Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 7)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Wonderful vacation spot
Everything was excellent about the house and location. Anne Marie was very warm and welcoming.... and the rum punch was fantastic! The neighbors dogs were rather annoying barking in the middle of the night, but that isn't anything Robert can control.
All-around wonderful location for a St Lucia Get-Away
The write-up and photos really do say it all - stunning is the right word. Date House was a perfect home for our small family reunion. Large, open lay out with 4 bedrooms - all with AC and either a private bathroom or direct link to one - with well-appointed kitchen, lovely pool and patios. The services provided with the house-keeper and concierge services were a plus too. Really Perfect.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Date House last month (Feb. ‘19), and hope to stay there again.
I can’t say enough about our stay at Date House. We loved the house, the views, the amenities, and Ann Marie, who is friendly and very helpful. She even greeted us w/ a pitcher of Rum Punch and fresh flowers in every room.
The house is beautiful with amazing views overlooking the Caribbean. We loved the veranda for evening cocktails, the patio dining space w/ a Weber gas grill, an indoor dining area, and the large, well-maintained pool surrounded by a patio and tropical flowers. The kitchen was well-lighted and better-equipped for cooking than most we have stayed at. We also appreciated having a laundry room right off the kitchen.
The view of sailboats, ships and sunsets from the veranda and top floor bedroom was exquisite, and one night we actually saw the green flash!
The location is so private that we could hear beautiful birdsongs day and evening.
One of our favorite beaches was only ten minutes away at Calabash Cove Resort where we also enjoyed a few lunches and dinners.
The management company, Tropical Villas, was beyond helpful. Anything we needed got an immediately response by friendly, courteous people.
We were extremely glad that we had let them arrange a car for us from the airport because we never would have found the house on our arrival; many of the roads have no street signs, and Michael, our driver, got us there safely and had many helpful suggestions.
Iltid, the representative from Tropical Villas,
even arranged for our rental car to be delivered to the house the first morning. Although the roads are narrow, my husband was able to navigate them extremely well on our day trips to Castries, Rodney Bay, and an exciting, hairpin drive to Soufriere and the Pitons!
We would definitely stay at Date House again.
We would come back!
The property was well maintained and the staff was great. The owner was very helpful in the beginning helping me with the location of the property. Very nice place to stay!
Great Stay at Date House Villa
I would certainly recommend this villa on St. Lucia. Robert (the owner) was very helpful with information regarding the house, transportation and area restaurants and sites. The rental company, Tropical Villas, was only a phone call away for any questions or issues. Illtyd, our representative helped us to book an all-day catamaran tour to the Pitons, which was so enjoyable and really worth the money. She found a trip for us that didn't have too many already booked, and it made for a very enjoyable day. Anne Marie, the housekeeper, is a jewel. She does an excellent job keeping the house clean, giving us advise about the island, and even cooked a meal for us. She took us to the market the next day after arrival to help with directions and items in the grocery store. Illtyd stopped by the next day after arrival to fill us in even more with helpful information and answer any questions we had.
The Villa is fenced end, has bars on the windows and has an alarm system, so we felt totally secure. The road to the villa is very rough and hard to find in the dark. We wanted to rent a car from the airport because we like to be able to go when we want, but it was very helpful that we downloaded a GPS map of St Lucia on our Garmin to find roads that aren't marked. The only problem with that is that the GPS took the old road up the mountain and down to Casteries, which wasn't pleasant. If I had it to do over, I might take the transfer they offer from the airport to the villa and let them bring the car to the house. A lot less stress.
We enjoyed driving to Pigeon Island and walking/hiking up to the top of the fort and looking out over the north part of St. Lucia. There are beaches below to snorkel or swim. Rediut Beach was too crowded for our taste, but we did eat at Spinnakers on the beach. We went several times to the beach at the resort down the road (Calabash Cove) and paid them to use chairs, a hut for shelter, facilities and pool, if you choose. They have a restaurant and bar in case you need something to drink or get hungry. We took our own sandwiches, chips, and water and made a day of it. The beach is very private and the ocean was clear and enjoyable.
The restaurants we enjoyed the most were Big Chef Steakhouse, Matthews at Rodney Bay Mall, Dragon Fly at Windjammer Resort, Pink Papaya in Casteries at Point Seraphine (where the cruise ships come in), Memories of Hong Kong, Calabash Cove, and Buzz Seafood -- in that order.
So very peaceful
We were fortunate to have a glorious two weeks in St. Lucia and at the Date House. We arrived after dark, and were very glad we had professional taxi driver to take us there. We would not have been able to find the house as there are no street signs like at home. It is such a quiet neigbourhood and we felt very safe and secure there. Illtyd from Tropical Villas was fantastic and had lots of information for us (but we had already been to St. Lucia several times and new what was there to do). Anne Marie is a great lady, always very helpful and kind. She had a fantastic meal waiting for us when we arrived. Thomas the gardener picked us some coconuts and showed us how to cut them open (oh so tasty!). Terry, Dezi, Andy and Glenn were the cab drivers we used (we did not rent a car), and they we very professional and helpful too. The house itself was great, we were so very relaxed, and we would recommend the Date House to those looking for the quiet vacation (we were probably the loudest residents in the evenings!) We did walk out the the market a couple of times (the main road is quiet busy, but we felt safe enough) and a day at Calabash Beach was an easy walk if you don't mind hills. Cab trip to Rodney Bay was quick and great for shopping too.