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Superbly located just yards from the beach with private pool

Diane Howes

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights

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Superbly located just yards from the beach with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


Sunset Crest Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa and two large Studio Apartments

You couldnt be much closer to the beach on West Coast - a fantastic property with pool - everything for your holiday in Barbados. High standard,of furnishings, fittings, and everything else needed for comfort plus beautiful tropical 'jungle' garden.. We offer free wireless internet ,cable TV, DVD, radio/CD, telephone. ... Set in a tropical paradise of fruit trees and beautiful foliage and flowers.. Well located in a quiet cul de sac and a few minutes walk to beach.....

Self Catering at its best -

The villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, two outside galleries overlooking the pool deck.

TWO STUDIO APARTMENTS - From the upper apartment you can view the Sunset , looking over the trees to the sea.

The lower apartment has an additional patio area situated in the back garden, as well as a front patio with garden view..

We have a lovely pool area also which is private i.e. for the use of guests only. It is clean and sparkling and a welcome escape from the beach or the Beach House Pool,

The property at Plumbago Avenue, Sunset Crest, St. James is located in a most sought after area of the West Coast of Barbados. and we have the added attraction of our own private pool and yet we are within a five mnute walk to the Beach, to the Beach House where all guests are automatically Members and free to use the facilities there.

My property is maintained to a high standard and we are constantly upgrading - it is clean, fresh and welcoming - spotless. The whole property is fully screened against insects!

The beaches of the West Coast are within minutes walk and the area abounds with activities available - including two world class golf courses, tennis courts, horse riding, every water sport imaginable and lots of shops, restaurants and bars.

We are in a quiet location, without traffic noise - and a parkland area next door to the property gives access to all the above activities without having to run the gauntlet of the traffic - of which, of late, there is a lot in Barbados.

You can relax by the pool and do nothing....its up to you.

We also have a private Beach Club with its own pool and access to the beach which you can also use if you want to be right by the beach - and you can use this as a base for a day walking the beaches either to the North or the South of the area.....there are bathroom facilities here.....and the Beach House right next door has a beautiful Restaurant and Bar.

There is now a beach bar also. overlooking the sea where cocktails can be enjoyed called 'Drift'...check it out - you will be welcome

Plumbago : The two apartments and the Villa (two bedrooms, two bathrooms)are available for rent either seperately or together - the pool is solely for the use of whoever is living on the property.

There is a lovely balcony on both apartments and extra outside patio with access from the lower apartment..... fully equipped kitchens and very large bathrooms cum dressing rooms. They are bright and airy and very comfortable. The lower apartment has an additional patio which leads from the apartment to the back garden.

The Villa has two outside areas belonging to it.

The property faces West but the cooling winds that come from the East keep these two places cool as there are windows/doors which allow the winds to pass through. The apartments were built to null and void the need for Air Conditioning - the windows are louvre windows and the doors also - so built to maximise the Trade Winds that blow.

There is a pool deck also that is for the sole use of the residents of the apartments and Villa.

General: Sunset Crest has grown dramatically in the last twenty years and is now a major hub on the Island. We have everything here and there is very rarely the need for a Car as the local bus service is so good - running from early morning to late at night to most popular places on the island. . There is a lively atmosphere about the area with lots of eating places and local bars where the toursts and locals meet in very friendly atmospheres.

The beaches are all close by and one can walk both North and South from or own Beach Club and one amazing beach follows the other. The swimming is to die for with most beaches on this Coast havng good shade from the trees that line the Coast.

Barbados offers a variety of things to do or you can do nothing, according to your mood..

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Diane Howes (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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About Diane Howes

Short bio on Diane - British born and raised . ..connected with West Indies since 18 years of age with a unique experience which lends itself to the position I now have with regard to holidaymakers. I love people and am resolute in making my guests comfortable away from home.

A love of travel has widened my horizons.

I believe in giving the best Service that I can.

Diane Howes purchased this villa in 1999

Why Diane Howes chose Sunset Crest

This property is my dream home and I have created it with my own high standards of living. It is situated beautifully in the best part of Barbados. . in a short cul de sac, away from traffic noise and yet within a short walk to everythig that is here to ensure the perfect holiday, whatever your preferences.

