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Delightful & spacious villa 10 mins drive from holetown sleeps 9 private pool



Updated: 21-Jul-2016
Villa in Apes Hill, Nr. Holetown, St James, Barbados, Caribbean - In A Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Apes Hill Golf Course And Prestigious Polo Club

The property is situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac in St Silas Heights, next to the World Famous Apes Hill Golf Club and Polo Resort. Grantlea House is just a 10 minute drive from the stunning west coast beaches and world renowned restaurants. Facilities at the villa include, Large Private Swimming Pool, full size table tennis table, ground floor utility, private barbecue and driveway. The best feature is the 1st floor balcony that is accessed via the open plan kitchen, lounge and diner, with seating for 6 guests it is perfect place for entertaining or simply relaxing and taking in the breathtaking views.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are husband and wife and have been holidaying and enjoying Barbados for over 10 years and have finally realised out dream of having the opportunity to build our own villa here, We hope you love this as much as we and our family do!

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful Spacious House

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here so much last year we came back! The house is lovely, spacious and perfect for our family. The pool and bbq area is great if you don't want to go out and fancy staying home for a day. Having a private family home like this to stay in made our holiday all the more special. The house is a short ten minute drive from Holetown and our favourite beach at Zaccios bar and restaurant, all the staff there are really friendly and helpful, if you ask for Curly he will do you a good deal on sunbeds. We went out again on Mark's boat with Omari & Ricky. There is no better way to see the West Coast than from a boat and if you ask for Mark or Omari on the beach at Zaccios you will find them. Omari's Rum punch is delicious and he will make it for you on the boat or you can buy it directly from him to take away. Mark made us a traditional Bajan lunch for the boat trip which i can highly recommend! So many things to see and do or you can just chill. Thanks again Barry & Jan for letting us stay in your beautiful home. All the very best The Swain Family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, well equipped, relaxing and great, safe location

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room, well equipped kitchen, board games, DVDs, tennis table. Perfect size pool. BBQ. Would definitely stay again and recommend to family and friends.

Residential neighbourhood and neighbours are extremely helpful and friendly. 10 mins drive to Holetown and beach.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the facilities we offer and we look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends in the future many thanks for your comments very much appreciated Jan and Barry.
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Beautiful spacious house

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic 2 weeks we had in Barbados! It was made all the more special by staying in such a beautiful spacious house. It was lovely to have our own pool to have a wake up swim in the morning. There are way to many highlights to name them all but we can highly recommend Sea Spray Watersports, The beach House Restaurant and Zaccios Restaurant. The beach out the back of Zaccios is perfect and if you see Curly he will do you a good deal on a sunbed. This beach is where you will find Mark "The Shark" of Sea Spray Waterports. We went out several times with Omari & Ricky on the boat and had a fantastic time! Omari couldn't have been more helpful and his Rum punch is delicious! Thanks again to Barry & Jan for letting us stay in your beautiful home. All the best The Swain Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are so pleased you all had a fantastic time and that our home made it even more special for you all .many thanks Jan&Barry
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a fantastic week before going on a cruise

  • 5 of 5

we arranged with friends to go on a cruise from Barbados we has a lot of problems with the tour operator so we arranged the first week ourselves

we rang the owners Jan and Barry they were fantastic from start to finish the villa was great we had a fantastic time it made are holiday the villa was big so you could loose yourselves with a great swimming pool .the lady who looks after the house live behind so handy if you needed anything .It a pity Jan and Barry could not arrange our holiday because we would not have had a problem with the cruise company they were very good

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you & your friends enjoyed your stay our agent is great and we are lucky to have her. You would be welcome again anytime many thanks Jan&Barry.
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  • 5 of 5

A large group of us stayed in Grantlea House from 22nd till 29th November 2014, for my Mum's 60th birthday.

We loved this place, it was amazing! Spacious, airey, bright and beautiful! And the owners were very helpful leading up to the stay. While there, their friends who assisted with a few queries we had, were so efficient and helpful, we couldn't have anything to complain about!

I would recommend this property for anybody and myself and any of the others I stayed with, would stay again!

Thank you Jan, Barry and all who assisted!


  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so kind of you to take the time to write a review they are very much appreciated. We are thrilled you enjoyed the villa & look forward to your future visits . Jan & Barry.
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  • 5 of 5

I have NEVER wanted to write a review before, but this house made me change my mind!

Where do I start???? Firstly, the house is huge! Each bedroom is a really good size and the en-suite bathrooms, an absolute luxury. No fighting over who gets to go in the shower first! The living room / kitchen / dinning room is wonderful because it is so big and airy.

We were a bit worried about the fact that there was no air conditioning in the house, but it is absolutely NOT necessary. The house is situated on a hill and has so many windows and doors leading on to the terraces, that it is always very cool and breezy. Heaven!!!

Having a pool was great because it meant we didn't have to rush off to a beach.

Our week at Grantlea House was amazing. Probably the most relaxing holiday I have had in a long time!!!! I could go on and on!!! I wish we were still there! We will definately be back. Thank you Jan and Barry. Take care :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay when we had the villa built we wanted large open plan areas so that it was cool.we also never want to leave but then there is the excitement of return , & we look forward to your return .the review is much appreciated. Jan&barry
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From the Owner

We bought the land 5 years ago and stayed in our finished villa for the first time in March 2012, Our first rental guests stayed in December 2012. We love this friendly and peaceful area of Barbados and love to watch the Polo at Apes Hill. Our favourite beach is The Lone star beach with JuJu's drink and snack beach bar. But we love nothing more than relaxing around our swimming pool with a rum punch, barbecue and all our family and friends.

