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Grand & Gorgeous Tamarind House

Mamin, Saint Lucia
  • Villa8850 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6 adults, 2 children. 4th bdrom for children

Tamarind House means different things to the people who have already experienced its beauty and legendary hospitality.

The rare luxury of space and privacy. Room to relax, to breathe, to rejuvenate and dream. Happy memories of drinks and laughter under the tamarind tree. Long white curtains billowing in the breeze. Swimming in the pool under a full moon. Bouganvillea climbing the walls - fuchsia, violet and orange flowers set against a clear blue sky Rum cocktails and fish cakes at sunset.

Tamarind House is located just off the Anse Chastanet Road approximately 1.5 miles from Soufriere and .5 miles from Anse Chastanet Beach. It is a 10 minute walk down to the beach and a 20 minute hike back up the hill. Covering 8850 Sq. Ft. of space, the house is constructed of local stone with exceptionally high 25 foot ceilings and Barbados terracotta tiles throughout. The main house has three bedrooms and bathrooms while the separate Cottage is a master bedroom suite with its own living room, kitchen, dressing area, four poster king size bed and terrace.

The 35 x 15 foot totally private pool is situated below the Cottage and has 1060 sq ft of terrace and shade pavilion around it. The pool edge is open on one side to give uninterrupted views of the Pitons. The house also has a professional size tennis court with a Bioflex surface and of course superb views of the Pitons as you play.

In the main house, a descending staircase leads you into a cool, circular courtyard filled with banana plants and flowers. As you pass through the graceful stone arch doorway, the enormous 2550 sq ft living room stretches away before you and leads to the terrace where the tamarind tree grows up out of the tiles. This fabulous tree provides shade and coolness to the house all through the day. The living room features two seven foot settees and a very large travertine stone coffee table. The round reproduction antique dining table seats 6-8.

The master bedroom has a beautiful king size four poster bed, side tables, hand carved standing cheval mirror and small armoire. There is a walk in closet with a safe, Italian tiled bathroom with shower and double sinks. Open the shower doors and look at the Pitons while bathing! The second bedroom has a queen antique four poster bed, private terrace, Italian tiled bathroom with shower also open to the view. There is a walk in closet and two blue and white Chinese lamps beside the bed. The third bedroom is for children and has two four poster beds, a double and a twin. It looks out onto a private terrace and the courtyard. The Cottage master bedroom suite has three graceful stone arch openings and 25 foot ceilings. Long white curtains at each doorway billow out in the breeze. Two large 7 foot couches with blue and white cushions, a large coffee table and antique tables beside the king size four poster bed make this a wonderfully romantic space. A collection of paintings by St. Kitts artist Kate Spencer are on display here. There is a marble tiled bathroom with shower and a dressing area plus a kitchen with fridge, stove, glasses, plates etc. Exceptionally high quality 100% cotton sheets, and plush towels are standard in all the bedrooms and bathrooms. Each bedroom has a hair dryer provided. Electricity is 220 volts. Staff included six days a week Monday - Saturday for cooking and cleaning. They prepare breakfast, lunch and will leave something prepared for your dinner. New Brinkman 3 burner gas grill/charcoal grill new in 2015 season.Staff come up six days a week , Monday - Saturday, from 9am - 3-pm. Staff must come up at least every other day to clean. No rentals without staff.

NOTE: Always be sure you are contacting the owner of the property. Do not accept offers of big discounts for immediate payment without contacting the VRBO Owner Operated ad. Do not book with villa agents who claim to be the "Manager" of the house. Tamarind House is managed by the owner and always has been.

Keywords: Large family villa

Owner

Nancy Blackwell

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Mar 30, 2018
About Nancy Blackwell

I lived in St. Lucia from the early 1980's until 2011. Tamarind House was a private home and always open to friends and family. It is now open for memorable family gatherings by renting on VRBO. I can answer almost any question you might have about the Soufriere area. And I have a wide circle of people who can help to make your holiday a dream come true.

Why Nancy Blackwell chose Mamin

Wonderfully large space, room for everyone to have their own space but be together as well. Fantastic staff who cook fabulous meals.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, master bedroom main house
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2nd bedroom main house
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, TWO BEDS FOR CHILDREN ONLY. NO ADULTS IN THIS BEDROOM
      • Cottage suite
        1 king, self contained cottage with living room area and kitchen
      • King size beds (1) King bed in cottage suite and main house master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in second bedroom main house, Double Beds (1) one old fashioned double four poster bed in childrens bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) one twin four poster in childrens bedroom, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available on request

      Bathrooms

      • 5 Bathrooms
        • Four bathrooms all with shower. Bathroom 5 is for staff.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Near The Ocean
            5 minute drive to Anse Chastanet Beach
          • Ocean View
          • Water View

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                        100% cotton high quality linens and plush towels in all rooms. Towels changed every other day. Sheets changed every three days.
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Tennis rackets and some balls provided to guests.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Wifi in living room. New Digicel high speed internet available.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        Huge living room with two large comfortable sofas. Opening out to a terrace shaded by large tamarind tree. Deck chairs and other chairs available to put outside.
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        For local calls. Most cell phones work here, but could be high roaming charges.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Pool towels provided.
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        In living room. Boosters for entire house coming soon.

