Self-catering apartment „Maison du Soleil“:
Particularly suitable for ecotourists and nature lovers, who prefer the serenity of this hillside retreat to the bustling beach resorts, yet wish to be within quick and ease reach of main attractions.
Well-appointed, light and airy studio apartment (300 sq ft) with kitchenette, Queen-size bed, bath, veranda and garden.
Particularly suitable for ecotourists and nature lovers, who prefer the serenity of this hillside retreat to the bustling beach resorts, yet wish to have all major tourist attractions within quick and easy reach.
Saint Lucian-German owned and managed.
Maison du Soleil is tucked high into the hillsides of La Borne, overlooking the northern tip of Saint Lucia. From your veranda, you look over Pigeon Island National Monument as well as Rodney Bay with its beaches and marina. On clear days, you can see as far as the neighbouring island of Martinique. You enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains; yet, within a 15-minute-drive, most major tourist attraction of northern Saint Lucia are at your fingertips – with the knowledge that you can withdraw to your retreat just as quickly at any time. The local bus stops directly in front of the property.
Ask about our special rates!
overwintering package (2+ months)
summer special (2+ months)
repeat visitor (different trip only)
Attractions in immediate surroundings (within 15 min drive by car - please allow more time on public transport):
Multitude of water sports, including parasailing, Snuba, Sea-Trek and marine kayaking
Pigeon Island: Fort Rodney and other historic monuments, recreational park and beach.
Boat and land excursions:
• Sunset cruise, catamaran sailing
• Hiking, horseback riding & ATV tours
• Round-the-island tours, day trips
Caribbean culture: live music, Limbo dancing, Gros Islet street party, Salsa fiesta
Main venues of the world-famous Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, 30 April to 11 May, 2014
Restaurants with wide culinary offer
Nearby attractions (15 to 45 min drive):
Rainforest hikes in the Saint Lucia Forest Reserve, the home of the endemic Saint Lucian parrot, Amazonas versicolor
Ziplining und rainforest canopy tram; Segway Tours
Whale- & Dolphin-watching boat excursions, sport- & deep sea fishing
Nesting of marine turtles (seasonal)
Open-air museums Lushan Country Life & Fond Latisab Creole Park
Minizoo & nature trail
Arawak excavations, petroglyphs
Castries heritage walk
Galleries of local artists
Golf and tennis courts
Car-, motorbike and bicycle hire
George Charles Airport (SLU)
Ferry to Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe
Attractions in region (45 to 90 min drive):
Maria Island Nature Reserve with four endemic reptiles, including the world’s rarest snake, the St. Lucia racer (Liophis ornatus)
• Pitons World Heritage Site, ascent to the summit, Tete Paul trail
• Sulphur springs, drive-in-volcano & geological museum
• Thermal springs & baths
Two Ramsar wetland sites with rare bird species
Choiseul Arts & Craft Centre, pottery
Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)
Renovated in 2012
Firm, high-quality mattress (Queen-size: 152cm x 203 cm)
Electricity: 220V, UK 3-pin outlets, with adapters for various European and American plugs
Gas stove with four burners and oven
Large (220 l) refrigerator/freezer
Tableware and seating for 4 persons
Radio alarm clock
Outdoor BBQ grill
Wireless internet access (if you have your own computer)
Bird watching perch: the Antillean euphonia (Euphonia musica) and the endemic Saint Lucian pewee (Contopus oberi) may be seen
Access to small private library that specializes on natural resources and history of the Caribbean
Use of BBQ station (with home-made charcoal)
Utilities: water, gas, electricity, charcoal
Mini pantry: minor ingredients (salt, pepper, sugar, oil, vinegar, etc.) and items you need in small quantities and don't necessarily want to buy
Incipient book exchange - it's up to you to make it grow
Cleaner, change of sheets and towels once a week
Parking within compound walls
We speak English, Kwéyòl, German, Spanish and French.
Additional services available to our guests (additional fees apply):
Airport or ferry transfers
Air beds or mattress for up to two children
Breakfast items, food basket or home-made wholemeal bread
Laundry service (including additional changes of towels and/or sheets)
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$5 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$315 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1200 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Wonderful, very warm hosts! Wonderful island,apartment! It was one of the best our vacations and Ulrike, Kaela and Andre were part of it. Apartment is nice done and very clean. Bed is very comfortable. Place is quiet, but not far from Rodney Bay. Connection is easy by car and by local bus. The view from apartment is very nice. So every morning we were just siting with the cup of coffe in terrace and enjoying the view. Have no doubt book this apartment and enjoy your vacations!
Ulrike and Andre were very wonderful hosts. Both are very knowledgeable about the Island and it's beauty. Andre took us on a tour of their property showcasing all of the various plants and trees, describing their history, medicinal uses, etc. It was quite a delight. They were quick to assist with any questions we had not only about the property but the island as a whole.
