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'Sunburst' Elegant villa with pool and ocean view

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 En-suite bedrooms with additional downstairs bathroom

Sunburst is a newly constructed villa which has been tastefully furnished to a very high standard. It sits on a high coral cliff near the beautiful Bottom Bay beach on the south east coast of Barbados. The villa has 2 double en-suite ocean view bedrooms, 1 en-suite twin bedroom and an additional downstairs bathroom. The well equipped kitchen has beautiful granite worktops and contains integrated appliances such as the fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, cooker and hob. A coffee maker, toaster and other small appliances have been added for your convenience and the cupboards are well stocked with pots, pans, plates and drink wear. The spacious living area can easily seat 8 people and benefits from DVD and HD TV with Multi Choice option which can also be viewed in all the bedrooms, all with surround sound. This area overlooks the patio and pool. Beyond that the glorious blues of the ocean can be seen. The villa is surrounded by a lovely garden in which to relax in private.

Services available at Sunburst: Cleaning will be arranged to suit your requirements. (Additional cleaning is available at an additional charge)

A cook is available at an additional charge.

A baby sitting service is available from a UK Registered childminder. (Cost to be paid locally)

Manager on hand for assistance and/or advice.

Excursions : A variety of excursions can be booked either in advance or locally by our property manager. (Charges will vary)

Car hire: We would strongly recommend a car rental for the duration of your stay. This can be arranged for you prior to your arrival in Barbados or locally. (Charges will vary). We feel it is important to inform prospective guests that Sunburst Villa is unsuitable for those who wish to be within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants.

More Details

Suzie Bushby
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Suzie Bushby

The story so far…by Suzanne Jane Bushby

In 1998 a friend was kind enough to pay for me to visit Barbados (eternal thanks to that friend). I remember standing on the beach looking out to sea mesmerised by the turquoise blue ocean in front of me. In that moment I made the ridiculous statement that I would love to own a house on that island. I’m not sure if it was the deep blue sky, the twinkling crystal blue water, the bright and beautiful tropical plants and flowers or the sun that had bewitched me but there was something beyond my control that made me feel that way. If you could have known my financial status at that time you would have laughed at my optimistic outburst and put it down to the heady intoxication induced by the affliction often known as ‘That holidays feeling!’

We could see a very elegant hotel on that beach and laughed as we joked that we would return there and take the best ocean front room they had for my 40th Birthday knowing that it was most unlikely…but we could dream.

In 2004 we returned to Barbados to celebrate that very occasion in that ocean view room at The Turtle Beach resort. I felt a very lucky girl.

During that stay one of the hotel staff, called Nigel, had shown us a brochure of a development planned for an area of the South East coast near to the stunningly beautiful and much photographed Bottom Bay. He told us that the houses had 2 or 3 bedrooms and some even had a pool. We admired the brochure and looked at the prices knowing, but not wanting to admit, that they were beautiful but unfortunately, out of our reach financially. With hours to spare before the plane was due to carry us back to the UK Nigel had contacted the builder and had arranged a cab to take us up there and not wanting to appear ungrateful, we went to see the sight.

Suzie Bushby purchased this villa in 2005

Why Suzie Bushby chose St. Philip

The best house was undoubtedly Lot 20 but that had already been sold and knowing that we couldn’t afford it anyway softened the blow but we did start to wonder if we could afford one of the smaller town houses on the development.

In February 2005 we returned to Barbados and during our stay had a serious look around the island at the various properties for sale. I was totally amazed that we could find anything at all within our budget as I always presumed that only millionaires would be able to afford a home there and we realised the homes on the development land we had previously seen (Atlantic Rising) represented excellent value for money.

I won’t bore you with the details but after that trip we decided to purchase a house on that very development. We had, as a family, accumulated a bit more money and asked to buy Lot 16 which we considered to be the nicest of the ones still available. By some ridiculous fluke the plot we wanted (No 20) was back on the market and after sending a deposit we were assured it was reserved for us. There was much yelping, dancing, clapping etc in our lounge in York that day.

What makes this villa unique

The location of Sunburst is tranquil and the view through the lounge doors on a sunny day is priceless.

Guest’s comment how Sunburst feels like a home and not merely a holiday let and our managers John and Jan receive an exceptional amount of praise for their services.

Call me biased, but for me, Sunburst is special. Hopefully all our guests including those who return year after year would agree.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apple Hall, Barbados

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 black and white bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 green bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 red room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Black and white room - 1 Double Bed , En-suite shower, dressing room, leads to patio with sea view
    Bedroom 2 Green room - 1 Double Bed , En-suite bathroom, leads to patio with sea view
    Bedroom 3 Red room - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower room and dressing room
  • 2 Double rooms with en-suite facilities and a patio with ocean views 1 Twin room with en-suite facilities and dressing room 2 Z-beds available (at the discretion of the owner.)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)


