I visited here on a sweltering Saturday morning and had the entire estate to myself. The road to the manor house was, as someone has put it, terrible. However, since I wasn't driving, I wasn't in the least bit phased by the poor quality of the road.
The house, from the outside, does admittedly look a bit run down but that should not deter you from a visit. The interior of the house is amazing. I had a tour guide to myself and she was very knowledgeable about the house and the pieces inside. The historical documents on the wall pertaining to the history of the house were very interesting as was the collection of books in the library. The old furniture, with their secret compartments conjured up images of intrigue. The pump organ, the jester's chair and the polyphon were among my favorite pieces.
Of course, the centerpiece, in my opinion, was the veranda. From here, you have a near 180 degree view of the Caribbean and you can even see the curvature of the earth! To think that the owners get to have their morning coffee on there every day was just mind blowing.
The bar area was filled with various pieces of material culture and displayed throughout. I would say that the woman behind the bar was less than friendly and engaging. Aside from asking for the $20 admission fee, she said absolutely nothing to me and didn't even ask if I wanted a drink on such a warm day. However, my guide more than made up for it and I really enjoyed this tour. I would like to go back and just take photos from the veranda as that view was amazing.
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