A unique, one of a kind villa. Floors are of purple heart and green heart wood, imported from the former British Guyana.
The living area and bedrooms are separate – each having an individual cathedral ceiling and treated pine sliding walls for capturing the tropical breezes. Each is surrounded by a four foot wide connecting deck, enabling guests to pass freely from one room to another, while preserving privacy. A true open tree house experience. No air conditioning is needed.
Located on a hillside surrounded by red bougainvillea, pink hibiscus and yellow oleander, with spectacular sea views, sunsets and mountain views, including St. Lucia’s highest, Mt. Gimie.
The House: There is a spacious great room with a living room section, games table and dining area, and a built in desk with bookshelves. The large, bright kitchen is well equipped. The master bedroom has a king sized bed with a ceiling fan and net with a full bathroom. Bedroom II has a queen size bed with a ceiling fan and nets in additon to a full bathroom.
Guests step from the deck into a cool, kidney-shaped pool with lap lanes at one end. The pool, recently refurbished with a new “River Rock” finish, is situated by a spreading flamboyant tree and has an extensive sun deck with pool furniture for relaxing. Lounge under the shaded pergola and look onto the fabulous seaviews of Rodney Bay!
On the lower floor, there are 2 small bedrooms with shared shower and toilet. Additionally there is a utility and staff area, and a double car port.
A touch of St. Lucian history greets you as you step out of the kitchen with red and white cedar cabinets. A series of aging concrete pillars wrapped in brightly coloured bougainvillea today, once supported the Naval barracks during World War II. Tree Tops is one of the oldest homes at Cap Estate, situated on a choice piece of property, designed by Ross Kembar, a noted Canadian architect who came to St. Lucia in the late 1960s to “try and upgrade the architecture of the island”. He succeeded in creating a unique living experience with Tree Tops.
There is a fresh water cistern which is estimated to hold 6,000 gallons.
Built when Pigeon was still an island, the Van Camp family completed their wooden, Caribbean style vacation home on Saddleback Ridge at Cap Estate in 1971. While weathering numerous hurricanes and major storms over the years, this solidly built house situated on a gently sloping one acre plot has lost only three roof shingles. Mount Gimie and the two Pitons are visible from the decks.