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Romantic Spacious Villa Overlooking the Pitons - book directly with the owner!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

La Bagatelle villa is a wonderfully spacious villa situated on a hillside overlooking the spectacular Piton mountains and has sweeping views of the Caribbean sea and St. Vincent. The upstairs living/dining area features one enormous 1500 sq ft floor with a pool at the far end. High peaked ceilings, cool smooth polished greenheart floors and a daybed for reading make this villa a luxury of space and style. Two large comfortable settees with blue and white Ian Mankin fabric and a large coffee table are in the middle of the living area. A romantic daybed at one end of the room and a hammock at the other end offer perfect places for reading and dreaming your cares away. There is a music CD player with a port for your i-pod or MP3 player.

Downstairs are two large bedrooms with en suite Italian tiled bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king size West Indian four poster bed, armoire and antique side tables. The bathroom is especially large and bright with a walk in closet. The second bedroom features two beautifully restored four poster beds, a queen and a double. A chaise lounge, red cedar chests of drawers and custom made mosquito nets make these bedrooms especially romantic. The bathroom has two sinks, shower, closet and a safe for valuables.

A full size tennis court with Bioflex surface is available to you and is located below the house. Rackets and balls are provided except childrens rackets not available. The 18x10 foot private pool is surrounded by bamboo and bouganvillea and has room for four pool loungers on the clay tiled terrace or in the shade under the roof.

The villa is a few minutes drive to Anse Chastanet Beach or a 10 minute walk. PADI dive facility, restaurants. Soufriere is a 7 minute drive (road is in poor condition) and there are 3 grocery stores, farmers market and plenty of fresh fruit and veg grown locally. Beer, wine, alcohol all sold in grocery stores.

Jalousie Beach resort is a 15 minute drive.

Visit the Diamond mineral baths, or New Jerusalem outdoor mineral pool, Toraille waterfall, take a plantation tour, zip line through the rain forest, order a massage at the house, climb the Piton nature trails or just relax in this private, peaceful house.

The house includes staff six days a week Monday thru Saturday, 9-3pm who will cook and clean at no extra charge. Valinda is the housekeeper who comes up at 9am - 3pm and will prepare breakfast, lunch and leave something prepared for your supper if you wish. Staff must come in at least every other day to clean. Shopping service can be arranged for a fee. Arrival meal and basic shop can be arranged.

Massages can be arranged at the house with sufficient notice. Also tennis lessons from a pro can be arranged. A private chef can be engaged for dinner parties by arrangement with Chef Basil.

Always book with the owner in the Owner Operated VRBO ads. Do not book with anyone claiming to be a "Manager" of the house. The owner Nancy Blackwell is the manager and always has been.

Keywords: Romantic Private luxury villa

More Details

Owner
Nancy Blackwell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Nancy Blackwell

La Bagatelle was a year long project to rebuild a wood and stone house. Designing decorative details, restoring antique beds and tables to fill the bedrooms and creating a lovely, comfortable space for guests was my goal.

Nancy Blackwell purchased this villa in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every morning we woke up to the same mesmerizing view which will stay etched in our memories forever. Valinda, Wilma and Paul were always kind and made our stay so comfortable. We scaled the "Gros Piton" and bathed in the Sulphur Springs, but most memorable in our minds will be the wonderful hikes we took with Murray, whose warmth and ease of manners are only matched by his boundless knowledge of the flora and fauna of this paradise. You have a beautiful house built with love and we hope one day to be back to enjoy and explore once more!
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Mamin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Another bathroom is located next to pool. Separate staff bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Small 5 ft bed for a child, baby cot/crib and high chairs are available at no charge. , Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests buy their own food, housekeeper will prepare breakfast, lunch and leave something for dinner. Cooking and laundry included. Be sure to find out what cooking , cleaning and other services cost in houses which do not include the cooking. Dining out is expensive in St. Lucia. La Bagatelle includes services that other houses do not.

Reviews

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Romantic Spacious Villa Overlooking the Pitons - book directly with the owner!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 40 reviews
Gainesville, FL
5

Amazing villa!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Nancy's villa for our anniversary and could not be happier- it was perfect! Everything was wonderful from the exceptional accommodations to the awesome views to the polite and extremely helpful staff.

