Two Bays Villa and Studios
House | No Bedrooms | sleeps 6
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TWO BAYS VILLA AND STUDIOS CAN BE RENTED AS SEPARATE UNITS FOR TWO PERSONS.
PLEASE REFER TO THE SEPARATE LISTINGS FOR VILLA & STUDIOS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Want to relax and unwind or find somewhere for a really special holiday? Would you enjoy a romantic setting, a beautiful un-crowded beach, tranquillity, and stunning views all in a natural setting, but with a good restaurant and bar on hand if you tire of self catering? Two Bays at Cabier will give you that and more as well as being your really comfortable and elegant home from home.
For those who do not want too much sun or just simply wanting to relax in a swing seat to enjoy the view with the cool breeze and a drink, there are large shaded and deep verandas in both the villa (100ft) and studios (19ft). Feel like a swim or a snorkel in the clear water of Cabier beach? – Cabier’s beautiful beach, protected by its offshore reef is about 100 yards away as is Cabier' Ocean Lodge restaurant and bar.
When we built Two Bays, we used all our experience gained from our other holiday houses to think of everything you could want to have to make your holiday as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible.
Two Bays is not only great for just two of you but also expands to take larger parties of up to 6 persons.
The Villa can be linked in any combination to each of the large spacious Studios taking two persons each with access through locking double hardwood doors. These doors are normally kept locked if the Villa & Studios are not being shared by the same party. With their own separate front doors, large living space and verandas, everyone can retreat into their own private area when they feel like it. The verandas do not overlook each other.
For larger parties than 6, additional persons can also be accommodated very easily and economically at Cabier Ocean Lodge 100 yards away. Please enquire about special group rates to combine Two Bays with Cabier Ocean Lodge rooms.
Two Bays, whilst privately owned, is run for us by the Lodge and guests staying at Two Bays enjoy the same facilities as Lodge guests. It is fully maid serviced and looked after by Cabier Ocean Lodge 100 yards away. The Villa and Studios are connected to Cabier Ocean Lodge by internal telephone.There is WiFi access at Cabier Ocean Lodge and in parts of the Villa and Beachside Studio. Guests of Two Bays enjoy the use of all Cabier Ocean Lodge facilities.
It is fully equipped to self cater or you can eat at Cabier Ocean Lodge restaurant who offer breakfast and dinner (and a light lunch if pre-booked), if you only want to partially self cater - or not self cater at all. You can eat there when you feel like it or purchase on booking an inclusive package of combinations of breakfast, dinner and drinks or just eat there when you feel like it. Please see our rates page.
It is a place to relax completely, to have that special holiday and enjoy your beautiful natural surroundings, watching the pelicans diving to catch fish, frigate birds circling around the entrance to the bays, with humming birds and doves coming in to feed in the garden or just enjoy the view from the infinity pool.
In 2008 we came to Cabier by pure chance, fell in love with it and decided that if we were going to build a house anywhere in the world - it would be where Two Bays stands now. We finished building in January 2010. Words cannot really describe it so why not look at the photographs that do Two Bays and Cabier much more justice -and then come and enjoy the Two Bays Cabier experience, you will want to come back.
TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE INTERIOR OF THE VILLA AND STUDIOS AND OF CABIER PLEASE VISIT
THE TWO BAYS VILLA AND STUDIOS PAGES AND OUR WEBSITE. GOOGLE "HAMILTON HOLIDAY HOUSES".
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Cabier 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Maurice Bishop 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details outdoors|
Two Bays maximises living space by removing the boundaries between the outside and inside. There is no glass and all the hardwood windows and veranda doors have adjustable and lockable louvres. So you can be inside and outside at the same time.
Each room in the Villa and the Studios has large folding hardwood doors opening 9 feet wide onto the deep and large shaded verandas to take advantage of the views, and to catch the sea breezes that are a feature of Cabier. There are tables and chairs for the verandas and each veranda has at least one hanging swing seat.
Two Bays has a large garden, which is only shared by the villa and the two studios. It is designed so that there are separate areas only Two Bays guests can use, all with a view of the sea with garden tables and chairs available. Guests can also use the Lodge garden and snooze in the hammocks overlooking the ocean and the reef that protects our two bays and both Cabier and Crochu beaches.
