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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with private pool PLUS new private beachclub membership

Katie Shellard

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Katie Shellard

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with private pool PLUS new private beachclub membership

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Sunset Crest Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 3 bed villa, sleeps 5 with private pool, walk to beach & amenities

This single storey detached 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa is light, bright and very comfortable. Membership is included to the newly rebuilt, 2014, luxury, members-only Sunset Crest Beach Club directly on the beach. As well as a private pool at the villa you can also swim in the large Beach Club pool with lockers, showers, changing rooms and loungers directly accessing the beautiful sandy beach and adjoining the Beach House bar and restaurant. Watch the sailing boats drift by as you sip a cool margarita on your lounger.

The villa is set within its own fully enclosed tropical garden, it has a private swimming pool and sun deck. The wrap-around covered patio provides ample space for outdoor BBQs, relaxing or sipping a cold cocktail.

Careful use has been made of locally sourced materials. The villa has beautiful pickled pine ceilings and wardrobes, pale ceramic floors throughout, coral stone light sconce and prints by local artists.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. A further bathroom is shared by the two remaining bedrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning units fitted and ceiling fans. The lounge/dining room has 2 ceiling fans.

The kitchen overlooking the garden and pool includes a dishwasher, top loading American washing machine, electric oven and fridge freezer.

The villa has its own allocated off-street parking.

Ideally situated in the heart of St James on the West Coast, 180 Biflora provides a quiet, relaxing place to stay a few minutes walk from some of Barbados' best restaurants and attractions. Whether you decide to hire a car or not, there is plenty to do around Sunset Crest and Holetown all within walking distance. Travelling around the island is easy by bus, hiring a car or by taxi.

The villa also has access to the Sunset Crest beach club, via a security card. There is a large communal pool with free loungers and access through a security gate to the sandy beach and West coast board walk.

For lunch or dinner chose from local restaurants such as the Beach house, Zaccios, The Tides, Just Grillin, Elbow Room. Late night live entertainment happens at 1st Street. Sandy Lane is 5 minutes away, Daphnes and the Cliff are a 10 minute drive or bus ride; Cin Cin, the Fish Pot and Lone Star are 15 minutes away.

Self catering is easy with the supermarket approximately 10 minutes walk away, offering a good range of groceries including Waitrose produce. The local fish market is a quick trip (Paynes Bay) to buy ultra-fresh swordfish or barracuda for your BBQ. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought from the stalls at the end of the road. There are also a few delis in Holetown for more specialist food.

The Chattel Village shops are 5 minutes walk for local souvenirs or breakfast at the cafe. In February each year, the Holetown festival takes place. In August the famous Crop Over festival takes place with parades and celebrations throughout the island.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Katie Shellard (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Katie Shellard

Hi, I am Katie. Welcome to 180 Biflora Row, Sunset Crest. This villa was purchased in 2012 and has been carefully renovated. Modernising this lovely villa was quite a task, but I hope you will agree this is now a very comfortable holiday home.

The villa was built in the 1960s and we wanted to keep the traditional charm of the villa but add some modern touches, such as the pale ceramic floor tiles and useful dishwasher, All the linen and towels have been upgraded to cool white cotton and crockery and cutlery are all new with a generous supply of wine and cocktail glasses. We hope that you will find this villa a warm and welcoming holiday home.

We have high standards, keeping the villa clean and tidy. We expect our guests to do the same and respect the villa. The villa is beautifully cared for by our lovely housekeeper and guests will find crisp white cotton sheets and towels on arrival plus beach towels for use by the pool or beach. If you are looking for a smart, comfortable, Non-smoking, family villa, we would be pleased to welcome you.

Katie Shellard purchased this villa in 2012

Why Katie Shellard chose Sunset Crest

Sun, sun, sun! There are few places in the world you can go during the winter and guarantee it will be sunny and warm. And this is one. If you're looking for an escape from the gloom and rain in the UK or perhaps Canada, look no further. Even when it does rain in Barabados it is always warm.

What makes this villa unique

This is one of the few properties in Sunset Crest that has a private pool. If you'd like to take a dip at 6:00 a.m or midnight, the pool is only a few steps away. No need to share with the neighbours!

We have a very friendly and knowledgeable property manager - Rachel. She will meet you at the villa and show you round. She is happy to advise on anything you may need during your holiday, such as groceries, baby sitting, restaurants.

