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Fantastic Home with additional Cottage with Pool & Beach Access

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms (inc. Cottage) & stunning sea view

This unique detached property has been designed to sleep up to 8 adults comfortably. Aside from the spacious house is a partially self contained detached cottage, sleeping 2 adults with a decent sized bathroom and 2 decking areas.

The well equipped Kitchen includes a dishwasher, oven, and a large fridge/freezer. A coffee maker, toaster, blender and other small appliances have also been added for your convenience. The cupboards are well stocked with pots, pans, plates, glasses and plastic drink wear. The Kitchen has a lovely cottage feel to it. Lovely granite work tops, complete with a window seat and a Cottage Island table perfect for cooking or simply creating cooling cocktails whilst socializing with friends & family. A dining table and chairs are also located in the Kitchen and ample pantry space with a built in wine rack. A separate utility room houses the washing machine and dryer. A large Barbeque is also available on the covered patio to the Kitchen area.

The main house has a fabulous sized wraparound patio to the Living area. The main living room having 3 large French doors opening onto the covered patio creating an airy and spacious outdoor living feeling. Satellite TV is also provided. The main patio looks out to the well maintained garden were the vibrant turquoise colour of the Ocean nearby is visible. The French doors on the west side of the living area has an extended patio area to the very private Pool. The Pool is not overlooked and also has a patio table/umbrella and chairs perfect for outside dining. Hidden away in the tropical garden is a Gazebo, a place to relax and unwind with early evening champagne cocktails!

There is also an outside shower located in the small courtyard by the kitchen, handy to wash the sand off your feet from the local beach!

The large Master bedroom has beautiful Ocean views and a good size en-suite bathroom. Ample wardrobe and drawer space are available. The other two bedrooms are a double size. One bedroom having two single beds and the other a double sized bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and AC. A separate shower room is also available. There is also an open landing area with a computer desk and wi fi availability.

The smaller cottage has two single beds and a kitchenette consisting of Fridge/freezer/microwave/kettle/toaster and sink. A decent size shower room is off the main studio area.

Off road parking is also available, access to the garage is from the Kitchen patio through a small courtyard. The garage is located at the far side of the house, around the corner to the main front gates.

On the cliff side at the back of Dawlish is a very old beach house called Plymouth House owned by an old Barbadian family. No longer habitable it is one of the original houses built on the coastline complementing the rustic feel to the cliff tops.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Matthews on behalf of the owners
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Crane Beach Resort - 3 restaurants
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Dawlish Beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to Dawlish Cottage! Located in the quiet Bel Air area on the south-east coast of Barbados. This unique private property with an additional cottage sleeps up to 8 adults. Imagine a stunning beach with rugged coves & amazing views through the back gates of your own garden! Dawlish beach is a stone throw away! The Crane resort is a few minutes away by car or taxi offering a choice of 3 restaurants and duty free shopping. Crane Beach being named as “one of the Ten Best Beaches in the World” by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is particularly spectacular.

There are several other beaches and bays within the immediate area: Sam Lords Castle, Harrismith, Palmetto and Long Bay are also stunning beaches. Another 20 minutes drive away you can be enjoying the hustle and bustle of the South Coast. The beaches are a lot busier, although the ocean can be a lot calmer than the rugged South East coast.

The airport is situated approximately 15 minutes away and the capital, Bridgetown (for Duty Free Shopping) , around 30 minutes from the Bel Air neighbourhood. 10 minutes drive takes you to Emerald City, here you have 2 Banks, a well stocked Supermarket and a Post Office.

Barbados has warm weather year round with temperatures not usually ever dropping below the mid-70's (27-30 degrees centigrade). The gentle Atlantic breeze on this side of the island means that even on the hottest days the temperatures are comfortable. Anytime of the year is a good time to visit. But particularly wonderful in the winter months with a cooling breeze from the Trade winds. No wonder the island is packed with so many people who come from all over the world between January and March. If you are looking for a place to stay plan ahead at Dawlish Cottage, especially for popular spring break weeks and at Easter time.

Barbados is an island of FESTIVALS including: the Jazz Festival and wind surfing championships in January, Holetown Festival, Holders season and the Gold Cup in February and March, Gospelfest in May, the famous Crop Over celebrations from July to August, and the surfing championships in November.

For nightlife, about 20 minutes drive to the popular St Lawrence Gap. For fresh fish caught that day, the Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday evening is a hit with both tourists and locals alike.

This spacious home and attached quaint cottage would be perfect for Family reunions, or a Wedding Party, even having your own personalised ceremony at Dawlish Beach, such a beautiful setting. Dawlish Cottage would equally suit a romantic get away, for complete solitude and privacy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Belair in Saint Philip

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note: Please clean BBQ after use.
  • Also, switch of AC units and Fans when leaving rooms.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - En-Suite to Master Bed has ceiling fan.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In Cottage
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Toilet & washbasin - ground floor of Main House
  • 3 and half Bathrooms including Cottage. If renting HOUSE ONLY - 2 and half bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Ceiling fan and AC
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom & En-suite with ceiling fan & AC
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ceiling fan & AC
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Partially self contained Cottage
  • 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 8, including Cottage. If renting the HOUSE ONLY - sleeps 6 adults (3 bedrooms).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please note bed linen and bathroom towels are provided for the main house and the cottage. Pool towels are also available but would recommend guests bring their own beach towels. Guests are also required to ensure the Barbeque is cleaned after use. Failure to do so may result in a charge detained from the refundable bond.


