Wed. Dec 7th, 2022

St Barths, no island makes people dream more. The French Carribean island is famous for its pristine beaches, its vibrant dining scene and ce “je ne sais quoi” of French atmosphere in the Carribean. For a few years, the island has experienced a boom in the development and construction of spectacular villas. Villa Embrace is today the most spectacular luxury villa on the island. It is not only a villa, it is a destination in itself.

Located at the entrance of Gustavia, carved into the mountainside, the villa overlooks the harbor and is ideally located, just a 5 minutes’ walk from the town. An ideal location, even more during high season when the traffic to enter town at night can be very difficult.

The four-story private residence features panoramic views of the Caribbean sea and Gustavia, five suites and two infinity edge pools. One of them reaching 100 feet is among the largest in St Barths. A very exclusive and secluded destination. Embrace is the brainchild of Canadian couple Martin and Michelle Weinberg, who first discovered the island 14 years ago and immediately fell in love with it. They wanted to build the best of the best luxury villa on their beloved island, reflecting their respect for nature and their passion for design and art. Well done, the villa is a bold interpretation of the luxury villa experience.

Inside the villa nature resumes its rights: lush foliage, waterfall, topiary garden and a living wall. To get immersed into this greenery, go up inside the island’s only four-story glass elevator. The airy design of the villa completely merges with its outside surroundings. The five suites are designed to invite nature indoors with clean lines and natural materials. The line between indoors and outdoors is always blurred. Nature is the center-point of the villa. India Madhavi, B&B Italian furnishings, hand-stitched French leather cabinets from T.T.Trunks or handmade silk carpets from India adorn the suites with their private exotic deck. The outdoor showers open onto lush foliage and offer infinite sea views while floor-to-ceiling glass windows disappear into the walls. Incredible.

An in house butler is available 24/7 to fulfill anything you may need. Add a private chef, daily housekeeping service and obviously a state-of-the-art security system. Breakfast is served every morning while planning the day on the island or spending free time at the villa enjoying the Technogym equipments or a massage inside the outdoor massage suite. There are plenty of options. The in house chef is at your disposition whatever you want and whenever you want. An exquisite dinner in the main dining area-where the design includes Casa Fendi bar stools and a custom, nautical-inspired table from Italy’s Barbarini & Gunnell- paired with exclusive wines from the villa’s extensive cellar. A bonfire dinner on Salines beach can even be arranged for you. Just ask.

The living spaces to gather, dine or relax are incredible. The Great Room, the Family Room or the Games room feature exceptional custom furnishings and art pieces. Italian sofas, handmade silk rugs, black nut wood leather desk, Vladimir Kagan armchairs with an exceptional custom leather T.T.Trunks game table which features chess, poker, dominos and much more. Throughout the villa, the artworks on display include a series of Roy Lichtenstein nudes and pieces by Andy Warhol and have been the property of the owner for decades.

To experience Villa Embrace a minimum stay of seven days/nights is required. The rates range from 150k to 450k dollars per week, depending on the season. During Christmas time, the villa is the best spot on the island especially on New Year’s eve to admire the fireworks and see the most exclusive yachts coming into Gustavia harbor.

Villa Embrace is just as exceptional as the tiny Caribbean island and probably the most incredible private villa around the world.

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