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Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Shutters' is a new but traditionally designed house on the stunning west coast of Barbados. Within 5 minutes walk of the quiet but stunning Reeds Bay (see photo), 'Shutters' has the added advantage of a private pool (18' x 12') and garden. All the rooms are spacious and airy, but the house is fully air-conditioned for those who prefer the cold!

'Shutters' is in the village of Lower Carlton which is between Holetown to the south, and Speightstown to the north. Consequently it is within easy reach of all the fabulous bars and restaurants the west (Platinum) coast has to offer. Lower Carlton itself is a very quiet, sleepy village for most of the week, but on Saturday night it comes alive with singing and dancing until dawn, hosted by the adjacent D&S bar. The famous John Moore Bar is a 8 or 10 mins walk from the house, and there are several nice little eateries within 10 minutes walk. Lower Carlton has a fishmarket which sells the most delicious (and cheap) fish, and a fruit and veg stall which sells local produce. There is also a small mini-mart. For additional shopping Bridgetown, Holetown and Speightstown are a quick bus ride away.

There are a wide variety of activities available up and down the west coast, and the wild surfing water of the east coast is about 40 minutes drive away. The house is 40 minutes from the airport.

'Shutters' is tastefully furnished and comfortable. The housekeeper will clean the house and change the bed linen and towels twice a week. The garden and pool are tended to weekly.

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More Details

Owner
Jennifer Beasmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

Why Jennifer Beasmore chose St. James

We chose to have Shutters in Lower Carlton because I'd visited Barbados many times and wanted to have a house with a Bajan feel away from the massive hotels. It turns out to have been a wise choice because the neighbourhood is very safe and the neighbours extremely friendly and helpful. Many of our guests leave the house on first name terms with the neighbours.

Amenities

Lower Carlton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double basin vanity unit. Electrical sockets. Hairdryer.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ground floor. Adjacent bedroom 4. Basin with vanity unit.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bed 1. Basin with vanity unit. Electrical sockets.
    Pool bathroom. - toilet , outdoor shower , By the pool.
  • 3.25
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Access to upper verandah
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite facilities. Access to upper verandah
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ground floor. Access to front verandah. Bathroom next door.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) There are twin beds (2 single beds) in one of the bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Guests can get married or renew their vows at Shutters,at St Alban's Church or on the beach at Reeds Bay. Ask the owner for details.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
5

Fab place, fab island and fab people

  • 5 of 5

Shutters is a lovely family sized house. Comes with everything a holiday let should have so no need to worry about taking extra bits. The garden and pool was a great size too. It's location is spot on within easy reach is the beach just five minutes walk down the road and also the bus route with Holetown and Speightown a short ride away. The neighbours are very welcoming and the karaoke bar next door great fun on a Saturday night. Plenty of local places to eat at good prices. Will definitely be back hopefully very soon. Many thanks Jenny.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed Shutters and Barbados so much and look forward to welcoming you back. J
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5

Bellissima location per 8 persone in St James !

  • 5 of 5

La casa è esattamente uguale come viene descritta. Completa di ogni cosa per un soggiorno piacevole , a pochi passi da una delle tantissime meravigliose spiagge dell'isola. L'automobile può essere utile per uscire la sera, ma non indispensabile visti i numerosissimi trasporti locali che passano a non più di 300 metri di distanza. La vicinanza con altre case ed i galli che cantano ogni mattina possono non permettere sempre un sonno perfetto, ma la villa è veramente perfetta per soggiornare. La consiglierei a chiunque.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Shutters. Unfortunately my grasp of Italian is zero, but I hope that your account will better-inform potential guests who do speak Italian. Thank you.
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5

Wonderful Shutters!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday! Shutters is a beautiful, comfortable HOME. We have stayed in many self-catering places but never felt as 'at home' as at Shutters! The whole experience from booking with you to leaving the property 😢? was exemplary. Eudora, Kathy and the Pool Guys were all fantastic. Eudora went out of her way to arrange a taxi back to the airport. She is a gem ❤️ The house, gardens and pool were immaculate, everything we could've possibly needed!

Fresh Tuna from the fish market. Watching the sunset from John Moore's bar. 'Reggae Bus' to Jordan's Supermarket in Speightstown and taxi back. Dinner at Jefferson's (Pigtails!). LOVED your pool and sitting outside on the terrace and the balcony ❤️. Our favourite beach in Barbados has irrevocably changed from Gibbs Beach to Reeds Bay...breathtaking!!! Amazing snorkelling! All the community could not have been friendlier!!

All in all, ticked ALL the boxes for a much needed holiday Jen. Thank you and your family for making your wonderful home in the sun accessible for others. I would not hesitate to recommend and we would love to return some day soon. Just Heaven! 😊?

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts about Shutters. We are delighted that you felt that it was 'home from home' albeit in a rather different setting! I agree about our beach down the road - it must surely be the best on the island. We look forward to welcoming you back. J
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5

No words to describe this place

  • 5 of 5

This place literally took my breath away. Came here as a group of 4 women and we fell in love with Barbados & with Shutters. Everyone was so welcoming from the start & the local people went out of their way to be friendly. Loved the reggae buses, Speitstown was a favourite place & Jeffersons an absolute treasure. It was a holiday to treasure & we've got some lovely memories. A boat trip with Michael was superb as was a local picnic we were lucky enough to be invited to. Thank you Jen for aLloyd the help & advice prior to going & for providing such a lovely holiday home. I for one will be back 😄

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased that you clearly loved Barbados as much as we do. It is great when guests get to sample Bajan life in a village rather than staying in a multi-national hotel. Anybody who has been to Shutters will know Jefferson - he is a national treasure (and his BBQ'd kingfish and tuna is to die for). Get in touch when you are ready to return. Very best wishes, Jen
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5

Excellent house!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stopped on the island many times and rented various properties, that said, Shutters is a great example of how it should be done.

