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Brighton Plantation, Cayon, St. Kitts   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Cayon B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

I had been to St Kitts previously so knew how beautiful it is, but also how expensive it can be! Luckily, we found Mule House on their Holiday Rentals page, which, while not budget in quality (or price if you’re used to travelling in Asia or Africa) is much more reasonable than the majority of other places on the island. The well-equipped kitchen also meant we could eat in some nights, saving our money for cocktails, diving and Caribelle Batik goodies.

I would highly recommend getting a car – there are little local minibuses, but they’re irregular and don’t serve the beaches/ tourist areas. Although MH is off the beaten tourist track, the size of St Kitts means that it’s a 10/15 minute drive to the capital, Basseterre and a 15-20 minute drive to Frigate Bay, the main restaurant/ bar area. The best beaches can be reached in about half an hour, (if your rental car can handle the appalling roads to the south-east peninsular, that is).

The views from MH down to the sea and up to the mountains are incredible, especially at dusk, and bring a bit of splendour to a sundowner on the balcony. The apartment (two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge/ dining and kitchen area are all good-sized rooms – two couples could easily share – and immaculate. Sue (MH’s owner) had left us some staples: fruit, rum and mixers for our arrival, and Ray (Sue’s husband) found us some coconuts from the garden for our run throughout our stay.

We really enjoyed Brimstone Hill, driving in to the rain forest, and diving and snorkelling in the beautiful clear water. St Kitts isn’t a place for high action, but is incredibly beautiful, and if you’re looking for a few weeks of blessed-out relaxation I would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All the apartments have beautiful views, but two have access to the balcony - probably a bonus.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

My stay at Mule House was like being on Paradise Island in itself. With a breath taking scenery, tropical flowers and plants that offers a colorful array of sheer beauty and serenity, authentic aromas of a tropical forest, many varieties of fruit trees, lush vegetation and sounds of birds and other wild life found on the island, in my opinion, is the closest place to 'The Garden of Eden'. The acommodation is clean, fully equipped with all the modern necessities and is self sustaining. There is a sense of history felt there. If you want peace and beauty, Mule house is the place to visit.

Room Tip: All the rooms are equally comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

I have stayed at mule house several times over the past ten years and I must say I would not
stay at any other place when I visit the beautiful island of St Kitts.
The apartments are clean and very well maintained and the hosts Ray and Sue are very friendly and helpful and can tell you anything you need to about the island.
The gardens are large and kept in gorgouse condition and the view from the balcony overlooking the sea cant be beaten. There is also a gloreouse view behind the property to the majestic liamega mountain.
It helps to hire a car to get around the island but there are regular mini buses and taxis to get to and from the town and around the island.
The apartments are fresh and clean and roomy and the linens and towels are changed regularly and there are washing facilities for laundry to be done.
Fresh frut from the gardens are available and a few staple provisions are provided when you arrive until you can get to the shops. These are great selfcatering apartments.
A warm welcome awaits you when you visit, Ray and Sue are perfect hosts. I thoroughly recommend the Mule House as the place to stay.

Room Tip: any of the rooms are good
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

i love my vacations on st kitts and i always make sure to stay with sue and ray at mule house. the accommodation is clean and pleasant, the hosts,sue and ray are really nice and friendly and have all the info about what´s going on on the island, regarding trips,shopping, beaches and more. the garden surrounding mule house is beautiful and private. the ocean view from the balcony is wonderful. the apartments are very well kept, the kitchen and bathroom are clean and the rooms are simple and welcoming. it´s just a great place that i would recommend to anyone who wants to really enjoy the caribbean in a relaxed and uncomplicated way. it´s self catering, so you can make yourself at home and comfortable.last but certainly not least, the prices at mule house are the best! if you´re going to st kitts - go to mule house!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

This is among the most pleasant, clean, and airy apartments/self-catering units we have stayed at in the Caribbean. The two bedroom apartment had a veranda overlooking the well tended grounds with the ocean in the distance. The kitchenette and all utensils were immaculate. The bath towels were changed frequently and there were ample clothes hangers (which is not always so at other places we've stayed). There is a washing machine available and clothes lines with plenty of pegs.

When we arrived there was a bowl of bananas and a papaya on the table and a bottle of fresh coconut water in the fridge.

Sue and Ray are great hosts. Sue will pick up essential groceries for you before your arrival. She meets all first time visitors at the airport. Ray refilled our coconut water.

A car is a definite asset for touring the island but one could use the mini-buses to get to and from Basseterre.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mule House

Address: Brighton Plantation, Cayon, St. Kitts
Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > St. Kitts > Cayon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cayon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self-contained, spacious and airy. Two of the apartments are first floor level and have access onto the veranda and two are at garden level. All are wired for both UK and US electrics, and have either free standing or ceiling fans. There is both phone and washing machine access for visitors use in Mule House kitchen. Mule House is surrounded by spacious tropical gardens where there is a barbeque for guests use and part of our garden supplies guests with delicious seasonal Caribbean fruits/vegetables. There are beautiful, mostly deserted white and black beaches, on the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts and a good variety of beach and water sports for both young and not so young as well as PADI courses for more experienced snorkelers and divers. Local small shops are a 10 minutes stroll. Larger supermarkets, fruit/vegetable/fish market, newsagents are… situated in Basseterre, the capital 5 miles away. West Indian, Creole and International restaurants are scattered around St Kitts. St Kitts is a very healthy Isle - our water is 100% safe to drink and visitors do not require inoculations. Music Festival (3 days) is held annually in June on the last full weekend in the month. Carnival 10 days from Christmas Eve to early January, plus smaller village festivals take place all through the year. Our nearest festival - The Green valley Explosion takes place for a week over Whit each year. Also dotted around St Kitts are historical sites, most notably Brimstone Hill, recently promoted to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This very impressive fort is being very carefully restored to full glory and boasts a museum inside its walls to provide visitors with a real sense of its changing history over the centuries. The national Museum of St Kitts is situated on the Bay Road in Basseterre. A first class golf course is located at Marriott hotel Frigate Bay for visitors' enjoyment. ... more   less 

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