About the property
- Villa490 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay3 nights
2 Bedroom Villa in Crochu, St Andrews, Grenada - Caribbean Modern Ocean Front Villa
* Architect designed villa
* Relaxing private pool
* Breathtaking Ocean Views
* Beautiful white sand beach
* Perfect get-away from it all.
* Free airport transfer on arrival.
Contemporary two- bedroom ocean front villa located at secluded Cabier Beach in the rural village of Crochu. Tatou House is a private retreat. The villa is open plan with spectacular ocean and mountain views. Sliding glass doors open up onto a large covered terrace and dining area, and an inviting swimming pool, blurring the distinctions between indoors and outdoors. There is a well-equipped kitchen with island, perfect for entertaining. The master bedroom with lovely views over Crochu Harbour, has a king-size bed, and is en suite with large shower. The second bedroom looks out towards the mountains and rain forest, has a queen-size bed and is en suite with large shower. Tatou House is ideally situated for exploring Grenada. It is 40 minutes drive from the airport, and a good jump-off point for visiting Levera and Bathway beaches to the north, Grand Etang crater lake in the middle of the island, as well as the famous Grand Anse beach and the picturesque capital, St Georges in the south. Tatou house is the perfect place for a romantic or family holiday. A place to relax completely. A private retreat where you can get away from it all.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Vikki Jackson
About the host Vikki Jackson I am from New York and my husband Victor is Dutch. We are both self-employed and love to travel. Some of our best experiences when travelling have been when we've stayed with locals or with friends of friends. Whilst we live in Amsterdam, our last adventure has been building A House In Grenada, a beautiful still unspoiled island in the Caribbean. We love the beach and the sea and building this house has been a wonderful process. People ask why Grenada? That's easy, the people. We are happy to welcome you to our home in Grenada and make your experience there a memorable one..
What makes this Villa unique
Tatou House is a private retreat where you can relax and get away from it all. And where you can enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of the people of rural Grenada.
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A great place to unwind!
We enjoyed our stay at Tatou House. Over the years we have stayed at many villas and Tatou House was one of the better ones (beautiful location, perched on a peninsula in south western Grenada), and with the high standard of amenities provided at the house. We were made very comfortable by the property manager Linnette along with Joanne and Timmy on location. An SUV is essential to seek out supplies and visit the many beautiful places the island offers. 4 stars only because of the long drive for supplies to Grand Anse and St.Georges, geographically not far, but a winding 50 minute drive each way - but some would like this aspect as well! All considered, it was a perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy!!
Thank you for your positive review and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at Tatou House. You are quite right in saying that the location of our house is not for everyone. We do state up front in our listing, and in our communication with our guests, that our house is in a rural area and not close to the amenities of the main tourist areas around Grand Anse and St George's. Grenville, the second town of Grenada is closer, a 20 minute drive. Partly for these reasons, arrangements can be made for our manager to stock the house with requested supplies before our guests arrive.
Perfect place to drop out and watch the world go by
The property is exactly as pictured and described. No surprises at Tatou. The house is well designed to catch the breezes and views. Furnishings are comfortable and attractive with lots of attention to detail. The kitchen is better equipped than my kitchen at home! Bathrooms are beautiful with louvered walls that afford great views while showering. Tatou House is located on a very quiet side of the island. The house is very secluded and private which is exactly what we were looking for this trip. 4-wheel drive is a requisite as the road down to the house off the paved road is rutted. We were so content that we chose not to venture away except for an occasional lunch excursion at a marina about 25 minutes from the house. There is a secluded, clean beach about a 2 minute walk from the house. We were often the only ones on that beach. Pre-arrival communication with the owners and property manager was superb. Linette the local property manager is never more than a text or call away...she is a gem. If you want to drop out, relax, sit, nap, read and just watch the world go by this is the place for you.
Well designed house with wonderful views and sounds of ocean. 4 wheel drive essential to get away!
