|Minimum Stay||3 - 11 nights|
The African Queen has an incredible atmosphere. With its view on 3 different waters (lagoon, sea and giant pool) and its big property of 22,000 ft2, it provides large open spaces. Its architecture is unique, far from the geometric decks and turquoise square pools, the house totally melts in its natural environment. The amazing point is its 90ft long free form rock edged pool that links the living areas to the guest cottage. The largest private pool on the island!
This house has many influences. Decorated by artists, this villa was a real artistic project. It is therefore frequented by artists, singers, actors, writers, celebrities of all kind in search of charm and originality.
Its organic materials, it's warm earthy colors, it's water cascades, all contribute to the feeling of being at one with nature which does not compromise a high level modern comfort: the African Queen is fully equipped; There is internet and wifi coverage in all living areas, a sound system and chromecast in living room and independant 4th suite, safes in all rooms, air conditioning to living and sleeping areas, a private and easily accessible car park at the end of the gravel driveway.
Conciergerie service, Daily cleaning, housekeeping and gardening included (except on sundays).
A dedicated conciergerie service
The giant natural pool and its nature environment
The atmosphere and warmth of the house
The garden and its big diversity of flowers and plants
Thank you in Victoria, John, Isabella, Stéphane for their warm welcome in this corner of paradise. Everything is perfect.
Villa African Queen is filled with charm, serenity and soul. The garden is especially spacious and beautiful and the pool is heavenly. Isabelle and Stephane couldn't have been more delightful and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and are looking forward to the next!
I love St Barth, I really do. I love stepping off the plane and getting hit in the face with that warm tropical breeze, the smell of the sea a breath away. You immediately feel in a tropical paradise, a bubble far from reality. The only problem I ever had with the island is the fact that all the villas are identical, made in the same mould, and in my opinion, too surgical for such a wild and organic paradise island. ENTER VILLA AFRICAN QUEEN. A friend recommended me this villa, and I must say that from the minute I drove my car through the gate, I was taken aback by the lush charm of this one-of-a-kind retreat. How can any other operating room glass case villa compare with this secret haven located a stone throw from 5 (FIVE!) of the best hotels on the island, AND a private lagoon?! Yes, I said lagoon... This is apparently one of the biggest private pools around, and I have no problems believing it! Clearly, I am a fan!
Everything was taken care of for my arrival thanks to the super professional management team, the best water sport centre is a 2 mn walk on a stunning beach (kite surf, paddle board, windsurfing, kayak, and scuba) and I can only strongly recommend this place, even though I am afraid once the secret is out, it may get harder for me to rent!
But sharing is caring so here I go. Villa African Queen is the only place we will stay in St Barths. Location, layout, generous proportions, biggest private pool on the island and I could go on for a while. Someone said because VAQ is not one of the glass, mirror and stainless steel hill villas it is not rented as often. What a waste and such bad judgement. I agree with the other 5 star reviews and after 2 vacations at VAQ I would and will go back next trip. I cannot recommend it highly enough I only hope there will always be a couple of weeks available per year. It would be traumatic for us to have to stay elsewhere.
Staying in the African Queen was like stepping into a brochure that you've always read what a Caribbean vacation is supposed to be!! The Beautiful Villa , gorgeous grounds, and the 88ft.pool that makes you feel that you are swimming in private lagoon is just too much!
The Villa is located in the best location in St.Barts next to major five star hotels and restaurants and a minutes drive from the Airport, town of Gustavia, and the fabulous beaches of St. Jean, Orient, Shell Beach and Flammand.
I will definitely make plans to return plus the African Queen comes with a gracious host , That makes all your problems disappear while discretely living nearby but always making sure everything is in working order!!!!
Yes Paradise found......
This Villa met all of our expectations and more! We had 3 couples heading to the Caribbean that had never been before. We decided on St. Barth's based on this magnificent villa. Nick, the manager was so accommodating! The Villa was as if you were in an exclusive resort with only 3 suites. We each loved the Villa, especially the outdoor living space, beautiful gardens, and overall warmth of the surroundings. Walking distance to Grand Cul de Sac with it's fabulous intimate restaurants was icing on the cake.
We enjoyed making meals at the Villa as the kitchen was well equipped with a large refrigerator and an outdoor BBQ. We would recommend this Villa to couples as well as families. It has something for everyone.
Villa African Queen is situated on the north-east corner of St.Barthelemy, within strolling distance of the bay of Grand Cul de Sac where there is a range of water sport facilities including scuba diving, jet skiing,windsurfing and a school for kite surfing. There is also a small restaurant/bar on the beach where you can relax and watch the action. The next bay to the west is Marigot which is a natural reserve and a wonderful place for snorkeling. To the east there is another natural reserve at Petit Cul de Sac and further round to the south east you will find Grand Fond which is known as the wild side of St Barthelemy and which attracts the surfers. Back on solid ground, again within strolling distance, there is the Flamands Tennis club and a golf driving range on the edge of the lagoon.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,200|