|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Ocean front, 'Villa Mandoo' offers great snorkeling on your own private cove and is in walking distance of the Windjammer Resort.
The 3 acre property offers sea views to the north and south. A 50' swimming pool with disappearing edge overlooking the sea, plus a separate baby pool add to the amenities. Fully furnished, the living room features a 35ft. cathedral ceiling and colorful paintings by local artists.
You can dine, relax or read on the shady 50' covered terrace. A large kitchen and four bedrooms, each with own bath, plus 2 outside tiled showers, make Villa Mandoo a great retreat for families of all ages.
Most of the villa is handicap accessible and small pets will be considered on an individual basis.
You can walk down to the rocky cove for a morning swim or snorkel, or a sandy beach is a 5 minute walk to the north and next door, the Windjammer Landing offers all waters ports, 4 restaurants, a spa and convenience store.
Maid service and gardener 5 days a week.
Bob and Ellie both were born, went to school, and got married betweeen New York City, the Hamptons, and Connecticut, but our story really begins with Bob's father who sailed his 1948 Alden Schooner down to the Caribbean. Passing by St. Lucia, he saw the perfect spot to call home. Bob inherited his father's love of adventure and the sea and he & Ellie enjoy Villa Mandoo when it is not being usesd by guests. Our son, Brett and daughter, Cara, also visit annually with their spouses and all the grandkids. We have a blast snorkling in the cove, swimming in the pool, taking hiking trips all over the island, and of course, walking over to the Winjammer Landing Resort for Happy Hour!
The Owner purchased this house in 1965
Mr. Morgan, Sr. chose to build on Couti Cove because the property sits on a saddle of land, with sea views north and south and offering an almost constant tropical breeze. A 5 to 15 minute drive will get you to most of the activities visitors would enjoy on a 'daily' basis: beaches, restaurants, shopping, golf, hiking, riding, kite sailing, as well as the smaller airport in Castries, George Charles. We like to take day-long excursions to visit the Pitons and some of the other nature attractions farther south, but be located in the north where more is going on. We can walk down to our cove for snorkling, over to the sandy beach across the peninsula in 5 minutes, or around the corner to the Windjammer with watersports, shops and restaurants in less that 10 minutes.
My family of 5 (children late teens/early 20s) had a fabulous Christmas and New Years stay at Mandoo. The house is exactly as you see in the photos. It might not be fancy, but it more than compensates with comfort, space and the most incredible location. The house is perfectly situated on the saddle of a peninsula with ocean views in both directions. The grounds are extensive so you feel unconstrained and relaxed. Rooms were spacious and had great views. Love the outdoor shower too. Kitchen is functional but if you are a Julia Childs you would be feeling constrained. Beds were comfortable. We did rent a car through Guys (they dropped it at the house) as we wanted the freedom to explore, but used Owen's taxi service to get to and from the airport (which was a good decision). Activities that we can highly recommend include:
Jus Sail: private 1/2 day sailing on beautifully restored Carriacou Sloop
Exodus: private motor boat charter for 1/2 day to take us down to Pitons
Zip Lining: If you haven't done before, it's a great setting. Try to avoid the cruise ship crowd.
Aquaholics Kite Surfing in Cas em Bas - what a rush, and fantastic setting
Cas em Bas hiking with most stunning ocean views and secluded beaches
Visit to Marigold bay
Visit to Anse Couchon for snorkeling and/or scuba
We also used Windjammer for beaching and walked down the cove from there to East Winds Inn beach as its more secluded. Weather was fantastic. Went to a lot of different restaurants and was impressed with quality of food for the Carribean. Mary Anne and Anthony were very helpful and unobtrusive. All in it was a great vacation. We feel extremely lucky that the Morgans have made their house available. It is quite the spot.
Well, we are back in Canada and wanted to sincerely thank you, your wife and the dynamic duo of Marie-Anne and Anthony for a memorable and fantastic vacation on behalf of our family, my sister’s family and my mother.
We thoroughly enjoyed St. Lucia and your paradise hideaway allowed us to experience everything we had hoped. The pool kept the boys busy for hours at a time while the snorkeling off your property was a pleasant break from lazing around your pristine gardens. It didn't hurt that we had a choice of several beaches just walking distance from your home and the grocery stores were just minutes away by car. We toured the area and enjoyed every bit of it. The memories we will keep from this lovely island and your beautiful home will remain with us for many years to come. Hope to make it out there again one day soon!