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Fantastic Home with additional Cottage with Pool & Beach Access
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of spending my birthday surprise with my boyfriend and family at this amazing home. It was my first visit to Barbados and I really didn’t know what to expect. Everything was top secret, even down to the flight, when we landed and got a car, I expected us to drive to a hotel but instead we arrived at this beautiful Barbados home. I say home and not house because it felt like home the minute we walked in. We met with Jan, who gave us a tour and I could remember thinking how much Dawlish Cottage exceeded my expectations. The house was so spacious and provided so many activities for my family and I to do while on our trip. We initially planned for a larger group to be there and when we told the homeowner she didn’t mind at all, instead she showed us where we could turn sofas into beds if we needed. The bedrooms were air-conditioned, spacious and clean; the pictures of this place are exactly what you get. The entire place looked like something taken right out of a home magazine. Everything was well maintained and the backyard is divine; even though the beach isn’t recommended for bathing due to the strong currents just being able to sit and witness all that natural beauty and hear the waves crashing was enough.

Although we did a lot of outside activities, I think if we just stayed at home the entire trip I would have been more than happy. Everyone we met in the surrounding area was so pleasant and helpful; there was even a nearby supermarket and Chefettes. Everything worked well and my family and I have no complaints. I am truly grateful that my first ever Barbados experience was at this home and I would recommend it to anyone who is currently looking at taking a trip to Barbados. I promise you won’t regret it! As a matter of fact, this is the place I would like to stay when I visit again! I had the best birthday ever! :D Thank you so much for the excellent and friendly service, it made our stay so much better!

-Written by the birthday girl.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Birthday Girl! Thank you for such a detailed, great review & kind words. Truly pleased Dawlish exceeded your expectations especially a surprise Birthday location!! Although I work behind the scenes, (initial communication with Aleem) my role ensuring Dawlish would be suit for your family requirements. It still gives me immense pleasure to receive a review detailing what worked & how Dawlish provided a Homely feeling - but still able to provide the natural, unspoiled beauty of Barbados. Thank you and your family for looking after Dawlish. You are all welcome back - any time! Best regards, Lorraine
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GREAT HOME, awesome property, nice people!

  • 5 of 5

would recommend to all. great location, close to the crane if you want to have a nice lunch, steps from a cool rocky beach, great space and great guest cottage too.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased your family enjoyed the location as well as House & Cottage. Thank you again for looking after Dawlish. You & your family are welcome back any time. Best regards. Lorraine
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Gorgeous, amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

Dawlish Cottage is absolutely gorgeous, we had an amazing time! Everything you need for a fantastic stay in Barbados is at the cottage. There is a large supermarket about 10 mins drive away, so we enjoyed lots of BBQs and time relaxing at the cottage, as well as getting out and about and seeing lots of Barbados. Highlights for us included - beautiful beaches near Dawlish, the friendly people, Cutters, Crane beach and restaurants, the Gap, Cin Cin, Lonestar, Calabaza sailing trip to swim with turtles, Carlisle Baby, Alleyne’s bay, Holetown, Dover beach. If you need a well equipped villa in beautiful surroundings, then this is the place to book, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, quiet, clean and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully maintained and well-kept. There's a homey feel to the entire place but you'll never forget that you're on vacation due to the ambience and of course, waking up to the sound of the waves from the beach in the back of the house. The beach wasn't suitable for bathing, but was a very scenic place to start off each morning. All the amenities are accurately detailed and the caretakers are on call throughout the day, dealing with any issues swiftly and conveniently if any. It's location however is approxthat far from anywhere in Barbados

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto and Buffalo

Paradise in Barbados

  • 5 of 5

We flew from the US and Canada to enjoy a spectacular, romantic week getaway in our own piece of paradise called Dawlish Cottage. Everything was high quality, well taken care of and very comfortable. We love to cook and found all that we needed to do so. Our first time to Barbados, but we fell in love with the home, the island and the people. The amazing beachfront steps away provided another oasis. Privacy, location and comfort! Thank you for a great stay.....

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Best Family Christmas Ever

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from Canada to Barbados for a Christmas get-away with the whole family. This included our family of 4 (my kids are 6 and 18 years old), Grandma and Grandpa, Sister and Brother-in-law, a total of 8. Lorraine went above and beyond before our trip, helping us with recommendations and even bookings for adventures! And because we were arriving quite late on Saturday night, Jan even bought groceries for us so we didn't have to venture out late at night to find food. Jan was waiting for us at Dawlish Cottage when we arrived to show us around. This place is truly heaven on earth and exceeded all of our expectations. The grounds, cottage and home is immaculately maintained, well stocked and perfectly located for daily excursions. There is so much comfortable living space, we often saw Grandpa asleep in the gazebo, Grandma reading on the porch and the kids spent HOURS in the pool...and I...alone in sheer bliss...all by myself on Dawlish Beach. Jan even sent me messages while we were there letting us know where the local parties were, and Lorraine gave perfect directions and instructions on how to get where we needed to be for our adventures. Our family, especially the kids, agree this was the best Christmas, ever!!! My only complaint is that we didn't book 2 weeks instead of one.

Thank you Lorraine and Jan, for everything. We will be back, no doubt about it.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016.

Sandy & Gang

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that Dawlish exceeded your expectations!! So glad that everyone found their own happy space, and that Dawlish was able to provide you all with fabulous family memories of your time together. Thank you for your kind review & it was a pleasure communicating with you. You & your 'gang' are welcome back anytime! !!!! Take care, Best Regards, Lorraine
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Belair, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Season
4 Jan 2018 - 9 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £180

Rates include the detached cottage & House, unless otherwise stated. The refundable security bond will increase if booking is more than 2 weeks. Details are held in the T & C's which are available upon request & automatically sent upon confirmation of the booking.
The security bond is refunded within 21 days after the House and Cottage have been checked for any damage/breakables, excess power

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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