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The Fortress:Tranquil, Cliffside, with Twin Ocean & Golf Views-quiet relaxation

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

A true representation of its name, The Fortress stands proudly amongst the lush green foliage in the heart of Cap-Estate. This pair of adjoining but separate luxury villas, represents a unique vacation for any person or family looking for a peaceful, tranquil, relaxing, rejuvenating yet modern vacationing abode.

The Fortress boasts one of the most unique views of St. Lucia. From the balcony one can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee along with the fabulous sunrise over the Atlantic and on an evening from the same spot, take in the stupendous sunset in the west.

For a spectacular view even closer to home, one can gaze at the glistening waters of the private pool surrounded by exotic, wide-branched palm trees. Other local vegetation is grown in the garden surrounding the apartments such as mango, cherry, ripe banana, tomato, guava, and lime trees. Exquisite flowers can also be found in the garden such as roses, pink, white, purple and orange bougainvillea, and hibiscus to name a few.

The larger villa consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms(including one Jacuzzi). This villa also has a spacious, partly circular, well ventilated and lit kitchen facing the Atlantic Ocean on the East. Both entrances/exits lead to a ‘crescent moon’ balcony facing the Caribbean Sea on the West.

The family room and dining room are served by an interior wooden bar.

Both bedrooms are air conditioned and include cable television and FM/Alarm clock radio whilst the bigger of the two bedrooms has a convenient work desk.

The balcony is a unique semi circular, common structure of the villas and is separated by an intricately designed PVC arrangement adorned with natural plants; this see-thru separation allows viewing of both the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.

The smaller villa has a similar design but facing west to towards the Caribbean Sea. Its family room is separated from the dining area by beautiful wooden banisters, with both the family room and single bedroom being air conditioned for further comfort. This villa is adjacent to the common outside private pool.

The pool is uniquely situated for viewing both oceans to the west and east, and has a terrace extension for sun bathing or just enjoying the surrounding foliage and Fortress plants and fruit trees.

Both villas are tiled and are furnished with beautiful, straw woven furniture, modern varnished cupboards, and simple yet fully secured PVC rectangular windows. Both villas have laundry rooms and everything else necessary for a comfortable vacation.

Keywords: Luxury Villas with full amenities with scenic vista, great price and value

More Details

Kerris Smith-Local Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Kerris Smith-Local Manager

The owners Keith Smith, retired Managing Director of the only paint manufacturer and leading provider of paints and accessories on the island, together with his wife Diane Smith, Managing Director and President of a renowned insurance brokerage firm. They live upstairs the villas and are attainable 24 hours a day. They operate from their own two storey business property during the day, about two kilometers away. Their son Kerris is a Canadian and US certified IT computer securities specialist who is part of the management team.

The Fortress and its surroundings are a representation of the island St. Lucia, simply unique and simply beautiful, and the Management Team are well poised to introduce their clients to a vacation experience that will satisfy the business executive, vacationer or family who wants to relax with nature and convenience in one place.

Kerris Smith-Local Manager purchased this villa in 2010

Why Kerris Smith-Local Manager chose Mount Hardy

Cap Estate is one of the more prestigious and simply beautifully private locations in the northern part of St. Lucia. The location is ideal for vacationers, with some of the best beaches a few minutes away, historical parks, malls and duty free shopping abounds. Our Rodney Bay Tourist Village offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment for our guests to enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

Enjoy a true Caribbean vacation getaway in luxury and style. Your host will pamper you and ensure that all your needs are met. From our personal pick up service at the airport to arranging your personal tours around the island, The Fortress Management Team can assure you that once you have arrived, this is one vacation that would exceed your expectations.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Vigie Airport (10) /Hewanorra International (40)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cap Estate Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Cap Estate 18 hole Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Gros Islet Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cap Estate Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

North of the island is the heart of hotel community with internationally recognised 4 star and 5 star brand names.

Also two of the major shopping Malls are in the Rodney Bay area less than 10 minutes drive from the Villas. Other attractions like horse riding, deep sea fishing, kayaking and wind sailing are within a short distance.

Cliffside descent to Atlantic Ocean within walking distance.


