About the property
- House7000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
St Lucia's Best-sited and Most Luxurious Home
The Morne Trulah Estate is a vertiable Mount Olympus, a 7-acre tract of unspoiled rain forest and tropical gardens perched atop a mountain peninsula surrounded 330º by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Within this Eden rests the ruins of a 17c French fort-- among which one of the world's most outstanding and desirable homes was built in 1964 and restored 2013-2016.
Morne Trulah commands spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea in every direction and from every room. It wants for nothing-- and neither shall you-- as it offers its guests a standard of luxury and seclusion greater than any other in Saint Lucia. You will be treated and feel like royalty.
Lounge Areas As you enter the residence from the South a twenty-feet high, cantilevered cathedral ceiling lifts your spirits. The soaring rooflines frame sublime water views to the North, South, East and West. Beneath your feet rest 500-year-old Tudor bricks and Welsh slate (i.e. repurposed ballast from ancient trading ships coming to the island from England) and extend from the entrance northward through the covered lanai overlooking an infinity pool and beyond to picturesque Rodney Bay.
To the East The croquet lawn and vibrant bougainvilla hedges frame Trouya Beach;
Westward Sunsets beckon and illuminate the unbroken expanse of the Caribbean Sea.
To the North the historic Pigeon Point stands guard at the entrance to Rodney Bay, protecting the island from any of a number of historical invasions launched from Martinique (which can be clearly seen in the distance on most days).
South, East and West Whether you like to relax with a good book while perched overlooking Trouya Beach or to sip sunset cocktails while sailing ships float gently by in hope of catching the phenomenal 'green flash' at sunset, Morne Trulah is the island’s most perfect residence.
Cinema Area Inside a cozy nook off the main living area rests the cinema. Designed for comfortable family viewing, the cinema features a 60-inch Sony Bravia television, Yamaha surround sound and Apple TV.
Chef’s Kitchen If you choose to cook, this kitchen is a chef’s dream. In addition to 180 degree views over the Caribbean, the kitchen boasts a full assortment of commercial appliances and dinner service.
Dining Area Just off the kitchen is the dining area-- also featuring 180 degree water views framed by the soaring cathedral ceiling. Some compare the feel of the room to being in a giant tree house overlooking the azure sea below.
Guest Suites Every Morne Trulah guest debates which bedroom suite has the best views. All have spectacular window walls reaching out to the Sea in two cardinal directions and feature their own newly renovated, ensuite bathrooms featuring double vanities and rain showers. Whether you enjoy night-time sea breezes or air conditioning, you will be cool and comfortable in your King-sized canopy bed. Outside your suite a private wrap-around deck awaits, enabling you to savour the views indoors or out.
Seven Lush Seaside Acres Morne Trulah enjoys one of the Caribbean’s finest tropical gardens. Cultivated over a fifty-year period by three generations of owners, the gardens host hundreds of orchids, exotic trees and local fauna and flora unique to the island. The gardens were conceived in 1964 to take advantage of St Lucia’s rich volcanic soil, the island’s perfect growing conditions, and Morne Trulah’s spectacular views. The previous owners enlisted the island’s foremost horticulturalist, Veronica Shingleton-Smith (owner of Mamiku Botanic Gardens) to oversee the construction of planting out of the gardens. With a background in London stage design, her creation provides the dramatic structure. More recent works by Michael Mills amended and extended the gardens with the richest soils and collections of the island’s most exotic and endangered plant species. The current owners expanded Ms. Shingleton-Smith's original vision by adding an additional three seaside acres to the garden’s original four. Continuing under the unbroken tutelage of Ms Shingleton Smith, hundreds of tons of volcanic top soil was trucked in and tens of thousands of new plantings were established. Morne Trulah now boasts the island’s largest variety of microclimates, exotic flowering trees, fruit trees, vegetables, herbs and rare plam trees.
½ km Nature Trail The 2013 addition of three more acres enabled the creation of a private, half-kilometer nature trail that circumnavigates Morne Trulah. Beginning on the west side of the property, one enjoys perfect serenity walking along the top of a seaside cliff shaded by ancient old-growth trees. The pathway itself is covered with a carpet of zoisa grass and meanders through hundreds of coconut palms, bananas, pineapples, citrus, cocoa, passion fruit and scores of other tropical species. The views are uninterrupted across Choc Bay toward Castries Harbour. It is unimaginably beautiful.
