My S/O and I arrived to a clean and fresh house. Snacks and water in the fridge. House appeared to have been recently renovated. I believe we were the first guests in the house since the renovation. A/C had not been installed in the second bedroom at the time, but since we had no use of it, no big deal. The whole house has A/C. Beach loungers and cooler were not at the house at time of arrival, but Mr. Audley delivered them the next morning. Can not say enough about Mr. Audley and Ms. Brenda. Mr. Audley meet us at the airport and waited for us to get a rental car (you need a rental, unless you plan only staying on Long Bay) and checked in on us from time to time to ensure all was well. Ms. Brenda answered all my questions about the property before and after booking. Wonderful in dealing with both of them. Long Bay beach is a 5 minute walk. You will have the beach to yourself, unless the wind is right for kite boarding. Both decks were wonderful to sit out on, just remember to put on your bug spray! 10-15 minute drive to Grace bay and grocery store. Best value on the island!
Intuition told me to come to La Casita for a solo retreat after an intensive conference presentation in Orlando. And Oh I am so grateful for my stay. Hosts Gabriel and Judy are just the best. Every comfort and pleasure is anticipated and supplied. The location is perfect. It’s within a gated community of often opulent houses supremo. Who needs them however when La Casita offers perfect luxury in a private family home setting!
I adored my spacious upstairs studio with such lovely features – the big soft bed, the kitchenette with coffee maker, the big cake of pampering soap, the complimentary bottle of Italian wine and beers and soft drinks. The bathroom is special with gorgeous colours and tones and two amazing glass basins.
But most wonderful of features is the private balcony which is amazing for sunset bliss and star-gazing at night. I just loved it.
Also there is insect repellent under the sink in the downstairs so it’s a MUST is to use it before the beach and do your sunbaking at the pool and not sit on the sand. I got badly bitten on my right arm from just walking in the sea and a week later I still have nasty red scratchy bites!
The pool is a wonderful plus for just relaxing. The walk to the beach is so easy and it is so beautiful to emerge from the laneway onto the white sands and plunge into the turquoise waters.
Time of the tide is important for swimming however, as the water gets murky and even a bit rough on high tide. It is a good idea to search google for low tide times and go then.
The beach is really quiet except for the weekends. In fact I was often the only one there in the early morning! I loved walking along the hard sand at low tide and you can just go forever!
I was given a what to do and see and where to eat tip-sheet which was a terrific plus.
I loved Mango Reef at Turtle Cove and went there twice for lunch. I went to two different resorts to see what they were like for menu and atmosphere and was so happy to leave and come home to my own oasis at La Casita. No noise and no pushy people!
I will remember this trip with much fondness and highly recommend staying at La Casita if you want luxury with peace and quiet.
We really enjoyed the Patio House. It was way more than I expected. I was looking for a quiet place away from the tourist trap, and that's exactly what I found. The home was immaculate and had everything needed. We travel a lot and this is one the best property we've stayed in.
Thanks for making our memories pleasant.
This villa was absolutely amazing. The views from every room left you breathless. The high end amenities were a plus. The kids were very pleased and entertained. They even put down there phones for more than 30 minutes.lol Chalk Sound and nearby beaches were the best I've experienced and I have been all over the Caribbean.
That Lovely Gecko House is very close to the beach, lovely restaurants, a grocery store and shopping. It is very private, clean, has a full kitchen and a barbeque. We thoroughly enjoyed the use of the cruiser bikes. The screened porch was the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of Joe, read, enjoy cocktails or dine alfresco.
The owner was extremely helpful with tips about the island before we arrived.