3 Schlafzimmer, 2 und eine halbe Badezimmer Villa in einer tropischen Umgebung
Lorraine Matthews on behalf of the Owners
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 30 Tage vor Anreise. 50% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 14 Tage vor Anreise.
My stay at whistling frog
We really enjoyed our stay at whistling frog the housekeeper Lorraine was very helpful and friendly nothing was too much trouble for her the view from the living room was beautiful seeing the seafront it is a lovely place to come and relax you have the bottom bay beach just a few minutes walk but you do need a car to get around as a shop Style quite away from the villa
A great experience
Experience was great. Property Manager was always available. Villa was noticeably clean and tidy. My wife and I really wanted to extend our stay,but sadly the dates weren't available...Will definitely return in the near future.
Very comfortable home, very quiet!
We had a wonderful time at Take Five Villa and the accommodations were so comfortable and so serene! We enjoyed the pool every day and sitting around it drinking morning coffee or evening cocktails was mesmerizing! Jan and Lorraine could not have been more helpful and Lorraine was so responsive and enjoyable to do business with! A rental car is required to stay here but we would have done that anyway. The bed was relaxing and the house roomy enough for a family or two couples. There were only two of us but we sure did enjoy the privacy! There were some noisy back yard renters but that can be expected on vacation. It was not bad at all. Bottom Bay beach is wild and beautiful within walking distance. The location is also not too far from a grocery store which we needed/used a few times. Overall, very happy and would stay again!
Thank you Randy for your lovely review.
Always pleased to hear that Take Five Villa ticks the boxes for total relaxation! Glad you both felt comfortable not only with the Villa, with your surroundings too. Yes I absolutely agree, a car just makes life easier in this tranquil area. However saying that, so pleased you enjoyed the leisurely stroll to Bottom Bay beach.
It was a pleasure to communicate with you from your original enquiry to pre checking in!! At the checking in stage as you know, Jan takes over. I will pass on your compliments to Jan too!!
You are welcome back and we thank you for looking after Take Five during your stay.
Thanks again for your booking.
I visited Atlantic rising already several times, but the Take Five is one of the best villas there.
Everything is well arranged that you are able to start living there from the moment you enter the rooms.
The property manager Jan is always around and knows how to keep guests smiling.
And the pool is simply the best one in the area!
Thank you Friedhelm for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review.
I know you have visited Atlantic Rising on numerous occasions, and happy that Take Five is your favourite!!
I will pass on your kind words to Jan! Yes, I agree, nothing is too much trouble for Jan & is happy to please.
We welcome you back any time.
A smashing little find in the South
What a great Villa. Everything you would need for a great stay in Barbados. The Villa is very nicely furnished and decorated with a fully functioning kitchen. We spent most of our time outside though as the garden was lovely and well maintained and the swimming pool was fabulous. You do need a car but then it was really easy. And the cost of the villa was great value.
Check in and check out was easy and when I managed to lock my phone in the safe the wonderful property manager quickly came to sort it out!
We've been to Barbados many times and as well as being impressed with the villa I totally recommend the A1 supermarket at Emerald City! We also enjoyed a lovely meal at Marco Polo restaurant.
Thank you so much for your time to write a review. So pleased to hear that your return trip to Barbados was a comfortable one and that you enjoyed Take Five!
You are both welcome back any time and thank you for looking after the Villa during your stay. I will also pass on your thanks to Jan (Property Manager).
Nice villa, well equiped except for the kitchen.
We had a wonderful time at the villa Take Five.
The area quiet and near Bottom Bay beach.
The pool, the table and the sofas outside are really cozy, we really felt at home.
The weather !
The supermarket not to far, the Chinese restaurants as well.
And Jan was very helpful when we needed her : to bring utensils, for the clothesline, running out of gas for the stove and to open the door when we lost the key.
You told us to bring coffee because it is expensive at your place. In fact, we found food very expensive (but coffee was not the most expensive) ! And the gas really really expensive.
To improve the villa:
We would have liked to have 2 sets of keys, that way we won't have lost one... Jan told us that there was only one set and to hide a key when we were not going out together. That's how we lost one.
The two big bedrooms have a window on the top of the wall which has no curtain, no blind, rooms were not dark enough.
When she opened the door of the oven, my daughter almost received the burning pan on the feet (with two chicken in it). When you open the door the oven racks come out automatically and are really not stable...
In the kitchen the utensils are poor quality and a few are missing :
funnel, mixer, spatula, soup ladle, vegetable peeler. We asked Jan for a whisk, a skimmer, a can opener and she brought us what we asked for, but the can opener was really poor quality and we had to buy another one. The corkscrew wasn't strong...
We were 6 and there is 7 big plates, we had to clean dishes before the dishwasher was full.
There is a 4 slice toaster, but only one side with 2 slice works.
And we know there is nothing you can change, but when we open the refrigerator it is impossible to go in or out of the kitchen!
