My wife and I stayed at Villa Maria for the month of February (2014). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found that Villa Maria was a clean, friendly and well-run establishment. While we had booked the cottage for our stay, Rick (the owner) upgraded us for free to the one bedroom unit for the first ten days as it wasn't rented. Rick usually lives on the property but had rented his unit for part of our stay. He was at the Villa more than once a day, so he was easily available (and we had his cell number). When Rick wasn't available, Jonathan (the property manager) and his girlfriend were just a phone call away and addressed issues promptly. Our "big" issue was the lack of a can opener in the cottage - and one was delivered quickly.
The Villa is located in a quiet subdivision and as noted by others is close to Oistins and fairly close to St. Lawrence gap, to which we usually walked one way and rode the "ZR" home. We felt completely safe walking the streets day or night and met only one pan handler - who was very polite - during our stay. Do not miss the Friday fish fry & party at Oistins. Chillin' and Grillin' became our favorite restaurant.
The one bedroom unit at Villa Maria is spacious, well-equipped and relaxing. It has a front porch which we used often, especially for happy hour. The cottage is smaller with the main seating area being a love seat. There is an outdoor seating area, but it is in the flow of warm air from the Villa's air conditioning. and the view is of the back wall of the villa. This didn't pose a problem as we carried our coffee (mornings) or drinks (happy hour) to the pool where there is plenty of seating and a nice view. The cottage too is well-equipped and we really enjoyed our stay there.
All in all, Villa Maria was a great choice as a place to stay and Barbados - especially the people - was a real treat. Thanks to Rick, Jonathan and all the "hired help" for making our stay so enjoyable.