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The Harmonious, Villa Pitons Retreat: the Pitons Mountains, World Heritage Site

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Last updated: 07/19/2013

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Soufriere villa description

There are a few places on earth where a single house, the work of a gifted and original spirit, captures and expresses its surroundings so perfectly that it seems almost to have emerged right out of the landscape itself.

Villa Pitons Retreat is one of those rare homes. Built high on a hilly knoll near the village of Morne La Croix, the house was once the private residence of the remarkable American interior designer, architect and yachtsman John DiPol, who in the 1960s put down roots in St. Lucia and went on to build the world-famous Ladera Resort between St. Lucia's landmark Pitons with its awesome open design and 'infinity' pool. Villa Pitons Retreat carries the open design concept to amazing effect in complete privacy...discretely served by a dedicated staff of two.
The house makes the absolute most of its awesome natural surroundings. Every suite is open to view the emerald bay of Anse des Pitons- a World Heritage Site. Outside, with its low roofs and louvered folding doors along the frontage, it has the subtly lit, yet imposing privacy, of an old French plantation villa. In fact, it's built onto an old mill.

nside, the light of the Caribbean plays among deep recesses shaped by the gray granite of St. Lucia's volcanic geology and cedar woodwork from the island's ancient rain forest. All of which is brightened by the genius of traditional Italian tile masons. Each floor is a visual masterpiece, where earth-red clay squares lay the ground for stunning original inlays - a coat of arms, the Southern Cross, a giant octopus crowning a seaworld shower. The tiles continue to inspire and amaze outside, where the pool terrace is emblazoned with a comet trailing through stars.

The villa's Old World and Caribbean nuances come together in the kitchen, where blue-green tiled counters, breadfruit-wood cabinets, rustic surfaces and stained-glass windows add visual flavor to its impressive modern appointments, including double-door fridge, and a full-size commercial range fit for the most discriminating culinary creations.
The master bedroom suite has its own bathroom, twin ceramic sinks and dressing room. Two guest bedrooms share an adjoining bathroom with a large tiled walk-in shower. Each bedroom has a queen-size four-poster bed. Another bathroom with shower next to the game room can be reached from either guest room whenever the shared bathroom is occupied.

Villa Pitons Retreat is a place for travelers who really wish to get away. To preserve its seclusion and intimacy, the house has no land line telephone. We'll provide you a cell phone to access the outside world and the staff. The villa has a TV-DVD system which will allow you to watch movies and play your CD's. There is also an iPod compatibility switch which you can use.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Housekeeper
              • Daily Maid Service
              • Staff
              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • The master bedroom suite has a shower (crowned by the magnificent octopus mosaic), twin ceramic sinks, dressing room and private sundeck. Two guest bedrooms share an adjoining bathroom with a large tiled walk-in shower. Each bedroom has a queen-size four-poster bed. Another bathroom with shower next to the game room can be reached from either guest room whenever the shared bathroom is occupied....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Cell phone available, yet need to add $ for usage. Cook Available: Traditional Creole Meals by Mary (Housekeeper); US $10/person/meal. Guests Are Responsible for Providing the Provisioning/Food. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    Stereo system has iPod connect...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Volcano
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Pitons Mountains...moreless

                  • Ocean View
                  • Water View
                  • Mountain
                  • Rural
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Internet
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Laundry can be done by housekeeper at a small fee....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Living Room
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Telescope
                          • Safe
                          • Mobile Phone:

                            You'll need a cell phone to access the outside world and the staff....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included

                              Kitchen

                              • Ice Maker
                              • Catering Available:

                                Granny, who serves as housekeeper, will be glad to cook your dinner meal for you as well for US $10/person/meal. (Please note that the guests are responsible for buying groceries and other provisions)...moreless

                              • Kitchen
                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Stove
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Patio
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool
                              • Outdoor Pool
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: $
                              Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter (2 people)
                              Mar 1 - Apr 15, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $499 $499
                              $499

                              Extra Nights: $499


                              Notes: For 4-6 people $649/night

                              (2 people)
                              Apr 16 - May 31, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $372 $372
                              $372

                              Extra Nights: $372


                              Notes: For 4-6 people $529night

                              (2 people)
                              Jun 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                              5 night min stay
                              $339 $339
                              $339

                              Extra Nights: $339


                              Notes: For 4-6 people $499/night

                              (2 people)
                              Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                              7 night min stay
                              $558 $558
                              $558

                              Extra Nights: $558


                              Notes: For 4-6 people $742/night

                              (2 people)
                              Jan 5 - Apr 15, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              $499 $499
                              $499

                              Extra Nights: $499


                              Notes: For 4-6 people $649night

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              - Rates are in US$ per week and per day (not for each person). Single: deduct 10%.
                              - Free Airport Transfer on arrival. -Taxes, fees and security deposits may apply. - Minimum stay at Villa Pitons Retreat is five days.

                              Fees and Taxes:

                              • Tax Rate 18%

                              This manager accepts: Credit cards.
                              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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                              Photos

                              • View from Your Patio

                                View from Your Patio

                              • Intricate tiles

                                Intricate tiles

                              • Rustic, authentic Caribbean flavour

                                Rustic, authentic Caribbean flavour

                              • Carved fish

                                Carved fish

                              • Upper level tower with master bedroom

                                Upper level tower with master bedroom

                              • Quiet Paradise Table for Two on Bedroom Balcony

                                Quiet Paradise Table for Two on Bedroom Balcony

                              • Bedroom

                                Bedroom

                              • Enchanting Kitchen with Modern Stove

                                Enchanting Kitchen with Modern Stove

                              • Beautiful shower

                                Beautiful shower

                              • Sink

                                Sink

                              • Squid tiling

                                Squid tiling

                              • First level floor plan

                                First level floor plan

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

                              $339 - $558 per night
                              5

                              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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