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Beachfront apt., Barbados, stunning West Coast – Home 84365 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Beachfront apt., Barbados, stunning West Coast – Home 84365

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  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

This very pleasant, breezy, self-catering duplex beach front apartment (1200 sq. ft./113 sq. m) faces the white, sandy Heywoods Beach on the exclusive West Coast of Barbados. The location is just north of Speightstown, in easy walking distance to the amenities (supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants, banks). The breezy apartment is separated from the beach by a small road with local traffic only. The accommodation harmoniously blends contemporary with some antique mahogany furniture. This is an ideal place to unwind in Caribbean atmosphere, a romantic getaway for couples, but also very well suited for a family holiday. The apartment is fully self-contained. Gated parking included.

BEDROOMS: (1) with queen size bed upstairs; (2) with two single beds, downstairs. One sofa bed for two in the living room.

BATHROOMS: (1) Modern ensuite bathroom upstairs with shower, wash basin, toilet, having also direct access from the living room. (2) "Half bathroom" (toilet + wash basin)

This very pleasant, breezy, self-catering duplex beach front apartment (1200 sq. ft./113 sq. m) faces the white, sandy Heywoods Beach on the exclusive West Coast of Barbados. The location is just north of Speightstown, in easy walking distance to the amenities (supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants, banks). The breezy apartment is separated from the beach by a small road with local traffic only. The accommodation harmoniously blends contemporary with some antique mahogany furniture. This is an ideal place to unwind in Caribbean atmosphere, a romantic getaway for couples, but also very well suited for a family holiday. The apartment is fully self-contained. Gated parking included.

BEDROOMS: (1) with queen size bed upstairs; (2) with two single beds, downstairs. One sofa bed for two in the living room.

BATHROOMS: (1) Modern ensuite bathroom upstairs with shower, wash basin, toilet, having also direct access from the living room. (2) "Half bathroom" (toilet + wash basin) next to sleeping room downstairs.

GROUND FLOOR: large, modern Italian kitchen where 4-6 can dine. It contains oven, microwave, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, ice-maker, coffee machine, toaster, kettle. Nice bedroom with two single beds, AC, ceiling fan, two windows, mosquito nets. Toilet plus wash basin next to sleeping room. Small patio with large door to the kitchen: seating for 2-3, sun umbrella, shower outside to rinse after the bath.

UPPER FLOOR: pleasant master bedroom with queen size bed, AC, ceiling fan, window, mosquito net. Ensuite bathroom with additional door to living room. Comfortable seating for six to eight in the living room, equipped with Smart TV, DVD, Internet router (glass fibre WiFi plus cable connection), music dock, sofa bed for two, ceiling fan. The unhurried, relaxing atmosphere continues to the covered, large balcony in front, where 4 persons can dine. This is an ideal place for dining al fresco and sun bathing (two sun beds). A large sun shade protects you from too much sun. From the balcony you have direct view of the azure Caribbean sea looking southwest and northwest; in between is a house obstructing a small part of the view.

Speightstown is small and not a "hot spot" for tourists, but close to Holetown with much more tourism. You see more local Bajan people here in Speightstown than tourists. Our home is in 10 minutes walking distance to supermarkets and shops, and another ten minutes from well known (and expensive) resorts. You can sit on the terrace and listen to the waves, you can go for a swim or snorkel in the reef and return without long preparations. In summer, turtles come on the beach and lay their eggs. We think we have here the best of two worlds: a quiet haven on the edge of where it is all happening.

