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PAPAYA, charming Creole villa with panoramic sea view in Saint-Francois

St-Francois, Guadeloupe
  • Villa1614 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights

Luxury villa overlooking the ocean, 100 meters from the beach and lagoon

Seasonal rental of the villa PAPAYA, a charming Creole villa in Saint-François in Guadeloupe. Ideally located, the villa overlooks the Anse à la Gourde, one of the mythical beaches of Guadeloupe. Panoramic ocean and the island of Désirade. Private pool & large terrace. Beautiful beaches of Pointe castles nearby (saline, cove ... Tarare). Hiking trails by the sea. 6 kms to the marina, restaurants, markets and shops in the lovely seaside town of St. Francis.

Beaches: Villa overlooking Anse à la Gourde and near other beautiful beaches of Pointe castles. Pink sand (coral contains debris). Possibility swimming or lounging. Ideal for PMT (Fins, mask and snorkel) in the lagoon protected by a coral reef

Walks by the sea and holiday Nature: Hiking Possibility from the villa along the wild coast to the Pointe des châteaux or St. Francis. Discovery coastal, dry forest, exceptional views. Opportunity to observe whales from the cliffs (December to March) and sometimes the laying and hatching of turtles. Ideal route for jogging trail. Individual surfing lessons or group by qualified instructor. 2 permanent spots and 3 additional spots depending on the swell and wind.

Excursions & Leisure: Excursion in the archipelago: day at the Désirade, Marie-Galante and the Saintes from the Port of St. Francis. Natural Reserve of the Little Earth, exploration of the lagoon, sometimes swimming with dolphins. Discover the mangrove paddle or mountain seas. Walk through the rainforest and discover waterfalls (1 hour 15 minutes drive). Walks in the deep sea. Visit Gardel sugar or rum Damoiseau. Archaeological Museum in Moule. Marina of St. Francis with its shops and restaurants.

Beaches: Villa overlooking Anse à la Gourde and near other beautiful beaches of Pointe castles. Pink sand (coral contains debris). Possibility swimming or lounging. Ideal for PMT (Fins, mask and snorkel) in the lagoon protected by a coral reef

Walks by the sea and holiday Nature: Hiking Possibility from the villa along the wild coast to the Pointe des châteaux or St. Francis. Discovery coastal, dry forest, exceptional views. Opportunity to observe whales from the cliffs (December to March) and sometimes the laying and hatching of turtles. Ideal route for jogging trail. Individual surfing lessons or group by qualified instructor. 2 permanent spots and 3 additional spots depending on the swell and wind.

Excursions & Leisure: Excursion in the archipelago: day at the Désirade, Marie-Galante and the Saintes from the Port of St. Francis. Natural Reserve of the Little Earth, exploration of the lagoon, sometimes swimming with dolphins. Discover the mangrove paddle or mountain seas. Walk through the rainforest and discover waterfalls (1 hour 15 minutes drive). Walks in the deep sea. Visit Gardel sugar or rum Damoiseau. Archaeological Museum in Moule. Marina of St. Francis with its shops and restaurants.

Property Manager

Veronika Houdebert

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, czech
Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • 1 double
      • 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
      • 1 double
      • 2 double bed, 2 single beds.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • toilet, shower
      • toilet, shower
      • Salle de bains 3
        toilet, shower
      • Italian showers

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Safe
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Freezer
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Toys

                                  Outside

                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Garden Chairs
                                    • Garden Table & Chairs
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Terrace

                                      Suitability

                                        • smoking allowed
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Housekeeper
                                                • Massage

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • marina
                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • naturism
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • walking
                                                        • water sports
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • - Unlimited internet access via a Wi-Fi compatible 3G key - All linen is provided (sheets, towels, tea towels) excluding beach towels. - New flat screen TV - All interior paints have been redone - The villa has just been equipped with a cistern to avoid water cuts that are regular throughout the year in Guadeloupe

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 5:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  25 Reviews

                                                                  Excellent4.7/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful island home with perfect sea view!

                                                                  Maureen D.New York, NY

                                                                  Such a wonderful getaway! My family and I booked Papaya Villa for a one week vacation in February of 2018. The home is very true to the photos and description. Veronika was wonderful! We wished we could stay longer!

                                                                  We are from the US (New York) so my review is from an American perspective. A few notes:

                                                                  The beds are very comfortable, especially for the Caribbean.

                                                                  The air conditioning works well. We slept a few nights with only the windows open and a few nights with the AC. Veronika mentioned the breaker can trip if too many things are running on the electricity but we did not have any issues.

                                                                  The home is clean, neat and tidy.