A membership card for the Sunset Crest beach club is provided and will also get discount at several local stores and cafes.

As we spend several weeks every year in the villa ourselves, we do try to ensure that there is everything you need for a really enjoyable vacation.

Holetown is the centre of the glitzy West coast and staying at Biflora, you are minutes away from all the amenities.This villa is within walking distance of the beach, supermarket, restaurants and bars. If you don't want to hire a car for your stay, you have everything you need a short stroll away. Taxis and buses are easy to get if you are sightseeing or going to the airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a find! We stayed in the same area (Sunset Crest) last year which we found to be quiet and safe and only a few minutes walk from the beech, shops and restaurants. The villa is set in the centre of a fenced garden and has been cleverly upgraded recently including a private, illuminated swimming pool and sun deck which is perfect for those looking to get away from people and not fight over sun loungers.



One of the highlights of our stay was that we seemed to be on the monkey route and several mornings we were being stared at by a troup of at least 15 monkeys walking across the fence. Magic!



The villa is very clean and smart and the kitchen is modern and well equiped and has a verandah perfect for dining and takes in the breeze. If the housekeeper Shirleen offers her daughter's services for an Island Tour take it as we did. We had a great day out which included St Nicholas Abbey (its a plantation house not an Abbey) and now makes its own rum.

Our favorite restaurant was The Cliff which was complete restaurant theatre and a must for a special occasion but Google it and book from home before you go as it is that popular.



We had a wonderful time and would have no hesitation in recommending 180 and we would be happy to go there again (and we have never said that before).
Mar 2014
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Bedrooms 3
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5
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3 bed, 2 bathroom villa with private pool PLUS new private beachclub membership
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Great base for our 16 nights away!

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and myself stayed at the villa for 16 nights and found it to be a great base for our holiday.

We travelled to Barbados for the cricket.

The villa is located in a quiet residential area in Holetown and about a five minute walk to the beach, shops, bars, etc.

We were met by Betty and Rachel promptly and they showed us around. The place was spotless and the pictures don't do it justice. 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms were ideal. All of the bedrooms have got air conditioning.

The garden is well maintained and the pool is great for a refreshing dip.

Really couldn't fault the place and it's very well priced compared with other options in the area.

I'd certainly stay here again as would my two friends.

Loved the DVD collection, especially the Only Fools and Horses & Auf Weidersein Pet ones(great choice!).

Couple/Many tips if you choose to stay here....

The Chinese up the road is nice if your looking for a quiet night in.

Don't use taxis as they'll cost you a fortune. Use the buses instead as they're regular and very cheap.

Hit The Golden Anchor on Thursdays for the quiz night and Mullins Bay on Sunday for the sun set and band.

Travel the island and see the sites as there's more to see than Holetown.

All in all, an excellent trip and loved every minute of it.

Thanks

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Comforts of home in paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you have done your research you will have found this is not a cheap area to stay in. This villa is very reasonably priced for the size and was spotlessly clean and comfortable. You pay for your air conditioning out of your deposit, this was £30 for us using it for 2 bedrooms when required. We did not hire a car, a taxi was $60 Barbados from the airport, the walk to the Main Street and beach is 5 minutes. Our favourite places to go were Cafe Bar Carizma, for breakfast and Tapas on Tuesday and Thursday, we rated them best food overall and good price. For drinks and bars snacks at happy hour it has to be Surfside beach bar. We tried several other places and the food was ok but either a bit pricey or not as good as the above. Must admit we were so chilled and happy here we did not need to wander far from the pool and our comfy beds.

Will absolutely return when we need to escape the rat race, the place was lovely and the Bajans very friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As other reviewers have said, it is possible to eat out and have a great time on the West coast of Barbados without breaking the bank! The best thing about our villa is that it's right in the heart of the restaurants, bars, shops and of course the beach. All within easy walking distance and with a wide choice to suit all budgets. Choose from The Tides for a special occasion or Surfside for a good value meal on the beach. Our housekeeper is also happy to cook for you and her cakes are absolutely delicious! There really is something for all tastes. I'm glad you enjoyed staying around the villa. It really is peaceful and relaxing and we do put a great deal of time and effort into keeping the villa clean, tidy and above all welcoming, thanks to our fantastic housekeeper and villa manager. Again, thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back in future.
5

perfect location in wonderful Barbados

  • 5 of 5

Loved how close the villa is to everything and without accompanying traffic noises. Large and comfortable inside and the veranda outside is perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sounds of the frogs and insects at night and exotic birds by day as they came to enjoy the beautiful garden. We used the pool a fair bit to keep cool and now that I am back in the cold UK seems a a whole world away. WlI would like to say a big thanks to Rachel who sorted a few little problems for us. We had a fab holiday and the only regret is not staying for longer. Thank you Katie. All the best C&P and friends

