We rented the apartment for 6 1/2 weeks. While the first several weeks were fun as soon as the owners arrived the stay went straight downhill. The Mrs. was extremely rude and we were made to feel completely unwelcome. We have travelled every winter and never have been treated so unhospitably. We were to have internet access and this disappeared as soon as the owner arrived because the set-up is meant for only one user. The owner claimed the bed was king sized it was a generous double at best. The owner claimed the apartment was recently renovated this would be true if one considers recent to be 1982. We met with other Canadians and Brits who advised us that they had similar experience with this property. A huge warning to folks who decide to stay in the apartment the rain water seeps in through the floor during heavy rains and on our last night we woke up to a lake. Very dangerous to walk in as the floor is tile. Would not recommend this rental to anyone. Our best advice is to shop around as there are many spots that are nicer and that are priced quite reasonably and where hospitality matters.
Bequia was beautiful and the people (other than Orchard Apt) are friendly and warm in no way did our bad experience with the Mrs. taint our vacation. We would love to return to Bequia one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orchard House is a newly restored, luxury three bedroom villa with spectacular sunsets and views overlooking the yachting paradise of Admiralty Bay, with a separate one bedroom studio, which can be rented as a whole or separately. Both are fully air conditioned and have WiFi and cable TV. Orchard House and Apartment is situated about 100metres from the white coral beach at Admiralty Bay where a five minute walk along the famous boardwalk takes you past the many beach front restaurants into the town centre. The house is set in approximately one acre of lush tropical garden dominated by mango trees and several coconut palms with oranges, limes, lemons, avocado and banana palms, hence it's name! The house is surrounded by a tiled terracotta terrace with a covered balcony for outdoor eating and for admiring the views and sunsets. The outdoor pool has a jacuzzi with lighting. Orchard house sleeps 6 guests in 3 rooms which are light, airy and very stylish (plus an additional two guests in the studio). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orchard House Bequia/Port Elizabeth