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Villa Albatross Nest with Stunning Panoramic Sea View

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Across the pool, view of the Great Room and out to Pigeon Island

Across the pool, view of the Great Room and out to Pigeon Island View across to Pigeon Island View down to the south of the island across Rodney Bay View down to the nearest beach, a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away Sunset view across the pool to the sea Great Room looking north to Martinique Great Room looking south to Rodney Bay Relax in the cool of the verandahs Dining with a view ! An early morning parade of boats heading to Martinique Panoramic views of the Caribbean Enjoy the tropical gardens around the villa View across the pool back to the bedrooms Nightime view back to the bedrooms View to Pigeon Island at sunset Watch the fantastic sunsets from the pool overlooking the sea Night time view across Rodney Bay Master bedroom overlooking the sea The Pink bedroom The Blue bedroom The Green bedroom Fully equipped kitchen View back to the bedrooms Looking out to Martinique

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cap Estate villa description

Albatross Nest epitomizes Caribbean style living with truly breath taking 180-degree views from the property's open terraces. Enjoy magical sunset drinks with views of the island of Martinique in one direction and Pigeon Island National Park and Rodney Bay in the other. Albatross Nest is our dream home - perfect views, distinctive open plan architecture, traditional Caribbean shingled buildings and beautiful tropical garden. Enjoy classic barefoot charm and listen to the sounds of nature and the sea below.

For more details, photos, and comments from previous guests written in our guestbook, visit our website www.albatrossnest.com

The property is secluded and provides perfect privacy in an elevated setting. The villa was designed by architect, Robertson Ward, who designed the original Sandy Lane hotel in Barbados. Three buildings are linked by covered walkways around the large central pool. The design is perfect for a tropical, outdoor lifestyle and the central pool area spanned by an attractive bridge creates a romantic environment.

Albatross Nest is located in the North West corner of the Cap Estate which is generally regarded as the premier residential area of St. Lucia and is home to several good beaches as well as to the St.Lucia Golf and Country Club.

The property is a very short drive to Anse Du Cap beach. The 18 hole golf course at the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club, snorkeling, scuba diving, tennis and an award winning spa, as well as many of the island's best restaurants are all within a ten minute drive.

Maid service is provided 5 days a week.
The gardener is at the property 2 days a week.
Night security is provided.
The property is managed by Kris Wagner who will welcome you to the property and advise on any aspects of your vacation. Kris is on call 7 days a week to ensure that you have a wonderful holiday in St. Lucia.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Staff
              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                12 years old minimum due to the pool...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                A cook can be organised by Kris Wagner the property manager...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2)...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                All sheets and towels are egyptian cotton Beach towels are provided...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Alarm clocks in bedrooms have iPhone charging capability iphone/iPad can be plugged into stereo system Couple of yoga mats We recommend you bring some binoculars to look at the boats out to sea...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    A DVD collection is available at the villa...moreless

                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        The pool has a maximum depth of 12 feet The shallow end is around 3 feet...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        The property has a stunning view of the ocean. Pigeon Island and the island of Martinique can be seen...moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        The nearby beach just down the hill can be seen...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Sailing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating

                      Other Activities

                          • We recommend that you hire a 4x4 car to make the most of your stay. Beaches, restaurants, golf course, tennis courts and Pigeon Island are all within 15 minutes. We highly recommend a trip into the rainforest and zip-lining for the more adventurous or a tram ride into the forest if the zip-lining does not appeal. A boat trip is the perfect way to see the island and it is possible to join others on a large boat or to hire something smaller. Boats trips leave from Rodney Bay Marina which is within 15 minutes. Trips vary in length and cost but we enjoy going down the west coast to The Pitons stopping off at Marigot Bay and snorkelling from the boat at various bays along the coast. Nearer home on those days when you want to do more than relax by the pool we recommend a trip to Pigeon island, to look around and investigate the history, relax on the beach and perhaps to eat at the restaurant there. Kris Wagner, the villa manager is able to help with sightseeing arrangements....moreless
                           

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                          • Albatross Nest Exceeded Our Highest Expectations

