We visited from 11/5 - 11/12, 2011. The reason for the vacation visit was to celebrate my 70th birthday. I began planning this vacation in September of 2010. I did all of my searching for a location on the Internet. I chose Seacruise Villa because it could handle at least 3 couples and it had a cook and a maid. During my search and after my selection I was in email communication with the owner, Dorothy. She was always prompt answering my emails regarding information and costs.
Initially we had 3 couples, all family, my 2 sisters and their significant others and my wife and I. We then added 2 more couples, old friends of my wife and I. That made our total of 5 couples and fit the Seacruise Villa which was 5 bedrooms with baths. Everyone booked their airplane reservations so that we all arrived within a half hour of each other. We were met by a van from the villa at the airport. The van was big enough for all ten adults and our bags. The drive to the villa was about 45 minutes. Upon arrival we were greeted by the staff of the villa. We had prearranged , with Dorothy, to have all of the meals already planned and the food already stocked. We also arranged for beer and wine for the first night.
Our group consisted of adults from 47 years old to 82 years old. The people, although some did not know each other, got along very well and had a great time. We celebrated two 70th birthdays, an 81st birthday and a 60th wedding anniversary while we were at the villa. We had a party one night to celebrate and Pat, the cook, went out of her way to make it a wonderful evening. The staff arranged for a cake and also helped us decorate the patio off the dining room for our party dinner.
The villa is located in a Bajan neighborhood in St. Lucy Parish not far from Holetown. When walking in the neighborhood and using the beach we met many of the Bajan neighbors. They were very friendly and always wiling to answer questions and help. The beach is located about 300 yards down a road. It is a narrow beach but very nice. For our group it was a problem for one couple because of the walk to and from the beach. Going to the beach is all down hill so coming back is all uphill. Keep this in mind when you are considering this property. The pool was just right for our group. If you have small children this might not be right for you since the pool is mostly 4 to 6 feet deep. The pool deck is small and narrow.
The car that is available from the villa is nice but is really only good for 4 people. Two of the couples in our group used the car to go snorkeling and diving and also went to a few local beaches. They also did our beer and wine runs.
The staff consisted of 2 maids and a cook. The maids cleaned the rooms and did laundry every day. They also took care of some problems we had with plumbing in the villa. The cook, Pat, was fantastic. Never once did I hear anyone complain about the meals we were served. She went out of her way to make our stay totally enjoyable.
There were a few things that one should know before booking Seacruise Villa. The spa located on the patio off the living does not have any hand rail or stairs. As a result one has to be able to get down into the spa and out of the spa without the aid of a rail. It was a problem for one of the couples. The swimming pool has 1 ladder but otherwise one has to jump in since there is no easy way into pool. Once again not very good for small children or older adults.
Our group had a great time and were very satisfied with the week we spent at the villa. Our only problems were all related to plumbing issues which the maids always handled to the best of their ability. A video of our stay can be seen on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9ocjfn-d1Y