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Beachfront condo with Spectacular View,Holetown StJames,Westcoast with calm seas

Dayle or George Rasmussen

Member since: 2001
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Dayle or George Rasmussen

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Beachfront condo with Spectacular View,Holetown StJames,Westcoast with calm seas

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Holetown Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 twinbeds (or 1 kingsize), and 2 sleepersofas. Sleeps 4 in beachfront condo.

WINTER UNAVAILABLE OWNER OCCUPIED On Barbados' beautifully flowered and treed west coast, and located in Holetown, St.James, this lovely upper-level, one-bedroom condominium is beachside with beautiful views over the Caribbean, both by day and night. It has a fully equipped, custom fitted renovated kitchen, with gas stove and electronic ignition. A spacious living/diningroom area opens out to the comfortably furnished balcony overlooking the beach, offering 'magical' sunsets every evening provided by Mother Nature. The bedroom has a king-size or two twin beds, airconditioning, which is often not required, as the condominium complex is well situated in the path of the Tradewinds, which provide gentle breezes thoughout, so it's possible to leave the doors and windows open daily, as the condo has lockable wrought iron gates, front and back. The livingroom has convertible sofas which can also be used for sleeping two extra family members, as they make up into two single beds. There is a corner area with hi speed DSL 4G internet access and phone making communication simple. The dining area comfortably seats 5. The full bathroom has a separate vanity with granite counter top, dressing area with mirrors and hairdryer, plus ample storage space and security chest for safe keeping of documents, valuables Condo has its own hot watersystem so there is never a shortage of hot water,(plus water is drinkable right out of the tap, as Barbados has some of the best water in the world!) There are portable fans, celing fans, airconditioning, cable TVs, DVD, phones, highspeed DSL 4G internet access, microwave, coffee maker, blender, all linens dishes and glasses .

The tropical garden providing a luxuriant oasis for relaxation, has wifi plus it has a freshwater pool, freshwater shower and lounge chairs, umbrellas, and is beachside - the sea, just a few steps away. Sunbed mattresses are stored in the condo for extra comfort. The beach is safe for swimming, water sports, or an easy few minute stroll to a beach bar which has a steel band for happy hour on a Sunday, or shopping centre, from which buses run every few minutes into the city centre or to places of interest. All beaches are public. There are banks, car hire, taxis, and local inexpensive buses into Bridgetown, and 'tourist attractions' which are used by both visitors and local alike.

Holetown is 28 km from the airport, is home to many fashionable restaurants, and the upscale new Lime Grove mall. Dining and shopping are within easy walking distance, and many watersports are available on the beach at your doorstep. A piano bar, a nightclub, plus a new dine-in cinema! is close by for evening entertainment. There are many different types of 'tourist attractions' such as Orchid World, the Flower Forest, Andromeda Gardens, a small rain forest, 'Welchman's Gully', a Wild Life Centre and many historic plantation homes open to the public, Plus the local parish church built in 1629 St. James' bell,, was cast by the same foundry that made the original Liberty Bell!. Harrison's Caves, provide a fascinating tour of illuminated underground caverns, and at the north of the island is the Animal flower Cave. Swimming with the endangered turtles is a very popular activity, as is scuba diving and snorkelling at Folkestone the marine park, a 10 minute walk away. There're also sea trips on the Jolly Roger, Atlantis submarine, and glass bottom boats. Other activities are horseback riding on the beach, fishing - deep sea, or off the beach. Tennis and golf are nearby. Popular spectator sports are horse racing, polo, surfing, cricket and a sport's bar shows TV matches

Dine at one of the 50 best restaurants in the world! - The Cliff -reservations are required. Plus the famous Sandy Lane Hotel, one of the most luxurious, and upmarket hotels worldwide, popular with the rich and famous, is just a 10 minute drive away. Holetown also has numerous bars and restaurants, ranging from fast food to bistros, and gourmet dining, and many restaurants also provide 'take out'.

Barbados offers an opportunity to experience a Caribbean lifestyle influenced by its traditional British history. The first settlers arrived in1627, and the island still retains its British Parliamentary system. It has a reliable infrastructure, and offers the comforts and safety of most Western countries.

