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Greg Skinner

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English

Sun West Villas, St.Lucia, air conditioning, pool, cable T.V., cell phone - Bonne Vue

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in St Lucia - Sun West Villas

1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom villas, full kitchens, beach shuttle, wireless internet

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, these multi-level St. Lucia villas offer spectacular views in a unique tropical setting. SunWest offers the options of one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom and or four bedroom villas, all beautifully decorated with a Caribbean flare. Please inquire directly for quotes on prices and availability on all other villas since our two bedroom villa is currently being featured. We are pleased to offer a ten percent early booking bonus on all villa quoted rates when payment is made in full at time of booking. Multi unit discounts as well as multi week discounts also available.

SunWest's Villa, Bonne Vue, our 1 bedroom villa, offers a delightful open living and terrace concept with fully equiped galley kitchen, three-piece bath, and separate bedroom area with a queen size bed. Large expanses of glass patio doors meld you to the tropical surroundings. Bonne Vue is equipped with air conditioning, all kitchen amenities, cell phone, wireless internet and cable T.V. Whether you are staying with a guest or on your own, this pool side villa is the perfect answer to 'where to stay?' for your next vacation to St.Lucia!

SunWest Villa's 'Best Seller', Coyaba, our 2 bedroom villa, offers large expanses of glass and vaulted ceilings which draw you to the Caribbean Sea while a private terrace immerses you into the lush tropical landscape. This villa features two bedrooms,one with a queen size bed, one with a double bed as well as a three piece bath. You may also be interested in our 3 bedroom, two bathroom option, Combined Coyaba which offers a third bedroom suite as well as an additional bathroom on an upper level adjoining to Coyaba. Please inquire directly for a quote for this option.

Coyaba Grand is SunWest's luxury, multi-level 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Villa featuring breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, Martinique and Rodney Bay. An elegant sunken Great Room and open concept designer kitchen are complemented by the foyer and two story atrium. An expansive front terrace entertains incredible sunsets and the upper level outdoor living area is a unique feature allowing both privacy and comfort. Four large bedrooms and 4 spacious bathrooms round out the Grand allowing it to be the perfect solution for family getaways, weddings or corporate retreats. In a word 'Style'.

Some of the many amenities of these villas include rattan furniture, air conditioning, fans, cable TV, cell phones, linens, fully equipped kitchens, outdoor furniture, and on-site laundry facilities as well as wireless internet.

A lush tropical oasis awaits you just outside your door. Relax beside the vanishing edge pool and whirlpool as you marvel at the breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea in St. Lucia.

One of the many unique features of Sun West Villas is it's flexibility. Whether you are traveling to St. Lucia on your own, as a couple, family or group, Sun West Villas has the perfect solution. Villas can be rented separately or combined to accommodate up to 25 people. Please inquire directly a quote on your personalized choice of villa.

At SunWest, we enjoy sharing our love of St. Lucia with our guests. We want to ensure that you, as our guests are in the best of hands and have the experience of a lifetime. Whether greeting you upon arrival at the airport with a warm smile, describing the island's many natural attractions and local amenities in order to immerse you into the indigenous culture, SunWest strives to be simply amazing, providing as much information and guidance as our guests desire, all with Canadian charm.

In order to ensure that our guests make the most of their vacation, we begin with a full north island orientation to provide an overview of everything that is available to see and do. We supply our guests with a cell phone in order to always be just a phone call away for a shuttle ride to all of the north end island amenities.

We are there to answer any questions or to help manicure a personalized tour/s of any part of the island from the main island attractions, as well as to those less well known amazing sites and attractions that are 'off the beaten track'. With twenty years of island experiences, we have our finger on the 'pulse' of the island. Our goal is to ensure that you, as our guests while having an 'Island Adventure' are in the best of hands and that you will see all the beauty of St. Lucia and come to love our island Home Away from Home as we do. You will come to SunWest as guests and leave as friends.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Bonne Vue, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

SunWest's Villa, Bonne Vue offers a delightful open living and terrace concept with fully equiped galley kitchen, three-piece bath, and separate bedroom area with a queen size bed. Large expanses of glass patio doors meld you to the tropical surroundings. Bonne Vue is equipped with air conditioning, all kitchen amenities, cell phone, wireless iternet and cable T.V. Whether you are staying with a guest or on your own, this pool side villa is the perfect answer to 'where to stay?' for your next vacation to St.Lucia!
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greg Skinner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Greg Skinner

