We always stay in apartment when we travel and Oleander did not disappoint us! This is everything that is described and then some... This is a lovely apartment in an open complex with a very nice pool. The pictures are very accurate. My favorite part was the porch with its off beach breeze especially in the evening when I sat out reading sipping my Ting's. The apartment is clean and well stocked. Avenice met us at the airport and bravely came to the apartment with us riding in our rental car with me driving on the left for the very first time in my life! She will advise you where to get groceries in Basseterre and there is a small and adequate Rams right down the street. There are several students and staff from the medical and vet schools living in the other apartments who were very nice, polite, quiet and very friendly. These schools are pretty rigorous on standards for their students so that should make prospective travelers feel good about the area. This is a second floor apartment so if any steps are hard for you that would be difficult. We drove around the island but you could go to many pleas by Taxi: there are referrals in the apartment's book and Greg was especially nice. The apartment is located between the trendy Marriott (about .75 mi away) and the beach and "Strip" of beach bars/restaurants where many locals go--yummy! (about .75 miles the other direction). We walked these paths several times and never felt concerned about our safety--everyone was friendly and there were always lots of people about. On the road to the Marriott is a row of restaurants (Rock Lobster our fav) and a coffee shop with free wifi (the apartment's was temporarily out of service while we were there)Traveled one day to Brimstone Fort (spectacular views) and once to Ottley's for Father's Day brunch. Took the passenger ferry to Nevis and went to the Botanical Gardens (beautiful and lovely lunch with very nice views). The beach here is undeveloped but I suppose swim-able. We did not go in but walked it several times. All in all this apartment made our week very enjoyable: great location, comfortable accommodations and Avenice was extraordinarily helpful. Thanks Oleander!!!!