Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Bedrooms: Master bedroom: king size bed with en-suite. Finished to a High standard -all with air con. Walk in shower, toilet, hand basin with vanity unit. Travel cot available.
Bedroom 2 and 3: two single beds with adjoining bathroom.
All have fitted wardrobes.
Kitchen: Beautiful kitchen, granite work surfaces, hob, fridge/freezer, oven. See main picture of the kitchen looking into the lounge area, beautifully designed layout. A top of the range mixer/blender, is available together with professional cookware. BOSE system and Ipod doc
Lounge:Open plan living/dining, Plasma TV with satellite, Wii, DVD player (multi-regional). Hi speed internet access and phone. Two leather sofas (one two and a three), dining table, chairs and breakfast bar. Door leading to patio area, swimming pool and garden.
The property is 3 bed-roomed with an additional blow up bed should you wish to accommodated additional 2 guested, which we must be informed about
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||MULLINS 1.2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: GRANTLEY ADAMS 6 km, Nearest railway: N/A|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
There are also 1 double spare blow-up mattresses for extra guests.There is also a safe for personal belongings. Children's high chair and cot available.
You need to bring your own swimming / beach towels.
iPhone/iPod doc and wii are available on request.
Unfortunately, we have had dvd's and games go missing together with other items so they are put away for safe keeping.
Bring your own swimming towels as we don't provide beach towels
|Further details outdoors||
The development has been designed and built to a very high standard and is tastefully and fully landscaped.
Air-conditioning in all bedrooms. Gardens, patio and barbecue. Sea views. Part of a new complex located on the beautiful West Coast of Barbados.
There is a children play area on the complex, with swing and slides and so forth.
Accommodation with Private Pool with Sea Views (House and Pool Built by us)
Any further details requested please contact us
The St Peter Parish region
1st and 2nd Street Holetown
If you are staying on the west coast and looking for the nightlife then you need to head to 1st and 2nd Street in Holetown where you will find a variety of restaurants and bars to keep you entertained.
Holetown is situated in the parish of St. James and can be found by heading north on the west coast main road where you will find two roads that run parallel to each other; they are 1st Street & 2nd Street. If you are driving then both of these roads are one way, so you need to take the second turning, which is 2nd Street and come back out on 1st street.
So if we start with 2nd Street Holetown, here you will find Lexy Piano Bar, where there is a party going on most nights of the week, but their liveliest nights are on the weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They always have live music with international piano bar entertainers on the piano. Here you can spot some very famous personalities, who are staying on the west coast and like to frequent this bar. They have a great menu available, so you can eat here as well.
If you fancy eating Indian food then head to Sitar also located on 2nd Street.
For pizza and Italian food lovers, then you should head to Spago, which is also on 2nd Street.
For those who like French cuisine and fresh seafood, then The Mews on 2nd Street is the place for you. This is a delightful restaurant with a large bar area and usually have live entertainment on Friday nights.
Just a few doors down from The Mews, you will find The Elbow Room, which occasionally has live entertainment, a good menu and is usually a comfortable place to hang out and have a few drinks.
Turning in to 1st Street Holetown you will find even more bars and restaurants.
Here you will find the infamous Ragamuffins, which is known for its drag act on a Sunday night.
There is also the Oasis Bar and Angry Annie's restaurant, which serves great food at a very reasonable price,
FAST FACTS AND FIGURES
Today Barbados is a cosmopolitan country with a strong character of its own. It is prosperous and progressive and still full of natural charm. The people are friendly, fun loving and warm
POPULATION: Approximately 254,000
GEOGRAPHY: A 21 mile x 14 mile Caribbean island. West and South Coast have calm Caribbean sea and endless beaches. Rugged cliffs and Atlantic Ocean on East Coast.
DRIVING: A temporary yearly Barbados licence costs BDS$10 and is obtainable from car rental agencies and Police Stations. Full licence must be shown. Drive on left.
ELECTRICITY: Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/50 cycles
TIME: GMT-4 hrs. There is no daylight saving time in Barbados
Barbados weather is mostly sunny and fair with warm days, cool winds and cosy nights.
We are in the tropics, and believe it or not, some people actually put on a sweater in the cool night winter time breezes. Barbadians complain that the sea is cold when its 78oF !!!
It rains most in summer and a good rainfall is refreshing and much needed. Rain is usually followed quickly by sunny skies and within minutes everything will be dry.
Tropical rainstorms sometimes occur in the hurricane season which runs from June to October (as we say in Barbados - "June too soon, October all over!"). Tropical rains are spectacular but the island is very porous and the heaviest rains quickly drain off into the underground lakes or the sea.
Hurricanes usually avoid Barbados. They arise off the African Coast and head to the Caribbean, swinging North about 100 miles from Barbados.
