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Hillside Retreat With Views That Will Amaze You Day and Night!

Kris Wagner

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, german
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2014
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Hillside Retreat With Views That Will Amaze You Day and Night!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Cap Estate Villa Rental Photos and Description

A 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms Property With Incredible Views In Cap Estate

'In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree.....' Samuel Coleridge 1797

The unique design of this magnificent villa was inspired by the famous domed City of pleasure called Xanadu created by the Mongol ruler Kubla Khan in China during the 12th century. Standing proudly on a sea facing hillside for many years it is still as fresh and interesting today and has recently undergone an extensive renovation whilst preserving the character of this tasteful and fascinating study in concrete and stonework engineering. The domes of the villa dominate the hillside on St Lucia's northern tip in the exclusive residential area of the old sugar plantation of Cap Estate.

In good visibility the nearby larger Island of Martinique is clearly seen to the north and this makes an impressive backdrop to the Caribbean sea view both during the day and at night.

The high south west facing terraces of Xanadu provide beautiful views of nearby Pigeon Island and St Lucia's Caribbean coastline and and is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner while watching the setting sun. These Caribbean sunsets are famous for their beauty and you may even witness the elusive green flash when the sky is clear. The Villa is surrounded by nearly two acres of gardens that slope gently away from the house and are home to coconut palms and tropical plants.

Nearby is St Lucia's Golf Resort and Country Club. This is a challenging and enjoyable 18 hole par 71 golf course.

There are nearby beautiful white sand beaches catering for all manner of water sports including safe swimming and snorkeling, scuba diving, hobby cat sailing, water skiing, para gliding and wind surfing.

Sports fishing and deep sea fishing enthusiasts will soon find what they want.

When the present owners bought the Villa for them it was love at first sight. They were captivated by the elevated position and the 270 degree views of the ocean and coastline. The gentle sea breezes temper the tropical heat and make relaxing by the poolside a real pleasure. The pool extends into the domed living area and has its own bar stools in the water to enjoy that rum punch or local fruit juice.

The villa has three spacious bedroom suites arranged round the pool terrace, all with modern bathrooms and wonderful uncluttered views of the ocean and gardens. They have nautically themed names. They all have their own private separate access direct from the terrace. There is a separate maid's room below the house.

'Captain's Quarters'--- Master bedroom

This air conditioned bedroom suite is elevated with a large rain forest shower room below and has a separate balcony overlooking the pool terrace and ocean views to Martinique. An impressive four poster king size bed adds to the wow factor of this domed ceiling circular bedroom. It has a shaving point in the bathroom and hair dryer is provided.

'Ocean'—Queen bedroom

Step out of this lovely bedroom and the swimming pool is 3 strides away. Large windows face the ocean and the Island of Martinique and the gardens. It has a four poster queen size bed and air conditioning and large ceiling fan. There is a small safe and hair dryer. In the bathroom there is a shaving point.

'Bosuns' ---- King bedroom

This the largest bedroom suite with an enormous double bed and an additional separate single bed. It is air conditioned and also has a large ceiling fan and opens on to the pool terrace. It has a small safe, shaver point in the bathroom and hairdryer.

'The Dome'

This huge circular domed living area is the center piece of the Villa and its five large bi-fold doors open to a circular terrace giving the option of the outdoor living that is the essence of life in St Lucia and the Caribbean. The completely circular area with it's compass rose floor has a unique atmosphere and gives access to the swimming pool bar which is partly inside the dome. Large plants shrive in this sheltered room and give a truly botanical feel. There is a dedicated television area.

The Dome leads to the curved kitchen area with completely modern equipment and corian work surfaces and double sink. It is claimed that no where in the Caribbean is the view from the kitchen sink so spectacular. The historical Pigeon Island lies below and the beautiful coastline of the west of the Island stretch away and at night the lights of the town of the town of Gros Islet and marina village at Rodney Bay add to the magical view. The kitchen has a powerful four burner Italian cooker with large oven and grill and a huge double fridge freezer and ice maker. Other equipment include a microwave oven, dishwasher, toaster and kettle. The kitchen doors lead on to the barbecue terrace and sheltered outside dining area.

A daily maids service is provided if required and security services ensure your stay is safe and enjoyable.

Regretfully the villa is not considered small children friendly (under the age of 10 years) and no pets are permitted. Smoking anywhere inside the villa is not permitted.

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Kris Wagner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, german
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Hillside Retreat With Views That Will Amaze You Day and Night!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

When we booked our stay at Xanadu, there were no reviews to guide us. We were not disappointed. Everything was wonderful and a camera couldn't possibly capture the actual beauty of the view.

Three couples stayed for a week and there was plenty of room for everyone. The quality of the furnishings was excellent. Very comfortable beds. Viola , the housekeeper, was very nice and helpful. Kris, the property manager, was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the area.

My best advice for someone wanting to book a stay at Xanadu, follow Kris' directions from the airport and DO NOT make the mistake of taking the scenic route up the other side of the island. It took twice as long and they are the scariest roads I have ever been on.

A stay at Xanadu is paradise. I highly recommend it. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that Xanadu pleased you and you felt motivated to offer your very kind review. We also thank you for the lovely remarks you wrote in our guest book and for taking such good care of the Villa. We hope you will come again. Our very best wishes, Peter and Petra
5

Family Vacation over the Christmas Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in St. Lucia on December 20th - which would make us the 2nd visitors to Xanadu :) Our drive from Vieux Fort Airport was closer to 2 hours, due to traffic. Another option would have been to take a jumper flight from Vieux Fort to the George Charles Aiport located just north of Castries, however we were happy to get to the know island roads right off the bat as you do drive from the southern tip of the island all the way to Northern tip.

