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Affordable Luxury Apartment in Holetown St. James

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom apartment with private pool in lush surroundings

Diamond Oasis is your home away from home and offers a quiet seclusive environment in a rich tropical setting. It includes an affordable luxury two bedroom/one bathroom apartment with a private pool located in an exclusive development in Holetown, St. James. Guests will find its air conditioned bedrooms, bathrooms with shower, bidet and WC more than acceptable and pleasing. The apartment has tastefully decorated living and dining rooms that comes with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, hardwood floors throughout the apartment, and granite counter tops in the kitchen. In addition, there is a secluded garden with a gazebo overlooking the pool, where guests can sit and relax, dine outdoors, and enjoy the garden’s serenity; in some cases, guests may observe migratory monkeys as they meander through the garden. Diamond Oasis is best suited for guest seeking a retreat that is within striking distance from world-class beaches, outstanding shopping, exquisite restaurants, famed local bars, and notable local activities.

Barbara Brathwaite
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

Why Barbara Brathwaite chose Lascelles

Diamond Oasis offers a tranquil, scenic, secluded environment. Nature lovers will enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens and the sightings of non-threatening wildlife. The establishment includes a private pool with an adjacent gazebo, where guest can conduct outdoor barbecuing and dining. Optionally, guest can choose to prepare their meals in the apartment’s well established, fully equipped kitchen. We recommend that you hire a car in order to make the most of your wondrous stay, which can be arranged for you in advance. To make things more convenient, we can also arrange for you to pick up your hired car at the airport or have it delivered for you onsite to our location.

What makes this apartment unique

Guests love the peacefulness that the property offers but also welcome its proximity to the many beaches, attractions, and amenities. Really, the tone of your vacation is in your hands. The apartment is self-contained and includes well-stocked books for reading enjoyment, and ample wardrobe & shelf space. Linen services are inclusive and maid services can be provided at a cost of $100 Barbados dollars per week. Additionally, small intimate weddings can be arranged and hosted in the beautiful, onsite garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Diamond Oasis in February 2011. The apartment is superb with every facility you could think of . The outdoor area and private pool are gorgeous and very peaceful. Desmond and Barbara were wonderful hosts and couldn't do enough to make our holiday perfect in every way. We've booked for next year so hope that's a good recommendation!! If you are lucky enough to stay there,we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Jan 2011
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Surfside Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sandy Lane
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Diamond Oasis is located in a peaceful residential area in St James on the western side of the island, which is also known as the Platinum Coast. With coral sands, crystal-clear, and turquoise-colored beaches just a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive, visitors can take advantage of the many types of water sports being offered along the Platinum Coast. Diamond Oasis is also within close proximity (a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive) to the Limegrove Lifestyle Shopping Center (known for its distinct duty free shopping – offering products made by renowned designers, a premier cinema and famed restaurants), Sunset Crest, and Holetown, where visitors can acquaint themselves with the vast assortment of boutiques and cafes. In addition, the Platinum Coast’s celebrious restaurants offer fabulous world-class and local cuisine dining, with local bars providing nightly entertainment. Furthermore, the Platinum Coast’s distinguished golf courses (located at the Sandy Lane’s Country Club and Westmoreland Golf Course) and a prestigious supermarket are all just within a 5-minute and 2-minute drive respectively.


Lascelles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Affordable Luxury Apartment in Holetown St. James
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

holiday and wedding

  • 5 of 5

Second year we have stayed here. Last year we got engaged in Barbados and this year we had our wedding in the lovely garden and pagoda which came with the apartment. From start to finish Barbara was fantastic, she took all the worry of a wedding abroad away. A fantastic day was had by us and all our friends who joined us. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone looking for a unique personal wedding. We are booking again for our anniversary next year. Many thanks Barbara.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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As good as it looks!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely 2 week stay in this apartment.

It is exactly as it looks in this photographs. Everything is clean and tidy. Barbara is a lovely person. Very easy to deal with, all emails were answered very promptly, on two occasions she phoned me to reply some queries I had, which was fantastic.

She collected from the airport, and showed us a few things on the way.

We very much enjoyed breakfast in garden each morning, and it was lovely place to relax after a day exploring.

We hired a car for a week, and went all over the island.

