LUXURY TOWNHOUSE WITH POOL, SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS, 5 MINUTES WALK FROM BEACH

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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LUXURY TOWNHOUSE WITH POOL, SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS, 5 MINUTES WALK FROM BEACH

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Sleeps 4 plus, ideal for couples or families, quiet location near amenities

'Monkeytime' is one of 7 townhouses in a luxurious, gated community called Costa Vista which clings dramatically to the coral ridge about 300 metres inland from Fitts Esplanade. Built on 3 levels and gently fanned by cooling breezes, it has 1334 sq.ft. of internal space, plus a 550 sq.ft. roof terrace, and further balconies on ground and first floors. Views of the Caribbean Sea and the incomparable Platinum Coast are truly breathtaking. The accommodation has high quality kitchen equipment, tasteful furnishings, two fully-tiled bathrooms, air-conditioning in all rooms, comfortable beds (1 double plus en suite, 2 twins plus day bed for child) and plenty of storage space. There is an extra foldaway bed on request. Monkeytime is surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and there are shady, lawned areas around the pool and gazebo. There is ample car parking. Jordans supermarket is opposite the beach.The property is not suitable for wheelchair users or toddlers. There is a manager on site.

Getting to Barbados and Chilling Out: Barbados can be easily reached by direct flights from the U.K. (London Gatwick or Manchester, 7-8 hours), Germany (Frankfurt), the U.S. (Miami, New York) and Canada (Toronto). Taxi Transfers from the airport cost around BDS$60 (US$30). Alternatively you can arrange car hire pick up directly from and to the airport or delivered direct to Monkeytime. Once you arrive you will want to chill out and relax. The beach is just five minutes walk downhill. It is an undeveloped beach used by locals and tourists alike and has toilets and shower facilities and not much else, apart from sun, sea and sand, and glorious skies! When you are feeling relaxed you might want to take a drink at Il Tempio which is right on the beach. This is also an excellent restaurant, a little pricey, but well worth it. You can walk along the beach for miles in either direction. To the left you will come to Escape Hotel. To the right you come to Crystal Cove Hotel. Both these hotels have enclosed areas for swimming.

Venturing Further Afield: When you want to go further afield, you can either hire a car or take one of the yellow or blue buses which continually ply the coast road at 2$ per journey. At the bottom of the hill, left takes you to Bridgetown and right to Holetown and Speightstown. The waterfront at Bridgetown is very pleasant. There are local arts and crafts at Pelican Village at the deepwater Harbour end, and you can have a lazy meal or drink in the shade at the Waterfront Cafe across the footbridge at the inner basin. The cheapest and most characterful shopping is on Swan Street, much cheaper than Broad Street. Holetown has a Chattel Village with tourist and local goods for sale. There are also banks, shopping malls, and many bars and restaurants. It is close to some of the most expensive and exclusive residences on the island at Sandy Lane and the Royal Westmoreland. Here is a list of places to visit: Barbados Wildlife Reserve; Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary; Earthworks (Pottery and Treetop Cafe); Crane Beach.

Ideas for Eating out and Staying in: These are our favourites for eating out: beach front restaurants: The Fishpot, The Crane Hotel, Southern Palms Hotel, Il Tempio, The Lonestar, Champers; Other: the Waterfront Cafe, Brown Sugar (Bajan cuisine); Chris's Place (Rum Shop and Food), Sugar Hill Tennis Village (great swimming pool).

But if what you really want to do is relax, don't go chasing around the island in the heat of the day. Just enjoy the apartment and grounds of Monkeytime. The best time to get up is about 6 a.m. when the bats are still around and you can watch the ocean liners approaching the docks in Bridegetown. This is also a great time to go down to the beach for a walk. And if you do go out, try to be back by 5.30 to watch the sun going down from the rooftop terrace, cocktail in hand. You can't beat it! (Monkeytime refers to the daily crossing by a troupe of green monkeys travelling along the ridge from south to north, anything from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m, and back again in the evening. Keep a look-out!)

