If you want spacious high specification accommodation in the heart of St Lucia then this might be what you need - whether you want to sail, scuba dive, trek through the rain forests, or simply spend time around the beach and the bars the heart of Rodney Bay is the place to be. Ground Floor: The spacious open-plan ground floor comprises kitchen, dining room, living room (TV/DVD/iPodDoc) and open air patio plus a well equipped kitchen and laundry room. French doors lead onto a waterfront patio. The view from the patio is of the Rodney Bay Marina with its beautiful array of luxury yachts and sailboats. Bedrooms are on the first and second floors and this is the only house with an additional mezzanine floor. The villa has its own jetty on to The Harbour (great for late night fishing). Gardens are fully landscaped with lush tropical foliage and an outdoor swimming pool . There are cable TV/DVD & iPOD docs in each bedroom, WiFi and A/C on all floors. Maid service: Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm.
We are Peter & Yvonne from the UK. No 17 The Harbour is our 2nd home and we love both our house and the island of St Lucia. We have lovingly furnished and equipped our house to a high standard as we want it to feel like home from home for both ourselves and any guests. We have received some great comments from guests and have a number of returning guests. We have three grown up children who also love the house and particularly like the fact that everything in Rodney Bay is within easy walking distance and that there is a great selection of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Yvonne Rowland purchased this house in 2007
We have sailed in the Caribbean for many years and of all the islands decided that St Lucia was the most perfect. It is green, volcanic, stunning scenery, full of history and a great sailing destination. The people are also some of the most friendly we have come across in the Caribbean and the choice of restaurants and bars is brilliant.
We chose Rodney Bay as we wanted a property with a private dock for our boat. We also wanted to buy from a reputable builder. We have not been disappointed with either the house or the location - in fact every time we go we like it more!!
The house is set behind secure electric gates giving beautiful tranquility overlooking the Harbour but is still in the centre of the resort so has great access to all amenities. The house is convenient for walking to the supermarket, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, beach plus taxis are readily available if you want to explore further afield. Hire cars are also available close by but are generally unnecessary. Water Taxis will come to the dock in front of the house making transfer to the Marina, Pigeon Island, The Landings etc very easy. There are only 25 houses/apartments on the complex and often many are unoccupied so the pool and gardens are quiet.
6/9/13 - Our first time in St Lucia, we could not have picked a better villa or location. Stunning views from The Harbour. Villa was as we saw on the website, actually better. We were welcomed by the lovely housekeeper who looked after us well. I would really recommend this place to family and friends. Thanks
14/5/13 - Excellent villa, very well maintained - an absolutely beautiful home. This villa will be highly recommended to friends and family.
8/5/13 - This is my 7th time in St Lucia and I must say this has been one of my better vacations. The location of the villa is very convenient. Everything in terms of the decor, cleanliness and size was perfect. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Dec 2012 - Had an absolutely amazing time in St Lucia. The Villa and Marcella (housekeeper) were wonderful. Lots of room for the 7 of us and cooking was a dream in the kitchen. We lacked for nothing - everything was well equipped. We felt so safe and secure. Thanks
This is a high quality unit which is exceptionally well furnished and equipped. We've rented on other islands and have always been pleased, but this one was clearly a step above the rest, it is truly "fully equipped" and done with quality. Everything was very well organized, the unit is super clean and the complex & grounds are well maintained.
The pictures give it justice except that the unit is actually much bigger than it looks on the internet. All 3 bedrooms are very spacious, each with a very nice ensuite and the beds are very comfortable.
Location is unbelievable, literally a few minutes walk to two shopping malls and two major grocery stores; and a leisurely 10 minute walk to Reduit beach at Spinnakers (beach bar), there are probably close to 20 restaurants within walking distance. Everything you need is close, very convenient ! One of the couples in our group had rented a vehicle, they returned it early as they just didn't need it.
The owners and their agent are very helpful and easy to deal with, everything went very smoothly, great service and the housekeeper Marcella is an absolute gem !
We strongly recommend and would (likely will) return, stop looking this is the place to be !
I never normally write reviews, but on this occasion I can't rave enough about your villa!!
We had a wonderful stay in St Lucia, your villa is beautiful,just like a Tardis!!
It looks small on the outside, but inside its massive! the pictures don't do it justice.
Beautifully furnished throughout, and everything you need for the perfect holiday has been thought of.
Location was perfect for us...
It took me a long time to decide where to stay in Gros Islet, I'm glad I finally came across Yvonne and Peter's villa.
We will definitely return.
Marcella the house keeper was wonderful, her food was delicious, we can't thank her enough.
#17 the harbour was so much more than I ever expected, it was so spacious-almost like having 3 seperate apartments- it had every home comfort,every detail has been thought of.
