Tranquil, Elegant & Private Group & Family Vacation Rental in St Lucia
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
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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
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- Living Room seats 12:
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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
Pool & Spa
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
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Duty Free Shops
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- 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. ...moreless
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Awesome vacation home!
Awesome vacation home!
St Lucia is extremely beautiful and Ray Hope House was our own little retreat when we wanted to spend time with our family over the holidays. Plenty of room, our own pool (!), close to shopping and several beautiful beaches. Where else can you have a cleaning lady, gardener and pool guy in a private home while vacationing on a beautiful, sunny, tropical island. The listing is totally accurate with the photos showing the home and property as they are. I would recommend Ray Hope House readily to family and friends, and already have friends asking about it after they saw all of the photos that we took of the island.
- Guest Dianne E.
- Date of stay 12/19/13
- Review Submitted 01/06/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you Dianne for sharing your family's experience at RayHope House and for your unqualified endorsement of the package we offer. We worked very hard to ensure the accuracy of the description of RayHope House in the listing and are pleased to note that you found it to be "totally accurate". The RayHope team is committed to making RayHope House the best combination of quality and value among vacation rental homes in St. Lucia. Given your family's wide experience as consumers of vacation rental homes, we place a very high value on each of the five stars you have awarded RayHope House. However, we are not about to rest on our laurels and continue to make adjustments to ensure that future guests will have an even better experience than your family had. Thank you for being great vacation renters. Prosper
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Mar 14 - Apr 30, 2014
2 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2014
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Dec 20, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee: $250
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: George Charles Airport at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: John Compton Highway at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Reduit Beach at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Multiple Bars at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several Restaurants at 2 Miles
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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Frontal view of RayHope House
Reduit Beach is just ten minutes 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
Family room with living room in background
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
Partial view of kitchen taken from the dining room
Partial view of master bedroom suite showing king-sized bed
Partial view of master bath
Queen sized bed in third bedroom suite. In suite bathroom on right not shown
Fourth bedroom with queen-sized bed.
RayHope House on a bright sunny day
Late evening tranquility of Reduit Beach
View of pool taken from adjacent first floor balcony
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.
Alternative view of living room with Greek pillars in foreground
Dinning room view from the kitchen
Partial view of kitchen showing stainless steel refrigerator with icemaker
Side view of king-sized bed in master suite
Jacuzzi in master bath
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
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