We stayed 5 days in Gite Colombo with our 11 and 13 year old daughters and it was simply perfect. It is a small place, but since the set up of the place is so efficient and tasteful plus it has high quality items (great beds, shower, kitchen appliances), it was super comfortable.
Florence, the owner, was super responsive and helpful throughout, plus she spoke English very well which helped a lot since our highschool French was quite rusty! She gave us a lot of great tips and since it was our first time on the island this was very useful.
The location of the Gite is super: it is a little outside of Saint Francois, so it's quiet yet close to town so you can go to the supermarkets/markets if you need anything or go out for dinner at the Marina (great restaurants!).
There are about 5 Gites, but this one is set back a little so it's private and behind the Gite there are fields of sugarcane that's pretty awesome.You also have the common pool which we (and the kids) used a lot, plus you are also walking distance (150 yards) to a great beach so we found the location perfect.
For our second week we had booked a place at the other side of the island, but we wished we could have taken Gite Colombo with us!
The location is amazing and Florence a great host! She was always available for us and gave a lot of tips to enjoy our vacation. The beach is on the doorstep and the residence has a pool which is very secure for young children. We recommend to hire a car and to visit the area around, there are a lot of great beaches and restaurants to discover. We'll visit again!