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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa with Large Private Pool and Spacious Accommodation

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa on Sea Front, Nr. Miami Beach, Oistins, Barbados, Caribbean - Quiet Location, Yet Only A Few Mins From Miami And Surfing Beaches, And Barbados Golf Club

Joias is a large house (approx 7,500sqft) comfortably accommodating up to 10 people. The layout is ideal for large parties or for two families sharing with 5 large air-conditioned bedrooms - 3 doubles, each with en-suite facilities, and 2 twin bedded rooms sharing a communicating bathroom. Joias is right on the ocean enjoying 180º panoramic sea views. It is set in lovely tropical gardens with a beautiful swimming pool and deck area. The house has a wonderful veranda overlooking the sea, perfect for dining and relaxing - and turtle watching! There's a well equipped kitchen, spacious living areas, TV, Broadband and Wifi access. The high vaulted ceilings and polished wood floors give Joias a distinct 'colonial' feel. Outside, everyone can find a quiet place to relax - in the gardens or gazebo, on the sun deck, by the swimming pool or on the veranda. The setting is so beautiful that the picturesque gazebo has been used by several guests as the venue for their wedding.

Mrs Anne Gilbert
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mrs Anne Gilbert

We are based in the UK but our family has owned property in Barbados for many years and so we have visited the island regularly over the last 30 years. We bought Joias in 2009 and over the last 8 years we have carried out major refurbishments to the property so that it is now a very comfortable 'home from home'.

Mrs Anne Gilbert purchased this villa in 2009

Why Mrs Anne Gilbert chose Atlantic Shores

We love the South Coast area because there are lovely sandy beaches, waves and plenty of opportunities for surfing, wind and kite surfing and sailing. The West Coast is lined with hotels and, whilst the sea is very calm there, the beaches tend to be narrow and often crowded.

Joias is right on the sea, so you go to sleep to the sound of the waves, yet it is only a mile and a half south of Oistins for shopping and banks, close to beautiful Miami beach, and only 20 minutes drive from the airport; so there are no long transfers and you can start relaxing as soon as you land!

What makes this villa unique

Our maid, Sharon, comes 3 days a week to do all the cleaning and your laundry, and we have excellent local agents who are on hand to give any additional help you may require.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fabulous house. Spent the whole of February at this fabulous place. A perfect home, on a perfect spot on a perfect island." Mr & Mrs R. February 2015

"This place was unbelievably awesome for the week that we stayed. Our experience could not have been better," Mrs J R. August 2014

"We really enjoyed your beautiful home. Wonderfully appointed kitchen breathtakingly beautiful porch. Could there be a better setting for the pool? I think not". Ann W. Mar 2014

"The house has a stunning, breathtaking ocean view. Beautifully renovated with all necessities. Close to beaches and activities". Mrs MA. Jan 2014

"Joias is set in the most stunning location with ocean views and poolside terrace that are simply unforgettable. " Mr BA: Mar'13

"Perfect, uninterrupted views of the sunset; beautifully maintained gardens. accommodation fantastic". MH Mar'13

"Perfect in every way - situation, luxury, comfort, cleanliness, accessibility. There are absolutely no downsides whatsoever. " Mrs AW: Nov '12

"A perfect house in a perfect location. A wonderful Caribbean experience" DF: June '12

"We have just spent an incredible week in paradise! What a beautiful spacious house with every comfort, including exceptionally friendly and helpful staff" Dr JD: Feb '12
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Atlantic Shores in Christ Church

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bedroom 1 - ensuite bathroom with WC,bath, shower, and twin basins. Bedrooms 2 and 3 - share adjoining bathroom with WC, shower, basin and bidet. Bedroom 4 - ensuite with WC, shower and twin basins. Bedroom 5 - ensuite with WC, shower and twin basins.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upper Floor Ocean View - Bedroom 1 ( Master) with 6' bed; Bedroom 2 with twin beds; Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Upper Floor Garden View - Bedroom 4 Double with 6' bed. Lower Floor Ocean View - Bedroom 5 ( Master) with 6' bed and private terrace.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The living rooms at Joias have high vaulted ceilings and polished wood floors giving the house a distinctly 'colonial' feel. It is a large property with plenty of space and it is furnished as a home from home by the owners. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very spacious and the layout of the accommodation is ideally suited to a large party or two families sharing. The gardens and pool area provide plenty of opportunity for quiet relaxation, listening to the sound of the surf and watching for turtles and humming birds. Sit in the shady gazebo with a good book and keep an eye open for the fishing boats coming back to Oistins with their catch before nipping down to the fish market to buy your supper! Outside: A highlight of the property is the magnificent swimming pool. 45 foot long and deep enough at one end for diving, it has wide walk-in steps and an underwater bench on which to sit and view the ocean while enjoying a lower back massage. The surrounding area is tiled in Travertine stone with hardwood decking. The ocean side coconut palms not only look idyllic but provide welcome shade. Comfortable sun loungers ensure maximum ‘chill factor’! The landscaped gardens contain many interesting tropical plants and shrubs as well as a variety of different palms. You will also find avocado, breadfruit, mango, frangipani and flamboyant trees. Relax with a good book in the gazebo and listen to the surf breaking on the reef. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Note - maid service for 3 days per week to clean, change beds and do your laundry, is included in the rental. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rental is inclusive of all services, bedlinen and towels (incl beach), and maid service 3 days per week to clean, change beds (weekly) and do laundry. (Further days may be available by negotiation). Our local agents are also on hand to assist if needed.


