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Anita Ashton

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Carizma a chic modern 2 bedroom villa, close to Port St Charles

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

St. Peter Villa Rental Photos and Description

10 min walk to beach and Speightstown . Use of swimming pool Port St Charles

CARIZMA holiday villa is open plan in design. The fabulous living dining area and kitchen are colour coordinated in cream, greens and oranges giving a chic but Caribbean feel. You will find comfortable chairs and sofa, dining table and fantastic kitchen fitted with all appliances. This opens out onto a 30ft terrace by 2 sets french doors. Here you will find comfortable chairs, dining table and Barbecue, take a step down and you are in your own private garden surrounded by Bougainvillea and flora. You have a choice of eating inside or alfresco. Cool down in the outside shower.

Enjoy the facilities of large flat screen TV,DVD and free wireless broadband internet.

From Carizma you can Bathe in the beautiful blue/ turquoise sea, Relax on the soft white sand, Watch the most fantastic sunsets and View the stars at night. This together with superb restaurants and bars close.

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Eating Out & Activities : There are so many places to eat from the top class restaurants to Barbados answer to fast food or eat where the locals eat.

You are so close to the famous Fish Pot Restaurant, Mangoes and Lonestar. For a more local feel try the Fish Fry at Half Moon Fort , Fishermans pub or Doris's. I have a full list which is sent to you on booking .

There are so many places to visit and so much to do, and so little time but don't hurry. Although you don't need to hire a car as the public transport is so good, it is fun to hire a mini moke or jeep and find all those places yourself.

The rugged and wild East coast is not to be missed visit Bathsheba then drive down to Bottom Bay this everything you would imagine a Caribbean beach to look like. Take some food and drink with you and have a picnic. Check if there is any horse racing on at the Garrison in Bridgetown, this always guarantees a good afternoon. We have some great golf courses or why not learn to Dive at one of the PAADI dive centers

GOLF: There are several golf courses within 15 drive. Try Royal Westmoreland, Sandy Lane country club or the Old Nine .

Farther a field Barbados Golf club and Rockley on the South Coast.

If you prefer to leave your clubs at home but still want a game or two we will hire you golf clubs and bags for $40 per day or $125 per week. Balls not included

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Anita Ashton (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just loved Carizma and Barbados it was all we expected and more. The villa is great relaxing, smart and so clean . We must have seen most of island which we loved but the beaches up around Speightstown area are best uncrowded and beautiful.
Jul 2009
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Carizma a chic modern 2 bedroom villa, close to Port St Charles
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Germany
5

Perfect place for perfect vacations

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best vacations homes we ever stayed at.

Perfectly equipped, very nice and friendly owners that were very helpful with any question we had about the island, getting around, to do, where to shop and so on.

The house is in reality as nice as it looks on the pictures, no doubt about it.

It is very spacious, enough room for 4 persons, everything is clean and well functioning.

Nice and bright colours, well designed, we did not at all find anything to complain about.

We stayed there for one week and this was for sure the highlight of a 3.5 weeks trip to in total 3 different islands in the Caribbean.

Don't know what else to say, just go there, you will love it.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you it is great to see such a varied mix of nationalities now having stayed at Carizma and with the same thoughts, that it is a perfect place for a holiday
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5

Nice Xmas stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious house in a quiet neighbourhood.

Loved the patio area for a quiet breakfast time.

Very comfortable bed and good shower.

Just a few minutes away from the Port St Charles beach club which we really enjoyed.

Highly recommended!

Thanks to Anita & Dave.

Lesley & Tony Butler

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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N/A - Nomadic
5

5 Months of Comfort & Joy

  • 5 of 5

Sadly, my wife and I are wrapping up a 5-month stay in Carizma during which we've come to enjoy the villa, its amenities, location, and Barbados more with each passing week. We've explored much of the island and find it to be stunningly beautiful and incredibly interesting. We've walked miles, ridden the bus, hired a taxi, and occasionally rented a car all with great success and little difficulty. Barbados is definitely a top-of-list Caribbean destination because it's so darned interesting and convenient – the history, the multitude of activities and points of interest, ATM access & credit card acceptance, the language, the shopping, transportation, access to amenities, and the cordial, gracious people. Speightstown and Carizma are a great choice for travelers seeking these best features of Barbados: an upscale neighborhood and authentic Bajan village full of friendly people away from the south-island jam and access to one of the best low-traffic, calm-water beaches on the island at Port St. Charles. Carizma gives us the independence of a single-family home yet full and easy access to all parts of the island. We walk to collect our groceries, stroll the beaches, and watch the killer sunsets. From the north, Holetown is an easy $2BBD, no-brainer bus ride to and from. More on the villa: The bedding is top notch, the weekly maid service a real treat, the bed linens are cleaned and pressed, towels are provided and laundered – and floors mopped [nice!]. The furniture in the villa is in excellent condition and very comfortable. The bath is newly built (actually the entire villa is recent construction) all in outstanding travertine tile including the entire shower surround. The tile is carried throughout the villa on the floors and very nice to walk on and keep clean. The kitchen cabinetry is beautiful and the appliances all work very well. We've kept the two sets of large swing-out double doors open during most of our stay to catch the Bajan breezes and had to resort to a/c only occasionally in the evenings back in November and early December. And blessedly – very few bugs! Dave and Anita are wonderful people who work hard to make things right and truly care about their guests. You can't go wrong with the these trustworthy hosts who have become very special to us. I mean, after 5 months, we're experts on the subject, right? It will be hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Hide-Away on a Lovely Island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Carizma in July 2011 and had a wonderful time! The house is everything it’s advertised to be – lovely, comfortable, scrupulously clean, etc., etc. One of many pleasant surprises was the quality and quantity of cooking equipment (as a passionate amateur cook, having access to sharp knives and decent pans while on vacation was lovely). Another lovely surprise was the welcome stocking of the refrigerator with eggs, butter, milk, bread and even a couple of Banks beers! The owner who met us a the house could not have been more pleasant or helpful. The neighborhood is relatively quiet and it’s a short walk down the hill to Speightstown and Heywoods beach. Having Carizma as a home base definitely enhanced our stay in Barbados.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Bay, Ontario, Canada
5

