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Barbados: The land of beautiful sea and sun brimming with excited, passionate people across our 166 square miles of fertile land. Wherever you roam, the gentle breeze of kindness will float in the air and land on your cheeks.
The 30 minute drive from the Grantley Adams International Airport in the south to Universal Chattel House in the west will provide a sneak peek of what the island has to offer. From the enchanting beauty of Brandons Beach to the hypnotic rhythms of the nightlife (party if you dare), there is never a dull moment. There are world famous restaurants from the south to the west coast and some neatly tucked away liming spots.
Universal Chattel House is located in Applegrove, St. Michael. It is a 15 minute bus ride away from the island’s capital city (Bridgetown), 5 minutes walk to public transportation and 6 minutes walk to the recently built international supermarket (where breakfast can be purchased from as early as 6:30am) with the convenient late night shopping up until 10:01pm. A leisurely walk to the beautiful Brandon’s Beach offers the options to soak up good local food, drinks and water sports – in addition to the pristine blue waters, white sand and glorious sunbeams.
We’re located in a peaceful area with a cozy village setting. Designed with a private 30 ft. veranda with a bamboo finish, your home away from home includes a personal entrance with one bedroom with queen size bed, living room area, DVD library (we’re collectors of old and new film), fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom with hot water. The aromatic garden is a perfect oasis where you can embrace the morning sun and carry a natural glow all day. There’s so much to see and do in sunny Barbados. Come and experience the village life! You’ll have an enjoyable stay here. We’re looking forward to greeting you!
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Yusuf is the kind of person anyone can feel fortunate enough to meet due to his obvious depth of character. He greeted us on arrival and was always available to give us advice on logistics and key spots in lovely Barbados. Due to the basic facilities, this place is suitable for experienced travellers and backpackers who want to get a local feel for the island and stay in a non-touristy neighborhood. If someone stays in the place next door you might not feel as private since there is only a partition door separating the two sides of the house. The beach is walking distance and the supermarket is close too. All buses run very close so getting around is easy and Yusuf's cool friend Junior is available to cab you around if needed. Would recommend bringing a mosquito net and beach umbrella. Never leave belongings unattended on beach and you'll enjoy the wonderful Bajan people and island paradise of Barbados just as we did for a week. Try the awesome reggae buses!
Me and my husband stayed At universal Chattel House Apt1 for eight (8) nights on January. Everything went well and we felt that we had our own peace even other side of the house is occupied.
One fan was enough and the house wasn't too hot at nighttime.
Electricity tension wasn't enough for our Apple macbook computer, but our phones charged just fine.
The garden at backyard was lovely and the neighbours friendly.
The location is very good, near bus stops, quiet and big supermarket Carlton is near and open at good hours.
Yusuf and Kim welcome us in their beautiful chattel house and we spent there 10 days.
We really loved the private garden! Fresh golden apples were waiting for us every morning!
The house is tiny and warm..with lots of colors and really comfortable bed!
The close huge supermarket has everything that you'll need during the stay! Also the open air market of Bridgetown is quite close and you'll find fresh wonderful fruits and vegetables!
We enjoyed so much living in that area for a while..far from the busy touristic place..but close to really friendly local people!
Yusuf and Kim are open minded, helpful and touching..we'd love to spend more time with theme..we will next time ;)
Yusuf and Kim were both very helpful and hospitable and generous in offering us a free upgrade in accommodation because of a confusion when we first arrived. There would have been some basic kitchen equipment such as a kettle, matches, fire extinguisher, toaster, microwave that would have been very good to have. The location of this residence was excellent for both the University and the beach, with a good supermarket at the end of the road.
Yusuf and Kim were friendly, kind and generous hosts. They were communicative and answered my questions before and during my stay, and were very forthcoming with suggestions on things to do and experience during my stay.
The apartment was simple but is truly astounding value, and has everything you need for your Barbados holiday including a private bathroom, fridge, cooking facilities, and plenty of room. Only a minute from the bus stop where you can catch the local bus to Bridgetown or Speightstown, and a very short walk from the supermarket which is great for grabbing breakfast, drinks and snacks. Brandons Beach and Brighton Beach are a 10-15 minute walk away, and are some of the most lovely beach spots on the south west coast! Yusuf was kind enough to arrange a private car service to the airport for me, which was great. They can even arrange a massage for you - sadly I ran out of time to do this. On my final night Yusuf and Kim even brought me a fresh local mango as a taste of Barbados!
I had a great time staying here and would definitely recommend for 1-2 people looking to have a laid back stay in Barbados. My only word of warning is that the apartment is a little far from the nightlife if you are looking for some wild nights out in St Lawrence gap - and therefore a bit harder to get to/from (or more costly in a taxi). If you're more about the beaches then it's just right :) Happy holidaying!
I had a really nice time in the apartment. Yusuf and Kim are great hosts. Can only recommend it.
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About the Host, Yusuf And Kim
We love nature,hiking & camping out. We also love meeting new and interesting people. We're out going once it is a place of interest. (1) we can't live with out adventuring (2) fresh air (3) a great beach day (4) long drive to the springs & the country side. It will be an honour to have you as our guest to share our beautiful Island in the sun with you. OUR motto is "Always keep life balance"