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ST. LUCIA VILLA, OCEANFRONT, INFINITY EDGE POOL, EXCEPTIONAL VIEW, BEACH ACCESS

John De Young

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ST. LUCIA VILLA, OCEANFRONT, INFINITY EDGE POOL, EXCEPTIONAL VIEW, BEACH ACCESS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Gros Islet - Sur La Mer

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

'Sur la Mer' is a delightful cottage situated on the Caribbean coast of Saint Lucia in the Marisule section of Gros Islet. The cottage is located very close to East Winds Inn. The cottage is approximately 20 minutes by car from George F. Charles airport (SLU) and approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Hewanorra airport (UVF).

The cottage offers privacy, yet it is still close enough to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Rodney Bay area with its fine restaurants and nightly entertainment. Enjoy a fabulous view of the Caribbean Sea from the cottage’s covered verandah, take a swim in its swimming pool or take a walk along the ocean’s edge through a wooded path to the beautiful beach at the world-famous Windjammer Landing Hotel. If you are looking for a truly relaxing experience or for a fun-filled vacation, this is the cottage for you.

The cottage overlooks Choc Bay the gateway to Castries harbor. Castries, the capitol of Saint Lucia, is the main center of commerce on the island. Cruise ships arriving in Saint Lucia tie up at the docks in Castries harbor. From the cottage’s verandah you can watch the cruise ships, as they arrive. Or, you can daydream about days gone by, as you watch the tall-ship Brig Unicorn sail past making its daily trip from Rodney Bay to Soufriere.

'Sur la Mer' is designed to take full advantage of its seaside location. All major living areas open onto a large, covered verandah, which faces the pool and the Caribbean. The cottage offers the best of outdoor living. Take in the views of the Caribbean, as you eat a wonderful candlelight dinner either on the verandah or in the living and dining room. Relax and savor your favorite tropical drink while enjoying the sun setting over the Caribbean.

The cottage offers two bedrooms, each with French-style doors that open onto the cottage’s verandah. A third bedroom is available, which is ideal for one person. The master bedroom affords the comfort of a private bathroom, while the other bedrooms share a bathroom. The two main bedrooms each have twin beds, which are made up as king size beds. The two main bedrooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioners.

It is your vacation! We want to help to make it one of the most enjoyable and memorable vacations of your life. 'Sur la Mer' has maid service five days a week. If you want to feel pampered, shopping and cooking services can be requested. Other services, such as automobile rentals and day tours, can also be arranged. Just let us know what it is you want!

'Sur la Mer' is ideal for a couple seeking a romantic getaway, friends wanting to relax by the sea or a family just looking to spend some quality time together.

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Contact owner for Extended Stay and Family pricing.

Keywords: villa, private villa, pool, infinity-edge pool, large pool, oceanfront, verandah, large covered verandah, Saint Lucia, St Lucia Villa Rental, Caribbean Sea Views, Windjammer Landing

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John De Young (Owner)
Advertiser since 2001
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About John De Young

Dorothy and I have been retired since November of 2006. We now spend our time traveling. We just love traveling, but we are always glad to return to our home in Saint Lucia. We have made so many friends in Saint Lucia, and every time we return it is like coming home. Sur La Mer is a very special place. We are always so pleased to share it with our guests, and we hope that all our guests will have the same sense of joy that we have. It really doesn't get any better than a day at Sur La Mer. We hope that we have the opportunity to share our little peace of paradise with you.

Dorothy and John De Young

John De Young purchased this house in 2004

Why John De Young chose Gros Islet

When we would Sur La Mer in 2004, we were instantly taken by the view. There was no pool then and the house and grounds were in desperate need of care. Once we walked through the front door and looked to the sea, we knew that all the work needed to bring this wonderful property back to live would be totally worth it. We were up to the challenge, so we took the plunge. We have not regretted it.

