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Beautiful Beachfront 2 Bdr / 2 Bath Home On The Exquisite West Coast Of Barbados

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, Fully Furnished House On The Beach.

Ocean Hollow is a charming 2 bedroom split-level house situated on the beautiful Fitts Village Beach on the highly sought after Platinum West Coast of Barbados. Each bedroom boasts an ensuite bathroom, one with a king bed and one with a queen. The main livinig room has a huge sliding glass door which opens up to the sparkly, clear, blue water of the Caribbean Sea. The house is also perfectly located 10 meters from a bus stop which can take you to almost any part of the island. Also, being located on the West Coast of the island you will have access to some of the top cuisine and shopping destinations including the world-renound Cliff Restaraunt, just 0.5 km drive from the house. We are also just a 4 km drive from the elite Lime Grove Lifestyle Center featuring some of the best shopping on the island and a beautiful new cinema.

This house is perfect for the travellers who just want to sit back and enjoy watching the sun set over the Caribbean Sea and spend their days walking on our white sand beaches. It is also perfect for the more fast-paced traveller who wants to stay in a rich, vibrant area with access to some of the best bars in the busy 1st and 2nd Streets of Holetown, just a 15 minute bus ride away.

We are also situated just 3km from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus which makes us a perfect place for visiting students or parents.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions. As locals to the island, we can help you plan the most perfect vacation on our beautiful island Barbados!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Chloe

This house is owned by my Grandmother Christine, but managed by me, her granddaughter. Granny was born and bred in Barbados and has a special love for collecting unique and special property throughout the isalnd. This property is one of her favorites and we are so happy to share it with you.

Why Chloe chose Saint James

The house has been owned and operated by our family for over 50 years. My grandmother has overseen countless renovations and updates and it is a property very close to our heart. It is a beautiful family home on an exquisite, private beach with the most beautiful blue water and white sand. Stay with us and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay in your house. We liked the fact that it was a whole

house with privacy and that it was very clean and comfortable. We loved

the fact that the kitchen was fully functional and that you had BBQ grill.

We liked the location and having the beach behind it. It was perfect for

snorkeling. The washing machine and dryer worked fine and so did the internet connection.

Thank you for all of the above.
Nov 2015
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Saint James House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Beachfront 2 Bdr / 2 Bath Home On The Exquisite West Coast Of Barbados
average rating of 4.423077 based on 28 reviews

A very nice clean place.

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet neighborhood, Ideal for a small family, or two couples, beautiful sunsets every evening. Would most definitely go back. Had no issues what so ever.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home with Character

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay at Ocean Hollow... Close to beaches, groceries and a short 23 minute drive to Bridgetown... Awesome to wake up every morning and have a cup of coffee on the veranda listening to the ocean waves.. With a surprise visit from a family of monkeys. The sunsets were spectacular...❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, thanks so much for staying with us! We hope to host you again soon. Kind regards, Chloe
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Durham, Ontario Canada

Excellent stay, everything as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay from Feb 10-21, at Ocean Hollow. A beautiful home with plenty of room for 2 couples or family of 4.

Bedrooms are large and well appointed. Kitchen is quite functional and well equipped. We hosted a dinner for 8 with no problems and plenty of room for everyone.

Property is tucked away well off the Main Street and has plenty of parking. The back yard is priceless with a beautiful patio, furniture for 8 and of course the Caribbean Sea lapping at the back step.

We did quite a bit of cooking ourselves, however there are plenty of resteraunts near by. Groceries are also nearby at the Massey and Jordan’s supermarkets.

Over all it was a great stay. We would highly recommend renting a car so you can explore the entire island.

Thank you Chloe for sharing your grandma’s beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you decided to stay at our beautiful Ocean Hollow property. Please let us know if you are ever on the island again as we would love to have you! Kind regards, Chloe
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St James is the nicest spot on Barbados

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the easy access to the beach and the house's proximity to Holetown beach bars and restaurants. The place is nicely cared for and well priced.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Buck, thanks for your kind comments. We were very happy to have you stay with us! Thanks again!
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Chapin, SC

Good location! Beautiful views!

