Villa Avanti in St. Martin was an absolutely insane few days of filming. I’m pleased that I was able to take a break from it all and film a few videos for myself. This video was shot using GPS positioning mode on the Phantom 4. It takes time to set it all up but it always ends up being pretty fun and I’ve become faster at it since it’s the only way I can get drone shots of myself.
A superbly appointed five-bedroom residence in Terres Basses, Avanti welcomes you from its impressive gated entrance along a palm-lined driveway to the main entrance doors fronted by stone fountains. The doors open through to an immense indoor /outdoor living space with a sweeping 180-degree view over the ocean with Saba on the distant horizon and a lush verdant lawn in the foreground. Enhancing the beautiful view are the clean architectural lines of a poolside gazebo and an L- shaped saltwater pool running the length of the terrace. The pool features a built-in table and seating area and an island day bed and can be accessed by a sloping beach or by steps leading from the gazebo. Beautiful light effects in the gazebo, from a signature leaf ceiling panel, along with plush seating and a wet bar provides the perfect spot to take in the beautiful Caribbean sunsets. Lining the pool are eight loungers and two daybeds and parasols offering further options for luxurious poolside lounging. A contemporary African-themed decor pervades the beautiful interior and exterior spaces with furnishings by Manutti and Roche Bobois along with natural wood accents, touches of burnt orange and primitive art and textiles. Flanking the entrance the indoor areas include a stylish living and dining room and a TV viewing corner equipped with an 82 Smart TV. To the left is the immaculate light wood kitchen equipped with Wolf and Sub Zero stainless steel appliances, a central island and a breakfast bar. Further dining for 8 and a Wolf gas grill are to be found on the adjoining terrace. Both the kitchen and living room have glass sliding doors that can be closed to provide a climate-controlled space. The exterior covered terrace also provides a very comfortable outside lounge area and dining al fresco. Leading off the main terrace living space are the five-bedroom suites, a guest bathroom, and a cork-lined media room equipped with 82 smart TV and Bose surround sound Home Theatre system. The five beautiful king-size bedrooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms each with double vanities, large open rain showers, an exterior garden shower, and a separate toilet. Each bedroom is equipped with a Smart TV and a Bose soundbar with Bluetooth connectivity. Four of the five bedrooms have walk-in closets. The master suite also features a lounge area with a private terrace with a 3 person jacuzzi/hydro pool. The master suite and bedroom four are interconnected. Avanti offers high-quality detail and comfort in a beautiful and very private setting just minutes from the natural beaches of French side Terres Basses and the nightlife of Maho just across the border’ in Dutch St. Maarten.