About the property
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5 bedroom modern villa with stunning views over La Sagesse bay
Zingiber is a beautifully situated, modern 5 bedroom villa built into the hillside overlooking La Sagesse Bay and Nature Reserve. It has stunning views of the palm fringed sandy beach (voted one of the TOP 10 CARIBBEAN BEACHES by the Observer 2010)
Grenada is a naturally beautiful Island unspoiled by mass tourism with wonderful coves and beaches, rain forests, volcanic lake and waterfalls. Eco tourism is encouraged here. St George is the prettiest capital and port in the Caribbean with plenty of history and a traditional market selling fresh produce and spices. Rum, chocolate and nutmeg are all produced and visitors are welcomed.
This villa is perfect for a relaxing get away for couples, friends or families. It is spacious, homely well equipped and you can spend hours in the infinity pool or on the terrace just looking at the view of the stunning La Sagesse Bay. Although it is tempting to stay at the villa it is also well placed should you wish to venture out to see all Grenada has to offer. The Island is only 17 miles by 11 miles so nowhere is far. There are 3 restaurants and 2 supermarkets within a 10 minute drive, St Georges and Grand Anse are both 20-25 minutes drive away while many attractions are rarely more than 30-40 minutes drive often through lovely scenery.
You can get to the delightful La Sagesse bay by a quick 5 minute drive or if you are fit and adventurous by a steep 15 minute walk down from the ridge! It is very safe for swimming with sunbeds, canoes and boogie boards available for hire. There is a restaurant offering freshly prepared local dishes including soups, salads ( lovely pink dressing!) , fish, seafood, burgers and steaks which is open from morning to evening. There are washrooms and a basic outdoor hose for washing the salt off after a swim.
In the villa itself there are 2 master double bedrooms and 3 twin bedrooms all of which are en suite,
Both master bedrooms and one of the twin bedrooms open out onto a large covered terrace at the front and have wonderful sea views.
All the bedrooms have high ceilings, are light and airy and have air- conditioning although wonderful sea breezes mean it is often not needed. The wardrobes are supplied with plenty of coat hangers.
The large open plan living area includes a kitchen, dining area and living room all opening out onto a large covered terrace with an outdoor dining table and huge corner sofa again with lovely sea views over the bay.
The kitchen is well equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas cooker, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. All cutlery, crockery, pans and utensils are supplied. The island unit has a granite work surface and bar stools.
The dining area has an oak table and can seat 10.
There are 2 large comfy sofas in the living area which has a 42' flat screen TV (with cable if required), DVD player, WiFi and ipod dock. A large selection of DVDs, books and games are provided.
This whole open plan floor arrangement offers plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing.
A Safety deposit box is provided for safe keeping of passports and money.
A separate laundry/utility room provides a washing machine,iron and ironing board and drying rack. There is also a clothes drying line outside.
All bed linens and towels are provided including bath towels, pool towels and beach towels.
A cleaner can be arranged at extra cost payable locally.
This is a lovely property, well equipped and very comfortable with plenty of light airy indoor and outdoor living spaces. It is perfect for 2 families or large groups as it is spacious enough to never feel crowded as well as being very cost effective.
Smaller groups and families are very welcome too and special rates apply for groups of 1-6 apply making it still very cost effective.
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- Apr 19, 2018
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Beautiful property - easy access to La Sagesse Beach.
We had an amazing trip! Perfect house for two families. Bentley and Amber the house managers were extremely helpful. The owners of La Sagesse Hotel at the bottom of the hill were delightful. They have a group swim every morning g at 10am. 3 days and you earn yourself a t shirt! The hotel restaurant and the GrenadaMarina restaurant are close by, and don’t forget to go to Rhonda’s ice cream close to Marina - open 2-10 each day. We would recommend having a car. Markets close by are limited. Vegetables should be picked up outdoor spice market in Grenville or just on side of road. If you want meats, you may want Bentley to pick that up for you. Other than that the SOG has what you need. Really amazing place! We will be back.
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our home and would be very happy to welcome you any time again. . Bentley and Amber say you’re very welcome and thank you too!
lovely natural setting!
This is an absolutely lovely location overlooking La Sagesse Bay. it is a relaxed and away from it all setting that we loved. The owner is fantastic and will get right back to you via phone even in the US! Bentley the manager is a gem.
I highly recommend Zingiber!
Our group of six spent a great week in Grenada and Zingiber was our very comfortable home away from home. We couldn't have made a better choice for accommodation in terms of having more than adequate space and serenity. Bentley was delightful and very helpful in pre-stocking the fridge and offering to assist with car rental and Nigel was a pleasure to deal with – extremely accommodating and responsive during our planning and booking stage.
