Peaches was the perfect home base for our Barbados vacation!
Perfect location - It is a minute's walk from main bus routes on the road running up and down the "platinum" West coast. If we didn't feel like staying at Batt's Rock beach (across the main road), with a $2 bus ride, we had access to the island's most beautiful beaches, or any of the bus routes running out of the main Bridgetown terminal. It's also within walking distance of a great little local grocery store. Staying here meant we didn't need to rent a car - buses can get you everywhere on Barbados.
The studio apartment was simple and spotlessly clean. Walk-in tiled shower, beach towels provided, large comfy bed. Wifi, TV, air conditioning, what more can you ask in the tropics? It also felt very safe. (Oh ya, they also provide you a safe.) We walked home from the bus stop at night all the time and didn't give it a second thought. It is a very quiet little street.
We did a lot of our own cooking, so the apartment sized fridge was perfect. There is a little add-on kitchen that is very well equipped with pots, pans, dishes and glasses, coffee maker and a little gas stove.
Just outside is your own private fenced-in backyard. Some mornings, monkeys sat on the fence while we had coffee! Their (well-behaved) little dog Patches was allowed to come over for snuggles when we called her.
Kyle and Ava are the loveliest people - they helped us out with any questions we had, and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. However, they completely respected our privacy (we wanted a romantic island getaway).
If you are doing Barbados on a budget (like we were!) and you want a quiet, cozy and extremely clean place to do it from, Peaches is the place. We have already sent our friends there, and are planning to return.
As a hint: if you have a little more leeway in your budget, check out the upstairs apartment! It's awesome - high ceilings and beachy décor, huge kitchen and open concept. Lots of windows. Has a wraparound veranda and a view of the ocean. It's got two bedrooms so bring friends and share it!
Say hi to Patches from us! xoxo