                            Albatross Nest Exceeded Our Highest Expectations

                            • Guest Fuller Family (Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 02/22/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/26/14
                            Three couples found Albatross Nest on the VRBO site and booked it on the basis of the fabulous photos and reviews. These photos and reviews barely did Albatross Nest justice! The views are breathtaking. We spent seven days on the wraparound balcony viewing the ocean, ships, green mountainscapes, lush flowering plants, and stunning sunsets. It should be noted that the villa’s physical structure and furnishings are themselves fairly basic. The four bedrooms and bathrooms are acceptable, but not deluxe. But the majestic views are priceless. Michael keeps the property’s considerable gardens impeccable. The pool is gorgeous and leads to an edge with views of the ocean and Martinique. Potential renters should know that the road leading up to Albatross Nest is long and steep. It is a vigorous eight minute walk to the wonderful beach just below (and maybe twelve difficult minutes back up the steep incline). You will need a car or car service to get anywhere else. We enjoyed sailing, snorkeling, scuba, and zipline rain forest rides during the week despite thinking that our villa itself was the ocean paradise we most came to enjoy. The property manager, Kris Wagner, is highly professional and helpful. Simply the most beautiful place any of the six of us had ever stayed and we would be thrilled to return.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Manager response: Thank you for your review - we are so pleased that you had a good stay and would love you to return.

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                          • Team Albatross is Awesome!

                            Team Albatross is Awesome!

                            • Guest Heather
                            • Date of stay 02/08/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/17/14
                            We have traveled to over 30 countries and stayed at 4 and 5 star hotels along the way, and my husband can say without question that our stay at this house ranked #1. Views, English architecture, open air living room, gardening, pool, amenities are all awesome, but the team that supports this villa is amazing. There is Michael, the sweetest and proudest gardener I've ever met, who has spent 10 years caring for every flower on the property. There is Gildas, the security guard, as sweet and gentle natured as humans come, and a smile that lights up the room, and then there is Ivy, dear Ivy, who technically someone might call the housekeeper, but she is so much more. She is laughter, and fun, and caring, and eager to make you stop worrying about the day to day tasks. In short the team, are the best ambassadors for St. Lucia. And they made our stay feel like a true home, not a rental property. Oh, and there is a hammock--my, my did I love the hammock. My husband and I just celebrated our 17th year together with my sister and her husband who celebrated their 40th birthdays and we will back for future celebrations again and again. And one last thing, the value for the money is quite lopsided. We thought we got a very good bargain indeed.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Manager response: We are thrilled that you felt so at home during your stay and that you enjoyed your vacation at Albatross Nest. We are passing on your wonderful words to the team.

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                          • Magnificent Views

                            Magnificent Views

                            • Guest LasGap (USA)
                            • Date of stay 02/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/07/14
                            I had occasion to look at this when I googled Albatross Nest recently. This is the home our family conceived and built from the first bulldozer beginning in 1973. Every facet of this property was considered with loving care. We sat many evenings on this site before the foundations were laid, watching the sunsets and orienting the view lines we wanted. If I could ever say it was spectacular then, it is then so and more now. While we designed the home around Mother Nature (originally around a cactus that sadly died eventually) it appears Mother Nature has embraced Albatross Nest in peaceful harmony. From the guestbook entries, our first nights watching those sunsets are still the highlights of any guest. It is so rewarding to see that the successor owners have honored and enhanced the very special and unique characteristics of Albatross Nest.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

                            Manager response: We are extremely pleased to be the current custodians of this beautiful home which we have owned for just over four years. We really appreciate the wonderful design and situation of the property and we are determined to preserve its traditional, Caribbean style. We also love the stunning sunsets and we are really happy when guests love their stay at the house. It is wonderful to hear from the family of the original owners and thank you for sharing a little of the history.

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                          • Spectacular, fabulous, wonderful villa

                            Spectacular, fabulous, wonderful villa

                            • Guest travellers31 (Toulouse, FRANCE)
                            • Date of stay 10/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/11/13
                            We stayed at the Albatroos nest villa from october 20th to november 1st and we enjoyed very much our stay.The views are breathaking ! The bedrooms are well equiped and confortable with air conditioning. The pool is very nice (somedays, from the edge you can see Martinique). The staff is FANTASTIC, so great ! The owners are very nice too. We love this villa and hope to return soon.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                            Manager response: We are so pleased when guests really enjoy their stay and want to return. We hope that you come back to Albatross Nest. Thank you.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Awesome place but...

                            Awesome place but...

