About the property
- Villa2100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa sleeping up to 8 plus travel cot & camp bed
'Lazybones' is a private villa with a sea view, its own pool, 3 patios and a fenced in garden providing plenty of privacy. With the constant South East coast breeze, the villa stays cool throughout the day and is ideal for both couples or groups looking for a relaxing or an active holiday. It is also suitable for families too as the villa contains a playroom, has a dartboard and basketball net and there is ample room in the garden to play ball games or chill out on the internet as the villa also has Superfast Fibre Optic WiFi. There is also Cable TV plus a great selection of DVD's including children's DVDs. There are sunbeds around the pool and 2 hammocks on the upstairs patio for those who like to have a sneaky siesta or simply just enjoy the panoramic view of the sea and the local area. The downstairs patio, upstairs patio and both bedrooms 1 & 2 all have sea views. There is a Weber BBQ for enjoying meal times together on the patio. The monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa are very entertaining and are a favourite attraction for our guests.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Fiona Goodsell
We are Steve & Fiona Goodsell and we have one son, Scott, who is 16 years old. We live in Wales but sometimes dream of moving to Barbados because of it's friendliness, slow pace of life and fabulous climate all year. We originally visited Barbados for our honeymoon in 1994 but could not resist returning time and time again. Steve runs his own Property Services Company and Fiona is a part-time administrator. Whilst in Barbados, Steve enjoys watching a local cricket match, fishing off Skeetes Bay, or in the evening he can be found drinking rum and playing dominoes with the locals. Fiona's favourite day out is a visit to The Crane Hotel for lunch or relaxing at Bottom Bay/Crane Beach. Scott likes to play in the pool, go to the beach or sail on a catamaran and swim with the turtles.
Fiona Goodsell purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Fiona Goodsell chose Saint Philip
We discovered the villa half built in 2005 and although we did not intend to take on a building project at that time, it was an opportunity not to be missed, as it was in an idyllic peaceful location and the internal layout was great. So we knew that this would be ideal place for us but also a place that guests would enjoy because of it's privacy and chance to experience the real Barbados including monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa. A walk across country to Skeetes Bay has great views across Culpepper Island and up to East Point Lighthouse. The East Coast is on our doorstep and a short drive away is St John's church and the view from there over to Bathsheba is stunning. A visit to The Roundhouse in Bathsheba is not be missed and neither is the view from Cherry Tree Hill.
What makes this Villa unique
Privacy & Peacefulness making it suitable for couples but it is also a very social villa too as it is large enough for 2 families to share. There are 3 separate patios so it can be as social or as quiet as each guest would like. This location gives guests the chance to experience the real Barbados and most guests love seeing the monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa.
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Relaxation at Lazybones
Many thanks to Fiona for being such an awesome host and allowing our family to stay in their lovely villa. Fiona was very accommodating in every way, she even helped us get a good deal on a rental car. We would also like to thank Sheila and Eric as well, we had to call upon each of them once and they both responded straight away.
Lazybones is the perfect place to be lazy and relax. The villa is located in a very calm and peaceful area alongside of the ocean and away from the city. Our family of four had plenty of space and felt right at home but without AC and Cable TV. The nice breeze throughout the night made it very comfortable to sleep however you will definitely want to plan to be out and about during the heat of the day or you could keep cool in the pool. Not being able to watch the local news or anything of interest on the one TV channel sometimes made for a long night and was definitely missed as we had our morning coffee. I would highly suggest installing some form of Cable TV.
The monkeys were out and about, it was really cool to see them. The spring was nice and the walk over to the ocean was amazing. Barbados is a beautiful island with plenty of things to do. You will definitely need to hire a car to get around and be prepared for the bumpy roads and pedestrians owing the roads as if they have bumpers to protect them from your vehicle. I saw that jokingly, however, it’s true. We made it a point to explore the whole island in a very short time. Miami Beach was my favorite because there was a shower available to wash the sand off which allowed us to continue to explore after the beach without having to go back to the villa first.
Overall, we had a wonderful stay at lazybones and would definitely recommend to others. Thanks again to Steve and Fiona for allowing us to relax at lazybones.
Thanks Sharon for providing feedback and your great comments. We are really pleased your family enjoyed their stay.
I ordered Cable TV a couple of weeks ago and are just waiting for the Company to install it so thanks for confirming it is preferable to have it. Miami beach is one of our favourite beaches too so glad you discovered it and enjoyed spending time there.
Thanks again for your recommendation to other guests & best wishes for many more happy warm holidays. Fiona, Steve & Scott
Our family had a great time staying at Lazy Bones. Fiona was awesome to work with. All of our questions were answered in a timely matter. Sheila the housekeeper was there to greet us upon our arrival. My 2 grand kids absolutely loved the pool and also watching the monkeys. The house had everything that we needed. I loved falling asleep to the sound of the sea.
