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Beautifully furnished Villa/Bungalow, Large Pool/patio, Private Rd In Holetown

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

Holiday Home in Holetown, St James, Barbados, Caribbean - Fantastic Location, Private Road, 5 Min Walk To Beach, Shops, Supermarket, Bars and Restaurants

Little Bimshire is a beautifully Furnished, 3 bedroom 3 bathroom (all en-suite) Bungalow constructed 7 years ago adjoining Bimshire House. It is in a Private road in the Holetown area, on the Beautiful Platinum West Coast. There is a large family pool (shared with the Owners in Bimshire House when occupied) with pool and patio lights, and plenty of patio area for a Bar-B-Q's, entertaining and sunbathing, (The is a 5 burner gas Bar-B-Q with gas supplied) there is also an outside shower by the pool and a large undercover entertainment area. Across the back of the pool there is a large avery with multi coloured Budgies, Tortoises, waterfall and fish pond. The garden has numerous fruit trees including Limes, Pomigranite, coconut, mango, Bananas etc, of which guest are welcome to use when in fruit. Due to our location a car is not essential as Little Bimshire is within 5 minutes walk of all local amenities including; Banks, Post Office, Shopping Mall, Supermarket, 24 hour garage, Cinema and the famous Lime Grove Mall (where top brand clothes and jewellery can be purchased duty free). There are numerous Bars and Restaurants in Holetown catering for all tastes including local Bajan dishes, Ragamuffins restaurant in 1st Street is a must on a Sunday night for great food and entertainment and then join the street party afterwards (if your fit enough). Also within a 5 minute walk are beautiful White Sandy Beaches, with numerous Water Sports (scuba diving, Snorkelling, Fishing, Waterskiing, Glass Bottom Boat rides and Swimming with Turtles. Local buses are plentiful, reliable and cheap, and can take you all over the Island, including into Bridgetown, where as in Lime Grove you can do your Duty Free Shopping, especially for Fine Jewellery such as Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires and the very rare and beautiful Tanzanite, also famous brand watches including Rolex, Omega, Tag etc. are also all available Duty Free. For the more energetic there are several World Class Golf Courses a short drive away, Horse Riding, tennis and Polo are also nearby, and some of the best Diving in Barbados can be found at Folkstone Marine Park in St. James.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Julie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

18 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

5

Amazing property in holetown

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic vacation we had at little bimshire, julie and baz were amazing hosts, the property had everything you could ask for we were there for four weeks and had gorgeous weather. Ragamuffins is a must for the drag queen show on Sunday nights and also the one love bar next door for $2.50 beers, also happy hour at zaccios right on the beach with amazing sunsets. The beaches were beautiful and only a 5 min walk from the house as was the supermarket and the mall. Food was quite expensive to eat out and also in the supermarket I would advise people to take as many basic supplies as you can with you.

Thanks again julie and baz for a great stay hopefully we will be back soon and congrats again on the birth of your newest grandson .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family holiday at this wonderful villa. The villa is really spacious with 3 ensuite bathrooms a comfortable living area and an excellent equipped kitchen.The living area opens onto a fantas tic pool area which offers ample seating and and sunless in the surrounding space. The villa is just a stroll to the local beaches and supermarkets which we took advantage of there are a selection of bars and restaurant's close by which was useful.Our hosts Baz and Julie were always one hand very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.The cold beers were appreciated when we arrived.I would not hesitate to book this accommodation again on my return to the Island Chris and Ali

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Chris and Ali for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Little Bimshire, and we look foreward to you returning in the near future
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5

Nothing Little about this Bimshire!

  • 5 of 5

A very generously proportioned three bedroomed three bathroomed villa. Great open planned living area, the entire property is well maintained and cleaned. The hosts, Baz and Julie are a pleasure and nothing seems too much trouble . Their knowledge of the island and local area were invaluable. Holetown itself has plenty of restaurants and bars and Little Bimshire is perfectly located to all of them and all major bus routes. So wished we had been staying longer and next time we will!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we have said it before, but it really was a pleasure having you stay at Little Bimshire, We sincerely hope you do come back in the future, as it would be our pleasure to show you around some more of the local rum shops that we use.
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5

Not so little Bimshire!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a family of three with a teenage daughter who has autism, epilepsy and is a wheelchair user. The property suited our needs perfectly and was much more spacious than it appears in the pictures. Ramped access to the front entrance, a ramp to access the pool area also. We made a suggestion that would help our daughter with her photosensitive epilepsy and Baz and Julie welcomed it. We could not believe the space that we had. The pool was lovely, Baz and Julie were lovely, it was all lovely. A pleasant walk into Holetown (although the road to the house was rather uneven we managed with the wheelchair). Little Bimshire really was a home from home, we wanted for nothing. Baz and Julie were amazing hosts and we cannot thank them enough for their kind hospitality. Our daughter particularly loved Tia the dog and the tortoises and budgies which Baz brought out of the aviary for her on numerous occasions! All in all a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you lovely review, Our aim is to try and make sure our guests enjoy Barbados and feel as comfortable and welcome as possible, which was extremely easy with you all, it was great fun having you here and your daughter was an absolute delight, and we look forward to your return Baz & Julie
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5

WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE - WONDERFUL HOSTS

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Barbados for many years but this year I decided that I wanted to be more central (I previously stayed at Glitter Bay). What a wonderful decision I made. It would be impossible to have better hosts than Julie and Barry. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I was on my own and they couldn't have been more helpful. The villa is very spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. It didn't feel like rental accommodation but home from home. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could require. It was so nice for me to know that if I needed any help they were immediately on hand.

