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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.

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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:

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                  • 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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Rental rates quoted in: $
                          Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                          (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%

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                          Speaks: english, french

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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, December 16, 2014

                          $499 - $558 per night
                          5

                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Manager
                          Member since: 2003
                          Speaks: english, french
                          • Response time: Within a few days
                          • Response rate: 30%
                          • Calendar last updated: 07/19/2013
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                          +1 800 263-4202
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