Andre and Ulrike also practice a very sustainable life-style which was neat to learn about. Please take care to follow the house-rules and help keep this a low-impact place.
The area is quiet, fairly secluded, and surrounded by beautiful plants and a wonderful view to the northwestern coast. Pigeon Island can be seen off in the distance. Beautiful! Also, all the finches were happy to keep you company in the morning over coffee or tea.
This place is great-- wonderful view, clean and nicely done apartment, easy access by the public bus and a major bus route. Nice and quiet if you want to relax but still in proximity to all the activities of town.
Ulriké and André are both very warm, kind and helpful hosts. I would recommend this place I you're lucky enough that it isn't already booked :)
We enjoyed our stay in La Borne very much: it's a quiet, nice place away from the carloads of tourists. The connection to Rodney Bay by bus workes out perfectly and allows you to access beach, supermarket, shops and restaurants even without having to rent a car.
Ulrike and André are nice hosts and helped us organize a car rental. The studio is perfectly equipped and clean, the bed cozy and the view is really beautifull!
Great host!!! If you are looking for a beautiful appartement far from the big resort but close to colorful, friendly and welcoming community, Ulrike and Andre's appartement, is the place to be!
They are amazing host who will show you around the proprety, help you learn about medicinal plant, share food (they gave us the best indian bread we have ever tasted) and speek to you about local environemental challenges! This place is perfect if you are looking for a more authentic stay that what you would find in Rodney bay!
It is easy to access it by public transportation (the buses leaves you right at the door) and appropriate to family!
We had an amazing time in St. Lucia and Ulrike and André were part of it. If you are looking for an authentic and relaxing stay on this beautiful island, don´t hesitate to contact them.
From our arrival to leaving by ferry, they helped us in every situation. Not only picking us up they also gave us one more night as the ferry back to Martinique was not in service due to stormy conditions. They organised some breakfast items and gave us a ride to the supermarket. But best of all were their recommendations for exploring the real beauty and nature of St. Lucia. And of course the perfectly situated apartment with an amazing view. We could not get enough of sitting on the veranda enjoying breakfast and the spectacular view and surrounding nature. The garden including plenty of tropical plants and birds (gorgeous hummingbirds were our favorites) gave us the perfect place to relax. Furthermore, we were lucky to taste some fruits, vegetables and herbs and learned so much about ecotourism and -farming.
All together we had an amazing time in St. Lucia and do definetly recommend this accomodation and Ulrike and André as perfect hosts. When back in the Caribean, we will visit them again and explore the rest of the island as three days were definetly not enough.
Thanks Ulrike and André!
We stayed at Maison Soleil for 1 week and had a fabulous time. The location is superb if you enjoy being out of the touristy areas but also close to beautiful beaches and the areas of Gros Islet and Pigeon Island. You must be willing to walk a bit at times to get around the area and definitely be ok with taking public transit in and out of this area, however, I would highly recommend doing these things anyways as the walk is beuatiful throughout the rolling hills of Monchy and the public transit is a great experience and an opportunity to meet neighbours. The necessary effort to get to and from the guesthouse are also so worth it because the apartment is clean, nicely decorated, and has a stunning (I mean stunning) view of Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island. The proprietors are also extremely helpful in offering tips and advice, and have really made this guesthouse a special place to stay. Be sure to take the time to explore the grounds of the house and ask for advice on ways to get around as this can be a bit tricky. Overall, I would highly recommend this guesthouse.
It was a great experience!
They are very warm and welcoming.
I felt like home. Beautiful house and garden, very close to Castries (by car), great view.
The grapefruit in the garden, the fluorescent bugs, the sandy beaches just around the corner, snorkeling.... Just a dream.
If only I could have had more time to spend in ST. Lucia.
With a good description it was easy to find the "maison du soleil" up in the hills by car. The apartment was clean and well equipped with kitchen stuff.
I enjoyed to be away from the tourist resorts in a peaceful area. I felt welcome and the grapefruits from the garden were fantastic.
I can fully recommend this place and would be happy to go back there one day. Thanks to Ulrike and André.
We Spent 5 Nights at Ulrike and Andres Place. The view over the Mountains Down To the carribean and the Pigeon Islands made every Breakfast on the terrace special. The Apartment is fully equipped and Ulrike and Andre were really nice, giving recomondations and full Support for us and our planings for the Rest of our Island hopping trip.
The Place lies in the beautifull mountain Range behind the Tourist hot Spots of the North Coast and is therefore quiet calm and relaxing. Reaching it is easy if you have a hired car, but more Fun and a good method To get into touch with the Locals was using the local busses. A Ride was always Easy To find and a Ride from Castries was just 3.5 EC.
Tranks again to you, it was a fantastic Stay on the Island.
Britta and Simon
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