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Wanda and David Wallace

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, polish, but we talk ROMANCE & ADVENTURE!

NATURES PARADISE: Awesome View, Private Cottage, Paradise Pool, Eco-Lux Tropical

41 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PRIVATE COTTAGE, Ocean Views, Paradise Pool, Tropical Breakfast, Sunsets daily!

NATURE'S PARADISE at Marigot Bay

A St. Lucia Eco-Lux vacation with a breathtaking Caribbean Sea view.

AVOCADO COTTAGE and BANANA COTTAGE are located on a quiet ridge high above the sea at Marigot Bay. The spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea creates the mood. Marigot Bay is what you have in mind when you think “Tropical Paradise”.

PRIVATE COTTAGE, 4-POSTER BED, FULL KITCHEN, LARGE BALCONY, FREE WIFI, TROPICAL BREAKFAST, PARADISE POOL, THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPENS TO THOSE AWESOME VIEWS.

AVOCADO & BANANA are designed with Romance and Privacy as the keys to a great Holiday in Paradise. The 4-Poster French Provencal beds are draped in netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air-conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling fan & standing fan guarantees your comfort. The bathroom features a Glass Block Shower and a Built-in Hairdryer. The Sliding Glass Door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous Ocean Views. AVOCADO & BANANA overlook the Caribbean Sea.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS, BEAUTIFUL BEACHES, FANTASTIC FOOD AND RAIN-FOREST TOURS. Our Caribbean Sea views are unique and the Sunsets behind Paradise Pool are famous for their Green Flash sightings.

OUR TROPICAL BREAKFAST is served daily Mon-Fri in the PALM-VILLA and is complementary. The Breakfast is Powered by strong coffee (and Tea) and good vibes. Wanda prepares the healthy fruits, breads & juices Caribbean Style.

THE WATERFALL FED POOL is 30ft long & overlooks the sea. Comfortable lounge chairs and small tables make the deck perfect for laying in the sun or emerging from the pool. It is beautifully lit at night.

WANDA'S TROPICAL GARDEN surrounds your Cottage with giant Palm Trees and Flowers. The Cottages are set within the largest Tropical Garden in Marigot Bay.

WE ARRANGE RAINFOREST TOURS & Volcano Hot baths; recommend the Best Beaches for swimming & snorkeling; and we point you to trails where you can hike by yourself in the RainForest.

LIFE IN THE TROPICS:

• Find the Perfect Beach.

• Bathe in hot Volcano mineral waters.

• Hike to Waterfalls.

• Zip-Line through the Rain-forest.

• Enjoy a serious and relaxing Massage.

• View a Green flash from Paradise Pool at sunset.

• Eat at the best Restaurants in the Caribbean.

OUR DRIVER can meet you at the Airport. The Drive from Hewanorra Airport takes a little over an hour to Marigot Bay. As you drive up the East Coast of St Lucia, the scenery is ever changing and often stunning.

A GREAT VACATION and a SAFE ADVENTURE. Renting a jeep style car is best way to get around the island. We can arrange to have the car-rental company deliver the jeep at about 9am the next morning. For those who don't want to drive, we can arrange affordable transportation.

NATURE'S PARADISE @ Marigot Bay

Adventure - Relaxation - Romance ...and great food.

TO RESERVE PARADISE for yourself, send us your Visa or MasterCard # and expiration date or call us at 758-458-3550. We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at NATURE'S PARADISE.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable. For more information or to make a secure credit card reservation, call NATURE'S PARADISE at 758-458-3550.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wanda and David Wallace (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, polish, but we talk ROMANCE & ADVENTURE!

About Wanda and David Wallace

We are originally from New York and we fell in love with St Lucia 15 years ago. Our dream was to create a beautiful accommodation in a lush tropical setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Nature's Paradise is our dream come true.

WANDA: I was a professional dancer for many years and I traveled the world in that capacity. As the first woman White Belt in the US, I practised Eagle Claw Kung Fu and taught Tai Chi. Exploring the Island and sampling it's rich culinary culture are two of my passions.

DAVID: As a film and television director I was able to explore parts of the world I never expected see. When Wanda & I came to St Lucia we knew we had found our Home. We have great beaches, tropical gardens, hot springs, warm waterfalls, and even a volcano. We have climbed both Pitons and earned our scuba license in St. Lucia. We wish to show you the St Lucia that we fell in love with.

Wanda and David Wallace purchased this house in 2003

Why Wanda and David Wallace chose St Lucia

WE CHOSE ST LUCIA because it is the most beautiful island in the southern Caribbean. St Lucia has a large Rain-Forest, lots of beaches and wonderful warm people. It a rare country where you can relax and feel safe & secure everywhere. Stress is low and the food is great. So many restaurants! So little time!

What makes this house unique

WE ARRANGE Rain-Forest tours & Volcano hot baths, recommend the best beaches for swimming & snorkeling; and we point you to trails where you can hike by yourself in the Rain-Forest.

YOU CAN ASK US about Hiking the Pitons and Zip-Lining the Rainforest. We are happy to recommend the best restaurants and markets. Ask us anything about St Lucia.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location high above Marigot Bay surrounded by nature and Wanda and David's hospitality is truly breath taking. Our cottage was comfortable and well equipped. For a couple living in the heart of the city, the sounds and silence of the tropics are absolutely delightful as is the lush tropical growth. We enjoyed the suggested restaurants particularly brunch on the porch of a colonial plantation house. Our trip to Soufriere with David was wonderful as was the dip in the remote warm springs. We also rented a 4 wheel drive vehicle to explore the island. We learned much about the tropical growth and flowers on this trip as well as life and culture of the island. Wanda's island breakfast's are perfect and the bananas from their own trees a particular treat. David's recommendations are always on target and the people of St. Lucia welcoming and helpful. Yes, Nature's Paradise is a unique adventure and you would be fortunate to share it.
May 2013
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Reviews

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NATURES PARADISE: Awesome View, Private Cottage, Paradise Pool, Eco-Lux Tropical
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 43 reviews
Westerville, OH
5

True Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a Thursday - Monday at Nature's Paradise in Avocado Cottage to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We could not have picked a better place to call home. The view from the porch was absolutely amazing and peaceful. It was a great place to enjoy a cold drink after a day exploring the most beautiful island we have been to. Wanda has done an amazing job with the gardens. The sunsets from the pool were breath taking and romantic. The day we arrived another couple was also arriving, so David picked us up at the airport and gave us a little site seeing tour on the way to the our paradise. David and Wanda are soooo nice and hospitable. David is a wealth of information and will take care of everything for you - restaurant recommendations and reservations, tour recommendations, car rental, taxi drivers, etc. I would recommend taking David's Eco Adventure tour to Soufriere. Wanda does a great job with the gardens and prepares a wonderful breakfast with fresh fruits, breads and cheese each weekday. They make you feel you are part of their home. We felt so relaxed, it was a true vacation. It is VERY high on our list of best vacations. We would definitely go back. Thanks to David and Wanda for making us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We visited St Lucia for a "long weekend" and couldn't have found a more perfect place to stay. We stayed in "Banana Cottage" which was roomy and comfortable. Loved the wide balcony, eating dinner as the sun set over the sea or the rain rattled down (the rain was very well behaved and only came when we were driving or in the cottage!). Lovely gardens (Wanda's work), brilliant views (esp from the pool). The location is ideal - easy driving down to Soufrière or up to Castries for the market, Pigeon Island and the wild NW coast with the Atlantic breakers. Best of all - the hospitality of David and Wanda. They are genuinely kind hosts, full of knowledge that they are happy to share. We took a tour with David to the south on our first day, a great way of getting bearings and getting an introduction to the history and geology of the island. Breakfasts were lovely - fresh fruit, coffee, rolls and (if you're lucky) Wanda's very good pancakes. Sorry to be leaving after such a short visit, but we feel blessed that we found this wonderful place to stay. It really is a paradise!

Room Tip: We loved our cottage (Banana).

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Stayed May 2016, travelled as a couple

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Natures Paradise a wonderful place to relax with a fun night out just 10 minutes away!

  • 5 of 5

Wanda and David have created a wonderful place to hang out and relax. Sitting on our cottage veranda was a private peaceful place to watch the boats come and go. Then there is the pool where we swam, sipped cocktails and enjoyed more spectacular views. Two things about Natures Paradise - from our cottage we could be sitting in a restaurant or waterside bar in Marigot bay in less than 8 minutes but still far enough away from the bars and music of Marigot Bay that you are not disturbed by the nightlife. David and Wanda are caring hosts, they took the time to let us know all the things we could see or do to make our time special while there. I would recommend the day trip to the volcano, botanical gardens and secret hot springs.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wrentham, MA
5

