Enjoyed one of the most fun and relaxing vacations I have ever had. This house was situated perfectly for those who wanted to venture out and those who wanted to just relax at the pool or on the amazing veranda. Shark Hole (just the name, didn't see any sharks!) is a wonderful quaint beach a short walk from the house along the amazing ocean cliffs. Four or five (maybe more) incredible ocean beaches within a few minutes drive from the house. We visited a different one each time. At times we were the only people on the beach. Very convenient to grocery store and beverage distributor for all our meal and drink needs. The house was well stocked with eating and cooking utensils as well as beach and bath towels. The name is quite fitting as the ocean breeze made for very comfortable outdoor lounging night and day and for a surprisingly comfortable sleep with the windows open. For those wanting to explore, some of our group enjoyed day trips to the Animal Flower Cave at North Point, Harrison's Cave (I recommend the Eco-Adventure Tour) and a trip to Bridgetown. Some wonderful places to eat just a short distance away. Cutters, Marc Polo & East Point Grill were the few that we went to. We saw several local roadside establishments we look forward to trying when we return. Looking forward to returning next year.
The Ocean Breeze was the best!!
Beautiful views, comfortable house with all amenities you need.
Great location...I give it 5 stars!
This house is totally ant infested and filthy. The kitchen has ants crawling over the beds, biting you while you sleep, they are all over the kitchen counters as well as the stove and refrigerator. The ants are in the bathrooms and they are nasty. The appliances are rusted, the kitchen counters and floor was caked with dirt and grease and the House Mgr had to get on her knees to scrub and clean the kitchen. The towels were soiled. The house is in need of so many repairs. The pool was dirty. The owner advertised the house as 4beds but this is only a 3bed house with a mattress in a storage room. I would not rent this for a dog to stay in.
It's name Ocean Breeze is quite fitting. Not so much that you notice it, but you are just comfortable. The villa is right on the ocean and the sound of the waves lull you to sleep at night. I filled my days watching and walking along the sea with daily trips to Sharks Hole for a sea bath as the locals call it. Having our own pool was just fabulous! I hope to get back there soon!
We loved staying at Erin and Howard's beautiful and well kept home. The outdoor living room and deck by the pool were great for hanging out with friends. The pool is absolutely necessary for hot days in Barbados.
Good location near bottom bay and crane beach. Would definitely come back!
The house and the amenities are amazing! The view is unmatched...easy to get to Shark hole beach, Bottom Bay and Crane Beach. Everything you could possibly need or want is close at hand. Sunrise spectacular, the house is aptly named ocean breeze! I will hopefully be going back as often as possible! I give it my highest rating!
I stayed at 'Ocean Breeze' back in February and loved it! The house is right on the ocean... we had an amazing time sitting out on the back porch - (which is basically an outdoor living room)... watching and listening to the waves and relaxing. I could have stayed a month hanging out with good friends, good food and a good book! Oh... and on the back porch there is also a pool... drinks by the pool watching the ocean waves - can't get much better than that!
The house is located fairly close to the airport, so the drive wasn't long. It's in a very quiet neighborhood with other ocean front and neighboring houses... so if you are looking for a nice place to get away, it's nice and quiet here. You will need a car so that you can get around the island. I enjoyed riding around in the car and seeing the various areas - very cool!
The house has towels and sheets... a big kitchen with plates/pans/silverware... everything you possibly need in the kitchen. There is a dining room that seats at least 6, although most of the time we ate out on the back porch. The bedrooms are very nicely sized. Each room basically has it's own bathroom. The showers are great... lots of shower pressure and everything is clean. There is a washer/dryer and a garage. Ocean Breeze has a housekeeper, Denise, who comes everyday - and Denise is a real sweetheart of a lady - extremely friendly. There is living room with cable TV and Wifi. There is only AC in one room and it's a smaller room, but with the ocean breeze blowing through - I was comfortable. There is also a house manger who helps with recommendations on the island, and if there is the slightest issue with the house, she takes care of it very quickly.
There are several beaches within the area... one within walking distance is Shark Hole... it's a 5-minute walk and simply gorgeous. We drove to several other beaches... all just breathtaking - especially Crane Beach. We even went to one beach and we had the whole beach to ourselves with no one else there... and it was a huge beach! My favorite was to walk out the back door and along the ocean cliffs where the coral is really neat... and the water is mesmerizing and stunning.
We bought food/groceries at the local grocery store... and I was able to use my US credit card with no problem. I did have to call the bank to let them know I would be traveling. We also went to an adorable place called Cutters - food was delish - they are known for their Flying Fish Cutter... and I loved the Salsa and Chips (homemade chips) and the Vege Roti was amazing. We went a couple of times.
All in all... we had a fabulous time! It was great to have such a nice big house on a large property... the sunrises/sunsets were fabulous and it was such a chill and relaxing vacation! I plan to return and can't wait to visit Ocean Breeze again!