We stayed at the Whistling Frog for two weeks over Christmas 2016. We had a really great time there. The house was lovely and had everything you could need and Jan who lives a few houses down was there to greet us and was very helpful during our stay. The house is in a nice clean and quiet residential area. We really loved the swimming pool, so nice to come back after another hot sunny day at various beaches and bars and restaurants and jump in and relax and enjoy the uninterrupted view from the house to the sea - fantastic. Bottom Bay is a very short walk and is a classically beautiful bay as are some of the other bays dotting this coast, though the sea can be rough with strong currents so be careful. Shark Hole is mad but you should take a look. Crane beach is ten minutes’ drive away and must be one of the best beaches in the world, beautiful clean sand, great waves, so much more interesting and fun than the relatively still waters of the west coast. Supermarkets, shops and banks etc. are a 10 minute drive away, and there are numerous smaller mini-marts just a few minutes from the house as is a doctors surgery. Nearest local restaurant (apart from the Crane Resort ones…) is Marco Polo’s which has a nice ex-pat atmosphere, great rums and superb food, good value and recommended! You really need to hire a car to get around but it’s a small island and nothing takes much time to get to. We loved it!
The villa was superb. Spacious and well furnished with a stunning sea view. Could not fault. John and Jan the property management, were again on hand to answer any queries we had or to deal with any issues. The local people are very lovely and we met up with a few friends we met last year. Would highly recommend a visit to Lendees which can be found on the main road above Bottom Bay on a Friday and Saturday night. They serve amazing BBQ food that is so tasty that we ate there both nights on each weekend of our stay this year and last year. Would also recommend a cruise with Silver Linings who can pick you up from the villa and take you back for a small additional fee. We don't drive but as the bus service is regular (and cheap) we had no problems getting around. There are two local bars, A J pool and bar and The Roundhouse which can be found around the main road above Bottom Bay. The people will make you feel very welcome and we can't wait to go back and see them all again next year!!
A lovely location, but definitely need a car. The house was clean and comfortable and the pool was refreshing, looking out to the ocean. We enjoyed our 5 days here and would return in the future.
We arrived late from the airport and was met by the local rep for the Villa who took us around and explained all. The Villa was clean and tidy with everything we might need. Couldn't get Wifi working but local rep sorted straight away (password was a 1 not an I).
The Villa has no air con but didn't bother us. We kept the fans on and windows ajar so with the lovely Island breeze we had no problem sleeping.
Pool was clean and warm. Kitchen well stocked. Area felt safe.
I would strongly recommend a car and getting a good local map to help discover the local area. The only thing I could possibly think to improve on would be a BBQ.
We enjoyed our stay so much we WILL be returning.
Price,Pool,kitchen, and location were the only reasons to recommend this property.
Couldn't open locked ares to get promised extra towels and sheets.
I was so nervous coming to barbados on my own with my children ... how wrong i was to be nervous ... starting from the airport it was so easy and we was in a taxi with our bags ten minutes after getting of the plane ... i had a nice gentleman from the airport carry our bags got us our taxi and we was off... 15 min car journey we arrived at the villa and john was their to greet us first impressions were very good ... john explained everything how everything worked ... the villa was clean and straight away felt like home.. i ordered some food on arrival which was their everything i asked for was their so again i felt so much more relaxed.. john explained how to get to the beach.. how to get a bus and explained he lived across the road so should i need him he is their... jan and john both went out their way to accomodate us and insure we had everything we needed... first night we all slept extremly well the beds are sooo comfy .. the pool is amazing and to have your own space really suits us
... both neighbours extremly nice and introduced themselves and said again if we needed anything just ask .. the villa is set out the way and is in a quiet street right next to the beach.. beach is beautiful .. faultless accomodation and janet has been amazing i had so many questions and worries and requests that she answered and made sure was in place ... i will 100% be booking up again ... and as soon as august .. highly highly recommend clean comfortable and extremly helpful ☺
An idyllic peaceful hideaway for those in search of peace an relaxation. Uninterrupted view of the sea, five minutes walk from several beaches and local "hostelries". A good base for exploring the island, only 30 minutes to Bridgetown by car. We really enjoyed the 4 weeks we stayed there. It could only have been made even more perfect by the addition of air conditioning in the bedrooms.