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Stylishly Furnished Plantation House, with Panoramic Views

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Last updated: 06/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ciceron villa description

La Plantation des Manguiers (Mango Plantation) dates back over 100 years. It has all the hallmarks of a house built to make the most of the climate in years gone by before air conditioning. The windows sport big heavy shutters and there is no glass, allowing the balmy trade winds to flow through the house. The sheltered wrap around veranda stays cool from morning to night protecting the interior from the heat of the day. From this sleepy veranda you can relax whilst watching the world go by in the distance. The commanding view changes constantly, with sailing boats, small planes, cruise ships, the changing colors of the sea and the sky all offering entertainment. On a clear day Martinique can be seen, sometimes so clearly that you feel that you could swim there! The interior of the house is elegantly decorated and furnished in keeping with the 'plantation' style wherever possible and is comfortable and inviting whilst still offering all the mod-cons to ensure a relaxing stay.


The villa is owned by Chef Jacques and his wife Cathy. They also own Jacques Waterfront Dining Restaurant which recently re-located to Rodney Bay on the Waterfront at the entrance to the Marina and is open lunch and dinner every day and brunch on Sundays.

In addition, wedding receptions, birthday parties; in fact any celebration can be arranged at Jacques or catered to the villa. There is a private waterfront deck at the restaurant for larger groups, discounts to villa guests apply, contact Cathy.

Transportation : La Plantation des Manguiers is situated close to Castries the buses are regular. From Castries it is possible to catch buses to anywhere you want to go but be prepared for loud music and being a little squashed! The buses generally don't use air conditioning either, so it is hot but breezy with the windows open. Also please note that the walk to and from the house is for those who are of an above average fitness especially in the heat.

We live half way down a one way road with a bus stop at the top and the bottom. The walk to the bus stop from the house is all down hill. Coming back to the villa it is possible to get off the bus at the top of the hill and walk down the road to the drive way to the villa, however the drive is quite steep and would be challenging to those who do not walk on a regular basis especially in the heat. In this case I would recommend hiring a car. NB. Please contact Cathy for further information on special car hire deals.

Airport information: La Plantation des Manguiers is 21 miles or 1 hour 20 minutes by car from the international airport Hewanorra, which is situated in Vieux Fort in the south of the island. Helicopter transfers are available between Hewanorra and George FL Charles airport in Castries which is only 10-15 minutes by car from the villa. George FL Charles also has flights coming in from other Caribbean islands and flights that connect through Peurto Rico from the USA. Airport transfers are suggested and can be arranged, contact Cathy.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Daily Maid Service
              • Car Optional
              • Private Chef
              • Concierge

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                BABY SITTING facilities are also available, ask Cathy for details and prices. The ladies that babysit at the villa all looked after the owners children when they were young, so we can vouch for them! The owners children still love to see them and they are 20 and 18 years old now!! We have a small sturdy paddling pool available for small children....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                En-suite bathroom, room for small child's bed or cot...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Room for small child's bed or cot...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Room for small child's bed or cot...moreless

              • Bedroom 4/Reading nook: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                ...moreless

              • All bedrooms are equipped with mosquito nets and standing fans. There is ample closet space and a cupboard with shelves in each room. The two upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom and the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. There is a pull-out sofa in the reading nook up stairs, standard double bed size. Please note that there is no charge for extra beds and cots for children in their parents room, although due to space constraints we can only accept one bed/cot per bedroom. There is no space for extra beds in the reading nook....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Face basin...moreless

              • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Face basin...moreless

              • The bathrooms are airy and have plenty of cupboard space and shelves for storing toiletries etc. There is a hair-dryer available....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • HOUSEKEEPING. Also included in the price is a housekeeping service 3 days a week. Our housekeeper Angie normally works Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-4pm. These hours can be changed to earlier or later, or you can request that she not come at all. It's your vacation, it's your call. Angie is also an amazing cook if you want to hire her to cook Caribbean style meals for you during your stay. MEET AND GREET. Cathy will meet you on your arrival and familiarize you with the house and the surrounding area. She will also be happy to chat with you about the things you can see and do in St Lucia and help you with any reservations or booking of tours. AIRPORT TRANSFERS. Cathy will be happy to organise these for you. Ask for details. SHOPPING We are happy to shop for you before you arrive (for a small fee) if you send us a list, or if you prefer we can arrange a stop at the supermarket on the way from the airport. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Books:

                    We have a book swap shelf and non removable books for children....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Snorkeling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        The dining table is located on the covered verandah with stunning ocean views out to Martinique....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Security System
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided:

                            Both bathroom and beach towels provided and changed regularly....moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Local calls free of charge....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            The beautiful Caribbean breeze!...moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included

                              Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove

                              Outside

                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Terrace
                              • Barbecue
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                A tropical garden with plenty of fruit trees....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Porch / Veranda:

                                A typical Caribbean wrap around verandah with amazing ocean views....moreless

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer-Autumn 2014
                                  Apr 28 - Dec 13, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $790
                                  Christmas 2014/15
                                  Dec 14 - Jan 4, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,000

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Please note children under 12 are USD 37 per week, children under 5 yrs are free of charge. We can arrange extra children's beds or cots in the parents' room on request.

                                  Our usual change over day is Sunday although we can be flexible depending on other bookings. Extra nights are charged on a pro-rata basis. We have a minimum stay of 1 week, the length of rental periods are not limited.


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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 06/21/2014
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                                  Location

                                  2.5 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  George FL Charles, Castries
                                  1.5 Miles
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Castries
                                  2.5 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Vigie Beach
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Castries
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Sandals Halcyon Hotel
                                  2 Miles
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Jacques Waterfront Dining

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  La Plantation des Manguiers is situated in the tiny community of Bois Cachet (hidden wood). Once at the house it is difficult to believe that you are only minutes from the capital city of Castries, nestled as it is, amongst trees and foliage, notably Mango trees, hence the villa's name. With breath taking views over Castries out to Pigeon Island in the north and Martinique beyond, La Plantation des Manguiers is relaxing and tranquil with plenty of privacy. Castries is 5 minutes by car or bus (10 minutes walk to the nearest bus stop, all down hill!!) The white sand beach of Vigie with it's shady trees is 10-15 minutes from the villa and besides being great for a swim is also nice for a early morning or late afternoon walk. Reduit beach, a popular tourist area is approximately 30-40 minutes by car depending on the traffic. Pigeon Island is 5-10 minutes further north from here and offers beaches, walks and historical ruins, it is a great place for young children to run around.

                                  Golf: Sandals Regency is only 5 minutes from the villa by car or a challenging 30 minute walk and offers a magnificent course with rolling hills and majestic fairways. A challenging nine-hole layout on 3,141 yards and par 33, this course features narrow fairways, making it suitable for skilled golfers, although it is also popular among beginners. There is also the St. Lucia Golf Club which is located on the northern tip of the island and is set within the scenic rolling hills of Cap Estates. The par-71 plays to 6685 yards/6113 metres and overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The course opened in 2001 and has since become one of the most demanding layouts in the Caribbean. The par 4 opening hole gets players’ attention right away with a fairway guarded on the right by a water hazard and trees and on the left with Out of Bounds. This course is approximately 40 mins from the villa by car depending on the traffic. If you require any further information on Golf in St Lucia, or bookings made in advance of your arrival Cathy will be pleased to help.

