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Recent Caribbean reviews

  • Wonderful Vacation Villa with Private Pool and Stunning Garden!

    "My family had a wonderful time at Habitation d l'Anse Mancenillier, and we highly recommend it, especially for American and British tourists for whom French is a challenge. Brigitte and Pierre are wonderful, attentive hosts, who speak excellent English, and live nearby. They helped us with local knowledge. For example Brigitte specifically looked up when the grocery stores would be open when we visited during Easter weekend, and had some food waiting for us when we arrived late at night when the grocery store was closed. They also quickly resolved the few small matters that came up (e.g. needing more towels). The property itself is beautiful, clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed, including a well-stocked kitchen. As you can see from the pictures, the interior is modestly, but tastefully decorated. What you cannot fully appreciate from the pictures is the lush, private garden behind the pool and surrounding the property with blooming lilies, orchids and hibiscus, among others. With the tranquil private pool, the villa feels very much like paradise, and all very conveniently located to the Marina, shops, restaurants and golf course in St. Francois. There are a couple small considerations to mention, though this place certainly deserves a very high review. One is that each bedroom is a separate, self-contained suite which opens to the pool area. That was not ideal for our family with two small children (ages 2 and 5) who need to be constantly monitored around the pool. On the other hand, it may be perfect for families with older children or adults traveling together who want a bit of privacy. Also, the pool had a nice wading ledge for sunbathers and/or children, so it was nice pool for kids, in some ways. Another thing to mention is that there is an airstrip nearby and occasionally we would hear and see the planes. That did not detract from our enjoyment at all. The planes were only occasional and always during the day (not night or early morning). We actually enjoyed watching them fly overhead. However, it could bother someone who was very sensitive. Finally, the beach across the street is narrow and has lots of Mancenillier trees--fine for getting your feet wet, but you'll want to drive about 5-15 minutes to nicer beaches. Still, overall, a wonderful vacation property with great location and welcoming hosts. It was a pleasure!"
    Guest: Jeremiah W. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 7, 2016
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  • 50th Birthday Celebration!!

    "WOW! This was truly one of the best vacations we have ever had. We were 3 couples all reaching 50 and we considered chartering a yacht for the week but this turned out way better. The back porch is amazing and the ocean was like a postcard. We were all so glad we chose this house as it fit us perfectly. We rented a van to go into Marsh Harbour and though it was a good 20 minute drive... we planned excursions for every other day so as to allow plenty of time to chill. The beds were super comfy, the AC was great, the outdoor shower and hot tub were awesome.. and the whole experience was just a blessing! We chartered a large catamaran with "Bruce" at sailtheabacos.com. What a fantastic day of snorkeling and sightseeing. We also went to Hopetown one day and rented bikes. Fly fishing can't be beat as well. We topped off the week with an incredible, artful cuisine from chef Antonio of the Oasis restaurant. He and his staff came to the house for a meal we won't soon forget! Can't wait to come back to this paradise in Abaco. The Heacocks truly thought of everything to make this an unforgettable vacation destination!!"
    Guest: Lisa H. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 10, 2016
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  • Best beach vacation so far!

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this property. The beach access was wonderful and we also had just enough of a beach view from our balcony. Needless to say, we spent most of our time on the beach itself swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and napping. The condo was adequately stocked for our needs and the grocery store was just a couple block walk from the condo. There were several restaurants in walking distance that we enjoyed. We were able to easily use the public bus system to get to sightseeing tours. Taxi's can also be reserved but is more expensive. Condo management/staff were friendly and helpful. The condo was cleaned daily and we always had a new set of beach towels available when needed. The condo had a safe which was great for our personal items while out of the condo. Owner, Julie, was always prompt in responding to any email questions we had prior to arriving in Grand Cayman. We would definitely recommend this property and this location on Seven Mile Beach. Hope to return soon!"
    Guest: Steven & Katja L. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 19, 2016
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  • Now we have lived! Wedding Weekend 10/2015

    "I can not believe the weekend we had in Villa Castillo Del Mar! A month later now our wedding is still the talk of all of our friends and family! My wife and I had our wedding and we brought the wedding party and immediate family down to stay at the villa for the weekend of the wedding. Everyone that came with us was at awe from the moment they walked into the villa until the moment they left! I am going to break everything down by section so I can honestly illustrate the amazing time we all had there. The villa - Breathtaking, beautiful, discrete, private oasis, serenity, the best combination of beauty and peace, a true weekend getaway, heaven on earth, never want to leave and a host of other comments are what we heard the entire time there. The craftsmanship, the location (in front of private beach) the attention to the details in building of it, the accommodations (pool, spa, bar, rooms, etc) all are top of the line accommodations. The sheer magnitude of what you get when you stay in the villa is next to none and I am so happy that my wife and I decided to have our wedding weekend there. The villa staff - Peggy the villa property manager, Gabriele the overly accommodating concierge, and the other cooks, maids, bar tenders, waitresses and waiters all worked in harmony to provide us with an effortless and relaxing time. I was humbled by how kind, polite, sincere everyone who worked at the villa was that I wish we could go back ASAP and stay there again. I would go there just to be amongst them again and be treated as special as they treated us. The food - All I can say is "More Please"! Everything was so perfect and tasted delicious. The lobster, filet mignon, beverages, snacks and assorted breads and cheeses..only made me want more. My guests were full from the meals everytime they ate. The staff served us and catered to everytime we needed a refil or wanted more. Last but not least - Will my wife and I be back again...we are already planning for a five year reunion with the friends and family. Peggy, Gabriele and everyone...we will see you soon! Dr. James and Luz, Weeding weekend, 10/2015"
    Guest: James S. Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: November 23, 2015
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