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Jude Gardner

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Jude Gardner

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Speightstown Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 king size bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sun terrace - communal pool Wifi -TV

This Gorgeous beach front apartment has large terrace overlooking the ocean which makes for a romantic location. Being an end unit views span from the ocean round to the south. Built on two floors lower level has entrance hall, large bedroom, bathroom and utility room. Wooden stairs lead to Master bedroom with en suite shower room. .Extra shower room on landing. Huge living area is 40' by 16' with high pickled pine ceilings. Italian kitchen has dishwasher, microwave Neff oven + hob. Gated parking. Use of communal Pool in Holetown. AC in bedrooms.

The sound of the ocean echoes through the apartment as the crystal clear Caribbean sea laps just feet away! Walk to shops, banks restaurants or Port St Charles beach as well as the beach outside where turtles lay their eggs during June/July. Great snorkeling opportunities on your doorstep Here's a place that evokes the sensual elements of island life, rich turquoise water edged with hot white sands + sunsets and stars by night

Activities available: here you can water ski, jet ski, scuba dive, swim with protected turtles, sail, enjoy polo, view horse racing at the garrison savannah race course, horse ride and of course cricket is an obsession in Barbados so take your pick

Watch satellite TV or surf the net on our wifi! TV channels include ESPN Sports Max and Fox Soccer for sports addicts and BBC CNN and Canadian news channels.The Caribbean sea forms your 'front garden'! A VIDEO of this property can be found on website Capturing Daily Barbados posted on 6 Dec 2012 under Coco de Mer

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jude Gardner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Jude Gardner

The owner of the this property is English married to a UK barrister for 26 years.

Jude Gardner purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jude Gardner chose Speightstown

The owner bought this property to fulfill a dream of living very close to the ocean where you can view sunsets listen to the waves and view the night sky.... view the property on U tube type in Coco de Mer Speightstown Barbados ....

What makes this apartment unique

Being a few feet away from the beach and its truly beautiful views of the blue blue water in an area which is not spoiled by over modernisation. Within walking distance of Banks, Stores Pharmacy etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cried when I left I had a ball. F. Dunmeyer Aug. 07 USA

We love the balcony view and the scuba dving, coming back next year. D. Leyland Feb 07 Canada

This place is awesome R. Thomas Nov 07 Germany

Thank you for a wonderful stay. T. Stringer 07 Ireland
Nov 2007
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 24 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.5833335 based on 25 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Diamond in the rough!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in this beautiful unit! First of all, the view is amazing, you will never want to leave!! The sound and view of the ocean is absolutely incredible!! We have traveled the Caribbean and have never had every need satisfied quite like this. Jude has thought of everything to make this a carefree vacation. I really can't think of anything that was missing from the kitchen to the outdoors. The location was perfect, just far enough away to relax and close enough to join in. The snorkeling right in front of our unit was awesome, definitely our preference after traveling to several others. The Heywoods beach was by far our favorite!! The restaurants within walking distance were great!! We loved Jumas, Orange Street Grocer and L'Attitude. The grocery store in Speightstown was sufficient but preferred the one in Holetown due to variety. Bathsheba was definitely worth the trip on the Atlantic side, the views were amazing. We had lunch at the Crane Resort which we would highly recommend. Amazing views and great food!! Sarah was a joy to meet, we called her daily and she made great recommendations to make our vacation the best ever. We did not feel like we missed out on a thing! We can't wait to return to this unit and spend time in this diamond in the rough!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue, I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Coco de Mer so much. Thank you for taking the time to write this special review. Sorry I missed meeting you but had left the island just before your arrival. I do try to keep the standards high in the penthouse, have just installed a new mattress, pillows, fly screens, bedside lamps etc etc. I agree the views out to the ocean are truly wonderful and being so close to all that warm blue water is lovely. I hope you will return next year but hurry we are booking up fast for 2016! My house manager Sarah is very professional as is Pam my housekeeper.. Best wishes Jude☀️🌴🐠🐚⛵️