                                  Ski: Fantastic Water Skiing! and Wake boarding

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1999

                                  About the owner: I was born in Nottingham in the U.K. and spent part of my childhood in Yorkshire, Guernsey in the Channel Islands and Oxforshire. I studied Hotel Management at Bournemouth University in the UK. I have travelled extensively since then working on a cruiseship, in Bahrain in the Middle East and Sudan in Africa, eventually settling in St Lucia 19 years ago with my husband Jacques who is French and our two children who were toddlers are the time and are now studying at University in Europe. We origionally came to St Lucia as Jacques was offered a job as the Executive Chef at Anse Chastanet Hotel in Soufriere. Four years later we decided to move to Castries and open our own restaurant. 'Jacques Waterfront Dining' was located not far from the house in Castries until July 2011 when it was destroyed by fire. Jacques re-opened on 11/11/11 in Rodney Bay in a fabulous waterfront location with view over the Marina.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Ciceron:
                                  I will never forget the first time that I saw La Plantation des Manguiers (Mango Plantation for short). I was teaching English to children in a French school here in St Lucia. One December another teacher and I decided to teach the children Christmas Carols and organise a bus tour around each of the children's homes to sing to their newly learnt songs to their families. One of the children lived in Mango Plantation at the time. The bus driver dropped us at the bottom of the drive and we walked up the drive with the children. When we got to the top of the drive the view just took my breath away (or what was left of it after the steep climb) a lover of Caribbean architecture I instantly fell in love with the wooden Plantation house and said to my friend 'If I ever live in Castries, I want to live in this house' I never thought another thing about it until a few years later we met the family that was currrently renting in the house, we became good friends and we spent happy times there visitng them. As they were getting ready to leave St Lucia, Jacques and I were getting ready to open our restaurant in Castries and needless to say we jumped at the chance to rent the house. We lived in the house for 9 years and asked the owners if we could buy it several times but they were not ready to sell until 4 years ago. We absolutely love our house and we know that you will too!

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                                  Plantation des Manguiers is a typical Caribbean Plantation style house. The foundations date back over 100 hundred years. The wooden part has been renovated over the years but by all accounts has been kept true to the origional style. The view is superb. We never get tired of sitting on the verandah and watching the ever changing sea and sky. We look out over the City of Castries to Pigeon Island beyond. On a clear day we can see Martinique so well, you would believe that you could swim there! The lights twinkle at night. We live only minutes from Castries but the house feels secluded, there are neighbours but we can't see them, and they can't see us.


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                                  Speaks: french, english

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                                  Photos

                                  • La Plantation des Manguiers welcomes you

                                    La Plantation des Manguiers welcomes you

                                  • View at night from upstairs

                                    View at night from upstairs

                                  • Master Bedroom

                                    Master Bedroom

                                  • Master en-suite viewed from bedroom-antique doors

                                    Master en-suite viewed from bedroom-antique doors

                                  • Sit and enjoy the view and tranquility!

                                    Sit and enjoy the view and tranquility!

                                  • Al fresco dining on the veranda

                                    Al fresco dining on the veranda

                                  • Table with a view

                                    Table with a view

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Upstairs bathroom

                                    Upstairs bathroom

                                  • upstairs bedroom 2

                                    upstairs bedroom 2

                                  • View from the Guava Tree

                                    View from the Guava Tree

                                  • Hummingbird taken from the veranda

                                    Hummingbird taken from the veranda

                                  • View to Point Seraphine from the veranda

                                    View to Point Seraphine from the veranda

                                  • The Living Room

                                    The Living Room

                                  • Master Bedroom

                                    Master Bedroom

                                  • Master en-suite bathroom vanity

                                    Master en-suite bathroom vanity

                                  • View from the garden

                                    View from the garden

                                  • Relaxation on the veranda

                                    Relaxation on the veranda

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen Window

                                    Kitchen Window

                                  • upstairs bedroom 1

                                    upstairs bedroom 1

                                  • Reading nook converted to bedroom #4

                                    Reading nook converted to bedroom #4

                                  • The villa viewed from the road

                                    The villa viewed from the road

                                  • Vigie Beach 10 mins from the house

                                    Vigie Beach 10 mins from the house

                                  $790 - $1,000 per week (USD)
                                  16

                                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 8

                                  View calendar: Updated 06/21/14
                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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