“A delightful stay!” We arrived at Ixora Place after an all night flight and after our reservations at another property fell through, so you can imagine how tired we were. Clare and Jerry took us into their lovely, immaculate home and treated us like family. The two bedrooms had comfortable beds and we were also able to spread out into a living/dining area as well as a shaded front porch. We appreciated the free Wifi.
The breakfasts included in the stay went beyond the usual continental fare and were freshly cooked and tasty. For an extra fee Clare will also make dinner; one, two or three courses depending on your appetite and your budget. We really enjoyed coming "home" to a hearty fish soup and garlic bread after a long day of touring. If you prefer to eat out then for a modest fee Jerry will drive you to a restaurant. He is also available for trips to and from the airport.
Clare and Jerry were very helpful in making tour arrangements. At their suggestion we visited Mariposa Gardens in the Lupino Valley and also spent an evening listening to one of Trinidad's best steel bands. Things we would have missed without their help.
If you are lucky enough to stay there be sure to ask Clare about her art. She has been commissioned by the Trinidadian government to create gift pieces for the Olympics. The Gumbs are a thoughtful and interesting couple who provide a good experience at a very reasonable price.