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Two Bays Villa at Cabier in the original and natural Caribbean – Home 123421 Villa
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- 1 night min stay
Two Bays Villa at Cabier in the original and natural Caribbean – Home 123421
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- 1 night min stay
Villa / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.1 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- Yes, smoking allowed
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 28 Jun 2017
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Villa has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Sep 2010. Located in Saint Andrew Parish, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £945 to £1516.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Jun 2017.
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– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
There are so many things to tell you about our holiday in Grenada in December 2016 - first of all 'fabulous' is a word that I can use time and time again in my review. We arrived by taxi on our first day (car hire came the next day) and because the latter part of the road is uneven we were glad we did - but once you get used to the terrain it is no problem. Although it was dark our first impression of the Villa was wow and I could not wait to see everything in the morning and then the word WOW comes in. It is absolutely beautiful the villa and the scenery. Everything you wanted for a perfect holiday where you could cater for yourself (but then we had not been down the path to Cabier Lodge) Nick had booked us a table for our first evening with the guests at Cabier Lodge (a party of 16 members of one family had also just arrived at the Lodge who meet up every year in the Caribbean with grandparents, children and grandchildren - they made us feel so welcome) then appears Iris, Bruno and their staff who were so helpful and made us feel so at home. The food was delicious so we thought we would just book for the next evening but it is so good and reasonably priced we ate there EVERY night - New Years Eve was spectacular with a 5 course gala meal with champagne and we danced into the early hours all on the outside terrace (Iris does not accept the word 'can't dance'. What an experience the first New Years Eve we have been to in 20 years. Do not miss it if you go at this time of the year. Back to the villa, you can sit on the main balcony and if you scan your eyes you cannot see another buiding or anything nature did not intend (only a garden hose and a small bunker left from a war and a fisherman's boat although these things only enhanced the view) The villa is immaculate both inside and out and the swimming pool is excellent good size (one depth once you go down the steps) to swim to the edge of the infinity pool and look at the view is beautiful. Nick arranged our car hire and we went to Grenville to do a shop which is such good fun and bustling - our maid suggested a supermarket which we found quite easily and did a bit of a shop but because we decided to eat in the Cabier Lodge we only bought a few bits for lunch. We have been to Grenada before and stayed on Grand Anse beach and used Morne Rouge Beach as our main beach so we went there on our second day (the beach at Cabier Lodge is a bit wavy and as we are not confident swimmers we prefer a more quieter sea - but that is just our opinion and we had the pool so it was no problem to us. We live in Southampton where the Cruise Liners leave to go on Caribbean and Mediterranean Cruises so we see enough of these to realise how many thousands of tourists arrive at these small Caribbean Islands but they all to seem to use Morne Rouge Beach for their day trip to the beach as their excursion so our once quiet beach is now very popular and not for us when you can escape to the quieter side and more natural part of the Island which is how I would describe Cabier. We booked the villa and both the studios which are attached to the sides of the villa were both occupied but we did not hear or meet the two couples staying in them until New Years Eve party so it is no problem but if you have a family or a larger group they open the connecting doors - but honestly I would have been just as happy staying in any part of the villa as the views were lovely from the studios as well it is just that the actual main part had terraces on 3 sides. If anyone has any questions if they would like to know anything about booking your holiday I would quite happily answer but believe you me the whole experience of booking is so easy and Nick Hamilitons information is SO good you will basically just want to get there. Barbara
“Great West Indies Experience”
We had a very good stay in Grenada. We found the locals very welcoming and genuinely pleased that we had come to visit their island. The island was less developed than we expected and clearly the locals feel some frustration at the slow pace of recovery from the hurricanes. We spent our first week at Morne Rouge, which is a beautiful bay, quite quiet, calm water and good for children. Our guided tour of the island was well worth while. For the second week we used a hire car (organised through Cabier Lodge and all worked well). We found Two bays Villa without difficulty thanks to their instructions and the driving was not as daunting as I feared it might be. The villa was great. Really roomy with great character and wide verandas on three sides and wide opening doors. Lovely to lie in bed in the morning looking out over the bay. We ate a couple of times at the lodge - Bruno is a great chef, and all the staff friendly and efficient - but mainly catered for ourselves and enjoyed dinners on the veranda in the moonlight. The pool is lovely and a nice area to relax and read in the sun, although quite small, about 4 strokes from end to end. We were glad of the pool since the beach was pretty much covered with seaweed. Something that happens from time to time on the Atlantic coast apparently. We spent a couple of days exploring to the North of the island. You have to engage with the local community as there are rather few tourist spots and we saw very few other tourists. I gather that it was after the main tourist season. We didn't see any other white faces during our visit to Grenville, which was fine, but surprising. We visited the Belmont Estate and also the River Antoine Rum distillery that we found very interesting and tasted their fiery rum! Overall this was an interesting and relaxing holiday. We really felt that we got a good experience of the West Indies culture.
“Beautiful sweeping views”
Absolutely gorgeous location on the less touristy side of the island. Our favorite part was opening up all the French doors and having the sea breeze blow through the villa. We love to cook, so having the kitchen was a major plus. We went to the market almost everyday for fresh fish, vegetables and fruit. The infinity pool was also excellent. We will definitely be recommending Two Bays to our friends.
