"Seashells" upper sits minutes from the ocean & Belair's Tradewinds. Spacious, 2 BR apt. Sleeps 5 ( extra twin daybed ). EXCELLENT WI-FI. Watch a sun or moon rise from our verandah! Ocean views, Cliff hikes. Exquisite, pristine beaches & coves minutes away. Crane Resort nearby as is Cutters Deli & Marco Polo Bar & Restaurant.. Emerald City Supermarket 10 min drive. Airport is 12 mins drive. For groups of 10, both apts available.
"Seashells" top apt, offers 1 fully furnished & equipped 2BR apt. with ceiling fans, ensuite shower rooms & plenty of closet space. EXCELLENT WI-FI. Large open-plan living/dining room leads onto a covered verandah with wonderful ocean views. The daybed (twin bed)for 5th guest is in the living room. Spacious, fully equipped kitchen with every amenity - gas stove/oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. Separate bar area in living room with second refrigerator keeps both cooks & barmen happy! Shared laundry is on ground floor. There's an outdoor shower by the front steps which is perfect to wash off the salt & sand before entering the house. Also beach chairs & coolers for your days at the beach, .For those that simply enjoy 'chillin' on the verandah - a wonderful Hammock. Elma, our housekeeper will be in each Saturday to change bed linens & towels, sweep & mop floors at no extra charge.
The entire apt. Is yours for the duration of your stay. You are welcome to sit out in the garden during the day or to enjoy the amazing night sky! Feel free to pick a bouquet of flowers from our garden :)
Minutes walk from pristine beaches & coves. Dawlish & Falmouth beaches are on our doorstep. A short 5min drive to Crane Beach Resort, Bottom Bay or Sharks Hole - our favorite spot for swimming & picnics. Stoutes Car Rental, Rubis Gas Station & Minimart is 7 min drive. They have a well stocked grocery with fresh fruit, vegetables & fantastic deli serving local dishes. Stock up on rum, beer & other drinks here. There are 4 great restaurants, nightly live entertainment & Duty Free shopping at the Crane Resort, round the corner is Cutters take out deli & restaurant..they will prepare a fancy picnic basket & deliver to you on the beach. Try their famous, tasty rum punch, mixed & bottled with fresh limes daily! " Marco Polo Restaurant & Bar is just across from entrance to Crane Resort. They open daily ( except Saturday's ) at 5pm for dinner ... find fresh caught fish & seafood, warmest hospitality & ambiance here.
Brighton Market is 10 mins. drive from Seashells. Open every Saturday 6:00 - 10:00am...wonderful fresh fruit, vegetables grown right there at Brighton Plantation. But the added attraction is to enjoy tasty foods prepared & served by local islanders. Go there for breakfast & have the chance to meet local Bajans &/or visitors. There are also beautiful arts & crafts to be admired or purchased!
Great Surfing is 15 min drive at Atlantic Shores, kite surfing at Silver Sands & about 30min drive to our famous Soup Bowl at Bathsheba on the north-east coast for more challenging surfing. StandUpPaddling at Pebble Beach near the Hilton hotel on Carlisle Bay. If you are interested in tropical gardens don't miss Hunt's Garden, Andromeda Garden, The Flower Forest & Orchid World. We highly recommend a catamaran cruise to snorkel, swim with turtles & enjoy the beautiful west coast calm waters while being served a delicious buffet & non stop drinks. Seashells is a peaceful haven to come home to after a day of island adventures.
Interaction with guests
Our Property Manager, Lulu, is in touch with guests before arrival, on arrival & available if needed. We want guests to feel welcome, yet free to 'do their own thing'.
Other things to note
Just remember that it's CASH ONLY for most Street/Beach vendors !
USD or BDS currency.
Please treat the apartment as you would your own home. Leave it the way you find it.
PLEASE NO SMOKING INDOORS. Smoking on verandah is fine, however, please use ashtrays.
Take trash out daily. Rinse all Recyclables before disposing of them.
Kindly use the verandah chairs only when in your wet swim suits.
Do use our outdoor shower &/or hose to rinse off sand before entering apt...sand plays havoc with the plumbing if dumped in the indoor showers! If sand does land in shower, please allow to dry, then sweep up & dump it in the trash.
Hang towels, bath mats to dry in between use...they will smell terrible if left in a pile on the floor. Also, let sandy, wet towels dry, & shake out sand BEFORE putting in washing machine.
Kindly turn off lights & fans when not in use.
Remember to close windows before going out for the day. Short, sharp showers are not uncommon.
Above all, WELCOME & enjoy yourself !
