Gardenia Drive Bonne Terre, ST LUCIA, St Lucia
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 0.29 Acres
- Reduced for Urgent Sale
- Fully Furnished
- Close to Rondey Bay
Gardenia Drive Bonne Terre St Lucia
3/4 Bedroom 13,343 Sq Ft / 0.3 Acres Plot 3208 Sq Ft Property
Gardenia Villa is set in 13,000 square feet of gardens and located in the quiet residential area of Bonne Terre, just minutes away from all the amenities of Rodney Bay & Rodney Bay Marina; shops, restaurants, bars, and the beautiful Reduit Beach.
A perfect family house, built 20 years ago, Gardenia Drive features well manicured grounds overlooking the surrounding valleys with distant views of the Atlantic Ocean. The constant trade winds supplies the property with cooling breezes throughout the year.
The grounds to Gardenia Drive is fully fenced, with electronic gates opening up to a stone driveway, dotted with vibrant flora. Its covered garage offers further convenience upon entry to the main top level of the house.
From the right of the entrance is the dining area which leads out through doors to a back terrace. Alongside the dining room is a nicely sized kitchen fitted with all the major appliances; gas cooker, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, a further built-in freezer and breakfast bar. Off the kitchen there is a laundry room with double sinks, ample cupboard space and with a door leading onto the back terrace.
To the left of the entrance is the spacious living room opens onto a large L-shaped front balcony, a nearby toilet / washroom and a further room currently being utilised as a study, but which could be used as a 4th bedroom.
The large Master bedroom is also located on the main floor with fitted wardrobes, sliding doors leading onto a private balcony, and an en suite bathroom with twin wash basins, bath & a walk-in shower.
The bottom floor has the second and third bedrooms each with fitted wardrobes, a second bathroom with a bath / overhead shower, and a lovely patio leading out to the front garden.
The entire property is maintained to the highest standard and makes for an ideal family/vacation home.
Close to Rodney Bay
Rodney Bay Marine, a world class resort is within walking distance of the property and offers bars, restaurants, Rodney Bay Marina and Reduit Beach: one of the islands most popular sandy beaches, is just a short distance away.
- 13,343 Sq Ft / 0.3 Acres
- 3208 Sq Ft Building
- Fully Furnished
- 220 Volts
- Solar Water Heating
- 20,000 Gallon Water Tank
- Fully Fenced with Electric Gates
- Security Alarm
Buying a property in St.Lucia where there is a tax haven with no VAT, no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax and no estate tax makes a great deal of sense. St.Lucia is one of the worlds top destinations for weddings and honeymoons making a holiday rental property potentially lucrative. St.Lucia has really embraced the worldwide taste for health spas with the first St.Lucia Health & Wellness Retreat, supported by the government and private businesses, being established and opening soon on the island. Being one of the most accessible islands in the region with the lowest crime rate St.Lucias affordable properties offer an ideal opportunity for investment. Comparable in many ways to neighbouring Barbados but with house prices ranging from 40-60% lower this beautiful island should not be overlooked as an investment opportunity.
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$1,500, is non-refundable and does not need renewing. The process takes up to 16 weeks as the application is vetted by the Physical Planning Office of the Ministry of Physical Development, Environment & Housing, approved by the Prime Ministers Office and finally by the Office of the Attorney General.
appointed lawyer will make the application for the Alien Landholding
Licence on your behalf. Along with your completed application you will
need to provide the lawyer with the following information:
• Certificate of character for each applicant (from your local police station)
• A bank reference
• A copy of your passport data page
Full set of fingerprints (from your local police station)
• 4 passport size pictures of each applicant
• Full details of the proposed property or land purchase (including a survey plan and land register of the property (from the Vendor) and a value assessment of the land or property (although the value assessment may not be necessary
• Receipt proving payment of application fee
• Initial approval from the Development Control Authority (this may not be necessary.
In addition to the application fee for the Alien Landholding Licence, the
following fees are applicable depending on the land area of your
Land Area (in acres)/ Price (in EC$)
Under 1 $5000
1-10 / $10,000
10-20 / $20,000
20-50 / $30,000
50-100 / $40,000
100+ / $50,000