|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
If you are looking for a luxury apartment to rent on the famous Platinum West Coast of Barbados within walking distance of the best beach on the island - you may have just found what you're looking for.
Our two bedroom apartment sleeps 4, has wonderful sea views and is set in well-tended tropical gardens, just a few steps from famous Mullins Beach. Fine sand and warm turquoise waters await for a pre-breakfast stroll or a lazy day in and out of the water.
Sun beds are available to rent as are jet skis and other water sports. Mullins Beach Bar and Grill overlooks the beach - the perfect spot to end the day and watch the spectacular sunsets.
The apartment's large terrace is open on two sides with views over the tropical gardens to the ocean beyond. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the distant sound of waves breaking on the shore or enjoy a candle-lit dinner to a (rather louder) backing track of chirping tree frogs.
The inviting, shared swimming pool is adjacent to the apartment building; an oasis of tranquillity and a perfect spot for relaxing in the sun.
Spacious Living Room
The bright and spacious living room is beautifully furnished with comfortable rattan sofas and plush cushions. Double doors open on to the large terrace with the ocean view beyond.
Air conditioning in living room.
Satellite TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi access.
Comfortable seating for five.
Indoor dining table for four.
Ocean View Terrace
The large terrace is open on two sides, making it feel particularly spacious. Tropical plants from the gardens below create the foreground for a wonderful view of the ocean at Mullins Bay beyond.
Wonderful ocean views (and the sound of the ocean too!)
Comfortable sofa for relaxing outside.
Stylish table and 4 chairs for dining al fresco.
The kitchen is modern and clean and fully equipped with everything you could need for your stay - right down to the espresso machine! There's a huge American-style fridge/freezer for the local beers and ice cream, a full oven and hob, a microwave and a dishwasher. There are laundry facilities too.
Fully equipped from toaster to corkscrew.
American fridge/freezer with ice dispenser.
Dishwasher, microwave, conventional oven and hob, washing and drying machines.
En-suite Master Bedroom
The main bedroom is a dual aspect room with a wonderful, high ceiling and the convenience of a modern en-suite shower room. The room is fully air conditioned and features a (really comfortable) king-size double bed. There is a dressing table and plenty of wardrobe space. A hairdryer is provided.
Air conditioning in master bedroom.
King-size double bed with comfortable mattress.
En-suite shower room.
Bed linen and towels provided.
The second bedroom is a dual aspect room with views to the ocean side of the apartment. The room has twin beds, is fully air conditioned and has plenty of wardrobe space. The family bathroom is adjacent although not en-suite.
Air conditioning in second bedroom.
Two comfortable single beds.
Family bathroom adjacent.
Bed linen and towels provided.
Pool and Gardens
Beacon Hill is a small gated community, set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. There is an inviting, shared pool and jacuzzi adjacent to the apartment. This is shared with just 5 other apartments and is never busy. There are loungers provided for sun worshippers and a shady retreat under the gazebo for escaping the midday heat.
Large shared pool (unheated) and jacuzzi.
Gated community with reserved parking.
Wonderful tropical gardens.
Path to the beach through coded access gate.
We are Mark and Lisa Hammerton and live in Staplehurst, Kent. We have been lucky enough to spend many holidays in Barbados over the years and were even married there.
Mark & Lisa Hammerton purchased this apartment in 2013
We bought Ocean View in 2013 after a long search and feel privileged to be able to call it our second home. The apartment is one of a very small number in the Beacon Hill community at Mullins Bay. When we first took a look around it felt 'absolutely right': it is in a truly splendid setting which is very well maintained and the apartment itself is extremely well finished and equipped. The most important reason for choosing Ocean View though: Location, Location, Location.
For us, Ocean View is the perfect base to enjoy wonderful, relaxing holidays on the west coast of Barbados. It is extremely comfortable, has splendid sea views, a lovely pool and is within steps of a super beach. We only wish we could spend more time there ourselves!
We have just come back from Ocean View and I have to say, we were blown away.
Prior to going, I had so much help from Lisa and Mark, the owners, to make sure we knew about Barbados, the local area and the facilities at Ocean View. They sent a handy welcome pack, 6 weeks before, that had so much information on things to do, which was a fab kick start to us planning our trip. They also organised for us to be collected from the airport and for any groceries we wanted at the apartment, to be there.
We knew, from the pictures the apartment would be lovely and the area looked great, but we were still completely stunned by how lovely Ocean View was. it is stunning and all the furniture and decor is so beautiful and really high end. It certainly had the WOW factor. But it just kept getting better and better, as we lived there, as anything we could have needed or wanted was there. There is nothing this place does not have.
