About the property
- Villa2800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
A 4-bedroomed beach villa with 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8 (8 with annex)
Situated adjacent to a small sandy beach on a low cliff, 'Altamar' is an exclusive property in one of the most spectacular oceanfront locations in Barbados. Set in extensive, private, landscaped grounds, peppered with coconut palm trees, the property enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. The villa is roomy and fully equipped to a high standard. Outside, the large wooden deck area has recently been completely renewed and extended to incorporate a brand new spa tub offering wonderful views of the ocean. The covered terrace provides sheltered outdoor dining on warm Barbados evenings. The villa is situated in a peaceful area of Barbados, away from the hustle and bustle of the south and west coast – although both areas are only a short drive away. Crane beach is a few minutes drive, with other quiet beaches within walking distance. With constant cooling sea breezes wafting through the villa and grounds, Altamar is a wonderful oceanfront villa, the perfect relaxing retreat.
Enjoy Altamar in Barbados all year round: Our ocean front property can be enjoyed in Barbados all of the year with perfect daytime and evening temperatures. It tends to be less breezy, with calmer sea in the summer months (June to September), making swimming and snorkeling at the small beach within a few steps of the villa a perfect way to keep cool and enjoy some exercise. The summer can be an exciting time in Barbados with the famous 'Cropover Festival', taking place in July and August. In addition, the many golf courses can be enjoyed in Barbados all the year round.
Cricket in Barbados: If you are a cricket fan, there's nothing better than watching the sport in Barbados. The villa offers access to many of the local grounds (for example, the Windward cricket club is only a few minutes drive away). Cricket is played virtually all year round in Barbados, but the main season runs from May to December. Good quality regional inter-island games can be seen at the modernized Kensington Oval in Bridgetown (about a 40 minute drive from the property), as well as at a number of the local grounds. These are excellent opportunities to watch some cricket, drink a Banks beer and rub shoulders with many of the past and present stars of Barbados and West Indies cricket. Whatever the game, rest assured that you will be welcomed at any ground that you come across where a game is taking place!
Golf in Barbados: There are numerous golf courses to enjoy in Barbados. The acclaimed 18-hole Barbados Golf Club is located only about 20 minutes by car from the villa. The Barbados Golf Club, located at Durants in the southern parish of Christ Church, is popular in Barbados with local players as well as visitors. The course was approved and sanctioned by the PGA European Tour to host a PGA Seniors Tournament in 2003 and it has also hosted the Barbados Open on several occasions. In additional, the 9-hole Rockley Golf Course, the oldest Golf Club in Barbados is situated on a premier residential development on the South Coast of Barbados. Rockley is about a 25 minute drive from the villa. Not forgetting golf at Sandy Lane on the West Coast of Barbados. With 45 holes of golf on three courses, Sandy Lane offers wonderful golf for players of all skill levels.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 08, 2018
About Sharon Kemp
We are an English couple who fell in love with Barbados in the 1990's. We frequently stay in our lovely home in Barbados and over the years have made lot's of friends on the island.
Sharon Kemp purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Sharon Kemp chose Long Bay
You'll know why we love Altamar the minute you walk out to the deck and see the view of the ocean!
What makes this Villa unique
The villa sits on a large tropical plot in a quiet residential location. You'll feel like a film star in your own private retreat. When you want to go out to 'the action' on the island, nothing is too far away!
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Just what we were looking for...
When we first arrived at Altamar, we were truly impressed. The villa was spacious and perfect for our family. I don't just mean the size and bedrooms, but the grounds, the location, and above all the feeling of the place. We had a full moon the first night there and we all swam in Sharks Hole under the moonlight. Spectacular. A few people in our party have lived in Hawaii for several years, so staying in a house all done up and with a pool was definitely not what we were looking for. We wanted a villa that captured the island and allowed us to be a part of our surroundings. Altamar did this perfectly. The neighborhood was lovely and reminded me of the area I lived in Hawaii; quiet, local, and away from the touristy spots. Yet it was so easy to get around and drive to the highlights, like Oistens. We were there for my sisters wedding at the Crane, so the location was also perfect for me to make the frequent trips there and spend time with other relatives on Crane beach. My family and I are already talking about when we can all get to Barbados again and stay at Altamar. Thanks Sharon for such a wonderful place. And thanks, also to Yvette, Hyacinth, and Hazel, for the incredible hospitality.
We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Altamar. We were confident that our villa would suit you perfectly, given the tranquil setting and location only 5 minutes from the Crane. You are all most welcome to return whenever you're ready to visit Barbados again!
