We arrived on the island at 9:30am due to our inter-island flight from Guadeloupe. We picked up our car and drove to the villa to drop off our luggage. The owner, Christopher and the caretaker, Gwenneth, greeted us.
While we waited for the villa to be cleaned we drove around Calibashie to get our bearings and then drove over to Portsmouth for lunch and groceries.
On our return to the villa, we were shown where everything was located, given directions about the wifi, gas grill, pool, etc. and we're also given a cell phone to use should we need it while on the island.
The villa was sparkling clean and as good, if not better than what the pictures show online.
The view is just gorgeous and the master bedroom was larger than expected.
The pool is a great plunge pool and was refreshing and cool. The pool itself gets sun from about 8:30 until 1:15. The patio and pool area gets sun until about 3:30.
The bed was comfortable, but the pillows were skimpy and they did not provide pillow covers for the spare pillows. Since we were only using one bedroom, we borrowed some from another bedroom (pillows thin and skimpy in all bedrooms).
The villa has lots of stone and the floors and bathrooms are very nice looking.
The gas grill was in excellent shape and worked very well. So many times the grills on the islands are old and rusty and do not cook the food very well, this was not the case here. I was even able to grill some nice BBQ chicken one night for dinner without having anything cook too much or too little.
Wifi was strong and we could even connect to DISH back home in the evening to watch a recorded show.
The only drawback is that there is no dishwasher.
Be sure to save your plastic bags from shopping as you will need them for trash bags. They only provided one trash bag and expect you to use bags from the grocery store (they will provide extras if needed).
If you have never stayed on an island in the hills, it may take a bit to get used to the wind. It made for very comfortable days by the pool, but when rain came at night, the winds got stronger and woke us up once or twice.
It was also too chilly to enjoy dinner sitting out on the deck by the pool.
A couple of locals told us that the stronger winds are not typical for this time of the year. It usually does not get this windy until hurricane season.
The wind does keep all of the mosquitos away - so that was a plus. We had no issues with skeeters or any type of insect the entire stay on the island.