Beach House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Tina Maryan from U.K. visited in January 2013 and awarded
I stayed at the Beach House, Castara, in one of the studio apartments and couldn't have asked for anything more. The studio apartments are simply and attractively furnished and right on the beach, and the balcony overlooking the sea provides a constantly changing but always beautiful view. It is possible to snorkel from the beach and see fish, turtles and rays on the small coral reef. Castara village has places to eat and drink and the Wednesday night drumming session in the bar next to the Beach House is great fun. I was made to feel really welcome by Graham and Carol, the owners, and Porridge, the manager, and by the many local people I met in Castara. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Beach House and Castara.
Lou Pegg from U.K. visited in January 2013 and awarded
It has to be the best spot in Castara. We stayed upstairs 'Coconut Heights'. If you want the most beautiful unspoilt view, and to feel like you really are a part of the place, this is for you. Right on the beach at Little Bay, with a totally uninterrupted view of the bay (Little Bay is the more beautiful of the 2 beaches in Castara)this place soon felt like home. We wanted for nothing. The bed is super comfy, the bathroom is basic, but works really well (great shower with loads of hot water), a well equiped kitchen and a fantastic living space which is open on 3 sides. No air conditioning, but that's not a problem as there are no solid walls, so there is always plenty of air moving through making the nights very comfortable. I slept really well every night, well until the cockrels start their morning chorus anyway. We wanted for nothing and felt lucky to be able to spend time here. It is well maintained and feels well loved. We can't wait to return.
Darren McGehee from U.S.A. visited in December 2012 and awarded
Fantastic in every way Great! location in a friendly, safe and seanic village. On the beach, great snorkeling, cought lobsters right in the bay! Clean and well apointed for the West Indies. Very near other graet villages on the less developed Carribean side.
Sue & Gil Law from Canada visited in November 2012 and awarded
We added on a week at the Beachhouse to the end of our 2 week stay in Grenada last November. Alison and her parents were extremely accommodating last minute, and we appreciated it.
This time we stayed in Palm Corner (next to Breadfruit Grove), as upstairs Coconut Heights was unavailable (we wanted to try it for the week)! Oh well, another time...
Palm Corner is exactly the same as my previous review of Breadfruit Grove.
As always, Porridge & Jeannell are very accommodating, check on you each day, give you tips on where to go, what to do, rent you a car. They are managers for the property, but really, are "part and parcel" of the Beachhouse!
Not much new to report, was the same as our last review. All very good....
Same recommendations I made to the owners' daughter: we would have loved our own beach loungers, but now Ali Baba's is renting them out, so that's good...
And because of the privacy and "get away from it all" feel, Wifi will also never be added to the Beachhouse. This was a small problem for us, as we had to search around to find it for my husband's job to get in touch with them back home, check on our flight & whatnot. Would be a great addition.... But thanks to Sharon and Chino for getting us connected!!! So there's always a way.
Otherwise as always a great, private place to stay!
Miriam Mainwood from U.K. visited in April 2012 and awarded
We had a fabulous stay at the beach house. Pure relaxation amongst nature. From our terrace alone we saw hummingbirds, manta ray in heavenly bay, shooting stars and rainbows. Castara is a special place and whilst other places we saw weren't perhaps as simple in some ways as the beach house, we knew we were in the best spot. A very special holiday which we still miss every day 2 weeks on.