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45 reviews
Villa Makambu and surroundings
Villa Makambu and surroundings
Mezzanine in the upper level unit
The mezzanine
Bedrrom with ensuite bathroom with extra large double shower
Bedroom with ensuite bathroom with double shower
Ensuite bathroom with double shower
Outside living on large verandas
Marigot Bay
Myranda and Carlos our exceptional staff!!!
Pascale and Franz the owners
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Marigot Bay, Castries Quarter, St. Lucia

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triathlet...
Orange County, CA
2 reviews
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“Could not have asked for a more perfect accommodation!”
Reviewed 13 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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My husband and I stayed here with our 2 daughters (ages 8,6 yo) for 10 days. The accommodations were outstanding: beautiful, clean, spacious and did I mention a spectacular view and big pool?? Our two kids were in heaven and spent any free time swimming. The owners could not be more hospitable and they have a groundskeeper and cleaning person who are the friendliest most helpful people you could ever meet. They provided us with a local cell phone to use while we were there and even stocked the refrigerator on our first day of arrival. They have a local Canadian friend of theirs help when you first arrive and will help answer any questions you have. The house is spectacular, clean, comes fully stocked with anything you need and made our first visit to St. Lucia spectacular and unforgettable.

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Liked best: House/pool/bbq
Liked least: st lucia has to import a lot of resources so much more expensive for food
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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JulieS420
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“Awesome Villa, so relaxing you'll not want to leave!!”
Reviewed 1 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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Just would like everyone to know the owner, manager, grounds keeper and housekeeper are all admirable people. If you are looking for a place where you can kick back, relax and celebrate life, Villa Makambu is just the place. We stayed in the upper level and the view is breath taking day and night.

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Liked best: Relaxing
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 50-64
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TK-Sask
Regina, Canada
1 review
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“Great vacation rental”
Reviewed 20 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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We just got back from St. Lucia and had the privilege of staying at Villa Makambu for 12 days. Due to availability when we booked, we ended up splitting our stay between both the lower and upper level, which gave us the chance to experience both units. I can only echo the previous reviews already written and agree that this is a wonderful vacation rental with fantastic views, a quiet atmosphere, spacious and comfortable accommodations on both levels. I would also recommend renting a car to give you the freedom to come and go as you please and to see the island on your own schedule. I walked the local roads everyday and walked down to Marigot Bay a few times with no difficulty but this would not be for everyone unless you are a regular walker or are somewhat physically fit. You certainly could get by with taking cabs to get groceries and seeing sites, but we were glad we had a vehicle. The main highway is in very good shape, narrow compared to North American standards, but very good pavement. The transition to driving a right-hand-drive car on the left side of the road was easy, and the constant curves in the road keeps everyone driving at a slow enough speed to be able to easily react to anything that might pop up. St. Lucians honk to say hi, not to indicate you've done something wrong. There really is no real close beaches to access if that is your thing, but many you can drive to which also supports the rental car recommendation. Fisherman's cove, about a 10 minute walk down the road, is very secluded and quiet and has a small dock, a bit of sand and shady areas, decent snorkelling, but is rocky so water shoes are must for wading in to go swimming. We too enjoyed the beach at Ti Kaye Village and went there several times ($5 US each for chair and umbrella for the day), Vigi beach at Castries is a very nice long sandy beach great for walking, very scenic, lots of surf etc.. We saw a lot of the island and for us, Marigot Bay was the best location for quiet, scenery, and relaxation as it is removed from the large resort areas. The boats in the bay were fantastic, everything from local fishermen and water taxis to multi million dollar yachts. Overall a fantastic trip, and a great rental spot. Pascale is very prompt with email correspondence and was a pleasure to deal with. Her local managers that look after you are the owner's of Villa Pomm'e D'Amour and they are fantastic and make sure you are well looked after while you are there. Make sure these two Villas are on your short list when choosing a place in St. Lucia!

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Liked best: New building, quiet location, the views
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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jftripper
England
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“No hesitation to stay again!”
Reviewed 10 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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person found this review helpful

We had a very relaxed and pampered stay at Villa Makambu.

Pascale, the owner, is a delightful host who anticipates what you would like and can recommend your every need. Carlos, who helps out for all general things, is the perfect gentlemen who can provide all the local needs you might have.

The villa we were in was on the lower floor and has large comfortable rooms, fantastic bathrooms with enormous walk in showers and all the amenities you need. Add in a lovely private terrace with fantastic views of Marigot Bay, a large pool with plenty of chairs to relax in and a large terrace with further views of Marigot Bay. Absolute pleasure!

We decided to have a BBQ one evening just for ourselves and Carlos set it all up and surprised us by providing his own cooked starter for us! Delicious.

Do take the boat trip that Carlos offers, snorkeling in beautiful bays and visitng many locations.

Do take the advice of Pascale and hire a 4 wheel drive car. It helps you get access to remote places in the island but also makes it easier to get to Villa Makambu. Its a stony road up to the Villa which is easy to drive up to, but helps with a 4 wheel drive. The views reward you!

Enjoy the experience of this wonderful location, wonderful hosts and a wonderful island.

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Liked best: Location, View, Perfect Villa, Clean Villa, Great Pool, Fantastic Hosts
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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green4eva
Rosetown, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Gorgeous New Villa....Amazing Views !!!”
Reviewed 9 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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We, 2 couples rented the lower level of the Villa, using 2 of the 3 bedrooms. The home is exactly as the pictures show...absolutely gorgeous ! Bedrooms are large w king size beds and mosquito netting, one bedroom has an ensuite bathroom,and there is large main bathroom. The kitchen is well stocked, there is a huge table for dining at..furniture is all new. There are lots of towels, beach towels as well, so need to take your own.

The pool is good for cooling off in, as it gets very hot laying on the pool chairs when the sun is shining.Carlos is always cleaning the leaves out of it, so it was lovely and clean.You can not see homes from here, but there are none right beside the Villa, so you have lots of privacy. We could hear the music at night from the bars down in Marigot Bay though because it was so quiet.

We had dinner one night at Doolittle's, and another at Chateau Mygo, both were very good. We had a rental SUV, so we drove down and back..you could probably walk down if you didn't have a vehicle, but you would want to take a taxi back up if you were coming back up at night. There is a BBQ, and briquettes at the villa if you wanted to BBQ there.

The landscaping is beautiful, and Carlos is always working on it, keeping it maintained. The view from the Villa is stunning...looking down on Marigot Bay, and out to the ocean.

We went to Ti Kaye beach to snorkel one day, and this was a great decision, as the current does not try to pull you out, and the water is fairly shallow to snorkel in. We saw lots of fish, the beach is nice..not much shade though..there is also a bar, of course, to get drinks and food. I had a Rum Punch there at Happy Hour..2 for 1...wow !! lots of rum in that drink !! Ti Kaye was about a half hour away, well worth the drive.

We also went to Castries one afternoon to the Market, and dinner..it is probably about a half hour the other direction.

There are a set of binoculars in the Villa, which was nice for looking at the ships and sailboats on the ocean, and dice and Yahtzee score pads so you can play a game in the evening if you want.

I will say that if you are not getting picked up by the owners or Carlos, that I would suggest that you not try to navigate the road up there with a car. We were driving a small SUV, and we were happy we were..parts of the road are quite steep, have large potholes and rocks. When we went, there was no sign at the Villa, but will probably have one by now.....signs up the hills where you turn.

I would highly recommend it ...we hated to leave !!

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Liked best: The view, the pool, the villa itself.
Liked least: The road to get there.
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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