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Stylishly Furnished Plantation House, with Panoramic Views

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef

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 22 and 20 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: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    These 2 single beds to be requested...moreless

  • All bedrooms are equipped with mosquito nets and standing fans. (no air condition) The house is on a hill with lovely trade winds blowing. 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. We can provide two singe beds in the reading nook. 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. ...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

  • Books:

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

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    This house is a old Caribbean syle home built to make the most of the trade winds and outdoor living, the dining table is located on the covered verandah with stunning ocean views out to Martinique....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Local calls free of charge....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Tumble Dryer:

    The beautiful Caribbean breeze!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    A tropical garden with plenty of fruit trees. Humming birds are regular visitors to the Frangipani flowers in front of the verandah....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    This is an old Caribbean style house built to make the most of the trade winds and the wonderful climate. The typical Caribbean wrap around verandah allows for outdoor living with amazing ocean views....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly (less than 7 days)
Mar 13 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$130
Christmas 2014/15
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $143 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$790

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $113 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please note that the above rates are inclusive of two people, extra adults are charged a USD 15.00 per person per night to cover linen utilities and cleaning and children under 12 are USD 5.50 per day, 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, the length of rental periods are not limited.


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Location

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

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 Oxfordshire. I studied Hotel Management at Bournemouth University in the UK. I have traveled extensively since then working on a cruise ship, 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 originally 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 original style. The view is superb. We never get tired of sitting on the veranda 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 neighbors but we can't see them, and they can't see us.


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Speaks: english, french

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  • 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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 07/23/2015
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