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This place is great for so many reasons and loved our 2 weeks away. Location is far enough away from the busy Bridgetown area and far less touristy. The locals are warm friendly people and we felt welcomed and safe. Moontown has everything you need within a 5 minute stumble or walk. Moontown has a well stocked grocery store, bar and local hub. Karaoke at Moontown bar is a must! Directly across the street from Moontown is Merton's Fish fry on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Smell of Mahogany wood fire, fresh fish, casual setting and sound of the ocean.(Bring Cash-no credit or debit card) Oistens fish fry is a must do too with lots of sites and sounds party atmosphere. Holetown is a nice place to go for the day although found it was a bit too ritzy and uptight. Speightstown is the closest large town and has lots of spots to see and keeps the local Barbadian feel. Bridgetown has lots to see but found we only did a couple day trips there as we liked very much where we were. Traveling around the Island was easy enough. We did not have a car rental and may try that next time for a bit more freedom. Cabs are relatively easy to get and a bit pricey. Once you get onto the the bussing system is a good and cheap way to get around. $2 Barbadian gets you a large bus and local zone buses are little vans that get you in the local district areas. Got dropped off right by the house and the best pick up spot along the main drag before the Crab Hill turn off. There is no real time schedule and have to cope with that especially getting back from the north end of the island. The house is nice with a casual comfortable layout with a kitchen had all you need if you wanted to cook. We did not use the air conditioning in the bedroom rather left windows open and fans on to fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and tree frogs. As you can see from pictures the owner posted there is a stairs that leads right into the ocean and a beach within a 5 minute walk north or south of the house. Awesome snorkeling with fish, rays and saw a turtle off the beach too. The owner called prior to our arrival and prior to our departure and was very accommodating to our needs. We did a few tours but our favorites were a catamaran tour with snorkelling with turtles and sunken ships on a sunset tour and the other was Animal flower Cave with a tour guide thru the caves with lunch overlooking the north end of the island. We highly recommend this property and Barbados as a destination.
Emcee is a smashing villa. Spacious and well equipped. The plunge pool particularly welcome after blisteringly hot days sightseeing. The air con is very effective and you need it. The beds are comfy and the living/kitchen with patio is bright and airy. Endless hot water from the solar panels. The neighbourhood is large and mostly families; everyone speaks to you and is friendly. One chap even said “thank you for coming” which was lovely. You feel very safe. You really need a car to stay here but watch out for the roads. Potholes a speciality! Two major supermarkets - Jordan’s in Speightstown is colourful and local. Massys in Holetown is very Waitrose/Whole Foods. Wine is hideously expensive. I'm glad I bought some at duty free in Bridgetown airport. The beer is good and cheap and the rum punch served everywhere is an experience. Powerful stuff.
Speightstown has a charm of its own; lots of different shops and plenty of eateries. Worth visiting Hunte's Garden. It's a delight. The boat trips are good value for money and give that other perspective of the place.
Dealings with Kate the owner have been delightful. All questions answered quickly. The local contact lady, Helen, dealt with our one issue speedily.
Thoroughly recommend Emcee and would stay again. SatNav would help you find it more easily if arriving in the dark.
In summary, great place, great location. There are so many rental properties to choose from around here but you won’t go far wrong with this sweet place.