Le Bulletin May 2019


Villa K

I arrived back on Cape Cod to chilly weather, gray skies and what seemed like a daily dose of rain. It got me thinking back longingly to feet-in-the-sand lunches on St. Jean Beach, morning coffee on our balcony overlooking Gustavia Harbor and strolling to dinner under the stars (sigh).

I don’t think I’m the only one dispirited by gloomy weather, as our reservation team reports they’ve been busier than ever. Of course, Value Season pricing is also happily luring many of you to plan that spring or summer getaway sooner rather than later. Our savvy clients know all about that 30%+ discount, and a savings like that is harder to resist than the pastries in La Petite Colombe Boulangerie. Have I tempted you? Check in with our Villa and Hotel Specialists via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; they are eager to help you plan your dream vacation.

I hope to see you on the island!

Peg Walsh, President

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Villas of St. Barth

Good news! Villa Panoramique now has a fourth bedroom. This contemporary – and delightful – villa is named for its stunning 360-degree vista of Petit Cul de Sac. The main house includes a chic and comfortable air-conditioned living room, an adjacent dining area and a sleek kitchen where a window frames an Instagram-worthy view.


Villa Panoramique's new fourth bedroom

The master bedroom (king bed) has an en suite bath and opens to a meandering multi-level deck. A separate pavilion houses two connecting guest bedrooms that share a bath; one has a French king bed and the other a double (perfect for families with younger children). Located on the lowest level, a studio “apartment” with a private covered dining terrace features a fully equipped kitchenette, separated by sliding doors from the en suite bedroom. There’s an extra-long heated lap pool between the pavilions; the outdoor living space includes a dining portico. Thanks to screens all ’round, guests can enjoy delightful breezes. The living room has U.S satellite service and the bedrooms all have Apple TV.

SBP News

SBP U.S. team members, villa and hotel specialist Allegra Pawlowski and concierge Julia Hurd, spent some productive time on the island this month. Allegra kept busy with property inspections, and Julia focused on updating her notes on all those special things that make up a dream vacation – like chartering a catamaran. One afternoon they were joined by their island colleagues (Lilian, Laura, and Aurélie) on Top Loc’s Wayayaï for a trip out to Colombier to swim with the turtles and stingrays. Fun!


Island team members Lilian, Laura, and Aurélie joined Julia and Allegra on a fun catamaran excursion out to Colombier

Allegra and Julia spent a few days at the stunning Villa Fleur de Cactus (with its jaw-dropping pool complete with a swim-up bar), and Julia tested out the experience of having an in-villa massage with Bérengère from Venus Institute. She highly recommends it. One of Julia’s most popular requests from clients is for an in-villa massage.


Villa Fleur de Cactus swim-up bar

Then, a few days at Villa K (dream about being just a “path away” from Anse des Cayes Beach, perfect for a morning walk followed by a swim in your heated pool) had them as happy as, well, as SBP’s clients.


Villa K path to Anse des Cayes Beach

In addition to managing all the activity at our island sales and rental offices, SBP’s gérante (manager), Benoit Meesemaecker, led Team Water World to a win at the Anguilla Regatta. Felicitations!

Don’t miss the latest trip report – this one from Connie Walsh as a guest blogger. See Peg’s Blog.

Hotels of St. Barth

If you’ve never considered St. Barth for your summer vacation, you should! The whole family will adore it. Our hotel partners are offering some amazing packages and promotions.

Hotel Christopher says: “Book two rooms in July and get a 50% discount off the second room.” The kids will love their pool – it’s the island’s biggest. The offer is valid for any stay from July 1 to 31, 2019. (Minimum stay of 3 nights; [5% tax additional]. Discount applies to the second room, in a similar or lower category.) Book via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Island News

Les Soldes (translation: the sales) are under way, with bargain-filled boutiques until June 14, 2019.

Save the date – November 11, 2019 – and join in the fun at Le Select. The island’s iconic little beach shack will celebrate its 70th anniversary! And there will be cheeseburgers in paradise. Book your stay by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling direct: 800-421-3396 or + 1-508-528-7727.

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Villa Ipanema – Flamands
Offered at €2,800,000

Located in the desirable Roc Flamands complex, the contemporary three bedroom Villa Ipanema is just a 5-minute walk (steep) from gorgeous Flamands Beach. Constructed over two levels, it recently benefited from a complete interior renovation. The main level (air-conditioned) living room opens to a covered terrace that is ideal for alfresco dining and outdoor living. It offers a partial view of the sea. A well-equipped kitchen and guest bath are just adjacent. The spacious lower level deck surrounds the pool and features a Jacuzzi and glimpses of the brilliant blue bay. All three bedrooms are on this level and have stylish en suite baths; the master has a walk-in closet. Special features include a gym housed in a separate bungalow, a garage below the villa and two parking spots for guests.

Client Accolade

My wife and I had another great time in St. Barth during our recent stay at the Villa Micela. It’s just right for us, just small enough to be cozy and located right on the beach. The Villa is spotless and in pristine condition. Your concierge service was very accommodating as well. We were very late in requesting reservations at some of the places we wanted to dine, but Auriele made sure we had everything we needed very quickly. Our car was ready when we landed, and all the information regarding our stay was in a pamphlet in our villa. So, I will give you and your team 5 stars for another great time. I will also look at my calendar and see if I can pick dates for another trip. Thanks for your help.

Wayne, Export, PA
Guest at Villa Micela (May 2019)