Four Bedrooms, 2 King, 2 Queen, 3 Bathrooms en-suite, additional 4th Bathroom
About Len Ishmael
I built my home Zandoli, and cottage Ti Zan 12 years ago, on a site which I had waited to be put on the market for as long as I can remember - because of its simply stunning, panoramic views.
Why Len Ishmael chose Cap Estate
The villa is close to everything - a 5 minute car ride to shopping, banks, restaurants, live music, and within walking distance to the beach - yet an oasis of tranquility to retreat too, incredibly private, intimate and romantic - with arguably one of the most stunning views on island! It has been a great spot for not only couples, friends and but families wanting a spacious well appointed villa, with awesome views providing a home away from home in which to enjoy each others company.
What makes this Villa unique
I fell in love with this site years ago because of its proximity by foot to the island's most fabulous beaches, places of interest such as Pigeon island's unique cultural heritage, historic forts and stunning views, the rustic village of Gros Islet - allowing guests to explore local life and cuisine all within a very small radius - but more than anything else, the incredible quality of its views. Many of our guests claim the villa to be more beautiful than its photos.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Fantastic villa and views!
Three of us stayed at the villa for 6 nights. We only used the bedrooms on the top floor and it was great to all have so much space. The views are spectacular and we are all missing waking up to them. We spent a lot of time on the top deck and by the pool making the most of the scenery. The kitchen is very well equipped, and we could not have wanted for anything else. Although we spent most of the time outside, the lounge and dining room deserves a mention as this is also a fantastic space. The only negative is the road but this was clear when we booked. We used a local taxi guy Chris to drive us out and about - he was great and picked us up from the front door. Len was a great host, she always responded quickly and went above and beyond helping us out. Would highly recommend!
It is always lovely when our guests take the time to compliment us on their stay. It means that we must be doing something right. Thank you Rebecca! It was wonderful to host you, and we so appreciated your visit. Mention is made of our road - fortunately the unpaved section is only 500 meters, and noted on our website. Interestingly, however, many of our guests have commented that the stunning views on arrival to the property are incredible rewards to compensate for the short ride. A recent guest called the views 'jaw dropping'. Indeed, it was the pull of these awesome views that pushed me to purchase this acreage and build the villa and cottage. Guests have also noted another benefit of our location at the end of the road - other vehicles do not pass by - making Zandoli a real refuge, an oasis of tranquility and peace from which to watch the world go by, from any of the many decks and patios, or the pool, and every single room. I guess every downside, has its upside; this is our silver lining :)
Six of us stayed at Villa Zandoli for 11 days at the end of February / beginning of March. It was our first time booking on Homeaway and not staying at a resort. We could not have been happier. The pictures shown did not even do it justice. The views were gorgeous, the layout of the house was perfect, the privacy, everything was just great. While the road up to the villa is rough, we were prepared and find that it added to the charm and made it feel even more private. The location is close enough to everything from the restaurants and shops in Gros Islet to the different beaches in the area.
The owner Len was quick to reply to all our questions and had some great suggestions for us. If returning to St Lucia, this is where we would stay for sure!
Thank you Len!
The perfect getaway
The views...oh the views.
Best view on the island!
Our family of four spent four fabulous nights at Zandoli! Our favorite was the view from the covered deck every morning, birds chirping, waves crashing and leaves rusting in the wind, it was truly an idealic way to start each day!
I highly recommend Zandoli for a relaxing, away from it all, family vacation! There was plenty of room for our family to roam! We walked to the beach at Sandals and hiked at Pigeon Island. We explored Rodney Bay and spent four additional nights in Marigot Bay. The road to Zandoli is an adventure, a 4x4 is necessary, but when you arrive, the privacy and beauty of Zandoli is breathtaking!