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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa with Large Private Pool and Spacious Accommodation
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Outstanding Barbados Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family, of 10 adults, was privileged to stat and enjoy a 7 day stay at this beautifully situated and maintained home. The home offers stunning views of the sea from the pool deck, the verandas and the surrounding well maintained property and gardens.

The home itself, offers every possible amenity within. From an excellently appointed and functional kitchen, to the beautifully furnished and decorated living, dining and bedrooms.

The cleanliness of the home is superior, due to the efforts of Sharon the maid. Sharon's wonderful personality, quiet demeanor and willingness to offer assistance and advice, further enhanced our enjoyment of our stay.

The local property manager offered to provided transportation and shopping assistance prior to our arrival, and maintained constant contact during our stay, to ensure that our every need was met.

Communications with the property owner were always cordial, prompt and immensely informative.

All in all, our family enjoyed a carefree, relaxing vacation at Joias. Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise with us. We will be returning, without hesitation, very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to receive such a positive review. Joias villa is much loved by everyone - our guests, our staff and us, the owners! We have been receiving lovely reviews for many years now which reflects the time and care taken to keep the amenities in tip top condition.
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Villa girls vacation

  • 5 of 5

Joias is the perfect setting for a large group. The villa offers plenty of space for everyone both indoors and outdoors. The veranda with outdoor eating was our favorite gathering spot. The pool area is so comfortable with all the furniture and an incredible view day or night. Five star accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa girls trip.

  • 5 of 5

Incredible villa! The view and sound of the ocean are right in front of you at all times. Best vacation. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at Joias in early March. The house is beautiful with delightful views of the sea. The house and gardens are very well maintained and the location is walking distance from the Oistins fish fry and a lovely swimming beach.

We spent a large part of the week playing at some fantastic golf courses- the Barbados golf club being only a five minute drive away and Apes hill further north of the island had stunning views.

We would recommend hiring a car to get the most from your stay as there are lots of lovely beaches and restaurants to explore.

Would highly recommend and will hopefully be going back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Barbados at its best

  • 5 of 5

If you want privacy, space for friends & family & views to die for then this villa has to be your destination. Joias is designed perfectly for outdoor living & whether it is lying by the pool or enjoying the rum punches at sundown, the sound of the waves breaking reminds you constantly that you are in a special place. Not only did Sharon look after us & the house exceptionally well but on special request, she produces a delicious curry, which we would recommend. The south coast is very well served with excellent restaurants but our party also enjoyed several terrace BBQs of fresh fish from the local market. The younger members took full advantage of the surfing opportunities at the nearby Miami beach which they rated as far preferable to the more populous tourist beaches on the west coast. All in all, difficult to fault Joias. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superior property in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We visited with family and friends to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. This is a fantastic property with plenty of space for a large party, Sharon the maid keeps the whole place clean and ship shape and the local agent was very professional, arranging groceries, airport transfers and was even arranged the delivery of a cot at short notice. The agent also arranged the hire of a car that was delivered direct to the property....totally stress free, Bajan style!

Joias Villa is in in a setting that is simply stunning, right on the coast watching the turtles in the sea and waves crashing in on the shore, amazing!

Its very near Oistins, the local town with bars and restaurants nearby. Its also convenient for surfing and sunbathing beaches.

We hired a local chef one night to prepare a typical Bajan meal for our party and he had plenty of space to prepare and we dined out on the terraces, fantastic!

Highly recomended, we will definitely be booking this again.

Tim & Chris Scott

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Surfing: the South Coast of Barbados is by far the best area for every type of surfing and Joias is ideally placed. Surf schools offering kite and wind surfing, and paddle boarding are all available within a mile of Joias.

Deep sea fishing: numerous options are available at the Careenage in Bridgetown, 30 minutes away.

Tennis: 5 all weather courts are available to hire at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex ( 25 minutes away).

Sailing Cruises: day trips, normally fully catered are also available at the Careenage. Sail up the West Coast and enjoy stops for swimming, snorkelling and turtle watching.


The shoreline outside the property is reef and amazing for turtle watching but the best swimming is at beautiful Miami Beach just 5 mins drive away. Surfers Bay is another nearby beach (5 mins) and a major windsurfing base.

Other Southern beaches include Worthing and Dover ( 15 mins) whilst round the coast to the South East of the island, trips to Bottom Bay, Foul Bay and the extraordinarily beautiful East Coast are well worthwhile.


Joias is on the South Coast, about a mile and a half south of Oistins close to beautiful Miami beach, and only 20 minutes drive from the airport; so there are no long transfers and you can start relaxing as soon as you land!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Atlantic Shores, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018/19
16 Dec 2018 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment Options:
If you would like to book Joias a deposit of 25% of the total rental is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 60 days before your arrival date. You can pay in one of three ways - through the Homeaway/VRBO/Owners Direct payment system for which you will be charged an administration fee, by credit card to our local agent or by direct bank transfer to me, the owner. If you would prefer either of these last two methods, please request my phone and email details.
We aim to be flexible on changeover days, subject to other bookings. The house should be vacated by 11am on departure and will be accessible after 2pm on arrival but we can usually accommodate alternative timings, if required.

Notes on Prices:
Quoted rental prices are for maximum 5 bedroom occupancy. Reduced rates apply if only 3 or 4 bedrooms are required.
The rental price is fully inclusive of all services, bed linen and bathroom towels, and maid service 3 days per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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