Once you have taken in the apartment, you then walk out on to the balcony, which just has such a lovely view of the beach and is such a comfortable place to relax during the day. It is also a stunning location to dine out on, in the evening, as it is beautifully lit and looks so pretty.
While we were there, we were so well looked after by Ann and Kathy and there is nothing that wouldn't help you with or advise you on. It was so lovely to have them popping in to look after us, and keep the property immaculate.
The apartment is just opposite the beautiful Mullins Beach. We were so close by that we used to get up, and run down to the beach, before anyone else was down there. It was so lovely to be able to swim, with nobody else around, before we headed back up for breakfast.
I could go on and on about the beauty of Ocean View and the Mullins Beach area, but don't let me spoil the surprise for you. Make the trip and see for yourself. It will be one of those holidays you will never forget.
We have just returned from a perfect holiday at Ocean View, Mullins. Having stayed in Mullins before, we knew that it is our favourite area in Barbados. This apartment was the best we have stayed in: The apartment itself is spacious and airy, very well equipped so we were able to dine in in comfort, we especially enjoyed evening meals and breakfasts on the balcony with the sound of the sea in the background. It is such a treat to have the beautiful Mullins beach across the road and in addition, the pool area was quiet and most of the time we had it to ourselves. All correspondence with the owner has been prompt and efficient, and when in Barbados, the manager Ann welcomed us and the house-keeper Kathy looked after us really well and was happy to work around our schedule. Thank you Lisa and Mark, we cannot wait to return!
Extremely well equipped apartment - staff excellent. Well positioned for Mullins Beach just steps across the road. Gardens well maintained and lovely pool area. Would stay again. Lots of activities within Barbados - car isn't a necessity but would recommend for ease of travel. Several local restaurants including Bombas and Sea Cat are well worth a visit.
We visit Barbados every year, always staying somewhere on the west coast. We had a wonderful 3 weeks here over Christmas with our 18 year old daughter. The apartment has absolutely everything you need from Netflix TV and comfy sofas in lounge to cool box, ice maker and quality coffee machine in kitchen. The apartment is just set back from the main west coast road, so there is a little traffic noise on the balcony. However you soon get used to it and it disappears when balcony doors closed. You can pick up a local bus just outside - just 70p wherever you want to go. Alternatively, like us, hire a car for at least part of your holiday visiting the Rum factory, Harrison's Caves and North point . The Round House or The Atlantis on East coast great places for lunch. We had a power cut one night ( common here) but the White Company scented candles provided created a very romantic atmosphere. We enjoyed all of the premier restaurants along this coastline but the best night by far was Simon Cowell's charity auction, which we attend every year. Apartment very clean, light and airy and property manager always on hand to offer help and advice if needed.
Coming back home in the frantic week before Christmas made us yearn to be back to the warmth and laid back living that is Barbados. And Ocean View is the perfect place to enjoy it.
The apartment is beautifully furnished and decorated. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en suite) there is plenty of room and the terrace is a lovely place for a quiet read in the morning or evening. We didn't cook in the apartment apart from eggs and toast for breakfast, but the kitchen is fitted out with full size fridge and freezer, oven and microwave and all the equipment and tools you could need to lay on a feast.
Ocean View is literally a few minutes from front door to sun lounger on the beach, through the gardens and across one road you are there. Mullins Beach Bar is a great place for drinks and great food. While we were there there was also a small beach shop selling cold drinks (including their own rum punch) ice creams, snacks and other 'beachy' things. There was also a local man selling fruit and we bought a couple of lovely mangos from him.
We ate out in the evenings and liked Bombas down the road and went into Holetown on the busses which are just 2 Barbados dollars and are an 'experience'!
We packed beach towels but there was no need as the apartment has plenty of towels for bath, swimming pool and beach. Manager Anne and housekeeper Kathy looked after us very well and kept the apartment in tip top condition.
We have been to Barbados several times and have always stayed in hotels, so Ocean View was our first experience of staying in an apartment; the hotels have competition now that we have discovered Lisa and Mark's beautiful Barbados home. We are already checking our diaries to see how soon we can return.
Just back from 2 wonderful weeks at Ocean View, Mullins Beach.
Our second visit to Barbados, previously we had stayed not far away in Speightstown but this was a much better location with direct access to Mullins Beach and easy access to all the west coast, Holetown and Bridgetown via the yellow reggae buses.
