“Spectacular sunrises!! Beauty, comfort, and tech unmatched!
Left on TripAdvisor and HomeAway / VRBO in Feb. 2019 for a stay in mid-Feb. 2019, 5/5 points
Began each and every day with breathtaking sunrises, the most energizing way to start each day with gratitude for life and all things good (vacation always allows time for a nap late morning or afternoon). One just cannot turn away from the stunning views of the Atlantic w small nearby islands and Flamands beach. We have stayed in different villas at various locations on the island, however Ouanalao is the most elegant and spectacular!
Robert is a kind and detail-oriented owner, His pre trip preparation tips cover every aspect that one may not think of until on site. Covers everything from outlet converters & charging stations to a listing of onsite technology, so guests may be password and bluetooth app ready to connect for maximum entertainment enjoyment upon arrival. The kitchen is truly a chef's kitchen, evident that Carolynn is a gourmet chef. We enjoyed a night in w a private chef prepared dinner. Every room is beautiful and comfortable. By far the nicest bathroom and shower of any villa we have stayed. Same for the bedroom and walk in closet. The guest bedroom is lovely as well, slept two adults nicely. Four adults stayed comfortably for the week.
The modern pool is the best of all villas we've stayed in. Large enough for short laps if you care, gets the morning sun. Sitting on the submerged bench, w an eye level view of the Atlantic, put the technology aside and immerse yourself in the present moment of beauty with gratitude.” - Ruth D. (Pittsburgh)
Left on Trip Advisor and HomeAway / VRBO, Feb. 2019 for a stay in late Jan. 2019, 5/5 points
I am drinking coffee this golden morning on the Villa’s deck perched on the hilltop above Flamand Beach, listening to the ocean below. In the distance small rocky islands dot the water under billowing clouds. I see a small rain squall miles out to sea as I enjoy the gentle warmth of the sun. A small bird hovers in an updraft. The sound of a rooster echos across the hills. Scarlet bougainvillea flutter in the breeze. The week has been marvelous. The villa is comfortably provisioned with a magnificent view. Colombier is quiet while being convenient to Gustavia and St Jean. St Barth is stunningly beautiful with glorious beaches and some of the best cuisine in the world. We unreservedly recommend Villa Ouanalao and look forward to returning.” - Gerilyn B. and Henry M. (New York)
“ A Special Place !
Left on Trip Advisor, Dec. 2018 for a stay in Nov. 2018, 5/5 points
My husband and I were so fortunate to have spent Thanksgiving week at this beautiful villa. The view was spectacular — I was blown away by it every morning when I woke up, enjoying my coffee while taking it in. [The owner] was a pleasure to work with and even left us a thoughtful welcome basket, bottle of champagne and nice [50th] birthday note for my husband. We appreciated the great care and detail that obviously went into the building and furnishing of this new villa. The kitchen had everything we needed and more, and we enjoyed using the gas grill on the porch one night to cook local fish we bought earlier in the day. The Sonos sound and entertainment system is awesome and we loved listening to our music on it. We used the pool daily— the water temp was perfect. Last, the villa’s location couldn’t be beat...10 min from both Gustavia and St Jean, and Flamands beach is just down the hill. I highly recommend Ouanalao villa—we had such a special week there and I certainly hope to come back soon!” - Robin P. (Chattanooga)
Left on TripAdvisor, Jan. 2019 for a stay in Jan. 2019, 5/5 points
“Waking up to see the sun rise over the distant hills, the beach below and the ocean that looks like you can see forever makes you want to never leave. We really enjoyed our stay here. The villa is very clean, everything is new. Robert has thought of everything you could need to make your stay comfortable and he was a pleasure to deal with. The patio is very well furnished with comfortable seating and the pool is the perfect size and place to look at that amazing view.” - Eric and Amy V. (Dallas-Forth Worth)
“Fantastic View over Atlantic and First-Class Host
