Les Jolies Eaux

A luxury villa to rent on Mustique, St Vincent & The Grenadines

Stay at the former Mustique home of Princess Margaret, where her Royal Highness holidayed twice a year for much of her adult life.

Sleeps: 10

Price Guide 2021:

From US$21,500 to US$64,500 per week

All prices are subject to 11% government tax & a 10% island fee

Service:

  • Butler
  • Chef
  • Housekeepers

Accommodation:

  • Main House:
    3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms & private terraces
  • Pool House:
    Master suite with private terrace & plunge pool
  • Studio House:
    Self-contained studio bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Facilities:

  • Infinity pool
  • Dining pavilion
  • Media room/library
  • Internet access
  • Office
  • Air conditioning
  • Use of floodlit tennis courts
  • Fitness trail
  • Jeep (included in price)

General:

  • Daily scheduled flights from St Lucia (25 mins)
  • Access from Barbados (50 mins), St. Vincent, Grenada, Martinique & Puerto Rico

Villa floor plan | Area map

In 1958 flamboyant Scottish aristocrat Colin Tennant purchased Mustique for £45,000. In 1960 he asked the recently engaged Princess Margaret if she would prefer “something in a small box from Asprey, or a piece of Mustique” as a wedding present. Her Royal Highness chose wisely, receiving a ten-acre plot on a private peninsula towards the southern end of the island.

In the early 1970s celebrated stage designer Oliver Messel built her this very house, Les Jolies Eaux, in which she would holiday twice a year – usually in February and October/November – for much of the rest of her life. The property included a room to accommodate the Scotland Yard detectives who accompanied her, and was furnished in a simple and practical style, although her bedroom was painted vivid orange. 

The house was sold outside the family in 2001, but the new owners have done a wonderful job in bringing it up to date without losing any of the Messel style for which the house was much admired, including its graceful proportions, stunning indoor-outdoor vistas, tropical-print fabrics and colonial-style furniture. 

Still as magical as ever, Les Jolies Eaux is extremely private and boasts the most fabulous views from every window. The pool area houses a chic dining pavilion; on the other side is the master suite, complete with its own plunge pool.

This is a sophisticated house with the highest standards of comfort – elegant, refined living at its best.

This is just a selection of some of the villas we represent. We are constantly on the lookout for new properties to add to our portfolio and are always delighted to look for that very special house if you haven’t found what you are looking for. Properties are available throughout the year by arrangement.

So do call, we would love to talk to you.

The property comes with a fabulous team of staff, who have been with the house for years.

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