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Grand & Gorgeous Tamarind House

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 8,850 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6 adults, 2 children. 4th bdrom for children

Tamarind House means different things to the people who have already experienced its beauty and legendary hospitality.

The rare luxury of space and privacy. Room to relax, to breathe, to rejuvenate and dream. Happy memories of drinks and laughter under the tamarind tree. Long white curtains billowing in the breeze. Swimming in the pool under a full moon. Bouganvillea climbing the walls - fuchsia, violet and orange flowers set against a clear blue sky Rum cocktails and fish cakes at sunset.

Tamarind House is located just off the Anse Chastanet Road approximately 1.5 miles from Soufriere and .5 miles from Anse Chastanet Beach. It is a 10 minute walk down to the beach and a 20 minute hike back up the hill. Covering 8850 Sq. Ft. of space, the house is constructed of local stone with exceptionally high 25 foot ceilings and Barbados terracotta tiles throughout. The main house has three bedrooms and bathrooms while the separate Cottage is a master bedroom suite with its own living room, kitchen, dressing area, four poster king size bed and terrace.

The 35 x 15 foot totally private pool is situated below the Cottage and has 1060 sq ft of terrace and shade pavilion around it. The pool edge is open on one side to give uninterrupted views of the Pitons. The house also has a professional size tennis court with a Bioflex surface and of course superb views of the Pitons as you play.

In the main house, a descending staircase leads you into a cool, circular courtyard filled with banana plants and flowers. As you pass through the graceful stone arch doorway, the enormous 2550 sq ft living room stretches away before you and leads to the terrace where the tamarind tree grows up out of the tiles. This fabulous tree provides shade and coolness to the house all through the day. The living room features two seven foot settees and a very large travertine stone coffee table. The round reproduction antique dining table seats 6-8.

The master bedroom has a beautiful king size four poster bed, side tables, hand carved standing cheval mirror and small armoire. There is a walk in closet with a safe, Italian tiled bathroom with shower and double sinks. Open the shower doors and look at the Pitons while bathing! The second bedroom has a queen antique four poster bed, private terrace, Italian tiled bathroom with shower also open to the view. There is a walk in closet and two blue and white Chinese lamps beside the bed. The third bedroom is for children and has two four poster beds, a double and a twin. It looks out onto a private terrace and the courtyard. The Cottage master bedroom suite has three graceful stone arch openings and 25 foot ceilings. Long white curtains at each doorway billow out in the breeze. Two large 7 foot couches with blue and white cushions, a large coffee table and antique tables beside the king size four poster bed make this a wonderfully romantic space. A collection of paintings by St. Kitts artist Kate Spencer are on display here. There is a marble tiled bathroom with shower and a dressing area plus a kitchen with fridge, stove, glasses, plates etc. Exceptionally high quality 100% cotton sheets, and plush towels are standard in all the bedrooms and bathrooms. Each bedroom has a hair dryer provided. Electricity is 220 volts. Staff included six days a week Monday - Saturday for cooking and cleaning. They prepare breakfast, lunch and will leave something prepared for your dinner. New Brinkman 3 burner gas grill/charcoal grill new in 2015 season.Staff come up six days a week , Monday - Saturday, from 9am - 3-pm. Staff must come up at least every other day to clean. No rentals without staff.

NOTE: Always be sure you are contacting the owner of the property. Do not accept offers of big discounts for immediate payment without contacting the VRBO Owner Operated ad. Do not book with villa agents who claim to be the "Manager" of the house. Tamarind House is managed by the owner and always has been.

Keywords: Large family villa

More Details

Owner
Nancy Blackwell
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Nancy Blackwell

I lived in St. Lucia from the early 1980's until 2011. Tamarind House was a private home and always open to friends and family. It is now open for memorable family gatherings by renting on VRBO. I can answer almost any question you might have about the Soufriere area. And I have a wide circle of people who can help to make your holiday a dream come true.

Why Nancy Blackwell chose Mamin

Wonderfully large space, room for everyone to have their own space but be together as well. Fantastic staff who cook fabulous meals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was gorgeous, Anne and Cheryl did a great job with the food and with taking care of villa. Possibly the most breathtaking views that I have consistently had the opportunity to experience. The beach is about a 20 minute walk and its very intense coming up the hill. Be sure to negotiate prices for trips into town and around the island before leaving the villa. Recommend the volcano tour and the botanical garden as well as a trip to Sugar Beach. We picked a water taxi ride with Johnny Bismo and went to Castries, Marigot Bay and Ti Kai to snorkel, that was a great day. The villa is a little isolated and Id recommend looking for a music streaming service that works in St. Lucia.
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Mamin

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guests may not alter staff hours significantly. ( 9-3pm are staff hours)
  • Damage to fixtures and appliances must be paid for before departure.
  • Loud parties after 10pm are not allowed in the neighborhood. Respect for other houses and guests is expected.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Four bathrooms all with shower. Bathroom 5 is for staff.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom main house
    Cottage suite - 1 king , self contained cottage with living room area and kitchen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , TWO BEDS FOR CHILDREN ONLY. NO ADULTS IN THIS BEDROOM
  • King size beds (1) King bed in cottage suite and main house master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in second bedroom main house, Double Beds (1) one old fashioned double four poster bed in childrens bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) one twin four poster in childrens bedroom, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cooking and cleaning and personal laundry are included in the price. Guests buy their own food. Massages on site, personal trainer available, tennis coach available. Grocery shopping service available. Private chef can be engaged for evening meals by arrangement with Chef Basil. Other houses do not always include cooking and cleaning. Be sure to find out cost of paying extra for this. Dining out in St. Lucia can be expensive.