Left on Trip Advisor (similar review on HomeAway / VRBO) in Jan. 2019 for a stay in late Dec. 2018 and early Jan. 2019
The pool overlooking the Atlantic is gorgeous. Robert could not be more concerned about the level of service he presents. His man on the ground, Kevin, can get almost any car,or dinner reservations, and his housekeeper, Patricia, is wonderful. Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay.” - Steve S. and family (Toronto and New Jersey)
“Amazing St. Bart’s Villa
Left on TripAdvisor, Apr 30, 2018 for a stay in Apr 2018 (Easter / Passover; similar review on FaceBook); 5/5 points
My wife and I our our 2 girls, absolutely loved our stay April 4-11. We were greeted at the airport by Florence, the property manager, and were at the Villa within 5 minutes. From the thoughtful “Welcome Baskets” with snacks, cold drinks and a bottle of wine, [our hosts] stocked the Villa with everything you need for your stay. From lush bathrobes to coffee and wine opener, it has it all. New, modern, clean lines, great beds and a view to die for. All of that plus housekeeping. Eat in, take a short drive to the Petite Colombe Bakery for breakfasts croissants, banquettes and quiche. You won’t be disappointed. We loved it and will be back." - Greg G. (New York)
“Beautiful villa, stunning view / Superbe villa, vue époustouflante
Left on TripAdvisor, May 31, 2018 for a stay in May 2018; 5/5 points
I spent four nights in this beautiful villa. All the rooms are large, nicely furnished and very comfortable. The kitchen and the terrace are very well-equipped. There is not one thing I could not find during my stay. From the pool, there is a stunning view of one of the nicest beaches in St Barts (Anse des Flamands). You will never be bored of the landscape as it changes every hour. I highly recommend it! Also, the location is very convenient: 10 minutes by car from the airport or from Gustavia. ----- J'ai passé 4 nuits dans cette superbe villa. Toutes les pièces sont grandes, meublées avec goût et très confortables. La cuisine et la terrasse sont équipées au delà de ce dont vous pouvez avoir besoin. La piscine donne sur l'une des plus belles plages de St Barts (Anse des Flamands). Impossible de se lasser de la vue, qui change d'heure en heure. Un pied-à-terre parfait pour découvrir l'île. La localisation est très pratique: 10 minutes en voiture depuis l'aéroport ou depuis Gustavia." - Juliette D. (New York and / et France)
“Stunning New Villa
Left on TripAdvisor, Oct, 29, 2018 for a stay in Oct. 2018; 5/5 points
Our week in St Bart’s was AMAZING!! We fell in love the moment we pulled into the driveway. We were celebrating my husband birthday and this villa could not have been more perfect! The villa is new and exquisite in every detail. We enjoyed preparing meals in the gourmet kitchen and dining on the lovely terrace with sweeping views of the Caribbean. The pool is also spectacular and the tranquil breezes are delightful. We have definitely found our favorite place in St Bart’s and are already returning in June.” - Shannon T. (Phenix City, AL)
From our Guest Book / Livre d’Or (handwritten comments, Oct and Dec 2018; Jan 2019):
”Our love for St. Bart’s has grown even fonder finding this oasis. We have definitely left our hearts here … The villa is absolutely gorgeous and you have thought of everything. We never tire from the breathtaking views and tranquil breezes. Thank you for sharing your amazing home and gracious hospitality. This place is truly spectacular.” - Shannon T. (Phenix City, AL)
”Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us…. Our favorite moments were the quiet private times we spent at the villa, enjoying the views and warm breezes. Thank you and all of the top notch [local] associates who made our stay so memorable.” - Karen and Bator K. (New York)
“You are without peers as hosts of your wonderful villa. The communication prior to our arrival was simply fantastic and your desire to make our stay truly memorable was much appreciated. Dining outside beside the pool was exceptional and the amenities included were simply fantastic to cook with. … You and your associates Kevin and Patricia were exceptional, mirroring your desire to provide a truly wonderful stay.” - Steve S. and family (Toronto and New Jersey)