Elegant Villa Located on the Gros Piton, World Heritage Site
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Maison des' Etoiles is a three-sided home built of Greenheart wood native to the rain forest and volcanic rock which bubbled to the surface millions of years ago. If you love to go natural, this is the vacation home of your dreams. The home is artistically decorated with carvings of local but world-renowned artists which blend into the rich deep wood grains of the Greenheart. This is a truly unique home which you will only experience once in a lifetime.
The expansive view from the villa's multiple decks unveil one of the world's famous World Heritage Sites, consisting of the heavenly blue Caribbean Sea, the western cliff of the Gros Piton and the majestic Pitie Piton. The two Piton Mountains are the symbols for St. Lucia and Maison des' Etoiles is enveloped in this spectacularly beautiful mountainous setting.
The home has an expansive living room with a volcanic waterfall as its central theme, one master bedroom with its own sitting deck and full bathroom, and two guest rooms which share a second bathroom. The second bedroom also has its own sitting area and spectacular view. All bedrooms enjoy a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea and Sky. A full-sized dining room seats eight as candlelight flickers in the light ocean breeze. The bathrooms are a combination of volcanic rock and natural wood. Enjoy a sizzling hot shower while hearing the birds singing outside. There is a third-story tower which can be used as a sitting area or sleeping area. At night reach out and touch the personal star you are making a wish on.
Keywords: Home, Villa, Luxury Villa, St Lucia, Relaxing, Secluded, St Lucia, Private, World Heritage Site
- Vacation Rental
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Pets Not Allowed
- Smoking Allowed
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided
- Star Gazing, All Linens provided, Beach Towels, Reading Library
- Music Library
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Star gazing, Bird watching, Reading, Hiking, Private, Swimming
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Open concept tree house -- romantic, relaxing, stunning
Open concept tree house -- romantic, relaxing, stunning
The photos barely are able to do justice to this jaw-dropping and totally stunning house. The lookout tower provides some of the best Piton views on the whole island and the three-sided house affords cool breezes and unrestricted ocean views. The house is a short drive or walk from Jalousie's lovely Sugar Beach and hop away from the trailhead of Gros Piton nature trail. The staff, Mary and Pious, we're incredibly kind, making our stay as enjoyable as possible. There are a wealth of daytime activities to take advantage of, as well as swishy dining options within a short drive. We rented the house with two other couples but in the future would probably just rent for a total of 4 people. One bedroom is a bit of a pass through, which is probably great for families and children, but a little less than optimal for couples. That said, we still had a blast! With permission, we hosted our rehearsal dinner at the house, welcoming 20+ guests to enjoy the beauty of Maison and take part in a fun filled feast. The house and staff were generous and accomodating to the extreme and the event was a total success. The swinging chairs and poolside lounging inspire relaxation and the open concept kitchen made shared cooking responsibilities a joy. The sound system is also great, so don't forget to pack some music! The weather was perfect, bugs were not a factor, and every day waking up in Maison was a thrill. The only thing I would caution is that if you have mobility or vision issues, this is probably not the house for you. The steps and numerous and uneven, challenging during the day and increasingly tricky at night. Overall, an awesome, epic time, we hope to return again! A+!
- Guest Weeree
- Date of stay 02/23/12
- Review Submitted 03/02/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We are very pleased that your dinner went off well. You are correct and we tell people that the house is not good for people who are either mobility challenged or for very young children. Hope to see you again in the near future and thank you for posting your thoughts regarding the house and the staff.
Romantic and Awe Inspiring Views!
Romantic and Awe Inspiring Views!
As members of the travel industry, we have had the opportunity to visit many beautiful places. In October of 2011 we experienced the perfect romantic getaway. Their is no comparison for this property! We had a remarkably relaxing and luxurious stay in an amazing villa with premium views! Almost every tropical tree held some type of fruit. Beach access close by (a very relaxing walk down to the shore,and ride back up!)to snorkel and lounge with drinks at the local resort property. We were not bothered by insects nor bad weather as the villa faces away from the elements. An idea location for adults that can maneuver steps and inclines. We will come back! What a dream vacation! David & Sheri
- Guest CasterClan
- Date of stay 10/05/11
- Review Submitted 02/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: David and Sheri we are glad the Villa was everything you expected. Pictures do not do it justice since they can not capture the relaxation and luxury that you feel when you stay.
