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.
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Nothing Little about this Bimshire!
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Nothing Little about this Bimshire!
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!
Not so little Bimshire!
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.
WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE - WONDERFUL HOSTS
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!!! 😎
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.
PERFECT! Thank you Julie and Baz
To anyone who prefers not to stay in hotels - book Little Bimshire! We had the best time there back in May (im sooo sorry this took so long!), Baz and Julie are super accommodating, so helpful with our endless questions! The house is fully kitted out with everything you could ever need. The use of a mobile which we could top up with credit was a real gem as we were trying to finalise things for our wedding and heard 17 people to the right place every night.
We also made full use of the BBQ for a 'pool party' a couple of times. No complaints from the owners and I had a lot of fun so I am sure they heard us!
The property was fantastic, clean and tidy when we arrived. Really spacious. Plenty of parking available as well and if you don't have a car, Holetown is very close, you can walk to the beach.
Being able to feel at home at Little Bimshire made the week we were there with our friends and family really special and we have memories from there we will never forget.
Thank you Julie and Baz.
Fantastic Villa in a Great Location
We had a brilliant 15 nights at Little Bimshire. It’s a very spacious villa with 3 large ensuite bedrooms all with fans and air conditioning. Continuous use of the ceiling fans throughout with the windows open kept the villa cool. Bars on the windows & doors kept the villa safe!
The pictures on the site do not do this villa justice. It is well equipped, clean and well maintained and the living/dining area huge.
The pool, which is a good size and deep at one end (perfect for jumping in and diving), was just lovely, with sun all day long, perfect for lazy pool days or to relax of an evening after a day at the beach. There were plenty of sunbeds & chairs and a shed full of inflatables suitable for all ages.
The owners, Baz and Julie, were very helpful both before and during our stay, they made us feel very welcome and although they lived next door we didn’t feel at all intrusive. Coffee, tea, sugar, breakfast goods and beer was supplied and much appreciated on arrival after a long flight!
The location of the villa is perfect. It is in a quiet area but only a few minutes’ walk down the road to Lime Grove Mall, a large Massy supermarket, petrol station, cash point and restaurants. It took us approximately 8-10 minutes to leisurely walk to the beautiful beach.
We pre-hired a car from MAH rentals (a recommendation from Julie) which was delivered to the Villa and something I’d recommend. Made good use of it to visit most of the beaches on the West and South West Coast plus an adventurous drive to the West Coast! Also visited the Barbados Wildlife Reserve where we all enjoyed feeding time; worth a visit for a couple of hours.
We were sad to leave but came home fully refreshed with lots of stories and photographs. If we were to return we would definitely come back to Little Bimshire, the perfect base to explore Barbados!
Activity and Interests
White Sandy beach is within a 5 minutes walk from Little Bimshire
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
Barbados is 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, all places of interest are within easy reach
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
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
5 Jan 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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
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
£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
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- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Child's Highchair
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- Dining Area
- DVD Player
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Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- duty free shops
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- 1750 sq. ft.
- 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
- 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.
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- 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