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Having been to Barbados on several occasions I wasn’t a stranger to the island. So when I was booking my accommodation I was looking for somewhere which was accessible to transport links, friends, beach and local grocery stores. I was also looking for a home away from home. Which offered space, clean environment that was bright and airy. Plus that would have the creature comforts that I needed. This one bedroom accommodation offered all of the above. I wasn’t disappointed. The only down side was on one of my days staying in the accommodation was having to listen to the dog bark for ages. This interrupted the peace and tranquility I had grown accustomed to. But I soon got over it. The other downside was that although there was a tv you could only watch DVD’s. Luckily I had my iPad which provided my entertainment. But. These were minors. I thoroughly enjoyed my surroundings. The host was fantastic. She was always on hand if I needed assistance. I would stay here again.
We were made very welcome by our host and found the apartment to be better than described on the Homeaway site. James is an excellent host, on hand if needed and very knowledgeable about the island. Our cleaner came after the first week and made a splendid job of getting the apartment spick and span again, and she changed the bed linen and towels.
The apartment is very spacious and was clean and well stocked with everything needed for our holiday. Very comfortable beds and we slept well. There is some noise from the road at the back, particularly for the twin room but having the air con on at night does blot it out a bit.
There’s a super little pool in the garden and we were often the only ones using it.
The balcony was in use a good deal, especially as the views of the garden and sea are so lovely. Sadly the beach was inaccessible for much of the time as the tide comes right up to the wall due to the sand having been washed away. It would have been helpful to know this before we booked, as it certainly impacted greatly on our enjoyment of the holiday. We would probably not have booked this apartment. In addition the ingress of seaweed all along this coast rendered it impossible to swim in the sea for much of the time. Not anyone’s fault and we were warned of this by our host, but it added to our disappointment. Sewage....no smell at the apartment but there is still some work needed in the Worthing area.
A fairly well stocked supermarket is directly opposite the apartment block, a big plus. Had we needed it, there was an even larger one 10mins walk away. There were a few restaurants within 10-15 mins walk but they mostly have only pretty much the same food consisting of burgers, chicken, chips (fries) and pasta. Not very inspiring and even the most basic places were expensive. The nearest beach restaurants were either closed or serving only drinks and snacks. We took the ZR minibuses along the coast road in both directions to The Gap or towards Bridgetown to find a bigger choice. Taxis are also plentiful and quite cheap.
If you want to travel around the island, we recommend you book one of the taxis who offer this service. They are lovely guys, know their island well and can tailor a day out to meet your personal requirements and for much, much less than a tour company. The island bus services go everywhere, they are reliable and very cheap too.
A really great apartment but a few negatives about its location.