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Family-friendly Detached Villa with Sea Views and Private Pool in Bottom Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and medium-sized pool with deck

Our villa is situated about 250 yards from beautiful Bottom Bay Beach, which is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Enjoy the cooling, Atlantic breezes as you stroll along the secluded beaches which you will have to yourself most of the time. Then return to the villa where you can enjoy a swim in the pool and a cocktail or glass of wine on the deck and watch the sunset over the ocean while listening to the sounds of crickets and whistling frogs.

Shopping and Services: Emerald City Shopping Centre is 10 minutes drive away and includes a well-stocked supermarket, a bank, an automated teller machine, a pharmacy, an internet cafe, video rental, a post office, a gas station and Chefette with children's play area.

Other Attractions: Our villa is situated about 25 minutes drive to Bridgetown. It is about 20 minutes from St. Lawrence Gap which has a wide selection of restaurants and nightlife. Among the interesting activities are, a visit to one of the oldest plantation houses, Sunbury Plantation, a tour of artefacts at the Barbados Museum and the recently renovated Harrison Caves. The scenic East Coast is just a short drive up the coast to Bathsheba and the well-appointed Andromeda Gardens.

More Details

Owner
Wendy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was by far the best vacation we've been on! Super relaxing!

Barbados is an amazing country and Atlantic Rising is an awesome getaway!

We'll be back for Chefettes for sure!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Saint Philip Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests requiring late check-out will be charged for an additional night's stay.
  • Due to the high cost of electricity an over-limit charge will be charged for usage over 300 units per week.
  • Air conditioning and fans must be turned off when leaving the premises.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Child's cot can be arranged at a cost of $25 per week. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Babysitting Service is available from a UK trained babysitter. A Property Manager is available for questions 24 hours a day. Screens are fitted to all windows to allow you to have the windows open to enjoy the gentle breezes rather than air-conditioning, should you prefer. While bath towels are provided, beach towels are not. We provide the first roll of toilet paper but subsequent rolls are supplied by the guest.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Family-friendly Detached Villa with Sea Views and Private Pool in Bottom Bay
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 18 reviews
5

Really good - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We rented the villa for 10 days in Aug 2015, and it was perfect. The weather was very hot and we found the plunge pool ideal - we were constantly going for dips to cool off, and play "Marco Polo", of course. The 3 bedrooms are air conditioned, but the main room is not. We opened the front and back doors, and got a nice breeze doing to keep cool.

The kitchen is great for self-catering; you can get groceries from Emerald City at Six Roads on your way to Bottom Bay. A taxi from the airport will take you there and wait for you, although it might double the price from the regular $40 Barbadian. Or take the bus.

The villa is quite and relaxing. The back patio is shaded and perfect, and the plunge pool is fantastic.

Bottom Bay is a 5 minute walk down the road. Its a really nice beach. Or follow the rough road to the east towards the "ruins" to find Harrismith beach. Or head from the Harrismith ruins towards a yellow roofed house to find a great little beach with a small reef creating a lagoon - even nicer.

We used the buses quite a bit. The bus stop is at the top of the hill, about a 10 minute walk from the villa. Buses go to Bridgetown via Six Roads/Emerald City (route #10, "Bridgetown") or to the south coast (route #12, "Sam Lords Castle"). The latter is a bit slower, but will take you to Shark Hole, Crane, the airport, and Oistins as well as the south coast beaches towards Bridgetown. We went to all of these and it was great. Oistins has the "Fish Fry" where you can get great food. Buses are $2 local/$1 USD. Blue buses need exact change. The others will give your change. Try them - you get to see a different side of Barbados.

We also rented a car for a couple of days from Stoutes Car Rental. We got a Suzuki soft-top (which we removed) jeep for $200US for 2 days. They will drop off and pick up from the villa - makes it very easy.

Anyway, back to the villa. The south-east coast is much less touristy than the West, and if you want a more authentic, restful time, this villa is ideal. Wendy is very helpful and quick in getting back to you. Jan and John look after the place locally, and a very friendly and helpful.

As someone else here says: stop searching and book the place!

ps. The regular guy selling coconut drinks at the top of the steps to Bottom Bay is "Keo", and he's a good guy. Don't be intimidated and buy that coconut!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the villa and we look forward to having you visit again.
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5

The villa is very clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Bottom Bay beach is in walking distance of the villa -- very beautiful with wonderful coconut palms swaying in the Atlantic breezes. The area is quiet and offers a peaceful alternative to the more touristy areas. I will definitely return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Nice Detached Bungalow close to Bottom Bay Beach

  • 3 of 5

We had a pleasant relaxing holiday in a comfortable bungalow having most of the facilities we required. The location is relatively quiet, but not isolated and had no problems getting a good nights sleep. The 3 bedrooms and kitchen are a good size, the lounge/dining room is a bit cluttered, having either too much furniture or too little space.

