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Grand & Gorgeous Tamarind House

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 8,850 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6 adults, 2 children. 4th bdrom for children

Tamarind House means different things to the people who have already experienced its beauty and legendary hospitality.

The rare luxury of space and privacy. Room to relax, to breathe, to rejuvenate and dream. Happy memories of drinks and laughter under the tamarind tree. Long white curtains billowing in the breeze. Swimming in the pool under a full moon. Bouganvillea climbing the walls - fuchsia, violet and orange flowers set against a clear blue sky Rum cocktails and fish cakes at sunset.

Tamarind House is located just off the Anse Chastanet Road approximately 1.5 miles from Soufriere and .5 miles from Anse Chastanet Beach. It is a 10 minute walk down to the beach and a 20 minute hike back up the hill. Covering 8850 Sq. Ft. of space, the house is constructed of local stone with exceptionally high 25 foot ceilings and Barbados terracotta tiles throughout. The main house has three bedrooms and bathrooms while the separate Cottage is a master bedroom suite with its own living room, kitchen, dressing area, four poster king size bed and terrace.

The 35 x 15 foot totally private pool is situated below the Cottage and has 1060 sq ft of terrace and shade pavilion around it. The pool edge is open on one side to give uninterrupted views of the Pitons. The house also has a professional size tennis court with a Bioflex surface and of course superb views of the Pitons as you play.

In the main house, a descending staircase leads you into a cool, circular courtyard filled with banana plants and flowers. As you pass through the graceful stone arch doorway, the enormous 2550 sq ft living room stretches away before you and leads to the terrace where the tamarind tree grows up out of the tiles. This fabulous tree provides shade and coolness to the house all through the day. The living room features two seven foot settees and a very large travertine stone coffee table. The round reproduction antique dining table seats 6-8.

The master bedroom has a beautiful king size four poster bed, side tables, hand carved standing cheval mirror and small armoire. There is a walk in closet with a safe, Italian tiled bathroom with shower and double sinks. Open the shower doors and look at the Pitons while bathing! The second bedroom has a queen antique four poster bed, private terrace, Italian tiled bathroom with shower also open to the view. There is a walk in closet and two blue and white Chinese lamps beside the bed. The third bedroom is for children and has two four poster beds, a double and a twin. It looks out onto a private terrace and the courtyard. The Cottage master bedroom suite has three graceful stone arch openings and 25 foot ceilings. Long white curtains at each doorway billow out in the breeze. Two large 7 foot couches with blue and white cushions, a large coffee table and antique tables beside the king size four poster bed make this a wonderfully romantic space. A collection of paintings by St. Kitts artist Kate Spencer are on display here. There is a marble tiled bathroom with shower and a dressing area plus a kitchen with fridge, stove, glasses, plates etc. Exceptionally high quality 100% cotton sheets, and plush towels are standard in all the bedrooms and bathrooms. Each bedroom has a hair dryer provided. Electricity is 220 volts. Staff included six days a week Monday - Saturday for cooking and cleaning. They prepare breakfast, lunch and will leave something prepared for your dinner. New Brinkman 3 burner gas grill/charcoal grill new in 2015 season.Staff come up six days a week , Monday - Saturday, from 9am - 3-pm. Staff must come up at least every other day to clean. No rentals without staff.

NOTE: Always be sure you are contacting the owner of the property. Do not accept offers of big discounts for immediate payment without contacting the VRBO Owner Operated ad. Do not book with villa agents who claim to be the "Manager" of the house. Tamarind House is managed by the owner and always has been.

Keywords: Large family villa

More Details

Owner
Nancy Blackwell
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Nancy Blackwell

I lived in St. Lucia from the early 1980's until 2011. Tamarind House was a private home and always open to friends and family. It is now open for memorable family gatherings by renting on VRBO. I can answer almost any question you might have about the Soufriere area. And I have a wide circle of people who can help to make your holiday a dream come true.

