A wonderful spot
Submitted: March 22, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
We just returned from 2 wonderful weeks at Casuarina House, and it was everything we hoped it would be. Rathr than repeat all the glowing reports, I'll just confirm that they're accurate. Here are a few more:
BIKES: My husband was delighted to discover 2 serviceable (not fancy) bikes in the shed. Being Dutch, he's convinced biking is THE way to get around. He pumped up the tires, oiled the chain (oil and pump in shed) and explored most of the island- he was able to travel on little side roads through many of the settlements, and spoke to lots of local residents, had food and drink in roadside stands, and was able to appreciate both the culture and perspectives of the local population.
COCONUTS: The yard is full of coconut palms, and we ate fresh coconuts every day. The coconut water made into ice cubes was a nice addition to evening drinks, too!
PORCH: the totally wrap-around porch was a huge plus. One could always find either shade or sun, whichever is your preference.
MASTER BEDROOM: Really comfortable beds. Sleep with the sliding door open (screen closed) and listen to the ocean all night, then wake to see that gorgeous turquoise water from the bed - amazing.
BUGS: we didn't find them bad at all, but we're used to the "friendly, in-your-face" black flies of Cape Breton. We had a steady breeze, which probably helped. There were only a few at dawn and dusk, and a little spritz of bug dope solved the problem. Some people are more attractive than others, though - we didn't use any spray, and I had only 1 bite, but my son-in-law had quite a few. So, just be prepared, but not scared.
The house is very comfortable and has pretty well anything you might want. The location is ideal, and the beach is beyond wonderful. Georgetown is a little village, but has everything you need. Some things are expensive, but vacation isn't really the time to pinch pennies on a loaf of bread. For some reason, cheese is much cheaper than here. Go figure.
In short, it's a pretty perfect place to spend a memorable vacation. We met the owners and rental agent, and spoke to the caretaker - all of whom were friendly, helpful and obliging.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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