About the property
- Villa4000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 8 nights
Secluded hilltop villa with staff and pool. Spacious - 4 queen beds
A huge thank you to everyone that has selected our home for their vacation or special occasion - we're thrilled to report that Villa Grand Piton is the #1 booked property in St Lucia for the past year!
Please note: in high season (December 15 to April 27) we accept only Saturday-Saturday stays (7 or 14 nights).
First time to St Lucia? We suggest you start by deciding the best part (North or South) of the island for your vision of an ideal vacation. This is important, as the distances between the different parts of the island are a lot longer than they look on the map. It's about a 90-minute drive (each way) from the North to the South on very twisty roads (with driving on the left - "British" - side of the road). You'll end up spending most of your vacation near your accommodation, so be sure to stay in the south if you want to "play" in the south - and vice versa.
Hopefully this short guide will help you decide which is right:
The South is where you find the iconic Pitons and views that will literally stop you in your tracks. Here is where the best outdoor activities are located - hiking in a rain forest, climbing a Piton, snorkeling, diving, dolphin and whale watching, waterfalls, ATV rides, zip lining, plantation tours, horseback riding, mountain biking, mud baths and the drive-in volcano, wind and kite-surfing, and of course, relaxing on the beach, including the white-sanded Sugar Beach. A few resorts/hotels and private villas are sprinkled across the hillsides, many (like ours) positioned to get the most amazing views. The restaurants range from food trucks for lunch to white-tablecloth fine dining. There is a much more local and laid-back vibe to this part of the island than the North. Ten years after a stay in Soufriere you'll still recognize your pictures as being from St Lucia. If you are looking for an outdoor and active vacation, or to simply stay at an accommodation with incredible views of the Pitons and feel your stress melt away, this is the part of the island you want.
The North (Rodney Bay/Castries/Gros Islet) is where you find all the large resorts, lots of restaurants, a casino, duty-free shopping, etc. There is a little hiking and snorkeling on Pigeon Island (in Gros Islet). The views are nice, but overall the area is not too dissimilar from many other Caribbean Islands. This is the area to choose if you are looking to mostly soak up the sun on the beach, and want a typical Caribbean beach town to walk around in the evening for bars and restaurants for tourist-oriented nightlife.
Does the south sound perfect for you? Then the only thing missing for your dream vacation is the perfect villa. How about one that is almost like a private hotel, with staff to take care of you while you enjoy stunning sunsets and jaw-dropping views of the Pitons? Our home, Villa Grand Piton, may just be the answer! You and your family/friends will be the only guests in our spacious home, and have our sparking pool to yourselves to enjoy the magnificent view of the Pitons, the Caribbean and the sunsets. Our friendly staff will keep the villa clean, help you plan your activities, and anything else you need to make your vacation truly unforgettable. Hotels offer meal plans and driver services, and we do, too - just inquire for details and pricing.
What would a stay at Villa Grand Piton be like?
Picture a romantic, tranquil, spacious villa, high on the ridge of a hill overlooking the Caribbean.
Start your day watching the sailboats glide along the sea under a rainbow, while sipping a cup of smooth local coffee or cappuccino.
Float in the sparkling swimming pool, surrounded by cashew trees and brilliant bougainvillea. Or grab your gear and go snorkeling or diving at the best areas in St Lucia, only a short drive away.
Dine on delicious freshly-caught fish outside in the shaded gazebo as the sun sets over the Caribbean.
After dinner, marvel at the Milky Way and the billions of stars in the inky-black night sky.
Sip a glass of wine while being cooled by the mountain breeze.
Watch for shooting stars while being serenaded by the music of the night.
Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by a postcard-perfect panorama of the Piton mountains and the Caribbean Sea and the most amazing sunsets. Inside, you have all the comforts of home with comfortable queen beds, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioners blowing cool air on the beds, a wonderfully-equipped full kitchen and an entertainment room.
