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SUMMER OFFER **Stay for 7 nights & pay for 6** 3 steps onto Paynes Bay Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Star Property located right on the best beach in Barbados


Smugglers Cove No. 1 is one of the most stunning 3 bedroom beachfront rentals in Barbados. The villa is situated on the ground floor offering guests the closest access to the communal pool and the pristine white sandy beach of Paynes Bay. The beach here is spectacular and is a great spot to enjoy snorkelling, jet skiing or a memorable swim with turtles. Paynes Bay is most definitely one of the best beaches in Barbados.

The location of Smugglers Cove No 1 in Barbados is one of the best on the island. With its prime beach front location, you are also a short walk to some beach bars and restaurants’ including Daphne’s which is just as short stroll along the beach from your villa. Guests of smugglers cove also enjoy the conveniently location being just a few minutes’ walk down the beach to the famous Sandy Lane Hotel.


While staying at No. 1 Smugglers Cove you will be surrounded by all the luxury and comforts of a 5 star hotel while enjoying much more space, privacy and many of the comforts of home. On arrival you will be greeted by your personal housekeeper Ollie who will have a cold towel and welcome drink waiting for you. Finally you will feel you have landed in paradise.

On entering the villa, through the hallway, you will find a charming open plan kitchen with breakfast bar area, where you can enjoy delicious meals prepared by Ollie. There is also a utility, a guest toilet for convenience. The condo has a wonderfully spacious and beautifully appointed living room which is fully air-conditioned. The living room is beautifully furnished in cool calming tones and offers natural sun light.

The living area leads out to a wonderful furnished outdoor veranda where you can enjoy an alfresco meal in the covered outdoor dining area. There is also an uncovered outdoor terraced sitting area which makes for the ideal spot to sunbathing or curl up with a book.

Smugglers Cove No 1 comes with three luxurious bedrooms sleeping up to 6 guests. The villa feature 3 king bedrooms one of which can be converted to a twin room. All of the bedrooms come with oversized marble en-suite bathrooms. The beautiful master bedroom faces the ocean and has double doors which open onto a terrace, with a view of the garden, white sandy beach and the calm turquoise sea beyond.

Smugglers Cove is a small development of just 7 other apartments. There is a small communal pool in the garden area. The beach is accessed from the garden through a small gate. On the beach you will find padded beach loungers and umbrellas available to Smugglers Cove guests only. The complex is gated and accessed only through an intercom to the 24 hour on property security team. The property also has CCTV in operation.


With refreshing warmth and devoted attention, the apartment comes with your own private housekeeper/cook Ollie 6 days per week.

• Housekeeper/Cook 6 days per week 8 am to 4pm. Prepare breakfast and light lunch

• Villa Manager 8.30 am -4.30 pm. Available on demand

• Concierge Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

• Security Guard Monday to Saturday 5 pm to 9 am. Sunday 24 hours

• Communal Butlers x 2 Monday - Sunday


• 110 Volts

• 24 Hour Security


• Air conditioning throughout

• BBQ Area

• Beach bar and fine dining restaurant within a short walk along the beach

• Beautiful safe sandy beach directly in front of the property

• Cable TV

• Ceiling fans, Ceiling fans in all bedrooms

• Communal swimming pool

• Designed with outdoor living in mind

• Hair dryer

• Only 7 apartments - low density and exclusive

• Padded Sun Loungers

• Sea Views

• Security guard,

• Security Safe,

• Solar Power Hot Water

• Stunning location for sunsets or early morning walks along the beach

• Telephone, Terrace

• Towels included

• Walking distance to shops

• Wireless broadband connection

More Details

Property Manager
Exceptional Villas
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Why Exceptional Villas chose St. James

A wonderful choice for beach lovers who also enjoy luxury

What makes this villa unique

Our guests just love the location - at Smugglers Cove #1 our guests are literally 3 steps from the beach. Our lovely beach-butlers lay out comfy sunbeds & umbrellas for guests each morning & even take ice cold towels around.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Yvonne and Julie , We had a fantastic and relaxing time at Smuggler’s Cove 1. Beautiful place, great beach access and Ollie was as great as advertised. And thank you for all of your help as well; you made the planning and coordination easy. Thanks again. We’ll check in when we plan our next Caribbean vacation.
May 2014
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Holders Hill Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We provide a full concierge service to our guests both before arrival and during your stay. We can organise VIP 'fast track' airport service to avoid queues, airport transfers, car hire, boat trips, tours and water sports.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

SUMMER OFFER **Stay for 7 nights & pay for 6** 3 steps onto Paynes Bay Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5

We split our time between two villa rentals this trip - absolutely loved this! super location on Paynes bay beach - we walked every morning down to Sandylane beach & swam & came back to a delicious breakfast prepared by the lovely housekeeper Ollie. She made us feel so welcome. Loved the terrace - such space & easy access onto the beach - the beach butler even brought us cold towels! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful time at this villa. The view was absolutely incredible and the service we received from Niamh and Julie at Exceptional Villas was excellent. We found that the villas bedrooms were all about the same and that worked very well for us as we were five couples. We also loved the fact that we could have access to the facilities at the Eden Rock Hotel. Overall we were very satisfied and hope that we can return someday

