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Private Two Bedroom House Two Minutes Walk From The Beach With Private Pool

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Pavillion Grove, St James, Barbados, Carribean - Peaceful Location Two Minutes Walk To The Beach

The two bedroom en suite house is completely detached and situated in its own private road 2 minutes walk from the beach. The private road is opposite the Royal Pavillion Fairmount Hotel in St James. It is in a quiet, peaceful location within its own surroundings and small private gardens. The terrace to the rear of the house has its own private plunge pool and also table, chairs and sun loungers. The property is secure within private electric gates and private road. The front terrace has a comfortable chill out seating/sofa area to relax and also a dining area with dining table and chairs. There is air conditioning throughout the property in the bedrooms and also the living room and kitchen. There are large ceiling fans on the outside terrace above the seating and dining area.


Owner
Clare Edwards
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

About Clare Edwards

We have been coming to Barbados for over 40 years now and love coming out to our second home. We never tire of our time spent in Barbados. We hope you feel the same.

Clare Edwards purchased this house in 2014

Why Clare Edwards chose St. James

Our cottage is close to the famous Lone Star Hotel and Restaurant where you can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. The cocktails are great if you just want a refresher on the beach too. On the same beach and only 5 minutes from the property is JuJu's, a fun beach restaurant that does the best cheese and bacon sandwiches for breakfast or the most amazing fresh fish with hand cut chips for lunch. Plenty of beer, rose or rum punches too, that really pack a punch. We consider this to be the best beach on the west coast. If you want to waterski try Tony the Tiger (Tony has taught all our children to mono ski) who operates from next to JuJu's. He does Mables too. You have the most amazing beach walks from here where you can get around the coastline to Sandpipers depending on the tides or north towards Cobblers Cove. A great way to burn off the rum. There are people who rent paddle boards too and turtles that come into feed so you really won't get bored spending your whole day/holiday here. On the other side of Lone Star there is another beach bar called Santi's. Great fish wraps on the beach, sun beds for hire and cold beers. We are well positioned for bus routes if you haven't hired a car and Holetown is only a short ride away with great shops, bars and restaurants. all in all, a great place to holiday. You can be as busy or as quiet as you want.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porters in Saint James

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite shower room to both bedrooms are identical and have wc, shower room with walk in shower and double sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with adjoining twin beds either made up as king size bed or twin beds as required and en suite shower.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Property is suitable for the elderly. There are just 4 steps into the house and then it is all on one level and both showers are walk in showers. Children are also welcome. No pets allowed. Smoking outside only. Outside: Private terrace to the front of the property has a seating area and also a dining area. Two large ceiling fans are on the terrace. To the rear of the house is a private decking terrace with its own pool which is weekly maintained and cleaned and small garden area and table, chairs and sun loungers. There is also a BBQ. All the gardens and pool and terrace areas are private and the house is detached within a private road with gated community and electric gates for security. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cleaner comes twice a week and towels and linen are included in the property. Linen and towels and changed every week. Cleaner can come in more on request at a cost.

Reviews

2/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Private Two Bedroom House Two Minutes Walk From The Beach With Private Pool
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews
2

Requires some investment and better communication.

  • 2 of 5

We had high hopes from looking at this property on the site and the relevant photos. Our friends are regular visitors to the island and have family there. To begin the way that payment was made meant that we picked up all the banking charges which cost an extra $45. On arrival on Island we called to arrange access and there was confusion and people not aware of our arrival and we had two different stories versions of events. There was not a full set of keys available. This did get resolved to some extent but we never received a key to the safe. The fan was not working in one of the bedrooms and got replaced the next day. The toilet immediately backed up and we had to plunge and clear up the mess. The water was also not flowing from the shower as it should and we identified that the plug hole was blocked with hair. The property smelt very musty and not aired. The kettle was not working but this did get replaced later that day. A number of bulbs were also blown on the premises. We were told that two americans had stayed recently and that the house had been in use! We have booked many villas around the world and we would have expected there to be some basics such as condiments, toilet roll and hand soap but this was not the case. In regards to a quiet location on the whole this is correct but just outside the gate a mechanic carries out repairs from home so on some evenings there was some late night noise from this. He is a very pleasant man and very accommodating.

Overall the property is showing its age and requires some investment. The wicker furniture on the veranda is tired as are the sun loungers to the side of the property with rust and damaged furniture that is unsafe. Internally is a similar situation with items needing to be refreshed. There was no cable TV but not an issue for us, however the Internet was not working which did get resolved the next day when we highlighted that we operated our own businesses in the UK and hence was paramount for us.

The real star of the show is the cleaner who was very hospitable and friendly and did an excellent job. Unfortunately she was not aware of us coming to the property and would have cleaned before our arrival which leads me back to the poor communication between parties highlighted at the start of this review. The location of the property was great the short walk to the beach and a twenty minute walk into town proved excellent and the recommended local hire car worked fantastically.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International airport
Nearest Ferry
12.8 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Royal Westmoorland Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Royal pavilion hotel restaurant and beach club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Metres
West coast
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Two minutes walk from the beach; St James is located on the West Coast of Barbados. Quiet peaceful beaches with no waves and calm crystal clear blue water.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Grantley Adams International Airport which is 45 minutes by car. Car hire is recommended as the local supermarket is ten minutes by car from the house in Holetown. Although car is not needed to get to the beach.

Distances:

Nearest town is Holetown which is ten minutes by car. Here you will find a variety of restaurants and bars and a supermarket. Holetown is known for its evening entertainment in first and second street with various lively bars and restaurants. Lime Grove shopping centre has just been built where you will find exclusive shops such as Hugo Boss. Speightstown is the other town following the road along the sea front which is twenty minutes by car. Bridgetown the main town is half an hour by car.

Further Details:

There are many places to visit in Barbados apart from the beach. These include the Barbados Animal Santuary, the East Coast which is stunning and 45 minutes by car, this really is the old Barbados and you can enjoy breathtaking views and deserted hidden beaches along with Bathsheba beach known for surfing with huge waves. Other places to visit are St Nicholas Abbey known for its rum making and the Abbey is an old plantation house to visit where you can learn the history, take a tour and also have some lunch and rum tasting of Barbados. The Harrison caves are in the middle of the island half an hour by car which are amazing for tourists to go and see. Barbados has a lot to offer alongside its beautiful white beaches and many attractions and places of interest.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porters, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,343
for 7 nights
From
£192
 
 
Low season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,074
for 7 nights
From
£153
 
 
High season
1 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,095
for 7 nights
From
£299
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,343
for 7 nights
From
£192
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £230.25

Change over day is normally Tuesday's or Friday's but can be changed when the booking is made and is flexible. Should additional cleaning be required more than once per week this can be arranged when the booking is made at the expense of the guests.

To reserve the house we ask for 50% of the total amount due for your stay which is non-refundable and then the outstanding 50% to be made 4 weeks before your stay. All payments to be made by bank transfer. We also ask for a refundable deposit for damages (and excessive usage of air conditioning) which is $300 per week. We ask not to leave air conditioning running when guests are not in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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