                            • Guest MeGustaViajar (PA)
                            • Date of stay 10/05/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/20/13
                            We stayed at the Albatross Nest in October. All of our communications with Kris before arriving in St. Lucia were great. She was thorough, nice and helpful. I appreciate property managers who are well organized and attentive to their clients. The directions to the Vila were very accurate as well. Once we arrived at the villa, we were amazed at the views. The views in reality are as great as the pictures on this website. I really loved waking up in the morning to a view of the ocean and the city below. Gildas and the other staff members did a great job. Gildas is a really great guy. Don't be afraid to talk to him! I have a few comments about the condition of the place. While the view, the pool and the villa grounds are all 5 star, the furniture and the rooms are in need of updating and repair. For example, the cushions in the tv room and the mattresses all need to be replaced or restuffed. The bedrooms, especially the pink room, need to be renovated. The bathroom was awful and while it was cleaned every day there was a lot of old dirt in the bathroom. The shower curtain had mold growing on it and the tub and toilet are old and grimy. The kitchen could also benefit from some updating. The pool toys were dirty and some were even broken. It would be great if they had some floats to use in the pool so that you can lounge around in the pool and enjoy the view. Also, please be aware that the house is not walking distance to anything. It is on the side of a steep hill and without a car you will need to pay for taxis or stay at the villa. We love to walk but given the hill and the narrow roads we found the roads to be unsafe. We had a great time at the villa. I just think that with a little updating and new shower curtains, the place would be even better!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Manager response: We are really sorry that certain things were not up to standard during this stay. Kris, our on-site villa manager, as pointed out is extremely efficient. Unfortunately, there seems to have been an unusual failure of housekeeping to notice and report the things mentioned. We asked Kris to organise for the cushions/mattresses in the sitting room to be replaced and this has now been done. We have also upgraded some other furniture in the sitting room verandahs as part of our regular improvement programme. The pink and blue bathrooms have both been improved, and the shower curtains have been replaced in all the rooms. The pool toys have all been thrown away - previous guests must have left these but unfortunately anything plastic fades/ cracks/breaks and looks dreadful alarmingly quickly in the sun and pool water, which is why we don't provide them.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                          • Fabulous holiday villa

                            Fabulous holiday villa

                            • Guest Stuart W.
                            • Date of stay 07/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                            Just returned from a fabulous stay at Albatross Nest. A lovely villa in a stunning location with the most amazing views! The villa had everything we needed and was only a short drive to Rodney Bay and numerous attractions. Many thanks to Ivy and Kris who helped make our stay extra special. Particularly enjoyed the sunsets and watching the hummingbirds in the garden!! Strongly recommend Andre at Saluna watersports on Reduit beach - lots to do and so friendly too. Will be very difficult to find another holiday villa as good - certainly made our first trip to St Lucia extra special and we very much hope to return again some day soon!!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • A little slice of Heaven

                            A little slice of Heaven

                            • Guest Denise (Calgary, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                            This was our second visit to Albatross Nest and feel like we are going home to this little slice of Heaven. We are a family of four with two teenage sons. The open plantation style of the living area is very unique especially at night as you are surrounded by the sounds of nature. The views are breathtaking. During the day you have a panoramic view and at night you can see the twinkling lights of Rodney Bay.The bedrooms all have air conditioning and very comfortable beds. The pool is beautiful, swimming up to the edge and looking across to Martinique is something very special. The kitchen has everything you need, there is also a BBQ. There are two areas where you can enjoy dining. The hammock is great for relaxing and reading a book. The villa has housekeeping 5 days a week. Ivy is the housekeeper, she is a wonderful lady and friend to us all. Michael does a wonderful job of maintaining the gardens. We love Albatross Nest, we love St Lucia and hope to be returning very soon.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Manager response: Thank you for your lovely review. We hope hope you return to Albatross Nest for a third time. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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                          • An amazing stay at Albatross Nest

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                            An amazing stay at Albatross Nest

                            • Guest Steve & Barbara, USA
                            • Date of stay 05/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/04/13
                            It’s going to be hard going back to the UK after an amazing stay at Albatross Nest. We could not have imagined a more spectacular view. It feels like a slice of paradise. The sunsets, sky, sea was all so breathtakingly beautiful. We loved the stillness and privacy of it all and were happy to spend all days here. Everyone made us feel so welcome. I have not come across a nicer group of people in all my travels. All thanks to Mr. Mike for his gentle manner and beautifully tended garden, to Ivy for her warmth and wonderful laugh, Gildas for keeping us safe with no complaints and to Kris for her attention to detail. We would love to come back again. For more guest reviews, and to see some amazing photos that Steve took whilst staying at Albatross Nest, please see our website www.albatrossnest.com

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Relaxed and stress free!

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                            Relaxed and stress free!

