There are a few different chalets at Quirky Cottages, I stayed at a 2-storey house called Beach Shellay. All the chalets are themed differently and quirky, as promised!
This is a good place for a big group - like families with lots of kids or girly getaway. Pets are also welcome. All the amenities are there - kitchen has cooking equipment and utensils, lots of plates, cups and cutlery, bbq outside, and plenty of room to run around and make noise. After you book your accommodation, the owner Hayley sends a list of things you should bring - heed her advice! For example, toilet paper becomes REALLY IMPORTANT if you don't have it.
We took the barge ($6 return per person) - you don't need a car since the island is so small that you can walk the entire length in a few hours - but if you're bringing lots of stuff and have five people going, just pay a little more ($50) to bring the car over. There's really nothing much to see or do except drink (BYO), talk (catch up on gossip), and eat (we enjoyed getting together in the kitchen - every meal was an event!).
It's fun and quirky, a bit like camping. Overall, it's a good value place to chill out and enjoy company of friends and loved ones, especially spending it with people you are comfortable with or want to get to know better. It will be hell for people who need technology (poor reception) or fastidious about hygiene (it's very 'lived in' and sandy everywhere) or scared of nature (lots of insects around and there was even a frog hopping around indoors).
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