The first thing that greets you as you enter Villa Habitation St Louis is the view. Situated just above the fishing port of Corossol, the villa commands a view across the bay to Gustavia harbour, which can really make you feel part of the boating life of the island. A private path leads down through the luxuriant gardens to the beach below, which is a firm favourite with local families.
A typical Caribbean style home, Habitation oozes charm and simplicity. The large central sitting area includes the fully-equipped open-plan kitchen with a breakfast bar, and leads straight onto the covered terrace, which overlooks the pool deck, and is the perfect spot for a cocktail, as the sunset fades and the lights start to twinkle across the bay.
Two of the bedrooms have their own private terraces, and the other two open onto the large pool deck, which has bags of space for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade of the palm trees. The option of a fifth bedroom is available in Petit St Louis next door, a self-contained unit with kitchenette and its own private terrace and pool.
The villa is in a central location, with St Barts' main town of Gustavia and the chic village of St Jean both less than a 5 minute drive away, and local amenities such as a snack bar, grocery and pizzeria within easy walking distance.
Villa Habitation St Louis represents a great value rental for friends or families seeking a relaxing and carefree vacation by the beach.