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Kerris Smith-Local Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks English

The Fortress:Tranquil, Cliffside, with Twin Ocean & Golf Views-quiet relaxation

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Gros Islet - FORTRESS LUXURY APARTMENTS

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

A true representation of its name, The Fortress stands proudly amongst the lush green foliage in the heart of Cap-Estate. This pair of adjoining but separate luxury villas, represents a unique vacation for any person or family looking for a peaceful, tranquil, relaxing, rejuvenating yet modern vacationing abode.

The Fortress boasts one of the most unique views of St. Lucia. From the balcony one can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee along with the fabulous sunrise over the Atlantic and on an evening from the same spot, take in the stupendous sunset in the west.

For a spectacular view even closer to home, one can gaze at the glistening waters of the private pool surrounded by exotic, wide-branched palm trees. Other local vegetation is grown in the garden surrounding the apartments such as mango, cherry, ripe banana, tomato, guava, and lime trees. Exquisite flowers can also be found in the garden such as roses, pink, white, purple and orange bougainvillea, and hibiscus to name a few.

The larger villa consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms(including one Jacuzzi). This villa also has a spacious, partly circular, well ventilated and lit kitchen facing the Atlantic Ocean on the East. Both entrances/exits lead to a ‘crescent moon’ balcony facing the Caribbean Sea on the West.

The family room and dining room are served by an interior wooden bar.

Both bedrooms are air conditioned and include cable television and FM/Alarm clock radio whilst the bigger of the two bedrooms has a convenient work desk.

The balcony is a unique semi circular, common structure of the villas and is separated by an intricately designed PVC arrangement adorned with natural plants; this see-thru separation allows viewing of both the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.

The smaller villa has a similar design but facing west to towards the Caribbean Sea. Its family room is separated from the dining area by beautiful wooden banisters, with both the family room and single bedroom being air conditioned for further comfort. This villa is adjacent to the common outside private pool.

The pool is uniquely situated for viewing both oceans to the west and east, and has a terrace extension for sun bathing or just enjoying the surrounding foliage and Fortress plants and fruit trees.

Both villas are tiled and are furnished with beautiful, straw woven furniture, modern varnished cupboards, and simple yet fully secured PVC rectangular windows. Both villas have laundry rooms and everything else necessary for a comfortable vacation.

Keywords: Luxury Villas with full amenities with scenic vista, great price and value

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kerris Smith-Local Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English

About Kerris Smith-Local Manager

The owners Keith Smith, retired Managing Director of the only paint manufacturer and leading provider of paints and accessories on the island, together with his wife Diane Smith, Managing Director and President of a renowned insurance brokerage firm. They live upstairs the villas and are attainable 24 hours a day. They operate from their own two storey business property during the day, about two kilometers away. Their son Kerris is a Canadian and US certified IT computer securities specialist who is part of the management team.

The Fortress and its surroundings are a representation of the island St. Lucia, simply unique and simply beautiful, and the Management Team are well poised to introduce their clients to a vacation experience that will satisfy the business executive, vacationer or family who wants to relax with nature and convenience in one place.

Kerris Smith-Local Manager purchased this villa in 2010

Why Kerris Smith-Local Manager chose Gros Islet

Cap Estate is one of the more prestigious and simply beautifully private locations in the northern part of St. Lucia. The location is ideal for vacationers, with some of the best beaches a few minutes away, historical parks, malls and duty free shopping abounds. Our Rodney Bay Tourist Village offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment for our guests to enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

Enjoy a true Caribbean vacation getaway in luxury and style. Your host will pamper you and ensure that all your needs are met. From our personal pick up service at the airport to arranging your personal tours around the island, The Fortress Management Team can assure you that once you have arrived, this is one vacation that would exceed your expectations.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

The Fortress:Tranquil, Cliffside, with Twin Ocean & Golf Views-quiet relaxation
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A month that felt like a beautiful dream.

  • 5 of 5

I just got home and want to go back already. Our months stay at The Fortress was absolutely more than we could have imagined. The view is totally breathtaking in every direction you look. The hot temperatures with warm breeze every day made you never want to go inside. The pool was perfect to float in and cool off while listening to music, having a cool drink and again staring at the view. The units are very spacious with everything you need to feel at home. The added bonus of the vehicle made it so easy to come and go and do as we please. We lived like a local and loved it.

I can not say enough about our most gracious and kind home owners. They made us feel so very welcome and gave us lots of privacy although we loved to spend time with them. They invited us to a St. Lucian home cooked dinner which was so delicious that I had to learn these recipes to make them at home. And they did just that. A few days later they came down to our unit and taught us how to make them. This was another very memorable day. They gave us a prepaid local cell phone with their number programmed in it for any questions or issues we may have had. This certainly added another sense of comfort to our stay on this beautiful island. They checked with us periodically to see if we needed anything. They were our home owners who have become our friends and our St. Lucian family.

