I stayed at this property with my wife and 3-year old son for 10 nights over Xmas 2010. it is a superb property. It is perfectly located in St.James (the best area of Barbados) and is very well appointed, having it's own small plunge pool and terraces as well as 4 good-sized bedrooms/4 good-quality bathrooms. The property is child friendly but still manages to feel a bit luxurious (a rare blend I think). The fit and finish/ furnishings are all either new or high quality - it feels 'home from home' and the owners have a good sense of quality/style sympathetic to the Barbados way of life. The property also has ipod/dvd/tv/ and even wi-fi if you really need it!
Of particular appeal to me was that the property is on a gated private road (I wasn't concerned about safety as Barbados is very friendly in my experience) but it meant that my son could play outside without fear of busy roads and cars generally.
It is in a great location - only 3-4 mins walk to the beach and there is such a lot to see and do aside from the amazing beaches.
The owners couldn't have been more helpful to us. They know all the best restaurants and places to go and their recommendations were faultless re beaches and places to eat. The owners are very straightforward and nice people to deal with. It made a positive difference to our stay.
We decided to rent a house rather than stay at a hotel as we didn't want to feel obliged to sit on a hotel beach and eat hotel food (that you've already paid for) - we wanted more variety to our trip. The property is just perfect for that. Likewise if you do want to chill out in your own little environment and eat at home you can do that happily too. I'm sure the smeg oven and bbq works well, even if we didn't use them!
We've rented a lot of overseas properties so I didn't want readers to think I'm just a gushing 'first-timer'. I've also done hotel stay in Barbados and more widely in St.Lucia/Antigua etc. Not that this matters but I never like to read reviews from gushing first-timers, to be perfectly honest.
Barbados has everything you could ever want for a holiday, and this property made our Christmas trip 2010 just perfect. We would therefore whole-heartedly recommend staying at this property and would indeed return. Can't fault it. Go for this one.