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'Yellow Bird' - One Bedroom Luxurious Penthouse Apartment With Rooftop Terrace



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Exclusive Sugar Hill Apartment. Gated community. Beach Club Membership.

Enjoy the warm sun and relaxation of Barbados from Yellow Bird, this beautiful newly refurbished apartment based in Sugar Hill.

Named after the famous Yellow Bird of Barbados, the apartment overlooks lush tropical gardens and one of the two swimming pools with distant views of the Caribbean. As well as enjoying stunning views from both the dining and secluded rooftop terrace, you will be able to relax and unwind with privacy in this peaceful haven.

Very near to the fine dining restaurants of Barbados' West Coast, as well as more local bars and restaurants where you can sample some of the delicious Bajan dishes. Or why not enjoy alfresco wining and dining in Yellow Bird beneath the stars. Take your pick between the dining terrace or the rooftop terrace where you can sip your cocktails or even enjoy a BBQ.

Yellow Bird is very close to the amenities of upmarket Holetown as well as some of the most stunning beaches in Barbados. It comes with complimentary membership of the Fairmont Pavilion Beach Club and Sugar Hill Club.

In the apartment you will find all the mod cons you would expect and there is air conditioning in both the bedroom and lounge/kitchen. It has had a complete refurbishment with significant input from the famous Coral Island Interiors who has won 4 'Best Interior Design' Awards in the International Property Awards. Maid service twice weekly (more at extra charge) and if you require a welcome pack this can be arranged.

Please note this is a no smoking apartment throughout.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Although I am British, I was lucky enough to spend my early childhood years in the Caribbean, particularly Barbados. My husband and I have been going out to Barbados for many years for our holidays and we know the island very well. We live in Cambridge in the UK.

Speaks English

9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


No hesitation in recommending.

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment is exactly as described, in a beautiful and peaceful location up on Sugar Hill, but only a 5 minute drive down to the Shopping, Beaches, Bars and Restaurants of Holetown. Speightstown is about a further 10 minutes away and Bridgetown about another 15.

Car hire is the best way to go, although there is a good & cheap Public Transport system all over the Island. It would be quite a walk to the nearest Bus Stop though, so a car is recommended, and you do get to see a lot more of this beautiful Island.

The whole process of booking Yellow Bird was very easy and the owner was quick in responding to any queries.

Everything in the Apartment was spotless, and during our stay was kept that way by the delightful Ms.Phil.

Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful Apartment, we will be booking it again!

Geoff & Yvonne Mason.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I am very happy that you both had such a wonderful time in Barbados and enjoyed staying in Yellow Bird. I look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future! Best wishes, Kate
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Our first choice in Barbados from now on

  • 5 of 5

This has been our fifth stay in various parts of Barbados, but the first on Sugar Hill. On entering the apartment you can immediately relax because everything is exactly as described and shown in the pictures, and you know at once you have chosen the right place. So I won’t go into detail as you can trust the description and images 100%.

What the images can’t adequately convey, though, is the beauty, tranquility and serenity of the landscaped park-like grounds, which you can enjoy from the large roof terrace, which offers a glimpse of the ocean and is as perfect for watching the sun rise in the morning as for star-gazing at night; or the balcony, where you can have your meals with the palm trees swaying in front of you. This is also the lovely view you will wake up to each morning. The interior layout is well-planned and we also chose Yellowbird because, unlike other properties, it has A/C in the bed- and living-room. Thanks to the added outdoor spaces, though, you can spend all your waking hours outside, which is perfect.

The grounds and the larger pool facing the sea are stunning; the pool directly below the apartment was perfect for relaxing. As August is the low season, everything was really quiet and easy-going, with just a few families enjoying their stay as much as we were.

The housekeeper, who comes twice a week, keeps everything absolutely spotless; there is a great supply of high-quality linen and (pool) towels; and the kitchen is probably better stocked than ours at home.

Being on an island you naturally want to enjoy the beach and watersports, and that is why I would choose Sugar Hill over other communities, as staying in Yellowbird comes with membership in the Royal Fairmont beach club, which is arguably on one of the loveliest stretches of the beautiful West Coast: adjacent to Glitter Bay with its clear, turquoise water and powdery sand, where you can actually watch turtles hatch. There are enough sunbeds and umbrellas, so it never felt crowded, and the sunsets are picture perfect and difficult to say good-bye to after three weeks.

