St Helena is no longer one of the remotest destinations on earth, but it will always be an extraordinary place to visit, especially with its unique character and beauty which lies in contrasting and amazing scenery, a rich cultural heritage and environment extremely rich in biodiversity.
These are only a few of the reasons why St Helena is a perfect location for active exploration and discovery.
When visiting St Helena, you might want to consider renting self-catering for your visit. On St Helena a self-catering property is defined as a self-contained property which is guaranteed to be squeaky clean, comfortable and ready to accommodate tourist and visitors.
With its uniquely rich diversity of heritage-based attractions, both built and natural, St Helena offers many things to see and certainly lots to do, from visiting Jamestown to the rugged coastline, from the rolling hills to the stark yet striking geology at Sandy Bay. That’s the thing about St Helena there is so much more to the island than you may think. St Helena is home to the most varied heritage and nature, breathtaking views from the highest peaks, inviting waters, and 100% quaintness.
Choosing a St Helena self-catering property gives you the freedom to live your day as you wish, and to enjoy a holiday itinerary of your choice. You will find a variety of different styles of accommodation from one-bedroom apartments, two bed room guest houses and modern bungalows. Most traditional properties offer a separate space for sitting and living, in addition to kitchen facilities and bedroom(s) and bathroom(s) and the availability to rent by the week (seven nights), for a short break (2-3 nights) or by the night, according to individual requirements.
The benefits of choosing self-catering accommodation for your next holiday in St Helena.
Choosing where to stay during a family visit or a trip with friends can be a frustrating exercise. Balancing preferences and budgets are simply a nightmare. We might be biased, but we believe that choosing self-catering properties here on the St Helena using the St Helena property finder has pretty strong advantages.
HOME FROM HOME
While travelling with friends, family members or children who have dietary requirements, choosing the self-catering option allows you to cook what you want, when you want, if you want breakfast in the middle of the day, you are welcome to it! Our self-catering properties have fully equipped modern kitchens, so you can control the ingredients, portions or cooking methods if that’s whats required. You can keep to your own routine or break out of however you want! If you have younger members travelling and are fussy eaters, you can prepare food ready for whenever your fussy eater needs it.
EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY
When booking self-catering accommodation, it usually works out to be more cost effective than a hotel, especially if you are travelling as a family or a group. Some of our listed properties have two bedrooms meaning you won’t have to pay for several individual rooms as you would in a hotel. Having the option to do your own shopping and to cook your own meals ensures that you can make your holiday extremely cost effective. Although eating out has its benefits, it is also expensive to visit a restaurant every night, shopping in local stores and preparing meals in the comfort of your self-catering property can help save you money on your holiday, whilst still allowing you to enjoy your surroundings and the local food. Most of our self-catering properties have laundry facilities/washing, which means you don’t need to pay for laundry as you would in a hotel and they would certainly come in handy if you plan on getting messy exploring the outdoors of St. Helena.
OTHER PLACES TO STAY ON ST HELENA.
Although this article focuses on pocket friendly self-catering properties, St Helena also offers affordable traditional bed and breakfast properties for visitors. This option is ideal for travelers who like to enjoy a great night’s sleep and a traditional St Helena breakfast before departing on excursions to discover the Islands uniqueness.
SEVEN POCKET FRIENDLY PROPERTIES ON ST HELENA.
- HARKATE GUEST HOUSE
- Accommodation Type: Self Catering/Guesthouse
- No of rooms: Two-bedroom apartments x 2
- Cost: £60 first bedroom + £30 extra for the second bedroom
- Group and family Bookings
Harkate is located in the prime location of Alarm Forest, with spectacular countryside views, overlooking woodlands, grazing cows and a remarkable view of an iconic historical landmark, “High Knoll Fort” which is lit up at night, quiet country lanes and magical forest walks.
Harkate offers guests a peaceful getaway from the stresses of life. It sits centrally and conveniently on Island, just 15mins drive out of Jamestown and ½ an hour drive from the airport.
Group and family bookings will include both apartments which equate to 4 double bedrooms (4 couples or two families), Children of all ages are welcome. Starter pack for an additional £10 gives you tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bread, butter and jam.
- Al,DEES – SELF CATERING FLAT
- Accommodation Type: Self-contained bungalow’s
- No of Rooms: 2 Double/single bedroom
- Cost: from 40.00 per night single occupancy.
A fantastic location that shares an area with three other self-catering properties that overlooks the South Atlantic Ocean
Al, Dees is a brand new 2018 development that offers modern and open planned properties, each of which has two bedrooms, very spacious and offers parking along with outside seating this is a not to be miss property if you are seeking privacy, peace and tranquillity, however the recommendation is to book this property early to avoid disappointment as the attractable affordable price and location make this property in high demand.
- SOMERVILLE FLAT SELF-CATERING FLAT
- Accommodation Type: Self-catering
- No of Rooms: 1 Double bedroom
- Cost: £25.00 per night single occupancy or £35.00 per night double occupancy
A compact but comfortable double bedroom self-catering flat, situated close to the main road in Seaview.
The flat comes with all modern fittings and normal quality essentials such as fridge, hob tops, microwave, TV, kitchenware etc. This unique setting with views of High Knoll fort has off road parking and includes a small garden where tenants are welcome to relax. A small shop is also adjacent to the property. The price per night makes this property very popular so be sure to book early, the location of this property is also an attraction for both St Helena residents and visitors and business users alike.
- BERTRAND’S COTTAGE
- Accommodation Type: Guesthouse/B&B
- No of Rooms: 3 Bedrooms – 2 twin en-suite and 1 double en-suite
- Cost: Single with bed and breakfast £88.00.
- Double Occupancy bed and breakfast £130.00
Bertrand’s Cottage, is next door to the famous Napoleons house the cottage offers a great restaurant and accommodation facilities.
Bertrand’s restaurant is open for dinner from Wednesday’s to Friday’s from 19:00 – 22:00, with last orders at 21:00, as well as being open to offer Sunday Lunches with two sittings at 12:00 and 15:00. The menu is designed and developed by the young St Helenian team that work and train at this facility, and primarily base their menu on the availability of local ingredients. The menu is advertised via all of Enterprise St Helena’s (ESH) social media platforms which include ESH, St Helena Tourism and Bertrand’s Cottage Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as being advertised via the local media.
Bertrand’s Cottage was built in 1816 and was previously the home to Napoleon’s General Count Henri Gatien Bertrand and his family. This Grade 1 listed building was restored to its current state by ESH to provide a hospitality upskilling facility that offers restaurant and accommodation facilities, is available for catering and hosting private events, and is able to create menus to meet a range of catering requirements.
- RICHARDS TRAVEL LODGE-BED & BREAKFAST
- Accommodation Type: Bed and Breakfast
- No of Rooms: 1 Double en-suite
- Cost: B&B £90 or Full Board £190
Richards Travel Lodge provides a relaxing lodging alternative, it offers a retreat into modern and spacious accommodation.
The bed and Breakfast unit is fully equipped with free on-site parking. It offers comfort for guests, Both Bed and breakfasts units “The Vista Suite and Jordyn’s Hideaway” offers modern facilities which is tranquil, stylish and a pleasure to stay in. the unique popular bed and breakfast is the perfect location for any visit to St Helena, whether it be for pleasure or for business. Richards travel lodge is just five minutes away from Jamestown, away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough for your souvenir shopping and the local Tourist Office, reviews about Richards Travelodge summarizes what you can expect from the host.
- BLUE LANTERN
- Accommodation Type: Guest house
- No of Rooms: 6 Double /2 single rooms
- Cost: B&B £90 or Full Board £190
The Blue Lantern Guesthouse is located in the heart of Jamestown, All of the Blue Lantern guest rooms are en-suite which includes tea and coffee making facilities, fan and TV. The Blue Lantern offers full board or Bed and Breakfast.
All of their rooms have private entrances. The shared lounge is open and spacious with an open balcony that has a view of the famous 699 step Jacobs Ladder. WIFI is available throughout the guesthouse via a Hotspot. Laundry services are available on request. The Guesthouse is popular for its comfort and clean surroundings. The Blue lantern also offers a restaurant that delivers local and international dishes, the restaurant is also famous for its local fish dishes.
- BANANA TREE LODGE
- Accommodation Type: Self catering lodge/Villa
- No of bedrooms: 1 double
Banana Tree Lodge is a new and modern self -catering lodge/villa that is located in the lush green grounds of Guinea Grass, an area known as Guinea grass in the St Paul’s area.
The lodge offers fantastic views. Banana tree lodge offers a double bedroom but the property can sleep up to four when using the sofa bed that is fitted into the living room area. The lodge has a modern kitchen, a living room. The double bedroom opens out onto the Balcony that overlooks Guinea Grass and the amazing views into the valley below. The fully fitted bathroom has a walk-in shower along with a utility room. outside seating area for you to relax and enjoy the tropical evenings after those long days discovering St Helena.
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