HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand
This property has multiple rentals

David and Wanda Wallace

Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, Polish, We speak "Romance & Adventure".

BANANA COTTAGE @ Marigot Bay: Stunning Views, Private Cottage, Paradise Pool. - AVOCADO COTTAGE

17 Reviews
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in St Lucia - Nature's Paradise

PRIVATE COTTAGE - OCEAN VIEW - PARADISE POOL - SUNSETS DAILY.

NATURE'S PARADISE at Marigot Bay / A St. Lucia Eco-Lux vacation with a breathtaking Caribbean Sea view.

AVOCADO COTTAGE and BANANA COTTAGE are located on a quiet ridge high above the sea at Marigot Bay. The spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea creates the mood.

Marigot Bay is what you have in mind when you think “Tropical Paradise”.

Private Cottage, 4-Poster Bed, Full Kitchen, Large Balcony, Free Wifi, Tropical Breakfast and Paradise Pool.

The Sliding Glass Door Opens To Those Awesome Views.

AVOCADO & BANANA COTTAGES are designed with Romance and Privacy as the keys to a great Holiday in Paradise. The French Provencal 4-Poster Queen Bed is draped in netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air-conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling fan & standing fan guarantees your comfort. The bathroom features a Glass Block Shower and a Built-in Hairdryer.

AVOCADO & BANANA COTTAGE both overlook the Caribbean Sea.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS, BEAUTIFUL BEACHES, FANTASTIC FOOD AND RAINFOREST TOURS. Our Caribbean Sea views are unique and the Sunsets behind Paradise Pool are famous for their Green Flash sightings.

OUR TROPICAL BREAKFAST is served daily Mon-Fri in the Palm-Villa and is complementary. The Breakfast is Powered by strong coffee (and Tea) and good vibes. Wanda prepares the healthy fruits, breads & juices Caribbean Style.

THE WATERFALL FED PARADISE POOL is 30 ft long and is open day & night. Comfortable lounge chairs and small tables make the deck perfect for laying in the sun or emerging from the pool. It is beautifully lit at night.

WANDA'S TROPICAL GARDEN surrounds your Cottage with giant Palm Trees and Fabulous Flowers. The Cottages are set within the largest Tropical Garden in Marigot Bay.

WE ARE HAPPY to arrange Rain-Forest tours & Volcano Hot baths; recommend the Best Beaches for swimming & snorkeling; and we point you to trails where you can hike by yourself in the Rain-Forest.

LIFE IN THE TROPICS:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

• Bathe in hot Volcano mineral waters.

• Find the Perfect Beach.

• Hike to Waterfalls.

• Zip-Line through the Rain-forest.

• Enjoy a serious and relaxing Massage.

• Eat at the best Restaurants in the Caribbean.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

OUR DRIVER will pick you up at the Airport. He will have a sign with your name on it. The Drive from Hewanorra Airport takes a little over an hour to Marigot Bay. As you drive up the coast of St Lucia, the scenery is ever changing and often stunning.

RENTING A JEEP style car is best way to get around the island. We can arrange to have the car-rental company (Cool Breeze Jeep Rentals) deliver the jeep at about 10 the next morning. We suggest a Suzuki Vitara automatic. For those who don't want to drive, we can arrange affordable transportation.

NATURE'S PARADISE @ Marigot Bay

Adventure - Relaxation - Romance ...and great food.

TO RESERVE PARADISE for yourself (and you need to do this soon), send us your Visa or MasterCard # and expiration date or call us at 758-458-3550. We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at Nature’s Paradise.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable. For more information or to make a secure credit card reservation, call NATURE'S PARADISE at 758-458-3550.