Most Impressive

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a two week holiday in Barbados. As far as the Carizma is concerned, what you see on the website, is what you get. From the time we stepped in to the villa, we were impressed with the decor, the amenities provided, and its open plan concept providing guests with certainly a comfortable "Home Away From Home" feeling. Each morning, we enjoyed our breakfasts on the front patio, in the company of birds feasting on the bougainvilleas and other flowers.

Although we did have a rental car, one could easily manage getting around on public transit which is both cheap and efficient. This was our first visit to this beautiful island, and by having a car, we were able to explore its differents parts. Speightstown which provdes a couple of grocery stores, a bakery, bars, and restaurants is within an easy walk. Our favorite beach was Heywoods which is only a ten minute walk, and the water is so calm that one feels like being in a pool, and a very large one at that. We used both access points, the one in between the two resorts, and the other located to the north of Port St. Charles Resort. Should one decides to drive, plenty of free public parking is available at both locations.

We have visited most parts of the world, and of the Caribbean Islands, Barbados is by far at the top of the list. The Bajan people are extremely friendly, and most helpful. Put all that together with the Carizma, and a most enjoyable holiday is almost guaranteed.

Our sincere thanks to Anita, and Dave for making our holiday most memorable. Aren't we glad that we extended our stay by an additional week? Thank you also for putting us in touch with Corbin's Car Rental. They have been good to deal with. Anita, it has been a pleasure dealing with you, and hopefully we will be re-visiting our favourite villa in Barbados sometime in the future.

Vicki & Don Beddage, Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review , glad you enjoyed the island, people and the beaches of course.We hope to see you back at some point and look forward to it
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Minnesota
5

Enjoy the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are sitting in Carizma enjoying the last few hours of the four weeks we've spent in this lovely place. We felt at home from the first step inside.

I love the cool breeze through the double French doors and the beautiful flowers that surround the villa. My husband loves the big flat screen TV and the cold Banks beer in the refrigerator. The bed is super and the shower is invigorating. We really hate to leave.

We walked or took the bus everywhere on the island because we didn't rent a car. My favorite tourist attraction was St Nicklas Abby and my husband was thrilled to be able to actually sit inside of the Concorde Jet and the Concorde Experience. We took an all day tour of the island with a local guide. We learned the names of many plants and flowers, saw many churches and schools, watched harvesting of sugar cane, visited the Queens Park where we saw a 400 year old Balboa tree and drove

along the south and east coast.

Our favorite cafe is Carizma in Holetown :)

Needless to say, we had a terrific vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review . I must say you have been the most adventurous of our clients but I know how much you enjoyed exploring the island , talking to the people and going to every event that happened in March on the island. the Polo, horse racing, fishing competition and much more. We do hopeto see you back at some point . .
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Historic Speightstown is 10 mins walk away from the villa. The quaint town is the up and coming place in Barbados mix old with new. Situated on the West coast it is still part of the old Barbados where you can buy your fruit and vegetables from the stalls in the street. There is a bakery, fish market and supermarket for your supplies. Please note the map is not totally accurate the villa is in the Douglas area and much closer to Speightstown.

Close by are some excellent gourmet restaurants or for more local food try the Fishermans pub in Speightstown or Half Moon Fort fish fry on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Parish of St Peter is along the West Coast where you will find the famous Mullins Beach a short bus drive. However there are some beautiful beaches 10 mins walk away.

You are within easy reach of the East Coast , St Nicholas Abbey, Cherry Tree Hill and Farley National Park a car is advisable but you can get around easily by bus .

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Rates & Availability

Speightstown Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
May 1 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$720
 
 
WINTER
Nov 27 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$851
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PRICES REDUCED BY £50 PER WEEK FOR USE OF JUST 1 BEDROOM. Deposit of £200 pounds required on booking with balance payable 2 months before departure. We strongly advise you to take out TRAVEL INSURANCE at the time of booking.
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Reduced prices for three weeks and special prices for long term rentals of two months or more
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Amenities

St. Peter Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main bedroom is a tranquil haven, it has queen bed with accents in Green and Lemon . There is a large fitted wardrobe , bedside cabinets and a vanity unit . We also provide a hairdryer and safe for your use . All linen and beach towels are provided Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds with accents in colourful Turquoise and Lemon, fully fitted wardrobe and hairdryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide many extras in the villa--: There is a also a I pod speaker so you bring along your own music . Satellite TV gives you a lot of channels along with a good selection of DVDs. Welcome pack for your first breakfast. Cool box, beach mats and chairs . Combined washer/dryer. Outdoor shower to help you cool off on the days you decide to relax at the villa. PLEASE ALSO VIEW OUR APARTMENT IN HOLETOWN REFERENCE NUMBER 66248.We now own Cafe Bar Carizma in the Chattel village in Holetown, call to see us for breakfast, coffee, lunch or Authentic Tapas night on Thursdays We also manage an apartment in Kings Beach and 3 bedroom villa at Holders please contact me for availabilit

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