A PRETTY COLONIAL STYLE HOUSE, CLOSE TO MIAMI BEACH WITH A LARGE TROPICAL GARDEN

Dagny Bain

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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A PRETTY COLONIAL STYLE HOUSE, CLOSE TO MIAMI BEACH WITH A LARGE TROPICAL GARDEN

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A large three bedroom house, 200 metres from the sea, in the Enterprise area

Driftwood is a pretty 3 bedroom Barbadian house, built in a colonial style and surrounded by a very lovely tropical garden with fruit trees including a huge mango tree which is visited by a family of monkeys each morning! Driftwood is 100yds from Freights bay, known as the best beginners surfing spot on the island. The house is also a few mins walk from Miami beach which are well loved by families as the white coral sands and gentle waves are perfect for swimming. There is also a great old bus on the beach which serves rum punch, soft drinks and delicious local snacks on picnic tables under the shady Casuarina trees. At Driftwood house there are polished wooden floors, a fully fitted kitchen, study/TV room and large living room with a beautiful wrap around veranda overlooking the garden. All the bedrooms are equipped with AC and have overhead ceiling fans and the house is made of a tropical hardwood called Greenheart which keeps the house cool on the hottest days.

There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, 1 en-suite. There is also great tv room/study with a sofa bed and chairs for watching movies and tv in the evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a large American style fridge with a crushed ice and cold water dispenser. At night sipping drinks on the verandah, listening to the tree frogs and looking at tropical garden in the twilight is a great experience and the early morning visit by the mango tree from the visiting family of monkeys is not to be missed!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
`Driftwood is one of the prettiest houses we´ve rented in Barbados, it is stylish and comfortable and we felt completely at home sitting on the verandah in the evenings. The garden with the huge mango tree is wonderful. A real gem.´
Apr 2010
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Dagny Bain

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We are an English family originally from Barbados who have lived for many years in Portugal. We have two young sons who love returning to Barbados to surf, swim and spend time relaxing with friends and family. We like helping to make our visitors feel comfortable and at home, so we have a wonderful manager called Margaret, a Barbadian who has been in the tourist business for over thirty years who welcomes our guests to the house and makes sure they have everything they need for a fabulous holiday. She is a font of knowledge for the best places to swim and sightsee and tips on where to find great food and nightlife locally.

We take great pride in making sure that Driftwood is properly equipped and well managed so that our guests have a fabulous, stress free beach holiday and want to return over and over again.

Dagny Bain purchased this house in 2010

Driftwood house is in a lovely unspoilt part of Barbados, close to the sea but in a quiet and safe residential area on the South coast. Dagny (wife and mother) grew up in Barbados and knows the island well - searching for the right property took some time but we knew as soon as we saw the house it was exactly what we were looking for - big enough for visiting members of family yet cosy enough as a romantic getaway for couples. Its close enough to the beach for children to walk there by themselves and the surfing spot at the bottom of the road in Freights bay keeps teenagers and young people happy for many hours.

A visiting family of monkeys comes for breakfast early most mornings, they sit on the stepping stones in the garden under the mango tree, to eat the bananas that hopefully you´ve left for them the night before...

The house is just 100yds from the sea and a short walk into Oistins town alongside the beautiful turquoise blue Caribbean sea

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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A pretty colonial style house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garden
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Driftwood

  • 5 of 5
Driftwood was an absolute pleasure to stay at. The accommodation made for a very relaxing holiday. The house had everything we needed and is beautifully designed. The verandah overlooking the tropical garden was fantastic! Margaret the house-keeper was extremely helpful and friendly.

If you’re looking for an active holiday and you’re into surfing the nearest surfing beaches are 2mins away at the end of the road, then you have Miami / Enterprise Beach which is about 6mins walk. This was a beach that we found to be one of the best on the Island, especially if you have young children. There is a gentle area perfect for paddling.
Oistins was one of our favourite places and a must-do on a Friday Night. Driftwood is in a great location for exploring the whole of Barbados. We hope to return and would definitely stay at Driftwood again!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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A pretty colonial style house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garden
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Peaceful holiday home, highly recommended !

