The Beach House is a unique place. It is ideal for those who want to holiday on their own, are content to stay in what is really a lovely house, but without hotel or resort amenities. Replacing those is virtually your own bay and beach with a small choral reef that is a good way to start your snorkeling on the Island. The sunsets sitting right at the beach are an amazing experience that one never tires of. The house is amazing. It is very well maintained, full of all kinds of Island art and colour. The kitchen is really fun to work in. The outside shower on the veranda has a great view. The house is off the electrical grid, but has solar power with a fridge, lights and even a plug in to charge phones, etc. There is no Internet, which proved to be a blessing. Besides, the bar up the road has internet, as do most restaurants. You need a car as you are gated in a the road and quite a distance (not really) from stores etc. We used the car to explore the Island during the day - the Beach House is well located for that. We also ate in at night. Groceries are available at The Epicurean in Jolly Harbour which is a high end grocery for the boats. We also went to the Saturday market in St. Johns for vegetables. there are lots of restaurants nearby if that is your think. We just thought the veranda and my cooking were an ideal combo.
Rhea as proprietor and Norma as housekeeper were wonderful. Rhea met us at the airport, got us our car and drove us to the store and then the house. Norma came when we needed her. They also provided us with a local phone with some time on it - that was great. their philosophy is to leave us alone but be there if need be. When we had an issue, we contacted Norma, who lives nearby.
This is a small house, really only room for two. There is a Queen-sized bed and a small single in the main room. The Queen has one side facing the wall which makes getting up at night a bit acrobatic. Sleeping is wonderful with the surf just feet away. There are few pests, with no mosquitoes or flies. However, there are bothersome No-See-Ums at dawn and dusk although they are there all day. Protection of some kind is essential.
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There are great tour boat experiences. We strongly recommend Creole Cruises. This is a small tour boat out of Jolly Harbour. They have a great lobster lunch and tour with two snorkeling sessions and island stops. Glen, the owner, is excellent.