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Sea-U Guest House
Ranked #2 of 3 Bathsheba B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

First time in Bathsheba but not in Barbados. We chose the sea u , from trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. We stayed in room 4, which had windows, and breezes on three sides and even at this time of year did not have to turn on the fan! The room was very comfortable and spotless . The views from the verandah are beautiful, and it is one of the most peaceful places we have stayed at, with no tv, radio or IPod docking station in sight, it was a refreshing chance. Although they do not serve dinner every night, it was great to sit own and meet our fellow holiday makers at dinner, who were a cross section of ages and nationalities.

Make sure you visit the Atlantis for the lobster, a two minute walk, or the Roundhouse for a salad and a wonderful view. You need a car to stay here but that gives you the opportunity to visit the many uncommercial deserted beaches within a 10 minute drive.

Can't fault the sea u, it's guests or the staff. Will put on the, "must visit again list!"

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

A complete retreat from modern noise and activity, the Sea-U Guest House provides a haven from the technology that interrupts your inner peace and stresses everyone else out too; after a little while Sea-U really does feel like the Garden of Eden.

The setting is secluded but not too remote; it's not far to the beach where you can stroll or sit and watch amazing surfers or sit in one of the rock pools. There are a couple of local bars - nothing fancy but friendly where you can get a beer, etc.

It's quite a steep hill on the way home but no-one is in a hurry, are they? You can always find a shady hammock or a comfy seat on the deck when you get back while the delightful little honesty bar is waiting with cool drinks to refresh you. I never slept so well nor so long as I did here. If you haven't opted for aircon, take anti mosquito stuff and use the bed net, leaving the shutters open to the breeze.

Ushi has brought the best of her German hospitality skills to Bathsheba and successfully married them to Bajan ways. Eating the lovely home cooked food with other guests in the evening is a treat and an opportunity to meet and learn a bit about other cultures (and sometimes a bit about yourself!) the sound of the sea insists that you breathe and move at a different, slower pace. Don't fight it! The rooms are spacious, shady, cool and clean and the staff are so kind and there is always someone around if you need them.

If you want to indulge in restaurant style fine dining, the Atlantis is a 2 minute walk but you need to book ahead.

So, spend a few days here and re-learn the simple pleasure of a holiday like the ones when you were a kid. If you want action, entertainment and hi-tec accessories and competitive fashion, you won't adjust easily to this place, but I urge you to try!

Room Tip: We had Room 4, lower level on a corner so it had windows on 3 sides and is furthest from the recepti...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We stayed for a week at the start of December 2012. It is a beautifully bohemian place which is still clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly yet discreet and the information given by the website accurate. We loved the pace of life and privacy. A highlight was the hike with Seacat..not to be undertaken by the unfit or poorly shod. We learnt so much and really enjoyed the whole day.The gentle breezes meant we never even used the air con and we slept for12 hours a night. The ideal place to really relax and recharge. Don't be afraid of using the local bus to speightstown etc. It is reliable and cheap and offers an interesting experience!
Nicky and Tim

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

My friend and I visited SeaU Guest house on December 20-22 for a few days on the amazing east coast of the island.

We had a room in the main house - corner unit number 4. The room was gorgeous and looked just like the photos on the site. We even sat out every morning and watched the day go by, including a family of monkeys on the last day! Very cool.

The beds could use a bit more foam, but not bad all around! You can also go down to the Atlantis resort to use the pool provided you purchase lunch or drinks.

Loved sitting out in the hammocks and talking a walk around the soup bowl. Great location and very quiet. Perfect if you're looking to get away from it all and relax.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Here we are, sitting on our verandah, on the last night of our short, week-long stay at the Sea-U Guesthouse, and I just have to post this while the experience is fresh. We have traveled often in the Caribbean, mostly staying at all-inclusive resorts, but this is our first foray into the land of guesthouses. It's doubtful anything will live up to this. The Sea-U Guesthouse provides an unforgettable, relaxing and peaceful experience. You can tell the owner, Uschi, was a travel writer, because she knows exactly what her guests would need and desire during their stay. Nothing has been neglected, from delicious, local items for breakfast to get your day going--included, to a rental car that comes with your room, to dinners served family-style with new friends from around the world served in the intimate, outdoor, tropical dining hall, to the friendly and very-efficient staff--in the background, hardly noticed, and yet there at your beck and call, to the hammocks--I had no idea they would be as wonderful and tranquil as everyone in the reviews said. We've discovered heaven in Barbados and will be hard-pressed to find anything like this again. Thank you for a very memorable vacation. Rarely, have I left for home feeling this refreshed, renewed and relaxed!

Room Tip: We chose the cottage because it is air-conditioned, but if I had to choose that over a view of the s...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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UschiW, Owner at Sea-U Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2012

Dear Michelle,
thank you for your very positive feedback. The tree trimming is scheduled for next week. We don't own the piece of land and negotiations with the neighbor took some time but now we are allowed to trim. See you again hopefully one day.

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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We were actually booked for week at other side of the island but are so glad we went over to check out the east side and we certainly don't think we could have found anywhere nicer to stay (or have breakfast) than the Sea-U. Honesty bar is a bonus - although the 2 bars in walking distance are great too.
Just beware of the mosquitoes lurking in the bathroom waiting to swoop!

Room Tip: All have superb views
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

My Girlfirend and I stayed here for a couple of nights. The accomodation was great as was the service and you certainly see a much different side to Barbados on the far quieter and less developed East Coast. Check out their website as it gives an accurate view of the rooms and grounds. The only points worth noting are you are staying in a very quiet part of the island so you will almost certainly need your own transport and dont be surprised if even the larger atlantis hotel is not serving dinner because of a lack of demand on some nights. Finally whilst the nearby beaches are beautiful and often deserted swimming in the atlantic is a whole different proposition to the Caribbean and is not suitable for all but the strongest swimmers.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Tent Bay | St. Joseph, Bathsheba BB21054, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Joseph Parish > Bathsheba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bathsheba
Price Range: $147 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea-U Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A chic and affordable bed & breakfast at the lush east coast. Sea-U is tucked within a lush tropical garden along the seaside slopes of the village of Bathsheba on the east coast of Barbados, the most natural side of the island. Here you can enjoy unspoiled beaches, breathtaking views and mingle with locals. Uschi Wetzels, owner and manager and fell in love with Bathsheba and its friendly people, while working on a Barbados travel guide for a German editor. With hammocks strung between coconut palms, the Atlantic Ocean waves breaking against massive limestone boulders. Sea-U is a place for those who are looking for a decidedly significant change of pace from a busy life. The main house and the cottage are built in a traditional island style out of wood with large patios. The 10 rooms and apartments are decorated with mahogany furniture, louver window treatments, rattan chairs, locally handcrafted clay lamps and batik art. Sea-U's welcoming staff provides knowledgeable information. The atmosphere is relaxed, and guests quickly become friends. Green Globe certified, close to Andromeda Botanical Gardens and world class surfing at Soup Bowl. ... more   less 
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