A perfect place to stay in Barbados
Just back from a fantastic two weeks staying at Shelsea villa on the south coast of Barbados. One minute’s walk from one of the nicest beaches along the south coast, Shelsea is perfectly located just one kilometre from Oistins and a short car or bus ride from Bridgetown.
Shelsea is elegantly furnished, clean, in very good order and very practical. We loved breakfast on the veranda, watching hummingbirds in the trees and even a visiting monkey taking mangoes from the tree. For our family of two adults and three teenaged to young adult children, the house offered great accommodation to really make our holiday base good to be at, more than a hotel or apartment could offer- with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a well set up kitchen with all you need to prepare good food, a big living area and, besides the verandah, a cool airy room with sofas and media entertainment which the children enjoyed when the beach got too much! And the house is set in a good sized, well tended garden with barbeque and lighting – great to sit out in the evening listening to the frogs in such a nice tranquil environment.
After a day out touring the island it was a lovely house to come home to. Well set up for cooking and eating in, which we did half the time and out at Oistins or up the coast towards St Laurence and Rockley the other evenings. Oistins offers the best food around if you are keen on fish, and is so close. Equally, being one minute from the beach, we had wonderful easy days spent between the house, the garden and the beach.
Many thanks to Sheila and those on the island – Ron and Lou, especially – for such a well organised holiday villa and all being so friendly. Sheila, thank you for sending so much information through in advance, from advice on car hire to local sailing – and a great touch to put enough provisions into the fridge on arrival so that we could make the first destination the beach and not the store. Clean and tidy house, very smart, lots of different areas to find space in and relax – room for 5 people to be together but also find their own spaces. Comfortable beds, good showers, lots of towels, games, entertainment, books, laundry facilities, everything covered.
We’re very glad we found Shelsea and will definitely stay again. Well recommended.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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