Our friendly staff will keep the villa and the pool sparkling clean and give you assistance around-the-clock, whether you need information on the best time to climb the Piton or just need more shampoo. Our housekeeper and property manager, Doxie, is an excellent cook - she can either just do the cooking for a modest fee (usually about $20 US for a multi-course dinner) or provide your entire meal (please ask for pricing).
Nearly 4000 square feet of interior space
"Handicapped-friendly" with all but the pool on the same level (pool only three steps down)
Soaring ceilings and spacious rooms
Open design capture breezes and allows free air flow: numerous large windows covered with wooden louvers and insect screens, interior walls that do not go to the ceiling
Multiple double doors that can be thrown open to "let the outside in"
Three spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
Air conditioning in each bedroom, positioned to deliver cool air to the bed area (although the open-air design of the villa keeps the air conditioning from cooling the entire room)
Ceiling and high-speed standing fans in every bedroom
Jacuzzi tub and shower in master bathroom
Dedicated entertainment room
Large parking area
Free WiFi, extending outdoors to the gazebo
Queen-sized beds with pillowtop mattresses
One bedroom with two queen beds
Large stainless-steel grill on the back deck
Water cooler for icy-cold or hot water at the touch of a button
Dining tables, both inside and in the gazebo
TV and Blu-Ray player in each bedroom
Floating loungers for the pool
Washer and dryer
Cable TV in the entertainment room and an extensive library of movies and music
Computer and printer
Snorkeling and beach gear (chairs, towels, umbrellas)
Coolers and thermoses
Board games, cards, books
Exercise bike and other exercise equipment
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc., all supplied
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, combs available upon request
Other services provided
A welcome basket overflowing with food and beverages for your first night and next morning's breakfast
Guides to local restaurants and activities (both on-line and at the villa)
Cooking services (modest additional fee)
Bed and bath linens provided and changed mid-week
Climbing or walking around a Piton
Sunset cruise on a catamaran
Day sail on a catamaran
Saturday morning open-air market in Soufriere
Whale and dolphin watching tours
Visiting botanical gardens
Enjoying a cool waterfall
Driving through a volcano
Relaxing in therapeutic mud baths
Getting a massage at a spa
Eating at local or fine-dining restaurants
Or just relaxing at the villa!
Additional important information about Villa Grand Piton:
Our home is a non-smoking villa. No smoking anywhere in the villa or on the grounds, except in a designated smoking area at the base of the driveway.
The villa and grounds pose inherent dangers for children under 13. If your party includes any children under 13, please contact us so we can describe the issues. We want to ensure Villa Grand Piton is a good fit for your party.
The villa is not available for rent without the staff.
The villa is built in the open-architecture style of most Caribbean residences. This style emphasizes harmony with the outdoors, and does not try to create an impenetrable barrier between the interior and exterior. Doors are not weather-stripped, windows are not covered by glass, and the buildings often have other openings to allow free airflow, allowing insects and geckos into these houses. Our windows are covered by screens, beds and the Jacuzzi all have mosquito nets, and we have an outdoor mosquito-control machine to help keep the mosquito population down.
Given the open nature of the house (interior walls that do not go to the ceiling, no glass covering the windows), the air conditioning in the bedrooms will not be able to cool the rooms, but does blow cool air on the beds to make sleeping a little more comfortable.
Noises also carry somewhat in an open-air house, and you may be able to hear what is happening in a nearby room in the house when the rest of the house is very quiet. We've put some small radios in the bathrooms and there are TV's in the bedrooms. Feel free to turn either of these on to create some background noise.
We do require a signed (electronic signature) rental agreement, which will be provided upon your request to book the villa.
Owner - Bill and Loretta
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Owner - Bill and Loretta
We've been married for almost 20 years, and just sent our youngest child off to college. We both have stressful full-time jobs as engineers in the energy industry, and we have to fight the traffic of a big city every day. We're getting close to retirement, so we started looking for a place to retire a few years ago, and decided that St Lucia was the only choice after visiting multiple times. We grew up in the Midwest, and never, ever dreamt that we'd retire in the Caribbean! But we love St Lucia so much, we decided to buy our retirement home a few years early, and share our home, so that you can experience the joy of spending time in St Lucia, too.
