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Zandoli: Romantic Caribbean Villa-tropical Paradise - Awesome Views

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Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
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Overview of Zandoli: Romantic Caribbean Villa-tropical Paradise - Awesome Views

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Zandoli: Romantic Caribbean Villa-tropical Paradise - Awesome Views

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Gros Islet, Gros Islet

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSmugglers Cove5 min drive
  • Popular LocationSaint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church8 min drive
  • Popular LocationPigeon Island National Park8 min drive
  • AirportCastries (SLU-George F. L. Charles)28 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
4000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Zandoli: Romantic Caribbean Villa-tropical Paradise - Awesome Views

Historic Gros Islet villa in Cap Estate, near Reduit Beach
Villa Zandoli and Ti Zan (Cottage).

(Ask about our seasonal offers June - September 2018)

Dear Guests, Please note that we are certified by the St Lucia Government to receive international guests during this pandemic. We have been certified by the Ministries of Health and Tourism, and look forward to receiving you safely and comfortably.

The name 'Zandoli' means 'lizard' in the local French based creole spoken by the bi-lingual islanders on the beautiful island of St Lucia. This exotic house with its sensuous style of easy luxury and separate cottage - Ti Zan - set on an acre of hillside two minutes walk from the beach, combines the best of Caribbean architecture with a hint of the East, to create a villa of exceptional tropical flair, character and ambiance. With its typical West Indian woodwork, hand made Demerra and louvered windows, vaulted Indonesian style wooden shingled roofs, organic mix of natural stone, marble, wood and glass, burnt orange exterior, outdoor showers, stone and boulder enclosed pool set in lush gardens, and beautiful art collection, this stylish home provides a great location for an exceptional Caribbean villa experience.

Located at Becune Point, Cap Estate, Zandoli overlooks Rodney Bay and Pigeon island and offers offers dramatic, 180 degree, views of the Caribbean Sea. Nestled on a hilltop, Zandoli is a 2 minute walk to St Lucia's most famous beach, and 5 minute walk to Pigeon island, a Historic Park with exotic ruins, home to St Lucia's famous Jazz Festival. Zandoli is 5 minutes away from the village of Gros Islet, famous for its Friday night street fish and music 'jump ups', and the heart of the Tourism Industry, Rodney Bay Village and Marina with their many restaurants and music spots. Fitness, fishing, sailing, golfing are all within easy reach.

The main house is designed around three pavilions on different levels, linked by enclosed bridges framing dramatic views. The second and third pavilions, flanking the main pavilion on either side, accommodate two equally appointed spacious (320 and 300 square feet respectively) Master Bedroom suites with unique, king sized, four poster Balinese bamboo beds. Bedroom number 3, located at garden level, has its own private patio onto the garden, with a queen size bed with oriental bed-head, unique Mexican antique furnishings and bathroom en-suite. Bedroom four features a queen size Balinese bamboo bed, and Indonesian furniture. This opens onto the pool deck and garden. Each bedroom opens onto exquisite sea views and private patio leading to pool and garden areas.

Master Bedroom Suites (1&2) feature large, specialty river stone, tumbled marble and slate tiled bath areas with outdoor showers featuring 12' wide shower 'rain heads', as well as bath tubs. Outdoor showers are ideal for enjoying the romance of showering under the tropical moonlight and stars! Bathrooms 3 & 4 are equipped with showers, and have their own special atmosphere.

The handmade wooden door of the main pavilion opens onto a 700 square foot marble tiled sitting and dining area capturing magnificent panoramas of the Caribbean Sea and Pigeon Island. This opens directly onto spacious covered decks overlooking the ocean, perfect for dining, listening to the surf, or simply absorbing the beauty of the surrounding landscape. A modern kitchen with rustic ambiance opens directly onto the main deck. A large sunny room capturing spectacular views with TV (and Cable) and overstuffed Indonesian bamboo sofas is located at garden level in the main pavilion, and opens onto a rustic stone titled pool patio featuring a wet bar and swimming pool surrounded by sun deck framed by large boulders, colorful gardens and dramatic ocean vistas; 'a wonderful place' - as one guest remarks - 'to sip Francesca's (the housekeeper's) wonderful run punch and watch the spectacular sunset!' The villa is accessed by road, a short section of which (approximately 3 minutes) is unpaved - causing our guests to say that it puts them immediately in the mood for 'Island Life". We usually recommend that our guests opt for an SUV type vehicle if they are interested in renting given that it provides superb access to off-the-beaten track gems in St Lucia.