Once we arrived at Xanadu, we were exhausted so hearing all the security measures they have in place was a little unnerving, but after a good night sleep we got the hang of the security system and measures and also very much enjoyed our evening security guard named Skeet (7pm to 7am every night). Viola, the housekeeper is charming. She was never at the house overnight while we were there, but she was around a few of the days from 9am to 3pm (She does not work Sundays, and because of the Christmas holiday she had Thursday and Friday off as well).

The house is absolutely gorgeous architecturally and decoratively, including stunning 180 degree views.

We chartered a motor boat out of Rodney Bay for the day early on in our stay. The boat was called Exodus and was large, new looking and awesome. We motored from Rodney Bay to Anse Chastanet so we could drop a couple of our boys for a morning of scuba diving while the rest of us visited Soufriere and snorkeled near the Pitons. We saw hundreds of dolphins which was a lot of fun as well. The snorkeling was o.k. at best, which was surprising to me as I had been in the area 30 years earlier and had vivid memories of the marine life and coral.

We also drove to Dennery later in the week for a fabulous day of zip lining, hiking and biking the rainforest. Even the ride there was beautiful through banana plantations, various villages and the rainforest. We then capped that visit by stopping at Marigot Bay on our return for a mid day meal at the marina.

The locals on the island are as nice as can be. The grocery stores in Rodney Bay are just like those at home - which came as a pleasant surprise - especially at the Deli and when picking out wines.

All in all we had a fantastic time and only wish we had stayed a few days longer.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Uniquely beautfiul villa, with great views

  • 5 of 5

When we booked Xanadu it had yet to receive any reviews (we were hoping to be the first), so we were curious why that was. When we arrived to an empty guest book we knew it was new the market and felt lucky to be one its first guests!

Everything from the booking on was extremely easy. Kris, the property manager, is professional, responsive and on top of the minor of the very minor items that came up during our stay (internet and water pump issues). She recommended a taxi, that she arranged, from the airport as we would be arriving just after dusk and it was our first time on the island. We are glad she did! Coming from Canada driving unfamiliar roads for the 90 minute drive, on the opposite side of the road than we are used to, would not have been a relaxing experience.

Kris greeted us, gave us all of the pertinent info on the villa - alarm system, locks, lights etc and then she was off. It was the right level of detail for weary travelers. We had chosen to have the villa pre-stocked with some groceries, so we could relax the first day. That allowed us to pour a glass of wine and open a Piton, while we got ourselves acquainted with the house.

We booked the house the it's unique architecture and beautiful views of Pigeon Island - we weren't disappointed! How many houses allow you to swim into the living room, where you can enjoy almost 360 degree views? Everything about the house was exactly as pictured on the website.

With it being a new rental, we appreciated that all of the soft furnishings (chair cushions, pillows, towels and linens) were all new and not seeing the wear you typically experience in rental villas that have been on the market longer. The house is also equipped with every convenience and the kitchen equipped with all that you could need.

Our housekeeper Viola was a lovely woman, who because she lives quite far away, stayed for most of the week in a separate room at the front of the house. She would typically come in around 8am and retire for 3pm. It was enjoyable talking to her over my morning coffee. We didn't realize that there would be someone onsite for the week when we booked, and we had no issues, but were expecting more privacy during the day.

We rented a car for our stay and my husband got to scratch something off his bucket list - driving on the 'wrong side of the road'. There are a number of great restaurants in Rodney Bay that we enjoyed.

Overall, we had a wonderful week and highly recommend Villa Xanadu!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

Me and a fried we were staying at Xanadu for a week in November this year.

Fantastic place, great ocean view, giant pool - anything you need for a perfect vacation.

Seriously thinking of going there again.

Dirk Martens

Dortmund, Germany

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our villa Xanadu is new to the rental market and we are thrilled to receive this kind review from our first guests from Germany. Thank you. Peter and Petra.
5

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

Me and a friend we stayed at Xanadu for a week in November this year. Fantastic place, great ocean view, giant pool - anything you need for a perfect vacation. Seriously thinking of going there again.

Dirk Martens

Dortmund, Germany

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
SLU George F Charles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
'The Naked Fisherman'
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Rodney Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
'The Cliff' at Cap Maison Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.6 Kilometres
Anse Du Cap
Car: recommended

One of the most enchanting islands on earth, Saint Lucia seems to have been designed for romance. Its lush mountainous interior, filled with hummingbirds and cascading waterfalls, combined with palm fringed coves and warm azure waters create a magical backdrop for any occasion. This tropical paradise is further enhanced by a charming people and fascinating history.

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Rates & Availability

From $675 Per night

Cap Estate Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 16 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
Winter
Jan 11 2016 - May 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Summer
May 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$750
 

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Notes 50% of the rental rate due as deposit to confirm the dates. Final payment 60 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Cap Estate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 'Captain's Quarters'--- Master bedroom This air conditioned bedroom suite is elevated with a large rain forest shower room below and has a separate balcony overlooking the pool terrace and ocean views to Martinique. An impressive four poster king size bed adds to the wow factor of this domed ceiling circular bedroom. It has a shaving point in the bathroom and hair dryer is provided. 'Ocean'—Queen bedroom Step out of this lovely bedroom and the swimming pool is 3 strides away. Large windows face the ocean and the Island of Martinique and the gardens. It has a four poster queen size bed and air conditioning and large ceiling fan. There is a small safe and hair dryer. In the bathroom there is a shaving point. 'Bosuns' ---- King bedroom This the largest bedroom suite with an enormous double bed and an additional separate single bed. It is air conditioned and also has a large ceiling fan and opens on to the pool terrace. The ensuite bath has a small safe, shaver point, hairdryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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