Since the island is roughly triangular in shape, the 3 coasts offer a totally different ambience. The east coast bordered by the Atlantic ocean, is wild, rugged, beautiful, isolated, and unsuitable for swimming in most areas. The south coast, has heavy surf, and is more industrial, commercial, and has numerous fast food outlets, and local markets. The west coast, known internationally as the Platinum Coast, borders the blue Caribbean Sea, which is normally calm and suitable for all varieties of water sports.

As Barbados lies outside the hurricane belt, usual weather is blue sunny skies and white puffy clouds, normal showers being of short duration. Average daily high 30C. Sea temperature's a constant 80F.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dayle or George Rasmussen (Owner)
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, French spoken/ written poorly-Spanish spoken
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Dayle or George Rasmussen

We first visited Barbados in 1975 - fell in love with the island and dreamed of one day spending the winter there! - Our dream came to pass eventually!

Dayle or George Rasmussen purchased this condo in 1989

Why Dayle or George Rasmussen chose Holetown

This was a case of love at first sight - we had searched for a suitable condo without success - and one day we discovered #1 Palm Beach in Holetown., - just knew we would never find anything as perfect - so in one mad moment we purchased it!

We have never regretted it - still the most perfect place for us. Close to absolutely everything we need or want - restaurants, great supermarket, take outs, library, medical services, gas station, movie theatre, calm sea, snorkelling, access to fresh fish, - our little corner of paradise!

What makes this condo unique

Absolutely everything we want - right within easy walking distance! - unbeatable!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the welcome home. We had a great vacation and enjoyed the ease of having the beach access your home provides. The weather could have been better, but at the same time clouds kept the heat at bay some which was nice for a pregnant mom! We did get to see wildlife, monkeys at Welchman’s Gully along with plenty of snorkeling. The mongooses were funny little things and we caught one doing a balancing act on the blue foot bucket trying to get a drink one morning. We left 2 orange sand buckets and shovels under the stairs as it was one item our daughter desired and we thought you might want to keep on hand for any future visitors with kids. We enjoyed your home and appreciate your follow up. Thanks again.
Jul 2014
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Beachfront condo with Spectacular View,Holetown StJames,Westcoast with calm seas
average rating of 4.85 based on 44 reviews
Highcliffe, Dorset, England.
5

Fantastic Beach Front Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Palm Beach Condos a few times now but were able to rent No.1 for my partner's 50th Birthday in November! As you can see this condo couldn't be any closer to the beach!! It was lovely to be able to sit on the balcony watching the sun set or just people watching. You don't come across many places like this to stay on the west coast. The condo is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more.

I had asked Pat (who lives there permanently) to arrange for a birthday cake to be made. Bless her, she did a great job for me even though the bakery charged a small fortune it was well worth it!! It's not just the location of these condos that makes it such a wonderful place to stay but the people too. Dayle & George (the owners) had thoughtfully sent a birthday card to my partner as did Pat. What a lovely touch!! We really do feel so at home here. There are some super restaurants close to the apartment or should you get the urge to cook, there is a great supermarket 5 minutes walk away.

Vita comes in to clean the apartment a few times a week and is always so welcoming.

Like many other people, we have come to love this place. The fact that people return year after year speaks for itself. I'm almost reluctant to write a review as I don't want too many people to know about it!!

Great value for money!! Can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How how kind of you L&E to write such a lovely review of our home....thank you so very much, it is not only appreciated by us - but also by the many visitors who look at ads and wonder if the property really is honestly portrayed? - so it is a bonus for them too, as they can read your review and know that our home is truthfully described. We are so glad the Big Birthday was such as great success - Pat can always be relied on to find the very best solution to any little problem - she is such a treasure and we value her help enormously. Many new guests find her a fount of information when it comes to things about both Holetown and finding where things are located in Barbados - and she can be counted on to sort any little detail that may occur while we are away - Such a great friend and manager... we are blessed that she chose to live at Palm Beach too! We look forward to hearing that you are able to return to Barbados soon - and rest assured that all your friends at Palm Beach will welcome you back with open arms! - Thank you again for taking the time out of your busy life to write - we are most grateful :)
4

Great Vacation in a Prime spot on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Prime spot on the island having breakfast with the monkeys and watching the hummingbirds in the garden whistle by.

The property was clean and there was enough cooking utensils to make for some good cooking.

It was just a 2 minute walk away from the supermarket which had everything that you would need including a pharmacy.

