Lillibets - Reader Reports & Opinion
Mary Lutz from U.S.A. visited in July 2009 and awarded
Lillibets was heavenly. It had everything that you would need in an apartment. It was basic but clean and it had enough pots, pans and dishes to accomodate us nicely. We sat on the deck every night and listened to the surf and watched the ocean in the moonlight. I will never forget those moments. The air in the bedroom worked great and we slept like babies. Castara is the most wonderful place on earth. The people are very friendly and accomodating and Bruce, the caretaker of Lillibets is amazing. Dont hesitate to ask for anything that you need. There are several steep flights of steps to get up to the apartment but the view is definately worth it and all you have to do is walk down the stairs and the driveway and you are on the beach. Amazing from sunrise to sunset. I would definately reccomend to stay at Lillibets.
Shay A from Canada visited in May 2009 and awarded
We visited Lillibets in May 2009 for three nights. Tom and Liz promptly answered all of my questions prior to booking and were on site to welcome us upon arrival. The apartment is extremely cozy, well-maintained, and well equipped with necessities. The view from the veranda is breathtaking (we stayed on the first floor). Little Bay was not the cleanest of the two bays, but still a great spot to witness the beautiful sunset. Everyone in Castara was polite and friendly, what a fantastic serene village! We will certainly return in 2010.
T. Andersen from Canada visited in March 2009 and awarded
The view was great. The people were very friendly. Don't advise anyone with a lot of luggage or physically challenged to stay there as climb to room is steep. Quiet, rustic setting but that was what we were looking for. We wish we had more time to spend there (we could only spend 2 nights).
David Costelloe from U.K. visited in February 2009 and awarded
We stayed in Lillibets 7-12 February 2009. Loved the view and the proximity of the sea. The verandah was wonderful. We were on the upper floor. The apartment was comfortable and adequately provided with everything we needed. We were not troubled by noise or any other problem. The steps would be a challenge to anyone who was really unfit.
David & Cynthia Costelloe, England
Mick & Di Garnett from U.K. visited in February 2009 and awarded
We were so disappointed with this place, but also castera it self. we were put in a lower floor apartment. it was dark
and dingy and smelled musty. there was a suitcase in the bedroom which had some clothes and other bits and bobs and looked as though it had been there for years. we asked to be moved to the adjoining apartment as people were moving out. this was marginally better. after one night's stay two families moved into the upper floor apartments with kids running up and down the wooden veranda and the parents playing loud music into the early hours. but the worse thing was looking up in our bedroom at the underside of the wooden floor in their bedroom, every noise could be heard! castera beach has great potential and looks good in photo's, but is scruffy, with token plastic chairs and loungers here and there and most broken. we were booked in for six days, but fled after three.