|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Portzvue is situated on Barbados west coast, an area which is often referred to as fashionable, cultured and alive. The property overlooks the turquoise waters of Port St Charles Marina. It is fully furnished throughout and comprises of 3 double bedrooms all with air conditioning and each with en-suite. The lounge / dining / kitchen area has high ceiling fans, it is also open planned with a sea view balcony, which allows you to take in the spectacular views across the west coast.
All linen including bath and beach towels are provided, towels are provided. Housekeeper/Cooker available on request (additional cost).
Keywords: Private Villa
A big thank you to Chris for letting us have the apartment for two weeks. When we arrived we were met by Sonia, she was very helpful and polite. The apartment was great, having the pool and Jacuzzi was a huge bonus. We all had a great two weeks. Would do it again in a heartbeat. The apartment had everything you needed to make your stay more welcome. I love this apartment so much I want one built. Myself and my daughter enjoyed the pool at midnight most nights. My 3 year old granddaughter didn't want to get out of the pool. We could not fault anything.
We were more than pleased when we arrived at Portzvue Villa! We found it to be a very clean, contemporary, tastefully decorated home. The home is very family friendly - not a bunch of clutter that kids can get into. Twin beds in bedrooms are great for kids. Bathrooms in each bedroom are a bonus. All the kitchen appliances were clean and worked well. The pool is very clean, private and comfortable and watching the monkeys come and go was special. The area is quiet and feels safe. Heywoods beach is only a five minute walk and Speightstown is about a 15 to 20 minute walk, so it's not difficult to get groceries. Sonia, the housekeeper was always on call if we needed information or assistance. We truly enjoyed our stay and found it very easy to make ourselves at home!
Finally my review about Portzvue. What can I say, we had a fantastic time at Portzvue it was as described a home from home. The villa was well equipped with pretty much everything you could think of and it was very clean and tidy on arrival, but not clinically.
Sonia and Ali were absolutely wonderful. They went out of their way to be accommodating and made sure that we were comfortable and acted swiftly to sort any little problems that we had. My kids took to calling Sonia 'Aunty Sonia' because they liked her so much, which says alot.
The pool and jauczzi were perfect and provided hours of entertainment when we couldn't be bothered to go anywhere. The location was perfect with both Speightown and Almond beach only a short distance away.
The following aspects could be improved:
1) Although the kitchen is very well equipped it only had two saucepans which were very small. Having three young children is it not feasible or practcal to eat out which meant that I ended up burrowing pots.
2) The Living area of the house is extremely warm and when cooking in the kitchen it gets pretty unbearable. The fact that the below window in the kitchen could not open added to the problem.
3) The kids and I were looking forward to being able to playing the Wii and even brought some games with us, but unfortunately we could not get it to work.
4) The shutters are a lovely stylish touch but they seem to add to the heat upstairs especially in the kitchen.
However, these things said none of them prevented us from having an enjoyable time at Portzvue so much so that we are hoping to go later in this year if its available.
We were away on business (and lots of Pleasure!!!) on the island and if I were to recommend any place to stay this would be it!! Air conditioned rooms, gorgeous pool and Jacuzzi.......loved it!!! Sonia who looks after the place is adorable and Ali (Sonia's son-in-law) was very helpful during our first few days to help us settle in (and a very messy night in Moontown!!). A walk from the beach, a walk from central Speightstown (Recommend Orange Grove for some lunch). A generally awesome adventure on a beautiful island with amazing people and everything is just a short ride away be it Bridgetown, Holetown, The Gap etc. Many thanks for being so welcoming Barbados, Much Love.
We had an amazing time at Portzvue; we were 2 couples with 3 kids (10 to 16 y.o.).
The house has plenty of space and is simply, but very tastefully decorated. The bedrooms are comfortable, with lots of closet space.The 4 bathrooms are nice, clean and well maintained. There's a huge living room upstairs, with the kitchen and giving onto the balcony and terrace. We especially enjoyed having breakfast on the terrace, looking towards the sea and the evenings spent sitting on the balcony, under the bright full moon and starry sky, playing bridge and having a nice glass of wine. The pool is also great, especially at noon, when the beach is too hot.
The neighborhood is quiet, with lots of vegetation (beautiful bougainvilleas), no traffic.
Heywoods Beach is a 5-minute, easy walk away; the only thing (for people with children) is that one has to cross a street, but the beach is splendid: fine sand, places to swim and snorkel (so many tropical fish!) The only downside is that there are no beach chairs/umbrellas to rent.
Our children were thrilled to see the 10-12 green monkeys walking on the wall behind the pool, almost every morning and afternoon.
There are other beaches within short driving distance; (e.g.,Mullins Beach). If you rent a car (and don't mind driving on the *wrong* side :-)), then there are quite a few things to see: we'd recommend the Animal Flower Cave at North Point, Harrison’s Cave, and the magnificent Cattlewash/Bathsheba Beach.
A 15-minute walk or a very short drive takes you to Speightstown, where there's a market for fresh fish and fruit, supermarkets, a very good bakery (forgot the name, across from the La Bouche restaurant), great ice-cream parlour (close to the pharmacy), a pizza place, a fast-food (Cheffette). Many restaurants in and around Speighstown; FishPot is good, but pricey and you need to reserve early. There's a fish fry (Merton's) in Half-Moon Fort; good Bajan food with a beautiful view on the sea.
The bottom line is that we’ll treasure this vacation that had one single flaw: it was too short.
Many heartfelt thanks to Chris, who let us rent his beautiful house, and also to Sonia, who was always available and helpful, from our (very late) arrival to our departure.
Portzvue is a beautiful vacation home, but my biggest disappointment was that you can't actually see the port from here. ( Well, maybe if you look hard ) Sonia, the housekeeper is excellent and keeps the house nice and clean. The private pool is a treat, as are the family of monkeys that come by once or twice a day. Probably the most annoying thing for me was all the yappy dogs in the neighbourhood. This property is located in a residential subdivision and pretty much everyone has at least one dog. The garbage truck comes by around 4am, so if you're staying in the master bedroom, you will be woke up. Having a car is an absolute must. If you decide to visit, be sure to visit the Fish Pot Restaurant in nearby Moontown. It's expensive, but so is every other restaurant on the island. At least this one is good. The best value restaurant we found was in Holetown, and called Zaccios.
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3 night minimum stay