St Lucia's Best-sited and Most Luxurious Home
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What makes this House unique
Seven, private acres of lush tropical gardens surrounded by the Caribbean on three sides! Also located within minutes of the restaurants and bars of Rodney Bay. Morne Trulah is St Lucia's most private property -- set atop a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the idyllic blue Caribbean. St Lucia's only croquet lawn (and largest putting green) is also enclosed inside the property boundaries -- enabling hours of secluded, family fun!
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Gorgeous views and property!
This is a lovely escape, a great property with lots of amenities and even more charm! The staff, Katherine and Sherman, were so wonderful we regretted not being able to take them with us! The house is tucked away behind some real St.Lucian living, but also close (by car) to grocery and other shops. Driving was a must for us to get to anything, including food shopping, but it is not for the faint of heart on this island. The massive mosquito nets in the bedrooms are awesome -- the wet season is a heaven for them-- but take insect protection seriously otherwise (especially if you have young kids in tow). Reduit beach is great on non-cruiseship days, you can rent a host of stuff there and eat decent food; Trouya beach is very close (warm waters!) although in need of some litter cleanup. We really appreciated the owner's personal recommendations on where to dine and such, as they were spot on. A never-ending supply of towels was also terrific! highly recommend!
We really enjoyed our stay at Morne Trulah. The view is spectacular from every angle. The staff was very nice and did a great job. The home is well maintained and we enjoyed the pool every day.
You'll Never Even Needed to Leave the Property
Our stay at Morne Trulah exceeded all expectations. The views were better than you could possibly imagine. The house was spacious and immaculate. The staff on the property was warm, helpful, and professional. The pool was luxurious. The gardens were beautiful. The location was convenient. Everything was simply perfect.
My family and I originally had a property in the south of the island booked on Airbnb. But when we arrived, it was not as advertised. After a frantic search late on the Saturday night, Brad came to the rescue. Even late at night, he was fast to respond, and fast to react, getting the house set up for our arrival the following morning.
Once we arrived to Morne Trulah, our stresses melted away.
The house staff were beyond helpful and professional. They were always there when you needed them, yet left you your privacy, never lingering, never feeling intrusive. Catherine cleaned, but also cooked DELICIOUS breakfast and lunch, and even prepared some dinner dishes for us during the days we were out. Sharon, and Sylvia worked with her, and were also excellent cooks. They kept the house meticulous. Sherman, the groundskeeper was also incredibly friendly, and helpful. He was always available to answer our questions, and took us down to the nearby beach on our first day. The Gardener Cornelius, or Congo, as he's better known, was also a friendly presence on the property, keeping an incredible garden vibrant and beautiful.
The house is beautiful, and carefully designed. Each of the four spacious bedrooms sit on their own corners of the house, with a large living area/great room in the middle, allowing each party to have their own privacy, yet keep a sense of togetherness for a fun family vacation.
The kitchen is truly a chef's kitchen. My father and sister both works in the restaurant industry, and recognized the appliances from the commercial kitchens they've spent time in. Additionally, the seating areas couldn't get any better, with a covered open air area with a large round table, where we enjoyed our breakfasts and lunches, or a lower large dining table in the open, where we had some magically dinners.
The infinity pool was perfectly placed on the property, with room for suntanning, and excellent views while you waded in the cool waters. We also enjoyed the hot tub nightly. There is a beautiful croquet court which we never ended up using, but it's perfectly kept, and looked like fun!
I could go on and on, but you get the picture;)
Wonderful vacation with family!
This was the perfect vacation home for our family . The views were incredible ! We especially enjoyed the infinity pool . Sherman and Sharon could not have been nicer or more helpful. The walk to Trouya Beach was a bit tough and beach not clean, but it was easy drive to Windjammer Resort where we enjoyed beach and restaurant.
We had many experiences we will always cherish in St. Lucia.
Easily one of the top most beautiful properties in the world.
The property was above and beyond expectations. The staff was so nice and a pleasure to have around during the morning and early afternoon. High praise to Sherman ( the grounds help) he was fun to talk to and took the ladies all around the property to show and educate on all the trees and plants. They loved him. Kathy, (maid and morning cook) all food was great and house and quarters very clean. I recommend this place to everyone. Its perfect for 4 couples to enjoy or and family of 8. Views are to die for and hospitality is impeccable. Hope to return in the near future soon.
Easy access to town to the north for shopping, dinning and a casino. Capital city 20 minutes south with more shopping and dinning.
Thank you for spending your time to share your thoughts and feelings with us; your happiness is our happiness. We really do go above and beyond to achieve the ultimate vacation experience at Morne Trulah-- for our own family when we are in residence during the months of April and August, and for our guests when we are off-island educating our children in London. It is reassuring to know that the highest standards are maintained during our absence and that everything is working as it should. One's experience of the feelings of peace, beauty and harmony at Morne Trulah are the essence of the pleasure experienced there. So when our guests tell us of the their happiness and vivid memories, we ourselves also can be confident that all will be well and in good order for our own residence.
