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Unfortunately Mark's wife who cares about the rentals and all the contact to the guests wasn't there when we arrived. That's why we didn't have a warm welcoming but instead of that we got a quick introduction-tour of about 3 minutes. But beside of a lacking contact to the renters, all was very beautyful and clean. All machines worked well. 15min walk to a big supermarket and 10min walk to the beach of Rockley!
We enjoyed our stay at the Rose Garden Apt. #1. Upon our arrival, Mark, Mandy & Ben (their lovable dog) greeted us and gave us a tour of the apt. We mentioned that we wanted to go to a store to pick up some groceries and Mark graciously took us to the supermarket. The apartment in a residential neighborhood, situated away from the busy main streets, but close to all the amenities. It's about a 5 minute walk to Rockley beach and to Quayside Centre, a shopping center where you can find a convenience store that also sells produce and food products, an ice cream store, restaurants, and a sports bar. We took public transportation to/from Oistins for the Friday fish fry and it was easy to catch a bus or van on the coastal road. The ride was about 15 minutes. Public transportation to Bridgetown was also about 15 minutes.
The apartment itself is just like it's pictured. Plenty of towels are provided, the TV has a ton of channels, and the air conditioning is cold. The kitchen/dining room is large and let us prepare and eat our own food conveniently. The porch is also great for just hanging out.
Mark and Mandy were super friendly hosts and invited us to have drinks on their porch and even to watch Game of Thrones since episodes were airing while we were there. We felt like were were longtime friends almost immediately. We definitely recommend staying here if you're looking for somewhere central to stay on the southwest coast of Barbados.
We had a great time. The apartment was pretty big and they were nice enough to furnish it with toiletries. It was only a short walk to Rockley/Accra beach which is one of the nicest beaches on the island. Our hosts were really helpful and nice. Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Barbados.
Very nice little place. Everything was fine.
Mark and Mandy were welcoming and friendly. The apartment was better than expected. I appreciated the shower attachment that dispensed hot water immediate and as warm or hot as I desired. The bathroom and kitchen were very clean and modern as well as the other areas of the apartment. I appreciated all of the channels on the television which is not common at some of the hotels in the area. The neighborhood is excellent. I felt extremely safe as I was able to sleep at night occasionally with the doors wide open behind a solid locked gate. The apartment is surrounded by foliage and provides a certain level of privacy. There are very few people if any walking the streets outside. I count three levels of security including four keys, one of which I returned because I felt I did not need a double lock to my front door. The apartment is also attached to the main home of Mark and Mandy with a separate private entrance. I was glad to be able to lock my valuables in a separate closet. I would prefer this apartment to any of the major hotel chains.
Great spot for a great price. Mark and Mandy were so gracious--our flight got in in the middle of the night and they waited up for us, and we left late and they let us check out late, far past the check-out time. Place was very clean, bright, and comfortable.
Loved the Rockley Beach and the Rockley Beach neighborhood. The beach and boardwalk are beautiful, and lots of good restaurants and markets around. Just keep in mind that it is about a ten-minute walk into town in traffic, so wear good shoes and keep an eye out.
Great place in a great town.
Many thanks to Mark and Mandy who are wonderful hosts. A warm welcome with great suggestions for places to go. Rose garden is the ideal place to get your bearings if you are new to Barbados. Great location to town and beach. All necessary amenities are within a 5 min walk. The appartment is secure and has all that you need to feel at home. A charming place.
Great host! Nice apartment and clean. 5 min walk to the nicest beach on the island! We absolutely recomand anyone staying at the rose garden.
Mandy and Mark are simply lovely hosts! Very welcoming and always there to answer any questions. This is my second time in Barbados in the last 3 months. The first time we stayed at the Accra Hotel and this time choosing to stay here was absolutely ideal and highly recommended! The appartment is literally 5-6 minute walk away from Rockley Beach and close to all the necessities: grocery store, market, restaurants, local transportation to pretty much all the major attractions ... The AC and fan was much appreciated in the appartment but I must say having the patio was such a plus! Enjoying early breakfast and late night drinks out there ...
Thanks again for the wonderful hospitality! Definitely looking forward to the next time!!
Teresa - Montreal
This was the best decision we made. Mark and Mandy are fantastic hosts who have done a great job to create a comfortable atmosphere to their rooms. We stayed in Apartment 2, it was everything that it was presented as. We felt quite at home there as it gave us all the amenities we have at home (TV, wifi, A/C, etc), this helped as I had to work while I was there. It is very close to the beach, just a hop, skip and a jump from Accra beach but also a number of grocery stores, restaurants, and shops, in addition to the main coastal road that you can grab transportation, such as public bus, ZR minivan shuttle buses and regular taxis. This was the first time I used AirBnB, and I can only hope that the rest of my stays elsewhere are as fantastic as this. Thanks again Mark and Mandy.