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Stunning villa with pool & sea views in an idyllic peaceful location

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa sleeping up to 8 plus travel cot & camp bed

'Lazybones' is a private villa with a sea view, its own pool, 3 patios and a fenced in garden providing plenty of privacy. With the constant South East coast breeze, the villa stays cool throughout the day and is ideal for both couples or groups looking for a relaxing or an active holiday. It is also suitable for families too as the villa contains a playroom, has a dartboard and basketball net and there is ample room in the garden to play ball games or chill out on the internet as the villa also has Superfast Fibre Optic WiFi. There are sunbeds around the pool and 2 hammocks on the upstairs patio for those who like to have a sneaky siesta or simply just enjoy the panoramic view of the sea and the local area. The downstairs patio, upstairs patio and both bedrooms 1 & 2 all have sea views. The monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa are very entertaining and are a favourite attraction for most guests.

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About the Owner

Fiona Goodsell
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Fiona Goodsell

We are Steve & Fiona Goodsell and we have one son, Scott, who is 16 years old. We live in Wales but sometimes dream of moving to Barbados because of it's friendliness, slow pace of life and fabulous climate all year. We originally visited Barbados for our honeymoon in 1994 but could not resist returning time and time again. Steve runs his own Property Services Company and Fiona is a part-time administrator. Whilst in Barbados, Steve enjoys watching a local cricket match, fishing off Skeetes Bay, or in the evening he can be found drinking rum and playing dominoes with the locals. Fiona's favourite day out is a visit to The Crane Hotel for lunch or relaxing at Bottom Bay/Crane Beach. Scott likes to play in the pool, go to the beach or sail on a catamaran and swim with the turtles.

Fiona Goodsell purchased this villa in 2006

Why Fiona Goodsell chose Barbados

We discovered the villa half built in 2005 and although we did not intend to take on a building project at that time, it was an opportunity not to be missed, as it was in an idyllic peaceful location and the internal layout was great. So we knew that this would be ideal place for us but also a place that guests would enjoy because of it's privacy and chance to experience the real Barbados including monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa. A walk across country to Skeetes Bay has great views across Culpepper Island and up to East Point Lighthouse. The East Coast is on our doorstep and a short drive away is St John's church and the view from there over to Bathsheba is stunning. A visit to The Roundhouse in Bathsheba is not be missed and neither is the view from Cherry Tree Hill.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy & Peacefulness making it suitable for couples but it is also a very social villa too as it is large enough for 2 families to share. There are 3 separate patios so it can be as social or as quiet as each guest would like. This location gives guests the chance to experience the real Barbados and most guests love seeing the monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa.

27 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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5

Relaxation at Lazybones

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Fiona for being such an awesome host and allowing our family to stay in their lovely villa. Fiona was very accommodating in every way, she even helped us get a good deal on a rental car. We would also like to thank Sheila and Eric as well, we had to call upon each of them once and they both responded straight away.

Lazybones is the perfect place to be lazy and relax. The villa is located in a very calm and peaceful area alongside of the ocean and away from the city. Our family of four had plenty of space and felt right at home but without AC and Cable TV. The nice breeze throughout the night made it very comfortable to sleep however you will definitely want to plan to be out and about during the heat of the day or you could keep cool in the pool. Not being able to watch the local news or anything of interest on the one TV channel sometimes made for a long night and was definitely missed as we had our morning coffee. I would highly suggest installing some form of Cable TV.

The monkeys were out and about, it was really cool to see them. The spring was nice and the walk over to the ocean was amazing. Barbados is a beautiful island with plenty of things to do. You will definitely need to hire a car to get around and be prepared for the bumpy roads and pedestrians owing the roads as if they have bumpers to protect them from your vehicle. I saw that jokingly, however, it’s true. We made it a point to explore the whole island in a very short time. Miami Beach was my favorite because there was a shower available to wash the sand off which allowed us to continue to explore after the beach without having to go back to the villa first.

Overall, we had a wonderful stay at lazybones and would definitely recommend to others. Thanks again to Steve and Fiona for allowing us to relax at lazybones.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon for providing feedback and your great comments. We are really pleased your family enjoyed their stay. I ordered Cable TV a couple of weeks ago and are just waiting for the Company to install it so thanks for confirming it is preferable to have it. Miami beach is one of our favourite beaches too so glad you discovered it and enjoyed spending time there. Thanks again for your recommendation to other guests & best wishes for many more happy warm holidays. Fiona, Steve & Scott
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5

Peacefully & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to Lazybones & what more can I say other than we just love it here, the villa is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, it's so peacefully & relaxing - it is also very spacious & well equipped.

Yes you do need a car although there is a bus route at the end of the road - we love to visit different parts of the island so a car is very useful for us, even though this is our third time we feel that there are still places we haven't been to.