Thanks again for providing such a beautiful place to stay for our family vacation.
Thanks Shirley for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Lazybones and that the pool and seeing the monkeys was a hit with your grandchildren. Best wishes for many more happy holidays together in the future. Thanks again, Fiona
Lazybones is a beautiful fully equipped villa in a quiet location on the East coast. As a family of five we thoroughly enjoyed our nine day stay. The pool was in constant use, we loved star watching from the upper deck, monkey watching from the breezy terraces, and the large bedrooms and kitchen. There was plenty of space for everyone! Attention has been given to every detail which we much appreciated. Fiona was extremely helpful before booking and the Lazybones visitor booklet at the property was very informative ensuring that we had all the necessary information for a trouble free stay.
A real home from home. We would highly recommend. Thank you Fiona.
perfect family holiday
Just returned from 2 weeks at lazybones with family and must say it was perfect! the villa had everything you needed plus more. communication prior to the trip was very efficient couldn't fault the quick responses and helpfulness from Fiona, nothing seemed to much of a problem. on arrival we were greeted by Sheila who was even more so lovely! she had been and got us the essentials that we requested prior to the trip as it was late Sunday and the shops were shut. we had a minor problem whilst there but a quick phone call to Sheila and she was straight out and the problem sorted the next day so efficient! the pool is a great touch for those days where you don't want to do anything. we hired cars which if you want to get around the island is a must however there was a bus stop at the end of the development which was pretty frequent, we would definetly be returning again as we all had such an amazing time! thank you so much!!
Thanks Sally for your great detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that the villa suited you and your family. We enjoyed communicating with you and Sheila enjoyed meeting you all. We would love to welcome you back again in the future should you want to return. Best Wishes for many more happy holidays, Fiona
Nice place for our family getaway
Nice upper deck, nice big kitchen, cool layout, can see ocean from a few areas.
Quite a few thoughtful amenities. Our family enjoyed it. The pool was perfect for our small group. Bedding accommodations were just right. Plenty of closet space.
Breezy most of the day. Cool at night....we loved it. A few visits from the neighboring monkeys was thrilling. Yard was nicely done. Plenty of natural lighting.
Carport parking was a nice provision. Overall--- one of our nicest vacations...thank you.
Would have given 5 star but: place needed thorough cleaning (lots of dust bunnies), exterior of house and decking needed fresh coat of paint or powerwash (could just be ocean air mold). Master shower needs diverter repaired, as well as mold in shower,
Nothing too extreme. Quite a bit of traffic on dirt road (visitors to natural spring in mangrove - next to house). Management was very accommodating and pleasant. We would come back.
Lazybones: a real gem !
My family and I have just come back from Lazybones after a week stay in this villa. Everything was perfect, the house is exactly as shown on the pictures and has everything you need to have relaxing and comfortable moments. We really enjoyed our stay in Lazybones, though it was really too short... We rented a car to go around the island and enjoy the numerous beaches... We definitely recommend this location to anyone who wants to enjoy peaceful and quiet moments of this tremendous Bajan island.
Thanks to Fiona for her precious tips and help to get a discounted rental car.
We hope to come back soon!
Isabelle from Martinique
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. You were a joy to communicate with and thank you for being so easy to host. Sheila enjoyed meeting you and is also thanking you for leaving the villa in such a clean condition.
Barbados is such a warm friendly island that it becomes a bit addictive and we hope you will visit again one day as we would be thrilled to have you stay again. Best Wishes for many more happy holidays. Fiona
On the South East Coast in a peaceful idyllic location, in walking distance to Skeetes Bay &, Ragged Point/East Point Lighthouse. 5 minutes drive to the beautiful Bottom Bay, 10 - 15 minutes drive to Sam Lords and the famous Crane Beach. 2 minutes drive (or 10 minute walk) to the nearest restaurant/bar (East Point Bar & Grill) which is open Thursday to Sunday,, 3 drive to the local shop which stocks basic food supplies and it is only a 15 minute drive to Six Roads where you can find a supermarket, bank with cash machine, pharmacy, post office, petrol station, fast food outlets plus children's play area. It is 20 minutes drive to St Lawrence Gap on the South Coast or the villa is an ideal base for also exploring the scenic East Coast and Bathsheba is 20 minutes drive away. If you prefer to chill out, you can simply relax by the pool and watch the monkeys playing in the trees alongside the villa. In Barbados, Cricket is a passion so if you like to watch a game and have a drink or two, there is a local club less than a mile away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Substantial discounts for bookings over 2 weeks, e.g. 20% discount on any 3rd or 4th week booked.