Nature's Paradise experience

  • 5 of 5

Our trip started with me flying into Hewanorra Airport in the southern part of the island and my husband flying into George FL Charles Airport toward the Northern part (we were flying from two different locations). David (the concierge and owner of Nature’s Paradise) had arranged for taxis to pick us up at each airport. This was the start of David and Wanda providing wonderful service, suggestions, and directions at our request. They were always available when we needed them. We stayed in a room with a beautiful view of the ocean. We had a wonderful breakfast provided by David and Wanda (bread, cheese, local fruit, and wonderful coffee), we ate out at lunch during our travels over the island, and since we had a full kitchen we cooked supper in with a bottle of wine, Piton Beer, and a beautiful sunset. There is a grocery store north of Marigot Bay toward Castries which has a reasonable selection at a “reasonable” price. Nature’s Paradise is on a hill (and I mean hill) with a view from our room and a fabulous view from the swimming pool. The pool is perfect for a quick dip after a day of exploring. The plantings around Nature’s Paradise are lovely. The location is challenging to drive to (bumpy, steep). I would strongly recommend a 4-wheel drive! If you are planning on driving on the island, I think a 4-wheel drive will make many of your excursions more “comfortable”. Driving south from Marigot Bay to the Pitons can be nerve wracking. It is very curvy and hilly, and of course you drive on the left hand side of the road. We visited a number of resorts/beaches and we are not normally beach people. We went to the Viceroy at Sugar Beach, Anse Chastnet, and Ti Kaye Village. All of these are resorts, but very welcoming to us non-guests. We had lunch at Ladera. This is a resort located between the Pitons on a hill overlooking Sugar Beach. Incredible food and unbelievable view. We hiked in the rain forest at Forestiere and did the Zip Lines at Rain Forest Adventure. We drove to the North to Castries and Rodney Bay which is where most of the tourists and cruise ships are. St. Lucia is one of the most lush and green islands that I have seen in the Caribbean. The people were very friendly and we felt welcomed and safe everywhere we went. We have rented houses on many of our trips, but this was the first Bed and Breakfast. We found the interactions with David and Wanda and the other guests very helpful in deciding what we were going to do.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for a relaxing vacation with spectacular views of Marigot Bay in St Lucia. Our hosts, David and Wanda, provided not only a great cottage to enjoy during our stay, but a fantastic breakfast daily full of all things St Lucia, history, hidden locations and Wandas beautiful tropical gardens just showed the love they have for their island home. Davids tours are a great way to get a feel for the island and the driving. Yes there are a lot of hills and turns, but easily negotiated. You will fall in love with this island and Marigot Bay for the restaurants, boating, views, private beaches and the most friendly people we have ever encountered. Natures Paradise itself has a pool, tropical gardens, fantastic views and the cottages are fully equipped. The comfortable decks provided a great place to start or end the day. Loved exploring this beautiful island Nd will definitely be returning! Thank you David and Wanda. Wouldn't have been the same without your expertise and love of all things St Lucian!

Susan and James

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Their name is spot-on accurate: a natural paradise

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is on a hilltop, overlooking the Bay and the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by a botanical garden's worth of tropical plants. A little bird that lives in a tree by the cottage literally ate crumbs out of my hand.

We had our own mini kitchen.

Internet was available upstairs, but didn't reach the cabin (which is a GOOD thing!!)

The pool was a few seconds away.

There were a couple other guests part of the time, but a lot of the time we basically had the place to ourselves.

The owners/hosts David and Wanda were super friendly, and found just the right balance of interaction - telling stories of St Lucia history and culture as well as of their own lives - and leaving us privacy.

Just getting to the place each day was part of the fun, driving the 4WD up the unpaved 1 lane road.

The place was clean and open and comfortable, with fancy furniture and nifty little touches like a shower enclosure made of glass block and giant fan blades reminiscent of fronds.

There isn't much way anything could have been improved upon without compromising something else.

I would def. go back if I ever end up in St Lucia again

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
G.W. Charles International Airport (SLU)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
St Lucia is a Restaurant Island.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
La Bas Beach at Marigot Bay
Car: recommended

MARIGOT BAY HAS A TERRIFIC BEACH. Palm-Villa and the Cottages are set high on a hill for great views. The famous La Bas Beach is on the north side of the Bay, and there are no cars or roads. You go by ferry which runs 24/7. The boat ride is about 2 minutes and is fun. There are 4 good restaurants and 2 great restaurants on the bay.

We encourage activity! We have some of the best Scuba Diving in the Caribbean and great Snorkeling; There are water sports on Marigot Bay. Go hiking in the Rain Forest; Horseback Riding on the beach; Restaurants with great food in lovely settings; Sightseeing by car; Boating galore; Swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea; Bird-watching, see the rare St Lucian Parrot etc, etc. There is so much to do.

Or you can do nothing at all. At Nature's Paradise there is a beautiful pool with a wood deck and comfortable lounges. Lay back, enjoy the sun and read a book.

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Rates & Availability

Castries House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER SALE!!!
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,085
 
 
HOLIDAY SEASON
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,575
 
 
HOLIDAYS in PARADISE
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
 
SUMMER SALE!!!
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,085
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 20.0%

To reserve Paradise for yourself (and you need to do this soon), send us your Visa or MasterCard # and expiration date or call us at 758-458-3550. We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at Nature’s Paradise.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable. For more information or to make a more secure credit card reservation, call NATURE'S PARADISE at 758-458-3550.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St Lucia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Bathroom, Built-in Hairdryer, Glass Block Shower.
  • The modern bathroom features a glass block Solar Heated Shower and a built-in Hair Dryer (no need to bring your own). Egyptian Pure White Cotton Towels. The room is Large and Bright.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - French Provincial Four-Poster Bed w/Thai netting.
  • AVOCADO & BANANA COTTAGES were designed with romance and privacy as the keys to a great vacation. Our 4-poster Queen Bed is draped with netting from Thailand. Our large ceiling fans guarantee your comfort. The ceilings are high and angled to allow plenty of light and airflow. The sliding glass door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous ocean views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
TO RESERVE PARADISE for yourself, send us your Visa or MasterCard # and expiration date or call us at 758-458-3550. We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at Nature’s Paradise.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable. For more information or to make a more secure credit card reservation, call NATURE'S PARADISE at 758-458-3550.

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