Wow, Sunburst is Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Sunburst with one other couple, and it was perfect in every way. After a short drive from the airport we found everything as promised and more. You will love the backyard, the views over the pasture to the Atlantic, the balcony off the bedrooms....I could go on. Thank you Bushby family for creating this little piece of heaven and sharing it with us. Book this one with confidence!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing property would recommend to anyone to stay at sunburst the rooms are gorgeous and very spacious, the People are very friendly and someone is there to greet you and talk to you about the villa, if I was to go back to Barbados I would definitely stay at sunburst again

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We do try really hard with all aspects of what we offer at Sunburst from the initial enquiry all the way through to departure and so for that reason it is very much appreciated when someone lets us know that our efforts have been worthwhile. We do hope that you will be able to stay with us again soon. Please know you would be very welcome! Sincere Thanks Suzie
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  • 5 of 5

On our way from the airport was not good but when we arrived at the property and greeted by the maid , when we walked in it was amazing , the view the decor is what you see is what you get.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello There Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am so glad you enjoyed Sunburst. I'm sorry you didn't have a great journey to the house but hopefully you felt the journey was worth while. I really hope you have the opportunity to come and stay with us again in the future. Thank you for choosing Sunburst. Kind Regards Suzie
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Truly beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in Barbados before, this was by far the best accommodation we have stayed in. I have to stress the photo's do not do it justice. We did not want for anything as Suzie had covered all bases with everything from cool boxes, beach towels and a hairdryer (with a diffuser for all those curly haired ladies). There is plenty of storage for clothes and shoes and the villa is decorated to a high standard. The pool/ garden is so peaceful and pretty and there is a strong breeze to keep you from getting too warm, perfect for an evening playing cards and drinking Banks beer.

The Villa managers were so friendly and helpful, sharing lots of information and tips about the island. We even took advantage of the chef service and had local cuisine cooked for us and then brought to the villa. Very reasonable and delicious food. For those looking to see more of Barbados, Bottom Bay is the perfect location. A car is definately required but no where is too far and you have the pleasure of seeing the 'real' island as you drive around. We would definately stay at the villa again, it halped make our stay truly memorable and my parting words...that view....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah and Family Firstly let me thank you for taking the time to write a review on Sunburst as I know life is always busy. To know you enjoyed your stay means the world to us as at the forefront of our mind at all times is trying to ensure that guests have a wonderful time and leave with happy memories. Your kind comments are so gratefully appreciated and I'm sure they will help prospective guests when they are trying to decide where they would like to stay for their own trips to the island. You have been a delight to converse with and I really hope you will stay with us again soon. Sincere Thanks Suzie Bushby
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, two adult children and I stayed at Sunburst the first week in October, 2013. The house is very comfortable and beautifully appointed. The furnishings are lovely and yet very functional. We particularly enjoyed the shaded porch adjacent to the pool. We ate breakfast there every morning and relaxed there in the evenings, enjoying the ocean breezes. We so enjoyed the house we had a hard time picking ourselves up to get out and see other parts of Barbados. The caretakers, Jan and John were very friendly, accommodating and helpful.

We have travelled many times to the Caribbean. Sunburst was certainly one of most relaxing and pleasant accommodations we have experienced. We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Villa Holiday ever! Immaculate and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking of renting a villa in Barbados, choose Sunburst, you will not regret it. The villa is very well proportioned with 3 large bedrooms, all with their own en-suite bathrooms. Every room has plenty of cupboard space for clothes, has air conditioning, its own TV and luxurious furniture. The bedding is clean and is changed whilst you reside there (the cleaner comes, as does the pool cleaner!)

Downstairs, the kitchen has granite work surfaces and an old country-house-kitchen feel. There is a double fridge with freezer and plenty of cupboard space for when you stock up. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the crockery, pans and cutlery all have the feel of quality. No cheap short cuts taken at this property! The sofa's are immaculate and comfortable and the rooms downstairs are airy and pleasant. There is quick internet with wifi too (always a godsend in my view) plus 3 portable phones at the property.

Outside, the pool is lovely and the veranda is where you will probably spend most of your time (on the sun beds and around the table), when not exploring Barbados. A lot of thought (and probably money) has been spent planting all of the trees and shrubs in the garden and around the house, so that it feels tropical; you are not overlooked by neighbours and the ambiance is cozy and private. The views are amazing, especially from the balcony which is where the two back bedrooms back on to. I really liked the lighting which is extensive and makes the property feel very serene in the evenings, especially when the pool is lit up and you are playing cards on the veranda with a Banks Beer!

My wife and I spent 11 days at the property with our 17 month old son, plus two grandparents and because of the size of Sunburst, it didn't feel crowded at all; we didn't feel on top of each other. The location of Sunburst is great because it is only 15 mins from the airport and large super market (at Emerald City next to "6 Roads") and the beach is 2 minutes walk down the road. Bottom Bay is an idyllic, secluded beach and beautiful all day long, especially at sunset.

I have no hesitation recommending Sunburst to you if you are reading this. It is a home away from home. We will certainly be returning soon!

The Cleworths

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

If online payment used £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

A security bond of £250 Sterling or $500 US Dollars will be required. This will be returned in full after the property has been checked for damages.

An administration fee of £25.00 will be requested if the online payment system is used.

Prices maybe subject to change at the owners discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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