We stayed at this villa with friends for a week. Janus was a terrific host and we were in the middle of many attractions. He did supply us with bread and fruit during the week and there is a book where folks wrote in about their travels.
We are frequent travelers to the Caribbean and have stayed in many villas. This one was beautiful but lacked some basics. There were no dressers or even a luggage rack so we had to live out of our suitcases on the floor all week. The pillows are quite uncomfortable and the bed is stiff with the bed unmade when we arrived. There is no mattress pad and thin sheets so it was not a restful bed.
We brought our own beach towels which worked out as there were no beach towels supplied nor beach chairs for your use. Also no coolers. We brought our own cooler as well.
The kitchen was beautiful however the pans and plates need replenishing. There are no baking dishes or ovenware and the utensils don't all work. A couple examples would be to add a potato masher, cheese grater, working garlic press. Since we rent a villa to cook this made it difficult. There were several supplies in the kitchen from salt and pepper to oil and coffee. That was nice. The knives however are so dull that they are a bit dangerous. The doors do not have a seal so there were small bugs that infested the lit areas that had to be sweep up several nights.
We truly enjoyed the dipping pool and the smart TV and Internet. The road to the villa is the roughest I've ever been on. You must have a four wheel drive and hold on tight.
There is a washer but no dryer. This is a problem for beach vacations. There is a clothes line under the house but the towels remain damp as we'd need them the next day. We couldn't leave them out in the sun in the porch since it rains everyday so we had damp towels each week.
The showers are terrific and the layout. We couldn't hear one another in the different rooms. There are however roosters for early mornings.
The view from the patio was spectacular, you could not ask for better! The town folk were all super nice, eat at Ruby's and talk politics with Terrence. Shop at Massy's by the airport for the major shopping and pick up what you need for the week in town.
All and all it was a great stay and with a couple of changes could be a 5 star.
What a truly incredible find !
We decided to stay here for 2 nights at the tail end of our vacation.
After staying here, we wished we would have been here the whole week !
The house is stocked with everything you would need including things like condiments. (its so nice when you don't have to buy things like salt & pepper, hot sauce, sugar or other type of condiments). Plenty of towels, glasses, plates, etc.
The veranda and the pool with the incredible view was spectacular. It was a highlight to sit out there with coffee in the morning as well as winding down in the evening with a nice glass of wine looking at the Pitons.
Janus was such a stellar host who was available at all times to help us out with anything. I can't say enough about his hospitality without gushing but he really is wonderful ! Delivery of fresh grapefruit and fresh bread on our first morning was a wonderful surprise and truly appreciated.
Definitely read the guest book when you arrive because everyone left great tips on how to make the most of your time there. It really helped us in choosing restaurants and activities, etc.
Don't miss out on staying here. You will not regret it !
Fantastic villa, with great views of the Pitons.
We were warmly welcomed by Janus and the villa had everything you could want including the great pool. Janus was very helpful about places to eat and visit whilst in Soufriere, and even left us a mobile phone to ring him if we had any queries or if we got lost!
We loved the privacy of the villa and chilling outside in the evening, looking at the stars and watching fire flies, bats and even a possum!
I would highly recommend this villa as a little bit of paradise in St Lucia
This place was just like the pictures!! Janus is the man. Really good to deal with the entire time. Well worth the money. Janus even provided a cell phone that worked on the island. The natural beauty of the island was amazing. The road getting to the place was a little sketchy but that's to be expected when going to the islands. Janus even hooked us up with a rental care company that picked us at the airport. I highly recommend getting a car and exploring a little. We Definitely will be coming back
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We stayed in the Serrana Villa for our honeymoon and are so so glad we did! The Villa is secluded up in the hills, but just a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive into the town of Soufriere. The location was perfect. Almost all of the island's top attractions are in Soufriere, so you'll be so glad you chose this Villa. You're just minutes from the beautiful beaches, the Piton hikes, great restaurants with great views and the waterfront. The place was spotless, spacious, full of amenities and had the best plunge pool and view! From the minute we arrived to St. Lucia, Janus was in touch with us. We rented a car from the rental company he's associated with and would highly recommend it! Janus leaves a local cell phone in the Villa and answered every call of ours with answers to our questions. He brought us delicious mangos, bread and even had his mother pick us up fresh fish from the market one day. He was truly a fabulous host - treated us more like friends than an Airbnb host. When looking on Airbnb for a place, we fell in love with this Villa before even truly researching St. Lucia... and we ended up going for it! We loved St. Lucia and all it has to offer and know our trip wouldn't have been the same without this Villa or Janus's hospitality!