About this listing
A self contained studio apartment above a 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.
A private studio apartment with queen size bed and an en-suite bathroom. The apartment has a mini kitchen and a private balcony overlooking an enclosed tropical garden. This studio apartment has a separate entrance and is located above a traditional Barbadian family home. The space cannot accommodate children.
The mini kitchen is convenient for 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 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.
Rachel oriented me upon arrival. Room as described, with excellent ventilation and bed mosquito net provided. A great location for the beautiful Brownes beach (5 min. walk), Bridgetown, and, especially for me, the Crop Over carnival events at various venues, reached by a strong walk. It is off Bay Street just enough for quiet surroundings so close to the downtown.
Rachel and Manuel were very engaging, and happy to have lively discussions on a myriad of subjects. No BSing. They were very concerned for my welfare in Barbados, and gave me many helpful tips. Meals are available if you choose.
Rachel made myself and my sister feel right at home. She's the most down to earth woman I've ever met and I cant forget her husband. Being a coworker of your daughter was the best thing ever as I am genuinely happy to have been accommodated by both of you. Do look forward to seeing you all again when I get back. The area was perfect walking distance to the heart of Bridgetown and buses are easily accessible to Oistins Fish Fry if you're ever there on a Friday night. Perfect neighborhood. Very quiet!
Rachel and Manuel were generous hosts. As a solo traveler they both informed me about the neighborhood and how to get around and stay safe. They were even kind enough to offer me some lifts to various spots around the island that I needed to get to. It was great having access to a well equipped kitchen, as I wasn't always comfortable heading out alone in the evenings. The rooms were clean and well kept. Brownes beach, 2 mins walk at the end of the street, is easy to access with very clear water—great to be able to go down for a swim any time of day with just a towel.
Shelley and Manuel were very accommodating. On my first day Manuel showed me around his apartment and introduced me to the people staying at his house at the time. He even cooked me a meal and told me about all the local shops and areas. Shelley was even kind enough to invite me out to dinner on one of the nights - which was very kind of her considering I was travelling alone!
The local area is really nice, the people are friendly and always say hi when you're walking by. Most people in the area already know Manuel and Shelley always have people staying round so it isn't anything new to them. Staying at Shelley and Manuel's made me feel like I truly experienced the Bajan lifestyle.
The apartment itself was perfect. Only downside I would say is that there's no air conditioning however there are 2 fans in the room which helped me sleep at night. The bathroom was very clean and the room had everything I needed.
I'm glad I chose to stay at this apartment as it turned out to be just what I was looking for. I didn't want to stay in a hotel and not venture around hence why I chose this place and with the help of Shelley and Manuel, I was able to get around the city and even places outside the city efficiently.
The apartment is very close to the city (walking distance) and the beach. The tourist areas are a bit further but you can get to these places with a $2 BBD taxi/bus ride!
Manuel was such a great host !! He was so friendly and he helped us with everything ! We enjoyed the fresh cooked food from Manuel ! The beautiful Brown's Beach is just a short walk from the Appartement ! The room and bath was so clean ! Best place in Barbados !! We wish all the best to them !!
Shelley and Manuel were very welcoming. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by Shelley. She prepared a warm meal and gave me some insights about the location and my lodging accommodations. During my stay I was greeted daily and asked how was my day or if I needed any assistance. I was able to break bread and share knowledge with my host. Manuel went out of his way to drop me off at the airport despite me insisting that I would be happy to travel by taxi. Thank you for making my 30th birthday trip memorable! I look forward to renting your space in the near future.
Großartige Gastgeber, sehr schönes Haus, Lage ist sehr gut. In der Umgebung habe ich mich immer sehr sicher gefühlt. Perfekte AirBnB Erfahrung.
This host has 89 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews