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Turtle Beach at White Sands Penthouse
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Turtle Beach at White Sands
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
This fabulous beachfront penthouse is situated on the edge of historic Speightstown, which was once the main port of Barbados. This is the Barbados of old - Caribbean colour and life is all around you. There is a small road that runs between the penthouse and a beautiful powdery white sand beach. This is the old coastal road and leads you directly into Speightstown. This beach is ideal for swimming, snorkelling etc. , and 2 minute stroll northwards brings you to Heywood beach which stretches for approximately 1 mile. This is an idyllic romantic get away. Sip a refreshing drink on the penthouse terrace, whilst the cooling Caribbean breezes soothe your soul, and gaze over the aquamarine Caribbean Sea . Inside the penthouse is cool and airy; marble floors and high cathedral ceilings with air conditioning in both bedrooms, it makes for the ideal retreat from the hot Caribbean sun. Tasteful, tropical furnishings complete the feel. Barbados is famous for it's incredible sunsets and the
This fabulous beachfront penthouse is situated on the edge of historic Speightstown, which was once the main port of Barbados. This is the Barbados of old - Caribbean colour and life is all around you. There is a small road that runs between the penthouse and a beautiful powdery white sand beach. This is the old coastal road and leads you directly into Speightstown. This beach is ideal for swimming, snorkelling etc. , and 2 minute stroll northwards brings you to Heywood beach which stretches for approximately 1 mile. This is an idyllic romantic get away. Sip a refreshing drink on the penthouse terrace, whilst the cooling Caribbean breezes soothe your soul, and gaze over the aquamarine Caribbean Sea . Inside the penthouse is cool and airy; marble floors and high cathedral ceilings with air conditioning in both bedrooms, it makes for the ideal retreat from the hot Caribbean sun. Tasteful, tropical furnishings complete the feel. Barbados is famous for it's incredible sunsets and the view from the penthouse terrace is stunning. Should you wish to stroll into Speightstown it's centre lies but 2/3 minutes away, here you will find all that you need to complete your stay. All in all the perfect self-catering, beachfront, retreat.
- All Towels and linen provided apart from beach towels.
- Due to the elevated position of the penthouse it is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years.
- Fridge can be stocked with basic provisions, ready for your arrival if required - extra charge
Please note that this is a no smoking property, therefore smoking is not allowed in any area.
Further details indoors
- Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning. - The beds in both rooms are super luxurious, beautifully designed with extra sumptuous mattresses and quality materials used. Both have high cathedral ceilings and marble flooring.- Telephone is available for local calls only (free of charge). Housekeeping is provided prior to arrival and after departure - any interim housekeeping can be arranged on arrival at the property at times to suit - this is charged and paid for at local rates. Some guests require housekeeping on a regular basis and some not at all., it´s a case of personal preference. A meet and greet service is on hand for your arrival at the property - regardless of flight times.
Location description from owner
The Barbados region
No matter what your tastes there is something for everyone on the beautiful island of Barbados. It's very easy to get around independently, either on public transport (a trip on a reggae bus is an absolute must), or if you decide to hire a car. Whatever, there is so much to see and do that one visit to Barbados will not be enough.There are lots of historic sights, preserved sugar plantations and colonial buildings, nature areas, such as Animal Flower Cave, the amazing Harrison's Cave, beautiful stunning scenery along the rugged East Coast and of course the fabulous white sandy beaches that Barbados is famous for.If you decide not to hire a car - a trip on a local reggae bus will cost you $2 bds. (around 70p) for any length of journey - try it just for the experience.
