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Yvonne Rowland

Member since: 2008
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Luxury Villa With Dockage In A Paradise Location In The West Indies

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Rodney Bay holiday house

Waterfront Villa in Rodney Bay, St Lucia - Peaceful Waterfront Location A Few Mins Walk From The Famous Reduit Beach In The Heart Of Rodney Bay

If you want spacious high specification accommodation in the heart of St Lucia then this might be what you need - whether you want to sail, scuba dive, trek through the rain forests, or simply spend time around the beach and the bars the heart of Rodney Bay this is the place to be. Ground Floor: The spacious open-plan ground floor comprises kitchen, dining room, living room (TV/DVD/iPodDoc) and open air patio plus a well equipped kitchen and laundry room. French doors lead onto a waterfront patio. The view from the patio is of the Rodney Bay Marina with its beautiful array of luxury yachts and sailboats. Bedrooms are on the first and second floors and this is the only house with an additional mezzanine floor. The villa has its own jetty on to The Harbour (great for late night fishing). Gardens are fully landscaped with lush tropical foliage and an outdoor swimming pool . There are cable TV/DVD & iPOD docs in each bedroom, WiFi and A/C on all floors. Maid service: Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Yvonne Rowland (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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About Yvonne Rowland

We are Peter & Yvonne from the UK. No 17 The Harbour is our 2nd home and we love both our house and the island of St Lucia. We have lovingly furnished and equipped our house to a high standard as we want it to feel like home from home for both ourselves and any guests. We have received some great comments from guests and have a number of returning guests. We have three grown up children who also love the house and particularly like the fact that everything in Rodney Bay is within easy walking distance and that there is a great selection of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Yvonne Rowland purchased this house in 2007

Why Yvonne Rowland chose St Lucia

We have sailed in the Caribbean for many years and of all the islands decided that St Lucia was the most perfect. It is green, volcanic, stunning scenery, full of history and a great sailing destination. The people are also some of the most friendly we have come across in the Caribbean and the choice of restaurants and bars is brilliant.

We chose Rodney Bay as we wanted a property with a private dock for our boat. We also wanted to buy from a reputable builder. We have not been disappointed with either the house or the location - in fact every time we go we like it more!!

What makes this house unique

The house is set behind secure electric gates giving beautiful tranquility overlooking the Harbour but is still in the centre of the resort so has great access to all amenities. The house is convenient for walking to the supermarket, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, beach plus taxis are readily available if you want to explore further afield. Hire cars are also available close by but are generally unnecessary. Water Taxis will come to the dock in front of the house making transfer to the Marina, Pigeon Island, The Landings etc very easy. There are only 25 houses/apartments on the complex and often many are unoccupied so the pool and gardens are quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

6/9/13 - Our first time in St Lucia, we could not have picked a better villa or location. Stunning views from The Harbour. Villa was as we saw on the website, actually better. We were welcomed by the lovely housekeeper who looked after us well. I would really recommend this place to family and friends. Thanks

14/5/13 - Excellent villa, very well maintained - an absolutely beautiful home. This villa will be highly recommended to friends and family.

8/5/13 - This is my 7th time in St Lucia and I must say this has been one of my better vacations. The location of the villa is very convenient. Everything in terms of the decor, cleanliness and size was perfect. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