“Beautiful private villa overlooking the water - Perfect”
This was a great choice over the resorts on Grand Anse Beach. Bruno, the chef, is fantastic and Iris helped us with anything we needed. Japal picked us up the night we flew in and drove us the 45 minutes to Cabier. It was pitch black when we got there and decided to sit under the stars and drink some white wine that was waiting for us in the refrigerator. My wife and I were there for our honeymoon and stayed in the Two Bays Villa. It was very quiet at night. There is a donkey ranch on the property to you hear the hee-hawing occasionally but we did not even notice after a night there. Iris helped us rent a vehicle for the week. This is highly recommended. Japal helped us get temporary driver's permits (I think they were US$5 each). The villa was fantastic. It has full-height wooden patio doors on three sides that you can open up and let the breeze flow through, a wraparound porch for relaxing, a full kitchen, and an infinity pool. Awesome. The service, food, room and view was great. We would definitely stay here again.
If you want to get away from the crowd to an unspoilt, great location- this is for you. Comfortable, cool villa a short walk from Cabier Lodge where Bruno, Iris and their staff could not be friendlier, and where the food is great. It was a bit breezy during our stay but this kept it cool and kept the mossies away.
“Lived up to all expectations..and more!”
Booking the villa was very straightforward through Nick Hamilton. He was able to answer all questions about the villa, W Indies, and Grenada in particular. It was our first time in the W Indies. The accommodation is superb. Lying in bed with the shutter windows open, with a view to die for. Eating breakfast on the veranda with different view to die for! Everything in the villa worked well. Eating at Cabier Lodge was a delight. Superb food, eaten on an open terrace shaded by two mango trees, once more with fabulous vistas. We will be returning, hopefully soon. That says it all. Thanks again Nick!
To be honest I think I deliberately wanted to leave doing this review for a little while after coming home, to balance my opinion and not just gush positive superlatives in a typical post holiday nostalgic torrent. I suspect if you are reading this, you are probably already looking for an esoteric and unique kind of holiday. You have stayed at a lot of the brand hotels before and now you want something different. Well you are in the right place. Grenada is a very unsophisticated island, and that kind of surprised me. I expected a more cosmopolitan and touristy island, resplendent with abundant five star hotels, international brands, shops, bars and restaurants. I expected the capital to be full of tourists and that upon arrival, I would be anxious to seek refuge from them at our quiet resort. I thought I would wish to escape this commercialised centre that must exist in this southern part of the carribean, in this famous run of idyllic islands. But how wrong can you be. There are only currently two airlines that fly direct to Grenada from Britain: Virgin and BA. You can also only fly either of these operators from Gatwick, so a lengthy drive to the airport awaits those not living in the south east, or maybe even a lengthy drive still awaits anyone driving from the south east… . We are lucky though, as there are no direct flights from France at all, despite their colonial heritage. Nor is there from Switzerland nor I am sure from a number of other countries. This is borne out when you arrive in Grenada as yours will be the only jet on the tarmac. Get ready to start winding down… All of this is a good thing. If, like us that’s why you went on holiday. Because when you arrive, after clearing the airport, you are greeted with vibrant colours and inevitably an effervescent friendly reception. We were met by a lady from Rodney’s car hire, who accompanied us to the police station (to get our driving license) who told us that there was no need to return the car to the rental office, and that we could just “leave it at the airport, unlocked, with the keys under the drivers side mat in the main car park”. Welcome to Grenada! With only one motorway half a mile long, its difficult to believe the island is only the same size as the Isle of Wight. Each ‘road’ is a voyage of views of incredible scenery due to the volcanic mountain island construction. Its beautiful and epic scenery, a stunning place in which to spend a vacation. This set the scene then for an incredibly friendly uncommercialised highly characterful and unique holiday. I had not even dreamed that going to Grenada’s second ‘city’, my wife and myself would feel like the only tourists. Perhaps I have become over-burdoned with a western style skyline of branded shops and uniformity. You will struggle to find even a hint of this in Grenada. So this leads me to Crochu Bay and Cabier. You can look high and low, far and wide, but you will struggle to find a more enjoyable place to spend a holiday. We stayed at Two Bays Villa, which is owned by Hamilton holiday homes and managed by Bruno & Iris at the adjacent Cabier Lodge. It’s a stunning villa named after the views over the two bays next to it. Two Bays is fully self contained, with all the home comforts you could want, with a 100 ft balcony and a 5 minute walk to Cabier where you can have all your meals at reasonable cost if you wish, as well as Iris’s rum punch cocktails. Two Bays has an infinity pool and air conditioning, beautiful beaches and braying donkeys from the Cabier zoo. Nick could not have been more helpful in providing information relevant to helping us enjoy our stay. You get the impression talking to him that he does not NEED to let these holiday homes, and you feel more that you are staying as his guest. Our villa was spectacularly kitted out and a real event of a place to stay. No TV (you wont miss it) but there is comp wifi. Fantastic attention to detail. I suggest that around 5’oclock you make a jug of cocktail and sit down to a round of rumikub, although my wife is currently 5:1 up, curses for marrying someone smart! Although the island is beautiful, the beaches are fantastic and lifestyle wonderfully sedate and idyllic, it is Bruno’s help, assistance, service, wit, accommodation and cooking that will always stay with me as the pinnacle of this wonderful holiday. Bruno is very charismatic and a great host and is well known by many people on the island. Maybe this is partly because he takes his pet monkey, Judy with him a lot of the places he goes. I recommend you go on at least one island exploration trip with Bruno, its inexpensive and a valuable insight. If you have never heard of the colonial tradition of the ‘hash’, you should ask Bruno to take you on it. Don’t worry, its nothing to do with illegal highs, although it may have a few geographical ones as there will be hill walking to do and in 28 degree heat, that makes you thirsty…. In a way I don’t really want anyone to read this review as I enjoyed Grenada as an uncomplicated happy island a million miles away from the grief and hastle we all get at work. As well as an idyllic holiday location, it felt like going back in time to me. Maybe other areas of the carribean possess this idiosyncracy to the same extent, but I doubt it. I met a number of ex-pats in Grenada tearing their hair out that the tourist board seem to do nothing to promote this beautiful island. But to the lucky tourist who discovers it, that’s a god send. You should do yourself a favour and visit Grenada, Grenville and Cabier before it changes, but do me a favour and don’t tell anyone else.