The pattern is reasonably consistent as hurricanes tend to bounce from one land mass to the next and Barbados is somewhat separate from the Caribbean island chain. This does not of course make us immune, but the last occasion which Barbados suffered a direct hit was in 1955. There is a story of a bus driver who drove his passengers straight through the worst of Barbados' hurricanes, "was a bit of a breeze" he is supposed to have said.
Other recorded hurricanes to hit the island occurred in 1898 and 1831.
Barbados Beaches - Privacy
All beaches in Barbados are open to the public. Properties which front onto a beach may own the land to the high-water mark only. Access to the beach is a right for every Barbadian and many of the sea front properties must provide a public right of way across their land to the ocean.
Accra / Rockley Beach
One of the longest and widest stretches of beach on the south coast, this is also one of the island's most popular among locals and visitors. Several vendors ply their wares here and the beach has public changing facilities. Waves are moderate, not too much undertow, and it is always a busy, active beach.
One of the few truly 'safe' swimming beaches along the entire Atlantic side. There is usually a lifeguard and there are parking, changing, picnic and eating facilities. Medium to small waves and slight undertow close to shore. Best swimming is off to the left of the beach bar
Bathsheba has been a popular beach for years with both Bajan and vacationing surfers alike, riding the waves at a spot known as "Soup Bowl" in Bathsheba. This picturesque little fishing village becomes a hive of activity several times a year when the surf contests come to town. Known for its big and powerful waves blown in by our ever-present trade winds, Bathsheba offers something to everyone, even if you don't surf, as there are pools in the reefs which make for enjoyable investigating. There are several restaurants and hotels are in the area, and Smokey's shop will serve you an ice cold Banks when you get thirsty.
Located just north of the famed Sam Lord's Castle, this is a bay protected by jagged cliffs.
An isolated, wide sandy beach lined with coconut palms, bottom Bay has a true Robinson Crusoe kind of feel to it. Crystalline waters, medium waves, slight undertow, and a good picnicking spot.
Brighton Beach An ever-popular local beach, Brighton is an amazingly long stretch of beach with only minor breaks of rock or reef. Fairly calm most of the year, very little undertow, but watch out for sea urchins in some areas near the reefs.
Cattlewash is by far the longest beach on the island and, due to its rough and rugged splendour, a popular sightseeing and relaxing spot. The beach is several miles long, and very often deserted, so take care when swimming, as the waves and undertow currents are very strong. There is a lifeguard station on the beach, so ask advice. A perfect location for nature lovers. Pack up your cooler and head for Cattlewash. Interestingly so, this beach was christened "Cattlewash" as it was the bathing spot in the olden days for herds of cattle which were shepherded down the hills from neighbouring villages. Cattle are still seen in the hilly area.
Crane Beach originally a harbour, is considered by many to be one of the island's most beautiful beaches, in fact, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous rated it as "one of the ten best beaches in the world"! The name "Crane" was derived from the large crane situated at the top of the cliff which was used for loading and unloading ships. If nothing else, this is a gorgeous beach fronting one of the prettiest and oldest hotels on the island, The Crane Beach Hotel, standing on the cliff above the beach, which has been a favourite with honeymooners since it opened in 1867. Bigger waves make it good for body surfing, but in the cove on the left there is safe swimming close to shore
Church Point / Colony Club Public Access
A very special beach. Clean, not terribly wide and somewhat sheltered, the waters are almost always placid with no undertow and good snorkelling. This beach fronts the magnificent Heron Bay House, which is almost as beautiful to view as the pristine beach it looks upon. Chandeliers in the trees and a looming coral stone house make this 14 acres of sheer opulence.
Long Beach is last in the island loop, and stretches for more than a mile, a great find since it is little visited. The nearby long Beach Club has some facilities; otherwise, this is a fairly private setting.
Dover Beach lies at the southern end of the St. Lawrence Gap 'strip'. A popular beach among south coast visitors. Medium waves and a number of facilities right close by add to its appeal. One of my personal favourites as while walking from the Bougainvillea to the Gap I found a Ramier pigeon nesting in a small bush by the shore.
Folkstone beach St. James Parish, lies one mile north of Holetown, and is the home of the government-run Folkestone Marine Park. Folkestone has a good beach, many water-related activities, along with fresh water showers and shops. There is an interpretive centre and museum with marine and coastal environment displays, exhibits of the island’s fishing industry and a salt water aquarium. The underwater park zone extends from Sandy Lane to Colony Club and you can rent gear for snorkelling around the fringe reef, or hire a boat for diving. A glass bottom boat also plies the area
North Point Cove is a magnificently beautiful bay that is not well-suited for swimming. Rough seas, serious undertow and large waves dominate this beach most of the year, and make it unsuitable for all but the very strong swimmers.
