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Mrs Griffith

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Aqua Bliss villa with private pool - Walk to beaches, restaurants, and shopping

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

St. James Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Aqua Bliss -A lovely, single storey, privately owned property situated in a cul-de-sac of a quiet, palm tree-lined avenue in the Sunset Crest & Holetown area, on Barbados’ beautiful 'platinum' west coast. Aqua Bliss is just a 5 minute walk from white sandy beaches where many water sports, including scuba diving and snorkelling, are available. A full size pool ensures that your family can bath in the crystal waters of the Caribbean by day and swim under the stars at night. The viila is within walking distance of great restaurants, with a variety of cuisine including local Bajan dishes. You have easy access to supermarkets, beach side bars, nightclubs, Internet cafe not to mention great shopping right on your doorstep!

The local buses stop just a short walk away to whisk you downtown to Bridgetown for duty free shopping and sightseeing. Several local tennis courts are available for hire and 2 world-class golf courses: The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane are a short drive away

Aqua Bliss Villa is a short walk from Sandy Lane beach and is especially suitable for hosting a garden wedding amid the lush tropical landscape with the pool as a backdrop. Please inquire about this service. A wedding planner is available to provide information and to guide you through holding your very special event right here on the Platinum Coast of Barbados...it does not get much more romantic than this!

Lots of Water activities await you: You name it, we have it right here on the West Coast or within a short drive away: some of the best reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving, great deep sea fishing...you are guaranteed to catch something, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, riding the banana boats, or just plain relaxing on white sand beaches and enjoying warm tropical waters.

Golf Details - come play Golf with us: Sunny weather all year round makes Barbados an ideal location for golfing and the perfect vacation spot for golfers and 'would-be' golfers!

Aqua Bliss located on the West coast of the island, is the perfect place for golfing enthusiasts!!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Mrs Griffith (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at the villa. It was hard to tear ourselves away from the delightful gardens and fantastic pool. We were impressed with William (Airport transfer), Cherita and Emerald also the gardener and pool maintenance. We were lucky enough to have a visit from several green monkeys and loved the birds too. We enjoyed a pleasant walk each evening to and from the restaurants and found the supermarket to be conveniently situated. We found the villa very comfortable and in a nice area.



We would like to thank you and all involved for a trouble free, well organised and very enjoyable stay.
Nov 2013
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Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

Aqua Bliss villa with private pool - Walk to beaches, restaurants, and shopping
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 15 reviews
5

We had wonderful time!!!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful! It was tastefully furnished, clean, every convenience possible and the gardens were truly beautiful. The fact that the villa had that wonderful pool and pool patio area made it Blissful!

It was an ideal spot for us, nice and quiet but close to the beaches and all of the restaurants and other facilities in beautiful Holetown.

The villa manager was so helpful, he was a wealth of information on where to go and what to do. I definitely plan to return and will not hesitate to recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Third Stay

  • 4 of 5

The villa has a private pool and a open air dinning room next to it. That's where we spent most of our time at the Villa either in the pool or in the dinning room beside it. Bedrooms are large and comfortable, kitchen is fully stocked and modern, living room and tv, etc are also pleasant and provide anything desired. The neighborhood is quiet. We heard no barking dogs only tree frogs. There are several beaches nearby as well as further toward Bridgetown or to the north. Restaurants nearby were good with views of the sea. The main road has access to anywhere in the island. Twice we drove out to The Crane for rum punch, lunch, and to fight with big waves.

Any problems or questions were resolved quickly by the property manager.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nice accommodation is quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We (3 adults) stayed at this property for a week in late Nov/early Dec. The area in which the property is location is a lovely residential area which is very quiet and safe for walking around. The location itself was ideal - a pleasant 10 minute walk to the beach and also to the Limegrove Shopping Centre, and bars/restaurants of Holetown. The villa itself was clean and comfortable although could potentially do with some updating in the near future. The gardens of the property are beautiful, and the pool area absolutely ideal for relaxation. Although, do take note of the owner's advice to apply lots of bug spray as the mosquitos were deadly!

