St. Barth Properties’ team is a unique group of professionals who share a passion for St. Barth and a commitment to delivering a special St. Barth-style experience to each and every one of the company's clients.  When you reserve with St. Barth Properties you enjoy the benefits of a global company with an office and team on the ground in St. Barth, guaranteeing a seamless experience with service as our top priority.

You need experience to create an experience, and our trio of St. Barth experts boasts a combined 45-plus years of creating Dream Vacations. A call to our US sales office will put you in the capable hands of our St. Barth Specialists.  Each has extensive St. Barth expertise with multiple trips per year to St. Barth to inspect the villas and hotels, test-dine the restaurants, indulge in activities and scout out the latest boutiques.

They can advise you on not just if a villa or a hotel will suit you best, but which villa or hotel. Suggestions drawn from their storehouse of island expertise ensures a St. Barth Properties’ Dream Vacation.  They are backed up by our US based concierge extraordinaire Julia Hurd who works in tandem with our on-island concierge Laura Commaret.

The U.S. team works seamlessly with the staff of our St. Barth office.  Clients receive a warm reception and are escorted and oriented to their villa. The team is available to answer all questions about the villa and island and a staff member is always on call 24/7.


St. Barth Properties - USA Team (L to R) Allegra Pawlowski, Toni Laronga, Patty Connolly, Tom Smyth, Julia Hurd, Peg Walsh, Connie Walsh, Anne-Cécile Bedford


St. Barth Properties-St. Barth On Island Team (Rear L to R ) - Benoit Meesemaecker, Laura Commaret, Romain Cannone, Jenna Masseglia. Middle (L to R) - Nadine Roland, Fuensanta Arnaldos, Isaure Gravier, Anaïs Brethome, Enzo Mondary.  Front - Pascale Minarro-Baudouin.

Peg Walsh 

Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Peg Walsh's 1986─ love-at-first-sight visit to St. Barth was the genesis of St. Barth Properties. The company was officially founded in 1989, and it grew exponentially and garnered honors over the years. Peg has been personally recognized for her destination expertise. She was named one of the top villa specialists worldwide and the best for St. Barth by Condé Nast Traveler since the List's inception in 2006 and annually making the prestigious Wendy Perrin's WOW List: Wendy's Trusted Travel Experts.

Upon the 2021 sale of the company, Peg stepped back from her role of president, and consulted on elements of the transition as her son Tom Smyth (the company's former Vice President) assumed the presidency.

Peg has retained her co-ownership of St. Barth Sotheby's International Realty on Gustavia harbor and delights that so many of her former clients have chosen to make the island their "second home.

Her passion for St. Barth is as strong as ever, and she regularly visits with her family to enjoy all the island offers and keeps in touch with island friends and partners.

Tom Smyth 

President St. Barth Properties 

Tom began vacationing in St. Barth when he was just a teenager and joined the business in 1992. As the company's vice-president, he was instrumental in the company's strategic growth, including the launch of a branded hotel collection – the Hotels of St. Barth – and the affiliation of its real estate division with prestigious Sotheby's International Realty, in 2006. Listed in the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Tom has been quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on the island's villa market.

In 2021, he oversaw the company's acquisition of it's rental operations by Nocturne Luxury Villas, at which time he was named President of St. Barth Properties. At the time of this acquisition, St. Barth Sotheby's International Realty was spun off independently, and still remains wholly owned by Tom Smyth & Peg Walsh.

Tom along with his wife, two adults sons, and their significant others, continue the tradition of St. Barth vacations.

Toni Laronga 

Operations Manager (since 2006)

Toni brings leadership and creates process initiatives to increase company efficiency, sales volume, customer service and retention. Her improvement in customer communication levels has helped to preserve the high-touch client contact and personal attention that have made the company so successful. Toni manages the day-to-day operations in the USA office while liaising with the St. Barth office; she oversees and monitors the company information management in addition to serving as executive assistant to St. Barth Properties’ president Tom Smyth. 

Anne-Cécile Bedford 

St. Barth Villa and Hotel Specialist (since 1999)

Born in France’s region of Brittany, Anne-Cécile revels in that “French Connection” when she visits St. Barth. She loves shopping the boutiques’ sales for the latest European and island fashions – especially for her two children – and discovering local artists in the galleries. You can usually count on her to come home with a unique piece of jewelry. Come early evening, you may find her observing the island tradition of sunset cocktails at Shell Beach with a Ti-Punch. Anne-Cécile runs in the annual 10K race, the Gustavialoppet (Race of Gustavia), and plans her November inspection trip around the event. It’s a highlight for her and now one of her personal traditions. 

Allegra Pawlowski

St. Barth Villa and Hotel Specialist (since 2017)

Allegra came to St. Barth Properties with over 15 years of villa rental experience and an in-depth level of island expertise. Her customer service wows clients. She knows St. Barth well and counts the arrival flight on that notorious little runway as one of her favorite things. She loves window shopping at the boutiques to see the latest European fashions, island apparel and unique jewelry. In addition to shopping, Allegra’s perfect day would include lunch in town at Fish Corner, and enjoying a page-turner of a book on any of the island’s gorgeous beaches. Her favorites are Saline and Flamands. Like many, Allegra finds it hard to name one favorite restaurant but Le Papillion Ivre tops her list.

Julia Hurd 

Concierge, U.S. Office (since 2007)

One-half of a terrific concierge team, Julia partners with Aurélie, her island counterpart. On any given day Julia is happily securing reservations at St. Barth’s most coveted restaurants, booking spa treatments, and arranging for VIP services. She needs to know who’s who on the island – and she does. Regular visits provide her with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with all the vendors with whom she works. She is a real people person, so she loves those interactions! Julia also loves the gorgeous beaches, snorkeling on day excursions, trying out new restaurants and keeping abreast of the island’s entertainment. It’s all in a day’s work. 

Connie Walsh 

Marketing and Travel Industry Consultant (since 2005)

Connie manages many of SBP’s marketing initiatives and communications with our clients and travel agent partners. She writes the content for our website, monthly newsletter and Live Your Dream® – so we are happy that she is passionate about St. Barth! A foodie and a spa aficionado who is also crazy for beaches, she says, “What’s not to love?” Connie is the first one to volunteer to take a test trip to a spa and enjoys swimming at Flamands Beach. One of her favorite island experiences was an excursion to Pinel Island on a gorgeous yacht, with Champagne post-snorkeling and a “feet in the sand” lunch.

Patty Connolly 

Office Assistant (since 2003)

Patty keeps the Franklin, MA, office running smoothly. She manages the planning of the villa calendar, processes client payments and is hands-on in cross-checking arrival details with the island office. She handles all the inbound and outbound mail and the plethora of tasks that keep a company humming. Oh, and she sings, too! Singing is one of her passions that include the Boston Red Sox and turtles. She has a tankful of turtles at her home in the nearby town of Bellingham. Her wish list includes snorkeling with the sea turtles in St. Barth.