Now I finally understand, what superhost means :). Yolande's approach as a hostess is really unique and I think she deserves her own super_superhost category. Thank you Yolande. We travel with 2y old kid and this place was perfectly ready and safe for his stay.
We had a great time at Yolanda's Island Getaway - the location is perfect - only a 5 minute walk to the beach, literately 5 mins and is very secluded. Restaurants, supermarkets and everything else you want to do is all within walking distance no need for car rental...easy access to bus's if you want to travel and visit the rest of Lovely Barbados (Day Trips) The host Yolanda as well as her lovely assistant Gloria were both very welcoming, friendly as well as very helpful they were only a call or Whatsapp away. Yolanda helped to make our family visit a very memorable one. The house has a very cozy homey feel to it and is very well kept and the living space and bedrooms are more then enough room for 4 adults. We will definitely be booking Island Getaway again and will be highly recommending to friends and family...
Amy & Ban & Kwame :) :)
You won’t regret, for a second, renting this SUPER CLEAN, adorable, safe, quiet apartment in a fantastic friendly neighborhood very close to the ocean and walking distance to grocery store and shops. Yolande is simply the best communicator, and she has a Super Associate in Gloria, who is every bit the professional and warm host that Yolande is. Thank you both for our lovely stay.
The locals at Babbie’s Cool Spot, and our neighbor Melvin who works there, were as kind and warm as we had hoped for. And don’t miss out on some of Speightstown’s best food—eat at De Sweet Pot (1/2 mile walk) and tell Mark & Michelle that Phyllis & Mike sent you!
People are super friendly—to the point of offering to take us on a spur-of-the-moment driving tour up to the northernmost point, Animal Flower Cave! Wild Atlantic Ocean and stunningly beautiful country.
If you are looking for that perfect holiday combination of lovely beaches, affordable accommodation, proximity to several amenities, tasty local meals in casual settings, island life, easy access to public transport and a safe environment, THIS IS IT! You won’t regret your decision. Just do it.
Thanks again, Yolande & Gloria. Cheers!
Phyllis & Mike
Perfect place to stay to experience all Barbados has to offer!
Staying at Island GetAway made for a superb, affordable holiday for us. Yolande, the host, was amazing. She received us personally to the apartment which was spotlessly clean, well-equipped and immaculately presented. The welcome basket of goodies was a wonderful gesture and much appreciated after our long trip. Clearly, it is of great importance to her that guests are comfortable and happy with their stay. Yolande and her associate Gloria are both friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to provide us with any information we wanted and could give suggestions on everything from dining out to tourist attractions and exactly how to get there.
The location of Island GetAway vacation rental is great. Just a very short stroll to gorgeous beaches which offered us relaxing times in the calm crystal clear ocean and great snorkeling …sometimes with sea turtles. Initially we were considering staying on the South coast of the island but we’re so glad we chose this accommodation near Speightstown instead. It definitely has the better beaches and ocean waters and every convenience you could want…. all within easy walking distance. There are supermarkets, restaurants, a variety of stores, ABMs, bars, the bus terminal, churches, a vegetarian/health juice bar, fresh flavourful fruits and vegetables from street vendors, a fish market, bakeries, even an art Gallery and the Arlington museum which were interesting diversions for us from fun in the sun. We must mention Fisherman’s Pub –the ideal place for tasty authentic Barbadian dishes), Little Bristol Bar – great atmosphere and music, Cheffete - the rotis are delicious and Babbies Cool Spot on the street where we stayed, Archers Lane. This is neighbourhood’s bar is where you can “chill out” with ordinary Barbadians and enjoy refreshing local Banks beer.
Buses run on a street very near to the apartment. So it was very easy to get around... and bus fare to anywhere is actually less than $2usd! The No. 27 bus takes you all along the south coast to the popular St. Lawrence Gap and Oistins Fish Fry. A trip to Oistins Fish Fry on Friday or Saturday night is a must do in order to enjoy local cuisine and fish cooked before your eyes.
Clearly, very affordable accommodation on the West coast/Northwest coast (St. Peter) with all these amenities and more is one of Barbados’ best kept secrets.
Look no further! We highly recommend Island GetAway for your stay. Exceptional value for money, great location. We will definitely be returning to this holiday home.
We had a fabulous 5 night stay at this town home like complex. Yolande was a warm and hospitable Hostess,its located in a safe part of St Peter on top of a hill with a cooling evening breeze. I would definitely recommended this and we look forward to our next visit.