Waterfront Villa in Rodney Bay, St Lucia - Peaceful Waterfront Location A Few Mins Walk From The Famous Reduit Beach In The Heart Of Rodney Bay
About Yvonne Rowland
We are Peter & Yvonne from the UK. No 17 The Harbour is our 2nd home and we love both our house and the island of St Lucia. We have lovingly furnished and equipped our house to a high standard as we want it to feel like home from home for both ourselves and any guests. We have received some great comments from guests and have a number of returning guests. We have three grown up children who also love the house and particularly like the fact that everything in Rodney Bay is within easy walking distance and that there is a great selection of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Yvonne Rowland purchased this House in 2007
Why Yvonne Rowland chose Rodney Bay
We have sailed in the Caribbean for many years and of all the islands decided that St Lucia was the most perfect. It is green, volcanic, stunning scenery, full of history and a great sailing destination. The people are also some of the most friendly we have come across in the Caribbean and the choice of restaurants and bars is brilliant. We chose Rodney Bay as we wanted a property with a private dock for our boat. We also wanted to buy from a reputable builder. We have not been disappointed with either the house or the location - in fact every time we go we like it more!!
What makes this House unique
The house is set behind secure electric gates giving beautiful tranquility overlooking the Harbour but is still in the centre of the resort so has great access to all amenities. The house is convenient for walking to the supermarket, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, beach plus taxis are readily available if you want to explore further afield. Hire cars are also available close by but are generally unnecessary. Water Taxis will come to the dock in front of the house making transfer to the Marina, Pigeon Island, The Landings etc very easy. There are only 25 houses/apartments on the complex and often many are unoccupied so the pool and gardens are quiet.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome! Great villa in great location
The villa is stunning and all our expectations were exceeded, it was home form home - luxurious.
We had a fantastic time, some days we were out around the island others we were either on the beech or by the pool.
Want to return soon.
Thank you - it was a pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Better than expected
Easy check in. This property was better than expected. Perfect location near restaurants and activities. Extremely clean and great amenities. Would stay again and highly recommend!
Many thanks for your kind comments Janelle; we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the very best, Yvonne & Peter
Perfect house in best location
Had a wonderful stay at 17 The Harbour.The property is in excellent order throughout; very nicely decorated and furnished and very well equipped.The location is ideal as you can walk to shops/supermarkets, bars, restaurants and the beach. The house overlooks the water and is quiet, scenic and relaxing as well as totally secure. The housekeeper is lovely and makes sure you have everything you need. Will definitely be back. 5* Property!!
Comfortable and spacious apartment
The overall stay in this apartment was very good. We have over the years have rented many villas and apartments, but I would have to rate this as one of the best, especially as it was a reasonable price and in a quite but central position.
All rooms are large and comfortable, with a lovely view over the harbour. Esther the housekeeper was absolutely brilliant as stated in previous reviews and couldn’t do enough for you. On our arrival Esther had made some rum punch for us which was her own recipe, talk about drinkable, it was the best rum punch ever.
When we did have a problem with one of the air cons on our first night, it was promptly fixed the following day.
Our only downside was that a lot of the bars and eating places were closed especially along the road that runs alongside Reduit beach. Could have something to do with the hotels that are in that part of Rodney Bay not having many holiday makers so the trade is not there for the local bars. Having said that, all the bars and restaurants in the heart of Rodney Bay where the apartment is are open. This did not detract from our very relaxing holiday in a very good holiday home.
Fantastic property......so comfortable!
What a perfect vacation.....location is everything and this property receives a “10”. Shopping, nightlife, the beach......all within walking distance.
The accommodations were better than what the pictures showed.
We are already planning our return!,
Thank you very much for your kind words and review. We love to know that our guests have had a good time and that we have met (& hopefully exceeded) their expectations :-)
We look forward to welcoming you back.
All the very best, Yvonne & Peter
We have just spent 14 perfect days & nights at the very well appointed 3-storey town house at The Harbour in the heart of Rodney Bay Village. The location couldn't have been better - easy access to beach, shops, bars, restaurants from the rear of the house and beautiful waterside peace and tranquility from the front. The house had everything we needed and is very well furnished and we were looked after superbly by Esther the housekeeper. The house is located on a small well maintained, secure, gated complex with beautiful gardens, pool and car parking. If you are looking for self catered accommodation in St Lucia look no further.
Many thanks. Always a pleasure to have you visit us :-) See you again soon.
Special interest holidays:
The island is 238sq (616sqkm), 27 miles long, 14 miles wide with a combination of high mountains, forests, low lying lands and beaches. A central mountain range runs the length of the island, with peaks ranging between 1000 and 3145 feet. Forests dominate the mountains, while jasmine, scarlet chenille and wild orchids provide splashes of colour to the lush green slopes. The two towering volcanic cones on the SW coast, Gros Piton (797m) and Petit Piton (750m) are one of the Caribbean’s most famous landmarks. The volcanic origin of the island provides visitors with an opportunity to visit a “drive-in volcano” and dip in the therapeutic Sulphur springs. Scuba Diving/Sailing superb.
Some key events:
Feb - Independence Day
May - St Lucia Jazz Festival
Jun/Jul - Carnival
Aug - Junior International Tennis
Oct - St Lucia Bill Fishing Tournament
Nov - Arrival of ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), the world's largest transatlantic rally
Dec - Festival of Lights
The famous Reduit Beach is pure paradise; soft golden sand facing West into the calm, warm Caribbean Sea usually offering its gentle sea breeze. The sunset's are stunning and the water is warm all year round. The island is a treasure trove of beautiful and unspoilt beaches and coves - explore by land and/or sea. There’s also lots to do if you’re the adventurous type. You can explore on foot, by mountain/quad bike, or even on horseback. Taxis, hire cars and day trips are all readily available.
There are 2 airports. The smaller domestic airport is about 15 mins by car. The international airport is in the south of the island and about 1 hour 20 mins by car, the drive is quiet, scenic and and provides a breathtaking introduction to the island. Alternatively helicopter transfers are available. Time difference, GMT -4 hours. BA & Virgin both operate direct flights from the UK. There is no need for a hire car when staying at the villa unless you want to explore further a field.
The villa is just off the main road parallel to the beach. The shops and supermarkets are within 200 yards and the bars and restaurants are along the main road. The beach is a 10 minute walk away. The Marina with its bars and restaurants is 5 mins by either land or water taxi. Rodney Bay has a wide choice of bars and restaurants with live music and plenty going on. Pigeon Island is 10/15 mins by land/water taxi. The capital, Castries is about 15/20 minutes by car/taxi depending on traffic.
The yacht marina on the other side of the Harbour has a cluster of shops, cafes, bars and a bank (with ATM). It is easy to hire a quality car (although not necessary as all local amenities are within walking distance) - a temporary driving licence is obtained from the police station. Water Taxis can be arranged to pick you up from the Villa to take you to the famous Pigeon Island heritage resort and beach. The Villa is no-smoking indoors however ash trays are provided for use on the patio/garden.