Welcome to a wonderful nine-bedroom villa located in the well-known exclusive Cap Estate in the north of St Lucia: for sale

Welcome to a wonderful nine-bedroom villa located in the well-known exclusive Cap Estate in the north of St Lucia

Gros Islet, St Lucia


1 450 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Island Resort
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Showers: 9
Parking: 0
Yield: Not Disclosed

Gros Islet

Gros Islet is a community near the northern tip of the island country of Saint Lucia, in the Gros Islet Quarter. Originally a quiet fishing village, it has become one of the more popular tourist destinations in the country.

Originally settled by the Carib (and possibly Arawak), the area was first identified as Gros Islet in a French map from 1717.  The community was a Roman Catholic parish, and the first priests who arrived on the island settled in the village in 1749.

In 1778, the Anglo-French War broke out between France and Great Britain. As part of the conflict, the British Royal Navy captured the island of Saint Lucia and built a naval base at Gros Islet Bay in 1782, temporarily changing the name to Fort Rodney. The island has changed hands between the British and French throughout its existence.

Between 1991 and 2001, the population rose 54%; the biggest increase in the country. In 2001, the population of Gros Islet was 19,409, making it the second-most populous community in Saint Lucia, up from 13,505 in the 1991 census and 10,164 in the 1980 census. Of that number, 9,307 were male and 10,102 were female.

A nearby mangrove swamp was dredged to form Rodney Bay Marina, and many hotels, resorts, and villas have since been built. However, the old village of Gros Islet is still a flourishing district.

In September 2011, the parliamentary representative for the area, the Honourable Lenard Montoute, advised that the constituency might become St. Lucia's second city, if the expansion plans for the area progress in accordance with its development blueprint.

Saint Lucia 

Saint Lucia is an island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. The island was previously called Iyonola, the name given to the island by the native Arawaks, and later Hewanorra, the name given by the native Caribs, two separate Amerindian peoples. Part of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238 square miles) and reported a population of 165,595 in the 2010 census. St. Lucia's largest city is Castries, its current capital, and its second largest is Soufrière, the first French colonial capital on the island.

The French were the first Europeans to settle on the island. They signed a treaty with the native Island Caribs in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667. In ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times, and the rule of the island changed frequently. In 1814, the British took control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the "Helen of the West" after the Greek mythological character, Helen of Troy.

Representative government came about in 1840. Universal suffrage was established in 1953. From 1958 to 1962, the island was a member of the West Indies Federation. On 22 February 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations as a Commonwealth realm. Saint Lucia is a mixed jurisdiction, meaning that it has a legal system based in part on both the civil law and English common law. The Civil Code of St. Lucia of 1867 was based on the Quebec Civil Code of 1866, as supplemented by English common law-style legislation. It is also a member of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.


Pre-colonial period

The first proven inhabitants were the Arawaks, though there may have been other native peoples prior to this. The Arawak are believed to have come from northern South America sometime around AD 200–400, as there are numerous archaeological sites on the island where specimens of their well-developed pottery have been found. There is evidence to suggest that the Arawak called the island Iouanalao, meaning 'Land of the Iguanas', due to the island's high number of iguanas.

The Caribs arrived around AD 800, and seized control from the Arawaks by killing their men and assimilating the women into their own society. They called the island Hewanarau, and later Hewanorra (Ioüanalao, or "there where iguanas are found").

Early European period

Christopher Columbus may have sighted the island during his fourth voyage in 1502, since he made landfall on Martinique, yet he does not mention the island in his log. Juan de la Cosa noted the island on his map of 1500, calling it El Falcon, and another island to the south Las Agujas. A Spanish cédula from 1511 mentions the island within the Spanish domain, and a globe in the Vatican made in 1520, shows the island as Sancta Lucia.

In the late 1550s, the French pirate François le Clerc (known as Jambe de Bois, due to his wooden leg) set up a camp on Pigeon Island, from where he attacked passing Spanish ships. In 1605, an English vessel called the Oliphe Blossome was blown off-course on its way to Guyana, and the 67 colonists started a settlement on Saint Lucia, after initially being welcomed by the Carib chief Anthonie. By 26 September 1605, only 19 survived following continued attacks by the Carib chief Augraumart, so the settlers fled the island.