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Dianne Barber

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Speaks english, french, german, spanish
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Luxury townhouse with pool, spectacular sea views, 5 minutes walk from beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Luxury townhouse with pool, spectacular sea views, 5 minutes walk from beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422306
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Fitts Village St. James
5

Pre- Cruise stay at Monkeytime

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
We are very impressed with the house and the facilities, comprehensive equipment included. We used the roof top terrace and balcony a lot. The house on three levels is modern and spacious in an excellent location with useful shopping and Bus stop nearby.
The Beach at Fitts Village is quiet and sandy, best to take a picnic to.
The local bus was good for Bridgetown and nearby places, we used a hire car form Coconut Hire for the rest of the island.
Monkeytime is a superb base to visit Barbados and tour from, we enjoyed ourselves immensely, we found it more relaxing than a hotel.

Tanis & Barry Kadwill
Owner's Response: Many thanks Tanis and Barry! So glad you had such a great time!
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Luxury townhouse with pool, spectacular sea views, 5 minutes walk from beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422306
+44 (0)1423 871365
Fitts Village St. James
Sheffield, UK
5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
We had a lovely 2 week stay at Monkeytime. The accommodation is very clean, comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was also well-equipped for when we were cooking in. We particularly enjoyed having our tea or some evening cocktails on the roof terrace taking in the sea views. There are also sea views from the kitchen and the balcony as the living accommodation is on the middle floor with the bedrooms on the ground floor. Prior to our stay Graham was very helpful in answering any queries and also made sure there was a travel cot for our baby to sleep in. The house contained lots of tourist magazines and guide books which helped us seek out the best beaches and places to eat.

The accommodation is about a 5 minute walk down a steepish hill to the main road through Fitts Village where you will find Jordans supermarket, Il Tempio (great for happy hour cocktails 4-6 daily), a decent beach and the bus stop. We found it was well located for zipping up and down the west coast (we only had a car for a week and the buses were fine to get around on) as well as exploring the rest of the island when we had a car.

Overall a fantastic holiday in a lovely home-from-home venue - thanks!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Luxury townhouse with pool, spectacular sea views, 5 minutes walk from beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422306
+44 (0)1423 871365
Fitts Village St. James
Lancashire
4

Monkeytime

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
A well equipped townhouse with lovely views from the roof terrace. Ideally placed on the West coast of Barbados with a short walk to Fitts beach and the local supermarket.

On a steep hill with a number of steps so not suitable to the less mobile.

We had a great time the boys enjoyed the pool and Barbados is great! I can highly recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Luxury townhouse with pool, spectacular sea views, 5 minutes walk from beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422306
+44 (0)1423 871365
Fitts Village St. James
5

Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
Barbados must be the most perfect holiday destination for sun, sand and friendly people.

The Barbers were very helpful in discussions about the holiday and were always available to help if we needed it such as arranging taxi pick up.

Accommodation is situated in the quiet area called Fitts Village but buses are frequent and cheap to take you to Holetown, Speightstown or Bridgetown.

The property is at the top of quite a steep hill but the views make up for this small inconvenience. There is a supermarket very close to hand for all the basic shopping needs.

Everything in the property was of high quality and worked well. The television was not connected to an aerial so no access to any channels but you could play dvds and cds. Also there was no phone in the property but our mobile phones worked fine. The property was spotlessly clean.

The property is called Monkeytime and we did see a troop of green monkeys crossing the ridge just behind the property - quite something.

There is only one restaurant within walking distance Il Tempio which is a high class Italian restaurant on the beach with an excellent bar and friendly Italian barman. Walking along the road is not recommended as the roads are narrow with no footpath but as already mentioned buses are very frequent. There are two types of buses - blue government ones which go sedately up the coast with very few passengers and yellow buses which are quite a different experience altogether with music blaring and crowded buses as most local people like to travel on them. Wouldn't miss it for the world.

Whilst in Barbados we noted there was an exhibition tennis match involving Serena Williams. Imagine our amazement as we had dinner at the Just Grillin' restaurant in Holetown (not the most famous or classy of restaurants) when Serena came in and had fish, riceandpeas and a fruit punch with her tennis opponent and a few other people. She was staying at Sandy Lane at the time and we were told by the owner that this was the second time she had eaten there - so perhaps other famous people also eat there to have the local food.

