|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Villa Makambu (a variety of banana) is a newly built villa. A Contemporary Caribbean style with breathtaking views of beautiful Marigot Bay and the Caribbean ocean. The villa is nestled on the south side of Marigot Bay.
The whole villa (3750 sq.ft.) , upper and lower level, consists of 4 large bedrooms with king size beds, one bedroom with 2 single beds one small bedroom with a single, a mezzanine with a queen size bed and TV lounging area . All of the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and floor fans, large wardrobe, mosquito netting,
4 bathrooms (two on each level) , 2 spacious kitchens (one on each level), living room on each level , all opening on large verandas by louver doors for dining and entertainment with spectacular views.
The property is surrounded by mature gardens with a wide selection of fruit trees, palms and Caribbean flowers to welcome you in the spirit of beautiful St-Lucia.
A large wooden deck surrounds a 36 x 16 feet sea/salt pool with outdoor shower.
Surroundings of Villa Makambu: The villa is a 15-20 minute walk down to the beach, to restaurants, banking, bakery, shopping and nightlife.You will also find a secluded cove (Trou Rolland or Fishing Cove) which is a 10 minute walk, where you can enjoy swimming , snorkeling, jumping of rocks or simply relaxing on the beach.
Information and Guidance: The property also has a smaller house which is only occupied by the owner when on the island or by a 24 hour, day and night employee who is available for info or help. Carlos offers water taxiing (extra fee) for fishing, goig to private beaches, shopping in Castries or Rodney Bay or a day of snorkeling and visiting the Pitons in Soufrière. He will gladly help you in anything you need and he is a great tourist guide who can take you anywhere you wish to go.
We stayed at this property it was a wonderful experience. Carlos the personal attendant took great care of us. I can't wait to come back to this property
Stayed there for a week with 3 other couples. We had both floors! The villa is beautiful and very well maintained. Fully stocked with all necessities. Josee and Carlos are such a huge benefit at the villa. Josee helped us with excursions and basic island information. Carlos cooked for us twice and the meals were delicious. He also took us on a book trip one day to visit other parts of the island. Smiley was waiting for us at the airport and stopped by the grocery store on our way to the villa. He also escorted us on two day trips to different parts of the island. I would not recommend renting a car as the terrain is hilly with winding roads.....use Smiley. Everyone knows him and he gives you a personal touch to your adventure. We really enjoyed the open verandas and the pool. We had housekeeping 3 days and every detail was touched! The view is spectacular. We had dinner twice in Marigot Bay which was fun and very tasty. Such a lovely place!! Pascale was very easy to work with and we emailed several times.
We stayed at Villa Makambu in March 2013. The place is all what the listing says it is plus more.
Great location above the Marigot Bay with a stunning views of the bay and the Carribean Sea, The bay with its restaurants and shops is only a short walk away (coming back is up hill though, so keep that in mind when ordering the next drink). The whole island is very safe at all times. The Marigot Bay is the best part of the island in our opinion. There are couple of beaches within a walking distance (a small secluded cove and the bay beach), but we would recommend to rent a car (preferably 4x4) and explore other parts of the island. There are some nice beaches to the north (Pigeon Island), but the best beaches and best snorkeling can be found near Soufriere in the south. It is not a large island and the drive makes a nice experience, especially the winding road along the west cost. The Pitons and the volcano are in the Soufriere area as well, which makes it a nice sight-seeing trips combined with some beach experience.
The villa itself is very modern and very nicely laid out. The bedrooms are large with a lot of air, the bathrooms are well equipped and very clean, so are the kitchens. The appliances are new and clean, there is a lot of utensils, plates, glasses, pots and pans. There were seven of us in the party, but the villa has plenty of room for more. The pool is a good size with lots of room around for beach chairs.
Jose, the property manager, can provide great insider information about the best of island’s attractions, also those off the beaten track. She seems to know every person on the island and is also well known among the locals. Every one of her tips turned out to be a good one. She lives close by and can help resolve any issues that may arise (although I would not expect any).
The big bonus is the villa care taker, Carlos. Carlos lives next door and is available pretty much 7/24. He is also a great chef and quite willing to share his talent. He can teach you how to cook some local specialties or cook them for you. Carlos also knows the local fisherman and can help you buy a fresh fish right off the boat. He has a great sense of humor and also knows everybody on the island. An island tour with Carlos on his boat is a must.
We had a great time in St/ Lucia and we are certain you will enjoy it too.
-An 8% government tax and a 10% resort tax will be added to the rate.
- A 50% deposit is required on reservation and can be made by credit card (Visa and Master Card), by money order or bank transfer. The deposit is refundable in total minus $75.00 (service fee) if reservation cancelled 90 days prior to the arrival date and 75% refundable if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival date.
Deposit of 50% via Paypal on reservation and balance due on arrival at the villa.