                        Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                            Price includes staff six days a week Monday to Saturday from 9am - 3pm for cooking and cleaning. Guests buy their own food. List of dishes available. Shopping service for small charge is possible.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee press and electric coffee maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes, glasses, plastic glasses for pool.
                          • Kitchen
                            Kitchen is equipped with toaster, coffee maker, blender, food processor, ice cream machine, deep fryer. New Brinkman gas/charcoal BBQ in 2016.
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                            two refrigerators. Cottage has another refrigerator.
                          • Stove
                            Electric oven, gas top
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Dining table is on the terrace looking to the Pitons and sea.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Stereo
                                    Cd player & I-phone player, bluetooth speakers for phone music.
                                  • Television
                                    TV is for playing DVD's. No TV reception in this area.
                                  • Toys
                                    Backgammon, checkers, dominoes, cards
                                  • Video Library

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                        All bedrooms have terraces. Living room has enormous terrace shaded by tamarind tree.
                                      • Boat
                                        Water taxis and chartering sunset cruises etc available in Soufriere area.
                                      • Golf
                                        Golf is in the north of the island at least 1.5 hour drive from house.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Garden with flowers falls away from the house down the hill. Not for walking in.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Brinkman 3 burner gas grill/charcoal grill new in 2016
                                      • Tennis
                                        Tennis court is below the house, full size. Bioflex surface. Rackets and some balls provided.

                                        Suitability

                                          • smoking allowed
                                            Smoking only in living areas, not in bedrooms
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            There are too many steps for wheelchairs.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                35x15 foot pool with large terrace and shade pavilion. Pool loungers for six

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef
                                                  • Staff

                                                    Attractions

                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • churches
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    Notes

                                                                      • Cooking and cleaning and personal laundry are included in the price. Guests buy their own food. Massages on site, personal trainer available, tennis coach available. Grocery shopping service available. Private chef can be engaged for evening meals by arrangement with Chef Basil. Other houses do not always include cooking and cleaning. Be sure to find out cost of paying extra for this. Dining out in St. Lucia can be expensive.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        18 Reviews

                                                                        Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        St Lucia and Tamarind House - an excellent family vacation!!

                                                                        Steve N.

                                                                        Our trip to Tamarind House in Soufriere, St. Lucia, was fantastic!! The property itself was amazing and it is true that the pictures do not do it justice! The housekeepers Ann and Cheryl make the difference as their excellent meals allowed us to relax and just enjoy our family vacation. In addition, Paul, the caretaker, provided everything we needed. We utilized the taxi that Nancy the homeowner provided and that also worked out very well! It was a great experience - thank you all for a wonderful trip!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        I am very lucky to have such wonderful staff to help make my guests happy and relaxed. I do hope you can return again to my special house. Thank you.

                                                                        Unsurpassed views at Tamarind House

                                                                        Jamie L.

                                                                        We stayed for six nights with another family and had an amazing time. The pictures honestly don't depict the true beauty from this hilltop perch. The house was uniquely built and immaculate. Nancy, the owner was helpful and available for questions throughout the whole planning of our trip. The staff was wonderful, having breakfast and lunch made daily by Ann and Cheryl was a huge plus. We had chef Basil cook for us on two nights and that was really nice because there isn't a better location to have dinner than this one. Popo drove us to the Enbas Saut rainforest hike and waterfall. He organized a guide for us on the way which was helpful. St. Lucia is a great place to unplug, unwind, and be in nature. Sleeping with the breezes and night creature sounds will be missed as we head back to the snowy northeast. One suggestion is to heed the owner's advice about either having a driver from the airport or having a four wheel drive vehicle to get up here. The roads are steep and pretty rough in places. Tamarind house is amazing and memorable. The sunsets were the best part. We loved it!

                                                                        J. Leiss April 2018

                                                                        The only negative is that I don't live in this house full-time

                                                                        David S.Westfield, New Jersey USA

                                                                        House is amazing. Pics do not do it justice. One-of-a-kind views, comfortable and blended with the natural surroundings. House staff was friendly and kind.

                                                                        Thank you so much for making our stay an amazing experience!!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Dear D,

                                                                        Long term rentals considered!! Thank you for visiting us in Soufriere. We hope you can return again soon.

                                                                        Kind regards, Nancy B.

                                                                        Absolutely heavenly!

                                                                        Fleming B.

                                                                        Not a better view anywhere on the island! Staff was amazing! Will be coming back!

                                                                        Best yet!

                                                                        Chris W.We will be arriving at the Naples Airport- from Catania

                                                                        My name is Chris Wing.

