We are just finishing a 9-day stay at Valerie’s cottage, and we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet retreat. The cottage was perfect for the three of us (2 adults and one teenager) with comfortable beds, a wonderful porch, and a good kitchen for cooking meals.
We arrived late on a Sunday, and Valerie was kind enough to point out that the grocery stores would be closed. She asked us for a list and got us enough supplies so we could make breakfast the next morning. This kind of thoughtfulness was a hallmark of her treatment of us throughout the week.
Since there were three of us, Valerie let us borrow an extra one-person kayak so that we could explore Moriah Cay, which we strongly recommend doing. When we were playing in the pool, Valerie got out extra inner tubes, and she allowed us to use the laundry machine on her porch. She was accommodating, responsive, and gracious.
We took full advantage of the pool for quiet time when we did not feel like venturing very far or the beaches were windy. The luxury of having a pool almost all to yourself was delightful, and the fact that it was heated was heaven.
You do need a car to get to George Town for supplies or to explore. Our favorite places to eat were Tropic Breeze (great lobster poppers) and Shirley’s. We took a day to go up to Barraterre, and we found a little place called the Fisherman’s Inn (ask where it is because it has no noticeable sign). It was the best fish we had all week, and the cheapest meal by far. If you are cooking at the cottage, be sure to check out the meat market. Shirley let us know about their rotisserie chickens, and the steaks we got there were delicious.
All in all, our stay was lovely, and the cottage was just the quiet retreat to rest, relax, and enjoy one another’s company. Thank you, Valerie!