|Space||4,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
A beautiful house set on a lush hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Flambeau House is the perfect getaway for couples, small or large families and groups seeking the ideal West Indian lifestyle. Mahogany floors, high airy ceilings and spacious balconies overlook the villas private pool and barbeque area. Set in an acre of fruit trees and flowers, it is a nature lover's paradise. The main living room opens on two sides onto the spacious balcony which has an outdoor dining area - an ideal place to enjoy the spectacular sunsets. The main main bedroom is air conditioned with an en suite bathroom and a walk in closet. The two guest bedrooms share a large bathroom and shower. All bedrooms have french doors which open onto the balcony and have a sea view. The nearest beach is only a 5 minute walk, or a 10 minute walk takes you to Windjammer Landings beach resort where you can dine in its restaurant or drink in its bars.
Leslie herself was extremely helpful arranging transportation and advising on beaches, sights, events, etc. She always answered immediately, though we never needed her for anything directly at the house.
The property is well kept - the photos are good representation of the space. Cleaned multiple times during our stay by Justine and Leo, who are very eager to share information about St. Lucia and activities on the island. At no time did anyone in our 12-person party feel unsafe at the house or beach.
Groceries are a quick 10 minute drive, the beach is a 10 minute walk. We really enjoyed our stay with Leslie and would recommend Villa Flambeau to anyone looking for an escape outside of the typical resort or town (though easily accessible)! Thanks Leslie!
BEWARE: MAJOR ELECTRICAL ISSUES IN HOUSE
Rented Villa from Feb. 7th to 21st, 2017; Checked in Tuesday Feb. 7th in evening.
The home was not ready to be occupied; no running water in the lower apartment, the gas feeding the oven was not connected; no propane for BBQ; 3 of the 5 air conditioners defective. We were informed a power surge to the house 2 days before our arrival was the probable cause to everything electric; were told electrical company may be coming within the week (did not happen). Very hot and stuffy in the villa and no alternative but leave the doors and windows open (no screens) for 3 nights. We listened to the neighbourhood’s 3 rottweilers, 2 german shepherds and numerous other dogs in the area bark all night as well as getting eaten alive by the incoming bugs. We were constantly in contact with the property manager, every single day, and numerous times per day. The advertisement for the rental was a 5 bedroom home, fully equipped and in working condition (air conditioners in all the bedroom, a washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerators and ovens, plus towels in the bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen). There was a shortage of running hot water, towels and linens to accommodate the 6 of us. Electrical problems were still not fixed by Saturday morning. What we did have for our first 4 days of vacation was dealing with the breakers in house tripping numerous times, contacting property manager daily and the handyman coming into repair daily. We could not leave the property as there were issues every day — not much of a holiday without worries. By Saturday at around 2:30 pm everything was suppose to be up and running except for 1 air conditioner (that was not going to be replaced) and we could not use the dryer as it would blow electrical panel. We told the property manager we could live with 1 AC unit down and no dryer. At around 8:30 that evening 2 AC units were turned on to cool bedrooms for the early birds to go to bed. There was a load of laundry in the washer and pouffff, the whole house went in darkness. We contacted property manager, she asked us to reset breaker as we had done numerous other times in the 4 days. This time, sparks flew out of the breaker panel. We moved out Sunday morning; rented another villa. We were not comfortable staying in the house and feared a fire. The breakers need urgent replacement with ones that can accommodate every electrical outlet in the home. VERY UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE.
If you are looking for a quiet place where you can leave your doors open even at night. That's minutes away from shopping and socializing and a short walk from a quiet shady beach. Big beautiful yard and staff that make sure that you are happy and comfortable. Then this is the place for you.
The pool is always the right temperature even early in the morning. The yard is very nice and well groomed. Brand new kitchen and bath with modern fixtures and fittings. Fully equip. kitchen we were able to make cakes, fry chicken, daily coffee, toast etc. Bedrooms have lots of closet space and the upstairs bedrooms all have doors into the porch, as well as air condition. The floors are real wood floors they are b-e-a-u-ti-ful and they feel great under your feet.
The owner is very professional kind and accommodating. The staff was friendly and always willing to help. St Lucian's are very hospitable people and the island is not very big so no where is far in St Lucia. My only regret is that we could not stay longer. Being at that villa reminded me of my happiest days as a youth growing up. My kids already ask if we can come back next summer.
The house is very pretty and private. They didn't seem totally ready for us when we arrived (no one was there with keys, water wasn't turned on) but staff were friendly and helpful. We LOVED the private chef who was recommended and are so glad we hired her to cook for us! Extra towels would have been nice, as well as some blankets in the bedrooms.
It has been a few days since we returned to the cold and we are all missing the wonderful time we shared in Saint Lucia and at Flambeau House. The accommodations themselves, the proximity to Windjammer, the wonderful food and people of Saint Lucia will be remembered fondly forever. I would give Flambeau House and Saint Lucia as a whole two very enthusiastic thumbs up. Thanks for everything Leslie.
Amazing place! We had never been to the Caribbean so we did not really know what to expect, but the whole place exceeded our expectations by a million miles. The listing on the homeaway website was accurate, and the layout was the same pretty much as depicted, and it was clean and well maintained, although the garden was a touch dry here and there but we were told that there had been no rain for ages and in fact it did not rain at all except for once or twice in the night, so I think Vincent did an awesome job to keep it as green as it was. It was like a little oasis of heaven, a little slice of heaven where we just completely unwound and relaxed. We ate our breakfast out in the manicured little garden above the pool and there were lots and lots of hummingbirds to keep us company! All around the little mown lawn and hedges of ficus (i think!?) at the back were huge trees as there are no houses above the villa, so it was so peaceful and magical. I really wish we could buy the place and live there forever (pipe dream again!). Leslie was very kind and courteous and did offer to arrange a few tours of the island although we never got around to doing any of that as we just ended up swimming in the pool and totally flopping around. We will surely do some touring next time as the few locals (the taxi driver and the check-out girls at the grocery stores) were charming. There are some basic groceries when you arrive but you do have to get to the shop to stock up on the things you want. Overall my husband and I look back on our stay with such fond memories and we can't wait to come back. It was so so lovely.The customer service was great and it was easy to book and sort all that boring stuff out. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to de-stress and enjoy a wonderful and regenerating holiday in a beautiful place. The little beach about 5 minutes away was also gorgeous. Overall it was a wonderful experience we can't wait to repeat! Thank you to Vincent and Leslie!!
Flambeau House is 5 minutes south of Rodney Bay, which offers fantastic dining and nightlife, as well as supermarkets, banks, health and dental clinics, and good general shopping. Within Rodney Bay is the main St Lucian Marina, offering all sea based activity - day and sunset cruises as well as whale and dolphin watching tours and deep sea fishing trips. Five minutes walk (or 1 minute by car!) away is a lovely unspoiled beach which is perfect for morning swimming or beach barbeques. Ten minutes walk away (or two minutes by car!) is Windjammer Landing Resort, which has world-class amenities from massage treatments to watersports to fine dining.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1. All cancellations which occur 21-7 days prior to arrival will incur a charge equal to 3 nights accommodation.
2. All cancellations which occur 6-1 days prior to arrival will incur a charge equal to 75% of the total accommodation cost.
3. Should any booking fail to materialize, a charge equal to 100% of the total accommodation cost will be incurred.