Peaceful morning time in the countryside.

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1 bedroom

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About this listing

Cool Atlantic coast breeze along the beautiful eastern parish of St. John,
the home of Ocean Echo Stables.
Offering a comfortable and relaxing self catering apartment with private bath and spacious patios. Great place to explore and unwind.

The space

Nestled in the heart of the Bajan countryside, Ocean Echo Stables est. 2004, is pleased to now offer accommodation. Please note our space is 'off the beaten track' away from the hustle and bustle.

Our breezy and comfortable self-catering apartment suitable for 2 persons offers beautiful Atlantic Ocean views and a peaceful spacious environment.
There are two patios from which to enjoy the eastern sunrises and starry night skies.

We also offer guided horseback trail rides and hikes in the area from Monday-Saturday. Our welcoming farm family includes 12 horses, and our two resident cats Ocean and Malia. Our space will be most appreciated by adventurous, nature loving, outdoor enthusiasts or those who just wish to stay far from the hustle and bustle of touristy areas.

Bath Beach and the nearby fishing village of Martins Bay are great areas to explore and chill out in while learning more about the island and its culture and (website hidden). John's Parish Church and Codrington College are also in close proximity. Bathsheba the surfing mecca is about 12-15min drive or 1hr hike away.

We have a play park on site also which is a great area for reading and relaxing in the gentle morning and afternoon sun.

Guest access

Wi-Fi access
Laundry facilities

Interaction with guests

We welcome the opportunity to share with our guests all our island has to offer, from the beaten to the off beaten tracks. We live in the upstairs of the property and are on site most of the time.

Other things to note

Horseback riding and
Guided hikes
Can be arranged.
Airport transfers US$30


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking indoors but plenty of patio and garden space for this.
Respect privacy of individuals on site.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

53 Reviews

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Marie-Eve User Profile
June 2017
* French version below * My friend and I went at Samantha’s place from June 14 to June 16 and by now, it was one of the greatest vacations of my life! Samantha and her husband are so careful, welcoming, attentive, helpful, sweet… name it all ! They are absolutely amazing and we really felt like home when we were there. Bernard came to pick us up at the airport and we had such an amazing and interesting conversation while we were on the road. It was so good to listen to his point of view about life ! What a good way to start our vacation ! It was raining a lot outside when we arrive in Barbados at the end of the afternoon, so when we came at the house, Samatha kindly bring us some clean towel to dry up ourselves a little bit ! We went at the supermarket and at Cheffette (one of their most popular fast food on the island) to grab diner with Bernard. He also. kindly stop at a convenient store so we can get a few beers (ahh, vacation ;-) ! ). My friend and I went to the beach on Friday and we eat some fresh (and delicious!) fish. We met so many nice people at the beach, it was awesome ! ** Everything was absolutely perfect, I couldn’t have dream of a better place to go. In fact, I’d rather say that it was even more then perfect! People are incredibly kind, relax and they are so welcoming. I’ve been able to reconnect with nature since a long time now and it felt so, so, so good. The landscape is breathtaking, the view is beautiful… The horses are wonderful and adorable! I used to take riding lessons when I was younger and let me tell you something, theses horses are as sweet as the people who lives in Barbados ! They are super calm, curious and well trained ! You can see that Samantha and Bernard are passionate about what they do and it is so good to see ! I would recommend to everybody to go at Echo Stables at least a few days when they will travel to Barbados. This place is a real treasure and I would LOVE to go back anytime soon. * Samantha and Bernard, thank you so much for all your help and your kindness. We had such a wonderful and unforgettable time when we were at your house ! We will come by anytime soon !! * ** FRANÇAIS ** Mon amie et moi sommes allées chez Samantha et Bernard du 14 au 16 juin dernier. Jusqu’à présent, ce fut de loin les plus belles vacances de ma vie ! Samantha et son mari sont tellement attentionnés, à l’écoute, chaleureux, adorables… et j’en passe ! Ils sont tout simplement formidables, nous nous sentions comme à la maison. Bernard est venu nous chercher à l’aéroport et nous avons eu une conversation très intéressante et...

Peta User Profile
June 2017
I enjoyed my stay. It's nice and secluded and felt very homey. We embarked on the self-guided hike and it was alot of fun!

Laura User Profile
May 2017
A beautiful refuge. Wonderful place to come home to at the end of a day exploring. Off the beaten track. Warm friendly atmosphere. Puppies and kittens and horses. Beautiful views and audible ocean waves. Sam is a gracious hostess. Definitely rent a car. Great location for peaceful evenings and close with nature. We stayed here a week and then stayed on the south shore for 3 nights. It was a good combination. We drove everywhere, all over the island, and found the east coast was maybe out of the way but worthwhile for a more authentic experience.

Imogen User Profile
May 2017
We had an amazing, and super relaxing time here. After spending 6 nights on the east coast this was the perfect spot for exploring the wilder (and more beautiful) west coast. The apartment is basic but has all the essentials and an amazing view. Samantha was an excellent host, really friendly and welcoming, as were her adorable puppies. We would highly recommend hiring a car, it's a short drive to most of the attractions in Barbados but the place itself is very remote (in all the best ways!) we'd highly recommend staying here for some rest and relaxation.

Allan User Profile
May 2017
Had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Samantha's place. The surrounding country, views and nature is unspoilt and beautiful. A hidden gem, can recommend to anyone.

Trevor User Profile
April 2017
My girlfriend and I stayed with Samantha for 3 nights and we would absolutely stay again. It is a beautiful proberty out on the countryside, and there are horses and other animals right there. This place is perfect for people who want something different than the beach resorts on the south coast. Samantha wasn't on the island the night we checked in, but she was still very helpful from afar, and had her sister get us all settled in. When she arrived the next day she checked in to make sure everything was going well, and it was. We highly recommend renting a car for the time you're there, as the bus service is hourly out that far. Like I said, we had a great stay and highly recommend it!

Jessica User Profile
April 2017
Samantha's place was unbelievably beautiful! I slept like a baby and greatly enjoyed walking to the beach and local eateries, horseback riding, reading books while listening to the ocean, working in the beautiful WIFI equipped space, and interacting with her lovely family. I'd highly recommend Samantha's place (AND a horseback ride) if you're looking for relaxation and a little adventure. It's off the beaten path, but if you like that kind of thing, you're in for a treat! Big giant hug and thanks to Samantha and her family for showing this American (who REALLY needed a little relaxation time) Barbados' treasures: It's people and it's scenic beauty.

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Samantha User ProfileSamantha is a superhost.

I'm a outdoor enthusiast and home for me is ultimately the countryside.
My husband Bernard and I started Ocean Echo Stables in 2004 and we have managed to carve out a very special place here where you can't help but feel close to nature and reconnect with yourself. The Irish love of horses was passed on to me by my mum at a very young age, and this has offered me my greatest sense of freedom.
I also love to travel and hike & swim and read lots and lots of books.
Our house is a lively one, including me and husband Bernard, three teenage girls and our cheerful three year old son.
Music is also a great passion of mine and reggae is the order of the day around here, not that I don't appreciated other genres of music.

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