We loved the place
We had a great time at Altama! The place is very clean and in a remote location. The view from the property is so relaxing. You look out at a terquice blue water were the water slams the coral and you see bright clear white water. Sharon the property owner does ask you to wire her the money in advance "Which I was a little sceptical to send it but very glad I did" Sharon is very easy to get ahold of. The property manager Michelle is great she is always there for you if you need her. I cannot say enough about Michelle she is a great person. Little tough to navigate the island if you use the island paper map but I used Google maps on my IPhone and it made it easy navigate to the island. Thank God for Google maps! If your looking for a place to go and relax head to Barbados and go to Altama you will enjoy it for sure!!
I'm really glad that you had such a good time at Altamar. I just wanted to comment on a couple of the things in your review. Altamar is located in a nice residential costal area in the rural parish of St. Philip. While this isn't right in the middle of the busy south coast restaurant and bar area, it wouldn't be considered 'remote'. It's true that I ask guests to wire rental money to us. This is a safe and cost-effective way to pay, which our guests generally find very convenient.
Just stunning, the perfect getaway
Beautifully maintained, fabulous facilities, spacious with stunning views and sound of the Sea. A few steps for morning swim, and on the quieter side of the island but within easy reach of supplies and facilities. Couldn't rate it more highly.
Many thanks for your lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed staying at Altamar.
Superb property, magnificent location
This property ticked all the boxes for us. We rate it as the best we have rented anywhere.
We loved the location, particularly being able to watch the sea from rooms in the house and from the terrace. The other great benefit is that it is only 12 steps down to the small sandy cove at Sharks Hole for a cooling splash around in sea. The beach was often our private territory. There is covered outdoor eating and sitting area, which leads on to a large deck. This was ideal for sunbathing even during the occasional shower, as we simply pulled the sunbeds back under cover.
The property is very well equipped and was immaculately clean. It is only 15 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from an excellent supermarket.
We liked it so much that we have asked to use it again.
Thanks for your lovely review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your time at Altamar. We look forward to accommodating you again in the future.
Paradise in Barbados
Wow! This villa really is a little piece of paradise. My partner and I were lucky to have a holiday in this wonderful place in January.
The location is perfect. In a quiet , residential area within a short drive to all the tourist spots, wonderful beaches and great places to eat . The owners have thoughtfully provided a folder and many leaflets to help you decide and plan your holiday.
The villa itself is amazing. It is set on the edge of a cliff, with steps down to a lovely little cove where you can swim in low tide and paddle in high !!! Owners have provided everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is spotlessly clean too !
The weather was perfect, hot with constant sea breeze to keep you cool !
You will not tire of sitting watching the sea whether you are drinking rum on the patio, enjoying a meal Al Fresco or chilling in the jacuzzi . This place has it all.
We are planning our next trip as we speak.
Thank you very much
Cheryl Beadle (Kent, England)
A wonderful relaxing holiday
My husband and I regularly travel to Barbados but this was our first time staying at Altamar. It was just the two of us for our first week and then our adult children and their partners joined us for Christmas & New Years. We all fell in love with Altamar and agreed that we would be happy to return again one day. We spent most of our time on the back deck overlooking Sharks Hole and looked forward to low tide every day so that we could go for our daily dips. Sitting on the rock overlooking the water was also a favorite pastime. As our childrens' partners had never been to Barbados, the plan was to do the tourist thing with them but it turned out that no one ever wanted to leave our very peaceful new home! We would go out to Emerald City or stop at Cutters for food, perhaps stop somewhere for lunch and then the men would barbeque at home in the evening. We had lots of shade for those that needed to be out of the sun during the day and the star gazing in the evening was heavenly. A perfect family Christmas!
So glad you all enjoyed our very special beach villa. You are all most welcome to return - hopefully very soon!
The villa is situated on the unspoiled South East coast of Barbados close to Sam Lord’s Castle, sitting on a low cliff right on the oceanfront. Besides having a small beach a few steps away, a number of large popular beaches are close by. These include Sam Lord’s Castle beach (within walking distance), the world famous Crane beach, Bottom Bay and Foul Bay which are all a few minutes drive away. The villa is located in the rural Barbados parish of St. Philip, a 15 minute drive from the airport and 40 minutes from Bridgetown, the Barbados capital. There is a substantial shopping area 10 minutes away by car, including a large supermarket, petrol station pharmacy and bank with ATM. The busy Barbados South coast nightlife of bars, restaurants and nightclubs is all about 25 minute drive away. There are numerous golf courses to enjoy in Barbados. The 18-hole Barbados Golf Club is located about 20 minutes by car from the villa. The 9-hole Rockley Golf Course is about 25 minutes by car.
Additional information about rental rates
The rental rates are variable depending on the occupancy and the season in Barbados (the winter season is a more expensive villa rental time in Barbados). Lower rates are available for occupancies less than the maximum of 8 people. Please ask for a quote!