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Beautifully light spacious house with shared pool, close to the coast at Oistins

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful spacious airy townhouse near to the coast at Oistins, safe and private with shared swimming pool.

'Morning Glory' is a spacious and stylish 2 bedroom townhouse, purchased new in 2008, positioned close to the South Coast. Situated in a small select development of just 6 properties, within an attractive residential setting, in private well-maintained landscaped grounds with electronic gate. Very well equipped, with a/c in both bedrooms. Airy and open plan ground floor. 1.5 bathrooms. Will sleep 4, or 6 using a sofa bed. Ideal location, only 5 minutes drive from the airport, shops, restaurants, and spectacular Miami Beach with soft white sands and sparkling turquoise sea. This beach is fine for swimming and everything you need is provided, sun beds and umbrellas for hire, picnic tables in the shade, refreshments stall, and shower/wc facilities, and you can also park for free right beside the beach! Shared 28ft swimming pool in the gardens. Private secure parking. Balcony with ocean view, overlooking Barbados golf course. French windows to garden with furniture/loungers/barbecue for dining alfresco.


Owner
Judie Kingdom
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Judie Kingdom

We are Judie and Patrick. I am originally from Surrey and Patrick from Yorkshire. Much of my childhood and early life was lived in Wales, and Patrick comes from an Irish family, but was born and has lived all his life in Yorkshire. His father was a doctor who came to work in Sheffield as a GP in the 1950s. I have also lived in Devon. Patrick and I have been together since 1982 and have one grown up son. I also have two older children who live in Essex and Germany, and who have provided me with three lovely grandchildren. I am a retired librarian, having worked in both public libraries and in the Arts, Film and Media section of Sheffield Hallam University Learning Centre. These days we are rather nomadic! We both enjoy travel, reading, Scrabble, crosswords, cooking and wine!

Judie Kingdom purchased this house in 2008

Why Judie Kingdom chose Oistins

We loved the position of 'Morning Glory' being in an attractive residential location, close to Barbados Golf Club, our favourite Miami Beach, and a short 5 minute hop from the airport. The area is very safe and select and relaxing.

The house is most attractive with everything of a very high quality.

We appreciated having both a first floor balcony and a ground floor terrace. It is lovely to have the freedom and space of a whole house rather than an apartment.

What makes this house unique

We so enjoy dining alfresco which can be every night in Barbados! It is also lovely to be able to take a dip in the pool at any time of the day or night.

The shops just 3 minutes away at Oistins are excellent and include a really good supermarket, which stocks everything that one needs.

We really enjoy watching the planes arrive in Barbados from our terrace. They are just close enough to distinguish the airlines, but not near enough to produce any noise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

' The pool and garden was a bonus for our children, who could safely play outside the house'



' Returning for a third time, our 'Morning Glory' holiday has now become the highlight of our year'



' Enterprise beach was everything you promised. We didn't want to go anywhere else all week'
Apr 2009
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Amenities

Newton Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , includes a Wash Basin set within a vanity unit
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Includes a wash basin. Is situated on the Ground Floor
  • The stylish part-tiled bathroom is upstairs and has a bath, with shower over, a wash basin set within a cupboard unit, and wc. There is a ground floor cloakroom with wash basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 and up to 5 using a sofa bed (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both of the 2 air-conditioned bedrooms are upstairs. Both have one queen-size double bed, making the house ideal for two couples. Additionally there is a double sofa bed in the 2nd bedroom ideal for a child or extra person. The front bedroom enjoys an ocean view and has a balcony with table and 2 chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property has ceramic floor tiles throughout, including the stairs, glass topped tables and French windows. We welcome children, but this might be a problem for little toddlers wobbly on their feet! Outside: 'Morning Glory' is situated within the select residential area of Durants, close to Barbados Golf Club. It lies in attractive communal landscaped grounds, a driveway up to the house being entered via double electronic gates. There is a lovely well maintained 28ft swimming pool to the rear of the property. Although it is shared between the 6 properties in the development, it is seldom used, so very quiet. There are French windows leading out to the front garden where there is a small terrace with an outdoor table, chairs and sun loungers, having ample outdoor lighting, making it ideal for dining alfresco. A barbecue is provided. There is a lawned area to the front of the house, and also a private car parking space. Utility Room: The utility room houses an iron and ironing board, step ladder, and cleaning materials. There are no laundry facilities. However our Property Manager can arrange a laundry service if required at an extra charge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels, bath mats and bed linen are included. The property is thoroughly cleaned before guests arrive, and all bed linen and all towels, are changed weekly thereafter, or more frequently by arrangement at extra cost. Other: There is a large windowed landing/study area with a double sofa bed. If preferred the bed could alternatively be placed in the larger bedroom, or in the downstairs living area.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beautifully light spacious house with shared pool, close to the coast at Oistins
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
4

