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BANANA: PRIVATE COTTAGE, SEA VIEWS, 30ft POOL, ROYAL SUNSETS, BREAKFAST, WIFI.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

BANANA COTTAGE: Romance & Adventure in a Tropical Setting.

BANANA COTTAGE at Marigot Bay.

A St. Lucia Holiday with a breathtaking Caribbean Sea view.

BANANA COTTAGE is located on a quiet ridge high above the sea at Marigot Bay. The spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea creates the mood. Marigot Bay is what you have in mind when you think “Tropical Paradise”.

PRIVATE COTTAGE * 4-POSTER BED * FULL KITCHEN * LARGE BALCONY * FREE WIFI * TROPICAL BREAKFAST * PARADISE POOL THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR OPENS TO THOSE AWESOME VIEWS.

BANANA COTTAGE is designed with Romance and Privacy as the keys to a great Holiday in Paradise. The 4-Poster French Provencal bed is draped in netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air-conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling & standing fans guarantee your comfort. The bathroom features a Glass Block Shower and a Built-in Hairdryer. The Sliding Glass Door opens onto a large balcony with those fabulous Ocean Views. BANANA COTTAGE overlooks the Caribbean Sea.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS, Beautiful Beaches, Rainforest Tours, and Exotic Foods

Our Caribbean Sea views are unique and the Sunsets behind Paradise Pool are famous for their Green Flash sightings.

OUR TROPICAL BREAKFAST is served Mon-Fri in the Palm-Villa. Our Breakfast is powered by strong coffee (or tea) and great food. We prepare the best fruits, breads & juices Caribbean Style.

THE WATERFALL FED PARADISE POOL is 30 ft long and is open day & night. Comfortable lounge chairs and small tables make the deck perfect for laying in the sun or emerging from the pool. BANANA COTTAGE is set within the largest Tropical Garden in Marigot Bay. It's a wonderful base from which to explore the island.

ARRIVING IN PARADISE: Anthony, the taxi driver, will pick you up at the airport. He will have a sign with your name on it. You will be arriving at Hewanorra Airport in the south of the island; the fare is $95 and takes a little over an hour. As you drive up the East Coast of St Lucia, the scenery is often stunning. We will be there to greet you upon arrival. That evening we will take you down to a wonderful little restaurant on the Bay for some island cuisine.

NATURE'S PARADISE @ Marigot Bay

Adventure - Relaxation - Romance ...and Great Food.

We have only two Cottages (Avocado & Banana) and two rooms in the Palm Villa. They tend to fill up QUICKLY in the season (Dec to May). Don't delay.

More Details

Owner
Wanda and David Wallace
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, But we talk ROMANCE & ADVENTURE!
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Wanda and David Wallace

We fell in love with St Lucia 15 years ago. Our dream was to create a beautiful accommodation in a lush tropical setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Nature's Paradise is our dream come true.

WANDA: I was a professional dancer for many years and I traveled the world in that capacity. As the first woman White Belt in the US, I practiced Eagle Claw Kung Fu and taught Tai Chi. Exploring the Island and sampling it's rich culinary culture are two of my passions.

Wanda and David Wallace purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Wanda and David Wallace chose Castries Quarter

WE CHOSE ST LUCIA because it is the most beautiful island in the southern Caribbean. St Lucia has a large Rain-Forest, lots of beaches and wonderful warm people. It a rare country where you can relax and feel safe & secure everywhere. Stress is low and the food is great. So many restaurants! So little time!

What makes this cottage unique

WE ARRANGE Rain-Forest tours & Volcano hot baths, recommend the best beaches for swimming & snorkeling; and we point you to trails where you can hike by yourself in the Rain-Forest.

YOU CAN ASK US about Hiking the Pitons and Zip-Lining the Rain-forest. We are happy to recommend the best restaurants and markets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location high above Marigot Bay surrounded by nature and Wanda and David's hospitality is truly breath taking. Our cottage was comfortable and well equipped. For a couple living in the heart of the city, the sounds and silence of the tropics are absolutely delightful as is the lush tropical growth. We enjoyed the suggested restaurants particularly brunch on the porch of a colonial plantation house. Our trip to Soufriere with David was wonderful as was the dip in the remote warm springs. We also rented a 4 wheel drive vehicle to explore the island. We learned much about the tropical growth and flowers on this trip as well as life and culture of the island. Wanda's island breakfast's are perfect and the bananas from their own trees a particular treat. David's recommendations are always on target and the people of St. Lucia welcoming and helpful. Yes, Nature's Paradise is a unique adventure and you would be fortunate to share it.
May 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Castries Quarter