What makes this house unique

Exceptional View, large pool with infinity-edge, short walk to beach, fantastic verandah, private (but not remote) location, close to shopping and night-life, well equipped villa

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear John,



A belated email to say what a truly wonderful time we had at your perfect house in St Lucia. We just loved every minute and were devastated not to get marooned there due to any volcanic ash cloud! What a special place - sitting on your verandah with nothing in sight but the Caribbean Sea is truly magical and feels like there is no one else around. We also had some wonderful meals in Rodney Bay (Buzz was especially friendly and great food) and a fun day out to the Pitons, Volcano etc. We would just love to visit again next April...



All the best and a big thanks for your wonderfully helpful team in St Lucia. Luenda was lovely, Robert hugely helpful and the car hire lady just brilliant.



Caroline
Apr 2010
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St. Lucia Villa, Oceanfront, Infinity Edge Pool, Exceptional View, Beach Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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St. Lucia Villa, Oceanfront, Infinity Edge Pool, Exceptional View, Beach Access
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Gros Islet St Lucia
5

Amazing Stay- exactly as described, a peaceful paradise in the caribbean with the best view ever!

  • 5 out of 5
We had an amazing stay at the Sur La Mer house. I think that they describe the property very well, and the staff did an excellent job making sure we had a great time. Starting with John as I dealt with him during the entire booking process was an absolute pleasure, he was very fast with responses, and it was nothing but a great experience booking through him. Luenda was the housekeeper, she was great, I highly recommend taking advantage of her cooking, as her authentic st. lucian meals were better than most restaurants we ate at. They were our favorite meals of the trip. Paul was a great taxi/shuttle service, we originally were going to use a rental car, but once we got there we just decided to relax more instead of constantly being on the go with a rental car. We used Paul's service for the shuttle to and from the airport, which I do recommend as it is a long drive back to the house from UVF airport, and he will stop at the store if needed. The local bus is great, it cost about 60 cents US, and we used it every day to go to Rodney bay, Gros Islet, and North Pigeon Fort island. There is a stop for the local bus right at the bottom of the street for Sur La Mer, so it was convenient. However, just for your awareness it is a beautiful, but hilly walk to and from the main road from the house. We used it as a good exercise, but if you don't like walking I would say to just use the taxi service right to the house.
Property: was Amazing, view is exactly as shown in pictures, very private, and as they say "million dollar views"
House: very nice, as described, the decks were great to hang out on and relax. I do recommend bug spray as mosquito's can be quite annoying, but to be expected with tropical environments.
Recommendations: Have Luenda cook a few meals for you, Curry Chicken was Amazing!; Gros Islet Friday night "jump off" party was a great time, great street vendor food, and I personally liked Castro's bar before the party got started to hang out at; Don't overdo yourself, relax at the house, it is truly a gem; North Pigeon Fort Island was right above Sandals Grande, we hanged out at the beach along there and it was great. The restaurant on North Pig. Fort Island is awesome, very cheap and great food. The short 10-15 minute walk to the top is well worth it, it has AMAZING views;

Thanks for everything, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, God Bless and look forward to next time.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dorothy and I are so pleased that you had a fantastic stay at Sur La Mer. Sur La Mer is a great place for a holiday, and, as you said, the view is fantastic.

It really sounds like you had some great adventures during your stay. I am glad that you discovered Pigeon Island, for it is one of our favorite spots on the island. The climb to the fort is a bit steep, but, as you said, it is well worth the effort. The little restaurant, Jambe du Bois, is situated right on the water's edge, and we have always had very relaxed and enjoyable meals there. As you said, the food is good and the price is right.

We are glad that you enjoyed Luenda's cooking. She is always delighted to prepare meals for our guests and has great pride in what she prepares. You will have no argument from us, when you say that it is some of the best food on the island.

You were great guests. We were pleased that you had the opportunity to stay at Sur La Mer and to enjoy its views and tranquility. When you come to Saint Lucia again, we hope that you will again consider Sur La Mer as a destination for your holiday.

