Description from the manager
Description from the manager
Book this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa in Soufriere today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 18 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1,715.00 to as high as $5,215.00, depending on travel dates.
The owner last updated the property’s calendar 4 days ago.
Pitons Retreat - Located in a World Heritage Site Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Additional Location Information
There are a few places on earth where a single house, the work of a gifted and original spirit, captures and expresses its surroundings so perfectly that it seems almost to have emerged right out of the landscape itself.
Villa Pitons Retreat is one of those rare homes. Built high on a hilly knoll near the village of Morne La Croix, the house was once the private residence of the remarkable American interior designer, architect and yachtsman John DiPol, who in the 1960s put down roots in St. Lucia and went on to build the world-famous Ladera Resort between St. Lucia's landmark Pitons with its awesome open design and "infinity" pool. Villa Pitons Retreat carries the open design concept to amazing effect in complete privacy...discretely served by a dedicated staff of two.
The house makes the absolute most of its awesome natural surroundings. Every suite is open to view the emerald bay of Anse des Pitons- a World Heritage Site. Outside, with its low roofs and louvered folding doors along the frontage, it has the subtly lit, yet imposing privacy, of an old French plantation villa. In fact, it's built onto an old mill.
Inside, the light of the Caribbean plays among deep recesses shaped by the gray granite of St. Lucia's volcanic geology and cedar woodwork from the island's ancient rain forest. All of which is brightened by the genius of traditional Italian tile masons. Each floor is a visual masterpiece, where earth-red clay squares lay the ground for stunning original inlays - a coat of arms, the Southern Cross, a giant octopus crowning a seaworld shower. The tiles continue to inspire and amaze outside, where the pool terrace is emblazoned with a comet trailing through stars.
The villa's Old World and Caribbean nuances come together in the kitchen, where blue-green tiled counters, breadfruit-wood cabinets, rustic surfaces and stained-glass windows add visual flavor to its impressive modern appointments, including double-door fridge, and a full-size commercial range fit for the most discriminating culinary creations.
The master bedroom suite has its own bathroom (crowned by the magnificent octopus mosaic), twin ceramic sinks and dressing room. Two guest bedrooms share an adjoining bathroom with a large tiled walk-in shower.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Soufriere Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Soufriere Attractions
Last updated on July 21, 2016
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the manager’s discretion.
Additional notes from the manager
*Seasonal Discounts Are Already Applied*- Taxes, fees and security deposits may apply.- Rate listed above is based on 2 people.- Please inquire for rates for more than 2 people.
- Cleaning Service
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- children - ask
based on 10 reviews
of guests would stay again
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Quiet and remote with fantastic views”
St. Lucia is lovely and Oasis Marigot are the consummate professionals. They deal with all queries immediately and work hard on a client's behalf. The villa is fabulous with many quirks and amazing mosaics. In particular,the eyrie bedroom suite is fantasic. It is superbly equipped with a full pool table, many games, TV, Dvds, a great music system and WiFi. The drive through the lush jungle approach helps appreciate the marvellous setting of the property which is superbly maintained by Maria and Gregory who are happy to come and go whenever is most convenient for you. The cooking facilities are superb but it's only a 15 minute to Soufriere if you want to eat out. The pool is fun and you can laze in it sipping the lovely local beer and watching the schooners and square-riggers in the bay below. All in all a great retreat which is quiet but not too remote to enjoy St. Lucia.
“Wonderful Relaxing Stay”
We stayed at the Villa Des Pitons for six nights. We had an amazing time. The view is unbelievable -the best we found on the island. It is a very relaxing place to stay and we spent a lot of time at the house just enjoying the view. Mary, the housekeeper, made the trip very enjoyable. She and her daughter cooked for us on two separate nights. The food was great and they were a joy to talk to - they told us a lot about life on St Lucia. The beaches in this area are good for snorkeling and the water is crystal clear. We highly recommend staying at the Villa Des Pitons and would love to return in the future with our family.
Canada& Warsaw, Poland
“Villa des Pitons, A Place to Remember Fondly”
Our family of three, including our teenage son, spent enchanted moments at Villa des Pitons. We loved the vistas it offers & enjoyed the house. In fact, we've fallen for the place head over heels, and it's forever etched in our memories. Say Villa des Pitons and I immediately see the beautiful bay the house overlooks and Gros Piton looming in the distance. I can hear birds announcing a new day and smell the cooking of our housekeeper. And I can feel a longing to visit again.....
