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Michael and Jennifer Keane

Member since: 2005
Speaks English

La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Boutique Island Villa with Breathtaking Views!

49 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in St Lucia - La Batterie Villa, Soufriere

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Tucked away in the exclusive Anse Chastanet / Jade Mountain area of Soufriere, La Batterie villa offers complete privacy. You will find your escape at this luxury villa surrounded by lush gardens, a tropical swimming pool with accompanying cabana, lily pond and spacious decks. Located 300 feet above the Caribbean Sea facing the infamous Pitons there is no shortage of breathtaking views, cool island breezes and awe.

Moving inside, the villa is constructed of native stone along with teak and mahogany woods. Built in traditional Caribbean construction, the house has louvered plantation style doors that open to take full advantage of its abundant natural and tropical landscape.

The house has three bedrooms each with king sized beds and ensuite washroom to allow guests maximum privacy and can comfortably sleep a group of six. Each bedroom has its own lounging patio along with wardrobe closets. The master bedroom overlooks the Caribbean Sea while the two other bedrooms overlook the villa gardens. The rooms can be made with single beds if requested in advance.

Additionally, the villa has a loft over the living room that can be used to sleep two however we would recommend that they be in their teenage years to allow maximum comfort. In addition to the three bedrooms, the house provides areas for group gathering and entertainment such as the elegant terra cotta living and dining rooms which face the sea. The living room opens up to a 40 foot open teak deck that highlights the beauty of the Pitons where guests can enjoy the breeze while watching the boats pass by. The dining room offers a table that seats a party of six and is a great spot for enjoying amazing Caribbean dinners that can be requested through the house cook,Stephanie, for a nominal fee. For a change of scenery, breakfast can be enjoyed down by the cabana where a table setting allows you to ease into your day while listening to the waterfall hit the pool.

Words could never properly prepare you for the beauty that is Saint Lucia – come experience La Batterie and elevate your vacation to the next level!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Michael and Jennifer Keane (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a magical time this week! St. Lucia is an amazing island and the people were so wonderful. Your home was equally as amazing. The attention to detail was the best...the staff including Cynthia, Terri, BK, Marylin and Clavie made our stay unforgettably perfect. Given your professionalism, attention to detail, staff and magical home, we plan to return in the near future! (10 year anniversary is not far off!!)My deepest thanks for sharing your home and making our anniversary so special!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 49 holidaymaker reviews

La Batterie Villa - Beautiful Boutique Island Villa with Breathtaking Views!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 53 reviews
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
5

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at La Batterie during the last week of June 2016. We had a wonderful vacation and the villa was a big part of it. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and the house itself is lovely and has a real island feel. When you walk in your eyes are immediately drawn to the incredible view of the water and the Pitons. Even after a week it was hard to believe how spectacular the view is.

The pool is another amazing feature of this home. Our family enjoyed spending time at the pool so much that sometimes it was difficult pulling ourselves away to go explore the island. The setting is so lush and peaceful, you could not help but feel completely relaxed.

The house's staff were terrific- Stephanie, Marilyn, Clavie, Terry and BK were all friendly and helpful and really seem to care about making their guests' stay comfortable and enjoyable. We highly recommend having Stephanie cook at least a few meals - she is a great cook and prepares excellent local food. Its also a big help to be able to have Stephanie buy groceries for the home. Together Stephanie and Marilyn kept the house spotless. Having Clavie as a driver was a great experience. He was always responsive and available, and freely shared his knowledge about the island. BK the night watchman always greeted us with a smile when he came for his shift, and always made sure to check on us to see if we were doing ok or needed anything.

If you enjoy nature hikes, we would definitely recommend having Terry the gardener take you on a rain forest hike. Terry has a wealth of knowledge about the local vegetation and the various fruits and vegetables and spices that can be found there. Plus, it's really good exercise!

The house is well situated in Soufriere. The beach at Anse Chastenet is about a 10 minute walk downhill ( be aware though that the walk back uphill is quite steep.) The beach itself is small but lovely, and the restaurant that is part of the resort is very good. If you're looking at any organized tours, you'll notice that most of them spend much of their time at the attractions in and around Soufriere.

Finally, Mike and Jennifer, the owners of the home, were great to work with. They stay in touch with you in the weeks leading up to your trip to help you plan, and are extremely open and responsive to questions.

Overall, we couldn't have been happier with our vacation and with our stay at La Batterie.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

If there were more stars, I would add them.

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I decided that we needed a trip away from the hustle of work and family and we found paradise at La Batterie. La Batterie was much more than we expected. The Villa is beautiful, open and has every amenity that a person could want, plus more. The gardens, tenderly cared for by Terry, are gorgeous. He takes such humble pride in his art. When my friend asked him if he did all this, he slightly laughed and said: “I guess so.”

What made the trip so relaxing for us was the pool, which was deep and cool, the unreal views, and the conversations we had with Stephanie, Marilyn, BK and Terry. The immense pleasure of learning about their families, the culture, and politics of St. Lucia, along with traditions, was a highlight of the trip. Terry brought us coffee from his farm to take back to our families. Stephanie’s laugh is infectious and was the most gracious hostess. I almost traded my ticket with Marilyn so I could stay and she could visit the states – ah if we only could. BK was a joy. His presence allowed Kim and me to relax in the evenings knowing that we had BK looking out for us.

