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Review – Marina Haven Villa

March 24, 2014
Janet Ledyard

Great value – excellent accommodations Five Stars
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Gros Islet, 10204, Saint Lucia (210307)

My husband and I spent 10 days at this property. Janine (property manager) made sure that everything went well for our entire stay. We had breakfast food for the entire week! Even a bottle of good white wine in the fridge! Awesome views from the balcony and everything was clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay at Marina Haven for our future travel to St. Lucia. Highly recommended….
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
My Response
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was our pleasure and we do our best to make sure that all is in order. I am very happy that you enjoyed the time spent with us and that you enjoyed our beautiful island. Come back soon!


Mar 29, 2014
Gerald and Evelyn Smith

Enjoyed our stay Five Stars
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Gros Islet, 10204, Saint Lucia (210307)

We really enjoyed our stay at this villa – Anchorage Inn. My husband and I along with another couple stayed here for 2 weeks. We found these villas very welcoming, clean, nicely decorated and are reasonably priced. The fridge was stocked for our next morning’s breakfast plus beer and a bottle of wine! Janine the property manager was very helpful with any concerns or needs that we had; thank you Janine. We enjoyed the pool every day and the beautiful scenery from this quiet location. We rented a car to see more of this beautiful country. We would definitely stay here again!!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


Mar 27, 2014
Dean and Susan Hastie(with Gerald Smith)

Marina Haven, Rodney Bay, St Lucia Four Stars
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Gros Islet, 10204, Saint Lucia (210307)

My husband, myself and another couple stayed at Marina Haven at Rodney Bay for two weeks and found it a very suitable, clean and cozy accommodation. Janine (manager) was very available and approachable, not only for needs of the villa, but also with information on the island, it’s site and other adventures. From our balcony, we had a very lovely view of the bay. We enjoyed the pool and its area, and used it daily. Renting a vehicle to get ourselves around was a very good decision, as the villa is quite a distance from anything else on the island, and touring as much as we did,would have been impossible without one. All in all our stay at this villa and St. Lucia was very enjoyable.(PS. Each couple having their own ensuite was a definite “perk” to this villa.)
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
My Response
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do our best to make sure that you have a fantastic experience when you stay with us. You made it easy for us! If ever you come back this way again, it would be our pleasure to have you stay with us!


Mar 1, 2014
Donna Viger

Great vacation accommodation Four Stars
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Gros Islet, 10204, Saint Lucia (210307)

Nestled on top of a steep hill, it’s well worth the walk up for the view and the feeling of being “home”. Units are equipped with everything one could need for your stay, are spotlessly clean, comfortable, and have balconies overlooking the Rodney Bay area – great for a relaxing morning coffee. Great to have all breakfast essentials provided. Shader, the property maintenance guy, is more than accommodating and will even help you give directions to the pizza delivery folks! For those who like to walk, getting to Rodney Bay on foot is no problem. Local bus is great and very convenient – seems to go by on the main road to RB every few minutes. For those who like exercise, the walk back up the hill will get your heart pumping – believe me it gets easier the more times you do it. Car great for touring around the region, but not necessary to enjoy your stay. Professional pick up and return to the airport provided. Very quiet, with comfortable beds…….so easy to catch up on the rest! Ensuite bathrooms too. Would highly recommend the property.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
My Response
Donna, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure having you. We look forward to your return to our beautiful property and island. Take care and stay warm!


Mar 11, 2014
Tom and Lois Donlin

Awesome Island Getaway! Four Stars
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Gros Islet, 10204, Saint Lucia (210307)

These clean, beautiful, well equipped villas have lovely views of Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island Nat’l Park via balconies off bedrooms. Great for relaxing breakfast or viewing sunsets. Comfortable beds and ensuite baths in all bedrooms. Villa stocked with one days breakfast items and fruit allowing us a relaxed first morning of vacation. Property maintained by full-time on-site manager, Shada. Friendly and available to deal with any issues immediately. VRBO pictures and website accurately depict property and property manager, Janine, was always available for questions and concerns. There was a problem with maintaining hot water so ask if this issue has been resolved. Grounds lovely. Complementary shuttle to and from airport was great. We felt that a car was important to fully explore the island, but one could walk to Rodney Bay to connect with local buses or taxis for transportation. (Island is hilly and walk back to the villa is steep.) Rodney Bay is convenient for groceries and many wonderful restaurants.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
My Response
Lois, Tom, and Randy, you are fantastic guests. Truly a pleasure to have at our property. We thank you for being wonderful guests and forward for your very kind review. We look forward your return! :-) Marina Haven!


Dec 2, 2013
Lambros

Great stay! Five Stars
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Gros Islet, 10204, Saint Lucia (210307)

The accommodations were clean and the villas was perfect for our stay. Highly recommend staying here again!
Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
My Response
Thank you so much Lambros! We are so happy that you chose our villas among the very many options out there. It was our pleasure to have you and look forward to having you back. You made our job easy! Thank you very much for your kind words, and wishing you and your family all the best for the holidays. – Marina Haven


Review #10664467 “Wonderful Villa”
Our 9 day stay at Marina Haven Villa was great from start to finish. We arrived at UVF and were picked up by Kern, who helped us with bags and drove us up to the Villa. Along the way he was an awesome tour guide, pointing out various points of interests, facts about the different parts of the island, flora, fauna, landmarks, and ideas for enjoying our stay.

Once at the Villa, we realized what a good job the pictures do of showing the Villa. Awesome view from the pool, beautifully built and decorated rooms, and a great setting overall. There’s nothing nicer than waking up, walking onto the balcony, and enjoying the warm air and beautiful scenery. The pool is beautiful and has a good mix of sun/shade most of the day.

Janine went out of her way to help us, give us more pointers on where to go, what to see. We loved working with Janine and can’t say enough nice things about her.

Some pointers for those new to the island and the Villa:
-get a digicel pre-paid phone as soon as you land, just makes life so much easier. OR get a SIM card for your phone from your provider. There is good cell service on most of the island
-there are no outlets in the bathrooms, apparently there was some building code that prohibited this when the Villa was built. Kind of a pain, but a spare mirror will make life easier for the women.
-120V and 240V are both available throughout the Villa
-Take a cab to the Reduit Beach access near Coco Palm resort. There is a closed resort on the beach there, so the beach is pretty empty and you won’t have to deal with the hawkers.
-For a really great beach, go to Smuggler’s Cove near Cap Maison. It’s a public beach with a restaurant/bar right on the beach.
-Get to Orlando’s in Soufrière. It will be one of the best dining experiences of your life.
-Chairman’s Reserve Rum, coke, ice, and lime should be on your grocery list.
-Make the Friday night trip to the Gros Islet Jump Up. Show up around 9:00, get some street food, a rum punch, and do some dancing. We were advised to stay on the main street, keep our belongings close, etc. but never felt worried about getting hassled.

If you’re looking for a St. Lucia getaway that isn’t one of the big resorts, this is the place to stay.

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