Bathrooms : 6
House Size: 4,500 sqft
Land Size: 32,403 sqft
This beautiful plantation house has recently benefited from building, electrical and plumbing remodeling/renovations throughout, to a very high standard, with high quality European fixtures and fittings. Every room, hallway, ceiling, terrace and balcony has been professionally re painted. It is a two story building. The ground floor is tiled, including the large wrap around terraces and pool surround. The first floor has hard wood flooring throughout, including the large wrap around balconies. Set in amongst almost an acre of lush, level, landscaped gardens with fantastic sea views, a secret tropical garden, a swimming pool with covered poolside terrace and palm-tree open shower, a pond, a dedicated covered hammock area and triple covered parking. The grounds are exceptionally private and secure with attractive walls and bougainvillea covered fences hiding what lies behind the double wrought iron gates and palm lined driveway. This Plantation House is perfectly located at the top of the cul de sac ‘Panoramic Heights’. It is orientated and designed to fully benefit from the cooling trade wind breezes and fantastic Caribbean Sea and Rodney Bay views, whilst being just a couple of minutes drive from the fantastic beaches, restaurants, and nightlife.
The ground floor has a light airy ‘inside outside’ feel provided by 9 sets of French glazed and Jalousie shuttered outer doors. There is a large kitchen with granite tiled work surfaces, leading through to a large dining room which can seat 16 with ease. From the dining room, 2 x triple french doors open out onto the covered terrace overlooking the pool. Beyond the dining room is a separate toilet, powder room with vessel sink and laundry area. The living room is large, light and airy with 7 french doors opening out onto the large ‘plantation’ wrap around covered terrace, with superb views of the garden and on to beautiful 180 degree panoramic Caribbean sea views with the French island of Martinique on the horizon. The living room has 2 ceiling fans and a small office leading off it.
The second floor has 4 double bedrooms. The principle guest bedroom has A/C, built in wardrobe, a small balcony with lovely mountain views and large en suite bathroom with rain shower, vessel sink and its own small balcony and mountain views. Bedroom 3 opens onto a large balcony with lovely garden and sea views and has an en suite bathroom with roll top bath and vessel sink, Jalousie shutters and lock off door leading to bedroom 4. Both rooms have ceiling fans. The master bedroom is large, light and airy with 4 French doors leading out to a large ‘plantation’ wrap around covered balcony enjoying the same stunning sea views as the living room. Also with A/C, ceiling fan, large built in wardrobes, and an extremely generous en suite bathroom with huge rain shower, vessel sink, Jalousie shutters, and French doors leading to the master balcony.
Located within the main house grounds, but at a discrete distance from the main house to maintain privacy, the cottage has a good sized living room and kitchen area with large French doors leading on to a private covered terrace. The double bedroom has an en suite and similar French doors leading out to the terrace. The cottage enjoys superb sea views.
Totally separate and below the main house the fully furnished rental villa has its own drive and off-road parking. Again, totally private and secure, with its own delightful pool, covered poolside terrace, 2 A/C bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, large lounge, dining and kitchen area opening out via French doors to covered terraces on two levels with superb sea views. The rental villa has proven to provide excellent, reliable rental income.
St Lucia Plantation House, is owned by an ‘International Business Company’ (IBC). This method of ownership provides buyers with superb financial benefits as follows:
1) Stamp Duty: Buyers only pay 0.5% (half a percent) stamp duty for the transfer of shares. Non IBC properties, buyers pay 2% stamp duty for sale by Deed.
2) Alien Landholders License (ALL): Any overseas purchaser will not need to apply or pay for an ALL on purchase, as the ALL already is in place and is transferred to any buyer via share transfer. This provides any buyer a saving of circa $3,000 US and fast-track ownership/completion.
3) Property Sales Tax: Any buyer, when they come to sell St Lucia Plantation House any time in the future will benefit from NOT paying the punitive 10% sales tax charged on non IBC sales.