We recently traveled to Barbados to escape New York City and booked turtle cottage, having no experience with the island at all.
What a great choice we made. Pat could not have been a more accommodating host, giving plenty of great advice for or time in Barbados. She even welcomed us at 4am when our flight arrived and took us to the grocery store as our car didn't arrive until later in the morning. Pat also made great recommendations for things to do on the island, including arranging a catamaran cruise for us.
As for the cottage itself, the photos on the internet can't accurately depict how breathtaking the views are. The cottage was beautifully decorated, comfortable and clean with every appliance and supply you could need for a great vacation, including plenty of fans to keep things breezy at night.
The pool was a short walk through the immaculate garden and was a lovely way to cool off in the warm Bajan sun. The turtles were also quite a treat to spot in the late afternoon.
Getting to the house from the main road was simple (despite being a New Yorker who hasn't driven in years, much less on the left side of the road) and less than 15 minutes from the airport. The grocery store, Emerald City is a 5-7 minute drive and Foul Bay Beach (incredible for running, not good for swimming) is 2 minutes by car and 5 on foot.
Must see: St Nicholas Abbey, Oistins Fish Fry, Animal Flower Caves, East coast road.
Thanks again, Pat for an incredible vacation! If we return to Barbados, we definitely hope to stay with you again!