A couple of minor issues we had during our stay were quickly fixed. However, I would add that the key entry system to the property was also quite complicated - with numerous keys and padlocks for various doors and gates. Upon arrival (c4pm on a Sunday) we were met by the cleaner who was very pleasant. Unfortunately were then told that due to the arrival time that all of the supermarkets were closed and that it was a bank holiday the following day - as such our only option to purchase food would be to use a local convenience store or the 24 hour garage. The shelves at local 'convenience' store were near-empty and the garage extremely expensive - so not an ideal start to our self catering apartments! As it was our first time in Barbados, we had no way of knowing we would end up in this situation so it would have been nice to have been informed of this and for some provisions to have been left (milk, bread) to have helped us out.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Barbados several times before and usually stayed in all-inclusive. For various reasons we decided we would prefer our own place this time and decided on Aqua Bliss. I spoke to Jill first who was extremely helpful and has provided a lovely 'home from home'. Undoubtedly the best bit is the pool, a really good size, depth and with plenty of sunbathing area. We had a hire car and are very lazy so drove to Holetown and the beach but it is within walking distance 10-15 mins depending on pace, a very good location to everything. We were originally concerned that there are a lot of security bars around the house but it felt perfectly safe with them open whilst we were there, we just kept the front gate locked so we didn't have any unannounced visitors! The area is really quiet apart from a few barking dogs and a visit by the green monkeys with babies was fantastic. There are also 2 sparrows that would like breakfast please! Emerald, Dennis and Clifton were all very helpful and friendly. We can really recommend staying here and can see ourselves returning

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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The perfect location for the perfect Caribbean vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Aqua Bliss! The villa was clean, comfortable and very caribbean! I absolutely enjoyed the outdoor space which was great for poolside meals and lounging. There was everything you needed in the villa which was located in a nice area and walking distance to shopping, food stores, cafe and supermarket and just down the road from beautiful barbados beaches!

The location is private and in a quiet area, making it the perfect place for a relaxing getaway! On the other hand it was just a short distance from any kind of entertainment you would want on a vacation, including the cinema, a number of great restaurants and the best night life on the west coast on first and second street in Holetown!

I would recommend it in a heartbeat and certainly return again anytime I'm visiting Barbados!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Blissful stay

  • 5 of 5

I had an enjoyable and restful stay at the villas and this is my third return to the villas. I have spent time elsewhere in barbados over the last 8 years On each occasion hat I have returned to the villas, I have stayed at both units I have found the facilities in excellent condition and at an unbeatable price. I will be returning again and again as I love the West Coast of barbados and the unit is so very conveniently located to beach and shopping

Recommended for: Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Aqua Bliss Villa, aptly name because a vacation here can only be described as 'BLISS', is situated on a quiet avenue in the Sunset Crest area of St James. The villa is within a 5 minute walk to the most beautiful beaches in Barbados. It is also within walking distance to great restaurants, offering variety types of cuisine including local Bajan dishes. You have easy access to supermarkets, beach side bars, nightclubs, Internet cafe not to mention great shopping right on your doorstep! The local buses stop just a short walk away to whisk you downtown to Bridgetown for duty free shopping and sightseeing. A variety of beach type activities are close by including jet skiing, snorkelling, sailing, Water skiing, scuba diving and much more The West coast of the island has the most beautiful beaches in Barbados. Whereas the East Coast is rough and great for surfing, the West coast, the Caribbean side, is the sheltered side with gentle crystal clear waters and fine white sand...perfect!

Other Activities: An excellent selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, beachside bars, duty free shopping

Golf: Great golf within minutes of the villa.

Tennis also within walking distance.

The newly built Lime Grove Lifestyle center is a short walk away and you can find bars restaurant cinemas and world class shopping.

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Rates & Availability

Holetown Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,540
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$402
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$367
 
 
Summer
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$270
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$402
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change, please ask owner for rates before booking . A 25 % deposit is required to secure a booking with the remainder due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Any damage to property must be reimbursed prior to departure. Rate includes maid service every 3-4 days. All linens including beach towels are included.For bookings of over 2 weeks a 5 % rate reduction will applied to the third

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Amenities

St. James Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Pool bathroom and changing room
  • All bathrooms are attractively tiled and fitted with modern fixtures and they have large shower stalls. Third bathroom is a pool house bathroom and includes toilet and shower facilities
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as a King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has a large Queen size bed, air conditioning and a ceiling fan. This bedroom is tastefully furnished and has beautiful rich Caribbean colours. This bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with an extra large shower stall. Bedroom # 2 has 2 twin beds that can be made up as a king on request. Air conditioner and ceiling fan is also included in this bedroom. Bedroom # 3 had a double bed and an air conditioner. All bedrooms are painted in typical Caribbean colours with bold island fabric promoting the island flavour.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Villa is perfect for a family, a group of friends or for a romantic get away. Kitchen is modern open floor plan with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. Ceiling fans are throughout the villa and all bedrooms are airconditioned in additione to having ceiling fans. Please note that rental of this property includes use of the 3 bedroom Air Conditioners. Other than the bedroom ACs there are no other ACs available for use in the villa. For guests staying for 1 week or less the housekeeper will clean at the midpoint of the stay. For stays of over one week cleaning will occur about every three or four days.

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