James Bay is a magnificent beachfront property nestled between luxury homes on either side, set directly on the beach of the fashionable West Coast in the Parish of St. James. All rooms are attractively furnished with a beach lifestyle in mind including vintage furnishings, hammocks and chaise lounges. You will enjoy the lovely views of our nearby beach. The water off James Bay is crystal-clear, calm and pleasantly warm all year round. Owner Marc Ward grew up on Barbados, and is passionate about the island's history, culture and traditions. He spends most of the year in residence at James Bay and will be happy to give advice on what to do and see during your stay. James bay offers discriminating guests a rare combination of luxury and seclusion.
- Apartment825 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 13, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Carribean Paradise in a perfect location
My fiancé and I (from Toronto, Canada) stayed in the Beach Pavilion at James Bay from April 6-15, 2018. We learned of this luxury villa by way of a chance encounter with Marc Ward in July of 2017 while we were on a vacation in the south of Barbados (PJ and Marc own and operate the property). The location is absolutely perfect. It is situated on the famous gold coast of Barbados with dead west exposure, unbelievable sunsets every night and is perfectly located right in the middle between Holetown and Speightstown. The location is referred to as "The Garden" and it is within the Parish of St. James. We rented a mini moke for our 9 day stay, so were mobile to hit all the of the many great restaurants in the area, shop, site see, etc.. As far as restaurants go, The Tides, Island Plates, Da Outback, Mertons (in Moontown), Santi's and the Cliff Beach Club were among our favourites. There was a very handy fresh fish market just a 5 minute stroll along the beach to the north. We had perfect weather throughout our stay, with the only rainfall happening throughout the night, cooling things down just right. The beach pavilion has a very large deck (~ 500 sq ft) nicely laid out with a bar / cooking area, dining table and 2 comfy couches. It is literally 40 feet from the lapping, calm ocean waves! I actually slept outside a couple of nights, with the sound of the ocean waves as close as you could get. Up and down the coast, we never saw a property that was as close to the ocean as our beach pavilion. Very, very cool location really. The large outdoor shower was a nice touch too in a completely private area immediately outside the main entrance. Particularly important to mention, the property has ~ 40 coconut and palm trees, like no other within site when you are out on the ocean looking inland. I water skied frequently (Rupert was awesome - had a Malibu ski boat which was converted from a stock mid drive to a 225HP Yamaha outboard). Rupert was a great driver and was very reasonable and reliable (he operates out of the above mentioned fish market area). We met awesome people that also stayed on the property in the larger two bedroom apartments, set back from the beach pavilion. These too were great accommodations, fitting for a family of 4-6 for sure. The Ward's were great hosts, attentive, etc. and kept the property spotless. The property is very secure & safe. James Bay Luxury Villas attracts a lot of repeat customers as we will be!!
Perfectly peaceful. Staff were wonderful but discreet.
A perfect little hideaway. Wonderful beach. Close to Holetown for entertainment.
Right on the Beach - Death in Paradise style
A perfect 3 days - makes it feel even better when it’s snowing at home.
Location, Location, Location
You can't beat the location for this beach bungalow. It is literally a few feet from the water, right up against the small beach. The sound of the waves lulls you to sleep at night. The large (approximately 20' x 30') wooden deck/living room was comfortable and effectively covered for the not infrequent rain showers we had during our stay (although the rain conveniently fell mainly at night). The bedroom was comfortable and clean. You should know that the minimal kitchen in a corner of the bedroom is not convenient for major cooking duties. There is a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 2 hot plates, an electric frying pan and basic kitchen utensils, with minimal counter space.. A smaller refrigerator, extended countertop and an updated design could make it much more efficient. The private shower room is open to the outdoors on one side which was fine for us; the bathroom was clean and functional but could also use a minimal update. We had a bit of trouble finding the gate to the property when we arrived in the dark; make sure you get specific directions and be prepared for a quick turn into the drive around a bend in the road. All in all, we enjoyed our stay very much.
Great spot, love cooking food right on the beach and falling asleep to the sound of the waves!!
This was a great rental spot and I would highly recommend the beach house of the other 2 rental properties as well, they all looked nice!! Great hospitality and always there to help us if needed! The only draw back was that they did not have candles in all of their candle holders as advertised.
Like a dream that came true.
I left a little piece of my heart in the west coast of Barbados, so I will have to go back and get it.
Coast/Beach: A beautiful secluded beach nestled in coconut trees is just steps away from your accommodations. Distances: Restaurants, bars, and shopping is available at the nearby towns of Holetown 4 mins. Speightown 4 mins.