A great location, well appointed with everything you will need, crockery, pots etc even games, snorkels, cool bags, a well used Boules game, two large fridge freezers, even loads of beach towels.

That might seem normal but I have lost count of the times I have had to search for a bottle opener in other places, and in Barbados that is a nightmare!

Four large bedrooms, three lovely bathrooms, a decent sized pool, the list goes on. A perfect property well placed 10 mins drive to both Holetown and Speightstown.

The cleaner, Gardener and poolman all very friendly and helpful, got some Mango's from the man next door as well after we got speaking to him about the Green Monkeys stealing them from his tree!

Jen also made the booking itself so easy, always answered mails promptly and made us feel relaxed about everything.

I could write loads about the whole experience but enough to say that it is exactly as described on the website and we would definitely go back!

Thanks for all your help Jen, you have a lovely place, a gem.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had such a brilliant time. We have tried to make Shutters 'home from home' and it would appear that we have managed that - fantastic. Barbadians in general are wonderful people, and our neighbours in particular are such a lovely bunch. By staying in a typical village rather than a gated community guests really get to see Bajan life (and share the fruits from neighbours trees!!). Re local entertainment we are very excited to have heard this week that the little shop next door has now extended its facilities to a small bar which serves both local beer, spirits and a choice of Bajan snacks including breakfast. Apparently they had a fantastic karaoke opening event which was attended by many of the local Bajan residents. Bajans are a bit fanatical about Karaoke so it might become a regular Saturday night event. Why not join in on your next visit? Or if your vocals are not up to the Bajan standard it might be a great time to explore the lovely quiet restaurants within walking distance from Shutters!
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5

100% perfect weather

  • 5 of 5

The people of Barbados are friendly, kind, generous and welcoming and we enjoyed meeting the people in the community the most. We definitely would go back and would recommend Shutters for two or three couples, two families with children or one large family as there are four bedroom and three bathrooms. The property was a good fit for us as we were two couples and one had the upstairs bedroom and the other the downstairs bedroom so we had lots of space and privacy. We had a super day on the water with a company called Just Chilling. Ian and Romeo picked us up at Reeds beach and we went snorkelling with the turtles and over a sunken wreck. They also provided beer and toured us along the west coast highlighting significant places.

We took the yellow bus to Oistins for the Friday night fish fry. It was a long ride but it was also an opportunity to view the Island. Sunday Mass at the open window church of St. Francis was a glorious celebration as the singing and wind and waves all blended harmoniously. We loved the fresh fish from the local fish market and tried black snapper and amber jack. Watching their skills as they prepare it for you is fun and Natalie was great to visit with. Jefferson's restaurant,/store,/ bar is a must and I had the king fish there. We went to Surfside restaurant the first night by taxi which cost the four of us $30 US return but went a second time on the bus for $8 return. Once you learn your way around it is easier. Cory at the beach will set you up with beach chairs and beer and he is a wonderfully kind fellow. Getting used to the dogs and roosters and chickens wandering aimlessly was part of the fun. Sonia the property manager is a real gem as she is knowledgeable, patient and personable. The cleaning lady, gardener and pool cleaner were all professional and helpful. Working with Jennifer setting up our holiday was top notch as she respectfully answered every detailed inquiry and was extremely accommodating. The customer service was like the weather 100% sunshine.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! Thank you. I am glad that you had such a lovely holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shutters and Barbados.
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"One of my favourite restaurants - needs to be booked."
Car: recommended

Lower Carlton is an ideal village to sample Bajan life. It is mainly residential but there is a fish market and fruit & veg stall which are excellent for BBQ supplies. The Carlton Variety Store is within 3 minutes walk of Shutters - basic supplies can be purchased there (eggs/milk/bread etc) but the owner - Jefferson - does excellent BBQ'd local dishes on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights (it is always very popular with the locals too so a lovely place to go for a beer and a chat too). There is a little bar (D&S Bar) next door to Shutters which is very handy for local snacks or a rum punch, and on Saturday nights 8-1.30 am it comes alive with karaoke (karaoke is very popular in Barbados!). St Alban's Church is about 3 minutes walk down the road and is the perfect setting, right on the beach, for a wedding or renewing vows. There are also several restaurants within 5 or 10 minutes walk of Shutters, and the Lone Star and Mullins restaurants are both within a 5 minutes bus ride. The highway at the bottom of the road follows the west coast so access to Bridgetown including the Kensington Oval cricket ground, Holetown and Speightstown and beyond is easy by the fantastic (and very entertaining) bus services.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $270.09

Guests will be sent a copy of the booking details and rental terms. On our receipt of guest's acceptance of the rental terms and the 10% deposit we will reserve Shutters for them. There are no additional taxes or charges for cleaning - that is included in the rental price. Cancellation details are also outlined in the rental terms that guests will be sent.

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure the booking. The balance + damages bond is payable 56 days prior to arrival at Shutters. The damages bond will be returned 7 days after departure from the house in accordance with the rental terms.
Cancellation details are outlined in the rental terms sent out by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.