Dec 2012 - Had an absolutely amazing time in St Lucia. The Villa and Marcella (housekeeper) were wonderful. Lots of room for the 7 of us and cooking was a dream in the kitchen. We lacked for nothing - everything was well equipped. We felt so safe and secure. Thanks
Nov 2008
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Luxury Villa With Dockage In A Paradise Location In The West Indies
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place! Me and my partner have used this as our holiday villa for three holidays now and each time has been just as great as the last! The villa is situated in the perfect location - in a quiet, gated community, but also just a two minute walk (if that!) to all the best bars, restaurants and entertainment St Lucia has to offer. Or if you are looking for a more relaxing holiday, one of the best beaches on the island is just a five minute walk away! The villa itself is extremely spacious, all of the rooms are very tastefully decorated - it is pure luxury. And, to make it even better, as you relax in the evening you are able to watch the gorgeous sunset from the comfort of your bedroom balcony. I would highly recommend this villa to any holiday go-er, whether you are a couple looking for a quiet retreat to the Caribbean, or if you have children and are looking for a fun filled, adventurous holiday; this is the place to be.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another wonderful review - so happy to know our guests are happy :-) Thank you for taking the time to write and share your experience of St Lucia and our holiday home. As one of our regular guests we hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future.
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Beautiful Villa, Excellent Location, 5 Star!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (6 adults from England) stayed at 17 The Harbour in June 2015 for 11 days and this is a 5 star villa in a perfect location in St Lucia and I would recommend this property to everyone!!! When we arrived we were greeted by Esther (the maid who kept the house immaculate throughout our stay) who had prepared a beautiful creole chicken meal for us to eat later as we had spent 12 hours travelling from London. The ground floor is open plan, kitchen, dining area, sitting area/TV room and then out on to an open patio with table and chairs with fantastic view over the harbour and moored yachts. The 3 bedrooms are huge and tastefully furnished, all en suite and the two main ones with balconies over looking the harbour. The villa is perfectly situated right in the centre of Rodney Bay but within a secure gated environment. There is a small pool in the complex which was fine for us as the complex was quiet but it may get crowded in high season. 2 large grocery stores (similar to small Asda/Tesco etc) 2 minute walk away in the malls had all the food/drinks for any self catering you want to do. A 10 minute walk to Reduit Beach with plenty of bars and restaurants in the immediate area. Spinnakers (on the beach) is a fantastic place to sit and watch the sun go down, food and drinks great - happy hour 2 4 1 cocktails 17.00 -18.00 and two other restaurants of note are Razmataz (Indian) and Buzz (Local style). Although June is deemed to be the 'low' season there was still plenty to do and the beach was never crowded (apart from when a cruise ship had come in for the day at Castries and then beach was a lot busier so no idea what it would be like in 'high' season). Don't be scared to haggle with the beach vendors for everything, sun beds, chairs, souveniers etc, it is expected!!. In June the weather is still very hot, some rain overnight was refreshing but during day sunshine and light cloud - typical tropical weather. Sea lovely and warm, plenty of tropical fish to see (especially near rocks at either end of the beach when snorkelling) and great to sea large starfish on sea bed. Day trips that are a must are the Catamaran day cruise to Soufriere and the botanical gardens, mud baths etc( we used Sunlink Cruises booked with St Lucia Reps) and for the more energetic a walk up Gros Piton. My children and their partners all in their early 20s and very fit, did this walk and they said it was hard going but well worth the views from the top!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada

Exceeds expectations, great facility & location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a high quality unit which is exceptionally well furnished and equipped. We've rented on other islands and have always been pleased, but this one was clearly a step above the rest, it is truly "fully equipped" and done with quality. Everything was very well organized, the unit is super clean and the complex & grounds are well maintained.

The pictures give it justice except that the unit is actually much bigger than it looks on the internet. All 3 bedrooms are very spacious, each with a very nice ensuite and the beds are very comfortable.

Location is unbelievable, literally a few minutes walk to two shopping malls and two major grocery stores; and a leisurely 10 minute walk to Reduit beach at Spinnakers (beach bar), there are probably close to 20 restaurants within walking distance. Everything you need is close, very convenient ! One of the couples in our group had rented a vehicle, they returned it early as they just didn't need it.

The owners and their agent are very helpful and easy to deal with, everything went very smoothly, great service and the housekeeper Marcella is an absolute gem !

We strongly recommend and would (likely will) return, stop looking this is the place to be !

