Small Beginnings – Balcony Rock
I started marketing holiday lettings in Barbados 7 years ago to help my cousin with her apartments, Balcony Rock. I set up some adverts on Owners Direct and Airbnb. After a very successful first few months my cousin introduced me to her friends who also needed help with marketing their properties on the internet. And the hobby became a small business.
Places to Go in Barbados
As I regularly got queries about places to go and things to do in Barbados, when folk are not on the beach, I set up my own website to answer some of these questions. Main answers are here: https://barbadosonly.co.uk/activities/. I also created a pre-travel checklist with helpful tips for those travelling to Barbados for the first time https://barbadosonly.co.uk/before-you-travel/.
No.1 on Google
Today our website is no.1 in Barbados when searching for “Holiday lettings in Barbados” in Barbados. Balcony Rock is on the map, literally, if you search Google maps you will find it on Dover Rd, Dover, Barbados.
Recently we have also allowed agents and owners to advertise direct on our website, given it growing popularity in Barbados, the UK and beyond. We also work in partnership with car rental firms to get you a great deal with car rental from as little as USD300 per week.
Still on Airbnb
You can still book through Airbnb here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/1688119 or Homeaway here: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6023012 but increasingly people are using Barbados Only to book their holiday for the lowest advertised rates.
I have been doing business with Michael now for over 5 years. I find him to be reliable and dependable. His follow through and accessibility is commendable. I would highly recommend him and his company – Rudy Gill, Rosruapt
Michael has provided an excellent service over the last 7 years. He has helped put Balcony Rock on the map and i get a lot of walk by enquiries as a result. He has proven to be transparent, honest and a great person to talk to about improving our holiday letting business – Audrey Haynes-Gooding. Balcony Rock
I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Aimey of Barbados Only for several years now. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable about the industry and also very very professional and thorough. I have found Michael to be a great support – Esther Austin, Austin Bungalow
Michael is a really great agent. He’s a good communicator and works hard for your holiday rental. Highly recommended – Ann Marie, Hidden Gem
I discovered Michael and Barbados Only on Facebook, met with him and deliberated for a while about commissioning him. However, after getting a glowing reference from his cousin Audrey, I agree to give him a try. That was 3 years ago and since then he has helped me build the business and secure several bookings. I am pleased with the service provided by Barbados Only and have recommended 2 vacation rental owners to join the family. Pauline Wharton, owner, MJ Villas
We were introduced to Michael Aimey by his cousin Audrey, a lovely lady, coming up to two years ago. in that time Michael has gotten us 3 bookings, one on which was long term. we have found Michael to be a very honest, efficient and most of all you can call on him any time. He always replies to emails, Whatsapps and telephone calls very promptly. It is a real pleasure to work with Michael he goes above and beyond his duty to secure bookings for us. Patricia and Earl, Owners, Cape Cay
We have been doing business with Michael, of Barbados Only, for over 3 years. We have found him to be reliable and professional in his dealings with us at Scotty’s. this is why we offer some great rates to holidaymakers he introduces to us. Reno, Manager at Scotty’s Car Rentals 001246 2434653