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Ground Floor Open Plan Apartment with Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Marley Vale, St Philip, Barbados - Enchanting Atlantic Coastline

Situated in a quiet residential area, the property is a 5 minute walk from Marley Vale and the East Point Lighthouse. The property was completed in 2005 and offers modern facilities. There is a direct bus service to Bridgetown which runs regularly. Across the clifftop is an enchanting walk to Skeete Bay where you can fish off the pier alongside the locals and maybe catch a glimpse of the turtles. Close by are the beautiful Bottom Bay, Foul Bay and Crane Beach. Surfing is within 30 mins drive at Silver Point and the world famous Soup Bowl at Bathsheba. The property offers two bedrooms one with King Size bed and a second bedroom which can be arranged with either a double or single beds. There is also a modern fully fitted kitchen. Relax on the balcony or by the pool area where you can watch the monkeys play close by, enjoy the sea view, have a barbeque or just while away the hours with a cooling drink and a game of dominoes.

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About The Owner

After having visited friends living in Barbados we found we were coming back to the Island more frequently so decided to build a house here. We moved here on a more permanent basis upon completion in 2005.

We used the local workforce to help build the property and many of these have now become our friends. So if you are in the village and mention you are staying with us, you are sure of a big welcome.

Having worked in the Building Trade all his working life, Eric keeps the property up to a very high standard and has now become a bit of a tourist guide for our guests.

Louise has worked in Local Government for over 24 years and was also a Magistrate in the UK.

We have 2 sons, 2 daughters in law and 3 amazing grandchildren who enjoy coming to visit not only us but our beautiful Island.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2005

Why The Owner chose Barbados

We chose this area because our friends live in St. Philip and having travelled around we realised that this particular site gave us several options. We have the wonderful views, excellent walks, the cool breeze, the beauty of being in the country where the air is fresh but with the ability to access the city and the tourist areas by car or by bus. The property is set on the South East of the Island and is very close to the area of Bathsheba where the scenery is not only beautiful but is a surfer's paradise. We also get the monkeys. Being here is like having our own secret part of the Island as it is only 20 minutes from the airport, peaceful, relaxing but close enough to all the tourists attractions to enable everyone to enjoy a holiday here.

What makes this apartment unique

Modern, fully equipped property benefiting from dual power supply 110 and 240 current. Internet access is available so bring your laptops,you can check in online etc and spend more time on the beach. The village of Marley Vale is 5 minutes walk away enabling you to enjoy the company of the local community and be welcomed to join in their activities. There are two churches, a bar, a convenience store, direct bus route to Bridgetown, a cricket ground, two parks, wonderful views and beaches all within a few minutes of the property but also a feeling of solitude should you require it. Fishing, golf and surfing are all easily accessible and we can now claim Astronomy as an added bonus as two prominent Astronomers have been here and captured some great planetary activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Louise and Eric

I just wanted to thank you for your great hospitality and kindness.

I so enjoyed staying at your beautiful home. I Couldn't have asked for a finer stay.

If I am ever back in Barbados I will look you up and please do the same whenever you are in England. Good people.
Feb 2017
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Saint Philip Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • Depending on the number of guests the bathroom is shared between both bedrooms but can also be an En suite bathroom to the main bedroom with bath, overhead shower, wc, and double wash basins . Solar heated providing ample hot water. Towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and en suite bathroom. Ceiling fan, hairdryer. Sea view to the East. Bedroom 2 either double bed or twin beds as required. Ceiling fan, hairdryer. West facing. Bedding provided. Double sofabed located in lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Off street parking available. The property benefits from a pool area ideal for relaxing in, having a barbecue or just enjoying the cool breeze from the Atlantic coastline which is visible from the property. A troop of monkeys may be seen at various times of the day playing in the trees nearby. Selection of reading material, games and DVDs available suitable for all age groups. Babysitting service available by arrangement. Outside: Pool area, patio, barbecue and outdoor furniture. The front of the property looks to the hills of St. John and the rear of the property faces the Atlantic Ocean, with a clear sea view and also towards the village of Marley Vale. The monkeys pass by the property every day going to feed and again in the evening returning home. They often stop to play on the pasture at the rear of the property and are very entertaining to watch. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, broom and other cleaning materials available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bedlinen and towels supplied. The property is let on a self catering basis. Other: BBQ available upon request, outside dining table, chairs and parasol available. The property is fitted with smoke alarms and fire extinguisher. Wi-Fi internet connection.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Ground Floor Open Plan Apartment with Pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

The apartment for an ideal holiday

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved staying at this property. It's pretty, spacious, quiet, easy to get to and fully stocked. Eric and Louise are very warm and accommodating hosts. I planned to head straight to the property once I arrived in Barbados but my plans changed last minute whilst in transit in St Lucia. I sent a message explaining this and to my surprise Louise and Eric met me at the airport to give me the key to the apartment so I could easily gain entrance after I had finished, such generosity.

I especially enjoyed the easy access from the apartment to the pool area. The backdoors of the apartment open directly onto it. It almost feels like a continuation of the lounge area, It's very relaxed. The rooms are clean and the beds very comfortable and the apartment is stylish.

