“Unbeatable Location” This was our first time to Barbados and we were a group 3families with teenage kids. The location was just superb,right on the beachfront, beautiful clean quiet beach. House facilities also amazing with 2 lounges and 4 bedrooms. All furnished to a good standard and well maintained. Facilities were exactly as described.AC only in bedrooms but this was not a problems as the sunsets from the lounge were just to die for. We had 2 housekeepers who were generally good and kept the place nice and tidy. Laundry was done every day. Unfortunately they had a bit of an "attitude" which could have spoilt our holiday and pestered us regularly about making sure we left good comments. However we considered that they meant no harm and got on with enjoying. Some things we were not told about beforehand was that if you ask the agents to get shopping for you beforehand, they charge an extra 10%. Also taxi firms recommended by agents tended to hike up their fares (don't know if there was a cut for them somewhere) as local taxi firms were generally 40% cheaper. However overall it was a memorable holiday and, subject to what I have said, I would recommend the place.
“An absolutely amazing place to stay!!!” Supernova is truely an amazing place to stay in barbados. It is very luxurious and is in a perfect location. Mullins Beach is just at the bottom of the garden and is lovely to take a morning stroll along to Gibbs Beach. The maid Brenda is lovely!! It is perfectly situated between Holetown and Speightstown and has a bus stop very close, so getting about is simple.There is also the use of a larger pool and jacuzzi on the side of the apartments.We have stayed here twice now and will hopefully be returning in may 2012.
and many more times in the future. We seem to take different friends with us each time as we highly reccomend this property for rental.
“Fantastic Villa” Just returned from 2 weeks at villa Beija Flor and found it excellent. All the rooms were lovely and extremely spacious. The pool and garden were great and we loved watching the beautiful humming birds. Had a few BBQs but had to time them well to avoid the sudden downpours! The villa had everything you could possibly need & more with iPod docks and hair dryers in every room & the kitchen was very well equipped. Juliet the property manager was fantastic and couldn't do enough to help us. We enjoyed exploring the local area and Heron Bay was just a short walk away along with a few local bars. We walked into town a few times and also got the local 'Boogie Buses' from the end of the road (sometimes a hair raising experience!). The only difficulty we found was that to get to the main road you had to walk down a fairly busy road with no footpath which could be a bit tricky, especially at night, but taxis are easy to get if you don't want to walk. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa.
“If you really want to feel at home on holiday, look no further.” After a fantastic stay last year we returned here for 2 weeks in April/May (this time 5 of us). Yet again despite its size and very modern feel we immediately felt at home – definitely a property for living, rather than just staying in. And with so much room & sleeping options (and 3 huge bathrooms with walk in showers) on two floors, and living space in the middle, it is perfect for groups. There are lots of communal areas to share or not as the mood takes you, but also privacy when needed. We love that there are 3 terraces so you can follow the sun round the house (or in my case hide from it). It was pretty warm & sometimes humid, so the plunge pool really came into its own. It’s a great place to nurse a Rum Punch and watch while more energetic friends get the huge BBQ going and load up catch of the day from the local fish market.
It’s also in a very quiet and safe area, but only a short walk away from the beach/nightlife/shops. We loved the early mornings, breakfasting on the terrace and watching monkey patrol & spotting the odd Parrot or Hummingbird from the terrace. We also really appreciated the lounging space outside at the end of the day, returning for a dunk in the plunge pool & a gaze at the stars after our sunset cocktails & supper on the nearby beaches.
The other thing that really makes this great property to stay in is its proximity to everything Holetown has to offer, but without the party noise at night. There is a choice of high-end restaurants (The Tides – wow) or bars with a more local vibe really close by, so no need to drive or grab taxis. Try Zacccios, where Happy Hour while the sun goes down may well become a favourite destination. Also on a Sunday night (but after about 9) try people watching in 1st Street where the TML One Love Bar Karaoke - but not as we know it - turns the entire street into a mini block party, filled with more locals than tourists.
The other thing to mention is the value of staying somewhere owned by people who clearly love the island & know it well. Their Big Black Book was filled with local hints & tips & made sure we didn’t waste a moment. We quickly found the best places to eat, drink, swim & watch the sun go down & every one of their suggestions delivered. Perfect!
While the West coast has glitzy hotels a plenty if you really want to feel at home, look no further. It’s a great alternative to the increasingly fancy but ultimately ubiquitous hotels that ring the Barbados west coast. And while it feels like it would be great to stay on the beach, a few nights walking back amongst the carousers convinced us we were right to choose this property.
“Fantastic location, amazing views and everything you need for a relaxing getaway” Had a lovely first stay on Barbados at Coralita and can't wait to return. The location is beautiful. On arriving at the property, we couldnt have imagined the views from the balcony would be so breathtaking. Everything we needed for a relalxing family week ( 4 adults ) was provided. The 3 balcony's and a sun terrace meant we could have had one each!
