Just returned from a week in paradise. We were very fortunate to have had excellent weather.
I will start by saying we almost cancelled our reservation due to the hurricanes in September and I am SO HAPPY we didn’t. Most areas are business as usual with little to no evidence of the destruction that occurred.
The Gecko House is exactly as described! Very well furnished with everything you need. The cottage was very clean and spacious for the two of us. We spent most of our time in the screened porch area.
AC was only used at night when we needed to close the patio doors and it was adequate.
We rented a car for the week and would recommend people do the same. The beaches aren’t far, but carrying around chairs, umbrella, towels etc can be a bit much. Be such to check out all the beaches on the island as they are all different and gorgeous.
The location is safe. We walked around everywhere in the evening and never felt uneasy. We were typically home by 8 or 9 so I can’t speak about late night adventures.
Nathaly and Jacques were so easy to communicate with. We were very fortunate to have been able to spend time speaking with them and discussing both of their properties. They work extremely hard at keeping them in pristine condition.
Don’t hesitate to book your vacation here. It’s a beautiful island with equally wonderful people.
If you are looking for a "home away from home" the Gecko house is for you. It is centrally located near the worlds most beautiful beach, Grace Bay. It has all amenities needed for your vacation stay. The owners also provide bikes free of charge, which will save you $18.00 a day. You can walk almost anywhere from this location i.e. Grace Bay, resturaunts, mini mart, shops, bars, etc. We were lucky enough to meet the owners and they truly take pride in keeping the house updated and fresh. They are wonderful! We also had the pleasure of meeting Daphne, the manager, she is also wonderful and willing to help you out in anyway! Thank you Gecko house for all the memories and we will be back!
Perfect stay in paradise
we are a family from Germany and we simply loved this villa and the friendliest hosts you can imagine thanks again Jaques snd Nathaly
The location is the best, two bikes included, the beautiful Grace Bay in walking distance, supermarket Graceway in bike distance...the very lovely house is well equipped, very nice and clean. We definitely felt like home and didn't want to leave anymore.... would love to come back
This home was a great place for us. It was nicely located and easy to get to. We rented a car for the week (a must) to explore the island. We were able to visit one area/beach in the morning, come back and eat lunch, then go out and visit another area/beach. Saving money by making our own meals, we shopped at IGA. Be prepared for price shock - but overall we were able to stay at one of the most beautiful beaches for a reasonable price.
We enjoyed our first stay so much we decided to return for another girl's getaway! The location is perfect - just behind the Grace Bay Club so a quick walk to the beach, steps from Coco Bistro, and a close walk to the IGA supermarket, restaurants, resorts, bars, shops, etc. but in a nice quiet and residential street. Nathaly and Jacques are incredibly hospitable and its apparent how much they care about their property and their visitor's comfort and happiness. We loved the additions since the last time we can - an umbrella on the sundeck!
Nathaly provided us with excellent tips during our stay such as renting from Avis at the airport and dropping the car next to the IGA if we didn't need it for the entire week. Even when it rained we were thoroughly entertained reading in the screened in porch with the island breeze.
I'm sure we'll be seeing Nathaly and Jacques soon!
Liz & Julia