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The Pitons Retreat: in a World Heritage Site - a Truly One-of-a-Kind View

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One of the only villas actually located within the Pitons World Heritage Site...

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

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

Suitability

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

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

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Stereo system has iPod connect...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 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

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

Outside

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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring (2 people)
Apr 16 - May 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$372
Summer/Fall (2 people)
Jun 1 - Dec 20, 2015
5 night min stay
$339
Holidays (2 people)
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay
$558
Winter (2 people)
Jan 5 - Apr 15, 2016
5 night min stay
$449

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $0
  • Tax Rate 18%

Notes:

*Inquire for Rates for more than 2 People*

- 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.


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  • One of the only villas actually located within the Pitons World Heritage Site...

    One of the only villas actually located within the Pitons World Heritage Site...

  • Featuring a one-of-a-kind, stunning view of the Piton Mountain...

    Featuring a one-of-a-kind, stunning view of the Piton Mountain...

  • Enjoy this private villa and pool all to yourself...

    Enjoy this private villa and pool all to yourself...

  • Take a dip when it gets hot...

    Take a dip when it gets hot...

  • Maintained by a great team who keep the pool sparkling and the gardens beautiful

    Maintained by a great team who keep the pool sparkling and the gardens beautiful

  • The incredible kitchen with intricate tiles and modern appliances...

    The incredible kitchen with intricate tiles and modern appliances...

  • Dining room and view...

    Dining room and view...

  • Master bedroom suite...

    Master bedroom suite...

  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom...

    En-suite bathroom to master bedroom...

  • 3 of 3 bedrooms...

    3 of 3 bedrooms...

  • Octopus-tiled shower...

    Octopus-tiled shower...

  • First level floor plan

    First level floor plan

  • Private pool, private villa, private view!

    Private pool, private villa, private view!

  • Located in a secluded, safe, and tranquil location away-from-it-all...

    Located in a secluded, safe, and tranquil location away-from-it-all...

  • And only a 10 minute drive from the beautiful Sugar Beach between the Pitons..

    And only a 10 minute drive from the beautiful Sugar Beach between the Pitons..

  • Or just find yourself lost in the view...

    Or just find yourself lost in the view...

  • The living room... decorated in the Lucian style but with modern amenities..

    The living room... decorated in the Lucian style but with modern amenities..

  • The dining room...

    The dining room...

  • Enjoy a game of pool or darts when the weather's not permitting...

    Enjoy a game of pool or darts when the weather's not permitting...

  • View from your master bedroom...

    View from your master bedroom...

  • 2 of 3 bedrooms...

    2 of 3 bedrooms...

  • Always with a view...

    Always with a view...

  • Entrance to the villa, waiting to welcome you!...

    Entrance to the villa, waiting to welcome you!...

  • Upper level tower with master bedroom

    Upper level tower with master bedroom

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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