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'Villa Jarrow',Beach Front, Beautiful Victorian Restored Property

Saint Lawrence Gap, Oistins, Barbados
  • Villa2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Oceanfront Villa Vacation Rental, Worthing, Barbados

Jarrow, a 19th century coral-stone villa, is nestled on the beautiful south coast of Half Moon Bay, St. Lawrence. Its gentle elevation allows you to sit on the sun deck and watch the fishermen go out to the sea early in the morning , and return with the day's catch -- which you can have freshly prepared in the comfort of your villa or barbecue on the large deck.

The gingerbread-style villa boasts three double bedrooms, two large bathrooms, and spacious mirrored dressing rooms.

From the foyer, living and dining area and well-equipped kitchen, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the sea.

The unique beach at your doorstep. is protected by a reef which makes it excellent for swimming in the day or at night. You might be joined with friendly turtles!

The skylights in the bedrooms and lounge enable you to view the beauty of the moonlight, and to welcome the morning sun.

The southeast breezes of the Caribbean sea continuously waft through the villa, keeping it fresh and cool.

There are ideal swimming and snorkeling conditions for children as the tide is always low in the bay.

We are a 15-minutes drive from the airport, and walking distance to leading restaurants, nightclubs, supermarkets, shops, and golf course.

Snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving windsurfing and much more are available in the bay. Come See and Believe!!!


Timothy Boyce

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Timothy Boyce

Timothy Boyce is the Managing Director of Tourism Investment management Inc. He has in excess of 30 years experience in Resort Hotel Management both in the operations and Financial capacity. He takes a pride in the restoration of Historic properties and Villa jarrow which is over 200 years old is one of those historic properties that he boldly defied the Banks and the Engineers to restore. A wonderful job was done over the two years that it took to restore the property. The repeat ratio in excess of 60% is a testimony of the vacation experience that is offered at this Historic Property nestled in the heart of most of requisites for a lasting holiday experience.

Timothy Boyce purchased this Villa in 1989

Why Timothy Boyce chose Saint Lawrence

Let our Previous guest answer this question: 2) The best vacation spot on the island! Left on 04/17/2014 for a stay in March 2014. This was our second time spending our vacation at Villa Jarrow and we could not have asked for anything more. The location, view and accommodations were just perfect. We saw many people walking by on the beach, looking at us with envy as we lounged or barbecued on the front balcony overlooking the ocean. In addition to the Villa being a great place to stay, the water out front was perfect for swimming. Clear blue and calm, with beautiful sand bars that we could walk or swim out to. We even saw a sea turtle swimming through the water on many of the days we sat out front. The location was the best! Despite driving around the whole island, and visiting several other parishes and beaches, we came to the conclusion that we still thought ours was the best of the bunch! We would definitely return again and have recommended Villa Jarrow to many of our friends already. Timothy was the best - he called to check in on us several times during the week always jolly and willing to help us out with any inquiries we had! He even drove us to the grocery store on the first day so we could stock up our kitchen for the week! Thanks Timothy for making our stay as amazing as it was! 37Nicola London, United Kingdom: What a view and turtles!!! ) You're not on the sea, you're in the sea...I keep the pictures of this place in my appointment book back home so I can day dream...' - Mr. Rousseau, Quebec, Canada 5) 'We had a glorious time here... We all can see God's handiwork & the beauty of His creation right here in Barbados!' - Mr. & Mrs. Peterson, Texas, USA

What makes this Villa unique

This Property was built in Barbados a business man from the Industrial Coal Mining Town of Jarrow on the River Tyne in England. Its on one of the best beaches on the Island and one of the unique features of this Beach at Half Moon Bay is the historical practice of fishermen bringing in the days catch of Fresh Fish available in the Bay . The fishermen catch them fresh off the Reef and fillet them ready for the grill !!! Our guest love this experience!!! At this location you are within walking distance to all requisites for an enjoyable Holiday. A Taxi or hired car is only necessary if you are going for an Island Tour. You can also swim with the Turtles in the Bay... The patio of the Villa Overlooks the Beach..... The Bay is where you will experience a New Years Eve Fantastic Fireworks display on the Water. This is put on by the businesses in the St. Lawrence Gap. There are many other activities awaiting our guest. If you enjoy lovely Sunsets, or welcoming the morning Sun, looking across the water to a blue Horizon, Jogging along a wide long beach, snorkeling and being within waklking distance to all night life and the best restaurants on the Island then this Villa is your Home away from Home. Its owner will combine his Resort Experience to create that lasting Vacation experience that you deserve.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 1
        The master bedroom suite comprises of bedroom, walk in closet with mirrored dressing room and en suite bathroom. It contains a queen size four poster bed, bedside tables with reading lamps ,writing desk, skylights, overhead fans and air-conditioned. Bedroom 2 This bedroom contains two twin beds, built-in closed with safe, bedside cabinet, reading lamp, dressing table, overhead fan, air-conditioned. Bedroom 3: This bedroom is beachfront and contains two twin beds, bedside cabinet, reading lamp, dressing table, air-conditioned.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
            The Beach is ideal for swimming with the turtles, jogging, surfing, snorkeling, sourcing conk shells on the reef, relaxing and getting a tan and any other activity.
          • Beach View
            The Beach in front of the Villa is protected by a Reef, thus its always low and virtually private as the activity is 10 minutes walk along the long stretch of Beach.
          • Beachfront
            Half moon Bay is at the beginning of a four to five mile stretch of Beach with lots of activity about 10 minutes away from the Villa's beautiful Beach. Ideal for all water activity!
          • Ocean View
            From a patio that can house over 40 persons you look out to the Horizon of the Caribbean sea interrupted only by the swimming of the turtles in the bay below.
          • Oceanfront
            One guest quote says " your not near the beach your in the sea, I keep this picture on my desk so that I can dream of my vacation". Mr Rousseau, Montreal Canada.
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront


