My family and I (2 adults, 3 children) stayed at the Beach Nest for 10 days in February. We we all very pleased with the unit we stayed in (the larger one), the location of the house and especially with the way Carlton (manager) communicates from initial contact all the way through our stay including the day of our departure.
The pictures of the house and the surroundings show things exactly the way they are. No surprises at all! The only thing that could make that impression any better would be if one could feel the climate and the sounds. The grounds are well kept, and there are several fruit trees both on and just outsidere the property. We discovered the green monkeys that are in the area (do a Google search for the history of these monkeys), and experienced the fireflies during the evenings after sunset.
Location is everything! The path to the beach is "right there" and it's not more than 3 minutes walking at a slow pace until your feet are in the sand. The beach itself is original Carribbean, meaning no private areas (all Barbados beaches are public), no highrise hotels and was very clean. The beach bar (Weiser's), in the other direction from the house (just down the street) is also worth playing a visit or two. Great cocktails, good food and a relaxed atmosphere. The local grocery store (Carlton - but not the same as the manager) is about 8 minutes away by foot. It is well stocked, US style, just smaller. You get both local groceries as well as imported stuff there. The dollarbuses also stop here, and run to downtown Bridgetown. An experience in itself!
To cut it short, this was a great place to stay! We enjoyed everything and couldn't find any dislikes at all. We would recommend the Beach Nest to families, families with children, all ages, group of friends and so on. The ones we would not recommend it to is those who are looking for a hotel type holiday, as this is a selfcatering place.
Thanks again, Carlton, for having us! It was a pleasure meeting you, and we'll keep in touch. Barbados was great, and we look forward to exploring more of the island when the kids are a bit older.
All the best,
Bjorn and Anette