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LA BATTERIE VILLA - BEAUTIFUL ISLAND VILLA, BREATHTAKING VIEWS, ST. LUCIA

Michael and Jennifer Keane

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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LA BATTERIE VILLA - BEAUTIFUL ISLAND VILLA, BREATHTAKING VIEWS, ST. LUCIA

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Soufriere - La Batterie Villa, Soufriere

3 Bedroom suites with full Bathrooms attached each with its own private deck.

Tucked away in the exclusive Anse Chastanet area of Soufriere, La Batterie villa offers complete privacy. You will find your escape at this luxury villa surrounded by lush gardens, a tropical swimming pool with accompanying cabana, lily pond and spacious decks. Located 300 feet above the Caribbean Sea facing the infamous Pitons there is no shortage of breathtaking views, cool island breezes and awe.

Moving inside, the villa is constructed of native stone along with teak and mahogany woods. Built in traditional Caribbean construction, the house has louvered plantation style doors that open to take full advantage of its abundant natural and tropical landscape.

The house has three bedrooms each with king sized beds and ensuite washroom to allow guests maximum privacy and can comfortably sleep a group of six. Each bedroom has its own lounging patio along with wardrobe closets. The master bedroom overlooks the Caribbean Sea while the two other bedrooms overlook the villa gardens. The rooms can be made with single beds if requested in advance.

Additionally, the villa has a loft over the living room that can be used to sleep two however we would recommend that they be in their teenage years to allow maximum comfort. In addition to the three bedrooms, the house provides areas for group gathering and entertainment such as the elegant terra cotta living and dining rooms which face the sea. The living room opens up to a 40 foot open teak deck that highlights the beauty of the Pitons where guests can enjoy the breeze while watching the boats pass by. The dining room offers a table that seats a party of six and is a great spot for enjoying amazing Caribbean dinners that can be requested through the house cook, Cynthia, for a nominal fee. For a change of scenery, breakfast can be enjoyed down by the cabana where a table setting allows you to ease into your day while listening to the waterfall hit the pool.

Words could never properly prepare you for the beauty that is Saint Lucia – come experience La Batterie and elevate your vacation to the next level!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Michael and Jennifer Keane (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a magical time this week! St. Lucia is an amazing island and the people were so wonderful. Your home was equally as amazing. The attention to detail was the best...the staff including Cynthia, Terri, BK, Marylin and Clavie made our stay unforgettably perfect. Given your professionalism, attention to detail, staff and magical home, we plan to return in the near future! (10 year anniversary is not far off!!)My deepest thanks for sharing your home and making our anniversary so special!
Jul 2014
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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 19 reviews
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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336754
-+ 773-817-4820
Soufriere St Lucia
5

Paradise Found!! Never ending beauty!!!

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment we arrived we knew that we had landed in paradise. The beauty of St. Lucia can be seen from the plane. Clavie, the driver welcomed us with a warm St. Lucian welcome as soon as we exited the airport. He was very gracious and kind and provided great information about the island as he drove us to the villa. We instantly felt welcome and at home. After a 45 minute drive through the various villages and beautiful countryside of the island we pulled on to the property and the grand entrance which consists of a stone wall and beautiful wooden gate we knew that we had arrived in paradise. My first impression was what magic and beauty lies beyond these doors. I soon discovered that it was beyond my expectations, the photos although beautiful dont compare to the majestic beauty experienced in real life. The gardens invite you to enter into another world, one of relaxation and natural beauty of the island. A historic retreat and majestic island fortress of your own. We were greeted by the villa staff upon our arrival. We met Cynthia, the housekeeper and Terry the gardener who welcomed us with big smiles and open arms. Cynthia proceeded to show us around the villa. I recall stepping onto the large deck that spans the length of the living room and seeing the jaw dropping view of the majestic pitons. The villa which is constructed of large stone walls and mahogany doors fit perfectly in the surroundings with its plantation style construction. It offered the beauty and sophistication of a 5 star resort but the feel of the villa was warm and welcoming and felt like a home away from home. The open layout allowed us to open many of the shuttered door panels connecting the indoors and outdoors seamlessly. Our bedroom which was tastefully decorated had its own tiled deck that opened to the Caribbean Sea and the awe inspiring view of the Pitons. The additional bedroom suites each had its own private deck overlooking the beautifully maintained gardens. We were welcomed to our vacation with a welcome basket filled with a variety of fresh local fruits, a bottle of wine and a bottle of St. Lucian rum that I am still trying to find online with no luck. Cynthia had prepared an amazing creole home cooked meal which consisted of curry chicken with rice, salad and soup. The pool offers a tranquil beauty of its own, private and surrounded by a lush variety of tropical plants and flowers, Highly recommended and we cannot wait to go back next year!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336754
-+ 773-817-4820
Soufriere St Lucia
5

Don't Miss This Gem!

