12, Rodney Quay Rodney Bay, ST LUCIA, St Lucia
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 0 Acres
- shared pool
- Safe & Secure Gated Community
- Communal Pool, 2 Bedrooms
- Waterfront Development
12 Rodney Quay Rodney Bay St.Lucia St.Vincent & the Grenadines Featured in "A Place in the Sun"
This townhouse was recently filmed as one of the properties viewed in the popular Channel 4 TV series.
Townhouse near to Reduit Beach
Situated on Rodney Bay, a marina community with bars, restaurants and shops close to a sandy palm tree fringed beach ideal for families.
Secure Gated Community
This gated marina community is ideally suited to those who love to sail being footsteps from the waterfront.
3 Spacious Bedrooms
The master bedroom has a private en suite shower and fitted cupboards and is situated on the first floor where there is also a double guest room and single bedroom. The guest rooms share a bathroom and all the bedrooms are air conditioned.
Perfect Vacation Rental Property
As recently selected for the Channel 4 lifestyle program this townhouse is a perfect base for a winter retreat and would be ideal to let as a vacation rental.
Communal Pool & Gardens
The 12 townhouses share the use of a central pool and landscaped tropical gardens.
Open Plan Living
The main living area is open plan and features comfortable sofas and a dining area seating up to 6.
Fitted Kitchen & Utility
The kitchen is modern, well equipped and fitted with granite work surfaces and adjoined by a utility with washing machine and dryer.
The volcanic island of Saint Lucia is more mountainous than many other Caribbean islands, two mountains, the Pitons, form the island's most famous landmark. They are located between Soufrière and Choiseul on the western side of the island. Rodney Bay, home of Reduit Beach and a marina and aquatic centre offers a wide range of activities for the active holiday makers.
With a total land area of just 620 sq miles St.Lucia, often called "The Helen of the West Indies" because of its natural beauty, sits in the ocean like a shimmering jewel. Pristine white sandy beaches, tropical forest populated by rainbow-plumed birds and acres of orchards filled with sweet smelling tropical fruits such as mango, papaya and banana are crowned by the islands twin peaks the Gros & Petit Pitons.
How to buy St Lucia property
There are certain rules and regulations you must comply with as a non domicile of St Lucia in order to purchase a St Lucia property. For instance, you will need to apply for an Alien Landholding Licence. Generally the cost of purchasing a property on St Lucia will come out at between 6-8% on top of the purchase price. This will cover stamp duty, the Alien Landholding Licence, Treasury receipt, legal costs and registration fees. If you are taking out a mortgage, lenders tend to charge a set-up fee.
Alien Landholding Licence
Foreigners must apply to the Ministry of Planning for an Alien Landholding Licence which costs EC$1,500, is non-refundable and does not need renewing. The process takes up to 16 weeks as the application is vetted by the Physical Planning Office of the Ministry of Physical Development, Environment & Housing, approved by the Prime Ministers Office and finally by the Office of the Attorney General.
Your locally appointed lawyer will make the application for the Alien Landholding Licence on your behalf. Along with your completed application you will need to provide the lawyer with the following information:
Certificate of character for each applicant (from your local police station)
A bank reference
A copy of your passport data page
Full set of fingerprints (from your local police station)
4 passport size pictures of each applicant
Full details of the proposed property or land purchase (including a survey plan and land register of the property (from the Vendor) and a value assessment of the land or property (although the value assessment may not be necessary
Receipt proving payment of application fee
Initial approval from the Development Control Authority (this may not be necessary).
In addition to the application fee for the Alien Landholding Licence, the following fees are applicable depending on the land area of your property.
Land Area (in acres) Price (in EC$)
Under 1 $5000
There is no standard procedure on this, but common practice is to offer 10% of the purchase price as a deposit, which is forfeited if the buyer pulls out. If the vendor pulls out then the buyers 10% is returned as well as 10% from the vendor plus an additional penalty of 10%. In the unlikely event that the Alien's Landholding Licence is not granted, then the deposit is refunded.
Annual Property Tax
5% of the unfurnished rental value of your property, regardless or intent of use.
2% of purchase price
10% for non citizens or 5% if the property is owned by a local citizen of St Lucia.
There is no vendors tax if the property is owned by a company as you would transfer the shares in the company as a way of transferring the property (rather than by deed of sale). It is therefore best that all foreign clients sent up a local company and to apply for the license in the company's name. When you come to sell, you will be selling the company rather than the property itself.
There is no capital gains tax, inheritance tax or gift tax in St Lucia.
Local solicitors / lawyers usually charge 3% to 5% of the purchase price.
There are certain very attractive tax incentives available to a selection of 'returning residents' of St Lucia including the right to ship a container of 'personal goods' without paying duty on them and importing or purchasing a vehicle duty free.
To qualify for 'returning resident' status you must be a citizen of St Lucia, either by birth or parentage who is returning to St Lucia after a minimum of 10 years off the island or be married to the aforementioned citizen.
There are strict guidelines as to what constitutes 'personal goods' and various limitations that should be read thoroughly. For up-to-date information please contact your local Consulate General of St Lucia, or contact one of our agents.
Example of a full listing here - http://www.guidetostlucia.com/returning-residents.html