Reviews

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Grand & Gorgeous Tamarind House
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 32 reviews
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
5

Beautiful place to stay, we loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We found the place amazing everything from the fantastic views, the great food cooked for us and the staff who totally looked after us. Popo was great in transporting us and recommending where to go and accommodating everything we needed and the ladies at the house totally looked after us and cooked such great meals we only went out one night. Best holiday in a long while.

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unsurpassed views at Tamarind House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for six nights with another family and had an amazing time. The pictures honestly don't depict the true beauty from this hilltop perch. The house was uniquely built and immaculate. Nancy, the owner was helpful and available for questions throughout the whole planning of our trip. The staff was wonderful, having breakfast and lunch made daily by Ann and Cheryl was a huge plus. We had chef Basil cook for us on two nights and that was really nice because there isn't a better location to have dinner than this one. Popo drove us to the Enbas Saut rainforest hike and waterfall. He organized a guide for us on the way which was helpful. St. Lucia is a great place to unplug, unwind, and be in nature. Sleeping with the breezes and night creature sounds will be missed as we head back to the snowy northeast. One suggestion is to heed the owner's advice about either having a driver from the airport or having a four wheel drive vehicle to get up here. The roads are steep and pretty rough in places. Tamarind house is amazing and memorable. The sunsets were the best part. We loved it!

J. Leiss April 2018

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I hope you can return someday. Best, Nancy
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5

St Lucia and Tamarind House - an excellent family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Tamarind House in Soufriere, St. Lucia, was fantastic!! The property itself was amazing and it is true that the pictures do not do it justice! The housekeepers Ann and Cheryl make the difference as their excellent meals allowed us to relax and just enjoy our family vacation. In addition, Paul, the caretaker, provided everything we needed. We utilized the taxi that Nancy the homeowner provided and that also worked out very well! It was a great experience - thank you all for a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very lucky to have such wonderful staff to help make my guests happy and relaxed. I do hope you can return again to my special house. Thank you.
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Westfield, New Jersey USA
5

The only negative is that I don't live in this house full-time

  • 5 of 5

House is amazing. Pics do not do it justice. One-of-a-kind views, comfortable and blended with the natural surroundings. House staff was friendly and kind.

Thank you so much for making our stay an amazing experience!!!

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear D, Long term rentals considered!! Thank you for visiting us in Soufriere. We hope you can return again soon. Kind regards, Nancy B.
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5

Absolutely heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Not a better view anywhere on the island! Staff was amazing! Will be coming back!

  • Submitted: 28-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be arriving at the Naples Airport- from Catania
5

Best yet!

  • 5 of 5

My name is Chris Wing.

Every December after our Company's last Board meeting we have a family reunion. My wife, her parents, my eldest son and his fiancé, my adult daughter, my toddler son and myself.

We have been to VRBOs throughout Hawaii and the Caribbean.

The Tamarand Home is the best yet.

The views from each of the main bedrooms are unbelievable!

Taking breakfast underneath the Tamarand tree on the patio is really spectacular.

Our help- Cheryl, Anna and Diddya are friendly, efficient and great cooks.

I can't say enough about this place- other than-

We will be coming back!!!

Hopefully annually.

Chris Wing

  • Submitted: 12-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and I am so glad your family are happy in my home. I am very lucky with my staff who have been with me for years. I think you chose the best time of year to visit - December when the island is green and lush and cool. Happy Holidays!
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hewanorra Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anse Chastanet Resort

Rain forest tours, mineral baths, waterfalls, massages in house, tennis coach, personal trainer. Rainforest walks can be arranged. Climb the Pitons, bathe in outdoor mineral baths, diving and snorkeling near by.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Mamin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2018 Low season
Apr 15 2018 - Dec 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$1,073
C$7,512
 
 
Dec. 2018
Dec 10 2018 - Dec 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$1,714
C$11,997
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$1,885
 
 
2019 High Season
Jan 3 2019 - Apr 14 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$1,714
C$11,997
 

Additional information about rental rates

RATES ARE FOR MAIN HOUSE AND COTTAGE 6 adults and 2-3 children. Tax included

FOR A SMALLER GROUP PLEASE NOTE:



Low season 2018 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adults 2-3 children rate is $640 per night
High season 2019 MAIN HOUSE ONLY 4 adutls, 2-3 children rate is $1000 per night

TAXES,COOKING, CLEANING ARE INCLUDED IN ALL RATES
Christmas/New Year supplement of 10% will apply to all rates.

FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM IN HIGH SEASON


A SUPPLEMENT OF 10% WILL APPLY TO CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR PERIOD.
Cancellation policy: 100% refund less credit card fees if cancellation takes place before final payment. After final payment is made, if you cancel you will lose the rental fee UNLESS the property can be rented again. Final is due 45 days before arrival. Trip insurance is a good idea if there is any chance you might have to cancel.

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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