STUNNING CRANE SETTING ON BARBADOS' BREEZY SOUTHEAST COAST!

Jim Milbourne

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STUNNING CRANE SETTING ON BARBADOS' BREEZY SOUTHEAST COAST!

Crane Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Are you familiar with The Crane Private Residences? They are very unique and deluxe!

· Very spacious, breezy unit - ocean views from living AND master BR (twice the frontage of regular “condos”)

· King size, four poster bed

· Sofa bed in living room

· Unit can sleep up to 4 people

· Unit is on the 4th floor (penthouse is on 5th); only 4 units per floor

· 2 beautiful bathrooms (2 showers, plus Jacuzzi)

· Deep, private terrace

· Full kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher

· Dishes, utensils, and basic cookware

· Emerald City supermarket - 10 minutes away -(convenience store on premises)

· Flat screen TV with Cable and DVD player in both living room and master bedroom

· Washer/Dryer en-suite

· Ethernet and/or WiFi for free internet

· Elevators

· Air-conditioning (rarely required, there is always a breeze at The Crane!)*

· Maid service daily

· Full access to Crane Resort amenities which include a gym, pools, tennis courts and of course the world famous Crane Beach.

· Beach elevator

· The Crane beach was named 'one of the Ten Best Beaches in the World' by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

The Crane is a short drive (15 minutes, or less) from the newly renovated/expanded Grantley Adams airport

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

Jim Milbourne

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Grew up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada - but now live in Austin, TX, USA.

Jim Milbourne purchased this apartment in 2000

Barbados is the leading English-speaking island destination in the Southern Caribbean for North American, British and European tourists. Barbadians (“Bajans”) don’t face many of the problems that seem to plague other Caribbean nations.

Relative lack of crime: A sizable middle class and a 97% literacy rate. We have rented a car for many consecutive years now—travelled all over the Island, day and night - and never felt threatened or un-save.

High sanitation standards: You can drink the water straight from the tap, due in part, to the natural coral stone base of the island.

Modern infrastructure: One of the best road systems in the Caribbean. Also, Grantley Adams Airport has recently been enlarged and renovated.

Stable political climate: No “bloody coups”. The British colonized Barbados 300 years ago and is the only Caribbean island to have never changed hands among European powers. Still known as “Little England” because of the quiet and well mannered nature of the Bajan people.

Upmarket Tourist Destination: No “Spring-Breakers” here!

The Crane proudly sits on the cliff above the pale pink sands of Crane Beach, truly a stunning setting! The interior design of The Crane suites are just as grand! Old World Colonial charm! Bldg. #4 features high wooden tray ceilings in the living room and master bedroom. Wall surfaces are of native coral stone. Exquisite colonial replica furniture throughout, is hand carved from solid mahogany. Historical framed prints adorn the walls. The Crane is NOT your average large, generic 'chain type' resort!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Stunning Crane Setting on Barbados' Breezy Southeast Coast!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Stunning Crane Setting on Barbados' Breezy Southeast Coast!
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Crane Beach St. Philip
5

SLEEP AND WAKE UP TO THE SOUND OF THE OCEAN

  • 5 of 5
Do you want to wake up to the sound of the ocean every morning? Do you want to kick back on your patio after a nice dinner or late lunch, sip a glass of wine and watch the sun dip into the blue ocean? How about making a quick breakfast and strolling down to the amazing Crane Beach sand? Maybe you just want to walk down to the pool(s) and sip a rum punch. I don't know about you but this sounds like a fine, fine week.

Stay here!

This was my second time in Barbados and second time at The Crane. Jim (the owner) is super friendly and has a wealth of island knowledge. I really felt like I was just staying at a friend's place. I would highly recommend staying in this unit if you want a quality stay on the island.

Thanks Jim!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am listening to the sound of the ocean (from building 4) as I write this... too bad we have to leave soon, ourselves!

Glad I was able to provide some "value added" for you to discover unique aspects of The Crane, The Crane area—and Barbados. Don't want my folks to have that generic "lie around the beach/pool holiday" (unless of course, that is what they want). This was greatly enhanced though, by your willingness to explore—and take it all in! So happy this vacation has worked out for you!

Cheers,
Jim
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5

AMAZING !!!!

  • 5 of 5
The Crane is absolutely beautiful and the suite is high end . The suite and resort are very well maintained, with a comfortable king size bed and furnishings, a spectacular master bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen (daily maid service) .

The location of the unit is perfect. Spectacular views of the ocean , and a 2 minute walk to the village , beaches and pools. No need to use the air conditioning ,just left the doors and windows open allowing us to experience the wonderful ocean breeze, and listening to the ocean waves . This beach is one of the best beaches that we have ever been to, and in my opinion one of the best on the island.

I would most definitely recommend this property to future travelers.

Thanks to the owners for contacting us during our stay to make sure everything was OK .
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: :D
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Manitoba
5

TOTAL RELAXATION & TRANQUILITY

Total Relaxation & Tranquility
  • 5 of 5
There is just too much to say about the Crane. It comes down to this... If you are looking for a vacation of TOTAL relaxation this is the resort for you. It is VERY quiet. The first couple days my husband and I thought we picked the wrong resort for ourselves. There is really no night life, they don't play any music at the pools or beach to give you the Carribean feel, there is no pool bar service, and very little beach bar service, BUT where can you vacation and find total tranquility.