The path emerges at the north end of the property where one enjoys uninterrupted views of Martinique and Pigeon Island while strolling amongst the coconut palms and bogenvilla. Around the east side of the property gentle waves crash into Trouya Beach as one winds around to the Morne Trulah vegetable and herb gardens.
Kitchen Garden As a Morne Trulah guest you are free to pick whatever vegetables, fruits and herbs you like. Or tell one of the gardeners what you would like and they will pick it for you and prepare it for your table. Depending upon the season, enjoy fresh mangoes, pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkin, tomatoes, grapefruit, and many other vegetables and fruits. If you like to cook, help yourself to the fresh thyme, basil, parsley, bay, rosemary and the many other herbs growing.
Croquet Lawn Morne Trulah boasts the island’s only croquet lawn. Created by the head greenskeeper for the Saint Lucia Golf Club, the green features a 21 metre-long expanse with idyllic, 180 degree views over Rodney Bay toward Pigeon Island and Martinique. The green can also be used for lawn tennis or bowling as well as for large, private events such as weddings and anniversaries. We can seat 400 guests or host 150 for a meal.
All catering, airport transfers, activities and decorations can be arranged through Morne Trulah's local concierge.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
What makes this House unique
Seven, private acres of lush tropical gardens surrounded by the Caribbean on three sides! Also located within minutes of the restaurants and bars of Rodney Bay.
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Beautiful property with attentive staff
We were looking for a comfortable home away from home and found it at Morne Trulah Estate. The property is exactly as described with beautiful grounds, an incredible infinity pool, and a gormet kitchen that the housekeepers prepare delicious meals from, especially Ms Catherine...along with private bedrooms/bathrooms for everyone in our party, and a very open family space that allows a carribean breeze from three of the four entrances (large sliding glass doors). The homes architecture allows guests to enjoy beautiful views of the gardens, carribean waters and sunsets.
Nicky is the groundskeeper and an incredible host. He looked after all of our needs..recommended many local spots that we wouldn't have experienced without his suggestions. He and Gregory take great care of the property and the grounds are immaculate. The trip wouldn't have been the same without Nicky's attentiveness.
I'd highly recommend this estate to families, couples, friends who want a true carribean experience with luxury..
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and to have made them available for others. We are delighted to have met your high expectations and feel great pride in having contributed to your comfort and happiness. We hope to welcome you back in future and that you will recommend Morne Trulah to your friends. Warm regards, Michael
Spectacular, spacious, comfortable
Four couples/15 years of Caribbean travel together......best trip ever.
Morne Trulah ‘s views, bedrooms, openness, pool deck, comfortable chairs and beds, I could go on and on.
The staff with Catherine at the helm could not have been more lovely, accommodating and dependable making our stay relaxing. The concierge service by Margarite was luxe/ all her recommendations being spot on and we appreciated the congeniality of the people of the island.
Brad and Michael were so easy to communicate with and very helpful.
We all could not have had a better time.
Thanks so much!
An exception villa in a stunning location
We were a party of 7 (5 adults and 2 children of 5 and 3 years old respectively) who stayed in Morne Trulah over Christmas. It is a truly fantastic property, located at the top of a promontory with spectacular views across to Rodney Bay to the North and back down the West coast of St Lucia to the South. The house itself is beautifully laid out, with a lovely breezy living area and four beautifully furnished but individual bedrooms offering just the right amount of privacy and proximity. The open plan kitchen and dining area on two levels is perfect for watching the sun set in the evenings and offers wonderful views.
The pool is great (as is the view from it), and is bigger than it looks in the photos. The gardens too are beautifully kept. It is a short 5 minute walk down the hill to Trouya Beach, a lovely secluded spot where we barely saw another person during our two week stay.
The housekeeping staff are magnificent and unobtrusive - they prepared delicious breakfasts and lunches during our stay, while the chef-prepared evening meals three nights a week were also fantastic.
