|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Villa Makambu (a variety of banana) is a newly built villa.. A Caribbean- Contemporary style villa with breathtaking views of beautiful Marigot Bay and the Caribbean ocean.
Villa Makambu is a 2 level villa , both units are private rented out seperately or together for larger groups (see listing 918426).
The villa is nestled on the south side of Marigot Bay.
The unit (pool level) offers two large bedrooms with king size beds, a smaller bedroom with two single beds , with large wardrobe, mosquito nettings, ceiling fans, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, all opening on large verandas by louver doors for dining and leisure time.
The property is surrounded by mature and lush gardens with a wide selection of fruit trees, palms and caribbean flowers to welcome you in the spirit of St-Lucia.
A large wooden deck surrounds a 36 x 16 feet sea/salt pool.
Surroundings of Villa Makambu: The property is a 15-20 minute walk down to restaurants, banking, grocery shopping, bakery, nightlife and to a small famous beach, La Bas Beach,which is only accessible by ferry.
Villa Makambu is also a 10 minute walk to a private secluded cove (Trou Rolland or Fishing Cove) where you can enjoy swimmnig, snorkeling , jumping off rocks or simply to enjoy the beautiful views by the beach.
Information and guidance: The property also has a smaller house which is only occupied by owners 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 fees) for fishing, going to private beaches, shopping in Castries or Rodney Bay or a day of snorkeling and visiting the famous Pitons in Soufrière. He will gladly help you in anything you might need and he is a great tourist guide who can take you anywhere you wish to go. He is available 24 hours a day either on site or on his cell.
Wow, wow, wow. This villa is amazing, the pictures and all the amazing reviews are completely accurate. There is nothing to be desired! The pool, view, accommodations, furnishings and surroundings are beautiful and well cared for.
The villa is equipped with everything, really everything that you may need. From the fully stocked kitchen, to hammock to pool floaties, to wifi to charcoal bbq, to cleaning service, to binoculars to outlets for Canada and us devices, to local cell phone. It has it all!
The entire booking process, information and support from all the staff was well beyond our expectations. Everyone went out of their way to ensure that everything was seamless and we were well taken care of. Carlos really is the man! He was so kind and helpful and went out of his way to ensure we got to see and do everything we wanted to do. He was also really fun to spend time with!
All in all, if you are thinking about booking this place, DO NOT HESITATE!
A couple of Tips:
You should rent a car, it will be hard to get around without one.
You don't really need US currency, you could just bring EC, it would actually be easier IMO.
This Villa has spectacular views of Marigot Bay. The decks were amazing and provided all the tranquility a person could ask for. The home is well furnished and the staff Carlos and Miranda are exceptional. They not only cater to your needs but they also teach you about their culture and heritage. The road up the hill is a bit rugged, but the peacefulness and seclusion is priceless. It can be a little loud if others rent out the other unit during your stay as the villa is open air. We look forward to renting it out again with a much larger group next time.
This house is beautiful. I just wished my own house was this great. The master shower is awesome. The house is built so well and there is so much detail to the work in the quality of the house. The view from the house is worth a million bucks. It was so nice to BBQ and relax out there looking at the view. The location is in a quiet neighborhood with other nice homes. I felt safe at all times.
There is a local cell phone at the house for your own personal local use, which makes things so much nicer. There are extra towels and all the supplies you need in the kitchen.
Carlos was awesome and made some great food to snack on the day we arrived. Josie helped us so much on things to do and how to work things in the house. She was so helpful.
We walked down to Marigot Bay from the house a couple of times and enjoyed the restaurants there. We also walked to the little cove to go swimming and snorkeling. I wished we had more time there.
Would I book this place again? Most definitely. I wish I can go back next week. There is so much more we want to see and explore.
We,2 couples rented the lower level of the Villa,using 2 of the 3 bedrooms.The home is exactly as the pictures show...absolutely gorgeous!Bedrooms are large w king size beds and mosquito netting,one bedroom has an ensuite bathroom,and there is large main bathroom.The kitchen is well stocked, there is a huge table for dining at..furniture is all new.There are lots of towels, beach towels as well, so need to take your own.
