About this listing
A Little About Barbados...
Barbados is a colorful island retreat. Simply perfect for a getaway. A comfortable temperature, breezy, beautiful flowers, miles and miles of white sandy beaches - and of course, friendly Bajans. Come stay, get away.
Whether you spend 2 nights, a week or a month here at OceanView Vista you'd be loathe to leave. You'll find elegant fixtures, a fresh and new interior design inspired by classic settings, professionally designed by a Bajan architect and a Canadian interior designer.
We offer: Wireless Internet, Unlimited Local Phone Service, 40 " LCD TV, Cable, DVD Player, bathroom with hot water, washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, stove, coffee percolator and a six-place dinner service, in effect, a home away from home.
Hop on a 'ZR' van, two minutes away from the house. Shuttle airport pick up/drop off is extra. Cost $50 BDS
Stay Play Getaway...
OceanView Vista overlooks the beautiful Bridgetown Port where all cruise liners dock. Lounge on our veranda to take in this sight. It is most spectacular at night. Enjoy a 20 minute walk to Brandon's or Brighton beach. Meet locals on your way there. Swim, snorkel, scuba dive, sight see, hike - you name it, Barbados has it. There are myriad coral reefs to explore, sunken shipwrecks to view. Bridgetown is a 10 minute bus ride. You can travel anywhere on the island by public transport for merely $2.00 per trip. What a sweet deal! Rent a car if your time is limited, you'll see a lot more.
Our friendly property manager will greet you on arrival and leave you a refreshment pack to tide you over until you get to the supermarket. He will be available by phone if you need any help.
Guests have the run of the house! The property managers will help by taking you to supermarket and 'Q in the Community'; a local hangout for locals and tourists.
Interaction with Guests
I not usually at home when guests are there, but the property managers, Joan or Leslie keep in close contact with guests.
The neighborhood is easily accessible. Service by ZR vans and a government-run bus which goes to Cave Hill, near to the university campus. The beach is about 20 minutes away. There is Chanel and Carlton supermarkets close by and S J Health & Bakery Ltd even closer.
Easy as pie! ZR vans are privately owned and run frequently. Although somewhat noisy, passengers are friendly and greet people already there with 'Good Morning/ Afternoon. The fare is $2 regardless of the distance. The government run blue buses are not as frequent as the ZR vans, but the fare is the same. You'll need the exact fare for this bus service.
Other Things to Note
There is a scenic ride on Sundays leaving Independence Square at 2 PM. The tour takes you to various venues around the island. You can take a picnic lunch with you.
Then there is the Mount Gay Visitor's Center on Spring Garden Highway. You'll get to sample Bajan rum. It is close to Brandon's Beach.
No Smoking Please.
About the Host, Patsy
I'm a Bajan with English and Canadian connections, having lived approximately two decades in each place. I love travelling and escapades - sand dune bashing in Qatar, hiking in South Korea and Bali, scuba diving in Hawaii and snorkeling in Barbados, and willing to try new activities. I am energetic and sociable. I enjoy outdoor activities and usually hike and exploring the neighborhoods I visit. When I travel I get around the city on foot and use local
transport. I love cooking and am quite adept at conjuring up a variety of creative plant-based recipes using local fruits and veggies.
Oh, and one more hobby. Sewing! I buy fabric as souvenirs and make my own clothes.
My home is welcoming and cozy. I'm a friendly host and will do my best to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.
My life motto? "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."