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Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 35 yards, Holetown 500 yards

Sarah or Simon Ellis

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Sarah or Simon Ellis

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 35 yards, Holetown 500 yards

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Holetown Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Perfect for couples or a group of 3 friends.

Comfortable apartment in beautifully kept tropical gardens just steps from the white coral sands, crystal blue waters and palm trees of Discovery Bay. The apartment is bright and airy with colourful fabrics, hardwood and cane furniture, and fans providing a cooling breeze. There is a very well equipped kitchen so you can rustle up anything from freshly caught tuna to a rum punch for sun downers. Enjoy watching humming birds feeding among the hibiscus and monkeys scampering up trees as you relax on the balcony. A wide range of bars and restaurants, an excellent supermarket and duty free shopping are all just a short walk away in Holetown. If you need to keep in touch there is free wireless broadband access for your laptop.

Eating and Drinking: Zacchios Restaurant is a favourite 5 minutes stroll away with water side eating at sensible prices. Nearby Inn on the Beach has a great value buffet lunch and lovely setting. Surfside Bar & Restaurant has a great Happy Hour, simple beach menu and TV screens for sports lovers. Coxies and Groots are popular bars a short walk North and Lexy Piano Bar enlivens the town. Holetown's First and Second Streets offer a mix including Mediterranean, Bajan, South Indian, Italian and Asian restaurants. For upmarket dining Tides and The Mews deserve their reputations. Further afield The Fish Pot, North of Speightstown is worth the bus ride - as is Cariba to the South. To eat like the locals try the roadside vans - or the fish frys at Oistins and Half Moon Fort. Patisserie Flint can ease you into another laid back day with a latte and delicious banana bread. If you just want to sit on a beach with a rum punch Harry our gardener has a family recipe and will gladly mix you a bottle of his finest.

Beaches around the island: Discovery Bay and Settlers beaches are ideal for swimming with gently shelving sand, jet ski free areas marked by buoys & floating platforms for diving or sunbathing. If you want to chill in the shade with a good book they are fringed with Coconut Palms & Casuarina trees & Bougainvillea adding a splash of colour. Water skiing and other aqua sports are available on the beach - or you can book ahead at Sandpiper's kiosk. Mullins & Gibbs beaches are 4 miles north, Sandy Lane beach 2 miles south. Brighton beach just north of Bridgetown has a glorious expanse of sand + the delightfully laid back Weisers Bar.The South East Coast is a favourite place with all types of surfer. The East Coast is a complete contrast - almost deserted with big Atlantic rollers crashing in rather than the gentle Caribbean Sea. It is rugged and beautiful but beware of the dangerous undertow in many places. Crane Beach is superb - with a great deli en route. Best eating places there: The Cove & The Crane.

Barbados and the Bajans offer so much: Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, nightlife, music, history, great restaurants. But what makes Barbados special, and the reason so many visitors return year after year, is the Bajans who are warm, charming, always ready with a smile. They make you feel welcome and really at home on this lovely Caribbean Island. - - Do try a half day catamaran cruise up the West coast with lunch, drinks, wreck snorkeling and a swim with turtles. It departs just by Art Studio. - - Barbados has a reputation for having the finest golf in the Caribbean, with championship at Sandy Lane & Royal Westmoreland 5 minutes away and Royal Barbados Golf Club further south. - - Also: Kensington Oval, best known of all West Indian Cricket Grounds - - Rum distillery tour and rum shops - - Wildlife Reserve (north) - - Andromeda Botanical Gardens (east) - - Harrison's cave with impressive stalactites & and stalagmites (centre) - - the largest military garrison in the Caribbean. - - Enjoy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah or Simon Ellis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Sarah or Simon Ellis

We live in Cambridge UK with Katy and Sammy who are 12 and 10.

They love swimming with the turtles and the fresh fish at Ju Ju's Beach Restaurant.

Sarah or Simon Ellis purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Sarah or Simon Ellis chose Holetown

We bought Art Studio on our 3rd trip to Barbados. The Bajans are the friendliest people we have ever met, fantastic with children and wonderfully laid back.

What makes this apartment unique

35 yards/metres from the beach.

Lovely tropical gardens

Holetown on your doorstep.

Everything you need! .

