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Villa Valerie, poolside view, beach too. Sleeps 4. Kids stay free of charge

Valerie Mitchell

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Valerie Mitchell

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Villa Valerie, poolside view, beach too. Sleeps 4. Kids stay free of charge

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


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Beach villa, pool view, 2 bedrooms, 2bath, full kitchen, small friendly village

Luxury self-catering Caribbean holiday villa right by the sea. In a small gated holiday village, first floor with balcony and lovely views over the beautiful main pool, set in lush tropical gardens. Available in May for the International Jazz Festival.

The villa sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms, one with a king-size canopied bed and the other with two single beds which can be made into another king. Two bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and designer-furnished living room, balcony for eating outdoors, private staircase to the pool. Check out my website

A short 50 metre stroll to the beach, where beach umbrellas and loungers are provided for guests. It is the only village on the bay, so no high-pressure beach hawkers. The villa offers peace and quiet (absolutely no TV) with a 10 min drive to Rodney Bay's restaurants, night-life and shops.

There is a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, toaster and all linen is included, even beach towels.

There are no extra taxes to pay on top, just the local cleaning fee of $270 EC Dollars ($100 US) per booking and the electricity, which is metered so you only pay for what you use, at cost. Average use is $10 USD per day.

I have lots of useful information to send you - my Insider's Guide to St Lucia - which has great places to eat, drink and visit, secret hide-aways off the beaten track, especially if you have rented a car (recommended but not essential).

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Valerie Mitchell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an extraordinary time!!! The setting was absolutely beautiful. The pool and beach were just amazing and it was such a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. The apartment was very accommodating and well suited to our needs. We are DEFINITELY considering returning.

With our young boys, the accommodations were fine. It's hard to accommodate a family of 5. We may consider 3 bedrooms next time, but the living space was just terrific.

Thank you again.
Mar 2014
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Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Villa Valerie, poolside view, beach too. Sleeps 4. Kids stay free of charge
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 21 reviews

St. Lucia oasis

  • 4 of 5

This spacious, 2-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom suite is in a lovely resort with one of the best lap pools on the planet. It is a bit out of the way, so a car is essential if you want to get to the fabulous restaurants in Rodney Bay (too many to count) though calling a cab is certainly an option. The master bed has a wonderful king size bed, there are two sinks in the master bathroom and a large shower (we only used the one bedroom) There is well-stocked kitchen (in terms of utensils and dishes) for any cooking you may want to do (we cooked breakfast and used the micro-wave to heat up leftovers from the terrific restaurants) and the host makes sure the basics (toilet paper, paper towels, instant coffee and tee) are stocked. A lovely, relaxing stay in a clean, spacious, near-the pool and beach location.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Apartment at Cotton Bay Resort

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Valerie's apartment at Cotton Bay Resort in St Lucia. The apartment was recently refurbished and was of a very high standard. The apartment is 30 seconds from the pool, which is really convenient with children. Valerie was brilliant to deal with as I had many questions before our trip. She was very helpful and always friendly.

The resort itself is lovely, but it does need a bit of TLC. I believe this is due to happen in the coming months. Even so, we spent many happy days relaxing by the huge pool. There is also a separate shaded baby pool. We used the kids club too, which was brilliant. Our 2.5 year old settled very well so we used the 2 free hours on all the days that we stayed at the resort. We didn't use the beach at the resort at all because of all the seaweed that has washed ashore due to summer storms. We took cabs to the local beaches. Rodney Bay beach is lovely - white sand, warm sea - just what you would imagine. We also went to pigeon island and Smugglers Beach - both lovely. The restaurant at Smugglers beach was very good. Try the local BBQ stalls on the beach at Rodney bay - just down the beach from Spinnakers. Excellent local food. For a special dinner out try Tao at Le Sport - just 5 minutes by taxi from Cotton Bay. For the best pancakes, try Cafe Ole at Rodney Bay Harbour. Really delicious and inexpensive.

Further afield, we hired a car for 2 days and visited Marigot Bay and also the volcano and mud baths at Souffiere. Both worth a visit. We also went to the Castries food market to buy some fresh fish and local fruits and vegetables that you won't find in the supermarkets.

Overall, a wonderful 2 week holiday, with warm sunshine everyday and very comfortable accommodation.


  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a helpful review, Melissa. It's full of great suggestions for future guests, which I will add to my Insiders Guide to St Lucia! The management assure me that they will be upgrading the common areas of the resort in the near future, in addition to my poolside apartment, which I'm glad that Melissa found so comfy.

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

I had an all-round excellent experience, from my first inquiry to my check-out at the end of my stay and would wholeheartedly recommend this apartment and Cotton Bay resort on the whole!

The apartment - very clean, beautiful, spacious, comfortable and well furnished. The kitchen came with all the basic pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. The living room balcony has a lovely view of the resort pool. All of the photos do genuinely reflect what the place looks like!

The resort - excellent staff, all incredibly welcoming and helpful. We felt very safe and secure at all times.The beach is a 1 minute walk away and there's a great little bar/restaurant right on the beach. We spent an afternoon there having lunch and drinks and everything was tasty. Unless you just want to lie in the sun or do some horseback riding, the beach itself is not the best but it is nice and private, which is a big plus. We spent a fair bit of time in the pool and really enjoyed it.

