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5.0 / 5Exceptional
10 reviews


  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Plage de la douche
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Plage de la Douche
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pointe Tarare Nude/Naturiste Beach
    5 min drive
  • Airport
    Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP-Pointe-a-Pitre Intl.)
    55 min drive

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020 3564 4853

    About this area


    Located in Saint-François, this villa is near the beach. Golf International de Saint Francois and Port of St. Francois are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Pointe Tarare Nude/Naturiste Beach and Leeward Islands.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Plage de la douche - 4 min drive
    • Plage de la Douche - 4 min drive
    • Pointe Tarare Nude/Naturiste Beach - 5 min drive
    • Les Salines - 5 min drive
    • Point des Chateaux - 7 min drive

    Getting around

    • Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP-Pointe-a-Pitre Intl.) - 55 min drive

    About this property

    Charming Villa With Swimming Pool and Panoramic Lagoon View

    Romantic villa in Saint-François
    Ideally located within the iguana bay residence, the villa overlooks the beach of l'anse à la Gourde. It offers a panoramic view of the ocean and the island of Désirade. Its private salt pool & its large shaded and well ventilated terrace make it an idyllic setting for your Caribbean vacation. The magnificent beaches of Pointe des châteaux are located in the immediate vicinity (Les Salines, Anse Tarare ...) and hiking trails by the sea leave from Anse à la Gourde. And, just 6 km away, the seaside resort of Saint-François awaits for you to enjoy its marina, nautical activities, restaurants and markets.
    Air-conditioned accommodation at this villa offers private pools and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

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

    Property amenities


    Near the beach


    Private pool


    Internet access

    Parking and transport

    On-site parking
    Car required

    Family friendly

    High chair


    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    3 bathrooms
    Shower only
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Music library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean

    Things to do

    Bike rentals on site
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Whale watching nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    Windsurfing nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Snorkelling nearby


    Sleeps 7
    Unit size: 1615 sq ft (150 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 5:30 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Payment types at the property


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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.

    We should mention

    A car is required for transport to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Charming Villa With Pool Panoramic Views of the Lagoon
    • 631729


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Veronika was very welcoming and helpful. The house was all we imagined and more. Location was great.

      We were a party of 5 and the house was a perfect size. The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. The outside space was great for breakfast and evening dinners. We never got bored of the beautiful view!

      5/5 Excellent

        Beautiful island home with perfect sea view!

        Such a wonderful getaway! My family and I booked Papaya Villa for a one week vacation in February of 2018. The home is very true to the photos and description. Veronika was wonderful! We wished we could stay longer! We are from the US (New York) so my review is from an American perspective. A few notes: The beds are very comfortable, especially for the Caribbean. The air conditioning works well. We slept a few nights with only the windows open and a few nights with the AC. Veronika mentioned the breaker can trip if too many things are running on the electricity but we did not have any issues. The home is clean, neat and tidy. The appliances are all in good working condition; dish washer, coffee machine, microwave, stove/oven and wash machine. The house had everything we needed for cooking. We enjoyed most of our meals at the house, dining at the table on the outdoor patio. The pool is on the smaller side but great for cooling off and splashing around. I think it is a salt water pool which felt much nicer than a heavily chlorinated pool. The house is located in a little development called, "Iguana Bay". The entrance is located down a short dirt road with lots of pot holes. It's not a big deal and most the roads on the island are in great condition but just an fyi. The development entrance has an electric gate with a pass code. Once through the gate, the house is located up on a hill so the drive is a bit steep and narrow but not a problem as most cars are on the smaller side and plenty of parking. There is a set of steps to climb to reach the house from the parking. The neighboring houses are fairly close but the landscaping preserves privacy. The beach is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the house. You walk down the steps, down the entrance drive, out the gate and then on a path through the vegetation to reach the beach. I hope someday to return and definitely recommend the house! I have a few suggestions for improvement but they are small details: New pillows on the beds would be nice. Some were flat or lumpy. Beach towels would be nice. We brought our own but would be nice not to have to pack. The internet could be improved. There is internet but it is quite slow and can only support one user at a time. Just enough for checking some emails but not much more. Note: Americans- there is a charcoal grill. The charcoal is natural and takes a an hour or two to heat up hot enough to grill on. We did not see lighter fluid or instant light briquets.

        5/5 Excellent

          Great two weeks

          We loved the house, pool and grounds. We knew that there would be only French TV, however the internet connection was very slow for the first week. The second week it worked much better. Veronika was absolutely the best! Our flight was delayed by 8 hours, when we arrived at the Villa at 03:00 she was there to welcome us. She checked on use 3 or 4 times and always exceeded our expectations. We went to several beaches close by and also spent some days relaxing at the pool. Dinner in Saint Francois most evenings, breakfast and lunch at the Villa. There is a new charcoal grill we used several times.

          5/5 Excellent

            Caribbean Charm

            We had a very enjoyable stay at villa PAPAYA. The Villa is located in a gated community, which provided security and privacy. Although within walking distance to a nearby beach, the villa is set up the hill, providing excellent ocean views, sounds and breeze. The spacious private backyard and pool area made for great relaxing afternoons and morning coffee. Anyone looking for a quiet villa with privacy and great views, we would recommend staying at villa PAPAYA.

            5/5 Excellent

              Excellent séjour

              Deuxième visite en Guadeloupe dans le complexe Iguana Bay, villa Papaye à l’Anse à la Gourde. Encore une fois endroit magnifique et la villa est des plus fonctionnelle. À proximité des plages et du village de St-François où on trouve toutes les commodités. Merci à Veronika encore une fois pour son excellente prestation!

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