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Stephanie Crouchman

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beautiful one bed apartment on glorious West Coast 5 min's to Beach and Pool

16 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Sandy Lane Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two minutes to beach and swimming pool with sun loungers

Near to all amenities. Bedroom with air con and ceiling fan, Two large Single Beds that are put together for large double bed, can be separated if you require. There is a travel cot should you need. en suite bathroom with shower. Sitting room with TV/DVD two ceiling fans open plan kitchen with all your needs, breakfast bar, coffee maker, cocktail mixer, microwave, Cooker and plenty of cupboard space. Safe for valuables. Four folding louver doors open onto the patio with table and chairs for four people, over looking lawn for sunbathing. Private parking, but a car is not necessary. Small supermarket just opposite that is very handy for anything that you might have forgotten. Only minutes to beach, local shops, mini market and excellent coffee shop. There is a lovely departmental store Cave Shepherd literally just a 5 minutes walk.

The famous Sandy Lane Hotel and its lovely beach is very close and you can also walk to.

Just opposite the apartment is a local coffee shop that offers free Internet if you bring your own laptop, you can pick up the signal from my apartment

On your arrival through customs please give my lady Sophia a ring so she will be at the apartment for your arrival

Sophia looks after the apartment She will give local information to help on your stay. There is a local small super market just opposite the apartment that is very useful for immediate supplies. She will let you know where the local Beach bars are and the Beach House with lovely swimming pool.

To have access to the Beach House and swimming pool there is a card that Sophia will issue but there is a deposit for the card as it must be returned for your departure date

She is a lovely lady and she will give you lots of help with any info on Barbados

We have a new shopping center called Lime grove with stunning beautiful shops this also has a new cinema, in the center of the new shopping mall there is a lovely bar and snack bar called Lime Bar a beautiful place at night with a great atmosphere and night life.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Stephanie Crouchman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Stephanie Crouchman

I have enjoyed many holidays in Barbados since purchasing the apartment, on all my visits I try to keep the apartment looking freshly painted and make sure all is up to date. It is like home from home to me people over the years have been so friendly and I have made good solid friends

Stephanie Crouchman purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Stephanie Crouchman chose St. James

This was my late husbands dream and means a great deal to me to be able to carry on the dream

What makes this apartment unique

The position is amazing you can make it so reasonable should you wish having all facility's in the apartment and supermarkets being so close.

On the other hand should you want to spoil yourselves the restaurants so close at hand with amazing views of the Caribbean ocean cannot be beat.

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

Beautiful one bed apartment on glorious West Coast 5 min's to Beach and Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Atlanta Georgia
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cute, cozy place near beach

  • 3 of 5

This was a very clean, neat cozy one bedroom place that was in a great location. Access to the beach/pool/resturants/shops were all very close by. There needs to be either Wifi or cable TV and A/C thoroughout the place. Only the bedroom had A/C which needed coins to work. It was very very hot in the rest of the house. The TV only had one local channel...sometimes its nice to just see what is going on at home. Otherwise it was a very nice place.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time for a review as you say all the facility's are very close for the location this is a very reasonable place to stay for that great location. There is a great coffee shop that is right opposite and has the use of WiFi while enjoying a coffee and you can then get the use of WiFi on the terrace once you have used the coffee shop, perhaps you missed that useful information that is in my advert, also when at the Beach House you have full use of WiFi while basking in the sun right at the Ocean and swimming pool area. On some special nights at the Beach House they do movie evenings, and steel band evenings plus a beautiful restaurant looking over paradise. The TV is not usually used but offers local news, if it does there are DVDs that can be hired very locally. Most guests have said they just want to get away for that great escape and enjoy having evening cocktails and taking in the local food Thank you for choosing to stay at my apartment if I can help any time in the future I would love to help. Kind regards Stephanie
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5

Beautiful one bed apartment, Holetown Barbados - close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, practically furnished Apartment. As it was very hot also at night, we needed the aircon on in the bedroom, which worked fine at a minimal fee of B$ 1.00/2h. However we found that the extra bed in the living room stayed very warm. The Apartment is very close to a beautiful beach (aprox 5 min. walk). The owner also shares her "Beach Club" Membershipcard, which allows you to spend time at a privat pool overlooking the sea. Across the road from the Apartment is an Italian Coffee Shop, which supplies you with free WiFi (it keeps dropping out, but OK to keep in touch with home) We never cooked ourselves but enjoyed different Restaurants in Holetown, Speighstown, Oistins.... which was great and all within easy reach.