Would love to go back there again one day.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Highcliffe, Dorset, England.
5

Fantastic Beach Front Property!

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at The Mango Bay Hotel (next door) we knew exactly where the apartment was. It's a fabulous location right on the beach but close to the bars and restaurants in 1st & 2nd Street. That said we never heard any noise from the bars - only the waves crashing on the beach!

The apartment is very well equipped and has a maid service provided every other day. You have the beauty of having cooking facilities and use of a fridge as well as some of the services of a hotel.

The pool area was well maintained and there were plenty of sun beds available.

We spent a great day at Mullins Beach as well as eating out at the beach side restaurant one night. The food was as always fabulous. We also splashed out for the Sunday brunch at the nearby Sandy Lane. Expensive but worth it for a treat! You just won't need to eat for the next few days!

Other restaurants worth a mention are Cariba and The Mews. Great meals and service in both.

There are so many great restaurants in and around Holetown you really are spoilt for choice which is why we opted to stay in an apartment rather than an expensive all inclusive hotel.

We also had a great trip swimming with the turtles - great fun!

A must is a visit to Lexy's piano bar too.

All in all Holetown is a great place and this apartment is in one of the beach locations to enjoy it!

Hope to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you to write a review Lindsey, it is very much appreciated. It is always a great help to other visitors when they can read a review from someone who has actually spent time in the condo, especially understanding that one can truly be only a few minutes at most from all the bars and restaurants in the "trendy" 1st and 2nd street area of Holetown, but one never hears a sound from them, only the swish of the waves lapping on the beach. We are really pleased to know that you and your friends had a grand time and look forward to returning. We wil look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again for taking the time to write. Dayle and George
5

we had a wonderful tijme

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time in your home! Absolutely perfect...even the couple days of rain did not stop us. Did Earthworks, the wild animal refuge, swam endlessly, even in the rain. You are so fortunate to have such a beautiful winter option! We certainly will be back

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Bagshot UK
5

Delightful stay July-Aug 2010 for my family

  • 5 of 5

Overall this property is as listed, very pleasant and smack bang on the beach, any closer and your feet would be wet. The views from the balcony are a delight and we spent every morning out on it having our breakfast and at night watched the sunset while having a few drinks. We even ventured to having a few evening meals out on the balcony as well - romantic and dreamy as we listened to the gentle sound of the waves breaking on the beach and the little frogs whistling away in the background.

The condo itself can easily sleep four and is well equiped with pleanty of the necessary. There are quite a few restaurants nearby that serve good food and transport is close at hand. The condo units have their own pool which is set in very nice gardens and is a pleasant alternative to bathing in the sea. All in all the condo is the best placed unit in the facility. The only minor annoyance during our stay was that of the staff at the nearby Mango Beach Hotel starting early in the morning with their chatter and the noise of cuttlery and plates being placed on the tables for breakfast but as said it was only a minor thing. The Mango Beach Hotel also has nightly music entertainment but it is quite pleasant background stuff which helped with the ambience while on the balcony having drinks and always finished early.

Overall I would have to say that this property is well situated and with one of the best views in Barbados - you cannot but enjoy your stay. Would I recommend it YES, would I go back YES.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you 3 for your kind words and recommendtion. So glad that your were able to enjoy the property in spite of the minor inconvenience of the hotel noise in the morning. They have been requested many times to be more considerate of not only our /condo guests, but of their own guests too, regarding restaurant noise - but sadly have have no consideration for others! We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future, who knows, maybe the next door neighbours will improve? Thanks again for writing - Dayle and George
5

You won't want to leave the balcony!

  • 5 of 5

This aprtment is in the perfect spot. It is located in Holetown so you step outside your door for great resteraunts, a nearby grocery store, beautiful shops and a Sunday night Kareoke Street Party. The local bus runs right by your door.The apartment itself is spacious and lovely. The owners stock your fridge so when you arrive you are ready for a cold beer on the fabulous balcony and you'll be able to make breakfast and see the view in daylight. But I must warn you, you won't want to leave the balcony.You are right on the beach and the view is glorious.The property is very clean and well maintained and the pool area lovely.The Property Manager is very helpful, willing to assist in any way, infoming you of the best highlights on the island. Don't miss visiting The Crane Resort, especially for brunch.The Cajun Canucks truly recommend this spot in Barbados. Lots to do and see but a perfect place to relax too. You can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Cajun Canuk visitors.So pleased everything was the way you wanted it to be. Thanks also for your extra efforts in getting this review published - we know it was a trial!!! - We look forward to welcoming you again any time - and we know how our manager also looks forward to seeing you again. It is so helpful when guests share their views with others. Makes new visitors comfortable in trusting their stay in a strange place - it is very reassuring to learn others have enjoyed their stay in #1! Thanks again. D&G