Really relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

We thought the location couldn't have been better, being near a good, locals' fish market and a beach with more gentle sea and not surrounded by tourists. We barbequed freshly caught fish at home on a couple of evenings and we really loved eating breakfast on the bedroom balcony.

Our hire car ( a necessity I think) gave us a freedom which we loved and driving around the island is very easy.

We were more than happy with our temporary home ( not sure why it was reviewed so harshly) and are already talking about returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

In dire need of owners attention

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for 2 weeks in February, the rental is in a quiet position Nr, the golf course but NOT withing in walking distance to the beach, this property is in need of a good refurbishment, listing states the property is a new build IT IS NOT, it's at least 10 years old and tatty, the outside paintwork is stained and mouldy and every room needs redecorating, the walls are dirty and marked, all insect screens are broken and in need of replacement. The bathroom is a good size but the the tap in the bath drips water constantly and the shower is a fixed temperature, whilst staying at the property we had the plumber out on 2 occasions to try to sort the shower out. The bedding is stained and the blankets were unusable due to being soiled, and I had to go out and buy new pillows as the ones provided were disgusting. Due to an issue with the water supply we had no water for over 36 hrs and there is no facility for water storage at the property as required by barbadian law. The kitchen was well equipped but the cooker was dirty and again items need replacing, can opener and scissors especially, I went out and bought my own, a lot of the crockery is chipped. The TV did not work for 4 days, the cable company came out and fixed it at our request. The wifi is shared with a neighbour and the reception is atrocious and unreliable, it drops out constantly and the signal is very very week. There are no outside loungers as stated in the advert only 4 patio chairs and the door onto the balcony from the bedroom is broken and very difficult to shut once opened, several of the windows are not secure as they are unable to be latched when closed. Good points about the property are the fabulous neighbour, large living room with comfy sofas. We had so many issues whilst staying at the property we got a partial refund from the owner, but had to wait 4 weeks for the Chq due to the owner having lack of funds

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is extremely biased and unfair. Undoubtedly there were problems. In 30 years experience of holiday letting, thankfully, and only very occasionally a let goes badly wrong from start to finish, and this was one such time. We do say the house is a 25 minute walk to the beach, and recommend a bus or taxi back as it's uphill. The house was a new build, which was correct when written. When alerted we actioned a whole set of new pillows to be bought immediately , so the guest had no need to buy any. A professional agency performed cleaning for this guest, and a high quality laundry is used for the bedding and towels. We have never before received any complaints about the bedding or cleaning, or indeed about anything else! There were unfortunately water outages during this guest's stay. These do occur occasionally and are entirely out of our control. There is a rainwater tank on site which can be used for all purposes except drinking, and in fact the guest did use this facility. Communal sun loungers are available in the pool area. We did once have our own, but lost two sets to the weather. The rear of the building (not our house which is at the front) has become discoloured by weathering. A power wash is currently being organised, which is to be followed in due course by a complete re-painting. I have just arranged since this let, a check of the internal decoration which has been judged to be OK. There are just a few marks here and there. Immediately we were alerted to the plumbing problems and TV breakdown, we actioned a plumber and TV engineers to call, and everything was fixed. The Internet connection which is shared with our neighbour usually works excellently for laptops, but occasionally it does seem some small devices don't connect well. This guest was unable to connect even when invited inside our neighbour's house. Guests perhaps need to realise that it is a Caribbean island and sometimes services are not as reliable, or as quick to fix as in the US or UK. We responded speedily, actioned help swiftly, and bent over backwards to please this guest, offering a totally free holiday as compensation which was refused. We provided an extremely generous refund, the guests only covering the running costs of electricity, etc. Our house in Barbados is let at a budget level, but for which this guest clearly expected 5 star service and accommodation. 'Morning Glory' is truly a lovely property, so please don't be put off by this cruel and picky review.
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Warwickshire
5

