Somewhere Special Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Dauphin Street, Gros Islet, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Claudia
Your host, Claudia
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The Space

The host Claudia is a German seacaptain and chef.

Guestrooms with private bathrooms in the heart of unique Gros Islet Fishing Village.

Restaurant with oceanview and beachaccess.

Internet/Wifi and Cable TV available.

Private tropical garden with beachchairs.

Rooms with breakfast for 60 USD or halfboard for 80 USD per night (double room).

Private individual boatcharters throughout the Caribbean available.

Airport transfer and individual Island Tours available.

Close to public transport and Gros Islet Streetparty

A truly unique St.Lucian experience!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
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  • We stayed with Claudia and her husband while touring the island of St. Lucia. We made a stop in Gros Islet while we were up north and we're glad we did. We wanted to stay close to the street party on Friday night, and you definitely cannot get much closer than where they are (about a block from where they set up the stage and speakers, and the food is everywhere around there). It does get very loud, but I popped in some earplugs and slept just fine. If you want an authentic St. Lucian experience then this is definitely the place to stay. They also helped us out with ideas for places to eat and see, and we were pleasantly surprised with every suggestion (probably one of our favorite days was spent at a beach we had not planned to go to that they suggested we check out). If you do stay here, there is a band- Pantime Steel Orchestra- that practices in the town and they allowed us to sit in and watch; it was so cool, and if you go there definitely stop in and watch them. To summarize: this is a busy spot in the middle of everything, so if you want that then it's a good place to stay; if you are looking for something more quiet and fancy then this probably isn't the place for you. I would say it is not for everyone- just read the reviews and you should be able to tell if it is or not. We knew what we were signing up for and were pleased with what we got. It is within walking distance to food, Jump Up! street party, a block from a small beach, a few minutes drive to Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island areas, and definitely gives you a glimpse at what it would be like to live in the northern St. Lucian town for a very affordable price. Thanks again for your hospitality, Claudia!

    June 2014
  • Laura and I had a good time at Claudia's Guest House. Friday night there is a street party that is quite nice, so if you are into partying this is definitely the right place to stay, because you do not need to worry about a taxi getting somewhere else. During the day it was easy to go by local buses to Castries and then further on. What we really liked about Gros Islet as well was, that just across from Claudia there is a nice restaurant and around the corner is a local fish barbecue that was absolutely fantastic! Very fresh grilled fish, we loved it :)!! It was nice to experience the local way of living with Claudia and her husband and Claudia told us many interesting stories about living in St. Lucia, about politics and the culture. So for us it was a really nice experience. However if you want a luxurious house where it is quite in the evening, this might not be right for you. The room and bathroom however, was very clean.

    March 2014
  • La casa e' pulita, vicinissima al mare in quartiere che non sempre è' molto accogliente. In casa si sente fino alle 2 di notte musica assordante, gente che urla e parla in strada.... Il tetto non è appoggiato ai muri perimetrali quindi potrebbe entrare qualsiasi animale.... La mattina verso le 5 vieni svegliato dai canti dei galli e da passanti che parlano come nulla fosse.... Se si è fortunati si possono trovare sistemazioni nettente migliori per più o meno la stessa cifra.... Noi abbiamo soggiornato in marigot bay al beach club e dive per solo 20us in più a notte a coppia..... Le foto caricate sono un po' vecchie, purtroppo una forte pioggia ha creato alcuni danni, il giardino e' impenetrabile, così come il soggiorno.... In ogni caso per la nostra esperienza e' stato tutto positivo e soddisfacente..... Se volete visitare st Lucia, focalizzate il vostro tour all'interno, le spiagge lasciano un po' a desiderare!!

    March 2014
  • Ich hatte eine wunderbare Zeit im Guesthouse von Claudia. Sie und ihr Mann PJ haben mich wie ein Mitglied der Familie bei sich aufgenommen. Wir haben viele Abende zusammen im Garten oder vor dem Haus verbracht und gemeinsam mit ihren Freunden über Gott und die Welt diskutiert, viel gelacht oder einander die europäische resp. karibische Küche näher gebracht.
    Das Guesthouse liegt im Dorf Gros Islet, in Gehdistanz sind der Strand sowie einige kleine Supermärkte, Bars und Restaurants. Freitags findet immer die "Gros Islet Street Party" statt, bei welcher bis mitten der Nacht auf der Strasse getanzt wird und die lokalen Köstlichkeiten probiert werden können.
    Die Busstation nach Rodney Bay/Castries ist gleich um dich Ecke und der Bus fährt sehr häufig.
    Das Zimmer/Bad war stets sauber und der Wifi-Empfang gut.
    Wer was über das Leben in der Karibik erfahren will, dem kann ich einen Aufenthalt im Guesthouse von Claudia wärmsten empfehlen. Ich werde meinen Aufenthalt in guter Erinnerung behalten und ganz sicher wiederholen. Vermisse es jetzt schon!

