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Relax in style in this beautiful home away from home in Barbados.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom 2 ensuite bathroomed town house six minutes walk to local beach.

Set in a small tranquil gated community, six minutes walk from the beach, this beautiful fully air-conditioned home offers the bespoke holiday in your corner of paradise. Each air conditioned bedroom has an en suite bathroom and french doors leading to a private balcony. There are ceiling fans in each room, fully fitted wardrobes and each bedroom has a hairdryer.

The spacious open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen leads to a large covered dining terrace, plunge pool and tropical gardens, which offers the perfect alfresco experience. Porters Gate also has a large unsupervised communal pool and Tennis Court for all to use.

For your added comfort the villa has an Electric Barbecue, iPod Docking Station, Satellite TV, DVD, Wifi and free local calls.

The contemporary modern design of the villa is decorated to the highest standard, including a number of pieces by the renowned Timothy Oulton.

Our aim is to ensure that your stay at our villa is as peaceful and tranquil as the island itself.

We are delighted to announce that our home is now fully managed by Blue Sky Luxury Villas and you will be met by our dedicated Property Manager, who will be at your service during the whole of your stay. You will also have full complimentary use of Blue Sky Luxury Concierge Service. We provide a complimentary mid stay housekeeping service, to include full linen and towel change plus a house clean. Should you require extra housekeeping service please enquire at time of booking or this can be easily arranged with our Property Manager and paid locally.

Please note our checkin time is 4pm and our checkout time is 11 am, although we endeavour to offer a late checkout if possible dependant on bookings, please enquire at time of booking.

All linen, towels and beach towels are provided.

PLEASE NOTE - Our rental charges are fully inclusive of electricity, unlike many homes at Porters Gate, effective bookings after 01 July 2017.

A security deposit of £250.00 is taken at time of booking and will be refunded upon your arrival home, less any damages.

We recommend Stoutes Car hire and can provide all contact details for you. We would also be delighted to arrange an airport pick up and drop off, with Ryan our driver, the cost would be $40 USD for 2 persons and $50 for 4 persons. There are also taxis available at the airport arrivals area and will cost $60 Barbados Dollars which is approx £25.00

The villa has parking to the front of the property and a private secluded garden to the rear. For your added comfort and security, all windows and doors are fitted with security bars and the property is also fitted with an alarm.

Please note that the development does not provide any form of supervision, so caution must be therefore taken at all times, especially with younger children in the pool and surrounding areas, the home owner does not accept liability

More Details

Owner
Heather
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Heather

We have owned our home for 5 years now and love it more each time we visit. We fell in love with the Caribbean after being married in Antigua, then visiting Barbados with our two baby sons, some 20 plus years ago.

As a family we absolutely love and embrace all that Barbados has to offer and decided to make it our home. We love having the opportunity to host guests in our home and to hear about the new adventures and discoveries, upon their return. To read our visitors book is the first thing we do as soon as we arrive!

Why Heather chose Porters

We are ideally located in the centre of the West Coast, just a leisurely 6 minute stroll from the beautiful beach at Heron Bay and a relaxing 15 minute stroll into Holetown, which offers some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping in Barbados. The new Limegrove Lifestyle centre is brimming with style and charm, with designer stores, restaurants, beauty salons, bars and coffee shops.

Holetown also has a large supermarket, banks and a 24 hour Medical Centre.

Our home boasts the perfect location within the development of Porters Gate, being a large corner plot, offering a private secluded garden, with secure convenient access via a garden gate to the pathway to the local beach and Holetown. This small private secluded development of 28 houses, has a communal pool and tennis court. We have fully redecorated and refurnished to offer a cool stylish contemporary interior and outdoor space with a Bajan twist!

Our large covered terrace is the perfect place to relax and chill after a hard day at the beach or sightseeing. Fully air-conditioned interior and fully equipped home, 4 Porters Gate offers a 'home away from home' in Barbados

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with our home immediately we saw it, as it has everything we could wish for. We are in the perfect location on the West Coast, just 6 minutes from the beautiful Heron Bay, just a 15 minute stroll to Holetown and equally a 15 minute stroll to the North, to our favourite restaurant Lonestar.

We can reach the beautiful rugged East Coast within 30 minutes by car, Crane Beach, one of the Top Ten Beaches in the world, the same distance and the South Coast just 25 minutes.

From landing at Grantley Adams airport to arriving at our home at Porters Gate, is approximately 40 minutes, just in time for a delicious sundowner in one of the many beautiful beach bars on the West Coast.

