Extremely relaxing, magnificent views, wonderful place
Submitted: April 21, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
First the good (great): Incredible water's edge location, with swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and spectacular views a few feet from your bed. When the weather is nice, the water is all kinds of shades of blue and the blue lagoon a short kayak trip away (HIGHLY recommended) is unlike anywhere else you've been.
The main bedroom is divine, with doors that open to the water and views, and with a temperature and sound of crashing waves that made for the best nights of sleep we've maybe ever had.
Verona will cook whatever you like and otherwise take excellent care of you, staying away if you want privacy or staying present if you want conversation. Our trip was dramatically improved because of her service.
The less good: The location is amazing for water access but comes with a couple of very mild drawbacks. One is that the backside of the property is just a few feet below the road. We often heard or saw people/kids talking and playing just above the roof. On the weekend, there were also a number of small boats out on the water ferrying tourists back and forth, just off the end of the dock. Neither of these were really that bothersome to us, but you shouldn't go expecting total quiet and isolation.
The interior of the property is clean, and the Jamaica/marine-themed paintings done by the owner are tremendous and charming pops of color throughout, but it falls short of five stars overall in a few ways: It's missing a really comfortable place to sit inside (for bad weather, as we had part of the time), and the outside is great during the day but only has a couple harsh fluorescent lights at night; the shower basically only drips out; and the concrete deck + bench and walkway, as well as some of the other areas, look a bit run down.
Again, none of this much dampened our stay – we had a lovely time and would highly recommend it to all. Go with your expectations in check and you will find it a charming slice of paradise. Thank you to Alex and Verona and all for a most excellent stay.
Families with Young Children,
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