    March 2014
  • We had a great time in Gros Islet, it was our favourite town on the Island. PJ, Claudia's husband, is usually around to give tips and advice. You can walk along the beach to Pigeon Island. Gros Islet is accessible by bus from Castries.

    The house is right in the centre of Gros Islet and is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Gros Islet is a party town on Friday night so people are drinking until 4am. All the locals we met were very friendly and we had a great New Year's Eve dancing with them. As you are staying in the centre of the town you need to accept the noise from cockerels crowing and people drinking and talking until the early hours.

    Claudia kindly did our washing. The wi fi signal was good. The room was basic and clean and has a floor mounted fan and a kettle. We had access to a fridge in the garden to keep drinks in.

    January 2014
  • If you want to feel the Caribbean Lifestyle, just go to Claudia and PJ!!! There you be a part of the daily life. They are nice, friendly and uncomplicated people. Claudia can give you good advices and tips, if you don't know really where to go. She booked a boat trip for us, so it was easy to go there. PJ (email hidden)cian and he knows his hood :-) very good and everybody knows PJ. That's a good thing.
    The room was nice and clean, as decribed. Wifi worked good. The area was cool. Everything like Supermarket, Bars, Beach, etc. was close. And for the party you don't have to wait for the weekend, but Friday and Saturday Nights are special. Even we got no car and it was so easy for us to went with the local bus to the Mall, Castries, Marina, etc. and the bus wasn't expensive.
    We enjoyed to share some authentic moments with Claudia and PJ and we will never forget our last evening with grilled fish and roasted breadfruit in the garden! It was delicious!
    Last but not least, it was a very big pleasure to met Sam (a friend of PJ and Claudia). We hope to see them all again sometime!

    December 2013
  • My girlfriend and i had a great stay with Claudia. This location couldn't have been any better. Gros Islet has many local bars and restaurants within walking distance. Transportation is super easy and cheap to move around the area. We had a really fun time meeting new people. Very welcoming!!

    December 2013
  • we really enjoyed Saint Lucia and our stay at Claudia's Guesthouse. The room was nice and clean. Claudia and Philipp were friendly and helpful (thank you for organizing the stay at Alexanders Guesthouse :)). Gros Islet ist a good place to stay at Saint Lucia, you can discover the Island by local bus easily an in the evening, there are lots of restaurants and bars etc..

    June 2013
  • Einen Aufenthalt im Somewhere Special Guesthouse kann ich allen empfehlen, die keinen Luxus benötigen aber Wert auf ein sauberes Zimmer und nette Vermieter legen. Die Einrichtung ist praktikabel und man hat alles was man braucht.
    Claudia ist eine wirklich sehr liebe Gastgeberin und hilft sehr mit Auskünften oder auch bei organisatorischen Sachen wie zb Flughafentranfer.
    Die Wohngegend ist weniger touristisch und sehr belebt. Es befinden sich viele kleine Bars und Restaurants in unmittelbarer Nähe.
    Fahrtzeit zum Flughafen oder auch zum Ferry Terminal beträgt nur ca. 10-15 Minuten. Auch ganz in der Nähe gelegen ist Rodney Bay, ein sehr touristischer Ort an dem es viele Bars und Diskotheken zum ausgehen gibt.
    Nochmals vielen Dank für die Gastfreundschaft!

    May 2013
  • Claudia and PJ are wonderful hosts. They are extremely welcoming and hospitable. Claudia went above and beyond by arranging for us to take a lovely boat tour in St. Lucia and also contacted someone for us to rent bikes from. She even did our laundry!! If your interests are to experience local culture then staying with Claudia is ideal. I recommend staying with Claudia if you want to be close to the action, party, and beach. If you do not like loud music and all night long entertainment then Claudia's is not the place for you.

    April 2013
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