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Your hosts are Philip and Tina Brennan.
Philip has been property managing for the past 15 years. Before that he was in a top local band.
Tina bakes and is famous for her carrot cakes !!
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I had a wonderful time in Barbados and Lower Swanage is just perfect. The apartment is just into the beach with a beautiful terrace and direct access to the beach. The house is very spacious for two people and fully equipped. Just outside of the door there are buses going into town and at walking distance there are shops and restaurant.
So I could not expect more from my first visit to Barbados for a conference and a fews days of vacation.
I also like to add that Philip and Tina are very kind and efficient hosts. They made my stay very easy and pleasant.
What an absolutely fantastic apartment. We had a wonderful time here, and are already planning our return.
The apartment is so much bigger than it appears in the photos, with very good sized bedrooms. The balcony is simply stunning, we loved waking up everyday and having our breakfast with a view. The sea immediately ahead is calm and a perfect place for a dip. The location is brilliant too....right on the edge of the Hastings boardwalk, which connects you to various good restaurants and shops. By car, you are close to the airport (20 mins), Bridgetown (5-10 mins) and other popular areas north of Bridgetown.
Philip and Tina were great hosts too and were kind enough to arrange our car rental as well as return transfer to the airport. We felt very at home in their apartment, and when we had questions they were very quick to respond and help out. Highly recommended!
A wonderful stay! The apartment was beautifully maintained and had a perfect location on the beach. Also located at the end of the broadwalk it was easily within walking distance of all local amenities. Tina was also extremely helpful both before and during our stay, answering any questions we had. I would recommend this property and hosts.
Just arrived home from a lovely, relaxing 10 day stay at Upper Beachgate. From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect! Tina and Philip met us at the villa and gave us a tour, explaining everything we needed. During our stay they responded quickly to any inquiries we had.
This villa is in an amazing location, close to everything you need including a grocery store and may delicious restaurants. The beach access was a highlight of the trip. The pool is refreshing after a day on the sand.
We went as 3 couples, and the villa could not have been more perfect. Each room having an en suite was a godsend! The kitchen was also perfectly appointed for cooking an evening meal, and we spent almost every evening out of the deck playing card games.
The only downside (and this is in no way the fault of the villa) is that the neighbours across the street have a very yappy dog that they allow to bark for hours on end, starting at about 5am. So ear plugs would be a good investment!
All in all, this place has everything. The housekeeper, Jocelyn, is also extremely sweet and helpful. Thanks for everything Tina and Philip, we sincerely hope to return!
Philip and Tina Brennan are fantastic hosts. Genuine kindness, they were so fast in responding to our inquaries and they got out of the way to make sure we had a good staying. Upper Swanage is a cozy apartment with an spectacular view of the (website hidden) is very close to stores and restaurants, walking distance by the beach boardwalk (a beautiful walk), or the street. We met Russel from the Surf Shop across the street who helped us in everything too and gave my girls a great experience surfing. We did not miss the services of a 5 star hotel, because Philip and Tina were there for us always.The Swanage was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen has everything to prepare a nice meal and eat it in the balcony listening to the ocean and watching a sunset. We would love to come back.
The place was great. I was there for work, so I enjoyed being able to have a few minutes at the start and finish of each day to enjoy the sea.
Nach so vielen Erfahrungen mit Ferienwohnungen, da war das erste Mal wo alles perfekt war! Wir kamen sehr spät in der Nacht und Philip hat persönlich aus uns gewartet. Das Haus war super Komplet mit allem das man brauch und noch mehr, man bekommt sofort den Gefühl zu Hause zu sein.
A truly amazing experience in Barbados! Philip was a very nice host, explained us everything about the appartment. When we arrived fresh food was in the refrigeator! About the appartment : wow! Amazing view, best location if you like beaches or seeing the seaturtles passing by. The appartment was even more spacier then we thought!
This appartment is what Airbnb makes such a good website!
This is a really attractive beach-side location. The apartment is clean, nicely decorated, and fully equipped with all the modern amenities, including reliable wifi. It's walking distance to a number of places to eat down the recently built boardwalk. And just 30 yards down the beach, there's an area of ocean that is sheltered by reef and clear of rock, which at low tide makes it a wonderful salt-water swimming pool for laps or snorkeling.
One evening, while I watched the sunset off in the other direction, a young man knelt and proposed to his love. I snapped the scene of the two, framed in palm trees, as she said Yes. (Popping down to get his email, I sent them the picture.)
Philip and Tina graciously accommodated my late-night arrival and, though I didn't ask much else of them, seemed quite prepared to help with any needs. The light sleeper would want to be aware that the house abuts the main street, which is heavily trafficked, so there is noise enough to sometimes distinguish itself from the sounds of the ocean coming from the other end of the house.
Well recommended! I feel lucky to have gotten the place on short notice (due to another's cancellation.) My temporary downstairs neighbors said the were planning to return the next year, and it's easy to see why.
Everything about this place was just great. The house is on the beach, few meters from the ocean. The doors of the living and the master bedroom open to a very comfortable terrace/garden area where one can lie in the hammock, sit comfortably in the shadow or have dinner, still few meters from the ocean. The house is very tastefully furnished and spacious. All little necessities in the kitchen and the whole house were provided - salt, towels, coffee to get you started etc. The water in front of the house is quite safe for swimming, surrounded by shallow riffs, with a lot of other nice bays at walking distance. Plenty of restaurants and a few shops in the direct neighbourhood. Philip and Tina are the most friendly and helpful hosts.