Tatou house is well designed to take advantage of the sea views and refreshing winds. Lovely views from terrace (great day bed for lounging), living area, main bedroom and shower!
The comprehensive fly screens allow you to keep doors open for cooling breeze at night without letting insects in.
It's a modern house, clean lines and spacious. Kitchen is well stocked with every dish, pan and implements imaginable!
The benefits of being in peaceful and secluded location is a little offset by the bumpy 7 minute drive to main road. We got used to it but we weren't keen on driving it in dark as more difficult to see the holes so we changed our eating habits and tended to eat lunch at one of many excellent restaurants in south of island, then cook simple meal back at house.
Alternatively we ate at Bruno's for dinner, you need to give them advance notice but Bruno delighted in preparing vegetarian options for my husband while I usually chose to have surprise! Food was fresh and excellent and supper at Ingrids at Big Sky Lodge is another option- although it entails a drive back track in dark.
Also Joanne will prepare wonderful meals at Tatou for you.
For the beautiful beaches of Grenada you need to drive to Grand Anse area which we managed to do in about 42 minutes driving quite fast. There are ones a bit closer like La Sagesse- 20 minutes.
The manager Linnette was cheery and very helpful as were Joanne and Timmy,
In conclusion, location is a delight and a challenge because of track however we much preferred it here to busy ness of Grand Anse.
Thank you for your positive review of Tatou House. The road was unfortunately quite bad during your stay. It is often damaged in the rainy season. It has just been recently regraded, and our manager reports that it is much better. We are working towards a long term solution, which would involve a Government and private ownership partnership. Unfortunately a slow process. We currently try to view the road as part of the area's secluded rural charm. Thank you again.
We had a wonderful vacation in Grenada. The house is very comfortable and as described in the pictures. If you want to relax, this is the place to go. Vikki was wonderful in answering all our questions before our trip. In Grenada, the manager, the housekeeper and the gardener were extremely helpful in giving us tips about what to do and where to go.
The tranquility is great but you are a bit far away from everywhere, especially (40-45 minutes by car) from the best beaches (Grand Anse, Magazine) that are on the west side of the island. There are two beaches by the house. The one on Cabier point (were Bruno's restaurant is) is fine but not what you expect from a Caribbean beach in terms of white sand and crystalline waters as it is on the Atlantic side. We never went there. The other one is filthy. But the pool is wonderful and you really do not need to go to the beach!
We spent 2 fantastic weeks and we highly recommend the villa to anyone.
Thank you for your positive remarks about Tatou House. It is a place for 'getting away from it all'.
It is true that the beaches on the Atlantic coast are different from those on the Caribbean Sea where most of the hotels and tourist activities are located, with longer stretches of white sand and calmer water. The beach at Cabier is subject to the vagaries of the Atlantic Ocean and its weather, which can affect the clarity of the water at different times of the year. But it is safe and private and we love having an early morning, or full moon swim there. Crochu Harbour is not a swimming beach but a small fishing harbour and unfortunately the repository of ocean plastic and seaweed that wash ashore, which is truly a shame.
Modern Oceanfront Paradise!
Our family spent 7 days at Tatou House and couldn't have enjoyed it more. I would highly recommend this property for those who want privacy, a remote location away from the tourist hubs and a stunning home overlooking the ocean. The house is modern and clean built by a local architect (Bryan Bullen) with clean lines and top notch everything. Great communication throughout the process from Vikki (the owner) and we were well looked after by the ever so helpful Linnette who manages the property. She arranged a car, a local cell phone, some groceries and a meal by the amazing Joanne upon arrival. Timmy showed us the home and everything we needed to know and we were set. We spent New Years Eve at Brunos down the path at Cabier Lodge and had the most marvellous dinner. We had Joanne come back and she cooked a second amazing shrimp meal. We felt so spoiled. Roads are windy and it takes a while to get places, but once you get the hang of it, it's fun. The people are extremely friendly and helpful and we always felt safe. We went to St. Georges for shopping, and Grand Anse Beach for swimming, then we explored Grenville as well. Try the local ice-cream (nutmeg flavour was delicious) and especially try the Grenadian chocolate, it is simply the best! We spent time hiking around the property out to the point (that you can see from the house) and we visited the beach nearby that we had all to ourselves. We spent a lot of time just hanging out by our pool and enjoyed not having to get dressed for dinner. We totally fell in love with this property and we will definitely be back!
