5 bedroom 5 bathrooms, garden, pool ,terrace for each room sea and mountain view
- english, french, dutch
About Razia Said
I'm a singer song-writer, and environmental activist. I am originally from Madagascar wondering the world through Gabon, Paris, London, Milan, New York and landed in St Lucia. I love creating nests, decorating, gardening, yoga, good food, traveling and comfort which brings me to start places to rent short time in New York, St Lucia and soon Madagascar where you can have everything a traveler wishes for; a well equipped kitchen, a good bed, a quiet place, beautiful gardens and an atmosphere full of love. My partner Harvey is a music producer and a drummer and has done his share of traveling as well touring the world; he is into meditation and cooking and music of course. We recently got a puppy, her name is Lucky; she chose our home and never left. She is very sweet, rarely barks and can be very social if you like dogs otherwise she'll stay out of your way.
Razia Said purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Razia Said chose Praslin
I fell in love with this house the first time i saw it; it made me feel like i was on top of a hill surrounded by the rain forest ( Mamiku Gardens is right under the property) with an amazing see view; i was surprised how quiet it was yet close enough to very welcoming neighbors. The house has very generous volumes, is practical and has an outstanding garden and recently a great lap pool.
What makes this Villa unique
This property is spacious, beautiful, practical, private and a perfect place whether for couples or for larger groups of friends who want to have their privacy but yet spend quality time together. There is a lot of room on the grounds of the property to enjoy the sun in one of the lounge chairs or in the shade of a Mango tree reading a book in a hammock or just lounging around the pool( just finished this december) My partner and myself built a 2 bedrooms right under the rental where we spend some time in the winter and we love it! It is a perfect place to stop for at least a couple of days on the way to or from the international airport in Vieux Fort. We are located 20 mn by car from the airport so we can actually enjoy your last half day, have lunch and set off. A good stop to end or start a trip to St Lucia. Also a great place to spend a week relaxing, bird watching, have quality time with friends and family. Very practically situated in the middle of the Island half way from Vieux Fort and Castries so you can explore both sides of the island at ease; lots to do in the area, hiking, beach, waterfalls or just laying around the pool and the beautiful grounds of the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had an amazing time with space for everyone in a beautiful location and house
Beautiful, dreamy house with breathtaking views
This house was magical - straight out of a dream! Also extremely well taken care of - clean, plenty of kitchen supplies, towels, hammocks, bug spray (although it wasn't needed)... we were even able to do a load of laundry. Razia clearly cares about her guests and has created a truly sacred space for groups and couples alike. The location was perfect for soaking in some of the natural wonders St. Lucia has to offer. Thank you Razia for welcoming us into your beautiful home!
Thank you Nicole for such a lovely review! I had such a great time hosting you; couldn’t have been a nicer group of people! Please come back again!
Beautiful! Relaxing! Spacious!
Five retired or wanna bee retired girl friends spent 7 days at this beautiful property! It was so relaxing, clean and beautiful! Each room had it's privacy and view! It was indeed spacious and allowed a meeting place for all to come together for meals and to look out at the beauty of the island!
Because of our location, we hired a driver, Lambert for all our excursions. Lambert was exceptional! The property manager Wilbertha was " icing on the cake." She was so knowledgeable about the island. Her hospitality was really infectious. She made our trip so inviting and comfortable.
Because of the steep hill to the hotel we only went to eat at the restaurant once and When the WiFi was down we sent the younguns up the hill to confirm our reservations.
This trip was a once in a life vacation. Very restful and peaceful!
Beautiful scenery, peaceful, tranquil place
My family and I just got back from Saint Lucia on April 1. We stayed in Paradise View house for 12 days. It was a wonderful vacation, especially because of a perfect place we found for our stay and nice people we met along the way!
Lorraine was great, very helpful and accommodating. She was minutes away when we needed her and could be reached by a local phone that was in the house.She made sure we had some food for when we arrive and stocked up the fridge with some local produce, which was greatly appreciated! Her house was very nice, spacious and clean. Washing machine was a big convenience.Great Wi-Fi at all times! It's located on a large yard, surrounded by tropical trees and gorgeous flowers. We loved the tranquil location of it.The house is on a hill, so, there is always a breeze, no need for air conditioner. Very picturesque view. Fox Groove rest. next door was very nice. You can use their pool if have dinner there.
