About this listing
Private guest room just 50 yards from the beach....
Wake with the sun, lunch on the beach, dine under the evening stars....relax you're at Becky's by the Sea, Guest House.
Becky's is now serving a delicious continental breakfast, so you are not only waking to the sun, but to, freshly brewed coffee, herbal teas, baked goods and local fruit juices.
Barbados, the easternmost island of the Caribbean Lesser Antilles, is a coral island formed in prehistoric times by erupting volcanoes. All of that activity has left modern-day Becky's is now serving delicious continental breakfast, you are not only waking to the sun, but also to, freshly brewed coffee, herbal tea, baked goods and local fruit juice.
visitors a 21-mile-long playground. And Becky's by the Sea, Guest House is perfectly placed for play, just 50 yards from the beach in quaint Fitts Village, St. James. Close to public transportation, restaurants, super markets, duty free shopping and water sports. Just a 35 minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport and 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan capital of Bridgetown.
This magnificent renovated coral stone guest house is owned and occupied by an African American woman of Barbadian descent. Becky's is a sanctuary of privacy and peace; it is a guest house with the air of a private villa and the charm of a small inn. Its’ modern-day amenities and impeccable service captures the elegant graces of the Caribbean culture.
The guest house with a delightful Caribbean-style interior adorned with African-Caribbean art, two amazing outdoor patios and a rooftop sundeck. Sit at the beautiful bay window or lounge on the sun drenched deck with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. The bi-level house has two well appointed guest rooms for vacation rental. Guests experience the full enjoyment of the entire house.
The en-suite master bedroom is equipped with a ceiling fan, air conditioning and an in-room safe. Your rental includes linens and beach towels.
Right across the road you will find just about any water sport you can imagine.
Arrangements can be made for the following activities
Airport pick-up and drop off
Scuba diving and swimming with the turtles
Indian cooking classes
Visit to the Hot Pot
Yoga and water aerobic classes (I have your yoga mat for you)
Guest experience the full enjoyment of the entire house.
Interaction with Guests
The owner is available to make suggestions as to what to do and see on this beautiful island. Prior to arrival you will receive the house brochure with lots of information on what to do to ensure you enjoy your stay.
Public transportation is right outside our front door.. One of the great things about Barbados is that you can get everywhere by bus....for only $2.00 BDS which is equivalent to $1.00USD.
If you decide to rent a car you can park it in the gated driveway.
No smoking inside the house.
Guests are required to e-mail me their complete travel itinerary.......check in and out is flexible based on your arrival and departure time. Arrangements can be made for a taxi to meet you at the airport...a nice feeling when it is your first time in a country to come out of the air . The cost of the taxi is $40USD.
Smoking is only allowed on the outside areas, there are two galleries and a sundeck.
My favorite part about staying at Becky's by the Sea was the house and how beautiful it was, the architecture is simply breathtaking and beautifully decorated. The location is a perfect location is you want a early day swim, with a relaxing beach. It is accessible to the bus stop which is right outside of the house, which is great for those who like to enjoy night life, and see other places on the island. I think breakfast should be included however in the package for the home. Be sure to bring bug repellent as Davette advises. Overall Barbados is a beautiful island and Becky's by the Sea is a nice stay.
What can I say about Davette? It was love at first sight!
From the moment we arrived to the day we left, we had an absolute blast hanging with her and the Becky's by the Sea crew.
The location was incredible, right across the road from a gorgeous (basically private) beach.
Her home was wonderful - spacious, comfortable, inviting, relaxing.
Davette is now a friend for life - we can't wait to come back on visit our Bajan mother.
Davette is a fantastic host. There is what is practically a private beach a literal stones throw (cross the street, walk around one house and voilà) away. If you want to interact with tourists, a short beach walk brings you to a variety of resort front beaches.
The location is excellent to access the west coast. I used the bus to get everywhere and no wait was longer than 10 minutes - most buses arrived in a few minutes of getting to the stop.
There is a supermarket nearby which has almost everything you need (no bug repellant here for some reason, just bug spay) including a shuttle service if you really don't want to walk a few blocks carrying your groceries (or beer, in my case).
Davette is a fountain of knowledge about the local area and getting places. I was on a vacation / work visit and I am really glad I stayed with her first before moving to my business accommodations - I feel much more seasoned on the island thanks to her.
Davette became my newest and dearest auntie. She made my Barbados experience a supremely memorable one and took very good care of me with nice breakfasts and shared dinners. The beach across the road is a classic Caribbean dream, pretty much the best on the island. It's right on the bus route between Bridgetown and Speightstown, so a great base and really easy to explore from. You will love it.
Housekeeping things: I have to say that the mattress was amazing. Like, amazing. I slept so well. And the house is really clean and airy. I am allergic to cats so was concerned but with tiles and the clean way the house is kept it was fine. In fact the ginger kitten was kind of cool. Enjoy.
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Davette was the perfect host and her Guest house, Becky's by the sea is absolutely incredible. We were there for just over a week and i cannot wait to go back. Really nice rooms and a great porch for relaxing on. A perfect Caribbean beach within seconds of the front door. Davette was full of great recommendations and there was always a friendly local around for a chat and to share a Banks. I have come back from the holiday as happy as i can remember.
You will not regret staying here.
This was the best airbnb experience I've ever had, and it was all because of Davette, owner of Becky's by the Sea.
The gorgeous home is right across the street from the beach, so you don't have to go far at all for your own, practically private, waterfront. Very powerful air conditioning. Working Internet. The house is on the Caribbean side, which is more calm, clear, and beautiful than the Atlantic side. There is a supermarket a 5 minute walk away, and not too much else nearby, but the house is facing the main road where the local buses (cheap and very easy) and taxis (less cheap but equally easy) pass by all day to take you to wherever you like, and it's easy to get to all destinations you'd want to go to. You are not far from stuff you need, but you don't feel like you're stuck in some kind of tourist hell. You feel like a local.
Davette has lots of wonderful recommendations and you should follow them all. She knows a lot of people in town, and helped us get everything we needed and wanted.
Davette is the best host you could ask for. She hangs out with you if you seem interested, and leaves you be if you don't. Do what you can to make her a part of your Barbados experience; as lovely as this island is, she's the best part of it all. She made us coffee every morning so we wouldn't have to go out and get it ourself. She's a wonderful cook and baker who loves to use local and organic ingredients, and every day she surprised us with some kind of special goodie that she made: coconut chocolate bark, vegan pumpkin muffins she made from pumpkin butter she made herself, and of course, rum punch. She loves to spend time in her garden, cultivating her lovely plants and fruit trees (lime, pomegranate, mango). She is a remarkable one-woman operation and goes out of her way to make sure you love Barbados as much as she does.
We're already plotting our return here!
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About the Host, Davette
I am a former resident of Brooklyn, New York, now living in Barbados for the past five years. I love what I am doing and have been told I do it well. I am available to answer questions, make suggestions, give directions and even accompany my guests around the island. I can guarantee you a true Bajan experience.
Becky's is a single owner occupied private home, located just 50 yards from the beach where there is great snorkeling, very close to public transportation, restaurants and rum shops are right up the road, down the road, all over the island.
I love it when I have someone to cook for, so you may wake up to my potato egg casserole, some fresh baked bread, or you may come in from a island touring and find I made you some bajan fish cakes along with a glass of rum punch.
Would love to host you and show off my beautiful island.