We have vacationed in Barbados before and stayed in a resort. We wanted a different experience this time around - we wanted to stay in a local community because it would really give us the true feeling of Barbados. When we found this house during our search we were immediately hooked! When I sent my enquiry to Helena and Roman they replied very quickly and we continued to communicate for several months before our trip. They answered all of our questions in great detail and Helena even called me from Barbados so we could chat so it would be easier for us to have all of our questions answered.
Looking at the location of the house on a map you can tell that it is located inland. The house is actually situated amazingly well in relation to everything! It is just off of a main road so you never hear cars passing by. It's very close to the airport, malls, grocery shopping, restaurants, and the beaches!
The house itself is awesome! The property is beautiful, very well maintained and clean! The house has everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Helena and Roman greeted us every morning with a huge smile and fresh fruit from their trees which we were free to take ourselves. It must also be said that we felt safe the entire time we were at the house. Sometimes safety is a point of contention for people who are debating whether or not to stay at a resort vs. a house. Bajans are so incredibly friendly and we always felt safe walking around the area and being outdoors.
Helena worked with us regarding payment in a way that made us feel the most comfortable. In the future - even though it's not required - we would have no issue submitting payment in full prior to our arrival in Barbados.
We had the most amazing time during our 3 weeks in Barbados - Helena and Roman and their house is a huge part of that! We will most definitely be using their house the next time we visit. Thank you SO much Helena and Roman for your hospitality and generosity!
Stephanie and Dr. Matt :)