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St Lucia West Indies Luxury Villa 1850 styled stone and exotic wood home of well known designer with spectacular view of world famous Pitons. Cook housekeeper, swimming pool, billiard room and much more.
Villa DiPol is owned and designed by John DiPol, who is known for creating the original open wall concept at the near by world famous Ladera Resort. The interiors are well appointed with antiquies, four poster beds and locally made furnishings.
The Villa is layed out in three semi detatched bulidings as follows:
The central buliding is a large living room and dining room that opens on the leeward side to a tiled patio and pool with a magnificient view of the Petit Piton. There is a great kitchen with modern applances, carved wood cabinets and stained glass windows.
The guest quarters building has two bedrooms with four poster beds and a large adjoining bath room. Access to this buliding is over an inside water-way which connects to the main pool by a water wheel and a viewing tower.
The third building has a two story structure. The upper floor is a large master bedroom, dressing room with private sundeck and bath with an indoor/outdoor tub/shower inset in ceramic tiles. Downstairs is a game room with a pool table, darts, wet-bar and a bathroom with shower, (which can be used by the guests if guest bathroom is occupied). This buliding also houses the garage, workshop and laundry.
Note that buildings walls are constructed of 16" thick stone. The roof is wallaba shingles. This structure in combination with the 800 ft elevation eliminates the need for air conditioning.
Nearby attractions: The property is bordered on one side by Union Vale plantation owned by the "World Finest Chocolate Co." and on the other side by Lord Glenn Conner's (of life styles of the rich and famous) private home development. Lord Glenn Conner also operates his Bang resturant and entertainment complex where you can rub elbows with celebrities. Just beyond the Bang is the Jalosie Hilton with a white sandy beach and many activites available, such as tennis and windsurfing. Other hotels nearby are Anse Chastanet hotel which has one of the best Scuba programs in the world and also provides mountain biking. The Hummingbird resort, a well known yacht haven, has another great restaurant. The Stonefield resort and restaurant, Lahaut and The Still and last but not least and previously mentioned is Ladera resort where Mr. DiPol takes a personal interest as the original owner designer/developer are all withing a short drive.
There are many more fine restaurants and shopping available in the nearby town of Soufriere. In addition there is Diamond Estate with its famous waterfall, botanical gardens and mineral baths which were originally constructed by order of King Louis XVI for his troops stationed in Soufriere.
Many private tours are available including climbing either the Gros or Petit Piton, rain forest walk, drive in volcano, sail boat and power boat excursions and much more.
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|Villa Mandaris - Review (St. Lucia)|| 3 Stars
Nice Villa, Bad Management: When we arrived at Villa Mandaris we were pleasantly suprised and pleased with the villa. The pictures do not do it justice. However, we soon found ...
|Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort - Review (St. Lucia)|| 4 Stars
Windjammer landing - good: I have visited this resort more than once and have seen various changes in Management over the years. The resort has been improved compared to a ...
|Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort - Review (St. Lucia)|| 1 Stars
Honeymoon Nightmare: Unfortunately, the absolute beauty of this resort was greatly diminished by the abominable service bestowed upon us by upper and lower management. ...
|Sandals - Grande St. Lucian - Review (St. Lucia)|| 2 Stars
Honeymoon Trip: We were so excited to finally go on our honeymoon. After months of planning and paying almost $7,000 for a 10 night stay at the St. Grand Lucian we ...
|Club St. Lucia - Review (St. Lucia)|| 1 Stars
Holiday nightmare: Club St Lucia is shabby, dirty and above all SMELLY. There is a sewage plant right in the centre of the CAMP
The hygene in the dining areas is a ...
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Crime Information. Most visitors to the Caribbean have a relatively safe trip. However, thievery, purse snatching, and pick pocketing do happen, particularly in cities and at beaches. There has also been an increase in violent crimes, such as rape and assault against tourists. In some places, U.S. passports and identity documents are especially attractive to thieves. Robbery of yachts is a problem in some marinas.
Here are some precautions to keep in mind:
-- Safety begins when you pack. Leave expensive jewelry, unnecessary credit cards, and anything you would hate to lose at home.
-- Use a concealed money pouch or belt for passports, cash, and other valuables.
-- To facilitate replacing a lost or stolen passport, carry two extra passport photos and a photocopy of your passport information page and other identity documents with you in a separate place from those items.
-- Do not take valuables to the beach. When possible, use the hotel safe when you go to the beach or into town.
-- When you enter a marina, register with the local government authorities.
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