Amazing House ... Best View on the Island
Amazing House ... Best View on the Island
I spent five days here with two friends in January 2012. I believe that the villa was built by the same person who built Ladera / Dashene in the 1970s. It's really an architectural marvel, and the view is simply stunning. The staff (Mary and Pius) were great and were super-sensitive to our preferences. They would come in just as we were leaving each day, and would leave just as we were returning that night. (They live nearby.) They kept the place impeccable. A bridge was out (since Hurricane Thomas), and so the drive from the villa to Soufriere took about 25 minutes. You'll want detailed driving directions, since there are few road signs. (The house is above the trailhead for the Gros Piton trail.) Later in our trip, we arranged for a water taxi (Solomon) to pick us up at the bottom of our hill (by Jalousie), which is a (very steep) 3-minute drive downhill from the villa. The water taxi took the three of us to Anse Chastanet round trip for $60. You pay on return passage, and he picked us up at the time we requested. We found the water taxi more enjoyable than the driving. You can get a weekly pass at Anse Chastanet for $105, which includes snorkeling, kayaking, chairs, umbrella and beach food service. We liked Anse better than Jalousie beach, which was a little too quiet for our liking. (And we like quiet.) Jalousie is 5 minutes from the villa, though, and has cool powdery white sand. The villa is about 1,000 feet (40%) up Gros Piton and looks across to Petit Piton. Because it is open-air, you should expect tree lizards, moths and a friendly bat who hangs out by the chandelier at night and eats all the moths. The bat was very respectful, though, and never touched us. He'd leave once we'd dim the lights. With mosquito nets over the beds (and a little Deet at night as a precaution), I didn't get a single bug bite the entire week. They just were not a problem, even being outside in the tropics. There are lots of steps in this multi-level villa, so it wouldn't be best for those with disabilities or for small children. The view from the tower is incredible, though. Overall, I know I'll be back. It's just too unique to stay anywhere else. I can't wait to return!
- Guest Greg
- Date of stay 01/17/11
- Review Submitted 02/07/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are glad that you enjoyed the Villa. We and our staff try our hardest to be sensitive to our guest wishes. We hope to see you again.
What a lovely place! We stayed here in February for our 10th anniverary and have never had such a wonderful vacation. We brought plenty of bug spray, but needed none of it, nor did we use the netting on the bed. The sounds of nature were all around - it was like sleeping in a treehouse. Mary comes in to clean and cook every day, which is wonderful, but the real treat for us was Mary's son, Pious. We had a rental car, but the roads are narrow, winding and steep. Driving in St Lucia is not for the faint of heart! By the middle of the week, we had decided to let Pious do the driving so we could relax. He is pleasant, kind, and all-around wonderful. My husband hiked to the top of the Gros Piton. The beginning of the trail is walking distance from the house. He tells me it was a strenuous hike, but the views were worth it. Personally, I can't imagine any views more wonderful than the views from this house. The view from every room is spectacular. Every night, we went up to the tower to watch the stars. I have never seen such a display. Astronomy buffs might never go to sleep. I would highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to re-connect with nature or with each other. We will definately be back! Dave and Marie Orewiler
- Guest Marie Orewiler
- Date of stay 02/18/09
- Review Submitted 02/18/09
We stayed at the house for 9 days in February with 3 children, and had a fabulous time.The house is unique and the views are absolutely amazing. To sleep 'outdoors' was great fun and very comfortable.The bugs didn't bother us too much but insect repellent & mosquito nets are necessary!I could have sat & looked at the view from the house for the rest of my life quite happily.The four wheel drive vehicle recommended was essential & the journeys up & down the hill were an adventure not for the faint-hearted! I would recommend the house to anyone who loves the beauty of nature, and peace.
- Guest kathryn judge
- Date of stay 03/04/08
- Review Submitted 03/04/08
Wow! We had an amazing time. We (3 couples) visited this home from Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2007. We have never felt so relaxed in a natural setting. This 3 sideed home is truly a great experience, the sounds of the the crickets and frogs at night are hard to get used to, but after the first night they are the music that put you to sleep. I will tell you there are bugs, you just need to be prepared. The views of Petit Piton and the Caribbean Sea are amazing. We had the pleasure of late night and early morning rains...which allowed us to wake up to several rainbows over Gros Piton. We were also there during a full moon, which was spectacular. Mary & Pius are very helpful and everyone knows them in the town of Mourn La Croix. hiking Gros Piton is a challenge, the 3 guys and I hiked it one morning (I only made it halfway, it is tough) the guys made it to the top and said it was an amazing adventure. The Mineral Baths and Volcano Mud Baths are in close proximity to the house. Jalouise Beach is a great place to go and relax on the beach and have a few drinks brought to you by the cabana boys! The walk down is an steep, so the walk up is hard (although only one of us did the walk back up to bring the car down to get the rest of us!) Bob and I will definitely be visiting again as we have much more on the island to see! If you have any questions or want to know more please feel free to contact us! By the way, Tropical Depression #7 (became Hurricane Felix) came over us our last night there and it was just an amazing site to see the rain bands come and go. Petit Piton actually disappeared int he rain and then reappeared. We felt safe the whole time in this house and trust me we have dealt with plenty of Tropical Storms & Hurricanes being from Miami and I felt safer in this house than in my own home! This home is truy a great way to experience island living!
