3 Bedroom villa with ocean view


Home Description

They just don't make them like this anymore. Villa La Recompense is a true West Indies villa with spacious living areas open to sea breezes. A covered porch and terrace allow for shaded areas to relax outside during the day and a perfect venue for watching the stars at night.  Built of rich Brazilian hardwood, Villa La Recompense radiates a warm and welcoming spirit. 

Two European queen bedrooms are in separate bungalows, each with en suite bathroom, sllowing privacy for guests.  The king bedroom, also with private bathroom is below the main living area of the villa.  It opens to its own terrace with a view of the sea. The bedrooms are all air conditioned.  There is a half bath with outside shower adjacent to the pool area.

The large, well eqipped kitchen opens to the dining room which flows seamlessly to the outdoor dining area and terrace with views of the sea and surrounding hills. 

The kitchen includes refrigerator, 5 burner gas cooktop, oven, microwave, toaster, coffemaker, blender and wine fridge. 

The outdoor areas are shared with the many sugar birds and hummingbirds who love to visit. The living room opens to the charming pool with waterfall which sits at the base of a dramatic rocky hillside landscaped with Caribbean flora.  Creative lighting enhances this area at night.

Villa La Recompense is very comfortably furnished in island style with teak furniture hand picked in Bali.

While it has the flavor of a relaxed Caribbean villa, we have added a few modern conveniences such as wifi  and SAT TV to keep you connected.  An electronic gate at the base of the driveway ensures privacy. Daily housekeeping service ( except Sundays and holidays) will further enhance your stay.

Villa La Recompense may be rented as a 1,2, or 3 bedroom villa- you will have the entire villa to yourselves regardless of the number of bedrooms rented.

Return to the St. Barth you remember, or discover a piece of history nestled hidden among the concrete sprouting around the island.


About The Area

Petit cul de Sac is on the northeastern end of St. Barthelemy.   The area is residential and despite growth in recent years remains quiet.  There is a small beach within walking distance to Villa La Recompense.  It is a few minutes drive to Grand cul de Sac and a short distance to Toiny and Grand Fond.

Petit cul de Sac is 15-20 minutes from the airport and 20-25 minutes from Gustavia.

House Rules

We prefer not to have young children due to the open nature of the villa, but we will discuss on an individual basis.  

No smoking in bedrooms

No large gatherings without owner's consent.

Pets permitted on an individual basis


Not suitable for small children 

Not suitable for those who have difficulty climbing stairs.


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Master Bedroom 1 Queen

  • King bedroom 1 King

  • Queen bedroom 1 Queen


Bathroom Arrangements

  • Master bathFull

  • King bathroomFull

  • Queen BathroomFull

  • Pool bathroomHalf

Calendar Last updated Sep 27, 2018
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Perfect Place to Stay!!

Love Villa la Recompense!! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! The layout of the villa is very open with lots of outdoor common space (which we loved) but also feels extremely private. There are great views and the villa is a short walk from Petit cul du Sac beach. It's also a short drive to Lorient/St. Jean and our favorite beach, Saline. We truly felt like we found a home away from home in St. Barth! Thank you so much Jennifer and John- we will definitely be back!!

Visited on "June -

Home Away From Home

the most distinguished feature of villa Recompense is that this is a beloved family home. the layout took maximum advantage of the land, with separated bedroom bungalows occupying the hilly property. Thus, the villa provides great privacy for its occupants, along with beautiful ocean views from its exquisite deck. The well designed main living area incorporated a great number of doors and windows. They act like natural air condition, they are all open at all times to allow the free flow of the fresh island air. The owner took great care to furnish the villa, with west indie style furniture and family heirlooms make this a truly exotic and relaxed dream home. We also enjoyed the well stocked kitchen, the gas grill, and having our meals outside on the porch with great sea views in the near distance. I almost felt a little guilty for just two of us occupy this vast property in the tiny St. Barts. Thank you Jennifer for accommodating us and communication with you is effortless!

Visited on "November -

Paradise Found!!

My family and our friends (a total party of 4 adults and 2 children) just returned from Villa La Recompense and we all agree that we feel like we had a vacation in paradise. Everything was perfect - the villa really feels like a lovely home away from home. We loved the little beach that is right nearby and has good snorkeling (and is very quiet) - and couldn't believe what a short walk it was. Some unexpected visitors to the property included turtles and lizards and brightly colored birds - which delighted everyone. We became regulars of the patisserie (which is fabulous). We also loved the little fish stand just down the road that sells fresh fish in the morning - we bought gorgeous strawberry grouper and some lobsters and had a feast! The kitchen is very well stocked and the whole home is so open and has such great views and lovely gardens that there are many places to either gather with friends for a glass of wine, relax with a book, play a game of clue . . . I couldn't more highly recommend a place to stay. We will definitely return and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

Visited on "February -

Home Away From Home

Our second stay at the villa and it felt like coming home. This is a great spot for a quiet, relaxing vacation. The villa has many spots for relaxing in sun and shade and a great, private pool! We have used the kitchen and BBQ for a few meals and found everything we needed. The owners are great and the on island caretakers are very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to come back!

Visited on "October -

A True Home away from home

I am not sure how to describe this lovely villa. We honeymooned there in May and it was beyond our expectations in every way. First, the owners were responsive, helpful and gracious when we booked the week and in all the months leading up to our stay, answering questions at length and providing insight into things we hadn't thought to ask. When we arrived we were met by their on island manager who was just wonderful. When we arrived at the villa I was amazed. I know it's a cliche but the pictures don't do it justice. There's no way a picture can show you how comfortable and at home you will feel walking into this villa. It doesn't feel like a vacation villa at all, it feels like a home away from home. There are two dining areas, one in the villa and one on the covered deck. Also there are two main seating areas, again one inside and the other outside. There are numerous other little places to sit or lounge including by the pool, on the covered wrap around porch or the uncover parts of the deck. The kitchen is large and very well equipped. I have a catering business (really picky about kitchens) and was thrilled to find everything I needed and more to cook meals. The five burner gas stove was heaven! We occupied the master bedroom bungalow so I can only speak to that but the bed was comfortable, the bathroom is huge, the super private glassed in outdoor shower a delight, the closet is small but ample and the balcony was a great place to lounge and read. This place was perfect for a honeymoon. It is VERY private which I always consider to be a plus. I also think it would be great for a family or small group of friends since the rooms are all in seperate bungalows and there are so many places to congregate that you wouldn't feel cramped at all. The only reason I hesitated to write this review is that I want to keep it a secret so it will be available when we book it next year!

Visited on "May -

Great Villa!

Jennifer has a great villa. We loved the location because it was off the mainstream but, as always in SBH, it was close to everything. It is a traditional SBH villa which I really love. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable, the kitchen very well appointed, and a sexy vibe throughout the villa. Gail and I had a great time at this villa. Just pure St. Barts as far as the feel of the place. Very romantic, very sexy, very comfortable, very functional.. The pool was clean and warm, the outdoor shower is wonderful. The villa had a great sound system so you can listen to the "sounds of St. Barts" while there and the bed is comfortable for a good nights sleep. All in all, this villa is impossible to beat for the price and the amenities. We have been to St. Barts 15 times and this is the best villa we've ever stayed in. We'd go back in a minute.

Visited on "April -

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