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great holiday in 1 Smugglers Cove. It is a fabulous property and I cannot speak highly enough about Ollie the Housekeeper. She went over and beyond the call of duty and was amazing with our kids. She is also a great cook and her breakfasts and lunches are great. The thing we enjoyed most about staying at this property was the location. It is on the ground floor and we were literally steps from the sea. Couldn’t have been better and hope to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location right on the beach at Paynes bay. Our housekeeper was so sweet and we could not have asked for more. I loved the villa and it was spotlessly clean. Yvonne and Julie were a great help in planning our vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at your villa. Everything was superb.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been to barbadose many times staying at diffrent houses and resorts and loving it every time however ,have to say our trip was made by far superior by smugglers cove staff

Oly ,our house keeper was a treasure, she made us feel like home with her delicious cooking and warm welcome .

Beach service was made amazing by David and his staff

Every morning 50 meters of swim or kayak ride and you are feeding the green turtles

Snorkeling , beautiful beach and turtles all infront of the residence .

Place was walking distance to many resturants ( not that we Felt the need ,having Olys amazing jerk fly fish)

We will be back again for sure

Smugglers cove was one of a kind due to Flawless service , beautiful location and extreme attention to detail

D & S

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Daphne's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Paynes Bay Beach (On site)
Car: not necessary

The beach at Paynes Bay is truly stunning. The water is turquoise and calm and perfect for swimming and water sports which are available locally. It is located right next door to the famous Sandy Lane Hotel and there are several traditional beach bars and restaurants close by.

Barbados is a stunning tropical island that is characterised by its incredible white sandy beaches, calm turquoise sea, English colonial history, festive street life, exquisite restaurants, and some of the best luxury vacation rentals in the Caribbean. The island is predominantly flat, with a few gently rolling hills to the north. The west coast is lined with fine white sand and natural coral reefs and along the east coast there’s a lively surf as the sea pounds the rocky shoreline. Paynes Bay Beach

Over the years, Barbados has become synonymous with glamour and sophistication especially the West Coast where you will find a wonderful selection of 5 star hotels and some of the most beautiful private vacation rental villas in the world. The West Coast of Barbados is also famed for its many amazing restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to authentic Caribbean dishes


Scarlet Restaurant: ‘Eat, drink, play’ is this electric restaurant slogan where superb food, fantastic cocktails and good fun lies.

Daphne’s Restaurant: Being part of the of Barbados’ acclaimed Elegant Hotels Group has drawn tourists and celebrities to this elegant Italian fine dining restaurant.

Holder’s Hill Polo Field: Known as the main Polo venue in Barbados Polo enthusiast can cheer for their team from November-May.

Paynes Bay Fish Market: One of the smaller fish markets on the island where you can buy fresh local fish or watch as the fishermen dock their boats and offload. On Fridays and Saturdays the market comes alive with coal pot fish, pork and chicken.

Mr. Vic: Mr. Vic: This is a casual restaurant that is children friendly and is a popular local hangout which dish up a combination of Caribbean/British food.

The Cliff Restaurant: Incredible setting matched with creative cuisine- a must see in Barbados

Paynes Bay Vendors: Every Friday you can catch a sumptuously fresh grilled fish, served with traditional Bajan seasonings. Of course there’s more, the vendors have a variety of Bajan delights including grilled chicken, macaroni pie, rice and peas and to wash it down Bajan rum is available along with other drinks.

The House Hotel: The House is a chic, tranquil retreat for adults to unwind and reconnect in a setting of understated elegance.

Tamarind Cove Hotel: Featuring 104 newly renovated and contemporary guest rooms on a prime 750-foot stretch of serene beach, this luxury hotel is an ideal Barbados destination for couples, families, reunions and retreats.

Treasure Beach Hotel: This Caribbean resort has airy and contemporary suites. Enjoy fresh local ingredients as you dine under the stars in this award-winning restaurant, where our dinner menu changes on a nightly basis.

Cariba Restaurant and Bar: Internationally trained chef provides modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist in a traditional chattel house setting


As well as being popular with sun-worshippers, Barbados attracts snorkelers, surfers, scuba-divers, and fishermen. Barbados is also a wonderful vacation destination for the keen golfer with several championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones. Smugglers 1 is located conveniently close to the the sea and many other recreational facilities

There are many wonderful areas for shopping. Bridgetown is definitely worth a visit and for those seeking designer shopping the brand new Lime grove Shopping Centre in Holetown offers a great selection of designer shops at duty free prices. The chattel shops in Holetown are also worth a mention for those looking for unique pieces.

If you would like to have a change of scenery from the beach, the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, near to Bath Sheba are wonderful to visit. You will also be able to gain an understanding of the complex history of Barbados by visiting some of the most impressive colonial plantation houses, such as St Nicholas Abbey. Then there is the stunning East side of the Island where the Caribbean sea meets the Atlantic Ocean with stunning and continuous swells making it the perfect place to try some surfing.

From the West Coast, south and East Coast, Barbados has a huge amount to offer added to greatly by the wonderful Bajan people who are full of charm and also always warm and friendly.


Rates & Availability

Holders Hill Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Xmas and New Year 2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Manager'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.

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