What makes this villa unique

It is its unique position that drew me to this property - - the comfort - its quite stunning. I love sharing it with my guests.please contact me personally about what availability I have as I am flexible and my calendar dosent necessarily reflect exactly which unit is available etc. The same applies to my rates....flexible!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Superbly located just yards from the beach with private pool
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Plumbago, the first time was 13 years ago when we brought the children with us, so we stayed in the villa. This time we came on our own and rented the bottom apartment.. On first inspection the apartment was clean and tidy and had everything you would need for a lovely holiday. There was plenty of wardrobe space to hang all our clothes which was in the bathroom/ dressing room. The apartment complex is exactly as described by Diane with a lovely pool for cooling off when the sun gets too hot. The gardens have been well maintained and stocked with all sorts of exotic plants which attract all sorts of birds, including hummingbirds. The property is just a short two minute walk to the supermarket shopping complex and 5-10 minute walk to Limegrove shopping centre with it's designer shops, bars and cafes. The beach is only across the road from the supermarket and the Beach House also. We enjoyed the use of The Beach House, it is a haven away from pedlars on the beaches and has a bar, restaurant, showers, a nice pool and safes. Plumbago villas and apartments are cleaned regularly, even when not in use. The upper apartment is more modern, with just about everything looking new, whilst the lower apartment is slightly older looking, but still lovely. Diane has years of experience in the hotel trade and has set herself high standards which shine through within the complex. Please be aware though that this property is within a residential area and there are other people living within the area that have dogs, do gardening, building work etc. Generally the area is quiet, just far enough away from the main road not to hear the traffic noise. We would not hesitate to recommend Plumbago to our friends and family and we wish we were still there!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time that we had visited Barbados and having been disappointed with the last property we had rented, were we a little apprehensive as to what might greet us, but from the moment we walked into the apartment, we knew we had made the right choice. We rented the upper apartment, for sixteen nights, it may be described as a studio but don't be put off, it is enormous, spacious, light and airy, we didn't need to use the air-conditioning at all. The apartment was spotlessly clean and we've never had so much room for our clothes. Diane (the owner) was on hand to greet us and explain everything. The pool area is well maintained as are the gardens. As for location, it is perfect, set three roads back from the main road, it is quiet, yet only about 5mins walk to the beach, restaurants and supermarket. There are a wide range of restaurants in Holetown, our favourite being The Beach House, a little pricey but the food is superb and if you can get a table by the shore, it only adds to the experience. Diane was helpful and friendly, giving us advice whenever we needed it. We would not hesitate to recommend Plumbago and we will certainly be returning.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Very Comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable stay! Diane and Wayne are so welcoming and accomodating! If you would like a reasonably priced place in Barbardos, close to the beach and use of the Beach Club nearby, then this is the place to stay! The grounds are lovely and the pool is nice and warm! Thanks again for a memorable vacation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great appartment

  • 5 of 5

We've had a great stay at Diane's place in Sunset Crest.

It's a nice house with all comforts in it.

When you wheter you wan't to sit in the sun or in the shade, everything's possible. Rather barbecue than cook?......Possible.

The location of it is also perfect. Not to close to the big road, so it's a quiet invironment. But just close enough to walk to the beach, supermarket or bus stop. (All about 5 minutes.)

If you're searching for a nice place near holetown on Barbados....This one's it!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment complex was a great place for us. Has everything you need, close to beaches, grocery stores, coffee shops. Diane was a great host, had access to the pool at anytime, which my husband very much appreciated. Definitely will come back to stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

I was very particular about my requirements when searching for accommodation as I was travelling alone on this occasion and I can honestly say I hit the jackpot with this lovely apartment. I stayed in the upper apartment .

It was very spacious, well furnished and with more storage space in the bathroom/dressing room than you will ever need. Very comfortable bed and pillows, which is a must.

The kitchen was fully equipped.

Late afternoon sitting on the west facing balcony was a treat.

The property is in well cared for gardens with a pool and lounging chairs and the water was a comfortable temperature

As for location, it is ideal for everything, the shopping mall and beach just minutes away.

