Mike and Kathy
- english, spanish
Why Mike and Kathy chose Castries City
Well built house with a pool, fantastic sea view, and a wonderful, tropical setting on a beautiful island.
What makes this Villa unique
Very private, yet close proximity to town with restaurants and shopping, walk to the beach, Trou Rolland cove.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Age 8 and above. Due to decks and pool.
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Please close and lock all doors and shut windows when leaving for the day.Shut off all a/c units when you leave for the day.
Shut off all a/c units when you leave for the day. We try and do our part to conserve the limited resources on the Island. And our electric bill.
No glass by the pool.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the White Turtle! Mike and Kathy are extremely responsive, gracious hosts. The house has been very thoughtfully set up. Pretty much every thing you could think you need is at your finger tips. It really is a home away from home. The managers, Nina and Henning were amazing.
If you're looking for privacy, this is the place to go. It is surrounded by lush vegetation with an amazing view of the water. There was nothing better than starting your day sitting on the terrace early in the morning with a cup of coffee and listening to the sounds of the wildlife.
The home is beautiful, the location is stunning and some wonderful family memories were made during our stay in Saint Lucia.
Knocked it out the park!
We have just returned from TheWhiteTurtle and i'm struggling to find the words to express just how great our stay was. Mike & Kathy did everything they could to make us feel welcome, from very clear, timely and helpful emails, to the little touches in the house that make it feel like a home. We are a family of 5 and the house really suited us, with its great open plan spaces for socialising and plenty of quite corners for some downtime. The location is great, close enough to restaurants if you want them, but away from the buzz of the resorts in the North. We'd have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
Thank you so much for the kind words and thank you again for staying with us. You are welcome back anytime.
Best Mike and Kathy
lots of great outside space
We had a fantastic week at the White Turtle in April 2019. The balconies extend all round the house on the upper and lower levels, with plenty of high-quality loungers and chairs and tables so everyone can enjoy some privacy and personal space while enjoying the sunshine and view. The bedrooms are located downstairs, so they stay cool during the day. The beds are comfortable and there's no noise at all, as the property is in a residential area up on a hill. The resident cat, Patsy, is very friendly and great company. The pool is the gem of this house, nice for a dip but long enough to enjoy some proper exercise. The setting is a delight - beautiful view of the sea and surrounded by lovely tropical foliage. We would happily return.
Thank you so much Lorna both for your stay and taking the time to compose this great review.
Romantic Secluded Home to Relax
This home is nestled up on a hill overlooking a cove. It's the perfect place to unwind and refuel your soul. My husband & I stayed here to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The area is quite with only the sounds of the ocean below, birds chirping and the occasional rain. We loved the pool area, we fell asleep several times listening to the birds and the ocean. The pool has color changing lights with speakers to listen to music, although we enjoyed the nature sounds more so we skipped using the speakers. One night we set up a candle light dinner by the pool and the setting was so romantic with the stars the pool lights and the ocean waves hitting the cove. It was a perfect night!
The main level that you enter in has a stocked kitchen that is equipped to meet all of your cooking needs. Here, there is a half bath upstairs, inside living room, dining room, wrap around deck with lounge chairs, outside dining and a hammock. On the lower level is the master bedroom, large walk in closet, guest room, and a shared bathroom with a shower and separate tub. An additional outside shower is perfect to use when coming out of the pool. Both bedrooms have decks that lead down to the lower pool level. I spent my mornings laying on the lounge chairs taking in the view. The master bed is very comfortable! There is plenty of seating inside and outside to relax. The bugs were not bad at all, we didn't even use bug spray. Parking is at the front entry and is big enough to fit two cars.
The new owners were very through in explaining the ins and outs of the house and are super good at communicating. They are passionate about providing a property that is to high standard. The housekeeper Nina greeted us upon arrival and let us follow her down to Marigot Bay, she walked us around and showed us the places to dine at. We were so grateful as our journey there was super long and we were very hungry and edgy after making a wrong turn coming in. We did have a couple of issues with the refrigerator going out but the owners & Nina took care of it the next day.
The highways in the island are ok if you are traveling north but if you are traveling south or if you go off road they are not good. I used the Island Car company that they recommended and the SUV really paid off going down the dirt roads, the pot holes are horrible.
Thank you and Ryan for choosing to spend your anniversary at the White Turtle .Thank you also for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We hope it's not another 20 years before we see you on the island again. I know it's a long haul but worth it once you arrive. Especially now that you "know" the way !You are both welcome back any time. Thank you again and the best of luck .
Mike and Kathy
Beautiful, private villa near Marigot Bay
The White Turtle is a lovely home. This was our first trip to St. Lucia and the privacy and high-end interiors are what attracted us to this property. From this property, it's about a 10 minute walk down-hill to Marigot Bay. Here you will find a taxi stand, restaurants, a supermarket (somewhat limited, but offers the basics), Bank with ATM, and the marina. The hike back up to the villa is a bit steep (but not overly strenuous) so factor that in when choosing footwear. Driving is also an option but we found driving on the island to be stressful- so keep that in mind when deciding whether to rent a car! We ended up using taxis to get around after the first couple of days. There are several nice beaches close by but you would need to take a taxi, boat, or car to get there. There is one small cove near that house that we walked to which had water access. Ti Kaye Resort (Anse Couchou Beach) was our favorite of the trip - about a 20 minute taxi ride from the villa.
The Master Bedroom had a comfortable bed, a nice walk-in closet with plenty of hanging space, and an efficient AC unit which made for comfortable sleeping. The outdoor shower is a nice touch as well, making the transition from pool to indoors easy. The kitchen was nicely stocked with new pots and pans, spices, and all the appliances you need to make breakfast or dinner. "Patsy" the outdoor cat is sweet and provided nice entertainment for us while sitting on the upper deck. The only negative for us was that the upstairs AC unit did not do much to keep the upper level cool and it was quite hot during the afternoons. Opening all the doors and windows upstairs were much more effective at creating air flow.
The private plunge pool is fantastic for those hot afternoons and evenings. It is surrounded by lush, tropical plants which also make it completely private from neighbors- you won't find this at any resort!
Mike, the owner was wonderful about communicating with us prior to and throughout our stay. Nina the property manager was helpful and there for anything we needed as well. I highly recommend the White Turtle if you are looking for a personalized experience away from the high prices and crowds at resorts!
Thank you so much for your stay and the great review. Your right, it can get a bit warm up stairs at times...and opening up to catch the breeze is the best way to address that, as you have seen . The open concept and the open folding doors combine to really expand the space, and the view up. And the 30' pool is the best. Our kids never left it !! Thank you both again. You were great guest. Best Mike
Absolutely gorgeous, secluded villa.
Beautiful, secluded villa with magnificent views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of multiple balconies which also overlook a gorgeous pool , surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
The property was very clean and well maintained (some minor issues but these were dealt with promptly by the owners/property manager.)
We were given lots of great information about things to do, such as a vertical (!) hike on the other side of Marigot Bay , an adventure-filled trip to Soufriere to see the magnificent Pitons, the botanical gardens with the beautiful diamond waterfall, the Tet Paul Nature Trail with truly spectacular views of the Pitons, and the only drive-in volcano in the world. We had multiple dinners at the fabulous Indian restaurant, Masala Bay. We've been to hundreds of Indian restaurants all over the world and this is one of the best! We had a relaxing birthday lunch at Plantation House, nestled in the hills, overlooking the sea and topped off our trip with a fun sunset cruise!
Bottom Line : We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend White Turtle.
Thank you both very much for staying at the Turtle.