APARTMENT #6 - GROUND FLOOR

Mary Grace

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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APARTMENT #6 - GROUND FLOOR

Holetown Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable & recently refurbished 1 bedroom apts only yards from the beach

Our apartments are set in peaceful tropical gardens, just yards from a beautiful beach – clear blue sea, white coral sands & palm trees.

They are simply, but well furnished, as they are our family holiday homes rather than just rental properties.

The beds are large & comfortable, as is all the patio furniture. The kitchen area has every appliance you could possibly need, including a blender for mixing up cocktails & a cafetiere to make that fresh cup of coffee in the morning! Towels, linen & soft furnishings are colour coordinated, creating a bright & cheerful atmosphere. All linens are renewed annually. Large fans keep the apartment cool & comfortable, allowing you a good nights sleep. There is a daily maid, who will also provide a laundry service at a small cost. Of course an iron & hairdryer are available for use by our guests. You are an easy stroll from an excellent selection of bars & restaurants, a well-stocked supermarket & local transport- an ideal location!

The gardens surrounding the property are carefully tended by Harry. You will see Frangipani, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and many other tropical flowers. We also grow avocado, grapefruit, coconut, breadfruit and bananas.

Eating Out - Reasonable to Ridiculous:

There are numerous places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets – all within easy reach of the apartment. For up-market dining we can highly recommend Lone Star and The Tides. The Fish Pot at Little Good Harbour is north of Speightstown, but well worth the 15-minute drive.

For well-priced, good fresh food, served by friendly, relaxed staff, visit Zaccios – a 5-minute walk away. We are regular visitors here and the bar staff are fabulous too – ask Dave or Trudi to make you a cocktail – say Mikey and Mary sent you! Happy Hour 4.30 - 6pm!

Also try Jus Grillin opposite The Beach House - very good value and freshly cooked to order.

Sample an excellent lunch from a street vendor, where the food is truly Bajan and freshly cooked - what more could you want?

Papa Earl sells superb vegetarian food from his car at the end of our road from Tuesdays to Saturdays - we can highly recommend this tasty food at excellent prices.

There is also a 'fry' at the end of the road during the evenings of Thursday to Saturday. this has an extensive menu and everything is freshly cooked for you. You can either eat there of bring the food back to the apartment.

You could always eat at Lobster Alive just south of Bridgetown, but it is very expensive. However the beach in front of this establishment - Browns Beach - is stunning. Hire a bed and umbrella for $30 and spend all day here!

Out and About in Barbados:

So many places to visit and so much to do, and so little time. But don't hurry! Although you don't need to hire a car as the public transport system is excellent, it is fun to hire a moke or jeep for a couple of days so that you can drive around at your leisure, and discover parts of the island that other tourists may not reach! You should drive over to the east coast - it is rugged and beautiful - visit Morgan Lewis Beach and Bathsheba, having driven over Cherry Tree Hill, from where the views are truly stunning. We also suggest that you treat yourself to a catamaran cruise along the west coast - swimming with turtles, and sampling wonderful food and rum punch whilst on board - the island looks so different when seen from the ocean. A lunchtime tour of the Mount Gay Rum distillery is also an excellent good value outing! If you don't want to hire a car, a Jeep Safari is a very good way of seeing most aspects of the island in a day - of course it includes your lunch and drinks!

Beaches - Near and Far:

Coconut palms, Casuarina and Machineel trees fringe the beach at Discovery Bay, where our apartment is situated. You can sit quietly and soak up sun on a beach chair, or indulge in a variety of water sports - all of which are available from 'beach vendors' or bookable at The Sandpiper sports bar. There are buoyed off areas so that you can swim and snorkel safely without fear of being run down by over-enthusiastic jet skiers! Overall the bay is peaceful and offers something for everyone. The Folkestone Marine Reserve is a few minutes walk up the beach and is well known as an excellent snorkeling area over a beautiful coral reef. South of Discovery Bay is Sandy Lane - one of the most famous beaches and hotels in the Caribbean - all beaches are public so you can visit here if you wish. Payne’s Bay and Mullins Bay are also well known beauty spots within easy reach. The East Coast is deserted and beautiful, but swimming can be dangerous due to the undertow – so care should be taken.