Its a superb spot to explore the island from and hire car is recommended to access the lovely restauarants near by.
Holetown chattel village has a nice vibe approx 1 mile away.
Highly recommended as a lovely "home from home" on holiday!
“Absolutely STUNNING !!!!!!!” Having lived on the island for 5 years and visited Barbados so many times I've lost count, I recently returned to the island to bury my father (god rest his soul). Normally I would stay in the family home but with so many family returning for the funeral and because I was also travelling with friends I decided to rent apartments. We rented 2 apartments from Anna and all I can say is OMG...I am soooo glad I did. The apartments were stunning, spotlessly clean, very well maintained and fully equipped with everything we needed and perfectly located. Enterprise beach (formerly Miami beach....my favorite on the island) is a 2 mins drive or 15 mins walk away.
I now understand why Anna gets so many wonderful reviews. She is an absolute star and the perfect host. She responded immediately to any request we had and is a treasure chest of knowledge on suggestions for things to do and places to visit. After a full day out exploring the beautiful island it was such a pleasure to return to the apartments, have a dip in the pool and then just chill out on the balcony and sip a 'Mountggay' enjoying the cool night breeze. The aircon in the bedrooms worked brilliantly and were ideal when things got 'too hot'.
I will definitely be staying here again when I next visit the island and would not hesitate to recommend it to everyone.
Anna you're a star and I look forward to enjoying your accommodations on my next visit.
“Caribbean Heaven!” As soon as you enter this luxurious apartment, you find yourself never wanting to leave. Everything has been thought of to ensure your stay is homely and welcoming.
The views from the balconies are simply stunning - with one side overlooking the Marina and the other offering spectacular views of the beach and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea. Any stresses you may have had prior to your holiday simply disappear.
A gentle 15 minute stroll from the apartment along white sands with time to dip your feet into the ocean leads you to Speightstown with the local ladies selling their fruit and veg from the pavement. There are a couple of quirky shops, a supermarket, a museum and a wonderful art gallery which are always worth a visit. There are also places to have a drink or a bite to eat to soak up the local atmosphere.
You have access to two tennis courts - my advice would be to have a game and a quick dip in the sea before breakfast. Also, should you wish to dine at the Yacht Club, this is a 15 walk away from the apartment, however, it's fun to take the water taxi!
A stay here is truly relaxing and I always come home having had a wonderful holiday.
“BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, WELCOME TO PARADISE!!!!!” My girlfriends and I rented the house to celebrate my 30th Birthday. The house was absolutely breathtaking. The pictures do it no justice. Chef Anthony made the trip unforgettable, going above and beyond to accommodate us! Our stay would have not been the same without him. Judy (house keeper) was so pleasant and thorough. And Deborah (house manager) was always a phone call away. I am so pleased with my experience at The Atelier House!
“Great apartment with the added bonus of the pool.” We had 10 days at this apartment and had everything we needed for our stay. Although it was on the top floor it didn't pose an issue with our young children, as we kept the balcony doors shut.
It is in a good location, although it is best to have a car for the time you are staying, to be able to get to the different beaches and restaurants.
The guest book is good for finding out where other guests have visited and what they recommend.
The dvd collection is good , although cable would be a nice bonus.
Internet is available but only in the clubhouse located next to the pool, which is fine but make sure you have lots of insect repellant on!
The pool is brilliant and our children loved using it. It is hard to find an apartment that includes a pool, so this was one of the reasons we chose this apartment.
The rental prices are very reasonable and we have booked to return again this year, 2012.
“Fantastic unit within walking distance to the beach” Great 2 bedroom unit just north of Holetown within walking distance to the beach. We stayed for a week with our 5 and 3 year old boys. This unit is great for families or would be a nice fit for two couples travelling together. Alex and Jason were exceptional hosts. They met us onsite for our arrival and had the fridge stocked with essentials (including beer and a bottle of wine!). The unit itself is very well maintained, as is the complex and all onsite staff were extremely friendly. Holetown is only a 3 min drive away or buses are available to take you there for easy access to groceries, shopping and restaurants. The west coast beaches are the best on the island and this unit allows for easy access to enjoy them. Jason also operates a catamaran (Shasa Catamaran Cruises) and he and Rory were a lot of fun on the boat. The kids got to swim with Sea Turtles and a Sting Ray which was a highlight of the trip. Highly recommend this unit as it offers great value.