After 3 weeks we had time to notice what was missing to really feel at home when we were cooking 😊�
Bedrooms and bathrooms nothing to complain about.
This is what we suggest to improve your future guests experience.
Thank you for your concern and your help since May 2018 when we started to look at this villa, it is very appreciated.
Josiane, Jacques, Carine and Yves.
Thank you Josiane and your Family for your review.
So happy you all had a wonderful time at the Villa and enjoyed cozy times on the patio! Sounds like you all had a relaxing time in the fabulous weather we have been experiencing!!
Yes, Jan our Property Manager is a fabulous asset for Take Five and I know she would have done her utmost to assist. The Oven does have trays that are designed to automatically come out for ease of taking extremely hot foods out of the oven. Jan & I will check the fitments inside, thank you. Sorry, you found the cooking utensils in the Kitchen not up to standard, again we will look into the utensil kitchen tools.
As I said, we have had many repeat guests who have not mentioned any kitchen issues!!
Saying that, thank you for highlighting in detail, feedback is extremely important to us. We will also check the Toaster. Not sure if you mentioned that only one side was working to Jan? She would have bought a replacement straight away. There is no mains Gas to Atlantic Rising development and I know having used the gas bottles myself at home, it can be tricky to gauge how much gas is left. However Jan assured me she sorted that out for you on the same day.
I try to manage guests expectations, so my hint/tip about bringing own coffee & teas, really was about not being able to get your preferred Brand (if you have a particular preference). I do recall you asking what type of coffee maker Take Five has, so I sent you a picture which is why I offered my tip about bringing your own brand of coffee! As you will have noticed, Barbados is a small Island and cannot import everything! Imported goods - they do come at a price with duties and taxes, all throughout the Caribbean.
Overall, I enjoyed our communication leading up to your time at Take Five. Many thanks to you and your family for looking after Take Five.
Im Osten der windzugewandten Inseln liegt Barbados, eine relativ kleine Koralleninsel. Mit einer Länge von ungefähr 26 Meilen und einer Breite von 14 Meilen ist alles, was die Insel zu bieten hat, leicht erreichbar.
Take Five Villa liegt an der südöstlichen Küste der Insel, in einer ruhigen Gegend namens Atlantic Rising und nur einen kurzen Spaziergang vom atemberaubenden Bottom Bay Strand entfernt, der von einigen als einer der malerischsten Strände der Welt bezeichnet wird. Es gibt mehrere andere atemberaubende Strände und Buchten in der unmittelbaren Umgebung, einschließlich der berühmten Strände von The Crane und Sam Lords Castle. Harrismith, Palmetto und Long Bay sind auch atemberaubende Strände, die nur einen kurzen Spaziergang entfernt sind. Der Flughafen ist ca. 15 Minuten entfernt und die Hauptstadt Bridgetown (für Duty-Free-Shopping), ca. 30 Minuten vom Atlantic Rising entfernt.
Barbados hat warmes Wetter das ganze Jahr über mit Temperaturen, die normalerweise nie unter die Mitte der 70s (27-30 Grad Celsius) fallen. Die sanfte Atlantikbrise auf dieser Seite der Insel bedeutet, dass selbst an den heißesten Tagen die Temperaturen angenehm sind. Jederzeit des Jahres ist eine gute Zeit für einen Besuch.
Mit endlosen Meilen von weißem, pudrigem Sand, exotischen üppig grünen botanischen Gärten, einer reichen Kolonialgeschichte, Hektar Zuckerplantagen und dem sanften Plätschern des Karibischen Meeres ist Barbados wirklich ein fantastischer Ort für einen Urlaub. Naturliebhaber werden die natürliche Schönheit der Insel bewundern, während Feinschmecker und Gourmets die Möglichkeit haben, in einigen der besten Restaurants der Karibik zu speisen. Die lokale Spezialität, Rum, ist sehr billig auf der Insel, und es gibt viele Arten - die Four Square Destillerie ist ganz in der Nähe und ist großartig zu besuchen. Rum-Hütten sind überall auf der Insel, billig und sehr fröhlich! (Eine Erfahrung!).
Barbados ist eine Insel der FESTIVALS: Jazzfestival und Windsurfmeisterschaften im Januar, Holetown Festival, Holders Saison und Gold Cup im Februar und März, Gospelfest im Mai, die berühmten Crop Over Feiern von Juli bis August und die Surfmeisterschaften im November. Die hektischen West- und Südküsten sind ca. 30 Autominuten entfernt, wo die Strände etwas ruhiger aber viel überfüllter sind. Für das Nachtleben, ca. 15/20 Minuten Fahrt zum beliebten St. Lawrence Gap, und für frischen Fisch gefangen an diesem Tag ist die Oistins Fish Fry ein Hit bei Touristen und Einheimischen gleichermaßen.
Hochzeiten sind sehr beliebt auf dieser schönen Insel und Bottom Bay Beach ist ziemlich 'der Ort' geworden, um Ihre eigene personalisierte Hochzeitszeremonie zu haben.