The villa is exactly as advertised, clean and attractive, with a magnificent view of La Sagesse beach below where we had a couple of delightful early morning swims. We had many meals at the villa as the kitchen was fully equipped and cooking was easy. We never got around to trying the restaurant on the beach but it was always a nearby option.
The villa is situated about 20 mins from the capital St. Georges. It's off the main road and along a pebbled road which can be slow going, but overall the location didn't feel at all far from anything whenever we ventured out sightseeing. Actually it was positioned well for our drives up the East Coast.
Everyone had the same opinion of Zingiber – it's a beautiful, well laid out villa – we loved it! And all agreed we would go back for a stay there in a heartbeat!
Our stay in Zingiber
We stayed in Zingiber from 6th Feb through to 20th and would recommend the villa highly.
From the outset Nigel (the owner) was very quick to respond. He was extremely helpful, describing the accommodation & making recommendations for our holiday in Grenada. He is a great ambassador for the island.
Zingiber looks down on the beautiful bay of La Sagesse. Three bedrooms, the living room and kitchen/dining room all look out onto the bay. Two remaining bedrooms (both twin) are located at the front of the house, these too are well equipt, spacious and bright although they do not share the same view of the bay. All the bedrooms have ensuite bathroom, there is also an extra toilet downstairs.
The infinity pool also looks out onto the bay and is kept extremely clean. We especially enjoyed the outside shower beside the pool a very clever addition to the outside facilities.
The house is spacious, comfortable & bright throughout. It is luxurious yet homely and very well equipt for a holiday. There is a large kitchen with a huge American style fridge and living area adjoining the informal dining/kitchen area.
There is an ample supply of well kept garden furniture. During February it was generally breezy at the house ( I think this helps ward off any undesirable bugs/mosquitoes). Great drying conditions too for any washing or wet togs and towels. I should also mention the plentiful supply of towels - beach, pool and bathroom.
In addition to the great facilities of Zingiber another asset to Nigel is Mr Bentley Skeete. Bentley manages the property and keeps on top of any minor repairs. But it was his warm, welcoming personality, wealth of good suggestions and his great conversation which will remain for us all an abiding memory of our stay in Grenada.
Bentley organised the hire of a 7 seater for us, collected us at the airport, took our luggage in his own car and leading us to the property. The journey time from the airport to Zingiber is approximately 35mins by car. (Watch out for the Grenadan driving - it's a whole new experience - take care!) The best beaches and restaurants are located in the SW/SE corner of the island (again about 30/35mins by car each way). The house is located at the end of a longish, unpaved road (about 2 miles). La Sagesse Nature Centre for food, a swim and friendly service at any time of the day is very handy.
All in all, a great holiday, a beautiful place and with the addition of Bentley - highly recommended!
Beautiful villa in secluded location
We arrived on a slightly delayed flight but Bentley the manager was waiting outside for us. He drove us to the villa and showed us everything and also sorted our first day shop for us.
It was already dark so could not really see the grounds or view but the next morning, oh my, what a view. It's very secluded with a few other villas around. The villa next door is quite close but there were no one staying during our visit so it was completely quiet.
The villa had all the facilities we needed and spent quite a bit of time by the pool and having bbqs on the patio outside.
You can easily walk down to the beach or drive which is only 10minutes. La Sagesse Beach is great since it's not busy at all and has some facilities (bar, restaurant, loungers) or you can spend the whole day on your own on the other side of the beach. We found the beach and surroundings to be beautiful and completely safe. The locals are very friendly and found people in Grenada in general to be very friendly and helpful.
A drive into town to Grand Anse took about 30 minutes since you can't drive too fast on the small roads. Watch out for taxis/minibus, they don't use their indicators. The big supermarket close to Grand Anse stocked everything we needed and we always stopped there on the way back after a day on Grand Anse Beach. They are open till quite late. There is also a smaller supermarket about 10minutes drive from the villa which stocks essentials (beer, wine, milk, eggs bread)
We got a car rental delivered to the villa the next day and Bentley knew the rental company and I had no problems with them either. Would recommend them as they are located close to the villa.
The villa had aircons in all rooms and the main living area which were good since it was very hot during our stay.
I think someone else mentioned the mattresses were quite hard and we found it to be the same, but everything else about this place was amazing.
We actually extended our stay by 3 days after 1 night since we were so happy with the villa and Grenada. Nigel was quick to respond and allowed us to stay no problem. Bentley checked in with us twice during our stay and he also organised a local mobile although I didn't use it.
We stayed a total of 7 days and would definitely recommend Villa Zingiber and will definitely be back.