Paradise Beach Paradise and Brighton beach are separated by a small stand of woods. This is another lovely, placid beach with virtually no undertow and calm waters most of the year. It was the beachfront to the old Paradise Hotel, which has been closed for several years. There are public access entries to this beach.
Paynes Bay This busy little beach has water sports, eating and parking facilities.
Set in a small bay, this beach is always calm, with no undertow, and is quite popular with the west coast crowd.
Sandy Lane Bay
The beach of Sandy Lane, the island's most opulent five star hotel.
This is a long, wide expanse of beach which is in pristine condition and well-maintained.
There is a public access to this beach at the south end of the hotel. Since it sits in something of a bay, the beach is nicely sheltered with little wave movement most of the year and no undertow.
Silver Rock / Round Rock
The island’s top windsurfing spot, this long, luxuriously wide stretch of beach has medium waves, a lot of undertow and good ambience.
A windsurfing equipment shop sits at the apex of Silver Rock and the reef a little ways out provides a nice break for good windsurfing during the season.
Privacy: All beaches in Barbados are open to the public. Properties which front onto a beach may own the land to the high-water mark only. Access to the beach is a right for every Barbadian and many of the sea front properties must provide a public right of way across their land to the ocean.
Nude Bathing: There are no nude beaches and all beaches are open to the public. Nudism is actually illegal. Barbados has a history of conservative British tradition and Barbadians are not comfortable undressing or seeing other undress on public beaches.
Beach Vendors and Security: Selling goods to tourists on the beach is a regulated practice in Barbados. Vendors are not permitted to roam the beach and set up shop out of a carrying case. If you are bothered by a vendor, report it to the police. Most of Barbados' favourite beaches are patrolled by police, but they cannot be everywhere and it is prudent not to leave valuables unattended.
West Coast: Generally the seas on the West coast are the calmest, but good, safe, quiet swimming is available in the many tranquil bays along the South West and the South that touch the Caribbean Sea. If you like calm waters with a soft sandy bottom, then the West Coast is probably the best of these conditions, but seasonal variations can cause things to change.
South Coast: Here you will find seas of gentle waves for body surfing and tumbling in the water. There are rollers for surfing with buggy boards and surfboards and some of the best windsurfing in the world. Annual surfing competitions and international surfing meets are held on both the South and East Coasts.
Mullins Bay Highway 1 runs up the coast to Mullins Bay, a lovely stretch of beach just south of Speightstown. There are watersports and a picnic area at the south end and the upmarket Mullins Restaurant, at the north end. There’s lots of activity, usually calm water and safe area for snorkelling and swimming. The restaurant has become much posher in recent times and there is a running battle with locals over its attempts to enclose the beach.
HISTORY OF BARBADOS
Although both the Spanish and Portuguese would reach the island prior to 1625, it was the English who would eventually colonize Barbados. The island has been a part of Britain or the British Commonwealth for nearly 400 years, since 1625. That period saw slavery, sugar cultivation, independence, and the rise of tourism.
Before the English
As evidenced by recently discovered artifacts, it is believed that early settlers or explorers made their way to Barbados as early as 1623 B.C. Barbados itself was formed from a collision of two land masses that slowly built up a coral formation, and the island appears to be less than one million years old.
The first inhabitants were Amerindians who traveled by canoe across the waters of the treacherous Atlantic from Venezuela. Limited remains are intact from these early explorers, but it is believed that an early settlement was established on the island. The Arawaks were the next group of indigenous settlers on Barbados. The members of this culture practiced agricultural techniques to grow crops such as cotton and corn. Advanced tools such as nets and hooks were used in fishing practices. The seemingly peaceful Arawaks were conquered by the ruthless cannibal tribe, the Caribs, around 1200 A.D. The Spanish first stopped in Barbados in 1492 and through slavery and disease, the Carib population was wiped out. The Spanish, however, chose not to colonize the island. The Portuguese would also land in Barbados in the 16th century, and it was these explorers who gave the island the name of Los Barbados (bearded one, after the indigenous fig trees).
The villa is a five minute drive from Mullins Beach. For golfers its also less than 5 minutes drive to Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland (the new course under construction at Apes Hill is also only 3 to 4 minutes away). For those who wish to relax why not stay at home and use your own private swimming pool with sun-deck and barbeque. The property also has its own private barbecue area for guests use. For the more active there are golf clubs and pedal-bikes on site. The property has a fully equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces. The development has been designed and built to a very high standard and is tastefully and fully landscaped.
Short 5 minute drive to supermarkets, banks, shops, New Lime Grove-life sytle centre, restaurants and bars.