Marco Polo bar & grill a lovely place to eat, great atmosphere & food, this is not far from The Crane - we also went to East Point Grill, also a great place for food & over looks the Atlantic

We hope to stay at Lazybones again soon.

Tiamai Catamaran is a definite must, we do one every time we visit Barbados.

We would definite recommend Lazybones as a great villa to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxation...home from home...ideal for families

  • 5 of 5

Lazybones was a perfect place to stay to experience beautiful Barbados! We loved the fact that we were in amongst the locals, giving us an opportunity to see everyday life in Barabdos. We hired a car for our two week stay and it was definately needed. Whilst there are regular buses having a car with young children was perfect way for us to see the island at our own pace.

Lazybones itself is a lovely villa perfect for a family or couples. The pool is an ideal size and was regularly cleaned for us. Eric next door provided us with lots of local knowledge and places to see and things to do. Sheila,housekeeper, was also extremely friendly and helpful for us.

Two weeks at lazybones was not enough time for us and none of us were ready to leave. Fiona ensures that the villa has everything that you could need. Days spent at the villa included lounging about in the hammocks,. Watching the monkeys play in the late evening sun or just soaking up the sun with a lovely sea breeze to help cool us off!

Most places were within a 20/30 minute drive and the highway is an experience within itself!!

The visitor book in lazybones provides you with lots of ideas for places to go and see and restaraunts to eat out at.

We could not fault our stay at Lazybones and the communication that we had between Fiona prior to and after our stay.

If you are looking for two weeks of blissful relaxing sunshine then this is a place not to be ignored!

We hope to return in the future.

Thank you Fiona for allowing us to experience Lazybones....we had a fab time!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a detailed review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lazybones and that you made the most of your stay by hiring a car and travelling around the island to get a feel for the real Barbados. So pleased that the Monkeys performed for you too! It is lovely when guests enjoy staying at Lazybones as much as we do as we love the island and it's warm friendly people. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review, which I am sure will be helpful to other guests to get an insight into the villa and the island. We wish you all many happy holidays in the future and if you ever want to return to the villa, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best Wishes, Fiona
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5

Wish we could take Lazybones with us next year!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first and only trip to Barbados. Our traveling habits are to only visit a place one time. Barbados is a beautiful island, and we were really able to appreciate it from this house as it is located in a quiet, friendly, relaxing neighborhood. The first few days there we appreciated the hospitality of Sheila the housekeeper who supplied us with a few days of groceries, plus Eric the maintenance guy lives next door. Eric also really helped us out when we were having difficulty getting cash from the banks. Turns out the local ATMs can run dry on pay days; so our cash problem was easily solved by waiting a day and retrying the ATM again.

Lazybones was the perfect place to relax and recover from traveling. I was skeptical about the pool size based on the pictures, but it turned out to be the perfect size for our family of 5. We swam in the pool every day, even at night! The pool goes to 6 feet deep and has a small ledge all the way around it which proved to be very helpful to our 7 year old as she was not tall enough to touch bottom. The bedrooms were spacious with plenty of closet space. The lounge was relaxing and we used the space for a little movie watching. The movie selection provided was pretty good, but we also just downloaded a few movies to our ipads for the kids. The kitchen is well supplied with everything we needed to do our cooking. Cooking at "home" was ALOT cheaper than eating out, and we packed picnic lunches and snacks quite often using the supplied coolers and ice packs. We boiled water to drink - not sure if we needed to, but it helped the water to taste better. The hammocks in the loft were fabulous - easy to stay cooled off up there, plus a little Rum punch (popsicles for the kids) and the ocean breeze... marvelous!

We rented a car and were able to drive to all 11 parishes no problem (with the help of google maps of course). The longest drive was St. Lucy Animal cave which was only 1 hour drive away. The woods right next to the house were fun to explore, kept the kids cool, and there is a natural shower at the bottom of the ravine that the locals use for showering. The monkeys and birds also like to hang out in there too. It is a short walk to the cliff edge to overlook Culpepper island. We made it a habit to walk down to the local mini mart and get the daily paper.

If I could, I would transplant Lazybones to the next place we travel to and stay there!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lazybones and it's location. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We also always holidayed somewhere different each year until we discovered the friendly warm island of Barbados, so if you too feel drawn to return to the island, we would be very happy to accommodate you all again. Thank you again and we wish you all many happy holidays in the future wherever that may be. Best Wishes, Fiona, Steve & Scott
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5

Love it

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Lazybones & we loved it just as much as the first time.

We were happy to see the monkeys playing most days as we didn't get to see them last year, they were very entertaining.

We visited Miami Beach which was lovely and had some great Bajan fish cakes & rum punch from Mr Delicious snack bar. All the beaches are amazing and the sea so warm & inviting our favourite is Carlisle Bay.

We ate out a couple of times at Champers, one occasion was for my birthday & I was made to feel very special even menu on our table was done with happy birthday and my name on it as a souvenir.

