|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Our luxury villa has access via a few steps onto a small beach. The amount of beach sand over the rocks beneath varies a lot as it's affected by the tides. There are two beautiful larger beaches 300 yards away in either direction. It has 3 fully fitted, air-conditioned, double bedrooms on the first floor, with personal safes and ceiling fans, and each with its own en-suite bathroom & shower including hair-dryer, gel dispensers, towels and beach towels. The 2nd floor lounge / bar with open sun deck & it's own en-suite shower room is sometimes used as a 4th double bedroom for 2 children using the thick cushioned sun loungers as temporary beds, The kitchen/utility area is fully equipped with laundry, double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, USA style fridge freezer & a 2nd fridge for frequent use items. The lounge/dining area is elegantly furnished with patio doors leading onto a covered patio overlooking the sea & an outer patio with a cooling spa tub and table & chairs.
John & Marjorie are semi-retired parents & grandparents residing in England.
John is a Chartered Engineer with a career in major manufacturing companies followed by management consulting – specialising in directing major business performance improvement projects across the world for international Blue-Chip companies.
Marjorie is a professional ice dance skater. At only 10 she was the youngest ever to represent Great Britain at ice dancing, and at 16 became Professional British & World Ice Dance Champion! Later, in business she was MD of an Executive Recruitment Consultancy.
They first visited Barbados for 1 week in 1994, staying at Sam Lords Castle resort in St Philip on the SE Coast. They loved Barbados and the local Bajans so much they returned the following year & were married on Sam Lord’s beach. They have visited more than 60 times since then and decided to invest in Idyllic Villa in 2001. They built a second villa ‘Beach Haven’ on the Caribbean West Coast in 2006 which is also available for rent.
They are both very particular and very practical hands on people, and have built / refurbished the villas to a very high standard. They are both always kept by the housekeepers in an excellent, clean & well maintained condition. They fully manage the property maintenance and lettings themselves – visiting 3 or 4 times a year to keep everything ship shape – as well as having regular vacations there!
They have many strong friendship links with local residents, so they can introduce guests into the ‘behind the scenes’ Bajan local life if they wish to be more adventurous & involved.
John & Marjorie Davis purchased this villa in 2006
Beach Haven is a freehold detached villa on the West Coast main road, directly fronting the beach of the Caribbean Sea at Prospect, near Fitts Village in the famous parish of St James. It was designed, built and fitted out by John & Marjorie & completed in 2006. It’s close to Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, but also its only a short drive further along the coast to all of the world famous resorts of the ‘Platinum Coast’ frequented by celebrities from all over the world – e.g. Sandy Lane Resort & golf course is only a 10 minute drive away.
The villa is creatively designed on 3 levels to make maximum use of its 2600sq.ft floor area. On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms all with full en-suite bathrooms. On the second floor there is a lounge/bar with patio doors opening onto a roof top sun patio overlooking the blue Caribbean – beautiful for relaxing day or night. It is fully furnished and equipped for a ‘home-from-home’ comfortable, self catering vacation with a housekeeping service included.
The villa is an ideal base away from the tourist resorts but close enough for visiting the beach bars & restaurants the area has to offer, and for exploring the whole island of Barbados.
This prime beach front property is wholly owned by an offshore Ltd company, registered in the BVI & specifically established to legally own this sole prime property in Barbados. Purchasing the shares with offshore funds, simply transfers offshore cash to an offshore investment in property ownership, via a simple offshore transaction. Now may be the right time to reinvest cash into future capital growth potential, and own a fantastic property in the process! Please contact us if full or partial ownership is of interest to you.
We visited as 3 couples and enjoyed a fabulous week at your Villa. The lovely location was perfect - on the main road for security but overlooking the beach & the Caribbean - away from the busy tourist spots just along the coast. We loved strolling along your beautiful sandy beaches and amazing views. Tracy looked after us perfectly & cooked us all a couple of fantastic meals. Barbados is beautiful with its friendly people who love to talk to you anytime & anywhere. You can't not talk to strangers! - Not like back home!
We loved driving along the West Coast visiting the local haunts and driving all over the island in complete safety. Harrisons Caves is simply superb, also Bathsheba, Orchid World, the Wild Animal park, and best of all a day cruise on the catamaran. Friday night at Oysten's Fish Fry is not to be missed - a whole new world! We are hooked & will return soon. Thankyou John & Marjorie for renting us your own villa at such a good rate.
Do not stay here.
We had a home invasion / attempted burglary on our second night at Beach Haven Villa. Pretty brazen: the man came in the second floor balcony around 7pm while we were getting ready for dinner. My father caught the man in one of the bedrooms as he was bending to grab a laptop. The man pushed my dad out of the way and ran down the hallway & jumped off the 2nd floor master bedroom's balcony.
