The Doctor's Inn, River Doree, Choiseul,Souffriere, St Lucia
Located on the south-west coast of Saint Lucia in the pastoral community of River Doree, Choiseul, this property is miles away from hustle and bustle but within arm's reach of the most scenic spots on the island.
The Pitons, Saint Lucia's World Heritage site, form a stunning backdrop to the community of Choiseul. The summit of Gros Piton pierces the sky above the coconut trees as you approach the property, which is easily accessible only 2 minutes off the main road.
The property is only 20 minutes' from the Hewanorra international airport. In fact, all of the main tourist attractions including the drive-in volcano in the town of Soufriere and numerous waterfalls are with a 20 minute drive. In addition, the River Doree beach is within walking distance of the home.
It is situated on a plateau overlooking the Caribbean Sea and is constantly cooled by the Trade Winds. The property consists of 2 acres of flat land with a mature garden which boasts numerous tropical plants. You can pick, right off the branch, fresh guavas, avocados, mangoes, bananas, starfruit, lemons, limes, oranges, pineapples, cinnamon, and coffee. Life in River Doree is a treat for the mouth as well as the eyes!
The Caribbean ranch style home was originally built in 2005 and fully renovated in 2014. The home has a unique character. Its island charm is reflected in the airy rooms all flooded with natural light, and the oversize yet well-appointed modern spaces. The wraparound, over-sized front balcony with generous space to relax and entertain, overlooks the cobblestone drive-way.
Although there is a large foyer highlighted by a magnificent raised panel local mahogany door which makes a grand entrance, the homeowners encourage friends to enter through the kitchen. It is, after all, a home designed with love in every detail. The kitchen enjoys custom solid mahogany cabinets that are all locally made, complimented by sprawling granite counter-tops. There is lots of storage including a pantry large enough to play hide and seek in. This is a chef's kitchen by design. The built in Italian 5 burner over-sized range, upright freezer and refrigerator compliment the workflow of the work space. The kitchen sink overlooks the colorful front garden and the kitchen is usually filled with the aroma of fresh fruit.While the kitchen island seats 4, the adjacent dining room holds a banquet table with room for 12. The entire space is crowned by a cathedral ceiling with a 25 foot ring-beam, over-sized exposed rafters and dormers.
To the left of the kitchen and dining area is the living room, which is separated by the aforementioned foyer. The space comfortably holds 2 sets of living room furniture and is separated from the balcony by sliding doors. All doors and windows have custom made mosquito screens.
To the back of the living room is the grand master suite with sitting area. The master has a large walk in closet with built-ins, en-suite bathroom with double vanities on granite over custom white cedar cabinets. The natural lighted suite has large sliding French doors that lead out to the private balcony/porch with its large overhang, which overlooks the west lawns and the swimming pool.
The spacious outdoor shower has a view of Gros Piton! Adjacent to the master suite, there is a bonus room which serves as an office/ craftroom/ workspace. The hallway is showcased by a handmade floor to ceiling natural mahogany library.The North wing of the house encompasses 4 bedrooms, all en-suite. Additionally, the guest wing has its own private outdoor shower. Two of these guest rooms open onto the pool side balcony. The guest wing has its own entrance. This part of the house is used for guest vacations and is an excellent source of income. It is also well suited for a large family with children who want a space of their own.
Tucked away in the garden under a gigantic "massav" tree, there is a self-contained, income producing, 1 bedroom cottage. The style of the cottage reflects that of the main house. It has a front balcony, which leads into the living room, dining room and kitchen. The bedroom has a walk in closet and en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower.
The house mechanics include 110/220v, coaxial, and cat5 wiring, 10k gallon roof supplied rainwater cistern, 40x20ft infinity edge pool with commercial grade pump, filter and auto chlorine/acid systems, and high efficiency inverter air conditioners in the master suite and cottage bedroom. LED lighting prevails through the estate.
This is a unique home for a discerning buyer who appreciates a garden to table lifestyle. The property is surrounded by natural beauty and feels like it's on another world, despite its proximity to the amenities in the south of Saint Lucia.
35 minutes by car to Rodney Bay Marina, 10 minutes to Vieux Fort by car
The Doctor's Inn
River Doree, Choiseul
Single Family Home
# Bedrooms: 6
# Bathrooms: 6.5
Lot Size (sq ft): 2 acres
Year built: 2005 (fully renovated in 2014)