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A Beautiful Place to Stay in St Lucia, and Wheel-Chair Friendly Too.

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The villa Frangipani. (view Vigie peninsula and sea through open dooway).

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Last updated: 11/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Choc Bay villa description

A simple and unique 3 bedroom holiday home in a stunningly gorgeous ecological location overlooking the city, which is only 5 mins away by transport. Big, beautiful, and set amongst flowering plants and tropical fruit trees in one acre of lush hillside (a hot spot for bird watching!), you’re unlikely to find a villa with more spectacular views. Not situated in a tourist resort, there's no pool, but our holiday home has loads more to offer. The largest and best value-for-money villa on the island sleeps six in comfort but is just as cozy for two. Get a taste of real St Lucian community life here. In several homes nearby live extended family of the villa’s owner, so there is no shortage of thoughtful attention! Julie, the villa's manager comes from a long line of superb cooks, and her husband Hidden's wicked West Indian rum punch will have you panting for more! They will delight you with delicious creole dishes and fabulous cocktails on the veranda as the sun goes down over the Caribbean Sea. Sheer magic!
Situated on a hill, the villa attracts every cross current of cool air so there is no need for air conditioning, but each bedroom is equipped with an electric fan. The spacious master bedroom (17ft x 14ft) has a king-size bed, plus a sturdy folded single bed for a third person. There are two further double bedrooms (12ft x 12ft), one with a double bed, and the other with two single beds. There are two bathrooms, one en-suite to the master bedroom and one between the double bedrooms (showers only). There is also a wooden enclosed shower in the garden. The huge living-room (25ft x 25ft) has a breakfast bar, and is furnished with two four-seater settees, two matching armchairs and other comfortable seating, and there are pretty patterned straw mats on the stained wooden floor.

There is satellite/cable television, stereo system with radio, a telephone, and internet connection. The living-room opens out onto a magnificent veranda (15ft x 44ft) with breathtaking views all around. The veranda has a solid round pine table which seats up to 12 guests, also a Mexican hammock, two teak loungers, and a rocking chair for further relaxation and comfort. The kitchen comes equipped with a large American refrigerator, microwave, oven, and all you'll need for self catering. (But if you want our splendid chef Julie to prepare your meals, all you do is ask her!). There is a spacious utility room with a washing machine, electric iron, and other useful amenities. Bedclothes are changed once a week, and towels when you want them. The villa is thoroughly cleaned before you arrive, and mid stay if you require it.

There is no pool. All the neighbours have gardens where they grow fruit and vegetables, some keep a few chickens, a sheep, or a goat or two. Eco-tourism here is at its friendliest - you can choose the best of both worlds - sand and sea, and also a glimpse into the culture of St Lucia's most charming people.

REDUCTION IN RENTAL RATES FOR A STAY OF 4 WEEKS OR MORE FOR GROUPS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS and INTERNS COMING TO STUDY AT NEARBY VICTORIA HOSPITAL. CONTACT MANAGER FOR COSTS AND OTHER INFORMATION.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1712 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Catering Available

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

            Sturdy single bed folds up...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 baby crib

            baby cot up to 3 years...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • 1 extra large family bedroom with king-size bed, and 1 sturdy single fold-up bed, 1 double bedroom containing a double bed and 1 baby cot, and 1 double bedroom containing twin single beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • There are 2 traditional adjustable teak steamer chairs (sunbeds) one with full length cushions, plus 2 beach chairs. Bedclothes are changed once a week and towels provided when required. Make arrangements direct with our manager/chef to cook for you if and when you require. Please make arrangements with our manager to have the villa cleaned. It is strongly recommended that you have the villa cleaned by our cleaner at least every 7 days if you stay for more than 1 week. The cost for a 2 hour clean comes to approx 50 Eastern Caribbean dollars, which must be paid for by the guest. Prices are given for one week, but the villa may be booked for any length of stay. A stay of less than 7 nights will cost the same as a booking for one week. A stay of more than one week but less than two will be charged pro rata. It would be appreciated if bookings could start on the day or immediately after the previous booking has ended, so gaps less than 7 nights can be avoided....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Rain Forests
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Security System
              • Sunbed
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchenette
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 54 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      All seasons
                      Aug 11 - Dec 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £450

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      deposit to be paid 6 weeks before commencement of rental period. ALL bank charges must be paid for by guest sending/receiving money. Payments by cheque drawn on UK bank account do not attract bank charges but payment from outside UK will usually incur bank charges of about £20.00. Payment can also be made through Paypal, proved to be the quickest & cheapest way of sending money overseas.

