Caribbean beach villa 2bedr 2bath

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cotton Bay Village, Cap Estate, Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
Valerie

Late cancellation special offer - only £100 per night throughout July!
Weeks in July now available - book now to take advantage of this offer.
Warm seas, white sand, poolside views, free kids club, wifi, in the small friendly Cotton Bay Resort.

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Late cancellation special offer - only £100 per night throughout July!
Weeks in July now available - book now to take advantage of this offer.
Warm seas, white sand, poolside views, free kids club, wifi, in the small friendly Cotton Bay Resort.

The Space

First floor condo, overlooking the huge pool in an exclusive holiday resort in St Lucia. One double bedroom, one twin bedroom (can be made into one bed), two baths, fully equipped kitchen. Free wifi internet access.
It is beautifully furnished with marble bathrooms, tasteful furniture and air conditioning. The spa and restaurant are nearby - there (email hidden) too. It's right by the sandy beach, with safe swimming which is used only by resort guests - so nobody selling trinkets!
You can opt for daily housekeeping if you like and all the facilities of the resort are available to guests, including the kids club, fully equipped gym, spa with jacuzzi and massage therapists.
The concierge services are available to book excursions or hire cars, give information about what to see and how to get around the island. There are many excellent restaurants to visit, ask for their recommendations. The resort is also right next to the only 18 hole championship golf course on St Lucia.
Every May there is an International Jazz festival, and every Friday night an unmissable street party - known as the jump-up in local Rodney Bay. You can walk the rainforest trails, go horse-riding on the beach, take a sunset cruise to view the magnificent Piton peaks, visit the Soufriere Volcano and wallow in the natural hot springs and mud baths there. Or you can island hop to nearby Martinique. Swim, dive and snorkel in the crystal clear waters around St Lucia, or just kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet while you sip cocktails at sunset on your own private balcony.
There is shop on site and also a free shuttle service into the nearby town of Rodney Bay twice a week for shopping and sightseeing.
Please note, the resort will charge you their $100 cleaning fee and for the electricity that you have used (which is metered) on check-out. Electricity cost depends mostly on how much you use the aircon, if you don't go mad, it should be around $70 or $80 USD per week.

Guest Access

As the only resort on the white sand beach, Cotton Bay guests have it almost to themselves. Guest have access to all the facilities of the resort, the beach bar and restaurant, on-site shop, large adult pool and smaller shaded children's pool. Two hours of free kids club activities per day. If you choose to dine in the restaurant, you get an hour of babysitting free of charge. There is also a well-equipped gym and spa with beauty treatments and highly recommended massage. The only 18 hole golf course on the inland is right next door. Activities include kite surfing, kayaking, horse-riding on the beach, snorkelling. Boat trips can be arranged for sight-seeing and diving. You can also visit Martinique for the day.

Interaction with Guests

I live in Australia, so my guests won't meet me at all. However the staff at Cotton Bay are lovely: warm, friendly and helpful. Juan who works in the kids club and Abdulla on reception have been singled out by many guests for particular praise.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • * We had a lovely 2-night stay at this villa at the end of May 2014. We were greeted at reception very cordially, and shown through the villa by the first of many top-notch staff members. In fact, the high level of hospitality was such a stand-out throughout our stay (reception, pool bar, restaurant, departure). While on the island, we also stayed at three other resorts in other areas and found that Cotton Bay compared very favorably. We planned it for our first two days, so its relative isolation from the crowds was a big benefit.
    * This villa was a great location, just steps away from the pool, beach and the office while feeling very private and nestled in the mangroves. There are nice patios out each of the sliding glass doors, nice bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. We only used one of the two bedrooms while we were there. Pretty much any time we were in the villa we opened all the sliding glass doors and let the lovely consistent ocean breezes blow through, keeping it very comfortable. The resort must spray for mosquitoes because we never saw any, even though the villa overlooks the mangroves on one side. The villa has two air conditioning units, but we opted only to run the bedroom unit at night to make sleeping more comfortable and secure the doors while we slept. You pay for any electricity used at departure, but our bill was only seven USD for the two days.
    * We ate at the beach restaurant both nights for dinner and found the food very tasty with a nice variety on the menu, so we felt no need to drive into town for another restaurant. We also enjoyed two-for-one happy hours from 5-7pm at the beach bar each evening. The beach was terrific with horses and kite-surfers to look at, and we didn't see either of those things on the caribbean side of the island. We certainly recommend this nice resort and villa.

    May 2014
  • Excellent séjour au Cotton Village! L'appartement est très propre, et très agréable à vivre. Le village est très sécurisant avec de nombreux services à disposition. Week end très reposant, nous reviendrons!!

    March 2014
  • The place is great. It kinda feels like a bit of a scam because you will not get any information about where you are staying till you book. Then you find out that if you booked directly with the hotel ((website hidden)) you can book a room for half the price. Also I tried to get my money back within hours of reserving the room and I couldn't. When I tried to contact the host, the number was for some place in Australia and she was not even there. I was forced to stick to email and that became difficult. I truly enjoyed the stay, I just felt like I got tricked into paying more than I needed to.

    But the place is BEAUTIFUL, the pool is amazing, and it right on a beautiful beach. Besides the headache of the actual transaction, it was a good time.

    October 2013
    Valerie
    Response from Valerie:

    Lance booked one night at my apartment and three days before arrival wanted to
    cancel. He refused to pay the airbnb cancellation fee, however. When he found
    that he could not avoid the fee, he changed his mind and stayed, after which he
    wrote this spiteful and untruthful review.

    It is airbnb policy to give out contact details only after a booking request,
    it’s not a scam, and I have no power to change that, I’m afraid. Although I told
    Lance that I was travelling in Europe and not contactable by phone, he still
    tried calling my home in Australia, and found that I was indeed away.

    I replied courteously to every one of his 22 emails. He paid for exactly one
    night at the agreed rate of $175 US, which is less than half the $430 rate (inc
    local tax) on the Cotton Bay Village website for a similar two bedroom
    apartment. I also arranged an early check-in time of 9.30am instead of the usual
    2pm, at no extra cost to him.

    He was not tricked in any way. I am surprised that he did not know about airbnb
    booking and cancellation policies, since he is an airbnb host himself. Lashing
    out at me will not change their policy!

    I am glad that he loved my apartment, the beautiful pool and its gorgeous
    surroundings by the beach in St Lucia and that he and his girlfriend had a good
    time there.

    October 2013
  • I stayed here for 4 days as part of a tour around st Lucia! It's a great place to be if you are looking for some peace and quiet. In fact the staff at the front desk told me that the international artists who come over to play in the yearly jazz festival often stay here for that very reason. The apartment itself was really nice. Had everything I needed and great that you could step out on the veranda, and take the stairs down to the pool. Also both bedrooms had bathrooms which was a nice surprise. Other perks for me were: access to a good on site gym, the restaurant on site for breakfast on the beachfront and the spa. Would highly recommend!

    June 2012
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I'm English and moved to Alice Springs the middle of the Australian outback two years ago. It's quite a contrast, I can tell you! Not much in the way of cultural activities here, but you can drive a few km out of town and camp under a million stars, the sun shines every day, even though in winter the temperature drops to below zero at night. We have kangaroos in our back garden (the pesky things eat our beans and peas) and the occasional snake. We also have lemon and orange trees, and I'm considering planting an avocado or two. In summertime (Dec-Feb) it's hot - over 40 C but not humid, which makes it bearable - just. The best time to visit is between April and October, when the Jacaranda trees are in bloom. I miss the ocean, which is two days' drive away either north to Darwin or south to Adelaide.
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