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Hummingbird Hangout - the best sea views in Marigot!

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The Hummingbird Hangout and its amazing views over the sea and the fishermen's beach below
Looking towards Marigot Bay, the Hummingbird Hangout is on the right of the photo closest to the sea
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This small wooden eco cabin is perched high on a cliff with breathtaking views over the Caribbean sea and West Coast of Saint Lucia. With everything you need, our cabin is built by local craftsmen in the traditional village style amid coastal forest in a protected area rich in birds, plants and wildlife. Many of the furnishings and fittings have been upcycled or recycled. Built entirely of wood by local artisans, we have also upcycled many objects and materials to furnish the cabin which gives it a unique character. As passionate environmentalists the cabin reflects our deep commitment to minimalist living and gives you a chance to experience this for yourselves. With an amazing panoramic view from the large terrace over the neighbouring coastline and the tops of the trees, you can see ...This small wooden eco cabin is perched high on a cliff with breathtaking views over the Caribbean sea and West Coast of Saint Lucia. With everything you need, our cabin is built by local craftsmen in the traditional village style amid coastal forest in a protected area rich in birds, plants and wildlife. Many of the furnishings and fittings have been upcycled or recycled. Built entirely of wood by local artisans, we have also upcycled many objects and materials to furnish the cabin which gives it a unique character. As passionate environmentalists the cabin reflects our deep commitment to minimalist living and gives you a chance to experience this for yourselves. With an amazing panoramic view from the large terrace over the neighbouring coastline and the tops of the trees, you can see the birds and butterflies feeding at the same height as your sunlounger! The two sets of double doors open to create a completely open view and the comfortable living space incorporates a standard double bed with handmade driftwood frame and mosquito net, kitchen area and a small bathroom with WC and hand basin. On a second deck below the main terrace is a private shower accessed by a short flight of steps and this deck also has a drying area for washing or wet towels. All the water is our own harvested rainwater, double filtered, pure and safe to drink. The water to the shower is heated by passive solar heating through a special hose installed on the roof of the Hangout. The electricity is generated by solar panels on the roof of our house so the Hangout is completely off-grid. The Hangout has its own access to the parking area through a small wooden gate in the fence of the property. A family of three black labradors lives with us on the property dog lovers are especially welcome! We also have a small herd of goats which help us to keep the grass down along the roadside! We do not have a pool as we are surrounded by beautiful beaches and the dangers of swimming in chemicals such as chlorine are now well known - especially to those with allergies or sensitive skin and eyes. Our property is the only one down a no through road so it is very safe and quiet. Pablo and I are committed environmentalists and our passion for nature drives everything we do. Unlike other guest houses we never use pesticides or insecticides but work with natural pest solutions. A network of 15 fishpools provide an environmental solution to prevent mosquitoes breeding as the fish eat any mosquito larvae and therefore drastically reduce the mosquito population - this is in direct contrast to the common local practice of fogging for mosquitos with a spray made of neurotoxins. Using our experience, we have provided advice to local hotels to help them reduce their impact on the environment and conserve resources such as energy and water. We have planted our garden to encourage birds and other wildlife onto our plot and we have left two thirds of our large property wild as a wildlife sanctuary. We are also planting many native plants in our plot which have been rescued from development areas in order to protect them from extinction. We love using driftwood, corals, shells and other items collected from the beaches around the house. We are making fan coral lamps and bowls and plates from calabash and we make our own glasses from bottles left by guests. We have inherited a commercial ice cream maker and as Pablo loves ice cream we always have a selection of homemade ice creams available which we invite guests to share if they wish. We just ask a small fee to cover ingredient costs and work on an honesty box principle where you settle for what you have consumed when you leave. They have proved very popular! We work with two local Saint Lucians and we have designed with them a series of land and sea tours which are not on any tourist 'programme'. These are focused on local experiences and off the beaten track adventures. We also have a special agreement with the watersports shop in Marigot Bay for the hire of watersports equipment - a special package has been agreed for our guests. All of these experiences are arranged directly with local people, not tour agents, and are described in the information sheet which we send out to our guests once they have booked with us. Also available for hire if you book it early enough is our spare car, a small 4x4 Suzuki Jimny which is ideal for the road conditions here. Let us know if you want more details. Check out the story of The Hummingbird Hangout by looking for our booklet with the same title in the amazon kindle store.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Sarah R
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

