Bajan Breeze Guest House, Harts Gap, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados
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Bajan Breeze Guest House 
Harts Gap, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados
+1 246 4299608
http://www.bajanbreeze.com
General and in-room facilities and services available at Bajan Breeze Guest House
fully equipped common kitchen
summer terrace/patio
dry cleaning
laundry/washing services
rent-a-car
luggage storage
phone at the reception
24-hour reception desk
garage places on site
located in the center
quiet surroundings
television set in room
internet connection in room
ironing facilities in room
refrigerator in room
hairdryer in room
Some excerpts from the website of Bajan Breeze Guest House that might be useful
Guest House Amenities. Pack up your swimsuit, flip-flops and a great pair of shades, and savor the warm hospitality, blue skies, and sunny beaches of our gorgeous island, Barbados. Bajan Breeze is perfect for the single traveler, families, and couples alike, who seek simple luxury, relaxing ambience, and friendly service. Relax in the comfortable guest sitting room and enjoy its rustic-chic dcor while our stereo plays a variety of great music. Or, enjoy watching the latest movie release from the local video shop. For those who need to link up, internet access is available as an optional extra. Our hostess can prepare a range of delicious meals from breakfast, to a picnic lunch for the beach, to an exotic vegetarian curry to enjoy on the patio, to a traditional English roast with all the trimmings. We can even give you a wake up call by delivering a cup of coffee or tea right to your guest room door. Bath towels and linens. Free local telephone calls. Guest sitting room (20 x 13). Maid service twice weekly. Pillows your choice of synthetic or feather. Spacious wardrobes and generous drawer space. For those little touches that make life comfortable, we are also pleased to offer the following: Beverages, picnics, snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bubble bath packages. Discounted international call rates. Guest laundry/pressing service. Kitchen use by arrangement

Welcome to Bajan Breeze Guest House Barbados, West Indies. For centuries, Barbados has been recognized for its friendly people, pristine beaches, and beautiful good nature. Today, we welcome you to come and experience the new standard in Barbados guest house accommodation, nestled in Harts Gap, home of many friendly Bajan families. Ideally located on the south coast of Barbados, Bajan Breeze offers the perfect blend of sun and surf, hospitality and culture. From the moment you arrive, Bajan Breeze is dedicated to providing an unforgettable and authentic Barbados vacation experience. We offer you a refreshing welcome drink to put you in the mood. Our friendly staff make you feel like a valued guest. At the end of the day whether youve been exploring historic Bridgetown or soaking up the sun on one of our nearby beaches, our gracious guest house offers a warm greeting, fine fare, modern conveniences, and a relaxing ambiance. The guest house interior is distinguished by hipped wood ceilings, beautiful dcor, and spacious, airy bedrooms. Bajan Breeze, a 125-year old private home, was completely rebuilt in 2005. Characteristics include coral stone structure with interior hipped ceilings of exposed wood and hand-selected furnishings and dcor from England. The property dates back to bygone era of sugar cane and cotton crops, and, of course, rum making. The garden consists of interesting flora and fauna including breadfruit and plum trees. Ideally located in Hastings on the cooler South Coast of Barbados, just off the main highway, we are convenient to just about everything the island has to offer: Shops, dining, and local transport: 1-minute stroll. Massage: 2-minute stroll. Coconut and palm tree lined beaches: 3-minute stroll. Garrison Historical Area, home of Barbados Turf Club: 5-minute stroll. Spa treatments, hair stylist, fitness center, game room: 5-minute stroll. Barbados Historical Society: 5-minute stroll. Medical, dental, and pharmacy services: 10-minute stroll. Banking: 10-minute stroll. Bridgetown: ~1.5 miles (2.5km). St. Lawrence Gap area: ~2.5 miles (4km). Barbados West Coast: ~20-minute drive. Grantley Adams International Airport: ~20-minute drive. Tourist Attractions: Andromeda Botanical Gardens: ~30-minute drive. Barbados Flower Forest: ~30-minute drive. Barbados Wildlife Reserve: ~30-minute drive. Bathsheba Beach: ~30-minute drive. Farley Hill National Park: ~30-minute drive. Harrison's Cave: ~30-minute drive. Orchid World : ~30-minute drive. Welchman Hall Gully: ~30-minute drive. Bajan Breeze Guest House Harts Gap, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indies Phone: (246) 429 9608 Cell: (246) 833 8137 http://www.bajanbreeze.com. Accommodation Search Engine member

