Like the buoyant, lilting rhythms and melodies of calypso music, Calypso is effortlessly elegant and classically Caribbean. Its charm and romance have a timeless appeal, making you comfortable in your island home as soon as you arrive. This luxury rental property embodies the spirit of old St Barths, with its red tiled roof, warm woods, antiques, wicker lounge chairs and overstuffed upholstered couches. It's a traditional refuge for those who would like something warmer and homier than the sleek minimalism that informs the design of many villas.
Located in the secluded waterfront neighborhood of Anse des Cayes, Calypso consists of a large living room with romantic bedrooms on either side. Each of these rooms opens directly onto an expansive terrace, with beautiful views of the sparkling bay down below. Breezes waft into the spacious but cozy-feeling living room and open kitchen and bar counter behind it. Several dining tables occupy shaded areas outside, and in the sun there are lounge chairs, a pool and a Jacuzzi.
The bedrooms are pristine and romantic with canopied beds (one of them a classic four-poster) and large bathrooms decorated with a pretty mix of marble and dark wood. But the views from their windows are beguiling enough that it's unlikely you'll be spending much time looking at the interiors.
For those who like surfing, the villa is within walking distance to one of the best surf beaches on St Barths.