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Luxury villa with pool on sandy St James beach. Cook and maid service.

Juliet Britton

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Luxury villa with pool on sandy St James beach. Cook and maid service.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

Fitts Village Villa Rental Photos and Description

3-5 bedrooms all en suite. Fantastic views of the sea and sunsets

Beautiful villa with secluded tropical garden and new plunge pool. Right on the beach, half way between Bridgetown and Holetown, close to shops, West Coast hotels and restaurants. Gate from garden opens onto beach. Easy access to the sea with good SNORKELLING and may even see turtles. There are 2 KAYAKS.

The accommodation is on 2 floors. On the FIRST FLOOR is wide veranda/ sitting room where you can relax on comfortable sofas, and watch spectacular sunsets over the sea. The main dining room and fully equiped kitchen extend through the centre of the house There are 4 en-suite bedrooms; 2 have double doors onto the veranda.

On the GROUND FLOOR there is a games room with SATELLITE TV& POOL TABLE and the 5th luxury en-suite bedroom,with doors opening onto the garden.

All the rooms have fans, with A/C in the bedrooms.The house is decorated with tasteful soft furnishings and Barbados antiques

COOK,HOUSEKEEPER MAID & GARDENER

Weddings: Over the last few years La Paloma has become very popular as a wedding venue or as a place for family and friends to stay whilst attending a wedding on the Island. The secluded tropical garden is a wonderful place to hold the ceremony, with the sound of the gently lapping waves just the other side of the trees. The sitting room/veranda and dining room are spacious and can host a reception or family gathering. All our guests who have used La Paloma as a base for their wedding have said how the location and staff have helped to make their special day even more memorable.

Cars and transport: A car is not essential, if you are feeling adventurous the buses run frequently, are cheap and a definite Barbados experience.! There is a a basic supermarket 5 minutes walk down the road. Both the nearby supermarket and the better stocked one in Holetown will deliver to the house. However if you hire a car you will not only be able to do the shopping more easily but you will then be able to tour the island, visit the historical sites and discovery fabulous beaches on the other side of the island.

The car is best booked in advance especially at busy times of year e.g. Christmas. The car can either be delivered to the house or the car hire company will meet you at the airport with the car.

There is off street parking for up to 4 cars.

It is also easy to organise taxis at any time of the day or night.

Golf: The world famous Sandy Lane golf course is a short drive away. There are several other golf courses on the Island with a wide range of fees

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Juliet Britton (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Luxury villa with pool on sandy St James beach. Cook and maid service.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
4

fantastic spacious home directly on the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Charming family home. Directly on the beach and perfectly located 2 minutes walk from a supermarket and a 5 minute taxi ride to all the great restaurants on the island. Very fully staffed. Good value compared to other rentals I visited in Barbados. Not modernised but the lack of widescreen TVs helped us totally switch off and returning home truly relaxed. Hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that this family enjoyed our home. We would agree that the lack of wide screen TV enhances rather than detracts from our stays in Barbados. There is very little to watch on the local TV stations and we find that watching the important football and rugby matches on the large screens at the beach bar in Holetown a fun experience.
5

Two Weeks in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from two weeks staying at La Paloma and I have to say it was the most heavenly two weeks imaginable. Situated on the beautiful West Coast of Barbados, we only had to open the back gate from the garden to walk out onto the beach, from where we would swim or snorkel daily. We encountered the beautiful turtles most days without having to go on a boat cruise - they are literally swimming around outside the back garden! The large, well appointed house is beautiful, and kept lovely and clean by the staff, who will tidy your rooms and provide clean towels daily. The house can accommodate 5 couples, although the rooms are not all of the same size, and not all have a view overlooking the ocean. The staff are great and will do as much or as little for you as you would like. Ruth cooks beautiful Bajan dishes on request, so you really don't need to go out to many of the superb restaurants nearby, as you can have great home-cooked food prepared for you and served on the balcony. And what a balcony it is too; in fact this is the piece de resistance of the whole house - a beautiful large balcony overlooking the ocean with sofas, a dining table and hammocks from which to watch the beautiful sunsets and spot the turtles and frigate birds as they go by. The house is value for the balcony alone, but there is also a fantastic games room with pool table and mini football along with a TV & DVD, though to be honest we didn't spend much time in it as it would have eaten into our time on the beach, in the garden on loungers by the small pool, or just relaxing and drinking cocktails on the balcony. We couldn't fault La Paloma and are already making plans to come back next year for our next slice of Paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear that this group of guests loved La Paloma. It is worth noting that they were a small party. The table on the veranda is a lovely place to eat however there is only room to seat six people and if the house is fully occupied, dinner will usually be served in the large internal dining room. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful sea outside the villa and we would like to keep it that way and not contribute unnecessarily to pollution. Although we do provide a regular supply of clean towels we do suggest that guests do not request new ones everyday. The staff will wash them when necessary, otherwise they should be hung up to dry.
5