Stylish and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We are not long back from our stay at Whitesands in Speightstown, our tonic from an English February and if we could, we'd do the same in March, April, May, etc. It's a lovely, stylish apartment with high ceilings and a cool, spacious feel to it that was very much to our taste. Masses of room for the two of us and equally suitable for two couples I would think. There's a cool breeze from back to front that meant we didn't need the air-conditioning at all during our stay. The view from the balcony is of the Caribbean and we swam immediately across the road (with bathing shoes as there are some rocks) which we enjoyed more than the more crowded (but more highly regarded) beach, also accessible just 5 minutes north. Speightstown, I would guess is 'real' Barbados, likeable without being touristified. A short drive south to Holestown gives you all of that aspect of the island. We had a car which gave us easy access to the rest of the island and would recommend Hunte's Garden and Andromeda Botanical Garden. On the practical side, it was very easy to make a booking and Judith provided detailed guidance on finding and using the apartment while Sarah was on-hand to greet us and show us around. Pam gave great service when she came for the weekly maid visit. Highly recommended and just what you see in the photos.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and am very happy you enjoyed Coco de Mer.. Come back to Barbados soon and swim in the warm blue ocean!! Jude

Beautiful apartment in relaxing beach town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Coco de Mer for one week and wish we could have stayed longer. The apartment is just as well-kept, spacious, and beautiful as it appears in the photos. The balcony overlooking the beach was our favorite spot to relax in the morning and in the evening watching the sunsets. The Speightstown fish market is a short walk away and a great place to get fresh fish to cook. We did our grocery shopping at the two nearby super markets also in walking distance and bought fresh bread at the local bakery. There are beachfront restaurants within walking distance, but we chose to cook and eat the majority of our meals on the balcony.

If you are looking to stay in a less touristy area and experience the local Bajan culture Speightstown is perfect. We took the bus a couple of times from the nearby terminal, but it can take an hour or more to reach destinations in the South of the island.

There are plenty of beaches close to Coco de Mer. We swam in the beach directly in front of the apartment, but it can be rocky. Just a short 3 minute walk there is a long stretch of beach in front of various hotels that is perfect for swimming and also has shaded areas. This was our first time in Barbados and we would definitely come back and happily stay at Coco de Mer again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megan, Very happy to hear you had a great time and that my House Manager met you in the early hours of the morning from your flight and showed you around and took you to buy some provisions. Come back soon and watch the sunsets!! Best wishes Jude

Fabulous stay in November

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation, very clean appartment and Jude was very attentive. Would highly recommend this for anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dennis for your five star review! Come back soon it was great to meet you both. J

Wonderful Apartment, Exactly as Described

  • 5 of 5

We are just finishing up our stay at Coco de Mer and wanted to get our review in while it was fresh in our minds.

Firstly, the apartment itself is exactly as described and we were thankful not to be surprised by anything lacking. It's spacious, immaculately kept, and overlooks a gorgeous sunset every single evening.

After our first visit to Barbados ten years ago, we were hoping to find something that wasn't too "touristy", and Speightstown fit the bill perfectly. The locals are very friendly and there is plenty to see and do in the immediate area. We ate at The Orange Street Grocer multiple times and it was perfect for quick meals overlooking the Caribbean. Next door is La Bouche, which is a lovely bar/cafe where you can get a great Bajan meal every Sunday called the "Sunday Munch". The bakery across the street sells delicious breads and pastries as well. Further down the road are The Fisherman's Pub, which is a local landmark bar and grill, and Juma's, which is more of a fine-dining experience with spectacular views.

If you're wishing to eat in, Eddie's is just around the corner, and Jordan's just down the road. Both have a good selection of items for dinner.

If you'd like to explore the island further, the Speightstown bus terminal is less than two blocks away and will take you anywhere on the island for $2 BDS each way. It's incredibly convenient and a high selling-point of this apartment.

However, if don't want to take a bus, many attractions offer free transportation, including the Tiami Catamaran cruises and the Mount Gay Rum tours, both of which are highly recommended.

If we had to offer criticism, we would say that upon arrival we were a bit apprehensive about the amount of security required to get in the apartment. Between the car-park lock, the master door, the barred security gate, and the front door of the apartment, there are a total of 7 locks to get in. We found ourselves wondering if we were in an unsafe part of the island. However, in the end, it was apparent that Jude and Sarah are simply being diligent, which is most appreciated, and as long as you use the proper precautions you would normally use when traveling, Speightstown is a perfectly safe and great place to vacation.

Finally, it should be noted that Jude and Sarah were excellent hosts, providing information, arranging taxis, and even greeting us with beverages upon arrival.

