Reviews

Trip to St. Bart’s

Review Submitted: Sunday, July 14, 2019, Date of Stay: July 2019

My wife and I spent 8 nights here for our anniversary trip! The place was incredible and Edie was very helpful giving local knowledge. St. Bart’s is an amazing place and Villa Kali was a big part of a special trip. Thanks Edie for sharing your beautiful home for the week.

Guest: John Kyle

 

Amazing View!

Review Submitted: Monday, July 8, 2019, Date of Stay: July 2019

The house has everything you need and the view is glorious.

Guest: Alicia Mann

 

Heavenly View

Review Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2019 Date of Stay: June 2019

We had stayed for two weeks in May 2018, and returned for two weeks in June 2019. The property is beautiful, well located, and has a fabulous view. It is a quick drive to the markets, bakery, and beaches. Nice pool with loungers. The property is comfortable, well equipped, and has a safe. There were beach chairs and an umbrella (that we replaced when it broke.). Maid service three times per week. The owner, Edie, responds very quickly to any questions.

Guest: Thomas H.

 

Great time at Villa Kali!!

Review Submitted: Monday, May 27, 2019 Date of Stay: May 2019

What can we say about the villa. It was terrific. Great location, great sunrises, a wonderful plunging pool to cool off during sunbathing a very comfortable villa. We felt like we were home. Very clean kitchen had all the necessary appliances. We will never forget our 30th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. Thanks for all your help Edie. We plan to go back to Villa Kali again next year. -Mary Knoll

Guest: Mary Knoll

 

Amazing view

Review Submitted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Date of Stay: April 2019

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Villa Kali. Couldn’t have picked a better villa. It was the perfect size for 2 and had all the amenities we needed. What a spectacular view. Caught the sunrise a few times, so beautiful. There was a regatta going on and we could see all the sailboats rounding the island from our villa. Loved having the pool too! The villa is positioned so it’s very private. Edie was great. When we needed extra beach towels she delivered them even though it wasn’t a maid service day. Loved having the villa cleaned several times during our stay. We did do some cooking and we had all the utensils we needed. Perfect vacation!!! – Tracy Cast

Guest: Tracy Cast

 

Wonderful stay in a great villa for two

Review Submitted: Saturday, January 5, 2019 Date of Stay: January 2019

Second time to St Bart’s first time in a villa, it worked really well for us. Villa Kali is ideal for two with a wonderful view and most important ….total privacy. This very well equipped villa is nicely located with a great view and a plunge pool that was great. Meeting the owner on site was an added bonus, Edie is an energetic very personable and helpful person who was very responsive when we needed a beach umbrella. We were met and taken to the villa and shown around by Vincent who was very pleasant. The villa is as pictured and will not disappoint. Edie did a little provisioning for us as requested, which was greatly appreciated. We would recommend Villa Kali, it is away from the “crowds” but nothing is far on this 10 sq. mile island. Thank you Edie.

Guest: Mike Bastain

 

Spectacular view

Review Submitted: Saturday, January 5, 2019 Date of Stay: January 2019

Villa Kali is located in the hills of Vitet. It was, as expected, good value for the money. It was a bit windy but we loved the seclusion, privacy, pool, sundeck and the spectacular views of Grand cul de sac. The rooms were clean and the kitchen was well equipped. I would recommend this home away from home. Make sure that you have private reliable transportation especially during high season. Taxi service is largely unavailable.

Guest: David Porter

 

Villa avec une vue magnifique

Review Submitted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Date of Stay: November 2018

Our stay at Villa Kali was wonderful and the view each night and morning was magnificent. Edie went out of her way to ensure that we arrived safely at the Villa, despite the delay in our arrival due to the weather in St. Martin and St. Bart’s and her recommendations for restaurants as well as beaches to visit were spot on. We loved watching the sunrise each morning and sitting out at night looking down at the Villas and Hotels of Grande Cul De Sac while drinking our French wine and eating our breads and cheeses from the various stores on the island. The island is still recovering from the Hurricane in September 2017 and some restaurants are still yet to open, but the ones on the island that were open were great and the beaches on the island were all open and in great shape. Thanks Edie for also stopping by while you were visiting the island. We loved talking with you and learning about your family and your experience growing up on this island.

Guest: Patrick D.

 

Lovely views from this cute one bedroom house

Review Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Date of Stay: May 2018

We had a wonderful week vacation staying at Edie’s home. Loved sitting out on the porch in the early mornings & evenings enjoying the beautiful views. Very comfortable house in a great location. Edie was a wonderful hostess & contacted a friend to meet us at the airport when we arrived & drive us to her house…..this was very much appreciated. Love St Barts.

