This magnificent home is one of the finest in the whole Caribbean and was extensively described in one of the issues of Architectural Digest. Its lush tropical garden is a botanical paradise with many different kinds of palms, flowers, plants and trees and is definitely the most romantic place for honeymooners enjoying a Caribbean holiday on the island of St. Lucia.
This very secluded and easily accessible Caribbean villa is not visible from the road and is perched on the hillside above Smugglers Cove with unparalleled views of the ocean and the coastline from all the rooms. Smugglers Cove has a sandy beach and the reefs provide one of the most interesting places to snorkel in St. Lucia. A championship 18 hole golf course is just minutes away by car. Anse Becune and the Causeway beaches and the Pigeon Island National Park are approximately a 10-15 minute walk away, and the numerous shops and restaurants situated in Rodney Bay are about a 10 minute drive away.
Smugglers Nest combines all the essential elements of a dream home in the Caribbean, from its stunning architecture and finishes to its wonderful location and its beautiful tropical landscaped gardens with a network of footpaths that allow for leisurely strolls. You can rest for a drink in one of the two delightful gazebos, one of which looks out over the sea, the other one is tucked away in the garden. Or, have lunch on one of the many terraces around the house. A large crystal clear swimming pool interchanges with the sea and is nestled below the house and affords views out over the ocean. Last, but not least, you should have your sunset drink on the lower deck which provides marvelous views of Pigeon Island against the striking Caribbean sunset.
This Caribbean villa is designed as an open plan, so guests can benefit from the cooling tropical breeze throughout their Caribbean holiday. It is imaginatively furnished with antique Indonesian furniture and artifacts set against a dazzling white background giving a unique blend of the old and the sophisticated. There are two lovely airy living areas. One for lounging, with the other serves as a TV room with cable television. The open plan dining room is adjacent to a well appointed kitchen and a series of open patios. The master bedroom has a King-size bed with unusual bamboo posters draped with a net. There are small patios off this room giving a 180 degree view of the ocean. Complementing this bedroom is an ensuite bath room with the privacy to enjoy ' a bath for two with a view', a separate shower and dressing room. The second bedroom has an interesting gallery with the bedroom on a lower level, opening on to its own large private patio. This has a double bed and a large ensuite shower room. A cozy study aquipped with desktop computer and a conveniently located bathroom complete this house.
Smugglers Nest accommodates 4 people. Because of the cliffs, children under 16 years of age are not accepted.
Daily housekeeper - Monday to Saturday 8am to 3pm. Resident watchman/pool maintenance and gardener - in his gatehouse in the garden. Watchman's dog and cat on property.
Please note that our housekeepers are not trained nannies and should not be expected to look after and/or babysit infants and children. If you do make babysitting arrangements with the staff, please be advised this is at your own risk.