A true lovers hideaway, the BelAmour Villa is an artsy rental that’s perfect for any vacationing couple. This one-bedroom villa is cliff-side and faces several small, surrounding islands, so you can imagine how amazing the view is, but the interior offers just as much to look at. The French artwork and décor and the contemporary style of the house makes for a refreshing and intimate combo, especially with the sea as the backdrop. Enjoy your time in the open-concept living room or out on the pool deck. The bedroom is large and open-concept as well, which really adds to the intimacy. BelAmour also comes with a kitchen and dining area, and it’s just a quick 15-minute drive to the local restaurants, shopping areas, and grocery store.
BelAmour villa earns the amour in its name. French owners conceived this intimate, seductive hideaway as an ode to romance, which makes the one-bedroom luxury rental property perfect for honeymooners, proposal givers, anniversary celebrators, and anyone who is simply joyful about being in love. A striking mural by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac celebrates The Miracle of Love and sets the mood, while all the practical features ensure maximum romance.
Sharing the stage with that memorable mural is the breathtaking view over the Caribbean Sea just below–Villa BelAmour has a dramatic setting high on a cliff-side on the northwestern coast of St. Barth, and the nearby islets of Bonhomme, Fregate, and Toc Vert. On a clear day, you can see St. Maarten and Anguilla.
As the afternoon slips into evening, you can watch the sky turn aflame with the sunset. You always see the water, as the romantic hideaway is perched on the edge of land, so the water views almost give you the feeling of being in a yacht cabin. Then again, being in Villa BelAmour feels far more spacious and comfortable than staying on the average boat.
Most of the living here unfolds in an open-concept living room/patio/pool deck that's contemporary, without being formal or intimidating–think Jean-Paul Gaultier fabrics on the cushions and tableware from Balinese ceramics maker Jengala. The living room has an all-glass wall that retracts to let in the sea breezes, light, and sounds of an island paradise. It's a good place to cocoon yourself from the world, or to do a bit of small-scale entertaining. Large sofas seat six comfortably. A dining table on the terrace also seats six, but the atmosphere is certainly set for two in this romantic villa perched above the sea.
The bedroom, though, is where Villa BelAmour really shines. A large, flowing space encompasses a bedroom with a king-size bed and another wall of retractable windows, an oversize bathroom, and a decadently scaled dressing room and closet. The owner spends much of his time in Bali, and Indonesian motifs prevail throughout–even the bed was shipped from Bali.
Right next door is Villa Domingue, a bigger modern-Mediterranean villa with a similarly sophisticated design sensibility. The two can be rented together, making Villa BelAmour an appealing option for couples who want to be alone, but also want to be close to family or good friends.