June, 2016

Love Villa la Recompense!! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay! The layout of the villa is very open with lots of outdoor common space (which we loved) but also feels extremely private. There are great views and the villa is a short walk from Petit cul du Sac beach. It’s also a short drive to Lorient/St. Jean and our favorite beach, Saline. We truly felt like we found a home away from home in St. Barth! Thank you so much Jennifer and John- we will definitely be back!!

G.A. Washington, D.C.



The most distinguished feature of villa Recompense is that this is a beloved family home. the layout took maximum advantage of the land, with separated bedroom bungalows occupying the hilly property. Thus, the villa provides great privacy for its occupants, along with beautiful ocean views from its exquisite deck. The well designed main living area incorporated a great number of doors and windows. They act like natural air condition, they are all open at all times to allow the free flow of the fresh island air. The owner took great care to furnish the villa, with west indie style furniture and family heirlooms make this a truly exotic and relaxed dream home.

We also enjoyed the well stocked kitchen, the gas grill, and having our meals outside on the porch with great sea views in the near distance. I almost felt a little guilty for just two of us occupy this vast property in the tiny St. Barts.

Thank you Jennifer for accommodating us and communication with you is effortless!

Rachel G. Jan 2016



My family and our friends (a total party of 4 adults and 2 children) just returned from Villa La Recompense and we all agree that we feel like we had a vacation in paradise. Everything was perfect – the villa really feels like a lovely home away from home. We loved the little beach that is right nearby and has good snorkeling (and is very quiet) – and couldn’t believe what a short walk it was. Some unexpected visitors to the property included turtles and lizards and brightly colored birds – which delighted everyone. We became regulars of the patisserie (which is fabulous). We also loved the little fish stand just down the road that sells fresh fish in the morning – we bought gorgeous strawberry grouper and some lobsters and had a feast! The kitchen is very well stocked and the whole home is so open and has such great views and lovely gardens that there are many places to either gather with friends for a glass of wine, relax with a book, play a game of clue . . .

I couldn’t more highly recommend a place to stay. We will definitely return and wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else.

Melinda G.  February 2014

Our second stay at the villa and it felt like coming home. This is a great spot for a quiet, relaxing vacation. The villa has many spots for relaxing in sun and shade and a great, private pool! We have used the kitchen and BBQ for a few meals and found everything we needed. The owners are great and the on island caretakers are very friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to come back!

P & S.  February 2012

Jennifer has a great villa. We loved the location because it was off the mainstream but, as always in SBH, it was close to everything. It is a traditional SBH villa which I really love. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable, the kitchen very well appointed, and a sexy vibe throughout the villa.

Gail and I had a great time at this villa. Just pure St. Barts as far as the feel of the place. Very romantic, very sexy, very comfortable, very functional..

The pool was clean and warm, the outdoor shower is wonderful.

The villa had a great sound system so you can listen to the “sounds of St. Barts” while there and the bed is comfortable for a good nights sleep.

All in all, this villa is impossible to beat for the price and the amenities. We have been to St. Barts 15 times and this is the best villa we’ve ever stayed in. We’d go back in a minute.

Bob.   June 2011

We just returned from a wonderful week in St Barts. The villa was perfect! Private,large and clean. The staff was super friendly. We would absolutely return.

Erica.   December 2010

My husband and I just had our three daughters and their husbands and kids down to our favorite island, and our favorite villa, for my husband’s birthday. While “only” one daughter, her husband, and her three kids stayed with us at the villa, the rest were often there for meals and lazy afternoons. We’re used to having the whole place to ourselves, but were delighted to find that there were plenty of nooks for each adult to nap or read in the quiet times of the afternoon – when they weren’t the one on duty watching the kids in the pool; plenty of room and equipment in the kitchen for all three daughters to prepare meals and yummy frozen drinks. The newest bedroom (with the king size bed), while having a completely different feel from the master bedroom suite we had been using, is fantastic and provided an excellent sanctuary for a second couple!

This was our 25th year coming to the island, and our 5th to this villa, and we’re already looking forward to our next visit – only 10 months away! And probably “just” the two of us.

Trish T.  January 2010

Dear Jennifer,

You have created a beautiful environment! Very spacious, peaceful and comfortable.  Everything went very smoothly and we had a relaxing and fantastic time!

Anthony, Alexis and Stephanie could not have been more friendly and accommodating.

Overall, I am grateful for all you have done every step along the way to make our stay at La Recompense a most memorable one!

A.C.  December 2008

After vacationing in St. Barts for 10 years we finally found our perfect villa. Next season will be our 4th stay at villa Bellevue (now La Recompense) . Its private, spacious and tropical setting is truly a vacation paradise. The villa comes fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The owners, John and Jennifer Wayne, are always available to make your vacation as pleasurable as possible. We’re counting the days until we return.

D and G, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Villa Belle Vue(now La Recompense)is a spectacular hide-away with postcard ocean and mountain views! We thought we were in paradise with the lush tropical landscaping and tasteful island decor. The villa has all the amenities of home, and makes you want to come back time and time again ! ”

David and Donna, North Carolina

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