  • 3 of 5

The property had a beautiful view and was in a great location to venture out around the island which we did every day with our car rental. We are a family of 4- Mom and Dad, 17 year old son and 4 year old daughter. Chloe went out of her way to make our Christmastime visit especially sweet for our 4 year old including having a small table-sized Christmas tree up and decorated for Santa to visit. The beds were extremely comfortable and the house had all the basic necessities. Negatives of the property is that it's basically a split level in part so you have to use steps into the master bathroom which were a little scary for me and our little girl. This was also true to enter the den/dining/kitchen area and again to go onto the porch, again to get to the yard and again to step onto the beach. This was a negative for me as I am physically handicapped and I apparently missed this information when I reviewed the property. The steps are also concerning for small kids especially the bathroom. We were also startled early Christmas morning by some man violently beating on the front door repeatedly until we answered him and he stated he was collecting money for "old people". We've traveled all over the world and that was a first. We were securely locked in behind the metal gates on the front and back door and the windows but it was still alarming. I understand this is beyond the owners control but with the house set back off the main road it was rather odd. The mosquitoes here are significant so the idea of opening the front and backdoors for a breezeway were just not an option. Overall rating of Barbados for us was a B-. We loved the daily adventures and the views were beautiful. We enjoyed Bathsheba, The Animal Flower Bay (including the restaurant), the Flower Forest, Earthworks, Carlisle Bay, Mullins Beach, Sandy Lane, Speightstown, Holetown, etc. The food was extremely expensive even compared to Hawaii and the South Pacific and it was difficult to get reservations to a lot of restaurants because of the holidays although we travel every holiday. We don't revisit islands so we are thankful we were able to visit Barbados and overall it was an enjoyable experience for our family. Thank you Chloe!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andy, So glad to have you spend your Christmas was us. It was a pleasure decorating the tree for your little one. I apologize if it was not clear that the house was multiple levels, as we thought the photos were suffice, but will make sure to include that in our description from now. In addition, we are also sorry for the interruption that you had on Christmas morning and contacted you right away and asked if you would like us to get the police involved, as that would be a first for us in terms of having someone trespass on the property. We are evaluating the house now and looking into some additional security. Thanks again for your valuable feedback, we are always looking for ward to improve our home.
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Ocean Hollow is adequate...

  • 3 of 5

The biggest drawback to this place is that it has no screens in the windows/doors. There is a nice cross breeze if you leave the front door and back door open, but then all the mosquitoes get in. The only air conditioning is in the bedroom so shutting the windows/doors is not really feasible so we had to wear insect repellent inside all the time. No paper towels or dish washing liquid was provided, so you will need to pick those up at the store. There are no left over items from previous renters such as salt, sugar, etc. that you sometimes encounter in villas, so you will need to purchase everything. Kitchen items were adequate—glasses/dishes nice but some of the pots were a bit tired. Bedrooms/living room/dining room were fine. The back porch is nice and furnished with a dining area and a seating area. It has an outdoor shower outside near the sandy area. You can go through the gate and there is a tiny strip of beach, at least at low tide, then the ocean. At high tide the waves actually lap the wall. There is a public access path adjacent to the house, so there is a bit of foot traffic out back. To lock the front door, there are 2 locks on the door and 2 padlocks to lock the iron gate in front of the door which makes it a pain if you forget something in the house and have to go back in. There is a lock on the sliding door at the back and 2 padlocks on the iron gates on the back. In addition, there are a dangerous few steps in one of the bathrooms that were a concern.

The contact person, Chloe was extraordinarily helpful and responsive. All of our questions were answered with remarkable speed and charm.

We had a great time at Ocean Hollow and swimming at the Open Water Festival, but we would not rent this villa again, mainly because of the no screens issue.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul, I am glad that you enjoyed your time at our property. Just to address your comment on the screens, unfortunately we are not able to screen in the windows and doors because of the size of the sliding doors. You will also find that not many places in Barbados do have screens, because it severally affects the cross-ventilation and the cool ocean breeze that filters through the house. We have had the property treated professionally for mosquitoes, and have not had any other complaints from our guests on this matter. Thanks for your comments, we appreciate your feedback! Chloe
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Sandy Lane - Country Club Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Metres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Cliff Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Crystal Cove Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.