Porters Gate is the perfect location for your holiday on the beautiful West Coast of Barbados. This stylish 3 bedroom townhouse is nestled in a quiet gated community less than a 10 minute stroll from stunning beaches. It is the ideal home away from home for discerning couples, friends or families. Entry into the development is by electronic gates, providing both privacy and security.
Number 30 is tastefully decorated and contains everything you’ll need for your stay.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances including a wonderful American style fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
The open plan lounge has large comfortable sofas and two sets of doors leading out onto a covered patio with dining area and private garden. Here you can take full advantage of the warm tropical evenings and enjoy eating alfresco - or a glass of wine before heading out to one of the many restaurants and bars that the West Coast has to offer.
A powder room is also conveniently located on the ground floor.
Upstairs each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, balcony, air-conditioning and ceiling fan. Two rooms have Double beds, the other one, two singles.
Our house manager will be there to welcome you on arrival, and will be available throughout your stay to ensure you have everything that you need. A weekly maid service is included along with a welcome pack of essentials to start you off (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter and local beers)
Porters Gate has a tennis court and a communal swimming pool with loungers, perfect for sun-worshippers! The development does not provide any form of supervision so caution must therefore be taken at all times with younger children at the pool area.
ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
Porters Gate is a short walk to both Heron Bay and Alleyne's Bay. Both are beautiful golden sandy beaches where you can sunbathe, snorkel and swim, and have access to water sports, beach bars and top class restaurants.
Within a short drive are many other beaches on the Platinum coast including Payne's Bay, Sandy Lane beach and Mullins with its well-known lively beach bar. The South and East coasts are easily accessible and all worth a visit.
Royal Westmoreland is one mile away; Sandy Lane is ten minutes by car.
Enjoy the ocean… have a go at water-skiing or hire a jet ski. Boats and catamarans can be chartered for sightseeing, fishing, diving and snorkelling and of course swimming with the turtles!
Bridgetown, the country’s capital and Heritage Area is well worth a visit, and is approx. 20 mins by car. Other places of interest are for example St Nicholas Abbey (approx. 30 mins away by car) and Cherry Tree Hill. From here you can explore the beautiful rugged East coast which is on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Island. There are too many places to mention here but do take a look at the guides in your house. “In a Nutshell” is particularly handy to take with you when exploring and has a map too.
Shopping and Restaurants
Holetown is only one mile away. Here you will find bars, coffee shops and the new Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, with its designer shops and a luxurious cinema. There is also a good cross section of restaurants from family eating to high end dining. Holetown also has great historic significance, as it was here that the first British settlers arrived under the rule of King James in 1625.
A large supermarket stocks local and foreign produce including Waitrose products, and there are 3 Banks in the area with ATMS. Close by is the Sandy Crest Medical Centre, which is open 24 hours a day.
Grantley Adams International Airport is a 40 minute drive away.
Car hire is recommended in order that you can fully enjoy the Island but for those of you who do not wish to drive, there is a bus stop at the end of the road and buses are frequent and cheap. There are plenty of taxis available and trips around the Island can be arranged. Please note, we drive on the LEFT here.
And Finally …
Barbados is a small country with a huge diversity of activities to entertain and delight its visitors. Whether your interests lie in history, sport, nature or just enjoying the sunshine you will find lots to do here.