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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My family has lived & worked on the island of Barbados for generations. We vacationed on this idyllic south-east coast as children. Seashells, Bel Air, which my sister, Sally Murray & I own, ensures that we can continue our family tradition of gathering & enjoying our, "dreamcatcher haven by the sea", with each other & our friends. Please be assured of the warmest of welcomes. We want your stay to be 'one in a million'!
Here's what a recent guest had to say about her month-long stay at "Seashells" :
Response from Cecelia:
Seashells-Lower: Simple Beauty by the Sea Owner Sally Murray and property manager Lulu Martin have created and maintained a lovely home away from home for travelers to Barbados seeking peace and tranquility. Vibrant flower gardens, native trees, sprawling greenery, and mature aloes surround this paradise treasure. The outdoor property offers daily selections of private and shared spaces. The interior is spacious and cozy with breathable window treatments, a Caribbean color palate, and floors that embrace bare feet. The gentle sea breezes combined with ceiling and floor fans usually provided enough physical comfort on the often-extreme hot days of August when I visited. If you enjoy preparing your own food as an option to eating out, you’ll appreciate the fully functional kitchen. I particularly enjoyed playing my feel good cooking music, opening the French doors leading to the container garden, and picking fresh herbs to place directly in the pots. Seashells wasn’t a disappointment. My ultimate goal of concentrated privacy with a balance of local experiences was achieved and then exceeded by the company of many pleasant local residents. The house rules at first felt daunting. After residing in the home, I understood the rules and found them to be reasonable. Adjusting to some of the practices with windows, doors, garbage, etc. I found would help to maintain this space in pristine condition for all who travel through it. I found myself making additional rules (e.g. no shoes in the house) in order to contribute my share during my month long residence. The gardener, repairman, and housekeeper all worked very hard. A few personal considerations on my part weren’t difficult. Sally has worked very hard to put love in this house. Bring love and leave love. Seashells is most appropriate for individuals who want to be “off the grid”. Local residents affectionately call this region, “Behind God’s Back.” The Crane Resort next door is available for fine dining and formalized activities if you feel stir crazy. However, for a mix of entertainment, choices of dining, and nightlife, a car is definitely needed. Short jaunts to the Crane, nearby deli, and the spots for sea baths are short walks in distance but long Bajan walks in reality. Climate, terrain, sun showers, traffic, and limited sidewalks all have to be considered during walks. For these jaunts, I found a bicycle very helpful. WOMAN-TO-WOMAN: Solo Travel off the Grid Barbados Cycling Whether a “cruiser” leisurely enjoying the sites or a seasoned athlete, the relatively flat terrain of St. Philips Parish can offer many hours of joyful cycling. I found trips that began after sunrise and ended by noon, before the intense heat of the day, to be filled with splendor. Research the laws for bicycle licensing in Barbados and then decide what procedure fits your individual needs. Renting, purchasing, and or bringing your own bicycle and helmet are all options. Remember the rules of the road. Ride on the left side. Avoid rush hour travel on major roads. There aren’t bike lanes. In my experience, car drivers on local roads were always accommodating to my bike. I didn’t notice many women cyclist. I found it useful to wear a mini dress over my technical athletic shorts. It is what it is. I appreciated recognition that I was a “woman on the road.” I’m as feminist as the next, but I had no problem with the frequent and sincere, “Be safe on the road Sweetie.” Once a gentleman noticed my wobbly handlebar, which forced me to stop on the side of the road. He pulled his car over, took a wrench out of his trunk, and graciously helped me. Self-Care Bring self-care items from home that you know work for your body. In local areas, grooming products for hair, skin, and nails may be sparse, or expensive. Make a conscious decision about sunblock. Barbados is very close to the equator. Although, it may at first feel very liberating to expose as much skin as possible, there are consequences to overexposure. These consequences can extend beyond skin burn to heat exhaustion, and sunstroke. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE. A collection of headgear (scarfs, hats, visors) can help maintain comfort while feeling fashionable. Men Women are women. Men are men. Bring whatever good sensibilities you use in your home country with you to Barbados. Safety first. Emergencies Have an emergency plan in place. You may want to consider the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, a division of the U.S. state department for American citizens. Yes, you relinquish some privacy when you inform the state department of your travel plans. They know anyway. However, in the event of an emergency, being enrolled in this program may expedite getting help. I haven’t used this service but I may consider it for future extended (website hidden) Citizenship Leave a bit of your healthy beautiful self before you depart. The possibilities are endless; random acts of kindness, or a beach cleanup. Consider a small act that will contribute to another woman’s health, well-being or freedom. A notebook, extra sandals, non-perishable food may be a small gesture with tremendous positive consequences. Pleasant journey, Cesi
From Bridgetown, Barbados · September 2015