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Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 35 yards, Holetown 500 yards

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Perfect for couples or a group of 3 friends.

Comfortable apartment in beautifully kept tropical gardens just steps from the white coral sands, crystal blue waters and palm trees of Discovery Bay. The apartment is bright and airy with colourful fabrics, hardwood and cane furniture, and fans providing a cooling breeze. There is a very well equipped kitchen so you can rustle up anything from freshly caught tuna to a rum punch for sun downers. Enjoy watching humming birds feeding among the hibiscus and monkeys scampering up trees as you relax on the balcony. A wide range of bars and restaurants, an excellent supermarket and duty free shopping are all just a short walk away in Holetown. If you need to keep in touch there is free wireless broadband access for your laptop.

Eating and Drinking: Zacchios Restaurant is a favourite 5 minutes stroll away with water side eating at sensible prices. Nearby Inn on the Beach has a great value buffet lunch and lovely setting. Surfside Bar & Restaurant has a great Happy Hour, simple beach menu and TV screens for sports lovers. Coxies and Groots are popular bars a short walk North and Lexy Piano Bar enlivens the town. Holetown's First and Second Streets offer a mix including Mediterranean, Bajan, South Indian, Italian and Asian restaurants. For upmarket dining Tides and The Mews deserve their reputations. Further afield The Fish Pot, North of Speightstown is worth the bus ride - as is Cariba to the South. To eat like the locals try the roadside vans - or the fish frys at Oistins and Half Moon Fort. Patisserie Flint can ease you into another laid back day with a latte and delicious banana bread. If you just want to sit on a beach with a rum punch Harry our gardener has a family recipe and will gladly mix you a bottle of his finest.

Beaches around the island: Discovery Bay and Settlers beaches are ideal for swimming with gently shelving sand, jet ski free areas marked by buoys & floating platforms for diving or sunbathing. If you want to chill in the shade with a good book they are fringed with Coconut Palms & Casuarina trees & Bougainvillea adding a splash of colour. Water skiing and other aqua sports are available on the beach - or you can book ahead at Sandpiper's kiosk. Mullins & Gibbs beaches are 4 miles north, Sandy Lane beach 2 miles south. Brighton beach just north of Bridgetown has a glorious expanse of sand + the delightfully laid back Weisers Bar.The South East Coast is a favourite place with all types of surfer. The East Coast is a complete contrast - almost deserted with big Atlantic rollers crashing in rather than the gentle Caribbean Sea. It is rugged and beautiful but beware of the dangerous undertow in many places. Crane Beach is superb - with a great deli en route. Best eating places there: The Cove & The Crane.

Barbados and the Bajans offer so much: Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, nightlife, music, history, great restaurants. But what makes Barbados special, and the reason so many visitors return year after year, is the Bajans who are warm, charming, always ready with a smile. They make you feel welcome and really at home on this lovely Caribbean Island. - - Do try a half day catamaran cruise up the West coast with lunch, drinks, wreck snorkeling and a swim with turtles. It departs just by Art Studio. - - Barbados has a reputation for having the finest golf in the Caribbean, with championship at Sandy Lane & Royal Westmoreland 5 minutes away and Royal Barbados Golf Club further south. - - Also: Kensington Oval, best known of all West Indian Cricket Grounds - - Rum distillery tour and rum shops - - Wildlife Reserve (north) - - Andromeda Botanical Gardens (east) - - Harrison's cave with impressive stalactites & and stalagmites (centre) - - the largest military garrison in the Caribbean. - - Enjoy.

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah or Simon Ellis
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Sarah or Simon Ellis

We live in Cambridge UK with Katy and Sammy who are 12 and 10.

They love swimming with the turtles and the fresh fish at Ju Ju's Beach Restaurant.

Sarah or Simon Ellis purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Sarah or Simon Ellis chose Holetown

We bought Art Studio on our 3rd trip to Barbados. The Bajans are the friendliest people we have ever met, fantastic with children and wonderfully laid back.

What makes this apartment unique

35 yards/metres from the beach.

Lovely tropical gardens

Holetown on your doorstep.

Everything you need! .

Guestbook comments from the manager

1. My thanks for a wonderful stay in your appt last week. It was a great escape and an enjoyable first glimpse of Barbados! I thoroughly enjoyed it but didn't really do justice to all the places to see and visit in the time I was there but it gives me a good reason to go back. 2. Thanks for a brilliant holiday in Art Studio. We had a great time. Please pass our thanks to Harry, Audrey & Helena. 3. We had a fantastic time thank you very much. 4. We enjoyed our Christmas break at Art Studios. It was a great place to be for 2 weeks. Harry & Audrey were great. 5. We had a lovely time - just what we needed - nothing nicer than a tan for the New Year.
Nov 2007
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Comfortable Studio Apartment - Beach 35 yards, Holetown 500 yards
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 19 reviews

Needs refurbishing and website updating

  • 2 of 5

Upon arrival, we were very disappointed with the apartment as it did not resemble the photographs shown on the website. We were told these photographs were taken some years ago and used to advertise other apartments on the site.

Overall the apartment could do with being redecorated and the bed/furniture/whitegoods updating as they were looking old and tired, although the rusty old fridge worked well, it kept you up most of the night.

The infestation of small ants were everywhere, bathroom, kitchen work surfaces, but we put that down to the Caribbean way of life!!

Some of the information provided could do with updating, for instance, the laundry room is not available for use, only through the housekeeping services. The staff that look after the apartments are new, and we felt they could have been more amenable.

The TV/radio didn't work for the length of our stay, which we did report, they tried to fix it but to no avail. So we had nothing to listen to during our stay.

