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CHELSEA VILLAS: Contemporary style 1 Bd Apts & Studios/DISCOUNTED RATES

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Apts & 3 Adjoining Studios With Pool - REDUCED RATES April to July 2017

Chelsea Villas consists of 2 self contained 1 Bed Apartments with 2 self contained Studios. There is a ground floor apartment & studio and 1st floor Apartment & Studio.

The studio can be locked off as a separate rental suitable for a couple/single person. Or it can suit a family/friends gathering renting both 1 Bed Apartments and both studios (between 8 - 10 adults in total). Great for family reunions or a wedding party. All at the same venue but with your own private self catering if required.

Each apartment and studio boast a contemporary, clean style and all are well equipped. The kitchenette in all the units are very well stocked with crockery/utensils/pans/pots/glassware. There is both inside and outside dining available. The bathrooms are a great size with walk in showers. There is plenty of cupboard/wardrobe space and there is a safe in each apartment and studio. Fresh bed linen and towels are supplied and a mid stay clean is also provided.

A communal laundry room is also provided on the 1st floor with a top loader washing machine. Drying lines to the left side of the property also provided.

Each apartment and studio has a generous sized patio with outside dining to seat up to four. There are also 2 sun loungers to each apartment & studio. To the rear of the apartment and studio block is a relaxing area and a pool.

Please note the prices differ for the studios and 1 bed apartments.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine Matthews on behalf of the Owners
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017


Saint Lawrence Gap Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full Shower room in each Apt/Studio
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Ground Floor studio - 1 double , Studio has an adjoining door IF required for family/group
  • King Size Bed and bedside cabinets. Built in wardrobes and shelving with combination Safe for valuables. French doors to Patio, with safety iron gates. AC and ceiling fan.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Please note, each 1 bed apartment has the space to sleep up to 3 adults (a fold up single bed is also available). The apartments are large enough and have ample wardrobe/cupboard space to accommodate 3 adults.


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CHELSEA VILLAS: Contemporary style 1 Bd Apts & Studios/DISCOUNTED RATES
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

First of all, a special thank you to Lorraine that was able to arrange pick up for us at the BGI airport. The property is a short 15 minute drive from there. She greeted us at the property, showed us around and gave us a quick lift to the super market. It is super clean and cosy. We had the 1 bedrom unit at the back. There aren't any pictures of it on the site right now, but it was amazing. The pool is a really nice addition; it was always clean and we loved having breakfast by it in the morning since the doors to our unit opened directly onto it. Also, a very special thank you to Ian and Chris who have been so welcoming and nice to us. They have a cool little bar near the property (an approximate 5-7 minute walk). Make sure to check it out! The apartment is so close to transportation. You can catch mini buses that can take you everywhere for as little as USD$1 (=2$BDS) so getting to Oistins or the super market is a short 2-3 minute ride if you don't feel like walking. The Beach is so close too: the closest to the house is a 5-7 minute walk, but you can catch the mini bus that can take you to Miami or Rockley beach. We even took the bus to Crane beach which is on the other side of the island. All in all, we loved our stay at Chealsea Villas and we'll definitely go back. We recommand it to everyone!

Danitza and Guerty

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Girls!!! Thank you so much for taking the time (& kind comments) to write a review of Chelsea Villas. I am really pleased the apartment suited you both & your experience here was enjoyable. It was such a shame you only stayed a week!!! We at Chelsea Villas want to ensure our guests are comfortable, feel at home and most of all - come back!!! Thank you for looking after the apartment & you are both welcome back any time. Oh, and I have finally uploaded a few recent pics of the apartment you stayed in!! Take care and hope to hear from you in the near future. Best regards, Lorraine
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Whitby, Ontario Canada

Chelsea Villa Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chelsea villas for 3 weeks last April. All the amenities we needed were at the apartment. Lorraine our hostess was awesome in providing us with all the comforts of home, including organizing a car rental. Clean comfortable and I. Walking distance to the ZR stops and beaches. Highly recommended and guess what!!! We have booked for Fecruary 2017 for another 3 weeks. We can't wait!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary, Thank you so much for your review!! We cannot wait for you both to come back!! So pleased the apartment (which you both looked after so thanks again!) suited your needs & you enjoyed the location of Chelsea Villas. We will see you soon!! Take care, Lorraine
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Didn't want to leave!! Will return!!

  • 5 of 5

Ours was a five week stay over the holidays, so we got to know the place.

People: Lorraine and Christine are always welcoming, responsive to any apartment related questions and generous and fun resources to learn about all of Barbados. ..They were helpful from arrival to departure on everything from a minor plumbing issue to excellent banana bread, flying fish and the best of the Sunday afternoon bar b ques.

Place: Newer construction (everything works!), nicely equipped for a comfortable stay, and having the pool waiting for your return on a hot day is a treat.

Location: Walking distance to market, bank, beaches, etc. ...AND the Oistins fish market, the best on the island. Buses and the ZR vans get you wherever else you are going very inexpensively...and you get to enjoy some local culture on the way. Or Lorraine or Christine will help you find a rental car at a reasonable price. Or use their favorite cab driver, Ricky.

Best things to do: Oistins Fish Fry, our “local” beaches, the glitzier beaches of the west side, the Concorde Experience, Hunte Gardens, Harrison Caves and a special call out to Welchman Hall Gully.

And, based on other places/prices we saw, the pricing for Chelsea Villas is fair and was a great value to us.

