This is what our guests think!
"Truly a "guest" house - Thank you all!"
Great place up in west bay, about 20 mins from the main town. Close to beaches and the national park, bakers. Martin is really accommodating and helpful, he drove us to the supermarket on our first night to get and gave us lots of info about what to do on the island
Great stay, you can choose to interact with the other guests or just go your own way. Public bus is a good recommendation, but you will need a rental car for the trips to the other side of the island.
"Can't wait to come back to the Iron Shore House!"
Susan and Martin are phenomenal hosts. Warm, welcoming and extremely generous in hospitality and kindness. The space was absolutely perfect for my needs: private bath, comfy bed, nightstand, large closet. If you need TV or a movie to curl up with before bed, bring a laptop and watch Netflix. The Wifi is excellent! There is a shared kitchen for all three guesthouse units. I never cooked, but having a refrigerator available was super convenient and every morning there were fresh muffins waiting to be devoured. Both the house and neighborhood are very quiet and peaceful. Depending on your agenda, renting a car may be helpful when staying in West Bay, however, the house resides on the public bus route and is ridiculously easy to master. All bus routes, tips and tricks can be found with a simple search. All my thanks to Susan and Martin for a wonderful stay. I can't wait to come back to the Iron Shore House!
"Susan was very kind"
Susan was very kind to arrange one night more than we formerly planned.
We got the chance to meet Martin and he was absolutely wonderful He gave us a lot of tips about the island and he even made muffins for breakfast on Sunday Amazing stay!!
"I loved the space!"
I loved the space! Susan and her husband were great hosts. They made me coconut yogurt and soup, and both were delicious! The room was very cosy and just as advertised. I really enjoyed visiting the national park, which is just a short bike ride away. It's so scenic!
"We will definitely stay here again!!"
Susan & Martin were great hosts. They picked us up at the airport. They also took us around several restaurants. There were 2 bikes included, but one broke so they would drop us off anywhere and later pick us up. Great cozy, quiet place to stay. We will definitely stay here again!!
"A great stay at Iron Shore"
My stay at Iron Shore was great and exactly what i was looking for, the location allowed for easy transfer and is close to some key attractions. An then there was this great yogurt that Martin makes with Bulgarian cultures, great with bananas or a tiny bit of sugar.
"O hotel são ótimas"
O anfitrião nos recebeu com muita atenção. Nos informou sobre o que precisávamos. O quarto disponibiliza através de revistas e folhetos informações sobre as atrações turísticas e restaurantes. É necessário alugar carro para todas as atividades. Não oferece café da manhã completo e cozinha compartilhada.
"Martin was kind and generous"
Martin made us feel welcomed and like a local. He took us to different places to eat that I don't think we would have found without him! He has a lovely place and was easy to find. We took the public bus a few times and it ran right in front of the house! He was kind and generous with his time. He even took us to the airport! Would recommend staying here.
"I definitely recommend his place."
Martin did everything he could to make my stay as much comfortable as it could be. He is such a nice guy and I definitely recommend his place.
"True island life experience!"
Excellent service, clean and safe environment. True island life experience!
"BONUS fresh food!!"
We were impressed with the attention we were given. Our room was private, and secure. Any request we asked for was met with quick response. BONUS fresh food!! We ate at least 7 coconuts right from the back yard, island spinach, limequats... even though we brought our own snorkeling gear they had a closet full of gear to borrow. I would say to make the most of your visit, rent a car... regardless of where you stay, if you want to explore it's the most efficient. Great place!!
"We had a great time"
We had a great time and Martin was very helpful and informative.
"A very good place"
Great place, great host and awesome price
"The host and his side kick (dog) Bobby made this place great"
The property was exactly what you see on the photos. A home about 10-15 minutes away from Seven Mile beach, in a quiet neighborhood (you MUST rent a car for this stay to be enjoyable, biking into George town or seven mile in the hot weather is not ideal). A nice place for a decent price. Personally, what made this place so great was the host and his side kick (dog) Bobby. Martin went above and beyond for my boyfriend & I. When we first arrived he took us around West Bay to familiarize ourselves & get an idea of good places to eat (this was super helpful!) 6/9 mornings he made us great breakfast using local organic fruits/veggies. When we were struggling to get a hold of Caymanians for tours & etc. he provided us with a local phone that simplified our troubles. Anything that I needed he was just a call or couple feet away, and every single time, he delivered. Snorkeling gear and bikes were provided. After a nice hot day at the beach, a bike ride is great. Spices were provided for us, so when we decided to eat in, we didn't need to purchase those sort of things. The only downfall was that I had to request clean towels, instead of them being provided frequently. Also, there was no light in the bathroom in room 1, but after giving it some thought I believe it's because perhaps the people can see you from outside (the shower curtain is pretty thin)? Also, being that we went to the beach often we may have tracked in lots of sand, which tends to be uncomfortable when walking barefoot. I looked around for a broom and dust pan, but didn't find any. I would have those accessible at all times so the guests can pick up after themselves.
"Good stay, would recommend and return."
The host picked me up at the airport as agreed. They kindly dropped me off at the yacht club soon after showing me my room. Friendly host however, breakfast was mentioned to be included but missed out as I left early for the day. A packed breakfast would have been nice. Overall, good stay, would recommend and return.
" The fresh baked breakfast goodies were an absolute treat"
Susan and Martin were a lovely couple who were very happy to explain things and suggest places to go. Great to have snorkeling gear and bikes to borrow even though we didn't get a chance to use them. Thank you guys so much for heating up some stew for us when we arrived, we were starving! The fresh baked breakfast goodies were an absolute treat too! 🙂
"I strongly recommend Susan and Martin"
Personal touches by Susan and Martin really made this a lovely stay. Thank you both very much!
"An excellent value for the price and I would stay here again"
The stay here was excellent. Martin was a very kind and incredibly considerate host. Pick up at the airport could not have been easier, he was exactly where he said he would be, drove me around West Bay to get my bearings and pointed me in the direction of wonderful bars/restaurants. The accommodation was private, with each room having its own bathroom and a shared kitchen. The patio was nice to relax in the hammock and watch the lighting! Overall, an excellent value for the price and I would stay here again 🙂
"It was definitely a pleasant stay vs a hotel."
Martin was very welcoming. I was a little lost, but he came to me and took me to the house. I was a little disappointed by the location. The house itself has been recently renovated, but is surrounded by a fairly run down neighborhood. The availability of the bikes was a nice addition for getting around, and the public bus was easy to use from the house. You will need the bike to get to the beach vs walking there. There are several good restaurants within biking distance. I had some trouble with the wifi and with the bathtub draining, but Martin was very quick to come help and resolve each situation. He also brought things from the garden each day for the residents to have, and the gardener got coconuts for us one day. Having the fresh produce was lovely. Overall it was definitely a pleasant stay vs a hotel.