Upon arrival to the Villa - aka concrete fortress - the previous evening, the housekeeper/house manager strongly emphasized the importance of locking all three floors' doors and windows at all times. Even when we were in the house - sitting on the top deck perhaps - we were to ensure all doors & windows were locked.
We hoped she was being overly cautious. We were wrong. We followed her advice, nonetheless.
Prior to the invasion, we also discovered multiple reviews in the Villa's guestbook mentioning break-ins, burglaries ... even a stolen rental car from the Villa's parking spot.
We had a lengthy call with the home owner (who is not easily reachable as the European dial-out information at the Villa is incorrect), voicing our feelings of being unsafe. He ensured us that not only were we safe (and crazy for feeling unsafe, apparently), but that the man who had committed the break-ins mentioned in the guestbook had been arrested and was in jail. Interesting.
Only a couple hours later, after convincing ourselves it was going to be fine and trying to settle into the stuffy fortress of a house, we heard my dad yell from the second floor as he caught the would-be robber red-handed.
While waiting for my father & brother to return from filing a report at the police station (side note: local emergency #s were not included in the house information sheets), we learned the 1st floor doors had been broken in the "last break-in."
Even without the glaring safety issue, this Villa is the pits. Only positive features we found in our stay here: situated right on a beach & multiple, modern bathrooms. AC only in bedrooms. The top floor balcony is ok but blocked view.
Our group never expects luxury - or even exactly what is shown in photos - when renting a house like this; nor would we leave doors unlocked/be stupid about leaving electronics out in plain sight while away, etc.
We had the great fortune of moving to another house with amazing home owners and had a fabulous time.
Beach Haven was a really nice place to stay. It was very comfortable, and the location was very convenient. We would definitely stay here again.
We have been to Barbados many times, but this was our first time renting a house. We have always found that snorkeling on the west coast of Barbados to be really good just off the beach. If you head to the right when you get to the beach at Beach Haven, there is some really good snorkeling. One day we saw a turtle, an octopus, snowflake eels, large puffer fish, large black angel fish with blue stripes and many other pretty fish. It was great to have snorkeling right off the shore, and each time I would see something new. We also had a monkey come and visit our back porch. Luckily he did not hang out in the hot tub :).
The house has 3 floors and 5 bathrooms! It was really nice for every bedroom to have its own bathroom.
The only real negative for us was the busy road, but that is just part of the west coast. Almost everything on the west coast is off the same busy road. We are used to whole house AC, but the bedroom ACs worked well. The ocean breeze was very good.
It is hard to go wrong with oceanfront, sunset views, hot tub overlooking the beach and really good snorkeling just from the beach. I would definitely be happy to stay at Beach Haven again soon!
I am sooooo glad my friends and I chose this villa! Tracy (housekeeper) was very helpful and nice! The location is perfect for hopping on a bus to get anywhere on the island. The amenities were excellent and the Sun Deck was HEAVEN!!! I don't want to stay anywhere else on the island and already planning for the next booking! John -- thanks for being so helpful during the booking process! This is definitely a 5-star location! Very relaxing! Very peaceful! Perfect for a small group of friends! Can't wait to return next year!
I do not often impress myself,however, on this occasion I did with a great choice of villa. My 2 travelling companions were also suitably impressed.
Everything you needed and a little bit more was there. From my initial contact with the villa owner to the goodbyes from the housekeeper, all was simple, to the point and an excellent service.
I will be back again if the villa is available at the time I need it.
Thanks Beach haven for a lovely golfing holiday.
Prospect Beach villa is located directly on the beach to the Caribbean sea - on Highway 1, the main West Coast road. It's about a quarter mile south of Fitts Village with its large beach & other facilities, and approx 150 yards from the famous Waves Hotel . About 400 yds south is Batts Rock, which is a quiet secluded bay with a beautiful beach where the catamarans sometimes pull in to show their passengers the beauty of the area. Our detached luxury villa was built in an elegant style with distinctive double glazed, high security windows which have tinted toughened glass to keep the villa cool & provide maximum security. A frequent bus service runs past - operating between Bridgetown & all of the West Coast villages through Prospect, Fitts Village, Paynes Bay, Sandy Lane, Holetown, Mullins and Speightstown up to Six Mens. The whole coast is known as the Platinun Coast - famous for its celebrity visitors, top class hotels, amenities, shopping restaurants and bars. However the villa is away from the crowds - a place to relax.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 11 2015 - Sep 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Maint'ce fee per booking||$75|
Current rates are a genuine discount of between 45% to 65% on the standard rates.
Provisional bookings will lapse after 7 days unless at least the deposit has been received.
Please only book the villa when you are absolutely sure of visiting.
You should take out adequate travel insurance effective from the date you book
Please see our terms & conditions before booking
We require a 25% deposit to secure all bookings. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Payments are to be made in US$'s via bank wire transfer to Barbados. Alternatively we can accept payment by debit / credit card in the UK in £'s Sterling, although the card processor charges an additional 4%fee.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.