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Villa Ivrea Owners

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

Ocean Views, Elegance, Sunsets, Golf: Mediterranean Villa, 2 Pools, Maid, WiFi

46 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Mount Hardy holiday villa

Villa and Cottage: sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, 2 pools

Villa Ivrea is located at the northern tip of Cap Estate and boasts spectacular views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Designed by the American architect Dan F. Sater II and built in 2009 by Wayne Brown D/B, it offers all the amenities required by discerning travelers, beginning with luxuriously appointed bedrooms and social areas, together with outdoor features like infinity pool, panoramic verandas, pergola and terraced gardens. All four bedrooms in the Main House enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea or both. A large panoramic deck invites guests to enjoy the sun just outside their room, while an enchanting downstairs veranda provides the ideal setting for deep relaxation, outdoor dining or simply staying close to the pool and witnessing some truly unforgettable Caribbean sunsets.

Cottage: In addition to the Main House, Villa Ivrea offers a fully independent, one-bedroom Cottage that includes a full kitchen with nook, bathroom, living room, central air conditioning, laundry station and a veranda with a splash pool. It enjoys expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and it is surrounded by an English lawn and a citrus orchard. The cottage is quoted if the traveling party is over 8 people ($125 per night mid and low season with rental of the villa, $250 per night high season with rental of the villa).

Gardens: The terraced gardens host an eclectic mix of Mediterranean plants, including olive trees, lemon trees, figs, date palms, bay laurel, jasmine, oleander and cypresses, complemented by tropical and native varieties of bird of paradise, cannas, bougainvilleas, ginger lilies, sago palms, mango trees and more. Most of the water used for the irrigation of the gardens comes from rain-water harvesting.

Nearby Activities and Services: The renowned St. Lucia Golf & Country Club is just a 5-min drive away, while a 15-min drive will put you in the heart of Rodney Bay with all its different attractions, including excellent restaurants, a world-class marina, shopping malls, pharmacies, post office, banks, etc.

Some restaurants we recommend: Spinnakers (Sunset Bar and Food on the beach), Memories of Hong Kong (Best Chinese in the Windward Islands), Elena's (Pizza like you are in Italy), Razmataz (Indian) and Big Chef (Steaks and Wine).

But all this is just the beginning, as the rest of this beautiful island awaits being explored by those interested in snorkeling, hiking, bird watching, scuba diving, sightseeing, mountain biking, deep-sea fishing, sailing and more.

'Saluti' from Villa Ivrea, a taste of Italy, where the enchanting warm waters of the Caribbean Sea meet the crisp waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the dancing lights of Martinique greet you from the veranda.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Villa Ivrea Owners (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

About Villa Ivrea Owners

Olmedo and Lisa, from Houston, Texas

Villa Ivrea Owners purchased this villa in 2009

Why Villa Ivrea Owners chose Gros Islet

When our friend told us that she had chosen Saint Lucia as the ideal place to build her retirement home, after a nearly four-year search throughout the Caribbean, we had to come and see it for ourselves. From the very first moment we were captivated by the beauty, cleanliness and tranquility of the island, but what won our hearts were the people and their special attitude towards foreigners, unlike anything else we had seen during our multiple trips to other islands in the Caribbean. It was then that we decided to purchase a piece of land, build our dream home and make this emerald paradise a part of our lives. We believe Saint Lucia is gorgeous, but do not take our word for it: come and see for yourselves. You may not end up buying land and deciding to stay, but you will certainly get hooked on it forever.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Ivrea was built in 2009 and it is located at the northern tip of the exclusive Cap Estate subdivision. It offers breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and it is just five minutes away from the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club and its fantastic 18-hole course, set within the scenic rolling hills of Cap Estate. The villa provides guests with luxuriously appointed bedrooms and social areas, in addition to outdoor features like infinity pool, panoramic verandas, pergola and terraced gardens. All this in a secure and exclusive environment that ensures privacy, tranquility and enjoyment. The elegant LeSport Spa & Beach Club is also close by and they are well known for their rejuvenating one-day spa treatments. Or guests may prefer to stay at the villa and have Maria, our professional masseuse, come by and treat you to a great massage under the Pergola, while listening to the ocean waves. Whether relaxing or exploring, Villa Ivrea is definitely the right place to call home while vacationing in Saint Lucia.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely view of Martinique, especially at night. Very relaxing and with all the comforts. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Apr 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 46 traveller reviews

Ocean Views, Elegance, Sunsets, Golf: Mediterranean Villa, 2 Pools, Maid, WiFi
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 47 reviews
5

