We spend a week in the SunWest Villa's 'Coyaba Grand' multi-level 4 bedroom Villa from Nov 26 - Dec 3/17. Three couples shared this Villa and it was perfect for our group. Lot's of space, a fantastic view and a wonderful swimming pool. Greg the owner was very accommodating by providing the necessary rides to the grocery store, beach etc. in town. Greg provides this driving service as part of your rental up to 5 pm each day. Greg provides you with a mobile phone which we would use to arrange our rides with him.
Greg has a lot of local knowledge and history of the island and we recommend spending time chatting with him. We would recommend SunWest Villas to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay and an accommodating host.
Greg... may the sounds of "Sweet Caroline" ring in your ears as a reminder of our groups visit... thank you so much for your hospitality. We'll be back!
We had a delightful stay at the Sunwest Villas. We rented the 2 bedroom unit for 2 nights before picking up the sailboat we chartered from the marina. I had excellent communication from Greg throughout the whole process. Anytime I had a question he called to explain everything and called to confirm our plans just before our arrival. When we arrived at the airport he was there waiting for us and gave us an informative tour across the island. He then took us to the grocery store to get some supplies on the way to the villa. When we arrived at the villa he surprised us with an upgrade to the 4 bedroom Coyoba Grand unit. He provided us with a cell phone and the name of a wonderful cab driver for our evening trips for dinner.
The villa was comfortable and clean. We enjoyed the beautiful pool and stunning views. The villa is in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle which we prefer.
The next day he took us to the marina for our sailing briefing and to the grocery store to provision our boat. Later he took us on a tour of the Rodney Bay Area. On our last day he made several trips to get everything to our boat.
When we returned from our sail trip Greg was there to take us to our hotel near Souffriere. Again he took us on another route so we could see another side of the island. He was so informative about the island and knows many people there. It is obvious how much he loves Saint Lucia. We had many laughs riding in his car and felt we were well taken care of. We will definitely consider staying with him again.
The view from our large private deck was amazing and we spent most of our time on it. Unfortunately, there are very few amenities in the Bonne Vue apartment. The kitchen has a stove with only 2 working burners, no working oven, no microwave or barbeque. There are minimal utensils and absolutely no extras. A clock, radio and lamps would be nice. I think Greg has a beautiful property and wants to please his guests, however, unless you book the 4 bedroom villa, you may not have all the amenities that are listed. I agree with the review that states he seems stretched too thin. It makes everything look cheap. He really could benefit from having some help.
Greg, the owner, is a great host very respectful of his guest and their privacy (for always the case at other places). The villa is along a hill, so not close to the beach, but the view from the villa is beautiful while having your meal (not to mention all the flowers and vegetation on the property). Personally, we appreciated the exercise walking to the beach, although Greg will do his best to kindly drive up and down if you do not feel like walking (did not see the need to rent a car; be aware it is driving like in England). The closest beach is Reduit beach (left extremity recommended), but Pigeon Island (for a short fee; it is a national park) has also a very nice beach and has 2 short hike from where you have fantastic view (highly recommended). Rodney Bay also has a marina where you can eat, enjoy a sunset or just wonder around. We also had a tour with Greg, who knows a lot since he's been on the island for many years. We also took his offer of transport from and to the airport (we could have taken a tour with a company and/or a taxi on both cases, but decided to encourage him; we did not regret as it was always enjoyable spending time with him. We had a villa for 2 people (lot of space) with a well equipped kitchen and access to a BBQ. It was clean and in order. There is also a pool, if you do not want to go to the beach and still enjoy your day. Overall, a very nice stay and wonderful memories. Many thanks to Greg!
Fantastic place to stay! Very close to everything and couldn't ask for a more hospitable homeowner. We especially appreciate him getting us acquainted to the island and taking time out of his day to drop us off and pick us up. Couldn't ask for any more convenience! He goes above and beyond what you would expect from someone renting their property. Definitely would recommendo and wouldn't hesitate to book again!