S & P
“Heaven on earth”
My husband and I found this place to be magical. We've stayed at the Villa twice now and would recommend it to anyone that doesn't mind a little of the outdoors coming in. You are so high up in the mountains and exposed to pretty much all that nature has to offer. Once in awhile we'd see the odd lizard or creepy crawly in the rooms, but aside from that, it was jaw dropping. The sounds that the night have to offer are from out of this world. There was a small road behind the villa that led to a cocoa plantation that was like nothing we'd ever seen. Not sure if we were allowed to pick the cocoa pods, but we picked a few and were baffled at how amazing the white pulpy covering around the cocoa beans tasted. Apparently it's a delicacy among the Lucian children. We felt like Adam and Eve in this enchanted garden. Definitely one of the highlights. The villa was so peaceful and charming. The view from the master bedroom was second to none. We are the type of people who value our privacy, so we asked the staff not to come around unless we needed them for something. They were very friendly and obliging. It seems that when most people visit St. Lucia they flock to the north and VERY touristy part of the island. If you want to really experience St. Lucia, rent a private home or villa. Unless you want to vacation like the the rest of the lemmings that go all inclusive, sitting their buts on the crowded beach eating and drinking the week away, the north is for you. Oprah said it best, when she stated that the Pitons were one of the 5 places in the world to see before you die. Thumbs up to the Villa des Pitons.
“The most heavenly retreat in the world”
We were warmly and kindly welcomed, and showed how to make a special coffee & cocoa tea! All was spotlessly clean & comfortable.The fridge had an icemaker. All mod cons including dishwasher. Bedrooms were superb, big and airy. Beautiful breeze all the time, and the house was open and cool with a huge living area that opened to the outside. Pool small but adequate, exquisite and unusual. Plenty of grassy space around the pool and sunloungers. there is a large games room with billiard table.The view was spectacular, up on a hill, very private & secluded,but very remote- a car is essential, and it is well placed to explore the southern part of St. Lucia. We would not have found it without meeting a taxi driver in Soufriere who guided us. The only (small) criticism is that the mosquito nets needed replacing or repairing. Don't forget to arrive with basic supplies as the nearest town is 20 minutes away! It was every bit as entrancing, beautiful & spectacular as the web site portrayed. We loved it!
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“Restful Peace-filled Vacation”
The vacation was spectacular. The house was clean and well kept. We enjoyed relaxing evening by the pool. There are cool evening breezes and beautiful sunsets. We cooked our breakfast and dinner. We had the option (1) utilizing the driver service daily (2) utilizing the cook (3) using movies provided by the home owner. We cooked for ourselves, brought movies from home and brought an iPod/docking station. To anyone considering staying here, they should understand that this is an open home. It is open to the environment and critters can come in! as well as weather related changes (heat, rain).
My husband and I had the most romantic, magical time in this villa. It was a great experience, very private and beautiful. The ride to the villa was scenic and we loved driving through the rain forest to get to the villa. Be sure to rent a 4x4 Jeep , so you can enjoy the jungle and surroundings to the fullest! We would love to come back and stay for another week next year!
We had four nights at the Villa des Pitons and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa was very unique in architecture and style, like a cross between a Caribbean sugar plantation and British pub. Like other posters have said, get the taxi ride on arrival, very easy, and well worth the money; ask them to stop at the grocery store for some things for your first night as you might not want to leave once you arrive. The showers always had hot water and plenty of pressure, the bed was very comfortable, and the views were exceptional. The only negative we could find, and it was a major one, is that the pool was too cold to swim in! Granny, the housekeeper/cook was a real treat. We took her into Soufriere to shop for produce and groceries and it was one of the highlights of our stay. Make sure you put some insect repellant on your hands and elbows before bedtime, as I had stopped counting at one hundred mosquito bites on my hand that was touching the netting around the bed (no kidding, all the locals thought I had a disease)! We had Ben's Taxi Service deliver a car the following day and everything went smooth with that. We snorkeled at Jalousie (really, not that great), we had sunset cocktails at Ladera (very nice, but we preferred making our own and enjoying the intimate atmosphere of the villa), and we went to the volcano/hot springs (very smelly, but interesting enough). We checked out Anse Chastanet for diving, but never got back there though as they make you do a shore checkout dive first and ended up just waiting until our stay at Sandals were the diving was included. At Sandals we dived Superman's Flight at the Pitons and Fairyland at Anse Chastanet. The rotis in Soufriere were excellent (Mary knows the place, right next to the church)!
