|Minimum Stay||4 - 14 nights|
Located on the hillside of Lorient, Villa Le Refuge is a lovely West Indies style home. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the ocean, the uninhabited islands of Fourchue, Ile Chevrau/Bonhomme, Ile Fregate and Ile Tocvert as well as St. Maarten.
Le Refuge is a three bedroom villa, situated on three levels, with three and a half bathrooms. The bedrooms on the pool and second levels each have a queen bed. The bedroom located on the top level off the living room has two twin beds which can be converted to a king bed. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom as well as air conditioning system. Two bedrooms have traditional island style high vaulted ceilings with fans.
Upstairs, the living area consists of a living room with a flat screen TV & DVR, a kitchen and dining table. The covered terrace near the kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy meals, relax with a book or watch the sunset. Another patio with a Weber grill is located in the back of the villa. Soak up the sun poolside or take a two minute walk down to Lorient beach.
Le Refuge was named as our get away from our everyday life. It's our home away from home. Come be our guest for a week, two weeks or a month.
We've stayed at this villa several times & fall more in love with it with each visit.
For us an "awesome view" is key. We also prefer the more traditional West Indies design over something more modern. Le Refuge meets those requirements perfectly as it sits hillside looking down onto Lorient.
The villa is charming, roomy, and well appointed and cared for. The living room and connected kitchen has A/C, a nice bonus on those really hot days/evenings. Two of the bedrooms are large and separate from one another offering privacy, if traveling with another couple. The other bedroom, immediately off the living room & upper deck is smaller with twins. All have A/C with ensuite. The mattresses are great & the linens are all very nice (thick fluffy bath & beach towels).
The owner provides 4 sturdy beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, & ice chest. All handy for a day at the beach.
The upper porch is shaded most of the day, enabling one to enjoy the fabulous view, read, relax or eat. There is a large dining table there. While the lower pool deck, with 6 chaise lounges, offer more late morning/afternoon sun.
We don't tend to cook-in much but the kitchen meets all our needs for preparing snacks or light meals. There is no dishwasher but this is not an issue for us. There is a nice Weber gas grill on the back porch and there are plenty of nice serving dishes, dinner ware and colorful placemats to set a pretty table.
Another big plus about this villa is all the windows and doors have screens. With the concern of mosquitoes throughout the Caribbean this is a nice feature. The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens that are well tended to.
The housekeeper, Colette, has always had the villa spotless upon our arrivals.
The villa is located on a family compound and they all respect your privacy, and are more than willing of offer help,
If you book this villa, you'll be working with Annette, the owner's daughter. She is easy to work with and will answer any of your questions promptly.
We just returned from a recent stay at Le Refuge and have already booked a return. Le Refuge is a wonderful villa to create special memories either as a couple, family or with friends.
April 15 - December 14 (Low Season) - $1800 /1 bedroom; $2300/2 bedrooms; $2800/3 bedrooms
December 15 - April 14 (High Season) - $3000/1 bedroom; $3500/ 2 bedrooms; $4000/ 3 bedrooms
Christmas & New Year's - $9000
Plus 5% St Barts villa tax
Plus 2.5% credit card fee
Rates subject to change