Perched on a seaside bluff, Villa Kercliff will charm you with a ravishing seascape and discrete luxury. Villa Kercliff occupies what is arguably the most desirable piece of real estate in all of St. Barths—the very top of Pointe Colombier—with sweeping views of St. Maarten and Anguilla and the entire length of St. Barths. Professionally landscaped and elegantly furnished, Kercliff is proof that good taste is indeed universal, and discerning travelers from the United States, Canada and abroad will immediately appreciate Kercliff’s original artwork, antiques, handmade mahogany beds, fine linens and gourmet kitchen.
Kercliff both captures and elevates the Caribbean art of combining indoor and outdoor living to a new level. Interior spaces flow seamlessly into the exquisitely designed stone terraces which surround the villa. With no detail overlooked, including a well-stocked honor bar, guests at Kercliff are assured of not having to deal with any issues more vexing than whether to enjoy their morning coffee while reclining on a chaise lounge or at the table by the pool, or drinks and dinner in the beautifully appointed living and dining room or on the sunset deck located a few steps above the villa.
But as with great vacations everywhere, it is the simple things which make staying at Kercliff truly sublime. Sunrises over Grand Cul de Sac and Vitet in the distance, sunsets over St. Maarten and Anguilla, and the myriad shades of color and light in between as reflected in the waters of Petite Anse, Anse des Flamands and Colombier or on the string of the tiny islands of Chevreau ou Bonhomme, Frégate and Toc Vers, conjure images of Monet’s immortal paintings of haystacks and the Cathedral at Rouen. Add complete privacy, total peace and quiet and cooling Caribbean breezes, and guests at Kercliff find themselves inventing excuses not to leave the villa. Villa Kercliff is a truely peaceful oasis tucked away in an immense setting of untamed nature, offering glorious views of the surrounding Caribbean.
Specifics: Three air-conditioned suites: three king master suites each with an ensuite bath, spacious living/dining areas, high beamed ceilings, pool, heated spa tub, airport greeting, and daily maid service. Direct U.S. TV CD/DVD, High Speed ADSL Internet Access & Wi-Fi, Dell computer for client's use, Bose sound, gas grill, constant breezes and no mosquitoes! Car provided May, August, September, and October.
Villa Kercliff was completely redone in October of 2004 and has been continually updated since. Inlaid slate/stone and mahogany floors throughout. Beautifully appointed living room: Color TV with American satellite, CD/DVD, Yamaha receiver, Bose speakers, telephone/fax. ADSL / Wi-Fi Internet access 24/7 at no additional charge. Color LCD televisions in all three bedrooms. Summer is the perfect season for a long lazy vacation.
Kitchen: Subzero refrigerator, Lacanche stove, Miele dishwasher, white Limoges dinner service for 12, table linens, Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid fine crystal and glassware, Chantal cookware, Ocette pewter flatware and cutlery by Gorham, Microwave, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, honor bar, toaster and a food chopper.
Dell computer for client's use in the mini office / desk area.
Floor to ceiling glass doors & windows frame spectacular ocean views in all three master suites featuring the latest comfort amenities!
Bedroom One: Ocean views, Four poster king bed with custom made mosquito netting, pillow top mattress, white Egyptian cotton bed linens. High ceilings, air-conditioned with ceiling fan. Ensuite bath: All new Sherle Wagner bathroom fixtures, Rain Shower showerhead, white monogrammed bathrobes. Flat screen TV.
Bedroom Two: Ocean views, Four poster king mahogany bed, custom mosquito netting. High ceilings, air-conditioned with ceiling fan. Flat screen TV.
Ensuite bath: all new satin nickel bathroom fixtures, Rain Shower showerhead, white monogrammed bathrobes.
Bedroom Three/Bungalow: Ocean views, color tv with American satellite, four poster king bed with custom made mosquito netting, pillow top mattresses, white Egyptian cotton bed linens. High ceiling, air-conditioned with ceiling fan. Ensuite bath: double sinks, all new satin nickel bathroom fixtures, Rain Shower showerhead, white monogrammed bathrobes. Flat screen TV.
All three bedrooms offer a private relaxation haven made complete by the Caribbean sun, wonderful breezes, and picture perfect views.
Pool area: Architect, Pierre Monsaingeon designed infinity pool. Outdoor shower hot/cold water, great for either getting rid of beach sand or for an invigorating private shower with the best view on the island! New stone deck and ionized heated spa tub. Both the pool and spa have sensational views. Cast Classics cushioned chaise lounges (4), table and chairs (6), 5 teak arm chairs (Chippendale style like the ones at Carl Gustaf) plus a large bench in the same style. Ducane gas grill, beach towels, chairs and cooler provided.
Sunset from the Sunset Garden and Terrace: From a bluff high above the Caribbean, watching Pointe Colombier with spectacular 270° Caribbean views is an activity in itself. Outdoor dining area with seating for ten. Great for dining, cocktails and spectacular sunsets.
All Master Suites are air conditioned. Safe, iron and ironing board in both main house and bungalow, and hair dryers provided. Daily cleaning times can be arranged with the villa manager. Pool is serviced three times per week (usually around 9:00 a.m.) All guests upon arrival enjoy champagne & honor bar. Personal chef and masseuse can be arranged.
Distances:15 minute hike to Colombier Beach
10 minute drive to several beaches
3 minute drive to Petite Colombe bakery
8 minute drive to airport
10 minute drive to Gustavia/St. Jean
A 5% Government tax is additional, and is subject to change
* Car provided during the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October
One/Two Bedrooms:• From April 15 - November 30: $4,990 / week*
• From December 1 - April 14: $7,800 / week
• Christmas (2 week minimum): $21,000 / week
For reservations or more information, contact Libby and Steve Troyer:Phone: (812) 426-0775
Fax: (812) 426-0775
Three Bedrooms:• From April 15 - November 30: $5,880 / week
* From December 1 - April 14: $8.950 / week
• Christmas (2 week minimum): $21,000 / week
Four/Five Bedrooms:• From April 15 - November 30: $10,180 / week*
• From December 1 - April 14: $15,750 / week
• Christmas (2 week minimum): $35,000 / week
Airport greeting and daily maid service (except Sundays and French Holidays) are included in the rates:
Getting to St. Barths:
Most visitors arrive in St. Barths via St. Maarten (the Princess Juliana International Airport - SXM) and take either a Winair, Air Caribes or St. Barths Commuter for the final 10 minute leg of your trip. Flying time to St. Maarten is approximately 4 hours from Philadelphia, 3½ hours from New York, and 8 hours from London. Flying time from St. Maarten to St. Barths is only 15 minutes. Take time to enjoy the perfect mix of island breezes and European vibe.
Airlines that fly to St. Barths from St. Maarten:
St. Barth Commuter: www.stbarthcommuter.com
Air Caribes: www.aircaraibes.com
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General St. Barths Information:
Currency:The Euro is the currency in St. Barths
220 volts (U.S. appliances will not work without a converter and, in most cases, a transformer.)
Time Zone:St. Barths is one hour ahead of the U.S. East Cost when daylight savings time is not in effect. Otherwise, it is the same time zone.
A valid U.S. Passport is required for entry into St. Barths. If you are not a U.S., European or Canadian resident you must also carry a visa.