A beautiful, stylish home on the beach

  • 5 of 5

La Paloma is a beautiful, stylish, tastefully decorated home in a stunning location on the West coast of Barbados, as close to the sea as you can be without getting your feet wet.

A gate leads from the pretty, secluded, private garden to the beach. Alternatively venture no further than the plunge pool and sun loungers in the garden.

Days at La Paloma centre around the very large verandah at first floor level with its stunning views of the sea and the sunset. This leads directly through the high ceilinged dining hall to the kitchen beyond.

The kitchen looks over the main west coast road ( still only just wide enough for a vehicle in each direction) and those familiar with Barbados will know that this can be a busy road. However, at the back of the house, in the three main bedrooms, on the verandah or in the garden one is quite unaware of the proximity of the road.

All the bedrooms are beautifully and individually decorated with very good quality bed linen. This is a house, not an hotel, so the rooms vary in size. The smallest room might be best suited to children or a single adult, although when configured as a double bed it is extremely comfortable.

The house is well equipped and beautifully furnished with a mixture of antique and modern furniture and artefacts.

The staff look after the house and the guests discretely and efficiently. Ruth, the cook, prepares lovely meals which can be served formally or informally as you prefer.

The location of the house enables easy access to Bridgetown and all that the west coast has to offer in the way of restaurants, hotels and shopping. The small local supermarket, just 2 minute's walk away is a bonus.

I have stayed at this house on several occasions with groups of friends, all of whom have absolutely loved the house, garden and location and cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are all ways delighted to know that guests have enjoyed their stay. Our staff go out of their way to make sure the villa is kept clean and we try to make everyone feel welcome and has a great holiday
5

A truly beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property as guests of the owners but this review is purely my own.

This is a truly beautiful home. You will probably want to spend much of your time sitting comfortably on the large terrace/balcony which overlooks the Caribbean sea. From here you can watch yachts of all shapes and sizes sail by. The balcony remains cool and shaded all day and provides a perfect view of the spectacular sunsets.

The swimming pool with sun beds on the decking is just below and you can stroll out of the garden onto the beach for a swim in the sea.

We were looked after by the 4 excellent staff. They cooked us amazing meals, and also kept the house spotlessly clean and the garden looking fabulous.

Some of the bedrooms overlook the road at the front of the house but we weren’t actually bothered by the traffic. In fact, I haven’t slept so well in years (particular mention of the gorgeous pillows). The bedrooms are air conditioned so you can keep cool at night.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we would like to recognise the hard work of our staff in keeping the villa clean and we are lucky to have a very good cook. Two of the bedrooms are close to the road, they were primarily designed for the younger members of the family to sleep in. When the air conditioning is on and the windows closed you are scarely aware of the early morning rush hour, when the road outside can be busy. Most guests spend little time in their room during the day. They tend to relax on the veranda or in the garden where you are really not aware of the proximity of the villa to the road. Although our guest has mentioned in his review that the upstairs veranda is all ways shaded, the sun does tend to shine onto it towards the end of the day. As the sun sinks lower in the sky towards sun set, the veranda tends to get no protection from the sun. However at that time of day there are large areas of the garden which are shaded.
Phoenix, AZ, USA
5

A TRUE VACATION!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, along with friends had a wonderful stay at La Paloma. We had 9 adults and 4 kids under the age of 5 yrs old.

What a FANTASTIC week of what I call a "TRUE Vacation!"

The house is very comfortable and private. We enjoyed having a smaller pool, along with the beach being steps away. The kids enjoyed the pool and game room so much! It was perfect for keeping them busy.

The house also offers snorkel and kayaks which were great for exercise and just relaxing on the peaceful waters. Snorkeling had lots of fish to offer and sea turtles we saw everyday.

The housekeepers and cook were welcoming and very accommodating. The meals were delicious! It was very nice not having to clean up, but getting to relax after your meal. Ladies, thanks for all of your hard work!