“Lovely clean and spacious apartment so close to the beach” My friend and I stayed in this lovely apartment in May of this year 2012, the apartment itself has all your needs the kitchen is beautiful, also it has an extra toilet and shower room for two people this was an extra bonus. This is such a good value apartment, it was such a bonus to find out we had are own wifi/Internet access. Its situation is perfect for The Beach House, just 5 min's walk and you are at the swimming pool that has sun loungers that you can use, beside the ocean, we also enjoyed a few meals at the Beach House restaurant. The views in the evening are breath taking from the restaurant, and the food delicious
We had some lovely evenings at the wonderful high class shopping area called Lyme Grove this is literally just a walk away of about 10 minutes from the apartment, in the centre of the shopping mall there is a bar called Lyme Grove bar this has a great atmosphere and buzz at night.
We would also recommend you get up and take yourselves to Surf Side beach bar in the mornings, we had breakfast on the beach often, nothing better to start a beautiful day.
This is a lovely apartment, we intend to return next year and book this apartment again
Sometimes known as Little England, Barbados is the ultimate in tropical get-aways. Lying just to the east of the Caribbean and surrounded by coral reefs this is a truly idyllic island. Relax and soak up the sun on the fine pinky-white sands or take a dip in the calm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Surfers should head to the South coast where the sea is full of gentle waves and you will also find some of the world's best windersurfing conditions. In total contrast is the rugged and wild seascape of the North and East coasts with huge waves crashing down upon the Atlantic shore.
Barbados naturally lends itself to watersports- try scuba diving and snorkelling in the crystal waters- but don't miss out on everything else the island has to offer. Take a trip to the capital Bridgetown and visit the historic Parliament buildings. Or a visit to an old plantation house will provide an important insight into the island's past. Natural wonders abound with the vast caves and underground lakes and the great Baobab tree. Golfers will be spoilt for choice with a selection of world-class courses, not to mention fantastic weather. And of course watch the Barbadians at what they do best, cricket! Head to the Kensington Oval and discover why this is the island's national sport, even friendly matches on the beach are a treat to watch!
So pack your bags and find out for yourself why so many visitors return to the island year after year!
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2 bedroom apartment with pools #265
Great villa & communication
I’m writing this sat on the veranda of villa 266 Vuemont this being the second visit to this complex but our first with Maria & Charlie and what a difference the communications have been first class even after a slight hiccup on arrival with villa allocation this was dealt with very quickly so had no impact on our stay. Maria responded very quickly to my questions via WhatsApp and the detailed summary of villa and driving details before leaving UK made life so easy.
So would we stay in this villa again it’s a big yes and I recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday but you do need to hire a car the local supermarket down the hill is also excellent and as cheap as anything we found on the island.
Thanks for letting us stay in your loverly villa Maria & Charlie …
Royal Westmoreland Apartment
We have been very lucky to stay 1 month at this amazing property. The quality of furnishings and attention to detail is simply first class. The views overlooking the lush greenery towards the sea is breathtaking. David, the owner is incredibly attentive to anyone’s needs or concerns and is a joy to communicate with. This place is special, you need to visit to truly appreciate how beautiful his Apartment is. Brilliant holiday, we can’t wait for next year!! …
home from home
The property is in a quiet avenue in speightstown close to beach and bus terminal.
222 comfy house is equipped with everything you would have in your own home making our stay very comfortable indeed.
The owner Ron even phoned to check everything was ok and wished a good stay.
The property is about a 10 minuet stroll from speightstown centre where there is a fantastic bakery,supermarket and street vendors selling fresh produce also plenty of restaurants and cafe's.
The bus terminal has buses going all over the island making it easier to explore,riding the yellow bus is definatley an experience one should not miss.
Thank you Ron and Wendy our holiday this year was the best none yet and hope to come back soon. …
Cherry House Sunset Crest; Luxury Villa with Private Pool
We are 3 couples who have just returned home from a 2 weeks stay at Cherry house it was amazing. The villa is spotless, spacious, well equipped and set in a beautiful garden with a lovely poolside in a great location, hummingbirds visiting us daily. I have stayed it this area numerous of times, and love the area. This was my 1st visit to Cherry House and it did not disappoint, it’s the nicest home I’ve stayed in a credit to Micheal & family, I will definitely be visiting again soon . If you get chance book it you will not be disappointed. Stunning …
hideAway, a luxury villa with private pool *Awarded Certificate of Excellence*
Stayed for 10 nights and totally chilled out. Fantastic villa with everything you need for your trip and Jan on hand to look after you. Thanks again …
Luxury townhouse, only a 10 minute stroll from the beach
Wonderful to be back at Mango Court
Great to be back in Barbados again and our second time staying at Mango Court. Everything was just as we remembered, a beautiful, comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Being on the wonderful west coast is our ideal location and so close to the beach and the beachside boardwalk into Holetown with its range of shops and restaurants. We only rented a car for part of trip using the the fantastic local buses to get about or reach other towns and beaches. The owner Alex was most helpful being in touch throughout from the initial book to providing us with helpful information in advance of our trip. Her local property manager Andrea was also really helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We will be back! …