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Veron Taylor

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, Creole

Celebrity Owned Luxurious Ocean & Golf Course Villa /Guest House Retreat

57 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Cap Estate Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 plus a baby

Villa Zatarra is a newly built property situated on Mahogany Drive, Cap Estate, St.Lucia.

Whilst enjoying the cool Atlantic breeze an early riser may see the sun rise from the ocean above Cotton Bay and the beach, known by locals as Cas en Bas. Close enough to see the morning dew glistening on the fairways and greens of Cap Estate Golf and Country Club and the kitesurfers out in the bay.

Villa Zatarra, (meaning “driftwood”), has recently been re-designed and re-built by the owner who is also one of St.Lucia’s celebrity artists, Rob “Zii” Taylor known for his smooth sounds on the sax and now showing off his other passion in the artistic design of Villa Zatarra alongside his St.Lucian born wife, Veron who can be credited with the beautiful and harmonious flow of the interior design and décor throughout the villa.

From the moment you arrive at Villa Zatarra you are greeted through large wooden gates encarved with the emblem of the artist owner. A short gravel driveway surrounded by lush landscaping leads to a rustic hideaway villa filled with calming Indonesian accents, warm earth tones, stone walls and floors, and not forgetting that cool Atlantic breeze…

Relax…you’re home! Villa Zatarra is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom property with bedroom A/C and cable tv, a spacious kitchen, breakfast bar and dining area, an office desk with wireless internet, a living room filled with large indoor tropical plants leading to an outdoor decking and patio areas surrounding a large plunge pool with a cascading waterfall, edged with smooth river stones. For typical Caribbean lifestyle living, guests can use a built in stone BBQ for delicious meals. Oh and did we mention the cool breeze?..

The owners live just a stone throw away and are always on hand to assist with anything required or just chat about how good island life is as they take care of the property themselves.

So come and see for yourself…you might just not want to leave!!

Why the Owner Chose Cap Estate: Cap Estate is the most popular place in St. Lucia for a vacation home. Surrounded by beautiful views and other affluent homes and very close and convenient to restaurants, shopping and beaches.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed
Veron Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, Creole

About Veron Taylor

Apart from experiencing the peaceful serenity of Villa Zatarra, you'll also be able to catch Rob at one of his performances like this sunset one. See you here in St.Lucia!!

Veron Taylor purchased this villa in 2005

Why Veron Taylor chose St Lucia

Cap Estate is the most popular place in St.lucia for a vacation home. surrounded by beautiful views and other quality homes and very close and convenient to restaurants, shopping and beaches.

Reviews

4.9
based on 57 traveler reviews

Celebrity Owned Luxurious Ocean & Golf Course Villa /Guest House Retreat
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
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Zatarra is serenity!

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted promptly by the pre arranged arrival pick up. He was pleasant, professional and gave us a great tour of the island as we crossed it from the south to the northwest on our over an hour trip to the Villa. Making a few stops along the way for scenic overlooks, fresh baked bread and fresh squeezed juice. He also stopped in Rodney Bay for us to get groceries and needed amenities. He gave us his grocery discount card and loaded the groceries for us!!

When we pulled up to the villa, it looked exactly as the pictures and we were greeted by Veron, the owner. The villa was beautiful and serene. Pool was the perfect temperature and the waterfall soothing ( Rob even adjusted the waterfall timer to meet our requested times for when we were home at the villa so we could fully enjoy).

Air conditioning is in both bedrooms as noted, and there is no need for it in the common areas due to excellent trade winds. Villa is well stocked in the kitchen as well as beach/pool towels. DVD player is not compatible to USA DVD formatting however the villa had dozens of DVD's to select from with various options.

Beds were very comfortable and sheets were soft. Any minor issues were attended to immediately and rectified.

The openness of the villa creates a wonderful Caribbean feel bringing the outside indoors by opening all the double doors throughout. Keep in mind opening the doors you need to be mindful of the mosquitoes. We knew this in advance and brought citronella candles with us as well as mosquito coils. The candles only added to the exquisite ambiance.