Guest: Christina S.

 

Another perfect stay!

Review Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Date of Stay: April 2018

This is our second visit at Villa Kali and it was amazing to be home again! The island is still rebuilding from Irma but the villa is just as amazing as our last visit. As always, Edie was a fabulous host and was available to answer any questions. The villa is fully stocked for any cooking you might want to do, it is stocked with anything you might want for bringing a lunch to the beach, comfy beach towels and chairs are provided and of course the best view on St Barth’s. Thank you again Edie!!!

Guest: Cira Malta

 

So relaxing and private

Review Submitted: Saturday, August 5, 2017 Date of Stay: August 2017

We absolutely loved our time at Villa Kali and in St Barth. The Villa had everything we needed and more. And Edie sent us tons of info to start our trip of seamlessly. We’d go back in a heartbeat!

Guest: Ali Bunting

 

Amazing private villa with incredible views

Review Submitted: Friday, June 23, 2017 Date of Stay: June 2017

This place is amazing! The villa overlooks beautiful Grand Cul de Sac and the views are to die for. This place is perfect for a couple looking to getaway. Edie was wonderful as well. She was communicative leading up to our vacation and provided us with amazing recommendations on things to do and see. There was even a cold bottle of Rose and water in the fridge upon arrival. Much needed and appreciated after a long day of travel. This island is absolutely magical, and this villa is too! Completely private and independent villa with a small private pool. Highly, highly recommended! I would definitely stay here again! Thank you Edie for letting us stay in your beautiful home!

Guest: Christopher P.

 

Exactly as advertised

Review Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Date of Stay: May 2017

Great little villa. Conveniently located with a spectacular view. We would book here again.

Guest: Kevin Gessert

 

Amazing Villa

Review Submitted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Date of Stay: March 2017

Villa Kali is an amazing private paradise in St. Barth. We stayed for more than a week this time, and could not have been happier with our decision. The house is perfectly situated to give you magnificent views out over Grand Cul de Sac. The constant breeze is incredibly refreshing and keeps you comfortable at all times of the day. We spent 90% of our time outside the house by the pool, in the cool breeze, the sun… it is really tremendous. We spent many an evening out by the pool enjoying the red wine we bought in town, or sipping cocktails by the pool looking out on the spectacular view of the Caribbean. The view here and on Shell Beach are two of the reasons we keep coming back to Villa Kali and are among the most enjoyable aspects of our trip! It is a great home, in a great location, run by excellent and professional people.

Guest: Judy Allen

 

Everything we expected and more!

Review Submitted: Sunday, April  17, 2016 Date of Stay: April 2016

My husband and I just got home from our week in paradise and we are already planning our next trip back! We decided on Villa Kali because of the amazing reviews and the photos and we were NOT disappointed! The views were just spectacular and being in Vitet, you are away from the bustle of Lorient and St. Jean but can easily drive anywhere on the small island. Edie was also such a pleasure to work with and provided us with a lot of very helpful information and recommendations. We would recommend this villa to anyone! – Circa Malta

Guest: Circa Malta

 

Fantastic villa, fantastic service

Review Submitted: March 2, 2015 Date of Stay: Feb 2015

The other reviews are spot on: the villa is clean with a comfortable queen bed. The view is spectacular. The air conditioning works. The kitchen is functional with appropriate cookware and utensils. Furthermore, Edie is exactly as presented in the reviews: absolutely wonderful to work with.

The experience is best summarized by a quick anecdote. We arrived on a Saturday, and Edie was kind enough to have the place clean in time for our early arrival. We had brought frozen meat with us to take advantage of the grill for a couple of meals at home. Saturday evening I realized the propane was out. I sent an email to Edie that was poorly worded–I didn’t need the propane that night, but rather wanted to make certain it would be available later in the week. On my life I swear that within 25 minutes she had someone at the villa changing the propane. I don’t recall needing Edie’s help the remainder of the week, but have no doubt it was available if needed.

I chose this villa based on the number and quality of reviews. All of the reviews are legitimate. The highest praise I can give is that my wife and I will look to stay at Villa Kali again in return trips to St. Barths.

Guest: Steve (Waukee, IA – USA)

 

Best Honeymoon!!