We will definitely return to this most beautiful island and home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased the wonderful Cummings family of six enjoyed and re-emphasized the uniqueness of this luxury vacation villa at the northern tip of St.Lucia in the Caribbean. We will always go out of our way to make our vacationers feel at home, and this is the beginning of the mental relaxation. The natural views and the amenities is the heart of the physical, and remaining mental break away from the stresses left behind on deciding to take a well deserved vacation. Management & Staff of the Fortress Luxury Apartments thank the Cummings family from the bottom of their hearts, and wish them well.
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Dying to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

Well this review is well past due but as I was daydreaming of the magical time I had in Saint Lucia last year, I decided to take a moment to share. The island is absolutely beautiful and I can't think of a better place to have enjoyed it than at the Fortress. The property is amazing and great for a group. The owners were friendly and very helpful and the pool was a huge hit with my family. I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our double circle pool is part of the relaxation plan at the Fortress Luxury Villas. Whilst in the pool you can also enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Caribbean sea on the West. Unforgettable....................
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Washington, DC

Can't get over that view!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard for me to decide what my favorite part of the trip was, but I must say that the view from the Fortress is something that may stay with me forever. From watching the sun's first rays wake up the island, waves crashing against the cliffs to the left, sailboats pulling in for the day to the right, and people para-sailing straight ahead, to a sunset that perfectly matches the description you read in romance novels... all with just a most amazing and deliciously cool ocean breeze. The owners were helpful, very friendly, and always gave me enough privacy. The villa was clean, everything worked like it should, and having a vehicle made things even more convenient. It was the pleasant and peaceful break I needed, and will definitely be booking a trip for next winter.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Management is pleased with another favourable response from a guest who testifies to a unique and relaxing vacation. We welcome other visitors to share the experience.
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Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for paradise within a paradise, then The Fortess is the perfect place. Tranquil, relaxing and picturesque. The villa overlooks both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. I found it absolutely fascinating to simultaneously see dark storm clouds and rain over the Caribbean Sea and blue skies and calm waters over the Atlantic Ocean. Morning coffee on the verandah watching the sunrise and evening drinks watching the sunset are memories that I will cherish always. The villa is quite spacious with all modern amenities, a home away from home. The swimming pool, which I thoroughly enjoyed, has crystal clear inviting water. I would highly recommend The Fortess and look forward to returning to this exquisite slice of heaven. See you soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington D.C

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

After a long exhausting summer writing my new novel World Cup Soccer in the Middle East; my wife and I needed some rest and relaxation. This was the perfect home-away-from home to rejuvenate. The Fortress is strategically located to the tip of Saint Lucia overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Fully secure with annuities available for your comfort ***** Most importantly the owners are reliable, friendly, and established business owners. Highly recommended for your peace of mind and relaxation to enjoy Sweet Saint Lucia ++++++


Stephen E. Sealy


  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular, Breathtaking Vacation Getaway !!!

  • 5 of 5


Our stay here was indeed everything I hoped it would be and more. My wife and I vacationed in

St. Lucia for a little over two weeks and I must say, choosing The Fortress Suites was definitely one of the best ideas for this vacation we could have made. For us, a major part of our trip was to have a place to stay that was relaxing, comfortable, convenient, and not far from the sights and activities we were interested in. The Fortress suites accomplished this for us. The location is great, not far from dining, beaches, sightseeing, golf and shopping. Coffee on the balcony while watching the sunrise and breathtaking view is an exceptional attribute that we will never forget. The hospitality was also excellent. As advertised, we were picked up from the airport and taken to The Fortress Suites. Keith and Diane made sure that our stay was beyond our expectations, and our ability to move around with the provided vehicle was a definite plus. Finding our spots of interest was a breeze, and everything needed was available and provided. We really loved our stay. When visiting St. Lucia, whether for vacation, business or other, I would highly recommend the Fortress Suites in Cap Estate.

To Keith and Diane, thank you. This was one of the best vacation experiences we have had, and it would not have been possible without your hospitality and our stay at your wonderful property.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, the Management team and I have made information available 24 hours a day, on our 32" HDTV and mini desktop computer in both villas. Our clients can choose from the many activities close to and far from the property. A natural choice is golf, as the property overlooks the biggest golf course on the island. Daily sunrise and sunsets are also natural, as the property is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Caribbean Ocean on the West. Diane and I welcome all to create their own excitement ,or just to relax and rejuvenate.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Vigie Airport (10) /Hewanorra International (40)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cap Estate Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Cap Estate 18 hole Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Gros Islet Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cap Estate Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

North of the island is the heart of hotel community with internationally recognised 4 star and 5 star brand names.

Also two of the major shopping Malls are in the Rodney Bay area less than 10 minutes drive from the Villas. Other attractions like horse riding, deep sea fishing, kayaking and wind sailing are within a short distance.

Cliffside descent to Atlantic Ocean within walking distance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cap Estate, St Lucia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring-Autumn Rates
16 Feb 2016 - 31 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £138
Tax Rate 8.5%

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All major Credit Cards accepted : Billing through VRBO services
BMW X-1 or X-5 Crossover Luxury vehicle available for rental
Maid service as needed @ $10 USD per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gros Islet, St Lucia

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Jacuzzi available in Master Bedroom Bath # 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Inflatable mattress
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Relaxing and quiet, ocean breezes available most of the year. Sunrise and sunset seen daily, and Full moon visible 100% in night sky in due time.

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