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“Sweet!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Calabash House

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Calabash House
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sweet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We stayed a night in the main house, and then 3 nights in the cottage on the property. Wonderful! The caretakers and owner are great, the little cottage so sweet and comfortable. A great bargain. The cottage only has an outdoor, cold water shower - but you don't miss the hot water at all. Nice beach front property.
The main house is an excellent place for a group of friends to go in on.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dc2150
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Liz and her staff are all welcoming, fun, and helpful, making us feel very at home here. Definitely a place we would return to!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I would go back in a flash. I wish I was still there.
You can have meals prepared for you here, or eat elsewhere. The meals I had were GREAT. it is not a restaurant, so not for everyone. Bring your own wine etc. Suzette is a great cook. She is also the maid and manager. The owner, Elizabeth, and the other staff are friendly and sweet and helpful.
The back yard is on the sandy beach.
This is a very relaxing, get away from it all, lovely place. There are restaurants within walking distance.
Private transportation from Montego Bay is 140 American dollars one way and takes about two hours.
The rooms are large, clean and comfortable, in this guest house.
There is a safe in the rooms. You have access to a kitchen and fridge and large living room and terrace and back yard. And of course the Caribbean beach!!! There is air conditioning.
You must look at the photos at www.calabashhouse.com. They also have a Facebook page which I have not seen.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

We went there with lots of people, two families and a third spending most of their days with us. House is VERY spacious, super clean, comfortable, with lots of sleeping and sitting. Beach is right in front of the house. Great, well kept garden. The two women who manage the property are super nice and great, great cooks. They cook traditional Jamaican food and it's amazing and there is lots of it. I would wholeheartedly recommend the place. Beautiful..

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smierdiakow
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

This is a truly special place where to experience the true beauty, hospitality and spirituality of Jamaica. Elizabetz and her staff will make your stay one of the best you ever had.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank frankdeluca
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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

If you want to relax, slow yourself on the beach and take sunlight you can choose Calabash House. The price it's ok and the service too. The service is in the Jamaican way, don't ask more and more than what you already see. I did breakfast and dinner in the Calabash and I appreciated them. There's a big veranda where you can talk and chill out with other guests. The owner lives in Kingston and two women manage well the property. Rooms are big and clean and have working AC.
It's close to the great Jack Sprat Beach beach where you can go in the morning on the beach or at dinner time to eat. Near to the hotel's beach you can have contact with boat drivers which can bring you to Pelican Bar and have i nice lunch in the ocean. The jamaican man you see in the photo took me to Pelican

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mclemente
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CalabashHouse, Owner at Calabash House, responded to this review, 28 June 2015
Dear Jill,
I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at Calabash House!
I just spoke to the staff & they were apologetic & unsure of where they had been remiss, although it is my suspicion that a family problem that has nothing to do with you was affecting attitudes there, & for that I am truly sorry.
As a rule my staff is my biggest asset, but invariably there are moments when all of us are not at the top of our game & it is unfortunate that you caught one of them.
Hopefully it will not happen again.
Best,
Elizabeth
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Additional Information about Calabash House

Property: Calabash House
Address: Treasure Beach, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Elizabeth Parish > Treasure Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Treasure Beach
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Calabash House is one of the most inexpensive beachfront properties in Treasure Beach. Delicious meals are available to our guests. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Calabash House Jamaica/Treasure Beach

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