Upon entering Villa BOM (BOM), youre immediately seduced by the breathtaking sea view, and the warm, comfortable-yet-slightly-exotic feeling of the interior design. Although this luxury villa is the work of architect Francois Pecard, who has spent the past 30 years designing many of the most prestigious homes on St. Barth, theres something about it that may briefly transport you to Bali. The property has graceful roof lines and open pavilions that bring to mind breezy South Seas bales, exotic wenge wood floors and a stunning black lava-tiled pool that rises up from an expansive wood deck and overflows on all four sides. But as you settle in under the whitewashed wood ceilings, it becomes undeniable that youre in the Caribbean in fact, in one of the finest vacation homes in the West Indies. At least as appealing as that heated swimming pool are the calm waves of St. Jean Beach. Right outside a digicode-locked gate, a short set of stairs leads directly onto the sandy shore, and the layout of this rental property is ideal for groups who dont want to all have take the same sort of swim. Parents can lounge on the shaded pavilion and keep an eye on children in the pool or playing in the sand. Thats not the only reason Villa BOM is family-friendly. Most of its living and sleeping spaces unfold across a single level. Four bedrooms are in the main house, along with the living and dining rooms, shaded outdoor dining area and gourmet kitchen. All of the bedrooms are generous in size and have sea views and luxurious full bathrooms stocked with Ligne St. Barth bath products. Two have four-posted king beds and private terraces, and two are outfitted with twin beds, which can be set up as a king, but theres not a bad room among them. A fifth bedroom is housed in an independent pavilion with its own bathroom and fully equipped kitchen, making it an attractive option for a nanny or other guests who would like more privacy. Families or groups of friends can enjoy the space, perhaps enhanced with visiting massage therapists or yoga teachers, which can be arranged by the concierge. Whatever your group looks like, youll appreciate the villas convenience not only to St. Jean Beach but also to some of the islands top restaurants. A supermarket, pharmacy and the airport are all within easy walking distance. The Tom Beach Hotel and its lively restaurant, La Plage, are right next door, and villa guests can even offer room service.