Thank you! You are welcome back anytime. We look forward to having repeat guests at Tatou House. Its always good to hear that our guests enjoy the laid back, relaxing pace of Grenada, and our little community at Cabier.
Perfect, perfect, perfect!
We have been lucky enough to use many Homeaway properties over the years and have never been disappointed but Tatou House will always hold a special place in our hearts. Everything from day 1 of contacting Vikki, the owner, through to checking out with Linnette, the local agent, at the end was as straight forward and as easy as possible. Our enquiries and requests were always responded to promptly and even if they might have seemed trivial we were never made to feel that way.
The house really was perfect in every way, better than we could have hoped for or imagined. On arriving, we were initially rather concerned as to whether we'd find it too remote but we needn't have worried. The stunning, and very quiet, surroundings blew us away so we were more than happy to just stay at the villa. And when we felt like journeying out we found Crochu to be a good location to reach both the north and south of the island. It takes time to get around as the roads throughout the island are steep and winding but there is interest at every turn and travelling around in our hire car was easy. We did need to be organised with food shopping but Devon brought fresh fish when we wanted it and Bruno's restaurant, a 3 minute walk away, was perfect for delicious evening meals when we didn't feel like cooking.
If you are looking for somewhere comfortable, with a pretty swimming beach less than a 5 minute walk away, with a perfect view and genuine privacy this lovely place comes highly recommended.
Thank you so very much for your kind review and your helpful feedback. We love Grenada and are always gratified when our guests seem to experience our house and its location in the same way we do. We hope to welcome you back someday!
Coast/Beach: Ocean view, distance to beach approx. 170 yards. Protected beach with shade. Safe swimming for children. Travel: Additional Location Information Crochu is located on the eastern Atlantic coast in the parish of St. Andrew, 18 miles or 40 minutes drive to the capital St. George's and about the same distance to Maurice Bishop Airport and Grand Anse beach in the south. Grenville, the second town of Grenada, lies to the north of Crochu, 7 miles or 20 minutes drive. Distances: Tatou House is located down a mostly unpaved road at the end of a small Peninsula. It is approximately a 30 minutes walk (7 minutes by car) to the main coast road and public transportation. Grenada offers a network of mini-buses for public transport; no public transport on Sundays. For people who don't mind left driving, We recommend renting a car for exploring the island. Note: left hand driving! Further Details: Cabier Ocean Lodge, a small hotel, and Bruno's Restaurant & Bar are a stone's throw from Tatou House. The villages of Crochu and Café offer some amenities. There are a Gas station and a small supermarket, a few local bars, a small lunch café ('Winron's Try Out's'), and a BBQ stand. La Sagesse beach, with a lovely restaurant, is a 10 minutes drive away on the main road. Crochu is a good jumping off point for exploring the northern parts of Grenada, Levera and Bathway beaches, Belmont Estate and the town of Sauteurs.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Payment: 20% of the rental price at the time of booking; balance + £ 220 security deposit three months before the date of arrival. In case of a booking made within 3 months of arrival, the full amount + the security deposit are due at the time of booking. Cancellation at least 8 weeks before the agreed date of arrival: a refund of 50% of the rent and the full deposit. Cancellation at least 4 weeks before arrival: a refund of 25% of the rent and the full deposit. Changeover Day: We are flexible with the changeover day. Notes on prices: SECURITY DEPOSIT: US$ 350; £ 240; € 305. This deposit wil be refunded within 14 days if there are no damages to the property, linens, towels, appliances, furniture or other goods. If extra cleaning is required, the extra cleaning will be charged at USD 12 per hour.