Perfection in St Philip
Submitted: March 27, 2011
Stayed: February 2011
We have stayed at Sunburst twice now and have just booked again for 2012. It is a stunning villa – immaculately clean and very well maintained. There has been a very high level of attention to detail in furnishing and equipping the villa – it not only feels luxurious but very much a ‘home’ not a typical holiday rental.
The owner is a pleasure to deal with, very helpful and responsive with any questions or queries. The on-site managers are also superb – we have not had any issues during our stays and, knowing the island very well from previous trips, have not needed assistance booking trips etc but that is all available if needed. It’s a real comfort knowing that help is at hand just a couple of minutes away if required. But at the same time you are left to enjoy your holiday in peace.
The location is very peaceful but with other villas - rentals and residents – in the same area, it is not isolated. Taking the same security precautions you would at home – we have always felts very safe. Unless you intend to spend all your time at the villa, a rental car is needed. The large Emerald City supermarket is about 10 minutes away – very well stocked for anything you might need. Oistins and South coast are about 25 minutes away and Holetown / West coast 45 minutes – with many excellent restaurants (highly recommend The Cliff and The Tides). The Crane resort is even closer with several restaurants (10 mins). A discovery for us this year was that the Oistins fish restaurants / vendors are open on evenings throughout the week. So you are only 20 minutes away from delicious and very reasonably priced fresh fish without the crowds of a Friday night fish fry (try Uncle George’s).
Nearby Bottom Bay is a 5 minute walk and is probably more beautiful than any picture can capture. Foul Bay just beyond Crane Beach is also a favourite. At Sunburst you are also very well positioned to drive up the East coast route to Bathsheba, Cherry Tree Hill etc. We also enjoy late afternoon walks around the villa along the cliffs.
The pool area is stunning, with shady spots if needed but plenty of sun all day if you want to lay out. All outdoor furniture is high quality – very sturdy, comfortable loungers and stylish table / chairs to eat outside.
Staying for two weeks a guest clean is included in the rental. The pool is cleaned weekly and garden well maintained.
All in all it is the perfect place to stay in our opinion.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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