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Nancy Blackwell

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

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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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Nancy Blackwell (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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

Any adjective to describe this place would be an understatement. From the wonderful dive sites, chill attitude of the locals, picturesque town, stunning Pitons, proximity to colorful wildlife, exquisite food, this must be the closest you get to paradise in this life. It is a deep privilege to have spent 10 days on this idyllic island, in the comfort of this cocoon like villa. Thanks for everything.
Jan 2015
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4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

Romantic Spacious Villa Overlooking the Pitons - book directly with the owner!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews
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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5

Jaw dropping views and oasis-like serenity - a 10 out of 5!!!

  • 5 of 5

La Bagatelle is a beautifully decorated villa with amazing view of the Pitons and the steady stream of sailcraft going by. We always tried to be back from the beach by 5:30, as the sunsets are spectacular!! It is advised that you review and make selections from the menu of food the housekeeper/cook can provide you with, so your first few days of meals are taken care of. Also, shopping at the supermarket on the way from the airport is recommended, as they have a large selection of meats, not always as available in town. The town of Soufriere is enjoyable and very safe, with street shopping for fresh fruit/vegetables and the best in-town grocery is Eroline. They also have a good selection of wine. The local people are friendly and helpful. Saturday morning market (you should get there by 8:30)is great and you can purchase fresh of-the -boat fish there. For confident drivers, renting a 4x4 is highly recommended, as the walk to and from the beach would be difficult for most. There are lots of things to see and do, including the botanical gardens/waterfall/mineral bath, which was our favourite. However, we are beach people and once we discovered Anse Mamin (a ten min walk from the main Anse Chastenet beach), we had found a slice of paradise: a 200 to 300 yd stretch of beach, with usually only 30 to 40 people there. Although isolated, it has beach side bar and grill and umbrella/loungers are readily available for much less than the main beach or Sugar Beach. Nancy, the owner, is very good at making you feel welcome and is very attentive to your needs. Paul, the maintenance man and Valinda, the housekeeper/cook are very friendly and willing; you will be well taken care of by them. We have been to many many sun destinations; by far and away this was our favourite!!! We will return!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet both of you and I do hope you return to beautiful St. Lucia soon.
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4

Wonderful view. Unique setting high on the hills with view of the Pitons

  • 4 of 5

As advertised, the view of the Pitons and the ocean are wonderful. Sit and watch hummingbirds, grey tremblers, etc work the trees and flowers. At night, watch the sun set and the "glowing" click beetles come out. For first time visitors to St. Lucia, note that all walking involves some very steep roads/paths. Anse Chastanet is close by, but it is a hard walk; rent a car to get around and make trips to the waterfalls, town and other nearby attractions. Do not be put off by needing to use a vehicle; Anse Chastenet and Sugar Beach resorts provide on-site shuttles for their guests due to the steepness of the roads/paths.

La Bagatelle is a well-maintained villa. Kitchen is dated, but everything works. Beds are very comfortable. Pool is nice. Note: there is no air-conditioning. Not a problem for us, there are ceiling fans and trade winds. We are not accustomed to having a housekeeper on-site from 9 am till 3 pm. The housekeeper was not intrusive, but it made us feel awkward to be sitting around as someone did chores in the villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY
5

Superlative View of the Caribbean and Pitons

  • 5 of 5

First visit to St. Lucia and La Bagatelle filled the bill! Situated about 450 feet above the water and with an unsurpassed view of the Pitons, the house is accurately depicted here and is an upside down house with open air living area above and bedrooms below. Spent many hours watching the rainbows, passing cruise ships, fishermen, yachts and hummingbirds feeding on bouganvilli a. Less than a mile to Anse Chastanet where one can swim, sunbathe, dine, dive, and snorkel. Suggest renting a car at the airport, ours was from Cool Breeze. Much to explore on St. Lucia; we especially enjoyed Diamond Falls with its botanical gardens. Staff very nice and owner who lives nearby checked with us to ensure no concerns. House beautifully furnished with original local furniture and paintings. Lovely pool with plenty of places where one could read or doze. Almost no bugs at this time. Generally quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much enjoyed meeting this group as they are from my neck of the woods ! I am so glad you enjoyed your time in my villa and hope you can visit again. Kind regards, Nancy B.
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St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada
5

La Bagatella was our little piece of paradise !

