My family stayed for three nights in Castara with Steve and Rita as our hosts. We had a wonderful time! The house has such a welcoming feel, and is very unique and comfortable.
There were many great destinations within walking distance, such as beaches, restaurants, a waterfall and shops. The beach in Castara is beautiful!
Steve and Rita went above and beyond as our hosts to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. They are outstanding hosts. We really couldn't ask for more, and would gladly come back again.
This may just be the best villa in Castara. Perched on a hillside with a rainforest in the back and sea views in the front, it is ideal for birdwatching, having a drink on the verandah, and watching the sun set. Steve and Rita are extremely helpful and can arrange transport and trips as well as give tips on when and where to eat. The home is beautiful inside. The beds are comfy, the house is well ventilated, and we had no insects bites. Yay! The four days flew by with snorkeling on Castara beach, leisurely fish meals, etc. The internet is a bit spotty but Steve welcomed us to his gazebo for a stonger signal. Castara is amazing. I hope it stays the way it is so I can visit again! I love small villages like thhis and prefer them 100x over resorts. If that’s your style, you will be super happy with tthis place!
Beautiful setting , lots of hummingbirds , motmots,agoutis and a fabulous view of the Caribbean Sea. Quite a walk up the hill from the beach but just keep your fridge stocked with the local beer for when you return, Andy from the local bar even delivered us crates to save us carrying them up the hill. Steve and Rita are great hosts and were fun to chat to and have a rum with in the boat house on heavenly bay. There are small bars and quirky local bbqs or roti on offer most days, delicious and cheap. The shops are sparse but not needed due to the local food. Bread made under the bar on the beach on a Thursday and Saturday just order at 12. The people in Castara are wonderful,friendly and so helpful we loved them.Toad heights was spacious and I know a seating area is being built at the moment to accomadate 6 people outdoors. We will be returning. Bring cash as the cash machine was out of order most of the time. Thanks again Steve and Rita x
We loved staying here, on the edge of the rainforest, with great views from the verandah to the sea and to lush forest. The house is spacious and airy and provided with everything you will need. The owners, Steve & Rita, live nearby and could not be more helpful, arranging airport transfers, outings, catering to our every whim! There is lots of wildlife in the garden, with lovely birds, bats, agouti, lizards, tree-frogs and butterflies as well as stunning tropical plants. It is a short walk to the two lovely bays (quite steep hill though!) and to the local eateries, shops and bars. Lookup, the caretaker, took us on a great boat trip along the coast to a deserted beach for lunch and also to visit nearby Parlatuvier Bay - all extremely reasonable. We also had an excellent trip to the rainforest to see birds etc with Junior Thomas. Really looking forward to going back sometime!
|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|