IDYLLIC GARDEN VILLA, 3 BEDS, VERY PRIVATE, 1 MIN WALK TO BEACH.

Sheila Jacobs

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IDYLLIC GARDEN VILLA, 3 BEDS, VERY PRIVATE, 1 MIN WALK TO BEACH.

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Shelsea is in an Ideal location, is self-catering & offers weekly maid service.

Relax under the mango tree in this amazing 3 bed villa with private gardens just 2 minutes from the rejuvenating Caribbean sea.

Shelsea is a wonderful and spacious home from home. A beautiful and comfortable villa. Lush tropical gardens with spectacular trees, plants and birds. The 3 bedrooms are all air-conditioned and good quality towels and linen are provided. The villa is very well-appointed and has TV, Hi-Fi and a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. The villa is very relaxing and peaceful; a place where you can get away from it all and yet arrive on the beach in less than 2 minutes. Enjoy the hammock under the shade of the mango tree and illuminate the garden in the evenings to the tunes of whistling frogs and crickets. Shelsea is a very special place!

Visit our web site at shelsea.com

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Family Reunion/Christmas 2012"



Shelsea was the perfect place to act as home base for our family members ( 16 of us age12-76) as we celebrated ChristmasNew Years and our return to the island after 4 of us spent 1972 living here! Other family members had rented smaller places that were within walking distance but they were all jealous at how spacious, clean and luxurious Shelsea was. We had a barbeque for Christmas day which was really fun. Dinner on the patio was a wonderful family time. Charile's restaurant just up the lane was perfect for dinner after a long day of driving around the island, a day at the beach or exploring the interior of the island. The beautiful beach down the lane was perfect for an early morning swim/watching the sunset but the kids really enjoyed the bigger waves and the monkeys at Maxwell beach just down the road and the action (and snorkeling) at accra beach ( a 5 min drive) for boogie boarding. Proximity to the Gap kept our teenagers/young adults happy with shopping and nightlife. Everyone looked forward to Fridays for the fish fry and dancing at Oistins. We had a car for the whole 2 weeks but it was not a necessity as the bus is really easy and cheap and taxis, even for large groups are just a call away)

Yvonne, Ron, Paul and Lou made sure we had everything we needed and booking/organizing the rental with Sheila was a breeze.We certainly got our monies worth!!

We highly recommend this location and the island. Everyone is super friendly, very safe, family oriented, the reefs are amazing if you are a diver ( The Dive Shop in Carlisle Bay ), lots of turtles, gorgeous beaches ( spend 2 days at the Crane- my favorite!!). One of the highlights of our trip was "Good Times" catamaran. We chartered the boat for a sunset cruise and we were treated like royalty from the minute they picked us up. Kenneth the captain provided lots of history and general knowledge of beautiful Barbados.

We will be back for Christmas 2015!!!



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Sheila Jacobs

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Shelsea owners are Sheila & Jon Jacobs from the UK.

Sheila Jacobs purchased this villa in 2005

We love Shelsea for the beautiful gardens, relaxing, welcoming feel and proximity to the beach and shops & restaurants of the South Coast.

We bought this property having married in Barbados in 1985 and spending many happy holidays here.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92050
+44 02084087777
Maxwell Beach Christ Church
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5

PERFECT PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed the most amazing holiday at Shelsea villa. Everything was perfect. The villa is like home from home with everything you might need for a relaxing, trouble-free vacation. Sheila had even provided basic groceries for our arrival and we really enjoyed the luxury of a well-stocked bookcase for our holiday reading.

The garden is beautiful and we were fascinated by the tropical trees and plants. Humming birds and little yellow breasted birds breakfasted with us every day and we spent lots of time taking pictures of them.

It was a change for us to experience self-catering rather than stay in a hotel but we will certainly go that way again! So much more fun to be able to choose where and when to eat and we ate at many different restaurants including Oistins fish fry on the Friday night. All very reasonable and such good food.

The beach was fabulous - white sand and not a bit crowded. Clear, azure sea to bathe in - who could wish for more. We hired a car to see the island but could have managed without as the location is so convenient.

