A very private romantic escape at our St Lucia nature oasis
Waterlily Plantation Villa, sleeps up to 2 adults
Waterlily is a newer premium accommodation built to a modern standard, with lots of eclectic charm. The unique elevated octagonal house offers 900 sq feet of living space and is nestled in a very secluded part of the property, overlooking a lush valley of coconut, cocoa and breadfruit trees.
Waterlily is for adults only and ideal for couples looking for a romantic escape. It feels both elegant and artsy – and a bit like a tree house. The high ceilings, shape of the building and design of the roof allow for excellent ventilation. The bedroom and veranda have hardwood floors. The bed is a main feature and comes equipped with a large square mosquito net (not shown in the photos). The kitchen is equipped with an under counter fridge, gas cook top, toaster oven, hot water kettle and french press.
The wrap around veranda is a great place to relax and observe nature. The entire house closes up securely at night, but there is excellent ventilation throughout.
The story of Waterlily
Waterlily was designed from scratch, but also built with reclaimed lumber, like Frangipani. The original buildings were 12 sided (round) structures – Waterlily is an octagon. Construction began in 2013 and was completed in 2015, with a small but dedicated crew. Some unique features include a raised roof for ventilation and light, glass bottles embedded into some of the walls, and a downstairs den accessible from outside as well as through a trap door.
Future plans include possibly making one of the windows into a door in order to create more of an open and sunny feel, getting a comfortable sofa and some bar stools, and creating an outdoor seating area with special lighting effects in the nearby Banyan tree.
$220 / night
Dec 15 – April 15
Rates based on single or double occupancy. Additional adults $30/night
Please note that all our historic and newer accommodations are built in an eco-friendly, open and tropical style, with no screens or air conditioning. If you are comfortable with the outdoors, including bugs and the sounds of nature, do not require resort style amenities and are looking to experience true island life, Balenbouche Estate is a good choice for you.
“Balenbouche is indeed a world within itself exuding a tranquil presence of warmth, hospitality and harmony.”
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P.O. Box VF 707, LC12101, St Lucia
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