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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with OWN POOL plus private beachclub membership

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 3 bed villa, sleeps 5 with PRIVATE pool, walk to beach & amenities

This single storey detached 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa is light, bright and very comfortable. Membership is included to the newly rebuilt, 2014, luxury, members-only Sunset Crest Beach Club directly on the beach. As well as a private pool at the villa you can also swim in the large Beach Club pool with lockers, showers, changing rooms and loungers directly accessing the beautiful sandy beach and adjoining the Beach House bar and restaurant. Watch the sailing boats drift by as you sip a cool margarita on your lounger.

The villa is set within its own fully enclosed tropical garden, it has a private swimming pool and sun deck. The wrap-around covered patio provides ample space for outdoor BBQs, relaxing or sipping a cold cocktail.

Careful use has been made of locally sourced materials. The villa has beautiful pickled pine ceilings and wardrobes, pale ceramic floors throughout, coral stone light sconce and prints by local artists.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. A further bathroom is shared by the two remaining bedrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning units fitted and ceiling fans. The lounge/dining room has 2 ceiling fans.

The kitchen overlooking the garden and pool includes a dishwasher, top loading American washing machine, electric oven and fridge freezer.

The villa has its own allocated off-street parking.

Ideally situated in the heart of St James on the West Coast, 180 Biflora provides a quiet, relaxing place to stay a few minutes walk from some of Barbados' best restaurants and attractions. Whether you decide to hire a car or not, there is plenty to do around Sunset Crest and Holetown all within walking distance. Travelling around the island is easy by bus, hiring a car or by taxi.

The villa also has access to the Sunset Crest beach club, via a security card. There is a large communal pool with free loungers and access through a security gate to the sandy beach and West coast board walk.

For lunch or dinner chose from local restaurants such as the Beach house, Zaccios, The Tides, Just Grillin, Elbow Room. Late night live entertainment happens at 1st Street. Sandy Lane is 5 minutes away, Daphnes and the Cliff are a 10 minute drive or bus ride; Cin Cin, the Fish Pot and Lone Star are 15 minutes away.

Self catering is easy with the supermarket approximately 10 minutes walk away, offering a good range of groceries including Waitrose produce. The local fish market is a quick trip (Paynes Bay) to buy ultra-fresh swordfish or barracuda for your BBQ. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought from the stalls at the end of the road. There are also a few delis in Holetown for more specialist food.

The Chattel Village shops are 5 minutes walk for local souvenirs or breakfast at the cafe. In February each year, the Holetown festival takes place. In August the famous Crop Over festival takes place with parades and celebrations throughout the island.

More Details

Owner
Katie Shellard
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Katie Shellard

Hi, I am Katie. Welcome to 180 Biflora Row, Sunset Crest. This villa was purchased in 2012 and has been carefully renovated. Modernising this lovely villa was quite a task, but I hope you will agree this is now a very comfortable holiday home.

The villa was built in the 1960s and we wanted to keep the traditional charm of the villa but add some modern touches, such as the pale ceramic floor tiles and useful dishwasher, All the linen and towels have been upgraded to cool clean cotton and crockery and cutlery are all new with a generous supply of wine and cocktail glasses. We hope that you will find this villa a warm and welcoming holiday home.

We have high standards, keeping the villa clean and tidy. We expect our guests to do the same and respect the villa. The villa is beautifully cared for by our lovely housekeeper and guests will find crisp cotton sheets and towels on arrival plus beach towels for use by the pool or beach. If you are looking for a smart, comfortable, Non-smoking, family villa, we would be pleased to welcome you.

Katie Shellard purchased this villa in 2012

Why Katie Shellard chose Sunset Crest

Sun, sun, sun! There are few places in the world you can go during the winter and guarantee it will be sunny and warm. And this is one. If you're looking for an escape from the gloom and rain in the UK or perhaps Canada, look no further. Even when it does rain in Barabados it is always warm.

What makes this villa unique

This is one of the few properties in Sunset Crest that has a private pool. If you'd like to take a dip at 6:00 a.m or midnight, the pool is only a few steps away. No need to share with the neighbours!

