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Tranquil west coast apartment in an elevated location with pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Dining gazebo, lounge, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Allamanda is located in a peaceful residential area in St James on the west of the island, with the crystal waters and white coral sands of Barbados's platinum coast just a few minutes away where you can take advantage of the many water sports offered. The quaint centres of Sunset Crest and Holetown are nearby as is the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Here you will find boutiques, cafes and excellent duty-free and supermarket shopping and world class cinemas. Restaurants abound offering international and local cuisine and small intimate bars provide nightly entertainment. Golf at Sandy Lane's Country Club is only a 5 minute drive away.

Attached to, but independent from the main property, Allamanda comprises of: a dining gazebo which looks out across the pool and views of the west coast; large lounge with tv and cable service; well equipped kitchen with large fridge/freezer; shower room and air-conditioned bedroom. Wireless internet is also provided.

The apartment suits couples seeking a peaceful retreat but within striking distance from local activities.

Barbados is famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, friendly welcoming people and a laid back tropical ambiance that relieves the stresses of everyday life. Nick-named 'little England' Barbados has a countryside that is both gentle and picturesque. Come and unwind and enjoy water sports, site seeing, horse riding, dining to suite every occasion, friendly and relaxed 'watering holes', world class golf courses and fabulous duty free shopping.

More Details

Jan Roberts
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Holders Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Air-conditioning in the bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Attached to the main house but entirely self-contained, the accommodation comprises: double bedroom; shower room; well-equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas stove and microwave; and a private living/dining gazebo leading onto the pool deck. We have a well-stocked bookshelf and ample wardrobe and shelf space. Maid and linen service are provided weekly. Additional maid service can be arranged through owner. Air-conditioning is to the bedroom only.


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Tranquil west coast apartment in an elevated location with pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Conception Bay South

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Allamanda for one week in March, 2018. The property is just as pictured. It was one of the most relaxing places we have stayed in our travels anywhere. The home backs onto a green space and sides onto a vacant lot. The pool and patio are great. While the apartment is attached to the main home we rarely saw or heard the owners...except when we sought them out for always helpful advice. This property is a five minute drive or 20 minute walk to the west coast beach....add 10 minutes to walk to Holetown centre for shopping and restaurants.... suggest renting a car if you wish to do some touring of the island. We definitely recommend this property for a beautiful and quiet location on the west coast of Barbados. We hope to return again. Thanks Jan and Guy!

Gary and Elizabeth

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We can't fault the property, - clean and well equipped - the welcoming hosts and the quiet location. Be aware that it's at the top of Holders Hill so approx. 20 mn. uphill walk from Paynes Bay but there are plenty of taxis @ BBD30 approx - and there's a prettier but longer walk to and from the beach via the golf course. We hired a car for 3 days to explore further afield but also used buses which are frequent along the coast road and cheap but entail a change in Bridgetown. There is a less frequent bus service to Bridgetown from the top of Holders Hill. We had a great time and can thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A pristine annex in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally placed to reach all around the island and being close to the west coast beaches is more than ideal. The property is in perfect condition and equipped to an exceedingly high standard. The owners could not be more friendly or helpful

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay with lovely owners who live on site.

  • 5 of 5

We have just got home from a 2 week stay at this property. What a wonderful place to stay. Very clean with great added extras, everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. We are already looking at staying again. The owner's Jan and Guy are lovely kind people who made sure everything was prefect. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

As relaxing as it gets......

  • 5 of 5

Don't know where to start.......if I could think of a single negative thing about this lovely property I probably wouldn't mention it - simply because nothing could possibly detract from the perfection. Location - quiet, secure and beautiful. Apartment - supremely comfortable, well equipped, elegantly decorated. Pool - aaaaaaah. Hosts - generous, helpful and just very,very nice people! And I know people keep mentioning Jan's rum punch but they aren't's the best we tasted in over 2 weeks on the island.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A foretaste of paradise of you like peace and quiet and nature from a spotless home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

Spent a heavenly fortnight at Allamanda over Easter 2017

This wing of an upmarket private house, backing onto golf links, is peaceful, spotless, comfortable & well-equipped, inc good Wifi.

We loved:

Eating every meal (reading & playing dominoes) on the veranda in the company of little lizards, cheeky finches & bananaquits; watching humming birds in the hibiscus & jacaranda; occasional monkeys; absence of mozzies; distant sunsets over the Caribbean; fireflies & bats at dusk & then shooting-stars in an inky-sky free of light-pollution. One day a lazy caterpillar pupated overnight by the pool & we were treated to the emergence of a beautiful orange Gulf Fritillary butterfly. It really was a taste of paradise.

Jan and Guy, the owners, are so welcoming yet unobtrusive & Jan's Rum Punch, using limes from the garden, is to die for - a real treat in the fridge.

We were fine without a hire-car for 10 days, walking 20 minutes down (and up) (busy) Holder's Hill, or more experimentally across the golf course and through Sandy-Lane dream-homes, to the beach (ace snorkelling at Folkestone Reserve) or frequent West Coast buses (only £1 a journey). You can easily walk to the Polo ground for a splendid afternoon's entertainment. We enjoyed car hire for 3 days at the end to explore the other coasts - don't miss Hunte's Gardens, lunch at Bathsheba's Atlantic Hotel & Atlantic waves pounding the northern tip of the island. We were early to arrive & leave Oistin's Fish Friday & enjoyed it before it became boisterous. Easter Sunday at St Peter's in Speightstown was a cast of thousands & haze of incense with flowers to rival Chelsea; we loved that & the Gallery of Caribbean Art. But avoid Juma restaurant; surly service, mediocre food & outdated prices displayed. Best meal by far was at The Fish Pot but we also had a generous, tasty, cheaper lunch alongside locals at Just Grillin in Sunset Crest by Holetown.

Food is expensive thanks to exchange rate but Holetown supermarket runs a courtesy bus back to the door.

Who would Allamanda not suit? Party animals wanting nearby night life, restaurants, bars or all-day beach-babes. And there's a (locked) door from the bedroom to the owner's house, prob just to a utility room - but those who like noisy bedroom 'conversations' might feel inhibited.

For us it was a foretaste of paradise; classy, peaceful R&R & if we visit lovely Barbados again we'd book here in a heartbeat; if it's available - perhaps we should have kept quiet!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Alamanda looks out to the Caribbean Sea over Sandy Lane's Green Monkey Golf Course and Holder's polo field that is less than a mile away where international tournaments are hosted in season and a regular Sunday market is held. There are exciting days of horse racing to be had at the historic Garrison racetrack. We can also arrange a day's snorkeling and swimming with the turtles or, if you prefer, a day's deep-sea fishing. Golf is also close at hand. Suited to couples, Alamanda offers quiet seclusion in a rich tropical setting. We recommend that you hire a car in order to make the most of this beautiful island and this can be arranged for you in advance. We can arrange for you to pick up your hire car at the airport to make it even more convenient.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $91.52

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
If you cancel your booking 60 days or more before date of arrival, we will refund monies paid less any service fees charged by Homeaway.

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.