One Bed, Sitting Room / Kitchenette, Large Swimming Pool, Private Garden / Deck
About Diana Robertson
Having travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Barbados became a favourite destination hence the purchase of the Villa. Walking everyday on the cliffs with my wonderful companion Duke I thank my lucky stars for being so fortunate to live here. Duke is a 10 year old Akita / German Shepherd cross so anyone wishing to stay at Sea Breeze must like dogs. He adores the guests and their children and it is reciprocal. Although the apartment has a private deck and garden. I also have a tortoise Chequers .
Diana Robertson purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Diana Robertson chose Saint Philip
Sea Breeze is one of the largest properties on the development as the original plans were extended, to include larger rooms and a bigger swimming pool. Why pay double for a villa when you can get nearly two weeks for the price of one. Sea Breeze is the only one of its kind on the Atlantic Rising and perfect for a single or two persons.
What makes this Apartment unique
Bottom Bay Beach - is a wide stretch of white sand that is lined with coconut palms and shallow reefs at the shoreline.What can I say. I thank my lucky stars everyday that I walk along the scenic cliff tops with my Duke and look at the breathe taking views of the Ocean and sandy white tropical beaches.Heaven on earth. It is a picture perfect castaway beach, and is located about 150 meters away. Totally unspoilt and often you will have the beach to yourself, unless someone is getting married!!. Walk down steps to access the picturesque, azure ocean. There is usually a local guy who will rent you a sun bed. As there are not too many facilities, this beach is perfect for setting up a picnic with the family under the 100 foot coconut trees.( mind your head!) A local guy will usually climb one of the smaller trees and pick and open a coconut for you. Drink the coconut water straight from the fruit and be sure to try the jelly inside. There are other amazing beautiful beaches close by Harris Smiths, Long Bay and Palmetto.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We can't thank Diana enough for her amazing hospitality! My son and husband were there for a surf competition. She graciously messaged me to let me know they arrived safe and sound. She checked in on them and made sure they had everything they needed. The house was beautiful. Her pictures on HomeAway are exactly true to form. No surprises except for how truly nice it is. I can't thank her enough for making sure my son made it to the airport. When we return, we will definitely book to stay at her lovely place.
Thank you for kind words. It was a pleasure having them stay with me. It was no problem seeing Logan off. I do hope you come visit next time.
Low Price = Low Standards
Located in a nice area, away from it all and a short distance to Bottom Bay, but be forewarned photos and descriptions by the owner do not always represent the current state of the property.
The bedroom is air conditioned, but the bathroom and kitchen/living room area are not. It can become unbearably hot and if you open the windows there are no screens, so mosquitoes and other insects can enter.
Good luck if you plan on cooking in the "kitchen". The 2 burner hot plate is so old that it couldn't boil water and the burners are so bent that the pot kept sliding off.
The couch smelled bad and there was dirt everywhere due to poor housekeeping. Metal surfaces were rusted and dirty.
Items listed as being provided, were not. There was no hand soap, dish soap, shampoo, paper towels and the so called television was so old, and the metal connections so rusted that it did not work. We had no access to the washing machine after day 2. Couldn't use the safe because there was no instructions. There was supposed to be a telephone but we never found it.
After our second night we found alternate accommodations and moved out for the remaining 5 days. If you doubt any of our claims, ask yourself why we would go to such expense if the place was even close to habitable.
We tried talking to the owner but she spent more time telling us how we were wrong, and has refused to refund us even a partial payment.
Yes the place is cheap and yes it is in a nice area but expect to get what you pay for. There is a reason this is one of the cheapest places to stay on the island. I suggest you spend a few dollars extra and stay somewhere nice. You spend your hard earned money on the vacation so don't cut corners on something as important a accommodations.
Diana, good customer service is taking care of problems your customers might have and not gloating about your good ratings.
I will address each comment in turn but firstly I would like to confirm that I endeavour to ensure that my guests have a pleasant stay and enjoy their holiday at Seabreeze. I have very high standards and have accumulated over 60 5 star reviews on all the sites I advertise on.
There are mosquito nets on all the windows there is no screen on the double doors to the garden.
The twin hob was replaced 8 months ago.
We are in the tropics and any metal rusts very easily due to the sea salt. I am constantly painting and replacing items. The couch certainly does not smell and my housekeeper is fastidious when it comes to cleaning.
As for having no toiletries if the guest had bothered to look in the cupboard in the bathroom there are as follows
shampoo, shower gel, hand soap, toothbrush, hair products, sun tan lotion, after sun, etc.
The guest only had to ask to use the washing machine as there is no room to accommodate one in the apartment.
The safe code is kept in the instruction folder along with all the information requires including emergency numbers etc.The description of the apartment is accurate the only comment I agree on is that I took the FLAT SCREEN TV out of the apartment a couple of months ago because no one had watched it which was a mistake.