Rob and Veron live next door though you wouldn't know it and they are super respectful of your privacy. Their long standing knowledge of the island is a bonus as Veron gave us a local tour of beaches, restaurants and local stores even stopping to introduce us to fresh coconut water. All of Veron's suggestions were outstanding from the restaurants such as the Cliff at Cap to the naked fisherman as well as her beach suggestions. Having rented for a week we had complimentary access to the villa vehicle and that proved to be invaluable.

We also spent a couple afternoons hiking Pigeon Island National park eating at Jambe de Bois and Chef Robby's. Never have we had better conch than at Chef Robby's and we have traveled extensively in the Caribbean. Conch is our favorite, even catching our own and cooking but nothing surpasses Chef Robby! Best enjoyed with a Cold Piton!

We truly enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlottesville, Virginia
5

Villa Zatarra is a wonderful villa in a very special place.

  • 5 of 5

I am not going to repeat a lot of what Tara & Rob wrote in the previous review but I will emphasize that I had very similar feelings about Rob and Veron's villa. We have stayed in many villa's is several countries and several locations in the U.S. but this has to be at the very top of my experiences to date. First, I will mention that we have never had such a wonderful experience with hosts/"landlord's" as we had with Veron and Rob. From the arrangements before our travel, to a nice ride (with a Piton no less) from the airport to the villa, to the great tour Veron gave us the first morning of our stay, to the use of a car and local cell phone for the week, to the introductions to several great friends of theirs and even to being supplied with cheese balls in the villa when we returned one afternoon after a simple comment that we enjoyed such things, their hospitality was absolutely superb. We even were told of several great local food trucks, a beach barbeque place for Sunday chicken barbeque, the best seafood spot (Duke's) and, lest I forget, Irie Bar, when attending the Friday night Jump Up. These are places that we "might" have found during our time in St. Lucia but, thankfully, all the research was done and provided to us so that we could simply relax and enjoy our time. The home was great in every way that you would want for an island vacation and the accessibility to great beaches, restaurants, the casino and so many other island places was perfect. If there is one "must do" while at this property in this portion of St. Lucia is to hear Rob play at least once while there. It may not happen every week but we had the pleasure of ending our vacation by enjoying the sunset over the water in Rodney Bay on our last night, serenaded by the sweetest Saxophone one could ask for. In short, just do it. Reserve the place and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Too amazing for one sentence!

  • 5 of 5

I urge you to read my review on TripAdvisor as they allow for more space to write. I will quickly write a brief review on this site though as well. Villa Zatarra is just spectacular (look for that word in the title review on TripAdvisor). It is so much bigger than it appears in the photos. The attention to detail & the construction of the home is beautiful. It's stone & wood throughout make it just jaw dropping. The outside living room and perfect dipping pool make it hard to be inside. The upstairs balcony is a little piece of heaven on earth. Rob & Veron are a warm, amazing and stunning couple! And in case you don't read my TripAdvisor review, you must go see Rob play one night. He is incredible! This was my second trip to Saint Lucia, but my first stay at Villa Zatarra. I just returned home last night & I am already planning my next stay at Villa Zatarra. I am already running out of space so I encourage you to find my complete (and long) review on TA. This villa is NOT to be passed up! Safe Travels!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Villa Zatarra is the ultimate getaway! Rob and Veron were extremely helpful and welcoming! The property was clean, comfortable and in a very nice area. We felt secure and content in our own private villa for the week. Shopping and markets were close by as well as beaches and activities on land and sea. The driver for the villa, Stanis picked us up at the airport and was kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. We cannot wait to come back and visit the little piece of heaven as soon as possible!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sugar Hill, GA
5