Our home has the perfect living design, cool, light, airy and open plan, offering a cool contemporary feel with a Bajan twist. Our beautiful covered terrace is the perfect place to chill at the end of a hard day on the beach or sightseeing the beautiful island.

Each bedroom has its own private balcony with French doors, an en suite bathroom and shower, a ceiling fan and AC.

We absolutely love offering our home to guests who can fall in love with it and the island of Barbados as much as we have.

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Ju Jus Beach Bar
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
ABC Highway
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Lone Star
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Heron Bay
Car: not necessary

Set in a small tranquil gated community, six minutes walk from the beach, this beautiful air conditioned home offers the bespoke holiday in your corner of paradise. The contemporary modern design of the villa is decorated to the highest standard, including a number of pieces by the renowned Timothy Oulton.

Situated in the parish of St James, our villa is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful island of Barbados and all its attractions. St James, on the Platinum Coast, is often referred to as the playground of the rich and famous, but it has so much more depth. It was here that the first British settlers landed in 1625, under the reign of King James and named in Jamestown, now latterly known as Holetown. Not only noted for its spectacular beaches, Holetown is now home to The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, a shopping centre full of restaurants, cafes, bars and leading designer boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Burberry to mention a few. Directly opposite Limegrove you will find 1st and 2nd Street, the heart of Holetowns nightlife, not to be missed.

Holetown has historical attractions including the St. James Parish Church and the Portvale Sugar Factory, one of the few operational on the island.

For those Golfers, there are numerous world famous courses in the area including Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland and the renowned Kensington Oval for cricket lovers. Barbados has a long association with Polo which takes place at Apes Hill and Holders. Holders also has a weekly Farmers Market each Sunday, offering amazing organic local produce and local Arts and Crafts. The area is renowned for its varied water sports to include snorkelling and diving on nearby reefs and at the Marine Park, sailing, water-skiing and jet skiing. Island tours are readily available to visit such attractions as Harrisons Cave and the local Rum Distillary.

There are fresh fish markets, within a short drive and a large supermarket in the centre of Holetown. Should you choose not to hire a car, there is a bus stop at the end of the road, to take you anywhere on the island, frequent, fast and very economical.

The closest beautiful white sandy beach of Heron Bay, is a six minute walk from our home, to the north, a short 15 minute stroll, leads you to the famous JuJus beach and bar and the amazing Lonestar restaurant and and to the south, you will find the gentle undulating golden beaches of Sandy Lane and Paynes Bay, the regular haunt of the celebrities.

Amenities

Porters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large vanity walk in Shower two wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Walk in Shower with vanity unit
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Fully air conditoned with additional ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Fully air-conditioned with en suite bathroom
  • Twin beds can be zipped together to make one large King size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PLEASE NOTE- Our rental charges are fully inclusive of electricity unlike many homes at Porters Gate. Checkin time is 4pm and checkout time 11am. Should we be able to offer an earlier check in , or extended check out time, we would be happy to discuss this with you nearer the time, dependent on bookings.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed 12 days with my family in Mark and Heather's beautiful bajan home. Heather arranged for Ryan to meet us at the airport and he very kindly took us grocery shopping before taking us to the villa. We were very pleased upon arriving to the villa. It is beautifully decorated and the kitchen was well equipped with anything you would want. The beds were very comfortable and each of the bedrooms were tastefully decorated with white linens. Our favourite place in the villa was the outdoor terrace and plunge pool. After a day of touring around the island, we loved to come back to the outdoor living area for a cool drink and a soak in the plunge pool. The larger community pool was very close to the villa and it felt like it was our own private pool as we were often the only ones in the pool.

We rented a car for several days to explore the island. It was very easy to arrange and the car was delivered to the villa. But if you didn't want to drive, the bus stop was a short walk from the villa. The buses come quite frequently and a " must to try" at least once!! We rode the buses everyday.

Heather and her management team were fantastic to deal with and replied to our enquiries very quickly. I would highly recommend Heather and Mark's villa if you are looking for a home away from home ,while vacationing in Barbados. Thanks again Heather. Mary Anne and David

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dream Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Heather and Mark's home, having spent a wonderful time there with our 2 older children.

