St Barts villas are the most popular lodging choice for island vacations. They showcase some of the most thoughtful designs of any accommodation type on St Barts coming in a large scope of shapes and sizes. The sizable array of both cottages, bungalows, and St Barts villa rentals are generally available both weekly and monthly. Most are deliberately tucked into the verdant hillsides covering much of the island geography. On most islands, visitors strongly desire beachfront locations yet on St Barts, it is privacy that’s most cherished. There’s nothing lost with these locations either. It’s a small trade-off of beachfront (usually only a minute or two walk away) to an extensive view of the ocean unfolding in front.
A St Barts luxury villa carries the highest level of prestige there is on the island. The rich and famous hide away in them, to keep prying eyes at bay. With so many celebrities visiting St Barts, luxury services have quickly developed and now anyone can enjoy a deluge of conveniences. From the time you leave your home to the time you leave the island, luxury services can see you primped and pampered, fed and entertained, and driven anywhere you desire, for the entire duration of your stay, as long as you have the money to pay for these upscale services. Villa dining via private chef, beach-hopping via chauffeured luxury vehicle, and personal shopping experiences are only a few of the services offered. Hire a car, a babysitter, a personal trainer, or make dinner reservations without actually doing anything yourself. Of course, this is also true of St Baths hotels, but the seclusion is never as extensive as St Barts villas offer
St Barts villas aren’t only for the elite though. There are many studio and one-bedroom villas available. Often they are referred to as cottages, simply for the distinction. They can be very affordable, close to several prime beaches, and even come with car rentals in less busy months between May and October. A small St Barts luxury villa doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. If booking well ahead and outside of peak periods, securing a sophisticated villa is entirely possible. Because of the great stability of St Barts weather, almost any time of year is good to visit. If booking in high season, note that the minimum stay is often two weeks.
There are several island locations to explore when looking at the options in St Barts villa rentals. Three predominant areas reveal are home to the majority of St Barts villas, although there are villas scattered all over the island. Around the north there are villas set all around Flamands Beach near the wild expanse of Colombier Beach, which is renowned for snorkeling and diving. There are a select number of villas tucked in around Gustavia near the port which offers great access to shops and restaurants. Governours Beach is another area home to more than a dozen villas of all sizes.
A St Barts luxury villa on the southern side is an easy find. Spreading out behind Toiny Beach are about 50 or so villas that are available to rent (pictured), some with upwards of seven bedrooms. Some are available through agencies while others are owned privately and are not for rent. About half are near the coast while the other half are situated farther inland. There are an abundance of villas throughout the Grand Cul de Sac Beach and Marigot area, too. From postmodern oceanfront villas to sweeping Spanish haciendas to cozy cottage-type set-ups, visitors can find almost anything sought. It’s the price tag that’s always the decision-breaker or maker.