Situated on the western side of the peninsula of Pointe Milou in St. Barth, Villa Bon Temps (BTR) offers a gracious lifestyle in the perfect Caribbean setting, amid lush tropical foliage and with unparalleled ocean and sunset views. From the vantage point of the expansive and elegantly designed stone terrace, the clear water of the 50-foot infinity pool seems to merge with the blues of the Bay of Lorient, the islets of Chevreau and Fourchue and the island of St. Maarten visible in the distance. A gated entry assures privacy.
Villa Bon Temps offers seamless outdoor-indoor living in a luxurious and refined setting. Soft, natural hues of blue and green against a background of cream and off-white, custom mosaic floors, hand-painted tile details, and a stone colonnade offering shade from the sun all lend this exceptional home a particularly elegant Mediterranean-style feel. The villa’s six air-conditioned bedrooms are all equally well appointed, with high ceilings, travertine-tiled bathrooms and ocean views. Four of the bedrooms are on the same level as the main house, while the other two are on a lower level and offer private, covered porches. The villa is ideal for 4-6 couples traveling together or for multi-generaltional families.
The open-air chef’s kitchen is equipped with a Lacanche range, marble countertops, and unique Italian and French glassware, dishes, linens and table settings for entertaining.
Villa BTR also provides its guests with the modern conveniences of flat screen satellite HDTV in the kitchen/living area as well as the fitness room and 4 of the 6 bedrooms; DVD players in all 6 bedrooms; high speed Wi-Fi in the living area; a built-in stereo system with iPod docking station and indoor and outdoor speakers through out the living area and terrace; and a well-equipped fitness room.
Daily maid service and a continental breakfast of coffee, tea, juice, fresh croissants and baguettes are provided daily (except Sunday) to guests of Villa BTR. An unlimited supply of bottled water is also provided. Fresh-cut tropical flowers and orchids are refreshed weekly for the guests. A private chef and/or butler, who regularly serve the owners and their guests when they are in residence, are available on request for an additional charge. A full range of spa services by Ligne St. Barth, as well as a private yoga instructor, is also available upon request and at an additional charge.
Villa Bon Temps is designed as a series of beautiful open-air, bougainvillea-covered loggias and stone terraces with all rooms and terraces overlooking a 50-foot infinity-edge pool to an expansive turquoise Caribbean Sea. Every room has spectacular ocean views, high ceilings, most with high-pitched exposed wood ceilings in the characteristic Caribbean style, and stone or custom-designed mosaic floors. Throughout the villa, references to sea life are reflected in the furnishings and decoration. At night the villa glows in candlelight from the large lanterns and glass hurricanes throughout the living area and on the terraces.
Perfectly situated in the “center” of the view overlooking the infinity-edge pool and the Caribbean, is a beautiful colonnaded loggia, or covered outdoor living room, with a stunning blue/green/ivory mosaic floor, iron chandeliers, ceiling fans and flowing white curtains. The living porch is furnished with an upholstered sofa and hand-woven rattan chairs and ottomans, all covered in soft white linen.
On the same level as the Living Loggia, and overlooking the pool and ocean, is the dining loggia with a large stone/marble table to seat 12 people. There are planters filled with bougainvillea and orchids, hurricane candles, and French and Italian glassware, ceramics and linens for several choices of 12 place settings available to guests.
On the other side of the Living Loggia, and overlooking the pool and ocean, is an additional covered sitting area with a pair of upholstered rattan chaise longues for lounging as well as a small dining table that can also be used for games.
The large stone terrace surrounding the 50-foot infinity-edge pool is furnished with teak chaise longues for sunning, as well as a pair of carved wooden banquettes stacked with pillows and decorated with hand-painted ceramic tiles with maps of St Barth and the Caribbean and fanciful sea life in soft blues/greens and ivory. There is also a pair of semi-circular stone banquettes perched on the edge of the terrace overlooking the ocean view, one for dining and one for sunset cocktails.
Kitchen/Living and Rear Courtyard:
The open-air chef’s kitchen is equipped with a Lacanche range, marble countertops, large Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, a separate Sub Zero ice maker, a small refrigerator for drinks, All-Clad cooking utensils and a selection of French and Italian serving dishes and place settings. The cook is in the ideal vantage point, with the beautiful vine-covered courtyard with stone fountain behind him/her, and the view through the living area to the pool and turquoise sea in front. There is a large marble buffet/wet bar where the continental breakfast is served every morning and where cocktails can be served at night. Also in this room is a comfortable sitting area and an entertainment center with a large flat screen satellite TV and DVD player, a fax and printer, controls for the stereo system and a library of CDs and DVDs for guests.
On the lower level is a well-equipped and air-conditioned fitness room decorated with large bamboo-framed mirrors and black and white photographs of Paris and St Barth. The room which has French doors opening out to its own garden terrace, is equipped with satellite TV, 2 tread mills, 1 elliptical machine, free weights and bench, and yoga mats which can be used outside on the terrace.
Bedrooms and Baths:
All 6 bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ocean views, high ceilings, stone floors, French doors, ceiling fans, double closets with Frette bath robes and safes, Anachini bed linens and en suite travertine-tiled bathrooms with walk-in showers and Water Works fixtures. Each bath is equipped with a hair dryer and Ligne St. Barth shampoo, conditioner and body lotion for arriving guests.
Each bedroom and bath is uniquely decorated but each offers similar amenities. The upper 4 bedrooms each have king-size beds and the lower 2 bedrooms each have 2 twin beds.
Decorated in pale blue/green and white, with an iron canopied king-size bed with mosquito netting and original art works from Provence, this bedroom has French doors opening to the loggia and the pool terrace and ocean beyond. This bedroom also has French doors opening to a private balconied tropical terrace with a double chaise longues, also with ocean views. There is an outdoor shower accessible from the private terrace as well as from the indoor bathroom shower. The room is furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player.
Decorated in naturals and white, with an iron canopied king-size bed with mosquito netting and bamboo-accented tropical prints, this bedroom has French doors opening to the loggia and the pool terrace and ocean beyond. The room is furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player.
Decorated in pale blue and white, with an iron canopied king-size bed with mosquito netting and antique French nautical prints, this bedroom has French doors opening to the loggia and the pool terrace and ocean beyond. The room is furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player.
Decorated in naturals and white, with an iron canopied king-size bed with mosquito netting and both modern and antique botanical prints, this bedroom has French doors opening to the loggia and ocean beyond. This bedroom also has French doors opening to a private tropical balconied terrace with a pair of lounge chairs and ottomans facing the ocean views. There is an outdoor shower accessible from the private terrace as well as from the indoor bathroom shower. The room is furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player.
Located on the lower level, this bedroom has French doors opening to its own private covered porch with ocean view and 2 chaise longues facing the garden and the sea. The bedroom has 2 hand-painted twin beds with mosquito netting and is furnished with a DVD player. The en suite bathroom has an antique Turkish sink and a walk-in tile/marble shower with pebble flooring.
Located on the lower level, this bedroom has French doors opening to its own private covered porch with ocean view and 2 chaise longues facing the garden and the sea. The bedroom has 2 twin beds with mosquito netting and is furnished with a DVD player. The beds can be made up as a king size bed on request. The en suite bathroom has an antique Turkish sink and a walk-in tile/marble shower with pebble flooring.