Shelsea was wonderful - highly recommended! Thank you Sheila, Ronnie, Lou and Yvonne for your care and friendship. A very special holiday for us and we will certainly return as soon as possible.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We are thrilled to read yet another wonderful review for Shelsea and so glad to know our guests are happy staying there. We try our hardest to provide a great service and the reviews speak for themselves!
business
Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92050
+44 02084087777
Maxwell Beach Christ Church
5

WONDERFUL!!!

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic trip! Barbados is a beautiful island and Shelsea surpassed our expectations. Situated less than two minutes walk to a stunning beach, a very friendly local bar a short stroll away and a comprehensive supermarket within walking distance.

Shelsea itself is a lovely well appointed home with a great veranda looking over the gardens (regularly tended by Vike). Many evenings were spent sitting in the peaceful surroundings with a glass of wine, perfect after a day in the sun.
Everyone was so helpful and friendly – thanks particularly to Ronnie, Fiona and Yvonne.

Special thanks to Sheila whose constant help with arrangements meant everything went smoothly from start to finish.

We will definitely return – hopefully in the not too distant future.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Shelsea. And such a wonderful review - we are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay on the island and especially at Shelsea. We all continue to work for a 5 Star review from all our guests.
Please do return!
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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92050
+44 02084087777
Maxwell Beach Christ Church
5

THE PERFECT, AFFORDABLE GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Shelsea was everything it had been described and more. The home is spacious, clean and inviting. The outdoor porch is where we lived, eat, drank and relaxed. Bedrooms are large, have air conditioners and new, firm mattresses. The yard and garden are lovely and the gigantic mango tree provided us with breakfast everyday. The beach is but a 4 minute walk, but better beaches are only a short drive, such as accra Beach, which proved to be our favorite. The home is an easy walk to Oistins and several restaurants and ideally located for visits to all parts of the island. We loved Barbados and Shelsea and will, no doubt, be back.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92050
+44 02084087777
Maxwell Beach Christ Church
5

BEST VACATION YET

  • 5 of 5
The communication with Sheila was excellent. She answered all our questions quickly through emails, and was able to accommodate when we wanted to add some extra days due to travel times. Payments were easily arranged and the invoicing was very clear to understand. When we arrived we got a van taxi from the airport, we had directions to the house but a quick clarifying phone call and we were on our way. Ron met us with the keys and gave us a tour of the house and familiarized us with everything. The house is all anyone could ask for with all the comforts of home. Tastefully decorated, everything was clean and in good working order. We loved the deck and spent most of our time there shaded from the sun if we needed, watching the birds,and admiring the flowers. Every morning fresh mango's from the tree in the yard. There was basic groceries to get us through to morning until we could shop. Our first stop was the quick walk down the lane to the beach then off to Charlies Bar for dinner. There are corner stores close by for snacks and necessary items. Fish market, vegetable stands and groceries could be found at Oiston's all within walking distance or a quick bus ride away. Oiston's is a must see on Friday or Saturday night. St Laurence Gap is close by with great restaurants. We made arrangements with our airport taxi driver to take us to a farmers market and also arranged a private island tour. We took a bus into Bridgetown and did some sightseeing. Maxwell beach was beautiful and we never felt more safe. We spent morning and afternoon in the water. There is a great reef not far from shore for snorkeling even for novices. The water was gentle for swimming and lots of space on the beach for sunbathing even with 2 hotels close by. There were 5 of us in our family group, all adults but agreed it would be a great place for anyone with children of all ages. We couldn't think of anything wrong with our stay it was the best vacation. It was so relaxing, it was far better than ever staying in a hotel with great furniture for sitting and enjoying a good book, playing games or internet time. There was some construction going on at a building close by that was a bit noisy but was not enough to be bother us.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92050
+44 02084087777
Maxwell Beach Christ Church
5

THE BEST HOLIDAY OF MY LIFE ...

