Villa Rosalia is one of the most charming antilles style residences, found in the heart of Gustavia. It is next to Fort Oscar and overlooks some of the most beautiful boats in the word, anchored just a cable’s length away.
Built lengthwise and on one level, naturally ventilated thanks to its large doors and windows with louvered shutters, clad in painted wooden panels and white wooden hurricane shutters, surrounded by a veranda that goes around the whole house, with wooden balustrades and a basement in stone, the architecture of this property captures the spirit of a Créole house, that has been perfectly adapted to the local environment.
The decoration and furniture are not simply an afterthought, as the villa has been elegantly renovated. White painted walls and ceilings bring brightness to the interiors, beautiful parquet floors, the earthenware in the kitchen and bathrooms, the paintings recalling forgotten facets of St Barths catch the eye and characterful decorative pieces go hand in hand with the hammocks, rocking chairs and other rattan and teak furniture.
Just a few steps through the garden lead to the heart of the house and a spacious living room with a colourful open style kitchen with stainless steel counter tops. Leading off the living room are two lovely bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a third bedroom with ensuite can be found at the other end of the room.
The beautiful grounds are planted with a multitude of tropical species and fruit trees, where the pomegranates, laurel trees and other traveller’s palms form a wonderful terraced garden and the swimming pool area is perfect for relaxing in the sun and cooling off in the long turquoise stone tiled pool.
A lovely independent bungalow completes this attractive property. In the style of a studio, it has a spacious bedroom with bathroom, outside shower and dressing area, as well as a kitchenette in the shade of the terrace and a wonderful view over the harbour.