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Roger Cohen

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Spectacular Colonial Style, Oceanview Estate, Three Bedroom-Suites

2 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

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Overview

Caribbean Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Avalon is a lovely estate situated on an one acre hillside in the charming village of Colombier. Fully equipped chefs kitchen and dining pavillon leads out to a spacious terrasse with mosaic infinity pool and adjacent gazebo for outdoor dining. The estate boasts three separate guest suites for privacy and comfort. The master suite has a separate outdoor dining area, terrasse, and breakfast kitchen. A cozy, salon opens to a veranda with sweeping oceanviews, and islands of Bonhomme and Fregate. The other two rooms each have ensuite bathrooms, outdoor seating areas with ocean views. Each suite has A/C, paddle fan, hair dryer, safe, and IPod docking station. Gourmet kitchen with Gaggeneau, Dietrich, and Miele appliances, separate bar for entertaining, granite counters throughout the kitchen/ dining pavillion. Three minutes to Flammands Beach and Hotel Cheval Blanc, two minutes to the island's best bakery - Petite Colombe and five minutes to both Gustavia and St. Jean Beach. On site-property management, daily maid service, (except Sundays and French holidays), airport transfers, high speed WiFi, and twice weekly personal laundry service. Other amenities include fine european linens throughout, beach chairs, loungers, coolers, beach umbrellas and towels provided. Bose home system, Direct TV, DVD player, etc. Outdoor, automatic landscape lighting. Owners cottage at base of property, completely separate and private. Sir Raleigh, property boxer handles all property surveillance day and night. Front entrance gate, and intercom for security. Full generator powers up 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.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roger Cohen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Roger Cohen

Avalon is a lovely estate situated on one acre in the typical village of Colombier. It was love at first sight when it was purchased in 1989 and we have made St. Barths our home ever since. We love our island lifestyle and have professional lives based here on the island. That said we have a passion for travel and do so whenever we can. 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 all our guests that have a chance to take time to unwind and enjoy the unparalleled calm and beauty of our island estate.

Roger Cohen purchased this villa in 1989

Why Roger Cohen chose Caribbean

Having travelled the world and lived in more than five countries, we felt the diverse lifestyle this area offers is truly exceptional. We love our home and take pleasure in sharing it. The property has been well maintained in its colonial style but does not lack for modern convienence.

What makes this villa unique

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! Most importantly, we are here should you need anything from whether finding the right light switch to knowing the perfect restaurant for a special celebration, where most villa owners are rarely on the island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Apr 2012
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2 traveler reviews

Spectacular Colonial Style, Oceanview Estate, Three Bedroom-Suites
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Avalon is lovely, well situated and beautifully managed by the family. The views are exquisite! The kitchen is stocked with everything you might need. Donna and Martin were always available to answer questions and make recommendations for restaurants and activities. We can't wait to rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable stay at a wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Avalon is an amazing villa in a great area of St. Barths. It has everything imaginable to enjoy a relaxing and amazing vacation. The setting is gorgeous. The owners couldn't be any nicer and informative, and the villa is perfect for entertaining, cooking and just chilling. This was our 2nd time back to Villa Avalon and we will undoubtedly be back again. We cannot wait!! Thank you to Donna and Roger (and Raleigh!) for their wonderful use of this gem.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
5 mins
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
6 minutes
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
4 mins
Car: necessary

Villa Avalon is one of St. Barths' great properties of charm and character. All three bedroom pavilions each have en suite bathrooms and oceanviews Large terrace around swimming 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 gate entrance leads up a long driveway 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 and 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 rocking chairs for a relaxing sunset drink, 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.

Further up the stairs is a wood deck, and the entrance to the master suite and large balcony for 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, and 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 twice weekly, and a private chef can be available 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.

One of the finest features of Avalon, is the accessibility to Flamands 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. Barth's more modern villas.

The Villa housekeeper will do breakfast setup each morning buffet style, with coffee and or tea service. She is available for grocery shopping, babysitting, at extra charge. There is a masseuse on call, and fitness pro that comes on site at a nominal fee.

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Rates & Availability

St Barthelemy Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn Season 3 bedroom
Nov 14 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
Xmas-New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
10 night minimum stay
$27,500
 
 
Winter Season 3 Bedroom
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

# Autumn Season 2 bedroom 7.500$ per week
# Winter Season 2 Bedroom: 7.500 $ per week
Low season rates available, 3 week minimum, please contact us with dates
Special Event rates available

- PLEASE ENQUIRE ON OUR SPECIAL RATES FOR STAYS OF 2 WEEKS OR MORE -

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Amenities

Caribbean Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , safe and hairblowers in each bathroom, soaps, shampoos
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bed is 67inch wide (european king)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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