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Beautiful stand-alone cottage set in lush tropical gardens

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Gros Islet Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, full bathroom ensuite - sleeps 2

Mango Cottage is a sweet, secluded cottage, surrounded by beautiful mature tropical gardens and with a plunge pool. A large breezy wrap-around veranda with hammock and loungers also has outdoor dining. The crisp modern interior with original art, exposed wood beam ceilings in the bedroom and marble tiled bathroom all offer understated luxury. With Wi fi, an ipod dock and flat screen TV, modern convenience is combined with rustic charm. The whole cottage can be air conditioned, or with fans in every room, you can enjoy the tropical breezes. Located on a rise on the south side of Rodney Bay, 2 minutes walk takes you to the beautiful beach, the supermarket or malls. Dozens of restaurants and bars are only a few hundred yards away. The garden has fruit trees, orchids and beautiful flowers, and there is a fabulous view of Pigeon Island and the sea from the bedroom.

Sightseeing, Sports and Activities: Sites of Interest - Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths, Toraille Waterfall, La Sikwi Sugar Mill, Rhythm of Rum, Rainforest Skyrides, Volcano, Piton Mountains

Island Adventures - Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking, Horesback Riding, Kitesurfing, Parasailing, Deep Sea Fishing, Snorkelling/Scuba Diving, jet skiing,

Sports - Tennis, Golf

Tours - land and sea

Airport Transfer: Transfers from Hewanorra International Airport - drive takes approx. 1 1/2 hours - cost US$80-100 for two people*

Transfers from George Charles Airport, Castries - drive takes approx. 20 minutes - cost US$40*

*Prices subject to change

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Vern Barnard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beautiful stand-alone cottage set in lush tropical gardens
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Quebec, Quebec
4

Beautiful but noisy by night

  • 4 of 5

We spend 5 days at the Mango cottage in August 2016. I have to say the cottage is nice, especially for a couple. It would be OK for a couple with 2 children but certainly not ideal for 4 adults. The kitchen is very small, the living room is small but there is enough space for 2 children to sleep in. The main bedroom and bathroom are perfect.

The landscaping: Wow, this is the highlight. The plunge pool is perfect for hot days. Everything is kept pristine on the surrounding part. However, as everything seems to be a garden of Eden, you better bring a good set of hear plugs. When day turns to dusk and you thought locusts would rule the world, it’s not necessarily the case. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday that we were there, a primal battle between locusts, karaoke and neighbours guard dogs was happening until 2 or 3AM as far as the music was concerned. I have to say the music (not the dogs) was pretty quiet Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

My last point would be on Chantal. Chantal is the very nice and low key house keeper that will come almost every day to do the cleaning and your laundry. Having Chantal there every day is like having a 5 star service facility. Her big thing is that she will offer to cook you a real creole dinner. First, make sure you make it happen at the beginning of your stay there because she will cook you 3 meals worth. The food was very good and I think as local as it can get. There are just 2 small problems with this. First, as almost every dining-out option in Rodney Bay, the dinner she will cook will also be up there in price. I mean on the level of the priciest Rodney Bay restaurants. To get a cooked meal from Chantal will cost you 50$US per person of ingredient and 25$US per person for her cooking fees. So, for a couple, it was 150$US for the dinner. The problem with this is the cost of ingredient she charges. There is absolutely no way the dinner we had cost 100$US of ingredients (local fruits, local vegetables and local fish). Even by Rodney Bay supermarket standard, it is worth 30$US. So, me and my wife were expecting 100$US of ingredients in our plates and that was not the case. Again, don’t get me wrong, the service charge is fine by me (could be higher even). The problem is that if you tell me you need 100$US for the ingredients, I expect 100$US worth of ingredients. We ended up telling ourselves that the 70$US of ingredients we did not get in our plate was a very nice tip for the cleaning and laundry she did for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Eric, Thank you for providing your review. To clarify, Chantal's fee for cooking a meal at your request, is US $50 per couple and additional to that of course the price of the grocery/ingredient items which amounted to US $75 and not US $100. The prices do differ from supermarkets to the local vendor markets and grocery items would of course vary according to what/type of meal you request. However, I am sincerely sorry about your experience especially the confusion with the said fees, and will be issuing you a refund for this cause. You will be contacted in that regard. Property Manager
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Facilities are misleading

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is indeed from the exterior a pretty little jewel set amongst Mango trees and is literally a 5 min walk to both the beach and shops. Chantal the housekeeper is a dream and a lovely lady. However I think it is important to point out the following.