The pool is good for cooling off in,as it gets very hot laying on the pool chairs when the sun is shining.Carlos is always cleaning the leaves out of it, so it was lovely and clean.You can not see homes from here, but there are none right beside the Villa, so you have lots of privacy.We could hear the music at night from the bars down in Marigot Bay though because it was so quiet.
We had dinner one night at Doolittle's,and another at Chateau Mygo, both were very good. We had a rental SUV, so we drove down and back..you could probably walk down if you didn't have a vehicle, but you would probably want to take a taxi back up if you were coming back up at night. There is a BBQ, and briquettes at the villa if you wanted to BBQ there.
The landscaping is beautiful, and Carlos is always working on it, keeping it maintained. The view from the Villa is stunning...looking down on Marigot Bay, and out to the ocean.
We went to Ti Kaye beach to snorkel one day, and this was a great decision, as the current does not try to pull you out, and the water is fairly shallow to snorkel in. We saw lots of fish, the beach is nice..not much shade though..there is also a bar, of course, to get drinks and food. I had a Rum Punch there at Happy Hour..2 for 1...wow !! lots of rum in that drink !! Ti Kaye was about a half hour away, well worth the drive.
We also went to Castries one afternoon to the Market, and dinner..it is probably about a half hour the other direction.
There are a set of binoculars in the Villa, which was nice for looking at the ships and sailboats on the ocean, and dice and Yahtzee score pads so you can play a game in the evening if you want.
I will say that if you are not getting picked up by the owners or Carlos, that I would suggest that you not try to navigate the road up there with a car. We were driving a small SUV, and we were happy we were..parts of the road are quite steep, have large potholes and rocks.When we went, there was no sign at the Villa, but will probably have one by now.
I would highly recommend it !
Where do I begin? Villa Makambu, Marigot Bay and St Lucia exceeded every expectation during our 8 day stay. Villa Makambu was finished ~December 2011, so we were some of the lucky first guests. We also had an opportunity to meet Pascale (owner) and her friend while we visited and formed a lasting friendship with them. Rest assured you are doing business with amazing, truly one of a kind people. Pascale and her husband Franz live in Canada, but travel down to St Lucia quite often.
Villa Makambu has 2 buildings that share a pool between them. Building A (for the sake of conversation) has 2 levels that are rented out for guests while building B is where ‘Carlos’ stays full time. Carlos is a native Lucian that takes care of the property. He is also available for boat tours around the island. He offered to drop us off/pick us up at private beach, or have an ‘all day’ tour with multiple beaches, snorkeling, shopping, you name it. He asks what you want to do, and makes it happen. It was so nice having Carlos around, because he knows the island and the people inside and out. The people of St Lucia are EXTREMELY friendly, but it was nice having Carlos as your ‘tour guide’ as he is very respected on the island. Pascale and Franz are lucky to have him.
Villa Makambu: We knew it would be nice, but we were amazed at the level of detail that was put into this property. Easy to see that Franz and Pascale are in the construction industry back in Canada. We stayed on the upper-level of ‘Building A’ and I would highly recommend this (if it is available). The views from the upper level are spectacular, and you have an additional ‘loft’ area that has a sitting area, tv and bed. Our villa had a full kitchen that we stocked with food from the local grocery store (we were shocked to see how ‘American’ the grocery options were). There are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (that include gorgeous walk-in showers), tv area and a huge balcony complete with furniture. Not a detail was spared. Each bedroom had large doors that opened up to Marigot Bay. The doors and built-in cabinets are all made from local wood. There is a shared, saltwater pool that was always quiet. We never felt like we needed more space from Carlos or the other guests (lower level). Carlos gave us plenty of space during our stay, but was there when we needed him.
I could go on...
Thank you Pascale for all the great memories. I already have recommend Villa Makambu to friends. We hope to be back soon!
- An 8% government tax and a 10% resort tax will be added to the rental price
- A 50% deposit is required upon reservation and the balance will be due upon arrival.
- The deposit can be made by credit card (Visa and Master Card via Paypal), by money order or bank transfer. The deposit is refundable in total minus $75.00 90 days prior to arrival date and 75% refundable 45 days prior to arrval.