Tamarind Cottage is a place for a couple who seek privacy, yet desire easy access to town and the island's many gorgeous beaches...the closest one just minutes away. (In fact, the whole island is edged by secluded beaches, so you could spend a blissful week here and never visit the same one twice...nor see another vacationer.)
Cottage Location: In the less populated hills of the Craigston estate, Tamarind Cottage is set in the tropically gardened center of 2+ acres of natural woodland, commanding a breathtaking 180 degree western sweep of the Caribbean Sea, with the western end of Carriacou out to Cistern Point, Sandy Island, and uninhabited islands in the view. Its 330 foot altitude ASL also assures the constant pleasure of gentle trade winds not found at buggier sea level. While wonderfully hidden, the property is not isolated. Just beyond the vegetation, but well out of view, are some of the island's most upscale villas.
The Cottage: On the outside, Tamarind Cottage appears the quintessential Caribbean cottage, pink stucco with white doors, windows, and roof. Spanning its front is a covered patio with a traditional plantation style railing and high quality outdoor stereo speakers. Out back is another patio and inground pool. (More about that in a moment.)
The Interior: Inside is a contemporary expression of this traditional Caribbean form with extra height ceilings for natural air movement and cooling (enhanced by wall-switched ceiling fans) and an open floor plan tiled throughout in natural Italian limestone...which continues outdoors as well. Though just 425 interior square feet, its well-thought out design gives the feeling of a much larger space with a dedicated living area (featuring classic, comfortable mahogany plantation style furnishings) on one side and an ample cook's kitchen area on the other.
The Pool: A backyard oasis features a small blue-tiled free-form pool (designed with limestone underwater benches and a soothing fountain), surrounded by tropical plantings. Underwater and landscape lights create a luminous look after sunset.
Electronics / Technology: Music lovers will enjoy the stereo system, with a worldwide internet radio / receiver, indoor and outdoor speakers, an iPod hookup, and 5CD player. Wi-Fi internet is also included (for those who want to stay in touch with the world.)
Bedroom and Bathroom: A separate sleeping area with a queen-sized bed, Indonesian armoire, teak bedside shelves, and omni-directional bedside reading lamps (a must for avid vacation readers) is hidden behind a strategically placed 9 foot wall. An unexpected, delightful feature is the bathroom's outdoor shower, totally al fresco ... yet totally private.
The Kitchen Area: Features a 2-door fridge with freezer, a five-burner gas-on-glass surface stove-top, roll-out / stow-away butcher block, toaster oven, toaster, blender, French press coffee maker, and a full complement of kitchen tools and nicely matching serving ware.
Guide to the Cottage: The owners have created a detailed guide to the cottage and the island (addressing both practical and entertainment matters) and employ the services of a manager who is available when a need arises. Maid services are available.
Tamarind Cottage rental includes a Jeep or similar type 4WD vehicle at no extra charge to make it easy and fun to explore the island, its many beaches and scenic routes. It also includes complementary pick-up from the airport or jetty to the cottage. Local calls and Wi-Fi internet service are also gratis.TripAdvisor property ID 3165687...Read more
Very private cottage WITH CAR on Carriacou Carriacou, Grenada
Additional Location Information
In the hills of the former Craigston lime estate, set in the tropically gardened center of 2+ acres of natural woodland, Tamarind Cottage commands a breathtaking 180 degree western sweep (for glorious sunsets) of the Caribbean Sea, with the western tip of Carriacou, Sandy Island, and uninhabited islands in the view. Its 330 foot altitude ASL assures the constant pleasure of gentle trade winds not found at buggier sea level. While wonderfully hidden, the property is not isolated. Just beyond the vegetation, but well out of view, are some of the island's most upscale villas. A quick 5-minute ride (the cottage comes with a vehicle, so there's no extra cost for that) brings you to Hillsborough, the island's main town, for your food shopping and provisioning. And with picture postcard beaches along every edge of the island -- and all easy to get to -- your hardest decision each day will be which to explore and enjoy.
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Damage Deposit | $250 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Our rates include the government's 8% hotel tax and a standard 15% service charge, which others later add to the price they show. A car rental is also included in the quoted price, as is your transfer to the cottage from the jetty or airport upon your arrival to Carriacou. There is a 15% surcharge for days between Dec 24 and Jan 2, and for the months of February and August.
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