A Rustic Getaway
My wife and I enjoyed our stay with at the studio. It really is a quiet, restful place to be. We do have some suggestions for improvement, however. First, the patio door doesn't lock. Therefore, we needed to close the hurricane shutters at night. Since this patio door is the only window, there was no sunlight at all waking us up in the morning which was a bit depressing. Also, there is no screen on the patio door, making it impossible to allow a breeze in at night, since there are mosquitos. As well, there was no shower curtain on the shower, resulting in either in a daily flooding of the bathroom, or showering with extreme caution holding the shower head. To get to the studio, there is no real path around the owners backyard, and it is not all well lit. As mentioned, the owners have dogs, so avoiding stepping into their doodoo a bit difficult to do at night with the lack of light. There is indeed a secluded beach that there is access to via a small gate, however one should note that this beach and the land that one must walk on to get there is a horse pasture filled with abandoned hotel buildings, so don't plan on having romantic strolls at night if you want to save your sandals from muck. All in all, we did enjoy our stay, though it was a bit more rustic than we expected.
Owner's Response: Our studio is closed with an electric shutter that, for a security reason, we warmly recommend to CLOSE at night or when leaving during the day, even though the property is all well gated. The unity is equiped with a recent ( silent!) airco as well as an electric fan, which allowed you to feel comfortable and at the same time safe while sleeping. Of course, you can wide open the window door when awaking to enjoy the breeze, flowers, birds song and sea....
The small beach below is a wild beach that is more appropriated to snorkeling and enjoying turtles, lobsters and tropical fishes in the day time than a romantc stroll at night. One will certainly find that kind of beach better in a resort than in our vacation rental.
Regarding our 2 dogs inconvenient, the property is cleaned up every day and , as much as we can, twice a day . But an accident may always happen . We are really sorry and apologize for the inconvenient this renter went through...
It's right that the path from the garden gate to the studio is not paved and .....we like it like it is . It is lightened with electric spotlights that switch on automatically when you approach and off after your passage.
The "caribbean showers" are "deep enough" to avoid floods but have no curtains. We certainly will ask to the next renters their opinion about it and add a curtain if necessary .
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