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Philip & Tina Brennan

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Swanage beachfront villas in Hastings - Lower Swanage

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Bridgetown Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Can be used as a 3 bedroom

Swanage is a beautifully restored traditional Barbadian Chattel house. It is an enchanting and tastefully decorated and furnished home - you can’t help but take back special memories from your stay!

The upper apartment is a two bedroom ensuite, with an open style living area complete with dining out onto the wonderful and picturesque verandah that overlooks the Caribbean ocean. The lower unit offers one huge bedroom ensuite, with open style living area and dining out to a verandah that is exactly 4 feet above the beach. The balconies from both the upper and lower apartments both overhang the beach itself! They can be rented separately or as a complete unit if you so desire.

It’s not possible to get any closer to gorgeous white sand beach or the ocean on the island. Relax on the patio, watch the spectacular sunsets, sip a drink and look down at the ocean literally at your feet.

There’s always the constant sound of the sea, an unforgettable view, and the gentle rustle of trade winds in the Coconut trees. You can sit on the long stretch of beach, swim and snorkel in the protected lagoon (perfect for kids) or the more adventurous can surf or snorkel the barrier reef just beyond.

Step out onto the beach. Turn left and you can walk on the boardwalk to the spectacular Rockley beach, aka Accra beach, with its famous ultra fine white sand where locals and tourists mix. Turn right and stroll along the peaceful coast towards the famous Hilton beach. Back at Swanage, you will take with you a lasting memory of the sun sinking into the horizon, and as you sit cocktail in hand, you may even see the elusive green flash.

For foodies:

There are three great dining choices on the boardwalk, Blakey’s, Tapas, and Naru with a half dozen others within walking distance. Also be sure to catch the Saturday farmer’s market opposite Blakey’s from 9AM to 1PM for your typical local Barbadian produce and crafts.

For shoppers:

It’s a short walk to Lanterns mall, a great stop for groceries and general supplies, a pharmacy, health food store, Haagen Das ice cream, and tasty local and foreign food alternatives for those looking for a quick meal.

For duty free shoppers:

There are duty free shops in Worthing, five minutes by local bus or take a ten minute ride to Bridgetown. On Broad Street you will find fine jewelry shops, Cave Shepherd, a large department store, and other shops. For a great local shopping experience visit bustling Swan Street.

For history buffs:

There’s the Hastings Historic District and storied Garrison area of Barbados. It is the location of the Old Colonial Officers Quarters and Army Hospital. The Savannah comprises the main military guard buildings, with beautiful Victorian architecture complete with a large collection of old cannons, the Barbados Turf Club (Horse Racing), the historical museum, and a vast open sports area for rugby, soccer, cricket, all surrounded by walking and running tracks.

More Details

Details for Lower Swanage 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Lower Swanage is a one bedroom apartment. Like Upper Swanage, its open plan give you a view of the sea from kitchen, living and dining areas. The apartment comes fully equipped with wireless internet, telephone, cable TV, air conditioning, a fully appointed kitchen and also laundry facilities (washer / dryer).
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Philip & Tina Brennan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

What can i say....we stayed in lower swanage for 14 nights and it was everything we expected and wanted.Promtly greeted at the airport by Rodney our taxi driver,organised by Tina the property manager, taken straight to the appartment where we were met by Tina and her husband Philip.A quick run through the workingsof the appartment and straight onto the balcony for a well derseved Rum whilst watching the sun go down.

The appartment is very clean and well maintained, open the balcony doors and the beach is right there and only seven metres to the water.During our stay we wanted to hire a car and take a boat trip, one phone call to Tina and all was sorted and organsised for us.

As mentioned in other reviews, the beach is very small, but if you want to go somewhere else to soak up the sun, there are plenty of bigger beaches within 5 mins walk.There are plenty of shops within walking distance and a supermarket just a short Van ride away.

If I had to find anything negative to say(which is difficult) it would be that the sun beds provided could do with being upgraded and a new coffee maker is needed!

In all a perfect place to stay and chill out, we have already booked for next year and carnt wait to return!!
Apr 2014
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Lower Swanage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Nova Scotia

Perfect Again

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Lower Swanage and it's perfect. You cannot beat the location, price, property and the excellent hosts. We spent a second week next door this time with two other couples and it was amazing. We are looking into flights to return again with a fourth couple.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nova Scotia

Perfect Again

  • 5 of 5

This is was our third stay at Lower Swanage and it's sure to be an "annual". Tina and Philip are excellent hosts and the property has been spuced up a bit as well. We moved next door to Upper Beachgate for our second week with two other couples and this was amazing as well. We are looking into flights already for a return trip next April with another couple in tow. You simply cannot beat the price, location, property and accomodating hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, perfect for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the beach, waking up to the sounds of the ocean... just what we were hoping for.