What Our Guests Say About Bajan Breeze. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It's been such a nice time here. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Karen, you have a gift that makes people feel at home. We hope to come back very soon. Chris and Vernoica Padayachee. Karen, Mark and Lizzie, We cant thank you enough for an amazing and relaxing trip. Todd and I were so impressed with your generosity and hospitality. It goes without saying our favourite night was having the pleasure of cooking for the house. We hope you enjoyed Sashima style tuna. We hope to return sooner rather than later. One suggestion would be to keep welcoming such fun guests and as a hostess dont change a thing. Thanks for the memories. With lots of New York love, Todd Colleen. Dear Karen, Mark and Lizzie, I said in my email before arriving in Barbados that I wanted to see something of the people and real life in Barbados. I couldnt have asked for a better introduction! I feel like Ive been to stay with friends, not a guest house. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome. Youve really looked after me well. I thoroughly enjoyed my personal island tour - Thank you. I will be recommending Bajan Breeze highly upon my return to the UK. I think youre an inspiration to us all - thank you. Let me know if you want anything sending over. Warmest wishes and I wish you every success. Karen, Mark and Lizzie... What a fabulous place you have here; cannot think of anything to fault, you made us extremely welcome, talk about home from home!! We will definitely return to Barbados and wouldnt consider staying anywhere else other than Bajan Breeze. Most definitely recommend to friends and colleagues. Nothing was too much trouble for you Karen and we would like to thank you for that, its been a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for the house from home.. Frank and Jean-Paul Spain and France March 2006. Thank you very much for an excellent and very comfortable time in your home. I really appreciated all your efforts to make my stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are excellent as are the bathrooms and other rooms. It is a great effort you are putting into the new standards in Bajan Guest Housing.. Gordon Germany March 2006. Congrats on your establishment of 'Bajan Breeze' Your design efforts, investments and natural hospitality will surely bring you success. We have definately enjoyed our stay here. Your homely yet professional ambiance played a big part in us being comfortable and relaxed. Other services including laundry, internet, meals and taxiing contributed even more to our enjoyment. Rest assured I will promote Bajan Breeze to friends and associates looking for an excellent guesthouse that is ideally located and furnished. Keep up the good work and best wishes for every success.. Omar, Petra and Anjuli Canada and Grenada February 2006. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. It was great that as a single woman traveller, you took me under your wing and showed me some of the local culture. You have a wonderful place and I love the vaulted ceilings and everything.. Sam UK February 2006. Thank you for making our island visit a wonderful time. Lizzie is a great addition to your home, it is so nice to be welcomed back after a long day in the sun. You have done a remarkable restoration; it has turned out very well and you have a beautiful home. We now consider you as our number one contact in Barbados, and hope to see you all on our next visit.. Paul and Denise Brampton Canada February 2006. This worked out perfectly for us. We were very happy with the room. We enjoyed the feeling of welcome here. The place looks and feels great. We'd love to come back and will surely recommend Bajan Breeze. Suzanne and Noel Riguad, Quebec, Canada January 2006. The house is really comfortable, clean and relaxing. Having the front room to sit and visit was a great part of the holiday I had a wonderful time and am glad I had the opportunity to meet you, Mark and Lizzie. I will recommend Bajan Breeze to anyone coming to the island. Sandy Alberta, Canada January 2006. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and found it easy to relax and feel at home. I loved sitting out on the deck in the warm breeze waving at passers-by. Thank you so much for everything. I will remember the welcome I have felt in your home always; I will be back to see you again. Jolene Lethbridge, Canada January 2006. Bajan Breeze is the perfect guest house and full of character. We so enjoyed the comfortable relaxed atmosphere of the sitting room, a home from home feeling. The bedroom was charming, bright and spacious with the gently blowing floor-to-ceiling curtains giving a dreamy and romantic atmosphere. With breathtaking beaches just a moment away, we found it the perfect holiday location. We will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone visiting Barbados. Karen Canada December 2005. Bajan Breeze was the perfect accommodation. The rooms are very comfortable and beautiful. I loved the common room living and dining area. Your place is so fantastic. Thank you for allowing us to be your guests and when I return Im sure I will find the same great hospitality. Laura and Brett UK September 2005. The beautiful rooms with their high ceilings and soft coloured walls are fantastic. Karen is a most courteous and welcoming hostess. We found the availability of home cooked meals most welcome, so tasty too morning tea in bed was a wonderful touch. A must is the Cool Runnings catamaran trip as was the tour to the natural spring personally guided by Karen. We had a fabulous, extremely relaxing holiday. We felt privileged to have found you and share your beautiful home cant wait to come back. Jo and Craig England

TRADITIONAL BAJAN RECIPES. REGGAE BOYS SALAD Serves: 6. 1 packet elbow macaroni 1 medium sweet pepper 1 small onion 2 medium carrots 1 Tbs. soft margarine 1 can green peas 1 can whole kernel corn cup white cane vinegar tsp salt tsp black pepper 250 grams tasty cheese (mature, hard cheese) 10 lettuce leaves 1 Tbs. cooking oil. Cook macaroni as directed on package and drain. Chop sweet pepper and onion and saut in hot margarine. Cut carrots in strips, shred cheese and set aside. Place macaroni in a bowl and add sauted onion and sweet pepper, peas, whole kernel corn, carrots, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well. Add cheese and mix. Serving Suggestions: Serve on a bed of lettuce. 4-6 medium okras 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 1 cup cornmeal 1 Tbsp butter or margarine 1 piece of cooked salt beef. Slice okras, cut salt meat in small pieces add one cup of water, stir, and boil until soft. Mix the cornmeal with one cup of cold water, and stir into the boiling liquid. Cook until thick and smooth, beating all the time. If desired, turn into greased mould. Coo-Coo is usually served with fried fish or fish stew. CREAM OF PUMPKIN SOUP lb pumpkin 1 pt water or stock Shallot, celery, thyme Salt White pepper 2 cups milk 2 oz flour 2 oz margarine. Cut the pumpkin into pieces. Put shallot, celery and thyme tied together, into water or stock and bring to a boil. Add the pumpkin, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer. Make a white sauce using margarine, flour and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove the stock from the heat. Remove the bunched seasonings from the stock, and pass the remainder through a sieve. Add the stock to the white sauce. Adjust the flavour and consistency, adding more milk if too thick. Serve hot with croutons. GRILLED SMOKED SNAPPER. 1 snapper, cleaned, washed and de-scaled Butter, melted Lemon slices Yam chips Parsley. Brush the fish over with melted butter or drippings, and put it on the bottom of the greased grill pan. Cook under a hot grill, for about 20 minutes. Do not turn. Serve immediately on a hot dish garnished with lemon slices, yam chips, and parsley butter. lb cooked fish to lb yams, mashed oz margarine 1 Tbsp chopped shallot and celery Pepper and salt Lemon juice Pinch of nutmeg or mace 1 egg (for coating) 1 egg (to bind) Dried bread crumbs. Remove the skin and bones from the fish and break up the remainder finely. Add the yam, shallot, celery, salt, pepper, lemon juice and nutmeg. Add margarine to the mixture, with enough egg to bind it together. Turn onto a floured board. Shape into a neat roll and cut into 6 equal portions. Reshape the slices into neat, flat, round cakes. Coat the cakes with the beaten egg or batter and dried bread crumbs. Fry in oil and drain well when golden brown. Serve garnished with fried parsley. pt peas (pigeon peas, or split peas, or black-eye peas, or soya beans) lb salt beef or pig tail 1 small dry coconut 1 onion, chopped 2 Tbsp oil 1 pt rice cup shrimp, fresh or dried, if desired. Wash the peas and soak in 2 cups of water -- overnight if necessary. Grate the coconut, pour 2 cups of water over the grated flesh, and squeeze well to extract all the flavour. Remove the cous-cous (grated coconut bits) and discard, saving the milk remaining. Cut the salt beef or pig tail into small pieces. Wash to remove the salt. Chop the onion finely. Heat the oil, and fry the onion and meat for about 15 minutes. Add the peas, stir and leave to saut for about 5 minutes. Add about 1 pt of water, and cook until the peas are partially tender. Add the rice, coconut milk and salt to taste. Stir, cover the pot and allow to boil rapidly for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until rice is dry. Stir once or twice to prevent burning. Put in shrimp about 15 minutes before the rice is finished. Serve hot. Adjust the quantity of water carefully as the target consistency is a moist rice, which is neither soppy nor dry like fried rice. BAJAN BEEF STEW Serves 6 to 8. 