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Tranquil, Elegant & Private Group & Family Vacation Rental in St Lucia

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Last updated: 05/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gros Islet house description

RayHope House is an elegant, meticulously maintained vacation home located on a hilltop in a secluded and quiet cul-de-sac in Bonne Terre, Gros Islet, at the northern end of St. Lucia.

RayHope House offers privacy, tranquility, and seclusion combined with convenient access to shopping, restaurants, beaches, and activities. The house is just ten minutes from Rodney Bay with its shopping malls, grocery stores, exquisite restaurants, and the best nightlife the island has to offer. Pigeon Island National Park, the picturesque and widely acclaimed Rodney Bay Marina, the Rodney Bay Aquatic, Health and Fitness Center, and Reduit Beach are all just minutes away from RayHope.

Castries, St.Lucia's capital city is a twenty-five minute drive south of RayHope. Visiting Castries and walking around to take in the local scene is highly recommended. Visitors will find an intriguing combination of fresh local vegetables and fruits, local crafts and souvenirs, and a wide variety of local eats at the Castries market. Nearby Port Castries is one of the most popular cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean. Within easy walking distance visitors will find La Place Carenage and the Point Seraphine Shopping Complex which offer fine dinning and duty-free shopping.

RayHope is a two-story house that includes vaulted ceilings, bamboo flooring in all areas except the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry. In addition to its location on a quiet cul-de-sac, the property is secured by a state of the art wireless security system and remote controlled gated entrances.

The spacious ground floor includes a large study, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, half bath, plus dining, living and family rooms that are fully furnished with an enticing mix of tropical and classic furniture.

The kitchen is fully functional with stainless steel appliances including a side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker, glass-top stove with oven, a microhood, and dishwasher. A range of small appliances including coffee maker, toaster, and electric kettle are ready for use.

In addition to a master bedroom and two other bedrooms suites, the upper floor includes a spacious study/bedroom and two balconies that offer excellent views of the enchanting scenery that surrounds RayHope. One of these is a private balcony that can only be accessed via the master bedroom. The master bedroom suite includes a large king-sized bed, delightful furniture, walk-in his and her closets, and a Jacuzzi.

A second bedroom suite offers a queen sized bed while a third super-sized bedroom suite includes two queen sized beds. In addition, the upstairs study has been converted into a bedroom with a queen sized bed that can comfortably accommodate two adults. Finally, two futons in the the very large downstairs study provide elegant seating by day and comfortable double beds when required.

With the exception of the upstairs study/bedroom which has a ceiling fan, all major spaces in the house are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. This combination of air conditioning and ceiling fans allows occupants to choose their preferred method to control climate within the house and ensure that you will never be uncomfortable. The windows and doors are carefully positioned to maximize the flow of caressing tropical breezes right through the house.

Lots of balcony space, a swimming pool, deck chairs, and carefully manicured gardens ensure that occupants will relish spending time outside enjoying the warm sunshine and seductive tropical breezes that blow in from the Atlantic.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    The signatory to the rental agreement must be at least 21 years old....moreless

                  • Limited Accessibility
                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

                  • Upstairs Study Reconfigured to Bedroom: 1 queen

                    Requires sharing shower in one of the other bedrooms...moreless

                  • Third Bedroom Suite: 1 queen

                    En suite full bathroom...moreless

                  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 king

                    En suite bathroom with jacuzzi, shower, and private balcony...moreless

                  • Second Largest Bedroom Suite: 2 queen

                    Includes en suite full bathroom...moreless

                  • Downstairs Office : 2 sleep sofa /futon

                    Two futons in spacious study convert into double beds...moreless

                  • The house includes a total of four (4) queen-sized beds and a king-sized bed in the master suite. Two futons in the downstairs study convert into double beds that raise total sleeping capacity to 12 (assuming one person per futon) or 14 (assuming 2 persons per futon). Each futon can sleep two if needed. ...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, bidet, jetted tub

                    ...moreless

                  • Bathroom in Second Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                    ...moreless

                  • Bathroom in Third Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                    ...moreless

                  • Downstairs Half Bath: toilet

                    ...moreless

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Startup supplies of bottled water, beverages, tea bags, toilet paper, tissue, soap and ground coffee provided. Guests can also expect to find an assortment of condiments and spices....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen with everything you or your chef needs to prepare anything your heart desires from a simple cup of coffee to the most elaborate meal....moreless

                  • Dining:

                    The dinning room adjacent to the kitchen seats six. In addition, the large island in the kitchen which seats at least 4 dinners is just a few feet away....moreless

