Great Value, Amazing Host, Perfect Location (3 mins walk to beaches/amenities)
About Lavern Beresford
I was born in Guyana, South America, and moved to Barbados in 1977 at the tender age of 1 making me almost '100% 'bajan'. The casual way of life on the island, makes living here almost perfect, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love the outdoors, especially the beach, meeting people and fostering lasting relationships; I have made friends in every corner of the world during my travels and meeting visitors to the island. My family has been providing accommodation to visitors for the last 15 years in the Sunset Crest Area, and this newly renovated property is a welcomed second addition. I am sure that you will fall in love with the island as I have, and together we can create for you a memorable vacation.
Lavern Beresford purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Lavern Beresford chose Lascelles
Sunset Crest has always been a highly desired area, with visitors referring to it as their 'second home'. From the first time I visited this property, I fell in love with it and had to have it. The building was surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens, the area was quiet, safe and peaceful, and the property was perfectly located, close to all amenities and within walking distance to some of the best beaches on the island.
What makes this Apartment unique
The Sunset Crest area provides an unbeatable location, since amenities and beaches are all within walking distance, and it is not necessary to rent a vehicle for getting around the area. The neighborhood is residential and peaceful, providing the perfect haven for rest and relaxation but also great for guests who seek adventure and exploration. It is safe for walking around and most guests are repeat visitors who simply can't enough of the popular Sunset Crest. There are shops, restaurants, banks, shopping centres, cafes, ice-cream and pastry shops, public transportation, police station, 24-hour medical centre, pristine beaches, and ‘Limegrove Lifestyle Centre’ which provides many options for dining, entertainment and shopping. You will have FREE use of the swimming pool (kid friendly) and facilities at a lovely complex nearby called The Beach House. Several bars in the area offer live entertainment and daily 'happy hours' and there is an upscale club/lounge nearby. There are lots of beach activities nearby, such as jet skiing, snorkelling, and boat tours where you can swim with the turtles or simply rent a beach chair/umbrella while relaxing on the sand; it really is the ideal vacation spot. I will show you around the area when you arrive, and point out all of these places of interests, and am happy to make recommendations on activities, entertainment and dining; I can arrange tours/activities/vehicle rental and am available to you at all times via email and telephone before and during your stay. I am always willing to assist however I can; my guests are my main priority and you will not find a more caring, attentive and helpful host, as I strive to create the best vacation experience for you. Because there are three apartments within the same property, it is perfect for groups who wish to stay together, while maintaining privacy, as each unit is separate and has its own entrance, patio and living spaces (entire property can accommodate maximum of 14 guests).
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great property, very secure and private!
Lavern was a fantastic host checking in with us to be sure we were enjoying our vacation to the max and even took us to a Rum Factory tour and the Boat Yard! She suggested places to visit based on our likes and all of this made our trip even better than expected! From arranging to have a cab for us at the airport to returning us at the hour os 3:30 AM every thing was spot on! The location is fantastic with the grocery store so close as well as bus stop, beach and watering holes! The apartment itself is adorable and well equipped with anything you need. This was the most memorable vacation I have ever been on! We will for sure return to Holetown and the sweet Ms. Lavern!! Miss it already .
My little haven in Holetown. Clean and relaxing.
My second visit.. and im already asking if it will be available next time im on the island.. loved being there.. very clean, relaxing and peaceful... Laverne provides everything that's needed to make your stay feel like home away from home . She is awesome. Very friendly and accommodating....
Wonderful location, very helpful host
Our too short stay in this wonderful setting was highlighted by our gracious, helpful host Lavern. She provided an informative tour at the beginning of the stay and remained in touch with helpful recommendations. The apartment is spotless and located close to the beach and shopping. It is tranquil and a welcome reprieve from the Canadian winter.
It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and Mary Kay. Thanks for being such wonderful guests and taking such great care of the apartment. There will always be a place for you at Palm Crest Apartments. Hope to see you again soon!
Amazing host and fantastic location
We stayed at Laverns 1 bedroomed place for 10 days at the end of November and couldn’t have hoped for a better holiday. The apartment is very clean with everything you could need, the bed is very comfortable, we had no issues at all. When we arrived Lavern showed us around and then took us for a mini tour to show us where everything was, including the marine park, restaurants and the beach house. Everything is close by, the beach is a slow 5 minute walk with the supermarket even closer. We decided to go to Carlisle Bay and Lavern kindly drove us there so we didn’t need to wait for the bus and then showed us how to get back from Bridgetown. Lavern also offered to sort out any tours for us and booked a taxi from the airport. Can’t wait to come back and can’t recommend it enough. We also had a tour of the two bedroom apartment which is very big and roomy enough for 6 people.
It's all about the location...
If you choose to stay at an apartment in Palm Cresent you will not be disappointed.
We opted for the one bedroom modern apartment at the front of the property which was spacious enough for us clean and centrally located for all amenities.