The property is located on the edge of historic Speightstown. During the week you can see Caribbean life as it has been for hundreds of years, the fishermen bringing in the days catch, to be sold later at Speightstown fish market, the colourfully dressed ladies selling exotic fresh fruit and vegetables at the side of the main street, the general hustle and bustle of a busy Caribbean town. All amenities are within a 2/3 minute walk, including: banks, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars, internet access etc. The local pub 'The Fisherman's Pub' has live music every Wednesday, where a cool, Bank's beer awaits. The area is blessed with a beautiful white sandy beach, known as Heywoods, some of the best swimming, diving (including night dives with the fabulous Reefers and Wreckers) and snorkeling in the area. Nearby Holetown with it's many shops and restaurants is located just a 15 minute drive away. Many popular sights are within easy reach including, the rugged and breathtaking east coast, a surfers paradise. In short something for everyone.Local Activities: Diving, surfing, swimming, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, wind-surfing, water skiing
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.2 km
- Suitable for children age 5+
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Suitable for children over 5
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- 2 Double Beds
- 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 14 Jun 2016
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German
This Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Oct 2007. Located in Saint Peter Parish, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £995 to £1600.
The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Jun 2016.
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– based on 15 reviews
- Very Good
My girlfriend and I enjoyed the absolute BEST week we could have hoped for at this apartment. Both Trisha and her housekeeper, Marva, could not have been more helpful and accommodating. And the apartment was a perfect base to enjoy a trip to Barbados from. Aside from the fact Speightstown is the ideal place to be located (low on tourist count, high on relaxation and local delights...rum, fresh fish, empty beaches), Trish's flat is suuuch a chilled place to hang out. We barely even left for the first three days while smiling like lunatics and browning the pallor out of our skins on the fabulous terrace. It truly felt like a home from home and the only bad thing I can think to say is that it was just so hard to leave it when the time came... We'll definitely be back, and I would implore anyone else to do the same if they want to enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean experience. Thanks Trisha and Marva. Just such a beautiful holiday home!
Hi, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the fantastic relaxing way of life. You were the perfect guests and are welcome back at any time. As with all repeat guests, if you ever decide to come back, you will be offered a preferential rate. I love that my guests enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the property and it's surroundings. Hope to welcome you both back soon!!
“WOW !! and what a great welcome to Barbados”
We recently rented this apartment or one week following a cruise. We arrived before the "official " check in time & Trisha let us store our luggage in the apartment. We went for a leisurely lunch , at a restaurant recommended by Trish whilst she & her Cleaner thoroughly cleaned the apartment. We arrived back , still ahead of time & Trish greeted us with a drink of the local rum on the terrace . A laid back start to a laid back holiday !! The apartment is beautifully furnished & has everything you could want for a great holiday . The apartment is in a quiet position with views to die for, it is however , in very easy , short strolling distance to Speightstown , with its bars shops & restaurants. Speightstown has a bus terminal where you can catch a bus to anywhere on the island for 2BBD $ ( 66p!!) With the help of Trisha , we were able to enjoy the local scene , and visited bars and restaurant's which were off the tourist trail. Trish was very accommodating on our departure allowing us to stay in the apartment until it was time to go to the airport. We were surprised at the previous occupants comments about wires in the bathroom??? We had a Health and Safety guru in our party and he did not see any violations to Health and Safety ( or indeed wires?)?? I have attached some of our photos to show what a great apartment A great introduction to Barbados. We will return
What a fantastic apartment. My wife and I stayed for a week on our 'Baby Moon', and thoroughly enjoyed both the apartment and the location. The apartment is directly overlooking Turtle Beach, a wonderfully quiet & clean small beach which we had to ourselves most mornings. Speightstown is a very quaint little town, with a local feel to it which allows you to experience the 'real' Barbados, very unlike most resort towns on the west coast. The apartment location is just slightly out of town; only a few minutes walk but enough to ensure a quiet and peaceful stay. There are several restaurants close by; I would recommend 'Val's Place', for tasty home cooked food and to meet local people. The apartment is very tastefully decorated, and contains many of Trisha's own furnishings and belongings. This gives the place a lovely homely feel, in comparison to that of many blandly decorated rentals. There is a beautiful private sun terrace with sea view to spend time outside, a very comfortable lounge room, and two cool and fabulously opulent bedrooms. The television is new and large, with a plentiful range of DVDs to watch, which we did enjoy as we had a few evenings in, due to my wife's pregnancy. I'd like to thank Trisha for a wonderful stay, and Velda for ensuring the apartment was spotlessly clean throughout our stay. Both Trisha and Velda were very helpful pre-visit, and also providing information during our stay. I loved the American style ice making fridge, and powerful showers! All the white goods, fixtures and fittings worked perfectly during our visit. I would highly recommend a stay at Turtle Beach. We have now stayed at quite a few apartments in Barbados, and this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. Thanks again Velda and Trisha!
