The SpaceLiterally a stones throw from the seashore, the sound of crashing waves will lull you to sleep. The beach is less than twenty feet from your front door and is great for swimming. This is a unique log cabin style, three story oceanfront private home in the fishing village of Speyside. The first floor, private two bedroom apartment has air conditioning in the bedrooms, a private bath with hot and cold shower, full kitchen, free wifi, private patio and right next door to our full service dive shop. I provide plenty of beach towels, fresh linens and even a few sun beds! This is a cozy little space, great for divers and nature lovers alike! This is not a luxury rental, but comfy and functional. Your apartment is totally self contained and private. We are upstairs if you want to visit but totally respect your privacy at all times. Our large upstairs deck and BBQ grill are yours to enjoy at your leisure, I'm sure our lovable dogs would love to meet you!
Things to note:
The kitchen sink has some stains, someone put a hot pot in it and burnt it. I'm trying to find a new sink, but the house is old and the size of the sink is not common. I can assure you it is clean, but it's not pretty! Thanks for understanding.
My appliances are old, they work very well but they are old. I hope you can overlook the appearance and enjoy your visit. They are 100% functional. When they are no longer working I will replace them but in the meantime I find it very wasteful to do so, recycling on the island is almost non existent so we try not to fill up the dump with working items.
Sea blast is an issue here, we are so close to the ocean that things can have a film of salt on them. I try to keep up with this but it's just the effects of being so close to the ocean.
All of your linens including the duvets covers, throw rugs, bathroom rugs, bath mats, sheets and towels are cleaned after each guest leaves. This is a promise!
The apartment is thoroughly cleaned after each guest and mopped out just prior to your arrival. Being an older home, everything is not perfect but again I promise it is 100% clean!
You may find a stray lizard or bug, due to the location (sea in front and jungle in the back) this can't be helped every now and again. It's not a normal issue but it is part of life in the tropics. I prefer you don't harm the lizard as they eat bugs but if you have any issue let me know. We can handle it! Guest AccessGuest have full use of the two bedroom apartment and private patio. Guest are also welcome to hang out on our upstairs deck with lots of space for enjoying meals and great views. And feel free to use the gas grill! Additionally, we own the PADI dive shop which is just next door and offer scuba diving and snorkeling daily along with dive training. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy limin' with our guests but certainly respect their privacy. The apartment is self contained so interaction with the guests is at their discretion. The NeighborhoodWOW, this oceanfront home is located in the tiny little fishing village of Speyside. Famous for our healthy coral reefs, we offer some of the finest scuba diving in the world right here, our PADI dive shop is located directly next door to the house. The village is quiet and safe and offers a few great little local places for food and drinks within walking distance. I highly suggest you take advantage of picking up groceries before you head up to Speyside as you won't find a very large selection in the village.
This is not a luxury apartment, it is a cool, laid back beach house with a great beach vibe! All of the appliances are older but in top working order. I have a stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster and either French press coffee maker or a small four cup drip coffee maker.
We have a little garden in the yard with pimento peppers, herbs, bok choy, lettuce, tomato, okra and hot peppers. Feel free to pick what you need from the garden! In addition we have banana trees, so when they're ripe we are very happy to share!
We are located right between Speyside Inn and Manta Lodge, the only log cabin style home in Speyside. Getting AroundWe are happy to arrange private transfers and taxis and are located on a bus line. There are also maxi taxis that are very reasonable and are frequently found in the area. I can also arrange car rentals. Private or shared nature and island tours a available with local & knowledgable guides. Other Things to NoteWe own the neighboring dive shop and offer all aspects of scuba diving and snorkeling trips along with scuba instruction, just ask if interested.
We do have three very friendly dogs on property that are sure to win your heart. They consider themselves to be tour guides and will be happy to accompany you for walks on the beach. They are really good dogs but they are prone to barking now and again, especially when other dogs pass the house, they think they own the beach! I try to discourage them from entering the downstairs apartment in the event that future guests have allergies, etc. but they are welcome to hang out on the patio with you if you invite them.
If you would like any meals let me know! We serve them up on our oceanview upper deck or you can take it down to your private apartment. We are happy to cook fresh, healthy meals (plenty of fresh caught fish and lobster, etc.) for a reasonable price.
Let me know if you'd like to use the gas grill on our upstairs deck and feel free to use our expansive back dining deck for a great view and oceanbreezes!
I highly suggest making a grocery stop before heading up to Speyside, we do have small stores here but selection is very limited and a bit expensive. However, fresh fish and lobster can be purchased frequently as this is a fishing village!
The water here is very safe to drink, there is no plastic recycling on the island so we do our best to either drink tap water or buy the larger bottles of water. Use your own discretion.