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Reviewed 27 January 2016

We stayed at the Calabash Cottage at the Balenbouche Estate for 4 nights and it was such a fun experience! The Estate is managed by a lovely Austrian woman named Uta and her two daughters. We loved being greeted by all the friendly dogs that live on the estate, and our breakfast provided by Uta each morning was delicious. There...

Thank Annaoldroyd
Castries, St. Lucia
Reviewed 19 December 2015

WE CAME TO DO PHOTOGRAPHY: After a warm greeting we ventured out armed with cameras to explore this wonderful location in hopes of capturing its charm and splendor. I found myself enjoying the peace and tranquility; so much natural beauty along with the artifacts from a bye gone era, truly an enchanting sensation. The remnants of the sugar mill nestled...

1Thank TheTravellingPirate
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Balenbouche Estate is a real paradise! We spent more than 1 month there and we enjoyed every single minute! Uta,Verena and Anitanja are amazing women! It is incredible how they care about Balenbouche...with so much love and patience and they treat their guests as a family members. Nature is beautiful, animals are very friendly (we enjoyed all of them so...

Thank Hana K
Toronto, ON
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We got married at a nearby resort and the day after, got dressed up again and went to take photos at different locations. We stopped at Balenbouche and were not disappointed. Upon driving in, someone came out of the house to say hello. We met the owner (very nice German woman) who told us sure, no problem to use her...

Thank kawgirl
Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Still run by the family of the original owners and delightfully restored, this old plantation once had its own sugar/molasses refinery driven by a still intact water wheel. The gardens are delightful and well maintained and they have converted this historic location to a tourist venue with small villas on site.

Thank croftonMelbourne
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 25 January 2015

I lead a yoga retreat at Balenbouche last week & was so happy to offer my participants such a sweet slice of paradise. The grounds are beautiful as are the accommodations. Everything the site says is accurate: the buildings are integrated into the larger environment so a lot is open air. As such, bugs and the natural world are a...

3Thank Maiga_Milbourne
Reviewed 17 January 2015

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 the 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...

Thank Stephen A
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2015

La Balenbouche stands apart from the other resorts we stayed at or visited on St Lucia. It is a genuinely family-run guest house which provides a characterful place to stay, friendly dogs, the occasional dinner, peace and seclusion. Our room had a faded charm albeit no hot water in the sink. The grounds are delightful but the two beaches are...

1Thank Edward P
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We just returned from a 3 day stay at the Almond cottage at Balenbouche and the trip was too short! We had stayed for a week in a house in Soufriere and happened to find this place as we were looking for something close to nature and unlike the sterile environments that much of the resorts offer. We were so...

1Thank Divya_N_1234
Willemstad, Curacao
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I went to Balenbouche last July to celebrate the birthday of my local friend, but we had mixed feelings about Balenbouche. Although the first welcome was okey, they showed us the place and cottage, the cottage itself was not clean (forgotten). We wanted to take a look at the beach, but there was a bunch of dogs which came up...

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EcoParadise, Owner at Balenbouche Estate, responded to this review

When the couple arrived, the lady immediately said that she "hated dogs." Because we have several dogs and we didn't want them to feel uncomfortable, we asked them if they wanted to find another place to stay. Our dogs are not aggressive and actually very friendly, they are just alert and sense if someone is apprehensive or scared. Most of...

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balenbouche Estate is a Historic Plantation Guesthouse offering several tropical vacation cottages. The 80 acre property includes an expansive park with colonial plantation house, 18th century sugar mill, yoga barn, fruit orchards, lily ponds, nature trails and two secluded beaches just a 5 minute walk away. Balenbouche is not a resort and remains a working organic farm, heritage site, and family residence with a focus on wellness, sustainability and conservation. Our eco-chic accommodations are created from historic structures and sleep between 2 and 6 people, some include kitchens. We prepare breakfast daily, and dinner 2 - 3 times a week by reservation. There is a restaurant within walking distance. Several other St Lucia restaurants as well as a supermarket are a short drive away. We are located 20 minutes from the International airport and 30 minutes from the town of Soufriere, near many of the islands best attractions. Balenbouche is a magical place, a world in itself, popular with artists, photographers, green travelers, wedding couples, honeymooners and families. Our family has owned and managed the estate for three generations. Gradually, the property was transformed into a well known St Lucia attraction, guesthouse and retreat venue. Many of our guests feel very much at home at Balenbouche Estate, and keep returning! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balenbouche Estate

Address: Balembouche, Laborie, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Laborie Quarter > Laborie
Price Range: $154 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balenbouche Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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