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thankyou Yvonne,

I never normally write reviews, but on this occasion I can't rave enough about your villa!!

We had a wonderful stay in St Lucia, your villa is beautiful,just like a Tardis!!

It looks small on the outside, but inside its massive! the pictures don't do it justice.

Beautifully furnished throughout, and everything you need for the perfect holiday has been thought of.

Location was perfect for us...

It took me a long time to decide where to stay in Gros Islet, I'm glad I finally came across Yvonne and Peter's villa.

We will definitely return.

Marcella the house keeper was wonderful, her food was delicious, we can't thank her enough.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, thank you ever so much for your kind review. We try very hard to make sure everything is in place to ensure our guests have a great holiday and it is always nice to receive feedback confirming that we are getting it right. Glad you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed staying at No 17 The Harbour. Also thank you for the lovely comments about Marcella - she is a true treasure and always goes the extra mile. I will pass on your comments. Wishing you all the very best and I do hope you can return one day. Yvonne
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

#17 the harbour was so much more than I ever expected, it was so spacious-almost like having 3 seperate apartments- it had every home comfort,every detail has been thought of.

The location is ideal, near to the beach/ shops / bars and restaurants- and although it is so near to all of these it is so quiet and peaceful, you can also relax out the back by the harbour, catching a sea breeze and spotting the lovely little humming birds in the beautiful gardens.

I can thoroughly recommend it , and I fully intend to again.

Marcella keeps the house so clean and tidy, and makes great rum punch too!!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle. We were delighted to read your lovely comments and hope to welcome you and your family back again in the not too distant future. Yvonne & Peter
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Fabulous New Year Break

  • 5 of 5

We booked for an escape from the Winter weather and had a great stay here.

The house is very comfortable for a family and had everything we could have wanted. It is serviced every day so there is no thinking about doing any chores and it is a very short walk to the local facilities - banks, supermarket, good variety of restaurants and the beach.

We found excursions easy to organise and taxis are easily arranged - there is no need to drive.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a lovely time :-)
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Nearest Airport
66 Kilometres
Hewanorra International Airport (+ Vigie 10km)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
St Lucia Golf (10 min drive)
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Blue Olive
Nearest Beach
650 Metres
Reduit Beach (10 min walk)
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The island is 238sq (616sqkm), 27 miles long, 14 miles wide with a combination of high mountains, forests, low lying lands and beaches. A central mountain range runs the length of the island, with peaks ranging between 1000 and 3145 feet. Forests dominate the mountains, while jasmine, scarlet chenille and wild orchids provide splashes of colour to the lush green slopes. The two towering volcanic cones on the SW coast, Gros Piton (797m) and Petit Piton (750m) are one of the Caribbean’s most famous landmarks. The volcanic origin of the island provides visitors with an opportunity to visit a “drive-in volcano” and dip in the therapeutic Sulphur springs. Scuba Diving/Sailing superb.

Some key events:

Feb - Independence Day

April - Golf Open

May - St Lucia Jazz Festival

Jun/Jul - Carnival

Aug - Junior International Tennis

Oct - St Lucia Bill Fishing Tournament

Nov - Arrival of ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), the world's largest transatlantic rally

Dec - Festival of Lights


The famous Reduit Beach is pure paradise; soft golden sand facing West into the calm, warm Caribbean Sea usually offering its gentle sea breeze. The sunset's are stunning and the water is warm all year round. The island is a treasure trove of beautiful and unspoilt beaches and coves - explore by land and/or sea. There’s also lots to do if you’re the adventurous type. You can explore on foot, by mountain/quad bike, or even on horseback. Taxis, hire cars and day trips are all readily available.


There are 2 airports. The smaller domestic airport is about 15 mins by car. The international airport is in the south of the island and about 1 hour 20 mins by car, the drive is quiet, scenic and and provides a breathtaking introduction to the island. Alternatively helicopter transfers are available. Time difference, GMT -4 hours. BA & Virgin both operate direct flights from the UK. There is no need for a hire car when staying at the villa unless you want to explore further a field.


