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Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

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 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. The John Moore Bar is a local bar within 7 mins walk of the house. 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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Jennifer Beasmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Why Jennifer Beasmore chose Barbados

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Broklyn, NY

A great place

  • 5 of 5

It has a great location short walk to a couple local rum shacks, great little beach. Short drive to either Hold town or Speightstown. A real locals kind of place. Super short Cab ride or beautiful beach walk to Mullins Beach/beach club bar. All around great spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I think that the thing that makes Shutters special is that you really get the Bajan feel to the holiday. It seems you felt that too. We look forward to seeing you again, Jen
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We fell in love with Barbados!!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday with the friendliest locals. A holiday of discovery in our mini moke, amazing beeches and just a lovely opportunity to let a holiday evolve and see what each day holds. Great local fish market and the local beech to ourselves! Would highly recommend it and can't wait to go back as there is still so much we would like to do and see. Thank you Jennifer for looking after us and for your recommendations, and for also arranging a lovely welcome for us when our flight was delayed. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are the only guests that I know of who hired bicycles and explored the island from the saddle - amazing in that heat. You deserve medals!
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British Seaside

Barbados Blast.

  • 5 of 5

Shutters, perfectly situated for a great relaxing family holiday. The friendliest community I've had the pleasure to stay within. We took the teenagers who loved exploring the island on the ragga bus and by Moke or lazing on the beach just minutes from Shutters. The fresh squeezed juice sold on the local beach was to die for. Great local food, lots of variety for all. Jennifer was, like Shutters, amazing, Thank you for a great time, we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed Barbados and Shutters so much. I didn't know about the juice at the beach - we will have to try that next time we are there - thanks for the tip. I look forward to hearing from you next time you fancy sampling a wonderful Bajan experience. Very kindest regards, Jennifer
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Shutters, we loved it so much we came back

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at Beautiful Shutters. It is such a lovely friendly place, relaxing and spacious. My partner and I - and our 3 teenagers, who made friends with the locals and had some great times.

We bought freshly caught fish at the end of the rd, yummy barbeque.

Snorkeling with the turtles on reeds bay was amazing. Jennifer the owner has always been very helpful and keen for us to have a fantastic holiday.

Once again Jennifer - thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome Caroline - it's always lovely when guests return. I'm glad you had a lovely family holiday. J
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Kent England

Barbados Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The fact that this was my third visit to beautiful Shutters House speaks volumes. I have always said I prefer to try new places but when you find a place which is so easy to enjoy, it's hard to resist. This trip was my first time at Shutters with my three daughters aged 23,18, and 14, plus two of their friends, and without exception we all had a wonderful holiday, relaxing on the verandas, in the lovely garden, by the pool or taking a few minutes stroll to the beautiful beach at the end of the road. The house is in a great location for exploring the Island and is a very clean, comfortable and spacious home from home,with all you needs provided. The exceptional efforts of Jennifer the owner, manager Sonia and the local team make for a stress free holiday.Nothing seems too much trouble with great recommendations for car hire, restaurants, and activities. A highlight this holiday was the boat trip with Michael (recommended by Jen) from Folkestone Marine Park to swim/ snorkel with Turtles and over a shipwreck...fantastic! I hope to be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely comments about your holiday and Shutters Sue. I'm delighted that you had such a relaxing family holiday and that your 'children' enjoyed it so much. I'm glad you caught up with Michael and did the turtle trip - swimming in open water with turtles is really special. Looking forward to your next trip.... Jen
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Wivenhoe, Essex

60th Birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

The house, gardens, pool and location are fantastic. Although situated in local residential area the locals were very friendly and we felt safe at all times.

The house is very close to Gibbs beach which in our opinion, having spent many years visiting the Island, is one of the best in Barbados.

Jefferson is the owner of Carlton bar and grill situated at the end of the road and who is extremely friendly and assisted in sourcing the best value hire car, taxi and island boat trips.

The villa owner, Jennifer, is also very friendly and helpful.

All in all a fantastic villa and holiday

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you had a great holiday & birthday celebrations. Hopefully we won't have to wait for your 70th before you return to Shutters! Jen
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Ramshackle -- CLOSED
Harrisons Cave
"Great trip down deep to see the caves. It is well organised and the caves are very interesti..."
"Spectacular view of the east coast. Worth a photo if doing a tour of the island."
The Fish Pot
"My favourite restaurant. It is right by the sea so had a really beautiful view out over the ..."
West Coast Beaches
"Our beach 4 mins walk from the house is the best on the west coast in my opinion. "
Cherry Tree Hill
"Another spectacular view of the interior and east coast of the island"
The Beach House Barbados
"Lovely spot for outdoor eating. I particularly enjoy their Bajan buffet which is served at l..."
Dover Beach
"Nice spot to go for a change of coast - they hire sunbeds and umbrellas, or there are palm t..."
Folkestone Marine Reserve
"Great snorkelling."
Naniki Restaurant
"Amazing views to enjoy whilst drinking a cocktail. It isn't easy to find, but there are litt..."
Mews (The)
"Delicious meals."
Mango's by the Sea -- CLOSED
"One of my favourite restaurants - needs to be booked."
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Saint James House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $188

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.

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure the booking. The balance + £100 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.



Saint James House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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.

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