We have been going to Barbados for 8 years but this was our first stay at Ixora Apt 6 in Jamestown Park, Holetown. The location is excellent- Jamestown Park is a quiet, safe, residential neighborhood next to Limegrove Lifestyle Center. It's a very easy and short walk to Limegrove with many excellent restaurants and shops. A little further is Massy's supermarket- clean and well stocked so you can easily walk to buy food. Holetown itself has a number of very good restaurants, including Relish and Zaccio's on the casual side to The Sandpiper for fine dining. It seemed safe to walk at night to any of these- just use common sense caution and bring a flashlight because it gets dark about 6:30 regardless of the time of year. Also, Ixora is a short walk to the beach and we chose Settlers Beach- not crowded, you can sit in the shade ( at least until about 1pm), and the beach is beautiful. Beach chairs were provided by Joan and were easy to carry for us old folks!
The apartment itself was very nice. Modern conveniences, clean, comfy bed, good location within the building ( porch faces north so it's cool and shaded) and just steps from the pool ( nice, clean, comfy).
One caveat- it might be a problem for those with mobility issues or small children as the bedrooms are accessed by a narrow winding staircase. We had to leave our suitcases downstairs and carry our clothes up. Not a big deal but just an FYI.
The housekeeper came in once a week and did a good job and kindly brought additional towels when requested.
Plenty of hot water and excellent wifi ( 2 things we found lacking in rentals in previous years and locations). It would be convenient to have a car to go around the island but being American we did not feel comfortable driving on the left so if we weren't within walking distance there are a number of good taxi companies you can call. We ended up using Michael Jackson for all our trips around the island.
Bottom line- excellent apartment, excellent location, Joan was a pleasure to do business with- very responsive, and we would stay there again. Enjoy!