Hope to return soon, it's such a lovely island and Lazybones a great villa to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fantastic, peaceful time!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Lazy Bones. It suited us to stay in a quiet rural area and we enjoyed getting to know our little area as well as some of local take out and restaurants. The pool was great and we enjoyed it everyday. We left behind a bunch of additional children's toys and floats too!

The house worked really well for our two families - lots of space for everyone. One note that the "playroom" doesn't have bunkbeds anymore - a pull out couch instead - and when it is pulled out, it can't really be used to play - but not really an issue as the indoor dining room (which we never used - preferring to breakfast in the kitchen or outside on the patio) has loads of room for children to spread out and play. The house was clean and well set up. The kitchen has everything you would ever need. Having a washing machine and line was fantastic and we managed to keep ourselves in clean towels by doing a load every other day or so. It is a windy spot and can be quite fresh in the pool in the morning but the breeze was always welcome - especially at night.

We explored the whole island and spent a fair bit of time at Accra beach where it was safe for kids to bodyboard and swim. Chairs and umbrellas could be rented as well which was nice. Lazy Bones was a good home base and we were glad to be away from the noise and people in the more populated and touristy areas on the south and west coasts.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We discovered the villa half built in 2005 and although we did not intend to take on a building project at that time, it was an opportunity not to be missed, as it was in an idyllic peaceful location and the internal layout was great. So we knew that this would be ideal place for us but also a place that guests would enjoy because of it's privacy and chance to experience the real Barbados including monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa. A walk across country to Skeetes Bay has great views across Culpepper Island and up to East Point Lighthouse. The East Coast is on our doorstep and a short drive away is St John's church and the view from there over to Bathsheba is stunning. A visit to The Roundhouse in Bathsheba is not be missed and neither is the view from Cherry Tree Hill.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Grantley Adams at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : local bar at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Barbados Golf Club at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : local cafe at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Skeetes Bay at 0.5 Miles

On the South East Coast in a peaceful idyllic location, walking distance to Skeetes Bay, Ragged Point/East Point Lighthouse. 5 minutes drive to the beautiful Bottom Bay, 10 minutes drive to Sam Lords and the famous Crane Beach. 5 minutes drive to the local shop and bar and 15 minutes drive to Six Roads where you can find a supermarket, bank with cash machine, pharmacy, post office, petrol station, fast food outlets plus children's play area. It is 20 minutes drive to St Lawrence Gap on the South Coast or the villa is an ideal base for also exploring the scenic East Coast and Bathsheba is 15 minutes drive away. If you prefer to chill out, you can simply relax by the pool and watch the monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa. In Barbados, Cricket is a passion so if you like to watch a game and have a drink or two, there is a local club less than a mile away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas & New Year 2017/18
19 Dec 2017 - 9 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 14 nights
£795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/Summer 2018
10 Jan 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 18/19
18 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
£1,698
for 14 nights
£849
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Substantial discounts for bookings over 2 weeks, e.g. 20% discount on any 3rd or 4th week booked.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Privacy & Peacefulness making it suitable for couples but it is also a very social villa too as it is large enough for 2 families to share. There are 3 separate patios so it can be as social or as quiet as each guest would like. This location gives guests the chance to experience the real Barbados and most guests love seeing the monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Optional

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2100 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 has a shower, WC, sink and vanity unit with plenty of storage for toiletries and a wooden vaulted ceiling. Bathroom 2 is the en-suite bathroom for bedroom 1. It has a shower, WC, sink with vanity unit with plenty of storage for toiletries. There is also an outdoor shower.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4/playroom - 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Can be used as a bedroom with sofabed or be a playroom
  • Bedroom 1 has an en-suite bathroom, a 5ft bed, fitted wardrobes, ceiling fan, & sea view. Bedroom 2 has a 5ft bed, fitted wardrobes, ceiling fan, wooden vaulted ceiling & sea view. Bedroom 3 has 3 ft beds, fitted wardrobes, ceiling fan, wooden vaulted ceiling. Bedroom 4 has a sofa bed, wardrobe, ceiling fan, or if you are not using it as a bedroom, it can be used as a playroom so has a toy-box, children's bookshelf and children's DVD's. There is also a travel cot and 2ft child's camp bed that can be added to any of the rooms

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...

Notes:

  • There is a maid service once throughout a 2 week booking. Linen, towels and beach towels are provided. A grocery pack can be arranged for your arrival and extra cleaning and babysitting can be arranged at an extra cost. A local contact is available throughout your stay and there is a guest mobile/cellnet phone. There is a double garage at the front of the villa that also contains the dartboard and basketball net. There is a Utility room with an American washing machine, sink and fitted storage space. There are cool bags kept in here ideal for taking a picnic to the beach, along with beach chairs and boogie boards There is a bus stop at the end of the road, but we would recommend car hire and therefore have a discount arrangement with 2 car hire companies