Introducing Villa Jasper, a captivating retreat located in Terres Basses, St. Martin. This remarkable property has an intriguing past as it was once owned by the renowned artist Jasper Johns and designed by the celebrated post-modern architect Philip Johnson in the mid-70s. Recently renovated, the villa has been carefully updated to provide modern comfort and amenities while preserving Johnson's ethos of minimalism and purity of line, ensuring that the soul of the house remains intact.
Designed as an artist's island sanctuary to inspire and uplift, the choice of location was paramount. Nestled in Terres Basses, on the border between French and Dutch St. Martin, the villa rests atop a hillside, boasting breathtaking water views across the picturesque Simpson Bay Lagoon. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the villa effortlessly blends into its natural surroundings. White walls serve as a perfect canvas for the silhouettes of abundant vegetation, while warm terracotta tones create a striking contrast against the azure waters and sky.
Throughout the property, captivating perspectives are crafted through simple architectural lines. Natural stone walls and tree-lined pathways draw the eye towards the stunning vistas beyond. A veranda stretches along the front of the house, framing the mesmerizing blue water view, while a tranquil cloistered garden at the rear is enclosed by natural stone walls. This peaceful sanctuary features a spacious deep pool, a sunny terrace shaded by tall gum trees, and an ornamental pool that enhances the serene and zen-like ambiance. The clever use of louvers maximizes natural cooling from the trade winds, keeping the home pleasantly cool even during the hottest summer months. On windy days, the large glass doors on the waterfront side can be closed, ensuring shelter from inclement weather while still enjoying the views.
Step into the luminous interior, which evokes a sense of tranquility akin to a church. The lofty high ceiling is adorned with large glass sliding doors, spanning almost the entire length of the room and opening out to the veranda, bathing the space in natural light and offering a stunning 180-degree water view. At night, the view becomes even more sublime, especially during full moon, as it casts a gentle glow over the water and illuminates the coastline. On the opposite side, floor-to-ceiling screen doors overlook the walled garden, leading to a covered dining terrace.
The living space includes a cozy TV viewing area with a large comfortable couch on one end and a bespoke light oak kitchen with a white quartz-topped center island on the other. The kitchen is a perfect setting for convivial and social cooking experiences, featuring modern appliances for gourmet culinary endeavors. The interior space is completed by three bedrooms, two of which are adjacent to the main living area, offering captivating water views. The third bedroom, accessed from the garden, boasts its own delightful stone-walled garden with an ornamental pool, fountain, and a pergola seating area surrounded by tropical plants. Its en-suite bathroom features both an indoor shower and a beautiful open-air shower set in the lush and private tropical garden. Immerse yourself in the artistic ambiance of this exquisite home.
Villa Jasper, with its unparalleled surroundings and unique style, is sure to exceed your expectations. Experience the captivating beauty and artistic inspiration that awaits you in this exceptional retreat.
Bedroom 1: Bedroom with a king-size bed, ceiling fan, A/C, TV, WiFi, sea view, terrace and pool access, and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guest maximum
Bedroom 2: Bedroom with a king-size bed, ceiling fan, A/C, TV, WiFi, sea view, and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guest maximum
Bedroom 3: Bedroom with a king-size bed, ceiling fan, A/C, TV, WiFi, access to the garden, and en suite bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower, double vanity and WC. Independent Entrance. 2 guest maximum
Interior Access Bedrooms: 2 Exterior Access Bedrooms: 1
Once a vacation home is selected, the pampered adventure begins. Our concierge team will assist with creating a magical and immersive vacation experience. Our services include
While available for advanced requests, the concierge team connects with guests 30 days prior to arrival to coordinate arrivals and to reserve desired services and experiences. Guests with scheduled Christmas/New Year stays will be contacted 90 days prior to arrival.
Plan your dream destination special event. The Villa Jasper accepts small Events.
Mini Event: 30 people Max / Catering mandatory
Event Fee $2000.+10% tax
Terms and conditions:
The villa does not allow unregistered guests to stay overnight. Overnight guests are restricted to the 2 guests per rented bedroom and must be declared. Guests are responsible for the set-up and clean up of the event. The event may not occur within 24 hours of departure. For example, with Saturday departure guests must hold the event on Thursday or sooner. Guests must abide by local ordinances.
Please contact our villa specialists to assist you in selecting the perfect wedding venue for your special occasion.
Jasper is offering 15% off for travel between July 4, 2023 and December 16, 2023.
Promotion applies to the 2, 3 bedroom rate category.
Minimum length of stay is 5 nights.