Perched high on a hillside, the newly built Villa Ride feels like a private aerie where your cares have evaporated and all the world is at your feet. Thanks to its convenient location in Anse de Cayes, the luxury rental property is only a few short minutes’ drives from the airport and Gustavia Harbor but feels like a haven on top of the world. In fact, the name, Villa Ride, is derived from the owners’ passion for surfing—being in the house makes you feel as if you are riding a wave. Villa Ride is contemporary in design and comfortable in feel. Everything was built to be both pleasing to the eye and functional for daily island living. Lines are sleek, surfaces are glossy, and attention is drawn toward the windows and the glorious Caribbean Sea views outside. The house is well suited for two couples who wish to spend their holidays together. The two bedrooms are equal in size and well separated from each other. One is to the left side of the combined living room and kitchen area, and the other is its own bungalow to the right side of the pool, which is reached from the terrace that lies in front of the living room. One has a European king-size bed and the other has a queen bed, and both have lavish bathrooms. Each bedroom, as well as the living room, has sliding glass doors that transform a wall into a direct connection with nature—the nice hillside breezes and the sounds of tropical birdsong. The exterior areas add a lot of shaded and sun-drenched living space to the villa, as well as a barbecue area in the back that is protected from the wind. Because of Villa Ride’s location, it lives up to it name in one important way: A small four-by-four vehicle is recommended.