This is what a vacation is supposed to be like! I have never had such a relaxing experience while on vacation.
The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The housekeeper is one of the best touches. She was there everyday to clean the unit, prepare meals and even do laundry. When we would ask her to simply make "sandwiches" for lunch, they weren't just meat between two slices of bread. She would make special sauces, toast the bread, prepare sides and set the table before hand. She really put effort into making the meals stand out. We also asked her to make a pork roast with veg and potatoes. She added various spices and herbs to the meal to make it much more enjoyable. Thinking back, having a housekeeper was incredible. You don't realize how much time you spend each day preparing a meal, eating a meal, cleaning up after the meal. When that's done for you, you can really enjoy your vacation.
The property is great as well. The view out the balcony is incredible, great sunsets and the beach is only a few steps away. The outdoor dinning table is 100% private. The plunge pool, at the edge can be viewed by other guests in the adjoining suite, but it's not a huge deal. The bedrooms were great size and the bathrooms were great. Everything was clean and well maintained on arrival.
The beach is nice and due to the rocks on either side, becomes a quasi private beach (even though all beaches on Barbados are public by law). Each morning staff put out your lounge chairs specifically for you. They have a lot of various beach stuff for you to use (free of charge), paddle and ball, diving buoy, snorkel, flippers etc.
One of the greatest things was snorkelling off the beach. There is a nice reef with lots of fish and even a few sea turtles. You pay $$ to go see turtles on excursions, or you could just swim off your own beach.
I recommend staying here and renting a car. There isn't much to do within walking distance. There is a private parking space provided.
Reed's House was such a fabulous place to stay. We will DEFINITELY return in the future. All previous vacations went from great to good, after staying at Reed's House and realizing how nice and relaxing a vacation can really be.