3 lbs of lean beef stew, cut in smaller inch bites/cubes 4 medium carrots, sliced 2 potatoes, cut in small cubes 4 celery branches, sliced 1 large onion, cut in med/large chunks 1 pack of fresh white mushrooms (8 oz), sliced 1 Tbsp Bajan seasoning* 1 Tbsp chopped garlic in vinegar (replace with 1 Tbsp of chopped fresh garlic) Some flour (*This is a hot seasoning mix found in West Indian stores; you can replace by a sprinkle of Tabasco sauce and some beef stew seasoning mix fine herbs or even add some peppers. But if you like your stew mild do not add any of this.). Put everything in a large stewing pan (veggies first and meat on top). Sprinkle the meat with some flour and mix with a big spoon. Mix together the following ingredients and then pour over top of the meat/veggies: 2 cups of water 2 large cubes of Maggies beef flavour cubes (You can substitute the above by 2 cups of your favourite beef broth) A bit of Worcestershire sauce (to taste) Some Maggies liquid browning (to taste) Thyme leaves to taste (We like a lot of thyme here) 1 can of cream of Mushroom soup. Salt and black pepper to taste (to adjust the recipe to your liking). Cook on medium heat on stove top for a few hours. Delicious over rice peas! FRAGRANT LAMB STEW Serves 8. 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion (thinly sliced) 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 lbs. lamb, cut into stew-sized cubes, and carefully trimmed of fat. 4 lbs. cooked tomatoes (2 large cans) 3 bay leaves Lemon juice 1 Tbsp Hungarian paprika 1 tsp celery salt 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/8 tsp cayenne Dash allspice Dash cinnamon 1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans, washed and trimmed. In a stew pot, saut onion in olive oil on medium-low heat until golden brown. Add garlic in the last 2-3 minutes. Add lamb cubes and saut until brown. Add tomatoes, and simmer until meat is tender. Keep an eye on the liquid; add water or red wine if it becomes dry. Add bay leaves, lemon juice and spices. Simmer on low heat for at least 2 hours. About 1/2 hour before pronouncing it done, add the green beans. Serve with plain yogurt and pita bread. BAJAN FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE. 1 2 - to 3-pound frying chicken cut into pieces 2 cups vegetable oil for frying 1/4 cup or more seasoning (chopped) 1/2 cup flour 1 Tbsp cornmeal 2 tsp poultry seasoning Salt and black pepper to taste. Wash and clean the chicken pieces and pat them dry on paper towel. Heat the oil to 375 degrees in a heavy skillet (cast iron preferably). With a sharp knife, score the chicken pieces and fill each slash with a bit of seasoning poling to ensure that it is well inside the chicken. Mix the flour, cornmeal, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper in a paper bag. Place the chicken pieces in the bag and shake until they are well coated. Place the chicken pieces in the hot oil and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure that they are golden brown on all sides. Remove the chicken from the oil and drain it on paper towels. Serve hot. 2 cups grated coconut cup melted butter or margarine 4 cups flour 1 Tbsp shortening 1 Tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt cup sugar 1 cup raisins 1 egg - beaten 1 cup evaporated milk 1 tsp almond essence. Grease loaf pans with shortening and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, coconut, sugar and the raisins together in a bowl. Add egg, evaporated milk, margarine and almond essence and mix together well until you have a firm dough. Divide dough in half and fill loaf pans. Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of hot water and brush mixture over the loaves. Bake in centre of oven for about 1 hour or until skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool in the pans before removing and serving. 8 oz. stew beef 1 large carrot - peeled and sliced 2 medium potatoes - peeled and quartered 2 Tbsp Bajan seasoning 1/4 tsp seasoned salt 1 Tbsp gravy browning 2 Tbsp tomato ketchup 1 cup water 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 cups long grain rice soaked in water for 2 hours 1/2 cup p...
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