Don't Miss This Gem!
  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at La Batterie in October of 2014. The villa itself is beautiful with a wide sweeping view of the bay into Soufriere and the Pitons. The beds are comfortable and large and they all have mosquito netting (which is a must to set up correctly prior to dusk as we learned the hard way!). The villa is very large and open with a nice kitchen outfitted for whatever you might want to cook, a brand new grill and large seating areas. The pool was one of our favorite locations with the great lighting and waterfall adding to all of our evening swims!

The road from Soufriere to the villa is very steep and narrow. We used Clavie as our driver rather than rent a vehicle and be concerned about navigating the roads and the left hand drive. Clavie was a wealth of information, very friendly and pointed out things of interest all along the way. Ask him to take you to Fedo's for lunch!

The walk to Anse Chastanet beach is a very easy 10 minutes down and and a little longer uphill. Be prepared for the pricing at Anse Chastanet! Any rentals of beach loungers was between $35 to $55 depending on the type.

We also hiked up Gros Piton which was amazing, but not for the faint of heart. Be prepared for the sticker shock on this one. You are required to have a guide and it cost us $35 per person to do the hike, not including gratuity to your guide.

The staff of La Batterie definitely made our stay amazing. Cynthia cooked for us twice (her Chicken Curry is out of this world) and both her and Marilyn kept the place looking amazing. Cynthia also did shopping for us prior to our arrival, so it was great to arrive, have a fantastic meal from Cynthia and have food for the next few days with no worries! BK, our night watchman, made us feel very safe every evening. Terry, the groundskeeper, watched out for the house during the day and roasted fresh coffee for us! The staff at La Batterie are all very special and they really add to the overall experience here.

Michael, the owner, was also an incredible host and resource. He provided our first meal when we arrived as well as a nice gift basket. In addition, his responsiveness and detailed suggestions were a great help as we planned our trip!

We would recommend La Batterie to anyone visiting Soufriere without hesitation!

Tiffany, Gabe, Emil & Sarah
  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336754
-+ 773-817-4820
Soufriere St Lucia
5

Magical villa!

  • 5 out of 5
From the moment that we landed on the island of St. Lucia, the staff of the villa made sure that we were comfortable. Our personal driver picked us up and gave us a tour of the island as he drove us to the villa. When we arrived, I was speechless. The home, the view and all of the amenities were beyond perfect! Cynthia (our personal hostess and cook) had a hot meal waiting for us, and we could not have been made to feel more at home.

The home is more spacious than the pictures appear online, yet so cozy and naturally decorated so that it just blends in with the natural surrounding landscape. The house opens up to the beautiful treetops and overlooks the sea. You wake up each morning the the sunrise and thousands of birds singing so beautifully- It was like something out of a movie! The house is perfect for a romantic stay or a family vacation.

Michael (the owner) provided the most professional and personal customer service prior to, during and after our stay. He made sure our stay was perfect down to each last detail including having champagne (for our anniversary) and specific local beers cold and waiting in the fridge!


I have already recommended the villa to many friends, and I am looking forward to returning with more family soon!

Michelle and Desalen
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336754
-+ 773-817-4820
Soufriere St Lucia
5

La Batterie exceeded our best hopes!

  • 5 out of 5
First, the photos posted on-line do not begin to show how beautiful the La Batterie house and grounds are, and the view from the balcony- and front bedroom- is the best on the island.
The property is a tough half-hour walk from Soufriere, but it is that climb that produces the view. It may be worth renting a car for exploring the island, but the first time up the road is not for the faint of heart, especially at night. There is a local driver who is very cooperative, but maybe worth setting fares ahead of time as he is quite expensive.
The three bedrooms are each distinctive, and there is plenty of room for getting away from everyone and everything. Each morning you wake in a private garden better than most resorts, and the only sound is birds and the breeze. The house is very clean, kitchen is well-equipped though its galley-style may work better for the housekeeping staff than as a central gathering place. They will cook for you which was particularly helpful on our day of arrival. Meat is of very limited selection in Soufriere.
The pool is big and very well-kept, and is set in the back, amidst the mango trees, palms and flowers. Good BBQ next to the pool.
We were very impressed with the owners' quick response to any enquiries we had, and appreciated all the advice they offered. We ate out at Ladera, which has great choice and quality of food, for dinner. Orlando's for lunch near the villa really impressed us with his delicious and sophisticated versions of local food. The Anse Chastanet resort is past the villa, not a bad walk, and we had a good sunset dinner there, Indian cuisine, reasonable value.
Soufriere town is worth a visit or two, but don't expect anything upscale. It grows on you. The locals are pleasant, and the old architecture is worth seeing. If you need to shop, head to the capital, and enjoy the ride along the hillsides. Parking in Castries is awkward- try the carpark building.
We visited the volcano, which is not overwhelming. But really, preferred to hang around the villa.
Overall, this property definitely exceeded our expectations, and is a great place to get away from it all.