Mount Hardy Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Jacuzzi available in Master Bedroom Bath # 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Inflatable mattress
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Relaxing and quiet, ocean breezes available most of the year. Sunrise and sunset seen daily, and Full moon visible 100% in night sky in due time.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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The Fortress:Tranquil, Cliffside, with Twin Ocean & Golf Views-quiet relaxation
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Excellent location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Hospitality, location and views from this villa were amazing. Cannot say enough about the host and their hospitality. Made us feel at home and took care of all our needs during the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 8-17-2017 Management of the Fortress Luxury Villas in Saint Lucia is grateful for another positive review from Rakesh and his team. Clients have to experience the uniqueness of this property in its location between two oceans, the daily visible sunsets and sunrises, together with the tranquility and security to believe what is normal for us. We are very impressed with the easy marketing and tools available for vacationers and owners from Home Away and VRBO. We are happy with the promise by Rakesh and team to make this location their vacation choice every year. All are welcome to a truly unique experience to remember for a long time.
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Great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The hospitality of the manager and his wife was greatly appreciated. Even before arriving in St. Lucia a vehicle rental was arranged for us that was dropped off and picked up from the airport when leaving. We were escorted from the airport on arrival to the villa and were escorted back to the airport when leaving. They even gave us a complimentary tour of the island. The views at this property were amazing. From the verandah great views of the ocean and mountains as well as lots of greenery was really great. The pool was greatly enjoyed as well. The both connecting villas were very spacious and well kept with the exception of one fauscet not working in one of the bathrooms which really wasn't much of a problem for us. For the first time in the lovely island of St. Lucia it was really great having received the great hospitality that we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our wonderful last group of 8 persons for their review, and the re-affirmation of the peaceful natural setting of the property. We never stop trying to meet and exceed our clients expectations, and must apologize for the back to back occupancy that prevented the timely replacement of a bathroom faucet.
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Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

The house :

Is very confortable and functional. The swimming pool is a little smal but very nice.. And the view is breathtaking.

We were in ste lucia for a big festive event so the calm of Cap estate was a luxe, we could rest to be fully loaded for the parties :D

Think that you'll need a budget for the taxi above all during big events where the prices can go up !

Our trip was greeeaaat !!

Keith is very nice and serious ! Was there to welcome us and is available on phone. All the organisation was very simple and that is a plus ! There was absolutly no stress about how to find the house or how to use the house.

Thank you for taking care of my friends Keith !

I highly recommand this house and I wish we all could come back

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grateful for your great review of our Apartments Renaud. Thanks for wanting to return for your next vacation and for encouraging others to have this unique experience with nature. We can arrange for discounts on taxis or self drive vehicles with a day's notice. Merci beaucoup.
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A breathtaking view, excellent service and hospitality and comfortable accomadation

  • 5 of 5

We went to st luica to attend a wedding.

Prior to arriving to St Lucia, all my queries were readily answered, booking was easy. we were picked up from the airport and thereon it was truly a vacation!

the accommodation is superb, rooms are large and comfortable. the kitchen is lovely and really brings everyone to the table, the deck is my favourite, which is large and comfortable which allows one to soak in the view day or nite. the pool is lovely . the place is secure.the property is large and taking a small hike is also possible. The owner was very accommodating, hospitable and kind.

i would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Our party was a mixed crowd ranging from young to old, and all had a great stay. we also were able to rent a car from this property as well. A fun filled couple of days!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's our pleasure to make our 7 guests comfortable and relaxed on their vacation. Nature abounds at the Fortress Luxury Villas, and one can choose to rest quietly in comfortable accommodations or explore cliffs, beaches and many sports and entertainment nearby as our wonderful guests found out in June.
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A month that felt like a beautiful dream.

  • 5 of 5

I just got home and want to go back already. Our months stay at The Fortress was absolutely more than we could have imagined. The view is totally breathtaking in every direction you look. The hot temperatures with warm breeze every day made you never want to go inside. The pool was perfect to float in and cool off while listening to music, having a cool drink and again staring at the view. The units are very spacious with everything you need to feel at home. The added bonus of the vehicle made it so easy to come and go and do as we please. We lived like a local and loved it.

I can not say enough about our most gracious and kind home owners. They made us feel so very welcome and gave us lots of privacy although we loved to spend time with them. They invited us to a St. Lucian home cooked dinner which was so delicious that I had to learn these recipes to make them at home. And they did just that. A few days later they came down to our unit and taught us how to make them. This was another very memorable day. They gave us a prepaid local cell phone with their number programmed in it for any questions or issues we may have had. This certainly added another sense of comfort to our stay on this beautiful island. They checked with us periodically to see if we needed anything. They were our home owners who have become our friends and our St. Lucian family.

We will definitely return to this most beautiful island and home.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased the wonderful Cummings family of six enjoyed and re-emphasized the uniqueness of this luxury vacation villa at the northern tip of St.Lucia in the Caribbean. We will always go out of our way to make our vacationers feel at home, and this is the beginning of the mental relaxation. The natural views and the amenities is the heart of the physical, and remaining mental break away from the stresses left behind on deciding to take a well deserved vacation. Management & Staff of the Fortress Luxury Apartments thank the Cummings family from the bottom of their hearts, and wish them well.
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Dying to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

Well this review is well past due but as I was daydreaming of the magical time I had in Saint Lucia last year, I decided to take a moment to share. The island is absolutely beautiful and I can't think of a better place to have enjoyed it than at the Fortress. The property is amazing and great for a group. The owners were friendly and very helpful and the pool was a huge hit with my family. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our double circle pool is part of the relaxation plan at the Fortress Luxury Villas. Whilst in the pool you can also enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Caribbean sea on the West. Unforgettable....................
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Call for more info on rates.
All major Credit Cards accepted : Billing through VRBO services
BMW X-1 or X-5 Crossover Luxury vehicle available for rental
Maid service as needed @ $10 USD per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.