About this listing
Located in a quiet, yet central neighbourhood - Arritxu is not on the coast but only about 25 minutes walk to the nearest beach and supermarkets. The monkeys will be your noisiest neighbours and Happy Troy runs the closest convenience store/RUM SHOP
Interaction with guests
We are at your service so please do not hesitate to contact me or Brian any time.
We are very centrally located and yet you would not believe how close to everything we are as it is so peaceful here - our friendly Variety Store/Rum Shop !!!!! run by Troy and family is a 4 minute walk and he sells all kinds of convenient stuff. On weekends he also does food like Fried chicken and chips etc... other than troy the closest food outlet around here is Chefette in Wildey - which is a Fast Food Restaurant with drive through facilities and the Bar-B-Q barn... also in Wildey.... Supermarkets near by are walking in the same direction as the South Coast main road... there is Massy and Trymart..... Massy offers Customer shuttles !!!!!!!
We are located 20 minutes walk from the South coast main road and beaches. 5 minutes walk will put you at Mini Van stand towards Bridgetown where you can pick up transportation to anywhere on the Island via BUS. Please bear in mind that BARBADOS is NOT pedestrian friendly... there are hardly any side walks except for the city and a few areas.... our roads are narrow, barely fitting two cars/vans/buses - so please be very careful when walking.
WELCOME TO ARRITXU – please treat it as if it were your own and take good care of our space – be considerate and do not sit on the chairs when you are wet, salty or lathered in Sun Screen !!!!!
Please, no smoking in the house!
Anything that you see in the flat has been provided for your use, please feel free to search the cupboards and larder by the laundry room so you can find your stash.
Rinse off sand before entering the house, once it gets in the plumbing it never comes out! There is a hose by the lower level patio that will allow you to do so as soon as you come home….. this is very important and you will appreciate not walking on sand on the tiles… also bear in mind that wet tiles can be slippery.
Electricity is very expensive in Barbados. A/C & lights are main consumption make a conscious effort to have the windows and doors closed when using the A/C and turn them, lights and fans off when not in the bedrooms – the rooms cool down quickly when you turn on the large A/C units so no need to leave them on.
Water is precious and “el Niño” is causing havoc in Barbados this year. Use moderately. Never leave taps running at any time.
You will soon find out that this is a very quiet neighbourhood and your noisiest neighbours will be the free running monkeys !!!!! please keep noise and sound levels to suit... specially if you are a large group, we know you are already a party !!!!!! as for inviting friends/locals over be cautious and respect the space... this is NOT a party house.
We are available to you any time… if there is anything that you need and you cannot find it please do ask…. We are likely to be able to help you and are a few steps away !!!!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I am Basque, from Gernika, grew up in Venezuela and have been living in Barbados since 1981 when I came to learn English, fell in love with the Island and its people and never left.
We live at the top level of our three level home and we are a fun loving couple with three kids who no longer live with us. !!! We have Dogs and a Cat... and land turtles and loads of Free running Monkeys !!! and birds