It was wonderful to step out of the sitting room and with a few steps be in the pool.

I had a wonderful, fun holiday and have booked again for next year. Thank you Julie and Barry for everything you did for me - my flight is booked!!! 😎

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

First class

  • 5 of 5

Julie and Barry were wonderful hosts.

They made our holiday. They were on hand to answer all our questions. Nothing was to much trouble.

They supplied everything in the villa. Home from home.

One of the best owner direct villas we have stayed in over the 6 years we have used owners direct. Thank you so much Julie and Barry.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you lovely Review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Little Bimshire (especially as we know you worked in the Holiday Rentals industry in the UK) our aim is to make our guests holiday as comfortable and worry free as we possibly can. It really was a pleasure having you stay at Little Bimshire and we looked forward to your return
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

White Sandy beach is within a 5 minutes walk from Little Bimshire

Travel:

Grantley Adams international Airport is a 30 minute drive from Holetown, Bridgetown Cruise Terminal is a 15 minute drive from Holetown, taxis are plentiful and have set fares for these journeys, but DO check price with driver before hand

Distances:

Barbados is 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, all places of interest are within easy reach

Further Details:

Banking ; Monday to Thursday 8am to 3pm Friday 8am to 5pm

Whilst local Currency is the Barbadian Dollar everywhere accepts US at a fixed rate of $1.98 bds to the US dollar. We recommend people to bring Sterling to change here in the banks as you get a far better rate.

The water in Barbados is perfectly safe to drink from the tap

The supermarket in Holetown is open 7 days a week except on Bank Holidays

There are doctors and a medical centre close by

Please note it is illegal to where any form of camouflage clothing in Barbados and you will be made to change at the airport

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017
5 Jan 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
From
£140
£900
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
2018
5 Jan 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£714
for 5 nights
From
£143
£1,000
£3,800
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
From
£140
£900
£3,600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To Book Little Bimshire; please Email to confirm availability to secure dates, we take a £200 non refundable deposit, the balance to be paid 6 weeks before your arrival date. For last minute bookings payment must be paid in full at the time of booking, for your security and ours we do not take any payments by debit/credit cards deposit and final payment must be paid by Cheque, or money transfer, except for last minute bookings then we accept cheque/money transfer deposit and payment in full on arrival

Changeover Day:
Check in time is from 4pm on day of arrival checkout time is 11am on the day of departure, but these are flexible subject to bookings

Notes on prices:
2015 to 2016 Rates £800 per week or £120 per night minimum stay 5 nights
2016 Rate £900 per week or £140 per night minimum stay 5 nights
Monthly rate on request
Long term rental prices on request
Reduced rate for single couples
Please Note the price you see is the
Price you pay, we DO NOT have any
Hidden extras

£200 non refundable deposit and balance paid 6 weeks before arrival date. Please note that at this moment in time, we DO NOT take a security deposit, and do appreciate that accidents happen, so please do inform us straight away of any damage or breakages so they can be repaired or replaced for the next guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 14-Feb-2017
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1750 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Vanity unit, large mirror with light above
  • Bathroom 2 En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Vanity unit with large mirror and light above
  • Bathroom 3 En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Vanity unit with large mirror and light above
  • En-suite bathroom to Master Bedroom; Shower, WC, Washbasin, Toilet En-Suite bathroom to bedroom 2 Shower, WC, Washbasin, Toilet En-Suite bathroom to bedroom 3 Bath with Shower, WC, Washbasin, toilet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) 2 kings 1 twin + a z bed plus a child under 3 in a large cot Notes on bedrooms: Master Bed; king bed, Ceiling Fan, Air Con, en-suite, fitted wardrobes with safe, Bed 2 King bed, Ceiling Fan, Air Con, en-suite, fitted wardrobes with safe, Bed 3 2 single beds Ceiling Fan, Air Con, en-suite fitted wardrobes with safe.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Smokers are welcome but please do not smoke inside the property. We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult. There is a z bed available for a 7th guest at £50 per week, there is also a Travel Cot, Childs Cot/Day Bed (up to age 6ish), High chair, Car Seat, Baby Walker, all available for Hire. Baby sitting service is available @ $30bds per hour minimum charge $60bds.For your convenience a local PAYG Mble phone is provided, there is a charge of £90 if lost or damaged Outside: Large pool and patio area with poolside shower, large Gas Bar-B-Q, sun loungers, tables, chairs & umbrellas. The Garden has various fruit trees including Coconut, Mango, Lime, Bananas, etc. A large avery with birds, pond, fish and tortoises. Parking for 4 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All towels, Pool, Bath, etc are included. Beds and towels are changed weekly, there is an additional charge of $150 Bds if extra cleaning is required weekly

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