Recently returned from a two week stay at Shelsea and we really did not want to leave.
The house is beautiful, the garden is a delight....so peaceful. Everywhere is so well kept, inside and outside. We spent many hours just sitting on the veranda watching the wildlife.
Inside of the house is so lovely, the beds are really good, plenty of clean linen, loads of beach towels. The kitchen is very well stocked with good quality pots and pans, no problem to whip up a meal for the 6 of us.
From arrival to leaving we were looked after really well by Lou and housekeeper Yvonne.
The location of Shelsea is great, very handy for beaches, eateries, supermarkets.
We hired a vehicle for our stay as we like the freedom of our own transport but you can quite easily get about on public transport.
Also communications with the owner was first class.
We will definitely return to Shelsea.
A wonderful place to stay and enjoy Barbados' beaches and sunshine!
Shelsea was the perfect escape for our family of five. The house offers all the conveniences of home, a lightening quick walk to the beach, close proximity to the bank, grocery store and Oistin's fish market. Thank you to Sheila and Lou for ensuring we had a wonderful holiday!
This is the most amazing getaway. Great location tucked away but with easy access to Maxwell beach and various amenities in Oistens. Going to start saving to go back soon. ☀️
The location is amazing, only 2 minutes walk from a stunning beach with white sand and turquoise sea. 2 friendly local bars are also a couple of minutes walk with a small friendly mini market next door to one of the bars. Oistins and a large supermarket are a 15 minutes stroll away.
The villa itself easily sleeps 6 with 3 good sized bedrooms all air conditioned.
The kitchen is so well equipped, everything you could possibly need to self cater has been provided. There's a lovely covered veranda overlooking the garden where we saw humming birds whilst enjoying a pre supper drink. there is also the large living room and also a tv room. One word to describe Shelsea - fantastic.
Right from our first inquiry, the service Sheila provided was fantastic!
We were prompty welcomed and given a thorough tour with a full book of information and instructions should we have any questions. The property is just as lovely as the pictures and there was more than enough room for the five of us! We didn't even use the living room and tv room, choosing to sit outside on the covered porch instead to enjoy the beautiful breeze and listen to the sea.
Shelsea has everything you need to enjoy your vacation in Barbados. The kitchen is well organized and fully equipped with every convenience. The bedrooms are bright, comfortable, spacious and very clean. The cleaning service provided was immaculate, with plenty of bath and beach towels and laundry on site.
It was so easy to keep in contact with our family as the Internet connection was reliable the entire time, even with all of us using separate devices. A home phone was a,so available for local calls.
This was our first stay in the Maxwell area and it was a great location! It was approximately a 15 minute walk to Oistins and not much farther to the St. Lawrence Gap. Breezers Bar (formerly Charlie's) is right around the corner and has the best burgers and homemade fries.
The garden is beautiful and the property so well cared for, with a private drive, gate and alarm system. We were so comfortable in the neighbourhood and truly enjoyed our stay.
We would recommend Shelsea for anyone looking for a quiet area with ease of access to beaches, shopping, bars and restaurants.
Thanks to Sheila, Lou, Yvonne and Amanda for everything you did to make our vacation wonderful!
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Shelsea is a little piece of heaven. Even though it’s not on the beach don’t let that change your mind about staying here. It’s on a quiet lane with a 1 minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast & from the porch & yard you can hear the waves crashing.
The beautifully kept gardens attract all kinds of birds & we saw humming birds every day. The house has all the comforts of home including a fully stocked kitchen with all modern appliances. This was great for me since I love cooking & picking up fresh fish from the Oistins fish market which is 10 minute walk from the house. We were 6 total staying in the house including 2 grandparents & 2 young children & everyone had their own space which is just what we needed.
Our holiday was just perfect & we can’t wait to return to Shelsea.
We have stayed in Barbados villas before, but we found Shelsea a cut above most. It is spacious, comfortable, and above all, well located. The garden provides a delightful place to enjoy breakfast with the company of hummingbirds and mourning doves. The proximity to the beach was delightful, allowing time for a morning swim after breakfast and plenty of time to explore the island the rest of the day. Evening cocktails on the sheltered veranda were a great way to relax at the end the day. The Oistens location places you in a position to easily travel around the island by rental car or bus. The Oistens outdoor fish market is a great place to get just-caught fish for a late afternoon barbecue back at the house. Will be returning to Shelsea.