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Grand & Gorgeous Tamarind House - book directly with the owner only

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 8,850 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6 adults, 2-3 children

Tamarind House means different things to the people who have already experienced its beauty and legendary hospitality.

The rare luxury of space and privacy. Room to relax, to breathe, to rejuvenate and dream. Happy memories of drinks and laughter under the tamarind tree. Long white curtains billowing in the breeze. Swimming in the pool under a full moon. Bouganvillea climbing the walls - fuchsia, violet and orange flowers set against a clear blue sky Rum cocktails and fish cakes at sunset.

Tamarind House is located just off the Anse Chastanet Road approximately 1.5 miles from Soufriere and .5 miles from Anse Chastanet Beach. It is a 10 minute walk down to the beach and a 20 minute hike back up the hill. Covering 8850 Sq. Ft. of space, the house is constructed of local stone with exceptionally high 25 foot ceilings and Barbados terracotta tiles throughout. The main house has three bedrooms and bathrooms while the separate Cottage is a master bedroom suite with its own living room, kitchen, dressing area, four poster king size bed and terrace.

The 35 x 15 foot totally private pool is situated below the Cottage and has 1060 sq ft of terrace and shade pavilion around it. The pool edge is open on one side to give uninterrupted views of the Pitons. The house also has a professional size tennis court with a Bioflex surface and of course superb views of the Pitons as you play.

In the main house, a descending staircase leads you into a cool, circular courtyard filled with banana plants and flowers. As you pass through the graceful stone arch doorway, the enormous 2550 sq ft living room stretches away before you and leads to the terrace where the tamarind tree grows up out of the tiles. This fabulous tree provides shade and coolness to the house all through the day. The living room features two seven foot settees and a very large travertine stone coffee table. The round reproduction antique dining table seats 6-8.

The master bedroom has a beautiful king size four poster bed, side tables, hand carved standing cheval mirror and small armoire. There is a walk in closet with a safe, Italian tiled bathroom with shower and double sinks. Open the shower doors and look at the Pitons while bathing! The second bedroom has a queen antique four poster bed, private terrace, Italian tiled bathroom with shower also open to the view. There is a walk in closet and two blue and white Chinese lamps beside the bed. The third bedroom is for children and has two four poster beds, a double and a twin. It looks out onto a private terrace and the courtyard. The Cottage master bedroom suite has three graceful stone arch openings and 25 foot ceilings. Long white curtains at each doorway billow out in the breeze. Two large 7 foot couches with blue and white cushions, a large coffee table and antique tables beside the king size four poster bed make this a wonderfully romantic space. A collection of paintings by St. Kitts artist Kate Spencer are on display here. There is a marble tiled bathroom with shower and a dressing area plus a kitchen with fridge, stove, glasses, plates etc. Exceptionally high quality 100% cotton sheets, and plush towels are standard in all the bedrooms and bathrooms. Each bedroom has a hair dryer provided. Electricity is 220 volts. Staff included six days a week Monday - Saturday for cooking and cleaning. They prepare breakfast, lunch and will leave something prepared for your dinner. New Brinkman 3 burner gas grill/charcoal grill new in 2015 season.Staff come up six days a week , Monday - Saturday, from 9am - 3-pm. Staff must come up at least every other day to clean. No rentals without staff.

NOTE: Always be sure you are contacting the owner of the property. Do not accept offers of big discounts for immediate payment without contacting the VRBO Owner Operated ad. Do not book with villa agents who claim to be the "Manager" of the house. Tamarind House is managed by the owner and always has been.

Keywords: Large family villa

More Details

Owner
Nancy Blackwell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Nancy Blackwell

I lived in St. Lucia from the early 1980's until 2011. Tamarind House was a private home and always open to friends and family. It is now open for memorable family gatherings by renting on VRBO. I can answer almost any question you might have about the Soufriere area. And I have a wide circle of people who can help to make your holiday a dream come true.

