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The 60+ Club
Having saved up the pennies for a few years to celebrate my 60th birthday, I decided to take the family away for a good holiday, rather than spend it all on a night of boozing and dancing.
I had wanted to go to Barbados for some years and looked for a place that we could call our own. We selected Alverton Villas as we wanted somewhere close to the beach. Well, if you got any closer you would be on a boat! It is steps away from the sea and the beach is perfect. I cannot recommend this collection of villas highly enough to anyone looking for a perfect vacation getaway.
We rented all the villas for a month and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They were all spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Elaine and Shirley looked after us so well they almost ended up with squatters. Shirley even cooked for us a few times while we were there, for a very reasonable agreed fee, to save us having to do it ourselves. Real Barbadian food!
We often went swimming with the turtles that tend to frequent the sea outside the villas and with the crystal clear waters it was a real experience.
We really did not want to leave and with any luck the wife and I will be going back next year.
We had a wonderful stay at Alverton Studio in Fitts Village. The beach was wonderful and having the reef so close was pretty good for snorkeling. The road noise was a little bothersome but the positives far out weighs the negatives. Elaine, Shirley and Shan were very nice and helpful. The Italian restaurant next door was very handy and had great food. I would return to this rental.
We had a wonderful time. Having read the review from pa in pensylvania we felt the need to respond. Alverton studio was on the beach, which we can confirm was completely lacking in any stones? PA is either stark staring mad or is mixing up destinations. Shirley the maid was lovely and the accomodation was cleaned daily. She was also very helpful in helping us to enjoy this fantastic island. From the moment we arrived to the moment we reluctantly boarded the plane home we felt spoilt rotten. The owner, a lovely woman called Elaine met us at the property and handed us the keys to a hire car saving us the need to hire one ourselves. The climate, accomodation, service, locals, sunrises and sunsets were all truly excellent..We'll be there again next year and happily reccomend it to our friends and anyone looking for a dream holiday. My question to PA from pensylvania is are you sure you were not in brighton ( you know the one in UK, England, great britain, western europe?) as I know they have a stoney beach..
What a magical place to stay in Barbados!
It was just perfect, every need was catered for and all amenities was readily on hand.
It was just as Michaael had described and the pictures hinted at.
The porperty was clean and cleaned regurarly during my stay.
Jordan's supermarket a stones throw away, so handy to stock up the fridge. Nothing is too far away from Alverton.
The bar Il Tempo just a 'hop skip' away did the most divine pina colada's!
I will be going back and soon.
Thanks Elaine & Shirley
My boyfriend and I stayed at Alverton Studio last year. While close to transportation, the beach, and the supermarket, it was not what we had in mind.
The beach was steep and rocky (too many rocks to go into the water actually, the waves would thrust them at your legs and scrape you) and crawling with creepy sand bugs at night. The bus stop was SO close that it was literally right outside the door so for 18 hours a day we constantly heard the bus horns, which play MUSIC. The supermarket was limited in items I guess since most food is imported, and contained a lot of processed junk food.
The actual studio itself seemed clean and charming, however there were mega island sized COCKROACHES in the kitchen, as well as ants.
I found the cleaning staff to have no respect for your space or privacy, and they don't do dishes.
The studio faces the road, as I mentioned before, and you have to walk around the building to access the shared courtyard. The other 2 buildings were being rented by some other people, and they would take up all the chairs and tables. Since we came from the other side of the building and were quite outnumbered, we felt awkward when attempting to share the space with them.
We just did not have a very good time here (and I've been to many other countries), and were relieved to arrive back home.
My husband and I just returned from a 2 week stay at the Alverton Studio. We found the property to be clean and well maintained & just the perfect size for a couple on the go.
The courtyard had plenty of space for lounging & as the property is directly on the beach, getting out for a swim was convenient. We felt safe & secure & the grocery store is almost directly across the street.
We were in Barbados for the Crop Over festival and thoroughly enjoyed the shows. Have been to Barbados many times before & we know well the costs & types of accommodations you can get there. This property was definitely great!! Friendly owner & maid as well. Just can't say enough.
We will definitely recommend this accommodation to friends and we will be sure to book here again on our next trip to Barbados. Price was right too!!