Cottage in Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados - Just A Few Minutes Walk From The Boardwalk. Accra Beach, Shopping And Restaurants
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About Charles Mackenzie
My name is Charles Mackenzie and other than six years living in Canada and Great Britain, I have lived all my life in Barbados. My wife Maria Antonia is Venezuelan and has lived in Barbados for the past 10 years. We are both in our early forties and have two children. We are more than happy to make suggestions on places to see, restaurants, beaches to visit etc. We have two children, Benjamin and Marianna and two little Jack Russell dogs, Daisy and Suzie.
Charles Mackenzie purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Charles Mackenzie chose Marine Gardens
Just a few minutes walk from the busy south coast, but located up a very quiet cul-de-sac, the property was ideally located to be able to enjoy all the south coast of Barbados has to offer but be able in a few minutes to escape to quiet gardens and enjoy a beer on the breezy patio. We love the south coast of Barbados. It has as much or more to offer than the west coast, is cooler and breezier and a great deal less expensive. In no time at all we can enjoy great restaurants including Thai, Indian, Italian, Greek, Japanese, not mention traditional Barbadian. There are great beaches very close by and Bridgetown is only a few minutes away as well. The property is on a quiet residential cul-de-sac in a mature Barbadian neighborhood.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage has been recently renovated, is in a very safe and quiet neighborhood with wonderful neighbors. It is close to almost anything you would likely need whilst on holiday. If there is anything you need that is not provided, we live next door and will be more than happy to provide it.
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This little cottage was absolutely perfect for us has a middle age couple who love our quiet peaceful holidays in the sun, along with our love for pets. Charles and Maria were the most wonderful hosts and has stated previously although living in the adjoining house with their two young children allowed us our own freedom to come and go has we pleased, yet always being on hand to help in anyway possible.The cottage is very homely, clean and tidy with everything you need for your holiday. It is in a quiet location which is only 5 minute walk to the main South coast road and also in very close proximity to the shopping mall, supermarket and restaurants. There are several nice beaches along the boardwalk again within walking distance. The property has the added bonus of a lovely pool are with nice loungers which we took full advantage of on our lazy days. The added bonus for us being pet lovers was the fact they had 3 wonderful dogs Richie, Susie and Daisy who were so friendly and loving from the moment we arrived(we miss you guys). Then there’s the 3 big tortoises who would appear every afternoon who along with the dogs got spoilt with treats every time we saw them. You also may bump into a couple of monkeys during your evening walks in the neighbourhood generally in the fruit trees collecting goodies. Last but not least the housekeeper Margaret who was so lovely and made us on two occasions the finest fish cakes we have ever tasted. We would recommend this wonderful place to any couple and will hopefully return to see the Mckenzie’s in the near future.
Amazing Stay at Beautiful Cottage
All the positive feedback from previous customers do not do this property justice - it was just perfect for a stay in Barbados!
Charles, Maria, Ben and Marianna made us feel very welcome for our entire stay and were the perfect hosts, easily managing to balance being here for us if needed while respecting our privacy. From the onset, they were friendly and helpful in recommending car hire before our arrival and is was lovely how they kindly took the time to spend an lovely evening with us chatting with drinks - we loved it - thank you!
The actual Cottage was perfectly situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and was located within easy walking distance to Hastings broadwalk, local bars/restaurants and the I-Mart supermarket. It was well maintained with all the amenities needed for self catering and just the right size for 2 people. The bed was extremely comfortable and the aircon quiet (so we were very happy) and the private veranda was a lovely place to relax.
The pool area and gardens were lovely and having use of the pool and sun loungers was a real bonus.
This place was an absolute gem of a find and would recommend this place to any couple visiting Barbados -we'll definitely be booking again next time we visit this lovely!!
Thanks again for a great stay and happy memories, you guys and we hope to visit again very soon!!
A week at Marine Gardens
My girlfriend and myself stayed at Charles and Maria’s apartment for a beautiful week in April. A lovely couple that we had the pleasure to meet. They gave us our privacy and allowed us free reign of the property. We had everything that we needed. Our apartment was clean, shower water was warm, air conditioner was cool and bed was comfortable. We were located a brief 5 minute walk to the main road where we were only another 10 minute drive to either Oistins or Bridgetown. All along the way were beautiful beaches, and where we were met with so many great friendly and helpful locals.
As many other guests have made mention to, we also found that the 3 dogs and turtles were a welcomed addition to our stay. Very playful and friendly.
It was very nice to be able to have breakfast & coffee by the pool.
We would certainly recommend for anyone travelling as a couple.
Charles and Maria were excellent hosts, allowing us to check in early and organizing a special restaurant booking for us. Nothing was to much trouble. The accommodation is in a fantastic position, a very easy five minute walk to the beach and all is clean with everything you need.
Perfect location and great hosts
This is a really amazing property in a peaceful area very close to the beach and shops
Great place to stay!
Charles and Maria are very kind and helpful, as are all the Barbadian people we met. The apartment was perfect for us. The pool and property was lovely! They gave us our space but were always available to answer our questions about sight seeing or anything else. The apartment is within walking distance to one of the nicest beaches on the island. We have nothing negative to say about staying there!! We strongly suggest staying at their beautiful property!
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you two stay in our cottage and hope to see you again if you are ever back in Barbados
The apartment is only about a 5 minute walk away from the south coast board walk. This board walk extends from Accra beach to hastings and allows you to walk as far as the Hilton Hotel on a combination of board walk and beach. There is a wide variety of restaurants and bars within a 5 to 10 minute walk including fast food, sports bars and fine dining. Many of them have an ocean view and open onto the board walk.
The apartment is about a 15 minute drive from the airport and about a 10 minute drive from the capital Bridgetown. It is very centrally located with pretty much everything you need within walking distance. There is also a frequent bus and minibus service running between Oistins to the east and Bridgetown to the west along the south coast road.
Nowhere in Barbados is very far. From the apartment, Oistins and Bridgetown are about 4 km, St Lawerence gap which is lined with restaurants, bars/pubs and night clubs is about 2km away. The Garrison Savannah which at certain times of the year has horse racing every Saturday is about 2 km away. At the Garrison Savannah you will also find some of our historic sites and buildings such as the Barbados Museum and George Washington House.
Because this apartment is located so close to almost everything, you may find you do not need to hire a car. However if you would like to, we can recommend a reliable company and make all the preliminary arrangements for you. We can also make arrangements to have you picked up from the airport when you arrive. These services you will have to pay for independently.