We combined our St Lucia vacation with 5 days by South Sea House and then moved to a resort for the rest of our vacation. We just loved our apartment, the location, the view!!!
The property is located on the north side of the island, very close to good beaches, local and more touristic restaurants, supermarket and basically anything you need.
You certainly need a car to get around, but St Lucia is big, so unless you are planning to be locked up in a resort, you need a car no matter where you stay.
The apartment is just like the pictures, its super clean and full equipped. We even had 4 cold local beers when we arrived which was a really nice touch after a long trip.
Jerome and Karen are very helpful but absolutely not intrusive, we felt like we were alone on the property.
It is far from some of the touristic landmarks (sulfur springs, waterfalls, pitons) but after doing some sightseeing we found that one whole day in that area was more than enough to see it and didn't feel the need to go back.
We also got a lot of recommendations on local places to eat which we enjoyed a lot.
We would definitely return and recommend South Sea House!!
Karen and Jerome are the consummate hosts, there when you need them but invisible otherwise. Apartment #1 feels totally private and is immaculately kept. Fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine and unlimited internet. Gorgeous view north over the golf course and about 20 minutes walk to Cotton Bay beach. South Sea House is tucked into the hills and slightly off the beaten track so recommend that you rent a car and explore the sites around Rodney Bay. Lots of interesting restaurants nearby and make sure to check out the farmer's market on Wed and Sat at Rodney Bay Marina. We didn't go to Castries market but hear it is a good source of local food as well. Also Friday evening there is a fish fry & jump-up in Gros Islet that is great fun. Jerome also has a boat (water taxi and tours) and we had a fantastic day on the water down to see the Pitons and Marigot Bay with Sugar beach snorkelling.
My Husband and I have just returned from staying at these apartments on the Cap Estate nr Rodney Bay St Lucia. Can we say what a wonderful apartment, lovely and comfortable, everything you need to have in a holiday home. Lovely views out to sea, a beautiful breeze blowing into the apartment. A very comfortable bed, fans and air conditioning in the bedrooms. Washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave, a full oven. I cannot fault this property. A very very nice place where you can be safe and happy. Thank you Karen and Jerome for accommodating our needs.
We had a fab time at this place. Apartment was great, had everything we needed and a/c in the bedrooms was a bonus. Fantastic views to the sea and very comfortable indeed! Will be back for sure!! Aurelien Family
Lenght of Stay: 7 Nights (April 29-May 07, 2016)
Upon first glance, I thought the property was charming and well manicured. It stood out for sure. The owners were courteous and live on the property, so that made it convenient to get inquiries settled.
I had Apartment 2. It's great for one person or a couple. I enjoyed the views- gorgeous mountains, lake, and partial beach views. Much solitude.
One would need to drive or use a care hire or taxi. It can get pretty costly so be mindful of this aspect of Cap Estate. There are no restaurants, supermarkets, etc within walking distance. I hope as time goes on, there will be this option or perhaps the lodgings in the area would work on having a chef for hire or build a restaurant.
I would suggest providing starter toiletries for your guests (travel size shampoo/conditions, razor, shower cap, toothpaste,etc.) After a long trip, it would be an added comfort to not have to worry about these smaller amenities until later.
I would also recommend maybe having pool covers for the personal cooling pools at each apartment. Of course in the Caribbean there are many flying insects and many drowned in my pool. Some were found floating atop when I'd return back from touring the island. I was slightly reluctant to use it fully. On the up side it is definitely an added luxury that would be appreciated by guests
My last suggestion would be perhaps arranging a car/shuttle that charges a lesser fee for short rides to the mall to get groceries. Since there are no buses around, this may add up. After a few days grocery run may take only 15-20 min tops. Just a suggestion, I think it would be an added courtesy to your guests since not everyone likes to drive when traveling, but it's just my opinion as I know this may not be a feasible option.
Overall, I enjoyed the property. I think it's beautiful. If I returned to St. Lucia and considered stay at this property again, it would be with a small group or significant other.
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