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Recent St. James reviews

  • Very comfortable and beautiful house in top location!

    "We had a great time staying at the house! The location could not have been better: 7 minutes from the beach, at the beginning of Barbados "fancy coast" (lined with fancy hotels, fancy bars and fancy restaurants), halfway between Holetown and Bridgetown, and - if you care for discovering places using the racy yellow buses playing reggae music - with a bus in either direction every five minutes. At the same time the house is beautifully quiet and located on a hill with amazing views onto the sea - and you can enjoy this view either seated by the pool, lounging on the rooftop or while having dinner on the balcony. It had more bedrooms than we needed but its upside down style with three levels meant that it flexibly adjusts to parties of any size. We are already planning our next stay!"
    Guest: Mel Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 23, 2014
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  • Three weeks on the West Coast

    "My family (Mom, Dad and three boys 17, 15 and 12) spent three weeks in July at Barb's Cottage and loved every minute. The cottage is as described in the listing and in previous reviews and it has everything we needed; plenty of towels, comfortable beds, a great outdoor shower, a nice little outdoor patio, ceiling and standing floor fans, fast internet and a washing machine. From the initial contact the owner OB answered all our questions and was very helpful. We were met at the cottage by OB's father who later dropped of mangoes - the best we've ever had! We were at the beach across the road almost every day as it was the kids' favourite one. We had a car for the first week but it was not necessary unless you really wanted to explore the island on your own time schedule, the bus was great. For the last two weeks we walked to the local grocery store for supplies and treats, and took the bus (the yellow one as well as the blue one - both $2Barbados - they came by often) into Holetown. On Sunday mornings the ice cream truck came outside our door too. We had a great stay here and I would definitely recommend it. It's in a super location and it is easy to get around. We would stay here again for sure."
    Guest: Karen R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014
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  • Lovely stay at De Hideaway

    "We spent a pleasant two weeks at De Hideaway in January, 2014. We had read the reviews and seen the pictures and were happy to find all exactly as advertised. DH is huge, spotlessly clean, well equipped and wide open to Barbados’ beautiful sunny weather. The house fronts onto a very quiet, cul-de-sac and backs onto a deep, tropical forest complete with a resident troupe of monkeys that will wake you up in the morning using the roof above your bedroom as a shortcut between trees. Lots of fun. The entire length of the living room, dining room and kitchen is fitted with louvered, folding doors that open completely to the outside. You can jump directly into the pool from inside the living room. The pool is as nice as it looks in the pictures and is professionally maintained to a high standard. The entire back deck and pool are completely private so that you can refresh yourself in the pool any way you like with confidence that you are alone . . . just you and the monkeys. With its four large bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and huge living area, this house is suitable for groups of four to six people. More might make it a bit crowded. Bobby was at the house when we arrived to show us around and make sure we knew where everything was and how to contact her if necessary. We did on one occasion (we chose text) and she responded with the answer to our question within a few minutes. Bobby checked in with us once during our two weeks to make sure all was well. Do you need a car? The house really is only a few minutes from shopping, banks and the beach. We timed it walking: seven minutes to town and ten minutes (uphill) back. Unfortunately, the walk is on a busy road with poor accommodation for pedestrians. We felt better about going to town after our rental car arrived and would recommend you rent a car for your stay at DH. Car rental rates are very reasonable and having one available puts all of Barbados at your disposal. We recommend you ask Bobby to arrange a car for you. Internet connection? Wi-Fi signal is good throughout the property and on the deck. Food and kitchen: There’s good grocery shopping just down the hill from the house at a large, Superstore. De Hideaway’s kitchen is large with modern appliances and two, full size refrigerators. Dine in the kitchen, in the dining room or outside on the back deck. All are pleasant. When you tire of cooking, there are ten good restaurants within easy walking distance."
    Guest: Alan S. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 8, 2014
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