I was off the island and did my best to sort the guests complaints. My friend was looking after the guests while I was away and in her words 'he did not stop moaning from the minute he arrived'
The guest also flouted the house rules by smoking which is not permitted.
Great place to stay!
Diana is a great host. You will truly enjoy staying at her home while in Barbados. This villa is connected to her home but has its own private garden area w grill, own entrance, and some chairs for outside sitting/eating. Through another gate you can enjoy a swim in the pool. The public beach is about 5min walk down road and to left then down set of concrete steps (~20 steps w rail). On this beach the water is rough but it is a beautiful beach, the beach chairs are $15 for all day, no umbrellas (but has palm trees).
To note: If you enjoy saving money you can stay here and use the public transportation its free and you can ride the crowded bus w locals to your destination (the bus stop is ~10min walk up small hill on a concrete road). Or stay here but rent ("hire") a car to explore the island on your own in an air conditioned vehicle. We traveled all over the entire island during a weeks stay and only used half tank (I would recommend paying the $30 at rent-a-car place instead of filling up on your own before returning the car as it was $100 Bajan/$50 US money when we filled back up). Bottom Bay is a bit away from south (Miami Beach) and west coast (Browns Beach) where a lot of restaurants and where the calmer beaches are located. But honestly the whole island isn't very big so everything is 20-50min away. Also, download Google maps on your phone it works while you drive wo data which was a life saver for us.
Back to the review, staying w Diana is like having your own personal guide/friend on the island. She has been there ~12yrs and will let u know where to eat (Marco Polo, The Crane hotel, and Champers, also Cuzzs snack shack, Bubbas sports grill, and Fishermans Pub), where to go on tours (St Nicholas Abbey, Mount Gay Rum tour, and Banks beer distillery tour), and I'm sure would help w getting you a hired car (but we had rented one at the airport ~$300 US for week). We used the air conditioner in our bedroom every evening and night but turned it off during day. Suggestions for food you can shop at Massy's store or Emerald center store for groceries (and we spent ~$150 US for snacks, lunch food, wine, beer).
I wouldn't say we are animal people, but Duke is very sweet older dog that does not bother you but also, for those who love dogs I'm sure would love the attention. This is truly a great place to stay, very clean (provided is two beach towels and two bath/shower towels for your stay) and Diana is a wonderful host.
Thank you for taking the time and thought to write the review.
You were both ideal guests and very respectful leaving Seabreeze spotless.
Please come visit again Diana
Home from Home
We stayed at this beautiful apartment for 10 days in March.
It was lovely, Diana the owner had thought of everything.It was spotlessly clean, the beds were comfortable and it had everything we needed.
The apartment is part of a Villa which is completely self contained, it is on the ground floor with its own private entrance and garden which is very secluded. The pool is shared with the owner, but that is not a problem as we had it to our selves a lot of the time The apartment is only a few minutes walk to Bottom Bay which is beautiful.
We hired a car for part of our stay, which we think is essential for shopping and seeing other parts of the Island, although the maps are useless and the road signs are non existent on the east coast,( much better on the west coast) throw the map away and buy a compass instead!
The weather was glorious and we had the most amazing time, we spent a lot of time in the garden with Duke, Diana's adorable dog, he's a gentle giant and a real softie. We loved the apartment and would recomend it to anyone.
Thank you Diana and Duke for sharing your lovely home with us
Awwww thank you both. We loved having you we just want to know when you are coming back. Diana and the woof.
We enjoyed everything about our stay in Diana’s apartment. It was spotlessly clean and all the equipment worked well. We enjoyed having our own front door and private garden. Trees screened the garden from the outside while still allowing the refreshing breeze to flow through. The bedroom with its giant bed had windows on two side making the air on unnecessary. The shower is large with good quality towels provided. The sitting room is comfortable with a two seater sofa and an armchair. The kitchen has all you need to cook large or small meals.
Diana is very welcoming treating her visitors as guests. She is not in your face at all but is around if people want to chat. We enjoyed her company very much as well as that of her dog Duke and tortoise chequers.
In our opinion a car is essential for stays here. The nearest food shop is a good twenty to half an hours walk away especially in the heat. Diana arranged good quality car hire for us.
We can thoroughly recommend this apartment.
Thank you for deciding to spend your long winter break at Seabreeze.
We thoroughly enjoyed having you here, especially Duke who loved his doggie treats.
Hope to see you again
Excellent clean stylish property
Excellent property, well recommended.
Thank you. I do hope you will return one day so we can meet in person. Diana
Take walks along the beautiful cliff tops and admire the clear blue ocean. There are numerous stunning beaches within walking distance. Try a rum cocktail in a freshly cut coconut sold by Sammy at the top of Bottom Bay.
Visit the famous Sunbury House a typical plantation house just a quick drive away, Try a typical delicious Bajan lunch.
Another place to visit closeby is Four Square rum factory, definitely worth a visit.
A drive up the East coast is a must. Watch the surfers at the Soup Bowl and enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Round House.