Activity and Interests


10 minute drive from the west coast beaches such as Paynes Bay, Sandy Lane and Mullins Beach.

20 Minutes drive from the South Coast beaches such as Acra and Browns.

30 minutes drive from the Crane and gorgeous Bottom Bay


The nearest and only airport is Grantley Adams International and is a pleasant 40 minutes by car.

Taxis are readily available from outside the airport, an 8 seater van taxi is roughly 100 Barbados dollars which is the equivalent to £30.00 (GBP)

We would recommend hiring a car for the duration of your stay not only because of the 10 minute drive to the beach but also because there is so much more to explore on the beautiful island of Barbados.


Holetown - 10 minutes by car, has banks, supermarket, duty free shopping, luxury lime grove shopping mall, world class restaurant and fantastic beach bars.

Bridgetown - 25 minutes by car, the capital of Barbados a hassling, bustling city with restaurants, beaches, shopping and the Garrisson horse racing track.

Further Details:

Banks in Barbados are usually open from Monday to Saturday and make sure before you go, you know of any national bank holidays as most facilities will be shut over that period also.

The super centre in Holetown is the main supermarket and offers all groceries and fresh produce, Jordons supermarket is 5 minutes outside of Holetown and is slightly better value than the super centre in our opinion.

Speightstown is another small fishing town in the opposite direction to Holetown on the West Coast, with fresh fish market, karaoke bars and restaurants

In our opinion we love the Beach house restaurant in Holetown, looking out over the sea, there are many restaurants close by to suit all budgets from the Lonestar at about £25 per main to Surfside directly on the beach with snacks starting from, £3.00

Raggamuffins is a great entertaining dinner show in first street in Holetown open on Sunday nights only, so make sure you book it in.

surfside beach bar and restaurant has Sunday night steel pan band.

Friday night is a great time to go to Oistins Fish Fry Festival every week with live music and dancing.

Harbour Lights hosts a great family show and barbecue on Wednesdays.

Roots and Rhythm at the plantation house in Christchurch is a little more expensive but well worth it as they pick you up from your accommodation, free flowing drinks, buffet and amazing cabaret show about the history of the island.

For the party animals amongst you the Boatyard in Bridgetown and St Lawrence Gap are the hotspots for Bajan nightlife.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
autumn 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
If you would like to stay at Grantlea House the following applies,
Please call us or send us an Email to confirm availability, to secure the dates we take a £200.00 non-refundable deposit by cheque or bank transfer we then ask that the remaining balance is paid again by cheque or bank transfer 6 weeks before your date of arrival. In order to keep this property at a bargain price there is no maid service during your stay, however if you would like maid service, this can be arranged by our agent, you will have to contact us prior to your arrival in order to arrange this for you.
There is a £150.00 refundable deposit that is held by owners direct during your stay, if our villa manager does not report any damages, the full £150.00 will refunded to you up to 14 days after you have departed. If our villa manager does report a damage, we will discuss with you how much of the deposit we will hold back in order to pay for the damages.

Changeover Day:
Check in time is from 6pm on day of arrival
The villa must be vacated by 12 noon on your day of departure, there are no specific changeover days so we are very flexible.

Notes on prices:
Weekly maid service is not included in the price.
Minimum stay for Christmas period 2 weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 21-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • The 3 ground floor kingsize bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms complete with large walk-in showers, built in cupboard and shelving storage, sink and WC. On the 1st floor there is a separate WC with sink.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor with kingsize bed, Bedroom 2 is on the ground floor with kingsize bed, Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor with kingsize bed, Bedroom 4 is on the 1st floor with double bed and single put up bed suitable for a child/teenager.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All kingsize bedrooms come with built in wardrobes and the single put up bed can be used in any of the bedrooms. There is one travel cot at the property, there are also stair gates provided. All rooms in the property are equipped with electric ceiling fans there is no air conditioning in the property as it is cooled by the all year round tropical westerly breezes Outside: The private outdoor swimming pool is 24ft long and 12ft wide in a rectangular shape with semi-circular steps and handrail, the pool can be lit in the evening. The entire pool deck and gardens are enclosed by walls and fencing so perfectly safe and secure for small children. The driveway is private and set next to the main entrance. The outdoor veranda is great for barbecues, table tennis or just relaxing with a cocktail. There are sun beds, large parasol and cafe style table with 4 chairs. The barbecue is gas fuelled with a separate gas ring and chargrill. Utility Room: The utility is on the ground floor and comes equipped with, large capacity top loader washing machine, laundry sink, hand basin, iron and ironing board, mop and bucket, broom, dust pan and brush, kettle, cutlery, crockery and glasses and fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before arrival and on departure, there is no maid service available. Bathroom towels are supplied and stored in each bathroom. Bed linen also provided guests must supply their own beach and pool towels. Other: Dining area in 1st floor open plan space has a dining table for 6 guests and makes a great entertaining space.

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