Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Camden Nook is a beach-front villa on a beautiful bay on the West Coast of Barbados. The beach is uncrowded and the house benefits from direct beach access. Holetown and its amenities are a 5 - 8 minute drive away to the South and Mullins 5 minutes to the North. There is a variety of restaurants nearby from simple beach-front bars to fine dinning. Royal Westmorland and Sandy Lane golf courses are close by. Located on Reeds Bay there is great sandy bottom swimming and snorkelling all around the area both North and South of the house. The patio of the house overlooks the turquoise sea and in the evening you can watch the sunsets and enjoy a sundowner in comfort. There is a BBQ and plenty of outside seating. Music is available form the bose sound dock and inside there is apple TV , satellite and plenty of board games for those who wish to get out of the sun for a while. There are six loungers all with cushions and there is always a plentiful supply of fresh towels. Calls to the US and Canada are free via magic jack and there is high speed internet for those who wish to work or play. All of the bedrooms are air-conditioned and we use 100% cotton sheets and down pillows for your comfort (allege free pillows available on request). The house is very well appointed and has a maid service six days per week included in the price.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On the beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sir Grantley Adams International Airport 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
All the bedrooms are air conditioned. They all have safes and hairdryers. The Living Room has a flat screen TV, satellite, and a Media Drive with over 400 movies. The master bedroom also has its own flat screen tv, satellite system (operates independently of the living room) .The kitchen dinner has a bose sound dock with an ipod (you can if you wish just plug your own in and play your own music ) . It also has a large casual breakfast area ( although we normally eat outside and the children play games in here ) .The kitchen is fully equipped with a large stove, fridge freezer, microwave etc. Outside of the kitchen is a patio dining area looking over the sun-deck and the turquoise sea beyond. There is also a drinks area outside bedroom two. The house benefits from having magic jack plus making all calls to the USA and Canada FREE OF CHARGE . There is wi fi throughout. A scanner, printer is available at no extra charge.
|Further details outdoors|
The sun-deck has four cushioned loungers overlooking the sea. There is a short path and gate to the beach and an outdoor shower.
On arrival at Camden Nook a credit card swipe will be taken as a deposit against breakage's, incidentals and telephone (international only) usage etc. The slip will be returned on departure.
For the elderly or infirm please note that during the late Summer and early Winter (Sept - Dec) the beach maybe lower due to seasonal tides that effect the whole of the west coast. We have built steps to the beach with a handrail to facilitate beach access during this period. Pictures of the access are available from us on request.
The St James Parish region
The parish of Saint James ("St. James") is an area located in the western part of the country of Barbados. Increasingly St. James is being known as the playground of the rich and famous, and haven for sun-starved tourists.
In local colloquium, St. James was known as the "Gold Coast", but due to ongoing popularity it is now referred to as the "Platinum Coast", reflective of the parishes many glitzy beach-front mansions, pristine beaches, luxury hotels and consistently high land prices. Many Barbadians say within the Platinum Coast there are as many as, 18 global billionaires own property somewhere within a 6-mile stretch of beach on the island.
The parish also has great historic significance, as it was here that the first British settlers landed in 1625. Under the authority of King James, the British claimed Barbados upon landing in St. James' present-day city of Holetown (formerly Jamestown, named after the King himself), this settlement turned Barbados into what would later be known as "Little England".
Noted for its shopping and restaurants, St. James is central to Barbados' bustling tourist industry, with historical attractions including the St. James Parish Church and the Portvale Sugar Factory - one of the few operational sugar factories on the island.
Though a haven for tourists and foreign expatriates, St. James is far from exclusive. As one of the bigger parishes, it is home to over 20,000 nationals strewn across its many districts, across various social strata. The parish is home to the prestigious Queen's College, one of the foremost schools not only in Barbados, but the Caribbean, founded over a century ago by a British plantation owner by the name of Col. Henry Drax. At its most rural, the parish's many villages (such as the seafront "Fitts Village") are abuzz with activity, near-familial camaraderie, and an active social atmosphere.
The beach at Camden Nook is white sand. It is never overcrowded. The water is a very comfortable temperature all year round. It is beautifully clear. The local people are very friendly here and you can buy some great lobster on the beach at very good prices.