The Barbados region

St Peter is the most northerly parish of Barbados on the exclusive West Coast. The area is less crowded than buzzing St. James, a few kms further to the south, but has all the necessary amenities and several famous beaches facing the usually calm, blue-green Caribbean sea. One of these with a spectacular coral reef is directly in front of the condominium, others are in easy walking distance. * There are no private beaches on the island! All beaches are open to the public and access is a right for everybody. Properties which front onto a beach own the land to the high-water mark only. So you can stroll along the beach and settle down even in front of the most exclusive hotels.* The diurnal tidal range is of the order of only 1 m, so laying on the beach is not affected by the tidal situation. Waves are high on the east side of the island, ideal for surfers, and also strong in the south (centre for windsurfing), whereas the west coast is mostly like a "bath tub". * Climate is tropical, around 28-30°C during the days, somewhat less humid from December to May than in the rest of the year. * Wildlife consist of many different birds, monkeys, and turtles. * Traffic connections are good, with many private and public bus connections; a rented car is not absolutely necessary. VISIT BARBADOS DURING THE FIRST WEEK IN AUGUST, THE PEAK OF THE CROP OVER FESTIVAL. BARBADOS IS DISTANT TO NORMAL HURRICANE AVENUES.

Speightstown

The Coral Sands apartment is situated on the exclusive West Coast of Barbados, facing the white, sandy coral beach, where you can swim, snorkel or dive. There is the spectacular sandy Heywoods Beach to the north, within easy walking distance, stretching from the Almond Beach resort to Port St. Charles. Other beaches are further to the south and can be reached in a few minutes driving or by public bus transfer, e.g. Mullins beach, Alleynes Bay.* You can walk in a few minutes to historical Speightstown ('Little Bristol'), a city protected for its cultural and historical value. You find banks, shops, supermarkets, pharmacies. A wide range of restaurants and bars are available in Speightstown and in nearby Holetown, which is about a 15 minute drive away. During the week you observe the pulsating life of a small busy Caribbean town, largely untouched by touristic development: colorfully dressed, friendly ladies sell local fresh fruit and vegetables, fishermen bring the catch of the day to the fish market and you hear reggae music from cars.

SPORTS* First of all water sports like swimming, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, waterski, jetski, or just enjoy the reef with the glass bottom boat. Seadoos/waverunners are mostly concentrated on the busy beaches where many hotels are; this is the case further south of Speightstown; hardly any passes close to the beach in front of the apartment.* Scuba diving: Reefers and Wreckers Dive Shop is located a few minutes away from the apartment, where you can book lessons or hire equipment. A wide range of watersports is also available at Almond Beach, a few steps to the north. * For keen golfers, White Sands is close to the golf courses of Royal Westmoreland (10 minutes by car), Sandy Lane (20 minutes), and others. Pulsating Holetown is only 15 min away. * Surfing and windsurfing: Surfing is ideal on the East Coast, especially in the Bathsheba area with its beautiful rugged scenery, allowing breathtaking views. This is just a few kilometers away. Windsurfing is concentrated mainly in the south, but this is a slightly longer drive.* Other sports include jogging on the beach, tennis, cricket, horse riding, polo, or view horse racing at the Garrison Savannah Race Course in Bridgetown. SUGGESTED VISITS: * Harrison's Cave in the centre of the island is an amazing gallery of stalactites and stalagmites, with streams of crystal-clear running water forming ponds.* Visit the Oistins Fish Market. Each Friday and Saturday night many hundreds of locals and visitors go to Oistins for the Fish-Fry, an opportunity to enjoy the best local food - fried and grilled fish, fish cakes, sweet potato, and much more. Be early to find a parking place.* A highly recommended (but expensive) restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere is the Fish Pot, about 2 km north of the apartment, directly on the sea. Mangos Restaurant in Speightstown is also worth a visit. Many others are in Holetown. * Roundtrip: Pay a visit to North Point (Flower Cave) and see the Scotland District and Bathsheba on the East Coast, with different well known restaurants, offering breathtaking views of the sea (Round House, Atlantis Hotel). Drive southwards to the quiet Barbadian heritage Codrington College. On your way back, relax on one of the many different beaches of the East and South Coast. The beaches of the East Coast have usually high waves and swells and are ideal for surfing, the ones on the South Coast for windsurfing, whereas the West Coast is usually calm and a paradise for swimming, snorkeling and diving. *S ee the capital Bridgetown and sip a cocktail or dine at the Waterfront Cafe in the middle of this historic town. This restaurant is very popular among locals and tourists. * Highly interesting is a rum tour of the Mount Gay distillery in Bridgetown, where you learn how rum is made from sugar cane. White gold as sugar cane was called, produced great wealth and fame for the island and the original plantation owners. * Visit the Sunbury Plantation House, the only great house on Barbados where all the rooms are open for viewing. This 300-year-old plantation house is steeped in history, featuring mahogany antiques, old prints and a unique collection of horse-drawn carriages. * Visit also the Sugar Museum near the Portvale Sugar Factory, just off Highway 2A. This museum is a permanent record of how sugar was produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.* For farm fresh produce and more besides, try the Saturday morning Brighton Farmers Market at Brighton Plantation, tel. 429 2639, in the St George Valley. Run by owners Michael and Alison Pile on their 17th century plantation, it has become an extremely popular social outing for families. A children’s play area has been added, along with a large number of picnic tables on the lawns and a café area serving freshly brewed coffee. Stalls are normally up and ready to go by 6am (open until about 10 am) and offer a wide range of homemade produce from bread and cakes to Thai spring rolls, pickles and chutneys, meat pies, sweets and jams, plus local artwork, jewelry and handicrafts. At the end of the day: enjoy dining al fresco on the terrace of your apartment, eventually with an original Barbadian rum punch. This gives you the best of two worlds: a quiet haven on the edge of where it is all happening.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Thilo B
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
06 Dec 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
Austria
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German, Italian