When we finished with customs at the airport, Trevor was there waiting to take us to the villa. It was so nice not having to rent a taxi or take a bus from the airport! Along the way he pointed out papaya, mango, cashew, avocado trees- anything can grow on this beautiful island! Trevor is a great driver and guide and told us more about St Lucia than any guide book could have.

We considered renting a jeep for the week but I'm so glad we used Trevor instead. The roads are quite dangerous leading up to the villa and having someone with experience drive up and down those hills made us feel comfortable.

The villa has absolutely stunning views of the pitons! This is one of those places where the pictures just don't do it justice. Every time I looked out the balcony- even after a full week there- I was amazed at the beauty. The villa is truly an OPEN concept, meaning there is really just one true wall upstairs. The cool breezes flow through and you can watch hummingbirds graze on the gorgeous, multicolored bougainvillea trees all around. There are more than enough comfortable sitting areas to enjoy the view- and even a nice daybed upstairs! The bedrooms downstairs were comfortable, clean and spacious. There is no AC in the villa but I never felt uncomfortable at night. There are many fans throughout the house as well as ceiling fans so air is always moving.

The pool is the perfect size for a couple or small group, and we enjoyed it after a hot day at the beach! We loved being able to walk to the beach from the house- but I would not recommend walking back up the hill after a day at the beach! It was challenging to say the least and I only did it once because I refused to do it again! :)

Nancy was very helpful in answering my questions before our arrival and checking in to make sure all was well. She was always quick to respond and clearly has put a lot of love and care into the villa!

Paul, the house caretaker, is a great asset and made us feel comfortable with his security and presence. Valinda kept the house in top notch shape and made us feel welcomed- she always had the villa feeling like "home" when we returned.

I would definitely recommend this villa! St Lucia is gorgeous and this villa is the perfect home base!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very glad you enjoyed your holiday. I am so lucky to have a good support team around me . I hope you can visit La Bagatelle again. Thank you for your visit !
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5

Fabulous.

  • 5 of 5

La Bagatelle is fabulous. Views of the Pitons and the sea could not be more stunning. This is our fourth visit to St Lucia and our second stay at this Villa. The staff is friendly and helpful. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to La Bagatelle and St. Lucia. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes to you and your friends.
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5

Beautiful and wonderfully decorated. It has probably the most beautiful view on the island.

  • 5 of 5

We were able to have a very quiet and private stay. The house has a plantation charm with all the modern conveniences you need. The house feels part of the island so you didn't feel the need to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The View is Everything

  • 4 of 5

La Bagatelle has a premiere location overlooking the Caribbean and both Pitons. Nothing can compare with the views at any time of day - mornings watching a passing shower sweep across the Pitons while the sun paints a rainbow, sometimes a double one, so close you feel you could touch it, or the delights of a many-colored sunset as small sailing vessels lazily ply the waters in the distance, or even the nighttime illuminated specks of cruise ships on the horizon off to the next port of call.

With the superlatives views come extraordinary paths to reach it - if you opt to rent a car, it should absolutely be 4-wheel drive as the "road" from Soufriere to the house is extremely steep, more often than not washed out by rains and containing several hair-pin turns. Otherwise, hired drivers are the way to go if you want to get out and see the island. We preferred the independence of our own vehicle and one does get used to the challenge of the ascent over the course of a day or two.

Almost everything you want to see/do is within a 30 minute drive or so from the house so the location is excellent - visiting the volcano and the Diamond waterfall, hiking Gros Piton, doing the Tet Paul Nature trail, and last but not least, wandering Soufriere's streets to enjoy the local color, the market or taking off for a snorkeling/sailing half-day trip. All beaches are public so we visited Sugar Beach [located between the two Pitons - they truck in white sand so it's quite nice] and had lunch [tapas and VERY expensive so order carefully] and the resort down the road, Anse Chastanet, which has a grayer, more gravely sand.

The house is fine with a huge open room at the second level and a small pool [unheated] at the side. There is no question it could use some updating and freshening up, however. There is mosquito netting over all the beds though we never had an issue with insects and the entire house is gated with bars and padlocks [you'll get a hefty set of keys] though it's hard to see how anyone could get up here and want to break in but must be necessary. We felt completely safe, there are villas on both sides.