“Friendly and relaxing environment and a real 'get away from it all' setting”
We stayed at the 2 Bays Villa for the first part of our stay at Cabier and then moved down to the lodge. The villa was smart and well equipped with super views from all sides. A lovely place to unwind and relax. The dinners were so good down at the lodge that we abandoned the idea of cooking evening meals for ourselves on the first day and enjoyed Bruno's cooking and Iris's hospitality each night. All the staff were efficient, friendly and fun. The accommodation at the lodge itself is less luxurious but still comfortable and clean with views over the beach. Location wise - perfect if you like being away from it all, we loved it and spent our time exploring the coast and beaches. The village is a short walk up the hill and you can stock up on basic provisions - we did our own breakfasts and lunches. Try the little cafe on the roadside in the village for some good traditional lunchtime snacks!
“The Two Bays & Cabier Experience”
felt assured throughout the whole booking process. Nick was exceptionally helpful and sent us excellent information/details of the property , the site, the island, local information and much more. All the information received was an accurate representation of the property. the property was of excellent standard, and serviced regularly via very friendly and very helpful staff from Cabier Lodge. Best feature, the unique experience that is TwoBays/Cabier
“Our stay at Two Bays Villa at Cabier Ocean Lodge was the stuff lasting memories are made of!”
During our recent adventure in Grenada we sailed on a magnificent tall ship, stayed at a hotel at Grand Anse, and lounged in a wonderful cottage on Lance aux Epines Beach. But nothing compared to our time at Two Bays Villa at Cabier Ocean Lodge. Two Bays is on the eastern side of the island, located on a peninsula extending out between two bays. Cabier Beach is a beautiful, secluded stretch of sand bordered by Grenada's lush vegetation. Most mornings it wasn't unusual to find a cow or two grazing in the tall grass. Two Bays Villa sits above the Lodge and is an easy walk to the open-air restaurant and bar there. The innkeepers are Bruno and Iris and they stop at nothing to be sure their guests are well taken care of. The cuisine is exceptional and quite reasonable, with local dishes easily intertwined into the daily menu. As for Two Bays, I can't say enough about how much we loved staying there. It's a very comfortably decorated, one-bedroom unit that feels like home as soon as you walk through the door. It features a full kitchen with breakfast bar, living room, huge bathroom, spacious bedroom with ample closet space, and an absolutely spectacular 100-ft. wrap-around veranda offering views of both bays and the Grenadian countryside. Oh - and did I mention the private Infinity swimming pool shared only with the two smaller apartments attached to the Villa? During the day it offered a refreshing escape and at night proved to be a perfect vantage point to gaze at the blanket of stars overhead. An unexpected treat was the small herd of donkeys that calls Cabier home. Just a few days before our arrival, CeCe gave birth to a foal, Cinderella. Seeing Cinderella grow each and every day was one of the highlights of our trip. But we can't forget to mention Judy. She's a rescued Mona monkey with a personality all her own that lives with Bruno and Iris at Cabier. Every trip to Grenada should include time at Grand Anse Beach. Excursions into Grand Etang, to a rum distillery, nutmeg plant, and other destinations are must-dos. But staying on the Atlantic side of the island added an additional dimension to our trip that we would not have had otherwise. We saw much more of "real" Grenadian life and totally fell in love with the country's people. I can't wait to return to Two Bays; to sit on the veranda with a glass of wine and watch the fishermen in Cruchu Bay haul in their nets. To give Bruno and Iris big hugs, And I'll be sure to be up before dawn with camera in hand to capture exquisite sunrises from Cabier Beach. After all, it's not a matter of if we'll return ... It's more a matter of when ...
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