
Avalon is a small estate situated on one acre in the typical village of Colombier. It was love at first sight when it was purchased in 1989. St. Barths has been our home since then. We love our island lifestyle and although we have professional lives based here on the island, we travel frequently. Avalon has been featured in Danielle Roches new coffee table book, Islands. There are 8 pages that cover the colorful decor, and gardens of our villa as well as the vistas. We hope that the guests that have a chance to stay with us can take time to unwind and enjoy the unparalleled calm and beauty of our island estate.
Ana Palce purchased this villa in 1989
Having travelled the world and lived in more than five countries, we felt the diverse lifestyle this area offers is truly exceptional.
The sound of the birds singing or watching the waves crashing on the shores of the islands in front of our property. Observing the turtles slowly climb up the driveway hoping to have a snack, or the hummingbirds that hover in the flowers in front of the living room gallery, the iguanas that come and observe us from the rocks. The island breezes.. Night-time treefrogs singing. Roosters that crow in the morning, everything that brings us far from the hectic city life!
I have been a regular visitor and also former homeowner in St Barths and have leased
several properties there over the past almost 20 years. I have stayed many times at Villa Avalon
and it is one of my favorite villas on the island. I love the privacy the villa provides by having all the sleeping quarters separate and the gathering areas are perfectly situated. It is comfortably yet very stylishly furnished, reflective of the elegant owner and is properly stocked for dining and entertaining. It has all the old world island ambience, charm and romance without lacking any the important and necessary modern conveniences we Americans don't like to be without.
Mme. Cohen is gracious and accommodating and knows how to anticipate ones needs well in advance.
I have found it always more successful to lease from an American homeowner
as it eliminates the problem of language and also their understanding of our particular expectations.
Villa Avalon is one of St. Barths' great properties of charm and character. The three bedroom pavilions each have en suite bathrooms. Large terrace around pool area invites casual lounging, and entertaining. The mature, exotic gardens of Latanier palms, fruit trees and night blooming jasmine evoke a memory of the French West Indies lifestyle from long ago. The long driveway leads up to the villa main parking for four cars and entrance stairs. A service road provides further parking for four cars behind the villa with direct access to entrance of the kitchen/and dining pool area.
Landscape lighting automatically illuminates this tropical paradise at sunset. Mosaic pool with internal lighting sets the theme for poolside entertaining and lounging. Bose home entertainment system has outdoor speakers and indoor surround sound in salon/library.
Unique, open style dining pavillon, adjacent to pool terrace, seats 12 for more formal dinners. There is an outdoor gazebo next to the pool with stone and glass table seats 6 to 8 for lunchtime dining al fresco, overlooking the beautiful Leeward ocean views.
Each room is tastefully decorated with handpainted colonial or west Indian furnishings, mixed with rococo style antiques and paintings.
The lower guest suite is off the stairs going up to the main level pool/dining pavilion. A few steps further up from the pool, dining pavilion, there is a cozy, salon/ library pavilion. The salon gallery has outdoor sitting with rockers to have a drink at sunset, or enjoy a fine Havana cigar and cognac! At the end of the gallery is located a unique rock and mexican tile full bathroom with shower built into the rock. There is a guest suite above, with en suite mexican tile bathroom. This room has a view from the bulls eye window of the ocean and islands in front. It is accessed by the wood staircase on the exterior. There is a rock and Mexican tile bathroom off the side of the salon terrace with rocking chairs to relax in the cool breezes and take in the views.
Further up the stairs is a wood deck, and the entrance to the master suite and large balcony and outdoor breakfast dining.
There is a small breakfast kitchen at the entrance to the master suite, with small oven and coffee maker. The master pavilion has a high, four poster colonial bed with views overlooking the ocean. There are two antique armoires providing his and hers closet space. Stereo C/D player and IPOD docking station. The stone and wood en suite bathroom has beautiful oceanviews.
There is wifi access throughout the villa each bedroom is equipped with a small safe. All bedrooms and salon have air conditioning and paddle fan.
Daily maid service included, with complimentary coffee and buffet breakfast set up. (food provided by client) except Sundays and holidays unless requested in advance at extra charge. Personal laundry service available, as well as a chef, at extra charge.
The owners bungalow is at the foot of the property,completely private and out of view from the villa. There is a friendly boxer,Raleigh on the property that takes care of all property surveillance.The lower studio is used by our on property manager and is completely apart from the villa with private entrance off the upper parking. Our staff are discreet and experienced in receiving guests from all over the world. Personal laundry can be arranged at an extra fee with the management.
One of the finest features of Avalon, is the accessibility to Flammands beach, which is less than five minutes down the hill by car. Gustavia is a short ten minutes away, and our local bakery, La Petite Colombe, is five minutes up the road, it offers the islands best baguettes, french pastries, as well as delicious food to go.
Avalon offers a rare treat of West Indies lifestyle, rarely found today in St. Barths more modern villas.
Avalon has on site villa management, at entrance of property is our manager bungalow offering excellent service for security and maintenance. We offer full concierge service 9:30 to 6:00p.m. Villa housekeeper will do breakfast setup each day at 8.30, buffet style, with coffee and or tea service. Villa Housekeeper is available for grocery shopping, babysitting, at extra charge. There is a masseuse on call who services our villa, and fitness pro that comes on site at a nominal fee.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter Season 2 Bedroom
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
# Off-Season 3 Bedroom: 5250 USD/ week - 16,800 USD/ month (May 18 - June 30) #
# Low Season 3 Bedroom: 6500 USD/ week - 20,800 USD/ month (April 20 - May 17) #
# High Season 3 Bedroom: 8500 USD/ week - 27,200 USD/ month (Nov 16 - Dec 20) #
Winter Season 3 Bedroom: 8.500 USD/week -27.200 USD/ month (Jan.5-Apr 19)
10% discount on rentals of two weeks, 15% for three weeks, and 20% for one month
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.