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at incredible 5 star posh hotels but this surpassed them all - SO much nicer! We were 6 professional women celebrating their 40th birthday "just the girls, no husbands, kids". We agreed: this was the best holiday we had ever had! First off all, Sheila the owner is a lovely person who put up with my indecision about dates, gave me advice on transport/suncream/clothes, arranged for a basic groceries on arrival, left a welcome folder with recommendations for dining, excursions. Then the cottage - it really felt like the six of us had come to stay at a friends house because it was SO comfortable and charming:
- the dining table and chairs outdoors for al fresco breakfast on the garden mangoes, toast and omelettes we cooked at the user-friendly fully equipped kitchen
- the cosy cane furniture and audio equipment (plug in your i-pod) in the living room for late night meandering conversations about life and love
- the wifi so you can put envy-inducing photos on facebook immediately
- the piles of clean towels & beach towels waiting for us which made our own ones redundant (esp. as the laundry room has a washer & dryer)
- the outdoor hose for washing (most) sand off and cool down before you step indoors
- the garden with its mango trees, exotic flowers and humming birds (really!)
- the gorgeous beach just 3 mins away down the road and alley outside .. so close by that we came back for a hat or a toilet break without a thought and so safe that bikini no cover-up was fine ...

What you get is what Sheila promises you on the website - and more! - accurate on location, layout, facilities; clean and very well maintained; I have also recommended the cottage to other friends, family and colleagues.

Activities: it was hard to tear ourselves away from the pristine, white sand beach given the privacy (only a few other nice guests from neighboring hotels), easy access and beauty, but we also went to Oistins on Friday which was fun, Harrison's Cave (astounding!), and hired a taxi driver to take us around the island to see other beaches (ours - the best!), buy cigars & rum (men at home!), snack on streetfood (fried breadfruit, caramelised plaintain, salt cod fish balls, fried flying fish - yum). Tiami catamaran sunset cruise - we felt like millionnaires!

Dinner: Champers - gorgeous, overlooking beach near Rockley, delicious food; Cafe Luna - v. pretty, yummy food. Surfer's Cafe great.

Best: People - relaxed, friendly, warm and welcoming.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92050
+44 02084087777
Maxwell Beach Christ Church
5

PURE HEAVENLY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Where should I begin! The excellent location, the spacious house and garden, the amazing wildlife that visited, the small empty beach 2mins walk, the privacy and seclusion the house and garden offered! This place was a real retreat; but also close enough to amenities so as not to make visits to the supermarket etc a hassle.
We arrived thinking we would need to hire a car, but access to local buses was a short walk away, making moving around the island a pleasurable experience, the local people were helpful and friendly and would probably not have been encountered had we not been using the local transport system, which is very cheap and regular; loved the fact we could flag down the local reggae minibuses and jump on and off where ever we wanted all for the price of $2 Barbadian, around 60p each trip!!
Oistins the famous friday night fish and rum spectacular was a ten minutes ride and not to be missed. Dinner of fresh grilled fish and drinks never rising much above £10 a person, this is also open other nights as well, although Friday's is the main night!
I would highly recommend this place for a truly magical experience!
On arrival at the house we were met by the keyholder who showed us around and how everything worked, our holiday went without any hitches what so ever, it was what it said on the label. Truly a home from home! On the occasional monsoon afternoon we entertained ourselves by chasing toads and frogs around the garden.! We will definitely be returning to Shelsea where we left part of our hearts!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sea Breeze beach
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Charlies Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Charlies Bar
Car: not necessary

South Coast Barbados between St Lawrence Gap and Oistins. Close to airport. Close to beach. Oistins closest town offers Bank, Post Office, famous fish market, large supermarket, fast food outlets and other tourist/useful retail outlets.

St Lawrence Gap offers popular nightlife with bars and restaurants.

Barbados Golf Club is 15 mins drive.

In the immediate vicinity with easy walking distance are various bars and restaurants and 2/3 mini marts.

Please note : Google location is incorrect. Shelsea is situated at the rear of Sea Breeze Hotel and that location is also incorrect on the map. Both Shelsea and Sea Breeze are at the Easterly end of Maxwell Coast Road so more towards Welches on the Google map.

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Availability & Rates

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Maxwell Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£950
 
 
Couples special offer
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Autumn 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£950
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 11 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £250.00
Notes * Please note that Couple's Special Offer rates are for one couple using one bedroom only although they will still have the entire property to themselves.
For the months of May, June and September the full rate of £850 applies to more than 2 person occupancy. This rate may still be further reduced - please do ask for quotation.
Rates will vary according to season and occupancy. We offer reduced ra

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Maxwell Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Budget
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , or another X large double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The twin room can be used as 2 singles or 1 extra large double and can also include a large cot with mattress but no bedding provided for the cot.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A welcome basket of basic groceries is provided free of charge.
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