There are sun loungers at the Lodge end of the beach for use by Two Bays and Cabier guests with fresh water showers to wash off salt and sand on the way back up from the beach both at Cabier and Two Bays.
You can be as active as you like with walks along the coast in each direction and snorkelling around the reefs into Crochu Bay or take trips to the rest of the island. But above all it is a place to relax and take in the stunning views with no need to do anything at all unless you want to do so.
The contract for the rental of Two Bays will be with Cabier Ocean Lodge. We act as their agents for all bookings of Two Bays which is owned privately by us and for Cabier Ocean Lodge.
A deposit of 30% is payable on booking. The balance is due 45 days before the date of travel.
Payments can be made by credit card or bank transfer and can be made either in US$ or £stg. at the prevailing rate. If paying by credit card there is a 2% surcharge on all payments.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have booked your flights and to have taken out adequate travel insurance.
If you are a larger party than 6 persons then we will be happy to help you arrange additional accommodation at Cabier Ocean Lodge 100 yards away.
Both Bruno (French & the chef) and his wife Iris (German) speak English/French/German and their Cabier "family" of local staff lead by Cindy will look after you during your stay. They will provide local information and can arrange trips and car hire etc.
They will service Two Bays daily except Sunday and change linen regularly. Beach towels are provided as are bath towels. You need to bring your own shower gel and shampoo, liquid soap is provided.
Do check the prices page for details of our meal plan packages arranged in conjunction with Cabier Ocean Lodge.
The infinity swimming pool is only for the use of Two Bays guests.
The Saint Andrew region
Grenada: The Island has had a long history and a number of different owners over the years, but since
the late 1700’s up until independence in 1983 it was British.
A glance at St Georges will show many different types of architecture and unmistakably English churches
as well as old forts built by the then new owners.
It is the original “Spice Island” and large amount of the spices you will have in your kitchen come from Grenada – nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, to name but a few.
These are often grown locally and various fruits in season, pineapple, mangoes, watermelon,
prickly pears can also be purchased from local stalls and markets.
There is a fuller description of the island on our website, please use the link.
St Andrews parish: Two Bays and Cabier are situated in St Andrews parish.
There are six parishes in Grenada which constitute the local administrative regions.
The road to Grenville and Cabier winds out of St George’s area with hills on your left
and the blue sea on your right getting more rural as you head up the Eastern side of
A lot of people choose to live up at this level on this side of the island because of
the cooling breezes.
The hills become steeper as you follow the coast, and views of the distant rainforest
become closer as the road winds its way up through small villages, past grazing goats,
road side stalls, children walking to and from their local school and people waiting for
the minibus collectivo taxis . As you near the junction to Cabier the bottom of the rain
forest is reaching down to the road which is now several hundred feet above the sea
and about a mile inland.
This is very much a local rural area and the locals are very friendly (it is an old fashioned
island, still quite religious and outside the main towns very much based on local village life
– locals expect you to say good day if you encounter them walking or to wave) and this part
of the island has yet to be touched by tourism.
Grenville the local town is about 20 minutes away from Cabier and as described elsewhere
is a typical West Indian town.
Climate: The daytime temperatures are normally in the range of 26c – 30c degrees cooled by the almost constant breezes coming off the sea which are a feature of Cabier. Two Bays, some 60 – 70 feet above the sea, benefits from these most of the time. The sun is tropical (Grenada is 12 degrees North of the equator) so plenty of sun screen is the order of the day.
Weather: We find that there are common misconceptions about weather patterns in the Caribbean, especially in what has traditionally been called the “wet season” during June – November. First of all the timing and extent of the “wet season” depends on where you are in the West Indies. Secondly it depends on where you are in Grenada. Weather patterns with reliable rainy seasons have changed there too. These days you can even get showers in the “dry season” (December – April). But that is also why Grenada and the other southern Caribbean islands are 40 shades of green. When it does rain the one thing it does not do is drizzle all day, it normally goes in 30 minutes and it is warm, and it often rains at night rather than the day!
The high mountain range in the centre of the island- the rain forest - divides the island weather. We can have sunshine on the beach but can see rain up at 1500 - 3000 ft in the rain forest in the distance. It can rain in St Georges on the other side of the island – and not on Cabier. It can rain on the next headland and not on Cabier and vice-versa. If we get rain it tends to be brief and comes to us off the sea. You can see it coming about 45 minutes away from out to sea. It takes 5 minutes to get to Two Bays or the bar.
