Calm Perfection in Paradise
Submitted: January 5, 2010
Stayed: December 2009
My wife and I and our young teenage children were looking for a much needed vacation to relax and recharge before Xmas and the New Year. We had vacationed on St. Barts for over 20 years but have never been more pleasantly surprised than with our stay at this perfect villa. In prior visits to the island we had come to expect and accept a rather relaxed level of quality and service when it came to villa rentals and luxury hotels. But when I first spoke to Michael, the owner, I sensed that this trip might be different - a caring attitude and concern with how he could assist to make our vacation flawless. Like a private concierge he suggested a rental car company that provided discounted cars that would meet us at our landing along with the villa manager who would then lead the way to the villa (and also monitored our flight and called to confirm our exact timing after our St. Maarten connection arrival). Was there anything else he could do - did we have any special needs - groceries to be stocked or a chef one night perhaps?
Upon our arrival at the hillside villa in Pont Milou overlooking the Caribbean, I could not believe that this level of quality and design was achievable on St. Barts. There were two large suiles each with a private luxury bathroom furnished with luxury boutique hotel fixtures - the overhead rain showers, a full length glass window in one shower, and designer dual sinks; a "great room" living room overlooking the infinity pool, terrace, sea and sunsets; a chef's kitchen with new stainless appliances; a dining room and additional seating areas with two waterfall zen fountains. Everything was in mint new condition and the villa was spotless. A wonderful sound system, the perfect lighting, cocktails and 7 nights of perfect sunsets provided all that was needed for this idyllic vacation.
The staff was exceptional and caring - the meticulous daily maid, the villa manager, the plant waterers, and the pool cleaner.
Pont Milou is perhaps the best location on the island with the best homes, a wonderful luxury hotel/restaurant at the bottom (a short walk), spectacular cliffs and views from the top, and a short drive to a wonderful supermarket and french bakery and to the restaurants of busy St. Jean and Gustavia.
We highly recommend this villa -it is the best experience we have ever had on St. Barts. We left calm and refreshed and hope to return again in future years!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Stephan, Thank you so much for taking your time to review my property. We work hard to satisfy our clients. We will continue to fullfill all your needs in the future. Happy Healthy New Year.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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