All the best to the both of you!
John and Dorothy De Young
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Gros Islet St Lucia
5

Fantastic Fortnight

  • 5 out of 5
John,

what a fantastic fortnight we have had at Sur La Mer. Admittedly for the first week we experienced most of your annual rain fall but that didn’t deter us at all. As a family with an 18 year old son and 16 year old daughter we are quite particular in what we want from our summer holiday - absolute privacy, a pool, wifi and close enough to a decent selection of good restaurants so we can eat out. Sur La Mer ticked all of those boxes and more. Without a doubt, the view over the sea is the best view we have ever had from any hotel or villa we have every stayed in and the six outside seating areas meant we were outside, sun or rain, all day and everyday. One of the things we liked were the little touches that you wouldn’t normally expect - for example leaving a local mobile for us to use - we just topped it up with £5 credit and used it to book restaurants and trips.

Main highlight would be our two trips out with Jus' Sail on their wooden hulled yacht which we can’t recommend highly enough. Favourite restaurants would be Jacques Waterfront and the Coal Pot for dinner and Spinnakers on the beach for light lunches, day time drinks and late night cocktails. Best snorkelling was at Ti Kaye beach.

All in all we have a had a great break and have throughly enjoyed ourselves - thank you.

Simon, Sue, Zak and Katie
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dorothy and I are so pleased that the four of you had a fantastic stay at Sur La Mer. Sur La Mer is a great place for a holiday, and, as you said, the view is fantastic. I wish there was something I could have done to prevent the rain :), but mother nature rules this. During the summer the rain usually arrives early in the morning and late in the afternoon and lasts for just a couple of hours or so. It seems that mother nature changed the game on you! I am pleased that you still enjoyed yourselves and that you found Sur La Mer's verandah comfortable rain or shine.

You were great guests. Thank you for staying at Sur La Mer! When you return to Saint Lucia, I hope that you will consider Sur La Mer again.

All the best to your entire family!
John and Dorothy
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Gros Islet St Lucia
New Market Maryland
5

Beautiful Villa in Great location!

  • 5 out of 5
We spent 10 days in this spectacular home. The location can't be be beat. You can walk to the beaches at Calabash Cove and eastwinds/Windjammer Landing. Close to the nightlife in Castries and Gros Islet. Spectacular views of the Caribean and the beautiful infinity edge pool. The house is well equipped and couldn't have asked for more. Luenda is so sweet and gracious. We spent our mornings and evenings on the wonderful patio with comfy furnishings just having out at sea. This was our 8th trip to the island and the people we love and treasure. We have made many lifelong friends. Our favorite beach Smugglers is just a 10 minute taxi ride in Cap Estate. We enjoyed dinner at Cliff at the Cap and Tapas as well as sunset drinks at Ladera. Look up Typhoon tours for a wonderful day of boating around the island. Spent the day around Souffrei and in sulphur baths and refreshing waterfalls. Take advantage of the wonderful massage on the patio! Horseback ride on the beach. Saint Lucia is just as described ...simply beautiful! We will be sure to book Sur La Mer again. Thank you for sharing this magnificent home with us! Sharon Nugent New Market Maryland.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your family and you had such a wonderful stay at Sur La Mer. It is a little piece of paradise on a beautiful island.

You were great guests. Should you return to Saint Lucia, we hope that you will once again consider Sur La Mer as a destination for your holiday.

All the best in the coming year!

John and Dorothy De Young
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Gros Islet St Lucia
Wisconsin, USA
5

A Perfect Holiday! Just What We Needed.

  • 5 out of 5
Hi John-

I have been meaning to email you since the day we returned home from Sur La Mer back in November!!

I just wanted to share with you that we had an AMAZING time and enjoyed the house as well as the island more than we could have ever imagined. We have had some great vacations in the past but having the privacy of the home and it's location (with beautiful view) was simply outstanding. We've never been resort people and usually stay in a condo when we travel, but this was even better!!

Additionally, I must thank you for your information about the Morne, especially your recommendations for the Pink Plantation. We ended up having a day of rain (our only one) the day after you had responded to my email. So, we went adventuring in our car and stopped at the places you mentioned. We ended up having lunch at The Pink Plantation and had the entire deck to ourselves, as we were the only guests dining. It was pouring rain and we loved sitting on the huge deck just watching & listening to the rain. The food was incredibly great!! I was able to snap some amazing pictures of the grounds when the rain stopped for about 20 minutes. 

