Jacaranda at White Sands
About the home
An oceanfront, spacious duplex apartment dedicated to relaxed living, on the fashionable west coast. The top floor has high, pickled -pine ceilings to create a lofty atmosphere. From the kitchen you can look along the lounge and out to sea. White Sands is a small development completed in 2007 with secure parking, located just outside Speightstown. There is a lovely beach 25 feet in front of the apartment where turtles come to lay their eggs in season. Occasionally you will glimpse a monkey in the vicinity. The fabulous beach at Port St Charles is 5 minutes stroll away. A range of water sports is available locally from scuba diving to water skiing and snorkelling. World class restaurants and golf are within easy reach. The area is safe, the people are friendly and they know how to dance!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
There are two double bedrooms, both with airconditioning, ceiling fans and their own bathrooms. The well equipped kitchen has granite work surfaces, a large cooker and microwave plus a large American style fridge freezer with an ice machine, . The dining table can seat 6 in comfort. A Bose Ipod docking station and large flat screen TV are located in the airconditioned lounge which is furnished in style. The utility area on the lower floor has a washer dryer. The bookcase is filled with novels, history books and games. Good quality linen and towels are provided along with a plentiful supply of beach towels. Assorted snorkelling gear is provided along with portable beach chairs and an indispensible cool box to supply chilled drinks on the many beaches visitors will want to explore. If required,a maid is available at a small extra cost to clean the apartment on a daily basis.
Further details outdoors:
A car is desireable but not essential as there is a good local bus service and a plentiful supply of taxis.The car park gates are operated by remote control. Local hotels, such as Almond Beach Village (a few minutes walk along the beach) offer inexpensive day passes. Scuba diving with 'Reefers & Wreckers' in Speightstown can arrange dives, for example, to the large wreck which stands at a maximum depth of 140 feet. Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Golf courses are about 15 minutes drive away. There are two art galleries in Speightstown and a museum. Whether you are a regular church-goer or not, the local churches make you most welcome.
One of the excursions to consider is a day sailing on a catamaran along the west coast, spotting the homes of the numerous celebrities who live on the west coast.
The apartment is not suitable for children or the severely infirm.
It is a non-smoking apartment.
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable one month before arrival.
A security deposit of £250 is also required, payable with the balance. This will be returned to you within 21 days of the safe receipt of the keys and subject to there being no material damage or breakages.
The St Peter Parish region
Barbados is a coral island which stands apart from the other Caribbean islands and is fortunate to lie outside the huricane belt. It enjoys 3000 hours of sunshine annually and average temperatures of 84-88* F (29-31*C) On the rare occasions when it rains, the spectacle is worth seeing! The sea is glorious -- warm, clear and safe. The local currency is the Barbados $ but US $ are also taken. The tap water is safe to drink.
The Fishermans Pub in Speightstown stages a limbo dancing exhibition on a Wednesday night. Its cheap, cheerful and fun particularly if a steel band is playing and the friendly locals turn out to dance. During the day, streetsellers offer fruit, vegetables and artwork. There are doctors, dentists, pharmacies, supermarkets & banks within easy reach. Fresh fish is plentiful and inexpensive.
The Speightstown area
Holetown is about 10 minutes drive away and offers assorted bars, live music, cabaret and many restaurants.
Old plantation houses such as St Nicholas' Abbey and Sunbury Plantation put on interesting tours and rum tastings.
The east coast of the island faces the Atlantic ocean and so is different in character to the gentle Caribbean Sea. It is worth going to Crane Beach though to play in the surf and experience what the Sunday Times listed as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Bathsheba is an exceptionally picturesque spot on the east coast.. Whilst down in this part of the island you are close to the Concorde exhibition, located at the airport.
Horse racing and polo are popular on the island and make for a great day out. The George Washington museum is nearby.
St Lawrence Gap, towards the South of the island is more bustling and home to the nightclubs.
Bridgetown has a huge number of jewellers shops, bewilderingly large displays of emeralds and diamonds and keen duty free prices.
Crop Over in August is the time when the island parades, drinks rum, dances and has fun.
How to get there
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From the UK : Direct flights daily from Gatwick with Virgin and BA. Weekly flights from Manchester with Virgin. Flight time approx 8 hours.
From USA & Canada: Check with American Airlines & Air Canada for the latest information.
Flight time from New York approx 4 1/2 hours
Activities near Speightstown
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
10 Apr 2013
Jacaranda is a luxurious, immaculately-kept, and beautifully-decorated apartment. The owner provides everything you could possibly need for living, cooking, and enjoying the area. The view from the private terrace is a wide vista of the Caribbean sea and sky; the sunsets are some of the most spectacular I've ever seen, and at night the constellations are clearly visible. The beach in front of the apartment is clean, lovely, and peaceful; we had it to ourselves much of the time and enjoyed snorkeling right there, where there is plenty of coral. We especially liked that the apartment is in Speightstown, far enough away from the very touristy areas to feel as if you are authentically in Barbados, but lively during the day with shops and restaurants and friendly people, and peaceful at night. Jacaranda is highly recommended.
01 Mar 2013
My wife and I stayed at Jacaranda, White Sands in January 2013. We were so looking forward to our stay in Barbados for a number of reasons and in particular our stay at this appartment. We had read... more
31 Dec 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at Jacaranda, which felt more like staying at a friend's home than in holiday accommodation. The upper floor is a very large double height open plan kitchen / diner / sitting area opening out to a large terrace directly overlooking the turquoise sea. The kitchen is large and very well equipped, including a large fridge with ice maker, dishwasher, and large cooker, and we were able to cook full meals easily and eat on the large circular table. In the mornings we ate breakfast on the terrace with the two fly-catcher birds, overlooking the sea, and in the evening watch the sunset.
The apartment is very well equipped, with books, games, ipod dock, snorkelling gear, beach chairs and games , a cool box, a local mobile phone and binoculars for looking at the stars and ships.
The location is excellent – a short walk into Speightstown to the south, and beach directly in front of the property, with Port St Charles beach just to the north. Holetown is a short drive for the famous restaurants, and you can walk to Mullins and Gibbs beaches along the coast.
Kevin the owner was extremely helpful from our first email, to handing over the keys, and provided us with detailed and accurate recommendations on booking. The guest book is also a source of useful information.
We really cannot think of any aspect of the property, or our dealing with the owner, that we did not like.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer 2013||11 Apr 13||1 Dec 13||£ 850||£ 100||£ 100||1 Week|
|1 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jan 14||21 Apr 14||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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