- Villa1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jun 2018
About Duval Olivier
Friendly and social, I love travelling.
Duval Olivier purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Duval Olivier chose Deshaies
Family property for generations.
What makes this Villa unique
Panoramic and peaceful view. Quiet and relaxing setting. 6000 sq.m property with private beach nearby. Household laundry provided. Shops nearby
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Great week and a great host
We rented the villa and its accompanying gite for the first week of January. This is a superb location, just 5k south of Deshaises (pronounced Dey-Hey), and easy to find even when arriving after dark. Duval is an excellent host, and provided our group of 7 adults with an arrival dinner (since everything is closed Sunday night). On Monday he showed us the "passage" to the Paul Thomas beach. This is the real bonus of staying here. It's about a 500 meter hike down, and a bit tricky in places, but the end result is an almost deserted beach with great swimming and excellent snorkeling. We saw turtles every day. Worth the effort.
The villa has very cool construction with open beams and open veranda, living/dining and kitchen. There are three bedrooms in the villa, each with its own bathroom. We spent most of our time on the porch that faces the ocean (north), where a view of Montserrat appears when the skies clear. There is also a view south to Feri. There is a raised walkway to the pool, which is refreshing, and has a nice deck for lounging and evening cocktails.
The gite is adjacent, and it provides the 4th bedroom which we needed. More people can fit in the villa, as there are two double beds on the veranda upstairs (no doors or AC, but fans available), and two of the bedrooms have mattresses in loft space. So plenty of sleeping if you want to pile in.
The villa is more functional than luxurious. Two of party are professional cooks, and they were happy with the cooking supplies available. The furniture and beds are basic and functional. There is a TV with cable, but we never turned it on - we played games in the evenings, enjoying the local rum - which Duval introduced us to the Guadeloupe boxed rum (another of our party is a bartender, and the blender had a real workout while we were there). The "Grill" is about 50 meters into the yard, and away from the house. I was glad I brought a headlamp. Two bags of the local charcoal was plenty for each night's cooking.
Location-wise, it's hard to beat. There is a bakery about a kilometer towards Deshaises, where we would walk each morning to buy croissants and pain du chocolat for our breakfast. About a kilometer the other direction is Feri, where there is a great store (doesn't look like much) that carries absolutely everything, and has decent prices. We did our major shopping in St. Rose, but ended buying lots of fill-in items in Feri (including charcoal for the grill).
3 generations of our family stayed here for 3 weeks in total. We all agreed this was the best holiday we have ever had & we have travelled to many places all over the world but never to the Caribbean before.
The villa is fantastic, everything we expected plus so much more... the view of the sunset from the garden is spectacular!
We have fallen in love with Guadeloupe, it is a very special place indeed and we are making plans to return soon & certainly we will stay in this villa again.
Many thanks to Duval for his genuine kindness during our stay, and we look forward to staying again soon
This makes me very happy to read this nice comment from you David .
Thank you very much and hope to welcome you next time at the Villa Bel Air.
Beautiful home with a beautiful view
I stayed with a group of my friends and we had an amazing week. The house is beautiful and is fit with all the perks you would need (i.e. coolers, boogy boards, a great pool, cooking supplies ect.). Oliver was extremely friendly and helpful with all of our inquiries. The home is also located in the best spot on the island, minutes away from the town of Deshaies and the beach of Grand Anse, but still driving distance to Basse-Terre and the National Park.
Thank you very much and hope to see you soon for a new hire
Well located, great views, spacious, comfortable
My wife and I with our two daughters and our son-in-law spent two really wonderful weeks at this excellent villa. It was a comfortable and well-equipped property with a large living and kitchen area, a fine outdoor veranda where we had most of our meals while enjoying great views of the Caribbean (and occasionally of Montserrat) and a nice pool. The house also has two external balconies on the upper level offering additional views. The charming town of Deshaies (where "Death in Paradise" is filmed) is a short drive away. We also were able with reasonably short drives to visit many other towns, attractions, and beaches. The owner, was very pleasant and accommodating. He went out of his way to assist us in remedying a problem that we ourselves had created.
Thank you very much, Happy New Year 2015, I hope to receive you very soon in my beautiful country: Guadeloupe, my beautiful city: Deshaies, and naturally in villa Bel ' Air
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour, la villa est très agréable, bien située , le chat adorable
Nous avons apprécié l'accueil du fils du propriétaire, le séjour a été très agréable dans cette belle villa bien équipée, une piscine agréable , une vue inoubliable depuis la terrasse. Une situation qui est parfaite pour visiter la Guadeloupe et Fifi , le chat, est attachante, elle réagit comme un chien. Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances Merci Monsieur Olivier.
MERCI à vous
Famille sympathique, les rares moments (car vous partiez très tôt le matin pour vos visites et retourniez tard le soir) en votre compagnie ont été très agréables.
Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau
Séjour du11au 26 mars 2018. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans un cadre très agréable.
Belle maison avec piscine et vue magnifique sur la mer.
Sa situation à Deshaies permet d accéder facilement à tous les lieux remarquables de l île .
Le propriétaire et sa famille sont très accueillants.Ils sont à l écoute des demandes et font leur maximum. Seuls les coqs en liberté chantent trop souvent.
Adresse à conseiller.
Private beach nearby