Castries Villa Rental Photos and Description
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom + 1 garden shower, sleeps a maximum of 6
A simple and unique 3 bedroom holiday home in a stunningly gorgeous ecological location overlooking the city, which is only 5 mins away by transport. Big, beautiful, and set amongst flowering plants and tropical fruit trees in one acre of lush hillside (a hot spot for bird watching!), you’re unlikely to find a villa with more spectacular views. Not situated in a tourist resort, there's no pool, but our holiday home has loads more to offer. The largest and best value-for-money villa on the island sleeps six in comfort but is just as cozy for two. Get a taste of real St Lucian community life here. In several homes nearby live extended family of the villa’s owner, so there is no shortage of thoughtful attention! Julie, the villa's manager comes from a long line of superb cooks, and her husband Hidden's wicked West Indian rum punch will have you panting for more! They will delight you with delicious creole dishes and fabulous cocktails on the veranda as the sun goes down over the Caribbean Sea. Sheer magic!
Situated on a hill, the villa attracts every cross current of cool air so there is no need for air conditioning, but each bedroom is equipped with an electric fan. The spacious master bedroom (17ft x 14ft) has a king-size bed, plus a sturdy folded single bed for a third person. There are two further double bedrooms (12ft x 12ft), one with a double bed, and the other with two single beds. There are two bathrooms, one en-suite to the master bedroom and one between the double bedrooms (showers only). There is also a wooden enclosed shower in the garden. The huge living-room (25ft x 25ft) has a breakfast bar, and is furnished with two four-seater settees, two matching armchairs and other comfortable seating, and there are pretty patterned straw mats on the stained wooden floor.
There is satellite/cable television, stereo system with radio, a telephone, and internet connection. The living-room opens out onto a magnificent veranda (15ft x 44ft) with breathtaking views all around. The veranda has a solid round pine table which seats up to 12 guests, also a Mexican hammock, two teak loungers, and a rocking chair for further relaxation and comfort. The kitchen comes equipped with a large American refrigerator, microwave, oven, and all you'll need for self catering. (But if you want our splendid chef Julie to prepare your meals, all you do is ask her!). There is a spacious utility room with a washing machine, electric iron, and other useful amenities. Bedclothes are changed once a week, and towels when you want them. The villa is thoroughly cleaned before you arrive, and mid stay if you require it.
There is no pool. All the neighbours have gardens where they grow fruit and vegetables, some keep a few chickens, a sheep, or a goat or two. Eco-tourism here is at its friendliest - you can choose the best of both worlds - sand and sea, and also a glimpse into the culture of St Lucia's most charming people.
REDUCTION IN RENTAL RATES FOR A STAY OF 4 WEEKS OR MORE FOR GROUPS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS and INTERNS COMING TO STUDY AT NEARBY VICTORIA HOSPITAL. CONTACT MANAGER FOR COSTS AND OTHER INFORMATION.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Dylyn Riley Dalton
That's me Dylyn, in the picture. I manage the villa which is co-owned by me and members of my extended family in St Lucia who look after our guests. My husband and I reside in London, United Kingdom. I love travel, adore entertaining, and strive to be content and happy for myself and for my loved ones.
Dylyn Riley Dalton purchased this villa in 1996
Why Dylyn Riley Dalton chose Castries
Because the town of Castries was where I was brought up and the villa overlooks this splendid city. Also, the villa is unique! It's the only holiday home I know of on the island which is in a real St Lucian community where most of the residents happen to be old friends and my own tight-knit extended relatives. The beautiful Villa Frangipani is situated amongst the homes of my lovely kinsfolk, who are always willing and happy to help their neighbours and the villa's guests. So here on holiday you not only have sun, sea and sand, but you get that extra buzz - a fascinating glimpse into the culture of St Lucia's wonderful people!
What makes this villa unique
Staying at this gorgeous, wheel-chair friendly villa with probably the most stunning views on the island, means that you can bring your family and friends to the best value-for-money holiday home in the entire Caribbean and you won't break the bank! And for wheel-chair users there is now a ramp to the entrance (will post a picture soon), with the house having wide doors, corridors and easy to use showers. The villa is central to most places on the island, you can easily travel to all other destinations either by bus or by your own hired transport. Many guests have said that our fantastic panoramic views could have them spending their entire vacation (armed with a cocktail or three) on our spacious veranda! For me it is the most beautiful place in the world.
Guestbook comments from the manager
The location of beautiful Frangipani is quite exceptional. We could easily have spent the entire holiday sitting on the veranda enjoying the view and watching boats and little planes coming and going! St Lucia is a gorgeous island, and Frangipani a great place to see it from. ANDY & ROSIE PAGE, BRIGHTON.
If you want a true taste of St Lucia, rather than spend your holiday enclosed in an all-inclusive beach side hotel complex that could be Costa del Anywhere, then Frangipani Villa will provide the ideal base. The large covered veranda is a perfect setting for family meals, especially around sunset. With a pair of binoculars, three species of hummingbird can be seen flitting from flower to flower, with kingbirds, mockingbirds and grackles providing an impressive supporting cast. Thanks for a very wonderful experience Dylyn.
JOHN & VAL LAW & CHILDREN, NORFOLK