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Luxury Villa Direct on Beautiful Paynes Bay Beach - Seashell villa

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Seashell villa

Bedroom 3 is the Penthouse master bedroom extending to some 650 sq ft, has a king 4 poster bed, full length balcony,TV, WiFi connection, walk in wardrobe bathroom with tub and shower. All bedrooms have air-conditioning, fans, TV, full length balconies, walk in wardrobe area and wonderful ocean views. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are identical and are both en-suite. The kitchen has cooker,hob, fridge freezer with ice maker, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave and is fully fitted for all your needs. Lounge with new marble style flooring, includes satellite flat screen TV, DVD player. Inside dining area for 6 persons. Beautifully appointed and fitted with new furniture along with a large outside living/dining area all created in April 2010.

About the property


Seashells is located on beautiful Paynes Bay Beach south of the world famous Sandy Lane hotel and very close to the Tamarind Hotel. Built in 2000, Seashells has been constantly refurnished and upgraded including a new outside living/dining area completed in April 2010. All rooms including the bedrooms come with fabulous sea views which is rare on the West Coast of Barbados. There are 3 places to dine a plunge pool to cool off and a barbecue area. There is satellite TV and WiFi connection; the house is very popular and guests return time and time again. Three of the best restaurants on the west coast are within easy walking distance and buses stop nearby to Holetown and Bridgetown. Water sports are available at the nearby Tamarind hotel and fresh fish can be purchased at nearby fish market. All photos were taken from the property.

David Kennedy
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Second Christmas and new year here and even better than the first. No words can describe our feelings for the place. S Parnham Surrey Jan2010.

A fantastic stay at Seashells, the house was perfect and thanks to Althea the food was delish. Mare family Toronto.

A perfect holiday, this villa exceeded all expectations, beautifully located and furnished, it was paradise. will definitely return. Overs family London.

Stayed in this amazing home, exceeded all our expectations. Mackie family London Oct 2010.

Just when we thought Seashells couldn't get more perfect it did, the new outside area is fabulous, our fifth consecutive stay and booked for next year.

Smith family Jan 2011.

Beautiful home, fab location, will return soon, Tuck family Texas March 2011.

Amazing and perfect location with beautiful outdoor space enjoyed every moment will return for longer next time G Laverick April 2011
Apr 2010
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
All deposits/payments will be made direct with the owner by bank transfer. The Housekeeper will meet you on arrival unless other arrangements are made.

Changeover Day:
Any day. Seashells is usually available after 3pm and should be vacated by 12.00 noon unless by prior agreement.

Notes on prices:
The above prices are for one bedroom/2 persons. The following rates apply for 2/3 bedrooms or 3-6 persons.
05/01/2014 - 13/04/2014 USD 895 per night.
14/04/2014 - 14/12/2014 USD 495 per night.
15/12/2014 - 04/01/2015 USD On request.
05/01/2015 - 12/04/2015 USD 895 per night.

Discounts for extended stays of 7+ and 14+ nights are on offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Holders Hill in Saint James

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: A full time housekeeper is provided 5.5 days a week. Seashells is very spacious with lots of different areas to relax. The outside covered area is a wonderful, private hide away from the sun while still being outside. There are 3 different dining areas depending on your mood, a modern kitchen and a BBQ grille. There is also an outside plunge pool. The property is one of 6 luxury homes built in 2000 and constantly upgraded, the owners share a full time gardener who keeps the outside area clean and tidy. There is shared night time security service from 6pm-6am. Outside: Barbados is all about outside ocean front living and Seashells certainly complies. You can relax, read, sunbathe etc. only feet away from the blue Caribbean. Turtles are often seen in the water and nest on the beach by us, there is also good snorkeling in front of the property.


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Another wonderful holiday at Sea Shells Villa

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much once again David and Claire for allowing us to stay in your beautiful villa. This was our second visit to Sea shells and we had another wonderful time, the villa was perfect and it was so nice to see David and Althea again who looked after us very well.

We managed to visit St Nicholas abbey this time which was great day out very interesting definitely worth a visit and we managed to explore more of the island but it was lovely to return back home to the fabulous setting of Sea Shells which we hope to return to very soon.

many thanks

Richard & Pauline Calderhead & Family

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful - for us the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice so far and we will certainly stay again. The property is wonderful, the open plan ground floor flows into the outside area and the beach. The bedrooms are wonderful, especially the huge master suite, with wonderful views of the beach and sea. The location is perfect for us, walk to superb top end restaurants and local eating places, the fish market, the local bus to hop into Holetown or Speightstown for other eating delights. Some may find the road off putting, but for us it is a plus. We simply love the place and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on this great island.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello: We are happy that you were so pleased with your stay at Seashells. It is always great to hear how our guests spend their time at the villa and site seeing, relaxing, swimming, standup paddling, enjoying the nearby restaurants, etc. Please do consider us again for your Barbados holiday. Thank you!
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Stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

Seashells is a lovely villa in a stunning location. Situated on Paynes Bay on a beautiful beach we loved being able to walk right along the beach to Sandy Lane each morning. There is a reef directly in front of the villa so you just need to walk approx 200 m to the right if you want to swim.

Two of the island's top restaurants - The Cliff and Daphnes are within walking distance. We enjoyed going to Daphnes for happy hour at 5pm for a great rum punch to watch the sun set.