                                                                  The appliances are all in good working condition; dish washer, coffee machine, microwave, stove/oven and wash machine.

                                                                  The house had everything we needed for cooking. We enjoyed most of our meals at the house, dining at the table on the outdoor patio.

                                                                  The pool is on the smaller side but great for cooling off and splashing around. I think it is a salt water pool which felt much nicer than a heavily chlorinated pool.

                                                                  The house is located in a little development called, "Iguana Bay". The entrance is located down a short dirt road with lots of pot holes. It's not a big deal and most the roads on the island are in great condition but just an fyi. The development entrance has an electric gate with a pass code. Once through the gate, the house is located up on a hill so the drive is a bit steep and narrow but not a problem as most cars are on the smaller side and plenty of parking. There is a set of steps to climb to reach the house from the parking. The neighboring houses are fairly close but the landscaping preserves privacy.

                                                                  The beach is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the house. You walk down the steps, down the entrance drive, out the gate and then on a path through the vegetation to reach the beach.

                                                                  I hope someday to return and definitely recommend the house! I have a few suggestions for improvement but they are small details:

                                                                  New pillows on the beds would be nice. Some were flat or lumpy.

                                                                  Beach towels would be nice. We brought our own but would be nice not to have to pack.

                                                                  The internet could be improved. There is internet but it is quite slow and can only support one user at a time. Just enough for checking some emails but not much more.

                                                                  Note: Americans- there is a charcoal grill. The charcoal is natural and takes a an hour or two to heat up hot enough to grill on. We did not see lighter fluid or instant light briquets.

                                                                  Great two weeks

                                                                  Stephen M.

                                                                  We loved the house, pool and grounds. We knew that there would be only French TV, however the internet connection was very slow for the first week. The second week it worked much better.

                                                                  Veronika was absolutely the best! Our flight was delayed by 8 hours, when we arrived at the Villa at 03:00 she was there to welcome us. She checked on use 3 or 4 times and always exceeded our expectations.

                                                                  We went to several beaches close by and also spent some days relaxing at the pool.

                                                                  Dinner in Saint Francois most evenings, breakfast and lunch at the Villa. There is a new charcoal grill we used several times.

                                                                  SUPER!

                                                                  Stepan O.Ostrava-Krasne Pole, Czech Republic

                                                                  Nous venons de passer dix jours là. Une magnifique expérience, merci à Veronika qui s’est occupée de tout. Elle nous a aidé à trouver les plus belles plages et des endroits touristiques très intéressants, elle était toujours disponible et très professionnelle.

                                                                  Une vue sur la mer inoubliable, la plage très proche de la villa (notre plage était l’une des meilleures), une atmosphère vraiment exotique. En ce qui concerne les chambres, elles sont assez spacieuses, la cuisine est très bien équipée, la salle de séjour est confortable, tout ce que vous imaginez pour un excellent séjour avec votre famille.

                                                                  Seulement une petite recommandation, si possible, il serait bien de rénover les salles de bains un peu, mais en général, la villa est dans une très bonne condition. Merci à Veronika encore une fois de nous avoir montré l’un des paradis de GUADELOUPE.

                                                                  Caribbean Charm

                                                                  richard w.

                                                                  We had a very enjoyable stay at villa PAPAYA. The Villa is located in a gated community, which provided security and privacy. Although within walking distance to a nearby beach, the villa is set up the hill, providing excellent ocean views, sounds and breeze. The spacious private backyard and pool area made for great relaxing afternoons and morning coffee. Anyone looking for a quiet villa with privacy and great views, we would recommend staying at villa PAPAYA.

                                                                  Maison agréable et fonctionnelle

                                                                  Nathalie v.-

                                                                  Nous avons passé un bon séjour à la villa Papaye; bien équipée et très belle vue

                                                                  Des vacances dans un cadre paradisiaque

                                                                  Noëmie L.

                                                                  La villa Papaye est très agréable, conforme à la description. La vue est tout simplement exceptionnelle, on entend le bruit de l'océan de la terrasse. La résidence est sécurisée, à proximité de plages magnifiques et à l'écart de l'agitation de St François. L’accueil par Véronika est parfait, nous avons profité de ses bons conseils pour visiter la région, déguster des produits locaux,...

                                                                  Une seule critique : la vétusté des salles de bain. Il faudrait vraiment les refaire !

                                                                  Location

                                                                  St-Francois, Guadeloupe

                                                                  NEXT TO Sea: 0. 3 Km Shops: 6 Km Other Activities: Coastal Walks

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  $614

                                                                  Le forfait ménage / blanchisserie de fin de séjour de 70 € sera à régler le jour de prise de possession des lieux.

                                                                  $242avg/night
                                                                  25 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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