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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia

Michael and Jennifer Keane

Member since: 2005
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People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Michael and Jennifer Keane

Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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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

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Michael and Jennifer Keane (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Island Villa, Breathtaking Views, St. Lucia
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 23 reviews
5

Fantastic Week

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time with a group of 9 at La Batterie over Christmas. The house and grounds were very well-maintained and clean. The viws was as beautiful as promised, and we had a lovely sunset over the sea seemingly every night. Great location, close to the beach down the street (very steep) with a lovely secluded pool as well. Everyone on the staff was very attentive and very friendly for the entire week. Clavie seemed to have all sorts of connections and set us up with various tours and trips thoughout the week, which was extremely helpful. We would recommend this villa to anyone looking to take a trip to St. Lucia. A+.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Kansas, USA
5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

I have looked so forward to writing this review of La Batterie Villa. My only concern is that others will discover this jewel, and we won't be able to rent it in the future! From beginning to end, Michael Keane was an incredibly approachable, affable, and gracious host. The house itself is fantastic, and just what one would expect of an island getaway. Open and breezy, comfortable and darling, I can't say enough about the accommodations. And the staff!! They are all perfect examples of the St. Lucian people. We were made to feel right at home, welcome and every little thing we asked for, was answered and more. Miss Cynthia's cooking was great and much appreciated; Miss Marilyn and Miss Stephanie bright and shiny; Terry the gardener roasted fresh coffee beans for our mornings and brought us many different local spices to bring home; and BK the night watchman made us feel safe and secure every single night. And Clavie, well, he is beyond wonderful. Wherever, whenever, we wanted to go somewhere, he was right there. The beach at Anse Chastanet was our favorite spot with the "huts" on the beach, yummy food and cold drinks and wait staff that we got to know and vice versa. We have traveled all over the Carribean and used VRBO all over the world and U.S. Never, have we had this kind of positive experience. Don't hesitate to rent La Batterie if you ever get the chance to go to St. Lucia. I promise you, you will come home and begin planning your next trip there. Because, when you leave, you will have left a part of your heart there. Thank you Michael and Jennifer for sharing your retreat with others. It's a trip we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
United States
5

Our dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

Staying at La Batterie was beyond anything we could of imagined. It started with getting picked up at the airport by the skilled driver Clavie, who gave us a guided tour on the way to the villa. La Batterie is like the Garden of Eden. The grounds are maintained to perfection. We could sit on the beautiful deck and stare at the Pitons all day. It is the most stunning view we have ever seen. The staff was exceptional from Cynthia the cook/manager-Marilyn/housekeeper-Terry/gardener-BK/security. From lounging at the pool or soaking in the rays on the sun deck…..it couldn't have been more relaxing. We fell in love with the town, villa and the amazing staff. Cannot wait to return to paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Super clean; friendly & helpful staff

  • 5 of 5

First of all the owners were extremely helpful in the whole process, from quick email responses to helpful suggestions and recommendations during the booking process. The listing itself was amazing! Great location with easy walk to the town or beach. The villa was super clean, and the staff was always friendly and helpful to accommodate our needs. Cynthia, the cook, was great and worked easily with us for our time schedule for meals. The villa grounds were also beautiful and well-maintained. Our group attended a wedding for our trip, but we squeezed time in for hiking both Pitons, doing the mud baths, visiting Sugar Beach, and lounging at Anse Chastenet beach. We can't wait to go back, and we would love to stay at La Batterie again if possible!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Paradise Found!! Never ending beauty!!!

  • 5 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: Dec 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Don't Miss This Gem!

  • 5 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: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hewanorra International Airport, Vieux Fort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $400 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Soufriere, St Lucia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2015 High Season
2 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,925
for 5 nights
From
$585
$4,100
 
 
2015 Low Season (Spring)
1 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
for 3 nights
From
$500
$3,500
 
 
2015 Summer Season
1 Jul 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
for 3 nights
From
$400
$2,800
 
 
2015 Low Season (Fall)
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
for 3 nights
From
$500
$3,500
 
 
2015 Holiday Season
1 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
$3,575
for 5 nights
From
$715
$5,000
 
 
2016 High Season
2 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
for 5 nights
From
$600
$4,200
 
 
2016 Low Season (Spring)
1 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
for 3 nights
From
$500
$3,500
 
 
2016 Summer Season
1 Jul 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
for 3 nights
From
$400
$2,800
 
 
2016 Low Season (Fall)
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
for 3 nights
From
$500
$3,500
 

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa is fully staffed and are included in your rental. We are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated, caring and exceptional staff members working at the villa, many of whom who have been with us for over 20 years. The villa has two housekeepers, gardener, pool man and night watchman. We are confident that they will make your stay at the villa that much more enjoyable and even more memorable. The staff hours are designed to be flexible as well to accomodate your needs. If you are looking for more privacy, please let us know or you can advise the staff accordingly and their hours can be altered to your preference. Cooking services are also available for a small nominal fee which is paid directly to Cynthia, our head housekeeper. Additional services such as nanny services or onsite massage is also available as well.

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