|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
'Bout Time is a stylish villa located in St Philip on the beautiful island of Barbados.
The property benefits from a large open plan living area, perfect for entertaining and holidays with family & friends. A large gallery with outside dining table and a lovely swimming pool make this a wonderful place to relax and enjoy your holiday.
The house has 3 double bedrooms, each located on the ground floor, with an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom.
Fully-equipped kitchen with large fridge/freezer, integrated appliances (including dishwasher) and extensive range of cooking utensils.
Local amenities are all conveniently located together, close to Bout Time at “Six Cross Roads”. Come and enjoy our wonderful new villa - relax and soak up the Caribbean sun around the pool during the day - enjoy the cooling Atlantic breeze and some local fresh fish in the evening, add some Banks beer & rum cocktails, and you're sure to have as perfect a holiday as we do!
This was our second stay in Bout Time and it was just as fabulous as the first.
The villa is spacious, very clean and very well equipped. It is in a perfect location for families - quiet but within walking distance of a beach, although you will need a car if you want to venture further afield.
The pool is definitely an added bonus and has spoiled my children with regard to what they now consider a must-have. The large outdoor covered area is also a great feature - we ate outside for every meal at the villa and did not have to worry about the rays of the hot sun.
All in all a great place to stay - we will be back!
This rental is wonderful, to the point that in writing this I was a bit apprehensive because I don't want to make it so popular that the cost goes up, or becomes too popular to rent.
The house is fantastic, and space is not an issue. The bedrooms are nicely spread out, but close enough for a family feel. The layout allows for privacy as well.
Pros-I love the location, it is close enough to Crane, and other beaches. The house has everything you could need. Grill, full kitchen, sheets, towels, washing machine, close line, pool, furniture for outside dinning. You name it!
Things to remember- Paper towels, napkins, laundry detergent, insect spray/citronella candles. Food and snacks, as groceries are very expensive on the island.
Some things to do- Rent a car, go to Cutters restuarant nearby (they deliver), drink a Banks, Cool Runnings catamaran cruise, hang out with the locals. I have been coming to the island for 25 years, and I consider some of the Bajans my family. They are wonderful people!
Cons- No AC (but they said they were getting a unit for one bedroom soon)
That is the only thing I could say was a con.....and I knew going I would be warm. There are fans in each room, but sometimes it isn't enough.
I hope to be back ASAP~ It was a wonderful time.
This was our first vist to Barbados and right from our arrival at the airport when we were met and taken to Bout Time we were made to feel very welcome. Bout Time is very well positioned being only a short drive from the airport but far enough to be peaceful. The Crane beach is only a couple of minutes drive away and is a lovely white sanded beach with lifeguards on duty.The Crane Hotel is next to the beach and non residents are welcome to use it for food and drinks.
Barbados is only a small island car hire is quite expensive but is the only way to really explore. Driving is on the left and most of the main towns/areas are well sign posted. We only got lost a few times. There are lots of places to explore including gardens and houses belonging to the National Trust of Barbados. Lots of beaches to explore some of which you will find are empty and if you take a picnic or barbacue you can really enjoy some peace and quiet.
Bout Time itself we found was very easy to settle into. We bought food from the supermarket up the road which stocks a suprising amount of UK products so if you have kids it would be easy to find food they are used to.The kitchen at Bout Time is very well set up and along with the barbacue supplied we found it really easy to eat at the villa.
We really enjoyed our stay at Bout Time and if like us you prefer to be away from the main tourist areas but to be able to visit them if you need to and to be able to explore the island on your own then Bout time is a very good choice.Coming back after a morning exploration and being able to cool off in your own pool with a cool drink was an added bonus.
We are booked to return to Bout Time next year and are counting down the days till we are back on the beach on the recliners with a rum punch.
WHEN YOU VIEW PROPERTIES ON LINE OR IN MAGAZINES, WHEN YOU BOOK THEM AND THEN GET THERE SOMETIMES THEY LEAVE A LOT TO BE DESIRED. NOT SO WITH BOUT TIME HOLIDAY VILLA.ITS EVERYTHING YOU SEE AND MORE. BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED, INSIDE AND OUT ,SPACIOUS , AIRY . THE POOL WAS CLEAN AND ALSO MAINTAINED DURING OUR STAY AS WAS THE WHOLE PROPERTY. FACILITIES INSIDE ARE EXCELLENT ,CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SECOND TOO NONE. THE VILLA IS SITUATED IN A QUITE AREA WITH 3-4 VERY NICE BEACHES NEAR BY. AND ONLY 35 MINUTES DRIVE FROM THE MAIN TOURIST AREA,20 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO ANYONE WISHING FOR A PERFECT PLACE TO STAY IN BARBADOS.
My partner and I went to Bout time with two other couples and we had a wonderful time. The house is very big so we had more than enough space and the huge outdoor area lends itself well to dining/entertaining. We had lots of BBQs and spent a lot of time lazing on the sun loungers and on a lilo in the pool. We mixed dining out with cooking in as there's a very large kitchen with all the mod cons. The house is in a lovely spot - very peaceful and it gets a nice sea breeze because it's on the south east coast. We'd definitely recommend it.
Two weeks after our return we already have withdrawl symptoms and are planning our return.
Firstly the house: it was perfect. The space, layout, facilities and atmosphere were perfect for a relaxing but everything you need in normal life holiday. The veranda and pool encouraged you to get into the Barbadous time lines while the kitchen, laundrey and tv allowed you to play in normal life if you wanted to. By day 4 we were incredibly chilled (having very pressurised jobs in London this was almost a miracle ...) and only cooked a few nights by BBQ and never watched the TV!
Pete, Maggie, Richard, & Robert were great hosts and looked after every need. It is nice to know you have a friendly point of contact if you needed it (we did not thankfully). It is also a very nice touch that a mobile phone is provided,
Secondly the area: you do need a car .. we hired a mini Molke and although it was obiously a tourist car we had great fun in it.
There are a couple of local places to eat we can recommend although both a 'little' on expensive side compared to other eateries avialiable; The Crane Hotel and Cutters. The Crane is good for poolside drinks while Cutters serve one of the best rum puches (the other a tikki hut on Accra Beach).
Thirdly the island in general; what fun! we visited in May so fairly quiet but we were never bored. The people were friendly and the beaches pristine,,. of course all helped by the rum punch. We were so relaxed in the villa that the only excursion we did was a 2hr ride with Steve Downie along the beaches around Holetown and Sandy Lane. My partner had never riden before and he is now hooked it was such good fun,
As already stated we are already planning our return so a big thank you to Pete, Maggie and family for letting us share their home.
Bout Time is located between Sam Lords Castle and The Crane on the South-East coast of the island and the property is a mere 100 metres from the stunning Falmouth Beach.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
Payments also taken in $US Dollars and $BDS Barbados Dollars.
$US Dollar Rates: Summer - $190 per night, Fall - $170 per night, Winter - $290 per night.
Discounts for late bookings in September / October 2014 may be available, please contact us for further details, we'd love to hear from you!
Car hire discount also available for all 'Bout Time guests.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.