My wife and I spent a really great week at Palm View Villa in mid-January 2014. The accommodation is clean and spacious, the deck right outside the living room patio doors - surrounded by banana, grapefruit and avocado trees - is a delight and the pool is a real attraction. Perhaps as part of a two-centre St Lucia holiday (the other bit maybe in Rodney Bay) this works really well and is an ideal place from which to explore the southwest of the island, including the famous Pitons, the Sulphur Springs volcano and the eclectic mix that is the town of Soufriere. Adventurous types might use the local buses but I would recommend a car rental as essential. Your host Kathryn has an excellent knowledge of the local area and you can take her recommendations with confidence.