We spent two weeks and wanted to stay longer.


- well equipped (washer/dryer; full kitchen with oven/stove top, fridge/freezer, coffee maker...) everything worked well :)

- nice LCD TV with cable, plenty of viewing choices

- phone for local calls

- free wifi

- balcony is only a few feet from the ocean

- last but not least: warm hospitality by the owners & landlords (Tina & Philip)!


- being right on the beach, we had to be vigilant to keep everything secure... but we did not have any incidents

This is a great location for a couple's get-away... very close to a shallow sandy beach, which is relatively calm. Being so close to the boardwalk is great for an early morning jog, or an evening stroll. And there are lots of great restaurants along the boardwalk.

Simply restful...

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fenton, MI

Peaceful Ocean Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This condo right on the ocean is just amazing!!

If you are looking for something private & affordable, I highly recommend either Swange. The location is just perfect, close to town, shops, grocery store, restaurants...We just loved sitting on the porch watching the world go by listening to the never ending waves of the ocean. There's just something about watching every sunset from your own porch that just fulfills & renews your soul.

Tina & Phillip were just wonderful, I do hope to visit this place again.

~Jeff & Becky

Fenton, MI

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second stay at Lower Swanage and if possible, it was even better than the first. It has been updated/re-freshed and is awesome. Phillip and Tina are excellent hosts and are very attentive to your needs. The fridge was not working properly but I'm sure they will have it replaced asap. This is a perfect location and is close to everything. You simply cannot go wrong and we will be back at our first opportunity. For those who need a bit more space and a pool; the sister property next door Beachgate is very nice. Opening the windows in the morning and sitting on the deck at night is paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Lower Swanage or Lower Beachgate.

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time that we have visited Barbados. We rented the whole Beachgate house for the first week as we were in Barbados for a wedding. And it was the perfect holiday house for a group of friends. The second week I move into the Lower Swanage and discovered another rental gem. It had everything we need and to find a place right on the beach that was not a condo style was amazing. It was so nice not to have to pack beach stuff just to go for a swim in the ocean. Swanage is located just at the end of the boardwalk. It is closed to the amenities such as restaurants and the I Lantern Mall. Across the street is Fred’s in case you don’t feel like cooking. They do up a mean fish fry dinner. Right next door to Fred’s is a Dread for Dead Surf shop if you want to try your hands at surfing.

The apartment was clean and included maid service, twice weekly. Phillip and Tina were awesome to deal with. I would definitely be renting either Beachgate or Swanage again when we return to Barbados.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Fred's Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Rockley Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Tapas Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Hastings Beach
Car: not necessary

Hastings is approximately two miles from the capital city of Barbados - Bridgetown along highway 7. It is home to the Historic Garrison area and of the Barbados Turf clubs horse racing track.

Popular surfing spots nearby include Brandons beach and Hilton Beach.

The house opens to the beach and is steps away from the popular south coast boardwalk that runs from Hastings to Rockley. Along the way you can find many fine restaurants and bars.

Golf: Barbados is indeed a golfers paradise with several existing golf courses and several more being developed. There is something for everyone as Barbados golf courses appeal to the recreational golfer and the more serious!

Our reputation as a golfing destination has been steadily growing and was further enhanced with the hosting of the 2006 World Golf Championships World Cup at one of the Sandy Lane courses. The Royal Westmoreland course is a regular host of a PGA European Tour Seniors tournament.

The nearest Golf course is Rockley Golf & Country Club which is approximately 3 km away. The par 70, 5610 yd course tests all abilities of golfers, the course can be rewarding for the big hitter but cruel on the wayward aggressive shot.


Rates & Availability

Hastings Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 16 2016 - Jul 24 2016
6 night minimum stay
Crop Over
Jul 25 2016 - Aug 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 2 2016 - Dec 14 2016
6 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 21 2016
6 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Jul 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
Crop Over
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $250

* These rates include air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, high speed Internet, phones, and twice weekly maid service.

* There is an additional charge for a third person. Please contact the manager for details.

To make a booking, we only require a deposit of 20% of the total rental cost . Contact the manager for more details. The rest will be due on arrival in cash or traveller's cheques.

Bookings cancelled more than 60 days prior will receive a full refund of the booking deposit. Bookings cancelled less than 60 days prior will also receive a full refund if a new booking is secured for those dates.

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Bridgetown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can fit a fold out bed
  • The apartment has a very spacious bedroom with a king sized bed and room enough to hold a fold out bed for a third person.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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