Communication with Kate and her property management team was efficient and reliable from the start; the fridge was stocked with the groceries we had asked for; and our request for a late-checkout was kindly granted as no other guests were expected on the day of our departure. So everything went smoothly from the minute I sent Kate the first request, which I hope will not have been our last.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed staying in Yellow Bird and on Sugar Hill. It is indeed just how you describe it - tranquil and relaxing! I'm very happy that you would like to stay here again - that is the greatest compliment I could ask for. I look forward to welcoming you again in the very near future. Warm regards Kate
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Welcoming 'Home from Home'comfortable luxury Yellow Bird made our first holiday in Barbados Special

  • 4 of 5

As renowned Travel Agents of many years, we normally take the recognized route to secure our accommodation via a Tour Operator, but for the second time we chose Owners Direct and in particular the fabulous Penthouse Apartment that is YELLOW BIRD, nestling just as you enter Sugar Hill, no more than ten minutes drive from Holetown, where there is a great choice of restaurants and shops to suit all tastes, including the major Desinger Labels.

Our first impression on entering Yellow Bird was WOW, this is just like by being home, with all the tasteful textiles, furnishing etcetera, with a collection of glasses that ably supported the daily intake of refreshments from the enjoyable local beer to the best of wine available within Massey Supermarket. There was no better place to enjoy a beer or glass of wine than on the Roof Top Terrace, peacefully sipping and listening to the chirping of the birds, whilst reading your favourite book.

Having travelled to so many parts of the world we found the facilities within Yellow Bird, comparable if not better than many of the four strar establishments we have stayed in, therefore would have no hestitation on recommending all discerning holidays makers that enjoy a Touch of Class.

Over and above our pleasure holidaying in such comfortable surroundings, the added bonus that the owners had in store was their very pleasing professional, yet personable Housekeeper Phil. She just could not do enough to ensure that we were enjoying our stay, an employee that many in business would treasure, as she too left a lasting happy memory of our first holiday in Barbados.

Unfortunately, the on site restaurant was closed during our stay, but that did not stop our enjoying the wide choice of quality restaurants in Holetown, ten minute drive from Yellow Bird.

Since our return back to business, we have recommended Barbados and in particular the warm, stylish comforts of Yellow Bird to our discerning clients, a recommendation we are pleased to label as a Touch of Class Experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your complimentary review. The fact that it is coming from a professional independent travel agent is praise indeed! I will be passing your very positive comments on to Phil. She is a treasure and much valued by me! I am sorry that the onsite restaurant was closed during your stay. The Operations Manager of Sugar Hill has since let me know that Spago is in fact moving out of Sugar Hill but she is in the process of securing a replacement. I am pleased that your first trip to Barbados was such a positive one and that staying in Yellow Bird helped make it so. Kind regards Kate
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First time in Barbados

  • 5 of 5

The apartment which was selected without any prior knowledge of either Sugar Hill or Barbados proved to be ideal for my wife and I. The apartment was exactly as described very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Candi, the villa manager, came to welcome us on arrival having arranged our taxi transfer, car hire and food delivery, and provided excellent assistance throughout our stay. The facilities at Sugar Hill were excellent and the membership to the Fairmont Royal Pavillion was a real bonus as it gave us access to their beach facilities and we were even invited to go swimming with turtles with the hotel guests.

The Holetown area proved to be an ideal location for exploring the island and Holetown itself was much more attractive that the other two larger towns.

The Chattel Village had a very good open air cafe for lunches and the local supermarket had all that we needed.

Our visit to Oistins Friday night fish fry was an experience not to be missed and Wendy's Sports Bar was equally entertaining. The number of Bajan Liverpool and MU fans was amazing.

We had a wonderful holiday and are looking to return in January.

In summary the apartment and associated facilities could not be faulted and we have no hesitation in recommending it to other potential visitors..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eric Thank you so much for your glowing review! It sounds as if you had a fabulous holiday in Barbados and I am very happy that you enjoyed staying in Yellow Bird. You clearly loved Sugar Hill and all the facilities it had to offer as well as free membership of the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Beach club which comes with renting the apartment. I agree that it is very well situated with Holetown being so close by. I am glad that you ventured out and went to some of the places recommended in my Information Pack. Both Oistins and Wendy's Bar are great places to sample the local Bajan food and mix with locals and holiday makers alike! I look forward to welcoming you back to Yellow Bird. Kate
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We will definitely be going back!!

