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Mango House - just across the road from the beach, close to shops & restaurants

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa, sleeps 4+ near to restaurants, bars and shops

Mango House is situated in Jamestown Park, Holetown. There are 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has an ensuite and the second has twin beds (that can be made into another double) and there is another bathroom in the main part of the villa. Each bedroom has air conditioning units and ceiling fans.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering guests. There is also a BBQ and plenty of outside seating. We have very fast WIFI

There is a TV and DVD (region 1) with lots of DVDs to watch in the main living room and the main bedroom also has a TV. It's perfect for a family of four or two couples, although we do have 1fold up beds for an additional guest.

There is beach access just across the road.

More Details

Owner
Lisa Carroll
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About Lisa Carroll

We live in London, but come over to Barbados and Mango house for a couple of months each year.

Lisa Carroll purchased this villa in 2010

Why Lisa Carroll chose Lascelles

We always loved the look and location of this house on many of our previous trips. Then on one trip it was for sale and it was the right time for us to be able to buy it. We love Mango house it's our home away from home

What makes this villa unique

There is a huge mango tree in the garden with delicious mangoes when in season. The monkeys visit for breakfast and feast on the mangoes which is great fun to watch. It is close to the beach and facilities of Holetown, but still has that residential quiet feel about it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got home from two weeks at Mango House, and wish we were still there! The house was very clean and tidy, very well equipped, and the photos shown on the ad are exactly what is there. Georgiana (the housekeeper) was very friendly. Our favorite part was sitting in the outdoor seating area; we sat out there reading for the majority of our time there, which was exactly what we needed to relax. We enjoyed seeing the monkeys (although not so much the mess they made throwing mangoes into the yard - ha, ha!) and the flowers in the yard were beautiful. It was close enough to walk to the grocery store and the little chattel shops and restaurants, and the beach is just across the street. We were glad of the laundry facilities, as we tend to pack light. We would definitely recommend Mango House, and I'm sure we'll back back there again.
Jan 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lascelles in Holetown

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One is ensuite to the master bedroom and the other is in the main part of the villa.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into double
  • Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and air conditioning units. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Each bedroom has doors to an outside porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have fast fibre optic WIFI The property is surrounded by high walls and fences with secure gates. There is an ipod / iphone / Mp3 docking station which charges your phones and enables you to listen to your own music. There is also a sound system in the living room with speakers out on the terrace so you can have music outside. The laundry which houses a washing machine and tumble dryer is not accessible to guests; however Georgie the housekeeper often does laundry for our guests if you ask nicely. We provide great fact sheets with information on our favourite places and restaurants.

Reviews

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Mango House - just across the road from the beach, close to shops & restaurants
average rating of 4.888889 based on 39 reviews
5

Great house in a brilliant setting

  • 5 of 5

Mango House is a brilliant place to stay in a very central location in Holetown and just across the road from a lovely clean beach with crystal clear warm water. The house was comfortable, well equipped and had a beautiful garden - we were lucky enough to taste the mango's right from the tree. Georgiana the housekeeper was very friendly, helpful and kept the place clean.

We enjoyed the water sports at the beach and were lucky to see the turtles in the late afternoon swimming off the rocks there and the monkeys in the trees. We also managed to scuba dive with Hightide Watersports - great underwater scenery and the opportunity to dive our first wreck. Food was great - enjoyed the fish fry at Oistins and also trying the very good value and tasty food from the local food stalls just round the corner from the house.

We would definitely recommend a stay at Mango House and hope one day to return ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location: Mango House

  • 4 of 5

When Lisa asked us to write a review for Mango House and our 10-day Barbados vacation, my initial reaction was to say no. It's not that the Mango House failed to meet expectations or lacked charm, it's just that we were so rarely there. And that is why we would definitely do it all over again, hopefully next year!

We spent half the day at the beach - Mango House is right across the road from a Public Access point to the local beach where we not only swam and lounged but also met a local turtle, whom we nicknamed Disco as he (she?) could often be found patrolling the reef in front of the Discovery Bay hotel. And half the day discovering - Though I wouldn't recommend doing it barefoot, we walked several kilometers in either direction along the beaches; all the way past Sandy Lane to the south and past the Folkestone National Marine Park to the north. Stopping for an occasional Banks beer at one of the many beachside restaurants (Surfside was our favourite) or a quick dip in the Caribbean Sea to cool off. If ever we wandered too far and lacked the energy to walk back to Mango House, we simply strolled up to the road and hopped one of the ubiquitous yellow buses that stop directly at the corner. Tip: Tell the driver to let you off at the Discovery Bay hotel to avoid any confusion.

All necessary conveniences (Massy Supermarket, specialty shops, fruit and vegetable stand, restaurants of all kinds and price points, etc.) are within short walking distance. The only convenience we couldn't find locally was a fish market but we happened upon a charming little market with fresh flying fish, Mahi Mahi and many others in Payne's Bay just a few kilometers south.

This wasn't our first trip to Barbados but it was our most extended and we were so pleased to have access to the amazing Mango House amenities (outdoor shower - sweet! - if only it offered more privacy) and its most priceless resources (Hi Georgie and Harry!). Harry even helped me find my childhood home in Christchurch Parish, which I hadn't been able to do in three previous attempts.

We will miss the island, the people and Mango House until we are lucky enough to return, which we hope will be in 2018!

Sean & Susan

Montréal, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful 15 days at Mango House. The house had EVERYTHING we needed. It was spotless when we arrived and was exactly as presented on Home Away. The outside patio was our favorite place to sit and relax after a day at the beach or first thing in the morning before heading out for the day. So cool to see the monkeys in the yard when they dropped by to say hello. The location of the house was perfect. It was a short walk to get groceries at Massy's, have dinner at one of the many restraraunts close by or spend the day at the beach. When we wanted to head out of Holetown to check out some of the other attractions we were only minutes away from the bus stop. We enjoyed the fish fry at Oistons one Friday night, we visited the Barbados Wildlfe Reserve and loved seeing the monkeys playing in their natural habitat, loved Mullens Beach and Paynes Bay. The pizza at Zaccios was awesome and we had a couple of dinners at Just Grilling who offered great food at a reasonable price. Lisa and Steve were wonderful to work with and even made arrangements for someone to pick us up upon arriving. We look forward to coming back to Barbados someday and will definitely want to stay in this lovely home again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Mango House is the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This will be our second stay in Mango House which is located within easy walking distance of the beach and many shops, bars and restaurants. The house was very comfortable with air conditioning in both bedrooms and a spacious inside living area as well as outside terrace where we ate breakfast every morning. It has everything you need for a perfect holiday and has a faster internet connection than we have in the UK. We spent most days on the beach which is literally across the road. The local bus stop is just around the corner which provides a frequent service between Bridgetown, Holetown and Speightstown. The house is fully equipped, even providing beach towels and a cocktail shaker !

We had a wonderful 2 weeks here and will be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location in the centre & 2 min to beach

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, lovely setting in its own grounds, with ample shade for those that want it, and sunshine all day long. Easy access to all the local amenities and 2 minutes to the beach and bars. They arranged a really friendly driver from the airport and back, which took the stress out of everything. Already booking up for next year !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves in the fact that guests come back year after year. We are really pleased you enjoyed the location of the house and aim to make arrivals to the house as easy and stress free as possible.
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Great first trip to Mango House in Barbados

  • 5 of 5

Mango House was perfect for our trip to Barbados; well equipped, excellent location in Holetown and very secure. We found the house and neighbourhood to be nice and quiet, and really enjoyed the fact that the house is detached with beautiful gardens - which meant it was a great, tranquil base for our first trip to the island of Barbados. The house is equipped with everything we needed for our stay, with good a/c in both bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of ‘living space' including a nice terrace and a super-fast wifi internet connection.

The house-keeper (Georgiana) and the gardener (Harry) certainly do a fine job of keeping the place in tip-top shape, and they were both also very helpful in providing us with useful ‘local knowledge' and any information we needed. Harry also was able to act as a guide and chauffeur for a trip out to see the Flower Forest and Harrison’s Cave (both within an hour’s drive, but not easily accessible by public bus). Harry was also able to collect us from the airport on arrival and also safely return us to the airport for our flight home - which meant stress-free transfers in and out, greatly appreciated as minimal stress has to be one of the main objectives of any trip to Barbados!

Mango House is ideally situated in the quiet and upmarket community of St James; 3 minutes walk to stunning, quiet beaches, and 5 minutes walk from a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops (including a supermarket) in Holetown. This was greatly appreciated as it gave us a good variety of options for eating / drinking / easy little local exploratory trips. The owners, Steve and Lisa, provided some very comprehensive information in advance of our trip and we fully concur with the recommendations they made for activities nearby (eating, drinking, watching cricket, shopping, souvenir buying, etc). We were easily able to venture out of Holetown by public bus (an experience not to be missed) down to Oistins for the famous Fish Fry there on a Friday evening (also, an experience not to be missed).

We could see, by reading reviews of Mango House from other guests both on HomeAway.com and also in the Guest Book in Mango House itself, that many of the guests return year after year - and it quickly became apparent to us why this is the case. We’re already looking forward to our next trip to Barbados and our next stay in Mango House!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Harrison's Cave
Bathsheba Beach
Andromeda Botanic Gardens
Animal Flower Cave
Nishi Restaurant
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams, Bridgetown, Barbados
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Lime Grove bar
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Opa
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Discovery Bay
Car: not necessary

The villa is a 5 minute walk North of Holetown, which has a shopping centre with supermarket and duty free shopping. The Limegrove shopping complex is literally around the corner. Limegrove houses many designer shops, restaurants, bars and the cinema.There are many local restaurants and bars within walking distance. Most of the restaurants and bars are situated on 1st and 2nd Street which is only a five minute walk from the house.

It is not necessary to have a car. There is an excellent bus service that runs along the main road and a bus stop just around the corner. The West Coast beaches, which are only a short walk from the villa are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lascelles, St. James

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov-Dec
2 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£407
for 5 nights
£570
 
 
Xmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£432
for 5 nights
£605
 
 
Jan - March
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£404
for 5 nights
£565
 
 
Apr - Nov
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£375
for 5 nights
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Includes maid service, all utilities and linen.
There is a £200 security deposit payable at time of balance. This if full refundable once the property has been checked after your stay.
To calculate the price of your accommodation, just divide the weekly rate quoted for that rental period by 7 and multiply by the number of nights you wish to book
If there are more than 2 adults staying in the property (aged over 14) then there is an additional supplement of £50 per adult per week.

We require a 25% deposit to be paid at the time of booking and the remainder along with the security deposit is due 2 months prior to your arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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