The location is ideal, near to the beach/ shops / bars and restaurants- and although it is so near to all of these it is so quiet and peaceful, you can also relax out the back by the harbour, catching a sea breeze and spotting the lovely little humming birds in the beautiful gardens.
I can thoroughly recommend it , and I fully intend to ...book again.
Marcella keeps the house so clean and tidy, and makes great rum punch too!!
We booked for an escape from the Winter weather and had a great stay here.
The house is very comfortable for a family and had everything we could have wanted. It is serviced every day so there is no thinking about doing any chores and it is a very short walk to the local facilities - banks, supermarket, good variety of restaurants and the beach.
We found excursions easy to organise and taxis are easily arranged - there is no need to drive.
We were initially wanting a place to go and relax with our 12 year old son and had told him that he could invite a friend to holiday with us however once we had booked the property we also invited 2 other family members to join us as they were celebrating their 60th birthdays - so all in all we had an age range of 12 - 60. We could not have found a better place!! Firstly the location is idyllic; in the centre of all the activities but once the gate is closed and you are in the villa you feel a million miles away from everything. We would have been happy to just sit and watch the world go by from the balcony of the master bedroom or from the lawn at the front. The finish on the property is of the highest standard without being ostentatious - relaxed, stylish and tasteful! The kitchen is fantastic and fully stocked for cooking pretty much everything, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms spacious. Sofas to lounge on, patio furniture to eat on the porch - we wanted for nothing. Marcella keeps the house spotless and the laundry is taken care of instantly. Within a 2 minute walk there is a choice of supermarkets, ice cream parlours (perfect for 12 year olds!!) and some of the best bars and restaurants on the island. In short we had the most idyllic holiday that we could have ever have imagined and we can't wait to go back!!! We can't recommend this property highly enough!!!!
Our first time in St Lucia, we could not have picked a better villa or location. Stunning view from The Harbour. Villa was as we saw on the website, actually better. We were welcomed by the lovely housekeeper, who looked after us very well and cooked us some good Caribbean food. I would really recommend this place. Thanks from all of us.
Special interest holidays:
The island is 238sq (616sqkm), 27 miles long, 14 miles wide with a combination of high mountains, forests, low lying lands and beaches. A central mountain range runs the length of the island, with peaks ranging between 1000 and 3145 feet. Forests dominate the mountains, while jasmine, scarlet chenille and wild orchids provide splashes of colour to the lush green slopes. The two towering volcanic cones on the SW coast, Gros Piton (797m) and Petit Piton (750m) are one of the Caribbean’s most famous landmarks. The volcanic origin of the island provides visitors with an opportunity to visit a “drive-in volcano” and dip in the therapeutic Sulphur springs. Scuba Diving/Sailing superb.
Some key events:
Feb - Independence Day
April - Golf Open
May - St Lucia Jazz Festival
Jun/Jul - Carnival
Aug - Junior International Tennis
Oct - St Lucia Bill Fishing Tournament
Nov - Arrival of ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), the world's largest transatlantic rally
Dec - Festival of Lights
The famous Reduit Beach is pure paradise; soft golden sand facing West into the calm, warm Caribbean Sea usually offering its gentle sea breeze. The sunset's are stunning and the water is warm all year round. The island is a treasure trove of beautiful and unspoilt beaches and coves - explore by land and/or sea. There’s also lots to do if you’re the adventurous type. You can explore on foot, by mountain/quad bike, or even on horseback. Taxis, hire cars and day trips are all readily available.
There are 2 airports. The smaller domestic airport is about 15 mins by car. The international airport is in the south of the island and about 1 hour 20 mins by car, the drive is quiet, scenic and and provides a breathtaking introduction to the island. Alternatively helicopter transfers are available. Time difference, GMT -4 hours. BA & Virgin both operate direct flights from the UK. There is no need for a hire car when staying at the villa unless you want to explore further a field.
The villa is just off the main road parallel to the beach. The shops and supermarkets are within 200 yards and the bars and restaurants are along the main road. The beach is a 10 minute walk away. The Marina with its bars and restaurants is 5 mins by either land or water taxi. Rodney Bay has a wide choice of bars and restaurants with live music and plenty going on. Pigeon Island is 10/15 mins by land/water taxi. The capital, Castries is about 15/20 minutes by car/taxi depending on traffic.
The yacht marina on the other side of the Harbour has a cluster of shops, cafes, bars and a bank (with ATM). It is easy to hire a quality car (although not necessary as all local amenities are within walking distance) - a temporary driving licence is obtained from the police station. Water Taxis can be arranged to pick you up from the Villa to take you to the famous Pigeon Island heritage resort and beach. The Villa is no-smoking indoors however ash trays are provided for use on the patio/garden.