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A very comfortable house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garde

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

A large three bedroom house, 200 metres from the sea, in the Enterprise area

Driftwood is a pretty 3 bedroom with polished wooden floors and a wrap around veranda, surrounded by a lovely tropical garden with fruit trees and a huge mango tree which is visited by a family of monkeys each morning! Driftwood is 100yds from Freights bay, known as the best beginners surfing spot on the island. The house is a few mins walk from Miami beach, well loved by families as the white coral sands and gentle waves are perfect for swimming and for small children. There is also a great old bus on the beach which serves rum punch, soft drinks and delicious local snacks on picnic tables under the shady Casuarina trees. At Driftwood house there is a fully fitted kitchen, a separate study/TV room and large living room with a beautiful wrap around veranda overlooking the garden. All the bedrooms are equipped with AC although most guests use the overhead ceiling fans as the house is made of a tropical hardwood called Greenheart which keeps the house cool on the hottest days.

There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, 1 en-suite. There is also great tv room/study with a sofa bed and chairs for watching movies and tv in the evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a large American style fridge with a crushed ice and cold water dispenser. At night sipping drinks on the verandah, listening to the tree frogs and looking at tropical garden in the twilight is a great experience and the early morning visit by the mango tree from the visiting family of monkeys is not to be missed!

Note: we also have a very pretty 1 bedroom apartment with its own balcony and separate entrance which can be rented at the same time. Please ask for details.

More Details

Owner
Dagny Bain
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Dagny Bain

We are an English family originally from Barbados who have lived for many years in Portugal. We have two young sons who love returning to Barbados to surf, swim and spend time relaxing with friends and family. We like helping to make our visitors feel comfortable and at home, so we have a wonderful manager called Margaret, a Barbadian who has been in the tourist business for over thirty years who welcomes our guests to the house and makes sure they have everything they need for a fabulous holiday. She is a font of knowledge for the best places to swim and sightsee and tips on where to find great food and nightlife locally.

We take great pride in making sure that Driftwood is properly equipped and well managed so that our guests have a fabulous, stress free beach holiday and want to return over and over again.

Dagny Bain purchased this house in 2010

Why Dagny Bain chose Enterprise

Driftwood house is in a lovely unspoilt part of Barbados, close to the sea but in a quiet and safe residential area on the South coast. Dagny (wife and mother) grew up in Barbados and knows the island well - searching for the right property took some time but we knew as soon as we saw the house it was exactly what we were looking for - big enough for visiting members of family yet cosy enough as a romantic getaway for couples. Its close enough to the beach for children to walk there by themselves and the surfing spot at the bottom of the road in Freights bay keeps teenagers and young people happy for many hours.

What makes this house unique

A visiting family of monkeys comes for breakfast early most mornings, they sit on the stepping stones in the garden under the mango tree, to eat the bananas that hopefully you´ve left for them the night before...

The house is just 100yds from the sea and a short walk into Oistins town alongside the beautiful turquoise blue Caribbean sea

Guestbook comments from the owner

`Driftwood is one of the prettiest houses we´ve rented in Barbados, it is stylish and comfortable and we felt completely at home sitting on the verandah in the evenings. The garden with the huge mango tree is wonderful. A real gem.´
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Enterprise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sofa bed in living area, house can sleep 7 people
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have recently had air-conditioning fitted in all three bedrooms. AC costs 10$US per day per unit or 25$US per day for all three as the bedrooms all have ceiling fans, which many guests prefer to use - the AC option is really an extra as the house is made of a tropical hardwood which keeps the bedrooms cool on the hottest days. We also have a lovely separate 1 bedroom apartment for rent that sleeps 2 people, please contact us for details.

Reviews

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A very comfortable house, close to Miami beach with a large tropical garde
average rating of 4.5757575 based on 34 reviews
5

The Complete Package!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a great vacation. There was just the two of us so we had more than enough space in this three bedroom home. It is nice to have two full bathrooms. We especially loved the veranda and spent most of our time outside. The garden is beautiful with yet another seating area for six people. The neighbourhood is very quiet and we felt very safe. Wouldn’t hesitate to book this home again! Many thanks to Dagny, Margaret, Nowell and the ladies for making our stay so special!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had such a happy time at the house, we hope you can come again. Best wishes from the Driftwood team!
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St. Augustine, FL
5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Twenty plus years ago we spent a week in Barbados with our young daughters and have always wanted to return. Driftwood proved to be a perfect place for our family vacation: our two now-grown daughters and their guys had plenty of space, and, like others, we found the veranda overlooking the garden to be a perfect gathering spot. We rented two Mokes from Stoutes to share among the three couples, giving us the opportunity to get lost separately exploring the island but allowing us to meet up at designated spots for lunch, etc. And, of course, the proximity to Miami Beach was awesome; one son in law also caught some waves at Freights Bay at the end of the road. The house is wonderful, with lots of space, and Margaret the manager is always just a phone call away. The location allows you to explore the whole island easily, but also places you in nearby proximity to grocery stores, restaurants and, of course, the famous Oistins Friday Fish Fry. One caveat: a car, or preferably a Moke, will always help you maximize your experience and allow you to visit the more remote beaches such as Bottom Bay, and sights such as the north end of the island, or St Nicolas Abbey or Bathsheba. Plus, they’re a blast to drive, if a bit unnerving at times. All in all, a great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We would definitely stay here again

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house and good location

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Driftwood requires a renovation

  • 2 of 5

The property description is deceptive:

Downstairs bathroom lacks hot water in shower . Both bathrooms have dirt and could use a upgrade. The kitchen appliances are outdated. Fridge rusted. Cook top glass cracked. Pots and Pans should be discarded and replaced with newer utensils. Carpets were stained .Den smelt mouldy and roof in back bedroom leaked.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what an incredibly bad review. I forwarded this message to our lovely helpful and tidy staff at Driftwood to check the house and to make sure these comments were addressed as they are pretty damming. The staff take great pride in their care of Driftwood and they were stunned especially as the house was immaculate before the guests arrived and the pots and pans are as shiny as they always are! It is worth noting that this awful review just might have something to do with our inability to give these clients a discount at that time but even so prospective guests, if you are still concerned about the condition of the house, please read our other reviews just to get a more balanced view about Driftwood.
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Columbia, SC
5

A fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house and staff were fabulous - we thoroughly enjoyed our trip

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage style property within walking distance of Miami Beach and Oistins eateries

  • 5 of 5

Great location within walking distance of all local amenities.

Especially fabulous on Oistins fish fry Fridays when walking trumps all forms of transport.

Spent most of our time on the rear veranda where you can watch early morning monkeys eat the bananas you have left out for them.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Oistins Town
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Rockley resort
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Little Arches
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Miami Beach
Car: recommended

Driftwood is in a quiet, road, on the coast called Enterprise 100yds from Freights bay, known as the best beginner surfing spot in Barbados. Miami beach which is loved by families is just a few mins walk along the coast. The peaceful walk has spectacular views of the turquoise blue Caribbean sea. A two to three minute drive by car or a short walk takes you to the lovely little fishing town Oistins, where fresh fish markets, supermarkets, bars and souvenir shops are located. On Friday night Oistins has a great `fish fry´ which is loved by tourists and local alike, with some of the best food on the island - not to be missed! The popular, St Lawrence Gap is also close by with its lively night life and numerous excellent restaurants. Grantly Adams International Airport is 10 drive minutes away.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The house sleeps 6 people - 2 double beds and 2 single beds however a 7th person can sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. Extra charge for linen/ towels $20US (£15) per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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