Great location. Superior service. Unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to book this villa for our recent vacation only after careful consideration, as some villas in Cap Estate offer great things on their web site that when you arrive are far from reality. This being our 5th trip to the beautiful island, we wanted to make sure that our children and our parents were comfortable, safe and happy. Flying over from France, via Martinique and arriving in Castries was not without minor hiccups, but upon landing we quickly remembered why this beautiful place continues to draw us year after year. Lisa, the owner, was very helpful in the days leading to our departure and the welcome cocktail with Claudette was just what my wife and I needed to feel at home and forget our busy lives back in Paris. The house is elegantly decorated and has all the things we needed to enjoy a great vacation. The views, as many, many people always talk about when reviewing this villa, are just magnificent and pictures alone will never do them justice. All rooms upstairs are air conditioned (including the Study) and there are no mosquitos anywhere outside as the sea breeze is constant throughout the day and night. Bertha, the housekeeper, was among the best things we had while at Villa Ivrea. She is a grandmother herself so our children were immediately privileged with her attention and great cooking (we loved her curry fish). The house was always clean and bright and welcoming because of her hard work and we always felt welcome and tended to. Claudette also arranged for Victor, their guide and driver, to take us to Tet Paul trail in the Pitons, which we had not had the chance to visit during our previous trips. We highly recommend this villa to people with families and in search of privacy, relaxation, and great comfort in a luxury environment. Au revoir Villa Ivrea….we cannot wait to come back soon! F. Laurent

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greensboro
5

The perfect gem

  • 5 of 5

If heaven ever existed in the world it would be named Villa Ivrea. From the time of booking up to my trip Lisa was awesome and she was always prompt to answer any questions which made booking this Villa stress free. Once we arrived we were given our warm St. Lucian welcome by Mrs. Claudette. The views from this Villa are some of the most amazing views you will ever witness. I traveled with my family of 6 and we had plenty of space. The pictures do not even come close! The villa is fully equiped with everything you will ever need as well as a fully stocked kitchen. Bertha our house keeper was amazing and a superb cook. She made us some of the best curry goat, acki, and red snapper we have ever tasted. And her rum punch was out of this world. Victor was one of the coolest drivers ever! My family really enjoyed him. He was always on time and the ultimate St Lucian driver and guide. He took us to some really cool spots and he made our trip feel very personal and memorable. He provided us with the perfect St Lucian experience. Beware though because this Villa is so beautiful you will not want to leave. The views overlooking the veranda will leave you speechless. We spent lots of time by the infinity pool taking in all the beauty this villa offered. Centrally located between the Carribean and Atlantic you get the best of both worlds. Being able to see St. Martinique from the villla was an added bonus. We are already planning our next trip . Lisa, Claudette, Bertha and Victor thank you all for making my 40th birthday celebration awesome.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

All the members of our family loved this villa and their staff. This is the third time we come to Saint Lucia on vacation and we continue to be impressed by their attitude in welcoming visitor. Both Bertha and Claudette were superb. The villa sits atop a hill, right in front of the beautiful blue ocean, and has everything you may need for a fantastic stay. We recommend renting a car in order to explore the island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was spectacular and the Owner and staff maintaining the house and grounds were all a pleasure. The views were beyond expectations, as was the Villa - it is more beautiful then the photos. Our family continues to talk about this vacation and how lucky we were to come upon this Villa in St Lucia. Bertha's welcome set the tone for an unbeatable week. We could sit on the terrace all day and never tire of the view. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we could think - we wanted for nothing more. We look forward to returning to this little piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

TOP Notch

  • 4 of 5

Out of this world! What a fabulous vacation. I came with a group of 10 good friends who travel together at least twice a year. The house, accommodations, view, location were all amazing. We hired a local chef to prepare breakfast and dinner each day for a total of 7 1/2 days. All I can say is fabulous!

The only negative I can say is about the housekeeper/chef. Fortunately We locked the chef in day 1 for all our meals. He'll fix whatever you want and has an amazing personality. That left the housekeeper to come each day for housekeeping.

DO NOT, I repeat Do Not get swayed into hiring the housekeeper as your chef, she's bad enough as just a housekeeper. Poor attitude, terrible customer service skills and the worse housekeeping I've ever seen. If you're minority be prepared to be treated 10 times as bad. After a word to the owner and property manager she didn't improve. On our 5th day I noticed chef telling her to say good morning to our group, with her responding to him with a roll of the eyes. Her loss. Little did she know, her behavior cost her the 100% tip we'll give chef the day we leave. Housekeeper's tip...0%

I'd highly recommend the property!!

