Turtles reach is a fantastic townhouse which is extremely comfortable and a real home from home. Furnishings and appliances are all first class. Kitchen is probably the best equipped kitchen we have ever seen! Location is superb. Mullins beach is literally 2 mins walk away and is idyllic. Yes you get people trying to sell jets ski rides etc, but you get that in most places these days. We found chatting to them and saying we would let them know when we wanted to use them, they left us alone. And all done is a nice jovial manner. Sea is crystal clear and a really safe area for the kids to swim. Underwater camera is a must as the sea life is something else!
The booking process through TA was seamless from the outset. Communication with owner and property manager was first class. They couldn't do enough to help out.
We definitely want to return next year with friends and family in tow.
A very relaxing vacation. Just the beach, a few tourists, a few locals and a really nice ambiance. We went with our young children and their grandmother, and we all had a fun stay. Recommend for relaxation - the temperature of the water was gorgeous.
Sue's place is great. It's a very short walk to Mullins beach, or if you are like us and prefer something quieter, a slightly longer walk to Gibbs beach (doable on the sand during low tide). The unit itself has 4 very comfortable bedrooms, a very sociable living room. and all the amenities we and our friends wanted, including lots of beach towels. We were able to watch TV and even play music without disturbing neighbours, and we loved eating breakfast on the patio every morning. This was our second time there. The first time we had trouble with the Apple TV and they called us within minutes of us sending the email asking for help. This time, we were old pros. The plunge pool is probably my favourite feature, but the pool just outside the gate was also super nice and empty the whole time we were there. This year there were more bugs than last because of some rain, so if you're tasty to insects buy bug spray for the evenings if you're sitting outdoors. Also, pro tip: although they have a Sonos and an Apple TV, if you want to stream movies off your computer to the TV, bring an extra HDMI cable (that plugs into whatever port you have on your computer). But you can log into iTunes and Netflix through their setup already.
Some favourites in the area:
if you like cheaper eats, the south side of the island is best, but Roti Den in Holetown is delicious. Daphne's for much fancier. We shopped at the Holetown Massey's for groceries and ate in most of the time--there are lots of cooking implements in the kitchen if you're into that sort of thing. The bar across the street at Mullins Beach is surprisingly not bad.
We are already booking our week for next year.
After having spent my first week in Barbados I couldn't;t have wished for a better villa to stay in. From the moment we booked this villa it was very clear to see that we were in safe hands.
My experience with dealing with Sue (the owner) and Stephanie (from the management company) was first class, no stone was left unturned.The location was (simply put) excellent we were pretty much right on the beech and were given special privileges for a number of the local hotspots including Mullins Beech Bar's members area and access to the Royal Westmorland resort.
The house keeper Catherine couldn't help more, she even offered to do or food shopping, and looked after the house like it was her own but without being in the way.
I will certainly be going back to this villa, it made our stay 100% perfect, the villa itself is equipped with the very best appliances, including Miele oven, hob etc, along with a brilliant sound system and Apple TV. Perfect for keeping the kids entertained and the adults.
Thank you for a brilliant time.
Our stay was truly magical. We had an amazing time and have absolutely no complaints about anything. Shelly was a pleasure to work with, extremely helpful and very pleasant. Stephanie at the management office was on point with everything and available for questions or to help out any time.
The house is great and so well appointed. We had anything and everything we could have possibly needed. The kitchen was fully stocked and we used the outdoor grill every day. We found the local fish market had plenty of fresh seafood to choose from and the grocery store had everything else we needed.
We made use of the pools daily and the beach was great too. We especially enjoyed the walk through the gardens and impeccably maintained roads. The beachside grill had great food, good service and was perfect for a quick lunch when we wanted to stay by the beach.
We found the accessibility of the local bus perfect and made several trips to the grocery store and for shopping.
Our whole family and our teen daughter's two friends who went with us are really looking forward to going back next year. We had stayed at one of the large hotel chains in Bridgetown for the past three years and honestly there's no comparison. Our stay at Turtles Reach was beyond our expectations. All I can say, is keep up the good work and expect to hear back from us around the same time next year!