Why Nancy Blackwell chose St. Lucia

Wonderfully large space, room for everyone to have their own space but be together as well. Fantastic staff who cook fabulous meals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was gorgeous, Anne and Cheryl did a great job with the food and with taking care of villa. Possibly the most breathtaking views that I have consistently had the opportunity to experience. The beach is about a 20 minute walk and its very intense coming up the hill. Be sure to negotiate prices for trips into town and around the island before leaving the villa. Recommend the volcano tour and the botanical garden as well as a trip to Sugar Beach. We picked a water taxi ride with Johnny Bismo and went to Castries, Marigot Bay and Ti Kai to snorkel, that was a great day. The villa is a little isolated and Id recommend looking for a music streaming service that works in St. Lucia.
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Mamin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guests may not alter staff hours significantly. ( 9-3pm are staff hours)
  • Damage to fixtures and appliances must be paid for before departure.
  • Loud parties after 10pm are not allowed in the neighborhood. Respect for other houses and guests is expected.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Four bathrooms all with shower. Bathroom 5 is for staff.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom main house
    Cottage suite - 1 king , self contained cottage with living room area and kitchen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , TWO BEDS FOR CHILDREN ONLY. NO ADULTS IN THIS BEDROOM
  • King size beds (1) King bed in cottage suite and main house master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in second bedroom main house, Double Beds (1) one old fashioned double four poster bed in childrens bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) one twin four poster in childrens bedroom, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cooking and cleaning and personal laundry are included in the price. Guests buy their own food. Massages on site, personal trainer available, tennis coach available. Grocery shopping service available. Private chef can be engaged for evening meals by arrangement with Chef Basil. Other houses do not always include cooking and cleaning. Be sure to find out cost of paying extra for this. Dining out in St. Lucia can be expensive.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9375 based on 29 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a week vacation at the Tamarind house. Nancy was very flexible and easy to work with. She even arranged to have a birthday cake made for our daughter! The house is stunning. The architecture of the home with all the artwork and furnishings is gorgeous. The views of the pitons, flowers and fruit trees make you feel like you are in the Garden of Eden. Waking up to the pitons, stunning views and birds singing every morning was wonderful. One of the best parts of Tamarind is Ann and Cheryl. Together these two fabulous ladies prepare breakfast and lunch everyday. They also keep the home spotless. The food was delicious! We were served daily fresh squeezed juice, and different flavored gelato almost every day. We were never disappointed with any meal Ann prepared. She even gave me the recipe of one of our favorites! We spent the majority of our days at the pool that has an incredible view of the ocean and pitons. The beach is within walking distance. We only booked one excursion due to truly enjoying everything Tamarind had to offer. Relaxation at its best!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do hope that you can come back soon with ALL of your family group. What would Tamarind be without my staff and the ice cream machine? Thank you so much for visiting beautiful St. Lucia.
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Westfield, New Jersey USA
5

The only negative is that I don't live in this house full-time

  • 5 of 5

House is amazing. Pics do not do it justice. One-of-a-kind views, comfortable and blended with the natural surroundings. House staff was friendly and kind.

Thank you so much for making our stay an amazing experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear D, Long term rentals considered!! Thank you for visiting us in Soufriere. We hope you can return again soon. Kind regards, Nancy B.
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5

Absolutely heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Not a better view anywhere on the island! Staff was amazing! Will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be arriving at the Naples Airport- from Catania
5

Best yet!

  • 5 of 5

My name is Chris Wing.

Every December after our Company's last Board meeting we have a family reunion. My wife, her parents, my eldest son and his fiancé, my adult daughter, my toddler son and myself.

We have been to VRBOs throughout Hawaii and the Caribbean.

The Tamarand Home is the best yet.

The views from each of the main bedrooms are unbelievable!

Taking breakfast underneath the Tamarand tree on the patio is really spectacular.

Our help- Cheryl, Anna and Diddya are friendly, efficient and great cooks.

I can't say enough about this place- other than-

We will be coming back!!!

Hopefully annually.

Chris Wing

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and I am so glad your family are happy in my home. I am very lucky with my staff who have been with me for years. I think you chose the best time of year to visit - December when the island is green and lush and cool. Happy Holidays!
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4

STUNNING views in a tropical, lush and casual setting! We would definitely rent again!