“A Most Relaxing Stay”
Staying at the Villa was one of the highlights of our lives. We celebrated our 20th anniversary here and we were not disappointed. The villa is located on top of a 700? ridge at the southern more remote end of the island off a rustic road that goes thru a cocoa plantation on one ridge side and a small fishing town on the other. The first thing that amazes you about the villa is the view; the second thing is the view; and the last thing is the VIEW! The villa is situated smack in the middle of the two inspiring and towering St. Lucia pitons (mountains) where we spent hours sitting in and by our pool looking at them. We were greeted by Febornia the manger and she was great at letting us know everything about the villa and the surrounding area. The villa itself, which is surrounded by a landscaped lawn, beautiful flowers and palm trees, is wonderful with a 2nd floor master suite w/full bath, two 1st floor bedrooms w/shared full bath, full kitchen w/cooking and eating utensils, dining room, billiard room and great room. Every room had numerous colored tile mosaic sea animals and scenery embedded in the floors and walls and it was fantastic trying to find them all. Every room is decorated with beautiful, tasteful, well made and maintained furniture, artwork and decorations; it definitely was not tired old hotel furniture and decor. We loved being in a secluded and very private location with no phone, cable TV or internet, which we didn?t care about. What we did enjoy was reading our books while drinking wine and piton beer, eating cheese & fruit, and listening to our ipod tunes by the pool (oh and did I mention, admiring the view!) and watching movies at night. All the linen, towels and bedding were first rate and each bed had a well kept mosquito net and Mary, the housekeeper (she?s wonderful), kept the villa clean every day. The villa does not have air conditioning but the whole house can be opened up to let the constant cooling breeze sweep up the mountain side into the villa and while it was still warm (being in the tropics, duh) it was tolerable. We loved visiting one of the most picturesque beaches on the island, Jalousie, which was only a ? mile away from the villa and we drove to many restaurants and they all had great food. There were some challenges to prepare for like: the mosquitoes but just bring a few cans of a good DET spray to keep the bites down to a minimum; general bugs and moths at night but just close all the lights off before you go to bed (we didn?t do this the 1st night and paid for it) to drastically reduce there number (Mary swept them all up the next day); very loud insect noises at night (in a rainforest, duh) but we brought ear plugs with us and slept like babies; remote area so you need to rent a car to get to other places (you have to wait for cabs and it can be expensive) but we did just fine driving on the wrong side of the road and finding our way around. If you are prepared, then it should keep these challenges to a minimum. If you want to be alone and get away from it all; you want to enjoy the most fantastic view in the Caribbean while having a little adventure; you want a picturesque villa with great amenities; and you do not want the typical crowded resort atmosphere, then this is the place to stay. We will be going back with friends next time.
“Most Beautiful Home on the Planet”
I saw this property while perusing vacation rentals many years ago and was so awed by the photos I saved it in my "favorites" even though we had no immediate plans to go to St. Lucia. Actually, this property inspired me to investigate St. Lucia as a vacation destination. When last year, we found it was available for our desired week, we immediately booked it. When we arrived, we were not disappointed in the least. Our mouths actually dropped as we walked out to the pool and saw the majestic Pitons greeting us. It truly is as beautiful as the pictures, if not more so. The attention to detail is unbelievable. The tiling is a work of art. Our housekeeper, Mary, could not have been sweeter or more attentive. She will even cook for you upon request. The amenities are excellent- it is a great house to share with a few families, with a gourmet kitchen and outdoor bbq. There is a billiards room, and a huge selection of dvds, which helped because it rained every day for at least a while. Downsides? Wind, rain and road access!!! It is difficult to get to and the roads in St.Lucia are challenging to say the least. This property is pretty remote. Don't plan on going out for meals regularly. In retrospect we wish we'd stocked up on food and been prepared to cook more. The town/shopping is NOT convenient and the nearby resort restaurants are very expensive. Despite this, it remains the most beautiful place I have ever been or seen. People cannot believe the photos of our visit there. We saw a rainbow EVERY day out at sea!
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