Why Nancy Blackwell chose Mamin

Wonderfully large space, room for everyone to have their own space but be together as well. Fantastic staff who cook fabulous meals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was gorgeous, Anne and Cheryl did a great job with the food and with taking care of villa. Possibly the most breathtaking views that I have consistently had the opportunity to experience. The beach is about a 20 minute walk and its very intense coming up the hill. Be sure to negotiate prices for trips into town and around the island before leaving the villa. Recommend the volcano tour and the botanical garden as well as a trip to Sugar Beach. We picked a water taxi ride with Johnny Bismo and went to Castries, Marigot Bay and Ti Kai to snorkel, that was a great day. The villa is a little isolated and Id recommend looking for a music streaming service that works in St. Lucia.
Nov 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mamin in Soufriere District

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guests may not alter staff hours significantly. ( 9-3pm are staff hours)
  • Damage to fixtures and appliances must be paid for before departure.
  • Loud parties after 10pm are not allowed in the neighborhood. Respect for other houses and guests is expected.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Four bathrooms all with shower. Bathroom 5 is for staff.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master bedroom main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd bedroom main house
    Cottage suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , self contained cottage with living room area and kitchen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , TWO BEDS FOR CHILDREN ONLY. NO ADULTS IN THIS BEDROOM
  • King size beds (1) King bed in cottage suite and main house master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in second bedroom main house, Double Beds (1) one old fashioned double four poster bed in childrens bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) one twin four poster in childrens bedroom, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cooking and cleaning and personal laundry are included in the price. Guests buy their own food. Massages on site, personal trainer available, tennis coach available. Grocery shopping service available. Private chef can be engaged for evening meals by arrangement with Chef Basil. Other houses do not always include cooking and cleaning. Be sure to find out cost of paying extra for this. Dining out in St. Lucia can be expensive.

Reviews

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Grand & Gorgeous Tamarind House
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 31 reviews
5

St Lucia and Tamarind House - an excellent family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Tamarind House in Soufriere, St. Lucia, was fantastic!! The property itself was amazing and it is true that the pictures do not do it justice! The housekeepers Ann and Cheryl make the difference as their excellent meals allowed us to relax and just enjoy our family vacation. In addition, Paul, the caretaker, provided everything we needed. We utilized the taxi that Nancy the homeowner provided and that also worked out very well! It was a great experience - thank you all for a wonderful trip!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very lucky to have such wonderful staff to help make my guests happy and relaxed. I do hope you can return again to my special house. Thank you.
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5

Unsurpassed views at Tamarind House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for six nights with another family and had an amazing time. The pictures honestly don't depict the true beauty from this hilltop perch. The house was uniquely built and immaculate. Nancy, the owner was helpful and available for questions throughout the whole planning of our trip. The staff was wonderful, having breakfast and lunch made daily by Ann and Cheryl was a huge plus. We had chef Basil cook for us on two nights and that was really nice because there isn't a better location to have dinner than this one. Popo drove us to the Enbas Saut rainforest hike and waterfall. He organized a guide for us on the way which was helpful. St. Lucia is a great place to unplug, unwind, and be in nature. Sleeping with the breezes and night creature sounds will be missed as we head back to the snowy northeast. One suggestion is to heed the owner's advice about either having a driver from the airport or having a four wheel drive vehicle to get up here. The roads are steep and pretty rough in places. Tamarind house is amazing and memorable. The sunsets were the best part. We loved it!

J. Leiss April 2018

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, New Jersey USA
5

The only negative is that I don't live in this house full-time

  • 5 of 5

House is amazing. Pics do not do it justice. One-of-a-kind views, comfortable and blended with the natural surroundings. House staff was friendly and kind.

Thank you so much for making our stay an amazing experience!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear D, Long term rentals considered!! Thank you for visiting us in Soufriere. We hope you can return again soon. Kind regards, Nancy B.
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5

Absolutely heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Not a better view anywhere on the island! Staff was amazing! Will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best yet!

  • 5 of 5

My name is Chris Wing.

Every December after our Company's last Board meeting we have a family reunion. My wife, her parents, my eldest son and his fiancé, my adult daughter, my toddler son and myself.

We have been to VRBOs throughout Hawaii and the Caribbean.

The Tamarand Home is the best yet.

The views from each of the main bedrooms are unbelievable!

Taking breakfast underneath the Tamarand tree on the patio is really spectacular.

Our help- Cheryl, Anna and Diddya are friendly, efficient and great cooks.

I can't say enough about this place- other than-

We will be coming back!!!

Hopefully annually.

Chris Wing

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and I am so glad your family are happy in my home. I am very lucky with my staff who have been with me for years. I think you chose the best time of year to visit - December when the island is green and lush and cool. Happy Holidays!
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4

STUNNING views in a tropical, lush and casual setting! We would definitely rent again!

