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Vern Barnard

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Beautiful stand-alone cottage set in lush tropical gardens

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Gros Islet Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, full bathroom ensuite - sleeps 2

Mango Cottage is a sweet, secluded cottage, surrounded by beautiful mature tropical gardens and with a plunge pool. A large breezy wrap-around veranda with hammock and loungers also has outdoor dining. The crisp modern interior with original art, exposed wood beam ceilings in the bedroom and marble tiled bathroom all offer understated luxury. With Wi fi, an ipod dock and flat screen TV, modern convenience is combined with rustic charm. The whole cottage can be air conditioned, or with fans in every room, you can enjoy the tropical breezes. Located on a rise on the south side of Rodney Bay, 2 minutes walk takes you to the beautiful beach, the supermarket or malls. Dozens of restaurants and bars are only a few hundred yards away. The garden has fruit trees, orchids and beautiful flowers, and there is a fabulous view of Pigeon Island and the sea from the bedroom.

Sightseeing, Sports and Activities: Sites of Interest - Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths, Toraille Waterfall, La Sikwi Sugar Mill, Rhythm of Rum, Rainforest Skyrides, Volcano, Piton Mountains

Island Adventures - Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking, Horesback Riding, Kitesurfing, Parasailing, Deep Sea Fishing, Snorkelling/Scuba Diving, jet skiing,

Sports - Tennis, Golf

Tours - land and sea

Airport Transfer: Transfers from Hewanorra International Airport - drive takes approx. 1 1/2 hours - cost US$80-100 for two people*

Transfers from George Charles Airport, Castries - drive takes approx. 20 minutes - cost US$40*

*Prices subject to change

More Details
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vern Barnard (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Beautiful stand-alone cottage set in lush tropical gardens
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Facilities are misleading

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is indeed from the exterior a pretty little jewel set amongst Mango trees and is literally a 5 min walk to both the beach and shops. Chantal the housekeeper is a dream and a lovely lady. However I think it is important to point out the following.

The sofa and seating outside is cobbled together with ill fitting cushions so you cannot sit anywhere comfortably. The bathroom which is upstairs and adjoining the bedroom does not have a door on it so there is no privacy. The bath tub has a large hole in it, so you can have a shower so long as you don't mind the total lack of water pressure. Everything works (just about) however this property would benefit from a serious upgrade in everything to make it a comfortable break.

Beware at nights the continual barking from the dogs and watch out for the loose paving slabs in the garden.

I'm sorry to say we checked out 5 days after we arrived for what was meant to be a two week stay - the place was just too uncomfortable and noisy for what we wanted from our break,.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My husband and I spent four lovely days at Mango Cottage in March.

  • 5 of 5

The house provided the privacy we wanted, yet was within walking distance to a beach and restaurants. We rented a car which allowed us to explore the island and visit other beaches and sites on the western side of the island. Our favorite day was the morning exploring Pigeon Island and relaxing on the small beach then going to the Naked Fisherman restaurant at Cap Maison for a late lunch and swimming at that beach. It was always perfect coming back to the cottage and having a dip in the plunge pool. The caretakers of the house were very gracious and kept the house, garden and pool immaculate. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenfield, MA

Excellent and cozy rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent four nights here and enjoyed every minute. Not only is the cottage walking distance to the town and Reduit Beach, but the on-site plunge pool and veranda were wonderful places to spend relaxing time. The accommodations were perfect. Vern Barnard, the proprietor could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Be sure to visit Marie's Fish Shack at the south end of the beach. Thanks again, Vern and Chantal for all you did.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon at Mango Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent our honeymoon at the Mango Cottage and we loved it. The cottage is located near the major shopping center and the street full of restaurants. You definitely won’t need a car to get around unless you want to travel around the island. We rented a car, but driving in St. Lucia was difficult (narrow roads, heavy traffic). The beach is also very near (about 5 min.) and although it is a public beach that gets crowded on weekends, we were able to walk further from it and find a quiet spot. I would definitely recommend brining the ear plugs as it can get pretty noisy during the night since several properties surrounding Mango Cottage have guard dogs that tend to get loud during the night. The house keeper Chantal is very kind and carrying. We absolutely loved the Carambola (star fruit) tree that grows on the property. We've never tasted better star fruits!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta GA/USA

The Helen of the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

Mango Cottage exceeded all of our expectations during our honeymoon. The cottage was located in the heart of Rodney Bay and thus we ate, socialized and experienced all of St. Lucia as if we were citizens. We booked all of our own excursions with Viator and Island Expo and dinner reservations at Cap Maison and saved a lot of money without comprimising the quality of our vacation. If you book with Mango Cottage please request that Chantal prepare an authentic St Lucian dinner. It was simply amazing! I am so glad we made the decision to stay in Mango Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon in Rodney Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here for our honeymoon and the cottage was perfect for the 2 of us! Secluded, yet just a few minutes walk to shops, restaurants, and the beach. The pool is perfect for dip to cool off. It's was a great place to relax and read a few good books. Chantal is super nice and full of information about the island. The artwork in the house is beautiful and the glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling in the bedroom are a nice touch!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
G F Charles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cap Estate
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Castries Gros Islet Highway

Rodney Bay is the social heart of the north of the island. With great beaches and water sports, the international marina, shopping malls, dozens of restaurants and a vibrant night life, there truly is something for everyone. Its also close to areas of historical interest like Pigeon Island (home of the St Lucia Jazz Festival), and the idyllic fishing village of Gros Islet, home of the Friday night 'jump up'. Transportation is easy, with main bus routes at the end of the road and several taxi stands nearby.


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Gros Islet Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

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Gros Islet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern and bright bathroom with lots of storage and closets. Marble tiles and a window overlooking the mango trees.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , single inflatable bed for kids
  • Light and airy upstairs bedroom with exposed beam wooden ceiling and ceramic tiled floor. Beautiful views out towards the sea, and a little 'Romeo & Juliet' balcony facing east. En suite bathroom. Ample storage & full linens provided
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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