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Relax, Have Fun, Swim and Discover. Taste great foods and enjoy each other!
  • Breakfast at 8. Adventure at 9. Romance after Adventure.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • cell phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Bathroom, Built-in Hairdryer, Glass Block Shower.
  • The modern bathroom features a Glass Block Solar Heated Shower and a built-in Hair Dryer (no need to bring your own). Egyptian Pure White Cotton Towels. The room is Large and Bright.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - French Provincial Four-Poster Bed w/Thai netting.
  • BANANA COTTAGE is designed with romance & privacy as the keys to a great vacation. Our 4-poster Queen Bed is draped with netting from Thailand. Constant trade winds make air-conditioning unnecessary. Our large ceiling & standing fans guarantee your comfort. The sliding glass door opens to a furnished balcony with those fabulous ocean views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We encourage activity! We have some of the best Scuba Diving in the Caribbean and great Snorkeling; There are water sports on Marigot Bay. Go hiking in the Rain Forest; Horseback Riding on the beach; Restaurants with great food in lovely settings; Sightseeing by car; Boating galore; Swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea; Bird-watching, see the rare St Lucian Parrot etc, etc. There is so much to do.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.92 based on 52 reviews
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Paradise for sure!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from ten days in Banana Cottage at Nature’s Paradise. We enjoyed our stay very much. The setting is very tropical, landscaped with a large variety of plants and flowers, all designed by Wanda. The pool and pool deck area are particularly beautiful with views out over the Caribbean Sea and the valley. The cottage is tastefully decorated in keeping with the island theme. The view from our veranda of the hillside and the water below was spectacular. Wanda’s breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed the conversations with the other guests. Both David and Wanda were excellent hosts, going out of their way to make sure we got the most out of our holiday. We had initially planned to rent a vehicle for part of our stay but on the taxi ride from the airport, my husband quickly decided driving himself would be too stressful so we had to find alternate ways to see the island. David was very helpful with this. We took his all day excursion which was excellent and we reserved Jerry of Jerry’s Taxi for two other days. David also assisted in the planning of our itinerary. We definitely saw St. Lucia’s highlights, including many hidden gems we never would have found on our own! Note: Because of the stairs and uneven terrain, people with mobility issues should not consider this property.

  • Submitted: 3-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lois & Ron for being great guests. It was a pleasure to see you at Breakfast each morning. We would love to have you back to explore more of St Lucia. David & Wanda
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Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

TROPICAL PARADISE!

Our best vacation ever. We arrived at the

airport and found our taxi waiting for us. As we drove up the East Coast of St Lucia, the scenery is ever-changing and often stunning. The owners (David & Wanda were there to greet us on arrival. That evening David took us down to a wonderful restaurant on

Marigot Bay for some island cuisine.

The next morning we had our first tropical

breakfast with the other guests. Lots of fruit, some that I had not seen before, French bread & good coffee. Meeting with the other guests was very helpful. We rented a jeep and were on our way to explore the island.

I had read some reviews but Nature’s Paradise

was beyond what I expected. A great pool with stunning views and Wanda’s garden is a gem.  The cottage had a full kitchen to make lunches and dinners. We did not use it too much due to the restaurants in Marigot Bay. David's tour of Soufriere is a must, and

his advice was invaluable. This was my first time in St Lucia and we also felt safe and the people were very friendly. It was the best vacation we ever had. Will we return? You bet.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Avocado Cottage is a pure Caribbean gem located in an absolutely stunning tropical setting. From the moment my wife and I arrived we were immersed in a paradise of lush gardens, spectacular views, calming trade winds, and a truly relaxing environment for our long-awaited (and much needed) vacation. What’s not to love in this idyllic locale? You can sip your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on your own private deck, watch the waves crash into the cove below, or enjoy the sunset as it fades into the horizon to the west. Swim in a beautiful hilltop pool with 180-degree panoramic vistas. Drive (or hike) into Marigot Bay—one of the most beautiful harbors in the Caribbean—for a delicious meal at any number of world class restaurants. Or venture out across the island for phenomenal snorkeling, hiking, zip-lining, sailing, or soaking in the rain forest in naturally heated mineral baths.

Best of all you have David and Wanda as your hosts. Eager to provide as much or as little assistance as you want, their hospitality itself is a treasure. From delicious breakfasts on their ocean-view patio to exclusive off-the-beaten-path private excursions, they know how to take care of their guests. They encouraged us to venture out on our own and helped us find some real pearls we wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.

My wife and I lived in the Caribbean for several years and nowhere have we felt more at home than in Avocado Cottage. Go now!

  • Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My New Paradise....

  • 5 of 5

I had no idea what to expect when I booked my stay at Nature's Paradise.

I had the vacation of a lifetime.