It is well worth hiring a car (and I would recommend a 4x4 as the lane to the property is quite steep and roads elsewhere in St. Lucia are sometimes best tackled in something with a little more grunt) but Windjammer Resort is a 10-15 minute walk away if you fancy a stroll or a visit to its restaurants, bars and beach.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Morne Trulah and would love to go back. The owners were incredibly helpful during our stay (even going so far as to organise a Christmas tree to be installed before we arrived!), and the staff too were all hugely welcoming. Thank you for a wonderful family holiday.
High On A Hill
Spectacular view, Excellent staff and food. But, it really was not that comfortable a stay. The furnishing were not made for comfort, the pool was to cold to get in and beach is a 15 minute hike 500 feet down the hill. The biggest inconvenience was the motorize gate. You had to stay alert to listen for the horn of the car carrying your chef each night or a taxi to take you on your excursions. It was not terrible I would suggest add some solar panels to heat the pool, if your that far away from the beach you should be able to use the pool year round, Regular pool lounge chairs at the pool for catching some rays while reading a book enjoying the view.
Hi Randy, thanks so much for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the fantastic views, food and service! We go to great lengths to ensure the comfort of our guests.
Unfortunately you visited St Lucia during an unusually cool period. We do not know of any villas with heated pools on the island. We have however ordered more pool furniture as we recognize that there is currently only room for four persons to lounge directly by the pool.
We provide a local mobile phone for our guests. Normally our chef calls on this phone when he arrives instead to enter the grounds instead of honking. We will discuss this with him to ensure that future guests are not disturbed in this manner.
It is indeed a 500 foot walk from our home to the beach. Many of our guests drive their rental cars to the beach. However there is a taxi rank nearby at the Windjammer Resort where there are always lots of taxis a few minutes away. We will endeavor to provide the phone number of the Windjammer taxi rank to future guests who prefer not to walk.
Thanks again for your feedback!
Wow.!! The property is beautiful and well maintained. Will leave a lasting impression.
We were warmly greeted upon arrival and given a short tour. The property is one of a kind and breathtakingly beautiful. We fell in love instantly with everything about this Home. There are clear and pristine views from any of the 4 suites and the open water views from the open kitchen and dining area are perfect for viewing sunsets. There is a large Common area with multiple sliding doors that open the walls completely so you can enjoy the steady breezes all day. Several lush gardens adorn the property with a large selection of fruit and nut trees along with too many species of flowers to count. Hummingbirds are a daily visitor and a pleasure to observe. The infinity pool and surrounding area is tranquil and private. There is also the largest Crochet court I’ve ever seen so we all had to learn how to play and it was actually a lot of fun. It was truly a joy to wake up there every morning and walk the grounds while enjoying the silence, nature and first cup of coffee. Sherman the on-site gardener is so nice and helpful yet unobtrusive. He is definitely an asset to the property and you can tell he really loves the property and his job. Overall this was by far the best vacation spot I’ve ever experienced as I am a well traveled scuba diver. I didn’t get the opportunity to dive this trip but the nearby beach is nice for snorkeling and sunbathing. We did rent a car and were able to drive into Rodney Bay for groceries and we did excursions but we really did NOT want to even leave the property. You feel like you are in your own little world at Morne Trulah and we can’t wait to make it back there again. Mike and Brad, thank you so much for having us in your Home and we will remember it forever. I would highly recommend this property for anyone visiting St Lucia. You will not be disappointed. And I wasn’t kidding about us coming back. We will see you next year.
Amazing spot on st lucia!
This property is absolutely amazing! The rooms are spacious, beds extremely comfortable. AC in each room keeps you comfortable at night.
The kitchen is well stocked with any appliance you could want. The housekeepers were gracious enough to make us breakfast and lunch every day which really made us feel spoiled! The groundskeepers brought us fresh fruit every day, and Chad even climbed a tree and knocked down some coconuts to bring us fresh coconut water!
The infinity pool was by far my favorite part. The views and sunsets are just stunning. We played croquet a few times and Nicky came over to give us some pointers.
If considering the private chef for dinner, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! It is definitely worth the price. Best meal we had on St Lucia!
