About Us

In 1986, American Peg Walsh, an enthusiastic traveler who delighted in planning vacations for family and friends, made her first visit to the Island of St. Barth...

Walsh and her husband had vacationed on many Caribbean islands in their day, and after just one day on St Barth, they knew they had found their favorite. “It was love at first sight. Gustavia’s picture-postcard harbor ringed by sweeping hills dotted with red-roofed villas and its crescents of white-sand beaches were all gorgeous, but the French vibe and ambiance of casual sophistication is what really appealed to us” said Walsh.

They family bought a small villa in St Jean, and in subsequent years, started a villa rental service to generate income when they weren’t using the villa. Soon other villa owners approached Walsh asking her to represent their villas as well. Flash forward 30 years and that service grew into a leading villa rental agency called St Barth Properties.

In 2021, Walsh and her son Tom Smyth agreed to sell St Barth Properties to Nocturne Villas. That company also acquired WIMCO Villas shortly there after, and by the end of the year the two companies had been merged to form the leading villa rental company on St Barth island …WIMCO St Barth Properties.

Today the company represents over 400 private villas on St Barth, all available to rent by the week. Its local concierge team now numbers more than 20 people – all dedicated to providing 24/7 personalized service to each and every client. A seasoned team of villa specialists is based in the US, consults with clients to find the villa that best meets their very specific and individual desires. The spirit of providing great service that made St Barth Properties so popular with its clients endures. Isn’t it time for you to visit?

Start your villa search now online, or contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-421-3396