UPDATE: My group's reviews including this one were removed. The owner was very upset and asked us to take them down. She only wants reviews up that show the positive so tread lightly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

The most amazing views and the service to match!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owner and staff are amazing!!! The views were breathtaking. It was close to the store and beaches only a 10 minute drive. Bertha really took care of us. Claudette answered any question we had and went above and beyond. We rent a lot of properties and the service here blew us away. My two year old daughter is still asking for Bertha lol. We will return to this property

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
George F.L. Charles Airport (Vigie)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club (Clubhouse)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Castries Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club (18 holes)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club (Clubhouse)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Plantation Beach (Families + Horseback riding)
Car: recommended

Villa Ivrea is located at the northern tip of Cap Estate and boasts breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Designed by the American architect Dan F. Sater II, it offers all the amenities required by discerning travelers, beginning with luxuriously appointed bedrooms and social areas, together with outdoor features like infinity pool, panoramic verandas, pergola and terraced gardens. All four bedrooms in the Main House enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea or both. In addition to the Main House, Villa Ivrea offers a fully independent, one-bedroom Cottage that includes a full kitchen, central air conditioning and a veranda with a splash pool. It enjoys expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and it is surrounded by an English lawn and a citrus orchard. This recently-built estate is only five minutes away from the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club and its fantastic 18-hole course, set within the scenic rolling hills of Cap Estate.

Golf: The Saint Lucia Golf & Country Club (18 holes), located inside Cap Estate, is only 4 minutes away by car. Their rate for a round of golf (including the cart) is US$145 during High Season and players can tee off as early as 6h45. If you would like to know more about a preferred pricing agreement, please give us the exact dates you have in mind, as well as the number of people in your party. Unfortunately, the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course next to Villa Ivrea will not be finished before Fall 2018, but we are sure that once you see it you will want to come back as soon as they open. A great alternative is the La Toc golf course (9 holes), located 30 minutes south from Villa Ivrea --La Toc is the oldest golf course on the island. It is rather hilly, but the expansive views of the Castries Harbor and the Caribbean Sea make it really worth the trip. Their rate is US$60/round and they have no carts.

Other Activities: About 45 minutes by car, going south towards Soufriere, you will find the Tet Paul Nature Trail, which is nestled on six acres of lush, verdant land in the farming community of Chateau Belair. The trail is located in the Piton Management Area, Saint Lucia’s World Heritage Site. Hiking the trail is like soaring heavenward on a beautiful, natural staircase. The hike is rated easy to moderate and is roughly 45 minutes long. The trail boasts some of the most spectacular views of the South of the island, the Jalousie Bay, Petit Piton and Gros Piton as well as Martinique and St. Vincent on clear days.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Mount Hardy, St Lucia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Mid-Season (4 guests)
2 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
A$672
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$47 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year (8 guests)
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,344
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$168 per night, per additional guest
 
High-Season (2 guests)
8 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$739
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season ( 8 guests)
16 Apr 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$168 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer / Fall (8 guests)
1 Aug 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,032
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$4,704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

SPECIFIC RATES: Kindly contact us about your group size, as our rates are based on the number of rooms needed (max. 2 guests allowed per room). If there are 8 people, you will be quoted for the villa only; more than 8 people, you will be quoted for the villa plus the cottage.

Villa Ivrea does not benefit from any additional fees charged when using the HomeAway booking feature.
Please note that if you use e-checks you will not be charged any fees by Homeaway. However, if credit cards are used via HomeAway, the related fees will be charged back to the renter. We accept PAYPAL payments.

Merci de nous contacter pour des tarifs selon le nombre de personnes dans votre group. Nos tarifs dépendent du nombre de chambres utilisées (max. 2 personnes par chambre)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Mount Hardy, St Lucia

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Social Area
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Cottage
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Master Suite
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Pool Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Bedroom (Cottage)
  • Beds in Bedroom 3 and Bedroom 4 can be prepared either as one (1) King size bed or two (2) Single beds, based on Guests' needs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
MAIN HOUSE Air Conditioning Central Unit (extremely low noise) covers all Bedrooms and Study. Ceiling fans in every room and social areas. Crib available upon request. Maid service Monday - Friday (except on St. Lucia holidays) COTTAGE Air Conditioning Central Unit (extremely low noise) covers entire Cottage. Ceiling fans in bedroom, living room and kitchen area. Maid service Monday - Friday (except on St. Lucia holidays)

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