Review Submitted: November 8, 2014 Date of Stay:June 2014

Just came back from St. Barts for our honeymoon and I would recommend Villa Kalli to anyone who wants to travel to and experience St. Barts. It was such a great place to stay at, and Edie was a pleasure to work with. The villa was really comfortable, clean, and the view from the patio was terrific to wake up to everyday. The location was great too since you have access to a couple great beaches in less than 5 minutes. The recommendations Edie provided to us were terrific and extremely helpful. Some of our favorites were Maya’s and Le Creperie, we even discovered our own special find- JoJo’s, which has some of the best pannini’s ever! I would hands down recommend Villa Kali and St. Barts to anyone looking for an amazing french island experience in a beautiful one bedroom villa. We have shown so many people our pictures and all of them are in awe about the view from the patio. One thing I can say for sure was that the pictures online are very replicable of the villa- that was one thing that was one of our deciding factors when choosing a villa. We didn’t want to pick a place that looked amazing online and then looks completely different when you arrive… lets just say we were very happy when we arrived and very much put at ease! We can’t wait to go back to St. Barts, as it has become one of our favorites places to travel to and look forward to many future stays at Villa Kali.

Guest: The Williams (Charlotte, NC – USA)

 

Bonjour Edie

Review Submitted May 23, 2014 Date of Stay: May 2014

Bonjour Edie, Merci beaucoup pour la location de votre villa. Nous avons passé un agréable séjour. L’endroit est spectaculaire et votre villa est très confortable et super bien organisé.

Salutations,

Guest: Richard Sauve B.Sc, M.B.A. (Montreal, Quebec)

 

We Did It!

Review Submitted: February 19, 2014 Date of Stay: February 2014

Yes, we did it, we returned to our little bit of heaven for a second visit. We stayed at Villa Kali three years ago and had the great pleasure to return and find this villa still a perfect, relaxing, escape on the magical island of St. Bart. Yes, there is nearby construction, but having been forewarned we accepted the disruption and enjoyed the villa even more when the workers were gone. The view remains extraordinary, the breeze constant and welcome, and the overall experience superb. Thank you, Edie.

Guest: judith a. (raleigh, nc)

 

Absolutely Amazing ~ A Perfect villa in Paradise!

Review Submitted: February 8, 2014 Date of Stay: January 2014

My husband and I just spent a fabulous week in this gorgeous villa that was absolutely immaculate, beautifully decorated, well appointed and had all the comforts of home! The location was perfectly located to access all the amazing areas of the island and the gorgeous views from Villa Kali are to die for! We are in love with everything about St. Barth’s and have visited the island many times, this was by far our favorite place that we have stayed and for our future trips we can’t imagine staying anywhere else! Thanks so much Edie for all your assistance and for sharing your lovely home with us, we will definitely return!!!

Guest: Kelle B.

 

Perfect!

Review Submitted: November 24, 2013 Date of Stay: November 2013

Wow I can’t say enough about this villa- it is so private, clean, new, and located so close to everything! It was so much more than we expected, and the owner was a pleasure to deal with- offering lots of tips and even helping us arrange for a private chef dinner.

 

Our stay at Villa Kali was amazing!

Review Submitted: July 22, 2013 Date of Stay: June 2013

Our stay at Villa Kali was amazing! The location is well reserved on a beautiful hill, but as the island is very small, it is close to everything. Arriving at the house, we were amazed as the beautiful view from the deck of the beaches of Grand Cul Sac and Petit. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need to spend a few days vacation sensational. Everything is very neat, with a beautiful decoration characteristic of the place. The house is just like the photos posted on the site . The owner has always been very helpful, from trading until the indications of places to meet in St. Barth’s. It is impossible not to like St. Barth’s! The beaches are beautiful, the people are friendly and hospitable, the restaurants are delicious and the island is amazing! Villa Kali is the ideal place to stay in St. Barth’s for those who prefer comfort, convenience and privacy ! Recommend to all our friends ! We hope to return soon ! Thank you Edie !

Guest: Domingo Rivas & Glenda from Brazil

 

Peaceful, relaxing, wonderful stay..

Review Submitted: April 17, 2013 Date of Stay: April 2013

My partner and L had a wonderful stay at Villa Kali.It was our first visit to the magical island St Barths is. The location is perfect, very private and peaceful, yet only minutes away from beaches and shopping. The house was super clean and had everything we needed. (Great bed also)…The view is gorgeous and ocean colour changes depending on stands of the sun…The constant breeze made the inside temperature perfect…and no mosquitos !! 🙂 Sipping coffee early in the morning on the terrace was my favorite. Picking up a baguette and great croissants at La petite Colombe in Lorient took only 10 minutes. We were able to visit most of the beaches (hard to chose, they are all very pretty)..Having lunch at Le Corail, L’esprit, brunch at Le Gaiac, dinner at The Wall house…all great experiences..Needless to say this week went way too fast…But we are extremely happy we were able to get to know Villa Kali and St Barths.  We have been bragging to our friends from the moment we got back to Belgium !

