Heavenly is an apt word to describe the newly built Villa Angelique, a modern, luxurious rental property with an enviable location on the quiet edge of St Jean. The style is pure St Barths chic, with flourishes of celestial bliss. Clean-lined furnishings and sinuous lamps, inspired artwork and streamlined silhouettes enhance the villa’s effortless, livable sensibility. An Asian statue of a sleeping deity, her head resting neatly on her knee, sums up the feelings of grace and ease that pervade.
Villa Angelique embodies a kind of glorious serenity that is meant to be enjoyed with those we love. The vacation home has four bedrooms that are identical in size and amenities, making it well suited for families with grown children or groups of friends to share.
The main house consists of an inviting living area, furnished mostly in white, that opens onto a gourmet kitchen and a beautiful sundeck. On the other side of the deck is the long, infinity-edge swimming pool, with its views over St Jean Bay from the short end and close connection to nature along the long one -fronds of the palm trees right below sometimes dip into the water.
The bedrooms are in separate cottages, enhancing their sublime privacy. Two of them share a cottage near the main pavilion and can be connected. A third is in its own cottage nearby, and the fourth, officially the master bedroom, is in another cottage a level above, and it has a sea view. All of them are accented with exotic wood and black-and-white photography, and their bathrooms provide ample room to spread out.
A few steps below the pool, with its glimmering tiles, lies a second sun deck. Below that is a fitness room with a step machine, many weights and a state-of-the-art Kinesis system that’s surrounded by vegetation and very private.