The villa was perfect for our needs, tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. For us, the best part was the outdoor space, where we spent most of our time. The beds were comfortable, with immaculate white bedding and beautifully fitted en-suite bathrooms. There were large wardrobes in both bedrooms with plenty of hangers and storage. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed and even toilet paper, kitchen paper, dishwasher tabs and cleaning products were included, which is very unusual. I was also very impressed that even though we only stayed for 12 days, the house was cleaned and towels and beds changed twice.

We were extremely well looked after by the Concierge service who met us on arrival and when departing. Diana was at the end of the phone at any time should we need her and the same for Heather, who was very helpful.

The villa's location is excellent, with frequent buses running from the end of the road into Holetown, Bridgetown and Speightstown. We also hired a car for a few days to go further afield.

We would not hesitate in recommending this holiday property to anyone. It is extremely well managed, and represents excellent value for money.

Thank you Heather and Mark

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Outstanding Villa

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Near the best beaches in Barbados and easy walk to Lone Star Restaurant. One of the best villas we have stayed in. Everything you needed, was at the villa. Had a monkey visit us on our first day, which was great to see. Spent many evenings relaxing out side in the garden. Spent many mornings around the communal pool, which was very quiet as we seemed most days to have it all to our selves.

Raphael who was looking after the villa for Heather and Mark was always on hand if we needed him. Thank you Heather for letting us use your Villa, it was fantastic.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heather and Marks beautiful Bajan home.

  • 5 of 5

Heather and Marks lovely Bajan house is truly a home from home. Booked easily and everything from asking Heather to book my family a taxi to meet us at the airport to Raphael meeting us at the house to greet us and answer any questions we had was efficient and well organised.

It's a beautiful and comfortable home with attention to detail built in. The beach towels are brill, Ive already bought some for my own home. The outside area is lovely and a cold beer sitting in the sofas after a difficult day on the beach ;) is heavenly. Everything from the big well appointed kitchen to the beautiful bathrooms made our holiday.

It's a great location to visit the West coast beaches and also to explore the beaches on the south of the island, the Tiki Bar on Accra beach is great, you gotta love 'Tiki Dollars'!!

If you want a beautiful, comfortable home from which to explore this beautiful island, look no further.

Thanks Heather and Mark, same time next year?

Steve, Jacob and Charlie.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from 2 weeks in this beautiful home. There was absolutely nothing lacking. From the moment we arrived and were met by the house manager Raphael who showed us everything we needed to know about the house, we knew that we were going to have a great 2 weeks and we weren't disappointed. A beautiful garden, with a frequent visit from some very friendly, and brave, birds. The first day we spent exploring the beaches were in walking distance. The nearest was down the Queens Fort drive just across from Mango Drive. Keep walking down the drive and follow it round to the right. Once you hit the sand turn right and up and over the steps. Beautiful swimming area in front of Glitter Bay. Watch the tide times tho as the steps do become slightly inaccessible at high tide. Reeds Beach (recommended by Heather and Mark) was another beautiful beach although the waves were HUGE one day we went so getting in and out the sea was tricky. These were freak waves I'm sure as other days they were gently lapping up, typical of west coast. Lone Star breakfast is HIGHLY recommended as is the gourmet buffet at Fairmont on a Tuesday night. Although we had a car this time for 2 weeks the location is so ideal that you could easily do without a car. Reggae buses and a pleasant walk to/from Holetown along the beach would make getting provisions easy enough. If you do have a car then Cost U Less near Warrens was the best value for supermarkets.

I've already been looking at returning next year as this is the best house yet. We've stayed in 3 in the area. Thanks Heather and Mark for opening your home for us to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

This is the coolest house we have stayed in. The furnishings and layout are just beautiful and the location could not be better. The house is equipped with everything you need for a luxurious vacation, the outdoor living space is just gorgeous, the tropical garden with its private plunge pool was just perfect. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the bed was so comfortable, walk in shower was a dream.

Heather made the whole process so simple, nothing was too much trouble, her advise and recommendations were spot on, which made the whole experience seamless.

She made reservations for us and arranged airport pick up and drop off, we literally did not have to think of a thing, which was her brief.

Favourite beach-Heron bay.

Favourite restaurant- Scarletts

Best Beach Bar -JuJus

Best cocktails- The Cliff

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $330.43

PLEASE NOTE- Our rental charges are fully inclusive of electricity unlike many homes at Porters Gate.
In the event of a guest having to cancel the booking, any money which has been paid is non refundable, however we will provide and support any claim made to a travel insurance company.
Please also note that our rental rates are per night, with no additional charge for up to 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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