Every day we were there we fell a little more in love with Crane. The ocean and beach are amazing. You never have to fight for a lounger at the beach or the pool no matter what time of the day it is. The restaurants here are all very good. We especially like the Zen. The Carriage House for lunch is very good too. The staff are very attentive and accomodating. Everyone is so friendly. There is a little deli just up the street from the Crane called Cutters which is very good.

The room has the most amazing view of the whole resort. Probably the best view. If we come back to Barbados this is most definately where we would stay as you can always go find fun. Relaxation here is priceless.

PS, Jim is a great guy to communicate with . He answered many questions we had and even checked in with us to see if all was well.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, it is very quiet - which is hard to believe, despite the resort being full during the winter months. I think there are several reasons for this...not least of which is the constant soundscape of sea and breeze. I also think the Crane never seems crowded because it is the right size, with enough amenities for all.

I've almost come to take this for granted, at least until we went elsewhere in the Caribbean last fall. The resorts were nice, but very predictable (generic, corporate chains). It was to good reminder to us, as to how unique The Crane is - and how much it has going for it!

Ps - thank you for the nice "PS"!
:D
Jim
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Crane Beach St. Philip
Barrie, Ontario Canada
5

SUPERB UNIT WITH STUNNING VIEW OF THE ATLANTIC

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location on a property that is tops in architectual design layout and nature's beauty. The unit contains all amenities needed for leisurely living in a super setting. Value for dollar is excellent. The Crane Beach is among the best in the Caribbean. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Couldn't agree more, even though I am biased.
;0)
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Crane Beach St. Philip
Austin, TX, USA
5

THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN BARBADOS IF YOU LIKE SURF, SUN, AND RELAXATION.

  • 5 of 5
I've been all over the Caribbean and other beach vacation spots (St. John, St. Martin, Nevis, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Nassau, Belize, Aruba, Cayman, etc.) and have decided that Barbados is the place to go (we just booked our next visit which will be our 4th year in a row). Part of the reason that I love Barbados is where we stay - The Crane. It is on the eastern side of the island which has some unique advantages: (i) the wind is always blowing so you have that Caribbean permatemp (always comfortable), (ii) the surf is awesome if you like to jump in the waves and go body surfing, (iii) the panoramic views are stunning and the beach is really one of the best that I have been to, (iv) it is the less developed part of the island so you can either totally relax or go our for an adventure, and (v) you can get anything that you need at the resort (restaurants, little grocery store), or, you can take a quick ride to other sites on the island.

In addition to the resort, we really like Jim's unit. It faces the surf and overlooks the pools (a really nice view both in the daylight and at night when the pools are lit up). You've got that permatemp wind blowing through the unit so you never get hot. The furniture is made of dark cherry wood and is very comfortable. We had everything that we needed in the unit to cook or just lounge around. My favorite part of the unit was the balconies where I could listen to the surf, drink a cold Banks beer, and RELAX!!

Jim is a great guy to work with and is very accommodating. We are looking forward to renting from him again in the future.

If you go: (i) eat as many flying fish sandwiches as you can, (ii) enjoy your Banks beer and run punch, (iii) do as much body surfing as you can, (iv) drive a loop around the island, and (iv) stay at Jim's place.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the extensive review and kind words!

Jim
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Austin, TX
5

GREAT CONDO!

  • 5 of 5
We've been to Barbados three years running and have stayed in a unit at the Crane each year. In our opinion, there is no better place to stay on Barbados, as the Crane is on the side of the island with a constant breeze. We've never run the air conditioning!

This condo unit is well-appointed and is in a building that directly faces the ocean. It's up on the fourth floor so the view is perfect! The kitchen is well-stocked and with a trip to the grocery store, we cooked breakfast and enjoyed our coffee from the balcony. There are also several restaurants at the Crane serving delicious food and Cutters is just down the street if you need a flying fish sandwich and some rum punch!

We stayed in this unit last year and would have stayed again in the same unit in 2013, except that it's already booked for the week we want.

Jim is great to work with and very responsive to any questions about both the Crane and Barbados. You can't go wrong renting this unit and staying at the Crane!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: After having recently been to San Juan PR and St. John, USVI, I will never take The Crane breeze for granted again!

Thanks for the review!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams International (BGI)
Nearest Beach
Crane Beach, as well as nearby secluded beaches!
Nearest Restaurant
3 restaurants on site
Car: not necessary

The Crane Residences are located on the Breezy southeast coast of Barbados - very comfortable!

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Crane Beach Apartment Rental Rates

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Notes You check in on a Saturday at 4 pm and you depart on a Saturday by 12 pm. Rental of full weeks only, minimum one week. Our price is the same for ANY of the 12 weeks of February and March of 2014.
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Amenities

Crane Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Very spacious Master bathroom has separate walk-in glass shower and jetted Jacuzzi tub. Plenty of built-in storage space for your belongings (behind full length mirrored doors!). Double vanities.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) King 4 poster bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa bed in living area
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
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