Single traveler, female, late 20s. St Lucia had everything I was looking for and Nature's Paradise was the perfect home base in which to relax after enjoying it. The grounds are stunning- the gardens make you feel as if you're in some far away rainforest (which is basically the case lol). Despite there being multiple guests on site, as well as the owners, there is never a lack of privacy. The pool is gorgeous and the view of the sunset even more so. The house and surrounding cottages are perched above Marigot Bay on a high cliff- and the location couldn't have been better. The view from my cottage balcony was second to none- and the house always stayed cool. Breakfasts were always fun, getting to know your fellow guests and listening to David and Wanda's wonderful stories and picking their brains about this lovely island they call home.

I stayed in the avocado cottage, and it was perfect. Full bath (beautiful tile), large bed with mosquito netting, full kitchen- everything I needed. Everything was clean and in good working order.

It's a very short walk or drive down to the bay directly below Nature's paradise- and the snorkeling is superb. The beach is small and private- you'll almost always have it to yourself. Marigot Bay itself is also a short drive (a bit more of a walk, but it's St. Lucia- so get out and enjoy it). The restaurants (Chateau Mygo in particular) are fantastic.

Despite how lovely the house and grounds are, the most wonderful part of Nature's Paradise was Dave and Wanda. I would be hard pressed to find a more interesting and enjoyable couple. Between the two of them, their knowledge of the island is second to none. I spent a great deal of time with Dave seeing the island, and enjoyed every minute of it. I genuinely consider them friends and hope to come back to their home one day.

To my other fellow single traveler- thank you for providing me with wonderful company. I sincerely enjoyed it. And to Graham and Vicki- I had a blast with you two, the Canadian soulmates I never knew I was missing.

Dave and Wanda- thank you so much for opening your home to me. This trip was special for me- and you made it unforgettable. God bless the both of you.

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, modest B&B accommodation

  • 3 of 5

Nature' s Paradise is aptly named, as the house, its swimming pool and its cottages are set in lush, beautifully planted grounds high above Marigot Bay with views of the bay and beyond. Our welcome from hosts David and Wanda was warm and eager to please. Our cottage accommodation was comfortable, but not luxurious, and our cottage would have benefitted from some freshening up (linens etc). This was a true B &B experience, with a light breakfast served with other guests at 8 am sharp which included fresh fruit, juice, bread, cheese and coffee every day. It is important to know that given the position of the house, high above the bay, the access road is steep and only partially paved, so unless you are prepared for a steep walk to and from the bay, you will want to hire a vehicle which is also necessary to explore the area.

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful gardens, amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Wandas garden was beautiful, the view was one of the best I've seen! Great hosts! All around great experience!

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
G.W. Charles International Airport (SLU)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
St Lucia is a Restaurant Island.
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
La Bas Beach at Marigot Bay
Car: recommended

MARIGOT BAY HAS A TERRIFIC BEACH. Palm-Villa and the Cottages are set high on a hill for great views. The famous La Bas Beach is on the north side of the Bay, and there are no cars or roads. You go by ferry which runs 24/7. The boat ride is about 2 minutes and is fun. There are 4 good restaurants and 2 great restaurants on the bay.

We encourage activity! We have some of the best Scuba Diving in the Caribbean and great Snorkeling; There are water sports on Marigot Bay. Go hiking in the Rain Forest; Horseback Riding on the beach; Restaurants with great food in lovely settings; Sightseeing by car; Boating galore; Swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea; Bird-watching, see the rare St Lucian Parrot etc, etc. There is so much to do.

Or you can do nothing at all. At Nature's Paradise there is a beautiful pool with a wood deck and comfortable lounges. Lay back, enjoy the sun and read a book.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Castries Quarter

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
"HIGH SEASON"
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$287
C$2,010
 
 
"TROPICAL PARADISE"
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$223
C$1,563
 
 
SUMMER SALE!!!
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$160
C$1,117
 
 
"TROPICAL PARADISE"
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$223
C$1,563
 
 
"HIGH SEASON"
Dec 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$287
C$2,010
 
 
"TROPICAL PARADISE"
May 1 2019 - Jun 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$223
C$287
 
 
SUMMER SALE!!!
Jul 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$160
C$1,117
 
 
"TROPICAL PARADISE"
Oct 1 2019 - Nov 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$223
C$1,563
 
 
"HIGH SEASON"
Dec 1 2019 - Apr 30 2020
4 night minimum stay
C$287
C$2,010
 
 
"TROPICAL PARADISE"
May 1 2020 - Jun 30 2020
4 night minimum stay
C$223
C$1,563
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$223
C$1,563
 

Additional information about rental rates

Room Foods & Beverage C$15.31 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.0%

We will bill 50% of the total, which is refundable up to 30 days prior to your arrival at Nature’s Paradise.The balance is due 30 days before arrival and is not refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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