French Colony

In 1664, Thomas Warner (son of Sir Thomas Warner, the governor of St Kitts) claimed Saint Lucia for England. He brought 1,000 men to defend it from the French, but after only two years, only 89 survived with the rest dying mostly due to disease. In 1666, the French West India Company resumed control of the island, which in 1674 was made an official French crown colony as a dependency of Martinique.[citation needed]

18th and 19th centuries

After the slave-based sugar industry developed, both the British and the French found the island attractive. During the 18th century, the island changed ownership, or was declared neutral territory, a dozen times, although the French settlements remained and the island was a de facto French colony well into the eighteenth century.

In 1722, George I of Great Britain granted both Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent to the 2nd Duke of Montagu. Montague appointed Nathaniel Uring, a merchant sea captain and adventurer, as deputy-governor. Uring went to the islands with a group of seven ships, and established settlement at Petit Carenage. Unable to get enough support from British warships, he and the new colonists were quickly run off by the French.

During the Seven Years' War, Britain occupied Saint Lucia for a year, but handed the island back to the French in 1763, under the Treaty of Paris. Like the English and Dutch on other islands, in 1765, the French began to develop the land for the cultivation of sugar cane as a commodity crop on large plantations.

The British occupied the island again between 1778 and 1784.

In January 1791, during the French Revolution, the National Assembly sent four commissaires to St Lucia to spread the revolutionary philosophy. By August 1791, slaves began to abandon their estates and Governor Jean-Joseph Sourbader de Gimat fled. In December 1792, Lt. Jean-Baptiste Raymond de Lacrosse arrived with revolutionary pamphlets, and the impoverished whites and free people of colour began to arm themselves as patriots. On 1 February 1793, France declared war on England and Holland, and General Nicolas Xavier de Ricard took over as Governor. The National Convention abolished enslavement on 4 February 1794. On 1 April 1794, St. Lucia was captured by a British expeditionary force led by Vice Admiral John JervisMorne Fortune was renamed Fort Charlotte. Soon, a combined force of French Revolutionary Army soldiers and maroons, L'Armee Française dans les Bois, began to fight back, starting the First Brigand War.[19]

A short time later, the British invaded the island as a part of the war with France that had recently broken out. On 21 February 1795, French forces under the nominal control of Victor Hugues, defeated a battalion of British troops at Vieux Fort and Rabot. In 1796, Castries was burned as part of the conflict. Leading the 27th Inniskilling FusiliersGeneral John Moore retook Fort Charlotte in 1796, after two days of bitter fighting. As an honour, the Fusiliers' regimental colour was displayed on the flagstaff of the captured fortress at Morne Fortune for an hour before being replaced by the Union Jack. Upon the capture of the fort, Moore's superior, Ralph Abercromby, departed the island and placed Moore in charge of the British garrison. Moore remained at this post until falling ill with yellow fever, leading to his return to Britain before 1798.

In 1803, the British regained control of the island. Many members of the L'Armee Française dans les Bois escaped into the thick rainforest where they evaded capture and established maroon communities.

Slavery on the island continued for a short time, but anti-slavery sentiment was rising in Britain. The British stopped the import of slaves by anyone, white or coloured, when they abolished the slave trade in 1807.

France and Great Britain continued to contest Saint Lucia until the British secured it in 1814, as part of the Treaty of Paris, ending the Napoleonic Wars. Thereafter, Saint Lucia was considered one of the British Windward Islands colonies.

The institution of slavery was abolished on the island in 1836, as it was throughout the British Empire. After abolition, all former slaves had to serve a four-year "apprenticeship", to accustom them to the idea of freedom. During that period, they worked for their former masters for at least three-quarters of the work week. Full freedom was duly granted by the British in 1838. By that time, people of African ethnicity greatly outnumbered those of ethnic European background. People of Carib descent also comprised a minority on the island.

