About the property
- Apartment500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
LA MARGUERITE APARTMENT is our affordable, luxurious, cozy, studio apartment, located within the newly built BAYSIDE VILLA ST. LUCIA - a private property offering three apartments (LA ROSE, L'IXORA and LA MARGUERITE Apartments) in a quiet residential area located on the outskirts of Castries City, St. Lucia and perched 145 ft above the Caribbean Sea on the La Toc hillside.
LA MARGUERITE Rates are as follows:
HIGH SEASON (Dec 01-May 15) - $85/unit/night for 5+ nights
LOW SEASON (May 16-Nov 30) - $75/unit/night for 5+ nights
MINIMUM STAY: 4 nights
(rates are subject to change without notice)
NOTE: Tax Included; Service Charge Discretionary
CHECK-IN Time 4:00pm ; CHECK-OUT Time 11:00am
LA MARGUERITE APARTMENT is surrounded by rich natural vegetation, and boasts a panoramic view of the tranquil Castries City Bay, Vigie Peninsula, Vigie Lighthouse, George Charles Airport (SLU), Vigie Cove Marina, Point Seraphine Duty Free Shopping Complex & Cruise Ship Terminal and Castries City; as well as a hint of the island’s breathtaking northern region from Choc Bay to Gros Islet, visible just beyond the picturesque Vigie Peninsula.
The elegant fully furnished self catering LA MARGUERITE APARTMENT is engulfed by all that guests would require for an enjoyable stay. You are within walking distance (½ mi) from the sun-drenched white sand La Toc Beach and it's fun water sports; a beautiful undulating 9 hole Golf Course manicured to perfection; and the Redland Spa featuring its 'Rub-A-Dub-Dub Two In A Tub' full body massage special. Also, the public transportation “bus stop” is but a one minute walk away from the apartment.
The Castries Bay area is home to many delightful restaurants and bars, which are located either on the shoreline of the Vigie Cove (3 mi drive), or downtown central Castries (2 mi drive). Rodney Bay Village (6 mi drive north) and Gros Islet Town (6.5 mi drive north), with their many exquisite restaurants, bars and night life traditionally beckons all. However, the local flavours emerging from the “Fish Fry Festival” in Anse La Ray Village (6.6 mi drive south), as well as the restaurants and marina night life at Marigot Bay (4.5 mi drive south) cannot be out done and eagerly awaits you.
If shopping is your forte, Castries City is your place. The shops in central Castries, and in the newly built Blue Coral Mall, offer everything you can possibly need at very attractive prices. However, if you fancy duty free shopping this can be achieved within La Place Carenage Duty Free Shopping Mall in central Castries, and at the Point Seraphine Duty Free Shopping Complex - a 3 minute ferry ride from La Place Carenage to the opposite side of the Castries Bay.
LA MARGUERITE APARTMENT, with its private balcony entrance, provides guests with independence, privacy, relaxation and security. This studio apartment is designed to house two adults. Older children or larger groups may require an addition apartment on property. Note, our hillside location may not be suitable for guests with walking challenges.
After your airport pickup the chauffeur will stop at a supermarket / convenience store, allowing you to “stock up” with supplies for your vacation. Otherwise simply e-mail the shopping list at least 48 hrs before your arrival. Your room will be charged with your pre-arrival purchase.
It is your vacation and we are equipped to make it the most enjoyable and memorable holiday you have ever experienced. Your wedding, car rental, deep sea fishing, taxi tour to Soufriere Sulphur Springs and Piton Mountain Peaks (13 mi drive), rainforest sky rides, helicopter tours, morning jogs with the property owners, etc., are all easily arranged. You request it, we will provide it ....... guaranteed!!!
Keywords: Apartment, Studio, Villa, Wedding Villa, Honeymoon Apartment, Holiday Apartment
John & Shirley
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- english, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful View, Nice Apartment
Bayside Villa's view is awesome and the location to Castries and Rodney Bay is great. John and Shirley are excellent hosts...John picked us up at the airport which was great and we stopped at a grocery store on our way in which was very helpful and thoughtful. John also made arrangements with a company to bring a rental car to us the following day which eliminated any potential hassles. My daughter and I stayed for one week and felt very comfortable there and throughout our exploring of Saint Lucia. We certainly can recommend this place for anyone who is looking for an affordable place to stay in an area that has a lot to offer nearby.
Traveled for business
The room was very comfortable and clean. Anthony picked a group of us up at the airport and was very pleasant. He made a stop at a beautiful overlook and for groceries. John drove us to a great restaurant the first night so we could have a nice dinner. We were all given local cell phones so we could make arrangements for a taxi or excursions. The description of the room and the location was very accurate and the property was well-maintained. John was very helpful with any questions that I had. I strongly recommend this property for anyone traveling on business or pleasure.
Nice place for a great price
We stayed in the studio apartment for a week in March 2013 and had a great time. We arranged through John to have Anthony pick us up at the airport. The drive to the apartment was about an hour or so but you don't notice since your checking out the views and talking with Anthony. We made a stop at a Super J (grocery store) on the way there and bought some grocerys. I would recommend the grocery store in Rodney bay for a way better selection. John and Shirely met us at the apartment and made us feel right at home. The studio apartment has everything you need except for a couch/love seat. The kitchen is full size with many appliances such as a toaster, coffee maker, oven, full size refridge, etc. There are plenty of outlets to plug in U.S. stuff. The AC works good although nothing for the bathroom. Yes there are numerous dogs around but they are very small and do not approach you because John has a "no dog contact" policy. We had no issue with sleeping at night because of them. Once in awhile we could hear the neighbors dog barking but the AC drowned them out. The bed was a bit hard but I have yet to find one that's not in my many trips to the Caribbean.