- Guest Bob & Kim Fatora
- Date of stay 09/20/07
- Review Submitted 09/20/07
What an amazing and wonderful experience it was to stay in this absolutely beautiful home in such an unbelievable setting!!! The home itself is an experience. It is so unique and beautifully crafted that words, or even pictures cannot do it justice…you really have to go and experience it for yourself! I don't know where to begin....whether to talk of the beautiful rainbows we saw on an almost daily basis (sometimes twice)-- the feeling of the fresh, cool breeze on my face continuously during the day-- or the feeling of being so close and connected to nature while being indoors. The structure of the house even allows one to truly enjoy the rain showers when they occur--.imagine feeling like you can "sing in the rain" while sheltered and dry. Despite this wonderful openness, I always felt safe and comfortable and surprisingly there were no bugs or critters. I must say that i slept better and felt more rested than I have in ages. We even slept up in the tower at the top a few nights which felt even more special and close to nature.Perhaps the best thing about our stay there was the healing and rejuvenating effect it had on my relationship with my husband. I think every couple needs that from time to time. In addition to all of the above, where else can you experience an authentic (and free) mud bath in volcanic mud right at its source, or take a hike up the Gros Piton trail with a native St. Lucian guide ? This is truly the experience of a lifetime and I cannot wait to return.. We have travelled extensively to many areas of the world and I can honestly say that this is the most beautiful, unique, and healing place we have ever had the pleasure to experience. .If you have the resources to make the trip, Don't miss it !!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/18/06
- Review Submitted 09/18/06
Our Vacation in St. Lucia was wonderful. The House is truly unique with spectacular sounds of the rain forest and great accommodations. Mary and Pius did a great job taking care of the cooking, cleaning, and even acting as a tour guide for our two families. Our vacation included two families, a total of eight; we were very comfortable and look forward to returning soon. If you're ever looking for a private getaway this is the place.
- Guest Rob Schimelpfennig
- Date of stay 07/31/06
- Review Submitted 07/31/06
We had a fantastic experience. The house is beautiful, the view incredible and the staff very friendly. There is nothing like to be in this open house in the middle of the nature... an experience you should not miss.
- Guest Jean-Baptiste Gubinelli
- Date of stay 06/28/06
- Review Submitted 06/28/06
Wow! What a wonderful experience! It was neat sleeping in a bedroom open to nature. No bugs, just beautiful sounds of nature to lull you to sleep. It was sort of like camping outside, only much better. The help is wonderful and makes a wide variety of delicious cuisine. I'm saving money now for another stay. Can't wait. I mean it. Mike D.
- Guest Mike D.1
- Date of stay 06/12/06
- Review Submitted 06/12/06
Nov 15-Feb 29 .. $3,195/week Mar 01-May 31 .. $2,695/week Jun 01-Nov 14 .. $2,195/week Base on occupancy up to 4 people, no additional taxes and service fee. Up to 10 We also offer Superior and Luxury Service Plans. Send Inquiry or visit our site. Discount offered for guest who had previously visited the villa. Pay by PayPal New Air-Condition Villa for larger Groups available for an extra fee.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We took our boat from Ohio all the way down to St Lucia. We love adventure.
Why the Owner Chose Soufriere:
Love at first sight. When we where looking on the Island and the minute we walked through the door we knew this was a special place and we where meant to own.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Calm, peaceful and constant exotic scenery.
- Primary: (216) 220-5645
- Secondary: 758-713-4655
- Tertiary: +49 16091754359
- Fax: +1 443-283-4090
Side view of main villa
Rainbow view from balcony
Pool with Petite Piton in Background
Private Pool Area
View of Piton from Swinging Chairs on Balcony
Mary our maid and cook
Third floor Hammick
Steps to Haven
Looking up from parking area
Outside view of New Air-Conditioned Villa
New Villa Kitchen
View of Living room from inside of the Villa
View of the interior from quest bedroom
Master Bedroom Sitting Area with ocean view
Interior View looking out
View of Side of Villa
Remodeled Guest Room
View from back yard
View from house to road
View from new Villa
New Villa Bedroom - Air-Conditioned
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