La Bagatelle Villa is located off of the Anse Chastanet road in Soufriere, St. Lucia, West Indies. It is a two story house facing southwest and has marvelous views of the famous Piton mountains, the sea and St. Vincent is visible on clear days.
The villa was completely reconstructed in 1999 and features greenheart wood floors, Italian tiled bathrooms, two large bedrooms with antique West Indian four poster beds, antique tables and armoires. The walls and ceilings have been painted a blend of soft greys, off whites and whites. The total habitable space is 5400 sq.ft. The living room, pool and kitchen are upstairs. The living room is 2200 sq. ft. with two settees covered in Ian Mankin fabric with large soft cushions. There are various chairs and extra tables scattered around the outer terrace. The pool is 18ftx10ft and has a clay tiled terrace to the side for the cushioned pool loungers. It is always possible to sit in the shade if you prefer. There is a four poster day bed for reading and napping upstairs and a bathroom by the pool. The kitchen is completely equipped with a large fridge, gas stove, toaster, china, glassware etc for eight.
The bedrooms are downstairs and the pale blue room has two antique four poster beds. One is a double (4ft6") and the other is a queen size (5ft6"). There is an old cane chaise lounge, carved cheval mirror, red cedar chest of drawers and a Chinese carpet on the hardwood floor. The adjoining bathroom has a shower and two sinks plus a closet for hanging clothes. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and the windows and doors have moveable wooden louvers. The master bedroom has a 6ftx7ft king size West Indian four poster bed, two antique bedside tables, cheval mirror, red cedar armoire and Chinese rug. The bathroom is very large with a closet for linens and clothes, Italian tiled shower and large tiled countertop space. The gardens around the house have been replanted with bougainvillea growing up the walls, poinsettias, pink and white vincas, white and blue thunbergia blossoms hanging along the railings, fragrant white ginger lilies and bamboo.
The owners of La Bagatelle live next door and their tennis court below the house is available to you. The price includes a maid and a cook plus a man who will take care of the pool and garden. Anse Chastanet beach is a five minute drive and has superb diving facilities. The snorkeling just off the beach is a protected marine park. The Soufriere area of St. Lucia is the most beautiful part of the island with its Sulphur Springs, Botanical Gardens and Mineral Baths, rain forest and unspoiled coastline. This villa is perfect for people who appreciate natural beauty and lovely surroundings.
Staff are not optional, they must come at least every other day to clean the villa. Maid/cook Verlinda, 9 am - 3 pm, Monday to Saturday. Due to condition of access road - jeep rental essential. There is a no smoking policy in place at this villa. Smoking is permitted in the open living room area and around the pool ONLY.
Please note that our housekeepers are not trained nannies and should not be expected to look after and/or babysit infants and children. If you do make babysitting arrangements with the staff, please be advised this is at your own risk.
Please note the VAT in St. Lucia is currently 8% and will increase to 9.5% in March 2014. For bookings made for March 2014 onwards 9.5% will be applied.
St. Lucia is the perfect getaway whether you are looking for romance, rejuvenation or adventure. Palm-fringed beaches, unspoiled rainforests and the majestic Piton Mountains make up the gorgeous landscape of St. Lucia. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture are sure to impress even the most cultured traveller. 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.