My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Mika’s guest house. First I want to say a huge thank you to Mika for being patient with us on when we were arriving. We booked our flight very last minute due to a sick relative and she didn’t know when we were arriving until the morning of, and was still able to arrange a ride to her place and have it ready for us. After one hour of sleep and 11 hours of travel we made it! Mika then gave us a time she could take us to the grocery store to stock up for the week, which was very kind and helpful, then she took us on the quick ride to the beach to show us how to get there.
After meeting Mika on the first day, she left us alone to adventure the island and just told us to come to her if we needed anything. My husband and I the first half of the week walked everywhere. It was about a 10 minute walk to the beach carrying the chairs and umbrellas. We ended up getting a rental car (highly recommended) the second half of the week and explored much of the island...the beach near Mika’s home is the best on the island in our opinion. I thought I would miss the Grace Bay area, but we actually walked 2 hours down to Coral Gardens one day and 2 hours back, and after seeing how crowded the beaches were, we were very thankful we came across this home when looking for a more affordable option. We definitely want to stay here again.
The guest house is cute and clean. You have to wash dishes by hand (not a big deal), you get two sets of fresh towels, washcloths, and shower mats, so we just swapped them out half way through. We cooked all our meals here and only ate out once and the kitchen had everything we needed. You will need to bring, or buy at the grocery store, your own shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet paper (if you run out of what she supplied), paper towels (she supplied the first roll), and dish soap. The salt and pepper is also running low for whoever stays there next. ;) The mattress could use a mattress pad, TV could be updated to a larger one, and the shower and sink drain needs some tlc. All minor things that would just improve the stay, nothing that would keep us away from visiting here again.
We enjoyed our breakfast and tea every morning on the screened in porch, and I enjoyed the pool a couple of times.
Thank you for renting out your guest house. We are glad we found you.
Kara and Shawn
Ps, Shawn still feels bad for breaking the bike key in your door. :/