The apartment was amazing, very luxurious and comfortable with some lovely little touches making it feel just like home. Lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms (one on-suite), bathroom and a terrace/balcony, perfect for 2 couples.
We have stayed in many apartments and often, though well equipped, it is obvious that you are in a rented apartment.
That is not the case with Ocean View, Lisa and Mark have furnished and decorated the apartment their very high standards and it was a privilege to be able to stay there.
The apartment is managed and maintain by Ann and Kathy who were brilliant, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Visited many of the places mentioned in the other reviews but the highlights for us was Friday night at Oistins, Thursday tapas evenings at Café Carizma in Holetown with live music and the live band at Mullins Beach bar on a Sunday night.
We would recommend the apartment without hesitation, a luxurious apartment in a great location, we will be back.
The nearby beach is ideal for everyone. The gently shelving fine sand and warm waters make it perfect for young children while teenagers can take to a jet ski or enjoy other water sports from the beach. Royal Westmoreland use this beach for their beach club with attended service to some sun beds. For everyone else, there are plenty of beds and parasols to rent by the day with drinks and ice creams sold from a little kiosk on the beach.
The beach is perfect for a morning stroll before breakfast. Depending on the tide it is a lovely walk around to Gibbs Bay with the palm-fringed sands and turquoise waters looking at their best in the early morning light. To reach the beach from Ocean View, follow the short path through the gardens to the keypad entry/exit gate. The beach is then just across the road.
For a change, try the beach at Alleynes Bay slightly to the south and near to the Fairmont Royal Pavilion hotel and the Lone Star restaurant. Access is down a path next to Ju-Ju's bar with beds available to hire. Catamarans often moor here as it's a great place to go swimming with the local turtles.
Mullins Bay is in the parish of St. Peter, just to the north of St. James. The main town in St. Peter is Speightstown (pron. spyts-town) which is the second largest town in Barbados. This is a very historical place and was once the busiest port on the island.
Today, it has taken on a more relaxed feel and is very pleasant to wander around with a choice of bars and restaurants, a bank and a Jordan's supermarket. Speightstown is home to St. Peter's Parish Church, which is one of the oldest in Barbados having been built in the 1630's.
To the north of Speightstown is Port St. Charles, an impressive development of town houses and apartments around a central marina. To the east, lies St. Nicholas Abbey, built in 1650 and apparently one of only three remaining Jacobean properties in the western hemisphere. The house is surrounded by 225 acres of sugar cane fields and is open to the public on special occasions.
Holetown was the first settlement in Barbados and the main town in St. James, just to the south and 10 minutes' drive from Ocean View. As well as the new Limegrove shopping complex featuring luxury brands, Holetown offers a very good supermarket, a branch of Cave Shepherd (department store) and a number of individual gift shops in the colourful Chattel Village.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and restaurants nearby. We list below some of our favourites:
Mullins Beach Bar & Grill: Just a short walk from the apartment, right on the beach and great for lunch or for a drink as the sun goes down (no food after 7 pm).
Ju-Ju's Bar: On Alleynes Bay, just to the south. Wonderfully informal and a great spot to drink a rum punch as the sun sets. Try the flying fish!
The Tides: In Holetown and one of our favourites. Super food and wonderful service.
Cin Cin: In Prospect, south of Holetown. Elegant, modern restaurant in a great location overlooking the sea.
The Cliff: Say no more... Costly but a great all-round experience.
Cricket is the national sport of Barbados and the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown often plays host to many international matches.
Golf can be enjoyed at a range of excellent courses on the island. Sandy Lane alone has three courses but Royal Westmoreland, Apes Hill and the Barbados Golf Club also offer challenging courses.
Polo is a very popular sport in Barbados and is played by international teams in front of significant crowds of locals and tourists. There are four polo fields at Holders, Lion Castle, Clifton and Apes Hill.
Fishing is as much a way of life as a sport for many Barbadians. There are many deep sea fishing charters available with a chance to catch Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado and Blue and White Marlin.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please note: The maximum party size is 4. We may be able to supply a cot/high chair on request – please ask at the time of booking.
Although we state 1 week minimum stay, your holiday does not need to be a multiple of 7 nights and we are happy to try to fit in with your flight plans as far as reasonably possible.
We request a 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking with the balance payable six weeks before arrival. The balance is also non-refundable once paid. All prices are quoted in Sterling (GBP) and we accept payment in Sterling or US Dollars. Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or Credit Card.