Alex's house was even better than we expected. The house is beautifully furnished - comfortable beds and sofas, plump pillows and cushions, gorgeous heavy wooden tables and chairs. The house has not been decorated on a budget and has a gorgeous colonial theme. The biggest thing was Alex clearly hasn't scrimped on things to make the house homely - such as providing fans in every room and air con in the two bedrooms (much appreciated!). All little extras like iron, BBQ, washing powder, a thoughtful welcome pack of beer/wine/bread/butter/eggs were provided and even inflatables/body boards/snorkel/spade which our son loved!
We were the only ones out of the 4 houses in the complex who used the pool during our stay which was a lovely luxury! It's a great sun trap to lay on the loungers. Very secure with a code activated gate.
The house is a perfect location - 5 min walk to a beautiful beach, 1km from Holetown restaurants and shops, a few km from Mullins and Speightstown for more beaches and restaurants and a few km from Bridgetown. Very central to explore the rest of the island too. Very much recommend Santi beach bar just down the road, next to Lonestar Restaurant.
Alex's communication was great too, as was Andrea who looked after the house. Thank you very much for such a lovely holiday!
This house had everything we wanted for our stay in Barbados. It was well-equipped and the owner and manager were very helpful. The welcome pack was generous. Particular plus points were the lovely shared pool, which was just outside, and the eating area, which was covered but open-sided with a fan, and was generally pleasantly warm, but protected from the sun. The nearest beach was not suitable for swimming without shoes, but the one just down the road in front of the Colony Club was sandy under the water. We were glad we had a car so that we could explore the rest of the island and other beaches and coastline at leisure, though the buses seem very good.
We stayed at Mango Court for a week, and were lucky enough to have the communal area and pool all to ourselves. The house is beautifully furnished and great for 4 people (we were only 2), with a well-equipped kitchen, spacious living room, outdoor dining area (with cheeky sparrows) and lovely air-conditioned bedrooms. It's only a 5-minute walk to the beach (with lots of shade), and a 2-minute walk to the bus stop, with frequent buses to all the West Coast towns. It's also only a short walk to Holetown, with a number of bars and restaurants, so the location is perfect.
We were made very welcome by Andrea, who had stocked the fridge with the essentials, and found lots of great info on Barbados, including recommendations for trips and cruises, in the house.
I'd recommend Mango Court for 1 - 2 couples, and I hope we get the opportunity to go back there.