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Secluded Villa, Spectacular views, Beautiful Garden and 37ft Private Pool

Henriette McMichen

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Henriette McMichen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
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Secluded Villa, Spectacular views, Beautiful Garden and 37ft Private Pool

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Soufriere Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Spectacular view of the Petit Piton and Carribbean Sea with spacious terrace; hammock, chaises longues, sitting, dining and cooking areas surrounded by an acre of manicured tropical gardens, with large private pool.

Daily housekeeping provided and gardener for pool maintenance also provided. Excellent outdoor Vermont Casting Barbeque.

Many tropical fruit trees and flowers on the property.

Both bedrooms have four-poster beds with en-suite bathrooms. Comfortable sitting-room area with internet connection. Bose sound-dock available.

Property above the renowned resort of Ladera and the Hotel Chocolat Coco Plantation. The Ladera Resort and other nearby hotels are open to outside guests for dining, entertainment and spa.

Beaches are within 15 minutes from the house (local beach and the Beach at the Jalousie Hotel). Fishing and boating can be arranged from Soufriere.

Shopping: Local supermarkets are well stocked in the town of Soufriere with a local market every Saturday.

A rental car is highly recommended which can by arranged by owner with pick up and drop off at the airport. Taxis are also readily available.

Hikes through the Rain Forrest, visit of the nearby Volcano, botanical gardens, Sulphur Springs Baths can be arranged. Lunches in different hotels of the area with varying spectacular views are always recommended.

For more photos please click on property website below.

Keywords: two-bedrooms, bathrooms en suite, four-poster beds; large terrace, outdoor/indoor kitchen (barbeque), large pool and pool house in one acre of secluded tropical gardens..

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
Henriette McMichen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Henriette McMichen

Volunteering as a physician and a teacher's aid brought us to the Island of St. Lucia 10 years ago. We fell in love with the Island and its people and decided to purchase our home. We still volunteer one month a year in the local hospital, surrounding clinics and the Soufriere Infant School. We have become very involved and attached to the local community.

Henriette McMichen purchased this villa in 2005

Why Henriette McMichen chose Soufriere

The view, the tropical gardens and the house with its location were exactly what we were looking for.

What makes this villa unique

We love waking up every morning and facing the magnificent view of the Petit Piton and Caribbean Sea. We enjoy the terrace, barbe-queing and eating local fruits on the property when in season. We also enjoy walking and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay at Hermitage Cottage – it was everything you described, and more. St Lucia is just wonderful
Mar 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Secluded Villa, Spectacular views, Beautiful Garden and 37ft Private Pool
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews
5

Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stay at Hermitage Cottage for a week at the start of February. Having never booked a VRBO, initially I was a little apprehensive but after speaking directly with the owners, and receiving their prompt helpful emails that didn't last long. We rented a car and drove from the airport. The directions we got were clear and we arrived with no problems. The car the owners recommended for us was perfect for us. The main highway is fine to drive, the side roads not so much, but we just took our time and had no problems. The cottage itself was perfect for us, secluded, comfortable and I can't even begin to describe the beautiful views. The pictures do not do it justice. The property is gorgeous and the cottage itself is well kept and had everything we needed. My husband loved the BBQ and the kitchen is well equipped with anything else you may need. Magdalene, the housekeeper, was a lovely woman who is very helpful with anything you may need or helpful advice. We took the recommendations we read about and had her cook for us one night, and the meal was fabulous. Ferrad kept the pool well maintained and was very discreet when we came down to go for a swim. He spend most of the day in the pool house, but that never bothered us at all, we enjoyed talking to him. We really enjoyed the helpful guest book the owners left, as well as the book they left with everything we needed to know. We got many of our ideas for outings from others peoples experiences. My only advice would be to bring ear plugs to sleep at night if you are a light sleeper, after the sun goes down the insects are very loud! I would recommend this place to anyone, we feel very lucky that we found it. Thank you very much Henriette and Ian for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage. You are right, it is quite amazing how much sound comes out of those tiny tree frogs! Regarding Ferrard we are glad you enjoyed meeting him, as we normally restrict his presence here in order to give guests more privacy if required. Magadalene enjoyed cooking for you and we have encouraged her to do this more often for guests.
5

Great View, Great Cottage, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My Girlfriend and I stayed in the cottage for a week in November and had a fantastic time!

The cottage resides in a very interesting geological location (collapsed volcano crater) hence, the pitons, amazing topography and views. Don't worry, the volcano has been dormant for some 40,000 years. The cottage is at a high elevation from the sea, and is on the edge of a small interior rainforest (bug spray is good).

We spent a couple days just hanging around the cottage, catching some sun, relaxing and found that it had everything we needed. The remaining days were spent enjoying the many activities and sites (waterfalls, mud baths, views, beaches, snorkeling, zipline, hiking, water taxi's, markets). The location of the cottage is within close proximity to all these things.

If you enjoy being independent, and having privacy away from other tourists, this spot is for you, it was perfect for us. I would recommend this location to others, but I can't say it's for everyone.

There is a maid (Magdelane) and a gardener (Ferrard) who are present, however, on the first day we met the maid and she asked us what we would like in terms of service. We told her that we were fairly independent people and she should come by every other day just to do the basics... On the first day she came into town with us, showed us around Soufriere and where the grocery store, butcher, bakery and bank were. Looking at some of the other reviews I think she will do more for you if that's what you want.

