A quiet and relaxing location was a must have for this vacation and the Treehouse II did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable and relaxed, and the stress of many hectic months simply melted away. This cottage is wonderfully maintained, organized well and the grounds simply amazing. On top of that you have the most beautiful views from the deck of the Pitons and Caribbean. Charmaine, the house manager, greeted us upon arrival and is very professional, friendly, helpful and a wonderful cook. Alvin takes care of the grounds and does an amazing job. He too was very friendly and professional. The plunge pool is a huge plus and we used it multiple times a day.The birds were bountiful, especially if you put out bananas and bread, and the other small creatures entertaining. We chose not to include many traditional activities on this trip, simply wanting to relax. But, many activities are available in Soufriere or through Anse Chastinet. One of the best coral reefs around is within walking distance from the Treehouse cottages at Anse Chastinet. Just keep in mind that St Lucia is hilly, and not gently sloping grades, hills. It is about a 15 minute walk downhill to Anse Chastinet .The walk back will take you longer and is a good hike uphill but overall it isn't bad. Once you get back to the Treehouse you can cool off in the pool with a view of the Pitons. We snorkeled at Anse Chastinet and Anse Mamin just about every day. They have a professional dive center for both snorkeling and dive adventures if you chose to go that route. Soufriere is probably a better cab ride away than a walk. Downhill plan for at least 20 minutes and the uphill walk back, longer and very steep. We had Benton's Taxi service take us into town for groceries and the whale watch and it was worth a $20 roundtrip plus tip. The town is lovely and the people very friendly and helpful. We did do a whale/dolphin cruise with Mystic Man Tours and were very pleased. Be sure to take the hike up the road in front of the Treehouse...the view at the top is amazing! There is a road that runs below the house and there can be some traffic noise during work hours. There was also construction across the street but honestly, they were not that noisy, and much less so than the people staying in a house down the hill. This did not impact our wonderful trip at all. I would definitely recommend Treehouse II and hope to return one day soon.