Never Hide the Details.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage AVOCADO COTTAGE, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

AVOCADO & BANANA COTTAGES are designed with Romance and Privacy as the keys to a great Holiday in Paradise. The 4-Poster Queen-Sized French Provencal beds are draped in netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air-conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling fan & standing fan guarantees your comfort. The bathroom features a Glass Block Shower and a Built-in Hairdryer. The Sliding Glass Door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous Ocean Views. AVOCADO & BANANA COTTAGE overlook the Caribbean Sea.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
David and Wanda Wallace (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, Polish, We speak "Romance & Adventure".

About David and Wanda Wallace

We are originally from New York and we fell in love with St Lucia 15 years ago. Our dream was to create a beautiful accommodation in a lush tropical setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Nature's Paradise is our dream come true.

WANDA: I was a professional dancer for many years and I traveled the world in that capacity. As the first woman White Belt in the US, I practised Eagle Claw Kung Fu and taught Tai Chi. Exploring the Island and sampling it's rich culinary culture are two of my passions.

DAVID: As a film and television director I was able to explore parts of the world I never expected see. When Wanda & I came to St Lucia we knew we had found our Home. We have great beaches, tropical gardens, hot springs, warm waterfalls, and even a volcano. We have climbed both Pitons and earned our scuba license in St. Lucia. We wish to show you the St Lucia that we fell in love with.

David and Wanda Wallace purchased this cottage in 2002

Why David and Wanda Wallace chose St Lucia

WE CHOSE ST LUCIA because it is the most beautiful island in the southern Caribbean. St Lucia has a large Rain-Forest, lots of beaches and wonderful warm people. It a rare country where you can relax and feel safe & secure everywhere. Stress is low and the food is great. So many restaurants! So little time!

What makes this cottage unique

WE ARRANGE Rain-Forest tours & Volcano hot baths, recommend the best beaches for swimming & snorkeling; and we point you to trails where you can hike by yourself in the Rain-Forest.

YOU CAN ASK US about Hiking the Pitons and Zip-Lining the Rainforest. We are happy to recommend the best restaurants and markets. Ask us anything about St Lucia.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location high above Marigot Bay surrounded by nature and Wanda and David's hospitality is truly breath taking. Our cottage was comfortable and well equipped. For a couple living in the heart of the city, the sounds and silence of the tropics are absolutely delightful as is the lush tropical growth. We enjoyed the suggested restaurants particularly brunch on the porch of a colonial plantation house. Our trip to Soufriere with David was wonderful as was the dip in the remote warm springs. We also rented a 4 wheel drive vehicle to explore the island. We learned much about the tropical growth and flowers on this trip as well as life and culture of the island. Wanda's island breakfast's are perfect and the bananas from their own trees a particular treat. David's recommendations are always on target and the people of St. Lucia welcoming and helpful. Yes, Nature's Paradise is a unique adventure and you would be fortunate to share it.
May 2013
  • 1 of 1

Reviews

5
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

AVOCADO COTTAGE
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Paradise Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We visited St Lucia for a "long weekend" and couldn't have found a more perfect place to stay. We stayed in "Banana Cottage" which was roomy and comfortable. Loved the wide balcony, eating dinner as the sun set over the sea or the rain rattled down (the rain was very well behaved and only came when we were driving or in the cottage!). Lovely gardens (Wanda's work), brilliant views (esp from the pool). The location is ideal - easy driving down to Soufrière or up to Castries for the market, Pigeon Island and the wild NW coast with the Atlantic breakers. Best of all - the hospitality of David and Wanda. They are genuinely kind hosts, full of knowledge that they are happy to share. We took a tour with David to the south on our first day, a great way of getting bearings and getting an introduction to the history and geology of the island. Breakfasts were lovely - fresh fruit, coffee, rolls and (if you're lucky) Wanda's very good pancakes. Sorry to be leaving after such a short visit, but we feel blessed that we found this wonderful place to stay. It really is a paradise!

Room Tip: We loved our cottage (Banana).

See more room tips

Stayed May 2016, travelled as a couple

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A holiday to remember.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere peaceful away from tourism and this is what we found - we stayed for 3 weeks and would have loved to stay longer!