We have a very friendly and knowledgeable property manager - Rachel. She will meet you at the villa and show you round. She is happy to advise on anything you may need during your holiday, such as groceries, baby sitting, restaurants.

A membership card for the Sunset Crest beach club is provided and will also get discount at several local stores and cafes.

As we spend several weeks every year in the villa ourselves, we do try to ensure that there is everything you need for a really enjoyable vacation.

Holetown is the centre of the glitzy West coast and staying at Biflora, you are minutes away from all the amenities.This villa is within walking distance of the beach, supermarket, restaurants and bars. If you don't want to hire a car for your stay, you have everything you need a short stroll away. Taxis and buses are easy to get if you are sightseeing or going to the airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a find! We stayed in the same area (Sunset Crest) last year which we found to be quiet and safe and only a few minutes walk from the beech, shops and restaurants. The villa is set in the centre of a fenced garden and has been cleverly upgraded recently including a private, illuminated swimming pool and sun deck which is perfect for those looking to get away from people and not fight over sun loungers.



One of the highlights of our stay was that we seemed to be on the monkey route and several mornings we were being stared at by a troup of at least 15 monkeys walking across the fence. Magic!



The villa is very clean and smart and the kitchen is modern and well equiped and has a verandah perfect for dining and takes in the breeze. If the housekeeper Shirleen offers her daughter's services for an Island Tour take it as we did. We had a great day out which included St Nicholas Abbey (its a plantation house not an Abbey) and now makes its own rum.

Our favorite restaurant was The Cliff which was complete restaurant theatre and a must for a special occasion but Google it and book from home before you go as it is that popular.



We had a wonderful time and would have no hesitation in recommending 180 and we would be happy to go there again (and we have never said that before).
Mar 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sunset Crest in Holetown

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have a walk in shower with a very low step in. There is a basin with cupboard for storing toiletries Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Single sofa bed in lounge
  • All three bedrooms have air conditioning units plus ceiling fans. Bedroom 1 has a large double Bedrooms 2 has two 3 ft 6' zip together singles that can make a (big) double if required Bedroom 3 has twin single beds All mattresses are top of the range hotel mattresses and were replaced in 2012.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If there is anything specific you are looking for, please contact me. The villa is in a beautiful spot, for peace,quiet and beautiful beaches but if you want activity and adventure, the island has lots to offer.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with OWN POOL plus private beachclub membership
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5

The proximity of the Ocean and the Beach Club was enhanced by a great private pool. Magic!

  • 5 of 5

The house and its very pretty garden provide a comfortable, well-composed home which is difficult to leave at the end of a perfect Caribbean holiday. The property Is perfectly located for access to great natural features as well as the excellent Beach Club facilities.

The weather and the Bajan way of life complete an outstanding vacation experience.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Biflora Row. The property was spacious and comfortable and fitted out with everything we needed and more besides. The pool was lovely for a morning dip or a quick swim at the end of a long day. The gardens were lovely and we were visited by monkeys and hummingbirds. The Beach club was perfect for us with small children and just a short walk away, as were a good selection of restaurants, bars and a huge, well stocked, if surprisingly pricy supermarket.

Katie was really helpful in advance with advice and guidance and even sorting out a babysitter so the grown ups could have one night at the Cliff (a highlight). We were well looked after by Rachel and our housekeeper Shirlene. We loved travelling on the buses with the loud reggae music and visited several beautiful beaches within walking distance. We took advantage of horse riding and watersports on Holetown beach and visited Oistins twice for the Friday Night Fish Fry.

Having visited this area before I knew what to expect, but my expectations were definitely exceeded for the most part. The few downsides - cost of living seems very expensive, even by UK standards, from the last time I visited, the wifi wasn't working at the Villa (we could connect to the router but not to the outside world, so I'm sure it'll be sorted for future visitors) but actually it was great to get away from the world for two weeks and kept the kids off their kindles and phones and we could get wifi at the Beach Club for checking emails etc. and the usual tropical insects, were minor issues in what was a great holiday.