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25 Aug 2014
"Two Years Later and all I want to do is go back!"
We rented out Camden Nook for 2 weeks and it was the best experience! Me and my boyfriend like immersing ourselves in the culture rather than staying in resorts and this allowed us to do that! Wheth… More
15 Aug 2014
Camden Nook ! What a place ! we had a fantastic time we swam and snorkelled on our own reef outside the villa from sunrise to sun set, the kids had the time of their lives just playing on the beach al… More
9 Jul 2014
"One could ask for nothing more"
Stayed in this lovely villa February 2014,party of six adults ,previous holidays in hotels only .It was lovely,secure,clean ,everything to make your holiday perfect . Right on the beach great for snor… More
21 Sep 2013
"Cosy Camden Nook"
Camden nook was a lovely relaxing villa for our holiday. Stunning beach and reef outside the back garden, cosy seats on the verandah (perfect for Rosemarys excellent rum punch!) and local fish markets… More
I have just read your report on our house and I am sorry to hear you had a problem with the beach sand flies and mosquitos. I am aware this sometimes happens on the island when there is a lot of precipitation and humidity. It is not something that is particular to one area but effects the island as a whole. We have not experienced this problem whilst we have been there and I truly hope it did not spoil your vacation.
30 May 2013
"An amazing, "like a local" experience in Barbados."
We had a great stay at Camden Nook for our wedding and honeymoon. The house is ideally located on the west coast, north of Holetown. So you are close to all the good restaurants, bars, beaches and so … More
Thank you for taking the time to review our house. We are delighted to hear everything went so well. Congratulations on your wedding.
22 May 2013
"A little bit of Paradise"
Beautiful location, and convenient to the shops and Holetown, Sitting out on the decking having a glass of wine in the evening was our best time of the day, Rosemary was kind and very helpful. The fac… More
Its always great to hear good things about our house. We are so pleased you found the experience a relaxing one and that Rosemary looked after you so well. She is a star. Many thanks
30 Jan 2013
Per i 50 anni di mia cognata abbiamo deciso di festeggiare a Barbados....Isola meravigliosa....E la scelta e' caduta su Camden Nook... Da parte delle donne amore a prima vista una volta cercato l… More
Its great to hear you fell in love at first sight, so did we with the island and its people and that is why we decided to buy a house there. It is so nice to such great feedback , and it makes it so worthwhile to know people enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you so much for taking the time.
14 Jan 2013
"We stayed at this beachfront villa and the stay was purely relaxing. Lovely private corner of reeds bay."
We stayed at this beautiful beach front villa on reeds bay. And the stay was pure relaxation. Lovely private corner of reeds bay. Great bajan food cooked by the housekeeper rosemary for lunch and rose… More
Rosemary once again has come up trumps with her Bajan cooking. We are delighted you had a happy relaxing time and that you enjoyed the location as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to send a review and I hope you come back and stay with us again. Kindest regards.
29 Oct 2012
"A little piece of heaven on earth"
I have just arrived back from Camden Nook, Barbados. I travelled with my husband, my daughter and her friend (both 16). Camden Nook is a lovely villa set in an idyllic location. The beach it is sit… More
Thank you for your kind words. It always makes us aware of how special this house is when we hear such nice things. Thank you for taking the time to review.
30 Mar 2012
"Perfect, perfect, perfect..."
We stayed here for our honeymoon and could not have asked for more. A beautiful villa, superbly maintained, in a wonderful location. We were very impressed with Andrew the property manager, but special mention must go to Rosemary the housekeeper who was an absolute gem. And her Rum Punch has to be one of our highlights!!
The villa is just perfect and we enjoyed every aspect of our stay but sitting on the decking listening to the waves as the sun went down was amazing. To be able to walk directly onto the beach from the villa is soooo cool and to wander just a few minutes down the beach and be able to grab a beer was great. The villa is very private and very few people used the beach in front of us so we felt like we were in our own little piece of Heaven.
We can't wait to go back!!
Thanks Nick, Celia, Andrew and Rosemary - we had the best time!!!
Always great to hear nice things about the people who keep the villa at its best. Andrew is a real star as too is Rosemary. They both give it 110% and we really appreciate their efforts. It is great to hear it repeated in the test comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come and stay with us again. Best wishes
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