  • 4 of 5

The great: We had a fantastic visit to St Lucia and thoroughly enjoyed Soufriere in particular. Beautiful place, beautiful people – we will definitely be back. The views from this home are spectacular!!!! We spent a large percentage of our time just marveling at the majestic Pitons, enjoying sunsets and identifying the diversity of the plants, flowers and birds living on the property. The house is open-air and feels very tropical. We were serenaded to sleep by frogs at night and even enjoyed a few lovely rainstorms. There is no air conditioning at the house, but we were never too hot as there are nice winds and fans in every room. The furniture is comfortable as were the beds and bedding. Ann and Cheryl were very nice and the food they made for us was very good. It’s such a treat to go on vacation and let go of all the daily chores. Nancy was easy to deal with and answered all my questions. We arranged for Popo’s to drive us to/from the airport and to get around during our stay (he’d even drop us off and pick us up later) which was very nice.

The not so good: The electrical was wonky and fried our baby monitor even though we were using a high-end convertor. We ended up only plugging things in when we could watch them and take them off if it got too hot. Many lights didn’t work and seemed to be wired incorrectly. This concerned me because the only way to lock up the house at night is to pad lock yourself in with a different key for each lock. I slept with the keys in my pillow and unplugged anything that seemed dangerous because I was worried about getting out quickly should there be a fire. The wi-fi was terrible because the router is broken - a simple, inexpensive fix. There isn’t enough furniture on the balconies and various outdoor spaces. The pool was extremely dirty and we had to clean it ourselves before we were able to use it. There were also several cigarette buts on the balcony - yuck. While this is a tropical, open home, there were a lot of bugs. We were fastidious in cleaning up food scraps, but we saw quite a few roaches. While it's not possible to avoid this entirely, it might be time for a visit from an exterminator. The ceiling fan in the MBR was very loud and wobbly - an easy fix. More towels in the bathrooms would also be nice. While many of these things are small and definitely wouldn’t prevent me from referring the house, a few easy fixes would make this property more in keeping with a “luxury” rental in this price point.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, the master bedroom ceiling fan will be inspected next week when I arrive. The electrics are 220 volt and any devices from USA should be used with a proper transformer which are available in the house for cell phones and small devices. The house has RCCB breakers which are required by law and will trip whenever there is an irregularity. Many lights are on two way switches and if you turn them off in one location and try to turn them on at another point, they will not come on. I don't understand why you say the wifi was not working. It was working for the guests before you and is working now. If it was not working, why did you not notify the staff or myself? It may be that you were too far away from the living room where it is located. The stone walls of the house kill the signal and it does not work in the bedrooms or cottage. All of your concerns will be addressed and taken up with my staff, thank you for your insights. I am glad you enjoyed St. Lucia.
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Columbus, GA
5

Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Often times, you see photographs of homes and when you get there, you can tell that the owner hired a really good photographer to "enhance" the property. Well, Tamarind House is the exception: The images on VRBO do not do it justice. The home and the scenery are beautiful. I have been fortunate to have traveled to many nice places, and Tamarind House, St Lucia is easily in the top 3!

Our group of 7 (ages 10-54) loved Tamarind House and St Lucia. This is the perfect location to stay in St. Lucia. It is away from the crowds, close to great restaurants, snorkeling, diving and the wonderful people of Soufriere. Tamarind House was a perfect "home base" for us while we where in St. Lucia. We spent a lot of time exploring the island, but always ended up in the pool at sunset, toasting the success of the day!

The staff is good and will take good care of you - very friendly and excellent cooks!

I would highly recommend this property to anyone planning a trip to St. Lucia.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Tamarind House. It is very difficult to photograph the main living area and give a sense of the space as you walk in to the house. I hope you will visit us again in St. Lucia. All the best, Nancy Blackwell owner
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hewanorra Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort

Rain forest tours, mineral baths, waterfalls, massages in house, tennis coach, personal trainer. Rainforest walks can be arranged. Climb the Pitons, bathe in outdoor mineral baths, diving and snorkeling near by.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE AND COTTAGE 6 adults and 2-3 children. Tax included

FOR A SMALLER GROUP PLEASE NOTE:

High season 2017 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults, 2-3 children rate is $990 per night
Low season 2017 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults 2-3 children rate is $638 per night
High season 2018 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults 2-3 children rate is $990 per night

TAXES,COOKING, CLEANING ARE INCLUDED IN ALL RATES
Christmas/New Year supplement of 10% will apply to all rates.

FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM IN HIGH SEASON
2017 High season MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults, 2 -3 children rate is $990.00 per night.

A SUPPLEMENT OF 10% WILL APPLY TO CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR PERIOD.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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