living the island life.
by victoria comment


home with pool in st. barts / sfgirlbybay

St. Barts is a unique island where everything is small, quaint, and aesthetically pleasing. Think no traffic lights, big hotels, or cruise ships, which is something quite unique in the Caribbean. just the perfect spot to create a dream getaway, which is exactly what kate holstein and her husband matt have done with villa palmier. kate sent me an invite to share her beautiful photographs of their home with you and all i could think of was, “when do i hop the next plane?”. the couple wanted their house to reflect the quaint and peaceful charm of the island and they certainly have — St. Barts is a French island, which means the most exquisite pastries and culinary delights are available beachside. Rosé flows like water and lunches drag on until the sun sets. The pace of life is incredibly relaxing, and you need little more than a sun hat, swimsuit, and a great book. where do i sign up? well, actually right here — villa palmier is actually available for holiday rentals!

local beach in st. barts / sfgirlbybay

island living in st. barts / sfgirlbybay

villa palmier is a two bedroom, two bathroom villa located in the neighborhood of Anse Des Cayes on the island of Saint Barthelemy in the Caribbean. their beach home features indoor-outdoor living, a large pool, a private outdoor shower, beautiful ocean views, ipe decks and the sound of the waves from every room. It’s decorated in a modern organic style with a neutral color pallet to invoke a sense of serenity. Personal touches and attention to detail are found throughout the house with the softest linens, beautiful art, and found objects. The spacious open-air kitchen features a lacanche range, perfect for cooking fresh fish from the local fish market. sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?

villa palmier home in st. barts / sfgirlbybay

white decor inside villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

indoor outdoor living room inside villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

The small size was one of the things that attracted kate and matt to the house in the first place because it meant they could focus on every detail and corner. There are about 1,000 square feet covered and another 1,500 square feet of outdoor deck, gardens and pool area — so you’re living both inside and out. the indoor/outdoor living is the couple’s favorite thing about the house. the house was designed by kate to be a little retreat; a place for them to get away from it all, holiday with family and friends, and to reconnect with each other, nature, and escape the modern, fast pace of life. When you have such a beautiful natural landscape surrounding you, you don’t need much space inside!

simple decor inside villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

island living at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

island scenary in st. barts / sfgirlbybay

dog waits at villa palmier entry in st. barts / sfgirlbybay

coconut treats / sfgirlbybay

dining space at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

Dining al fresco at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

black barstools and wood dining table and benches / sfgirlbybay

white island kitchen decor at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

white island kitchen decor / sfgirlbybay

beachy bench at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

villa palmier pool at night in st. barts / sfgirlbybay

night time poolside at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

scenary at villa palmier st. barts / sfgirlbybay

beachy white bedroom at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

dog on white bed in villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

beachy bathroom at villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

inside villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

breezy closet inside villa palmier bedroom / sfgirlbybay

crisp white bed inside villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

guest bathroom inside villa palmier / sfgirlbybay

• photography by kate holstein.

9 responses to “living the island life.”

  1. Like any other place no matter how nice will eventually get boring if you don’t have a nice group of friends

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