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“Exceptional service, thoughtful accomodating owner/manager,clean & safe” 4 of 5 stars
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Augusta's Apartments
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Caye Mange, Gros Islet, St. Lucia   |  
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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Exceptional service, thoughtful accomodating owner/manager,clean & safe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were looking for a safe, clean, quiet, and reasonably priced 2 bedroom place to stay in the NW part of the island, that had a kitchen and amenities of a home, in order to attend a wedding, and this is the place! This is more like a 3-unit condo. The roads in St Lucia aren't well marked, and even though we took a wrong turn (going an hour out of our way towards Marigot Bay), Vince arranged for the rental car to be waiting for us at the airport, and was waiting along the road in Gros Islet for us to go by, spotted us and stopped us and we followed him in his truck, to the apartment. He then offered to show us around the town, and spent the evening driving us around Rodney bay, pointing out restaurants, grocery stores, and points of interest and activities. He also drove us to the wedding location, so we could find it easily on our own later. We were happy to learn that the apartment has UK and USA type electrical wiring, so you can bring and use your own hairdryer, electric shaver etc.The bedrooms were air-conditioned, and ceiling fans were throughout the house. Each upstairs bathroom has it's own shower, with good water pressure. The apartment is right on the bus route, gated, has an alarm system and is watched carefully by the owner. We did not use the plunge pool. The rental car that went with the apartment was a Suzuki SUV, and clean. Vince also obtained a drivers license for us and had it available when we arrived-a $20 fee). Driving on the left side of the road was different. Bring your own toiletries and wash cloths. Bottled water was waiting in the refrigerator. There were mosquitoes, so you will need insect repellent. The neighbors were quiet, except for the rooster that wakes up at 3:30am. No dishwasher, but there is a much appreciated washer/dryer. Overall, good value and exceptionally thoughtful owner. We appreciated supplying our own room service. We stayed in the middle apartment. Vince supplied us with a personal cell phone to use while there (our Verizon phones did not work on the island), and he exceeded our expectations, exceptionally kind and thoughtful.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

If you want a peaceful and quiet vacation with the comfort of a house and aren't afraid to drive in St Lucia, then Augustas Apartments is the place to stay.

I spent the Easter holidays at this great place and I was amazed that there was only 1 review prior to mine. This is NOT a hotel, this is a townhouse with two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (upstairs) and a fully equipped kitchen and living room (downstairs) with an outdoor plunge pool. The pictures on the website are accurate. If booked directly through their website (Great customer service and response via emails!), you may pay substantially less for an entire house as compared to even a 1 bedroom suite at a resort.

A rental car is recommended to get to the property and moving around St Lucia in general. I reside in the Caribbean, so driving on the left side of the road was not a problem. Roads were not perfect but as expected in the Caribbean but driving isn't difficult. I even drove to Dennery and found that the roads were recently paved. The property is fenced with a motorised gate so I always felt that the rental car was secure. One note: maps can be a little misleading but once you find your destination once, future commutes become easier.

The property is located in a residential area in proximity to Beausejour Cricket Ground which makes for an excellent cricket trip when the West Indies cricket team are in St Lucia. (Already thinking of return visit!) A 10 minute drive gets you to Rodney Bay Mall where great restaurants, shopping, grocery and nightlife are to be found. A little further gets you to either Rodney Bay or Renduit Beach.

I however preferred to stay a bit away from the heavy tourist areas and my solace was found at Augustas Apartments. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. I did not hear any noise from the neighbours for my entire stay which made for a great night rest. The kitchen was well equipped with new appliances, pots, pans and utensils. Toiletries and bottled water were complimentary. I only wish the plunge pool was heated. Mosquitoes in the tropics can be a problem but the property had insect screens and once the rooms are sprayed daily, this was not a nuisance.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this place for those who are looking for a really quiet and self contained vacation rental.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I went to St. Lucia to celebrate our honeymoon in Dec 2010. We spent the first half of our vacation at another hotel in the heart of the busy Gros Islet area but wanted to spend the second half in seclusion. I accidentally found this apartment online while looking for a place with a kitchen because my husband wanted to prepare meals for me. I could not pass on the special deal we were offered and book the apartment. Tip: It is better to book on their website.

The only problem we had was trying to find the apartment. The taxi had difficulty locating it. We had to stop multiple times to ask the locals for directions. I had an idea of the vicinity of its location because I used google maps. It sits on one of the hills in Gros Islet not far from the action at the bottom of the hill. Maybe some people would venture to walk but we did not. We were very happy to find out that public mini-buses stop right outside the gate to take you down the hill to the main road where you can connect to other mini-buses to Gros Islet (2 mins drive from the connection point). There you can find supermarkets, pharmacies, casino, shopping mall, multiple nightclubs and restaurants (fine dining, casual dining and fast foods) or you can take a longer drive into Castries to the local market.

If the website’s photos are appealing to you then you will be very happy spending your vacation there. It is exactly as the photos….clean with modern décor. It has all the amenities of the comfort of your home including washing machine, microwave, full size fridge and stove, dishes, comfortable bed, big screen TV and pool. The property is gated and has area for the little ones to run around. The Manager Vince is very friendly and helpful. There are rental vehicles available if you need one.

When a place is all round wonderful sometimes it is hard to convey that in a few paragraphs for others to understand. Even though each person is looking for something different in their accommodations, I think this apartment has enough of everything to make each one comfortable. Even though it is the tropics and the apartment is located in the hills, there were no flies, or mosquitoes to bother us. That made us very happy!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Caye Mange, Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Gros Islet Quarter > Gros Islet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Gros Islet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Augusta's Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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