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Highly Rated Peaceful & Modern Apartment With Spectacular Panoramic Sea Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom Apartment On The West Coast Just A Few Minutes Walk From The Beautiful Reeds Bay With Its White Sand And Warm Water

3 Westlook Apartments is just a few mins walk from the beautiful Reeds Bay beach of Lower Carlton, in a quiet cul de sac with only 6 other properties.

On the first floor in a small block of 4 apartments the elevated position provides wonderful, panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Facing due West, it is perfect for watching the sunset.

The apartment itself is light & airy, has a traditional pickled-pine high-vaulted ceiling, & benefits from cooling breezes. The unusually large covered terrace of more than 250sq. ft. provides the perfect living space to watch the sunset over the sea. It is luxuriously furnished with comfortable sofas, sun loungers & dining area, with fairy lights and candles for the evening.

Inside are all the mod cons you would expect to find - flat screen TV, multi-region DVD/CD player, broadband WiFi & digital security safe, together with a well equipped kitchen & air-conditioned bedrooms.

Outside there is a small communal garden with tropical planting, seats, & car parking.

More Details

Owner
Ros and Steve
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Ros and Steve

Living in Surrey, we have both enjoyed careers as Air Traffic Controllers. Steve is making the most of early retirement, and Ros has just recently (2016) taken voluntary redundancy. We love travelling whenever we can, and have visited many interesting and spectacular places all over the world. As keen divers we have visited many of the Caribbean Islands, and have felt most at home in Barbados.

Ros and Steve purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Ros and Steve chose Lower Carlton

There are few places in Barbados that have such a wonderful, panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea, and yet are so close to an unspoilt, white sandy beach. We feel very lucky to have found a unique apartment in such a ideal spot - on the hillside, making the most of the view and the breeze, yet only a short stroll for a swim in the warm Caribbean Sea - perfect!

What makes this apartment unique

We love being away from the crowds and tourist developments, yet with the facilities of the West coast conveniently close by. We never tire of sitting on our terrace with a cool drink, watching the hummingbirds on the alamanda flowers below, or the monkeys in the trees nearby. Even in the hottest summer months the apartment is cooled by the breeze, and the sunsets over the Caribbean Sea can be spectacular at any time of year.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lower Carlton in Saint James

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large fully tiled shower WC Granite-topped vanity unit with basin, and cupboard underneath. Large mirror with light above. Hair drier. Window with bug-screening and blind.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Both bedrooms have remote control air-conditioning, ceiling fans/light & built-in wardrobes, bedside drawers & lamps, chairs, bug screening on the windows with partial sea views. In addition, Bedroom 1 is dual aspect and has a 5' bed, chest of drawers with mirror over. Bedroom 2 has 2 extra wide (3'3") single beds & a full length mirror.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The entrance door to the front of the apartment has a decorative gate, allowing a cooling air-flow throughout whilst maintaining your security. A local mobile phone is provided. This apartment is strictly No Smoking; a smoke alarm, fire blanket & extinguisher are fitted for your safety. Water is heated by solar panels, with electric booster back up. Being on the first floor there is no necessity for window security bars spoiling your view! All windows can be opened & are fitted with curtains/blinds & fly-screens. Small portable barbeque for use in the garden or on the beach. Digital safe for your valuables. The apartment is decorated with original artwork including paintings, fabric wall hangings, pottery, metalwork, mosaic and batiks. For small children, please consider the open balustrades on our terrace. Outside: The front entrance has stairs upto the 2 first floor apartments only - see photo. There is a communal, landscaped garden at each side and at the rear, for use by the 4 apartments. The garden is small, but has tropical planting attracting humming birds and geckos. The grass area is just big enough to kick a football! 2 chairs for your sole use are in the garden, plus 4 folding, portable chairs and a small coolbox are available for taking to the beach. Car parking spaces at the front. There is a rotary clothes line in the garden, and a smaller, folding clothes airer for use in the apartment. Pegs supplied. All bed linen, bath towels, beach towels & kitchen linen are provided & included in the price. Maid service once weekly included (more often by arrangement). Large, private covered terrace overlooking the garden, with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, ceiling fan/light/fairy lights, comfortable seating area with two 2-seater sofas & coffee table, 2 luxury sunloungers with side table, & a dining area seating 4.

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Highly Rated Peaceful & Modern Apartment With Spectacular Panoramic Sea Views
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5

Just as the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy to find that everything was just as the pictures and as as people had previously reviewed and the information we received prior to our visit particularly the very detailed directions were very helpful.

The apartment is very homely with everything you could need, it is very clean and well maintained and the terrace is amazing. Geoff was there to meet us and was also very helpful.

The walk to the beach and the local fish market and veg stall is just minutes down the hill and a visit to the Carlton Variety Bar and Grill is a must, it is not cordon bleu cookery but it is definately worth a visit, Jefferson is such a nice guy. We visited John Moores bar a few times as it is good place to watch the sun go down. We didn't eat at any other places locally we did however buy the most amazing fish at the fish market.

We didn't hire a car, we used the local buses which we loved and found so easy and cheap, we went to Oistins fish fry, Bridgetown and Bathsheba along with local trips to Speightstown and Holetown.

