|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Ajoupa villa 3, has it all. The exotic Caribbean atmosphere in peaceful surroundings. With access to a swimming pool set in a tropical landscaped garden you may feel as if you have reached paradise. Ajoupa villas aims to please its guests with a fully furnished AC two storey villa complete with sun terrace for those warm and inviting evenings. Wireless Internet, Sun loungers, Cable TV , DVD, Microwave and an out door pool at ajoupas we have everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Ajoupa villas is a stones throw away from the beach and a short walk away from many Internationally recognized facilities. Such as the Sandy lane golf course , Cliff restaurant and not to mention the Barbados horse racing track. Ajoupas location could be better, located round the corner from a supermarket, restaurant, and a beautiful beach we have you covered to ensure you can have the best self catering holiday possible
the house is clean and you'll find everything you need in the kitchen. tv and ac were properly working! sooey is very kind and helps with everything. close by you'll find a good supermarket which you'll need - there are hardly any restaurants in walking distance. i anyway suggest that you rent a car for the time you'll spend in barbados. there are many busses but it is more comfty to drive your own car and you are much more flexible. especially if you enjoying eating out. please note that life in barbados is expensive but worth visiting!
There were many plus points to staying at the Three Ajoupas - the house itself is lovely and provides a great space for relaxing and exploring the beautiful island.
We were pretty disapointed however that after receiving a last minute 'deal' with the owners, it became very clear that they felt we had received 'too much of a good deal', as it was reiterated many times. In my opinion, if a last minute, win-win for both parties is arranged, then you should not be made to feel like you are at the lenders mercy. On our arrival, there were already a few damaged items which after vacating we were charged unfairly for, as well as sand in the bath (largely exagerated) and a broken 'piece of art', namely a couple of small beads which fell off a light and made no hint of a difference to the lamp. It seemed very clear to us in conclusion, that the 'saving' we made, booking last minute and getting a discount, was counteracted by our deposit money. Not such a bargain stay after all then.
We had a fabulous time, the villa was great, clean and spacious with all that we needed. The washer/dryer was handy. The owner was great and met us as planned and then left us to enjoy our holiday, she returned as we had asked when we left to collect the keys. Sooey provided us with all the local back up information when we arrived which helped to get our bearings.
Ajoupa villas are in a quiet location although at the top of a short road (on a hill) about 3 minutes walk from the beach and well stocked super market (closed on Sundays)
Fitts is a good location with no need for a hire car as the buses are great for getting around although need to avoid rush hour traffic as they get very crowded. We went up to Holetown 4 km away for eating out at Angry Annies and Lexy's piano bar (although drinks very expensive here).
Oistins is a must on Friday night as is swimming with the turtles. Harbour Lights in Bridgetown was great fun too.
Many thanks to Sooey we'd certainly love to come back and will recommend to friends.
We had a great time in Barbados and the property was well situated with easy access to the beach at Fitts Village and the bus routes taken us into Bridgetown and Holetown.
A few niggles :-
Basic equipent was supplied but the villa is missing some basics such as a collander we had to use a sieve!
An inventory is listed and yet not all items on it were present - only in quantities though - I find this a little concerning as we potentially could have been charged for them as they were missing.
We couldn't get the DVD to work - we were told to just plug it in at the back but there was no sound and I would have expected it to have been ready to use and not have to fiddle around. There were no DVDs in the property either - probably people don't expect you to watch DVDs while on holiday, but we lead really busy lives at home and this is a bit of a rare occurence for us! Also - if it is advertised make sure it works and is ready for use.
We were there for 2 weeks and although I appreciate it is self- catering I would have expected the towels / sheets to be changed once in this time and perhaps a clean of the villa - this has happened in other properties we have rented.
Very clean apart from the above and as advertised.
Very comfortable and gorgeous shower!
Fitts Village is lovely
Pool is lovely and we never saw anyone else in it and so it was like our own private pool.
Nice touches like the local mobile phone - very handy - just topped it up when we left.
I hope this is a balanced view! I did see a previous review complaining about the "steep hill" - I am due a knee replacement and so this worried me a bit - I would describe it as a steep slope at most!
THE VILLA WAS EXACTLY AS SHOWN, VERY COMFORTABLE AND WELL EQUIPED (BUT BRING YOUR OWN HAIR DRYER) NICE GROUNDS AND POOL AREA AS WELL...QUITE QUIET AND RELAXING EXCEPT FOR OUR FRIEND THE ROOSTER WHO GREETED US EARLY EACH MORNING. IT WAS A VERY SHORT WALK TO A GREAT BEACH AND A SUPERB ITALIAN RESTAURANT, "IL TEMPIO" ON THE BEACH. GREAT OWNER AND STAFF, FUN HAPPY HOURS AND WONDERFUL FOOD. A GREAT LOCATION JUST A SHORT TREK BY BUS TO HOLETOWN AND BRIDGETOWN AND VERY FRIENDLY LOCALS. HAVE RECOMMENDED IT TO FRIENDS
I had an awesome stay at Ajoupa 3. The property description was accurate. The villa is in a great location.especially for those early morning dips in the sea.Jordans supermarket was also very handy for topping up the fridge with supplies. Can't wait for my next vacation
Fitts village is on the West coast of Barbaods. It is a 10 min drive from lively Holetown and a 10 min drive from the capital Bridgetown . It 's a 45 minute drive from the International airport. The small fishing village boasts a quiet beach with white coral sands and clear aquamarine blue water; a convenient supermarket ; an authentic Italian restaurant; as well as restaurants serving local Bajan cuisine. All this can be accessed within a 5 min walk from Ajoupas.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$186|
3 Week Booking 2% discount
4 Week Booking 3% discount
Early Bird booking 6 months prior to arrival 3%
We will take a £200 GBP deposit for breakages which will be returned by electronic transfer on departure.
Booking deposit is 25 % of full rental costs and is non-refundable
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.