              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        All requisites for a Holiday experience
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Overlooking the ocean
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Safe
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sunbed
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • fax


                          • Oven
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Grill
                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • smoking allowed
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Daily Maid Service
                                              • Housekeeper


                                                  • museums
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • caves
                                                  • playground
                                                  • pond
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • 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

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                19 Reviews

                                                                Very Good4.1/5

                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                Taryn K.

                                                                Villa Jarrow was absolutely amazing. Located right on its own private beach, with the best restaurants, hotels, and nightlife all within a one block walk, this gorgeous historic property, with its stone walls, vaulted ceilings and french doors, offers some of the best views and beachfront access in all of Barbados. It has french doors that open from the living room right onto a large covered deck built right over the beach, and was absolutely breathtaking to wake up to. Tim, the owner, met us at the property to welcome us, and was super friendly, helpful, and cordial in making us feel right at home. We looked at over 30 properties all over the island and Villa Jarrow is hands-down the best location, value, and quality of anything we looked at. We had an incredible time and would definitely recommend this property to anyone that's looking for a private, beachfront property located right in the heart of the very best part of Bridgetown.

                                                                Thank you so much, Tim, for all your hospitality and for making our vacation one that we will remember forever.

                                                                Much Love,

                                                                Travis & Taryn

                                                                Private Paradise!

                                                                Kathye M.

                                                                First of all, Timothy is one of the most amazing owners we have ever met! He was at Villa Jarrow when we arrived and showed us through the house. We had a lovely drink of rum punch (which he brought) at the picnic table overlooking the Gap. Then he was kind enough to take us on a tour of the Gap and drop us off at Massy’s to get essentials.

                                                                The fishermen come in daily so you are able to get fresh fish or lobster about 50 yards from the deck.

                                                                The house is right above the beach with a simple walk down the stairs. And the ocean is a beautiful turquoise and extremely calm. There are a number of sea turtles that swim in the bay. Bruce and myself were fortunate to have them swim within about 15 ft of us daily.

                                                                We also had the pleasure of Timothy’s company one evening during our stay. There were many laughs and reflections in life. It was one of our most enjoyable evenings.

                                                                In addition, Rose the housekeeper was a wonderful person. She washed all of our towels and bedding, changed the bed and cleaned the house. It was spotless. Thanks Rose!

                                                                What we wanted in a holiday was complete privacy and relaxation. Villa Jarrow was our piece of paradise.

                                                                We hope to have the pleasure of returning sometime in the near future.

                                                                Again, thank you Timothy for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. Please take care our friend.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Every vacation should.be a memorable experience.. We try to marry the Geography of the Area with the unique experience of the Fishermen, the Turtles that live in the Bay, the lights from the restaurants that light up the beach and make bathing possible at night and many other features to the over 200 year old property to create a situation that has just been described... We are happy that it works most of the time !!!

                                                                However since most of our guest are repeat we do not get the story told more than once when we have New Clients...

                                                                Thanks Kathy

                                                                Loved it will go again soon.

                                                                Je Neil P.

                                                                I loved it. The owner and Property Manager were very accommodating and my family wants to go again soon. A hidden treasure that I would recommend to anyone, locals and visitors alike.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Yes we bought this derelict property and restored it because we too knew it was a "hidden treasure" complimented by the geography of the location. Our repeat clientele is about 60%.. Come , See and Believe!

                                                                Fabulous place, in particularly, for families with children. Right on the beach, sheltered bay

                                                                Rick Z.

                                                                We were very happy with this Villa. We had(sadly) only a week (myself, my wife, our daughter and 3 year old grandson). First of all Timothy was very helpful for anything we needed. He was there to greet us and gave us a full tour of the place, including transportation to the local supermarket, which was only a 10 minute walk away. For those not happy carrying groceries that far, the supermarket has a shuttle to take folks back to the local villas. We walked...This villa has stairs to a lovely beach, which for the most part was deserted except for us, a few local fishermen who were happy to sell us very fresh fish in the mornings, and the occasional tourist walking along the beach (not often since anyone wanting a beach walk would have to enter the water just past our place due to rocks blocking the sand). The bay was also sheltered by a reef a few hundred meters offshore...and the water was fairly calm, and shallow enough to walk to the reef in low tide. The bay was frequented by 6-10 large turtles feeding on the bottom, which made snorkeling delightful.