                  • Catering Available:

                    Team RayHope can arrange for a local chef to prepare that special meal for you. Simply tell us what you want and we will make it happen....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with a full range of pots, pans, knife set, small utensils, etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    A full range of dinnerware, silverware, and drinkware to serve twelve is available....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    This modern glasstop electric stove with oven and microhood will make cooking fun....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    A microhood above the glassstop stove serves as a microwave oven and hood....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee maker, filters and startup supply of coffee provided. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    The stainless steel refrigerator includes an icemaker....moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    10...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  Amenities

                  • Covered Parking:

                    The covered car port easily accomodates two cars. In addition, a driveway on the side of the car port can also accomodate one additional car. Remote controlled gates allow secure entry and exit....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    The downstairs laundry includes a dryer. Guest may also take advantage of sunny and breezy conditions by using the outdoor umbrella-like clothes line....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    A driveway along the covered car port provides parking for an additional car inside the remote-controlled gates. ...moreless

                  • Living Room seats 12:

                    The open area downstairs includes both a family room and a living room that together seat at least 12....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    The attached covered car port provides parking for two cars within the remote-contolled gates. ...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air conditioning and/or fans in all areas including bedrooms and offices (or studies)...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    We provide all linen you will require including bedsheets, pillows, and pillow cases....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    The downstairs laundry includes a washing machine....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    We provide bath and kitchen towels....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer

                  Other Amenities

                      • The cleaning fee covers the provision of housekeeping or maid service two days per week. Weekend maid service will not be available except under extraordinary circumstances....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Cable television service includes more that 40 channels including many well know channels such as ESPN, CNN and CNN International, BBC, Disney, Local TV Stations, and Major US network Affiliates....moreless

                      • Television:

                        There is a 47 inch flatscreen HDTV in the family room and another TV in the master bedroom....moreless

                      Communications

                      • Telephone:

                        Landline available for incoming calls. We recommend renting a local cell phone....moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Local cell phones available for rental....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        WiFi available at no extra charge....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free WIFI is included....moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            A well maintained outdoor pool is available for the exclusive use of guests. The pool location is secure and very private....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Balcony:

                            In addition to lots of balcony space on the ground floor, the upper floor includes two additional balconies. One of these is a private balcony that can only be acessed via the master bedroom....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Theme

                          • Family
                          • Away From It All

                          Location & View

                          • Ocean View:

                            The Atlantic Ocean is clearly visible from the house and guests can feel its seductive presence in the fresh ocean breezes that flow right through RayHope House....moreless

                          • Mountain View:

                            RayHope House's hilltop location ensures enchanting views of the Atlantic and the lush tropical vegetation that surrounds RayHope....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Churches
                          • Medical Services
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Groceries
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Fitness Center
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Cinemas
                          • Duty Free Shops
                          • Marina
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Boating
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Walking
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Jet Skiing
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season
                          Jun 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $375
                          High Season
                          Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $450
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $400

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning Fee $250
                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Maximum occupancy is 12. Contact owner for possible discounts if your party is less than six or if your stay is longer than 14 nights.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 05/21/2014
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                          Location

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          George Charles Airport
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          John Compton Highway
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Reduit Beach
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Multiple Bars
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Several Restaurants

                          Car: Recommended

                          RayHope House is located at Bonne Terre, Gros Islet which puts it in close proximity (approximately 10 minutes by car) to Rodney Bay and the widely acclaimed Rodney Bay Marina. Rodney Bay boasts the highest concentration of fine restaurants, night clubs, and other entertainment establishments in St. Lucia. The newly developed Baywalk Mall at Rodney Bay includes some of the finest internationally recognized shops and boutiques, a casino, and thoroughly stocked grocery stores. The village of Gros Islet which is a mere 15 minute drive from RayHope comes alive on Friday nights with an open air fish fry accompanied by pulsating Caribbean music and dancing in the streets. The weekly event attracts locals from all over the island and visitors from the many hospitality establishments and hotels in the area. Pigeon Island National Park is within 15 minutes of RayHope and is a must see. The RayHope team is one hundred percent committed to doing everything possible to making your stay at RayHope House a delightfully memorable vacation experience. We stand ready to arrange airport transfers, marriage licenses, weddings, a private chef to cook that special dinner and whatever will make your stay enjoyable.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: We are Prosper and Julietta Raynold. We grew up in St. Lucia but left in 1980's to study at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. We live with our two sons just north of Cincinnati in Fairfield, Ohio. Julietta is a science teacher at a local high school and Prosper is an economics professor at an area university. Fortunately, our schedules allow us to spend part of every summer at RayHope House and we love it there. We are also fortunate to have an excellent team (RayHope Team) that keeps the property in excellent condition and that guarantees the comfort and convenience of our guests.