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great time. The villa works really well for two couples sharing - it's cheaper than a hotel and there's more room to relax in the lounge, on the verandah or by the pool. For independent travellers who want the flexibility of eating what they want, when they want and avoiding the crowds, Biflora is great. Rachel our villa manager is a total gem and goes out of her way to make sure all our guests are comfortable, together with our housekeeper. We find Biflora a relaxing, comfortable tropical retreat and we're glad you did too. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Barbados.
5

Nice villa in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We flew with Thomas Cook from Manchester which made this holiday great value for what is a luxurious part of the island; Holetown and the nearby Sandy Lane where the rich and famous stay. We got a taxi from the airport to the villa where the very helpful manager Rachel met us and gave us lots of useful information. Set well back from the quiet road with nice gardens all around it, the villa feels very private despite there being other properties close by. The villa was very clean and tidy; we found everything we could need, including nice extra touches like beers and milk in the fridge on arrival, tea and coffee, soaps in the bathrooms and beach towels in the rooms. We spent a lot of time on the front terrace or lounging around on the sun beds in the garden which the owner has clearly spent a lot of time and care creating.

The supermarket is a pleasant ten minute walk past the nice chattel village shops where we bought everything we needed for a couple of BBQs in the evenings. We also ate at nearby Just Grillin which was very tasty and great value. There are several more upmarket restaurants nearby, along with luxury stores, but also plenty for non-millionaires like us, including the Surfside beach bar which is great for a rum punch at sunset.

We visited Bridgetown and the Mount Gay distillery by 'reggae' bus, which is a fun experience. We took a taxi to the Oistins fish fry on Friday too (60 barbarian dollars each way) and had a great time there. John Moore's rum shack is a short reggae bus ride up the coast and worth the trip to meet friendly locals. We took snorkels with us to the beautiful quiet beaches nearby and were lucky enough to spot a sea turtle, along with plenty of tropical fish and even a ship wreck.

We didn't use the aircon in the bedrooms because electricity will be deducted from my deposit, which is something I haven't experienced renting many other places before and a concern since I don't have any idea what electricity costs in Barbados. However the villa was nice and cool, as you can see in the photos the windows have bars on the outside and so can be left open at night. The pool is slightly larger than it looks in the photos and nice to cool off in the midday heat.

Overall the villa was excellent. Great value for a fantastic location in Holetown, where you can do as little or as much as you like on pretty much any budget. Thank you for an unforgettable holiday, we would love to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great, comprehensive review. It is good to hear that you had a fantastic holiday and we would be glad to welcome you back again. We have several visitors who visit each year which is lovely. It is also good to hear that you found restaurants and bars to suit your budget. The villa is ideally situated near Holetown so walking to inexepensive restaurants and bars is simple - or as you say you can push the boat out for a special occasion and visit the world-famous West Coast restaurants for a really memorable evening (The Tides, The Cliff and Daphnes are nearby or even Sandy Lane). Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again very soon.
5

Upon arrival we all loved it until we left.

  • 5 of 5

It was going home to home. It was lovely clean and spacious. All the staff that came to maintain the villa were lovely. We were close to supermarket, beach, restaurants, bars and manual left was very helpful. We look forward to returning again hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review - many thanks and we are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Sunset Crest. We try to keep the manual up to date with lots of suggestions of where to go, what the best restaurants are for all budgets, how to get around the island, and it is great if visitors want to add their own suggestions too. The beach is only a short walk away, but it is great to experience a bit more of the island and the culture of Barbados as well. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Norwalk, CT
5

Wonderful vacation rental!!

  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything you need for a comfortable holiday. It's newly renovated and cheerfully decorated. The kitchen and grill make self catering very easy; the pool is fantastic and the covered porch is a great place to hang out any time of day. The property manager, Rachel, has everything under control and is helpful and available; there's a housekeeper who comes twice a week and the garden/pool are both regularly maintained. The gardens are particularly lovely with a large variety of flowering trees and plants.