SunWest Villa was designed and built by myself, Greg Skinner, a Canadian, born and raised in Canada and living in St. Lucia since 2001 with a background in Architectural Design and Construction. My son, Matthew who has a background in Hotel Management, came and lived in St. Lucia and worked alongside me, and together we established SunWest Villas once the villa construction was complete. SunWest has grown out of our love for the island of St. Lucia. This love affair began over twenty years ago when we first discovered St. Lucia on a week-long holiday. Stepping off the plane felt like stepping through a picture frame into another world. The lushness, stunning beauty, rhythmic sounds and friendly St. Lucian's lured us to return each year.

Through a chance meeting of a 'Lions Club' Member at a Rum Punch party, we were introduced to the Executive Director of the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association. As a rehabilitation nurse with the blind in Canada, my wife and I instantly made a connection. We offered to volunteer on subsequent holidays and friendships developed with the staff and other St. Lucians. Our children, over the years had opportunities to volunteer on the island, as well, and this provided them with amazing life experiences. Extended holidays allowed them time to research and study all the fascinating aspects of the island: history, geography, economy, vegetation, the language of Patois, politics and the strong links between Canada and St. Lucia. We were honoured to receive an invitation from Governor-General Dame Pearlette Louisy to attend and be introduced to her at a cocktail party at the Government House.

In 2001, it seemed the natural progression to build in St. Lucia.

We think that our daughter Lindsey has best described our family’s love of St. Lucia, our island in the sun, by means of a poem she wrote when she was 13 years old. Please take the time to read it. It explains why we always came back.

Greg Skinner purchased this villa in 2001

Why Greg Skinner chose St Lucia

Home Away from Home....

There is a place far from here

where chimes of steel

sing songs, hot rays of sun pour from the sky.

Happy people dance and chant, with no worries or cares,

a place where you can be free.

It is not a normal place to my friends,

To me it is a home away from home.

It is a magical dream to them that they hope will come true.

To me it is where I spend my best years letting my feelings flow.

It is the hot, exotic pictures in magazines and shows to them.

To me it is where my soul can sing and my mind can relax.

It is what they all ask me about….

What is the sea, sand, weather, life like there?'

To me the sea is like a warm cola that has been

shaken, shattering refreshing, salty water

running down my body.

To me the sand is hot and grindy, melting through my toes.

To me the weather is refreshing, steamy but healthy.

To me life is free, no worries, no cares.

It is amazing to them, a dream, a fantasy.

To me, it is my life, my home, where I belong.

If they wish, I will continue to explain this dream,

but no matter how hard I try,

they will not be able to feel my heart pounding

when I speak of my

home away from home.

What makes this villa unique

We are now privileged to enjoy sharing our love of St. Lucia with our guests at SunWest Villas every day. We want to ensure that you, as our guests are in the best of hands and have the experience of a lifetime. Whether greeting you upon arrival at the airport with a warm smile, describing the island's many natural attractions and local amenities in order to immerse you into the indigenous culture, SunWest strives to be simply amazing, providing as much information and guidance as our guests desire, all with Canadian charm.

In order to ensure that our guests make the most of their vacation, we begin with a full north island orientation to provide an overview of everything that is available to see and do. We supply our guests with a cell phone in order to always be just a phone call away for a shuttle ride to all of the north end island amenities.

We are there to answer any questions or to help manicure a personalized tour/s of any part of the island from the main island attractions, as well as to those less well known amazing sites and attractions that are 'off the beaten track'. With twenty years of island experiences, we have our finger on the 'pulse' of the island. Our goal is to ensure that you, as our guests while having an 'Island Adventure' are in the best of hands and that you will see all the beauty of St. Lucia and come to love our island Home Away from Home as we do. You will come to SunWest as guests and leave as friends.

Reviews

5
based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Bonne Vue
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
5

"We're Home!!"

  • 5 of 5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! The aren't enough words to truly describe how wonderful this villa and island are. It honestly feels like paradise. From the moment you get off the plane feeling the tropical air to the beautiful sights you see along the drive to the villa. The eucoliptos trees were my ultimate favourite not to mention the view from the lookout point where Greg, the owner took us to admire. Upon entering the villa ,as this being our fourth consistent year there we honestly felt like we were home. It is such a relaxed atmoshere with a view one could only dream about. Our highlight every morning was to drink our caribbean coffee on the deck daydreaming for what felt like hours. The pool is so nice to have at the villa as most times we had it to ourselves which was very relaxing.