We have been there several times in August, seven weeks in total over the three years. It has rained heavily only twice, really heavily on and off for one day on our side of the island, but even then it stopped for several hours. We had a couple of days where it rained intermittently for about an hour several times - with brilliant sunshine in between. It also tends to rain in the night rather than the daytime. It dries in minutes. The season when it can be very wet is from early September through to mid-October - the” hurricane season” (Grenada has had 3 in 50 years) is also in this period. Hurricanes usually avoid Grenada as it is tucked into the Caribbean above Venezuela which is out of their usual path. Two Bays and Cabier Ocean Lodge closes to guests for maintenance during this period.
Insects: There are the usual insects that you would expect to find on a tropical island including mosquitoes. Two Bays position on the promontory and the sea breeze keeps a lot of them away, but you just need to take normal precautions and cover up at night. Our beds all have mosquito nets so you can sleep with the wooden louvres open if you wish.
Getting around: Driving is on the left and is fairly easy. Day trips will take you to what you want to see on any part of the island. (you will need to purchase a temporary driving licence at the local police station – ECD$ 25 – take your green licence as well as your photo-card one). You can hire a jeep for a minimum of 3 days through Cabier Ocean Lodge.
Minibuses regularly travel along the coast road and are very cheap. They are the main means of transport for the locals. Just put your hand out and they will stop if they have room. They reach and connect to most parts of the island – rather quickly. There are direct services to St Georges and Grenville.
Walking: There is easy coastal walking along the headlands to neighbouring beaches – if you to want to take a hotel dog with you, one of them is usually game for “walkies”.
For those who are interested in more serious walking the Grenada rainforest is not far away with a wide range of walking trails, colourful flora and fauna, birds , as well as monkeys. The interior of the island is spectacular with vibrant colours, try counting the shades of green. Grand Etang lake and nature reserve is nearby with its gardens and troupes of monkeys. There are organised walking tours available in the rain forest.
Waterfall swimming: There are waterfalls with pools you can swim in, the nearest is Mount Carmel about 15 minutes away. In the centre of the island there is Annandale and Seven Sisters as well as Concorde Falls where the local boys “jumping association” will take a high plunge for you. You can also swim in the cool river water plunging down from the rain forest under the waterfall and climb behind it after you have looked at the beautiful plants and flowers growing around the falls.
Sight seeing: There are old rum distilleries and a chocolate plantation to visit up just up our coast, as well as the disused Pearls airfield, where you take a spin on the Cuban lengthened runway - and look at the Cuban Illuyshin aircraft stranded at the time of the American intervention in the 1980’s.
St Georges is reckoned to be the most beautiful harbour in the Caribbean. The old forts surrounding it give a wonderful view and a historical perspective to the islands history. Wander around the harbour on the Carenage and get lunch at either The New Nutmeg or BB’s overlooking the harbour.
Why not finish off the day with a cocktail standing in the water whilst watching the sun sink into the sea at BBC beach, which is just beyond the famous Grand Anse beach before driving back to Cabier?
Like seafood? – then apart from enjoying Bruno’s cooking at Cabier and one of his great lobster dinners, Gouave, which is one of the main fishing towns on the western coast, has “Fish Friday”. On Friday night the locals open up lots of stalls selling Caribbean food and seafood along with beer and a steel band.
Grenville is the old capital from the time of the French occupation of the island. Sitting on the sea shore it is a truly old style West Indian town with local shopping and a market as well as a fish market. It bustles. It has several banks as well as a post office and local restaurants – one of which over the supermarket and the water serves a wide selection of local food and soul food and is incredible value. For those needing a fix there is a KFC (the batter is spicier than at home) and a passable Chinese restaurant.
Shopping: St Georges and Grand Anse have a variety of shops selling local items. For food shopping there is our local town Grenville with a vibrant local market and small supermarkets and shops where you will be able to buy nearly everything you need to self cater. There is a baker in Crochu on the main road just up from Cabier and a small store at the cross roads that sells essentials (including drink). In St Georges there are supermarkets that sell a lot of UK/USA foods as well as local as they cater for the international and yachting communities.
