Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A unique, wheel-chair friendly three bedroom holiday home in a stunningly gorgeous ecological location overlooking the city, only 5 mins away by bus. Big, beautiful, and set amongst flowering plants and tropical fruit trees in one acre of lush hillside (a hot spot for bird watching!), you're unlikely to find a villa with more spectacular views. Not situated in a tourist resort, there's no pool, but our holiday home has loads more to offer.
The largest and best value-for-money villa on the island sleeps six in comfort but is just as cosy for two. Get a taste of real St Lucian community life here. In several homes nearby live the extended family of the villa's owner, so there is no shortage of thoughtful attention! Julie, the villa's manager comes from a long line of superb cooks, and her husband Hidden's wicked West Indian rum punch will have you panting for more! They will delight you with delicious creole dishes and fabulous cocktails on the veranda as the sun goes down over the Caribbean Sea. The view really knocks your socks off. Sheer magic!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vigie beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Hewanorra International airport 24 km, 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
1 extra large family bedroom with king-size bed, and a sturdy single fold-up bed
1 double bedroom containing a double bed and a cot, and
1 double bedroom containing twin single beds.
2 bathrooms, both with power shower, sink and toilet.
|Further details outdoors|
Outdoor grill charcoal, patio, porch, terrace, balcony, parking off street, veranda, garden, barbecue, parking,
2 garden/beach chairs, 2 deck chairs.
Enclosed garden shower room.
The Castries region
A sea-view is about the only view most holiday homes on the island will have on offer. Our villa Frangipani overlooks the city of Castries, a spectacular outlook both by day and by night. Our stunning views encompass the town's surrounding hills, the harbour mouth, the beach and small airport near the Vigie peninsula, the several bays and inlets forged by the Caribbean sea, and as an added bonus, the island of Martinique whilst doing the washing up! Some of the city's attractions are the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (the largest church in the Caribbean) adjacent to the pretty Derek Walcott Square (named for our island's second of its two Nobel Prize winners), the red-roofed early Victorian market, and the duty free shopping malls near the deep water harbour where cruise ships with their thousands of day tripper tourists dock daily. The weather is consistently tropical and fantastic, and the villa Frangipani, set on a scenic eastern Castries hillside is the perfect venue for exploring the charms of the island by land or sea.
Situated in the heart of a semi-rural neighbourhood on the very edge of the capital, members of the community are mostly related and have a sense of responsibility to each other. This caring hospitality is extended to Frangipani guests, but there is no intrusion on privacy.
Far from the madding crowd but within easy reach of restaurants, clubs and shopping, the villa is just 1 mile to the centre of town. It is also 1 mile to the nearest beach on the Vigie peninsula - a 20 or 30 minute walk, or a very short transport journey through the most picturesque landscapes of eastern Castries. It is not necessary to hire a car. Little 12-seater public transport buses are frequent and loads of fun, and the bus stop is just yards from the villa. Your patronage will benefit the environment and the local people.
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14 Jan 2014
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My family have stayed at Frangipani 4 times and enjoyed every moment there. Whilst this villa is at the top of a hill and is not touristy, it is surrounded by delightful local people, who without ex… More
2 Dec 2013
I booked and paid in full a few months in advance. I rented a car, the managers knew my flight times, they assumed my time of arrival at the villa (so they were not there of cause).I got there and wai… More
I received no flight details from this lady despite many requests. She simply said 'I hope to arrive before nightfall'. Although she chose to hire her own vehicle from the airport, she did not travel with the map I sent her neither did she have my information sheet which contains several telephone numbers of my managers and other people who would have helped her straightaway. She seems to have taken advice from a self-hating neighbour that the area was 'bad'(reminds me of Groucho Marx who wouldn't want to join any club that would accept him as a member!). This has upset me deeply as our neighbourhood is inhabited mostly by my childhood friends and extended family who are kind, caring and courteous to all my guests - as she might have discovered if she had actually stayed in the villa! She demanded a refund to which she was in no way entitled but I reimbursed her 50% of the rental as a gesture of goodwill, and now she goes out of her way to malign my villa. I can only conclude that this reviewer is as vindictive as she is untruthful, snobbish and cheap.
20 Sep 2013
"A wonderful location"
I stayed here with my partner and 2 adult daughters . My partner is from st Lucia so he knew the island and the roads, so we hired a car to get around though could have managed without if we took b… More
15 May 2013
"A fabulous week at Villa Frangipani"
We spent a fabulous week in St Lucia and have so many wonderful memories. We arrived at Villa Frangipani in the evening and we met right away Hidden and Julie. They greeted us with a bottle of island … More
11 Aug 2011
"A fantastic stay in a St Lucian home"
My family (my wife and I, our two children aged 8 and 6 and my parents in law) stayed at Villa Frangipani in April 2011. Expectations were high – and were met completely in Villa Frangipani.
Before we went, Dylyn had been very helpful and responsive. When we arrived, we had a wonderful stay. We particularly loved sitting and eating on the veranda and enjoying the view and lying in the hammock. Hidden and his family (who live opposite and look after guests) welcomed us very warmly - helping us with a barbeque, bringing fresh mangoes and coconuts, fixing the telephone, lending us his own mobile phone, accompanying us on our first drive into Castries etc. He couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, and went well beyond the call of duty. As Dylyn promised, Hidden's wife Julie is an excellent cook and we enjoyed three delicious and good value meals - trying out new local foods which Hidden had recommended (including curried goat) and being served on the verandah. Much better than the more expensive offerings in restaurants! Our son also played with Hidden and Julie's son of a similar age.
Paulie picked us up from the airport, and on Dylyn's recommendation we rented a seven seater 4WD car - much chepaer than the UK - from Sandra which was delivered to us first thing the next morning. Allow enough time at the beginning to check the car and how everything works - for example while children's car seats were provided, local people do not really use them so do not have huge knowledge of how to fit them.
We used the car most days as we were keen to explore the island. We had a good time at beaches at Vigie, East Winds, Gros Islet and Pigeon Point (this latter one was particularly good, especially for swimming with young children). We spent a fun day at the cricket near Gros Islet watching the West Indies. We went to Rainforest Sky Rides (expensive but very interesting) and the nearby folk museum (very good) and also explored Castries Market and Marigot Bay. We were struck by how warm and welcoming people were wherever we went – from buying bread in the shop to the larger towns and tourist attractions.
We have one complaint - the weather was unseasonably wet! Even on the hotter days the villa was cool with the through breezes. We were glad to stay in a comfortable villa, not an expensive resort with little to do except watch the rain.
If we ever get an opportunity to come back to St Lucia – we'd return to Villa Frangipani without hesitation.
11 May 2011
"Laid back comfort with fabulous views."
Villa Frangipani is a large, comfortable, pleasingly attractive villa with the most beautiful view (which wouldn't go amiss in a tourist guide - it really is something special) from the spacious … More
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