John arranged to have a car for us for a cheaper rate than any car rental places and they dropped it off on Monday. Really nothing to it, sign a bunch of papers and your ready. Driving on the opposite side of the road is a leap of faith on day one but by the second you'll be a pro! I would describe the driving as a "go with the flow" style since many traffic lights dont work, no traffic cops and everyone is a maniac. The apartment is not by any shops/resturants but the Sandels resort across the street has a great beach and John will arrange to let you use their lounge chairs. The walk there is paved but on a steep hill (10 min). It will wear you out!
Make sure to get out and explore! We drove to a different beach everyday while stopping at attractions along the way. It's definately a 3rd world country but we felt safe. I wouldn't recommend the street party on Friday night in Gros Inlet. There where a lot of shady people trying to sell me drugs. Best snorkeling that I found was at Anse Chastanet and then Anse Cochan. Best place to walk around and shop with tons of resturants was Rodney Bay. Bring lots of $$, food was so so for $75 - $100 for 2. The best meal we had was at Pizza Pizza for about $28.
Overall staying at John & Shirleys allowed us to get out and enjoy, thanks!
Great view, challenging terrain
The property is located approximately a one hour drive from Hewanorra IA so you get to see quite a bit of the island on the drive in. Our host, John and Shirley, were very helpful, recommending activities and suggestions for getting around. There's even a favourite taxi driver, Anthony...very pleasant and accommodating. Our unit, the studio apartment, was meticulously clean and fairly well appointed. Would have been nice to have a small couch to sit on to watch TV. The property is located on a hillside, so you're either walking up or walking down about 150 ft at 35 degree angle...wheelchair riders beware! Also note that transportation is required to get anywhere....buses are frequent and cheap (and interesting). The view is great...cruise ships in the bay passing in front of the property, the ocean in the distance. Great to sit in the shade on the 'patio/balcony' enjoying the cooling breezes. Not too many nearby activities/attractions/restaurants to enjoy, except perhaps a day at the nearby Sandals Resort. Recommend Rodney Bay for your 'western' shopping experience, Castries Market for your Carribean shopping experience, or various tours of your choice....John can help you arrange. So, on the downside.....the remoteness of the property AND the barking dogs, especially at night (bring earplugs!!)
what you see is happily what you get!!!!
My hubby and i just spent two weeks in the La rosa apt, the apt is spacious, clean, with great air conditioning, we made lots of meals because of our two weeks stay and enjoyed the views immensely. We recommend binouculars which we forgot and running shoes, you are walking and climbing up hills if you stay here. We loved it and really enjoyed the buses that were easy to ride after our tour of castries with the owners son it helped to familiarize ourselves with castries and our new home. This is a great start to your holiday and we recommend it. We then were travelling all around on the buses we went to pigeon island and marigot bay by bus its very cheap. We did find the cabs expensive we usually took bus to redruit beach rodney bay our fav beach for 16 EC round trip which is 6 US dollars...we went our for supper one night and it cost us 40 us dollars for cab ride to rodney bay ...and if you share cabs they just up the price per person....we just made our days around the buses and in the evening made our suppers at the villa and enjoyed the views...john and shirley helped us when we needed it....we missed having a pub or beach close by but adapted because of the beautiful villa and view..la toc beach is a fifteen minute walk downhill so you have to get back up hill lol...we would highly recommend staying here ...i personally had only one complaint and that was the barking dogs around villa and area..there are three dogs at villa they bark throughout day and night on and off ..no one else seemed to mind them but me ..thanks john and shirley for all your hospitality and also our tour guide of castries
Perfect base of operations for getting "off the beaten path"
My wife and I recently spent eight days on winter holiday in St Lucia. The majority of the time we stayed at a studio apartment at the Bayside Villa, just outside of Castries. We tend to avoid packaged experiences and touristic "destinations" in favor of immersion in local places and culture, and the Bayside Villa seemed to offer an affordable and pleasant place to spend our nights in St. Lucia. We were satisfied on these counts and more. The proprietors, John and Shirley, were wonderful hosts, very accommodating and generous in both time and advice. They helped us to get our bearings and to feel at home in Castries / St. Lucia. Once, at the beginning of our stay, their bright and engaging teenaged son even accompanied us to town and gave a charming tour of downtown Castries. We got to know a few locals and felt comfortable hanging out there, although the bulk of our time was spent on day-trips to beaches, hikes in national parks, and nearby towns and villages. For all of these the owners provided excellent recommendations. (We eventually spent a couple of days in Soufrieres and found Castries to be much more cosmopolitan and accessible, especially as a base of operations for other sights and activities in St. Lucia.) As advertised, there is a beach within easy walking distance (La Tac). Although this beach is dominated by a Sandals resort, it is nonetheless very pleasant, especially if you arrive early in the morning and more or less have the water to yourself. There are numerous beaches to be found within half an hour of Castries, accessible by taxi or, as we preferred, local buses and water taxis.
The apartment itself was commodious enough for basic needs, and we managed to cook several nice meals in the little kitchen. We also spent many mornings and evenings on the porch dining, drinking, and watching the boats and ships come and go on the harbor. The view of the bay and Castries is spectacular. . . . All in all, an enjoyable and memorable stay, thanks in no small part to the kindness and thoughtfulness of the owners. We would definitely return!
Rates & Availability
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LA MARGUERITE Rates: HIGH SEASON (Dec 01-May 15) - $85/unit/night for 5+ nights LOW SEASON (May 16-Nov 30) - $75/unit/night for 5+ nights MINIMUM STAY: 2 - 4 nights - $95/unit/night (rates are subject to change without notice) TO BOOK ONLINE: http://www.baysidevillastlucia.com/apartments--rates.html NOTE: Tax Included; Service Charge Discretionary CHECK-IN: 3:00pm; CHECK-OUT: 12:00 noon