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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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48RustyC
Byron, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Believe all you read...this is the real deal......then get ready to find it is even better!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

This place is outstanding! Truly better than advertised and deserving of every positive review including this one. The location offers an unimpeded view of the bay and ocean and was for us the ideal setting for a combination of touring and lazing around. All the amenities are local or one can strike out to visit several other sights and services. The owner provides excellent guidance to make sure the trip is wonderful, and the suggestions for taxi, water taxi, etc etc are spot-on. I arrived with high expectations and was still shocked at how wonderful the house is.

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Liked best: Location and the view it affords
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Laurie C
Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We are returning next year! What a gem!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We loved our stay at Poinsettia House in Marigot Bay. The beauty of the bay, the wonderful house, the sunsets, the people of Saint Lucia, and so much more. The homeowner sent us a packet when we booked that explained in detail anything and everything you need to know about the Bay and Saint Lucia. Everyone in the bay knows her and thinks so highly of her.The house is the best view on the bay. It is also beautiful inside and so well maintained. We could not believe the wonderful and relaxing view from the balcony and we got to call Poinsettia House home for the week. We had Luciana cook us a meal and it was by far one of the best meals we had all week. Smiley was a wonderful taxi cab driver, so knowledgeable, easy going and reliable.! Cuthbert was our water taxi guide and he always took great care of us! We are looking forward to returning in 2014!

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Liked best: The view!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jonesrhod...
Southam, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Home with a View”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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person found this review helpful

Marigot Bay is an idyllic spot and there's no better place from which to enjoy it than Poinsettia House. The house is superbly appointed and we treasured our days drinking in the view....and the local cocktails.
St Lucians are a friendly, hospitable lot and this is the perfect spot to relax.

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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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
1
person found this review helpful

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
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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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
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