                          Why the Owner Chose Gros Islet:
                          Both Julietta and I grew up in St. Lucia and our mothers, siblings, and childhood friends still live in St. Lucia. We both have very fond memories of our childhoods in St. Lucia. During cold winters in Ohio we become very nostalgic about the beach picnics that were traditions in both of our families. We are drawn to the the lush tropical vegetation, to picking mangoes during the mango season, to buying fresh fish directly off fishing boats, and most importantly, to the warm and relaxing embrace of friends and family. We wanted our sons to experience these sensations which are so dear to us and to appreciate their roots. This led us to custom build RayHope House which we absolutely cherish.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          RayHope House offers a unique blend of proximity to activities and seclusion and insulation from outside activity. As such, RayHope is an excellent base from which to explore St. Lucia. When we are at RayHope it feels like we are in our own secluded hideaway where we enjoy sea breezes blowing through the house or can sit in the balcony adjacent to the pool and read a book or surf the web. However, when we need groceries, want to eat at a nice restaurant, go to the beach, or engage in other activities we simply hop in the car and get there within ten or fifteen minutes. RayHope is a spacious house with lots of balcony space and many spots for comfortable relaxation. Overall, RayHope House is the ideal vacation house for those who want a truly private vacation with the option of easy access to fun activities and entertainment. If you are thinking of getting married in St. Lucia, RayHope may be the ideal place for your wedding party. RayHope team includes a Justice of the Peace with many years of experience arranging marriage licenses. Tell us what you need and we will arrange.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Frontal view of RayHope House

                            Frontal view of RayHope House

                          • Reduit Beach is just ten minutes from RayHope House

                            Reduit Beach is just ten minutes from RayHope House

                          • View of the Atlantic Ocean from RayHope House

                            View of the Atlantic Ocean from RayHope House

                          • Sunbathe on the pool deck or relax in the balcony next to the pool

                            Sunbathe on the pool deck or relax in the balcony next to the pool

                          • Family room with living room in background

                            Family room with living room in background

                          • View of livingroom with delightful tropical furnitue, ceiling fan, and AC unit

                            View of livingroom with delightful tropical furnitue, ceiling fan, and AC unit

                          • Spacious first floor corridor with partial view of dinning room at the end

                            Spacious first floor corridor with partial view of dinning room at the end

                          • Partial view of kitchen taken from the dining room

                            Partial view of kitchen taken from the dining room

                          • Partial view of master bedroom suite showing king-sized bed

                            Partial view of master bedroom suite showing king-sized bed

                          • Partial view of master bath

                            Partial view of master bath

                          • Queen sized bed in third bedroom suite. In suite bathroom on right not shown

                            Queen sized bed in third bedroom suite. In suite bathroom on right not shown

                          • Fourth bedroom with queen-sized bed.

                            Fourth bedroom with queen-sized bed.

                          • RayHope House on a bright sunny day

                            RayHope House on a bright sunny day

                          • Late evening tranquility of Reduit Beach

                            Late evening tranquility of Reduit Beach

                          • View of pool taken from adjacent first floor balcony

                            View of pool taken from adjacent first floor balcony

                          • Right side view showing ficus hedge, first floor balcony, and add'l parking.

                            Right side view showing ficus hedge, first floor balcony, and add'l parking.

                          • Family room with 47 inch HDTV and view of kitchen in background.

                            Family room with 47 inch HDTV and view of kitchen in background.

                          • Alternative view of living room with Greek pillars in foreground

                            Alternative view of living room with Greek pillars in foreground

                          • Dinning room view from the kitchen

                            Dinning room view from the kitchen

                          • Partial view of kitchen showing stainless steel refrigerator with icemaker

                            Partial view of kitchen showing stainless steel refrigerator with icemaker

                          • Side view of king-sized bed in master suite

                            Side view of king-sized bed in master suite

                          • Jacuzzi in master bath

                            Jacuzzi in master bath

                          • Two queen-sized beds in super-sized bedroom comfortably sleeps four adults

                            Two queen-sized beds in super-sized bedroom comfortably sleeps four adults

                          • Futons in downstairs study: Elegant sofas by day and fullsize beds at night

                            Futons in downstairs study: Elegant sofas by day and fullsize beds at night

                          VRBO #439015

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                          $375 - $450 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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