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My partner and I spent two wonderful weeks at the Tropical Gecko Studio during the last week of September/ first week of October 2018 and we could not have been more happy with our accommodation. The studio offers everything you need and more - a well-equipped kitchenette with a big fridge, a bathroom with a big shower and hair dryer, the beautiful lush garden offering a lot of privacy, a shadowy terrace for relaxing hours in the hammock or on the cosy little bench, fresh towels and sheets every three to five days, and a tranquil atmosphere for a perfect holiday in paradise.
For us the location of the appartment was fantastic, being situated in close proximity to Silver Sands and Rescue beach, where you can go for a walk, work on your tan, or just watch the mighty Atlantic. The Surfer's Bay beach bar and little shops are close by where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, water and beer, and the usual staples. We spent both weeks without having to rent a car because all major locations (Oistins, fish market, big supermarket, all beaches along the South coast, Bridgetown, etc.) are easily reachable with the local public busses leaving a 5-minutes walk away from the appartment. If this sounds like a hassle to you, we can assure you that the bus rides were literally one of the most fun things about our Barbados holiday because the 'reggae bus' experience is one of a kind ;)
Lastly, we would like to thank and warmly recommend the owners Stefano and Elisabetta, who went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Both are incredibly welcoming hosts, who were always available if we had questions, asked for advice, or needed help with something, and kept the place in a spotless condition. They provided an extra set of beach towels and snorkeling equipment without any additional cost and for all water sports fans Stefano rents out equipment at very reasonable prices.
We enjoyed our stay so much and highly recommend this place to everyone who tries to find the perfect accommodation for their Barbados holiday. Whenever we will make it back to the island in the future, the Tropical Gecko Studio will be our #1 address !!
Thank you for everything!
Sending our warmest regards,
Nora and Eric
I was met at the property and given a tour to all the amenities and how everything works. Basic necessities (including snacks) were provided which helps after a long flight and all you want to do is lie down.
This well presented spacious house is conveniently located on a well known stretch of road lending a spectacular coastline view whilst I walked to the vital local beach.
The house is on a easy to access gated close, set back from the road where I could not hear any traffic. The ability to have quiet mornings listening to nature and the relaxing evenings on the porch is what I needed and I got it on this holiday.
It had everything I needed to enjoy a comfortable holiday with my young adult family. I took full advantage of the optional maid to avoid any cleaning on holiday.
The spacious laundry area had a sturdy efficient washing machine, dryer, iron and deep sink. Its appearance encouraged my young adults to do their own washing.
The kitchen had a large fridge freezer to hold the constant supply of large cool bottles of water and ample cupboard space for the snacks/food items. The kitchen had numerous utensils and tools to aid whatever the family wanted to prepare to eat on the spacious breakfast bar or on the dinning table. The dishwasher was ideal. Not too much cooking required on this food tasting island!
The 3 air conditioned bedrooms supported hot afternoon snoozes and nights. The en suite bathrooms/toilets kept the family of 5 calm as many showers were required in hot Barbados.
The channels on the TV had variety to entertain the odd evenings spent at home.
I would recommend hiring a car, which you can park on the drive, to get around this beautiful island.
Overall I had a wonderful time in this house which gave us ample dedicated space to do so.