The owner, Stephanie, and her contact in Barbados Jacintha, were both very kind and helpful.

We would go back and can only recommend it - a very nice place :)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give a review and it was so lovely to get to meet my guests on their stay. The Beach House is so great that it so close to the apartment with that beautiful swimming pool with sun loungers with a lovely cocktail bar. To have a private swimming pool for guests and to be able to look out over the ocean is very special. The Beach House offers WiFi which is a great way of staying in touch. The beauty of the position is that you do not need to cook. When I stay I even have breakfast on the beach at Surf Side just along from the Beach House It also sounds as if you ventured to Speightstown this is one of my favorite Villages so close again to the apartment, one of the restaurants I always visit is Jumas looking out over the sea the food is delicious and again offers the use of sunbeds on the sand If every you revisit I would love to help kind regards Stephanie
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4

Beautiful Barbados

  • 4 of 5

This little apartment was perfect for our stay in Barbados. It was clean and comfortable. The air conditioner worked wonderful. It ran by a meter but was worth it. Any issues were taken care of immediately by Sophia. She was lovely!! It was quiet and felt safe in this area. We would recommend this property to anyone. Everything is within walking distance. Buses run all day and late into the evening. We used them often. The Beach. Club is really nice and the restaurant is amazing.. If we go back to Barbados we will be looking for this little gem!! Thank you Stephanie for your apartment and Sophia for taking care of us! Colleen & Ross Nova Scotia Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Colleen and Ross for letting me know that you had a great time in Barbados perhaps when you come back sometime , you should go to Hunts Gardens located in the lush hills of St Joseph's, not far from the flower forest, it really is a must if you love gardens. I am pleased that Sophia looked after you, she is good fun and is helpful with any information on the Island The position as you say is so wonderful and you can get around so easily. Thank you again and for looking after the apartment so well on your stay. I would love to help again if you should wish to return Kind regards Stephanie All good things xx
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5

Great location, perfect accommodation for us!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, is the perfect place to stay to discover the island. Even if you rent a car, use the public transportation or just walk a bit, there are always great places to visit. It is close to big supermarkets, medical centers, restaurants, the swimming pool and not too far from the beach. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. You can get free wifi from the coffee shop just opposite the house.

The apartment was clean and simple, more than enough for us. It had all we needed for cooking, rest and have fun. Stephanie recommended a lot of great places to visit and to eat, thanks a lot!

About the island… we will definitely come back again! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Eduard for your review, it is great for me to know you really enjoyed your stay. The location makes your stay reasonable, the restaurants and lovely local beach bars are so close, sounds as if you got around to see all the local area offers, as you say you do not need a car if you do not want too, buses are close by and is a fun experience on its own The neighborhood is friendly and I have always felt safe in the apartment, just walking in the area is fun and is near to a great supermarket and shopping mall If ever you do return I would love the opportunity to help again should you wish All good things Kind regards Stephanie
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5

Excellent - clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time staying here and as previous stays, felt safe and secure and the place is clean and tidy and in a great location.

As this was not my first time on this island, we ended up exploring a little bit more, even though I still enjoyed the use of the Beach House and its swimming pool, and of course the beaches!

We went to the flower cave, did not go into the cave, but walked along the cliff side (very different to the Caribbean side), was pleasant and ended back at the restaurant which is perfect to sit down with drink and food looking out into the sea. I was hoping I would have caught sighting of whales here but unfortunately I was a little too late in the year.

Tried paddle boarding great fun and is definitely harder than it looks, but there is an array of different water sports, I would say give it a go. They are located all over the island, I did the boarding at pebble beach, a short drive from the apartment.

I also went to the open air theater which was great - never watched a movie that way before!

I cannot wait to return and use the same accommodation - it caters to my every need!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alex for a lovely review l am so pleased you have enjoyed your stay yet again, and it sounds as if you are getting around the Island getting the feel of all Barbados can offer There is such a contrast to the Caribbean Ocean side to the Atlantic side of the Island and you can get to each side in about half an hour which is amazing I have yet to visit that open air theater/cinema I will look forward to your return on the Island and hearing your adventures and helping with your accommodation Kind regards Stephanie
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4

"IDEALLY SITUATED FOR ALL THE NEARBY FACILITIES."

