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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Oistins, Christ Church Parish, Barbados

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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Carla B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Holiday”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Sea Fern was a fantastic place to stay for our 10 night vacation.
We had a long 9 hour flight from UK, when we arrived at Sea Fern property we was greated by a lovely lady who showed us around the house and where everything is kept, our immediate reaction was wow this was definitely worth the 9 hour flight.
Sea Fern made us feel/treat it like it was our own home and i love that homely feeling.
The house is very spacious which is great when you have 4 adults and a 2 year old.
The room's were very comfortable and the living area which is where we chilled most of the night's . the balcony is amazing at night,tranquillity,relaxing, beautiful.

The only thing i would suggest for the house is to try and make upstairs slightly cooler, this is not a negative statement because it is most definitely livable and lets face it i definitely woundnt complain when you come from London and how cold it is here hehe.

Like everyone else has stated this is in a good location in the middle of everything, although we did get a car to travel to other locations but you do not NEED one as the bus service/cab service is very good.

Overall i would most definitely recommend this to friends/family also return.

Thank you for being so easy to book with Susan and Glen also thank you for allowing us to stay.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Feb 2016
Thanks very much for your review Carla and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at SeaFern. We will definitely take a look at the situation upstairs and see if maybe we need more fans or possibly another solution. Once again thank you for choosing SeaFern as I am sure you had other options.
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yvette250...
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing and comfortable stay, 100% would stay there again!”
Reviewed 11 January 2016 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Booking was very easy and helpful, Glen and Susan had always stayed in contacted from the time we booked and throughout our stay, even now we still have contact with them and talk on occasions. All of us girls can honestly say we've all had one of the best holidays, we all had gone there for a birthday celebration, we had had an amazing time. The service was warm and welcoming we had two people great us on arrival and show us around the place; they had made sure we were all okay and set up right, showing us how to lock up and use everything correctly, also leaving us with contact and emergency numbers. The property was spacious with a home feel, everyone had their own space when needed however we could all come together and spend time with each other as well. Every room had air conditioning as well as space to unpack. Where the property is located is amazing it was 3-5 minutes walk to the bus stop and 5-8 minutes walk to the supermarket, it was very easy for us to get to other places. Having the 3 bathrooms was very handy due to 5 girls staying in one house, we could all be ready in time. The best things about this property were location, spacious, facilities, privacy, near by stores and public transport, neighbours and locals. There was nothing we disliked about anything while staying there, one thing I must fault was that one of the single beds broke the first night however was fixed immediately. Other than that nothing was bad, everything was amazing and lived up to what was described on the site.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
27 Feb 2016
Hello Yvette thanks for your review and thanks for choosing to stay at SeaFern. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and all in your party felt at home and well looked after. We really enjoy communicating with you and feel like we have discovered a new friend.
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Nosremi
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“comfortable and content”
Reviewed 10 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Spacious and clean, close location to Welches beach which we had pretty much to ourselves. Convenient grocery stores nearby and Oistins fish market for daily fresh fish and veggies. Convenient bus service which is needed to get to other destinations. Quiet neighbour, good for sleeping. Enjoyed the upstairs balcony. Made use of the laundry facilities. Enjoyed meeting Pat and Luther.

Not so much a critique but a suggestion: Upstairs should have window blinds to close during the heat of the day if air condition is not to be added; perhaps a ceiling fan in the kitchen. Linens were clean but worn; some replacement perhaps.
Personally, I would like a blender available for am smoothies. Beds are fair, for some a firmer mattress would be required

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Liked best: cool bedrooms downstairs; well stocked kitchen with BBQ
Liked least: the heat upstairs
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Dec 2015
Hello Tara thanks very much for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. All of you observations and suggestions will be taken on board and given consideration. Those that we believe will give our guest and improve experience we will look to implement
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justlikec...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great House to rent”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This is a great house to rent out whilst in Barbados. The house is so spacious, and plenty of areas to chill and relax. My party consisted of 5 girls all arriving and departing at different points over the course of 3 weeks. We each had our own room which had air-con (a massive advantage) and we all agreed that the ample space was one of the best features.

The house itself has the four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs, whilst the dining, kitchen, lounge, utility room and back garden (which is very nice) are all upstairs.
One of the major drawbacks is how hot the upstairs of the house can get, despite leaving the front and back doors open to encourage a breeze, the upstairs often felt like a sauna as you approached it, so could definitely benefit from some air con.

Despite that, everything you could want from a holiday home was there. The owners were kind enough to leave plenty of tourist information, and pocket guides.

There were plenty of kitchen utensils. The kitchen tap was not fitted on properly, so we had to get used to moving it slowly up and down for it to work and turn off effectively as the tap fitting would quite often come off of the unit.

The bedrooms were all good sizes, and there was plenty of room for hanging clothes and storing things away. I stayed in the master bedroom, and the only criticisms I would make are that the mirror on the wall could do with being replaced, as it was very tired and old, and that some darker curtains to block out light would help for those that are not early birds lol. Other than that it was perfectly lovely, as was the en-suite bathroom...plenty of towels for all the guests.

Location is great, unfortunately we were unlucky this year as welches beach which is just a few minutes walk was full of seaweed, as was much of the southeast coast, so we found ourselves travelling a bit further up towards rockley to use beaches which were much cleaner. However, location is ideal, as beach is a short walk, and once we found a short cut through side of some other residences, the supermarket in oistins and other amenities are only about 10 minutes. Without the short cut it takes about 15/20 minutes.

Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay at Sea fern, I would definitely recommend the house to large families or groups of friends that wish to stay somewhere affordable on the South coast, in close reach of oistins, the gap etc.

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Liked best: space
Liked least: heat upstairs
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Dec 2015
Hello Lia thanks very much for you comprehensive review of SeaFern. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your friends had a great time. Apologies for the Seaweed it made things a bit unpleasant for visitors at the time. We are working on changing the windows upstairs to allow a better airflow and I can confirm that the Kitchen tap has been replaced by a more modern and effective tap.
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vonrose20...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“location brilliant”
Reviewed 31 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

The location was ideal, close to all amenities, their were good points with this property and bad points. The house itself i could not fault, it was clean, plenty of cooking utensils. It was a very light and airy property. The only problem i had with the property was that the water pressure on the kitchen sink was not good, and in the bathroom downstairs. The mattress on the double bed was very uncomfortable you could feel the springs other than that we were very happy with the property, if they sort the problems out it would be brilliant.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Apr 2015
Hello Yvonne happy to hear that you enjoyed SeaFern, sorry you found your bed uncomfortable however we have not had anyone complain before. In relation to water pressure we did have a chat with the neighbours after receiving your review and it would appear as though you were unfortunate to be there when the Barbados Water Authority was doing some work on the mains which affected everyone in the street.Thank you very much for the review
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