Santiago-St.James is a modern semi-detached cottage on a beach-side estate in historic Jamestown. The first European settlers in the island of Barbados chose this area in 1625 because of its sheltered beaches, abundant victualing and healthy, beautiful surroundings. Four hundred years later it's still Barbados' most sought after place to stay - and Santiago-St.James is right there !! Serene, secluded, safe, salubrious, central, spick-and-span Santiago (which is in fact the Spanish for Saint James) and is inspired by the saint's legendary search for a way to the sea.
The 'way' of Santiago is indisputably also the best way to enjoy a relaxing visit to this enchanting island. It's offered to you on a self-cater basis (i.e. no daily housekeeping visits) so you can 'live like a local' - in complete privacy as if you were at home. A gorgeous beach, a town full of amenities, supermarket, restaurants, cinemas, banks, public transport, shopping and night life - all withing reach of a pleasant stroll.
Locational convenience is good value for modern as well as 17th Century explorers: The way to see Barbados is by bus. Santiago has covered parking at the front door just in case guests decide to do their reconnoitering in a rented car, but most days are so fine a car just sits at home.
Play golf? Can't get your handicap down from 40? Across the street from Santiago is a full size cricket playing field where you can recreate your swing or just your stride with a daily routine in the company of curious monkeys, graceful egrets and playful mongooses.
Swim for your life? Why not do it in the company of giant leatherback turtles along the mile and a half of coral sandy gentle shore line from Discovery all the way up to Glitter Bay. Stop paddling and have a Bank's (the beer of the gods) at one of the beach bars along the strip - perhaps watch the last over of a one-day international cricket match on their screen.
Shopping is your thing? Santiago lies practically in the shadow of the island's most exclusive duty free mall: Limegrove LifeStyle Centre. Here are all the chic shops on the sheet plus: cinemas, bistros, concerts, and late night bars where you can rub shoulders with the other celebrities enjoying their anonymity. Truly underspoken sophistication because everyone is sure everyone else is famous . . . but all at very reasonable prices.
There will be WiFi, Kindle downloading and internet TV to keep you informed and well 'red', but there'll also be Margaret and Lee - your so to speak - 'landlords' living just next door, and these two eccentric retired land lovers are at your service to help you learn all the survival secrets in the colony !!
A few things Santiago doesn't offer and we are unapologetic about it:: No plunge pool, no barbecue, no 'party-spot' facilities,
Our rents during the Summer (June to November) are about US$ 100.00 per night which includes all taxes and utility charges. No gimmicks or stunts at the 'shrine of Santiago' !! Winters are usually heavily booked up, but still try us . . . the rent goes to US$ 120.00 in that high season. We like to know who's coming so we'll ask you to share some information about yourselves and your expectations.
All said - if you are still searching for your place in the sun. Look no further. Santiago might not be the Ritz but it's a very short distance away from the most exquisitely romantic and re-energizing vacation you'll ever have. Santiago-St.James is the Way there !!
Call (246) 432 1292 or email Margaret and Lee Farnum-Badley at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you need to get you going on your Way.
Margaret is a decorator specializing in Christmas tree and seasonal decking for private mansions on the West Coast. She does community work with Soroptimists International and the Barbados RSPCA.. Lee is a retired management studies tutor. We enjoy gardening, reading, playing golf, taking Caribbean cruises and visiting family in the UK, Canada and Washington DC.
Both of us have lived in Holetown for over 30 years and have an interest in promoting the 400th anniversary of Jamestown's settlement. We share our space with two amazing cats, Giggles and Mimi.
Santiago-St.James is simply the best way to make the most of your vacation in this enchanting island - especially if you are looking for good value, cultural exposure, security, privacy, and a base that is clean, comfortable and central.
We know what discerning holidaymakers like - because we are fussy about our own accommodation when we travel. Want to know the way to ensure peace of mind and an unforgettable Barbados visit? Call or email us.
Santiago is the Way !!