The sofa and seating outside is cobbled together with ill fitting cushions so you cannot sit anywhere comfortably. The bathroom which is upstairs and adjoining the bedroom does not have a door on it so there is no privacy. The bath tub has a large hole in it, so you can have a shower so long as you don't mind the total lack of water pressure. Everything works (just about) however this property would benefit from a serious upgrade in everything to make it a comfortable break.

Beware at nights the continual barking from the dogs and watch out for the loose paving slabs in the garden.

I'm sorry to say we checked out 5 days after we arrived for what was meant to be a two week stay - the place was just too uncomfortable and noisy for what we wanted from our break,.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eva Jones, I am very sorry yet surprised to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at Mango Cottage since after my visit and conversations with you during your stay, all seemed wonderful. I really wished you had expressed this to me during your stay as I would have eagerly addressed your concerns. However, let me just explain that the open concept of the bedroom and bath are to create and encourage an open yet romantic atmosphere for couples who vacation at Mango. Our guests so far love this but I am really sorry that you didn't. We have addressed the tub which was just one spot which was peeling off. The dogs are not a usual problem. I am assuming that something may have offset their barking. Let me extend my apologies and will ensure that you have a wonderful experience if you choose to vacation with us in the future. All the best to you and yours.
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5

My husband and I spent four lovely days at Mango Cottage in March.

  • 5 of 5

The house provided the privacy we wanted, yet was within walking distance to a beach and restaurants. We rented a car which allowed us to explore the island and visit other beaches and sites on the western side of the island. Our favorite day was the morning exploring Pigeon Island and relaxing on the small beach then going to the Naked Fisherman restaurant at Cap Maison for a late lunch and swimming at that beach. It was always perfect coming back to the cottage and having a dip in the plunge pool. The caretakers of the house were very gracious and kept the house, garden and pool immaculate. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenfield, MA
5

Excellent and cozy rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent four nights here and enjoyed every minute. Not only is the cottage walking distance to the town and Reduit Beach, but the on-site plunge pool and veranda were wonderful places to spend relaxing time. The accommodations were perfect. Vern Barnard, the proprietor could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Be sure to visit Marie's Fish Shack at the south end of the beach. Thanks again, Vern and Chantal for all you did.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Honeymoon at Mango Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent our honeymoon at the Mango Cottage and we loved it. The cottage is located near the major shopping center and the street full of restaurants. You definitely won’t need a car to get around unless you want to travel around the island. We rented a car, but driving in St. Lucia was difficult (narrow roads, heavy traffic). The beach is also very near (about 5 min.) and although it is a public beach that gets crowded on weekends, we were able to walk further from it and find a quiet spot. I would definitely recommend brining the ear plugs as it can get pretty noisy during the night since several properties surrounding Mango Cottage have guard dogs that tend to get loud during the night. The house keeper Chantal is very kind and carrying. We absolutely loved the Carambola (star fruit) tree that grows on the property. We've never tasted better star fruits!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta GA/USA
5

The Helen of the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

Mango Cottage exceeded all of our expectations during our honeymoon. The cottage was located in the heart of Rodney Bay and thus we ate, socialized and experienced all of St. Lucia as if we were citizens. We booked all of our own excursions with Viator and Island Expo and dinner reservations at Cap Maison and saved a lot of money without comprimising the quality of our vacation. If you book with Mango Cottage please request that Chantal prepare an authentic St Lucian dinner. It was simply amazing! I am so glad we made the decision to stay in Mango Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
G F Charles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cap Estate
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Castries Gros Islet Highway

Rodney Bay is the social heart of the north of the island. With great beaches and water sports, the international marina, shopping malls, dozens of restaurants and a vibrant night life, there truly is something for everyone. Its also close to areas of historical interest like Pigeon Island (home of the St Lucia Jazz Festival), and the idyllic fishing village of Gros Islet, home of the Friday night 'jump up'. Transportation is easy, with main bus routes at the end of the road and several taxi stands nearby.

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Rates & Availability

Gros Islet Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$215
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,445
$5,280
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

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Amenities

Gros Islet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern and bright bathroom with lots of storage and closets. Marble tiles and a window overlooking the mango trees.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , single inflatable bed for kids
  • Light and airy upstairs bedroom with exposed beam wooden ceiling and ceramic tiled floor. Beautiful views out towards the sea, and a little 'Romeo & Juliet' balcony facing east. En suite bathroom. Ample storage & full linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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