Hummingbird Hangout is a slice of paradise! The stunning view looking straight out to the ocean, surrounded by nature; this eco hut is a dream. Sarah and Pablo have created a wonderful space using natural and recycled materials creatively and cleverly, ensuring minimal impact on...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank 456janer
Reviewed 13 April 2019

Sarah and Pablo are the ultimate hosts, giving you privacy when you need it, and quick to help when you need assistance or advice. The Hummingbird Hangout has incredible views: from fantastic rainbows after a brief morning shower, to amazing sunsets, to beautiful starlit nights...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Elvis355
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We’ll always remember the view that greets your eye when you open the front door; the love and creativity that has gone into designing every feature of the cottage; the wonderful peace and quiet only disturbed by the beating of hummingbird wings; sitting in the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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SarahandPablo, VR Owner at Hummingbird Hangout - the best sea views in Marigot!, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you Bill and Vibeka for being such wonderful guests and your lovely review! We hope you'll come back and see us again one day!

Reviewed 3 February 2018

The Hummingbird Hangout is a unique and exquisite getaway. Set amongst natural vegetation, the treehouse offers most beautiful views and unforgettable sunsets on what feels like a remote and untouched island. It's fully equipped for a self catering stay and our hosts, Pablo and Sarah...More

Date of stay: January 2018
2  Thank Jean A
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Hummingbird Hangout is the place to be in St. Lucia! The setting and the views you have there and the hosts including their lovely three dogs (that will only interact with you if requested by the guests) are just amazing and overwhelming. The name...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

My 9 year old son and I just returned from spending 2 weeks in the Hummingbird Hangout, and it was incredible. The cabin is perched on a clifftop with breathtaking views across the sea, hummingbirds and finches within arms reach and geckos and hermit crabs...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank jhenderson5
SarahandPablo, VR Owner at Hummingbird Hangout - the best sea views in Marigot!, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much Jayne for your great review! We are missing you both so much...Pablo feels very lonely on his dog walks without Oliver and I miss your enthusiasm and interest in everything around you! I know we are not the only ones to...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

I stayed few days at the Hummingbird hangout, and I absolutely love it. The place got every thing you need, and the view is simply breathtaking. I spend few night on the deck observing all the birds till the sunset. This has to be the...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank michelabm
SarahandPablo, VR Owner at Hummingbird Hangout - the best sea views in Marigot!, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thank you Michela for your lovely review! We really enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again soon with your mum! Sarah and Pablo

Reviewed 20 February 2017

When we left St Lucia I told the owners that I almost never give 5 stars for a rating; a place has to earn it. The Hummingbird Hangout did. Right from first contact it was apparent that service is their strength. My wife noticed a...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank 126rudyg
SarahandPablo, VR Owner at Hummingbird Hangout - the best sea views in Marigot!, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you so much Rudy and Cheryl for your great review! We really enjoyed having you and thank you for being such enthusiastic and easy guests! The Hangout was absolutely gleaming when you left so thank you also for looking after it so well. Sarah...More

Reviewed 18 January 2019
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Date of stay: January 2019
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile
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Date of stay: December 2017
SarahandPablo, VR Owner at Hummingbird Hangout - the best sea views in Marigot!, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Grill
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Hummingbird Hangout is just 15-20 minutes walk to Marigot Bay with its watersports for hire, restaurants, bars, cafes, minimarket, bank and ATM. There is also a small secluded beach just 15 minutes walk away with great snorkelling.
Getting around
We recommend hiring a car unless you like walking in which case you could use the local public minibus system which runs all over the island. We know a small local family owned car rental company (they do not pay us a commission! We simply like to keep the money on the island and out of large international companies hands) or you could hire our second car, a small 4x4 jeep which we rent on a day by day basis on a first come first served basis. You can hire taxis and water taxis from Marigot Bay.
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