Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Michael and Jennifer Keane
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We have had a great time. The staff is awesome. Stephanie’s cooking is the best, and she accommodated our every need. The trip to the rain forest with Terry was so much fun and so interesting. We highly reccomend this villa for anyone looking for a relaxing and special stay in St Lucia. Thank you!
A memorable vacation!
Spending a week at La Batterie Villa with my family was such a special and memorable vacation. Even before you arrive, you're primed of your soon-to-be arrival with friendly emails from Mike & Jen to ensure that when you arrive it's already a fantastic experience. When we arrived, we were welcomed by very friendly staff, all of whom are very kind and attentive to any possible needs we might have. The villa is exactly as described and the view... the view is absolutely breathtaking. We received a home cooked meal from Stephanie 4 times, she is a great cook. We also went on hiking tour with Terry through the rainforest, which was a true unique experience. The villa had everything one could need. Qua location, it's also ideal. You're close to one of the best beaches on the island, and of course have the pitons right in front of you, driving to near by cities is in most cases not more than 1.5 hours away and one can buy plenty (qua food and drinks) in the town nearest by. This was an exceptional holiday, largely in part due to this beautiful villa, it's staff and the owners!
As all the previous reviews have said this Villa was amazing from start to finish. Michael provides excellent communication pre arrival and responds rapidly to any queries and has a team of fantastic staff. Stephanie and the housekeeping team are friendly but discrete and go out of their way to be helpful.
Terry the gardener is a a treasure - so knowledgeable and has created an amazing oasis over the last 35 years working at the Villa. We went with him into the rainforest and this really was a highlight for us and highly recommend it.
Clavie as others have said is friendly , knows everyone and has great suggestions for excursions making the most of your days. He is very flexible and happy to help you plan your days out.
We had Stephanie bring up groceries for us which was very helpful and her cooking is fantastic - we had her cook 4 meals for us over our stay.
The pictures do not fully do the villa justice - they are fantastic but it is difficult to portray the beauty of the garden setting and the spaciousness of the villa in a few photos.You really are perched on the edge of the rainforest surrounded by hummingbirds and flowers!
I would highly recommend for a relaxing break but with plenty of local activities to try. We did trips to botanical gardens and waterfalls, boat trip with snorkeling, horse riding and ziplining and rainforest tour - all great.This really suits teenagers who were very happy with facilities and pool.
Thankyou all for a fantastic trip x
The villa was beautiful and the scenery out of this world, the photos dont do justice-staff couldnt do enough for you Clavie who took us around knew everyone and everything about the place,Stephney, a wealth of information and always at hand or at the end of a phone line, PK kept the pool in order and always smiling,Terry, a terrific Gardner ,who knew everything there is to know about plants in the rain forest and always obliging , all of them together made a wonderful staff team who made our holiday memorable and special one to remember. The two large mango trees with ripe mangoes.-absolutely delicious, thoroughly enjoyed it.
On a slightly down side, mosquitoes and other biting insects were a problem, with all the insect repellents we could spray and coils and nets couldnt contain it, We all got bitten badly.
Fans were not adequate to keep the heat away, nights were uncomfotable. missed not having airconditioning in the bed rooms. Maybe a television too in the lounge. for the people who couldnt sleep. Otherwise a perfect stay with stunning surroundings and obliging staff- just WOW!
Best View on the Island
This was our third vacation to St Lucia and the first with our children. The owners were extremely helpful both before making our decision on where to stay and throughout our stay. The staff was wonderful. The house was clean. The location was wonderful, secluded with an outstanding view of the Pitons. We enjoyed the decks off each room, the pool, and the proximity to Anse Chastenet. We had an amazing time during our week there and will always look back with fond memories of this wonderful family vacation.
Honeymoon in Paradise!
“La Batterie has one of the most amazing views we have ever experienced! The house is big and open, feeling like its part of nature, sitting on what feels like an acre or more of land to explore. There is plenty of space for a big group to enjoy each other's company, inside and out, especially on the deck and by the pool. Each bedroom is large with plenty of closet space and updated bathrooms. The house is also quite secure with keyed locks on every door. It is also packed with all sorts of accessories including pool toys, games, speakers, bug spray, sunscreen and tons of other goodies. The house is on the side of a mountain in the jungle, with a big drop down of the balcony overlooking the pitons. Being in the jungle, there are all sorts of critters and sounds that made it feel very exotic, which was a fun and unique experience. The staff was amazing and friendly, letting you know that they were there but still offering lots of privacy. Stephanie is a great cook, especially the beef roti and curry chicken with coconut rice, while Bibi and Marylin kept the house looking great every day. Terry does a great job caring for the jungle-like outdoor area with what feels like thousands of plants. BK was great as well, being very helpful when we had any issues after hours. Clavie was an excellent driver and tour guide, sharing lots of local knowledge and recommendations. Host Michael was very responsive, the quickest responding host we have engage. He gave us so many suggestions and was amazing to work with. The walk to the beach is quite steep, so comfortable shoes would be recommended. Also, plan and pack for the day (lunch, drinks, etc) so you don't have to make multiple trips. For dinner, we would highly recommend Dasheene at Ladera. We would also recommend a sunset cruise from Soufriere to meet other tourists in the area.” We would highly recommend this villa to anyone traveling to St. Lucia.