More Details

Details for Apartment #6 - ground floor 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

Apartment #6 is a ground floor one bedroom apartment in a very private location. The apartment is part of a small 12 apartment complex 25 metres from Discovery Bay beach. It is a quiet development used by a wide age range of people. If you wish to party there is plenty to do, and many bars to visit only a 5 or 10 minute walk away. All fixtures and fittings, including beds and furniture are new and good quality. The comfy chairs on the terrace will allow you to really relax in the evening, whilst the fan above you keeps you cool and comfortable. There are also fans above the beds to always ensure a good nights sleep. There is a lockable strong box if you wish to safely store any valuables and passports. The broadband wifi internet access is excellent, and fast enough to use a Skype connection if you wish. This is a NON-SMOKING apartment - smoking area available in communal area of Art Studios.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed

Mary Grace

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Apartment #6 - ground floor
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Apartment #6 - ground floor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14794?uni_id=31607
+44 (0) 7738 302174
Holetown St. James
Bradford
5

BRILLIANT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a great holiday here. The apartment is close by to restaurants, bars and shops, but far enough away so that there's no noise or nuiscance! It is only a few seconds to a lovely beach.
The maid popped in every day to clean which was excellent
The owner has decorated the apartment simply but tastefully with bright cheery colours, and the beds are really comfortable. Absolutely everything provided for the kitchen, plus good hairdryer etc. All matching linen and towels which was a nice touch.
The owner sent us loads of information which we found really helpful. We shall definitely return, and when we read the guest book in the studio, it seems that lots of guests have come back many times.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We spend a lot of time and effort keeping the apartment up to date and well maintained - it's usually how we spend our own holidays there!
We supply as much information as possible to guests, so that they don't have to waste any valuable holiday time deciding what to do and where to go - many of those decisions can be made before you even leave home!
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Apartment #6 - ground floor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14794?uni_id=31607
+44 (0) 7738 302174
Holetown St. James
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I had never been to Barbados nor tried a HomeAway type of stay before. This was perfect. This apartment would have been triple the price in a hotel. It is right near a beautiful bay that is perfect for swimming, not so much beach lounging as the shore is small (there can be some beach hawkers trying to get you to do water sports, but they are kind if you decline and wont ask again). The water is so clear you can see the floor as far out as you can swim. There is a full kitchen with all the supplies you need to cook, so we made breakfast every morning with the supplies we got from a supermarket just a short walk away. Apartment was cleaned everyday and we never felt worried about crime or theft. There is a bus stop just a few meters from the apartment, so no worries about renting a car, it was super easy to get around and very cheap. Also right next to the bust stop is a food stand at night. We never ate there but there was always people, looked like a fish fry. To my delight, almost everyday next to the bus stop was somebody with a coconut stand, making fresh coconut water right in front of you. The location of this apartment is in a very organic part of Barbados, minus a high end mall, its not too touristy like some areas near Bridgetown and being on the west side of the island and so close to the bus stop, you can get to a beautiful beach in minutes or get to the main bus terminal to get around the whole island.

I recommend using the driver service to and from the airport, it is an option the owner presents when you reserve this room. It's $40 (USD) both ways, but the driver they have is a great person to start and end your trip with, he had no problems making an extra stop from and to the airport and he was very informative of the island. Trust me, the buses are great but you don't want to be lugging baggage on them, they can get very crowded. Beach towels are also provided, which was nice.

The onnnnly negative I would say is the bed is really firm, I awoke with a few dead arms as did my girlfriend.

Overall, this place was the core of a wonderful Holiday for us, I would recommend it to anyone especially for the price compared all other options in Barbados. This place raised the bar on our future stays,
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time, and that our apartment came up to your expectations and beyond!
We take pride in keeping our apartments freshly decorated and equipped. The accommodation is not 'flash', but very comfortable and we aim to provide our guests with everything they could need at a very reasonable price.
The beds are firm as that is our preference and seems to be what most guests prefer. However I can assure future guests that although the mattresses are firm and supportive, the pillows are soft and bouncy and top quality - to help you sleep well after a busy day on the beach!
Happy holiday!
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Apartment #6 - ground floor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14794?uni_id=31607
+44 (0) 7738 302174
Holetown St. James
Bucks UK
5

BARBADOS STUDIO APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone seeking a self catering, get away from it all option on the west coast of Barbados. The apartment was spotlessly clean, bright and well maintained. The visitor guide provided by the owners before our departure was very helpful and most informative. The daily maid service was wonderful and the beach is only yards from the apartment. It is possible to travel along the west coast using public transport very easily as there is a bus stop next to the entrance to the apartments. We also hired a car in our second week to explore the north and east of the island, which is beautiful and more remote. Dining out in Holetown is easy with lots of choice in walking distance or the fully equipped kitchen also enables you to self cater if you prefer. We also recommend the sunset champagne cruise on the "Stiletto" catamaran, which usually departs from the beach outside the apartment.
This property is exactly as advertised and we would love to return for a second visit!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: I hope that future guests find this review helpful.
We are completely honest about our apartment, and don't make it out to be anything bigger or better than it is! We decorate and refurbish it annually, so it is gratifying when we receive a complimentary review such as this one.
Mary
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Apartment #6 - ground floor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14794?uni_id=31607
+44 (0) 7738 302174
Holetown St. James
Cheshire, UK
5

