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“more than special”

Review of Poinsettia House

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30 reviews
Poinsettia House - -entrance
View from the deck
West end sitting area
West end bedroom
East end sitting area
Luciana in the kitchen at Poinsettia
Rainbows from the deck
Lounging on the beach
Breakfast views
Hillside taken from sea
Watersports
Welcome to Poinsettia House
Lounging with a sea view
Another sunset
Boats at anchor in the outer harbor
Brilliant sunset
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Marigot Bay, Castries Quarter, St. Lucia

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Susanne P
Castle Rock, CO
2 reviews
“more than special”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We just had the most wonderful time at Poinsetta house. Our preference for this property was based on reviews we had read however, it far exceeds anything that could be written.
We pretended it was ours the days we were there :) but it is obviously Elaine's pride and joy. She has kept it so beautiful and clean and perfect. Luciana the housekeeper and her brother the gardener both work so hard at keepinmg it emaculate . Every person we met in Marigot Bay was so personal and friendly.
We wrote in the guest book that we dreaded the thought of coming home to glass in the windows !! We cant wait to return, it will be fun to see again the familar faces we got to know in the town.

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Liked best: The views and surrounding property
Liked least: having to leave.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Andy C
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
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“Home Away From Home, in Paradise, with the Best View in the World”
Reviewed October 17, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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person found this review helpful

Our week at Poinsettia House was so wonderful I do not know where to begin.

We touched down to beautiful weather at the airport in St. Lucia, cleared customs and did not even have time to wonder what to do next.

"Where are you staying? [Big-Chain Resort]?"

"Actually, I'm looking for a guy named Smally."

"Oh! Smally! He's right outside! I'll take you to him!"

Thank you to the owner for connecting us with Smally. That gentleman at the airport who introduced us was the first of several dozen all over the island who know and apparently love Smally. I know why. He treated us like family from the moment we met and ably introduced us to all things Lucian, including the incredible family of people in Marigot. My wife in particular was quite relieved to have Smally driving, not me, and I have never been so satisfied with a decision not to rent a car. Smally also took us on a tour of the southern side and took time to teach us about everything along the way, even stopping at several different locations along the banana plantation to show us the fruit in several stages of development. Every bit was fascinating. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Poinsettia House is in pristine condition and Lucianna, who keeps the house, even laid rose petals out on the bed and presented a celebratory bottle of red wine on our arrival. She cooked us some delicious food, enough for days, and even invited us to a DJ competition at JJ's where she would be cooking for the crowd. Unfortunately it rained all the next day, resulting in the cancellation of the competition, but she too went way out of her way to make us feel special. She, like Smally, is one of the kindest and sweetest souls in the world.

There are no defects or issues with the house. Everything is functional and clean. I could go on for days about the view, the marvelously-tended garden and the Lesser Antillean bullfinches that shared our whole visit with us. I have never felt as at-home while on vacation as I did there, and I know my wife agrees. We almost didn't leave.

Future Guests: Find Alex, of Brothers in Arms Water Taxi. He is affable, capable and trustworthy.

Most importantly, the owner is accessible, honest and remarkably generous with her network of contacts in Marigot. You will be in great hands if you need or want assistance, or in the alternative you will be left alone if you so desire.

Close down the rest of your browser windows, drop everything and book this place now.

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Liked best: The fact that I had to think about checking
Liked least: Leaving, followed closely by saying goodbye to all the wonderful Lucians - those we met and especially those the owner put us in contact with
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Wheatland
Wheatland
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59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed January 19, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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Our stay at Pointsetta House was beyond our expectations. Beautiful, well maintained and the view was breathtaking. We so enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking the bay having our morning coffee or evening drink while watching the sunset. We were well looked after by the owners. Arrangements were made in advance to have us taken care of and we were in everyway. The owners Elaine and Joe have built such a wonderful paradise and are so respected by the people of Marigot Bay that it rubs off on anyone who stays in their home. So lucky we were! We were treated so well by everyone. We hope to go back.

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Liked best: Smally who picked us up at the airport and delivered us to the door.
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Doug1958
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A relaxing vacation in absolute paradise!”
Reviewed May 18, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
1
person found this review helpful

Incredible. Marigot bay is what you dream of when you're looking for a caribbean paradise. Take in the breathtaking views over morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Water taxi to resturants and beaches or just walk down the steps to the sand spit beach and lunch at Doolittle's. We've vacationed in St. Lucia before and this place tops them all! Words really can't do justice to what you can expect when you stay here. Super friendly and helpful locals and lots to do......or do nothing at all! Staying at The Poinsettia House is everything you could ever ask for. What an amazing vacation.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers
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Jessica00...
Bellevue, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in st. lucia”
Reviewed November 30, 2010 for a stay in November 2010
3
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Hello! I'm a young professional (almost 30) who dreamt of seeing St. Lucia. For me this house and location was perfect. If you like Sandals, not a place for you. I like to dive into the culture and experience a true taste of the place I'm visiting and feel a part of the community. I was able to accomplish all of that here considering the location of the house. The house is nestled in a small village/ bay that I think is considered a hidden gem. It's smaller, but yet there is plenty to do and everything is spread.

The house itself was amazing. The pics online are older, but don't let that deter you from going, because pics don't do the house justice. Anything nicer and you would feel out of place considering St. Lucia to be third world, and it definitely gives off the tropical vibe.

The bedrooms are huge with comfortable beds. Kitchen well equip- definitely recommend staying home and cooking for yourself. The best part was the porch and the outside property. The porch literally has the best view in the bay... I don't care what anybody else has to say. Also, the yard is meticulously manicured. I got engaged there and we decided to take our engagement photos there, because it was so gorgeous.

If you are the adventurous type, but like nice things... this is the place for you!

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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Alyne88
Victoria, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay in St. Lucia”
Reviewed September 29, 2010 for a stay in September 2010

We just got back from two weeks at Poinsettia House and loved it. The house is very comfortable and spacious, and of course it has such fantastic views. We went with our son who is seven and it was a great location for him. The beach in Marigot Bay is small but the swimming area is perfect for kids because it is so safe and sheltered. For the rainy days and evenings it was great to have access to music, books, games etc. We were also happy to have wireless access. We had to stay elsewhere on our last night because of a booking overlap and after looking around quite extensively believe that Poinsettia House offers the best deal in St. Lucia - many other places were much more expensive and not nearly as nice. The owners are very responsive to questions and make sure that everything goes smoothly from the moment you arrive to the sad day you have to leave. The only minor issue we had was that some bugs (and tiny frogs!) did get through the screens somehow so we had to look for gaps in the screen and spray bugs we found in the house. The fans did a pretty good job of cooling the place down, except on days when the humidity was high. Overall a wonderful experience and highly recommended.

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Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
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Florida
Reviewed July 6, 2009 for a stay in June 2009
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Location & Views
Liked least: Not A Thing
Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 55-64
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Tourists Large groups
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