                                                                Our grandson spent almost the whole week on the beach and had the time of his life.

                                                                The villa itself was also very well furnished and comfortable. It had everything we needed. The only reason we didn't give the place 5 stars(would choose 4 1/2 if available) is because of some late night music from one of the bars on a couple (only) of the nights. While I slept soundly, my wife was kept up a couple of nights by the music. The walls kept out most of the noise, however if you want to sleep with the windows open to hear the surf, you may hear some music in the one bedroom closest to the ocean. I went to sleep every night to the sound of the waves and didn't hear the music. It was delightful.

                                                                We did some of our own cooking and ate out at local restaurants on the St. Lawrence Gap. Two very fine restaurants (Castaways and Primo, both overlooking the bay) were lovely...great food and good prices, but get filled up quickly so reservations are important. There are several other places to eat on the Gap. On Sundays there is a very popular fish fry on the next beach....(5 minute walk)...so popular in fact that you should buy tickets in advance.

                                                                We didn't rent a car as we only had a week and we chose to enjoy the location - beach, relatively calm water, nearby restaurants, turtles, shopping a short walk away....no need to go further.

                                                                We hope to return next year.

                                                                Thanks for everything Timothy

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thanks for your comments! I really enjoyed interacting with your family and the little one in training for the continuity.

                                                                He is an old head in a young body and i look forward to seeing him as a teen!!!

                                                                Your family are now members of the Jarrow family so please give us early notice of any travel so that we can try to keep the family happy!!!

                                                                Hope the happiness and togetherness experienced in Barbados will continue in 2017!


                                                                Great place!

                                                                Jeff M.

                                                                Beautiful place! Tim was a fantastic host! The beach was great, the rooms and general area was very clean. Right beside the gap... karaoke bar is closed down now.. great restaurants within 2 mins walking distance. Beach was great, not as nice as Accra but still great. There is wifi for your phones, all bedrooms have air conditioning and the cleaning service was fantastic. 6 of us stayed here and we were all very comfortable. You can walk to the grocery store (10 min walk). Will definitely stay here again. Cheers

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks to my "Anonymous" guest who I am sure will become a member of our repeat team. Its the spot with the added ingredient of our knowing that when a person travels on vacation they are looking for a lasting experience and we try our best to deliver!!! Accra Beach is larger and its always crowded with a relative choppy waters. Compared to the Beach of Half Moon Bay that is calm and ideal for swimming, especially for kids, day or night because its protected by a reef. Its a virtual private Beach. Come , see and believe!

                                                                best vacation ever!!

                                                                angela h.

                                                                I spent months searching for the perfect vacation house and when we arrived at Villa Jarrow I knew I had found it. My kids and grandkids would stay there the week of Aug.7th to the 13th and when they leave my husband and I would spend the next week. My husand loved the place so much that if it is ever for sale he would buy it. My family had a great time there. They were able to get around without a car. The grandkids loved being on the beach. My son was able to walk toa fitness center and his wife was able to go jogging and she felt very safe. I would definitely use this place over and over again. Mr. Boyce is very nice. He is calm, clear and patient. I had a lot of questions and he answered them all either by texting or by calling. I would like to congratulate Mr. Boyce on his beautiful Villa. We wish him the best and hope that it will always be there for future generations to love and admire as we did. We really enjoyed it . It felt as though we were on our honeymoon. No cares in the world. I have been home for a week and I miss the place.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Its the geography of the spot! Its the age of the property and the time spent to restore this over 200 year old lady! Its Rosanne the house keeper!

                                                                the fishermen in the bay that brings daily fresh fish!

                                                                The turtles that make the bay their home as they are fed and protected by the fishermen! And much much more priceless positives that money cannot buy..

                                                                And can you imagine that the Bank and Engineers wanted us to push this Victorian treasure down and rebuild a modern property?

                                                                Like Angela , Come, see and Believe!!!!



                                                                Saint Lawrence Gap, Oistins, Barbados

                                                                The Villa is not in the Gap its on the Beach which is at the Mouth of the Gap. You therefore look across the Water and see persons entering the gap. Other Activities: Any activity that can add value to your Holiday is available within walking distance. A hired car is only necessary If you need to tour the island. The owner of the Villa is a 30 year Resort Hotelier and be assured that he will ensure that your expectations are exceeded. Just tell us what you are looking for in your Barbados Holiday! Golf: The Villa is within ten (10) minutes from Barbados Golf Club, five (5) minutes from Rockley Golf Club and 25 minutes from Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Golf Courses. Ski: Water Sports, Wind Surfing, Surfing, snorkeling, Turtles swimming in front of the Villa, and many other beach activities are available on the Beach.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $50 - $75
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Our Cancellation Policy is a full refund with 30 days notice in the Summer and a full refund with 45 days in the winter. RATES: Crop Over Period: July 28th - August 10th. $300.00 for 2 clients. $25.00 for additional guest.

                                                                19 Reviews
                                                                Very Good 4.1/5
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