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“Home away from Home!”
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Patio deck
Our beach
Beach at Oistins
Kitchen leads onto deck
Kitchen looking into dining room
Living room
Living room through to den
En-suite bedroom
Lilac bedroom - twin or superking
View of den from garden
Mango tree in garden
Humming bird photographed from deck
Another humming bird
Private lane leads to Shelsea
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Maxwell, Christ Church Parish, Barbados

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LesBquick
Kenora, Canada
1 review
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“Home away from Home!”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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My husband and I just returned from a month at the Shelsea. It was everything we wanted and more. The house is private and peaceful and very secure with a fully equipped kitchen, three lovely bedrooms and an open air appeal that catches the Barbados breezes. Imagine wild parrots eating mango's in your yard of the occasional monkey paying a visit. All of this while you sit enjoying a breakfast and a good book on the patio. The beach is a 2 minute walk away. The Shelsea is very close to a major bus route so you can go just about anywhere on a bus for a mere $2.00 Barbados. When you are coming home ask to be dropped at Charlie's Bar. Everyone knows Charlie's and you will be a one block walk from Shelsea. If you choose to rent a car, Calypso car rental is in the neighborhood. If you rent a car, remember the maps are just general guidelines. However you can always find your way home if you get "lost". There are many great restaurants, shopping and activities just a short bus ride away. Barbadian people are very generous and friendly and will help you out at any time. I would happily recommend Shelsea to anyone looking for a the independence and privacy of a lovely home away from home

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Liked best: The independence and the space. Being in a home vs a resort.
Liked least: Getting lost finding the place when we arrived. If you tell the cab to turn at Charlie's Bar, everyone knows it.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JPC-CVH
USA
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“Look no further...this is PARADISE”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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If you want to feel you have been on vacation in Paradise, this is the place for YOU! We decided to try renting rather than staying in a hotel after 12 years of spending our holiday in a very nice hotel. WOW....Staying at Shelsea REALLY made a world of difference in the quality and peacefulness we experienced on holiday. It is actually hard to put into words how exceptional this treasure has become to us....So much so, we have made reservations for a repeat and have extended the time to 34 nights!!!
Imagine yourself tucked away in a tropical paradise, a beautiful garden to look at every morning with tea or coffee and every comfort of home. If you rent a car, no problem and if you do not, you can walk or call a cab. Everything is easy, including the extremely short walk to the beach access. This is a home, not a house...simply kick back and enjoy every moment! We cannot wait to get back to Shelsea!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: no downside
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Di T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Shelsea fantastic”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Just back from a wonderful week in Barbados. The villa was fabulous and better than expected. It was a last minute booking and Sheila was very helpful answering all our questions and providing a welcoming environment including basic groceries for our arrival. We appreciated the local contacts who were also helpful – Ron, Lou, Yvonne and Vike.

Shelsea is clean and comfortable and felt like home from home. The facilities for cooking, beds and wardrobe space etc all great. Plenty of fans and AC to keep the house cool. The large tropical gardens are beautiful and provided cool shade when we needed it. The beach is very close by and we made good use of that. Oistins with supermarket and bank is just down the road. All great!

We’ve stayed in other rented places but Shelsea is the best so far! Highly recommended.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Sheffield
Reviewed 4 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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England
Reviewed 30 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Maine
Reviewed 28 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Winnipeg Mb. Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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