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Secluded Villa, Spectacular views, Beautiful Garden and 37ft Private Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Spectacular view of the Petit Piton and Carribbean Sea with spacious terrace; hammock, chaises longues, sitting, dining and cooking areas surrounded by an acre of manicured tropical gardens, with large private pool.

Daily housekeeping provided and gardener for pool maintenance also provided. Excellent outdoor Vermont Casting Barbeque.

Many tropical fruit trees and flowers on the property.

Both bedrooms have four-poster beds with en-suite bathrooms. Comfortable sitting-room area with internet connection. Bose sound-dock available.

Property above the renowned resort of Ladera and the Hotel Chocolat Coco Plantation. The Ladera Resort and other nearby hotels are open to outside guests for dining, entertainment and spa.

Beaches are within 15 minutes from the house (local beach and the Beach at the Jalousie Hotel). Fishing and boating can be arranged from Soufriere.

Shopping: Local supermarkets are well stocked in the town of Soufriere with a local market every Saturday.

A rental car is highly recommended which can by arranged by owner with pick up and drop off at the airport. Taxis are also readily available.

Hikes through the Rain Forrest, visit of the nearby Volcano, botanical gardens, Sulphur Springs Baths can be arranged. Lunches in different hotels of the area with varying spectacular views are always recommended.

Keywords: two-bedrooms, bathrooms en suite, four-poster beds; large terrace, outdoor/indoor kitchen (barbeque), large pool and pool house in one acre of secluded tropical gardens..

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Henriette McMichen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

About Henriette McMichen

Volunteering as a physician and a teacher's aid brought us to the Island of St. Lucia 10 years ago. We fell in love with the Island and its people and decided to purchase our home. We still volunteer one month a year in the local hospital, surrounding clinics and the Soufriere Infant School. We have become very involved and attached to the local community.

Henriette McMichen purchased this villa in 2005

Why Henriette McMichen chose St. Lucia

The view, the tropical gardens and the house with its location were exactly what we were looking for.

What makes this villa unique

We love waking up every morning and facing the magnificent view of the Petit Piton and Caribbean Sea. We enjoy the terrace, barbe-queing and eating local fruits on the property when in season. We also enjoy walking and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for taking the time to ask us and thank you for renting out your beautiful villa. The stunning views and the confort of your home made us feel a little closer to heaven for a while. It is beautifully decorated and all we needed for our confort was there. We like to cook therefore the bbq was very convenient. The phone at our disposal, although we did not need to use it, made us feel safe around the island.

The indications you gave us were very helpful. Ferrard, Magdalene and Ray were kind, discreet and helpful.
Jun 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Secluded Villa, Spectacular views, Beautiful Garden and 37ft Private Pool
average rating of 4.92 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from 12 days in St Lucia. We stayed at the Hermitage Cottage and had a fabulous time. The view and the place are spectacular. Not disappointed, this place is as described and pictured.

We felt right at home and enjoyed every minute. Read all the reviews because if you are expecting air conditioning you will not have that. It might get a little warm but was not a problem. It is centrally located to the best part of the island and the beaches. We drove every where on the island and think this was the best!

Thanks to all for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage. We tend to agree with you that Soufriere is the most spectacular part of the Island. So glad you had such a wonderful experience on the beautiful Island of St. Lucia. Henriette and Iain
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Very nice week

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from 8 days in family 2 adults & 2 kids, perfect house with a beautiful view, relaxing environment, fun in the pool. The house is close to a lot of activities: springs, walks, wonderful beaches...

Henriette was very nice, she booked for us taxi, rental car, magdelene prepared a dinner meal when we arrived saturday night late...

We felt like at home

Perfect holidays

Thanks you so much

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your week at Hermitage Cottage and that Magdalene and Ferrard were of great help. We are indeed very lucky to have such an amazing team. Thank you and have a great summer. Henriette
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Amazing Place to Stay! Beyond perfect Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week for our honeymoon and when we arrived we were blown away! Pictures don't even do this place justice! The view is unbelievable with the Petite Piton! And you have so much privacy having the place to yourself. The terrace is amazing just sitting on one of the little beds, couches or hammock enjoying the nice weather! This place is really nice too because you are up in the mountains more - you get a nice breeze to keep the place cool throughout the day and night. The villa is also really close to everything you need to explore in Soufriere! We absolutely loved our stay here and wish we would have stayed longer! It was a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you decide to go to Hermitage Cottage for your honeymoon and had such an amazing time. I always seem to say the same thing but it is so true. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to hear that our guests appreciate and love our home in St. Lucia. Thank you
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Paradise in St Lucia

  • 5 of 5

The perfect cottage to get away without the crowds of resort visitors. Beautifully situated in view of the Petit Piton and Caribbean waters with lush tropical vegetation. The location is perfect to explore all of the island of St Lucia and is close to the most visited attractions. Ferrard does an amazing job with the grounds and Magdalene is a delight and keeps the cottage in good order. Ian and Henriette have done a wonderful job keeping this secluded cottage quaint and comfortable for their guests. Everyone is very accommodating and we would highly recommend staying at the Hermitage Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So happy you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage. I will definitely share your comments with Magdalene and Ferrard.
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Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Hermitage Cottage was absolutely perfect for us. The location is perfectly located just above Boucan and Ladera resorts with an amazing view of the Petit Piton. The grounds are beautiful and well taken care of by Ferrard. Magdalene, our housekeeper, was extremely accommodating and her cooking was just what we needed. I'm not sure we really could have found a better place to stay. It's extremely quiet and you're not bothered by anyone. The home was very clean and had everything we needed. The drive to Soufriere is short and we found that we could access a lot of the resort amenities without having to stay there. Just can't say enough about how perfect the cottage was. Thank you so much for letting us stay there and giving us a

The perfect honeymoon we had hoped for!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Hermitage Cottage and will relay your positive comments to Magadalene and Ferrard. Wishing you all the best! thank you. Henriette
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A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

Amazing dramatic views, lush beautiful gardens, comfortable bed and hot shower, delicious home cooked local cuisine by Magdalene, total privacy, delightful daytime entertainment by all varieties of birds and nighttime star gazing with background music provided by frogs. This is a nature lover's paradise. The owner, Henrietta, was easy to talk to and very accommodating. We found this to be an excellent location to explore the entire country, but were especially enamored with the nearby town of Soufriere. Absolutely loved the property and St. Lucia!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage and in St. Lucia. It was a pleasure communicating with you.
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Rates & Availability

Jalousle Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Yearr
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The rates given are for two guests, if three or 4 the weekly rates are as follows
High Season $1750.00
Low Season $1500.00
Xmas/New Year $2,000.00

50% to secure booking and the remaining 50% one month prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Jalousle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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