We would definately recommend a stay here and will be back to stay when we next come to Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen & Leigh for taking the time to write a review. We're really pleased you liked your stay at our apartment, and enjoyed exploring the local amenities!! We would love to welcome you back to our apartment in the future.
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Superb

  • 5 of 5

Perfect apartment. Everything we needed for our stay and more. Geoff was there to meet us and was very helpful. Marcia came in and changed the bed linen and towels weekly. The terrace was amazing and was our home for the length of our stay.

Thank you Ros & Ste for an unforgettable relaxing stay at your beautiful

home.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Loved the position of the property. Quiet location with good sea view from spacious balcony. Glorious local unspoilt beach minutes away. Felt like the real Barbados not the commercial tourist areas in the south of the island. Very detailed information provided by the owners regards facilities, restaurants and getting around as well as a map of the island. A very enjoyable stay at a beautiful apartment on a gorgeous island.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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5

Cool & Tranquil with a Great Sea View

  • 5 of 5

We were provided with a comprehensive booking pack by the owners including a map to get to the property from the airport. The property has such a prominent position at the top of the hill that we spotted it from the main road by the colour of the tiles on the roof.

Having met Geoff the Manager we were shown around the Apartment. Very spacious with a good size lounge/kitchen diner. The gem is the balcony which is very spacious and had excellent views of the sea. We had breakfast everyday on the balcony looking out over the sea.

The air conditioning was excellent especially at night. The nearest beach was a very short walk and unspoilt. We ate at two of the local restaurants and the food was excellent.

Thank you Ros & Steve for letting use your home and enabling us to have a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another great holiday at Westlook!

  • 5 of 5

Superb return visit!

Westlook has everything you would ever want. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable.

The view from the balcony is spectacular and the apartment is within walking distance of a stunning beach.

A big thanks to Geoff for his support and to Marcia for her very professional and thorough approach to cleaning.

We had another brilliant holiday and would certainly recommend Westlook to friends and family.

Thanks Ros and Steve

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Westlook Apartments, Carlton

  • 5 of 5

This was an adventure for us and the apartment was the ideal 'home from home'...comfortable,well equipped and a great location from which to access the whole island. We would certainly stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International (BGI)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Lower Carlton Grill & Bar
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
De Outback Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Reeds Bay
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The closest beach is the secluded Lower Carlton beach, just 5 minutes walk away, with shade, white sand & calm, clear water; sunbeds available for hire. There's no hotel so the beach is rarely busy - sunbeds and cold drinks available. Mullins beach is less than 10 mins drive & has sunbeds, watersports, bar & restaurant. Folkstone Marine Reserve has excellent snorkelling with equipment hire available (10 mins drive). There are many other beautiful beaches on the West Coast & elsewhere on the island, mostly accessible by car or bus.

Travel:

Grantley Adams Airport is approx 40 mins by car. (Map + directions provided on booking). Daily scheduled flights are operated from the UK by BA & Virgin.

Car hire is recommended as there is a lot to see (info provided on booking). Local buses run frequently along the West coast; they are cheap (~70p) & easy to use, with a good network throughout the island. Taxis are plentiful, especially in the towns; plenty of taxi numbers at the apartment. A taxi can be booked to meet you at the airport.

Distances:

The apartment is situated on the popular west 'Platinum Coast' between Holetown & Speightstown, both approx. a 10 min drive/20min bus ride. Bridgetown, the capital, is approx 30 min drive, or easily accessed via the regular bus service along the West Coast.

Nearest beach: 5 mins walk.

Nearest shop: 2 small stores 2 & 4 mins walk.

Nearest supermarket: 10 mins drive.

Nearest bar serving food: 15 mins walk

Nearest bus route: 5 mins walk to coastal services which run every 15-20 mins.

Further Details:

A taxi from the airport can be booked for you, and groceries can be supplied on arrival - please ask. 2 bars approx. 5 -15 mins walk; 1 of these serves food.

Get to know your neighbours at the local Bajan buffet and fish-fry every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, just 4 mins walk - Jefferson & Joy will make you very welcome. Local convenience stores 2 & 4 mins walk for the basics; supermarkets in Holetown + Speightstown, both less than 3 miles away. The famous Weston Fish Market is ~15 mins walk - get there at 10am when they open to get your pick of the fresh fish prepared for you as you want. Fresh fruit + veg stall, and 'rum shop' at the same location.

Once you've booked we'll send you a map & directions, restaurant recommendations, further info on the apartment with comprehensive instructions for all appliances, floor plan, car hire, bus & local taxi information, etc.

A small collection of DVDs, books & games is available at the apartment for your use. Baby sitting can be arranged.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lower Carlton, Barbados

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
 
Autumn 2017
15 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
 
 
Winter Peak 2017-2018
17 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
 
 
Nightly Rate
20 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Extra adults £8 per person per night. No extra charge for children staying with adults.

Changeover Day:
Departure time is 11am if new guests arriving on the same day.
We endeavour not to have guests arriving and departing on the same day so that you can stay at the apartment as long as you need to fit in with flights and travel plans.

The refundable damages deposit of £100 is payable with the balance; this is against loss/damage & includes the mobile phone. It is fully refundable to careful guests once we receive confirmation from our property manager of no disasters.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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