The main criticism is like some other rental properties we have stayed, it suffers from a lack of maintenance, for instance the en-suite shower cubicle floor was covered in sand and congealed soap, whilst the shower head was corroded and covered in limescale, meaning only a dribble of water was emitted. At our request the shower head was replaced and we cleaned the cubicle floor which made the world of difference. Other points of note are the oven takes between 30 and 40 minutes to warm up, which we lost patience with and cooked everything on the hob in a pan. The 19" television is a bit small a leaving me with eye strain and a headache after an evenings viewing, younger guests would not have this problem. The property was not presented in a very clean state, the floors were dusty and the windows difficult to see through, the vacuum cleaner filter was clogged solid, allowing very little suction through it, I emptied the filter, then was able to clean the floors, so that bare feet didn't pick up dust and particles.

Would I recommend this bungalow, yes it is basically a comfortable holiday home in a nice location and with a small amount of TLC would earn 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quite a basic property for the money

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed Barbados. The property was adequate for our needs (quite basic). We could only use the BBQ once as there was a problem and a part needed to be ordered and unfortunately due to Christmas period did not arrive before we left. We were due to vacate the property by 12 noon and our return flight was 8 pm, I contacted the owner and asked if we could stay until 5 pm . As she didn't have anybody arriving until the following week she allowed us to stay until 5 pm without any extra cost which was extremely kind) and we were very grateful. The pool was cleaned twice during our stay and the gardener called once. The bedding was changed twice. The cleaner Jean was lovely, very happy and extremely good at her job. We found the Bejans very polite and caring. Definitely visit Barbados again. We had arranged a hired car which I think is essential. I would recommend a trip on catamaran. The sea is beautiful and warm.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and your family spend the Christmas and New Year's holidays at our villa. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!
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4

Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Villa is pretty easy to find and only 15 mins from the airport. Lovely to be welcomed to the house by John. Who showed us everything and where to find places round the island.

The view was the best thing about staying here. To wake up each morning and see the ocean was pretty special. The wind coming off the ocean was extremely welcoming and it saved on putting the air con on! Bottom bay, which is 2-3min walk away is beautiful and hardly anyone was on it. But only suitable to paddle.

Initially we thought we were pretty remote but we actually appreciated the quietness of it all and how safe we felt (friends were shocked we sat with the front door open in the evening!) plus everything only takes 20-30 mins to get to, six roads roundabout was so helpful and led us to the places we wanted to get to. There is a supermarket there but shop savvy, some things are reasonable and some things are very expensive as obviously having to import things.

During our stay we were lucky to be there for the Kadooment crop over carnival. Was a great experience.

We visited Oistins fish fry evening, queue for the food rather than sit down and be served, we made that mistake and waited forever for our food!

A visit to The Crane is a must, beautiful beach and the hotel is lovely too. The service at the Italian restaurant was brilliant. We also ate at Tapas in Hastings, which was very delicious and reasonably priced. Lovely to eat by the beach too.

Also recommend Elegance catamaran cruises. They only have 14 guests on board and good sized boat. They were extremely attentive and were so good with our 6 year old.

Head off to the west for the best beaches. We only had time to visit a few but Paynes beach and Mullins were very nice.

What is great about Barbados is that it's not over commercialised and trying to appeal to westerners. It is what it is. Felt very relaxed and very safe and people are always willing to help.

I would recommend this villa if you want to get away from it all and want breathtaking views. It felt like paradise with the coconut trees in the garden. The pool was great to have and got our son swimming properly. We got used to the bugs and the visitors in the pool including crabs and a frog! The villa is well equipped and has everything you need.

Wendy was really helpful and answered any strange questions we had! Plus we knew that John was only at the end of the phone or end of the road if we needed anything.

Thanks for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to welcome you and your family. We would love to do so again!
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5

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We rent for our 30th wedding anniversary and it was by far the perfect place. A nice nest quiet and clean with a beautiful secluded beach . Also near for anything we need around. It was very well located to go back and forth on the island . The property is very well kept and charming with a refreshing pool. The owner and manager are nice and helpful . Stop searching ..........that's the perfect stay!

Sylvain & Sylvie

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you both for your very important anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best Wishes!
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Map

Harrison's Cave
Bathsheba Beach
Cherry Tree Hill
Oistins Fish Fry
Hunte's Gardens
St. Nicholas Abbey
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sandy Lane Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Six Roads
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crane Resort
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Bottom Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Bottom Bay is located about 15 minutes from the Grantley Adams International Airport and about 30 minutes from the capital Bridgetown which is an excellent financial and shopping centre. Bottom Bay is within easy access to other great beaches such as Enterprise Beach on the South Coast and Mullins Beach on the West Coast as well as the wind-surfers' Soup Bowl at Bathsheba on the East Coast. Other activities include Golf at Sandy Lane and Rockley, and all types of water sports (scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, water polo, fishing).

Other Activities: Hiking, Cruise around island

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Rates & Availability

Saint Philip Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May to October
Aug 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$111
$667
$2,002
 
 
November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$159
$954
$2,861
 
 
December
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$278
$1,669
$5,006
 
 
January to March
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$226
$1,359
$4,076
 
 
April
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$159
$954
$2,861
 
 
May to October
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$111
$667
$2,002
 
 
November
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$159
$954
$2,861
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$79
$556
$1,669
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119.19
Pet Fee $397.3
Damage Deposit $158.92

The booking deposit is due at least 60 days before check-in. Payment using Home away website payments system.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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