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Charming Spacious One Bedroom Apartment

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment on Gibbs Beach St. Peter, Barbados, Caribbean - 100' From Beach Via Private Path

An ideal little hideaway situated between Speightstown and Holetown, Little Seascape offers a large patio for lounging.

The bedroom has a small enclosed patio with an L shaped sofa ideal for an additional child to sleep. Flat screen TV with cable TV is located in the bedroom. Ensuite bathroom with shower leads to fully equipped kitchen which in turn leads onto spacious patio with lounge chairs and a 4 seater dining table with umbrella.

There is also an indoor dining table on enclosed patio which can seat 4.

A private path from the apartment, leading from a private beach shower offers access to the tranquil Gibbs Beach with fabulous swimming and good snorkeling.

Situated in The Prestigious Gibbs Beach area with many of the west coast's best homes nearby.

More Details

Owner
Dianne Mahon
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Dianne Mahon

Dianne Mahon is married to Sam Mahon and is a well established Interior Decorator on the west coast of Barbados. Dianne and Sam have over 30 years experience in the holiday rental business and are currently semi retired.

Dianne Mahon purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Dianne Mahon chose St. James

Private access to Gibbs beach,one of the best beaches on the island with good swimming but very private.

Residential area with only private homes.

Close to Historic Speightstown for fresh vegetables and shopping.

What makes this apartment unique

Snorkeling swimming and walking on the beach.

Walking distance to Mullins Beach Bar.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gibbes, Barbados

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
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 ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom has shower vanity and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has a king sized bed. L-shaped sofa can be used as a be. Ideal for children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outside: Mature trees. Tropical gardens. Utility Room: Washer, dryer and laundry sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels included. Other: Main patio outside kitchen with lounge chairs umbrella table and chairs for out door dining. BBQ

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

5

A Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks here Jan/Feb; this was our fourth visit to the island but stay at Little Seascape and Gibbs Beach. The accommodation is perfect for two--larger than we expected and the location was superb.

The apartment was very comfortable and the verandah so attractive in the midst of lush foliage---ate all our meals there. The beach is quiet but not deserted, sandy entry to the ocean, good snorkelling. Walks in both directions (including Mullins) were great and this year's visit was the most relaxing.

The housekeeper was great and Blue Sky Luxury (Jodi and Zoe) were very helpful both before and after arrival. The prepared meals we ordered through BS were very good, portions were generous, and made life easy.

We enjoyed our second time with Calabaza catamaran, and went twice to the Fish Pot (when you book ask for a table by the ocean) which seemed particularly good this year. We used Massey's supermarket in Hometown which is getting better all the time.

Sam, the owner went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable, including helping us get on to Netflix on TV.

Highly recomended--we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat Thank you for your lovely comments. Di and I have found that Gibbs Beach is a special place.Pleased you enjoyed our Little Seascape. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you in 2019! All the best Sam and Dianne
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4

Great position and accommodation close to beach

  • 4 of 5

50 yards from a beautiful beach, short walk to Bars and restaurants. Well equipped and comfortable accommodation. Easy access to other parts of the West coast. A bit of road noise in rush hours but otherwise tranquil

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic position but the property itself needed some TLC

  • 3 of 5

The property was situated in an ideal position on the beautiful West coast of Barbados. It had its own access to the beach with sun beds and an umbrella provided for the use of guests. The beach itself was uncrowded and one of the best that we experienced on the Island. The only slight disadvantage was the busy main coast road which could be a bit noisy at times but this was more than offset by the direct beach access.

However the property itself can only be described as a bit 'tired.' It was in need of some freshening up and could have easily been improved by some relatively minor attention to detail. For example, one of the wardrobe doors (which was on runners) did not open and close smoothly and tended to stick. There was a broken partition screen in the lounge area which was unsightly and could easily have been removed, there was no toaster in the property. When we had toast for breakfast, we had to use the grill which was slow and not very satisfactory. Although the oven worked fine, the fittings inside the oven were a big problem. They were (deliberately) loose and collapsed very easily. Only the tray which was used to cook the food kept the fittings apart and as soon as the tray was removed to take out the food, they collapsed and were fiddly to put back together. This was also a problem when we used the grill. The television did not work properly and although when we reported the problem to the owner, he apparently sent round someone to look at it, when that person arrived, she did not knock on the door and assumed that we were still in bed. This was despite the fact that I had spoken to the agent on the telephone about and hour earlier !!

We were subsequently advised by the agent to try disconnecting the television at the mains and then turning it back on. This initially appeared to work but subsequently every time we turned the TV back on there was a problem and we had to keep taking the mains plug out (which was not easy to access) and then turning the TV back on. That did not work every time and in the end we gave up trying to watch the TV. The problem was compounded by the fact

that there were no instructions about how to use any of the appliances in the house. There was a small stand alone oven in the kitchen but we were unable to use it because we did not know how it worked. Ironically there were some instructions for the TV but they made no sense. We would probably not recommend this property unless these issues were

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. J Di and I are truly sorry that you experienced these issues at Little Seascape as we try to keep our three homes in good nick. If I had known about the other issues at the time I would have personally attended to them asap. We have since replaced the TV with a new one ( after technician visited I thought the problem had been repaired ) and will attend to the other issues today. If you choose to return to Little Seascape we would like to offer you one night at no cost for your next visit. All the best Sam and Di
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5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

Kate and I have been coming to Barbados on and off for thirty five years. We have found our "home away from home" at Little Seascape and have stayed there for four weeks every year for the last six years. We have a standing reservation with Sam and Diane every year forever. That should tell you how much we love the place. It's perfect for two people. The kitchen has everything you need for preparing meals. You can enjoy eating at the center island, a table in the living area, or the deck outside - all with good views. We had arranged cooks (who were great) for the first two years but, as we both cook, we found that we felt more at home cooking for ourselves or enjoying the many good restaurants nearby in Holetown, Speightstown, or on the main road toward Bridgetown. (Food shop in Holetown for the best selection). There's a great fish market a quarter of a mile south down the road (ask for "Smokey" - he's not very chatty but, he cuts and prepares your fish perfectly). The bed and bathroom are comfortable and the cable TV and WiFi work fine. The housekeeper and gardener (Youseen and Anthony) are both sweethearts. Couches and lounges are available both inside and on the deck for total relaxation. A few steps down a private path and you're on the best beach on the island - never many people and perfect sand and blue water. It's our opinion that this is as close as it gets to paradise without dying!

Ron & Kate

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ron and Kate Di and I are lucky to have you as our regular tenants-in additional we get to enjoy the best homemade pizza!!! Sam
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
15 Apr 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 5 nights
From
£249
£1,742
 
 
Xmas/New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
£2,998
for 10 nights
From
£300
 
 
Summer
7 Jan 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,742
for 7 nights
From
£249
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.5%

SPECIAL RATES FOR SPACE OVER XMAS/NEW YEAR
Booking Notes:
25% deposit to secure reservation.
Balance of 75% due 30 days prior to arrival.
60 days notice in writing to cancel booking and obtain a refund.

Changeover Day:
No preferred change over day but departure time is 11 am and earliest arrival time is 3 pm.

Notes on prices:
Subject to 7.5% VAT.

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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