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Jeff McGrew

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french

Modern, Romantic, Great Value! Gorgeous views, steps from Flamands Beach

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights

Overview

Saint Barthélemy Villa Rental Photos and Description

Private Hillside Villa: 1-3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 terraces, steps finest beach!

Flamands Blue Villa features spectacular Flamands Bay (fla-moh) views of the Beach & Islands from living/dining room and two (one sun/the other shaded) large wrap around terraces. Ocean view off Master Suite. This Island's finest beach is just 5 min down the walkway--so is excellent dining, spa.

Nothing above you, very private.

Caribbean colors throughout: furnished in a clean, comfortable and informal blue/white/turquoise 'beach house' style.

Large private Jacuzzi pool/spa on lower terrace deck---as you step out glass shower door.

RENTS AS: 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms -- always the ENTIRE villa to yourself!

Contact Owner Jeff McGrew: I'll be happy to assist with air, car and other details to plan your perfect St. Barts Vacation.

Keywords: Private Villa

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jeff McGrew (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Jeff McGrew

We live in Ann Arbor, MI where Jeff is a Property Manager Caroline is an MD on faculty at the University of Michigan.

We vacation ourselves at Flamands Blue twice a year and Jeff arranges all the maintence to keep the villa in flawless condition.

Jeff McGrew purchased this villa in 2001

Why Jeff McGrew chose Caribbean

We vacationed in the Caribbean and fell in love with St Barts. We looked all over the island for a villa and Flamands was our first choice. Flamands Blue is in a beautiful neighborhood and the location is pefect since it's away from the noise and bussle of St Jean and Gustavia and within walking distance to the beautiful Flamands Beach.

What makes this villa unique

Flamands Blue sits high and there is no one above you.

Views off both terraces (one sun---the other shaded) are spectacular. It's decorated in crisp bright blue and turquoise 'beach house' colors that eveyone loves.

As you slide back the curtain first thing in the morning you will savor the ocean view right off the master suite.

In the evening we and our Guests look forward to stepping out the master into the warm Jacuzzi with nothing above but stars and the sound of the ocean waves on the beach below----a truly magical place...

On the practical side: there are many 'American' features not found in others... such as top/bottom handrails, LED lighted steps and switches on the stairs plus screens---not to mention the villa is completely non-smoking.

Fact: you will not stay in a superior location on St Barts or a better mainted private villa than Flamands Blue!

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Modern, Romantic, Great Value! Gorgeous views, steps from Flamands Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE this Villa and the location! The property owner Jeff, and his entire staff, went the extra mile to make sure we had the most pleasurable and memorable experience... and we absolutely did! The Villa is the quintessential St Barth experience - beautifully decorated with all modern conveniences and AMAZING views!! You are close to everything, including Flamand Beach which is just a short walk away. We stayed for a week and wished we could have stayed longer. Every morning we had fresh croissants from one of the the local bakeries (which in our opinion was the best on the island and is a very short drive away) out on our balcony so we could enjoy the view of the mountainside and the subtle breeze from Flamand Beach just below. Anytime we needed anything our Villa manager was there to assist and was especially helpful with recommendations. Jeff was VERY helpful with assisting and guiding us while we planed our trip and even helped make arrangements for our car service and other details along the way - We cannot imagine staying anywhere else. We HIGHLY recommend Jeff and Flamand Blue!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY
5

Getaway in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Flamands Blue is our getaway in paradise as we leave the winter snows behind. We are regular visitors to St. Barth’s and are so glad that we found this villa two years ago. It is situated in a perfect location with spectacular views but within walking distance of Flamands Beach. The house is bright and airy and well appointed. We have enjoyed many delicious meals on the wrap-around porch while taking in the magnificent view of Flamands Beach and Ile Bonhomme. Jeff, the owner, is a most welcoming and caring person, always intent on making sure that you have a wonderful stay. Diana greets guests with a smile and is very helpful. Fi and Richard, the housekeepers, are very friendly and do a wonderful job of keeping the place neat and clean. We are already looking forward to our stay next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD
5

Right Location - Right Price

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jeff’s villa in January, 2015. Jeff was extremely helpful in making all necessary arrangements including transport from St. Maartin, and a rental car in St. Barths prior to our arrival. Once we arrived, Jeff’s greeter met us at the airport, drove us to the villa, and had the unit stocked with everything we requested. It was a very smooth process from start to finish. Overall, the villa is a really good value. You are situated within walking distance to one of the best beaches on the Island (Flamands), and a short drive to Gustavia where most of the island’s best bars and restaurants are located. The villa was clean and well maintained, and the bedrooms were comfortable and air conditioned. If you are the type of traveler that likes to get out and explore, you can’t beat the price and location of this villa. It is a great value for this over the top island.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stony Brook, New York
5

Pristine, leaving a lasting impression!

