Villa at the First Cap Estate, ST LUCIA, St Lucia
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 0.55 Acres
- 3500 Sq Ft
- Room For Pool
- Large Private Gardens
- Next to Famous Golf Course
- Fully Fenced and Gated
- Golf Course }
Property Size: 3,500 sq ft Property Lot Size: 24,000 sq ft Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
The Windward Hills area of Cap Estate is a serene, pastoral area where birdsong is the backing track and trade-winds gently cool the hillside homes. This spacious bungalow is nestled in a secluded setting bordering the Saint Lucia Golf Club eighteen hole course, surrounded by flat manicured grounds with country views, and a wooded lot on one of its fenced boundaries.
Entering through a secure gate, the property is a single storey villa, with green metal roofing and a crisp white exterior. A gravelled driveway and parking area leads to the home's front porch.
Through the double entrance doors, the unusual hexagonal-shape of the house is evident, with a soaring central column and tall feature walls, along with a magnificent cathedral ceiling and exposed rafters.
The large, bright open plan living and dining room has multiple glass doors accessing the various terraces around the house, providing excellent cross ventilation to keep the entire home cool throughout the day.
The family kitchen is reached through archways off both living and dining areas completing the circular flow of the house. Black granite countertops glint with amber quartz flecks, and solid wood built-in cabinetry lines the walls and below counters with ample storage, including corner display shelving. There is a double stainless steel sink, stainless side-by-side refrigerator and six burner stove. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a 6-seater dining set.
Off the living area are two large bedrooms which are bright and airy, with built-in wardrobes and ensuite with single vanity, corner shower and attractive neutral ceramic tiling.
To the rear of the house is the Master Suite, a large, sunny and serene space overlooking a picturesque waterlily-filled pond on the golf course. With its faux marble floor tile, high ceiling and exposed rafters, the bedroom is a bright and airy haven with his and hers closets.
The recently upgraded ensuite has modern metallic tile accents, twin vanities with ceramic bowl sinks and granite countertops, a large rain head shower and modern water efficient whirlpool tub. The Master Suite is fitted with an AC unit and ceiling fan.
A fourth bedroom, suitable for office, study or playroom, is situated next to the Master, and a convenient utility room can be used as a pantry or storage. The fourth bathroom with corner shower, large linen closet and iridescent accent tile completes the interior layout.
The outdoor living spaces of this home are charming, private and cooled by the breezes off the nearby Atlantic coast. A wooden pergola with creeping vines provides a shady seating area, and other terraces take full advantage of the octagonal shape of the house.
A large utility room is located beneath the rear of the house, providing lockable storage. The well manicured garden is fully-fenced and large enough to accommodate the addition of a pool and sun deck overlooking the golf course.
This bright, spacious and modern Caribbean home has recently undergone a program of upgrades, utilising high end finishes and modern fixtures and fittings.The attractive modern furniture is available for purchase, providing a turnkey option. The property is located in a quiet, private setting with the convenience of Rodney Bay's commercial centre, schools and beaches only ten minutes' drive away.
- Flat landscaped gardens
- Fully fenced and gated
- Security System
- Ideal family home
- Room for a pool in the garden
- Large Driveway / Parking
- WiFi Internet
- Near Beach
- Near Golf Course
- Near Rodney Bay
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