We highly recommend La Paloma! We look forward to our next visit, but for a 2 week vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear about another successful holiday at La Paloma. We are all ways delighted to welcome back previous guests.
5

Stunning views to go with a rum punch

  • 5 of 5

Stunning sunsets and jaw dropping sea views from a very spacious and comfortable terrace. Games room awesome as is the beach which provides a fine jogging track! Great location for exploring the west coast and Bridgetown

The bedrooms and living areas are very comfortable and the place is run efficiently by very delightful and responsive staff.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to get a review! In our guest book we only get positive comments but we find that very few people will post a review on the website. Guests seem to be worried that a good review will encourage new guests to visit La Paloma and this will decrease their own chances of securing a booking in the future. They seem to want to keep It a secret. The villa is in a lovely location, the beach is beautiful and the property maintained to a high standard. La Paloma is our home in the sun, we own no other rental properties. We have recently returned from a holiday there and we are delighted to find that there at least 4or 5 turtles who regularly visit the reef immediately outside the house. You can see them surfacing to breath and swimming under the clear water only a few feet from the shore, We would like to thank our guests for taking the time to write this review.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Il Tempio
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sandy Lane
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Cliff and Cariba
Car: recommended

La Paloma Beach Villa is situated approximately half way between Bridgetown and Holetown, in Fitts Village. The famous Cliff and Cin Cin Restaurants are less than half a mile away. Sandy Lane and many of the luxurious West Coast hotels and restaurants are also very close. Jordans supermarket where most basic commodities can be bought is a 5 minute walk. There is a large supermarket and Gourmet Dele in Holetown. There is a new and very fashionable bar ,at the Lime Centre in Holetown but most of the night life occurs along the South Coast. Young family members can easily get Taxis through-out the night to St Lawrence Gap or Harbour Lights in Brigdetown. New visitors to the Island will be surprised at the wealth of things to do on the Island. Hiring a car to see the Atlantic coast and a visit to the Plantation houses which are open to the public is highly recommended.

Other Activities: There is world class surfing. Which part of the island depends on local conditions. Snorkelling is usually very good outside the house. There are several golf courses and windsurfing, diving and many other sports also available on the island

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Rates & Availability

From $670 Per night

Fitts Village Villa Rental Rates

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summer 2015
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$670
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes SPECIAL RATES FOR REDUCED OCCUPANCY


Winter 2013/14 and winter 2014/15 $1,050 for 1-6 people/3 bedrooms
$1,150 for 1-8 people/4 rooms
Summer 2014 or 2015 $580 for 1-6 people/3 bedrooms
$650 for 1-8 people/4 bedrooms
A reservation is secured on the receipt of a deposit of 25%.
Booking enquiries may be made direct to Owner but for guests security all payments are made to Realtors Barbados, a long established firm in Barbados. Full amount becomes payable 8 weeks prior to start of holiday.
There is no service charge and gratuities are at guests discretion. Suggested amount $50 per guest per week.
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Amenities

Fitts Village Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Luxury
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Luxury spacious with closets
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
  • All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with power showers, toilet and wash basins. The first floor master bathroom has a bath as well. The ground floor bathroom is spacious with a large shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , doors open onto balcony and sea
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as double Doors open onto balcony and sea
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Double doors open onto garden
  • Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor. All open onto the spacious, vaulted, central area which acts as a dining room. The Master bedroom has double doors which open onto the balcony and views of the sea. The second bedroom also has doors onto the balcony/sitting room. The two single beds can be made up as an extra large double bed. The bedroom downstairs is tastefully decorated and has its own ensuite bathroom with large storage cupboards for clothing. All have ceiling fans and A/C.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is ideal for two families holidaying together, but would also suite a group of friends. The staff will prepare the majority of the meals allowing all the guests to have a relaxing holiday. The main sitting room is upstairs on the veranda overlooking the sea. The games room on the ground floor has a pool table and it is also furnished with sofas and a TV. As well as the main dining room upstairs, there is a table outside downstairs which seats 8-10 and a barbecue. The whole family could eat downstairs if one of the members could not manage the stairs. There are 10 sunloungers in the garden and 2 kayaks for the use of guests. Children's cots, highchairs etc can be arranged in advance. There is a laundry/ maids room with bathroom on the ground floor. Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms, dining room or kitchen. There is a beautiful enclosed tropical garden which has a gate opening onto the beach.

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