When we didn't have the car we had no problem walking to Holetown to either get the bus, or just walk along the beach there.

We took torches for the evening as another reviewer had mentioned they had done this, and I think it's a good idea for after dark.

We used the washing machine and dryer, saving a case full of dirty washing to deal with on or return.

We ate most of our meals out, there are a great selection of restaurants nearby to suit all budgets.

Cafe Carizma, Tides and Spago were particularly good, all of which we went twice.

I wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks with our older teenage children. From booking to leaving Barbra was fantastic, she always responded to my endless emails promptly and was very helpful. Diamond oasis really is a little oasis, it has everything you would need to make your holiday relaxing and easy. The wifi was a godsend for my lovesick teenagers!! Barbra and Desmond were wonderful and was comforting knowing they were close although they never intruded.

We will definitely return when we come back to Barbados.

If you are in any doubts about booking Diamond Oasis, don't be just book and look forward to a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks with our teenage children. Barbara and Desmond are wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. It's nice knowing they are there should you need them but they by no way impose. We enjoyed an evening sat outside with them drinking lots of rum. Diamond oasis has everything you need and the WI-FI was a godsend for my two love sick children!! So lovely to have a dishwasher and washing machine, this meant I could go home with a case full of clean clothes.

Thank you Barbra and Desmond for letting us stay at your little oasis....we will return :)

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Barbara and Desmond for allowing us to stay in their lovely apartment which was just as described even having pool and beach towels so didn't use our own at all. We had a wonderful holiday dividing our time between the beautiful pool and garden and the beach with a couple of trips thrown in. The apartment is about 10 minutes walk from the shops and beach. There are no pavements on the way down to Holetown so we took torches after dark just to alert drivers to us. We found everyone to be very polite and helpful. There are some nice restaurants in Holetown, Zaccios, Spagos, Ragamuffins, Cafe Carizma and Just Grillin were all good. We had lunch on day a Surfside, the service was very slow but the rum punches were the best we tasted!!

The apartment is very well equipted, lovely to have washing machine and dryer as able to bring home every thing clean.

Highlights of the trips we did - Harrisons Cave, feeding peanuts to monkeys at the Wildlife reserve (trip with Glory Tours) and swimming with turtles (trip with Mark of Sea Spray- find him on the beach next to Surfside).

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great hosts = great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say, the appartment was spotless with all mod cons. The outside space is indeed an oasis and we spent many a day just chilling by the pool. Barbara and Desmond made our stay very special and helped with any needs or advice. I was lucky enough to spend my 50th there and they made my day very special with great memories. The town/beach is only a 10 min walk, but if you require car hire or taxis then Barbara is more than willing to arrange. This was such a great holiday and we intend to return to Diamond Oasis in the near future. You will not be disappointed !!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

By booking with Diamond Oasis, you have agreed with the following Terms & Conditions:

1) Check-in time is after 3PM and check-out time is by 11AM.

2) A 25% non-refundable deposit is required when booking and the 75% balance due 30days before arrival.

3) A security deposit of £200 is required and is due with the 75% balance payment. The security deposit will be refunded at checkout, upon inspection of the apartment by management. Any incurred damages beyond normal wear and tear (e.g., extraordinary cleaning requirements; repairing furniture back to original condition; lost, missing, or damage items) will be charge to the security deposit.

4) The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 persons. Rates are based on a 2-person occupancy. For 3 or more persons, an additional £100/week is required.

5) This is a non-smoking unit. However, smoking is permitted outside on the patio area (please use provided ashtray).

6) No pets are allowed (unless by prior agreement).

7) Only guest registered on booking confirmation are allowed access to the property and grounds of Diamond without prior agreement.

8) All garbage (rubbish) must be placed in the bins at the bottom of the drive before departure.

9) Any additional charges for services rendered outside the normal scope of Diamond's operations must be paid before departure.

10) Any towels or linen lost or damage must be replaced or paid for before departure.

11) Rates are subject to change so please check rates when booking.

12) Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advanced payment and the party or parties will not be permitted to check in.

13) All guests are responsible for travel Insurance coverage, medical emergencies, loss, damage, misplacement, or theft of personal items.

14) All children must be supervised by an adult at all times when in the pool area.

15) Any exceptions to the above mentioned policy items must be approved in writing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.