Imagination and attention to detail were the guiding forces in the design of the lavish, Villa Legends B, and its muses are the top fashion houses of the world. Each of the five bedrooms was inspired by the creative vision of an iconic haute couture designer. But it’s not all style at the expense of substance: The finishes in this luxury rental property are all top-end, brimming with subtle sophistication, and the prevailing spirit is one of relaxation in a sun-soaked island retreat.
Villa Legends B also benefits from a superb location in Lurin, within minutes of lively Shell Beach and the shopping and restaurants of Gustavia. But within the confines of the three-level vacation home, the feeling is glamorous but also gracious. There is an abundant use of glass (or air, via curtain walls and sliding glass doors built in place of permanent windows), and spectacular sunsets and views over Shell Beach and the bay beyond.
The indoor-outdoor living area, on the middle level of the villa, down a few stairs from the entryway, is an oasis of soothing white, including the large couch in the indoor area, the white dining chairs on the shaded terrace, and the daybed in the sun. The living space blends seamlessly with the modern kitchen, which lies behind an inviting breakfast bar.
The large, heated pool is on this level, as are three of the five bedrooms, all positioned in front of the pool. The Yves Saint Laurent bedroom is nearest to the living room, followed by the Hermès bedroom and the Chanel bedroom. Each has exquisite details that pay homage to the fashion houses’ aesthetic, as well as a lavish ensuite bathroom and access to the shared terrace and sundeck. There’s a small fitness room on this level as well, though among the many services a concierge can arrange are trainers to lead private workouts throughout the villa and around the island.
The master bedrooms are above and below. Just below the covered parking area and stairs, the Louis Vuitton bedroom has wood floors from an original railroad car on the Orient Express. And on the level below the social hub of the house is the Bulgari room, which has its own private deck and Jacuzzi.
But all of the rooms are grown-up enough to make Villa Legends B an effortless choice for families with adult children or groups of friends traveling together.