The villa is just off the main road parallel to the beach. The shops and supermarkets are within 200 yards and the bars and restaurants are along the main road. The beach is a 10 minute walk away. The Marina with its bars and restaurants is 5 mins by either land or water taxi. Rodney Bay has a wide choice of bars and restaurants with live music and plenty going on. Pigeon Island is 10/15 mins by land/water taxi. The capital, Castries is about 15/20 minutes by car/taxi depending on traffic.

Further Details:

The yacht marina on the other side of the Harbour has a cluster of shops, cafes, bars and a bank (with ATM). It is easy to hire a quality car (although not necessary as all local amenities are within walking distance) - a temporary driving licence is obtained from the police station. Water Taxis can be arranged to pick you up from the Villa to take you to the famous Pigeon Island heritage resort and beach. The Villa is no-smoking indoors however ash trays are provided for use on the patio/garden.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Rodney Bay, St Lucia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
15 Apr 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$48 per night, per additional guest
High Season
15 Dec 2016 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$72 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
15 Apr 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$48 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$72 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day is Fully Flexible.

Prices shown are per night for: 2 persons (Low Season US$275, High Season US$320); Rates for 3/4 persons are Low Season US$350, High Season US$395 per night; 5/6 persons - Low Season US$395 per night, High Season US$500 per night; 6+ persons - Low Season US$425 per night, High Season US$525 per night. Please enquire for Special Offers!!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Rodney Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bedroom 2 - en-suite bath, shower, wc Bedroom 3 - en-suite shower, wc Master Bedroom - luxury, spacious en-suite bathroom - bath, separate shower cubicle & wc Ground Floor Cloakroom with wc Hotel Chocolate Toiletries (shower gel, hand wash, lotion)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Double Sofa Bed is in the Mezzanine Lounge above the Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Beds can be made into Lg Double Bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor: Bedroom 1 has a kingsized bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds which can be converted into a kingsize bed. Second floor: the master bedroom suite has a kingsize bed and a mezzanine lounge above (with a double sofa bed). Cot hire on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Your visit will be supported by our local agent who can help you arrange whatever you want (car hire, golf, sunset cruises, day trips, sailing, fishing, diving, airport transfers, cook, babysitter, etc). The agent is on call to provide you with local information and advice. The housekeeper service is 9am - 1pm (Monday to Friday). Cot and High Chair hire available on request. Baby stair gates supplied if required. WiFi on ground and second floor; ethernet connectivity on all floors. Air Con on all floors. Cable TVs/DVDs/iPod Docs/Hairdryers in all bedrooms plus one set of hair straighteners. TV/DVD/iPod Doc in lounge together with wide selection of dvds. Mezzanine room has sofa bed, desk and well stocked book shelves. Sun loungers with cushion provided. Outside: The Villa is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and sun loungers are provided with the Villa. The complex is very quiet and tranquil with stunning views over the Lagoon. There are electric gates into the site and 2 security guards on duty throughout the night. Gardeners are in attendance during the day. There is a shared pool with additional loungers. The villa has a jetty/dock on to The Harbour which is suitable for up to a 42' boat/yacht (small daily fee). Water Taxis will collect and drop off at the Jetty. Private secure, car parking is available at the complex. Utility Room: Washer and separate dryer. Iron/ironing board/clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding/linen/towels (bathroom & beach) are included. Housekeeper service included: Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm. A cook/chef/babysitter can be booked as required at local cost. Housekeeper will undertake guest laundry at an additional cost. Other: Storage/wardrobes on all floors. TV, DVD, iPod Docs & hairdryers in all bedrooms (+1 set Hair Straighteners). A/C on all floors. Patio seating for 8 (4 at dining table and four on sofa/chairs at coffee table. 4 Sun loungers & cushions; Picnic Set.