Craig and Krystyna
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336754
-+ 773-817-4820
Soufriere St Lucia
4

A romantic gem with breathtaking views.

  • 4 out of 5
After a few days at La Batterie, I began to note all the things that I hadn't noted (or were left out of) the listing description. Things like the expansive property - not sure the square footage but there is so much ample space here in the villa and also around the villa. You are never at a loss to find places to sit and either take in the spectacular pitons or relax by the poor in a Garden of Eden style setting. Pool waterfall is very zen, and at night, pool lights added an entirely different kind of ambiance. Water temperature always perfect, and pool is a really good size. It's deep though, so not ideal for small kids that want to play in the shallow end. We were surprised to find a brand new BBQ, and I think also the oven and fridge were fairly new, if not brand new. The staff is very helpful here. You can either have them full time, like an adopted family, or as we did, just intermittently throughout our stay, for varied things. It was absolutely stunning to wake up to the Pitons every day. We'd have coffee in bed for a pretty long time, just taking it all in.
If you're going to have meals cooked for you, you may want to indicate if you want your food spiced up or not. We wanted some real St. Lucian flavours and realized we should have indicated that we were fine to experiment with more spices and hot sauce! If you don't mind driving yourself around the island, it is is definitely more economical to rent a car, since taxis charge an awful lot. It would be $40 just to get to a restaurant and back, which was about 15 minutes away. The road to and from Soufrierre and the villa is quite steep, and it is not paved. We walked into town one day and were offered lifts about four times, so I think this is the way to go if you want to get to town! Town itself is rather shabby, but it did begin to grow on us, regardless. Just adopt a different perspective! And, DO not miss going to Orlandos Restaurant. They are open for both lunch and dinner and the food is fantastic. The chef worked at Ladera for 10 yrs before opening Orlandos, (Ladera - very high end restaurant on the other side of town, nestled between the Pitons - very romantic, but expensive to eat at and to get to!
Also drove to Castries - drive beautiful but not much to see there. Stopped at Golden Apple and ate on their roof under the apple tree. This just outside of the second town on the way back from Castries.
Villa owners are very helpful and always just an email away!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p336754
-+ 773-817-4820
Soufriere St Lucia
5

One of the best villas in the entire Caribbean

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed here on several occasions. The views are breathtaking. The villa is gorgeous. The staff is incredible. Cynthia makes fantastic food, and B.K., Terry, and Marylin are as friendly as can be. The town is great, the locals are great and it is very safe. Stay away from cruise ships and the crowds in Castries. Seasoned travelers stay in Sourfiere.


In short, this is a world class villa in every sense of the word.
I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is one of my favorite spots on the planet.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hewanorra International Airport, Vieux Fort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort

Only a 10 minute walk to the most beautiful beach on the island, or a three minute drive.

Other Activities: shopping, boating

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From $500 Nightly

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Holiday Season
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5 night minimum stay
$3,575
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2015 High Season
25 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,925
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1 May 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
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5 night minimum stay
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Soufriere, St Lucia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Piton Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite with private deck overlooking the Pitons
    Hibiscus Suite - (1 King or 2 Double beds available) - 2 Double Bed , Master Suite with private deck overlooking the Swimming Pool
    Bougainvillea Suite (1 King or 2 Double beds available) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite with private deck overlooking the Gardens
  • The master suite offers a magnificent view of the Pitons. Each of the other two master suites has a private bathroom and a flagstone deck surrounded by fragrant flowers, humming birds, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mango, papaya and banana trees. The fourth bedroom is a sleeping loft, suggest for young adults and teenagers.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have four staff members, The staff hours are designed to be flexible to accommodate your needs, If you want complete privacy at any time please advise the staff accordingly, and the hours can be altered by arrangement between you and the staff with the exception of the pool man, Cooking is paid directly to Cynthia, Please discuss cooking/grocery shopping arrangements with Cynthia, She is a very skilled and talented housekeeper and we are sure that you will be pleased with her services.
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