We hardly ever saw Ferrard... From our understanding, he does maintain this property and has a garden down the road, and maintains the roadway leading up to the cottage, he left us fresh bread one day. We thought he was pleasant.

In hindsight, I would have asked more questions about the maid before heading out to the property to clarify her role upfront, but we got exactly what we wanted, so it didn't matter.

I found the island to be safe and the people warm and friendly. St.Lucia has many exciting things to do as well as having the chill factor (island time). We loved it here on the island, and staying at the cottage offered a unique and special experience that not many other travellers get to have when travelling to St. Lucia..

We loved it here and would go back again.

Thanks for letting us use the cottage for the week. It was better then we expected!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding Magdalene, I am sorry about the confusion. She is supposed to come every morning except for Saturdays. If guests need someone on the Saturday that can be of course easily organized. A lot of guests though need and require their privacy so she has been asked in the past not to come every day, which is why she asked you at the beginning of your stay. We will try and make this clear with our future guests. Thank you; we appreciate your comments and are very glad to hear that you had a very happy time at Hermitage Cottage and on the lovely Island of St. Lucia
Milwaukee, WI
5

Hermitage Cottage Lovely, Peaceful with Spectacular View of Pitons!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent one week at Hermitage Cottage as a get-away vacation and were not disappointed in the least! We are an older couple that enjoy both the adventure of the outdoors and peace and tranquilty of nature. Hermitage Cottage is located in a beautiful setting with magnificent views as well as being located on the less-touristy side of the island. The property is well decorated, comfortable and stocked with the necessary ammenities for short or long-term visits including internet and phone service, cable television, towels, linen and even snorkeling equipment! Magdelene, Ferrard and Ray (houskeeping, grounds and gardner) are extremely pleasant, helpful and respectful of visitor privacy. They are a wealth of information about the island and locals and went out of their way to assist us during our stay. Hermitage Cottage is a "little piece of heaven" and is close to Soufriere for grocery shopping, Anse Chastenet and Anse de Pitons for snorkeling and located above the cocoa plantation at Hotel Chocolat as well as nature trails of Tet Paul and Gros and Petit Pitons. Restaurants at Ladera and Sugar Beach are down the road along with the Harmony Restaurant at Malgritoute beach. We will defintely return to Hermitage Cottage in the future and highly recommend this property to others wishing to enjoy St. Lucia and not be confined to the typical tourist hotel experience!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing views and incredible terrace

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hermitage Cottage for a week during our honeymoon and loved it. The house has this cool open layout. Basically you spend all your time outside on the covered terrace enjoying the views of the pitons. It came especially in handy when it rained (only 1 day) because we got to admire tons of waterfalls cascading down the piton. The hammock was so comfortable as was the bedroom and terrace furniture. The pool was great and view from there was so cool. We loved lounging around by the pool playing scrabble and swimming. Views are incredible! There is a large garden space with lots of fruit trees and plants, which was fun to explore. The drive to the villa at night has this air of mystery and adventure, which we loved. The dirt road is surrounded by thickly vegetated trees and plants leading to a gated stone entrance. The house was about a 20 minute drive to Sugar Beach and a quick drive to Hotel Chocolat or Ladera for dinner. Our one and only regret is that we didn't have full privacy. The house caretaker/gardener lives on the property in the pool house. This wouldn't bother me if we were doing a family trip with kids, but for a romantic getaway it was a tad unfortunate. In any case, we loved the property and would absolutely recommend it! Owners are super nice and very easy to reach. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we are so happy that you had a wonderful time during your honeymoon at Hermitage Cottage. We realize that our gardener who does not live on the premises, but uses the pool house occasionally during the day may interefere with guests´s privacy and we have advised all future guests who request complete privacy to let us know in advance so that we can organize that our gardener maintains the pool at convenient times. Again thank you we wish you all the best in the future.
5

A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Unbeatable view. Clean comfortable house. Nice pool. No mosquitoes. Friendly caretakers. Easy to manage transaction with owner. Close to good beaches and dive spots. It all equals a perfect holiday on a beautiful island. A car is needed and the owners recommended rental agent delivered smoothly.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage. It gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests have a good experience in our home and appreciate our staff. Thank you.
5

Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

We honeymooned here on May 20, 2013, and were very happy with the property. The view is absolutely incredible, and the cottage itself is a real gem. We wanted to have more privacy than an all inclusive resort, and this is definitely the way to go. You'll need a rental car to get around, but having your own getaway is well worth it. The covered patio is huge! And you really cannot beat the view. The rainy season started a few weeks early this year so we got some rain.

The owners are good people. I can say that from my experience as well as from what I heard from the housekeepers.

Sugar Beach is nice and close, and is free. Beautifully located between the two Petons. We recommend Orlando's for dinner in the town of Soufriere. If you are going to buy fish in town, buy it early in the morning. Everyone in town is very friendly, although you might get asked for money. We never felt unsafe, however.

We would definitely stay here again. Thanks to the owners for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hermitage Cottage as this is our goal. Thank you for being so considerate to our staff when you were there, they very much appreciated your kindness. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,250 Per week

Soufriere Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Low-Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The rates given are for two guests, if three or 4 the weekly rates are as follows
High Season $1750.00
Low Season $1500.00
Xmas/New Year $2,000.00
50% to secure booking and the remaining 50% two weeks prior to departure.
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Amenities

Soufriere Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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