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Barbados INternational, Bridgetown
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
TML One Love Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Sandy Lane
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Hwy #1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ragamuffins
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
St. James
Car: not necessary

Holetown, St.James, on Barbados' west coast, is a 28km, 35 min. drive from the airport, has shops,banks, supermarket, boutique village,new upscale The Lime Grove mall, carhire, bars and restaurants, and an internet cafe. Local bus to Bridgetown, the city, takes 20 mins. Sea is calm and all watersports available. Average sea temp.80F. Barbados still retains a British atmosphere while embracing Caribbean culture. An island of contrasts,it lies partly on both the Atlantic and Caribbean sea,resulting in gentle beaches and rugged cliffs.Normal temp 80-85F, sunny blue skies and white puffy clouds. Tourist attractions include swimming with endangered turtles, Wildlife Reserve, Huntes Gardens, Orchid World, Flower Forest, Andromeda Gardens, Earthworks Pottery, Harrison's Caves, Jolly Roger, Atlantis submarine, Mt.Gay Rum distillery tour, horse racing, cricket, Oistins fish fry, historic buildings, Welchman Gully, Aerial Trek Zipline Adventure, Highland outdoor tours, museums, the Concorde experience, potteries, sugar mills, polo, National parks, sailing day tours with stops for swimming and snorkelling plus drinks and meals, scuba diving, Parliament buildings, historic churches, synagogue, sugar mill ruins, St Nicholas Abbey

Other Activities: trips to visit the endangered turtles - and/or wildlife reserve - 2 museums, The Barbados Museum plus the Concorde Experience Museum

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Rates & Availability

From $157 Per night

Holetown Condo Rental Rates

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June Special
Jun 3 2015 - Jun 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,099
 
 
Low season
Jun 24 2015 - Nov 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Low season rates $195 US per day per couple.. -. No other discounts valid -NON REFUNDABLE -
Small extra laundry charge per person when 3, 4, 5* use apartment (5* =2 parents &3 kids) necessitates hiring 'put you up' extra bed,
NOT suitable for 5 adults or 2 couples
25% on booking - balance due 60 days prior to arrival. NON REFUNDABLE - personal cheque, or bank transfer - deposits are possible into a Nat West account.
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Amenities

Holetown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 665 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom has wash basin and vanity in dressing area
  • Bathroom has bathtub with shower and toilet in main section and adjacent there is a wash basin with granite countertop vanity, hairdryer, which allows one person to shave, or make up and hairdo, while other uses the shower. Dressing room also has full length mirror, plus shelves and cupboard for clothes.All towels, face cloths etc and Beach towels are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom Main - 1 king , our kingsize bed can be split into 2 twin beds if desired
    Additional sleeping area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , there are 2 sleep sofas in lounge which make into 2 singles
  • Main bedroom has one kingsize bed which can be changed to 2 twin beds if desired There are 2 corner couches in the lounge which make into 2 single beds An extra 'put you up' cot could be provided for a 3th small child - Extra costs would ensue
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are 2 sleeper sofas in the lounge making a corner unit which convert to two single beds. Balcony is spacious with comfortable armchairs and foot stools .Pool area has comfortable chaise lounges and beach/pool umbrellas are available. Small extra laundry supplement is charged when more than 2 people use the apartment. This is a unique luxury condominium apartment - and has a spectacular location unlike any other on the St. James, West Coast, as it is both beachfront, but Not on the main road , so No constant traffic noise! The property maintains a high standard of cleanliness and security. Air port pick up can be arranged. Basic groceries can be placed in fridge prior to your arrival with prior arrangement with the owner. Books & games available. Our Full Colour Brochure on our Website (in 'pdf') On Request! Visit our web page. Please contact us for the address. Please note - if a 5th person wishes to stay - a 'put you up' bed can be added in the living room - extra costs ensue

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