When you want to trade in the fast pace of your normal, daily routine for a week or two of leisure and relaxation, Lo D'Amour is your villa. With the beach as your backyard, you can't go wrong. Three bedrooms are spread out over this spacious island home whose white walls and wooden beams add Caribbean flare to the home as well as accentuate the sounds of the ocean beyond. Step out back and into a tropical retreat with a large covered deck with comfy seating. Just a few steps below the deck, there is a grassy landing for the kids to play and a hammock for napping. A few more steps down to the next level and your toes touch the sand as the water inches right up to the bottom level leaving a small spot beach that's perfect for building sandcastles. You can stay right at home and enjoy the sea life and calm waters in your own backyard or further down is Marigot Bay, known for its wild beauty and gray-sand beach.
If you have been to St. Barts, you've probably passed this villa a thousand times without knowing it. Lo D' Amour is hidden from the road and truly is a Caribbean dream. As you ascend from the parking area, you will be amazed by what lies ahead: an oasis of tranquility shaded by palm trees, with the beach and Marigot Bay just beyond.
Villa Lo D'Amour is Caribbean chic, beautifully maintained, and comfortably modern. There are screens on all doors, for those who prefer natural air conditioning. The living and kitchen areas are open to each other and separated by a breakfast bar. Inviting and cozy, this space can be air conditioned when needed.
Upstairs, via an interior staircase from the living room, is the master bedroom with its own little balcony and views over Marigot Bay. This room has a king-sized bed, small dressing area and bathroom with shower. The second bedroom is located in a separate bungalow, which may be accessed from the living room as well as from the upper terrace. This bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be made up as a king-size bed upon request. A dressing and bathroom with shower complete this room. The 3rd bedroom, located on the opposite side of the terrace in a separate bungalow, is smaller than the other bedrooms. It has a queen-sized bed, and a bathroom with shower and closet space.
The outdoor spaces of villa Lo D'Amour are some of the most alluring spots on the island. From the living room, three terraces lead down to the beach. The lower terrace is right on the water. It is a place where you can spend your days lounging in the sun or shade, reading your favorite novel on one of the daybeds, checking your email on the large sofa, or eating at the large dining table. At night, the ocean is illuminated, and you can see tropical fish swimming right in front of you. Marigot Bay is a protected marine site, and you will not be bothered by jet skis or motorboats. If you like snorkeling, be sure to rent a mask and snorkel so you can explore the bay and its diverse marine life.
Because the villa is located at the far end of the beach, it feels like having a private beach. There is a shaded grassy area in front of the villa, rocks to lie on in the sun, or you can drop a towel on the sand. If you prefer, you can use one of the loungers. As a bonus, the owner is a local fisherman who will deliver lobster and fish upon request. All the ingredients are here to have an unforgettable Caribbean vacation!
There are not many true Caribbean villas left on St. Bart's beaches, but villa Lo D'Amour is certainly one of its finest! This villa is great for families with children, or two couples traveling together.