Little House On The Hill - Reader Reports & Opinion
Alison & Blake Moss from U.S.A. visited in February 2010 and awarded
We stayed here for 2 weeks with our two young children and loved it. It was absolutely perfect for our needs - spacious, well furnished and well laid out. The children loved playing on the balcony and in the surrounding garden. We enjoyed using the barbecue in the evenings and sitting out to eat on the outside table. It was very peaceful being up here and we really felt part of the village.
Sherwin and Marguarite are great hosts and we would definitely love to stay again.
Deb Wheeler from U.K. visited in March 2009 and awarded
Kindly let to us at very short notice. Lovely little house but could do with a spruce up. Nice fresh bedding and towels. Lovely view and huge big balcony to watch the wildlife. Nice friendly helpful host.
Deb & George
Lydia Flanagan from U.S.A. visited in February 2009 and awarded
I liked being a short walk away from the center of town and the beach. It was quiet on the hill and I enjoyed the walk. Maggie let me ride with her to Scarborough one day so that I could visit a nursery school. Both Maggie and Sherwin were very friendly. Sherwin even lent me his watch so that I could get up early and not miss my plane. The next time I return to Castara I hope to stay here.
Kenny Austin from U.S.A. visited in December 2008 and awarded
We stayed at the little house on the hill for 4 nights in december.. margarite, the owner was very helpful and funny as well.. she offered to take us into scarbrough for anything we needed because she goes there a couple of times per week..we occupied the 2 bedroom and were very happy with the place.. it would be a great place for two couples to stay for an extended period of time.. the front porch was very big with lots of seats and a great view.. the place also has a hammock on the side with outdoor furnishings in a nice area with fruit trees and tropical flowers.. birding is fantastic here, we saw roughly 8-10 different birds and the blue crowned mot mots are amazing.. it felt very private here and the owners give you plenty of space.. the only thing i would like different is the walk from town is about 10-15 minutes up hill.. i would definately return to stay at this place again..
Carol Davies from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
Beautiful surroundings. Wonderful watching variety of
birds feeding whilst sitting on verandah. Cottage does
require a lick of paint inside and minor improvements- holes in mosquito nets, very little storage space.This
did not affect the enjoyment of our holiday however. Very good value!
Smaller, newer cottage built next door was close(1m) but as it was empty did not affect us. We actually booked the cottage before this was built and was a little concerned, but after reading your report my fears were allayed. However,I don't think I would have liked a next door neighbour so close...
Maggie and Sherwin very friendly and helpful.
We hired a car and visited most of the island. Castara is a a beautiful place, totally unspoilt. Maggie's restaurant in the village was a great place to eat - cooked by Sherwin.Had a great time.