And, based on other places/prices we saw, the pricing is fair and was a great value to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Chelsea Villas. Lorraine was there to meet and greet us, and even went completely out of her way, to run us down to Dover Supermarket, so we could pick up some bits, as we arrived late evening. Our Studio had everything, you need, and was very clean. Just a 5min walk down the road, you are welcomed by an amazing beach. Christine, made us feel very very welcome. We were around a 10 min bus ride away from St Lawernce Gap, but it is so easy to get around, you can jump on a Zr, which only cost around 50p. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you both enjoyed Chelsea Villas. We hope to see you back at some point!! Thank you for looking after the studio too. regards, Lorraine
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Ottawa Ontario

Wonderful 2 weeks!

  • 4 of 5

We are a couple in our late 50s/early 60s who have been traveling somewhere warm/sunny every winter for the past 25+ years. We stayed in 1st floor/front apartment (#4 I believe) for last 2 weeks of Jan. 2016. This was our 3rd time in Barbados staying in guest houses each time. This was our favourite in terms of location (right between the Gap and Oistins) and how comfortable/safe we felt. Ours was a 1 bedroom, which was air conditioned :). Fans in the living area and nice big breezy patio also kept us comfortable. Everything we needed was in the apt, cooking utensils, dishes, tons of TV channels, comfy furniture, table on the patio, even a small pool/garden area... Christine was on-site if we needed anything, Lorraine came around often to check also. Nice and quiet, just what we were looking for.

In terms of location, you can walk to Oistins if you like walking (approx. 20 minutes for us), there is a grocery store there, bank, fish market, beach a little further down.... We walked to the Gap/back once, but it was far enough that we didn't do it again ;). We used the ZRs (local mini-van bus service) to get to the beaches and Bridgetown which never took very long (ie: 15 minutes tops).

We love the beaches in Barbados, and you can always find one or more within walking distance it seems. Although we had planned to spend our time at Maxwell beach which is approx. 5-10 minute walk, we found tractors there with digging/renovations ongoing (by the Sands hotel chain I believe). As a result there were no beaches with chairs/umbrellas to rent nearby, necessitating some ZRing to the other beaches where they were available. We used Miami beach, Dover, Rockley and Brownes Beach/Carlisle Bay - that turned out to be our favourite since the water was more calm (though the crowds larger).

All in all a wonderful trip with exactly the accommodations we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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somewhere to relax

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Chelsea Villas when we visited September 2015. Stayed in a one bedroom apartment with my partner. Clean and tidy and well maintained.Management was very helpful and pleasant. located near to shops and bars. Walking distance to the beach, and easy access to bus service. Would recommend as somewhere to relax

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Grantley Adams Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Charlie's Bar & Butterfly Beach Happy Hour
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Surfer's Cafe Oistins & Luigi's St Lawrence Gap
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Maxwell Beach, Butterfly Beach & Welches Beach
Car: not necessary

**April to July 2017 Discounted Rates**

Welcome to Chelsea Villas situated in a fantastic location on the South Coast. Fairholme Gardens is a very peaceful neighbourhood, however a 4 minute stroll to Maxwell Main Road, to your left takes you to Oistins Fishing Village. There is a Supermarket open 7 days a week, a Bank with 24hr ATM access, Fitness Centre and past the famous Oistins Fish Market there is a Post Office & ATM access. There is also a fabulous small restaurant/bar - Surfers Cafe, great view of the Ocean & good food. Friday night is a must to visit the famous Oistins Fish Fry, great food, entertainment, craft and jewellery stalls and music to suit all. Further along from the Fish Market, there are more beaches, Enterprise and Miami. Great for swimming and relaxing with fabulous views. Enjoy an afternoon at Miami with a cool Banks Beer and fresh Fish Cakes from Mr Delicious' Van!

To your right from Fairholme Gardens leads you to Bridgetown. Across the main road is a bus stop. Vans (known as Zr's) are in their plentiful & a great experience to get to know the locals! However If reggae music is not your thing there are also the large blue transport buses. Both charge just $2 (BDS) for a 2 minute journey to St Lawrence Gap, or all the way to Bridgetown, a BARGAIN where ever you disembark! At St Lawrence Gap, you have the beautiful Dover beach. There is also a great choice of restaurants and bars along the GAP for a great night out. The Vans/Buses can also drop you off at Accra Beach, yet another fabulous beach. There is the Tikki Bar for lunch, drinks and sun-chairs for a great fixed price. If you decide to stay on the ZR Van/Bus all the way to Bridgetown (for $2!), you have a great choice of duty free shopping. The Vans and buses run from 6.00am to midnight every day. 3 Great Bargains in Barbados, $2 van/bus fare, Banks Beer and the local Rum! A visit to the Rum Shops is a must, another BAJAN experience you cannot miss!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $85

The refundable security bond is held for any breakages/damage or excess use of AC. Therefore please ensure all ceiling fans & AC is switched off when not in the room/studio.
Strictly no smoking inside the apartment or/and studio. Smoking is only allowed on the patio, please ensure to use ashtray provided & extinguish cigarettes/matches properly.
Check in time from 4.00pm - check out time Midday.

Please note a difference in rates for 1 Bed Apartment and Studio. A 25% deposit secures your booking. This is payable into a UK bank account or via PayPal (please note guests will be liable for PayPal admin charges). The balance can be paid in CASH upon arrival at a scheduled Meet and Greet at CHELSEA VILLAS.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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