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“Escape from Winter”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rosalie Apartments

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Rosalie Apartments
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“Escape from Winter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful escape from our never ending Canadian winter in beautiful Barbados. Our week stay at Rosalie Apartments was a huge part of our enjoyment. The level of service and comfort provided was extraordinary- from being met at the airport, the welcome basket, binder of suggestions, the cleanliness and provisions in the apartment - it was all superb. Peter was most hospitable and had many suggestions to make our holiday a success. We were really impressed with the ongoing maintenance and care of the facility- the owners take real pride in their property and it shows. We highly recommend a holiday to this gem on Atlantic Shores.

Room Tip: Room # 2 was lovely- we enjoyed the proximity to the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had a wonderful week in Barbados and staying at Rosalie was a huge part of that. We loved the relaxed feel. Walking out of our apartment onto a shaded patio overlooking the most gorgeous blue waters and waves crashing onto coral coastline was the perfect start to every day.

Room Tip: We loved the first floor apartment (Rosalie 1). There was plenty of room for 5 adults (none petite...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Peter G, Owner at Rosalie Apartments, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you Deb & Reg for your review and we always appreciate it when our guests take time out to write down their comments. It was a pleasure to have you all stay at The Rosalie and we hope to see you all back here again soon.
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NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We would highly recommend booking a holiday at the Rosalie Apartments. Peter Glover and his wonderful wife, Rhonda, have thought of every detail in the design of each and every apartment. The rooms were all of good size, were extremely clean and well appointed. Peter and Rhonda were very welcoming and extremely passionate about their property and Island. This should be very obvious when you meet them both. They are wonderful, warm and hospitable people!
We stayed at the Rosalie apartments from Feb 16-Feb 23, 2014. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Peter and welcomed to the Rosalie with a wonderful welcome basket. Heavy Terry cloth robes were a unexpected luxurious touch. The car rental that was provided by Peter was great. The car was new,clean and one less thing to worry about. There is a fully equipped kitchen should you decide to stay for a few months. The constant breeze off the water day and night was very enjoyable. We slept with windows open to hear the waves crashing on the rocks.In addition, there was a fantastic view of the water on the patio. The pool was also very inviting and it seemed like we were the only ones using it.
Read the Black Binder book in the Living Room, Peter has provided his recommendation on dining throughout the Island.
These are ours:
Restaurants that are a must:
Fishpot- Historic Building. Great ambiance
Champers- Beautiful at night. (Book early. Get a table outside near the water)
Cliffs- Great View any time
Cin Cin- On the expensive side. Very Contemporary
Tapas- Nice view. Right on the water. (Service lack luster)
If your tired and do not want to travel far Try Cafe Luna in the Little Arches Hotel. Reserve a table and get seated a half hour before the sunset and enjoy!
Pats-Ostins Fish Fry- Best Price/ value on the Island. Try the Mahi. It is delicious!
Go see Bathsheba. Beautiful pictures. The rock formations are neat.
Book a turtle Trip with the Cliff Sharker. Charles & Daniel were absolutely fantastic. They went head and shoulders above the rest to ensure a good time was had by all.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend Rosalie Apartment to anyone. We had a very memorable Stay. Our only regret was we weren't able to stay longer!

Kem & Stephanie

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter G, Owner at Rosalie Apartments, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you Kem and Stephanie for your delightful review. Your additional comments recommending restaurants is a good idea as it keeps people informed in advance of their visit.
We look forward to welcoming you both back soon.
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We had the extreme pleasure to stay at Rhonda and Peter's Rosalie Apartments the last 2 weeks of January. We were greeted by Dave at the airport and taken to the Rosalie,where we were welcomed by Peter. Apartment 2 was lovely,very well appointed and comfortable, all anyone could wish for to feel at home and relaxed. The Welcome Basket of goodies was very much appreciated. We had the use of a cute little Chevy Spark auto (which we affectionately called "Sparky"), which was nearly new and very clean. Sparky safely took us all over the island,exploring many beaches! Rhonda and Peter were excellent hosts, always ready with helpful tips on where to go and what to see. On Peter's recommendation, we spent a terrific day on a Cool Runnings catamaran sail. For our wedding anniversary, Peter helped arrange a personal chef to come to the apartment and prepare a terrific dinner; this was an experience that we will never forget! Rhonda and Peter even surprised us with a very special gift waiting for us on the patio table the morning of our anniversary -- one of the many examples of how thoughtful they are of their guests! And Kamisha, our housekeeper, was excellent, got to know our schedule and was very kind and efficient. We came home to Vancouver, Washington to an unexpected snow and ice storm, and reflect daily on our heavenly experiences in Barbados and the Rosalie Apartments, wishing we could stay there forever!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter G, Owner at Rosalie Apartments, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Thank you Teresa for your comments and we felt privileged that you chose The Rosalie to celebrate your very special Wedding Anniversary. I know you enjoyed your evening with the personal chef and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

January/February 2014

I may be shooting myself in the foot as they say, by reviewing our stay in such a delightful residence, situated in a desirable location, for our winter break from the UK, namely “Rosalie”but have hopefully secured our reservation for 2015, and as such am willing to share our find.

Having come to Barbados many times now, the beauty of the Island is of no surprise, but it was certainly enhanced this year by our first stay at “Rosalie “apartments, with hosts Peter and Rhonda , who greeted us upon our arrival , a nice touch.

First impressions count, and “Rosalie” does not disappoint in that respect, and then deeper observation reveals the excellent décor, superb furnishings, attention to detail, and an overall willingness to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

Very little is left to chance , as there is a comprehensive do’s, don’ts and information folder outlining all that you may need to know locally, and even a compilation of taxi fares to most parts of the Island. Including some beaches and places to eat. Try Miami Beach to the west for a safe swim, or just a short walk to the east of the apartments there a small sandy beach, but has a strong current and undertow at certain points of the tide. A further 200 yards and you can enjoy a beer and food at “Steve’s”, Surfers bar right on the beach, has always been one of my favourites.

