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Holiday with the rich and famous on the West Coast of Barbados

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Lovely one bed apartment at Golden View

Holiday with the rich and famous on the West Coast of Barbados at an affordable price in our lovely one bed apartment at Golden View.

The Apartment is located in Holetown only 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and a range of facilities. Within 10 minutes’ walk are the Sunset Crest shopping centres with banks, a supermarket and a range of stores catering to all of your needs. The upmarket Lime Grove complex offers designer shopping plus a range of restaurants and a luxury cinema. Dining offers in the area range from world renowned restaurants like The Cliff and elegant dining at Tides to beach bars, local rum shops and fast food outlets. There is a Chinese Restaurant / Bar on site. There is even a 24-hour medical centre within a few minutes’ walk.

The coral sand beaches of Barbados are on your doorstep and all beaches have public access. You can swim at the exclusive Sandy Lane Beach or on the nearby beaches in Holetown. A newly opened boardwalk provides access to many lovely coves.

The apartment is in a peaceful complex set in beautiful mature grounds with a 25 metre pool. There is a small bar/restaurant on site and 24 hour reception. The complex is very safe and secure. The apartment is on the second floor and reached by a modern lift.

The accommodation comprises a large living/dining room, a good sized balcony with views over the garden towards the sea, a compact well equipped kitchen and a large bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The bedroom is spacious and has two single beds or a large 6 ft king size bed. A third bed can be provided on request. The bedroom has free air conditioning.

The apartment also benefits from high speed fibre wifi.

Although set well back from the main road the apartment enjoys good access to public transport with bus services to Speighstown to the North, Oistins to the South and easy access to the island’s capital, Bridgetown. It is roughly 45 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport which has daily flights from the UK, USA and Canada as well as flights from neighbouring islands, Germany and South America.

About Barbados

Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands and unlike most of its volcanic neighbours it is a coral island producing some of the finest white beaches and crystal clear waters in the world. It is a small island of 166 sq miles and is only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide. Although it is not mountainous it rises to nearly 1.000 ft above sea level. On the West of the island the scenery is characterised by rolling hills and beautiful beaches with calm turquoise sea. The spectacularly stunning East Coast with its wild beaches and Atlantic breakers provides a real contrast. Because of its geology much of the island is criss-crossed by underground rivers and caves. Harrison's Cave is a major attraction open to the public and well worth a visit. Collapsed caves or gullies provide the natural habitat for local wild life including the green monkey.

Barbados was first settled by the British in 1627 and Holetown is the site of the first settlement. Until the island gained independence in 1966 Barbados was a British colony. The official language is English, cars drive on the left hand side of the road and the island has the third oldest Parliament in the world. Barbadians (or Bajans as they are known) are proud of their island, its political stability and the high standard of education. They are also great sports lovers with a passion for cricket, horse racing, sailing, surfing and motor sports. Mount Gay Rum (the rum that invented rum) is only one of a number of world class rum producers in the island and the local beer, Banks, helps to quench the thirst on a warm afternoon at the beach.

As to be expected on an island fish is the mainstay of the local cuisine. Flying fish is a local delicacy, but game fish like Mahi Mahi (locally referred to as dolphin), Marlin, Sword Fish and Tuna are on the menus of most restaurants, as is lobster. It is worth trying the local fish cakes made from salted cod and, for those who are happy with a challenge, pudding and souse (black pudding and pickled pork). There are a large number of excellent restaurants selling a range of international foods and local produce.

Street food and van food is also plentiful, including fish, chicken and pork, peas and rice and the island's favourite, macaroni pie. There are fish fries at many of the local fish markets where freshly caught fish is served grilled or fried. The most famous of these are at Oistins on the south coast and Moontown north of Speighstown.

Another local favourite is roti - an Indian dish imported from our neighbouring island, Trinidad. These are West Indian curries served in a roti wrap – an excellent takeaway food.

More Details

Owner
Kim and Sandy Penfold
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

About Kim and Sandy Penfold

In 2008 Sandy and Kim returned to Barbados where Sandy was born after spending their working life in the UK.

We both do a bit of consultancy work and Sandy has also taken up painting. Examples of her work are on display in the apartment and are available for sale.

Kim and Sandy Penfold purchased this apartment in 2016

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sunset Crest in Holetown

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super king or 2 single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Holiday with the rich and famous on the West Coast of Barbados
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
4

Very secure, and quiet surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Well kept grounds and pool , and a weLL presented apartment, containing all you need for a home away from home

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good value & great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in 330 and Kim and Sandy were thoughtful hosts, bringing water supplies when there was a threatened 24-hour water outage (it didn't happen). Golden View is a large '60s block in extensive and well-kept grounds with a large pool. 330 has everything you need for a self-catering holiday but GV is also well-placed for local restaurants in Sunset Crest and Holetown - really just one very small town. Kitchen and bathroom are dated and we had a small problem with the toilet refilling but this was solved with a bit of fiddling. Large balcony with sitting and eating furniture but beware birds coming in for food. One or two managed to get into the apartment. We found wi-fi good (we caught up with The Archers!) and Kim and Sandy have excellent taste in box-sets, which we enjoyed most evenings. Yes, GV is popular with the over-60s and you can see why: it's comfortable, very safe (24-hour security), near to everything including a reputedly excellent medical centre and a large supermarket. Food and eating out are expensive as everything is imported from the US - there are some Waitrose brands too. We bought fruit and veg from the ladies at the stall opposite the medical centre - better selection and prices here than at the Massy supermarket in Warrens (the Holetown one hadn't reopened when we were there in November). Cemetery backing on to GV is no problem - you can't see if from the apartments and grounds and the funerals we did see were large and colourful with excellent singing. Visits to Hunte's Gardens and St. Nicholas Abbey recommended. A hire car helps as buses into the centre are fewer than along the coast. Altogether a very nice experience, if hot and steamy!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was comfortable, it was very quiet and close to the beach and town of Hometown and there were easy walks to some nice restaurants.

Its nice to have a welcome pack when arriving as the local supermarket was being refurbished so the essentials were very welcome.

The pool was large and almost always exclusively ours to use.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would be very happy to welcome you again.
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5

Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, comfortable apartment with everything you need. Great location, restaurants and beach short stroll from Golden View. Love Barbados, will be back. Thank you Sandy and Kim for your lovely welcome and making our stay enjoyable. X

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great complex in ideal position

  • 3 of 5

The position in Holetown was brilliant and the outside areas were good, spacious and had a lovely pool. The apartment was adequate . The complex should be advertised as attractive for long stay retirees as the residents return year after year and are mature to say the least ! it is like a club for older people ( ironically situated next to the graveyard! ) If you are of this age group then Golden View is IDEAL

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent apartment, very well maintained and obviously recently refurbished

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 330 Golden View. We were met by the sister of the apartment owner, who had waited very patiently for an hour after we were delayed at the airport. She showed us the apartment which was bright and cheerful, and had obviously been updated and refurbished recently. The owner had left a generous welcome pack of basics which was a very nice touch after a long journey.

Our only problem was, that the 2 weeks went too quickly! We may have to book a month the next time!!

Ian + Marie

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
On site
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Car: not necessary

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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