This stunning, colonial-style plantation house was inspired by Oliver Messel’s Caribbean designs. It is constructed in an open architectural style in coral stone, with cool green shutters and detailing.
It is situated in a secluded location high in Cap Estate and enjoys 360 degree views over the island and the sea. Facilities on Cap Estate include a championship 18-hole golf course, a racquet club offering both tennis and squash and two sandy beaches with good snorkelling.
The property has been designed with indoor/outdoor living in mind and the interiors blend perfectly with the four acres of lush tropical gardens surrounding the house. The rooms have been decorated throughout in cool greens, marble and white, with stone archways, and furnished with antiques. It has been used as a background for many fashion photography shoots.
The ground floor rooms open up to an open walkway with stone pillars and a lovely central palm courtyard. On the other side, the rooms open via louvred doors to the garden. Stone steps lead down from the garden to a lower level with swimming pool and a small green and white gazebo, surrounded by palms and trees. There is a resident cat and two dogs, which can be kept in a fenced area off the kitchen, if guests prefer. The access road to this property is quite rough, so a 4-wheel drive rental car is recommended.
Guest wing with double bedroom and en-suite bathroom, opening to terraces and garden. Master bedroom with king-size bed and doors opening on three sides to terraces and the garden. En-suite shower room with large marble shower and basin. Separate WC. Sitting room, opening right up on two sides, one to the central courtyard and the other to a stone balustraded terrace with sea views. Spacious kitchen. Laundry. Dining area, seating 12, opening to courtyard. Large and beautifully furnished living room, opening to courtyard, terraces and garden.
A large covered verandah with comfortable seating extends right around the house at this level. Casual sitting/games area with cable TV. Twin bedroom, opening to terraces, with en-suite bathroom, shared with another twin bedroom, and also opening to a terrace. Double bedroom, opening on three sides to terraces, and with en-suite bathroom, shared with a single bedroom. Four of the bedrooms have ceiling fans.
Beach, golf and tennis 2 – 3 minutes drive
Rodney Bay Marina 5 minutes
Hewanorra International Airport 1 ½ hours
Vigie Airport 20 minutes
Castries 25 minutes