Heated outdoor shower
Fully tiled pool with fountain
Stereo with 5 CD player
& iPod hookup
Wireless back patio speaker
Five burner gas stove top
Refrigerator with freezer
Blender and Hobbs Kettle
Dinnerware & silverware for four
Bed linens and
Telephone & Complimentary WiFi
What’s Tamarind Cottage like?
Most Caribbean properties are referred to as
“villas.” While Tamarind Cottage is quite upscale, we’ve avoided that
pompous terminology, opting (in light of its size) for the more
appropriate “cottage.” At 500 square feet, Tamarind Cottage was
carefully designed by us for our own comfort ... with high ceilings, lots
of windows and doors, and imported Italian limestone tiles ... so it looks
and feels much larger than it is inside with a separate living and
kitchen area and a well-proportioned bedroom.
But it’s what’s outside
that really matters in the Caribbean. So we designed Tamarind cottage
with a generous view-side front patio where you’ll sip rum, watch the
sailing ships passing by, and take in each evening’s technicolor sunset.
Secluded behind the cottage is a fully tiled free form pool with a
second patio. An unexpected feature is the lattice-walled outdoor
shower. At treetop level, it’s totally private yet totally al fresco.
To see all
this and more, click on the
“For more photos” link on the right.
on Carriacou is it?
Living in a big city, we
were desperate for privacy and quiet. So rather than build a big house
on a tiny lot (like most people do), we decided on the
opposite. As a result, in a world where land’s sold by the square foot,
Tamarind sits in the middle of 2.25 hillside acres at the end of a
accessed by a quarter mile cactus-planted approach in upper
But for all of its seclusion, the
cottage is not isolated. Just beyond its grounds, out of sight, are some of
the island’s most luxurious homes. And while you’re away from it all, the
nearest beach and the town of Hillsborough (where you'll do your food
shopping) are just 10 minutes away.
did you build in the hills?
Our requirements also included “million dollar”
views and cooling breezes. A decade of research and renting taught us
that these could only be found higher up. (We learned the hard way that
beachfront property is hot, muggy and buggy; requiring
screening to keep out mosquitoes, sandflies and gnats and continuous
spraying of insect repellent.) At 330 feet ASL, our views are 180+
degrees and our breezes magnificent. (See pictures for the former. For the latter you’ll
just have to trust us.)
there to do?
To help guests enjoy all that
Carriacou has to offer and to make your stay as pleasant as possible, the
cottage has a detailed guide to the property and the island with phone numbers,
things to do, etc. (The “things to do” pages of this site offer up
some of what we suggest to guests.)
if there’s a problem?
We also know stuff happens. Should anything happen while
you’re at the cottage, call
our manager. Please keep in mind that you’re
in the Caribbean. Things move a bit more slowly there. So pour yourself a rum and relax.
Help will be on the way.
What have guests said?
have no new guestimonials to share at the moment. That's because all
of our guests this year are returning for the second, third, and even
fourth times. That speaks volumes!
We are just back from Tamarind Cottage and I
wanted to let you know how charmed we were by it. What a delightful
place! It was difficult to leave. The cottage must be the nicest
place to stay we have yet found in a number of years visiting the
Caribbean. It was especially pleasant to find one where the owners so
evidently enjoy cooking too.
Charles, London UK
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How does one get around?
Carriacou is small. Most everything is in
walking or hiking distance. Nonetheless, shopping in town or exploring
the island are, obviously, easier with a car....which is why Tamarind
Cottage includes a vehicle.
What about Phone and Internet?
There’s no charge for telephone calls anywhere on
Grenada and Carriacou. As well, the cottage now has complimentary WiFi.
Click for more
else to know?
WATER: Even though Carriacou is in the tropics, water is a precious
commodity ... a side effect of having great sunshine all the
time. Island water is collected from rain and stored in cisterns, which means
it can run out. In the house you’ll find some water saving tips which
assure that all of our guests enjoy an ample supply.
HOUSE PETS: The
cottage has several colorful geckos. They eat bugs, so
don’t try to get them out of the house or spray
them with any poisons. Favorite
hang outs are near lights (where moths are)
and behind picture frames. They are also great photo subjects to show your
friends and family when you get home.
POWER OUTAGES: It’s
not unusual to lose electricity for no apparent reason or, on
it to be out for hours. The house has candles but it’s a good idea
to bring a flashlight and batteries. And have some extra rum on hand.
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