ART STUDIO'S

Art Studio's
  • 5 of 5
This is the first time we have been to Barbados and Art Studio's were perfect in terms of location to beach and shopping etc. The apartment was clean, well equipped and had everything we needed to make our holiday perfect. If we have one criticism it would be that the apartment would benefit from some easy more relaxing chairs for those evenings you wish to spend in having a quiet read. That said it in no way had any detrimental affect on our enjoyment.The staff caring for the apartment were welcoming and friendly . We would strongly recommend this accommodation and intent to return there ourselves in the near future.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that these guests enjoyed their holiday with us!
We do have a wooden rocking chair in the apartment with feather cushions for guests who wish to chill out and relax, as well as a chaise longue. Because we welcome and encourage constructive feedback, in response to this review we have made further cushions available so that future guests can make themselves even more comfortable wherever and however they wish.
Please always feel free to call us if you have any further questions - contact number available on the first page of the website.
Thank you - Mary
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Apartment #6 - ground floor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14794?uni_id=31607
+44 (0) 7738 302174
Holetown St. James
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

GENUINE COMMENTS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK: Wanted to say what a fantastic time we had - the apartment was perfect - how glorious to be so close to the beach. *** Just to let you know what a wonderful time we had at Art Studios. We enjoyed the sunsets with other residents, and all agreed that No 4 is the best apartment to stay in! We did the Races, Parliament, Holders Hill Theatre, fish fry at Oistins, dined at Le Mer Port St Charles and The Lone Star. Also enjoyed Cocomos very much. *** Congratulations - beautiful apartment - the 4th time we have stayed at Art Studios - #4 is by far the nicest. We had a wonderful time and are sorry to be going home - when we return we will definitely be staying here. *** Once again, thank you, particularly for such a smooth booking process and for all your helpful advice. Both the people and island were superb. Everyone we met had something to say and of course the place is beautiful. Art studio was a real treat - much better than a hotel any day!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams International (BGI)
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Just at the end of the lane
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Discovery Bay beach
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
LimeGrove Centre or Surfside on the beach
Nearest Ski
30 Metres
Water and jet-skiing only - no snow of course!
Nearest Golf
2.5 Kilometres
Royal Westmoreland
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Tides / Nishi / Zaccios / Sandpiper / Jus Grillin
Car: not necessary

Art Studios are located approximately 500 yards north of Holetown, on the Platinum coast of Barbados - so called because of the beautiful white coral sand. It is situated between The Discovery Bay Hotel and The Sandpiper, two well-known hotels on the West Coast. You can be on the beach in a matter of seconds and just bob about in the Caribbean. Alternatively you can sunbathe in the garden amongst the beautiful tropical shrubs and flowers – the humming birds and green monkeys won’t bother you! You are a 5-minute walk from top class restaurants and a wide selection of different bars. There are several banks and boutiques as well as duty free shopping in the vicinity. Many sporting facilities are available - golf, tennis and a multitude of water sports. Despite all this fun the area is relaxed, laid back and peaceful! It really is an excellent location with absolutely everything you need within an easy stroll.

Other Activities: snorkelling, swimming with turtles, skiing, watching cricket, football and road tennis!

Golf: Thre are several golf courses courses on the island. However you do need very deep pockets to play, and indeed will not be able to play at all on some of them if you are not resident at Sandy Lane or Royal Westmoreland!

So before you carefully pack your golf clubs and suitable attire, please check availability via various websites!

Ski: No snow skiing available, but plenty of water skiing for newcomers and the experienced alike!

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Availability & Rates

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Holetown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
JUNE
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£395
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£299
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£399
 
 
Pre-Christmas
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
£490
 
 
Christmas - Easter
Dec 14 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes ** Approximately 30% deposit is payable on booking, and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date. You may pay by bank transfer, debit card or credit card.

Please note - there is a small extra charge of £95 for a third person in the apartment. No additional charge for a child under 2 years.

We always send out comprehensive Booking Terms and Conditions, so that owner and guests ar
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Amenities

Holetown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Safe
  • fax
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Or 2 single beds + child bed
  • The beds can be made up as a very large double or two large singles. The beds are new and of hotel standard, with good quality bed linen that is replaced annually. There are bedside and reading lamps, and plenty of feather cushions so that you can make yourself really comfortable when reading that holiday novel. We are happy to send you a diagram of the apartment so that you can fully understand the size and layout. A foldaway bed is available for a 3rd guest if necessary. We suggest that a third guest is either a young family member, or travelling as one of a group of friends.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • equestrian events
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wifi broadband Internet access - no pc available. Iphone compatible. All kitchen equipment is regularly replaced, so is modern and clean. If you rent a car you are able to park adjacent to the apartment. The maid for your apartment will visit 6 days a week, to clean or change bed linen and towels. There is a lockable strong box if you wish to safely store passports and money. The apartments are part of a 12 apartment complex 25 metres from Discovery Bay beach. It is a quiet development used by a wide age range of people. If you wish to party there is plenty to do, and many bars to visit only a 5 or 10 minute walk away. We politely ask that guests do not smoke in any area of the apartment. Thank you.
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