Castries' harbour was protected by a system of 60 surrounding forts. Along the top of Morne Fortune, there are six military sites. Building work by the French started in 1768, and the British completed the work by 1890. They include Fort Charlotte (Old Morne Fortress), the Apostle's Battery (1888–1890), the Powder Magazine built by the French in the 1750s, Provost's Redoubt (1792) built as a lookout point, and the Combermere barracks.

The best-preserved installation is a battery at La Toc Point. Completed in 1888, it was not abandoned till 1905. This fort, in particular, was built by the British to repel any attack from the United States on the then valuable coaling harbour of Castries.

20th century

The Second World War visited the island directly during the Battle of the Caribbean, when a German U-boat attacked and sank two British ships in Castries harbour on 9 March 1942. The United States Navy set up NAF St. Lucia at the Gros Islet.

In the mid-twentieth century, Saint Lucia joined the West Indies Federation (1958–1962), when the colony was dissolved. In 1967, Saint Lucia became one of the six members of the West Indies Associated States, with internal self-government. In 1979, it gained full independence, under Sir John Compton of the conservative United Workers party (UWP). The new country chose to remain within the British Commonwealth and to retain Queen Elizabeth as Monarch, represented locally by a Governor-General.

Post-independence era

Compton's initial term as Prime Minister lasted only a few months, as he was defeated by the left-leaning Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) under Allan Louisy in the 1979 Saint Lucian general election. The SLP sought to improve ties with socialist countries in the region such as Cuba, though the economy was severely affected by Hurricane Allen in 1980. Louisy was replaced as Prime Minister by Winston Cenac in 1981. The SLP government faced a series of strikes and Cenac agreed to stand down, with Michael Pilgrim of the Progressive Labour Party briefly serving as Acting Prime Minister until the 1982 Saint Lucian general election. This election was won by the UWP under John Compton, who proceeded to rule the country uninterrupted until 1996; he was succeeded by Vaughan Lewis, who ruled for just over a year before losing the 1997 Saint Lucian general election to the SLP under Kenny Anthony. During this era the UWP adopted a generally pro-Western, pro-business outlook, seeking to diversify the economy away from over-reliance on bananas and boosting the tourism sector. Compton was also a keen advocate of regional integration.

Anthony remained in power until 2006 when the UWP, again led by Compton, won control of parliament. Compton pledged to boost the economy and tackle the rising crime rate. Police attempts to curb crime were criticised in 2015 when it emerged that several suspects had been unlawfully shot by police and the circumstances of their deaths covered up. In May 2007, after Compton suffered a series of small strokes, Finance and External Affairs Minister Stephenson King became acting prime minister and succeeded Compton as Prime Minister when the latter died in September 2007. In November 2011, Kenny Anthony was re-elected as prime minister for a third time. In the June 2016 election the United Worker's Party (UWP) assumed power again, with Allen Chastanet becoming prime minister. On 29 July 2021, Philip Joseph Pierre was sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of St Lucia since independence in 1979. St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), led by Pierre, reached a clear victory in a general election.


The volcanic island of Saint Lucia is more mountainous than most Caribbean islands, with the highest point being Mount Gimie, at 950 metres (3,120 feet) above sea level. Two other mountains, the Pitons, form the island's most famous landmark. They are located between Soufrière and Choiseul on the western side of the island. Forests cover about 77% of the land area.

There are a number of small islands off the coast, the largest of which are the Maria Islands in the south-east.

The capital city of Saint Lucia is Castries (population 60,263) where 32.4% of the population lives. Other major towns include Gros IsletSoufrière, and Vieux Fort. The population tends to be concentrated around the coast, with the interior more sparsely populated, due to the presence of dense forests.


The local climate is tropical, specifically a tropical rainforest climate (Af) under the Köppen climate classification, moderated by northeast trade winds, with a dry season from 1 December to 31 May, and a wet season from 1 June to 30 November (referred to by locals as the hurricane season).

Average daytime temperatures are around 30 °C (86.0 °F), and average nighttime temperatures are around 24 °C (75.2 °F). Since it is fairly close to the equator, the temperature does not fluctuate much between winter and summer. Average annual rainfall ranges from 1,300 mm (51.2 in) on the coast to 3,810 mm (150 in) in the mountain rainforests.

