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🌴La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Boutique Island Villa with Breathtaking Views 🌴

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom suites with full Bathrooms attached each with its own private deck.

Tucked away in the exclusive Anse Chastanet / Jade Mountain area of Soufriere, La Batterie villa offers complete privacy. You will find your escape at this luxury villa surrounded by lush gardens, a tropical swimming pool with accompanying cabana, lily pond and spacious decks. Located 300 feet above the Caribbean Sea facing the infamous Pitons there is no shortage of breathtaking views, cool island breezes and awe.

Moving inside, the villa is constructed of native stone along with teak and mahogany woods. Built in traditional Caribbean construction, the house has louvered plantation style doors that open to take full advantage of its abundant natural and tropical landscape.

The house has three bedrooms each with king sized beds and ensuite washroom to allow guests maximum privacy and can comfortably sleep a group of six. Each bedroom has its own lounging patio along with wardrobe closets. The master bedroom overlooks the Caribbean Sea while the two other bedrooms overlook the villa gardens. The rooms can be made with single beds if requested in advance.

Additionally, the villa has a loft over the living room that can be used to sleep two however we would recommend that they be in their teenage years to allow maximum comfort. In addition to the three bedrooms, the house provides areas for group gathering and entertainment such as the elegant terra cotta living and dining rooms which face the sea. The living room opens up to a 40 foot open teak deck that highlights the beauty of the Pitons where guests can enjoy the breeze while watching the boats pass by. The dining room offers a table that seats a party of six and is a great spot for enjoying amazing Caribbean dinners that can be requested through the house cook, Stephanie, for a nominal fee. For a change of scenery, breakfast can be enjoyed down by the cabana where a table setting allows you to ease into your day while listening to the waterfall hit the pool.

Words could never properly prepare you for the beauty that is Saint Lucia – come experience La Batterie and elevate your vacation to the next level!

More Details

Owner
Michael and Jennifer Keane
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a magical time this week! St. Lucia is an amazing island and the people were so wonderful. Your home was equally as amazing. The attention to detail was the best...the staff including Cynthia, Terri, BK, Marylin and Clavie made our stay unforgettably perfect. Given your professionalism, attention to detail, staff and magical home, we plan to return in the near future! (10 year anniversary is not far off!!)My deepest thanks for sharing your home and making our anniversary so special!
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Mamin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Piton Suite - 1 king , Master Suite with private deck overlooking the Pitons
    Hibiscus Suite - (1 King or 2 Double beds available) - 2 double , Master Suite with private deck overlooking the Swimming Pool
    Bougainvillea Suite (1 King or 2 Double beds available) - 1 king , Master Suite with private deck overlooking the Gardens
  • The master suite offers a magnificent view of the Pitons. Each of the other two master suites has a private bathroom and a flagstone deck surrounded by fragrant flowers, humming birds, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mango, papaya and banana trees. The fourth bedroom is a sleeping loft, suggest for young adults and teenagers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa is fully staffed and are included in your rental. We are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated, caring and exceptional staff members working at the villa, many of whom who have been with us for over 20 years. The villa has two housekeepers, gardener, pool man and night watchman. We are confident that they will make your stay at the villa that much more enjoyable and even more memorable. The staff hours are designed to be flexible as well to accommodate your needs. If you are looking for more privacy, please let us know or you can advise the staff accordingly and their hours can be altered to your preference. Cooking services are also available for a small nominal fee which is paid directly to Stephanie, our head housekeeper. Additional services such as nanny services or onsite massage is also available as well.

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🌴La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Boutique Island Villa with Breathtaking Views 🌴
average rating of 4.978022 based on 95 reviews
5

Incredible Stay at La Batterie

  • 5 of 5

Previous reviews are on the money – the view of the Pitons while relaxing on the deck is truly an amazing site. Our family of 7 stayed at La Batterie for four nights and we had a fabulous time. Jennifer and Michael (the owners) and the amazing staff made us feel extremely welcomed right from the start. They definitely went above and beyond!

La Batterie is truly a beautiful home; the rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Our family spent a lot of time in the gorgeous pool (and surrounding lush gardens) and loved every minute of it. The “open air” concept is new to us so it took some time getting used to it. The only issue that we had to deal with were some bug bites, but we were there during the rainy season and slept comfortably in our mosquito nets. The staff were incredibly helpful in accommodating us and addressing any of our concerns or inquiries. La Batterie is also very close to several beautiful beaches and resorts; we rented a 4x4 which certainly came in handy as the roads and hills can be challenging to maneuver.

A special shout-out to all of the staff – and in particular to Stephanie who did an incredible overall job and cooked us some amazing meals, as well as to Terry who was so knowledgeable and helpful and guided us through a wonderful hike through the rain forest.

Absolutely no regrets staying at the La Batterie, we will cherish the special treatment that we received as well as the views and the memories that will last us a lifetime.

The Ingalls

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Wake up to stunning views of the Pitons!!

  • 5 of 5

If you're reading this review it's likely you've already seen pictures of the property and the amazing amenities and views it has to offer. Maybe you've read some other reviews of the villa as well? I can tell you the pictures don't do it justice, and the other reviews are spot-on.

First, the staff for the villa are top-notch. Claive, the driver, knows everybody and everything there is to no about the island. Forget about renting a car. Claive is happy to pick you up at the drop of a hat, will take you anywhere you'd like to go, and can be to you within 10 mins of taking your call. Terry, the gardener is a sweet man, and is more than happy to tell you about the flora and fauna on the island. He's happy to take you on a jungle hike, and he even showed my wife and I how to roast coffee beans from beginning to end! Stephanie, the housekeeper, and her staff are wonderful. The villa was clean and well-maintained during our stay - always there when you need them, but never intrusive. Many people have written about Stephanie's cooking. It IS fantastic, and having her prepare your meals is a great way to experience local food from this island.

