|Space||450 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Surf View Villas is comprised of 13 ground floor semi-detached units. Each unit has its own private patio.
We have a beautiful view of the sea from the patio, and also from the living room and bedroom windows.
There is a common swimming pool within the complex. We are located only a few steps from the beach. Our newly renovated kitchen is nicely equipped. The bedroom has a king size bed with a three piece ensuite bath.
We chose This charming place for our stay in Barbados based on the reviews we read on VRBO and it did indeed meet all that was promised. It is very well appointed to meet all our needs, a comfortable bed, kitchen utensils galore and a most helpful owner (easily accessible by email) along with friendly staff and guests and/or owners in other units.
This was a delightful place to stay for our Barbados visit – beautiful views, swimming in warm clear water, meals on either the front or back patio depending on where the sun was, easy walking distance to pick up basic supplies or to catch a ZR bus further afield.
We highly recommend this property for couples (with or without a car) as your base from which to enjoy Barbados.
Looking back at our stay brings back the sites and sounds of daily life from our rental patio. Every morning seemed to start focused at that area as the sun and birds beamed through while our coffee brewed. The waves crashing while the locals bathe in the small protected bay, the sea spray hinting that the surf riders will have another great day, while the birds sing for whatever they can get. Don't turn your back or your bread or fruit may be taken- right from the table or fruit bowl! Morning was a great way to prepare for the day- wake and smile.
We would then head to the Super Center or the fish market in Oistens to plan our meals. Our favourite sites were St Lawrence Gap where you had a choice Brazilian food or delicious food at Cafe Sol. I also really recommend Cool Runnings and they even come and pick you up.
The suite at Surf View was perfect for our needs. The ocean view off the big patio, a kitchen and grill to cook our flying fish from the market, wine glasses to celebrate our gratitude for visiting this paradise and wonderful locals like Ollie who can give you an island tour, Trevor to go deep sea fishing with, the fruit lady who shows up on Tuesdays and the rest of the wonderful staff, Sandra and Ian, who made our stay enjoyable and were very informative.
Make sure you read the books about Barbados as it has a rich and important history, for better or worse to what it has become today. From slavery to deforestation, brigands and chattel homes, all are part of its past. Bridgetown was an important base for progress in plantations throughout the Caribbean and has a profitable beginning for its owners and many sad stories of slave uprisings as well.
Being here was perfect for location, safe and quiet as well as scenic, it has all the advantages of peace and serenity, just far enough away to be remote but close enough to what matters. Enjoy your stay at Surf View, best vacation site away from home.
My husband and I have stayed here last four years over Christmas and New Year and they have been some of the most relaxing and peaceful holidays we have experienced! Cooking and eating the local food is an adventure, with such beautiful fish available from the Oistins fish market, and delicious fresh local vegetables, salads, fruits delivered to the door by Teresa who comes by every couple of days, and every manner of Bajan delicacy on our doorstep in the markets at Oistins and Bridgetown.
This rental has everything that we need to make most of our food, and to host our local friends for drinks and dinners on the lovely terrace with a most beautiful view of the ocean. The china, crystal and cookware are all excellent quality and the cupboard comes stocked with some of the essentials. The unit is spacious for two, with comfy sofa and chairs to read, a table to work on, and a outdoor furniture for sunning on the terrace. We are lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves in the large and comfortable bed, and wake with the sun.
Local swimming is protected and safe, and we are delighted to watch the surfers, wind and kite surfers performing their acrobatic feats out in the bay. The local palms, flowers and gardens are delightful, and the pool is crystal clear and immaculately clean. Proximity to the airport is an added plus. And Surf View makes an ideal base to explore the Island, particularly the scenic east coast and Scotland district, and the interior gardens at Andromeda, Hunts, and the Flower Forest, which are our favourite locales for walking and experiencing the local history, geography, and seeing colourful Island flora and fauna. Another artist friend and I spend time drawing and painting when we are here, and we never tire of local views and subjects.
The owners are very helpful and make sure that their guests are well taken care of, and they are readily available (by email), as are other owners (if they are onsite), to help with local information and advice as needed. After your first day you will fall into the rhythm of daily life and feel as if you live there.
Last year we arranged to get married in Barbados, and celebrated our wedding at Sunbury House. We invited our family and local friends to join us for the event, and were able to base ourselves here for our celebrations and honeymoon -- the other residents made a little party for us, and we now feel like honorary citizens of the Island!
This was our first visit to Barbados and we was told about this rental by a friend. It lived up to everything we were told. We were a group of 7 and rented 4 different units all the units were nice, however I would have to say that unit 8 (ours)was the best. It's location gives you a constant breeze thru the unit and the view is spectacular. We got together for meals every night and everyone congregated at our place. The kitchen had plenty everything you needed even for a group of 7. We had a great time around the pool, which is kept very clean. We used the beach as well, water a bit rough but very nice non the less. There is a local that came daily with fresh veggies and fruit to buy. A cleaning lady comes to the unit to clean during your stay. As a group we used public transportation to go everywhere, 5 minute walk to catch the bus or ZR. We went to the Friday night fish fry in Oistin really enjoyed that. We took the bus to several different beaches all were great. We went on the Cool Runnings catamaran excursion $90, well worth the money, snorkeling, food, rum and taxi to pick you up and take you back. We would definitely go back and this unit would be our pick. Bert is a wealth of island knowledge and lead us in all the right directions, just needed more time to do it all...next time!
My husband and I have stayed at this unit 5 times, and each time we return it feels like we're arriving back to our old neighbourhood. The unit is always clean and frequently updated, the cleaning staff does an exceptional job and the grounds and pool are always top notch. Even though there is no air conditioning, it wasn't really required as the beautiful breezes kept the unit comfortable. The sounds of the ocean always lulled us to sleep. The view from the balcony is amazing, with lots of room to lounge around and large enough to have several people over for cocktails and dinner. The hardest decision of the day is whether to jump into the pool first or dip in the ocean. We definately recommend this unit!
My wife and I have stayed at Surf View for many years and the last four years have been at this unit. It is our favourite, by far. We enjoy breakfast on the patio each morning as we watch the hummingbirds, bananaquits and sparrows at the bird feeder. Then, I usually go for a swim in the sea where I meet with a number of local couples who come each day for their "sea bath". The fellows have tried to explain cricket to me, but I am afraid it is a lost cause. My wife chats with Sandra, our maid, as she tidies up the unit and I chat with Ian, the groundsman, who is usually getting the pool cleaned and ready for my second swim. The staff are efficient and friendly and Ian, who has a fine voice loves to sing while he works. We often go out for lunch or eat it on the deck which overlooks the sea. In the afternoon we sit by the pool and enjoy the company of the other guests. The unit is fully equipped so we prepare our own dinner and eat it on the deck as the sun goes down. We spend our evenings out there as well as it is quite private. Other guests often drop by or we get invited to other units for a night cap - Surf View is a very friendly place.
We are already booked for 2013 and hopefully for many years to come.
Enjoy your stay - we certainly do.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£386.51|