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GREAT VALUE HILLSIDE APARTMENT WITH PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL AND OCEAN VIEWS

Karen Sylvester

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, norwegian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Karen Sylvester

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Speaks: english, norwegian
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Calendar last updated:
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GREAT VALUE HILLSIDE APARTMENT WITH PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL AND OCEAN VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Cas en Bas Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

This self catering apartment, part of a newly built private residence, is situated in Cas En Bas, a quiet residential area close to Rodney Bay. The property benefits from cooling Atlantic breezes with views over green hills and the Atlantic coast. The apartment's entrance is located off a newly built private terrace with small swimming pool. Both sea views and cool breezes can be enjoyed from here. The apartment boasts a light, bright open plan sitting area with a fully fitted kitchen complete with granite worktops, stove, microwave and breakfast bar, utility area with a washing machine, cable TV (50 channels) and wireless internet. The spacious bedroom with Queen sized bed and air conditioning has an en-suite bathroom. The living room has a double sofa bed suitable for children rather than a second couple as the bathroom is en-suite to the bedroom. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Car hire is recommended but not essential. It is a 10 min walk down the hill to the main road and bus stop. Car hire can be delivered directly to the property. Baby / toddler car seat available on request. Taxis will pick up from the apartment. Pick up from / to airport can be arranged on request.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Sylvester (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2015

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 61 traveler reviews

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Great Value Hillside Apartment with Private Plunge Pool and Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9344263 based on 61 reviews
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Great Value Hillside Apartment with Private Plunge Pool and Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228722
-(758) 720-5128 (St. Lucia, Caribbean)
Cas en Bas St Lucia
Boise, ID
4

Clean, safe, and convenient

  • 4 of 5
Lots of positives about this place: bright, clean, and furnished simply with modern amenities. As mentioned in other reviews, the washing machine was very nice to have--and though it seems obvious, it was also really nice to have a drying rack and clothespins.

This was really a great little place for the two of us, and conveniently located just a couple of minutes' drive from Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island (which was not on our agenda initially, but a local suggested it, and it became a highlight of the trip). Cas en Bas is just enough outside the main town of Gros Islet that people will be confused when providing directions, but Karen's written directions were very helpful. (A car is essential.)

A couple of things we didn't realize: the plunge pool was one of the top features of the apartment, but because of the position of the sun, the pool is in the shade after 2 p.m. Not anything the hosts can do about that, but it's something to know.

And while it was incredibly nice that there was both 110 and 220 power in many places in the apartment, not every outlet worked that way--the bathroom didn't have a good setup for a place to plug in blow dryers or a curling iron.

I do want to mention just how accommodating Jerome was, and how quick he was to answer our concerns. He went out of his way to help with a problem that had nothing to do with the apartment, and probably seemed silly. But he did his best, and we appreciated the help.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex and Molly. Thanks very much for your positive review. We note you mention a car is essential but a large proportion of our guests have not rented vehicles. We are only 7 minutes walk down the hill to the bus stop, where buses stop every couple of minutes. We are very close (less than 5 minutes drive) to all the amenities of Rodney Bay. These buses serve the local area to from Rodney Bay to Castries (the capital city). Regarding the pool, as you visited in December, the sun was at its' lowest point in the sky during the year. During Spring, Summer and most of Autumn (although we don't have these seasons - only dry and wet seasons!) the sun is on the pool until 3-4pm depending how close it is to mid summer (June 21st). Concerning power outlets, we have, as you mention, put both 110V and 220V outlets to accommodate both our UK, European and US visitors. It is not allowed under the building code here in St. Lucia to put power outlets in bathrooms (water and electricity do not mix!). We were therefore only able to put a shaving socket here. We hope this didn't inconvenience you too much as there are plenty of outlets throughout the rest of the apartment. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Great Value Hillside Apartment with Private Plunge Pool and Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228722
-(758) 720-5128 (St. Lucia, Caribbean)
Cas en Bas St Lucia
Sun Prairie, WI
4

A St. Lucia Jewel in the north

  • 4 of 5
I am a constant visitor to St. Lucia due to work so I have stayed at several places. This apartment is a jewel. It is a well maintained, clean, one-bedroom apartment close to Gros Islet / Rodney Bay (you will need a vehicle). The view is nice (you can see the Atlantic) but the sea breezes you will get are priceless. The plunge pool (not large) is perfect for periodically cooling off and sitting at the pool area is a wonderful place to enjoy the evening. If you are a less experienced traveler you might be thrown off by it's secluded location or the condition of the road - don't be. It's located in a typical residential neighborhood and most roads in St. Lucia are in need of improvement. It was a very pleasant place to stay and would easily stay again.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review and positive comments about our rental. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding car hire we do recommend it to guests but we have had many guests who have not rented a vehicle but have relied on local buses and taxis to get around the local area. As you mention we are close to Gros Islet and Rodney Bay, so all facilities (shops, restaurants, beaches etc) are all close by. It's a 7 minute walk down the hill to the bus stop. We look forward to seeing you again on a future trip!
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Great Value Hillside Apartment with Private Plunge Pool and Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228722
-(758) 720-5128 (St. Lucia, Caribbean)
Cas en Bas St Lucia
5