Location - Rodney Bay / Gros Islet is just a 5 - 10 minute drive away and we spent a few evenings there at the bars and restaurants. There's a great selection of restaurants on offer and we had a wonderful experience at each one. We also loved Reduit beach! For cooking, there's a big supermarket about 5 - 10 minutes drive away and the resort as well. If you fly into the international airport in the South of the island, Cotton Bay is about a 90 minute drive. Totally worth it if you're staying for a week or more but if for any less, factor this in!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

great stay

  • 4 of 5

Contact with owner has been very pleasant. Quick email response and helpful information to the questions we had. Nicely aiming at service to customer. Property was neat and according to description. Lovely swimmingpool and beach in close range (1 minute walk). Cotton Bay park has quiet atmosphere and caring staff. Maintenance is slightly overdue. For your convenience a rental car is recommended.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Very nice, comfortable condo, super friendly staff, excellent food, great pool.

Quiet location away from the busy party area but easily accessible by a taxi.

Perfect for kids, including the very well managed kids club (free of charge).

The beach is good for walking, horseback riding, surfing but not as spectacular as the other popular beaches on the Carribean side of the island.

Prices at the resort are super reasonable especially for the high quality of the food/drinks and service.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'm glad you had a good time. I will be happy to offer you my loyal customer discount when you visit again!

Easy walk to the beach, great lap pool

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet beach on the Atlantic side. No other resorts in this bay. Villa had a view of the pool and an easy walk to the beach. It had a baby pool, large pool area and even lanes for lap swim. Pool was great for laps and never too crowded. We rented a car so had an easy drive to Rodney Bay for groceries, shopping, dinners. We did several excursions so we weren't in the villa much. We were two adult couples and stayed for a week. The villa was nice but there were places it could use a little TLC work but was quite fine for us. The desk staff, Abdullah and another man...(forgot his name) were wonderful and a great help. We were never bothered by mosquitos. The villa was clean and Cotton Bay Village seemed very friendly and safe. I would recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
George Charles Airport, Castries
Nearest Barpub
Marjories Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
18 hole golf course
Nearest Beach
Plantation Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the loveliest part of St Lucia, Cotton Bay Village is a small private holiday village on the north east coast, where the cooling sea breezes blow. It is right on Plantation Beach, a safe, sandy bathing beach protected by an off-shore reef, and next to the only 18 hole championship golf course on the island. Cotton Bay is just 15 minutes by car from the shops and restaurants of Rodney Bay and its 'Friday night jump-up' - a lively street party with dancing, drinks, food and live music - highly recommended.

St Lucia is a jewel in the Caribbean, English-speaking, with friendly locals who welcome tourists with open arms. It is renowned for its beaches and crystal clear waters - snorkelling and scuba diving are both popular.

You can sail and island-hop to nearby islands like Martinique or just enjoy a sunset cruise to view the majestic Pitons - two spectacular volcanic peaks near Soufriere - a world heritage site and one of the scenic highlights of the Caribbean. Other tourist attractions include a drive-in volcano, at Soufrière, with natural hot springs (take your bathers), the Botanical Gardens, hiking in the rain forests, and Pigeon Island National Park, which is home to Fort Rodney, an old British military base. The island is encircled by gorgeous beaches and yacht harbours, such as Marigot Bay, the interior has spectacular scenery, being mostly mountainous rain forest, which sometimes falls sheer to the sea, offering fantastic views and hiking opportunities. You can even climb to the summit of Gros Piton, 2,600 ft (500 m) above sea level - it is a two hour strenuous walk up and a shorter 1.5 hrs down again.

The St Lucia International Jazz festival in May draws crowds from around the world, with world-class musicians performing and a different party every night.

Try the local food such as coal pot - a delicious stew, traditional to native carib cultures which can be found at many local restaurants. Local cuisine is prepared throughout the island so, depending on where you are staying, ask a local if he or she knows someone/somewhere that prepares local food and you will be sure to be welcomed somewhere nearby. Many rum shacks in rural towns also prepare food if given advanced notice. Fish, veggie, chicken and goat meals are very common and usually come with a number of sides including salad, plantain, breadfruit, macaroni, and rice prepared a number of different ways.

The tropical weather ensures year-round sunshine and temperatures of around 80 degrees F. Expect rain showers from May to August, and cooling breezes year round. The dry season is from December to April.

No visas required for European or American citizens. Car hire is easy to arrange from the airport - they drive on the left in St Lucia. Taxis are inexpensive and accommodating - probably the best way to organise a tour of the island.


Rates & Availability

From £90 Per night

Cas en Bas Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jan 11 2016 - Mar 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes A one-off cleaning fee of $100 USD is payable to the resort on departure, in local currency ($270 EC dollars)
Electricity is metered and payable on departure, again in local currency. Average electricity use is around $10 USD per day, it depends on how much you use the aircon.
For more than 2 people, there is an additional fee of $25 per person per day (except for children under 12).
Children over 12 are additional persons, those under 12 are not.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cas en Bas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can be made into one bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The second bedroom has two single beds which can be joined together to make one large bed. Cribs are available for babies at extra cost. High-chairs can be hired for a small fee.
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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