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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Marigot Bay, Castries Quarter, St. Lucia

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Laurenand...
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The BEST place to stay in St Lucia!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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We have recently returned from a wonderful two week stay at Ginger Cottage and can genuinely say this is one of the most beautiful self catering holiday lets we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The cottage was spotlessly clean and Enrica's attention to detail in providing everything you could need was outstanding.

The view from the cottage speaks for itself and we spent many an hour just watching the world go by from the two balconies. You can recline at your leisure almost anywhere in the property and see the gorgeous turquoise sea, swaying palm trees, sail boats and luscious flowers - absolute therapy for the soul and perfect for relaxing! Comfy bed, good size bathroom and homely kitchen - what more could you want!

Enrica and Rico and George and Lucretia (sorry about the spelling everyone) and the lady who came to clean the cottage all showed us such warmth, hospitality and kindness that it made our stay perfect and we can not thank or recommend you highly enough. What delightful hosts!

We loved Marigot Bay as a base to explore the island. It is probably a good idea to hire a car to make sure you can get out of the bay and see everything St Lucia has to offer! We didn't book one in advance and maybe should have as the local rental office were all booked out, although this did force us to stay in Marigot and relax for a few more days! It's a hard life!

Reading reviews before we went we were slightly worried about access as there is no road to the cottage. However, the little boat over to the cottage side of the bay is run by some lovely local guys and operates all the time and at all hours so this is no problem whatsoever! There is a bit of a hill up to the cottage which might be a problem for someone with walking difficulties etc

There is also a small, if expensive, shop and some nice gift shops in the Bay; it is a short drive to the bigger supermarket.

In all, we would not hesitate in recommending Ginger Cottage to friends and family.

Keep up the good work.

With lots of love and huge thank yous!!!!

Lauren and Barney x x x x

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Reviewed 25 March 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Aleia13
London, United Kingdom
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“Ginger Cottage, a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 20 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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As soon as we arrived at the airport and were greeting by the lovely driver Lucretia with two fresh Pitons beers (courtesy of Ginger Cottage) we knew it could only get better! Ginger Cottage is a little hidden gem set within the most beautiful spot in the Caribbean! The house carer George waited for us at the little port to take us to paradise.. Ginger Cottage is located on the prettiest side of the Marigot Bay with a beautiful Ocean and priceless sunset view. There is Labas Beach just 2 minutes walk from the cottage which is perfect if fancying a chilled and easy going day, there are few locals on-site which are great fun and very good at maintaining the island’s identity not making it feel too touristy or resort style! George was an absolute star, he was the greatest host ever and with him you will know you are in safe hands. He took us around the island by his little boat, to his village and to some amazing snorkelling experiences but the most memorable moment was surely when he fished fresh seafood for us and cooked on the beach followed by fresh July mango - the best meal on the island! Ginger Cottage is a little piece of paradise, for a couple of days we hardly left it to enjoy the pleasant breeze coming through the open windows with the peaceful sound of waves hitting the rocks just below! Erika, the owner, was amazing throughout the booking process and the duration of the stay, always there to help if needed.. we felt like having a 24/7 concierge service available to us! Needless to say that we will surely be back.. it was a memorable holiday and can’t wait to visit Ginger Cottage again!

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Liked best: the location, the setting of the cottage, the view and the welcoming feel!
Liked least: really nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Edmonton...
Oshawa, Canada
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“Wonderful relaxing vacation”
Reviewed 9 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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We have just returned from 14 nights at Ginger Cottage. For the most part it exactly as portrayed here. It is across the bay from where the roads are so you must purchase a ticket or pass from Captain Bravo. There is no discount for long stays, but we chose to just get a 2 week pass. There is a fairly steep walk up the path and stairs to get to the cottage, but that is what gives such spectacular views. You enter into the living area, totally screened in, to protect you from insects. There is a dining table, a rocking chair and swing chair to relax and enjoy the views. Then you enter into the bedroom are where there is a comfortable king sized bed. Behind the bedroom up 3 more stairs is the level with the small but functional kitchen and bathroom.
The Caribbean breeze blows gently through the whole cottage. There is no air conditioning, and although it gets very warn during the day, the cottage cools enough at night that we used the coverlet.
You can not drink the tap water so we had to purchase water for drinking and coffee making.
The care taker George is friendly and helpful. The housekeeper Lettice is a gem. She came 3x a week.
There is ample storage for clothing and lots of hangers in the closets.
Outside the cottage are grapefruit, lime, banana and coconut trees. We delighted in watching the humming birds at the many colours of bougainvillea bushes. We spent many hours watching the yachts come and go.
We were to be provided with a cell phone so that we could buy some minutes for our use, but apparently the previous guest had lost it, we finally got a phone after our first week was over.
The listing of amenities included a washer, I assumed there would be a machine I could use, but there was none in the cottage, I was told that the housekeeper could do our laundry, but I was not comfortable with that.
The beach in Marigot Bay is very small, and is not nice smooth sand. There is a small bakery/ snack bar, a grocery store and a bank, along with a couple merchandise shops, to sell clothing and nic nacs. The taxi fare to go anywhere s very expensive so we felt captive in some ways. There is very limited selection in the grocery store.
We met some very nice people, and did some lovely excursions.
If you want to relax and unplug from the busy world, Ginger Cottage is just the right place to do it.

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Liked best: The gentle breeze and the sound of the ocean lulling us to sleep
Liked least: The beach
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tracey H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage, with the the best ocean views”
Reviewed 19 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Ginger Cottage is stunning, very private. Expansive views across a tourquoise ocean. Exquisite italian design and attention to detail. Delightful. A short walk to several very good restaurants. George, was a wonderful host, he looked after us, took us fishing and to local beaches. Amazing. Cooked fresh fish on a fire of dried coconuts, sitting on the beach. Ate needle fish, with octopus and fresh yams. Went kayaking many times, exploring small beaches, bays and inland rivers. Loved Marigot Bay, the culture, music and people. Hidden gem of the carribean, lush, tropical paradise. George thank you for making this holiday so special. We will be back...

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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