Described as resembling “a hundred million dollar yacht on land,” the beach-side Villa Rockstar – a huge, ultra luxe, multi-faceted house at Eden Rock – St Barths is actually the paradise for musicians. In addition to the usual amenities, default for the luxury 5-star hotel, Villa Rockstar offers its own state-of-the-art recording studio, a music room and a 20-seat Cinemascope home theatre.
Equipped with a selection of instruments, microphones and recording equipment, including the vintage Neve Music Recording Console used by iconic John Lennon to record ‘Imagine’ and Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum producers and musicians from across the globe who have worked with legends such as Michael Jackson, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, and Adele, to name a few, this professional recording studio offers guests to record their own souvenir soundtrack during time spent in the Caribbean. And, for the guests wanting to take their music to a next level, the recording can be mixed by a platinum engineer at Ocean Way Recording Studios in Los Angeles.
“The studio is in the premier resort in St. Barth’s, which is called Eden Rock. [...] David and Jane Matthews, have been friends of mine for 20 years and are really into music. It’s a gorgeous studio with a great discrete Neve with Flying Faders and our monitors. Then there’s a theater next door to the control room—“next door” meaning you walk through two glass doors—and it has a stage with musical instruments and everything else. So we can track or record anything there,” Allen Sides said about the recording studio.
Offering 16,000 sq.ft. of pure, exotic luxury and pleasure, this beachfront property, split across three levels, with four super deluxe suites, two comfy cabins for, say, teenagers or staff, a private gym, a swimming pool and a spa pool with surrounding decks, sun loungers and ample seating, a recreation room, a hand-made kitchen adjacent to 12 seat dining facilities by Xavier Lust and Cazzaniga, a choice of cars in the Rockstar garage and every other thing you’d expect from an $18 million dollar villa. Its rock credentials also include all-white open-plan living area ideal for massive parties with a pool table and waterproof sofas, baths big enough for three, butler for high-maintenance demands and a private office space. There is a private secure gate from the house leading directly onto the St Jean beach – and to the clear blue Caribbean beyond…
Guests also receives special VIP meet and greet services at St Martin or Anguilla airports, along with exclusive airport transfers from St Barths’ airport to Eden Rock in a dedicated chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle.
Villa Rockstar costs from €15,000 ($19,600) per night. Recording packages cost from €1,600 ($2,100) per song. [Eden Rock]