Why Owner - Bill and Loretta chose Anse La Raye Quarter
We purchased Villa Grand Piton as our vacation/retirement home. We knew it was the right place for us the moment we stepped out of the car - the view of the Pitons stopped us in our tracks and we just stood there, awestruck, for a few minutes. Then we picked our jaws up off the ground, walked into the house, and saw how spacious, light and airy it was, and instantly knew this was the only place for us. After spending our first evening there, listening to the tree frogs and the breeze rustling the leaves, we could not imagine any other place that we could call home. We hope you find it as magical and restorative as we do.
What makes this Villa unique
We started vacationing in St Lucia over 10 years ago, and the beauty of the island, the weather, and the friendliness of the people convinced us we had to spend as much time as possible in St Lucia. We've visited much of the Caribbean, and we've never found any other place where the people are as genuinely warm and caring as in St Lucia. St. Lucia is a wonderful getaway whether you are looking for romance, rejuvenation or exciting activities. Palm-fringed beaches, unspoiled rainforests and the majestic Piton Mountains make up the gorgeous landscape of Saint Lucia. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture are sure to impress even the most cultured traveler. St. Lucia has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Among the natural beauty of the island are ancient fortresses, fishing villages and gracious town squares waiting to be discovered. You can hike, bird watch and explore the natural attractions of St. Lucia or you can take part in many of the activities on land, water or air from horseback riding to SCUBA diving to helicopter rides.
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The BEST vacation ever! A beautiful home surrounded by an even more beautiful environment. Our kids loved everything about this island, particularly the fresh fruits and they dream of living here “in twenty years”. The view of the Pitons never gets old and we enjoyed many amazing rainbows and sunsets followed by star gazing at night. The rain “just a passing cloud” says Doxie. Doxie – Thank you for making our vacation extra special. We enjoyed every meal so much! What a treat to share the week with you and your daughter! Junior, Omar, and Billy helped us navigate the island and John, Neil and Kerryus were always so friendly and helpful. This was truly an experience of a lifetime!
Spring time in Paradise!
We had a wonderful spring break at the villa and are sad we had to return to our daily grind. Doxie and the rest of the staff were amazing! Doxie's cooking provided us with excellent, authentic local cuisine. Junior and Billy were well worth it, they served as both driver and tour guide. St. Lucia and the villa are beautiful!
Amazing vacation at Villa Grand Piton!
Our family of 6 just spent a week at Villa Grand Piton. Loretta and Bill were very helpful and responsive leading up to our trip. They made sure everything was set up ahead of time and shared a lot of information about activities and restaurants in the area. The house itself is beautiful! Very well equipped, comfortable beds, plenty of towels. Pictures don’t do the view justice! Picture perfect. Doxie was very helpful during our stay. She even cooked a few delicious meals for us. We decided to have Junior and Billy drive us for the week. They were great and very informative! Overall, a wonderful experience. We hope to be back!
Exceeded Expectations !
It is difficult to have expectations and have your fantasy ruined by the reality. Every aspect of our stay at "Villa Grand Piton" exceeded our expectations. And our fantasy became actual reality. We were not prepared for the Villa to be as perfect as the pictures-But yet-it was.The ease of interacting with the owners from initial contact, to booking, and all the time leading up to our trip-and our arrival. The Villa staff-Doxie -General Manager and cook extraordinaire. Junior, our driver and an awesome concierge, his colleague-Billy. Neil and John making sure everything stayed 100% perfect in the house and grounds and insuring our safety by knowing there was someone available to us 24/7. Junior arranged for a day of boating along the coast and snorkeling.Our boat operator(Mario)and Billy took pride in showing us the beauty of the coastline of St. Lucia and stopped for us to get in some great snorkeling in different locations along the way. We are so pleased that our vacation was a dream that came true. We will be reserving for February 2019 at "Villa Grand Piton" for a necessary relaxing and "down time" vacation. I can't imagine going anyplace else after experiencing all that this property, owners and staff offers (and delivers).