Overall, we just had such a great time and I sincerely appreciate how responsive you were to every email I sent you throughout the entire process of booking the house, etc. This quality stood out to me immediately and was one of the things that made me feel like I really wanted to book the house. I can tell that you and your wife truly care about this home and the guests who visit. 

We had discussed trying another island out for 2014  (prior to going to St. Lucia) but now we are talking about returning to St. Lucia. We can't imagine staying anywhere else if we do end up returning this November.

Again, I really can't thank you enough for your continual follow-up, answering questions, and most of all, making your amazing home available to us! You have no idea how much we truly loved and appreciated our stay there!!! 

Thanks again-
Angela
  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dorothy and I are very pleased that you had such a wonderful time at Sur La Mer and on the island of Saint Lucia. They, both, are very special, and it always makes us feel happy to hear kind words about both from such wonderful guests, such as yourselves. It was such a pleasure to share our little piece of heaven with you. We do hope that you will have the opportunity to return, and we hope it will be soon. All the best to you. John and Dorothy
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Gros Islet St Lucia
Burlington, Ontario
5

Summer vacation at Sur la Mer

  • 5 out of 5
We just came back from a week at Sur La Mer Villa in St. Lucia. The pictures don't do the view justice. The view from the infinity pool and deck were unbelievable.

The property was very clean and well maintained. It really felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, with the birds chirping in the nearby trees and the crickets at night.

Rodney Bay is nearby, so grocery shopping is easily accessible, as well as terrific restaurants.

We did a lot of driving around the island and found some spectacular beaches. One of the nicest beaches for snorkeling nearby was Smugglers Cove, which is located at the Cap Maison Hotel. Around 15 minutes drive from the villa.

At the south end of the island, just before coming into the town of Soufriere, there is a resort called Anse Chastanet (not great signage, so you may have to ask someone where it is and road is really not great, so be careful), but it was totally worth it, when you get there the beach is beautiful and the snorkeling is fantastic.

Thanks for a terrific vacation, hope to make it back to St. Lucia and Sur la Mer again one day.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dorothy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise and the wonderful island of Saint Lucia. It is always nice to hear that our team and we are doing our job. We hope to have you back at Sur La Mer in the future.

All the best to you!
John and Dorothy De Young
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+1 -508-771-4961
Gros Islet St Lucia
London, UK
5

Great Time at Sur La Mer

  • 5 out of 5
Hi John,

Just a note to say thank you. We had a wonderful vacation at Sur La Mer, and we loved discovering St.Lucia. A real little treasure!

Pool and beach most days. Lounging on the deck. I walked and snorkelled every day all the way to WindJammer (What a setup).

A few treks around St.Lucia...Including:
*Castries, a couple of times.
*A drive down to Rabot/Boucan Cocao Plantation.
*A stop in at Sulphur Springs.

There's a new GL Food Mart, a step above the Super J in Rodney Village. I understand Super J just bought them out. I hope they keep the format and the food quality/Variety. It gives shoppers a little more choice. Rituals coffee house, became one of our daily "rituals"

Your team at Sur La Mer: Ena, Luenda, Vernita and Glen as well as a few others we met briefly were always of assistance when needed.

Best regards to Dorothy
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dorothy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed Sur La Mer and the beach and Saint Lucia. We were glad that you shared your experience with us. When you return to Saint Lucia, we hope that you will consider Sur La Mer as a destination for your holiday.

All the best to you.
John and Dorothy De Young
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
George Charles at Vigie in Castries
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Windjammer Landing Beach Bar
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Calabash Cove Resort
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
East Winds Inn and Windjammer Landing Beach
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Gros Islet, St Lucia

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
January Special
11 Jan 2015 - 9 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
for 7 nights
From
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
10 Feb 2015 - 10 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
for 7 nights
From
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2015
11 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$675
for 3 nights
From
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes High Season (14 December 2014 - 10 May 2015)
US $325 for 1 or 2 guests; US $385 for 3 or 4 guests; US $415 for 5 guests
Low Season (11 May 2015 - 31 October 2014)
US $225 for 1 or 2 guests; US $275 for 3 or 4 guests; US $300 for 5 guests

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gros Islet, St Lucia

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air Conditioning (bedrooms), Golf nearby
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