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

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Edmonton...
Oshawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Wonderful relaxing vacation”
Reviewed 10 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
3
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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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“Beautiful cottage, with the the best ocean views”
Reviewed 20 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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Jimfromph...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Ginger was a wonderfull little piece of paradise”
Reviewed 24 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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It started out very nicely when we were greeted at the airport by our driver Ernest and driven in his very clean and comfortable car. After 2 stops along the way (approx 1Hr) for a quick beer and some picturesque views we could feel the stress slipping away.This is a very nice touch included with your stay at Ginger, the driver, not the beers. I recommend taking advantage of this added amenity as we did. After a stressful day of flying and airports you don't want to have to drive in St Lucia, with everything that entails,driving can be very stressful here.If you’re renting a car wait and have the car dropped off at the parking lot above the bay’s ferry dock the next day. When you arrive at the dock George is there to ferry you across, the bay and get you all settled in helping with your luggage and any needs you have.

Well we had 10 wonderful days at Ginger Cottage, it was everything we needed. The cottage has exceptional beautiful sunsets every evening, quite, peaceful, very private. We really enjoyed the great views of the entire bay from the wraparound enclosed porch; I brought my binoculars and enjoyed watching the daily sail boat traffic in the mornings. The furnishings are very comfortable, a firm mattress and cool breezes led to some very restful nights, the whole living space is open to the great tropical breezes, there is no ac but we did not have a need for it our entire stay. There are ceiling fans throughout and that helped later in the day when the sun seemed strongest. The kitchen is small but definitely adequate to our needs,cooking breakfast and a few dinners as we did to save on dinning out.The cottage is very well maintained and clean with cleaning service almost daily, nice towels, beach towels, everything very clean and fresh.

We had a great visit but it was made even more special by the warm and generous hospitality of the entire Ginger family. Thanks to our gracious host Erica, Enrica and to George for answering all our crazy questions about his wonderful island. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and for Lisa and myself a highlight of our visit was the time we spent talking together.

I do not have anything negative to say, but you should be aware that there is an inclining tiled path leading up to the cottage and a set of approx 8 steps to the front door.This was not a problem for us and George is there to help if needed especially upon arrival and departure with your bags. Overall this was one of our most relaxing vacation accommodations.Give this special little cottage a try,you will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: The veiws,location,privacy,cleanliness,
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Hawkhardt
Ottawa, Canada
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143 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Perfect setting for a restful holiday”
Reviewed 20 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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Our week long stay at Ginger Cottage exceeded our high expectations. The views from the Cottage at all times of the day are magnificent - it is an ideal place for reading, relaxing or simply watching the arrival and departure of yachts to and from the Bay. We particularly enjoyed the many screened windows that enabled us to listen to the flow of the ocean and the sound of birds and frogs in the night. The Cottage is well furnished and well maintained - and the caretaker, George, is a gem. We loved having a kitchen so we could make our own breakfasts and lunches. There are a number of good restaurants within easy walking or ferry distance. We made use of the services of the Beach Club (ground level) and the Oasis Marigot (up the hill) to book our tours and they provided excellent service, even though we were not staying in their resorts. We had no phone, but found a pay phone in the Marina that served us well. While Ginger Cottage does not have wi-fi, you can access free wi-fi at the Yacht Club, Doolittles or the Marina. We would highly recommend Ginger Cottage to others planning to stay in Marigot Bay.

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Liked best: The wonderful views from the cottage
Liked least: The cost of travel out of Marigot Bay
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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newly7wed...
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
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“Lovely accomodations, great view, very private, friendly staff.”
Reviewed 9 January 2012 for a stay in November 2011
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Ginger Cottage is perfect for that romantic getaway. The stunning location is very private with outstanding views and great staff. Everything in the cottage was in good working condition and it is very well maintained. If you want to explore the island, be prepared to rent a vehicle or pay expensive rates for taxis. Not included in the information about the cottage is the fact that there is no road to the property and you must cross the bay by ferry for the price of $2.00 USD per day per person. Also there is no phone at the property. We recommend that the owner have a cell phone available for guests and have the guests pay for the air time, especially if you will be booking tours, a taxi, renting a vehicle or just need directions. The property has no air conditioning but adequate fans to make it comfortable.

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Liked best: Privacy and views
Liked least: Lack of telephone to communicate/book tours.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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