Other restaurants we would recommend are Tides, Lone Star and The Fish Pot. Jumas at Speightstown is also worth a visit and they provide complimentary transport

The villa is very clean and well appointed. Altea the maid is efficient and David the security guard is very good.

The villa is situated on a main road and next to a fish market. There is noise but it did not bother us. There is also a lot of natural noise - the waves crashing against the beach and the local birds. All fabulous!

We had a lovely week at Seashells and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Home Away From Home.

  • 5 of 5

This has been our third stay in Seashells, and it looked even more beautiful than the last time - if that is possible. Some lovely decor touches inside and out, Claire and David have such exquisite taste as well as being wonderful people to deal with. It's like our second home away from home. We love the location because it is easy to get to all the places we want to go without much thought. We absolutely love that it is right on the beach and we walk every morning from Payne's Bay as far as Sandy Lane beach when it is possible depending on the tides. The restaurants here in Barbados are world class. To name a few - Tides, The Cliff, Scarlett, Daphne's, The Lone Star, Cin CIn. All fabulous. We went to El Tiempo for the first time for lunch - only authentic Italian food on the Island - it was Pavarotti's favourite place to be when he visited here many years ago. I think I would like to go there at night because I think it would be more romantic at night. The food was excellent. We also went to another new place up in Speightstown to a place called Jumas for breakfast - it was was very homey and breakfast was served on the deck overlooking the beach which was gorgeous of course with the turquoise water glistening alongside the white sandy beach. The food was delicious. I would recommend it - so give it a try. There is also a bakery across the street with delicious coconut turnovers and many different breads and tarts - very reasonably priced. We did a lot of our own cooking at the villa as it is very well equipped with gadgets, dishes small appliances and always something in the cupboard such as condiments - spices - vinegars etc. We usually end up leaving stuff so the next person can avail of it. There is also a lovely barbecue outside - and a plunge pool if you get overheated. The bed is very comfortable with lovely cotton sheets, lots of lovely towels in the bathroom, and beach towels also. The entrance and gardens on the property are beautiful and there are a couple of coconut trees by the beach gate which are a part of our natural Barbados orchestra here (waves crashing, trees rustling and insects singing) so beautiful. Althea is our House Keeper and she is perfect, she comes in the morning - does a very thorough cleaning and always has a smile - what more could you ask for. We feel so lucky to have found such a perfect villa in a heavenly spot called Barbados. Thank you again Claire and David for making our holiday such a great one.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful beachside villa

  • 4 of 5

We have just finished a two week stay at this wonderful villa with our toddler daughter. We had an amazingly relaxing time. The beach is at the bottom of the villas terrace through a locked gate. it is lovely and it's easy to get into the sea. We enjoyed our daily strolls and dips into the beautiful warm sea.

The villa itself is very well kept and spacious, looked after by a very friendly and diligent housekeeper, Althea. It states in the villa advert that she is full time, however we found she was at the villa for approx 2.5hrs a day. This suited us as we preferred having the villa to ourselves. Althea will Cook if you ask her but this is not included in the Price.

The outside areas at the villa are spacious, welcoming and relaxing. A gardener comes weekdays to clean the patio and there's also a small plunge pool. We found the pool a little cold but our daughter loved it!

It should be noted the villa is located next to a fish market and shower block so there's lots of activity. It's also located just off the main west Coast road round the island. Neither of these things bothered us but it can get noisy. We generally found the beach outside the villa very quiet.

Food wise you are spoilt for choice. We enjoyed meals at Tides, Scarlet's, The Cliff and Jumas in Speightsown. Would highly recommend all.

I would definitely love to return to Seashells. Such a relaxing, beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

Thank You so much Claire and David for letting stay in your beautiful villa.

This was our 1st visit to Barbados and we were delighted with Seashells. Althea was there to greet us with a meal and wine after a long flight and we woke up to the most amazing view.

The villa is in a fantastic position you can walk along the beach to daphne's, "great food and happy hour" sandy lane and lots of lovely beach bars.

You can catch the yellow bus "great experience" or the blue bus just outside to get around the island.

The villa was in very easy reach of all the fabulous restaurants. The Cliff, Daphne's, Tides,Lone star, and many more.

It was also fantastic for water sports if you wanted them which was avaliable on the beach outside the villa, but not busy like further down the beach on Paynes bay giving you the best of both worlds.

We also felt very safe here with David who was lovely and looked after the villa.

The Villa was beautifully kept very spacious and offered everything you could possibly need it really was such a lucky find. If we had to say one minor thing is that the villa is near to the road so there is a bit of road noise but this did not bother us at all and the amazing position and feel of the villa outweighed any bit of road noise.

To sum up we have had the most wonderful time at Sea Shells villa, we loved it and we will certainly be returning hopefully very soon.

Thank you so much

All The Calderhead Family

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Water aerobics located Tamarind Hotel and Colony Club; yoga at Coral Reef Hotel. Children can join the Kids Club at the Tamarind Hotel.


Seashells is situated directly on Paynes Bay Beach; swimming in front of the property and miles of beach walks available without the need to drive.


Grantley Adams airport approx. 40 mins away. Lots of taxis available at fixed fares from the airport.


Nearest shopping in Holetown around 10 mins away for food, clothes, duty free and restaurants. Local Petrol station sells milk bread etc. Buses stop close to the property.

Further Details:

3 of the best restaurants are within walking distance of Seashells for those who do not wish to drive. Fresh fish can be purchased from the local fish market or sometimes from the fishermen.