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Mar 2009. Located in Saint Peter Parish, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate is £583.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Dec 2016.

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“Well equipped apartment right opposite beach”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2011

The apartment was exactly as described & was large, bright & well equipped making it ideal for a self catering holiday, especially if you want a fairly quiet & relaxing holiday experience. Speightstown is a small, friendly town with only a few restaurants although there are a couple of supermarkets, but is also convenient for bus services around the island, as the bus station is a 5 min walk. The beach opposite the apartment, which was so quiet it was almost private, made for some lovely views & you could relax on the balcony watching the world go by or take a dip any time without having to plan ahead. We did not use the 2nd bedroom, which was downstairs, as it felt too far away for our young son to be sleeping away from us but it was easy enough to use the sofa bed in the lounge for him. It was very handy to have a good washing machine & tumble dryer, as it meant we did not have to pack loads of clothes, & although we did not use all the facilities, everything you needed was there to make self catering easy. It was unfortunate that we did not find out about the mosquito nets until late into our holiday but this did not spoil our otherwise fabulous family holiday. Sonja, who was the local caretaker, was very friendly & we could take advantage of her local knowledge for various things. Overall, well recommended.

“Barbados is a good time”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2011

My family and I (Wife + 3yr old child) stayed at Coral Sands in Spreightstown, Barbados for a week in March of 2011. We loved our time there and were provided with all the necessities we could need from our host. Although the duplex apartment was right on the beach, the view of the ocean was blocked by a house directly in front, across the street. This was the only issue we had with the place. Being that it was on the beach, we could walk outside everyday and be in the surf instantly. The town itself is cute and definitely better than the larger resort towns further down the coast. In all, I would recommend this apartment for your vacation rental.

“A wonderful 'staycation'”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2011

Coral Sands apartment is a very attractive very nicely done renovation to an elderly building on the northern edge of Speightstown which used to conduct trading by schooners with Bristol, UK. Its well appointed kitchen and one bedroom with a/c on the ground floor, and its other bedroom with a/c and living room on the first floor are comfortable rooms. It is located on the other side of the road from a public but little used beach with safe swimming outside of storm conditions, and faces due west looking out over the Caribbean Sea. Also located within easy reach by rented car or public bus of many tourist spots on the island of Barbados. This northern fully stocked Barbados town of Speightstown is a mere 12 minutes walk away. I would have rated four and one-half stars if possible.

“Clean, spacious and luxurious appartment”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2011

The apartment is very large, with beautiful wood floors, a full working kitchen and all the amenities. The concierge is very helpful and diligent. We really felt like we were staying at a top-tier hotel, but with the coziness of a home. Definitely great value for the money.

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