I visited Villa Valerie with my husband in March and we had a marvellous time, from the moment we arrived to the day we left. The apartment is less than a minute from the beach and overlooks the large pool, which I just loved! It's in a lovely peaceful spot, right by the beach but only 10 minutes from Rodney Bay. Valerie, the owner, was very helpful and sent us lots of tips and recommendations for the island, including a great car hire company, we picked the car up at the airport and dropped it off there too. We ate at some fabulous places, Cap Maison was particularly scenic and the Friday Night street party in Gros Islet was unmissable, lots of colourful locals, music and street food. (Trip Advisor)
Valerie is a great host - with lots of great advice about where to go in the area and she has a beautiful spot in Cotton Bay. She has someone to welcome her guests and give them a key, is sure the place is well maintained and even throws a bottle of wine into the bargain. The apartment is well equipped, spacious, has wifi and is very close to the glorious lap pool on the premises. (Airbnb )
This spacious, 2-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom suite is in a lovely resort with one of the best lap pools on the planet. It is a bit out of the way, so a car is essential if you want to get to the fabulous restaurants in Rodney Bay (too many to count) though calling a cab is certainly an option. The master bed has a wonderful king size bed, there are two sinks in the master bathroom and a large shower. There is well-stocked kitchen (in terms of utensils and dishes) for any cooking you may want to do (we cooked breakfast and used the micro-wave to heat up leftovers from the terrific restaurants) and the host makes sure the basics (toilet paper, paper towels, instant coffee and tea) are stocked. A lovely, relaxing stay in a clean, spacious, pool and beach location. (Home Away/VRBO February)
The property is excellent, in extremely good condition. The staff are friendly, the pool is huge, the beach is fantastic, with horse riding available, the food at the very informal restaurant down the beach was great. (Trip Advisor Jan 2015)
I had an all-round excellent experience, from my first inquiry to my check-out at the end of my stay and would wholeheartedly recommend this apartment! The apartment - very clean, beautiful, spacious, comfortable and well furnished. The kitchen came with all the basic pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. The living room balcony has a lovely view of the resort pool. All of the photos do genuinely reflect what the place looks like! Excellent staff, all incredibly welcoming and helpful. We felt very safe and secure at all times. The beach is a 1 minute walk away and there's a great little bar right on the beach. We spent an afternoon there having lunch and drinks and everything was tasty. The beach itself is nice and private, which is a big plus. We spent a fair bit of time in the pool and really enjoyed it. Rodney Bay is just a 5 - 10 minute drive away and we spent a few evenings there at the bars and restaurants. There's a great selection of restaurants on offer and we had a wonderful experience at each one. We also loved Reduit beach. For cooking your own food, there's a big supermarket about 5 - 10 minutes drive away. (Home Away/VRBO August 2014)
We had an extraordinary time!!! The setting was absolutely beautiful. The pool and beach were just amazing and it was such a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. The apartment was very accommodating and well suited to our needs. We are DEFINITELY considering returning. It's hard to accommodate a family of 5. We may consider 3 bedrooms next time, but the living space was just terrific. Thank you again. ( Home Away/VRBO March 2014 )
St Lucia is great, cotton bay even better - go and enjoy yourselves ! Valerie is excellent - really helpful and trusting. Staff very friendly, location on Atlantic side so good breeze coming in - fun to watch the kite surfers. (Trip Advisor April 2013)
We were in St. Lucia with our family (3 kids , 5 and 3 year-olds and a baby). The location is great, the beach and the pool are extraordinary. There are not a lot of people on the resort, so it is really quiet. You don't have to rush early in the morning for a chair around the pool or at the beach, they are always available. Staff are nice and helpful. The appartement is and really close to the pool, which is a big plus for families with young children. The weather was always perfect...29-30 degrees with a little wind. (Trip Advisor March 2013)
We had a wonderful stay at Valerie's apartment at Cotton Bay Resort in St Lucia. The apartment was recently refurbished and was of a very high standard. The apartment is 30 seconds from the pool, which is really convenient with children. Valerie was brilliant to deal with as I had many questions before our trip. She was very helpful and always friendly. We spent many happy days relaxing by the huge pool. There is also a separate shaded baby pool. We took cabs to other local beaches. Rodney Bay beach is lovely - white sand, warm sea - just what you would imagine. We also went to pigeon island and Smugglers Beach - both lovely. The restaurant at Smugglers beach was very good. Try the local BBQ stalls on the beach at Rodney bay - just down the beach from Spinnakers. Excellent local food. For a special dinner out try Tao at Le Sport - just 5 minutes by taxi from Cotton Bay. For the best pancakes, try Cafe Ole at Rodney Bay Harbour. Really delicious and inexpensive. Further afield, we hired a car for 2 days and visited Marigot Bay and also the volcano and mud baths at Souffiere. Both worth a visit. We also went to the Castries food market to buy some fresh fish and local fruits and vegetables that you won't find in the supermarkets. Overall, a wonderful 2 week holiday, with warm sunshine everyday and very comfortable accommodation. (Trip Advisor April 2013)
Where do I start... My fiance and I spent 7 lovely days in Valerie's 2 bedroom 2 full bathroom condo in Cotton Bay.
Valerie's condo comes with every essential item you'll need to enjoy yourself during your stay. If you enjoy a home cooked meal, you'll find pots and pans to cook that great meal. If you need to wash clothes, you can do that too.
Valerie's condo overlooks the pool, with great shade. Any picture I could post would not do the view justice. If you're interested in spending your days on the beach, there's a quiet beach within a 45 second walk from the condo, amazing!
My fiance and I are convinced if you're a beach-bum, pool person or adventure seeker, Valerie's condo is the best home base on the island. We feel lucky that we were able to experience such a welcoming island, with such great accommodations. P.S. Be sure to ask about the catamaran tour and the boat to Martinique! (Trip Advisor January 2013)
We had a fantastic time here! Access to the huge pool from the condo's back terrace, and very close to the lovely beach. The condo has everything to offer, and the beach and surrounding beaches are untouched and quiet. The horse rides are a must, and we had a lovely time watching kite surfers from the beach.
The condo is lovely, and the staff were more than helpful. (Trip Advisor Dec 2013)