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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Airport Transfer:

 

Taxis at both airports are readily available and the rates are fixed; (US $80 from Hewanorra International, US $15 from George FL Charles for up to 4 people to The Frog. Hewanorra (UVF): 1 ½ hour drive. George FL Charles (SLU): 5 minute drive. We can also arrange a transfer for you from Hewanorra with one of our carefully picked drivers, there is no additional cost (just the standard taxi rate) and the driver will meet you with a sign and bring you safely to our doorstep!

Do I need a rental car?

 

This really depends on what kind of vacation you want to have, what you want to see and where you want to go. If you are planning a relaxed and just chill out vacation then no, you don't need a car. You can get to most places in the North by our incredibly efficient and cheap bus system. There is a mall with a grocery store right across the road from us and the bus will take you into Castries, up to Rodney Bay, Gros Islet & almost to Pigeon Point. If you are planning to head into the more adventurous areas, like Cas en Bas, some of the rainforest hikes, Marigot Bay, The Rum Factory or want to drive to Soufriere ... then yes, a car rental would be beneficial.! A couple of caveats, and don't take these as bad things just things to be aware of, we drive on the left, the roads are narrow and Lucians are crazy drivers ... our #1 piece of advise to a driver is to never take your eyes off the vehicle in front of you! They stop erratically and suddenly. There are very few road signs and the maps are poor, but we will give you physical markers to look for when you are heading to different places.! !

For car rental we recommend Drive-a-matic http://www.drivestlucia.com/

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Supper:

 

Supper is served family style at the big white main table on the veranda at 6:30 ish. If you care to join us on any particular day, just let us know by noon. If you would like wine with supper, feel free to bring a bottle to the table. We charge a small fee for supper depending on what we are making. Usually anywhere from $15 to $20 dollars US per person.

Is there a restaurant nearby?

 

Yes, Rituals Diner is just a 15 minute walk away, and other small bars, local & fine dining restaurants in Rodney Bay are within a 15 minutes drive/bus ride!

Closest shopping and post office:

 

All are located directly across the highway from The Frog. Sunny Acres mall is a short 5 minute walk across the highway and has a grocery store, pharmacy, produce market, clothing stores, food court & much more.!

Do you have air conditioning?

 

Yes, the bedroom has air conditioning, but we do ask that if you are going to be out of your room for any period of time that you please shut it off (electricity is very expensive on the island). The living room has an overhead fan as well!

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Services and Amenities

Do you offer cleaning and laundry service?

 

The Cottage is cleaned 3 days a week between 10 and 11 am. Towels and beach towels are changed twice a week and your bed sheets are changed every five to seven days, in order to conserve water and energy. If you would like them changed more frequently, please let us know. Laundry facilities are available in the main house.

Is the tap water safe to drink?

 

Yes, it is generally safe to drink the water from the public water system. We will inform you if we are using an alternative water source, such as our backup tanks. In the kitchen, we have a carbon filter system where you can filter your drinking water and we have jugs of water beside the deck fridge that are also filtered (mostly just to get rid of the chlorine).

Health and Safety

Do you have any dangerous of poisonous animals on the property?

 

No, apart from mosquitoes and the rare centipede there is nothing which can harm you. The friendly Boiled Frog “St. Lucia wildlife” includes cats and dogs, many birds and lizards, as well as frogs and crickets who make up the nightly orchestra. Please do not be afraid of our spiders, bats, frogs or lizards; they are all harmless and eat mosquitoes and other irritating insects!

Communications

Wireless Internet:

 

We have wireless internet though out the house and property, so you can hang out in a hammock and taunt your friends on facebook at the same time.

Can I use my cell phone?

 

You can use your TDMA, Triband, Quadband or analogue phone in St Lucia at international

rates. If you have an unlocked phone, you can buy a local SIM card, which is about US$ 10 -15.

Do we need transformers or adapters?

 

A travel adapter is helpful to bring along, but we do have both 240V and UK style large three pin square plug ins and 110V North American style plug ins in all the rooms.

Payment

Do we need to pay a deposit in advance?

 

We usually require a $100 US deposit upon booking accommodations, which you can conveniently pay through www.paypal.com. The deposit is refundable up to 8 weeks before arrival.

What currencies and forms of payment do you accept?

 

In order to keep fees low, we prefer payment in cash (US$, Euro, GBP, CAN$ or local EC$ at the current market rate). You can also pay by travelers checks or PayPal.

Beach Access

Do you have beaches nearby?

 

There are two beaches adjoining our property. The first is a sheltered bay on the North edge of the property and it is a great beach for wading, swimming and enjoying the water. The second starts at the South end of our sea path, the surf is a bit more rough but the beach is fantastic for walking or running as is it 4.5 km (2.5 miles) round trip. There is a reef directly in front of the house and if you want to explore it we recommend that you bring water shoes to protect yourself from sea urchins.

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