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 35 yards, Holetown 500 yards
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
5

A perfect beach side location

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideally located with everything made available for a stay at the beach (including beach chairs and ice packs!) The rooms were comfortable and very clean with staff on hand to help and give advice if needed. Particular places to mention were JoJo's beach bar and restaurant for a home cooked meal and drink on the beach watching the sun go down or Tides restaurant for a special night out. I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends or family.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

positively excellent

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here several and have always enjoyed my time there.The location is yards away from a terrific beach , the gardens that surround the apartments are well maintained with humming birds regular visitors.If you are seeking an inexpensive place in a great location you would be hard to beat this place and I am already thinking of going back. Love it ,love it, love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a a really nice pre Christmas break at Art Studio. It is very conveniently located with the beach so close and shopping/bars/restaurants all within a few hundred yards. Had nice meals at Sea Cat and Lemon Grass in the big shopping centre and possibly the slowest pizza in the world at Spago - but it tasted very good. Our favourite bar was Lime Bar in Lime Grove. Hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Peaceful retreat on the west coast

  • 5 of 5

A simple private apartment beachside of the west coast road. Easy access to beach (2 mins walk) where there is great swimming. Short walk to the shops and restaurants. Self catering easy with full size oven and hob/microwave and fridgefreezer and necessary equipment. Comfy big bed, good shower and lots of hot water. Balcony perfect for lazy breakfast and lunch out of the sun. Fabulous staff who keep a low profile but provide excellent service. Gardens beautifully kept. Linen changed 3 times a week and the apartment well looked after by the dedicated staff. I would highly recommend this apartment for a couple looking for a low budget holiday with a real comfy home from home experience. You can walk to Sandy Lane to witness the high life!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Paris, France
5

Bravo Art Studio

  • 5 of 5

I would like to congratulate Simon and Sarah and the staff at Art Studio for making such a nice restful place for us to stay. Harry the gardener made us some superb rum punch and Audrey the housekeeper looked after us very well. It was fantastic to have a beautiful beach right on our doorstep. We enjoyed the happy hour at Surfside bar just along the beach many times and alsdo the stylish Inn on the Beach just a bit further along. This is a beautiful island with beautiful people on it who are so very friendly. It is good to go over to the other side of the island on the East Coast where there are more lovely beaches and very big waves.We had dinner at Cariba whcih was a delight, Spago on the beach near us and a very nice Chinese Restaurant by the Pool at Golden View which is a short walk up the hill. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Happy Holetown, beautiful Barbados!

  • 4 of 5

A delightful studio apartment, small but perfectly formed! The only reason we haven't given it 5 stars is because the vista from the balcony is a little disappointing. Apart from that it had everything we needed and was beautifully looked after by Audrey and Harry. The location is great for the beach, for restaurants and shops and also for adventuring. Old favourites for us were the Tides, Mews and Fish Pot, all as good as ever. Great new discoveries were Sunbury Plantation House and Andromeda Botanical Gardens. It is certainly worth having a car for at least part of the holiday so you have the freedom to properly discover places off the beaten track. The information provided by Simon and Sarah is second to none, so detailed and helpful and the back up once you have made your booking is caring and personal. Thank you for a perfect and much needed holiday, you even got the weather spot on!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams, Bridgetown, Barbados
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bridgetown
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Discovery Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is 500 yards North of Holetown on the Platinum Coast - named after its beautiful white coral sand. Settlers Beach is 200 yards North and has Spago, a waterfront Italian restaurant. Folkestone Marine Park lies just beyond with excellent reef snorkeling, a museum, aquarium, picnic tables in the shade and tennis courts. Art Studio sits between the Sandpiper and Discovery Bay hotels which are happy for guests to use their pools and bars. Holetown has more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste and budget (see 'Eating & Drinking' section below). It also offers banks, taxis, post office and a good range of shops. Catch one of Barbados' famous yellow buses from a stop 100 yards away to visit bustling Bridgetown or head north to laid back Speightstown.

Other Activities: Liming, steel band, piano bar, reef snorkeling, swimming with turtles, glass bottom boat, jet ski, rum shops and distillery, marine parks.

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Rates & Availability

From £49 Per night

Holetown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan - Apr 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
£78
£545
 
 
Apr - Aug 2015
Apr 21 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£54
£375
 
 
Autumn 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£49
£340
 
 
November/December 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
£64
£445
 
 
Xmas & New Year 2015/16
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
£79
£550
 
 
Jan - Apr 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
£76
£545
 
 
Apr - Aug 2016
Apr 21 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
£64
£445
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rental rates include daily maid service, all utilities and linen - but please bring your own outdoor towels for beach and garden use.
Flexible changeover day. You can rent by the night - just divide the weekly rate by 7.
Additional adults are £100 per week, additional children £50pw.
Late availability special rates - email us.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Holetown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • The king size bed can be split into 2 single beds if preferred. Third bed (folding) or a cot available if needed. Please note - there is an extra charge for a third person in the apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will be well looked after by our friendly staff. Meschelle who is the housekeeper and Harry who is the gardener and maintenance man. They will ensure things run smoothly and answer any questions for you. We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport by either Harry or a local taxi firm.

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