  • 5 of 5

We were NOT disappointed with this lovely villa at all.... the pictures are accurate and the view is absolutely gorgeous! The villa is very clean , and well maintained. The open air living was a new experience for us ! The villa is spacious and comfortable for 2 couples, as we celebrating a special birthday with our friends! We didn't rent a car, but did refer to a local taxi fellow who drove us on occasion, and was very accommodating. We attempted to walk down the very steep rough road to Anse Chastanet beach ...... I like to walk, but this is not pleasurable at all..... the return walk up was even worse.... everyone refused to walk it again.... we did take a taxi there and back.... for a cost of $ 40 US. I would advise renting a car... if u are the type that needs to be on the go... as the road to villa is treacherous.... but after a few travels u get use to it. We weren't use to or were we comfortable with the concept of having a housekeeper wait on us.... we had a starter pack of groceries provided , and settled the bill on arrival..... we also stopped at grocery store near airport to purchase a few things.... we found meat to be difficult to find.... as we are not very adventurous fish eaters... so we arrived at villa.... hoping the housekeeper could help us purchase some fresh chicken, or steak for us.... however, that proved to be difficult also... and had to settle for what she could get... in all ,it was fine as we had dinner reservations elsewhere on the weekend.... suggest to others in the future, to be specific and direct with your menu choices, and let her do the shopping.... otherwise u will be be managing on your own.

Soufriere is abit rough around the edges to venture into, for our liking. We toured the entire island and seen all the highlights by hired car tour... and also took a water taxi up the coast to Rodney bay, Castries, and Marigot bay. We also went to Sugar beach for the day.... was disappointed in most beaches, in how the resorts segregate small scuffy areas for visitors to sit at..... however we had very expensive drinks at sugar beach patio bar... and had a surprise visit of "Bono" and his family ,who arrive by yacht, and sat next to us on the patio ! So I guess those drinks were worth it ! Warning, at Anse Chastenat beach, the area they direct visitors to is sit at is dangerous due to boat traffic..... snorkelers were frequently in the way .

Great experience , and had a lovely time !

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orford NH
5

The Best Part of our Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent a week at La Bagatelle and we knew the moment we walked through the gate that this Villa would surpass all expectations. The pictures on the website CANNOT do justice to actually standing on the deck and taking in the lovely Pitons. We loved the "open" concept of the villa and had ample room to spread out. The kids had the most wonderful time using the pool so much so that they didn't even miss not having a TV. Our housekeepers Paul and Valinda kept the villa in tip top shape throughout our stay. We are pretty low key so we did not have Valinda prepare any meals but I'm sure that the ones on the menu would have tasted great! Nancy was very helpful throughout the months leading up to our stay. She was always very prompt in emailing back answers to my questions. It was also nice of her to call us while we were there and make sure everything was going well. The drive in along Anse Chastenet road is quite entertaining and the first time a bit nerve racking however you get comfortable with it after a few up and downs. We found the Anse Chastenet resort to be very friendly to non guests and because of the closeness of it spent the most time down there. Anse Mamin was our favorite haunt as it is less crowded and had some decent snorkeling around the right side of the island. We did travel to Sugar Beach to snorkel and have lunch. It was the best meal we had but pricey. Snorkeling was better here but they keep the non guest on a pretty ratty part of the beach. We did the touristy stops in Soufriere - drive in volcano, botanical gardens, and the Tet Paul trail. Only drawback to these stops are the local vendors pawning there goods. Which is why we always loved coming back to the villa. I cannot recommend this place more highly. Having coffee each morning and watching the sailboats and ships start to come out to play was just so relaxing. Thanks again to Nancy for all your help and for having this slice of heaven. Our family will always have treasured memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very glad you enjoyed your trip to St. Lucia and La Bagatelle. I always hope that my clients feel it is better than they expected. I hope to hear from you again. Best wishes, Nancy
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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

Anse La Raye 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 2016
Apr 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$412
$2,888
 
 
Future high season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$638
$4,466
 
 
Low season 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$440
$3,080
 

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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Amenities

St Lucia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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.

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