                                                                        Every December after our Company's last Board meeting we have a family reunion. My wife, her parents, my eldest son and his fiancé, my adult daughter, my toddler son and myself.

                                                                        We have been to VRBOs throughout Hawaii and the Caribbean.

                                                                        The Tamarand Home is the best yet.

                                                                        The views from each of the main bedrooms are unbelievable!

                                                                        Taking breakfast underneath the Tamarand tree on the patio is really spectacular.

                                                                        Our help- Cheryl, Anna and Diddya are friendly, efficient and great cooks.

                                                                        I can't say enough about this place- other than-

                                                                        We will be coming back!!!

                                                                        Hopefully annually.

                                                                        Chris Wing

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you so much and I am so glad your family are happy in my home. I am very lucky with my staff who have been with me for years. I think you chose the best time of year to visit - December when the island is green and lush and cool. Happy Holidays!

                                                                        STUNNING views in a tropical, lush and casual setting! We would definitely rent again!

                                                                        Abigail G.

                                                                        The great: We had a fantastic visit to St Lucia and thoroughly enjoyed Soufriere in particular. Beautiful place, beautiful people – we will definitely be back. The views from this home are spectacular!!!! We spent a large percentage of our time just marveling at the majestic Pitons, enjoying sunsets and identifying the diversity of the plants, flowers and birds living on the property. The house is open-air and feels very tropical. We were serenaded to sleep by frogs at night and even enjoyed a few lovely rainstorms. There is no air conditioning at the house, but we were never too hot as there are nice winds and fans in every room. The furniture is comfortable as were the beds and bedding. Ann and Cheryl were very nice and the food they made for us was very good. It’s such a treat to go on vacation and let go of all the daily chores. Nancy was easy to deal with and answered all my questions. We arranged for Popo’s to drive us to/from the airport and to get around during our stay (he’d even drop us off and pick us up later) which was very nice.

                                                                        The not so good: The electrical was wonky and fried our baby monitor even though we were using a high-end convertor. We ended up only plugging things in when we could watch them and take them off if it got too hot. Many lights didn’t work and seemed to be wired incorrectly. This concerned me because the only way to lock up the house at night is to pad lock yourself in with a different key for each lock. I slept with the keys in my pillow and unplugged anything that seemed dangerous because I was worried about getting out quickly should there be a fire. The wi-fi was terrible because the router is broken - a simple, inexpensive fix. There isn’t enough furniture on the balconies and various outdoor spaces. The pool was extremely dirty and we had to clean it ourselves before we were able to use it. There were also several cigarette buts on the balcony - yuck. While this is a tropical, open home, there were a lot of bugs. We were fastidious in cleaning up food scraps, but we saw quite a few roaches. While it's not possible to avoid this entirely, it might be time for a visit from an exterminator. The ceiling fan in the MBR was very loud and wobbly - an easy fix. More towels in the bathrooms would also be nice. While many of these things are small and definitely wouldn’t prevent me from referring the house, a few easy fixes would make this property more in keeping with a “luxury” rental in this price point.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for your feedback, the master bedroom ceiling fan will be inspected next week when I arrive. The electrics are 220 volt and any devices from USA should be used with a proper transformer which are available in the house for cell phones and small devices. The house has RCCB breakers which are required by law and will trip whenever there is an irregularity. Many lights are on two way switches and if you turn them off in one location and try to turn them on at another point, they will not come on. I don't understand why you say the wifi was not working. It was working for the guests before you and is working now. If it was not working, why did you not notify the staff or myself? It may be that you were too far away from the living room where it is located. The stone walls of the house kill the signal and it does not work in the bedrooms or cottage.

                                                                        All of your concerns will be addressed and taken up with my staff, thank you for your insights. I am glad you enjoyed St. Lucia.

                                                                        Location

                                                                        Mamin, Saint Lucia

                                                                        Rain forest tours, mineral baths, waterfalls, massages in house, tennis coach, personal trainer. Rainforest walks can be arranged. Climb the Pitons, bathe in outdoor mineral baths, diving and snorkeling near by.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE AND COTTAGE 6 adults and 2-3 children. Tax included FOR A SMALLER GROUP PLEASE NOTE: High season 2018 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults 2-3 children rate is $990 per night Low season 2018 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults 2-3 children rate is $640 per night High season 2019 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adutls, 2-3 children rate is $1000 per night TAXES,COOKING, CLEANING ARE INCLUDED IN ALL RATES Christmas/New Year supplement of 10% will apply to all rates. FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM IN HIGH SEASON A SUPPLEMENT OF 10% WILL APPLY TO CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR PERIOD. Cancellation policy: 100% refund less credit card fees if cancellation takes place before final payment. After final payment is made, if you cancel you will lose the rental fee UNLESS the property can be rented again. Final is due 45 days before arrival. Trip insurance is a good idea if there is any chance you might have to cancel.

                                                                        $814avg/night
                                                                        18 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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