The highlight of the trip were 3 tours with Melvin. It's for everyone who wants to see an untouched best of Saint Lucia. Loraine recommended him to us and we were very thankful. Melvin is such a nice guy! Very knowledgeable and friendly, in touch with nature. He knows paths into the jungle to the beautiful waterfall, where there is no one else but you and the nature. He took us fishing, and prepared it on the beach.Just wonderful! Every trip we leaned so much about the vegetation of Saint Lucia! He would show us different plants, trees, pick up fruits from the trees and we would eat them if they were ripe.
A small minus is that there are no beaches in a walking vicinity.You can see the ocean from the balcony, but to get there takes about an hour or more of walking. Locals seem to have no problems walking anywhere in the heat and up some very hilly roads. We found a great beach by Vieux Fort which is about 25 min.away by car. It's right by the highway, by the airport.There is a place with benches and trees where you can park in the shade.One side of the beach is wavy - by the parasailing rentals and the other side just around the pick point is calmer, no weeds, darker areas under the water are corals, so we snorkelled right there as well.We liked it better than the beaches on the Caribbean side.
An absolute must to have a car! But be careful driving on the left side of a road.The local drivers are not to forgiving or patient with tourists.Almost no signs on the road! Hard to get around.
Thank you all!
Katherine,Yury and Nick
This is our little paradise, a lovely country home on 1 acre of manicured garden, perfect for people who love nature and bird watching. It is a geographically a very central location for the island; close enough to the main cities Castries and Vieux Fort and to all the touristic attractions. A very relaxing quiet place to come back to after the hectic adventures. We can arrange for your trips to all the touristic attractions around the island. We have a marvelous guide Melvin who can take you to wonderful hikes in the rain forest, to waterfalls, petit piton and along the Atlantic coast.
The house is 2000 sqft and is composed of 5 bedrooms of which 4 are very spacious and 1 smaller room; all of them with their en suite bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have access to the main Balcony with a majestic view of the garden, the pool and the Atlantic ocean, the 2 others have their own private Balcony with ocean and garden view as well. Each bedroom has its private hammock that can be hung on its respective balcony.
There is a well equipped big kitchen.
Guests have access to the whole property; the pool is open from 9AM to 5PM (specially if we are in town as we live at the same level as the pool; there might be some other guests staying downstairs as well)
No visitors are allowed on property unless they are registered guests.
If you need to organize a lunch or dinner or event with outside guests; extra fees will be added accordingly, please let us know ahead of time.
Albina who takes care of the property will be available for anything you need during your stay. She will come and clean around the property daily either upstairs or downstairs or around the pool so you'll be able to reach her. If you have a long stay with us, Albina will come every 3 days to freshen up your home, change your towels and sheets; she usually comes at 9AM unless you ask her to come later.
We are located in the tropics so please make sure to bring some long pants, socks and long sleeve shirts for mosquito time( at dawn and dusk) and for the cool evenings between December and April.
The house is surrounded by Nature with lots of birds flying around the flowers and the fruit baring trees on the property; literally steps away from the house is the fox groove Inn where you can have either breakfast($10), lunch or dinner ($30).
There is public transportation( mini buses) from the main road which is a pleasant short 5mn walk from the house. You can manage without a car as the village of Mon Repos where you can find the cutest convenient store is 15mn walk from the house.
The Mon Repos area is a quiet neighborhood where many local farmers reside.
Special hiking tours can be arranged which are guided by a local self taught botanist Melvin and are the highlight of the guests experience visiting this property.
We recommend to hire a car during your stay as all the touristic attractions are spread all around the island; that will give you more freedom to enjoy your stay to the fullest. If you'd rather not drive, we'll put you in touch with our local taxi driver who can pick you up and drop you off anywhere on the island.
Getting to the house from the airport:
From Hewanorra airport drive north about 15-20 minutes; look for a large sign "the Fox Grove Inn" on the left. Shortly after this sign turn left follow the winding road to the driveway of the Fox Grove Inn turn left into the driveway until you see a green gate that is our home.
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About the owner: I (Razia Said) am a singer song-writer and environmental activist originally from Madagascar wondering the world through Gabon, Paris, London, Milan, New York and landed in St lucia.
I love creating nests, decorating, gardening, yoga, good food, traveling and comfort which brings me to start places to rent short time in New York and St Lucia where you can have everything a traveler wishes for; a good bed, a beautiful quiet place, a 13 meter lap pool to swim in, beautiful gardens and an atmosphere full of love.
I have an apartment below the house and if i am around during your rental i will be delighted to welcome you myself and why not give you a taste of my cooking.