Our experience is as advertised.
Everything we read about Cool Runnings before arriving is what we are experiencing.
Special thanks to Michelle & Simon B; Sally M from Chestertons Realty and the folks who take care of the inside and outside of Cool Runnings.
As one reviewer has already said - the photos really don’t do this property justice. The terrace area feels bigger and the attention to detail really isn’t captured in the photos - from the hairdryer in a sequinned basket to the lighting on the terrace. There was even a pirate rubber duck in my bathroom!
From the very start we were treated as valued guests; when we arrived at the property a member of the management company was there to welcome us. They had opened up the property and showed us around so that we knew how everything worked. Not at all like most rental places where you have to find the key, open up the property and work out where everything is. June, the Housekeeper, arrived twice a week and was great. We ate out a few times: Lone Star, The Cliff etc but it was also really lovely to have a high quality fully equipped kitchen where we could prepare dinner. We actually spent a lot of our evenings just sitting on the terrace and relaxing.
The location is fantastic - approx 1 minute walk to Mullins beach where the beach bar is great and has live music on Sunday evenings. You can also get to Holetown and Speightstown really easily too where there are lots of shops and restaurants.
Barbados is great and staying at Cool Runnings made it perfect. We’re already planning our next trip!!
We had a fabulous stay at Cool Running, Mullins Beach.
The best part - 6 x 15 foot pool in quiet / private garden. Also, the condo is really close to Mullins - just 3 steps outside gate of condo complex and cross the 2 lane road to the Beach. Here I rented a jet ski with driver to take me to 5 sunken ships for my own private snorkel trip.
Food and drinks at Mullins Beach is great - fish and chips and fish tacos were my favorite - oh and cheap beer and great rum punch. Another day, the 4 of us rented a boat with driver to take us to snorkel with the turtles and water ski.
The drive to North Point is very nice - not much development and nice rugged coastline. Supermarkets are close to the condo - 8 min North or South. Take away food is accessible - Chinese and Bajan walking distance North of Mullins Beach and KFC a short drive. Two minutes walk to small store at gas station with all the basics. Too bad that ATM was broken the week we were there.
Local restaurants like Lone Star and Cliff were great but we also enjoyed cooking in a few nights. The full kitchen gave us flexibility.
The Cool Runnings home has 2.5 bathrooms, two large bedrooms, fans and air conditioning work great but we tried to limit impact to environment.
The property is well maintained and June, the housekeeper, visited twice a week. We felt very comfortable and not like tourists; highly recommended and we hope to book Cool Runnings again.
The apartment was amazing, actually better in real life than in the pictures. Michelle, the host, was amazing, we even got really late check out because of a late flight.
It is a small gated community with 3 apartment buildings and it had a great feel about it. Everything essential is nearby. Groceries, beach, restaurant and take away is all within a 3 minutes walk.
We loved the local restaurant/bar Cheers which had good food, good drink and really nice staff. You also have a great Chinese place for both eating in and take away, just down the road from Cheers.
It is only a three minutes drive to Speithstown, which have a lot of shopping and restaurants both cheap and expensive.
We loved the stay and would absolutely recommend this apartment for anyone wanting a great location on the West Coast.
The property is situated on the West coast of Barbados 100 yards from Mullins beach and only a short drive from the many fabulous restaurants.
It has a secure gated entrance with parking for two vehicles.
On entering the property you cannot help but admire the hard work and passion that has gone into making this a true home from home - no expense spared.
Furnished with a feather lounge sofa and cool outdoor furniture you will not be disappointed.
Housekeeper June along with pool cleaner and gardener will visit during your stay to ensure everything is in order.
We had a wonderful stay at 'Cool Runnings' and I would have no hesitation or reservation but to recommend this property.