We are indeed very fortunate to have a wonderful team of people working with us to make Morne Trulah superb. The love one gives is the love one receives in return. Our staff are lovely spirits and virtuous characters, and we will ensure that Kathy and Sherman's efforts, in particular, are recognised and rewarded.
We hope that you and your friends will get much pleasure from the recounting and reliving of your joy-- and that your memories will not soon fade before finding again your way back to paradise at Morne Trulah.
What do we say about the paradise that was Morne Trouya? Lovely, lovely place. The pictures truly do not do the site and the house justice. The views are breathtaking. Four private master suites with baths (and air conditioning). Each room has a spectacular view! It is close to Rodney Bay. Just a quick 10 minute drive to many restaurants and shopping.
Margueritte will be a wonderful resource take her suggestions on tours and restaurants. We loved our outings with Shall. Delightful man, personable and knowledgable about the island. After he toured us to the waterfall on Wednesday, we rode horses with him on Saturday. Frances was also perfect for my husband and sons' climb up the Piton. He shared so much of the history of the island, while all the time coaching them to a safe climb.
The house staff were excellent! Sherman, Sharon and Katherine were so pleasant and there whenever we needed anything…and not there when we needed privacy. Just perfect. They prepared a lovely breakfast each morning. Sherman spear fishes for lobster and will catch some for you to prepare if you want.
The only thing I would change about our visit would have been to extend it to two weeks instead of one.
St Lucia's Best Sited Home
Morne Trulah began its life as an ancient French fort. The site was re-discovered in 1964, spotted from the cockpit of a King Air flown from Connecticut and enlisted to scout an appropriate compound for four prominent, New England families. The grounds were quickly secured and construction began atop the walls of the 18c French Fort. Then as now, Morne Trulah is considered one of the Caribbean’s most amazing and luxurious homes, boasting spectacular water views from every room.
Morne Trulah was the favorite vacation home for three generations of the original four families and their guests. The residence played host to a bevy of famous literary and media names for almost half a century.
In 2013, the home and grounds were purchased by the current owners. Extensive works to both restore and surpass the home’s former glory began in 2013 and completed in January 2016.
Atop a Peninsula Morne Trulah is widely regarded as St Lucia’s best-sited home. The residence straddles Trouya Pointe, a high peninsula used by the French to protect both Rodney Bay to the north and Choc Bay to the south. Morne Trulah offers spectacular views of the Caribbean in every direction and from every room.
Centrally Located Morne Trulah is located halfway between the bustling markets in the capital city of Castries and the island’s best restaurants, nightclubs and shops in Rodney Bay. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining, a trek through the rainforest, or relaxing at one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, you are only a few minutes away.
At The Beach Morne Trulah is surrounded by water on three sides – by sheer cliffs to the West and North – and by idyllic Trouya Cove to the East. The cove boasts one of the island’s best small beaches, protected by mountains to the north and south, and naturally shaded by verdant palms, mangroves and [other trees]. One of the island’s best kept secrets, one rarely find more than a family or two at Trouya Beach.
A Historic Fort Over two hundred years ago, Morne Trulah’s prominent vantage point protected both Rodney Bay to the North and Choc Bay to the South. The residence sits astride the walls of the early fort, constructed of local stone, lime, molasses and horse hair. The owners managed to re-open the ancient quarry from which the stones were excavated and engaged the island’s three best masons, who spent two years restoring the walls and sympathetically building new walls sourced from the same stone.
330° Caribbean Views
Trouya BeachThe east side of Morne Trulah enjoys views of this charming cove and beach. One of St Lucia's best kept secrets, this unspoiled beach is seldom occupied and only 200 metres (~4 minutes walk) down the mountain from Morne Trulah. The beach is located about 200 metres from (and about 100 feet below) Morne Trulah's East pedestrian access gate.
Rodney Bay In 1762 forces commanded by British Admiral George Rodney wrestled the islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada from the French. To celebrate the victory, the Admiral re-named the area’s most prominent bay after himself as Rodney Bay. Today the interior of the bay’s five-mile crescent contains the West Indies’ largest yacht harbour, the island’s best restaurants and its most popular beaches. At each end of the bay’s crescent, rugged, natural beauty prevails in the form of Trouya Pointe and Morne Trulah to the South and Pigeon Island to the North.
Pigeon Island Three miles north of Morne Trulah sits Pigeon Island, now a National Park. From any room with a northern exposure, one can see the old military fortifications.
Martinique Twenty miles beyond Pigeon Island lay the French island of Martinique- clearly visible day and night. Martinique being a much larger island than St Lucia, at night its lights run across the entire expanse of the northern exposure. On particularly clear nights one can even see the headlights of cars traversing across the island!
Barrel of Beef Rock Situated just a few hundred metres Northwest of Morne Trulah, the rock was so named because it was once used by French soldiers at Morne Trulah to safely store barrels of beef. Today, one is more likely to see the flocks of the protected sanctuary, scuba divers and fishermen than French soldiers on the rock.
Choc Bay/Castries Best viewed from any south-facing bedroom, the kitchen or from the West Dining deck, watch cruise ships arrive in the morning and leave each evening.