Sailing: From January to March there are regattas in Grenada and neighbouring Carriacou. Day sailing trips are available as is the big game fishing. For anyone who fancies gently cruising through some of the 14 tiny islands that make up the Grenadines you can book Cabier’s Stay and Sail package that combines your stay at Two Bays with either 4 or 7 days on a yacht. Locally Cabier Ocean Lodge can organise boat trips around to other beaches.
Diving: The diving out of St George’s is excellent and we have a special arrangement with Scubatech at Prickly Bay near St Georges (30 minutes by car). If you visit their website www.scubatech-grenada.com they have excellent pictures of Grenada dive sites including wrecks and reefs.
Golf: There is a small golf course just outside St Georges.
Cricket: If you want to watch some local West Indian cricket then in season you may even find a village cricket match to watch. Crochu cricket club is just at the top of the road from Cabier and up to 200 people watch matches at the weekend with barbecues and beer. There are also festivals of cricket held in St Georges.
Carnival: This takes place in the first week of August over several days and is as much for the locals as the tourists in St George’s and much more orientated to the locals in villages such as St David’s (15 minute away), Grenville, and Sauteurs at the top of the island. With original and vibrant costumes, and lots and lots of loud music, it goes on over several days in St Georges including a late night parade around the harbour – “Midnight Mass”. Everyone is having fun and all are welcome.
Two Bays and Cabier is so relaxing that of course you may not actually do very much of this or at all! – still you can always save it up for when you come back!
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23 Jul 2012
What a beautiful place - When we arrived we travelled down to the 2 Bays Villa, which you can only say was a very bumpy dirt track (say the last 1/2 mile) and we wondered what we were letting ourse… More
6 May 2012
"What a wonderful two weeks at Two Bays/Cabier!"
I just returned from two lovely weeks at Two Bays in Crochu on the beautiful coast of Grenada. We stayed in the villa and studios, but also spend our last afternoon in rooms at Cabier so I am going to… More
6 May 2011
"Plantation house comfort on Grenada's undiscovered east coast"
This grand house can be rented by a party of friends - as we did - sharing a 4x4 and exploring Grenada's fabulous and friendly countryside and bays, sometimes cooking for ourselves and sometimes eating out . Or you could take one of the 3 well appointed and completely self contained 2 person units and use the Cabier Ocean Lodge for your meals and rum punches ! Or both - as we did. Either way, if you are adventurous and keen to get right away from the sterile atmosphere of an international hotel-on-the-beach; then imagine yourself wandering down to an empty beach through a garden of exotic flowers; snorkelling round the point to a coral reef filled bay or just lying in the sun watching the frigate birds and pelicans - or the stars. Bruno and Iris at the Lodge are the most helpful hosts: Iris makes the punches and Bruno cooks fantastic dinners with local ingredients, served with a bright smile by Cindy and Florence. Their private zoo will introduce you to a variety of local wildlife from tortoises and monkeys to Dutch White rabbits and guinea pigs, not forgetting the dogs you can borrow for a good walk in the forested valley behind the beach. The photos just can't do it justice.
11 Mar 2011
"Diamond in the rough"
I came with my (extended) family to stay over the Christmas and New Year holiday 2010/2011. We stayed at the Two Bays Villa and Studio along with another room to accommodate all of us. First of all,… More
Thank you very much for your comments which we have only just received (14/04/11). Glad you had a great time. We always welcome comments and information which help us improve our offering to our guests. We want them to love Two Bays and Cabier as much as we do. Sorry if there was not sufficient water pressure at the time of your visit. We think the shower problem has been sorted with an adjustment to the water retarder coming off the mains (our local mains supply can be variable from fierce to slow) as guests following your visit have not commented. In the weeks before your visit the water pressure was too fierce!I will be testing the showers myself next week so will check.For future guest's information, for any problems that are affecting your stay always speak to the Cabier managers immediately.This is the Caribbean and sometimes there may be things that need adjustment from time to time. We will always seek to deal with them immediately if we know.
Two Bays will be closed for 3 months from 1 May to 31 July 2011 as we are building an infinity swimming pool for exclusive use of Two Bays guests. Do come back and enjoy! Nick Hamilton - Owner
22 Feb 2011
"Complete getaway, sandwiched between two bays"
This is the spot if you want a complete getaway, idyllic surroundings, the tropical sunshine, fine food, fine wine, and an island to explore!Two Bays villa is very well kitted out; total privacy; situ… More
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