  • 4 of 5

The great: We had a fantastic visit to St Lucia and thoroughly enjoyed Soufriere in particular. Beautiful place, beautiful people – we will definitely be back. The views from this home are spectacular!!!! We spent a large percentage of our time just marveling at the majestic Pitons, enjoying sunsets and identifying the diversity of the plants, flowers and birds living on the property. The house is open-air and feels very tropical. We were serenaded to sleep by frogs at night and even enjoyed a few lovely rainstorms. There is no air conditioning at the house, but we were never too hot as there are nice winds and fans in every room. The furniture is comfortable as were the beds and bedding. Ann and Cheryl were very nice and the food they made for us was very good. It’s such a treat to go on vacation and let go of all the daily chores. Nancy was easy to deal with and answered all my questions. We arranged for Popo’s to drive us to/from the airport and to get around during our stay (he’d even drop us off and pick us up later) which was very nice.

The not so good: The electrical was wonky and fried our baby monitor even though we were using a high-end convertor. We ended up only plugging things in when we could watch them and take them off if it got too hot. Many lights didn’t work and seemed to be wired incorrectly. This concerned me because the only way to lock up the house at night is to pad lock yourself in with a different key for each lock. I slept with the keys in my pillow and unplugged anything that seemed dangerous because I was worried about getting out quickly should there be a fire. The wi-fi was terrible because the router is broken - a simple, inexpensive fix. There isn’t enough furniture on the balconies and various outdoor spaces. The pool was extremely dirty and we had to clean it ourselves before we were able to use it. There were also several cigarette buts on the balcony - yuck. While this is a tropical, open home, there were a lot of bugs. We were fastidious in cleaning up food scraps, but we saw quite a few roaches. While it's not possible to avoid this entirely, it might be time for a visit from an exterminator. The ceiling fan in the MBR was very loud and wobbly - an easy fix. More towels in the bathrooms would also be nice. While many of these things are small and definitely wouldn’t prevent me from referring the house, a few easy fixes would make this property more in keeping with a “luxury” rental in this price point.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, the master bedroom ceiling fan will be inspected next week when I arrive. The electrics are 220 volt and any devices from USA should be used with a proper transformer which are available in the house for cell phones and small devices. The house has RCCB breakers which are required by law and will trip whenever there is an irregularity. Many lights are on two way switches and if you turn them off in one location and try to turn them on at another point, they will not come on. I don't understand why you say the wifi was not working. It was working for the guests before you and is working now. If it was not working, why did you not notify the staff or myself? It may be that you were too far away from the living room where it is located. The stone walls of the house kill the signal and it does not work in the bedrooms or cottage. All of your concerns will be addressed and taken up with my staff, thank you for your insights. I am glad you enjoyed St. Lucia.
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hewanorra Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort

Rain forest tours, mineral baths, waterfalls, massages in house, tennis coach, personal trainer. Rainforest walks can be arranged. Climb the Pitons, bathe in outdoor mineral baths, diving and snorkeling near by.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mamin, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 Low season
15 Apr 2018 - 9 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,813
for 3 nights
From
£604
£4,231
 
 
Dec. 2018
10 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£4,827
for 5 nights
From
£965
£6,758
 
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£7,433
for 7 nights
From
£1,062
 
 
2019 High Season
3 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£4,827
for 5 nights
From
£965
£6,758
 

Additional pricing information

RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE AND COTTAGE 6 adults and 2-3 children. Tax included

FOR A SMALLER GROUP PLEASE NOTE:


High season 2018 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults 2-3 children rate is $990 per night
Low season 2018 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults 2-3 children rate is $640 per night
High season 2019 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adutls, 2-3 children rate is $1000 per night

TAXES,COOKING, CLEANING ARE INCLUDED IN ALL RATES
Christmas/New Year supplement of 10% will apply to all rates.

FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM IN HIGH SEASON


A SUPPLEMENT OF 10% WILL APPLY TO CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR PERIOD.
Cancellation policy: 100% refund less credit card fees if cancellation takes place before final payment. After final payment is made, if you cancel you will lose the rental fee UNLESS the property can be rented again. Final is due 45 days before arrival. Trip insurance is a good idea if there is any chance you might have to cancel.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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