|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
SECURE, PRIVATE PROPERTY, DRAMATICALLY BUILT INTO THE ROCK FACE, OCEAN BLUES has the flexibility to offer:
• 4 double bedrooms (main house plus 2 studios) sleeping 8
• 3 double bedrooms (main house plus upstairs studio) sleeping 6
• 2 double bedrooms (main house) sleeping 4
• 1 double bedroom (choice of two self-contained studios) sleeping 2 each
ALL ROOMS overlook the Caribbean Sea and have breathtaking views of the ocean and spectacular sunsets.
THE SUN DECK (recently refurbished) has a low balcony wall overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with a rocky revetment directly below. Furnished with matching sunbeds, table with own parasol & 4 chairs, plus a larger 11’ cantilevered parasol.
THE POOL – the romantic, healthy and environmentally-friendly salt pool has been recently redesigned with an infinity edge.
THE SEA – bathing in the sea is sheer paradise, and it is accessed from the small cove reached via a spiral stone staircase with shower , cut into the rock, leading from the sun deck. The sea bed is mainly sandy, with soft rock further out.
WATER SPORTS – all forms of water sports are available nearby
FISHING – you can fish direct from the sun deck (please note fishing tackle not provided)
EACH OF THE STUDIOS HAS:
• Its own balcony, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Furnished for al freso dining
• A motorised retractable awning to provide shade as required
• Sun bed/s
• Use of the shared sun deck, with sun loungers and outdoor furniture with 2 parasols (one 7’)
• Use of the romantic salt/infinity pool
• Maid Service
• Use of spiral staircase with shower, cut into rock, leading to a small private cove 15’ below
• Air conditioning
• Free-standing/overhead fan
• Local mobile phone (pay as you go)
• Wifi connection (password protected)
THE MAIN HOUSE HAS:
• A secluded, furnished, terrace (off the lounge) overlooking the Caribbean Sea
• 2 double bedrooms, both with terraces overlooking the sea
• Roof Garden (with bougainvillea and palm trees) with spectacular views over the sea
• Dining area (seats 6)
• Inside lounge area
• Fully fitted kitchen
• Laundry Room
• TV room
• Maid service
• Use of the shared sun deck with sun loungers, outdoor furniture & parasols
• Use of the romantic salt/infinity pool
• Air Conditioning to bedrooms
• Overhead fans to most rooms
• Use of Spiral staircase with shower, cut into rock, leading to a small private cove 15’ below
• Fibre optic supply
• Wifi connection (password protected)
Location: Located at St James on the fashionable West (Platinum) Coast, set in dazzling bougainvillea & hibiscus, flanked by palm and casuarians, 'Ocean Blues' is a truly wonderful private house. Whilst allowing security, privacy and peace of mind it is conveniently situated on the main highway, approx. 3 miles north of the capital, Bridgetown, and out of sight of the nearby main hotels, restaurants and shops.Ocean Blues is a taxi ride away from the airport and local buses and taxis are readily available. Water sports are available nearby. At night, floodlight illuminates the terraces, garden and pool. You can see magnificent sunsets reflected in the wonderful Caribbean Sea. Terraces/garden offer privacy for sunbathing. The property is unsuitable for young and unsupervised children and infirm elderly.
Property Information: OCEAN BLUES in the beautiful and friendly island of Barbados belongs to John and Janice Garrod. It is a fascinating 'sea house' on several levels, well maintained and set uniquely in the sloping rocks of the fashionable West (Platinum) Coast. 'Ocean Blues' is ideal for a party of 8 people; or two wings of the house can be sealed off to provide a 2 bedroom house for 4 people (1 king size bed and one queen size respectively) and two 1-bedroom (4-poster double bed/king size bed respectively) studio apartments each with their own access, shower room, kitchenette and private terraces facing the ocean.
Daily maid service is included (Monday to Friday) and although catering does not form part of the package, arrangements can be made for guests occupying the full property. Among the fascinating features of the house is a spiral stone staircase (with shower) that leads directly from a medieval style turret, to a tiny private cove below the villa. Also a charming roof terrace providing stunning views accessible from the balcony of the master bedroom/guest room.
Terms: A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking with the remaining balance due six weeks prior to date of arrival.
We stayed in the upstairs studio which was perfect for us. It has a reasonably sized bedroom, bathroom with shower and galley kitchen. There is a good sized outdoor terrace with two sunbeds and table and chairs for dining where we spent most of our time. The retractable awning was very useful, as we could relax there when very hot or even when raining. There is also a gas barbeque and a communal outdoor space and pool for dipping.
