|Space||1,700 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||1 - 6 nights|
Master bedroom with king size 4 poster bed, ceiling fan, air-conditioning and private veranda facing the sea. Second large bedroom with 3 single beds, 2 ceiling fans and air-conditioning. 2 bathrooms, each with large shower, WC and hand basin plus two wall cabinets. Landing with utility cupboard containing washer/dryer machine and shelves.
Kitchen/dining room (Optional A/C - see rates) consisting of Cedar cabinets, Corian type counter top, stainless steel fridge/freezer, dish washer, electric stove top, under counter oven, microwave cooker, electric kettle, toaster, dining table with 6 chairs, and high speed internet. Large living room (Optional A/C - see rates) consisting of 3 piece wicker suite, flat screen TV with cable, DVD player, ceiling fan, table lamps and large veranda with table and 6 chairs facing the sea, all with wonderful views.
Linen and towels are provided. Apartment is cleaned once per week. No smoking and no candles please.
This apartment is self catering. Although we provide, garbage bin liners, toilet paper, liquid soap, laundry liquid, etc., we ask that you replace these when used up and leave the apartment as clean and tidy as you found it on arrival.
This is a brand new recently converted building consisting of two, 2 bedroom apartments plus a studio, just across the road from the Barbados Fertility Centre. The second bedroom in Lower Camelot has an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. This room can be used as a self contained studio apartment (sleeps 2) because it has it's own entrance. Walk east on the new boardwalk to the popular Accra beach or stroll west along the picturesque beach to the Hilton. Swim and snorkel in the lagoon out front or surf the barrier reef just beyond. Enjoy fabulous views from the elevated balconies and marvel at the colorful sunsets. Relax on the sea side patio in the shade of the almond tree and watch the fish jumping and the frigate birds and pelicans gliding over the brilliant and glittering sea.
Wave Surfing: This property is located right in front of a good left hand surf reef break. There are other excellent surf breaks (including 'Brandons' and 'Sunset at Accra') within easy walking distance along the beach. Best time of year for these local breaks is from January to May. March and April are usually the best months. When the surf is up it can last from 3 to 6 weeks, with best conditions on a rising tide at any time of the day.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving: Good snorkeling is available all along the coast and within easy walk from the property. There is a small lagoon nearby where you can feed the fish with bread. Hundreds of fish will eat the bread right from your hand. Just outside the reef there are a couple of good scuba diving locations. Local Scuba groups visit these spots regularly.
Sailing and Horse Racing: You can rent a Hobie cat from beach operators in front of Coconut Court hotel 2 minutes walk along the beach from the property or just relax with a drink in hand and watch the Yacht Club regattas from the comfort of your elevated balcony (winter months) They tack up the coast and come so close to shore you can hear the captain calling the orders.
In addition you can walk to the Garrison Savannah and place a bet on your favorite horse or hang out with the locals either in the Grand Stand with a coctail in hand or in one of the tents in the grounds and join a card game.
The rates above are for 5 persons and include AC in bedrooms and weekly maid service. Air conditioning is also available in kitchen and living rooms for an additional US$12.00 per night, per unit, by arrangement.
COUPLES requiring Master bedroom only should contact owner/manager for special rate
Camelot House - Lower Camelot
My husband and I have stayed at Camelot house six years in a row, and can't imagine staying anywhere else when we travel to Barbados each winter.
The location cannot be beat - it is right off the boardwalk on the south coast, which allows us to enjoy our morning walk/run right outside our door. Everything is within walking distance - great restaurants, shopping, groceries, and anywhere else you may wish to go is accessible by the local ZR vans (look for the white vans with the burgundy stripe on the side - listen for their wide variety of horn signals as well!) or by blue or yellow buses, which provide safe and efficient travel across the island for $1 US each way. You don't need a car - although having said that, we finally summoned up the courage to rent a car and will definitely do so in the future again, even for a few days, it's well worth it to have a car to get to some of the more out of the way spots - such as Little Bay or St. Nicholas Abbey.
Beaches are plentiful and varied - if you have young children, the shallow pools in front of Camelot House are perfect, and a little farther in is a deeper 'swimming pool', which is the perfect size with calm water, backed and surrounded by a rock reef. At the end of the boardwalk to the left of Camelot is Accra Beach which has more vigorous waves. Going to the right leads to Coconut Court, where you can spend the day lounging under the delightful span of coconut palms, and enjoy their wonderful rum punch and two extremely reasonably priced happy hours at their beach bar.
Lower Camelot has the most expansive and fabulous deck which we absolutely adore. The first time we rented this place, we spent the majority of our time simply savouring the view and stayed on the deck a good portion of the day. After six times, we still enjoy the view and the exotic tree which has grown around and become a staple feature of the deck, with its welcoming and necessary shade particularly in the afternoon.
There is comfortable furniture in the living area, cable TV and movies, which we watch in the evenings. The kitchen doesn't have an oven, which is the one thing we desperately miss. The tiny toaster style oven takes a lot longer to cook food in, but at least there is some type of an oven as I love to cook my fresh fish in an oven.
