The Ocean Breeze development is a secure, gated community perched high in the hills above the village of Monchy, only a 10 minute drive from the busy commercial center of Rodney Bay. As you drive into the tropical green heart of northern St Lucia, the views are increasingly lush and spectacular, and the sweeping driveway into Villa Aruba introduces the location at its most impressive, with coastal hills to the left, and Monchy’s Stoney Hill to the right.
For the buyer who is looking for a Caribbean family lifestyle on a gently sloping, breezy mountainside lot, Villa Aruba is a must visit property. Approximately 3 km from the busy shopping, dining and entertainment area of Rodney Bay Village, and a few minutes drive from Rodney Bay Marina and the island’s best beaches.
A concreted drive leads to the parking area in front of the main entrance to the modern Caribbean-style two storey villa, which is surrounded by a large well manicured garden. There is plentiful parking, and the double glass doors of the entrance are at the top of a tiled, column-flanked staircase. From the parking area, a short staircase also accesses the terrace and pool deck.
Inside the open plan living space with its high ceilings, French doors, large windows and glass block inserts throwing light from the first floor, the style is Caribbean modern chic. A palm leaf ceiling fan with center light keeps the tropical motif in mind, although the constant Atlantic breezes provide natural air-conditioning when doors and windows are open. The airy living area is furnished with a comfortable, modern sectional and dark wood accent tables with a contemporary Asian design, and dining set combines a rustic recycled wood and wrought iron table with six crisply upholstered parson’s chairs. Sculptural metal sconces provide the ambient lighting, and the bright white interior makes a perfect canvas for vibrant artwork and colorful upholstery fabrics.
To the right of the main entrance is the spacious modern kitchen, with its black and gold-flecked granite counter-tops and back-splash, with warm oak-toned built-in cabinetry making clever use of every nook and cranny. A double sink looks onto the landscaped back garden, and sleek black Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, built-in oven and microwave ensure this is an efficient working kitchen. The home is wired for 110v and 220v electrical supply. Right off the kitchen is a utility room with built-in sink surround by granite, and enough space for a large, stack-able washer/dryer and cleaning supplies storage.
Through the French doors to the shady terrace and pool deck, offering a large attractive outdoor living space for dining, relaxing and entertaining. The generous-sized rectangular pool is surrounded by a chequered tile deck and concrete balustrade, with breath-taking vistas over the sloping lawn of the property, far off tree tops and tropical green hills, and below in the distance the rainbow of roofs and buildings in the village of Monchy. Villa Aruba presents the discerning buyer with a spectacular outdoor lifestyle, astonishing panoramic scenery, and cooling Atlantic breezes in the unspoiled countryside. Just imagine the possibilities.
A comfortable bedroom lays to the left of the lounge, with an Asian-chic dark wood and upholstered king sized bed, tall built-in wardrobe in warm oak, with ample hanging and overhead storage. A screened window overlooks the pool deck and hillside, flooding the room with sunshine all day long. The bedroom has air-conditioning and ceiling fan, a modern pendant light fixture, sculptural metal sconces and slick gunmetal switch-plates. The modern en-suite bathroom is well-appointed and spacious in neutral toned ceramic tile, with toilet and sink, vanity in black granite and warm oak, and a roomy shower with rain-head and detachable fixtures.
Up two steps to the right of the living area is an access to the rear of the house, with a short corridor housing a linen closet and useful storage areas to the left, and to the right a guest bathroom with neutral ceramic tile, sink & vanity in black granite, oak cabinetry, toilet, and a roomy shower with rain-head and detachable fixtures.
A second bedroom opens up ahead, revealing a bright, roomy space with twin beds and built-in closet with white louvered doors. Dark wood furniture in a modern Shaker style offsets the sea-inspired color scheme, and two windows allow the golden Caribbean sun and fresh coastal breeze to caress the space all day. The bedroom has air-conditioning and ceiling fan, a seashell-inspired pendant light fixture, sculptural metal sconces and slick gunmetal switch-plates.
An attractive modern wrought iron bannister flanks the open staircase which leads from ground level to the first floor, devoted to the luxurious master suite. A zen-inspired, comfortable retreat, with surprising elements like the glass block wall insert bringing light from the living area windows, and a breath-taking private balcony overlooking the pool terrace, Monchy hillsides and village below. The refreshing Atlantic breezes make this outdoor space the perfect sun trap, and a spectacular vantage point for morning coffee or an evening cocktail.
Creamy marble-toned ceramic tile is accented with a shoulder-height swathe of iridescent glass tiles in shades of the sea and sand in spa bathroom, which houses a capacious corner shower with rain-head and detachable fixtures, ceramic sink surround by gold-flecked black granite, built-in modern oak cabinets, and a walled toilet. The walk-through dressing area and closet provides plentiful hanging space and cubby storage, as well as a built-in vanity with a large mirror.
Villa Aruba, high in the hills overlooking the village of Monchy, is a very special property for the buyer who is looking for a modern, elegant but comfortable home in which to live a laid back Saint Lucian lifestyle. The yellow contemporary Caribbean exterior has contrasting white design details, and a metal roof which ingeniously mimics the style and color of aged local clay tile while providing state of the art durability. A paved path circles the house, and a local natural stone retaining wall to the rear of the property is attractively landscaped with Ixora, ficus and colorful crotons. Beneath the pool is a lockable storage room for chemicals, supplies and toys.
The villa is very much for a couple or family, with well-proportioned accommodations and a space efficient layout, stunning wraparound views and refreshing Atlantic breezes through its well-placed windows and glass doors. Large neutral ceramic floor tiles throughout the villa maximize the square footage, and the open living and dining area with its high ceiling and amazing tropical mountain views makes a cool and comfortable heart of the home. The covered terrace, as well as the sunny pool deck, will be a magnet for fans of Caribbean outdoor living, and the panorama of Monchy’s lush green hills will become an unforgettable background to life in this special place.
The Ocean Breeze Development offers other exciting investment opportunities in the Monchy hills for the discerning buyer.
2 Arm chairs
Opens to a second patio, pool and pool deck
Table and chairs
Double stainless steel sink
Side-by-side fridge freezer
Ample cupboard space with granite counter tops
Space for a dishwasher
Sink with granite counter top
Ample storage space
Split Level Floor:
Wall sconces and overhead light
Bedside table with lamp
En-suite bathroom with shower, single vanity, wall mirror, wall sconces and huge window
2 Single beds
Wall sconces and overhead light
Chest of drawers
Built in closet
Shower with single vanity and wall shelves
En-suite bathroom with
Opens to a private patio overlooking the pool and deck, hillside and country views
Villa Aruba can accommodate parking for several cars, has dual voltage (110/220v), security bars on doors, solar water heating, custom door screens, mosquito screens on windows, a water cistern.
The Villa offers privacy and comfortable living with 24-hour security service on hand in this gated community.
Property will be sold unfurnished. Only Fixtures and fittings (lights, cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine etc.) are included in the sales price.
Furniture is optional.