Reviews of Balenbouche Estate
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Read what Travelers are saying about our property and st lucia bungalows:
“We had a wonderful stay here! The property is beautiful and so are the hosts! Uta and Anitanja were very welcoming and helpful when we decided to rent a car, needed a nice place for a special dinner out and even a suggested itinerary for touring the island! We especially enjoyed the company of the resident pooches. Chai Chai was a great tour guide and watch dog, not that one was required. This is a great place to stay to get away from it all and be with nature! It’s also a convenient location on the island for seeing the sights.”
Michael, stayed September 2016, reviewed on airbnb
“The listing and its reviews did the Waterlily Cottage no justice. We were in awe from the moment we arrived and stumbled upon the 1700’s sugar cane and rum distillery remains in the woods. It was like being in a tropical Rivendell from Lord of the Rings. The birds, flowers, trees, cows, ruins, ocean, and stars are magical. Uta and Verena are the most gentle souls. They have a beautiful family, including dogs we almost smuggled into our suitcases. We were able to eat breakfast daily and dinner on Monday at the main house-make sure not to miss that. We also had a great dinner and drinks at the L’Escape up the street which is about a two minute walk from Balenbouche. We were able to sunbathe and swim on two completely private beaches on the estate. Be careful, the water can be rough. The house had everything we needed. We spent most of our time on the porch. Bugs were not a problem for us at all because of a nice wind. We took yoga class in the barn one morning. I recommend renting a car or making friends in other cottages you can travel with to really explore the island. It was only $60 a day for a 4 wheel drive car that Uta and Verena had dropped off for us the day of. You do need a permit that you can by at a gas station. Public transport wasn’t running as we were there on a holiday, but I heard it is also pretty easy and reliable from another guest. We are ready to come back already. The harmony of this place is sorely missed here at home. Thank you for sharing your special home with us Uta and Verena!”
Stayed April 2016, traveled as a couple, reviewed our st lucia bungalows on airbnb
“Fantastic stay, felt like home”
Returning to Balenbouche at night after a long day of driving, adventuring, and enjoying the beautiful island felt like coming home. The estate itself felt like our yard, and our cottage like our own little private home. We even felt like we knew the dogs well. Moreover, Verena helped us plan our itinerary for locations and local events, and this was very much appreciated. For roaming around the southern to middle part of the island (the north is a little farther away), it would be tough to beat this location as lodging.
Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple, reviewed our st lucia bungalows on st lucia tripadvisor January, 2015
“A Piece of Paradise”
We stayed here at the end of our trip in April 2014. Uta and her family were so warm and hospitable and combined with the rustic charm of our accommodation made it such a relaxing place to stay. The cottages are scattered around the old plantation ( a torch came in very handy !) which makes them very private .We ate dinner at the main house on the wide verandah which was shrouded in vines which added to the charm. The food was excellent and most of it sourced from their own land.Two private beaches are a few minutes walk away and you can explore the old workings of the sugar plantation. A great place to re charge your batteries !
Eve, Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple, Reviewed our st lucia bungalows on st lucia tripadvisor April 7, 2014
Just a remarkable place where the owner of the Estate, here family and staff have the power to make you feel not like a tourist but a traveler. The understated old world elegance, the gracious hospitality, the delicious food, the beautiful grounds, the absolute calm and tranquility make it all for an unforgettable experience. Could not have hope for more to recharge from my life in Manhattan…. The impeccable family style service together with your great knowledge and love of Saint Lucia have made me discover the island in the best conditions.
Fred, NY, Reviewed our st lucia bungalows on st lucia tripadvisor February 5, 2014