This was my first time to St Lucia and I loved every minute of it. The owner Mary is a lovely woman who is warm, welcoming and very accommodating. Her trusted pet dogs provided added security but are also entertaining. The House is lovely with beautiful landscape and stunning views and with Mary living on site, above the apartments this is really handy as she is able to answer any enquiries quickly. Mary will help to orientate you to the wonders that St Lucia has to offer and will arrange taxis and trips for you ensuring you get the best deals. The apartment is clean and tidy and offers basic amenities for self catering. It could do with air conditioning but there are fans available which keeps you relatively cool. The water is powered by solar energy which heats it up so if there is no sun the shower can sometimes be lukewarm, but as this is rare its not something to worry about and a lukewarm shower however was sometimes actually welcomed. There is wi fi available and an iron, and hair dryer with 250 volt so no need for any adapters which was great. There is washing facilities available and you get two free washes a week, out side this you have to pay.
The apartment is about a 25/30 minute walk (depending on time of day and the heat) or about 5/7minute drive from the main strip and hotels in Rodney bay, but the cost by local bus is only 1.50 EC which works out to about 50p at an exchange rate of 3 EC to £, so relatively cheap. However the disadvantage is that if you want to go out in the evening you would need to take a taxi after a certain time and that works out to about 20-30 EC roughly £7-8. The walk down to the marina from the apartment (which is where you get the bus to the strip) is about 5/7 minutes, although because the house is situated high up you do have to content with bit of rocky trek on a dirt track, so you may need to think about footwear, especially if you are going out in the evening but really nothing which you can't get over.
The apartment is also very close to pigeon Island about a 10 minute walk, and this offers beaches which are quieter than the main beach in Rodney Bay. This is also where the jazz festival is held. However the format has changed and the festival will now be held throughout the year so a stay here would make it most accessible to the event. Overall St. Lucia is a beautiful place to visit with people who are friendly, warm and welcoming and if you go at the beginning of may there is a whole weeks entertainment package that can be obtain through either ICE entertainment or London Elite, which will keep you occupied for the whole week and Mary would be more than willing to help you sort out your itinerary for either of these.
I would definitely come again especially if you want to just chill out, relax and be slightly outside of the hustle and bustle of it all but with easy access to the main event then this is the place to be
Eden Apartments offer a very appealing quality/price ratio. The room is spacious, well equipped and quite illuminated. Air conditioned would be a welcomed addition. The house itself is superb, offering a unique view on the mountains and the marina, and hosts on its land a variety of tropical fruits and veges. It is also located at walking distance from the convenient local bus system that offers access to the main beach and Rodney Bay within minutes. Most of all, Eden Apartments' heart and soul is Mary Rose generous presence, supported by her nice dog and puppies. Both lively and attaching, Mary Rose is always there to help you select restaurants and places of interest in the most efficient way. With the plans that Mary Rose has for future developments, her Apartments will be even closer to Eden!
I stayed at this apartment for almost one month and my only ' criticism' was that I wanted to stay longer!
The owner, Mary, is one of the most helpful, friendly and caring person I've met, without being intrusive. She takes pride in her property and all home comforts are provided. The apartment is clean,spacious, bright and attractive.
The property is within walking distance to the marina with its restaurants, bars and various shops - and also to the Boat Yard from which boat tours depart.The amenities of Rodney Bay including beaches, supermarkets etc. are only a short drive away and can be easily reached by the public mini-bus service from the main road only a short walk away from the apartment.
The busy market-town of Castries is also easily reached by the excellent mini-bus service from the main road.
As a family this was our first visit to St Lucia. Our apartment was spacious, clean with a good sized lounge and a bedroom with plenty of wardrobe space and a mosquito net which helped at night. The kitchen was clean and fully equipped, and it was also handy to have British three pin sockets through the apartment, so there was no need for adapters.
The apartment was centrally located to the Marina, Rodney Bay beach and restaurants.
Mary is friendly and very down to earth lady I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mary to people.,I will definitely be back again.
What a service..... All correspondence with Mary was answered straight away. I were met by Mary, a lovely lady, who was waiting for me at the Apartment on my arrival, she showed me around, and took time to explain every thing about the workings of the equipment etc. She then took time to mark places of interest, restaurants etc on a map to enable me to get the most out of our holiday. I also had telephone numbers in the event of an emergency. The apartment was homely, fully equipped kitchen was great! Even more importantly was immaculately clean. The location was second to none - close to marina, beaches, restaurants also if you wanted to eat in, the supermarkets are close by. All in all a wonderful experience. .............. I will definitely be back to this apartment.
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