Once in a while, you end up staying in a place so sublime that it not just lives up, but exceeds the high expectations set by various pictures and rave reviews -- that was Secret Garden. Derrick and Helene’s home has been one of the loveliest places I’ve stayed in. The 19th century property has been restored carefully and lovingly -- every single item you see there looks as if it had been chosen with care. Our blue Lennox room had so much character and charm -- from the four-poster bed to the quaint old lamp and the little knick knacks arranged artistically. The garden seemed to be a magical place, with its luxuriant, tropical trees and plants, and little touches of whimsy everywhere. I enjoyed my swim in the pool, looking at the trees swaying in the monsoon breeze (while…
Have reviewed before. Second visit this time with husband and two teen boys. Monopoly, the pool and the three dogs did it for them. Its an old house n it being just premonsoon there were a few bug problems. The a. In one room wasn’t cooling and Derrick gave us use of the other free. Very helpful n inclusive home, with jane taking care in Helene’s absence (she was visiting the UK). Enough board games, books, snacks to spend yr time.
We had an incredible stay at The Secret Garden. Our room was just beautiful with AC, rain shower and extra comfy bed. The setting is truly an oasis with lush gardens, gorgeous pool and quiet surroundings. The food was amazing!! H makes the best breakfasts every morning with freshly baked bread, homemade jams and unbelievable omelets plus the best potatoes you will ever have! You will love your stay here. Close to the beach, restaurants and shops. Can't wait to go back!
Great place. Quite, lush green and beautiful. Great hosts and a very very clean place. Very safe for a family too. Highly recommend for a relaxing vacation. nice village surroundings. I would definitely come back.
“It's a very beautiful home, very comfortable to stay, if you want to wind down, chill , relax... This is the place. Serenity all around. The host, Helene is very cool, helping & is kind enough to accommodate early check in and late check out requests :) . It is truly an amazing experience. Last but not the least, breakfast here is delicious. ”