Thanks very much for the nice review, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay in my property. You will be welcome back at anytime, complete with baby !! Hope all goes well, and hope to see you all again very soon. Kind regards Trisha
“fabulous time.....amazing views....superb surfing!!”
this was our first visit to Barbados for quite some time...we had forgotten how wonderful it really is!!! So laid back!! We have always stayed in hotels., but this time decided to have more privacy and enjoy some time without a schedule and go as we please. What a great decision that was!! From the moment Velda (housekeeper), welcomed us into the property our vacation truly began. With warm smiles and true Bajan hospitality, Velda was a wealth of local information. We cracked open the complimentary bottle of Mount Gay Rum and drank in the amazing Caribbean views. Total relaxation. The property is fabulously situated and well equipped with everything you could need, The owner (Trish) contacted us on arrival., to ensure all was ok, including the hire car and airport pick up had gone smoothly. Have to recommend the hire company (David)., ...well I think it was David ...ask Trish ... they collected us on time at the airport, then provided us with a great car service after! have to say tho that the last couple of days (without car)., we took a chance on the Reggae busses ....WOW ., what an experience that was. The best $2 (bajan) i have ever spent. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride! We both love diving and surfing..and in these warm waters the possibilities are endless. Big thanks to Michael, Alex and Philip at Reefers and Reckers (just accross the road) - night dives where amazing boys! My partner is now no longer afraid :) we took a trip over to Barhsheeba for some surfing., and actually stayed the night in the Round House hotel, overlooking the soup bowel., where is some of the best waves i have ever experienced in my life. Well it is the Atlantic!! we had a fabulous night in the Round House but were happy to return to the tranquility and peaceful waters of the West Coast for snorkelling and chilling. We're hoping to return before the end of the year & to be honest it cant come soon enough Our thanks to Velda and Trish who helped to make our stay special and run smoothly. Was a great vacation, a great place to stay, happy friendly people, and sooooooo relaxing. What more could you want. Ant & Bernadette
Turtle Beach was ideal for us; it overlooked a small beach and has the most wonderful views of the sun setting below the sea. We loved the fact that the apartment is located on the outskirts of Speightstown which has none of the nightclub scene associated with the south coast. However a ten minute walk took us to some great resaurants, bars and also the local supermarket. We were amazed when we turned right out of the apartment and found a mostly deserted beach. We loved the balcony which received sun from mid morning until it set but also had sufficient shade when it became too hot. The local people were extremely friendly and helpful and we would recommend using the bus service which is incredibly cheap. We also hired a car which is easy to arrange and would recommend visits to Harrison's cave and Hunte's garden. We loved the maid who was very helpful and friendly. When we arrived both drain outlets on the showers were seriously blocked with sand so the water took ages to drain away and we were surprised at the amount of personal item belonging to the owner around the apartment, but these issues did not prevent us having an amazing holiday.
Hello, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay, both in the apartment and the surrounding area of Speightstown. Yes, the beach is a great spot, and the apartment enjoys wonderful views over the Carribean sea. I am sorry about the slow drainage issue, which was a recurring problem throughout the building. It's is a problem with sand not having been rinsed off by guests before entering the apartment. This issue has now been resolved, and hopefully will not be recurring for some time! Thanks for your review, and you would be welcome to return at any time. Trisha
“Equisite & Luxurious Accomodation with stylish details”
From the moment we booked the appartment Trisha was a wealth of information and was so very patient with all our questions. The video does not do the apartment justice - Trisha's personal and very stylish touches in the apartment makes it a 5* luxury place to stay. Spacious and very private with a fantastic beach just across the road. One thing to note if you book in September quite a few places are closed as it is considered off season! We hired a car (again, Trisha came to our aid with providing a great car hire company!) and would recommend doing so as there is so much to see. If you are looking for luxury self catering option on the west coast of Barbados this should be your first choice!!
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