I can't recommend this property highly enough. You will really enjoy your stay here. Thank You Louise and Eric.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you felt comfortable here especially with such a heavy schedule. It was great meeting you and hope we will see you again but hopefully with more time to relax. We enjoyed our chats out by the pool and glad you enjoyed your time on the beach we recommended to you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Louise and Eric
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a home from home except much warmer with a pool and a fab warm breeze!! It is a clean comfortable friendly base from which it is easy to drive to explore the island but equally a great place to go for a stroll, watch the monkeys play and relax by the pool. Louise and Eric are great hosts and have a wealth of knowledge of the island and pointed us in the right direction for a fun filled, relaxing, stress free holiday. Looking forward to returning in the near future

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl for such a great review. We had a lot of fun with you and your siblings and enjoyed seeing and hearing your reactions to the various beaches and sites you visited. We are goad that you all felt you had a great time and we hope it won't be too long before we see you all again. Louise and Eric
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Great place with pool

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is bright, spacious and very well-equipped. It is very comfortable with beautiful ocean breezes that keeps the temperature very comfortable. Eric and Louise are so kind and hospitable - they made us feel very welcome and they did so much to make sure that we had a wonderful vacation. The garden and pool are a lovely oasis to enjoy the sunshine and the ocean breezes. We enjoyed the short walk to the sea and the secluded beach. We also enjoyed many evenings at the East Point Grill.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments. We really enjoyed your company and meeting the family. We hope it won't be too long before we see you again. It was a real pleasure having you stay at the apartment and appreciate how you took care of it. Thank you and see you soon. Louise and Eric
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Relaxing, friendly, enjoyable, helpful host and a beautiful place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

I only have one negative about this place, I neglected to book a long enough stay. We all enjoyed our stay here equally, from our ages of four to fifty three, there was plenty for us all to enjoy and remember. Plus we made some new and fabulous friends.

If your looking for a nicely priced, lovely located and a friendly atmosphere to spend your stay in Barbados without too many tourist in your face, you need look no further.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review we enjoyed your company. It was great to see you all and we enjoyed our evening chats and games of dominoes. Of course our future Olympic swimmers kept us all amused and we hope they keep up with the lessons. Now that you have found Louric we hope to see you again but we have no doubt we will keep in touch. Best wishes Louise and Eric
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Already booked our 4th visit for next year!

  • 5 of 5

I'm tempted to keep this wonderful place to myself! If you want to live like a local and explore the real Barbados you can't do better than to stay here. The villa is modern, breezy and clean and Eric and Louise are wonderful hosts, giving you privacy if you want it, but more than happy to show you places and people that most visitors will never come across. The East coast is the undeveloped side of the Island, with minimal Tourist traps, wonderful coastline, and laid back, friendly people. Keep al look out for the family of monkeys that play in the pasture behind the garden most morning and evenings. I can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Louric and look forward to seeing you both again next year. We agree the East Coast of Barbados is spectacular and we enjoy sharing it and finding new locations to share with our visitors. Always happy to welcome, share and show off this side of the Island.
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Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful 10 day break at Louric. The apartment it is so comfortable, modern and well equipped....a home away from home! Both Eric and Louise were perfect hosts with a fountain of knowledge about 'de island', suggesting places to visit, eat and drink.

Waking up to the sea view, Louric is set in beautiful surroundings. Breakfast on the balcony with a slight sea breeze...bliss! Relax by the pool and to the occasional sounds of Black Bellied Sheep and monkeys.

I didn't want to leave, so I will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Louise and Eric
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
East Point
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Marco Polo
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bottom Bay/Crane Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

St. Catherines Cricket Club 5 minutes drive from property where you will receive a warm welcome and maybe meet some of the celebrities who appear on local television and radio.

It may be possible to arrange football or cricket matches with local teams or even golf matches.

We have recently been visited by astronomers over the last 3 years,as conditions here are superb for viewing

Damian Peach who is one of the worlds best planetary photographers took a picture from our front garden of JUPITER with 2 of its moons and won the worlds best photo of the year with it [ as displayed in photo section]

Ian Sharpe was also recently here and got a brillant photo of SATURN [as displayed]

So if you need any help with activities as above or likewise,feel free to ask!


Skeete Bay is a 15 minute walk. Bottom Bay and Crane Beach 15 minute drive away. All sandy beaches. The South Coast is 30 minute drive away with the entertainment area of St Lawrence Gap close by as is Oistens fishing village and Miami Beach. Within 30 mins. car travel you can take in the beautiful East Coast scenic tour and visit Codrington College, Bath and beautiful Bathsheba where you can relax and watch the surfers whilst having dinner or enjoy a cool drink.


Situated on the South East Coast, 25 minutes from Grantley Adams airport. Direct, regular bus routes to Bridgetown. Car hire is recommended but not essential.


Six Roads is within 15 mins. drive and provides facilities such as, supermarket, post office, bank, Polyclinic, pharmacy, doctor's surgery, garage, hairdresser, shoe shop and clothing.

Further Details:

There are several convenience stores on route to Emerald City Supermarket at Six Roads. There are two banks, a chemist, a post office, a garage and doctor's office also located at Six Roads. King George V and Three Houses Parks are a few minutes drive providing play facilities for children and picnic areas. Redeye Surfing at Silver Point and the world famous Soup Bowl surfing areas both within 25 mins drive and fishing locations scattered within 5 mins - 30 mins distance from the property. On the East Coast you will find the beautiful St. John's Church, Codrington College and the Andromeda Gardens - not to be missed if you are a keen gardener. Harrison's Cave reopened in March 2010 and is well worth a visit.


Rates & Availability

Saint Philip Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
10% non refundable deposit required at time of booking with balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to date of holiday. All payment to be made in UK pounds by cheque or Bank transfer.

Discounts on bookings of more than 7 days may be offered depending on circumstances. Please contact owner for further details.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Reservation deposit of 10% required at time of booking and balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date. Discounts on bookings for more than 7 days may apply.

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.
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