  • 5 of 5

Yellow Bird was the epitome of luxury - my fiancee and I had a fantastic two week stay in the apartment on the beautiful Sugar Hill estate. We loved the rooftop terrace and the housekeeper Phil ensured that the apartment was always spotless! The facilities were excellent, and the kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could need, including an ice-maker. The location was perfect for exploring the island, and membership of the Fairmont Pavilion beach club was a bonus. There are some excellent restaurants in Holetown, including Sea Cat, which does the best fish I have ever tasted. We loved our stay at Yellow Bird so much, we have booked up to return next March!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you both had a wonderful time. Thank you also for your complimentary comments regarding Phil, my housekeeper. I will be sure to pass these on to her! I look forward to welcoming you both back to Yellow Bird again next year!
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  • 5 of 5

The Yellowbird was above and beyond our expectations - the use of the Fairmont Pavilion Beach Club as well as all of the amenities (including the barbeque) resulted in one of the best vacations we have taken - highly recommend !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Al Thank you so much for your glowing review. I am very happy that you had a such an enjoyable stay in Yellow Bird - such a good one that you have just booked another stay there! As you point out, the free passes you get with a stay in my apartment to the Royal Fairmont Pavilion Beach Club are a real plus. Feedback from my guests about every aspect of staying in Yellow Bird are very useful to me so I can continually monitor any updates or changes needed. Look forward to welcoming you again. Kate
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From the Owner

Obviously Barbados has a very special significance for me because of my time there as a child but putting that aside I love everything about the island. The people are so friendly and always make you feel welcome where ever you go. It is a very safe place and we love to just hire a car and get lost on the island! I like the laid back culture and I particularly enjoy the local food and the rum shacks as well as the upmarket international restaurants on the West Coast. I like the contrast between the sophisticated West Coast with its calm Caribbean waters and the unspoilt, often deserted coast of the rougher Atlantic East side.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Grantley Adams Airport 40 minutes drive at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Spago Sugar Hill Club House at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Spago Sugar Hill Club House at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Fairmont Pavilion Beach club 5 minutes drive at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary

Yellow Bird is within 5 minutes drive of pretty Holetown where you will find all essential amenities. It has a large supermarket, a post office, a patisserie, banks, garage, medical centre and a hardware store. You will also find duty free shopping, boutique shops as well as famous fashion shops such as Ralph Lauren, Cartier and Louis Vuitton in upmarket Lime Grove with its modern cinema. Holetown also offers a big choice of restaurants and bars.

Also within 5 minutes drive is the Fairmont Pavilion Beach Club to which you have complimentary membership. This offers water sports, loungers, a bar and outside café/restaurant and is set on one of the island's prettiest beaches.

Sugar Hill Estate itself has a clubhouse which offers an infinity swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, another large swimming pool, gym and a restaurant. This is all 2 minutes walk from the apartment.

Further afield but still within easy car driving distance are numerous attractions such as Sunbury Plantation House, Harrisons Cave, The Flower Forest, the Mount Gay Rum Factory (lunch and tour) and Earthworks Pottery. A trip to the unspoilt and often deserted beaches such as Bottom Bay on the South-East Coast will take about an hour and of course a trip into the historical capital Bridgetown should not be missed. There you will find lots of duty free shopping, good quality restaurants, a museum and an attractive harbour where you can pick up a catamaran cruise for the day.

There is so much to do and see on this beautiful island that we would be very pleased to send out an information pack with our own personal recommendations in it when you book the property.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September special 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Please note that the owner only accepts online payments through the Owners Direct website. Cash, cheques or bank transfers are not accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Double sink and shower. All towels provided including beach towels.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed
  • One kingsize bed, wardrobe space, safe and dressing table. There is an additional pull out sofa bed in the lounge. Air conditioning in both the bedroom and lounge. All linen provided.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • The concierge at the Sugar Hill Club House can arrange restaurant bookings, taxis, car hire, tours and provide all kinds of information. The Property Manager of Yellow Bird can provide taxis for airport pickups, a welcome grocery pack, extra maid cleaning and even the service of a private chef.

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