“Excellent Facilities & Location” No 7. Hillside is an extremely high-end villa. The finish throughout the house is of a very high standard. With the accommodation running over 3 floors meant that we never felt like we were on top of each other, there are also effectively 2 extra living spaces outside on both the lower and middle floor "balconies". The kitchen is fully equipped. We used the barbecue more than once.. The music system worked well and the Wi-Fi was very strong. The location was also ideal. The property is set back about 150 meters behind the Limegrove Centre, so very quiet, away from hustle and bustle of central Holetown. However, it is less than a 3 minute walk to the beach, supermarket and multiple restaurants. Knowing HT very well, this is one of the few locations/villas that I have come across that combines a quiet location with high-end accommodation.
“Very nice, we'll situated resort.” The home was very nice. Furnishings were nice and kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. Home appeared to be well maintained and the owner was a pleasure to deal with. My family highly recommends this home and will be looking no further for s place to stay during future trips to the Orlando/Kissimmee area.
“Fantastic Holiday - Great Hosts” Myself and my young family of 4 had a fantastic holiday at this property. Both Mike and Doreen were fantastic hosts - very prompt responses before we booked and very helpful in terms of things to do around Barbados for our family after we arrived.
Mike was there to greet us at the property after we drove from the airport and pointed out all the housekeeping requirements
Both Mike and Doreen dropped by briefly to drop off a power adaptor we requested and also to check everything was OK halfway through our holiday. They were also there to meet us at check out.
The property is in good condition and perfect for a family of 4 like ourselves. The kitchen is well appointed so guests can easily shop and eat in or alternatively eat out at the many restaurants in nearby Holetown or Speightstown.
The house is in a small development of 4 townhouses. None of the other properties were occupied when we were there so we had sole use of the pool and courtyard.
Our family hired a car to tour around the island. While this is not absolutely necessary since there is a bus stop only 2 minutes walk away that takes you into Bridgtetown, if you want to get to see the whole island and you have limited time then hiring a car is a good option. For example we went to the Oistins fish market twice since the food there was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced relative to other alternative dining out options.
The property is located within about 6 minutes walk of a tranquil, safe beach which is great for children. We loved picking the mangoes off the street on our walks back from the beach to the house, and then washing and eating them next to the pool. There is also a reasonable sized supermarket within 5 minutes drive of the property.
There are are also other great beaches for small children nearby, for example at Gibbes Beach and Mullins Beach a short drive away.
We drove around the island to visit the East Coast and South Coast. I think we made the best choice for our young family since the West Coast beaches, where the property is located, are far calmer than the East and South coast beaches, which are perhaps better for surfers
During our week we also went for a day out on a Catamaran with Calabaza Cruises - that was also great fun
Overall we had a fabulous 9 days. Thank you Mike and Doreen for being such great hosts.
“Great location and facilites” This house gave us everything we needed for a great holiday. Clean, well equipped and in a pleasant area. Pools and public areas very well kept. Would recommend for couples and families alike. Six adults would be easily accommodated in the property!
“A TRUE home from home” A gorgeous home on lake the complex is clean with fantastic facilities close to parks & restaurants.
The home is About 80yds from a beautiful man made beach with volley ball area, my kids loved it there so much so we booked up again for May/ nine this year! Clubhouse is next to beach area fantastic cinema with Netflix on demand, pool table, gym , pool & hot tub was brilliant :):) a real find , think well be coming here for years to come. Being going to Florida for years now this by far the best home we've stayed in !!! :):):):)
“lovely house in an excellent location” Me, my husband and two children aged 7 and 8 have stayed in this property twice now and both times the house was extremely clean and very comfortable. There is everything to make your stay there a home from home including washing/dryer, hair dryer, large fridge/freezer and towels for use in the property. The house is in an excellent location approx 30 mins from the airport, 10 mins from Disney and 15 minutes from Universal. One of the other great points is that the house is a few minutes walk from the Old Town. There you'll find a funfair, bars, restaurants, adventure golf and at the weekend a classic car rally all right outside your front door; great when you want a break from the theme parks. And although all this is very close you don't hear any noise from the Old Town which is very important when you have small children. There is also a large communal pool which looks lovely although we haven't used it as we're usually out during the day. I would highly recommend this house and we wouldn't stay anywhere else whenever we go to Florida. Well worth the money and a very enjoyable and comfortable stay.
“Fantastic holiday home” This holiday villa is absolutely great and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
We travelled as a family with a 5 year old boy, so there was plenty of room for us. Our son had one of the twin bedroom for himself and we were in the master bedroom.
I would recommend taking a portable blackout blind if you have kids who cannot sleep in a room if it is bright. There are slatted blinds at the window but without curtains so the room was pretty light at bed time and also first thing in the morning. We learnt this last year when we stayed in the same villa so this year we took the blackout blind with suckers to stick it to the window and our son slept much better.
The living area is spacious and having your own private outside area and pool is really good. We would come home after a hot day in the parks and just jump in the pool.
There are lots of fantastic places to eat just out onto the main road.
The kitchen is well equipped to cook meal in the villa if you didn't want to eat out. And the dishwasher is great to ease the load on your holiday.
I would recommend taking your own bin bags, dishwasher tablets, loo rolls, kitchen roll and clothes washing detergent if you want to make use of the washing machine and dryer that is also in the villa. These things are not provided and last year we found them to be quite expensive in the Walmart, so this year we took them with us and it was no hassle to put them in the suitcases and it saved us a little bit of holiday cash!
The management company at the clubhouse are very helpful and we also printed our boarding cards for our return flight at the clubhouse free of charge.
There is free WiFi so we took our own laptop so we could keep in touch at home via email and that worked out well.
Also having the TV to watch in the evenings was good after our son was in bed.
I do recommend this villa to anyone and will be using it myself again in the future.
“Perfect !!!!!” This property was recommended to us by friends and I'm glad to say it delivered on every level for us as a base whilst on holiday in Florida. Spotlessly clean inside and out , easily housed our family of five ( three of which teenagers). Plenty of room to relax at night, hot tub was lovely , massive Smart TV in the lounge...huge fridge which I filled with beer....heaven !!!! Being in a 'resort' was a first for us and I've got to say it was fantastic , the pool is literally a 1 minute walk from the condo yet you never hear any noise from there when your 'at home'. The pool area and Tiki bar are great, it never gets all that busy, there's always sun loungers available whatever time you decide to go for a dip.The gated community made you feel as safe as houses all of the time . 5 min drive to Walmart and for once a reported 20 minute drive to Disney really does take 20 mins from here. Hamish the owner is a top bloke, stayed in contact prior to our holiday and he even gave us a quick bell when we were there to see if everything was ok. For us there are no negatives at all. 100% hassle free from booking all the way to leaving on the last day.
Saving already for the next trip to Florida and this is where we will be staying .
I've already recommended two friends to book it for next year.