100 sq.m Creole cottage by a magnificent beach where the sun goes down.
- english, french
Why Bara Berechit chose Laborie
The locals have always protected the magical environment found in the Caribbean. Most of all, Saint-Lucia is timeless. The authenticity of the island is quite special as it associates the sea, the forest and the Creole villages where welcoming inhabitants will teach you what sharing is all about. It is no accident we have chosen this island. It remained wild and beautiful but also accessible, peaceful and particularly welcoming.
What makes this House unique
The sea, the Pitons, the tropical forest and above all, its inhabitants.
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Perfect peaceful location!
This house is perfect for the independent traveler seeking an authentic experience, oceanview and private beach. You can even see the Pitons from the yard. We loved the little house and front porch views. Its very basic, with simple furnishings. We brought a laptop and watched Netflix from Wifi. This place is perfect for a couple or small family. We traveled the entire east and west coast highway and did not see an area that we liked better!
We hope you will come back soon.
Lovely Quiet Cottage
This was our first time visiting St. Lucia. My husband and I enjoyed the peace and quiet of this property. Owner and agents were very responsive to our needs. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to enjoy a reasonably priced, quiet getaway on an enchanted island.
Hello Pamel we are so happy to know how much you enjoy your holiday in Domaine of Balembouche !
We hope you will come back very soon !
Thanks a lot
Clean private home with beautiful view!
We had a great time staying at this nice home in Laborie. Located away from the crowds and noise of the northern part of the island it's perfect for those who want a little more peace and privacy. A large iron gate provides security and leads to a very large walled yard with an amazing view of St Vincent & Granadines. At the end of a short trail is a beautiful little black sand beach with a modest surf break. The currents throws a lacey cover of white sand on top of the black for nice effect - there are ghost crabs and some palm sprouts that will eventually be big and beautiful. We ended each day there with a swim and some body surfing.
The house is clean and simply decorated. The A/C worked great, and the kitchen was fine for making breakfasts and occasional other meals. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and there was plenty of hot water and pressure when needed. The house is screened tight, and additional netting is provided for the beds. We did not have any issues with mosquitos, and didn't even see or hear any until our last days after some rain had fallen. There is a nice patio and an outdoor grill on the lawn (that we didn't use)
There is not much else within walking distance, so you will need to plan for island transportation. Our hostess Noelita helped us arrange a rental car which worked out great. Be prepared to drive on the left on some challenging island roads. The West side highway to Castries is amazing, but not something you want to drive more than once. The East side highway is a much faster (and smoother!) route to Castries. You can reach most of the good beaches by car (with some work), Laborie and Vieux Forte are a short drive to the south for groceries, gas and banks. Taxi service is reasonable if you don't want to drive, and in fact hiring a water-taxi to get to the popular beaches is a good option.
Noelita was a good hostess and was always available when we had any questions. We arrived on Easter Sunday which of course is an important local holiday. Although everything was closed for the day Noelita was there to welcome us and had helped us out by stocking the house with some simple groceries, a lovely platter of island fruit and drinks (including Piton beer, bless her heart!!!) that we were able to reimburse her for later. We just had to unpack and swim :-)
Wonderful place with great hospitality, and we hope to visit again Noelita ! Merci
We are so happy to read how much you enjoy your holiday in Balembouche !
Thank you and come back quickly on this wonderful island !
Beautiful and Relaxing
We stayed at the property from February 10 until February 19. We arranged to be picked up from the airport with the property manager, Noelita and we did not have to wait at all. Chris, our driver was there waiting for us. Chris also was kind enough to take us to the supermarket to pick up some groceries and was very nice. He took us back to the airport on our last day. We met Noelita at the property and she showed us around. The property was clean and so comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. It took some time to find the path to the beach, but when we finally got down to the beach, it was great. The beach is private, sometimes rough but we had a great time. Noelita also cooked dinner and made a lunch for us on our last day. The meals were delicious and I highly recommend that guests make arrangements with Noelita for home cooked meal. We met so many friendly people in St. Lucia. Noelita is so nice and courteous and will make arrangements for taxi service and car rentals and pretty much does anything she can to make your stay at the property wonderful. While in Laborie we also used a taxi service, Edward's Taxi Service (telephone 758-455-1900). Mr. Edward was also very kind, quick and reliable and can even give tours of St. Lucia as he has a wonderful knowledge of the history of the island and many great spots. We would love to stay at this property again when in St. Lucia.
Great place to stay on budget
We really enjoyed our time at the villa and the nearby beach was Amazing!
We were a family of four adults.
The beds are comfortable and we didn’t have mosquitos in the villa.
Though there were Some mosquitos on the decking.
The air conditioning worked very well
It is all nicely decorated and clean.
The nearby beach was nearly always deserted and we could swim most days and had a fun BBQ on the beach at night.
Flavien drove us to Anse Chastanet and was very pleasant.
Noelita was there at the villa to meet us and provided a delicious, copious meal.
We were a short drive to a biggish supermarket.
Laborie folk were friendly and the little beach bar and Mama Tillys were very authentic, interesting places to eat.
I personally like to know ahead of time if someone is going to charge us $90 US to prepare a local meal. I asked ahead of time, but got no answer.
We were only given the bill on the last day. Didn’t like that.
The food was good though, but we didn’t want the wine provided. Happy with local beer.
The neighbours’ young adult guard dogs came onto the decking in the mornings and took some shoes and tore up one of my shirts that was drying. For this reason, if not resolved, I would not recommend for toddlers etc!
The toilet ran water almost constantly and one day we ran short of tap water, bit I guess that’s the island.
Despite these problems, it really was worthwhile.and an inexpensive way to start a holiday.
Thank you for having appreciated this exceptional place. With regard to the dogs of the neighbor this problem will be settled soon. About the cost of the meal that Noelita prepared for you, I am sure that if you had told him the desired cost there would have been no problem. That said having a good full Caribbean meal at US $ 90 for four people may seem very decent. Noelita is definitely a reliable person.
We hope to see you soon
And Merry Christmas
I loved it!
Our family enjoyed the house and especially the patio. Our kids were able to run freely and safely around the house perimeters. It was comfortable both inside and out. Neolita welcomed us with all her heart and made us feel at home. Her cooking was delicious. Flavien our driver was also as wonderful and took us all around the island. We truly enjoyed our stay in would visit again. The beach at the bottom of an adventurous path was nice if you are a strong swimmer but wavy for little kids. My son six long fed it but was rough for him. The neighboring beaches are very nice. St. Lucia is absolutely beautiful and we will come back again.
Thanks a lot Rehema
We are really happy to read how much you and your family enjoy le Domaine de Balembouche