I had a wonderful stay, the apartment is quaint with nice character, and impeccably clean. There is a view of the ocean from the front windows, and the property is very secure (I didn't lock my door or windows the whole time I was there). The kitchen is fully equipped if you want to cook for yourself, and Gillian and David are super hosts and very friendly and helpful. The location is convenient and only a 5-10 minute walk to the middle of Laborie. I would definitely recommend this rental to everyone, but with the following cautions: If you don't have a car, the walk home is up a very steep hill. It's not a marathon but it could be a challenge if you have mobility issues. There is no air conditioning but with the windows open and the fans on it wasn't an issue for me. There is no TV and the wifi was a little spotty (useable but not strong enough for netflix, etc), but if you're there to unwind and are ok with a good book you'll be fine, I welcomed the forced disconnect. One more thing, there's not really an area to lounge around outside. There is a little garden area in the back but it's enclosed with no view or breeze, so keep that in mind. It didn't bother me at all as I was out and about all day every day, and the pier and the beach is only a 5 minute walk down the hill.
Laborie is a little fishermen village close to the International Airport. The Apartment is located on a hill, and by foot you'll only need five minutes to the beach and local restaurants. You have to eat and drink Cocktails at Wilson's (directly at the Beach where the swing is). The bakery in the village serves great creole bread, cakes and buns.
Gill is a very caring host and gives a lot of recommendations what to do and see in Laborie and St. Lucia. The Apartment has warm water, is well equipped and was absolutey clean.
If you are looking for a pristine caribbean holiday, this is the right for you.
There are also other nice beaches that can be reached by car or Minibus (Piaye Beach).
We recommend to bring ear plugs for sleeping (dog barks and cock crows).
The Golden Apple is up the hill overlooking the bay and a brief walk to the quaint fishing village of Laborie. Gill and David were great, friendly and informative. We loved their dogs Lily and Zack (toy football in his mouth). Their apartment met all our expectations being clean, well equipped and having a homey feel.
Don't miss eating at Mama Tilly's our go to restaurant.
We highly recommend staying here if you're planing a Saint Lucia vacation with a local feel !!!
Jane & Don