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2 minutes walk to water! ‘Your stay supports local children in need”

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Centrally located in desirable Marigot Bay, Plunge Pool, Nearby Beach

Stay Here, Be Happy! You just found a nicely equipped apartment at a great rate. Proceeds from your stay will help fund programs for underprivileged children on the island of Saint Lucia via Irie Kids, Inc.

Situated in the same scenic area as the Capella Hotel. You can't get much closer to everything Marigot has to offer including the BEACH!

The Hibiscus Apartment boosts a private patio overlooking tropical gardens of lime, coconut, mango and breadfruit trees. Air-conditioning throughout, free wi-fi and cable TV make your stay comfortable. Enjoy your own full size kitchen, in room safe and secure on-site parking.

Spectacular views are part of a shared space from the upper deck gazebo area with gas grill and plunge pool. You also have access to our laundry facility.

The Marina Village, small grocery, bank with ATM, multiple restaurants, local land and water taxi station are all within a few minutes walk from Villa Papillon as well as two nearby beaches!

More Details

Owner
Lisa Jarvis
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Lisa Jarvis

We fell in love with Saint Lucia on our first visit. Since building our vacation home in Marigot Bay we have met many wonderful new friends and some we feel are more like family. The landscape is mountainous and lush with vegetation, the bay is filled with luxurious yachts of all sizes but this is in stark contrast to the daily struggles of many local families which is why we started a US nonprofit organization called Irie Kids, Inc. Profits from our rentals help fund programs for underprivileged children in our community. Contact us or visit our website to learn more: iriekidsinc@gmail.com

Lisa Jarvis purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Lisa Jarvis chose Castries Quarter

Stay Here, Be Happy!

Sharing our Saint Lucian home has been an unexpected spectacular experience for us! We have a wonderful group of people on staff who truly care for our guests which is reflected in reviews on multiple websites. We hope that Villa Papillon is a reflection of the grace and beauty that is Saint Lucia. SIMPLE & BEAUTIFUL!

What makes this apartment unique

Guest have the opportunity to visit the local school with our staff. Meet the students and teachers that your stay at Villa Papillon helps to support.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Castries Quarter

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Air-conditioned with Ceiling Fan. In room electronic safe.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our staff is on call 24/7.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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2 minutes walk to water! ‘Your stay supports local children in need”
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
5

Trip Extraordinaire!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing week in the Hibiscus apartment at Villa Papillon! Quiet, clean and comfortable. William and Kim were both helpful and informative. We had the added bonus of meeting Lisa and Larry! Lisa provided us with some helpful hints that really helped to make our stay. For example, you could utilize the lower pool deck at Capella Hotel—which was just down the street. We lounged on their chairs, ordered food and beverages and enjoyed the comings and goings at the marina.

We did not rent a car. Kim arranged for Lucias to drive us one the day. We hiked the Gros Piton (not for the faint of heart!), had lunch in Soufriere, went to a waterfall and then back to the apartment. We really wanted to go the the volcano, but were quite unmotivated after the hike. The next day we took a water taxi to snorkel and spend the day at Anse Chastenat and enjoy a private tour of Jade Mountain Resort and their beach.

If not spending time at the marina, you would usually find us enjoying the plunge pool/patio area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Papillon and Marigot Bay. We are looking forward to our return trip!

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A piece of paradise in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property - quiet and homey. Just up the hill from Marigot Bay where there are fantastic restaurants and evening sunset. Had the pool and deck to ourselves - enjoyed evenings of BBQ and drinks. Mornings overlooking the rainforest are a must. Clean and cosy.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoyable stay in a lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in the Hibiscus apartment at the beginning of October following a week at Rodney Bay. We found the apartment very well appointed and comfortable. Both Lisa and Kim (who looked after the apartment) were very helpful. Marigot bay is a lovely place to be. We very much enjoyed the short boat trips across the bay to the beach and restaurant (Doolittle's) on the other side.

I do think the description of the property is rather misleading in suggesting a 2 minute walk to the water. The attractive beach was across the bay by boat and the villa was separated from the shore by a short steep hill. While I was happy to walk up and down, my wife who is not confident on steep ground, was only prepared to negotiate this the once. I wouldn't therefore recommend the apartment to couples who are slightly infirm but nevertheless like to go for a little walk together in an evening. We did have a car to get around so this was not a major obstacle to our enjoyment.