The king size bed is firm and very comfortable, and also has a mosquito net overtop in case you wish to leave the windows open at night. The air con
This is a perfect property in every sense of word: location, decor, balcony views, amenities. It's within walking distance of great restaurants and shopping. My husband and I were just thrilled with the place and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a break from winter weather. In terms of pricing, it's an incredible bargain!
We have no hesitation in giving Upper Camelot 5* as it was perfect in every way. We booked for next year while we were there.
The location is amazing as you are right on one of the most beautiful beaches. Every day we watched turtles from the verandas and sat mesmerised by the brilliant turquoise colours. We used the sun-loungers from the SoCo (next door) as the hotel wasn't full and they seemed quite relaxed about this. However, there are sun-loungers provided in Camelot. It is just a few steps to the water's edge and we were able to wallow for hours. The proximity of Camelot meant that we could nip in for drinks etc. whenever we wanted.
We fell in love with the design of the house and admired the wonderful timber ceilings and the unusual shapes. The doors are particularly interesting as they finish at a point (hard to describe!). Mark also designed and made most of the furniture so that it all co-ordinates. The beds have cute pineapple cut-outs in the head boards and the coffee tables are inlaid with the same tiles as the bathrooms. The terraces are particularly beautiful; we sat on the top one for early morning coffee and then moved down to the larger one off the lounge for breakfast, lunch and to watch the sun go down.
There are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby and we dined out each night. We particularly loved Tapas, Naru and Champers. It's well worth booking ahead to get water-side tables. We also love the Coffee Barbados Cafe for breakfasts and lunches. it is nearby, in the grounds of the George Washington House. We could easily have cooked in Camelot if we'd wanted to as the kitchen was well-equipped. There is a little farmer's market nearby on Wednesdays and Saturdays where you can buy artisan breads etc. We thought the food in Barbados had gone up significantly since last year, both in supermarkets and when dining out. This must be awful for the locals who earn so little.
We decided not to hire a car as prices are really expensive and we were quite happy to use the local ZR buses for trips to restaurants etc. A tip - if a bus roars up and screeches to a halt, maybe wait for the next one to come along as the driver will most probably continue driving in this reckless manner. Some are steady and others seem to have a death wish. It's fun to travel with the locals, though, and they are very friendly. The ZR buses cost 2BD, wherever you go.
Mark was a gracious host who went out of his way to welcome us.
Villa was awesome, been to Barbados more times then I can count and have to say this place is at the top of my list of places to stay at. Everything you need is walking distance. The boardwalk is a bonus, takes you to other beaches as well as restaurants.
The Unit itself is very spacious and everything you need to feel like you're at home. The sunsets are awesome at the end of the day when sitting out on the deck with your rum punch.
We will definitely be returning soon!!
Mike & Lesley
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Upper Camelot and can honestly say that it is the best apartment we have ever rented! Upper Camelot was perfect for our family, we have 2 teenagers, one male and one female, so their bedroom was very large and actually had 3 single beds in it and therefore was not a problem for them to share the room.The apartment is so well equipped which does make it feel like a home from home.
We thoroughly enjoyed having our breakfast on the balcony each morning, staring out at the spectacular sea view. We even spotted sea turtles on several occasions.
The location of the apartment is very convenient, close to supermarkets, restaurants and bus stops if you wish to travel around.
On arrival, we were met by Alexis who is very friendly and informative. Should there have been any issues then she was only a phone call away but we did not need to call her as everything went smoothly. We would not hesitate to recommend Camelot to family and friends. We only arrived back home this morning but we are missing it already. We hope to return one day.
We needed a place to accommodate 11 the first week and 5 the second week, as our adult kids & their friends joined us the first week. Camelot House turned out to be the perfect place. By renting the whole place the first week, 11 of us enjoyed ourselves and didn't feel cramped. The second week, we had just the upstairs apartment and it worked great.
Alexis is so helpful in the planning stages. She answered all our questions and did a little shopping for us, so we would have some basic foods after our late arrival. We only had one issue with an electrical outlet not working and it was fixed within 2 days. We knew Alexis was only a phone call away, if needed. Juliette does such a wonderful job of cleaning and is such a wonderful ambassador of Barbados, as she is so friendly and welcoming.
The beach right off the back porch has a rocks to ease the waves and provide a small pool area. It is so nice that it is also popular with the locals and we were able to meet a number of Barbadians while going for a swim. One recommended The Stream restaurant, where he works, and it turned out to be an excellent dinner.
We would certainly stay at the Camelot House again when we visit Barbados again.
Hastings is part of the Historic Garrison Area of Barbados. It is the location of the Old Colonial Officers Quarters and Army Hospital, (now Pavilion Court) It is also the beach entrance to the new Boardwalk. The Savannah consists of the Main Guard, a beautiful Victorian building complete with a large collection of Old Cannons, (put together by Major Mike Hartland), the Barbados Turf Club (Horse Racing), the Museum, and a vast open area of sports grounds for Rugby, Football, Cricket and Basketball all surrounded by walking and running tracks
Other Activities: Great for Wave Surfing in the Winter Months and located across from the Barbados Fertility Centre