We rented a car for our stay and kept busy. In addition to checking out all the shopping and restaurants in walking distance (great shopping!), we drove to Crane's Beach for body surfing (we parked at the Crane Hotel and got a "day pass" but it's also possible to park on the street); Bathsheba for dramatic views; Pebble Beach for paddle boarding; Hunte's Gardens; Ju-Ju's beach ("cool" place for low key beach day), and the beach at the Fish Pot (we hired Dwayne there to take us snorkeling; he gave us a fantastic coastal tour with explanations as to all the rich and famous homeowners, including, of course Rihanna). Our favorite restaurants: Cariba, the Fish Pot, the Round House, and Just Grillin. We made a daily stop at the Coffee Bean -- a short walk away for coffee and sandwiches. Food shopping was also within walking distance-- the supermarket and Posh Nosh, a gourmet takeaway offered everything we needed. And a short drive to Payne's Bay for daily local fish was another favorite. We are joggers and found an easy route from the villa -- up Salters Road and through the Sandy Lane golf course. My husband played golf at Sandy Lane and Apes Hill -- it's expensive but he said the back nine at Apes Hill is outstanding.

While the roads and routes around Barbados are in excellent condition, there are many fast aggressive drivers. Even crossing the street can be a bit hair-raising. But with some caution, it's a really easy island to explore.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. It is so nice to hear your holiday was a success and you found plenty of things to do in and around Holetown and Sunset Crest. We hope you can come again soon.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Grantley Adams airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Beach House and many others
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Golf
0.1 Kilometres
Sandy Lane Old Nine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Tides
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Holetown Beach 5 minutes walk
Car: not necessary

If you are planning a beach or golf holiday in Barbados, 180 Biflora is ideal; only 5 minutes from the gorgeous West Coast sandy beach of Holetown. The villa is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the peaceful residential area of Sunset Crest on the Platinum west coast of Barbados. It’s a quiet location with easy access to some of the best restaurants, bars and beach all within a 5 minute walk.

You have the added benefit of a private pool at the villa and use of the Beach Club pool and facilities at the Holetown beach. You can sun bathe all day long on the villa’s pool deck or sit in the shade of the patio, read and watch the bird-life. You’ll find in Barbados there is never a rush to do anything.

The villa is maintained to a very high standard which we expect our guests to respect. We value our maid highly and she will ensure the villa is spotless for you. All the louvred windows can be opened in the day to allow the east to west breeze to cool the house and give that outdoors/indoors feel to the place.

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Sunset Crest is a lovely leafy mature residential neighbourhood scattered with interesting tropical trees, after which the roads are named. A tropical garden surrounds the villa with mature mango, palms, and almond trees for shade. Humming birds are regular visitors to the garden.

It is an easy stroll to Holetown, where you can find a supermarket, lots of different restaurants and cafes, boutiques, deli, Cave Shepherd department store and duty free, banks, post office and Lime Grove cinemas. First street offers live night-time entertainment on Friday.

For sight-seeing further afield there is a taxi rank in Sunset Crest, or the local buses run every few minutes to Bridgetown and elsewhere. Bus stops are within a short stroll. Car hire can be arranged.

We have a Welcome Pack at the villa full of ideas for trips around the island, useful contacts for all sorts of activities and a list of local restaurants and menus is included.

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Rates & Availability

From £850 Per week

Sunset Crest Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low 2015
Apr 13 2015 - Dec 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
June 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
£75
Flat fee
 
 
Winter Season 2016
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
£950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250.00
Notes All prices exclude costs of electricity and water which will be payable at the end of your stay dependent on usage. Normally this will be approximately £50 per week.
If you require extra days, please contact us for further information.
Price includes maid service, pool maintenance and gardening
WIFI is included free of charge. Beach towels are included free.

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Amenities

Sunset Crest Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have a walk in shower with a very low step in. There is a basin with cupboard for storing toiletries Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single sofa bed in lounge
  • All three bedrooms have air conditioning units plus ceiling fans. Bedroom 1 has a large double Bedrooms 2 has two 3 ft 6' zip together singles that can make a (big) double if required Bedroom 3 has twin single beds All mattresses are top of the range hotel mattresses and were replaced in 2012.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If there is anything specific you are looking for, please contact me. The villa is in a beautiful spot, for peace,quiet and beautiful beaches but if you want activity and adventure, the island has lots to offer.

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