We arrived and felt at home, welcomed by Stephanie and shown the house. Our room was comfortable , we opted to pay for the aircon. Rooms were cleaned by Diana, towels and sheets are changed twice a week. Diana was very friendly and told us about the local street food at Lisa’s around the corner from the house, it was delicious 😋
The house was directly across the road from the beautiful beach, far better than I dreamt of. Here we rented sun loungers and sun umbrella $30 a day. The locals would all say good morning as we passed, but were just being friendly. The beach is very safe, a lovely lagoon where turtles swam passed while we were standing only chest deep in the clear sea.
In the mornings we would have breakfast on the veranda and if we were lucky we could get a fresh egg left for us. The kitchen at the house has everything you could want, not that we did any cooking. We would take the short walk to the Gap, this is where the nightlife was and loads of restaurants, street food and bars.
We had a wonderful time tasting the rum! We met some lovely people on the beautiful island of Barbados 😀
One evening we met Bridget the owner, she was organising some maintenance on the house. Lovely lady, very friendly and chatty. We paid her for a late checkout as we were on a evening flight. Well worth the money, we spent a morning on the beach, Stephanie arranged our taxi to the airport.
We can highly recommend Beach House Cleverdale for a perfect down to earth holiday experience on the shores of the turquoise blue sea.
Firstly, I aimed for a budget/ cheap self catering trip.
And that’s exactly what it was. No frills..in a fairly shabby very old colonial house.. Very close ( 20 seconds walk across a small road onto a derelict car par park or where a house once was’ then onto the beach which was closed due to sewer problems and workman laying a new large sewer pipe out to Sea. Bridgett did tell me on WhatsApp discussions before I flew it was sorted and open. She openly lied. It wasn’t and it stank ! Let me tell you that lying in bed with the smell of Sh*t wafting through the house is not pleasant at all. Good kitchen amenities and rooms are clean, some bigger than others.. we moved into a larger room whilst there when a solo guest departed to stay at the Hilton ( that tells you something ?) all beaches up the west coast are easily reachable by a succession of small bus taxis that sound their horns pick you up for $2 bajan dollars and take you pretty much as far as you want to go.. bridge town and beyond...they’re great.
Outside the house there are a group of approx 8-9 hens and 4-5 Cockerals or roosters for our American friends ! Which “ go off “ one after the other from about 3am - 9am right outside the rooms!!! Believe me if I had had a gun!!!! 🤬
I also agree with the previous reviewer about the “unsavoury” group of guys hanging around by the trees across from the house.. they’re friendly and no risk at all ffs get a life and talk to people say hello ! There were a few very poor people who came up to the steps by the verander and asked for money or a ciggerette , again harmless and polite..
Bridgett has some health issues and is slightly neurotic, and did lie to me about the sewer works...would I stay here again?.... NO..however if all you want is a very cheap bed for the night with no frills , self catering in a shabby , old authentic Bajan colonial house then go for it... but make sure the sewer works are finished, and the roosters are dead!!!! 🤣🤣
On a positive note if you looking for a great day trip I recommend the Tiami Catamaran trip up the west coast from Bridgetown! Great fun!!
A very quiet relaxing guest house directly on the beach. Clean and friendly.
I loved the huge bed and walk in shower in my room, very comfortable.
I slept really well as it was quiet through the night.
This was our first stay at this location and it was just what we needed. We travelled with my in-laws, 92 and 94, and they were able to get in and out of the ocean with some assistance there. Turtles always swimming between the beach and the reef. Swimming is very safe. The accommodation worked very well for us. The kitchen is well-equipped so we cooked most of our meals there. Places to eat and grocery stores are an easy walk away, and the bus is just around the corner - for $1US ($2 barbados) you can ride either way. The apartment is very clean. The studio apartments were rented out separatel and we were happy to meet our housemates.Air conditioners in the room are available for an extra $10 per night. Very worth it!! We met the locals who frequent the beach area in front of the house and they were always so friendly and welcoming. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented right there as well.
Let's start right at the beginning. The photo's in various promotional sites do not show the "big" picture. The beach is quite close but you have to walk over the foundation of a demolished house and past several unsavoury beach types, who seem to sit and laze about all day, to get to the beach. The beach was average on good days and for 3 days in a row it was closed due to the sewage problem in the area. The house itself is quite old and badly in need of some repairs to the furnishings and bathrooms. The couch in the living room was so old, uncomfortable and dirty that we were hesitant to sit on it. The toilets are in need of replacement as we had repairs done twice during our stay. The coffee maker was totally inoperable and after much discussion with the manager, a substitute was provided. The kitchen, while adequately equipped, lacked one single sharp knife. My own folding hunting knife has utilized all week. Air conditioning is an extra cost over the posted price at a rate of $10 USD per bedroom per night. An essential comfort available only if you pay extra. We were initially told that the water from the taps was drinkable, however after the beach closure and 3 of us becoming very sick, we were advised to buy our water, another cost. The one saving grace throughout all this was the Housekeeper, Barbara, who worked tirelessly and unobtrusively to keep all three units clean. She is an amazing person who doubly earns every cent she is paid. Thank you for everything you did for us Barbara. So the rating I give this particular accommodation is "average" and I feel that is being generous. We will not return to this "Beach House"