Grand Piton Perfection!
Villa Grand Piton had everything! It is picture postcard perfect. Besides the breathtaking views from nearly every room, this place is super well equipped! They have chargers, snorkel gear, beach bags, hats, sun umbrellas, beach chairs, and a stocked kitchen. The beds are all comfortable. Have Doxie make you some of her rum punch - yum! We want to go back!
Words really can not describe this slice of paradise! We had a family of 6 of us and as soon as we arrived we were amazed at how beautiful and breathtaking the view was. It was like something you would see out of a magazine! The sunsets and rainbows were amazing! The view of the pitons were magical! The beautiful flowers and luscious landscape surrounding us with little hummingbirds everywhere were so lovely. The villas itself was extremely well kept and fit all 6 of us comfortably. The staff was amazing! Junior, Billy, Doxie, Neil and John took very good care of us. We hired Junior to drive us (the only way to go in my opinion) and he took us everywhere! We got to see ALL of Soufriere and it's beauty! We came to St. Lucia for our destination wedding and this experience will be one unforgettable experience for our family. Loretta you really did an amazing job with this gorgeous villas and your staff! They have become like family to us. This villas will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we will definitely be returning for our anniversary! I recommend this place to anyone looking for the ultimate St. Lucia vibe! Thank you to everyone that helped make it perfect and unforgettable! Definitely Good Vibes at the Grand Piton Villas! :)
Villa Grand Piton is located in the southwest portion of the Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia, West Indies. Saint Lucia is a wonderful getaway whether you are looking for romance, rejuvenation or exciting activities. Palm-fringed beaches, unspoiled rainforests and the majestic Piton Mountains make up the gorgeous landscape of Saint Lucia. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture are sure to impress even the most cultured traveler. Saint Lucia has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Among the natural beauty of the island are ancient fortresses, fishing villages and gracious town squares waiting to be discovered. You can hike, climb a Piton, bird watch, zipline, and explore the natural attractions of St. Lucia. Or you can take part in many other activities on land, water or air, from horseback riding to SCUBA diving to helicopter rides. Villa Grand Piton is convenient to the nearby small town of Soufriere for necessity shopping. The Soufriere area has many unique attractions, such as the Diamond Waterfall, the Botanical Gardens and Mineral Baths and the world's only drive-in volcano. There are also scuba and snorkeling dive shops, which are both local and at the hotels. There are deep sea fishing boat rentals, whale and dolphin watching, sunset cruses and pirate ship fun cruses. Also don't forget Jungle adventure tours thru the rain forest or ziplining high above the forest and over the hills! Here is a list of just some of the activities: Boating Boating tours Botanical gardens Cycling Duty-free shopping in Rodney Bay and Castries Endless Summer catamaran tours Fishing Fine dining restaurants Health/Beauty Spas in the adjacent resorts Hiking Historical buildings and ruins Hot mineral and mud baths Jungle Jeep Adventure tours Local Caribbean restaurants Horseback Riding Massage at the villa Mountain biking Mountain climbing Rainforest tours SCUBA diving Sailing Segway tour in Rodney Bay Snorkeling Swimming Water Skiing Waterfalls Whale or dolphin watching Wildlife Viewing Jungle Aerial Tram Zip lining And - simply relaxing by or in your private pool soaking up the sunshine and the splendid view, or watching the multitude of stars come out at night! (SEE WEEKLY RATE CHART BELOW)
Additional information about rental rates
RATE CHANGES - Rates are subject to change without notice. Rates are secured once booking is confirmed. Booking is confirmed once the deposit and rental contract are received by owner. We do not provide price adjustments or offer low rate guarantees. Sales/specials apply to new reservations only. We try to reply promptly, but do work weekdays so there may be some short delays. If you do not hear from us within 12 hours of your inquiry, please send another inquiry, and check your "spam" filter in case your email provider has directed our response there.