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Rachel was a gracious host. Booked this trip for my mom & felt comforted in knowing she was in great hands. Rachel kept me updated, was communicative and reassuring. My mom felt comfortable which gave me peace of mind being in the US. My mom let me know that the room was clean and that she was taken care of. She occasionally used Rachel's Magic jack to call me in NY and Rachel kindly offered directions to the Embassy & the clinic when mommy needed it. Overall her experience was good and my experience with Rachel was also very favorable. I would definitely reccomend.
From the moment we booked their home for our 28 day vacation, Shelley and Manuel were there for us. Such friendly, generous hosts; so accommodating and with a wealth of information for all our questions. Their home is lovely, and very well equipped. We lacked nothing. Having Shelley and Manuel living right upstairs ensured we were well taken care of day and night.
Each day started with our morning coffee on the beautiful veranda. If we planned a beach day, it was a short walk to the lovely Browne's Beach. The beach was calm enough for our limited swimming abilities, offered enough shaded areas, and the added security of the lifeguard was a bonus. Of course there are so many other beaches readily available, but we found this one to be our favourite.
Taking public transportation opened up the whole island for exploration, dining, or shopping. Shelley was good enough to take us on a tour of some of the island's scenic spots, as well as driving us to and from various errands and restaurants...always with a cheery smile and some interesting island lore. Several good restaurants in the immediate area, as well as all the beach canteens for a quick snack or drink without leaving your prime beach spot. We couldn't have ordered a more fun, relaxing vacation with hosts who seemed like family. We will certainly miss Shelley and Manuel. How are we ever going to once again get used to our cold Canadian winter weather?!
Rachel and Manuel were amazing hosts! My girlfriend arrived before me and Rachel was kind enough to walk her town to the beach and show her the immediate area around the apartment. I arrived later that night, thanks to her detailed directions. I felt right at home. She prepared me a small bite to eat upon my arrival and was very friendly. The following morning she had some fresh fruit and coffee for us know that we both traveled far to get there.
The street (Dunlop lane) that takes you from the main road (Bay Street) to the apartment felt a bit spooky when I was arriving on foot at night, but you soon feel part of the neighborhood. Everyone is friendly and eager to say hello. Every morning we walked by an older lady on her front porch and she always wished us a great day on the beach with a smile.
Showers were hot, plenty of ventilation, serene balcony with monkeys in the trees and dogs running around below. Relaxing spot.
Rachel and her husband were super friendly, gave us a lot of useful tips and offered a warm dinner the first evening. The studio was very comfortable and nice. We were very happy with the location as well, 1 minute walk to the beach, close to town, easy to get around by bus, friendly locals in the neighbourhood. Would absolutely recommend! :)
Nagyon jól éreztük magunkat, a vendéglátóink nagyon kedvesek és segítőkészek voltak. Minden könnyen megközelíthető a szállásról, a tengerpart csak egy perc séta. Meleg szívvel ajánlom!
We had a great stay with Shelley & Manuel, they will do their best to make you as welcome and comfortable as possible. Their advices of locations to visit and places to eat where all great as well. We were also invited to dinner with them and had some great talks.
The apartment is simple but has everything you need, clean and in good shape. Enjoying breakfast from the balcony is amazing with great view and the occational monkey stopping by.
It's located about 15 - 20 min walk outside Bridgetown, but it's only 5 minutes down to a great beach. From the main road also 5 min away you can easily catch a bus or taxi, so getting around is not an issue. With all the friendly neighbours around you can always have an intersting conversation and you never feel unsafe.
We would definitely recommend staying here for a great experience on Barbados outside the resorts.
Rachel tried her best to be a great host. She will drive you places and can provide some food. Room was clean and had a safe and a door with lock.
Замечательный отдых! Апартаменты находятся в 3-5 минутах ходьбы от самого красивого и большого пляжа острова - Carlisle bay, где розовый песок и чистое море. Комната точно как на фотографиях, личная веранда и небольшая кухня чтобы кушать на свежем отдыхе, слушать птиц и наблюдать за обезьянками) Но, самое главное, как нас встретили Рейчел и ее супруг Мануэль! Несмотря на то, что мы приехали в 4 утра, нас они встретили радушно и разместили, улетали рано утром, Рейчел была с нами с 5 утра. Благодаря Рейчел, мы узнали много интересного о стране, ее людях истории и традициях. Весь отдых было ощущение, что мы не снимаем у них жилье, а находимся в гостях! Это просто фантастика,какие гостеприимные люди! Спасибо огромное им за помощь во всех вопросах, заботе, внимании к каждому отдыхающему! Мы получили огромное удовольствие от отдыха и общения с замечательными людьми - Рейчел и Мануэлем. Будем счастливы вернуться вновь на Барбадос в гости к Рейчел и Мануэлю.
This is a great, convenient budget option. The best part is the location - we visited lots of beaches around the island and really think Carlisle bay and Pebbles beach might have been the top because it's long, not very crowded, and the water is perfectly flat - don't know why they are not mentioned more in the guidebooks! Also very convenient to get the bus to other place - every time you step on the street there is a bus! Pack light and don't take a taxi to and from the airport when you can spend just $2 on a bus.
The hosts are very helpful, the place was clean, and the kitchen has everything you need. I recommend the sea turtle snorkeling excursion at Carlisle bay - the turtles were a lot cuter and more interesting than I even expected! I would also suggest that if you are a light sleeper you might want to bring earplugs because it is a small house with many guests staying, so you can always hear other people talking and moving around.
Hope you enjoy your trip to Barbados- we definitely did!
This was my first airbnb stay - my only negative is that now my expectations may be too high for future airbnb stays! Shelley and Manuel go out of their way to accommodate their guests. I highly recommend staying here! Thanks for such a great time!
If you are looking for a homie feeling away from home that's the place. Shelly and Manuel are great hosts. The welcoming feeling and help around local places really made our trip easier. We were on a student budget and Shelly told us where to get fresh fruits and vegetables on a good price. The location is great as it's 2 minutes away from the beach and Bridgetown. We felt like we had the freedom to do whatever we needed to do in the house which gave us a really comfortable feeling.
If you are looking for a spot in Barbados this is it!! They made us feel like its family and we will definitely come back. :)