Guest: Maureen Seifert and Peter Libbrecht, Belgium

 

Stunning view on a island with amazing beaches

Review Submitted: December 29, 2012 Date of Stay: November 2012

Each morning we drove to a different beach and then we spent every afternoon on the porch looking at the amazing view. The villa is very private. The water in the pool stayed warm as it is in the sun most of the day. We used the grill in the back although we did not do much cooking since St. Barth had such great food! The owner is very responsive and a joy to work with. Everything was comfortable and we had an amazing vacation!

Guest: phillygirl (Philadelphia, PA)

 

A piece of heaven on earth

Review Submitted: December 11, 2012 Date of Stay: December 2012

My husband and I just got back from the most wonderful island. We loved Villa Kali for the picture perfect view and the accommodations. Working with the owner was comfortable and easy. Make sure you rent a car and have the nerve to drive the ups and downs and curves of the island. We visited most beaches but loved Saline for the clear waters and sometimes waves. Nudity presented a minor problem with me but relax this is vacation!

Guest: Patricia D.

 

Great view, immaculate, plus great advice from a local!

Review Submitted: November 26, 2012 Date of Stay: November 2012

We had a great time we can’t believe our vacation is over already.It was my wife’s birthday and wanted to stay someplace special. The view was even better than the other villa we stayed in for our honeymoon. The bed is comfortable and the house is well-equipped. Above all, it is clean and nicely designed. All the owner’s recommendations for food were delicious. We have eaten so many wonderful things! We also visited almost every single one of the beaches and the location in Vitet makes it easy to get to all of them with a car.

Guest: john p.

 

Hard to Leave

Review Submitted: May 15, 2012 Date of Stay: April 2012

We are veteran travelers to the Caribbean and have stayed at many villas on many islands. Villa Kali was by far the best property we have rented in the islands. It boasts amazing views high in the hills with a constant breeze that always kept the villa cool and bug free. The villa is in very new condition and well equipped. The pool and deck are very private which is perfect for a romantic vacation. St. Barts has several well stocked and reasonably priced grocery stores. Having a nice barbeque and well equipped kitchen made for a very affordable vacation on a island that is famous for being expensive. I highly recommend Villa Kali for a fantastic vacation.

Guest: TooLush (Los Angeles)

 

Beautiful views

Review Submitted: December 21, 2011 Date of Stay: November 2011

Everything about the place is great. Great views and very private. The Villa is like new. The kitchen was fully equipped to prepare any meal you would like, even a grill. The pool was great and during our stay you had sun on the deck the majority of the day. The patio has a nice dining area for those afternoon drinks or the morning breakfast. The bedroom has plenty of storage space and the bed was great for sleeping. The bathroom was spacious with a nice walk outside. The owner is great to deal with and I only wish my next trip was next week. Love it!!!

Guest: Darek (Princeton NJ)

 

Amazing

Review Submitted: April 5, 2011 Date of Stay: February 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a week in February 2011. Its actually better than the pictures. The place is in tip top shape. The view is absolutely amazing and there is also a lovely rear patio area that is not pictured.

 

A Little Piece of Heaven

Review Submitted: March 2, 2011 Date of Stay: February 2011

From the moment you come over the hill and spy the beautiful Bay that is to be your constant view for the duration of your stay at Villa Kali you will realize you have come to a truly special place, a place that not many people have the luck to discover let alone enjoy. Vill Kali is all that is advertized, a romantic one bedroom retreat. It is perfect for two people and has all the amenities you could possibly want. From the moment you walk in the sliding glass door you will be impressed with how tastefully the villa has been decorated. There are many special touches that leave you smiling and make your stay perfect. I loved the new white china from Pottery Barn and the sharp knives from Paula Dean. The new villa has it all, and the daily maid service from a very personal young woman keeps the villa sparkling, with a flower added almost daily. My husband and I have travelled the world and we know a wonderful situation when we experience it, and Villa Kali is indeed wonderful in all respects. Hard to leave, but so easy to want to return.

Guest: judith a. (Raleigh, nc)