  • 5 of 5

We had seen the pictures online, but were wowed by the pristine villa. It was everything we wanted for our honeymoon - quiet, beautiful, great views! The ambience of this place is charming and relaxing. Above all, the owner, Jeff, went out of his way to ensure we had a great honeymoon. It was perfect for us: an unforgettable honeymoon experience and a calm place for me to prepare for the last lap of my PhD. I am hoping to return with my wife, soon, and of course it will be Flamands Blue Villa again!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boca Raton, FL
5

Great price, location and owners!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend Jeff or this villa enough. This was our first trip to St. Bart's, as well as first time using vrbo.com. I was a little apprehensive at first with the thought of dealing with a private owner and not a hotel for our vacations plans. After doing quite a bit of research, and discovering that Jeff, the owner, was also a fairly active member on the St Bart's forum website, I felt much more at ease.

The Villa has a wonderful view from both floors. Its about a 3-4 minute walk to Flamands beach. We were interested in seeing all of the beaches and although it seems on the map to be in the far corner of the island, we were never more than 10 minutes car ride from wherever we went.

Jeff sent us a long list of things to know/bring ahead of time, as well as many recommendations for restaurants and beaches for the trip. He had someone meet us at the airport and drive to the villa with us after getting our car. He called the first day to check how everything was, as well as mid-week to check on us again. It was like having a concierge with us.

Each day after coming back from the beach, we would sit on the deck, eat some cheese and fruit and look down at Flamands Bay. The villa was very clean, and had a maid service ever other day to clean and change the towels and linens. We were very happy with the rental, and will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible, romantic, perfect villa with a breathtaking view!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVE this villa! As a matter of fact....We love it so much, we've been back twice!

The villa is perched on a hillside above Flamands beach, with an unbelieveable view. It is on two levels, with the sleeping quarters and jacuzzi/spa on the bottom floor, and the living/dining area on the upper level. Decks surround both levels, with ample seating, and numerous chairs on the lower level for sunning, and plenty of privacy for au naturel sunbathing...not that it really matters...it IS St. Barths, after all!!!

We loved sitting on the upper deck every morning, having our cafe au laits and breakfast from the bakery just up the hill. The kitchen is very well equipped, if you prefer to cook at the villa, and there is a Weber gas grill on the deck off the kitchen.

The living room is brightly lit, well furnished, and very comfortable, and the villa is equipped with satellite TV and high speed internet service. There is also an Ipod dock attached to the stereo, so bring your music!

The lower level has three bedrooms, with beautiful furniture, and king beds. The shower in the master suite is gorgeous, large, and is glass on the back sides, and you can shower in the sunshine every morning. The jacuzzi/spa on is on the lower deck, large enough for four, and is kept at the perfect temp for using as a plunge pool in the daytime to cool of when sunning, but warm enough to enjoy a lounge in with a glass of wine under the stars at night. The owner has had custom lighting installed around the spa for great evening mood lighting! Tres romantique!!!!

The beach is less than a five minute walk down the hill, and Flamands tends to be nearly deserted. Be sure to take advantage of the lunch/massage special at nearby Isle De France Hotel. (Also within a five minute walk). The very best thing about this villa...and there are many wonderful things...is the owner. Jeff will bend over backwards, literally, to make your visit unforgettable. This villa has been the scene of numerous engagements, honeymoons and anniversaries for a reason...Jeff will do EVERYTHING to make it special. The property is immaculately maintained, and the manager, gardener and housekeeper are top notch. The photos really do not do this amazing place justice, it is simply spectacular! We will keep coming back over and over!

We can't say enough good about this villa, or the owners. If you are coming to St. Barths for the first time...book here! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GORGEOUS BEACHES, walk to Horseback Riding, sunbathing, shelling and a St, Barts classic--people watching!

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Rates & Availability

Saint Barthélemy Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre Hoiday
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 24 2016
1 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
 
 
Holiday
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 7 2017
14 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Regular Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please contact owner to confirm rates---posted here are for 1 bedroom/2 persons.
Additional bedrooms 2 and 3 are available for up to 6 persons----you have the entire villa to yourself regardless of the Also: check www.stbartsvilla.com for current rates and specials.

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Amenities

Saint Barthélemy Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bath has glass shower with view of hillside. 2nd bath is large with double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King size bed or twins in BR 2 Queen bed BR 3
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
screens, CD/DVD Player, Fully equipped kitchen, beach chairs & towels, Lighted parking and beach access walkway, Housekeeping, Villa Manager 6 days a week--will greet you at airport and aquaint you with Flamands Blue, Grill (BBQ), NON SMOKING

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