The owners David and Wanda were away during our stay and when we initially heard this we were disappointed, as we had read the reviews saying how welcoming and helpful they were. However we were looked after really well by their staff Alces, Sharon and Fabian and did not want for anything, we were also able to email David for information. As a bonus we had the whole place to ourselves at the start and end of our stay which made it a real Paradise. Having said that we did enjoy the company of other guests during the middle part of our stay and it was great to share ideas and experiences over breakfast - just as delicious as everyone has reported previously. The plant and wildlife around the cottages was incredible and kept us busy as we tried to catch those illusive shots of the Hummingbirds as well as many other more accommodating subjects.

We took David's advice and hired a 4X4 for the whole of our stay. We were grateful for this and would definitely not have wanted to attempt the drive to Natures Paradise without the 4X4. We could perhaps have had a few more days at the end without a vehicle and spent more time relaxing on site but it was lovely to have the choice.

We enjoyed snorkelling at Anse Chasantet and also Zip Lining through the Rain Forest at Dennery. We built ourselves up to climbing Gros Piton in our final week and were pleased to have achieved it - the views were incredible but it was an effort! We also enjoyed the beach at Marigot Bay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Their name is spot-on accurate: a natural paradise

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is on a hilltop, overlooking the Bay and the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by a botanical garden's worth of tropical plants. A little bird that lives in a tree by the cottage literally ate crumbs out of my hand.

We had our own mini kitchen.

Internet was available upstairs, but didn't reach the cabin (which is a GOOD thing!!)

The pool was a few seconds away.

There were a couple other guests part of the time, but a lot of the time we basically had the place to ourselves.

The owners/hosts David and Wanda were super friendly, and found just the right balance of interaction - telling stories of St Lucia history and culture as well as of their own lives - and leaving us privacy.

Just getting to the place each day was part of the fun, driving the 4WD up the unpaved 1 lane road.

The place was clean and open and comfortable, with fancy furniture and nifty little touches like a shower enclosure made of glass block and giant fan blades reminiscent of fronds.

There isn't much way anything could have been improved upon without compromising something else.

I would def. go back if I ever end up in St Lucia again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Two Weeks in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from two weeks in paradise on the island of St. Lucia. Our vacation there was one of the best we ever had! It was wonderful to escape from a Canadian winter to temperatures ranging in the high 20’s (in Fahrenheit that would be in the 80’s). What a picturesque place St. Lucia is! We come from the landlocked prairies and so we were in awe of the scenery: mountains, the jungle greenery and the Caribbean.

We had read glowing reviews of David and Wanda Wallace’s Nature’s Paradise. We were not disappointed! Nature’s Paradise is situated up a mountain just outside Marigot Bay, possibly the most beautiful place in St. Lucia. We stayed in the Avocado cottage. When we were at ”home”, we spent most of our time on the wraparound porch, overlooking the sea and Marigot Bay. Imagine waking up every morning to that view.

The cottage has a kitchen, great for weekend breakfasts and for some eat in meals.

The Wallaces provide a great breakfast from Monday to Friday. We were served tropical fruits, including juice made from the lime trees that grow on the property. There are also cheeses, local baguettes, Wanda’s amazing banana bread and muffins along with some of the best coffee we have ever had. It’s over breakfast that we had the opportunity to ask David and Wanda about the island and share with the other guests (a maximum of eight guests in the two cottages and two suites in the main house) various places and restaurants that they had visited. It was so interesting to meet couples from neighbouring provinces as well as from Oregon, Boston, and Britain.

One couple mentioned they wanted to rent a catamaran for the day. We decided to split the cost and had a wonderful day seeing the island from the sea. We stopped at Sugar Beach for about an hour and later on for some snorkeling. We raved about this trip so much that when another couple arrived they, too, wanted to take a cruise. They opted for a half- day excursion and we, along with another couple, shared the cost. We would not have considered going on a cruise had it not been suggested over breakfast. David was able to make the bookings for us.