This is a lovely villa and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday home on the west Coast of Barbados.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob for your lovely review and so glad you had a good holiday. I'm sorry that the wifi was not working at the villa. As you know, our manager contacted the provider several times before getting it fixed. It is all up and working super-speedily again now! Again, apologies for lack of wifi and it sounds like it was minor glitch in a successful trip. Katie
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This Villa was wonderful even better that what I expected spotless,very well equipped with every thing ,pool a blessing as very hot ,Staff very friendly and Close to all amenities

Well worth a return visit

Thank you 😎?💜?😎?😎?😎?😎?

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in this great house- 4 adults (parents and kids ages 18 & 21). It is in a quiet, very safe neighborhood in Sunset Crest. Every night, we headed down to the beach club & waterfront for the amazing sunsets after a busy day of exploring all the beaches on the island. We're within walking distance to great restaurants and fun nightlife in Holetown. We were centrally located to everything. Our week was very unusual with a front that brought in incredible waves. Our son surfed in the beautiful Caribbean waters and was living the dream! We snorkeled in Brandon's bay and sweet loggerhead turtle swam with us! Unbelievable! We're already hoping we can make another trip and stay in this same house! Highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and thank you for your glowing review. The villa is in a great location for exploring the island or just relaxing and enjoying the local beaches, shops and restaurants. Sunset Crest has an amazing village atmosphere and we love the quiet, homely feel. We look forward to welcoming your family back very soon!
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This house was absolutely perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful. There was more than enough space for the five of us and the layout was great. The outside dining area was perfect as was the pool area and garden. The kitchen was also very well equipped. The location was also very convenient for Holetown and the local beaches. We used the local buses to get around if we wanted to travel further afield. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

we would stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed from arrival to departure. The villa met all expectations. Arrangements for our needs were met down to the last detail. The arrival package (tea/coffee/etc) were much appreciated. We were late arriving and it gave us the lift to get started.

Thanks to all involved!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Grantley Adams airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Beach House and many others
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Golf
0.1 Kilometres
Sandy Lane Old Nine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Tides
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Holetown Beach 5 minutes walk
Car: not necessary

If you are planning a beach or golf holiday in Barbados, 180 Biflora is ideal; only 5 minutes from the gorgeous West Coast sandy beach of Holetown. The villa is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the peaceful residential area of Sunset Crest on the Platinum west coast of Barbados. It’s a quiet location with easy access to some of the best restaurants, bars and beach all within a 5 minute walk.

You have the added benefit of a private pool at the villa and use of the Beach Club pool and facilities at the Holetown beach. You can sun bathe all day long on the villa’s pool deck or sit in the shade of the patio, read and watch the bird-life. You’ll find in Barbados there is never a rush to do anything.

The villa is maintained to a very high standard which we expect our guests to respect. We value our maid highly and she will ensure the villa is spotless for you. All the louvred windows can be opened in the day to allow the east to west breeze to cool the house and give that outdoors/indoors feel to the place.

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Sunset Crest is a lovely leafy mature residential neighbourhood scattered with interesting tropical trees, after which the roads are named. A tropical garden surrounds the villa with mature mango, palms, and almond trees for shade. Humming birds are regular visitors to the garden.

It is an easy stroll to Holetown, where you can find a supermarket, lots of different restaurants and cafes, boutiques, deli, Cave Shepherd department store and duty free, banks, post office and Lime Grove cinemas. First street offers live night-time entertainment on Friday.

For sight-seeing further afield there is a taxi rank in Sunset Crest, or the local buses run every few minutes to Bridgetown and elsewhere. Bus stops are within a short stroll. Car hire can be arranged.

We have a Welcome Pack at the villa full of ideas for trips around the island, useful contacts for all sorts of activities and a list of local restaurants and menus is included.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sunset Crest, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak 2018/19
1 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
£1,330
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

All prices exclude costs of electricity and water which will be payable at the end of your stay dependent on usage. Normally this will be approximately £50 per week.
If you require extra days, please contact us for further information.
Price includes maid service, pool maintenance and gardening
WIFI is included free of charge. Beach towels are included free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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