Stylish Plantation Villa, Panoramic Views
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Included:-Housekeeping three times a week, arranged to your timings.
Enjoy tranquility at Mango Plantation, sit and watch the changing view from morning to dusk from the verandah, humming birds come and go from the flowers just a few feet away and geckos hide in the branches awaiting an insect snack.
The house is furnished true to the plantation style but still offers the comfort of modern amenities such as a dishwasher, microwave and cable TV just to mention a few.
'La Plantation des Manguiers' French for Mango Plantation House, is a stylish Creole Plantation house set above the town of Castries with fabulous views out to...Read more
Stylish Plantation Villa, Panoramic Views
Castries, Saint Lucia
Additional Location Information
La Plantation des Manguiers is situated in the tiny community of Bois Cachet (hidden wood). Once at the house it is difficult to believe that you are only minutes from the capital city of Castries, nestled as it is, amongst trees and foliage, notably Mango trees, hence the villa's name. With breath taking views over Castries out to Pigeon Island in the north and Martinique beyond, La Plantation des Manguiers is relaxing and tranquil with plenty of privacy. Castries is 5 minutes by car or bus (10 minutes walk to the nearest bus stop, all down hill!!) The white sand beach of Vigie with it's shady trees is 10-15 minutes from the villa and besides being great for a swim is also nice for a early morning or late afternoon walk. Reduit beach, a popular tourist area is approximately 30-40 minutes by car depending on the traffic. Pigeon Island is 5-10 minutes further north from here and offers beaches, walks and historical ruins, it is a great place for young children to run around.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Tropical
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 09, 2014 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
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- Damage deposit | $150
Additional notes from owner
RATE AND PAYMENT DETAILS. PLEASE NOTE The above rates are for up to 2 PEOPLE, per week. Additional days are charged pro-rata. For groups of 3 people or more please contact the owner for a quote.
Our usual change over day is Sunday although we can be flexible depending on other bookings. Extra nights are charged on a pro-rate basis. We have a minimum stay of 1 week, the length of rental periods are not limited.
PAYMENT METHODS Paypal, also by bank transfer, Euros to a French bank and GBP to a UK bank. USD also. Please note that bank charges are to be paid by the guest.
To secure a booking we require 25% at the time of booking. The balance should be paid six weeks before the rental period commences with a refundable security deposit. Please note that there is no charge for extra beds and cots for children in their parents room, although due to space constraints we can only accept one bed/cot per bedroom. There is no space for extra beds in the reading nook.
The price also includes housekeeping service and a complimentary welcome pack of "start-up" groceries.
CATERING. The owner's restaurant Jacques Waterfront Dining is close by and we can cater as many times as you like during your stay, a menu and prices are available on request.
Waterfront Dining which Jacques runs with Cathy his wife, has been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" for 2011 by Trip Advisor. Jacques is open for lunch and dinner, Monday -Saturday and a 20% discount applies to clients of La Plantation des Manguiers.
MEET AND GREET. Cathy will meet you on your arrival and familiarize you with the house and the surrounding area. She will also be happy to chat with you about the things you can see and do in St Lucia and help you with any reservations or booking of tours.
HOUSEKEEPING. Also included in the price is a daily maid service. Our housekeeper Madeline has been working with us for 8 years now, she is a little shy and goes about her business quietly but is always on hand to help with any questions or needs that you may have. She works 3 hours a day, normally 11am to 3 pm Monday to Saturday. These hours can be changed to earlier or later, or you can request that she not come at all. It's your holiday, it's your call.
Sheets are changed once a week and bath towels and beach towels are changed as and when you need them.
BABY SITTING facilities are also available, ask Cathy for details and prices. The ladies that babysit at the villa all looked after the owners children when they were young, so we can vouch for them! The owners children still love to see them and they are 18 and 16 years old now!!
CHANGE OVER Our usual change over day is Sunday although we can be flexible depending on other bookings. Extra nights are charged on a pro-rate basis. We have a minimum stay of 1 week, the length of rental periods are not limited.
BOOKING PROCESS To secure a booking we require 25% at the time of booking. The balance should be paid six weeks before the rental period commences. Rentals can be paid by bank transfers (bank charges to be paid by the guest) we also accept PayPal. Please note that there is no charge for extra beds and cots for children in their parents room, although due to space constraints we can only accept one bed/cot per bedroom. There is no space for extra beds in the reading nook.
We do not have a pool but a sturdy children's paddling pool is available and Vigie beach is only 10-15 minutes away by car. We have an stationary bike and a gazelle available for exercising at the villa.
In addition to English language cable TV, French satellite TV is also available in the reading nook. A cinema complex is only 15-20 minutes away by car and shows all the latest films.
TRANSPORTATION La Plantation des Manguiers is situated close to Castries the buses are regular. From Castries it is possible to catch buses to anywhere you want to go but be prepared for loud music and being a little squashed! The buses generally don't use airconditioning either, so it is hot but breezy with the windows open. Also please note that the walk to and from the house is for those who are of an above average fitness especially in the heat.
We live half way down a one way road with a bus stop at the top and the bottom. The walk to the bus stop from the house is all down hill. Coming back to the villa it is possible to get off the bus at the top of the hill and walk down the road to the drive way to the villa, however the drive is quite steep and would be challenging to those who do not walk on a regular basis especially in the heat. In this case I would recommend hiring a car. NB. Please contact Cathy for further information on special car hire deals.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS La Plantation des Manguiers is 21 miles or 1 hour 20 minutes by car from the international airport Hewanorra, which is situated in Vieux Fort in the south of the island. Helicopter transfers are available between Hewanorra and George FL Charles airport in Castries which is only 10-15 minutes by car from the villa. George FL Charles also has flights coming in from other Caribbean islands and flights that connect through Peurto Rico from the USA. Airport transfers are suggested and can be arranged, contact Cathy.
- Children's Toys
- Standard Definition TV
- Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- Cable TV
- Board Games
- Pet friendly - Ask
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- Away from it all