David took us on an Eco Adventure, which we highly recommend. We visited a botanical garden and David, so knowledgeable about the vegetation, was an excellent guide. We went to a hot springs and spent some time in the pools there. The day ended with a visit to a volcano.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Fantastic Advenure!

  • 5 of 5

Nature's Paradise was a wonderful bed and breakfast. The listing online for Nature's Paradise was very accurate in what to expect upon arrival; we stayed in the Avocado Cottage. It had a large single room, large bathroom with walk in shower and small stocked kitchen. The porch was over sized with two reclining outdoor chairs and a small sitting table. The grounds were gorgeous and there's a lovely chilly pool with a great deck and phenomenal view. The hosts David and Wanda were incredibly welcoming and accommodating, and there's a slew of great restaurants all along the bay. Check out: Doolittles, Chateau Mygo, Rainforest Hideaway, and Juliettas. For excursions visit Pigeon National Park, Rainforest Zip line Excursions, and charter a boat from Bateau Mygo (worth every cent!). Don't pass up David's Soufriere trip, either, lots of golden moments including a restaurant with the island's best view! Rent a car for mobility and grab some bug spray and you'll be all set! Wonderful time, five stars across the board.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Romantic Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We chose Nature's Paradise as we wanted somewhere romantic to celebrate our anniversary and it certainly lived up to that, being perched above the Carribean with beautiful views, exotic wildlife but still accessible to the town of Marigot Bay. Our hosts, David and Wanda were marvelous and looked after us really well, showing us round the island and genuinely interested in us having a great time. We had great views from the veranda and the swimming pool. Breakfast was always a treat for me with different varieties of local fruit and great conversation. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it as a location, especially for those seeking a romantic place to get away to.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
George Charles International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Capt Bravo's Marigot Bay Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
La Bas Beach at Marigot Bay
Car: recommended

MARIGOT BAY HAS A TERRIFIC BEACH. Palm-Villa and the Cottages are set high on a hill for great views. The famous La Bas Beach is on the north side of the Bay, where there are no cars or roads. You go by ferry which runs 24/7. The boat ride is about 2 minutes and is fun. There are 4 very good restaurants and 2 great restaurants on Marigot Bay.

We encourage activity! We have some of the best Scuba Diving in the Caribbean and great Snorkeling; Water sports on Marigot Bay & Hiking in the Rainforest; even Horseback Riding on the beach.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Marigot Bay, St Lucia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SUMMER SALE!!!
1 Jul 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£425
for 3 nights
From
£142
£992
 
 
NATURE'S PARADISE
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£1,120
 
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£617
for 3 nights
From
£206
£1,440
 
 
HOLIDAYS in PARADISE
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£1,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£617
for 3 nights
From
£206
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

To reserve Paradise for yourself, send us your Visa or MasterCard # and expiration date or call us at 758-458-3550. We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at Nature’s Paradise.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable. For more information or to make a secure credit card reservation, call NATURE'S PARADISE at 758-458-3550.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates to see total
Enquire Now
Available arrival
Available
Unavailable

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St Lucia in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Bathroom, Built-in Hairdryer, Glass Block Shower.
  • Large bright room. The modern bathroom features a glass block shower and a built-in hairdryer (no need to bring your own). Egyptian white pure cotton towels. Private cottage is designed with romance and privacy as the keys to a great vacation.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , French Provincial Four Poster Bed w/Thai netting.
  • Four poster Queen Size beds are draped with netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling fans guarantee your comfort. The ceilings are high and angled to allow plenty of light and airflow. The sliding glass door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous ocean views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
TO RESERVE PARADISE for yourself, send your Visa or MasterCard # and expiration date or call us at 758-458-3550. We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at Nature’s Paradise.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable. For more information or to make a secure credit card reservation, call NATURE'S PARADISE at 758-458-3550.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties