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Ground Floor Studio Apartment Next to the West Coast Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 437 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet studio apartment in Holetown, Barbados: tropical gardens, short walk to Holetown and all amenities, 30 secs to beach.

This self-catering studio apartment is in one of three low-rise buildings set amid colourful gardens in a quiet location five minutes' walk from Holetown, west coast of Barbados. Next door to the north is the Sandpiper Hotel, and on the other side to the south is Discovery Bay Hotel. Inside the apartment we offer a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, king size or twin beds, ceiling and stand-alone fans, dining area and other seating. A fold-down bed is available for a small child if needed. Games and books are there for your enjoyment, as well as a CD player and TV. On the patio you can relax with a drink in our comfortable easy chairs, feet up, enjoying the tropical breezes and watching the comings and goings in the gardens. We always eat our meals at the table in the patio, but there is a dining table inside if you prefer. Just a few seconds' walk takes you to the beach, where you will be spoiled for choice – lovely Sandpiper and Settlers beaches to the north or Discovery Bay beach to the south. The west coast has been recently renovated, so the new boardwalks make it easy to stroll further along the coast and choose where you will swim the next day. All the beaches on the island are public, and the swimming is completely safe on this coast. Water sports, tennis and golf are available nearby.

Marion Pogson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2017

About Marion Pogson

Steve and I (Marion) are originally from the north of England but have been happily settled in Canada since 1981. Our home is in a village about 25 miles out of Ottawa, and we have lived there since 1982. Our son and daughter are in their 30s, and we have one granddaughter and a very recent grandson. Both of us are retired, but I take on the occasional editing contract to keep myself from being bored. Steve was a computer programmer. It was when the children were small that we first visited Barbados and immediately loved the place. At that time we stayed on the south coast, which is a very lively part of the island, but later visits have involved stays at Sunset Crest and then Art Studios.

Marion Pogson purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Marion Pogson chose Holetown

During a delightful stay at these condominiums one winter we heard that apartment no. 5 was for sale. We decided there and then that it would be the perfect spot to escape the harsh Canadian winters when we retired, and so we started the process of buying it. We manage to visit once a year and come back renewed and ready to cope with –25 degree temperatures.

Art Studios is less than a minute's walk away from the beach and five minutes from Holetown, so we enjoy easy access to safe swimming on the one hand and shops/restaurants on the other. If we decide not to rent a car that's okay because the main bus route to Bridgetown (to the south) and the rest of the west coast (to the north) is very close.

What we really like about this property is that it's so near to the sea, and the setup of the apartments and gardens makes it easy to become friendly with the other guests.

What makes this apartment unique

We particularly like the peaceful location, absolutely gorgeous gardens, and nearby beach. Plus, the apartments are close, but not too close, to Holetown, a thriving little town with a lot to offer in the way of shops and restaurants. Guests and owners alike, are so friendly: you only need to take your drink into the gardens (or to the steps by the sea, at sunset) to strike up a conversation and, who knows, a friendship with other people staying there.

Barbados is a holiday island that has so much to offer: beautiful warm weather, friendly residents, lovely beaches, water sports/golf/tennis, many places of interest, and safe atmosphere. Art Studios is within easy access of all of these and offers very comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The apartment has everything you could reasonably want and dear Audrey keeps it spotlessly clean and ship-shape. The grounds are a pleasure to sit out in and Harry is a positive mine of information when it comes to the local flora and fauna. This unit is just a moment away from the beach with easy walking and snorkelling to both the north and south. . . If you want a quiet relaxing time then get yourselves down to # 5 Art Studios, the only problem you will have is leaving there as after a week Audrey and Harry will make you feel part of their respective families. Lovely people. Lovely Place. Thank you Marion and Steve for sharing your little bit of Heaven with us."

"If you are looking for a very low-key, relaxing holiday this is the place. We will definitely return to Steve & Marion's wonderful space."
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lascelles in St. James

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 437 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with large tiled walk-in shower, WC, washbasin, hairdryer, ample cupboard space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (studio apartment, no separate bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: King size bed, which may be configured as 2 twin beds, 2 bedside tables. A small folding bed for a small child can be provided at a small additional charge. Studio apartment, i.e. no separate sleeping area.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We are fortunate to have Meschell as our housekeeper; she keeps things running smoothly and is a great source of information. She and Helena clean the apartments and do the laundry. Meschell will make sure there are a few groceries ready for your arrival (basics such as milk, bread, eggs), for which you may pay her on the following day. If necessary a load of washing can be done at a cost of B$20. Elvis is our gardener and odd-job man. We have a small "library" of paperback books if your reading material needs topping up, as well as a few games to keep your minds active! There are also leaflets and extensive information about the island's attractions and restaurants. Free, wireless broadband internet service is provided. The patio looks out onto the gardens, so you may enjoy a drink while watching for the occasional mongoose or green monkey. Outside: The car park is located next to the grounds and is for guests and owners only. Bus stops are nearby. As well as the plentiful loungers and chairs in the gardens, there is a seating area where guests may meet up for a chat and a drink. The barbecue is located towards the back of the property and is for general use; briquettes may be bought at the supermarket, Holetown. In the same area you will find the clothes lines. Gathering for drinks by the beach steps at sunset is a popular custom for guests.The small animals you may see scurrying out of your way are mongooses, originally brought to the island to keep down the rodent population, which attacked the sugar cane. Families of green monkeys live nearby. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There is daily maid service. Towels and bed linens are included and changed every 3 days; two beach towels are provided. Other: The patio looks out over the gardens and has a dining table with chairs and two easy chairs with footstools.


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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2018
15 Dec 2017 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, the balance to be paid 2 months before the date of arrival. Payment may be made by cheque or by electronic transfer of the money from bank to bank.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
There will be a small extra charge for a third occupant over the age of 6 years.

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.
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