                      Rental rates: £450.00 per week when 1 or 2 people occupy the villa, £550.00 per week for 3 or 4 people and £600.00 per week for 5 or 6 people - 1 child under 14 is included free of charge in these prices (eg 4 adults and 1 child = £550.00 per week, 6 adults and 1 child = £600.00 per week). 25% deposit of total rent at the time of booking secures. Balance together with £100.00 returnable security


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                      Last updated: 11/02/2014
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                      Location

                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hewanorra International airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Castries
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Cap Estate
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Within walking distance of the villa
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Vigie beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Not just a sea view - our spectacular, panoramic views will knock your socks off! We overlook the city and surrounding hills, harbour mouth, beach, small airport, the Vigie peninsula, several bays and inlets forged by the Caribbean sea, and there's the island of Martinique whilst doing the washing up! Situated in the heart of a semi-rural neighbourhood, members of the community are mostly related and have a sense of responsibility to each other. This caring hospitality is extended to Frangipani guests but there is no intrusion on privacy. Far from the madding crowd but within easy reach of restaurants, clubs and shopping, the villa is just 1 mile to the centre of town, also 1 mile to the local beach - a 20-30 minute walk if you're reasonably fit, or a very short transport journey through the most picturesque landscapes of eastern Castries. Not absolutely necessary to hire a car, little 12-seater public transport buses are loads of fun and the bus stop is just yards from the villa.

                      Other Activities: helicopter sight-seeing

                      Golf: St. Lucia Golf & Country Club is about 5 miles from the villa Frangipani. It is open all the year round and features the only 18-hole golf course on the island. Located on Cap Estate, this course is set in green rolling hills with a stunning panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the sapphire waters of the Caribbean sea.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About: Cheers! That's me Dylyn, in the picture. I manage the villa which is co-owned by me and other members of my extended family in St Lucia, some of whom look after the villa and our guests. My husband and I reside in London, United Kingdom. I love travel, adore entertaining, and strive to be content and happy for myself and for my loved ones.

                      Why Choc Bay:
                      Because the town of Castries was where I was brought up and the villa overlooks this splendid city. Also, the villa is unique! It's the only holiday home I know of on the island which is in a real St Lucian community where most of the residents happen to be old friends and my own tight-knit extended relatives. The beautiful Villa Frangipani is situated amongst the homes of my lovely kinsfolk, who are always willing and happy to help their neighbours and the villa's guests. So here on holiday you not only have sun, sea and sand, but you get that extra buzz - a fascinating glimpse into the culture of St Lucia's wonderful people!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Staying at this gorgeous, wheel-chair friendly villa with probably the most stunning views on the island, means that you can bring your family and friends to the best value-for-money holiday home in the entire Caribbean and you won't break the bank! And for wheel-chair users there is now a ramp to the entrance (will post a picture soon), with the house having wide doors, corridors and easy to use showers. The villa is central to most places on the island, you can easily travel to all other destinations either by bus or by your own hired transport. Many guests have said that our fantastic panoramic views could have them spending their entire vacation (armed with a cocktail or three) on our spacious veranda. For me it is the most beautiful place in the world.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • The villa Frangipani.
(view Vigie peninsula and sea through open dooway).

                        The villa Frangipani. (view Vigie peninsula and sea through open dooway).

                      • The villa Frangipani

                        The villa Frangipani

                      • The Villa Frangipani

                        The Villa Frangipani

                      • View from villa - Vigie peninsula and beach

                        View from villa - Vigie peninsula and beach

                      • Part of the Lounge

                        Part of the Lounge

                      • The kitchen, Villa Frangipani

                        The kitchen, Villa Frangipani

                      • Bedroom No.2  with double bed

                        Bedroom No.2 with double bed

                      • En-suite bathroom adjacent to Master Bedroom

                        En-suite bathroom adjacent to Master Bedroom

                      • Dining area on the 50 ft long verandah

                        Dining area on the 50 ft long verandah

                      • Our local beach on the Vigie peninsula

                        Our local beach on the Vigie peninsula

                      • Sunset over the Vigie peninsula

                        Sunset over the Vigie peninsula

                      • Harbour entrance viewed from the Villa Frangipani

                        Harbour entrance viewed from the Villa Frangipani

                      • Wheel-chair friendly Villa Frangipani

                        Wheel-chair friendly Villa Frangipani

                      • Front garden, The Villa Frangipani

                        Front garden, The Villa Frangipani

                      • The Villa Frangipani

                        The Villa Frangipani

                      • The Lounge

                        The Lounge

                      • The lounge, Villa Frangipani.
Doors to right of pic open onto veranda

                        The lounge, Villa Frangipani. Doors to right of pic open onto veranda

                      • Master bedroom has kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom

                        Master bedroom has kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom

                      • Extra large twin beds

                        Extra large twin beds

                      • Corner of veranda (with Mexican hammock)

                        Corner of veranda (with Mexican hammock)

                      • Rocking chair and sun-loungers on veranda

                        Rocking chair and sun-loungers on veranda

                      • The Vigie beach

                        The Vigie beach

                      • Morne Fortune as viewed from the Villa Frangipani

                        Morne Fortune as viewed from the Villa Frangipani

                      • Recently built wheelchair ramp

                        Recently built wheelchair ramp

                      £450 per week (GBP)
                      54

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 11/02/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 1997
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/02/2014
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