Previous review is correct-- the pictures do not do the house justice! We had just an incredible stay. The locals also call the house "Wild Serenity," and if you stay there, you will know why.
In almost every aspect the house was simply perfect. The housekeeper, Jackie, was completely incredible and went way, way out of her way to take care of us and make us feel welcome. Xavier, the owner, was very helpful to us when we were trying to find the place, and he is somewhat of a celebrity on the Island. Everywhere we went, if we mentioned we were staying at his house, we got the immediate, "Oh, I know Xavier" response.
You'll think that you have take a wrong turn when trying to get there-- the road is a bit in need of maintenance by western standards, but once you arrive, it's incredibly worth it. The location is actually quite,good and convenient.
The pool was great and we had trouble getting the kids out of it to go to the beach. All three bedrooms in the main house are air conditioned, as well as the entertainment/family room.
We fould the architecture to be charming, simple, and yet perfect. The rest of the house can basically be completely opened up to the outside. It would be a great place for entertaining, although we really didn't do that while we were there.
The beach is small, within walking distance, rocky, and the path is just a bit difficult. It's a good beach to snorkel off of, but you'll probably want to go to other beaches. It could be a good place to lay out on, and perhaps read a good book. Not such a great place to play in the water-- rocks and sea urchins.
There ae several other extremely nice beaches within easy driving distance.
We recommend Big Runner taxi service, and Alex's water taxi out of Marigot Bay. Jackie set us up with Big Runner (David) and Oasis Marigot made the Alex connection for us.
Have Jackie cook you a local meal, well worth it, and give Xavier's restaurant, The Coal Pot, a try-- it's wonderful. We didn't make it to his other restaurant in the Rodney Bay Mall, but I'm sure it's great as well.
The landscaping is incredible and I'm sure you'll spend a great deal of time admiring the view.
We would recommend Barefoot Beach highly, highly, highly. I'd give it the highest rating. We found it to be excellent for families; we have three boys, 15, 6, and 3.
Jackie will make you feel welcome and cater to your every need,, and the house will also welcome you with open arms.