On entry to the cottage some might think it strange, huge bedroom, no kitchen in sight, microwave in dining area - but stay a day and you will find this cottage different but delightful. The sun room is an absolute gem, the two balconies are wonderful - and the birds do come and visit. The view is exquisite. The kitchne is very small but hey it is a vacation. The shortcomings of the cottage is for the meagre cost of $90 EC it would help if there were a phone in the cottage, hard to do anything without a phone. Second after a day outside it would be nice to come in and catch the BBC news - no television is a real drawback. No I am not inclined to spend my evenings at Doolittles (see restaurant reviews) and the lighting in the sun room is non-existant so after 6 p.m. there is no reading. The downside of this location is TRANSPORT - more on that later.
I have read that the south side of the bay is the preferential location, but the hills make that area prohibitive for anyone with leg and or back problems like me. We found the ferry service across the bay good and reasonably priced. The beach here is poor as is the water - this is really a ships channel but one can make this do if necessary. The restaurants include Doolittles, Chateau Mygo, JJ's, the Hurrican Hole, Rawlty's cafe, the Rainforest Hideaway and Julliette's. Those will be reviewed with the restaurants. One final mention should be made of the property manager at the Ginger Cottage - that would be George and he is a gem. I want to say more about transportation, and specifically that the lessor provides one way transportation from the airport to the Ginger cottage. That was certainly appreciated. However we did not appreciate the conduct of the taxi driver Ernest, after our initial trip with him to the cottage. I will say more about the island generally but I will not do that under the heading of accomodation.
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It was a long held dream to visit the Carribean and after a stay in Ginger Cottage all those dreams were fufilled.
The pictures on the website go only a little way to show just what a fantastic setting the cottage is located in, the views from the cottage are stunning and we spent many hours watching life sail in and out of Marigot Bay, the sunsets are truly magnificent and the views from the cottage are wonderful.
The cottage was furnished very comfortably and with all the appliances you would need to have a enjoyable stay, ceiling fans and a floor fan helped keep things cool, with the added breezes allowed via the screens the heat was never a problem and slept well all the time we was there.
There are good selection of places to eat around Marigot Bay, all within very easy reach of the cottage, the Doolittle Rest/Bar is only a few minutes walk and very convinient for a meal or even a nightcap after a night out.
I cannot praise highly enough the staff connected with the property, George who looks after the cottage and was on hand to help with anything, Rose the charming housekeeper, did a graet job of cleaning the cottage, Ernest the taxi driver who collected us from the airport and we used to organise seeing some of the island, lovely people who enhanced our stay all that much more.
I am not one that usually wants to return to previous holiday destinations, too much in the world I want to see, but this is one place I would want to go back to and Ginger Cottage is where I would stay again.
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