Bocean Villa was the PERFECT place for us to stay during our week in St Lucia. Marcus was a great host, and we rented our 4x4 vehicle from him also. It was quiet and away from the tourist crowds- yet accessible to the resorts for dining or swimming.
The location is pretty much in the middle of the west coast so that Rodney Bay/Pigeon Island is an hour drive north and Soufriere (The Pitons, Anse Chastanet, Botanical Gardens, Sulfer Spring Mud baths) is a half hour drive south. This gives you access to a wide variety of outdoor activities (hiking, snorkeling, biking, beach-combing, shopping and dining).
A plus is Adeline's cafe across the street. Her breakfast treats were extremely delicious, and our Valentine's dinner of local St. Lucia delights were very good. Adeline and Roy were very friendly and welcoming with St. Lucia lore.
The house is spacious, clean and positioned on a hill so that warm tropical breezes blow nearly constantly. The pool is a nice addition for a relaxing dip after a day of exploring. The A/C was great in the bedroom on the few humid nights we had while there. Double doors opened to a fantastic view porch off the bedroom and 2 double doors opened on the main floor to let in the tropical breezes.
Marcus was very helpful arranging our rental car and giving us tips for a safe and fun week on the island. Yuric greated us on time at both pick up and drop off at the airport in Fort Vieux. FYI the roads around the island are extremely curvy, narrow (drainage ditches on either side) and a bit potholey. If you are in any way inclined to get motion sick, we recommend taking meds or getting a patch. My wife suffered almost daily with this.
There are a couple of very friendly stray dogs that hang about the property. Cute enough to arrange to take home, but save a dog in your neck of the woods first. But they were so adorable.
We visited in February and there were mosquitos around the island- especially on the beaches and rainforest. I did not seem to be affected, but the wife took home some pretty good sized welts- so be prepared with bug spray or wipes if you are sensitive to bites.
Definitely a place we'll look to return to in the future. Especially the "Secret Beach" which was a highlight of our trip, private, good snorkeling and an adventure to get to.