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

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
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..

More Details

Henriette McMichen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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 so much for letting us stay at your beautiful home, it was truly a paradise we enjoyed it so much!
Jan 2017
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Jalousle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
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
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Villa, Spectacular views, Beautiful Garden and 37ft Private Pool
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful stay at a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week in May 2017. The house is amazing, the views online are accurate and may not even do justice to how beautiful this location is. It was a perfect mix for us, we spent time out and about on the island during the day (treat yourself to some rental chairs at sugar beach, pricey but worth it!) and then at night we would retire to the seclusion and beauty of this Villa. The staff were helpful and friendly, the house was as advertised, we loved it. A few tips. 1) Read the instruction booklet left for you, pay particular attention to the night time closing up of the house, turning on off of the lights suggestions. If you follow them, bug free bedrooms! 2) Rent a car, cabs can get expensive and while the roads are quite scary you really can experience more of the island on your own time.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are both delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage and appreciate your comments. Enjoy your summer!
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Baltimore, MD


  • 5 of 5

We came to Saint Lucia to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and can not imagine having chosen a better place than this villa. Secluded without feeling isolated. Close to pretty much everything we were interested in experiencing on this trip. Even if we had just stayed put at the villa the entire time we were there, we still would have had a great, relaxing time just staring at the Petit Piton throughout the different hours of the day and night and different weather conditions. The little resident lizards and birds were also very entertaining. Endlessly fascinating and ever changing scenery! The house itself had everything we needed for self catering, with help from Magdalena and Ferrard whenever we needed anything, and insider tips and helpful advice from the owner's friend Dian, all just a phone call(on the provided cell phone) away. All of the best sights, beaches, and restaurants are close by and easy to reach by rental car. Driving was an adventure to some of these locations! As mentioned in previous reviews, do take note of the instructions regarding closing up rooms at nightfall to avoid unwanted insect visitors . Doing so makes a big difference!

Our favorite dining experiences were at :

-Dasheen -Just down the hill at Ladera, great food and ambiance, welcoming staff

-Martha's Tables - Excellent local food along the road that leads to Sugar Beach

-Jah Lamb - Great local vegetarian guru located in Soufriere

-Fedo's - Another local favorite in Soufriere

-Mango Tree - Good sandwiches and view

- Zaka's - Good coffee served by nice people in a colorful and creative atmosphere

We hope to return to Saint Lucia, and to this lovely house someday. Thank you to the McMichens and their wonderful crew for helping to make this one of the most enjoyable and relaxing trips we've ever taken.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage. We are indeed very lucky to have such great staff who have been with us for 12 years and are glad that you had the opportunity to meet our great friend Dian. We would love to see you there again. Henriette
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking, peaceful, lots of hummingbirds, rainbows every morning, highly, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven!
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Toronto, Canada

Spectacular Secluded Cottage in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Hermitage Cottage is a wonderful retreat on the Island of St. Lucia. The pictures are exactly how this cottage looks and the view of the Petit Piton can't be truly envisioned unless you are sitting on the beautiful terrace at sunset. Unbelievable! Thank you Henriette for all your help prior to our arrival and to your wonderful friend Dian for making us feel so comfortable and well cared for! We have made this a "must return" location for our future travels!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shirli. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage. Maybe a little bias but you are right that view is quite incredible and we never seem to tire of it! Thank you for being such lovely guests. Henriette
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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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Rates & Availability

Jalousle Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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.