The summer house didn’t scream “blues” or “Delta” as other places we stayed did. It was country cottage-style with slate floors, a big bed and sofa and an open-plan, full kitchen. And when we say “full” we don’t just mean in terms of appliances – there was coffee, milk, and even a massive bottle of wine that we were encouraged to help ourselves to. The over-riding feeling was of staying in someone’s house. A nice person’s house, too, seeing as owners Trish and Harlon were as friendly as their accents suggested.
But our favorite part was the bathroom. It was small, and the water was verging on too soft, but the semi-outside shower made up for it – a pebbledash floor, corrugated iron walls and a plastic ceiling with creeper that was clambering all over the house crawling its way across the roof of the shower. Awesome. And, unlike the last outdoor shower we used, no chance of being seen.
The only problem: because it’s glass-walled, and therefore prone to over-heating, they’ve covered most of the walls with corrugated iron and wood, which means it’s pretty dark. But the kitchen was well lit and we spent our time in the day sitting outside where there are not only tables, but there’s a CD player as well…
In short, it was heavenly, and completely unique. Next time, we’ll come for a week.
Both bungalows cost $85 a night or $75 if you stay two or more nights. Oh, and there’s fast, working WiFi. Which can’t be taken for granted in the Delta.