The villa itself is spacious. The rooms are comfortable, and the bathrooms are modern. The grounds are gorgeous with a jungle feel. The star of the show for us was the pool. It was a good mix of shallow ends with a deep center. I haven't confirmed with Michael, but the water felt like it was a saline pool - very soft water that lacked the harshness of chlorine. The pool area was our favorite part of our stay, by far. The location is close to town (down one side of the hill), and close to two beaches (down the other side of the hill and within walking distance).

Again, if you're reading this review, chances are you're already interested. What are you waiting for?? Book NOW!! Michael, the owner, will be happy to quickly answer any of your questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an unbelievable stay at La Batterie Villa. Located just outside the town of Soufriere, the villa is perched above the Caribbean with breathtaking views of the Pitons. I truly believe the villa has the best views in St. Lucia. The grounds of the villa are meticulously cared for by Terry, who will gladly and proudly share his knowledge of each plant. The villa itself is just as beautiful as it’s surroundings. From the moment we inquired with the owners we felt well cared for. Michael and Jennifer were always quick to answer any inquiries prior to our arrival, they were a plethora of information. We chose to have Stephanie prepare most of our meals which were all wonderful. The option to have meals prepared was a bonus for us, it just allowed us to relax more as a family. Stephanie, Marilyn and Viviana also grocery shopped for us several times. We also used Clavie on several occasions to take us to different places around Soufriere. I am grateful we did not opt to rent a car as the roads and driving in St. Lucia are best left to the locals, who are familiar with where the pots holes are in the road. We also hired Terry to guide us through the rainforest, which took us high up into the mountains of St. Lucia. The entire staff of La Batterie is amazing and they added so much to our experience. The only forewarning I need to add is we did have an issue with bug bites. The staff did their best to help us stave off the mosquitos. However, since the villa is open air and in the rainforest, this is just a part of being one with nature. It would not deter us for returning, we would just come better prepared.

If you are seeking an experience away from it all, St. Lucia and La Batterie Villa will take your breath away!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing trip and what a view!!!

  • 5 of 5

La Batterie is everything that all the reviews said prior to us staying in June. The house is amazing and the views are the best I have ever seen. I have traveled to many islands and stayed in many villas and this is one of the best I have ever experienced. The villa truly does have anything you will ever need, including many things that people have left which is nice if you need extra bug spray or suntan lotion, etc. The staff is truly amazing. Stephanie is a great cook and I would highly recommend eating breakfast and most dinners at the house. We truly enjoyed coming in from a day in the sun to having dinner cooked and ready for us in the oven to heat up later when we were ready. Marilyn did our laundry several times during the week and it was a nice treat to not have to worry about it. St Lucia is a beautiful island and the people are wonderful. The only nights we did go out to dinner, we went to Orlando's twice in town and I highly recommend! We had such amazing food and what an experience the 5 course dinner is. The other nice thing in preparation for our trip, the owners were always incredibly timely in all their responses and really did communicate the best I have ever experienced. Michael and Jennifer are incredible. So all 8 of us on the trip said we would give this a 5 star rating!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Without a doubt => 2 thumbs up!!!

  • 5 of 5

Warning => La Batterie Villa will steal your breath away!!!!! Defining & finding “paradise” consists of a combination of physical surroundings + a mental state of consciousness. LBV is one of the few places that can boastfully claim ownership to that title.

We feel very fortunate that we found & booked LBV for our first trip to Saint Lucia!! Once you pass thru the stone archway and start making your way to the Villa thru the beautifully manicured tropical gardens/grounds => the feeling of euphoria begins to descend upon you. Upon entering into the Villa & looking out over the deck of the main room => the view is astounding/spectacular!!! The grandeur of the Pitons is literally staring you in the face. Incredible!!!

The tranquil surroundings are only enhanced by the impeccable decorative detail & attentive staff that awaits to make your trip an experience of a lifetime. The staff truly adds to the whole Island experience and specializes in making you feel comfortable & right at home.

We were hoping to find a new vacation “home away from home” in Saint Lucia after visiting St. Thomas for the past (2) decades => and we did just that!!! The south end of the Island is definitely the place to stay in order to appreciate the true spirit of Saint Lucia. LBV is absolutely breathtaking & captivating and I am already looking forward to & planning my next return. Michael & Jennifer are exceptional & the proud owners of this Caribbean jewel!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Best Villa in the Caribbean by far!!

  • 5 of 5

“Everything and everyone was amazing! Mike provided all the information we could possibly have needed regarding our stay. I think we are all suffering from post-vacation blues at the moment. Stephanie and Clavie were exceptional! Stephanie is an excellent cook. We had some dietary restrictions and she was able to shop and prepare meals that left everyone completely satisfied. The meals prepared by her were far superior to what we had at a nearby ‘fancy’ restaurant. If you are not used to island driving and narrow, bumpy roads I strongly advise using the driver. Clavie (the “mayor”) is an excellent driver (and island guide) and will get you to and from your destination with no problems. The rest of the staff was great as well but we didn’t interact much as we were out most days exploring the island. Rooms were immaculate and the property was very beautiful. There’s a great assortment of books, games, insect repellant, and sunscreen at the villa. If you are at a loss as to what to do, just ask Stephanie. She has great suggestions — she was able to schedule a masseuse to come to the villa to tend to our sore muscles after climbing The Pitons. I’m happy were we able to book La Batterie and definitely look forward to returning. If La Batterie comes up in your search, book it immediately.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hewanorra International Airport, Vieux Fort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort

Only a 10 minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the island, or a three minute drive.

Other Activities: shopping, boating

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