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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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Amenities

Saint-Francois Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 3 - toilet , shower
  • Italian showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    - 1 double
  • 2 double bed, 2 single beds.
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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • 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

Reviews

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PAPAYA, charming Creole villa with panoramic sea view in Saint-Francois
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews
New York, NY
5

Beautiful island home with perfect sea view!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great two weeks

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ostrava-Krasne Pole, Czech Republic
5

SUPER!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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5

Caribbean Charm

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Très bien

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un tres bon moment la maison est à 10 min de saint François. La vue est superbe un dépaysement total. Bien aménagée une salle de bains dans chaque chambre. Parfait. Le seul point négatif sont les salles de bains qui méritent d'être refaite. Veronica la gestionnaire est adorable. N'hésitez pas

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Ostrava-Krasne Pole, Czech Republic
5

SUPER!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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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.

Speaks: english, french, czech
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pointe-à-Pitre
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Les délices de l'anse
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Saint-François
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Chez Honoré le roi de la langouste
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Anse à la Gourde
Car: necessary

NEXT TO

Sea: 0. 3 Km

Shops: 6 Km

Other Activities: Coastal Walks

Photos

Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $614.78
Ménage de fin de séjour $110.66
Stay tax $0.98 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Le forfait ménage de fin de séjour de 50 € sera à régler le jour de prise de possession des lieux.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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