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Balenbouche Estate

Balembouche, Laborie LC10105 St. Lucia
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Balenbouche Estate is a Historic Plantation Guesthouse offering several tropical vacation cottages. The 80 acre property includes an expansive park with colonial plantation house, 18th century sugar mill, yoga barn, fruit orchards, lily ponds, nature trails and two secluded beaches just a 5 minute walk away. Balenbouche is not a resort and remains a working organic farm, heritage site, and family residence with a focus on wellness, sustainability and conservation. Our eco-chic accommodations are created from historic structures and sleep between 2 and 6 people, some include kitchens. We prepare breakfast daily, and dinner 2 - 3 times a week by reservation. There is a restaurant within walking distance. Several other St Lucia restaurants as well as a supermarket are a short drive away. We are located 20 minutes from the International airport and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere, near many of the islands best attractions. Balenbouche is a magical place, a world in itself, popular with artists, photographers, green travelers, wedding couples, honeymooners and families. Our family has owned and managed the estate for three generations. Gradually, the property was transformed into a well known St Lucia attraction, guesthouse and retreat venue. Many of our guests feel very much at home at Balenbouche Estate, and keep returning!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Kids stay free
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Full body massage
Breakfast available
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Dining area
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Kelly S wrote a review Jun 7
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions1 helpful vote
I've travelled all over the world and there are a couple places that really stand out. Balenbouche is one of them. The land is lush and magical. The other guests you'll meet are interesting and various. The animals are playful and protective. The location is quiet and serene. The nearby Pitons are majestic. (The rest of the island is fine, but each time we ventured out we were relieved to return to the unique oasis of Balenbouche.) Really it's Uta, Verena, and Anitanja that make Balenbouche so special. They're remarkably kind, gracious, and loving. You'll feel at home with them. Balenbouche is a place where time stands still in the best of ways.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Moringa Cottage is the most modern
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Todd B.K. wrote a review Feb 2021
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Thank you for a lovely quarantine stay! I was lucky to have been able to stay at Balenbouche and enjoy the large property for two weeks which has a lots of old trees, a yoga barn, ruins, pastures and two small beaches attached to it (one beach you get to it by passing by some friendly cows). It's an idyllic natural place to get away from pandemic life in the U.S. Yes, there is no AC (it's not that hot at night anyhow), and yes you will hear crickets at night, and yes you do need to sleep under a mosquito net, but the accommodations are comfortable, the showers hot, the dinners brought to the cottage delicious and the family that runs it wonderful. Merci bien.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The quietest cottage is Banyan
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Justcoco wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed with Verena, Uta, and Anitanja at Balenbouche for two weeks when I arrived to Saint Lucia for my quarantine and the stay was absolutely delightful. The property itself is gorgeous with multiple beaches to swim and explore, so much light, green, and open space, and adorable cabins. I felt like I was in a slice of paradise my whole time. Beyond that, they absolutely took care of me- the meals were delicious, they took care of my shopping so that I was always well stocked, and they were ready to help with any excursions or anything else that I needed. The whole process of booking, arriving, and staying was so seamless and wonderful. I definitely will return and have any of my friends and family stay here when they visit.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Die_Reisenden_Worms wrote a review Dec 2020
Worms83 contributions28 helpful votes
Balenbouche Estate is an old farm house in a wonderful park. In addition to the manor house with several rooms, there are 2-3 cottages in the garden, in one of which we stayed for two nights. The houses are beautifully decorated, with lot of attention to details. The garden is beautiful, with many different plants, a small lake with water hyacinths and water lilies, and - most amazing of all - an old sugar mill, overgrown by tropical vegetation. A photographers dream! It is very quiet, with only nature around, and was wonderful just to spend the day on a sun beds and relax. One can climb down to small beach, and spend hours exploring the gardens. The estate is run by very nice lady from Europe, who also cooked for us and provided breakfast - very tasty freshly prepared organic food. She was very responsive to all our needs in a very pleasant and efficient way, and was a charming and impressive character, also in the way she took care of the workers on the estate. As written on their webpage, the estate is very close to nature, not using pesticides and with open structures. This is something one must like and tolerate. Despite being otherwise very clean, we had quite some cockroaches in our room appearing in the evening (but a mosquito net around our bed to be protected), and giant crickets around our cottage, which would not allow to sleep without earplugs. If you are sensitive in that respect, you may better ask whether this is better when staying in the main house.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Matt Clark wrote a review Jul 2020
Derbyshire, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited Balenbouche with my wife, 6mths after a heart operation,. This is a magical, spiritual and healing place, exactly what we needed to recuperate. The cottages, sacred grounds, private beach and, oh my god, the organic food. Exquisite! Uta, I apologize for taking so long to leave this review, you are a truly beautiful human being. I will never forgot you guiding us to the Arawak gathering place, through the overgrown jungle, leading the way with a machete. We are coming back for my 50th. Cannot wait to explore the Island, more of Balenbouche. and to be with you again, Uta.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: All cottages are amazing. We started in Calabash, but was luckily enough to end in Almond...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balenbouche Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Balenbouche Estate?
Nearby attractions include Tet Paul Nature Trail (3.7 miles), Gros Piton Nature Trail (4.4 miles), and Carib Beach BarBQ (Zion Lion Farm) (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Balenbouche Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Balenbouche Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Balenbouche Estate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Balenbouche Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balenbouche Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboo Restaurant, Salt Rush Cafe, and Mama Tilly's Barbeque and Grill.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balenbouche Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Balenbouche Estate?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (0.04 miles).