The property felt very secure, and we were very well looked after by the housekeeper Lynn, who was very friendly and helpful.
The location is stunning, with lovely views over the bay. You can access the beach via a ten minute walk along the road, or swimming from the beach below the house. We saw turtles, rays and fish swimming close to the house, and local fishermen fishing each morning.
The house is located between Bridgetown and Holetown, and the bus stop is right outside.
We would not hesitate to recommend this property as a holiday rental.
Thank you !
Lovely stay in your lovely home.
Lynn is a gem !!!
Having returned from Barbados a few weeks ago, I find myself thinking of it every day with wonderful memories of a fantastic holiday, mainly due to having stayed at Ocean Blue, we discovered this lovely house about 3 years ago when we rented the large studio, within a couple of days of being there I had decided that it was the place I wanted to spend my 60th birthday, so this time we rented the whole house and invited our friends to join us, what a great decision, even with the house full to capacity there's enough space to be alone ( inside and out ) the house is kept immaculate by the house keeper Lynne, who manages to do her job so well its not until you go to your room you realise she's there at all, as for the house it's self, every room has views of the Caribbean, there is a lovely little private beach accessed down a spiral staircase, all the rooms are spacious and light, deciding which terrace to eat lunch on was the only drama, that's if you can be bothered to cook, if not the house is perfectly located for the many eateries and bars along the west coast, although I would advise a car driving is easy and other drivers are far more courteous than here, I could go on and on the list is endless but one of our favourite things was that you can flick a switch and light the sea at night for that midnight dip, all in all the perfect holiday, we shall definitely be going back, my advice go and find out for yourself you won't be disappointed
We stayed in the upstairs studio over Easter 20-27 April 2011 and had a perfect stay from first arrival to departure. The location of the house right by the ocean with direct access down to the sea (and even your own little beach) was very special. The views are incredible from the terrace looking out over the ocean - we even saw turtles swimming by from our terrace. Lynn, the housekeeper, was fantastic and really looked after us and kept the house spotless. We had a car which made getting around easy. We would recommend Folkestone Marine Park for snorkelling and a trip over to Bathsheba on the East coast. The Lone Star was our favourite restaurant, Daphne's our favourite bar for sunset cocktails and the Sandy Lane hotel for the buffet lunch. However, it was always a real pleasure to return to the house, to enjoy the views from the terrace of the house and to swim in the ocean direct from the house. Many thanks for a beautiful stay and especially many thanks to Lynn who really went out of her way to look after us and to maintain the house to a very high standard.
e have just returned from our two week stay in the studio appartment at Ocean Blues having just enjoyed the best holiday ever in Barbados and have aready asked the owners to reserve the same two week period for next year, it was just fabulous! It was like a second honeymoon for my wife and I and made extra special by the owners, staff and location of this wonderful property! We never got bored of just sitting and watching the wonderful sunsets from our private terrace or watching the constant flow of sailing crafts pass by, it really is something special in an excellent location on the West coast ideal for sight seeing in nearby Bridgetown or some late night entertainment and great restaurants all the way up the west coast from this property to nearby Holetown, Speightstown and even Cattlewash on the East coast! Please don't take our words for it just give it a try and you will NOT be disappointed, it's exactly like it says in the brochure!!
We stayed at the upstairs studio in January 2010 and had a great holiday. The property was as described, and the size of the balcony exceeded all expectations. The views were spectacular, and it was very private -it really is the living room for the property. Best of all was the retractable awning which covered the whole area.
Swimming in the sea was great, with easy access from the private beach at the foot of the house.
The accommodation was very clean, with a friendly daily maid service, and the owners made us very welcome.
It is a little distance away from any shops or restaurants, but we travelled on the very frequent local buses for the equivalent of 50p to shops, beaches and restaurants.
Directions from Airport to
Ocean Blues, Batts Rock, Prospect, St James, Barbados. When exiting the airport follow the sign to Spring Gardens. The last roundabout is just passed the University of the West Indies (you can see the ocean at this point). Turn right at round-a-bout and continue for 1/4 mile passed the Esso Filling Station. Ocean Blues is 30 metres passed the Batts Rock Beach Road and directly opposite Crusher Road.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 14 2015 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices based on 8 sharing
Christmas/New Year Rate + 15% (19 December to 1 January inclusive)
Upper Studio and Main House can be intergrated to sleep 6 persons at a combined price.
30% non-refundable deposit required to secure the booking with balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be by debit/credit card or direct bank transfer
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.