I went to medical school in Grenada at St. George's University and was blessed to have to opportunity to live at Villa Beachcliff my final year on the island. Rick and Karen took over the ownership of the property half way through our lease and they could not be nicer, more genuine people. The villa was beautiful when we lived there, but the upgrades they made throughout our time there were amazing.
This property is perfect in so many ways. Start off with the breathtaking view of both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean on both sides of the property. There is a look-out area where you can literally spend hours reading your favorite book, watch the perfectly calm caribbean sea, or taking in the most beautiful sunset you've ever seen each day with almost a 270 degree view of ocean. The property has two pools that are extremely well maintained. The rooms are BIG, each have their own bathroom, and they were in the proces of buying brand new beds, bedding, linnens, etc for the grand opening. The villa is big enough where you can find your own spot for privacy and never be seen, but there is ample room to gather and have evening cocktails or dinner together on one of the patios.
If you've never been to the island of Grenada, there is so much it has to offer. There are fantastic restaurants for a nice dinner (Mt. Hartmon, Beach House, Aquarium, University Club) and great casual spots for lunch/drinks (Umbrellas, Dodgy Docks). There is actually a beautiful rainforest on the island, and I would highly recommend any tours offered by Mandoo Tours (grenadatours.com). Mandoo took us across the island to see leatherback turtles lay their eggs and took us to Seven Sister's Waterfalls in the rainforest that are absolutely beautiful. He knows everything about Grenada and is truly passionate about his island.
I can't say enough great things about Villa Beachcliff. I honestly look back at the time I spent there and still can't believe I lived there. It is beautiful, peaceful, and your hosts Karen and Rick could not be nicer people that will show you a fantastic time and a lot about what the island has to offer.
Just returned from a wonderful 9-day holiday in St. Georges, Grenada with two very dear friends. Villa Beachcliff absolutely lived up to our expectations….and more. Rick and Karen Feld were the most down-to-earth, gracious and informative hosts you can ever imagine. Rick provided us with an awesome tour of the Spice Island which included visits to the Belmont Estate where we learned about cocoa and had a delicious lunch, a visit to the historical Westerhall Rum Distillery as well as an "adventurous" drive through the rain forest up to the Grand Etang Lake (I say adventurous because the Grenadian drivers are fearless. Rick has adapted quite well to the driving). We were lucky to get to see the monkeys sneaking away with bananas up at the rain forest observation point. They were sooo cute!
What can I say about the villa that others haven't already said! It was perfect. Each of us had our own suite which included our very own ensuite bathroom…very important for three women travelling together! My room was the Cocoa Suite and I loved it. Waking up each morning to gaze at the ocean from the comfort of my bed was very relaxing. We enjoyed a couple of our evening meals in the observation deck with candles, the moon and stars. Totally relaxing. Also, I have to comment on Karen's cooking. Not only were we treated, upon arrival from the airport, with a very tasty cake and much needed coffee but, for a minimal fee Karen prepared for us a fabulous Grenadian meal consisting of an appetizer, the main course (I think it was coconut crusted barracuda) with fresh mango chutney and another one of her delectable desserts. We were truly treated like royalty.
As well as being a very picturesque island, Grenada is an extremely friendly and safe island to visit. The Grenadians are truly the most hospitable people I've ever come across in the Caribbean.
I look forward to staying at the Beachcliff one day and seeing Rick and Karen again, perhaps this time with my husband.
All the best to Rick and Karen…..and keep dancing :)
We recently spent 3 nights at the Villa Beachcliff before embarking on a sailing trip from Grenada to the Grenadines. Our family group of seven was totally enchanted by the villa, and we were all disappointed that we were only spending 3 nights there.
The villa is spacious and really beautifully decorated. The bedrooms are all separate from each other, so there is a lot of a privacy for even a big group. Having 2 pools and numerous outside areas, plus stunning views of both the Atlantic and Caribbean sides of the island, makes venturing from the property a difficult decision. However, its proximity to St George's, beaches and restaurants, makes it a great location.
Rick and Karen were great hosts, and were very helpful with giving us advice on where to go and where to dine. When we arrived minus our luggage, they did what they could to assist us.
We highly recommend Villa Beachcliff for a stay in Grenada.
We just returned from an amazing Holiday week stay at Villa Beachcliff. It was the perfect location for our family of two adults and our three "kids" ages 25, 19, and 17. The property is beautifully situated on a small penisula near the capitol of Saint George's. The views from multiple ( yes mutiple) balconies of scenic Prickly Bay were amazing, no matter the time of day or night. and on the other side of the house were dramatic vistas of the Atlantic. The property boasts four private suites, with ensuite bathrooms, very, very comfy beds, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and bright and appealing decorative aspects that complement the surroundings.There are two (yes two) pools, both well maintained and attractive. The outdoor landscaping is also very nice, as owner Karen nurtures native plants to create a quiet green haven. Hosts Rick and Karen go the extra mile to make sure all is in place to assure you have a wonderful experience. As one of our kids had a birthday on the day of our arrival, we asked if they might be able to purchase a cake on our behalf to surprise her...... Karen, who also makes an yummy breakfast made an AMAZING chocolate expresso cake, which surprised my birthday girl, and was so rich and moist it kept everyone's sweet tooth happy all week! Rick has a knack for keeping up with all sorts of local resources, and connected us with the best options for the things we wanted to do on the island. The Sailing/ Snorkeling trip he arranged was beyond perfect, in part because the experience was so beautiful, but also because the crew of the boat were so genuinely warm and attentive to our every need. The tour of the northern part of the island was also top notch, with Rick and our driver Gerry helping us understand a bit about the history, geography, and culture of the country. Highlights included visiting a rum factory, a cocao plantation, and a quick peek at the crater lake and lovely Annandale waterfall in The Grand E'Tang Rainforest ...... a full day touring the island.
Last, definitely but not least is just relaxing, ( Liming as they call it) either at the Villa itself or at any of the beautiful white sand beaches the island boasts... Grand Anse is perhaps the best, but Prickly Bay Marina is also nice, and located close to the Villa. A very short walk from the Villa is the University Club, where Rick and Karen have an Associate Memebrship, which allows you to dine at their top notch restaurant. Other eating choices are near the Grand Anse area or in Saint George's. Be aware that both are a cab ride away. Rick provided a few names of cab drivers who he knows are reliable, and again, they were not only prompt and reasonably priced, but warm and friendly, and happy to answer our questions about life on the island.
This was our first adventure in any Carribean location, and it was fantastic. Grenada is not built up at all, which for us is exactly what gives it its charm! That, and Rick, Karen, and the wonderful retreat they have created at Villa Beachcliff.
We spend our Christmas holidays in Beachcliff Villa in Grenada. We are experience travelers and I must say that we couldn't choose better place to stay. We were travelling with 3 kids and they enjoyed the place to the fullest. 2 swimming pools, private beach, fantastic BBQ area and of course Jacuzzi make as feel special. Fully equipped kitchen allowed as to prepare most delicious meals and numerous patios to choose from where to dine al fresco.
Villa is located in very safe area and close to supermarkets and restaurants.
Rick and Karen are simply fantastic....If you need any help or advice where to go they will be more than happy to assist you.
I would highly recommend anyone travelling to Grenada to choose Beachcliff villa.
Matej & Maxine