The villa was very clean and well kept with a housekeeper/cook available upon request. It is also convieniently about two minutes by car to the grocery store and less than five to the beach.

Speaking about the beach, that too is awesome and clean with no one bothering you to buy something.

The restaurants in Rodney bay were out of this world and highly recommendable.

The people on the island are very friendly and we always felt very safe.

This is one place we truly rave about and a definite MUST for all to see!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2008
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5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't of asked for a better dream holiday in St Lucia as I wanted to visit The Island to experience the Jazz and Arts Festival. I booked an apartment at Sunwest Villas recommended by a friend and was not disappointed by my final choice.

On Arrival I was welcomed at the airport by Greg holding my name board amongst the crowd. After our brief introduction I knew straight away that I was in good company.

On route to my apartment Greg was a natural conversationalist and historian telling me some interesting facts and history about the island.

I was impressed by my apartment it had a great view over looking the green lush tropical landscape of St Lucia and you could see the Caribbean sea in the distance.

The layout of the room was very spacious and clean with all the amenities & equipment eg:.cable tv, Wireless internet,cooker, cooking utensils,,washing machine, iron and ironing board, fridge, Air conditioning and ceiling fans all the things needed to make my stay more pleasant and not forgetting a double comfy bed.There was also a outdoor swimming pool, perfect for a plunge in the morning and I noticed it was maintained on a regular basis.

Greg also provided me with a top up cellular phone with the local network which was a bonus for me for ringing family and friends around the island at a cheaper local rate.

The service Greg provided was top class 10/10 always checking I was comfortable and if I ever wanted to go anywhere on the island Greg would always be at hand and would always offer to take me around.

I will definetly return to Sunwest Villas as I find the location ideal for easy walking access to the main beach, shops and local restaurants. I've already recommended this accommodation to some of my family and friends if ever they were to visit St Lucia.

Greg= Great Host , Great Location, Great Stay, Great Guy.

Hope to See you soon

James

London Uk

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI, USA
5

Honey and Baby Moon Extravaganza

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Experience! Sun West Villas offers a great vacation package for all types!

Deciding on a place to vacation and then to lodge can be tough business. This was especially the case for us as we were also in the midst of wedding planning and in the very early stages of baby arrival planning.

We decided on Sun West Villas in St Lucia and did not think about our vacation until the day after our wedding/night before our trip.

Strategically located in one of the best spots in the island SWV offers a great place to take in a sunset by the pool and it acts as a great home base to start your adventures or beach outings (the beach is a quick 10 minute walk (downhill) or a quick 3.5 minute drive (Greg will take you down there and pick you up!))

The first thing Greg offers to do is give you a very quick tour of the island so that you may adjust your vacations plans….or plan your vacation.

Your experience at SWV will be akin to going someplace where you have a local friend – completely the opposite of the all-inclusive experience. With Greg as your host/tour guide extraordinaire you will take in the islands main attractions as well as “off the beaten path” gems such as roadside bakeries, coconut, fish and fruit stands, banana plantations and much more!

Speaking of Greg’s rock star tour guide abilities, at SWV you will experience unmatched customer service and attentiveness but more importantly you will make a great friend.

We highly recommend the cocoa plantation visit - with the arts and crafts shop being another must. Zip Lining was also fantastic, very safe and professionally run as well as suited for a 6.5-month pregnant gal (by the way, Leah keeps calling zip lining “razor wiring” which admittedly sounds like something which might be slightly fun but mostly painful). The Banana plantation tour Greg took us on was another highlight, (he will knock down fresh fruit from the trees if you promise to run quickly afterwards). Another outstanding outing was a Piton’s hike, which involved just the right level of effort given our condition (Horacio happens to be a bit of a wimp) and phenomenally rewarding views.

Greg, thank you for your dedication to making our honeymoon one of the greatest experiences of our lives as well as for sharing your passion for the island with us.