  • 4 of 5

Well, I can't say much more than has already been said really!

Situated 5 - 10 mins from the quaint chattel shops, supermarket, restaurants,( if you want to treat yourself) the beach, and the free use of the facilities of the wonderful "Beach House". Sophia is really lovely, we seem to share the same sense of humour, so we had a great rapport. She came around several times to ensure that everything was to our liking. Holetown has always been our favourite area of Barbados, however, it was our first time self catering there, so "Sunset Crest" was an ideal area to stay for our two week holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It is always so good to know guests have enjoyed their stay. Sophia is a gem I am lucky to have her look after the apartment. She is always very welcoming and has that Barbados smile. As you say and I cannot say enough how close you are to all your needs. The Beach House just being one of them. Self catering is great as you can do exactly what you want and experience all the local entertainment and food If I can help in the future I would love to Kind regards Stephanie
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Zaccios just a 10 minutes walk
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Sandy Lane just 10 -15 minutes drive only
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Beach House 5-10 minutes walk
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sunset Crest Beach just a 5 -10 minutes walk
Car: not necessary

Taxi's from the airport at the moment charge about 65 BB Dollars to the apartment, in sterling this is about £25.00.

The west coast is the most beautiful in Barbados and 15 minutes to the famous Sandy Lane beach. We have a wonderful choice of restaurants and bars one of which is attached to our private members pool with complimentary loungers, the Beach house offering snacks and drinks at lunch time and at night great dining in a lovely atmosphere. Further along we have the famous Tides restaurant, then Zacchios and surf side very reasonable prices also offer happy hour (with satellite TV showing live sports) two great beach bars and a terrific beach where you can hire loungers, jet skis and water skiing.

Holetown is a great place to visit they also have lovely restaurants Italian, Thai and Indian.

If you want to do your own catering there is the local supermarket this has every thing you should possibly want. For the girls lovely boutiques in Chattel Village just minutes away. The apartment is near to Sunset Mall a large duty free store, the coffee shop opposite has free Internet

We now have an amazing shopping mall called Limegrove Very Very high class shopping great bar in the center of the mall great night life with a lovely new cinema this you can easily walk to from the apartment about 15 - 20 minuets walk

If you should want an Island Tour I have a contact Miss Ute Ferchland a lovely German lady that has lived on the Island for 20 years and is great fun and very knowledgeable , her contact number is 823 4663

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Rates & Availability

Sandy Lane Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
$546
 
 
High Season
Dec 14 2016 - Mar 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Spring
Mar 28 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$442
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$429
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
High Season
Dec 14 2017 - Mar 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$708
 
 
Spring
Mar 28 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$455
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$442
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$572
 
 
High Season
Dec 14 2018 - Mar 27 2019
7 night minimum stay
$728
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $260

I will require to send 25% immediately (non-refundable) to secure your dates and the remaining 75% eight weeks prior to departure. If booking is less than eight weeks then the full amount will be payable. The 75% will only be refundable if I am able to re let the apartment for the reserved period.
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Amenities

Sandy Lane Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has shower and is an suit
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom has air conditioning if you require. Meter takes Barbados Dollar's, the bedroom also has ceiling fan. Two large single beds if you want to sleep separately Air Condition unit takes 1.00 BB Dollar per two hours Safe in bedroom if you want use it is 8.00 BB Dollars per day You can get the Internet via coffee shop just opposite the apartment, you will then pick up signal from the terrace. Or if you prefer there is a shop just beside the bank that you can use there laptops for a small hourly charge, use of Internet is just a five minutes walk from the apartment.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 1 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment does not have Internet, but just a five minutes walk there is a local Internet shop that does a reasonable Internet charge for the use There is a lovely coffee shop just opposite the apartment, if you bring your own laptop they let you use the connection for free, you will be able to pick up the signal from my apartment The apartment has air con in the bedroom area this is on a meter charge at the moment is 1.00 BB Dollar per every two hours Bedroom also has a ceiling fan Sitting room has two ceiling fans and a floor fan Safe in bedroom. If you want use of the safe it is 8.00 BB Dollars per day

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