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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Weston, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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UkAnnie
UK
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Our second home”
Reviewed May 6, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

There is just something about this place that captivates us.This was our 3rd stay at Sue's and we just feel at home. It's relaxed, Sue is just lovely and we love catching up with her, and we can switch off in the way we need to. I still think the beach at the end of the road is the nicest on the island...and often we were the only ones on it. We did very little this trip except eat, drink, read, wander and relax. If you want to do more , it's right on the west coast with a good bus service and by car you can get anywhere ( albeit Bajan road signs aren't always that helpful!)
We feel like we are living here, not in some manufactured resort environment. Would we return.....in a flash. Thanks Sue for providing such a lovely place to stay.

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High Wycombe
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181 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Lovely house, great owner”
Reviewed February 15, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed for 8 weeks from Dec 2014 to Feb 2015 & found it so good we've already booked to return for another 8 weeks in Jan 2016! This was our 5th visit to Barbados, staying in different places but the first time with Sue - we now wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. The house is well equipped with just about everything you could want & Sue was quick to provide any extras we mentioned (ie. a whisk & extra glasses when we had friends round!). She gave us lots of local information, helped with shopping, included us in meals & activities with her friends & took us out & about. Junior ferried us to & from the airport, took us round the island & cooked for us several times. They are both lovely people - they live in close proximity, but were careful not to intrude, & we quickly became friends. The dogs & cat also made us feel at home!
The location is great, 5 minutes walk downhill to one of the nicest beaches on the island & to the bus stop. It took a little longer to walk back up the hill as we usually just had to stop for a beer at Jefferson's (Variety store & bar)! We can't fault it in anyway & can't wait to return next year. Sue, we're missing the crossword & the mudslides!!

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Elisa1971
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful in Barbados”
Reviewed September 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Cannot fault anything about our stay at 'out of the blue'. Quirky Chatel House in Lower Carlton with beautiful outside veranda with views of the sea! Clean & bright & an absolute delight! Lovely little spot with comfy outdoor seating & table chairs. Twinkly fairy lights to greet us coming home in the dark. Sue the owner had supplied everything we needed at the accommodation from cleaning supplies to cooking seasonings. Plenty towels, bedding. Also use of the outdoor washer which was great and plenty washing lines. We only had to buy what we wanted to eat & drink. Sue & Winston were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble including picking up the best take away ribs we have ever eaten - Chris's Place - highly recommended! Also encouraging us to book the catamaran with 'Good Times'. The best day out ever, we didn't want it to end! They are literally next door & on hand but never overbearing. 5-10 min walk down to local beach or main street with buses running into Holetown or Speightstown if you want to eat out (which we did most nights. Buses run on 'Bajain' timetable, just be patient or maybe 3 turn up at once! You need to get on a yellow Regae Regae bus - an experience to delight! Cheap too at $2 BD one trip anywhere! 5-10 mins bus ride into Holetown for lots of restaurants/bars. There are just a 2 local bars nearby in Lower Carlton - John Moore's & Carlton Variety (who does food weekends) cheap n good fish! You might want to hire a car, but we were happy bussing it! Thank you so much Sue & Winston - we are planning are 3rd return to Barbados very soon.

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Alicante, Spain
Reviewed March 26, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Liked best: All of the holiday
Liked least: Having to leave
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Gary M M
Lewes, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect, beautiful & unspoilt Barbados”
Reviewed April 25, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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We are frequent visitors to Barbados over the last 14 years, and put simply this was the best place we have ever stayed. We have always stayed in property rentals, but the personal touch that came with this one made all the difference. Sue & Junior are fantastic hosts, living nearby & can arrange most things you may need in a very easy-going way. We instantly felt relaxed and spent lots of time at the cottage. Junior is a mean cook, and employing him to don his chefs hat is absolutely essential; just be careful with the hot sauce! The veranda is just sublime and relaxing in the hammock at the end of the day was just fantastic. To conclude if your still unsure, we have just booked our return! Highly recommended.

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Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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martin E
Groombridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday home”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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people found this review helpful

This was our second stay at Sue's place and again it was all you could ask for. Sue is a wonderful host and the house is just perfect. Its location is close to the best unspoiled beach on the west coast. The house itself has all amenties you want and is situated in a lovely garden. We all enjoyed not having the hotel atmosphere, but being in a local surrounding and experiencing the friendliness of the locals. We will definitely be coming back next year.

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Liked best: Sue taking us to the supermarket and sightseeing
Liked least: Everything was great.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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