We were met by our host Lavern who is a hive of knowledge of the local area and Barbados itself. In fact Lavern is best described as your very own destination service provider a phone call away should you need her to arrange car hire a supermarket run of just a change of linen. Lavern is the epitome of customer service.
The Palm Cresent apartments in Holetown are well located for the Beach; Supermarket; Chattle Villages; Limegrove and all the eateries in First and Second Street all situated within 5min walk. Bus services into either Bridgetown or Speightstown are also readily available.
Having been to Barbados several times for our next trip this will certainly be our first choice of apartment.
What a pleasure it was hosting you and thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking such great care of the apartment. There will always be a place for you at Palm Crest Apartments and I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.
Home away from Home
My trip to Barbados was a difficult one as I was taking my daughter to join the University at Cave Hill. Settling her in was a task and not knowing my surroundings would have made it even more difficult. I remember wondering how will I ever do this but it was made possible with our Angel Lavern, who absolutely extended herself in every way possible.
Lavern took the time to explain where we could go to shop for items and even took us along with her where possible to get the best deals. When we were stranded at night as UWI in the rain without being able to get a cab, Lavern came to the rescue.
Lavern's place is a home away from home, it actually makes you feel like you can live there - clean, crisp, well decorated absolutely homely and most important it is situated in close proximity of a number restaurants from fast food to fine dining, beaches in walking distance, access to a beautiful pool area, stone throw away from the supermarket and gas station. Lavern's place is so comfortable fitted with everything possible, things that I would not even think of like sewing essentials. There are not enough stars to rate Lavern's hospitality she arranged transport to and from airport, she arranged car rental, she drew maps, led the way to various places so that I can find it easily, always checking in to make sure I returned safely and not too mention even with my flight being delayed she was there waiting at 11:45pm in the night to greet me and show me through the apartment, leaving water, coffee and tea for in morning until I can get to the supermarket - just awesome value for the price!!!!! One thing I know is that I will be returning to Lavern's place from now on and encourage anyone else to do the same. Lavern thank you ever so much for all your help until we meet again.
The area is quiet and peaceful and provides the perfect haven for rest and relaxation. It is safe and most guests are repeat visitors who often refer to the island as their 'second home'. You will be given access to 'Beach House' via a membership card. This facility is literally a three minute walk from the property and has a large pool, changing/bathroom facilities, loungers, restaurant and bar. There is a lovely board walk in front of this facility where you can enjoy early morning or afternoon walks or runs, or simply experience sunrise or sunset on our beautiful West Coast.
Sunset Crest is ideally situated literally 2 minutes walk from shops, restaurants, banks, shopping centres, coffee and pastry shops, police station, medical centre and pristine beaches, and most recently, the ‘Limegrove Lifestyle Centre’. There are several options from which to choose when it comes to dining and shopping, and there are bars and night life five minutes’ walk from the area.
•Limegrove Lifestyle Centre: This has emerged as the most stylish place to shop, dine, and lime for all visitors and residents of Barbados. The Centre is home to many of the world's leading retail brands such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, and Michael Kors, while The Grove offers the finest in contemporary Caribbean living. An open courtyard with a stunning waterfall feature lies in the middle of the centre where fine dining range from Thai, Greek and Italian. There are also 2 grand cinemas to catch a movie while munching on delicious treats.
•Tides Restaurant: Culinary art awaits you at the water’s edge of the Platinum Coast offering the perfect blend of ambience and mouth-watering culinary creations.
•First and Second Street: This venue offers a great mix of food, lounging, and party spots. You can visit Piano Bar to sip drinks while listening to lovely singing and piano playing, or if you want something more up beat visit the Red Door Lounge on Friday’s to have a great time. First and Second street have over 6 locations to dine and over 5 spots to lounge and or party. There is karaoke at one of the local bars on Sunday night.
•Chattle Houses: Bright and quaint, traditional Chattle Houses provide clothing, jewelry, fine art and small eateries to grab a relaxing meal while shopping and walking around.
•Massy Supermarket: This supermarket offers just more than basic necessities compared to other supermarkets in Barbados. Distinctive features include flowers, magazines and a pharmacy, bakery, deli, butchery and sandwich shop.
•Zaccios: A beachfront restaurant serving an international cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Known for their yummy pizzas be sure to try this out!
•Elements Spa: An exclusive spa located in the Mango Bay Hotel in Holetown. The spa offers deeply relaxing facial, massage and skin treatments are designed to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.
• Coffee shops: With 3 cafés available in this area, guests can choose from Café Moya, Coffee Bean, Italia Doro and bean & Bagel, where yummy café latte’s and little eateries are served.
• Banks: There are 4 banks available, these include Royal Bank of Canada, Republic Bank, First Caribbean Bank and Scotia Bank.
• Farmers market: Open every Sunday from 9 am until 2 pm: Set in the grounds of the historic Holders House, and overlooking the beautiful Holders polo field, our market is alive with the hum of music and the chatter and banter of locals and visitors alike mingling around the individual stalls filled with arts and crafts or food products such as jams, jellies and chutneys. Located on Holders Hill, St James.