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Key features

The Villa enjoys wonderful views of the Caribbean ocean and enjoys the most ideal location perched on the hill to take full advantage of the views and Caribbean breeze.

Imagine watching the beautiful sunset while relaxing on the hammock and soaking up the last of the warm Caribbean sunshine at our Villa. Enjoy cooling down in the sparkling swimming pool or sip on some cold champagne inside the gazebo in the shade at the edge of the deck while glancing at the spectacular views that the villa has to offer you.

Live your life to the full when dining at the large table which can sit up to twenty people. It can be split up into three tables of 6-8 people. Enjoy consuming mouth-watering Caribbean dishes made by our cook and sampling the wonderful foods St Lucia has to offer you.

The Villa provides our guests with a fully equipped kitchen if you do wish to cook on vacation. This includes a microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, deep fat fryer, food processor, six-burner commercial stove with two ovens, salamander and grill plate, two large freezer/fridge combinations, chest freezer, a quadruple sink, and self-serve counter with coffee maker and small wine cooler.

After a long day spent sunbathing and reading your favourite novel on the beach you can enjoy a movie night with your family and friends. Our villa provides you with a Satellite TV not just in the living room but in every one of the nine bedrooms and dining area. All bedrooms are en suite and full air conditioning included.

Nearby in Rodney Bay which is less than a 10-minute drive from the villa guests will find large supermarkets, duty-free shopping and a large shopping centre. Rodney Bay has also lots to offer our guests dining requests with such a large variety of great restaurants at your fingertips. For those who enjoy sport such as golf and horse riding and water sports, these are a short drive away also.


  • Cook
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Gardener
  • Pool Maintenance


1st Floor

Bedroom 1 - Calabash

King Size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Dressing area, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Cable TV, Mini-fridge

Bedroom 2 - Tamarind

Queen bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Cable TV, Hammock, Balcony

Bedroom 3 - Nutmeg

King Size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Cable TV, Hammock, Balcony

Bedroom 4 - Cashew

King Size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Cable TV

Ground Floor

Bedroom 5 - Mango

2 Double beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Cable TV

Bedroom 6 - Pawpaw

Queen bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Cable TV

Bedroom 7 - Guava

2 Double beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Cable TV

Bedroom 8 - Almond

3 Double beds, En-suite bathroom with shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Cable TV

Bedroom 9 - Carambola

Queen bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Hairdryer, Air conditioning, Cable TV


  • Gazebo
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ Grill
  • Balcony
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Catering available
  • Cook
  • DVD player and library
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Free wifi
  • Gas Range
  • Ice maker/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Patio/Deck
  • Pre-stocking available
  • Private pool
  • Private sundeck
  • Shopping service
  • Stereo system
  • Washer/Dryer


The Villa is owned by a locally registered company that is in turn owned by an IBC. This will in case of a sale allow for easy and swift share transfers.It is currently owner-operated with 1 part-time and 4 full-time employees when fully occupied.  It further presents and opportunity for expansion by 16 additional rooms to a luxury boutique resort or possibly 4-8 luxury apartments for rent or sale.


The resort is a 9 bedroom villa / hotel in Cap Estate located on 32 600 square feet of land overlooking the Caribbean Sea to the north of the island. It is one of only four resorts in the villa development, and only 1 minute from the islands only 18 holes championship golf course.

The business is in very good standing and fully operational. All 9 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, kitchen, massage pyramid, pool, lounge and bar are in very good condition. It is presently operated as a hotel with the option to book the entire resort for wedding parties, family reunions, special interest groups, etc. This has proven to be very successful and will continue with a number of future reservations already on the books. It has benefitted through steadily growing revenue from especially destination wedding groups that enjoy the idea of having their own private villa with all the services of a resort. It is not uncommon to have large wedding gatherings of up to 40 and 50 guests with guests staying in additional villas nearby.  Guests have the option of using the facilities of some hotels nearby.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


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