Thanks to all concerned, including Dave the taxi, Kamisha the house keeper,Roger the pool cleaner, and Ron the handyman.
Too many good points, but just to mention a few, would be, the ocean view, remoteness, pool and Jacuzzi, sun loungers, food basket, a.c., wi.fi., sunshine, a lovely easterly breeze. “Rosalie” is situated on the waters edge, and very often some would remark on the noise created by the rolling waves, to which I find quite therapeutic, and it actually saves me the cost of a DVD.
Whether you have been to Barbados before or not, just hire a car and drive, you will get lost at some point, but it is the best way to explore the island.

If I had to make any criticism at all, it would be regarding the 300 or so American TV channels, but enough said on that I think. However I was, able to follow the 6 nation’s rugby and you can even follow English football if you must.
A most relaxing, enjoyable stay and a worthy consideration for a future visit

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter G, Owner at Rosalie Apartments, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you Ziggy for such a comprehensive review and we are delighted you have booked to come back and stay with us next year.
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Amenia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Our vacation was especially nice because of our comfortabe accomodations. Peter and Rhonda were extremely helpful guiding us in the proper direction to ensure that we had the most enjoyable experience in Barbados. There are many fantastic restaurants to choose from on the island and there is always the local fare at Oisten's (just a 5 minute drive), however one evening at Peter's suggestion we celebrated a special occasion at our apartment by having a private chef prepare us dinner. It was one of the best meals we had in Barbados, very fresh and healthy and the cost was no more than if we had dinner out. It was just beautiful having dinner overlooking the pool under the stars listening to the sounds of waves crashing against the coral rocks.We loved spending time at the apartment, taking walks in the neighborhood, swimming in the pool and taking the short stroll to our semi-private beach. At its busiest time there may have been four other people on the beach. The car provided us was a new Chevy Spark; very clean and economical. You definitely need a car here because the apartment is located in a residential area (another plus in my book). We visited St. Lawrence Gap, Bridgetown and Holetown which further reassured us that we had made the best decision not to be in the "Resort" area. We loved the serenity at the apartment and we'll be back.
We had one problem with the AC in the back bedroom and it was addressed within the hour of Peter being notified.
Thank you for sharing your Slice of Paradise!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Peter G, Owner at Rosalie Apartments, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
We are delighted that you enjoyed your vacation in Barbados and thank you also for the kind words. We all work very hard to ensure that everybody enjoys their time with us. Inevitably problems will arise and it is nice when our efforts are appreciated.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We just stayed for 3 weeks. Apartments cleaned Monday to Friday no clean towels on a weekend.or on a bank holiday which we had 2 off in 1 week.
CCTV a little disturbing as one evening we left the subbed mattresses out by mistake. And received an email from the owner who was in UK to ask us to take them in ( creepy)
Upon arrival my friends, friend, in Barbados had shopped for us so we filled the fridge and freezer with £80 worth of food. The next morning we noticed that nothing was cold the milk was off and all frozen stuff defrosted. We reported this but wasn't repaired until next day so all food wasted.
Advertised that wifi was available but unable to connect in apartment 1 at all. We asked for this to be resolved but it still hasn't been. At end of week three. However The nice lady in apartment three very kindly allowed us to connect to her Internet.
The electric socket in the kitchen packed up. Electrician took 3 days to appear but it was only a reset button was that needed. Pushing.
The dishwasher stopped working took 3 days to repair.
Microwave turntable doesn't turn.
Water very temperamental more cold then hot.
Showers in accessible for disabled people all floors so slippery with slightest but of water bathroom floors treacherous.
The slope down the side is not safe in the rain even for able bodied people but for wheelchairs it's impossible.
However with a little bit of money spending on it these apartments could be the perfect destination. But you do need a car to get around.
Cannot fault the location or the layout of the apartments just think we were unlucky to be there when all white goods have reached there use by dates.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Peter G, Owner at Rosalie Apartments, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Dear Jane
Thank you for your review I understand that you were holidaying in apartment#1 with your friends who have stayed with us many times. I note all your comments and was unaware that your foodstuffs had been spoilt so quickly as the frig was repaired within 24 hours but if you email details I will be happy to reimburse you for any loss. Your criticisms concerning disability access is somewhat surprising considering your friend is confined to a wheel chair and this is her 4th stay with us in as many years. However I will review our facilities and make any adjustments as required.
Your comments concerning the electrical appliances are all noted and considering they are all under 3 years old leaves me dismayed and I will ensure our maintenance schedule is improved.
The CCTV system is set to record the grounds during the hours of darkness and has been installed to give all guests peace of mind and security during their stay and is not there to be intrusive.
I hope this did not spoil your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: Rosalie Apartments
Address: Seaside Drive Atlantic Shores | BARBADOS, BB17127, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 69 Speciality Lodging in Christ Church Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rosalie Luxury Apartments are situated in the peaceful residential area of Atlantic Shores on the South Coast of Barbados. Ideally situated for the keen surfer, these apartments are strictly for those who want a quite and restful holiday. All modern conveniences including a full kitchen with granite counter tops, dishwasher, frig/freezer, microwave, built in oven and ceramic cook top, air conditioning, maid service, swimming pool & jacuzzi. All linen, towels and pool towels included. Personal collection and return to and from the airport. Car rental available on site. Restaurant and bars close by and Oistins Fish Fry and market within a 5 min drive. ... more   less 
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Rosalie Apartments Barbados/Christ Church Parish

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