A large master bedroom in a shared traditional Barbadian family home. Quiet neighbourhood five minutes walk to Carlisle Bay and beautiful Brownes Beach. One km from Bridgetown with buses to any part of the island. Cool verandahs and enclosed garden.
A spacious room with a queen size bed in a shared traditional style Barbadian chattel house. Use of a shared bathroom with shower plus a second toilet. Many secluded areas where you can relax while being surrounded by original art. Books, DVDs and board games can be borrowed from the family's collection. The space cannot accommodate children.
Complete kitchen set up for use by guests or for an additional fee, we can provide home cooked meals. With a wide range of restaurants accessible by bus, most guests opt to dine out. Internet access, laundry facilities and parking are also available.
Interaction with Guests
The host and her husband are nearby in their separate upstairs apartment and can provide help when needed. They are well informed on the local scene and can make suggestions and provide event calenders for day or night activities.
Other Things to Note
No guests under the age of 18 years old.
No children under the age of 18 years old.
A perfect place for someone who wants an authentic Bajan experience. The house is lovely, a short walk or bus away from the tourist areas but close to a beautiful beach for watching the sunset. Two bus stations are within a short walk providing quick access to anywhere on the island. Shelly and Manny were great hosts who clearly care about their guests and want to ensure they have a lovely experience in Barbados. The meal they provided was delicious and allowed sampling of traditional foods. I would recommend this location to someone who enjoys authentic travel experiences but if you're wanting a tourist area it may be worth it to try somewhere else. I enjoyed being within a local area but important to know to expect that!
First Air BnB Stay
Shelley and Manuel are perfect hosts. They make you feel totally relaxed and at home. They are truly loving, caring and generous hosts available to help with concerns, cooking tips and directions. Their lovely Bajan home is located in a friendly neighbourhood and is a short walk to the beach and Bridgetown. We look forward to a return visit.
Rachel was a gracious host. Booked this trip for my mom & felt comforted in knowing she was in great hands. Rachel kept me updated, was communicative and reassuring. My mom felt comfortable which gave me peace of mind being in the US. My mom let me know that the room was clean and that she was taken care of. She occasionally used Rachel's Magic jack to call me in NY and Rachel kindly offered directions to the Embassy & the clinic when mommy needed it. Overall her experience was good and my experience with Rachel was also very favorable. I would definitely reccomend.
We hade a very nice time in Barbados and we enjoy our stay at the Cabrera family. The roome was nice and clean whit a shared bathroom. Rachel and here husband was so helpful and friendly and recommend us a lot off things to do and see on the Island.
We will come back soon again. :)
Shelley & Manuel are wonderful, professional hosts! They stay very busy with rentals & you will meet interesting people during your stay. The house is located close to Carlisle Bay which has some of the best snorkeling with shipwrecks & turtles, beaches (Pebbles), & a popular nightclub Harbour Lights (Wed/Fri), nearby. Bridgetown is a short walk away, as well as public transportation that can get you anywhere on the island. (Avoid rush hour! Buses are hard to get & overcrowded)
Shelley & Manuel were very helpful & knowledgeable about the island, gave good recommendations & saved me a lot of money on tours (ask for Nevelle's Snorkeling). I was lucky enough to be there on a Wednesday night when Shelley made a huge Bajan feast & had a great dinner party!
While I felt completely safe there during my stay, the neighborhood is, like the rest of the island, surrounded by pockets of poverty. Since I was traveling alone, I got home before sunset & did not go out alone at night. However, the island is full of friendly, polite people & I made some great friends while there!
I highly recommend this place!
La maison typique est propre, accessible en transport en commun et à quelques minutes de la plage, et les hôtes aidants et chaleureux. Un expérience authentique qui rend le séjour très agréable.
I loved my stay at this place well organized to have some rest and where I've been able to work thanks to a really good and stable internet connexion.
Shelley gave me many useful advices and offered me an authentic and really good meal.
I appreciated the ride she gave me also.
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