Welcome to Allamanda House! Upon entering the front steps of the house, you are greeted with old world charm and local elegance. The house is built with its original stonework, made from the local island coral stone. To the right you will find an outdoor shower, hidden under a lovely blanket of Allamanda flowers. There is also a gas grill here for your convenience, located by the door that opens into the kitchen. Feel free to help yourself to the fresh rosemary bush that grows there! Further to the right, there are steps leading to the covered car port.
To the left of the front steps there is a screened porch with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. From this porch there is direct access to a large private sun-deck and, beyond it, down steps and a short path, to the pool. All of the furniture on the screened porch has been carefully chosen and acquired locally from island craftsmen and artisans. Take advantage of the outdoor seating and dining table to enjoy your meals “al fresco” (there are three ceiling fans for your comfort).
There are three sets of French doors that open from the porch into the house. The first French door brings you to the grand living/dining room with beautiful ocean views. It is again designed to give you a true island feel, furnished and decorated with local art. The living room has three large windows that provide lots of natural light. There is a television with a DVD player. The dining room table comfortably seats 6 people, situated next to the large and fully equipped kitchen.
Past the living/dining room and through the second set of French doors, there is the first of two bedrooms with twin beds. This bedroom features beautiful ocean views. The beds are one of a kind, built with original local pieces of drift wood and with ambrosia bedding. At the end of the room, you will find the linen closet with a washer and dryer. Next to the linen closet is the bathroom which is shared with the second bedroom (the bathroom is located in between the two twin bed rooms).
The second bedroom is similar to the first bedroom, with two twin beds and ambrosia bedding. This bedroom has a garden view and a door that gives access to the back yard.
The master bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom, is accessed from the front porch through the third set of French doors for ultimate privacy. (It does not connect internally to the rest of the house.) The bed frame is also made with collected driftwood and ambrosia beddings. It features a canopy/mosquito net if you wish to open the doors during the night to enjoy the ocean breeze. This bedroom has beautiful views of the ocean, similar to that seen from the porch.
Every room in the house is equipped with its own AC unit and ceiling fan. Other amenities include WIFI, landline pone, and a TV with a DVD player (but no satellite or cable TV), and TWO SEA KAYAKS!
Allamanda is just 100 feet from a large and lovely pool. It is shared with several other homes, but in practice it is used only occasionally, and you will probably have it entirely to yourself most of the time. A five minute walk takes you to Sky Beach Club's excellent beachfront/poolside restaurant and bar, which has poolside service. Other nearby fine dining includes Tippys and 1648, both less than 10 minutes by car. The historic town of Governors Harbour, less then three miles away, has other restaurants, grocery stores, banks with ATMs, gift shops, liquor stores, dive shop, bakery, and restaurants. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from the fisherman on the village dock. And don’t miss Friday night fish fry, a weekly beach/street party that brings together tourists and locals for food, drink, and dancing in the street.