  • 5 of 5
Very pretty house , 5 minutes walk from the wonderful Miami beach. The house was very clean, well maintained and furnished to good standard. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were spacious and comfortably slept 7 of us. The house also has a lovely verandah . We wouldn't hesitate to rebook this house for our next trip to Barbados or recommend it to our friends.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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A pretty colonial style house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garden
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Enterprise Christ Church
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Driftwood is Delightful!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Driftwood. The home is clean, bright and tastefully furnished. The rooms are large and quite comfortable. The bathrooms are clean and roomy. The kitchen is well stocked with all of the essentials needed to cook. We felt very comfortable and are looking forward to staying at Driftwood again! The beach is about a 10 minute walk from the house.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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A pretty colonial style house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garden
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Enterprise Christ Church
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splendida villa di stile

  • 5 of 5
siamo semplicemente entusiasti di questa scelta, la casa ha tutto quello che serve per una vacanza da sogno, con uno studio dei particolari che lascia intendere che i proprietari, prima che per affittarla la avevano pensata per loro stessi. Posizione invidiabile sia per muoversi a piedi che con un auto.Appena mio marito sarà uno splendido retired, la chiederemo per diversi mesi.......si sta largissimi e comodissimi anche in 6. Buon Driftwood a tutti.Barbara Ravenna.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Owner's Response: We´d like to thank Barbara for the great review - even if it is in Italian! We are so glad they loved both the house and the area and are very pleased they wish to return next year for a long term stay. Dagny and David
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A pretty colonial style house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garden
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+44 01273 275848
Enterprise Christ Church
5

A fantastic Caribbean home

  • 5 of 5
We´ve just had a wonderfully relaxing holiday with our two children at Driftwood and want to say a big thank you to Ursula the manger of the property and to the owners of the house who provided us with everything we needed to make our holiday a wonderful experience. The house was pretty and clean when we arrived and the cleaning service reliable and efficient during our stay. The children loved the big garden with its huge mango tree and all the flowers which they decorated the house with. The situation - close to Miami beach (which is definitely the nicest beach in Barbados) was perfect and most of all, coming home in the evenings and relaxing on the long lovely terrace and listening to the soft tropical sounds at night was everything we expected of a delightful Caribbean home, thankyou very much, we won´t forget Driftwood in a hurry!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A pretty colonial style house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garden
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Bajan Bliss

  • 4 of 5
My husband, 4 adult children and I visited this beautiful villa on August 4 - August 11, 2011. We found the villa to be nicely decorated and spacious. We enjoyed the garden with mango trees and the well equipped kitchen. The location of this villa was perfect, within walking distance to the lovely Miami Beach (where else can you find a beach with shade trees) and the charming town of Oistins, where we enjoyed many delicious grilled fish entrees for dinner. The property manager Ursula was very helpful, stopping by the house offering advice about things to do and places to eat. The property was very clean and well maintained. During our stay we especially enjoyed going on a Cool Runnings Catamaran cruise, visiting the beautiful beaches around the island (Miami and Accra Beach being our favorites), and Hunte's Gardens.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International airport
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Miami Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Oistins Town
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Rockley resort
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Little Arches
Car: recommended

Driftwood is in a quiet, road, on the coast called Enterprise 100yds from Freights bay, known as the best beginner surfing spot in Barbados. Miami beach which is loved by families is just a few mins walk along the coast. The peaceful walk has spectacular views of the turquoise blue Caribbean sea. A two to three minute drive by car or a short walk takes you to the lovely little fishing town Oistins, where fresh fish markets, supermarkets, bars and souvenir shops are located. On Friday night Oistins has a great `fish fry´ which is loved by tourists and local alike, with some of the best food on the island - not to be missed! The popular, St Lawrence Gap is also close by with its lively night life and numerous excellent restaurants. Grantly Adams International Airport is 10 drive minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

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Enterprise 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
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£115
£700
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
£130
£750
 
 
High season
Dec 18 2014 - Apr 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
£980
 
 
Spring
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£130
£750
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£130
£800
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
£130
£750
 
 
High Season
Dec 18 2015 - Apr 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
£150
£980
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes High Season 18 December 2010 - 17 April 2014
Rates £125 (200$US) per night or £800 (1,225US) per week

Low season 26 April - 17 December (2014)
Rates from as low as £490 ($787US) per week depending on length of stay

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Enterprise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sofa bed in living area, house can sleep 7 people
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have recently had air-conditioning fitted in all three bedrooms. AC costs 10$US per day per unit or 25$US per day for all three as the bedrooms all have ceiling fans, which many guests prefer to use - the AC option is really an extra as the house is made of a tropical hardwood which keeps the bedrooms cool on the hottest days. We also have a lovely separate 1 bedroom apartment for rent that sleeps 2 people, please contact us for details.
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