Horacio and Leah

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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5

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I spent the first week of May 2011 staying in the Bonne Vue 1 bed apartment. I had a great time and would not hesitate to recommend it as a base for a St Lucia holiday. In fact I am hoping to go back myself later this year or maybe early next! The owner Greg has lived on the Island for 18 years and has a huge amount of local knowledge which he is happy to share. He goes to a lot of trouble to make sure your stay is comfortable and it is these things that make a big difference: he offers lifts anywhere local during the day and recommends a safe and reliable taxi driver for the evening; he provides a local mobile phone so you can call him during your stay, and has lots of good suggestions on where to eat or what to go visit, even suggestions as to recipes for local food! I have been to St Lucia a number of times but this personalised service is what made my stay here special. In terms of location, the apartment is located on a hill 5 mns drive above Rodney Bay Marina, possible to walk up during the day (not by night, use a taxi) but a bit of a trek (and anyway Greg offers a ride!). It has a gorgeous pool with an infinity edge, big and deep enough to have a proper swim, and far less chlorine than a commercial pool. The apartment has good security lights and an efficient and easy to use security alarm system, so you never feel unsafe (I was a woman staying on my own). It has a decent sized bedroom with a comfy bed, a living/dining/kitchen room and a shower room. The layout is well thought out. The pictures on the holiday rentals website are exactly how it is. I am nutty about cleaning and do not wear sandals/shoes indoors so I would have liked to have a mop/bucket for the floor which I felt got a bit dusty during the week and maybe a shower cleaner - but that is really the only very minor constructive point I could mention and this from a cleaning maniac :). This property is a great find, the pool is fabulous, the owner is on site and as helpful as you will find anywhere. Go see for yourself! I will be back. Thanks Greg!!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Yellowknife, NT Canada
5

Excellent Service

  • 5 of 5

Great views, very nice pool, wonderful setting. Add to this the excellent service provided by the owner and the result is a fantastic vacation. The owner provides a shuttle service to where ever you want to go during the day and offers personalized island tours which are a great value. Get to know the island, the people, local cuisine and shopping and the many attractions with the friendly owner as your personal guide. I have recommended this property to friends and fully intend to return myself.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
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Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada
5

Unforgettable holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Sunwestvilla Bonne Vue from March 7 to March 14. Greg warmly welcomed us despite our late arrival. We were immediately at ease. He gave us a few very useful information to plan our holiday: places to visit, advices for security and comments about publics services in the area. He gave us a cell phone to help us planning our stay or call him for information. The second day, he offered us a tour of Rodney Bay, Gros Islet and other spots in the area. He really knows what tourists want to see and drives us in special places he loves himself because of their beauty, their calm and typical charms.

We really appreciated the Bonne Vue appartment because it was roomy and the commodities. A large patio with a marvelous view of Rodney bay, large windows, a wonderful pool with a view of Rodney Bay for a daily dip after a hot day visiting the island, great plants all around the place.

Sunwest villa is near all the commodities of Rodney Bay and the main street. We appreciated to be near the famous Reduit beach, banks and ATM, good restaurants and three different grocery stores.

We had a great time in St-Lucia, mainly because of Greg. He is a very sympathetic guy who wants his guests to have an unforgettable holiday in his island. He considered us his friends the first day and his special way to welcome us each time he met us was one of the reason we can say that our St-Lucia trip was one of the best of all. We highly recommand Sunwestvilla.

Julie et Paul, Québec, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
George Charles Airport (SLU)
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Reduit Beach
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

Sun West is in an ideal location, in the Rodney Bay area, allows you the luxury of a tranquil retreat or the alternative to be adventurous and explore the island’s renown hot spot, Reduit Beach, by day or night. It is within close proximity to three other beaches offering all water activities as well as remote secluded beaches on the Atlantic coast. Nearby you will discover two state of the art shopping malls, an eighteen-hole world class golf course, international restaurants with cuisine from around the world, Pigeon Island Historical Site and Gros Islet, the home of the Friday Night Jump Up.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rodney Bay, St Lucia

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Spring Season
1 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
1 night minimum stay
£64
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£443
 
 
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1 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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17 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
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17 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
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£85
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices do not include Christmas, Jazz festival or other special events.
A 10% early booking discount is available for payment made in full at time of booking. Otherwise regular booking procedure is 50% down at time of booking, with remainder due 45 days prior to travel.
Prices include all taxes, service charges and maid service.

Prices do not include Christmas, Jazz festival or other special events.
A 10% early booking discount is available for payment made in full at time of booking. Otherwise regular booking procedure is 50% down at time of booking, with remainder due 45 days prior to travel.
Prices include all taxes, service charges and maid service

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Bonne Vuein St Lucia in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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