Zandoli has been featured on Better Homes & Gardens TV show (2003); Elegant Resorts of Europe (2004) and Island Life TV Show (2005)
Guest accommodation at this villa offers private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the villa include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine
  • Near a laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Zandoli Romantic Caribbean Villa-tropical Paradise Awesome Views
Zandoli Romantic Caribbean Villa tropical Paradise Awesome Views
Zandoli Romantic Caribbean Villa tropical Paradise Awesome Views

About this area

Gros Islet

Located in Gros Islet, this villa is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Reduit Beach and Vigie Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Rodney Bay Marina. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, or consider a night out at Friday Night Street Party. Jet skiing and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and hiking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Sandals Golf and Country Club - 4 min drive
  • Smugglers Cove - 5 min drive
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church - 8 min drive
  • Pigeon Island National Park - 8 min drive
  • Friday Night Street Party - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Castries (SLU-George F. L. Charles) - 28 min drive


  • The Creole Bakery - 3 min drive
  • Jambe Du Bois - 4 min drive
  • Golden Taste Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Cafe Olé - 4 min drive
  • Elena's Caffe Gelateria - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

As Advertised
Location, location, location. This property is in a great location near Rodney Bay! The view is absolutely phenomenal. Further, Eddie (driver) and Velda (housekeeper) were amazing! I simply can't say enough about their hospitality throughout our stay. They were both incredibly responsive and helpful. That said, beware there's no AC; however, fans are in each of the bedrooms for circulation. I didn't mind but others in my group favored AC. All in all, it was good value for money.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect getaway
Our group of 4 absolutely loved Villa Zandoli. The home is large, the landscaping is gorgeous, the kitchen is very well-equipped, and the pool is perfection! Due to timing (COVID), we spent almost the entire time at the Villa, and we didn't mind that one bit. We loved lounging, relaxing, swimming, playing dice, and cooking our own meals with the groceries we had delivered. Just like other guests, we cannot say enough about Velda. Velda was so wonderful to us, we felt like she was a part of our family by the time we left. She and Len will help you with anything you could possibly need. We had dinner at Matthew's a couple times and the food and service was fantastic. Highly recommended. The Villa has a detached apartment that we didn't use, but it's super cute! The laundry space is outside of the apartment, and it was SO nice to have a washing machine on-site! The two master suites have HUGE bathrooms with open-air showers that are just dreamy! We used drivers, as getting a rental car was not allowed. We loved having the drivers so we could sight-see to and from the airport. Lastly, the owner Len is lovely to work with. She is very responsive and helped us with every single thing we could've possibly needed or wanted. Thank you for everything Len, we hope to come back again soon!

5/5 Excellent

Spectacular views
We really enjoyed our stay. The views and feel of the house were wonderful. Bless was so kind and helpful. Thanks Len!

5/5 Excellent

Viva Zandoli!
I must admit my family and I were skeptical of the property when we first approached Bamboo Road. The ride was bumpy and seemed hazardous but once we reached the top that was all forgotten! Zandoli was beautiful! The open floor plan, the spacious suites, the crystal clear pool and the breathtaking views. Velda has the villa spotless. She was pleasant, knowledgeable and an awesome tour guide. Our host Len was always available and super responsive even though there was a six hour time difference between us. We will definitely visit over and over again and Zandoli will always be our choice! MARVELOUS ZANDOLI!!

4/5 Good

Nice stay
The property is beautiful and the owner, Lem, was wonderful to communicate with. I appreciate her responsiveness before, during and after our booking of her home. My family of 4 enjoyed our stay; however; we would have done things a little different if we had known a little more about St. Lucia. Pros - home is absolutely beautiful and has a lot of character. The outside living space is great and where we spent a lot of our time. The views are amazing! The master bedrooms on the top floor were great and the bathrooms were amazing. We loved the open air showers. We did not use the lower level. Cons - The drive to the house is very rough, but we knew that going into it. Lem was very upfront about the drive and there is nothing she can do about that. While the drive to the house is rough it is worth it for the views which are amazing!! The walk to the beach is longer than what we anticipated and unfortunately it had rained a lot so we were told that we should not walk to the beach due to all the mud. Plus, the beach chairs and portable cooler were broken so we weren't able to use them. I shared this with Lem and she apologized and said she'd take care of it for the next guests. No air condition - We knew this before we rented the home and thought we would be ok, but we did not anticipate the number of bugs and birds that would fly into the house. You do get use to it, but it was something we hadn't experienced in the past. There were a lot of beetles and unfortunately they took over the pool at night. The filter wasn't working the best during our stay, but Lem had someone come to ensure everything was working ok. I would recommend adding a few more portable fans for the home. Even though I've listed some cons of our trip I would still recommend this house. The island of St. Lucia is beautiful and there is a lot to do. We've rented many homes from VRBO and Lem is definitely a great owner. She is quick to respond and was honest in the information she provided. The pros of the villa outweigh the cons.