The newly built Villa Kaloo (KLO) embodies St Barths living at its lightest. Nothing is complicated or fussy in any way. Instead, the luxury vacation home is built in a modern style that lets the Caribbean breezes waft through and its inhabitants keep their attention precisely where it should be: on one another.
This modern rental property encompasses two buildings, which allows for plenty of separate spaces within the compound and make Villa Kaloo a dream destination for friends traveling together. Very comfortable and a good value, it also benefits from convenience and proximity: The buzz of Le Ti is within an easy few metres' walk from the villa's location in Pointe Miou.
Although Villa Kaloo is delightfully unfussy, its owners and designers did not stint on quality. Furniture, linens, and dishes are from the haute Belgian design house Maison Flamant, the elegant bar and footstools are by artist Catherine Op de Beeck, and the eye-catching lithographs (one in each bedroom) are by noted artist Jean Charles de Castelbajac. The niceties do not stop there: The eight-mater lap pool is heated, of course, and the bathrooms are stocked with enticing, effective toiletries from Lanvin.
Wood is a predominant material throughout the two buildings, which are constructed on different levels. On the main level of one building are the indoor outdoor living area with a TV and a Weber gazebo, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and the master bedroom, which includes a king bed, a balcony with partial sea views, and an en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.
A separate bungalow, a few steps down from the Villa Kaloo's hub, houses the other two bedrooms. Each has a king bed and an en suite bathroom and opens onto the large terrace surrounding the vacation home's pool.