Many thanks to Diane for her company and help during my time there.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bridgetown, Barbados
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Beach House, Zaccios, Surfside, Lime Grove,Drift
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The Beach House
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Sunset Crest, Surrfside beach
Car: not necessary


Please contact Diane for more details re occupancy options and enquiries about availability as the calendar may not reflect the exact information.

This area is unsurpassable for visitors and all tastes are

catered can walk everywhere. The beach is a few minutes walk away as are the shops, restauants, bars and now two VIP cinemas.

On Plumbago Avenue we are particularly blessed as we are located at the end of a cul de sac and right next door to lovely parkland. The park gives access to all the amenities of Holetown. It is NOT a playpark for children, so quiet and restful surrounded by similar houses like mine, all with large gardens....and NO NOISE from traffic which can impact on ones serenity.

Your own DRIVER pick up can be arranged for your arrival and departure.

Buses to all part of the island are frequent.

The private Beach Club is available for your's right on the beach a mere five minutes walk away.

Beautiful beaches are just a stones throw away from the property as are all the amenities of the area, including golf, tennis, horse riding, diving and every known watersport. There are lots of shops and supermarket, cafes, bars and restaurants of every description which cater for all budgets. In February we have the Holetown Festival

You wll also have use of our private Beach Club which is a few minutes walk away - this gives access to the beach wth lockers for your personal items - so you can stroll up and down the beach unencumbered. There are showers, wash rooms, , restaurant and bar there too - a beautiful setting ...also a new cocktail bar called 'DRIFT' next to the Beach House.


Other Activities: EVERYTHING


Rates & Availability

From £60 Per night

Sunset Crest Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Jul 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
High summer
Jul 16 2015 - Sep 2 2015
10 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2015 - Nov 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early winter
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 14 2015
1 night minimum stay
Winter 15 dec 2015 - Apr 2015
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 22 2016
10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes THE RATES ABOVE ARE A GUIDE ONLY and apply to studio apartments only.

WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO DISCUSS RATES..dependant on season or last minute bookings.
We have a special rate from April 5 till my upper apartment which will suit three people.

A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking.and is non refundable - so we strongly advise the taking out of an Insurance to cover any unforseen issue that might arise. Full payment required in advance of arrival. Air conditioning is extr
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Sunset Crest Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upper apt
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , lower apt
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , pool shower
    Bathroom 4 -
  • The two apartments have EXTRA LARGE bathrooms cum dressing rooms. no clothes need to be put in bedrooms leaving that space clear for just lounging, watching tv, laptop work or listening to the radio. Both are large , spacious and airy with everything built in to a high standard and lots of cupboard and hanging space. The Villa has two bedrooms, one en suite , the second bedroom has its own bathroom but is not en suite. All bathrooms are fiinshed with vanity units in ccorian and wooden bespoke vanity units.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king
    Bedroom 1 villa en suite - 1 king , Largish bedroom with ensuite bathroom in villa
    Bedroom 1 ensuite in villa - 1 king , Bedroom is fairly large with en suite bathroom
  • Both Studios have large beds. The ground floor apartment has a king size bed and the upper apartment has two three foot six inch beds which can be seperated or put together. An extra bed could be accommodated. Air conditionng in both apartments is optional and charged for if taken - both rooms have fans and are cool if windows kept open. ALL THE PROPERTY IS FULLY SCREENED TO DISTRACT INSECTS FROM ENTERING !! The space is large - much larger than the average Studio apartment.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The pool is central to this property and is for the exclusive use of guests and we have found that there is no problem with the sharing by our guests, as they get to know each other and it is a favourite spot for hanging out, having a chat or a sundowner - or if you dont want to be sociable, you have your own private patio or the back garden . The pool is about twenty eight feet long and l5 foot wide at its widest point - it is amoeba shaped with a handrail and also a ladder. The deep end is 5 foot six inches deep and the shallow end 3 foot deep. It is well maintained and always sparklingly clean - when the sun is out the finish of diamond brite which has been used on the pool makes it look like the sea when the sun is out and it is a cloudless sky....very inviting. THERE IS LOTS OF SPACE FOR SITTING OUT , READING, LOUNGING OR HAVING THAT HARD WORKED FOR COCKTAIL ! WE OFFER FREE WI FI, FREE TELEPHONE FOR LOCAL CALLS, FREE LAUNDRY FACILITIES

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