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Shakespeare Cottage Treasure Beach Reviews
Shakespeare Cottage Oct 13, 2013
Shakespeare Cottage is the easy going place in the little area of Treasure Beach. Of course most of the places in Jamaica are very relaxed but I prefer this parts for the lack of big resorts, good roads or influx of many foreigners. We traveled with few people that we met in Negril during the new year celebration, and we split the price for the van going this way. Transportation in the parts of Jamaica is scarce and this taxi vans are really expensive if you let them force their price on you.
We heard of really cool cabana place near the beach and that was our main goal, but when we got there, they had only 2 beds and there was five of us. One couple stayed there and three of us went around searching for the any available place to crash. We asked few locals and in the end found this place couple streets away from the crossroads.
Signage that they have is limited to one wooden board and hand written name. There are three buildings on the property with one populated by owners family and other two available for rent. Small wall surrounds the front part of the property with a weird bark three garden. The name “Shakespeare Cottage” does not correspond to anything that you can see on this property, but it is at least fun. After figuring out who is responsible for renting the rooms, we made deal for one room with three beds, overpaid a bit but at least we found place to stay.
Behind the property there is a small lake, more like swampy area/house for the army of frogs. Luckily there was not many mosquitoes when we were there. It looks like there are some agricultural areas in the background. In the background you can see a “castle” on the hill, obviously belonging to the shady business owners. Main rental place is a building on the two floors, featuring sizable terraces in the front of the room doors. Beds were ok, clean and comfortable. Bathroom was shared, but no major issues with that. Only cold water in the shower but all in all it was clean and smelled good. Terraces are in tile floors which is a bit slippery when you wash your feet after coming back from the beach. They also serve some kind of breakfast and they have communal kitchen that you can use to make whatever is needed.
Beach is a few block away and the shortcut involves going over someone’s property and being careful where you step… There are few beaches in the area that are kind of connected and fairly easy to walk on. I had great morning walking all over that area. This area of Jamaica is pretty stable and there are no dangers for visitors.
In general this cottage is an ok place to stay, but I had some strange feeling of the weird vibe between owners and people staying there. Next time I am around I’ll look for another place to stay.
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