Sans Souci is a residential community that sits on the outskirts of and within walking distance to the city center of Castries, which has shifted a bit into the commercial realm, as individuals have established businesses in the area.
Sans Souci House No 171 is a two-storey, split level home with two apartments that was built in 1989, and has been used as a rental property for years, up until 2020 /21. The upper floor comprises three bedrooms, one being a primary room with ensuite bathroom, one common bathroom, living area, dining room and entrance balcony. The ground floor, which is accessed on the side of the house, comprises of two bedrooms, one common bathroom, kitchen and living room. The house is an average state of repair but needs renovation to modernize the structure and correct any defects that may be discovered.
The house sits at road level, on a rectangular shaped lot that is moderately sloping, becoming gentle as it descends. To the back is a spacious backyard that can be turned into a lovely garden, or can be used to build another apartment.
Many of the properties are either owner occupied or are being rented. Average rental prices range from EC $800 for a 1 bed and EC $1,500 for a 2 bed, both unfurnished.
The are is equipped with the essential services, which are electricity, piped main water, telephones and garbage collection. Postal and police protection can be had from the city of Castries and postal services at the Castries car park. Community and social services, which engulf the area, includes primary schools, Churches and the Cultural Development Centre. Commuter transport is available on this route.
The neighbourhood continues to display a high level of market demand for both rental and owner occupancy due to the neighbourhood access and proximity to the city of Castries. It is in a good location which is enhanced by the fact that it is close to the central business district of Castries. Business' and Government Departments who traditionally would have been within the central business district of Castries are now spilling over into the outskirts of the city. In light of this Sans Souci is seeing a steady change of use from being predominantly residential to commercial which is highly evident in this area.