Thanks again to Bentley who kindly bailed me out with Petrol money as the petrol station didn't accept card payments. (carry EC dollars)
Having never been to Grenada and being from jamaican heritage i was very impressed with the island and its people, friendly, welcoming and inclusive. Zingiber itself is a fantastic villa - a home from home. It is very modern and spacious with all the modcons, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, TV, DVD player with a variety of books and films to entertain, just in case you got bored with the spectacular view. Very well kept and light and airy. We also got married during our 3week stay and even with 9 of us in the villa we didn't get on top of each other with plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing. The housekeeper was very discreet when she came in and was very quick and efficient about her business. Bentley the property manager was a font of knowledge and our stay would not have been half as enjoyable without his recommendations. Zingiber is located on a discreet hilltop, secluded and quiet so would definately recommend a car. It is also about 30mins from St Georges where the main hotels and restaurants are situated but still not too far if using taxis. Lassages beach is nearby and can be reached by a 15-20min beach road walk and definately worth the stroll. Also on the beach is the hotel with great friendly staff and great food at a reasonable price. I would definately recommend Zingiber to stay whilst visiting Grenada and genuinely cannot say enough about it. Experience it for yourselves and you will definately want a return visit just as we intend to do next year!
Zingiber is a beautifully situated house overlooking La Sagesse Bay and Nature Reserve with views of the stunning palm fringed sandy beach.
Access to the beach can be made by car (which takes about 5 minutes) or by a 15 minute stroll along the ridge road down to the bay.
The whole area offers unspoilt natural scenery with lush vegetation and hidden bays perfect for exploring or beach combing as well as birdwatching.
The beach is quiet and peaceful especially midweek and gently slopes into the sea so offers safe swimming. Now and again you can get some great waves further along the bay which are fantastic for boogie boarding and body surfing. Kayaks can be hired to explore the bay and get close to the 'whale rock.'
The bar/restaurant on the beach provides delicious simple fresh food including locally prepared soups, salads, fish, steaks burgers and creole dishes from breakfast through to dinner.
There is also a local cricket ground where support is always welcome if there is a game on.
Grenada Marina/Boatyard is only a 5 minute drive away and offers a beach bar with light meals. Its worth a visit if you are interested in looking at the huge yachts and boats being repaired or stored out of water.
Le Phare Bleu is another local restaurant (10-12mins drive) offering lunch and evening meals with a view over a boat marina. (Take your swimming gear if you are visiting in the day as you can swim out and jump in from the mast in the sea!)
Other fantastic bars and restaurants including our favourites, The Dodgy Dock at True Blue, The Aquarium, Port Louis, The Beach House, Umbrellas and La Boulangerie to name a few are slightly further afield but no more than 25 minutes by car.
As the island is only 21 miles by 12 miles nowhere is far in Grenada.
The picturesque capital of St Georges with the prettiest harbour in the Caribbean as well as a wonderful market and plenty of history and heritage is only 20 minutes away. There is a fantastic carnival parade in August.
Visit the Nutmeg Restaurant and watch the goings on in the working port or the cruise terminal for modern air conditioned duty free shopping.
Grand Anse beach is a two mile stretch of white sand beach where many of the large hotels are situated. It is only 25 minutes away.
The Island is full of wonderful places to visit including the interior rainforest and Grand Etang crater lake, swim in natural waterfalls or go river tubing and hiking. .
There are lovely old plantation houses to visit for lunch some with historic museums as well as a fascinating nutmeg factory in Gouve with all wooden machinery. 'Fish Friday,' a feast of locally cooked freshly caught fish takes place in the streets of Gouve every Friday evening.
Most of these attractions are within an hours drive of the house with only the turtles laying their eggs on Levera Beach in the north a bit further!
Exciting adventure trips can be arranged - deep sea fishing, diving and snorkelling with PADI course available, hiking in the rainforest, full Island tours to suit your own tastes, trips to other islands and even dolphin and whale watching.
Anything is possible on Grenada and all so easy to get to - just ask our very good friend and house manager, Bentley who'll do everything in his power to ensure your stay is truly memorable.
Additional pricing information
The above rates are for 1-6 guests. For additional guests the following rates apply - Low season (1/05/16 - 30/11/16) 7-8 guests 3,280 US$ 9-10 guests 3,630 US$ High season (1/12/16 - 30/04/17) 7-8 guests 4,070 US$ 9-10 guests 4,620 US$ Low season (1/05/17 - 30/11/17) 7-8 guests 3,280 US$ 9-10 guests 3,630 US$ High season (1/12/17 - 30/04/18) 7-8 guests 4,070 US$ 9-10 guests 4,620 US$