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Panoramic Caribbean View Near West Indian Fishing Village

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps, Villa, Plunge Pool and Panoramic Ocean Vie

Large outside Patio and inside lounge together with well equipped Kitchen and Dining area. Shower/ Washroom on main floor. Propane Barbecue on the patio.

Pool on lower patio with access either through the front door or via inside spiral staircase

All 3 bedrooms upstairs(Two with Queen beds and one with two singles) have attached bathrooms.

Large garden with Mango trees, coconut palms, breadfruit and lime trees plus flowering shrubs.

15 minute walk to the village


Owner
Jim Tennant
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Jim Tennant

I have worked in Canada's Northwest Territories for 40 years and have volunteered one month per year at St Jude Hospital near Vieux Fort, St Lucia for more than 30 years.

Jim Tennant purchased this villa in 2012

Why Jim Tennant chose St Lucia

In 2013 we decided to buy the house in Laborie, our favorite village on the island. Laborie is not a tourist village but has local stores and restaurants. We will be spending at least 3 months of the year enjoying the climate and the people on this beautiful island in the Caribbean.

What makes this villa unique

We love the garden and the panoramic views of the Caribbean. Saint Vincent is directly south and usually visible unless the weather gets hazy. There is always a breeze which keeps the temperature comfortable. The house is open and airy with large sliding glass doors onto the large patio. We have a plunge pool on the lower patio

Just across the road there is a path down to a beach, water is warm and we swim there.

There is lots to do within a short and scenic drive including wind and kite surfing, snorkeling/ diving, zip lining.

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hewanorra International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Laborie
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Castries (to Martinique & Dominica)
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Castries, Sandals Resort
Nearest Motorway
Opposite House
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Debbies, Big Bamboo, Mama Tilly's,Zoe's nearby
Nearest Beach
Opposite House
Car: recommended

Sapphire House is located just West of Laborie, a local West Indian Fishing village. Although not a tourist location, many holiday activities are within a short drive including wind surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling/diving, catamaran day cruises, hiking and beaches.

Local quality dining nearby.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Laborie in Saint Lucia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off Back Twin Bedded Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Off Bedroom 2
  • Bathrooms have showers, toilet and sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have their own bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Panoramic Caribbean View Near West Indian Fishing Village
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
4

Sapphire house is a perfect spot for family and relaxation

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent vacation, the house was clean and exactly as described. The beach across the road was lovely and the children loved the pool. The house is in a private area, is very safe and within walking distance to the town of Laborie. We had a rental car and saw nearly all of the island in the 2 weeks we were there. St. Lucia is a gem.

George, the house manager, was extremely responsive to all of our requests, he made our vacation very special.

We were unhappy that the house has no screens. The 6 of us were bitten by mosquitoes and used 8 cans of DEET during our stay. My husband and my bedroom had no glass in one window, so sleeping was uncomfortable. My dad had to take Benadryl every day.

Another downside was the one of the 3 dogs, "little May" barked every night for 2 weeks and kept us awake and growled at my daughter.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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CHARMING HOUSE!

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay overall, however here are a few suggestion: Although we love dogs it was a bit of a shock to have the 3 dogs on the property. They are well behaved... however one barked incisively and it was a bit much after just two days. There should've been a fair warning on their presence prior to driving up the driveway :( our other suggestion ... although George Lee is great at being the overseer of the property....perhaps one really big deep cleaning would give the place a nice look. (cob webs in corners in side and at the front door, insects in traps, appliances not very clean) I've been in Facilities for over 20 years so these are the things I notice right away and a bit of a turn off. The BIGGEST suggestion would be to invest in screens for all of the windows... primarily in the dining room and kitchen. The house is surrounded by fruit trees which makes in impossible not to attract flies and mosquitoes. There are no screens on the window so when sitting at the table to have a meal you are accosted (who wants that? especially since the dogs nature bathroom is just outside of the same window!!!)

On the plus side, the view is amazing and the pool was prefect to relax in the evenings.

Thank you so much George Lee for being so gracious in taking us to the markets, providing us transport with your nephew and Kothy (sp?) who transported us to Rodney Bay

Thank you for accommodating my family and we can't wait to return to St. Lucia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We enjoyed our vacation in st Lucia. Sapphire house was a wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

The views of the house are to die for. The home was a great size with beautiful grounds. George manages the house and makes you feel welcomed from the moment you meet him. He made sure we were comfortable and easily answered any questions we had. There's a beach within close proximity to the house which was nice when we didn't have a car. Can't wait to return to Sapphire House

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Divine views, lovely plunge pool

  • 4 of 5

The villa provides plenty of space and pretty views. Ideally located. Aprroximately 30/40 minutes from Soufries. You will need a car ask George for Anya. She is amazing. The owner and his team rate 100. Jim, and George could not do enough to please.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular home!

  • 5 of 5

We have only good things to say about Sapphire House, and Jim Tennant (the owner) and George Lee (the manager). George met us at the airport, arranged a jeep rental for us through a private party (it was a left steering wheel Suzuki, which was easier for us to handle than a right-steering wheel car ), drove us to the house and carefully showed us where everything was, and he brought us a bottle of his AMAZING rum punch (to celebrate my birthday). We really appreciated the book that Jim put together about what to do and where to go in St. Lucia (he emailed us a pdf of the book long before our trip). We took his recommendations and he really never steered us wrong. The house is gorgeous, with a stunning view of the ocean, generous deck, well equipped kitchen, cute little swimming pool, and air-conditioned bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bathroom. It is clean and very well maintained. The house is a 3 minute walk to a nice little beach that was always empty when we were there. It is not on the resort part of the island, so when we went into the nearby village of Laborie we felt that we were experiencing real St. Lucian culture. If you rent this house, you should certainly rent a car or contract a driver (which George Lee will arrange for you), because there are only a few things to do within easy walking distance of the house and so many things to do and see that are farther away. If we returned to St Lucia, we would definitely return to Sapphire House.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sapphire House is the BEST

  • 5 of 5

I am a repeat customer at Sapphire House and must say that it keeps getting better every year. From the gracious, well maintained house to the sweeping 180 degree views encompassing the quaint fishing village of Laborie to the neighboring island of St Vincent. You could not ask for more in terms of an authentic Caribbean experience. The house manager, George Lee St Jour is a gem!! Once again he made my stay a delight with his helpful , upbeat Island attitude and kindness. His knowledge of local cuisine is unparalleled. Stay here - you will not be disappointed!

Jeff OBrien

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices for this holiday villa in Laborie, Caribbean

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£661
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£1,111
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