We stayed at the Great Escape in September, which was a fairly quiet month for the island. Some businesses are on their annual break but there is still plenty to do and see.
The house is in a perfect location--a short two-minute walk from the ferry that brings you into Hope Town; a leisurely stroll away from most cafes and restaurants, and, most importantly, less than five minutes away from a pristine beach with nary another visitor. The beach offers perfect swimming and nature watching.
The house is spacious, there is a large living room on the ground floor with an open kitchen that is fully furnished with everything you need. There is also a spare bedroom/office and a guest toilet. Big glass doors open to the surrounding porch area, so no problem to have brunch outside on one of the cozy lounge chairs or in a hammock. The porch is partially covered, so it's possible to sit there even during a tropical rain shower. Because of the lush vegetation surrounding the house, everything feels very private and secluded.
The upper floor has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has access to another porch with a lovely view of the old lighthouse. The perfect spot to have a drink in the evening or watch the stars. The beds are large and comfy. There is air-conditioning in every room, which we didn't use too often because we usually left the bedroom windows open (they have mosquito screens) and enjoyed the breeze. Everything is tastefully furnished. The high-speed internet was extremely reliable. Washer/drier worked fine.
When we arrived, we received our keys from a caretaker who picked us up at the ferry with no hassle. They were very friendly and immediately gave us a number of good recommendations for the island.
In conclusion, the Great Escape is exactly that: the perfect getaway spot. We went as a couple but given the size of the house you can easily go with a family or a few friends. We haven't felt so relaxed in a long time and would go back in a heartbeat!
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Older travelers|
|Families with young children|