What alchemy turned the island of St Barts, as years went by, in the destination where so many dream villas are built? Why do so many home owners have such strong ties to St Barts where they own several luxury villas? Finally, how is it that so many clients are renting again and again, year after year, most often sticking to the same estates for their vacation rentals?
All these questions lead to a single answer: St Barts’ passion and magic has, over time, made it a unique and exceptional island.
St Barts’ island is located in the French West Indies, North-West of Guadeloupe. This archipelago featuring 22 white sand beaches, has so far avoid mass tourism. Its 360 days of sunshine per year makes it an ideal vacation and break destination. St Barts offers numerous nautical activities and entertainments in turquoise waters. The various restaurants will seduce you with their different specialties.
Ici et La - History
Ici et La is a real estate and villa rentals company created in St Barts 1990.
We promote more than 280 deluxe villas located all around exceptional places of the island from beachfront cottages to deluxe villas. All of them have been carefully selected according to our strict quality criteria. Each property has an ocean view and a pool or a Jacuzzi. They combine sophistication, comfort, convenience and originality with luxury. Each villa offers you different types of decor: Caribbean, Colonial, European, Minimalist… We represent a wide range of villas and prices from $ 1.900 to $ 200.000 per week. You can have a look at our website: www.icietlavillas.com
Ici et La - Team
- Patrick Catalan - Owner
Patrick Catalan arrived in St Barts in 1988, he immediately fell in love with the island and created Ici et La in 1989 (sales, rentals and estate management).
Devoted and passionate, the company quickly grew to become one of the most important Real Estate and Villa Rental Company on the island.
In charge of the sales within the agency, his experience over the years makes him a well-informed professional. Its real estate market knowledge is a real asset for quality advices.
In 2004, Sophie Raabe joined him.
- Sophie Raabe - Sales and Marketing Manager
She was born in Meudon, next to Paris in 1982. After her A level, she left for Lyon to do a degree in hospitality and restaurant management at the Paul Bocuse Institute. As she was along this three studying years, her passion for the hotel business was born. Helping her clients and making their stay a special moment is from then on, her objective. After trainings at the Lancaster in Paris at the front office and at the accounting department at the Saint Barth Isle de France hotel, she decided to come back on this great island. She has three children, Thomas, Jade and May. When she arrived at Ici et La in 2004, she was in charge of the arrivals, then she quickly did the reservations and she now manages the weekly villa rentals department, the business development and the marketing of the agency.
The villa rentals world, grew considerably all over the world between 2000 and 2010 is now definitely the one she likes the most. She is convinced and seduced by this accommodation type offering at the same time the hotel services, the diversity and the privacy of a personal home. Very grateful and delighted to be able working everyday on new ideas and taking up challenges, she is constantly searching how Ici et La could improve the services we are proposing. Sincere and rigorous, she out all her energy to make her clients satisfied.
- 4 Concierges
- 3 Reservations
- 1 Assistant
- 1 Accountant
Ici et La - Activities
We bring our know-how, our professionalism and 28 years’ experience in luxury real estate to guide you to make the right choice regarding our clients’ expectation depending of their needs and criteria to:
- Managea villa or a co-ownership
- Renta villa for an unforgettable vacation in St Barts
Ici et La - Villa Rental Services
Eager to ensure you a break of utmost quality, we make sure all our villa rentals are high-end standing. You will find there all the modern comfort for chilling out and enjoy your vacations:
- So Much More than Just a Villa
For your guests who are seeking to lay back and relax on their vacation? Ici et La is here for them.
From our villa specialists to our concierges, we are here to cater to your guests and make their stay the most unforgettable one of all times. We will be at the airport or ferry to greet you them open arms and welcome them to our Paradise. Our concierges stand ready to offer them the luxury service they deserve, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, even on Public Holidays.
Thanks to our website and our XML feeds you now have access to availability online and all the necessary information to help you in your choice: photos, descriptions and prices. We will do our best to help you deciding what will be the best and suitable villa for your client.
We will escort the client directly to their villa when they arrive. We are offering them a bottle of wine and water at least.
We are showing them the villa and how everything is working.
- Services in the Villa
A housekeeper will come every day (except Sunday and public holidays) as well as a gardener and a pool cleaner are included.
Some of the villas offer more services that you can find on the detailed sheet on the web site.
Even when the agency is closed they can still contact us on our hotline for any emergency.
- Exclusive Concierge Service
Before their arrival and throughout their stay we will take care of all their reservations.
Car rental reservation
Shopping list prior your arrival
Airport and ferry meet and great
Emergency phone number 24h/24
Housekeeping every day except Sunday and public holidays
Private Chef or butler
Massage at the villa
Kids swimming lessons
Jet Ski rentals
And so much more…
Ici et La - Contact
Ici et La is a member of the Hotel and Villas association and the Real Estates Agencies association in Saint Barts.
Office: 05 90 27 78 78
Hot Line: 05 90 29 26 74 or 06 90 39 81 31 - Emergency in a villa
Fax: 05 90 27 78 28
Rue Samuel Fahlberg - Gustavia