                            • Guest Steve & Joanna, Denver, Colorado
                            • Date of stay 06/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/04/13
                            We feel blessed that the owners of this lovely villa are sharing it with the short term rental market! Its architecture, locale and charm make it feel like you are on top on the island, relaxed and stress free! Kris and the villa staff make you feel very wonderful and safe and though we were just a family of four, the villa is superbly stocked with all the gear to accommodate a group of eight comfortably. Loved Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach, Segways, Horseback Riding (International Pony Club) and of course the view all across the island, and especially at Albatross Nest! Until next time St. Lucia. Taken from our Guestbook. See our website for more www.albatrossnest.com

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Lovely Villa, amazing views, great staff

                            Lovely Villa, amazing views, great staff

                            • Guest shrnova (new york)
                            • Date of stay 06/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                            Villa Albatross Nest is a beautiful villa situated high in the hills of Cap Estate. The villa itself is fantastic, with excellent views and great pool. The rooms were nice and the AC worked well. The staff was very nice and accommodating and the property is well maintained. The only drawbacks I could see from the property are the insects and safety. You have to get out of your "resort" comfort zone and be ready for lots of ants, mosquitoes, moths, and other various bugs during both the day and night. At night you pre-spray your room with insect repellent which seemed to work fine. Safety, while thankfully never an issue during our stay is always in the back of your mind. There is a property very close with 4-5 Rottweilers that roam the area in a pack, so walking around the area is not an option. Keep the gate closed during the day and night and lock up and all is well. In travelling St. Lucia I found the need to be very mindful of the area and your belongings compared to other islands I have visited (St. John USVI, Tortola, BVI, Nevis, Moorea). All in all a very pleasant experience and I would recommend this to others if you have an adventurous mindset and spirit.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High season 2014
                          Jan 13 - May 15
                          5 night min stay
                          $530
                          Mid season 2014
                          May 16 - Aug 31, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $440
                          Late summer 2014
                          Sep 1 - Dec 12, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $400
                          Peak season 2014
                          Dec 13 - Dec 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          $685
                          Peak season 2015
                          Jan 1 - Jan 11, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          $685
                          My Standard Rate
                          5 night min stay
                          $400

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                          Notes:

                          Additional charge of $50 per night for parties of between 5 and 6 people

                          Additional charge of $100 per night for parties of between 7 and 8 people

                          No additional charges for parties of 4 or less people

                          Rates are subject to change until confirmed


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                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          About: The property belongs to an English couple,Tim and Joanna(Jo)Weil who have been visiting St Lucia for the past 8 years. We fell in love with the island and after a very long search we finally found our dream home which we purchased in December 2009. We look forward to being able to spend much more time in our beautiful home in St. Lucia but in the meantime we are making it available for holiday rentals when we are not there.

                          Why Cap Estate:
                          We have visited St. Lucia for many years and love the island. We fell in love with the stunning view and the architecture of this property. We enjoy the variety of restaurants and beaches easily accessible from the property.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          The property has one of the best sea views we have seen on the island. The sunset views are amazing. The property provides a restful, private location but good restaurants and a variety of activities are available within a ten minute drive.


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                          Photos

                          • Across the pool, view of the Great Room and out to Pigeon Island

                            Across the pool, view of the Great Room and out to Pigeon Island

                          • View down to the south of the island across Rodney Bay

                            View down to the south of the island across Rodney Bay

                          • Sunset view across the pool to the sea

                            Sunset view across the pool to the sea

                          • Great Room looking south to Rodney Bay

                            Great Room looking south to Rodney Bay

                          • Dining with a view !

                            Dining with a view !

                          • Panoramic views of the Caribbean

                            Panoramic views of the Caribbean

                          • View across the pool back to the bedrooms

                            View across the pool back to the bedrooms

                          • View to Pigeon Island at sunset

                            View to Pigeon Island at sunset

                          • Night time view across Rodney Bay

                            Night time view across Rodney Bay

                          • The Pink bedroom

                            The Pink bedroom

                          • The Green bedroom

                            The Green bedroom

                          • View back to the bedrooms

                            View back to the bedrooms

                          • View across to Pigeon Island

                            View across to Pigeon Island

                          • View down to the nearest beach, a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away

                            View down to the nearest beach, a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away

                          • Great Room looking north to Martinique

                            Great Room looking north to Martinique

                          • Relax in the cool of the verandahs

                            Relax in the cool of the verandahs

                          • An early morning parade of boats heading to Martinique

                            An early morning parade of boats heading to Martinique

                          • Enjoy the tropical gardens around the villa

                            Enjoy the tropical gardens around the villa

                          • Nightime view back to the bedrooms

                            Nightime view back to the bedrooms

                          • Watch the fantastic sunsets from the pool overlooking the sea

                            Watch the fantastic sunsets from the pool overlooking the sea

                          • Master bedroom overlooking the sea

                            Master bedroom overlooking the sea

                          • The Blue bedroom

                            The Blue bedroom

                          • Fully equipped kitchen

                            Fully equipped kitchen

                          • Looking out to Martinique

                            Looking out to Martinique

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                          Date last modified - Sunday, March 02, 2014

                          $400 - $685 per night (USD)
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                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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