We were not planning on doing any cooking and so we relied on "menu" lists from the owner which the staff would prepare - four dinners. Unfortunately, we were disappointed in the meals as the ingredients we picked from the list including sauces and fresh vegetables were not followed. Make sure to communicate exactly what you want.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WOW! World class view, home, and people!

  • 5 of 5

Along with our two daughters we stayed for four nights at La Bagatelle. As everyone has stated, the view is spectacular. More importantly, working with Nancy, Paul, and Valinda made the stay that much more enjoyable. Special recognition to Nancy as we had a couple of challenges, caused by me, which Nancy worked through very professionally. Thank you! We've traveled to the islands in the Caribbean more than 15 times and this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and one of our most enjoyable. Need to emphasize the value in this villa as Valinda will shop and prepare (or at least assist in prep) any/all/most meals. She made us a fish creole which was out of site! I think I read where someone said the kitchen was outdated. That's bunk. The kitchen is fine. House is great. Took a day to get used to as our living room is wide open! Couple of highlights:

Transportation-Nancy recommends Popo and so do I. My wife wanted to bring him home with us. Great guy, patient(remember, I was with 2 daughters and a wife.....), knowledgable, and knows EVERYONE. We used him once a day which was cheaper than a car rental. Plus the peace of mind not driving on St. L roads and in town. As Nancy states in description the road is rough and narrow. Hence, my reasoning for letting Popo do the driving.

Excursions--We walked to the Anse Chastenet beach...it's a solid 15 minutes DOWN ( I timed it) and 20 UP. Go to the beach on "the side" which is Anse Mamin. Quiet and has great restaurant. Highly recommend the Tet Paul trail especially at Sunset. We did Hot Chocolate tour. Hiked the Gros Piton. Don't be fooled, it's 25% hike and 75% climb. Beautiful once your up there though. Did the market on Saturday morning and picked up bananas, plantains, coconut water, and fish. Really fun to be "in town" and experience the people and culture of St. Lucia

Overall, we had a great experience with the people and property and would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Bagatelle. It sounds like you had an action packed holiday. All the best, Nancy
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5

Gorgeous home with spectacular view!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Bagatelle Villa for our daughter's wedding this past March, and found the villa to be amazing with the most beautiful view of the Pitons and Caribbean!! We never tired of the view!!! Seeing the glow of the sunrise, and hearing the birds in the morning was paradise!! We saw several rainbows during our stay, -magical! The staff at the Bagatelle were so helpful and prepared some delicious dishes. One morning we walked down to the village and bought fresh caught Mahi Mahi (Dorado) which the ladies prepared for us...Incredible!

The owner of the villa, Nancy, did everything to make our stay wonderful! From the time we booked our stay to the day we left, she was available to recommend restaurants, and even communicated with the locals to ensure we were taken care of! She went above and beyond to make our stay there memorable!

One of our favorite people we spent time with there was Popo, our driver!!! The terrain is a bit challenging, and we were not comfortable driving (on the opposite side of the road) so Popo drove us everywhere!! What a kind man!! I would highly recommend you call on him whenever you need to go anywhere! He did an amazing job, and everyone knows him!

If you are looking for a private villa, and want to relax and truly get away from the hustle and bustle, then the Bagatelle Villa is the perfect vacation get away! We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my villa for your family wedding. It is always a pleasure to have families like yours in the house. i hope to welcome you to St. Lucia again! Best wishes, Nancy B.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hewanorra Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Hummingbird or Orlandos
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort
Car: not necessary

La Bagatelle is five minutes from Anse Chastanet resort with superb diving and snorkeling. Botanical Gardens, eco tourism sites, hiking and waterfalls, mineral baths are all in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Mamin Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$440
$3,080
 
 
High season 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$638
$4,466
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include taxes and staff who cook and clean six days a week, Monday to Saturday from 9am - 3pm. Rates subject to change without notice. NOTE: CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR SUPPLEMENT OF 10% WILL APPLY TO RATES.
FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM IN THE HIGH SEASON.

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