Thank you for everything.
Our two families (4 adults 4 children) had the best holiday ever at Villa Mandoo. It was going to be a special trip because our husbands were crossing the Atlantic to Rodney Bay from Gran Canaria in the ARC 2014 sailing rally, but it turned out to be the so much more; a holiday of a lifetime that we will all remember forever! We spent 3 weeks over christmas and new year at the villa; enjoying big family meals on the covered terrace with beautiful views of the sea on both sides, a constant cooling breeze, lovely big garden with fruit trees, the long pool which the children (ages 10-16) and adults alike were constantly in, the snorkelling at the bottom of the garden was fab; I saw Lion fish, Puffer fish, octopus, lobster and many other beautiful tropical fish. We couldn't believe at luck at finding such a fantastic place. Our friend's boat was able to anchor in Cuti cove as well, so we all swam out to it to many times, and were able to watch the local fishermen do their thing. It's very private apart from the odd visiting boat from windjammer to go snorkelling. We all loved just hanging out at the villa playing games, eating, swimming in the pool and the sea, watching the sunsets. The outside showers were great, especially at sunset. All bedrooms have their own bathroom and the beds are very comfy and big too, and the wi-fi was handy for the teenagers! Marie Ann and Anthony were helpful and it was great to have someone to do some chores. On christmas day about 20 of us had a BBQ lunch on the terrace, so you can see it is a great place for entertaining; spacious with enough tables, chairs for everyone! On New Years Eve we were able to see the fireworks from the Windjammer resort as well as the ones in Rodney Bay.
All in all it really felt like Paradise at Villa Mandoo! Thanks to the first Mr Morgan for building a great house in such a fantastic location on the lush island of St Lucia.
My wife and I travel with three other couples on our annual winter vacation. We try to visit a new area each year. This Year we selected St Lucia, and we found this little piece of Paradise. We've stayed in villas that have ranged in price from $3,000 per week up to $10,000 per week.
While this place was on the lower end of our usual rental we were pleasantly surprised how well kept this house was. Yes it is an older villa, but everything was clean, functional and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The internet worked flawlessly we had cable TV although it was hardly used and a fantastic breeze all the time. This house has one of the largest pools we've seen in the villa market. 50 feet long and overlooking the ocean. The grounds are beautufly manicured, Our housekeeper was amazing, she even requested that we leave any dishes from the evening for her to wash them in the morning. She will do your laundry if you need and even prepare a meal if requested. It is somewhat difficult to find Villa's with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths so we were thrilled to find this place at what we considered to be a great price. We were not disappointed.
The best! Geat older house with all rooms facing the Bay or the Ocean. Great sunset views - saw the, green flash, twice during our stay. The lap pool, and the baby pool served most of our needs Mary Anne never stopped keeping the Villa clean and neat, managed to cook us whatever we wanted for breakfast, and a tasty caribbean lunch most days. Anthony never stopped working on the pool and beautiful grounds, but took time off to bring us fresh vegetables, pineapples, melons, limes, and greatfruits, Lots of local art, and murals throughout the Villa very peaceful and private. Windjammer Landing Bay Resort, a ten minute walk, served like a coutry club, 4 restaurants, two tnnis courts, trips by land or boat, camp for children. More restaurants and night life 3 miles away, All I can say is,try it, you'll like it,
Our family recently stayed at this property and it was most excellent. The house sits on 3 acres facing southwest into the ocean, with continual beautiful views. Often, you get breezes from the north side of the island, as the house catches some of those breezes as well. The facility is clean and neat, and the housekeeper Marie Ann is perfect. She helps you with local directions and attractions, and will also cook lunches, and pre-made dinners as well. And, of course, she will do laundry. The pool is very nice and has the infinity feature...look out into the ocean with your glass of wine. Also, there is a path down to the ocean, where you can snorkle easily, with lots of coral and fish to see. Finally, there is a garden on site, so you can go to market and buy a fresh fish one afternoon, cut fresh vegetables from the garden, and enjoy a great local meal. We were thoroughly pleased and would highly recommend this vacation spot!!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
16 May 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest|
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest|