Shingle Cove Castries, ST LUCIA, St Lucia
- 6 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- 2.25 Acres
- 98010 Sq Ft
- Private Pool
- FOR SALE
- Private Cove
- Private Beachfront Cove
- Three Seperate Villas
- Mature Tropical Gardens
- Ocean Views }
Shingle Cove Villas Coubaril, Castries St. Lucia
Two Villas & Cottage Beds: 6 Baths: 6 2.25 Acres / 98,010 sq ft Beachfront Plot
Private beachfront, three villa property set in 2.25 acres of fully fenced lush hillside gardens.Previously owned by a well-known Hollywood actor, this exotic 2.25-acre property boasts three luxurious villas tucked away in a secluded cove.The villas can currently accommodate up to 12 people, between the Main House, the Pool House and the Hill Top Cottage.
Shingle Cove is made up of three Villas - The main house is set on a raised area with a large balcony overlooking the pool and with views out to sea. This Villa has two ensuite bedrooms, living area and kitchen The Beach house is directly behind the pool and deck area and has a self-contained ground floor suite and two ensuite bedrooms on the first floor. Near the gated entrance is a one bedroom cottage which can be used as an additional guest suite or staff accommodation. Shingle Cove can be used as a private residence or for vacation rentals.
As well as being a beautiful home or holiday get-away, this property currently does well on the short-term holiday rental market and as such would also serve well as an investment property.
West Coast Location
Shingle Cove is located South of Castries on the West Coast of St Lucia The Single Cove Villas are accessible by road, off the Millenium Highway, or could be accessed by sea via installation of a mooring dock.
Less than 10 minutes drive from the capital city of Castries with its shops, amenities and regional airport. Scenic Marigot Bay is a mere 15 minutes away, while Rodney Bay with its marina, bars, restaurants and other entertainment facilities is approximately 25 minutes away.
The main house sits off to the south-western side of the cove, on a raised incline that overlooks the beach and pool area with its wooden deck and thatched, bamboo tiki bar. A balcony runs along the full width of the house and this is the place to relax with a chilly sundowner in hand while enjoying the daily pyrotechnics of the Caribbean sunset.
The main house is set on two levels and is luxuriously appointed, with modern appliances and fittings throughout. The ground floor features a guest bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, a large kitchen with adjoining utility room, study area and lounge. The large balcony features a lounge area with comfortable seating, and also doubles as the main al-fresco dining area.
The spacious, air-conditioned master suite occupies the upper floor and is a privately set eyrie with walk-in closet space, an ensuite bathroom and a secluded balcony that is visible only from above.
The pool house also occupies two levels, and sits behind the swimming pool, directly facing the sea. The lower floor comprises a large self-contained suite with bathroom, kitchenette and a patio that adjoins the pool. Upstairs are two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, each with its own balcony overlooking the pool and with full-on views of the Caribbean sea.
This cottage sits further back (inland) on the property, nestled amongst coconut palms. The cottage is a self-contained unit comprising a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and kitchenette.
Lush Tropical Gardens
The property boasts well-maintained grounds that are lush and have an abundance of tropical shrubs and flowers such as hibiscus, bougainvillea, ginger-lily and bird-of-paradise. Amongst the mature tropical fruit trees are to be found mango, avocado, cherry, breadfruit, soursop, banana and sour orange. There are also many other varieties of fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, ginger, dasheen (a root vegetable) and sweet potato that are in season at different times. There are also lots of quiet, shady spots to put up a hammock and simply while the time away.
Beach & Secluded Cove
The secluded sandy beach lies at the centre of the cove and is surrounded by rocky cliffs. Some of the best snorkelling on the island is to be found in and around the cove and the rocky reefs further out. Here there is an abundance of tropical fish, sea fans, and sponges. For the more adventurous, a cave and stone arch are just around the southern point of the bay.
- Fully furnished
- Air Conditioning
- Private garden
- Extensive grounds
- Fruit Trees
- Roof terrace
- Off street parking
- Swimming pool
- Sea View
- Beachfront / Waterfront
- Private Cove location
- Cable TV
- Ceiling Fans
- Perfect for Vacation rentals
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