Within the last year, St. Barts has seen its usual compliment of celebrities. Some seen recently on the beach and in the shops and restaurants include Kate Moss, Naomi Watts, Jon Bon Jovi, Denzel Washington, Simon Cowell and Sir Paul McCartney. Jay Z and Beyoncé are regulars. It is a place where the government tries to assure that wealthy are protected from the tourist gaze and paparazzi and a place where they feel secure in letting their hair down. Some of the world’s most luxurious boutique shops and at least 100 restaurants are always available to explore.
One such celebrity, Wild and Crazy Guy Steve Martin, has his own stunning and romantic vacation hideaway that overlooks the pink roofed homes below, boat harbor and the Atlantic Ocean from its hillside perch in Lurin. The home has been a quiet getaway where Martin could write and create on “island time” instead of the frenzied Hollywood environment. Steve put it on the market last year and has recently given it a price cut. Its privacy, security and beauty are likely to attract another celebrity buyer.
Sited on a half-acre of land, the home has four bedrooms with en-suite baths and outdoor showers open to their own terrace through louvered floor-to-ceiling shutters. The master also has an outdoor shower and a hot tub on the private terrace. The entire home is island style with beamed ceilings and walls opening to views of the ocean from practically every room, multi-level terraces and the two-tiered infinity pool. A perfect home for friends and family and a caretaker’s studio in the grounds makes it possible to place it in the rental market when not occupied by the owner, knowing it will be carefully watched and maintained. For more information.
Steve Martin’s Villa Au Soleil in St. Barth previously priced at $11.59 million, is now listed at $10.623 million.