About this listing
It's my dream come true - an old, ruined building transformed into a stylish, comfortable and inviting home. I love its charm and character; the spacious, airy rooms and wooden floors, and the glimpse of the past, lingering in the rough, stone walls.
Little Cocoa is a unique, hideaway holiday cottage offering high-quality, self-catering accommodation for two, on a small, organic cocoa farm in Providence, St. David’s. Originally the old plantation estate office, this historic, stone-built cottage is situated on a mountain ridge bordering the rain forest, with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ideal for the independent traveller who wants to experience something a little bit different, Little Cocoa makes a great base to explore the island, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. We’re only ten minutes’ drive from La Sagesse - one of the best beaches in the world, and twenty five minutes from the famous Grand Anse beach and the capital, St. Georges. Explore its rambling streets and bustling market, visit old military forts, graceful plantation houses, waterfalls, spice gardens and rum distilleries. Go diving, snorkel or watch turtles, or simply relax in the sunshine with a rum punch.
Little Cocoa has been lovingly restored and tastefully furnished. It offers a fully-equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room with TV, DVD and Internet. The large, luxurious double-bedroom features locally-produced, hand-made, hard wood furniture. There is a beautiful, en-suite bathroom with solar-heated water. The rooms have ceiling fans and nature's air-conditioning - a powerful breeze. Outside there is a large verandah where you can dine or relax in the hammock and enjoy the view. The cottage is set in its own private garden, and there is off-road parking.
We can collect you from the airport, and arrange car hire for you. We do encourage our guests to hire a car so that they can be independent and explore the island. We also offer a car service for short journeys to the beach and local supermarket. (There is also a local bus which goes to St. George's and is about ten minutes walk from the cottage.)
We love to get to know our guests, and will happily provide a typical Grenadian meal (24 hours notice please), or a trip in our boat for a BBQ on Hog Island.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, a rural environment with wonderful walks, bird watching, beautiful panoramic views, and a lush, green landscape cooled by refreshing mountain breezes, Little Cocoa is perfect.
We are happy for you to explore our land and meet the animals.
Interaction with Guests
We are always on hand if you have any questions or need anything.
Providence is situated in a mountainous, rural area of outstanding natural beauty, just ten minutes drive from one of the best beaches on the island, which is also located in a nature reserve. There is a good beach bar and restaurant there which serves food all day. There is another good restaurant serving local food and pizza at night which is five minutes away. Our village is tiny, and has a natural spring. There are pleasant walks and strenuous hikes, stunning scenery and friendly people.
We can usually pick you up from the airport (cost EC$80) but if we are not able to we send a taxi to meet you (cost EC$100). We recommend you hire a car to get the most out of your stay here. There is off-road parking outside the cottage. There is a bus approx. 10 minutes walk from here which goes to St. George's.
We want you to enjoy your stay with us so please treat the property as your home away from home. Smoking is allowed on the verandah but we prefer you not to smoke indoors. Laundry service is available if required. Let us know if there is anything you need and we will do our best to accommodate you.
About the Host, Shelley
My husband and I have a small cocoa farm in Grenada - the Spice Island of the Caribbean. I used to be a high flyer and now I am a small-holder with big dreams. Passionate, creative, purposeful and chaotic - my head in the clouds, my bare feet on the rich, red earth. I came to Grenada on holiday ten years ago and met the man I was to marry – a Rastafarian called Phillip. So far, so romantic! We both love growing things and started off in a small way with a salad business. Eventually we discovered Providence and knew we had found our dream – six acres of cocoa. One orphan lamb became a flock of twenty sheep, a wedding present of a goat became a family. Phillip grew up farming and fishing and I worked in tourism for many years, so together we are trying to create a successful, organic small-holding - Grenada's version of The Good Life! We enjoy getting to know our guests and sharing our enthusiasm for the island and our local knowledge.