We visited with our two children (2.5 and 4.5) in Apr/May15
The location of the property is excellent, yards from the pool, a short 5 min walk to the beautiful Reduit beach, 10mins to the main strip of restaurants in Rodney Bay.
We found the kitchen well stocked (better than most rental places) with a very handy utility room. The back patio was a great space, particularly useful with children as the owners have sectioned off the space with potted plants and a gate compared to most other properties who have open access to the pool which would have been a headache - we were able to let them play out the back without concerns. It was also a nice space for al fresco evening meals and BBQs (weber provided) with visiting birds/geckos and minimal mosquito issues.
The pool itself was well maintained with rounded steps which made access easy for the toddlers, the pool was in the sun for most of the day but in the shade late afternoon which was also useful for a late afternoon dip with the kids without the sun cream hassle.
The downstairs area was nice and bright with useful WiFi and inside dining table.
All in all it was perfect for our stay, and would definitely revisit. The only comment would be the lack of a bathtub for bathing the kids but that was a minimal issue and they were happy enough in the showers.
Due to the jet lag we were often up and at the beach early in the morning. The beach was all but deserted at that time and was great in the early morning sun. We took a water taxi (30US + tip for the 4 of us) to pigeon island which gave amazing views across the sea and had a great lunch at the restaurant Jambe De Bois there (don't skip the desserts).
Other places we ate were Spinnakers on the beach which is an amazing setting, we had a good lunch there, good kids menu. Also Wingz-N-Tingz which was excellent and very reasonable, and Tapas on the Bay which had a lovely decked area overlooking the quay. Few of the meals out we had were cheap, but then very little food in St Lucia is as most is imported, even the supermarket prices were roughly London equivalent.
Great place to visit