Snorkeling around the rocks near Doolittle's was good. The snorkeling equipment could be hired for about $10 U.S. a session. We visited a couple of other beaches further down the coast, Anse Cochon and Anse Chastanet. Here the water was very clear and the variety of marine life was amazing.

The 4WD car we had hired was indispensable for one or two of the steep and potholed tracks we found ourselves on during the holiday.

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our property is located within a 2 minute walk to the water. We would never mislead our potential guests with an inaccurate description, as this would lead to bad reviews from dissapointed guests. We aptly describe the distance to the bay, marina village and both nearby beaches (La Bas Beach and Trou Rolland Cove) on our webpage. Thank you for taking time to review your stay.
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5

Just GO!

  • 5 of 5

Don't over think it... seriously, just go!

Amazing Villa, fantastic amenities - steps away from the small Marigot Bay Village.

William and Kim will ensure you a smooth stay and if you need anything - no worries :)

Well maintained property, incredible views, photos do not do it justice.

If you are looking for a true escape, serenity and cooling breezes - this is the place to be.

We will be back...

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location, very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Lisa, the owner, made sure we had all the information we needed before our arrival and was easy to communicate with, regarding our delayed arrival. The apartment was very clean and comfortable! Kim, the manager, greeted us upon arrival and made sure everything was in order and that we were comfortable with everything. There was a problem with the air conditioner in the living area when we arrived; but it was taken care of first thing the next morning! The only other small request we made was taken care of immediately. It is on the lower level so the view is of a very lush, tropical green space. It was modern but still had a cozy, Caribbean feel. The kitchen was very well equipped. The ceiling fan in the living area and the air conditioners in the living area and bedroom were very much appreciated on the hotter days. The internet connection worked well enough inside the apartment; but was the strongest from the pool deck. The plunge pool and ample deck area offer amazing views and the feeling of being in the treetops.. Several reviews mentioned a steep climb up the road to the villa; but we did not find the walk to be too steep; and we are in our 60's. The steepest part was probably no more than 50 meters.

The closest beach access is a very short walk to the bay and a 2 minute ferry ride to the other side. If you are going to Doolittle's for a drink or meal, the ferry is free. Small fee otherwise. The beach is small, but was quiet and the water is very warm, calm and clear. We didn't find the beach that is about a 15-20 minute walk away until the end of our stay, because we went the wrong way on our first day.

The location of the apartment makes it necessary to have a car or a driver, if you are interested in getting around St Lucia. Taxis are expensive. Lisa made arrangements for us to be met at the airport by Cyrus Brown, who immediately made us feel welcome and took us to the supermarket on the way to the rental. He was not only fun, but a wealth of information regarding life in St Lucia. We also hired him to take us around to the beautiful natural sites around St Lucia and other locations during our stay. We told him we were not interested hanging around other tourists and he totally got it. We loved the people we met and the food we ate.

All in all, our stay at Villa Papillion in St. Lucia was just the relaxing experience we needed before returning to the chaos of everyday working life.

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Hibiscus apartment at Villa Papillon and it was perfect for the two of us. The rooms stayed cool even in the humidity of August and we always felt like we were in a private oasis. The surrounding trees, plants, and vegetation provide enough coverage that you don't feel like you're on open display on this hillside villa. We had the most relaxing vacation we've ever had and are dreaming of when we can return. A quick walk to the restaurants and market down by the bay make it easy to find food and drinks. And there's no lack of hospitality from the local people. Everyone was kind and helpful when we wanted to explore the island or try some of the facilities in the area. If you're looking for a party spot, this is not it. You'll want to go north to Rodney Bay. If you're looking for peace and tranquility, this is the area for you.

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
2 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
2 minute walk
Nearest Restaurant
2 minute walk
Nearest Beach
2 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Climb the Pitons, Zipline through the Rainforest, Go Horseback Riding on the Beach or Simply Relax in Paradise!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment 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
 
Seasonal
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$185
C$4,715
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$172
C$4,588
 

Additional information about rental rates

All cancellations may be subject to 3% fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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