Clean, Well Furnished, Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
We LOVED this apartment! A big positive was it had comfortable furniture, nice wall canvas artwork, and a great bed for two large adults. We are not small people and beds in vacation rentals are always a question for us. We were nervous about this rental, but, we were very happily surprised to find a firm bed with nice pillows. The bedroom and outer living room are separated. The bedroom had a nice closet with space for hanging clothes and a small safe for money and passport storage. The bathroom had a large tub, good water pressure, and adequate hot water. Clean bath towels were furnished. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and the fridge was suitably large. A washing machine was also included. The bedroom was air conditioned and the outer living room was not, however, the outer room is on the east side of the building and out of the sun so it stayed cool with breezes. The plunge is clean, lit, and private with a good size. The apartment is located in a rural setting with nice views looking east, yet, close to Rodney Bay. Security is adequate with a lockable gate and acceptable parking located along an access road. The owners were very helpful and the reservation process was easy. They provided several amenities including an information booklet on local businesses, a local cell phone for our use, and a small TV. Both 240V and 120V power outlets. We were also happy with the rental cost. All utilities included and a very competitive rental cost compared to a hotel. We would recommend this rental for anyone looking for a private experience and those wanting to keep away from the fast pace of a hotel stay. The Gros Islet area and Rodney Bay offer plenty of beaches and water sports activity.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Value Hillside Apartment with Private Plunge Pool and Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228722
-(758) 720-5128 (St. Lucia, Caribbean)
Cas en Bas St Lucia
Fall River, MA
5

Like being Home!

  • 5 of 5
I was very impressed with the fact that everything was as depicted in the photos. The property is well maintained and Jerome and Marilyn are only a phone call away if you need anything. It was a very private location and I was alone at the apartment by myself as my boyfriend works on the island and I never felt unsafe. Having a washing machine available to use in the unit was great as it was nice to head home with a suitcase of clean laundry as it is hard enough coming back to the cold weather after 80 + degree weather everyday and know you don't have to deal with dirty laundry. The air conditioning in the bedroom was A+ and ws one of the main reasons I rented the location as I am not use to sleeping in the heat. I would recommend this location to people traveling alone or with others. The main roadway is just a 5 minute walk from the apartment and there is a bus stop right at the end of the road should you not want to rent a car. I did alot of cooking while there and found the kitchen well stocked. I can't say enough about this location. RENT IT you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Toni

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. Your positive comments are much appreciated and further emphasize the quality of product we offer. As you mention we are located in a quiet safe neighbourhood and provide everything for a home away from home! We look forward to seeing you again next year..
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Great Value Hillside Apartment with Private Plunge Pool and Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228722
-(758) 720-5128 (St. Lucia, Caribbean)
Cas en Bas St Lucia
Lawrence, Kansas
5

So glad we stayed here!

  • 5 of 5
As my husband and I avoid the resorts, this apartment was just what we were looking for!! Karen and Jerome were wonderful when it came to providing us with any island information.The apartment is not directly on the bus route, but a ten to fifteen minute walk will get you there. We had no problems traveling around on the local buses, but to really explore the whole island a rental car would probably be a good idea.The plunge pool is a definite plus to this apartment, as we enjoyed it tremendously during our stay. The apartment was very clean and quiet, lots of tv stations and ac in bedroom made sleeping very comfortable. The fully equipped kitchen made it very convenient for us to prepare meals whenever we chose to. We would not hesitate to stay here again and highly recommend it. It is in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. Highlights for our week's stay was climbing Gros Piton, exploring Pigeon Island, the market in Castries and especially the Jump Up in Gros Islet on Friday night. We hope to come back soon to St. Lucia as there is so much more to do and see on this beautiful and friendly island. Staying at such a nice and enjoyable apartment with such gracious hosts made for a very memorable vacation. Thank you Jerome and Karen!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Great Value Hillside Apartment with Private Plunge Pool and Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p228722
-(758) 720-5128 (St. Lucia, Caribbean)
Cas en Bas St Lucia
St. Louis
5

Perfect property, perfect location, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5
We would echo all of the positives of the other reviews – this truly was an outstanding place. Karen and Jerome were the perfect hosts before and during the trip. The airline lost our luggage and we had difficulties with our rental car as well. Karen was most helpful and gracious to serve as point person for these issues. The kids, Jonas and James, were delightful. Jonas gave us a lovely, hand-painted thank you note for the cap we brought him as a gift from home.

The apartment was lovely, the pool was beautiful, and the location couldn't have been a better home base for our very memorable vacation. We cannot recommend this VRBO enthusiastically enough. You are assured a wonderful visit to St. Lucia.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Cas En Bas, St. Lucia, Caribbean (Cas En Bas - Located Between Rodney Bay and Cap Estate)

The apartment is located 1/2 mile from the main road linking Cap Estate with Rodney Bay and Castries. The property benefits from cooling Atlantic breezes with views over green hills and the Atlantic coast.

Pigeon Island beach is 1 mile away and Cas En Bas beach (Cotton Bay beach) is 1 1/2 miles. This vast, unspoilt stretch of sandy beach is popular with wind and kite surfers. The Cap Estate Golf and Country Club with its 18 hole championship golf course is only 5 mins drive away. Trimms riding stable located a mere 5 min walk away can arrange rides down to Cas En Bas beach.

All the best restaurants, bars and nightlife in Rodney Bay are between 5-10 mins drive away and other great beaches from Pigeon Island to Reduit beach are also only 5-10 mins drive. The newly renovated Rodney Bay Marina, with its restaurants, shops, boat hire and coastal tours is only 5 mins drive away.

Other Activities: Water taxi boat tours

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Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Cas en Bas Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2014-15
Dec 1 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$95
$665
 
 
Low Season 2015
May 15 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$75
$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Notes High Season: Dec 01-May 14 .. $95/night Low Season: May 15-Nov 30 .. $75/night
UK renters - Please kindly note we are happy to accept payment in GBP.
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Amenities

Cas en Bas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • # Convertible Bed in living room area: Suitable for two children as bathroom in the apartment is en-suite to the bedroom. # Crib: Available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air conditioning in the bedroom. There are also ceiling fans in the bedroom and living area. Ipod / iphone docking station with 30 watt speakers. Security safe for documents and valuables.

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