Essex Cottage is high on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea in one direction and the forest reserve in the other. The main floor is spacious with cathedral ceilings and it is open to the breezes from the sea. It has a large living area with a kitchen and dining space. The main bedroom is large enough for an extra bed and has is own bath room and closet. There is a second twin bedroom with its own bath below. The view from the porch is one of the best on the island. There is a path from the cottage that goes to the infinity pool and continues down the hill to our own river and falls.
The cottage can be rented with either one bedroom or two bedrooms. If only one bedroom is rented we do NOT rent the other separately. There is ample parking next to the cottage.
The queen sized bed is fitted with the finest bedding available and 4 pillows to ensure your comfort. The linen closed in the bathroom also contains towels for the pool and beach. A hair dryer, clothes line and extra supplies are also provided.
Parlatuvier Bay, one of the most beautiful on the island, is just a 10 minute walk down stairs along the hillside, or a 2 minute drive. It offers excellent swimming and snorkeling. In the late afternoon you can try your hand at fishing off the end of the pier, or greet the local fishermen as they return with their day's catch. We highly recommend that you linger by the pier at sunset. Your reward is a smashing display of colors as the sun sinks into the western sky. For adventures on the high seas, it is possible to arrange boating or fishing trips. Snorkel equipment is available for our guests.
We are within a 10 minute drive of 3 other of the best beaches on the island: Englishman's Bay, Bloody Bay, and Castara Bay. The main trail in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve is also just a short drive away. Within walking distance of the cottage are three trails along rivers leading to waterfalls. You can explore on your own, or we can arrange for a guide to take you.
The most popular local spot is Glasgow's Bar just 100m up the road. Their upper deck offers you the best view of Parlatuvier Bay which you can enjoy especially with a lime at sunset. There are several places to eat nearby.
If scuba diving is on your adgenda, you can reach Speyside or Charlotteville in 45 minutes, or Black Rock or Pipegeon Point in 50 mintues.+ More