All in all we had a perfect holiday in a perfect location. We hope to go back soon. We would recommend this property to our friends - as indeed we have!

David and Pat
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Luxury townhouse with pool, spectacular sea views, 5 minutes walk from beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422306
+44 (0)1423 871365
Fitts Village St. James
Surrey
5

A fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
I would thoroughly recommend this property for all (except perhaps very young children or wheelchair users due to the number of marble stairs).
It is beautifully kept, better than being at home as far as equipment goes. The neighbour key holder is charming as is the cleaner for longer stays. A quiet peaceful place, but very close to buses to get you to noisy places!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Warrens
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
beach
Car: not necessary

Fitts Village is halfway between the bustling port of Bridgetown and the chic, tourist centre of Holetown. There is a public car park and access to the beach, a quaint bandstand, gardens, public toilets and shower. Formerly a fishing vilage it is one of a string of settlements stretching all the way along the Platinum Coast. There is a supermarket (Jordans), several restaurants (Il Tempio, Calabaza), an internet cafe and a pharmacy. The sandy beach runs for miles in both directions, with many trees offering shade, and facilities at Escape Hotel and Crystal Cove Hotel within walking distance. Other West Coast beaches are Paynes Bay, Discovery Bay, Gibbs, Mullins etc. Further afield are St. Lawrence Gap, Crane Beach, Bathsheba and North Point. Activities include catamaran trips, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, jet-ski, tours of the island, caves, wildlife parks, visiting colonial buildings, rum distilleries and much more. And then there's celebrity spotting along the beach at Sandy Lane!

Other Activities: snorkelling, jetskiing, swimming with turtles

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Availability & Rates

Fitts Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Jan 4 2014 - Apr 18 2014
£125
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
5 nights
 
 
Low Season
Apr 19 2014 - Dec 12 2014
£96
7 nights
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 5 2015
£140
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Terms: 20% within one week of enquiry to secure booking. Full balance 8 weeks before start of rental period. ONE FREE NIGHT FOR BOOKINGS OF TEN NIGHTS OR MORE. Special rates for longer stays. There is no set changeover day.
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Amenities

Fitts Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1334 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Safe
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Air Conditioning
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Water Cooler
  • Security System
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With whirlpool bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is en suite with Bedroom 1 and has a wash-hand basin with vanity unit and mirror over, toilet, and bath with shower and whirlpool, shower-rail and curtain. Bathroom 2 has a separate shower room, and a toilet room with wash-hand basin. Both bathrooms are fully-tiled throughout and have extractor fans, and a plentiful supply of surfaces, towel-rails and hooks. There is a supply of luxury, white towels including bath sheets and hand towels, and extra blue towels are provided for use at the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is a cot/playpen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Day Bed can be used for child up to about seven
  • Bedroom 1 (the Monkey Room) has sliding mirrored doors to double wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, and double doors to the rear patio. It also has an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 (the Pineapple Room) has a walk-in wardrobe with shelf and hanging space, and a security safe. Double doors open on to the garden patio. The day bed can be made up for a child up to about the age of seven. There is also a full-length, foldaway bed available on request for an older child or teenager at a small extra charge per night. Both bedrooms have bedside cabinets, ample coat-hangers, bedside lights, ceiling fans and air-conditioning units and are tastefully decorated with soft furnishings, mirrors and pictures.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Gated Community
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • marina
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • spelunking
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
The fully air-conditioned apartment is on two levels, with an additional 550 sq. ft. roof terrace with wicker chairs and tables and free-standing extra shower. There are two entrances, one from the garden patio, the other from the car park. The adjoining full-length corridor gives access to the bedrooms, washing and storage areas and to the stairs which lead to the open-plan living area comprising luxury kitchen, dining area, and sitting area opening on to the full-width balcony with tropical chairs and tables. The apartment is tastefully furnished in a mix of colonial and modern styles and no expense has been spared to provide for your comfort and convenience. There is a large collection of books, games, CDs and DVDs available for your use. Outside, a flight of steps leads up to the main garden areas, new pool (12 x 4 metres, shared with 6 other units) and gazebo. The manager does a fantastic job maintaining the pool and grounds and is available on site to respond to any problems.
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