Everything about Morne Trulah was fantastic! There were four of us in our group, and we definitely talked about coming back with more friends. We had started our vacation on the south side of the island, but wished we had stayed here the whole time!
Thank you to Michael and all the staff at Morne Trulah!
St Lucia's Best Sited Home Morne Trulah began its life as an ancient French fort. The site was re-discovered in 1964, spotted from the cockpit of a King Air flown from Connecticut and enlisted to scout an appropriate compound for four prominent, New England families. The grounds were quickly secured and construction began atop the walls of the 18c French Fort. Then as now, Morne Trulah is considered one of the Caribbean’s most amazing and luxurious homes, boasting spectacular water views from every room. Morne Trulah was the favorite vacation home for three generations of the original four families and their guests. The residence played host to a bevy of famous literary and media names for almost half a century. In 2013, the home and grounds were purchased by the current owners. Extensive works to both restore and surpass the home’s former glory began in 2013 and completed in January 2016. Atop a Peninsula Morne Trulah is widely regarded as St Lucia’s best-sited home. The residence straddles Trouya Pointe, a high peninsula used by the French to protect both Rodney Bay to the north and Choc Bay to the south. Morne Trulah offers spectacular views of the Caribbean in every direction and from every room. Centrally Located Morne Trulah is located halfway between the bustling markets in the capital city of Castries and the island’s best restaurants, nightclubs and shops in Rodney Bay. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining, a trek through the rainforest, or relaxing at one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, you are only a few minutes away. At The Beach Morne Trulah is surrounded by water on three sides – by sheer cliffs to the West and North – and by idyllic Trouya Cove to the East. The cove boasts one of the island’s best small beaches, protected by mountains to the north and south, and naturally shaded by verdant palms, mangroves and [other trees]. One of the island’s best kept secrets, one rarely find more than a family or two at Trouya Beach. A Historic Fort Over two hundred years ago, Morne Trulah’s prominent vantage point protected both Rodney Bay to the North and Choc Bay to the South. The residence sits astride the walls of the early fort, constructed of local stone, lime, molasses and horse hair. The owners managed to re-open the ancient quarry from which the stones were excavated and engaged the island’s three best masons, who spent two years restoring the walls and sympathetically building new walls sourced from the same stone. 330° Caribbean Views Trouya BeachThe east side of Morne Trulah enjoys views of this charming cove and beach. One of St Lucia's best kept secrets, this unspoiled beach is seldom occupied and only 200 metres (~4 minutes walk) down the mountain from Morne Trulah. The beach is located about 200 metres from (and about 100 feet below) Morne Trulah's East pedestrian access gate. Rodney Bay In 1762 forces commanded by British Admiral George Rodney wrestled the islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada from the French. To celebrate the victory, the Admiral re-named the area’s most prominent bay after himself as Rodney Bay. Today the interior of the bay’s five-mile crescent contains the West Indies’ largest yacht harbour, the island’s best restaurants and its most popular beaches. At each end of the bay’s crescent, rugged, natural beauty prevails in the form of Trouya Pointe and Morne Trulah to the South and Pigeon Island to the North. Pigeon Island Three miles north of Morne Trulah sits Pigeon Island, now a National Park. From any room with a northern exposure, one can see the old military fortifications. Martinique Twenty miles beyond Pigeon Island lay the French island of Martinique- clearly visible day and night. Martinique being a much larger island than St Lucia, at night its lights run across the entire expanse of the northern exposure. On particularly clear nights one can even see the headlights of cars traversing across the island! Barrel of Beef Rock Situated just a few hundred metres Northwest of Morne Trulah, the rock was so named because it was once used by French soldiers at Morne Trulah to safely store barrels of beef. Today, one is more likely to see the flocks of the protected sanctuary, scuba divers and fishermen than French soldiers on the rock. Choc Bay/Castries Best viewed from any south-facing bedroom, the kitchen or from the West Dining deck, watch cruise ships arrive in the morning and leave each evening.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pricing assumes that one bedroom will be made available for every two guests up to the maximum of four bedrooms. High Season: Daily housekeeping is included (except on Sundays). Private chef is included for up to three nights per week. Low Season: Daily housekeeping is included (except on Sundays).