I would highly recommend Clavie meeting future guests at the airport to drive to the villa, even if renting a car. There is a rental car company in Soufriere that will deliver a car to the villa the evening after arrival. Even though there is only one main road that circles the island, Kim and I managed to become very lost and a 45-minute drive became three hours. We arrived at the villa tired, full of adventurous stories and laughter, but we missed our first view of the Pitons and the ocean since it was dark. We did have a chance to see parts of the island that we wouldn’t have seen, but the darker it became, the more stressful our adventure became. I’m not sure how Kim and I would do on Amazing Race.

Michael and Jennifer were a joy to plan with throughout the months before the trip. I even emailed a question during the trip and received a response within minutes. The kind respect that Stephanie, Terry, Marilyn and BK has for Michael and Jennifer is evident in their conversations. The fact that they consider them family means so much and gave me more of a sense of welcome.

Thank you so much for a relaxing, wonderful vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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United States
5

A touch of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to La Batterie Villa. My husband and I enjoyed it so much the first time we just had to return again. The staff was just wonderful and friendly. The cook Stephanie makes these amazing potatoes that can go with almost every meal. We could not get enough of them. The view from the main deck of the Pitons was breathtaking. You will have to go far to surpass it. The salt water pool was super and the grounds well maintained. Both of us cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Brampton, Ontario , Canada
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We all loved St. Lucia, and La Batterie certainly was a major part of our overall impression. We had high expectations before arriving due to the excellent images and details provided on the website, but those expectations were exceeded. The place was beautiful and luxurious, but at the same time, comfortable and in harmony with the countryside. The staff were excellent and personable – making us feel at home. Stephanie's cooking was a big hit with all six of us and Terry became a friend to us and even guided us through the rainforest up above Migny. Marilyn, Vinnie, Francine and Clavie were all great too.

We will be telling everyone we know about this fantastic rental property and hope to return some day in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation in every way, will be back again!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, we want to thank you for allowing us to stay at the villa. The villa was wonderful, the views were amazing and breathtaking, and the staff was exceptional. All of which made it hard for us to leave. Thank you very much for the fruit basket and the bottle of rum. Both were enjoyed by all throughout the week. Our arrival went well. Clavie met us (first to arrive) at the airport with sign in hand. The second plane made it in not too long after us and we were off and running for the week.

Stephanie was wonderful. She showed us around the villa upon our arrival, gave us time to unpack and unwind, and then served us a wonderful meal. We had her cook dinner a few more times during our stay, one of which was the Mahi Mahi we caught deep sea fishing. She also did a great job shopping for us when needed, which seemed like it was all the time. I guess this was a needy bunch. She was great though, and always had a smile on her face. Her cooking was delicious, every meal left us wanting more!

Terry did a great job. He made sure we had coffee and other spices. I think we all came back with bay leaves, coffee, and cinnamon One of the girls has a problem with her shoulder. She was talking with Terry the day we went deep sea fishing about her problems and he brought her some cream/ointment to put on it. She said it actually helped quite a bit. At the end of the week he dropped some off with her to bring back. He was great answering questions and pointing out the different tropical plants around the villa.

Clavie did a great job, from the ride to the villa through the ride back to the airport. He was more than willing to do anything and everything for us. He got us setup with fishing and the sunset cruise before we even made it to the villa. That was nice as it was a few things off the list that we didn't need to worry about during the rest of the week. He was a wealth of knowledge about the island.

Your villa is truly a wonderful place. You have a great staff taking care of it and your guests. We cant thank you enough for allowing us the use of the villa and the hospitality of the staff. We look forward to making arrangements for our next visit. We already counting the days until our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

A very comfortable setting with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

La Batterie is a beautiful place with a spacious interior and a deck that affords a million dollar view. The accommodations are only exceeded by the welcoming staff that made us feel at home. Indeed, they went out of there way at times to show off their island to us. Their hospitality went beyond a pay cheque and our stay with them was a joy. Our vacation to St. Lucia will be a highlight that will live in my memory forever and I can attribute it to La Batterie and the friendly and generous people we encountered there. I highly recommend this place and the people.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hewanorra International Airport, Vieux Fort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Soufriere, St Lucia

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Summer Season
1 Jul 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£904
for 3 nights
From
£301
£2,110
 
 
2016 Low Season (Fall)
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,130
for 3 nights
From
£377
£2,638
 
 
2017 High Season
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,261
for 5 nights
From
£452
£3,165
 
 
2017 Low Season (Spring)
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,130
for 3 nights
From
£377
£2,638
 
 
2017 Summer Season
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£904
for 3 nights
From
£301
£2,110
 
 
2017 Low Season (Fall)
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,130
for 3 nights
From
£377
£2,638
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,130
for 3 nights
From
£377
£2,638
 

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa is fully staffed and are included in your rental. We are very fortunate to have a team of dedicated, caring and exceptional staff members working at the villa, many of whom who have been with us for over 20 years. The villa has two housekeepers, gardener, pool man and night watchman. We are confident that they will make your stay at the villa that much more enjoyable and even more memorable. The staff hours are designed to be flexible as well to accomodate your needs. If you are looking for more privacy, please let us know or you can advise the staff accordingly and their hours can be altered to your preference. Cooking services are also available for a small nominal fee which is paid directly to Cynthia, our head housekeeper. Additional services such as nanny services or onsite massage is also available as well.

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