Fabulous villa and wonderful location
Zandoli really is a wonderful place to stay. The top floor is spacious and open and the deck and pool area are great, the views are really spectacular. The second two bedrooms on the ground floor are a little small and if you are in the garden room you have to wait until the alarm in the house is turned off in the morning before you can get up! There is a relatively easy stroll down to the beach and to Pigeon Island (better value to pay to get on the island which includes loungers on that beach that pay for them on the public beach). The downside is that the road to the villa is VERY rough, taxis will not attempt it. You really need a four wheel drive vehicle, preferably one with a high clearance! And on the road up there is unfortunately a huge pile of rubbish which has been strewn around by animals - apparently it is where all the villas leave their bags of trash but the refuse collectors will not go up the rough road to collect it! The villa owners/occupiers of the villas on Cap Estate should really be ashamed of themselves to allow such a disgusting eyesore to accumulate.
Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you found the villa to be a wonderful place for your stay over the New Year's festivities. We would like to take this opportunity to address a couple of issues mentioned. The villa has four bedrooms three of which, including one on the ground floor, are ensuite, generously proportioned and are all of equal size. The fourth, with a queen size bed and its own shower/bathroom facilities is a bit smaller. I also want to reassure all guests that the garbage at Zandoli is taken off-property several times per week and transported to officially designated disposal sites, and not to the site described. We take our environmental responsibility seriously. I am nonetheless concerned by the issue raised and have contacted several of the neighbors in the area to ensure that this new practice does not continue, and am most appreciative to our guest for bringing this to our attention.Thanks again!
My family of six enjoyed a lovely week at Villa Zandoli! When we arrived by transfer through Christopher Travel (highly recommended) my daughters went out onto the deck and told us they may not leave the house the entire week! The views are just as incredible as the pictures (if not better). We opted not to rent a vehicle and use taxis throughout our stay and were very happy with that decision. The roads in St. Lucia are narrow and in many places congested. It was a pleasure to just sit back and enjoy the views while someone else drove us to our destinations. We found a driver we really liked at the taxi stand at the Sandals Grand and we arranged for him to pick us up as needed at the bottom of the property for our planned events. The fees were very affordable and we didn't have to worry with directions and driving! The beach by Sandals Grand is very nice with two beach stands offering drinks and food at reasonable prices. The beach at Pigeon Island is also very nice and their restaurant is very good also. Be prepared that the vendors on the beach by Sandals will approach you; however, if you ask them to leave you alone, they generally will keep their distance. Benny's boat tours was amazing. We scheduled a private day tour with them and went to the mineral springs, waterfall, snorkeling, and lunch in Castries. Not to be missed.
We also spent a day in Marigot Bay. It is quite lovely and peaceful watching the sailboats and yachts come in and out! We also did a couple of days at the beach at Cas En Bas! The food at Marjories is some of the best we ate the entire trip. The escargot was amazing! The girls enjoyed riding the horses and watching the kite surfers was very enjoyable!
The Friday night Jump Up was a lot of fun!
Velda was very friendly and helpful! She took great care of the house and had beautiful live flowers waiting for us upon arrival. She was very accomodating and gave us a great tour of the property and how to get around. Be prepared that the trail to get to the beach/road is gravel. When wet, the gravel becomes loose and slippery. Bring appropriate footwear to navigate that path. It can be somewhat tedious if you are carrying beach gear/groceries/etc. Again, we chose to have our transportation meet us at the bottom of the property as they preferred to meet us on the paved part of Bamboo road at the bottom of the house, instead of coming up the unpaved driveway!
Amazing vacation! Villa Zandoli was incredible
Zandoli, located at Becune Point, Cap Estate overlooks the beautiful Rodney Bay and historic Pigeon Island and offers dramatic, 180 degree views of the Caribbean Sea. Nestled on a hilltop, Zandoli is a 2 minute walk via the path through our lower gardens to St Lucia's most famous beach, and 5 minute walk to Pigeon island, a Historic Park with exotic ruins, home to St Lucia's famous Jazz Festival. Zandoli is 5 minutes away from the village of Gros Islet, famous for its Friday night street fish and music 'jump ups', and the heart of the Tourism Industry, Rodney Bay Village and Marina with their many restaurants and music spots. Fitness, fishing, sailing, golfing are all within easy reach.