Villa Améthyste is a soothing haven that is both a temple of contemporary design and an extension of its beautiful natural surroundings. The architecture is an effortless, stylish update of classic Caribbean motifs, such as ceilings defined by geometric angles, rather than the expected vaulted timber, and walls finished in natural-color concrete instead of whitewash. These elements are eye-catching but also serene, and just a couple of the subtle, unfussy details that make this luxury rental property a jewel for design-minded people who are traveling in small groups for their St. Barth holidays.
Of course Villa Améthyste is also a good choice for nature lovers, who will find much to admire in the stunning sea views over Petit Cul de Sac from the pool, main terrace, and living room, and in the smooth integration of the covered dining terrace into the rocky slopes of the quiet eastern part of the island. Young palms add pops of green to the stone landscape. Even if you cannot articulate why this environment is so welcoming and relaxing, it is undeniable that it is.
The two bedrooms flank the opposite sides of the spacious, minimalist living area and dining area, with its playful tulip chairs. Here, Villa Améthyste’s versatility sparkles, as the bedrooms are of equal size (each with an indoor and an outdoor shower and a double vanity), making the home easy for two couples to share. One of the bedrooms has a king bed, while the other has two twins that can be made up as one king or kept separate for families with children.
Downstairs is a fitness room and a cinema room with a couch that can be turned into a bed. This level also contains a separate bathroom with a shower.
But as with many of St. Barth’s luxury villas, your life here will unfold gracefully outdoors. The main terrace has an infinity pool overlooking the bay, with plenty of sun beds and sofas nearby, and the dining terrace makes for a captivating setting for alfresco meals.