Bottom line: this place is the PERFECT getaway and we can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello John Many many thanks for your review and I am delighted that you have had a wonderful stay and that Coco de Mer met with your approval. We do try our utmost to maintain high standards of cleanliness and care for our guests. The views of the sunsets are wonderful I agree and every night there is a different one to marvel at. Come back and stay again soon! All good wishes Jude
New Brunswick Canada

The Yaya's from Canada

  • 4 of 5

Speightstown was a delightfully quiet town. Jude was there to meet us upon arrival and available anytime we had questions. The town is easy to walk around and everything you need is within walking distance of the apartment. The bus station is a 5 minute walk away where you can go anywhere and everywhere on the island for $2 Barbados. Labush, Wave Riders, Orange Street Grocers and Jumas all have excellent food and great prices. The small bakery across from Orange Street Grocer has the most delicious bread! Fruit and vegetable vendors line the streets in the morning. A must do in our opinion is the Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruise out of Bridgetown....snorkelling with the green sea turtles was amazing! The beach across the street from the apartment gave us refuge from the heat and the stunning sunsets from the deck every night were a sight to behold! We kept our neighbors amused with our antics on the beach and came home with some wonderful memories of our stay in Barbados. Don't miss out on the Bathsheba Rocks or Harrison Caves all marvels of wonder! Everything in the apartment was fantastic it is very well furnished and set up for all of your needs. We all were in need of quiet and relaxation and we got it here in Speightstown. Everyone here was so friendly and delightful!! We hope to come back again someday.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Yayas for your great review!. It was good to meet you all and watch you rejuvenate during your stay. You certainly made the most of it and I can visualize you all on the beach on your last day enjoying your last moments in the blue ocean. Hope to see you again one day soon.Keep in touch.... Best wishes J


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Grantley Adams Airport, Bridgetown
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Apes Hill and Sandy Lane
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
nearest restaurant of excellence The Fish Pot
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
In front of the penthouse just perfect

Coco De Mer is located meters from the wonderful blue Sea with a beautiful deck where you can watch sunsets, stargaze sipping your champagne cocktail. This lovely 2 bed 3 bath corner property on West Coast BARBADOS is just North of historic Speightstown and the sound of the waves soothe your days and nights.

This is real Barbados with fruit and vegetables sold on the colorful streets. A small road runs between the white sand beach and the penthouse where you may see a turtle emerge from the ocean to lay her eggs. Port St Charles beach where priceless yachts are moored is 10 min away or relax on a sunbeds on our beach if you can bear to leave your own sundeck!. Sensational restaurants such as the cliff and Sandy Lane are located in a 5mile radius. The road to the east coast with breathtaking wild surf and natural beauty is easily accessible as is Mullins Beach. Supermarkets, Pharmacy, Banks and Restaurants are in walking distance as is the Orange Street Grocer a great place to dine!

Other Activities: Local hotel offers inexpensive day pass for water sports, golf, meals etc. Reefers and Wreckers Dive Shop is located a few minutes away!

Golf: Royal Westmoreland, Sandy Lane and Apes Hill are superb Golf Courses. Also the Barbados Golf Club further south.

I cannot emphasise enough the beauty of the East coast with its wild waves and salty winds blown in from miles away. A surfers paradise.. Not to be missed!


Rates & Availability

From £875 Per week

Speightstown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 14 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Hi season
Jan 5 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £180.00
Notes Annual rate is £900 between 1st Dec 2013 to 31st March 2014

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Speightstown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Two super king size beds plus a day bed in the main room which sleeps one adult. Also an extra sofa bed in the downstairs bedroom suitable for one person. The bedrooms have air conditioning. Two sunbeds available to use on the beach plus beach chairs to take in the car with you. Two other sunbeds for use on the terrace plus a table and four chairs with sun umbrella.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property is not suitable for young children or for those who find climbing stairs a problem. Two sunbeds available to use on the beach. Only the bedrooms are air conditioned as the main living space has high Cathedral ceilings plus ceiling fans and 3 sets of double doors which open plus side louvers. The side doors have hoods which means they can be left open during any showery weather conditions Internet access via wifi is available in the apartment Cook available during the day time. Fresh Tropical Flowers and sparkling wine /champagne etc can be ordered for honeymooners or other special occasions. Your fridge can be stocked with basic provisions for your arrival. Top Cars are a good company to rent from. Fancy a change? You can use the communal pool at the Beach House in Holetown, access with code from owner. Here you can dine, sunbathe and swim right on the edge of the ocean! There is a beautiful bar and restaurant newly renovated.

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