I just would like to share with you my experience in villa rental. We went to St Barths last July and got the chance to test one the 3 renovated beachfront villas in the Coral Reef Residence, on st Jean Beach. We loved it !
This is a great location whether you are traveling with your half, friends or family. The contemporary style decoration is very nice, the villas are comfortable with international dialing phone and WIFI. They also leave some canoes kayaks for you and you can use the property pool and tennis court. The residence is very peacefull and still a few minutes walk from La Plage and the Eden Rock Sand bar restaurants, and only 5 minutes drive from Gustavia.
Our four years old son was the most happy person in the world there, playing in the sand right in front of our villa terrace !
You should test it yourself !