Overall the property was well looked after and kept as clean as they possibly could, the gardens were well maintained and situated close to the beach.

Would we recommend this apartment to a friend or others? No not in its current condition!! Would we stay here again? No, we would pay more money for a more comfortable property.

Overall we enjoyed our holiday and love Barbados and we will return once again, albeit to different accommodation.

Many thanks

Karen and Derek.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Wonderful - close to everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at apartment #7 October 22-29. It was small, but exactly what we wanted. It was very clean, and lots of fans to provide a comfortable sleep at night.

We loved the close proximity to the beach and enjoyed a coffee and a swim each morning.

We explored various restaurants and shops in the area and enjoyed touring the country.

Thank you to Simon and Sarah for providing us with lots of information beforehand and thank you to Heleena and Meschelle for keeping the place beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolutely awesome vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Barbados, and I totally fell in love with the place we stayed in. The apartment was just beautiful, very clean, and had everything you need for comfortable stay. The entire staff was so nice and friendly, and we absolutely enjoyed every single moment there! Beautiful beach was just around the corner, and all good restaurants, bars and supermarkets were within 5-10 min walking distance. We definitely found what we were looking for, and I am very grateful for that.

Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still Smiling

  • 5 of 5

A wedding was what brought us to Barbados in May, which we gather is slightly out of season but still beautiful but relatively quiet, which is always a bonus. Our first visit but it will definitely not be our last. The search for accommodation began the year before and the Studio Apartment was perfect for our needs and after seeing the photographs and reading the previous reviews we had no hesitation in booking. It is a lovely bright, clean, well-maintained apartment with a daily maid service, Helena, who is so welcoming and helpful. From the moment we were collected at the airport by Amigo, who is full of the best kinds of information, we felt at home. Holetown is five minutes walk away, with all its amenities, including shops you can spend a fortune in, if that is your bag (forgive the pun) or the local crafts which are beautiful and artistic and much more pleasing to take home. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, a few of which we frequented! The supermarket in the mall is fabulous and stocked with a lot of Waitrose essentials, which we found amusing. The beach behind the apartment, which is really just a stroll away, was as described, blue sky, fluffy clouds, white sand, turquoise sea and the absolute wonder and privilege to swim with our very own turtle, we were utterly in awe. We had a lot of entertainments packed into our wedding week, including a cruise, with booze, for the wedding party (18 of us) that was immense fun and again included turtles, which was amazing, but not quite as special as the personal time spent on the beach behind the apartment with our own turtle. Strolling along the beach in the tide line to restaurants/bars is the stuff of films, but that is what we did. I am writing a book here, the wildlife I loved, the monkeys do visit, as do the mongoose, the bird life is astonishing and has no reservations about jumping on your mug of tea on the balcony on a morning, Elvis the gardener is a match for Gardeners World.... We loved it, the apartment is central but not on the main drag, it is a wonderful Island, the people are enchanting, Papa Earl's food has to be tried, Amigo's recommendation, he pulls up on the green opposite every day at noon, and from the back of his car produces the most delicious traditional food, more than enough for two. You must take your life in your hands and travel on a reggae bus. $2. Enjoy... We did.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Excellent again!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay in the Art Studio. Ideally suited as very close to the beach and lots of great bars and restaurants. A friendly welcome by the staff and other guests, with plenty of advice on hand if needed. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. I would thoroughly recommend this property to friends or family.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Studio Apartment. Holetown

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location. Just a short walk through the garden to the beach and a short walk to the numerous restaurants, shops and supermarket of Holetown. The Studio was serviced and cleaned each day and surrounding gardens well maintained, by very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help. Excellent Wi-Fi connection. The extensive information sheets emailed to us before our departure were most helpful. We had a great holiday, but particularly enjoyed the snorkelling and swimming with the turtles. Barbados has lost none of it's magic. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams, Bridgetown, Barbados
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Discovery Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is 500 yards North of Holetown on the Platinum Coast - named after its beautiful white coral sand. Settlers Beach is 200 yards North and has Spago, a waterfront Italian restaurant. Folkestone Marine Park lies just beyond with excellent reef snorkeling, a museum, aquarium, picnic tables in the shade and tennis courts. Art Studio sits between the Sandpiper and Discovery Bay hotels which are happy for guests to use their pools and bars. Holetown has more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste and budget (see 'Eating & Drinking' section below). It also offers banks, taxis, post office and a good range of shops. Catch one of Barbados' famous yellow buses from a stop 100 yards away to visit bustling Bridgetown or head north to laid back Speightstown.

Other Activities: Liming, steel band, piano bar, reef snorkeling, swimming with turtles, glass bottom boat, jet ski, rum shops and distillery, marine parks.


Rates & Availability

Lascelles Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan - Apr 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Apr - Aug 2017
Apr 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
November/December 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2017 & New Year 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jan - Apr 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Apr - Aug 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Jul 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
November/December 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2018 & New Year 2019
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 3 2019
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental rates include daily maid service, all utilities and linen - but please bring your own outdoor towels for beach and garden use.
Flexible changeover day. You can rent by the night - just divide the weekly rate by 7.
Additional adults are £100 per week, additional children £50pw.
Late availability special rates - email us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lascelles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • The king size bed can be split into 2 single beds if preferred. Third bed (folding) or a cot available if needed. Please note - there is an extra charge for a third person in the apartment.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You will be well looked after by our friendly staff. Meschelle who is the housekeeper and Harry who is the gardener and maintenance man. They will ensure things run smoothly and answer any questions for you. We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport by either Harry or a local taxi firm.

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