Excellent vacation choice!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't really even know where to start- everything about the process of this vacation at Villa Zatarra was as wonderful as it could get, from the ease of booking of the villa itself, to getting around the island, etc. Veron and Rob are such gracious hosts- Rob was waiting for us at the villa when we arrived via Stanis, the most excellent driving service around! Stanis stopped by the grocery store and the police station (to get a temporary driver's license) on our way in to make it super easy on us that first day. Rob personally showed us around the villa and how to work everything upon arrival, and the next day, took us on a little tour of all the spots/restaurants one would want to visit while in town. The pool was always the right temperature, and the weather just as perfect as you could get it! We cooked most meals at the villa, but upon recommendations of both Stanis and Rob, frequented a few of the local restaurants as well- all were just as good as they had said. Marie came daily to clean and was so sweet. Everyone on this island was very welcoming and kind. We decided to book a day tour with Stanis, which was absolutely the right decision. He took us to all the must sees around the island and we had an excellent lunch of local food- he took many a picture of us and we were grateful for that as well. He helped us fully experience life in St. Lucia! This villa was the perfect way to go- the vehicle for the guests' use was one of the best perks as we were able to go anywhere, whenever we wanted, which was crucial for us. The only regret is we weren't able to stay longer. We're already talking about going another time and taking our children the next time! Do yourself a favor and book now!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
5

Don't hesitate, just book!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week during our honeymoon. We started with three nights in a resort to relax after the wedding, but we knew we wanted to do something that felt a bit more local for the majority of our trip. This villa was a great choice! Like all of the other reviews state, Rob and Veron are wonderful hosts that wanted us to feel at home in their villa and on the island. We enjoyed quiet days at the villa relaxing by the pool and cooking meals in the well equipped kitchen and on the grill, as well as using the car to explore the nearby beaches, restaurants, etc. Don't miss the Friday night fish bbq around the corner from the street party in Gros Islet (Rob will tell you where)! Also, if you want a great tour from a local, you can rely on Stanis (the recommended driver) to show you around! Loved every minute of it, except the minute we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Villa Zatarra is well located to take advantage of all the beautiful attractions the North of the island has to offer. A relaxing 10 min walk will bring you to an east coast beach, Cas en Bas. A vast stretch of beach great for collecting driftwood and watching the kite surfers or just having a late afternoon dip.

If Golf is your hobby, then the Cap Estate Golf and Country club is just minutes from the villa. All the best restaurants, bars and nightlife in Rodney Bay are between 5-10 minutes drive and other great beaches from Le Sport to Pigeon Point are all a nice 15 min stroll away.

Housekeeping is provided Monday to Friday and laundry service is available on request.

Brochures are available on other activities such as ATV tour, Rainforest zip lining, helicopter tours and many more

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Sailing, Health Wellness/Beauty Spa

Golf: Private Golf Lessons can be arranged with the owner's brother, Chris Taylor, a professional golf coach, who regularly tours and coaches in the US.

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Rates & Availability

Cap Estate Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Jun 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Dec-May 1-2pax $400/nt, 3-4pax $475/nt. June-Nov 1-2pax $300/nt, 3-4pax $375/nt
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Dates Available: Year Round.
ALWAYS enquire about our current SPECIALS! And FREE CAR RENTAL

In order for us to secure your dates you would need to send a non-refundable deposit of 25% within 7 days of booking. The balance to be paid 45 days before arrival.
75% refundable, if cancellation occurs anytime up to 45 days before commencement of the rental. After that, no refunds will be made unless a suitable replacement is found. Or an arrangement can be made to change the dates of stay.

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Amenities

Cap Estate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Very Large shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Crib is available to add to master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Can change for 2 singles if necessary
  • 2 single beds can be requested in the second bedroom instead of the Queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House Keeping can take care of any laundry needs on request. Just USD$20/load. Private Gated Driveway, Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, TV: Up to 50 channels, a selection of CDs are available in the villa, A local cellphone is provided to make calls to restaurants/tours/etc, The property is completely fenced and gated and an alarm system is installed creating privacy and security to be comfortable with, A list of food items/groceries can be purchased and stocked in villa upon arrival of the guests. Car hire can be provided and delivered directly to the property. Baby sitting service is available. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): The second bedroom/bathroom is downstairs and has only 2 small steps to climb. Smoking Allowed: No smoking in the bedrooms

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