Saint Lucia's Best-sited and Most Luxurious Home
The Morne Troulah Estate is a vertiable Mount Olympus: a 7-acre tract of unspoiled rain forest and tropical gardens, perched atop a mountain peninsula, surrounded 330º by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Within this Eden rests the ruins of a 18c French fort among which one of the world's most outstanding and beautiful homes was built in 1964. The recent restoration of the home by the current owners dating 2013-2016 involved great care and expense to preserve the history of this very unique place. According to a military map of 1787 housed in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, a battery of cannon was erected here, and relatively recently, a shot-oven to supply its fodder was found, preserved and re-sited for the benefit of the nation at Half-Moon Battery (La Toc). You will be living in splendour amongst artifacts and works of art with these historical references-- becoming for a time an important part of its history.
Commanding spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea in every direction and from every room, Morne Troulah wants for nothing-- and neither shall you. We offer our guests a standard of luxury and seclusion unmatched in Saint Lucia. You will be treated and feel like royalty.
Lounge Areas: as you enter the residence from the South a twenty-foot high, cantilevered cathedral ceiling lifts your spirits. The soaring rooflines frame sublime water views to the North, South, East and West. Beneath your feet rest 500-year-old Tudor bricks and Welsh slate (i.e. repurposed ballast from ancient trading ships coming to the island from England) and extend from the entrance northward through the covered lanai overlooking an infinity pool and beyond to picturesque Rodney Bay.
To the East: the croquet lawn and vibrant bougainvilla hedges frame Trouya Beach;
Westward: Sunsets beckon and illuminate the unbroken expanse of the Caribbean Sea.
To the South: the historic Pigeon Point stands guard at the entrance to Rodney Bay, protecting the island from any of a number of historical invasions launched from Martinique (which can be clearly seen in the distance on most days).
South, East and West: Whether you like to relax with a good book while perched overlooking Trouya Beach or to sip sunset cocktails while sailing ships float gently by in hope of catching the phenomenal 'green flash' at sunset, Morne Trulah is the island’s most perfect residence.
Cinema Area: Inside a cozy nook off the main living area rests the cinema. Designed for comfortable family viewing, the cinema features a 60-inch Sony Bravia television, surround sound and Apple TV.
Chef’s Kitchen: If you choose to cook, this kitchen is a chef’s dream. In addition to 180 degree views over the Caribbean, the kitchen boasts a full assortment of commercial appliances and dinner service.
Dining Area: Just off the kitchen is the dining area-- also featuring 180 degree water views framed by the soaring cathedral ceiling. Some compare the feel of the room to being in a giant tree house overlooking the azure sea below.
Guest Suites: Every Morne Trulah guest debates which bedroom suite has the best view. All have spectacular window walls reaching out to the Sea in two cardinal directions and feature their own newly renovated, ensuite bathrooms featuring double vanities and rain showers. Whether you enjoy night-time sea breezes or air conditioning, you will be cool and comfortable in your King-sized canopy bed. Outside your suite a private wrap-around deck awaits, enabling you to savour the views indoors or out.
Seven Lush Seaside Acres: Morne Trulah enjoys one of the Caribbean’s finest tropical gardens. Cultivated over a fifty-year period by three generations of owners, the gardens host hundreds of orchids, exotic trees and local fauna and flora unique to the island. The gardens were conceived in 1964 to take advantage of St Lucia’s rich volcanic soil, the island’s perfect growing conditions, and Morne Trulah’s spectacular views. The previous owners enlisted the island’s foremost horticulturalist, Veronica Shingleton-Smith (owner of Mamiku Botanic Gardens) to oversee the construction of planting out of the gardens. With a background in London stage design, her creation provides the dramatic structure. More recent works by Michael Mills amended and extended the gardens with the richest soils and collections of the island’s most exotic and endangered plant species. The current owners expanded Ms. Shingleton-Smith's original vision by adding an additional three seaside acres to the garden’s original four. Continuing under the unbroken tutelage of Ms Shingleton Smith, hundreds of tons of volcanic top soil was trucked in and tens of thousands of new plantings were established. Morne Trulah now boasts the island’s largest variety of microclimates, exotic flowering trees, fruit trees, vegetables, herbs. cacti and rare palms and cycads.
½ km Nature Trail: The 2013 addition of three more acres enabled the creation of a private, half-kilometer nature trail that circumnavigates Morne Trulah. Beginning on the west side of the property, one enjoys perfect serenity walking along the top of a seaside cliff shaded by ancient old-growth trees. The pathway itself is covered with a carpet of zoisa grass and meanders through hundreds of coconut palms, bananas, pineapples, citrus, cocoa, passion fruit and scores of other tropical species. The views are uninterrupted across Choc Bay toward Castries Harbour. It is unimaginably beautiful. The path emerges at the north end of the property where one enjoys uninterrupted views of Martinique and Pigeon Island while strolling amongst the coconut palms and bogenvilla. Around the east side of the property gentle waves crash into Trouya Beach as one winds around to the Morne Trulah vegetable and herb gardens.
Kitchen Garden: As a Morne Trulah guest you are free to pick whatever vegetables, fruits and herbs you like. Or tell one of the gardeners what you would like and they will pick it for you and prepare it for your table. Depending upon the season, enjoy fresh mangoes, pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkin, tomatoes, grapefruit, and many other vegetables and fruits. If you like to cook, help yourself to the fresh thyme, basil, parsley, bay, rosemary and the many other herbs growing.
Croquet Lawn: Morne Trulah boasts the island’s only croquet lawn. Created by the head greenskeeper for the Saint Lucia Golf Club, the green features a 21 metre-long expanse with idyllic, 180 degree views over Rodney Bay toward Pigeon Island and Martinique. The green can also be used for lawn tennis or bowling as well as for large, private events such as weddings and aniversaries. We can seat 400 guests or host 150 for a meal. All catering and decoration can be arranged through Morne Trulah's consierge.
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The Morne Troulah Estate is a private and secluded waterside rental property in Saint Lucia