Excellent apartment in Barbados

  • 5 of 5

We rented an apartment for two weeks for our family stay in Barbados, we would highly recommend the apartment as it was great for us with a family. It took a matter of only a few minutes drive to get from the airport to the apartment which was an added bonus, the facilities were great with everything you need on hand. Location was ideal within 5 mins drive from oistins.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sussex, England
5

Great house, good location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Morning Glory the last two weeks of January 2015.

The house is very airy, clean, spacious and comfortable and the air conditioning in the bedroom worked a treat. We were easily able to cook our own meals in the kitchen area where there was a wide selection of equipment. We never used the pool, although it looked clean and well maintained, but preferred to swim down at Miami (plenty of natural shade) or Enterprise Beach down in Oistins.

We didn't hire a car, but relied on the local buses to get around the island. The bus timetables were a little erratic, but we got used to this, and since we were on holiday it didn't really matter about times!

The bus stop for Oistins is only a short walk from Morning Glory, and the bus (No. 26) came roughly every hour. (In our opinion there is no way you would want to walk down to Oistins, as there are virtually no pavements and the road is very busy with a constant stream of vehicles.) Once you get down to Oistins it is possible to get buses quite easily to other parts of the island. (Renting a car would of course have distinct advantages!)

Barbados Golf Club is close by and we enjoyed several meals at the clubhouse after walking around the perimeter pathway. (Happy Hour was 6-7 p.m. by the way!)

Margaret, who lives next door to Morning Glory, is a lovely lady and was helpful in every way.

We recommend this property as a great place to stay in Barbados! Also quiet and away from all the hustle and bustle!

Ken and Elaine

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Morning Glory - ous!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a blissful 2 week stay at this townhouse. We found this house to be ideal for the 5 of us, as it was spacious, with a very nice pool and seating area. Right from the onset we were made to feel welcome from Anna and Paul and their delightful two children, nothing was too much trouble to sort out or arrange, by the second week we felt we were locals! We found the location of the house to be perfect, not only for entertaining our many relatives that live on the island but also for its peace and quiet but not too far from the nightlife as taxi's are plentiful, St Lawrence Gap (approx 20 dollars in taxi) and the Friday night fish fry at Oistins (approx 15 dollars via taxi), or if you prefer 2 dollars on the local bus. Looking forward to my next visit as I would definately stay at Morning Glory again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
4

Spacious and great value for money.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at 'Morning Glory' for 2 weeks and found the property to be clean, spacious and really well equipped. We have family in Barbados and our visitors were welcomed by our lovely neighbours Anna and Paul who were helpful and friendly at all times. Please pass on our thanks.

We rented a car and found the walk to the beach would have been too far for us, with young children, but with a car, everything was easy to get to.

The only improvements we could have suggested had nothing to do with the property as such, but we found internet access only worked upstairs which limited where we could use it but it was only as we had a young baby that we spent time at home using the net...the beach is a much better way to spend a holiday!

We would definitely stay at the house again and thank you for the information you provided beforehand.

Nikki & family

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Barbados
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Barbados Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cafe Luna at Little Arches Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Miami/Enterprise
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Just a 3 minute drive to the fishing village of Oistins and a 5 minute drive to a fabulous beach, with free parking alongside the sands. This is the spectacular Miami Beach at Enterprise on the South Coast. A wonderful white sand beach where the sea is a brilliant turquoise. Everything you might need is here -sun beds, parasols, refreshments, excellent shower and WC facilities, shaded picnic tables, and also Cafe Luna overlooking the beach is one of the very best restaurants on the island!

Travel:

Easy 5 minute drive from the airport. Car hire strongly recommended, but good bus service available. Buses travel all over the island, and an hourly service goes right to Miami Beach, which just takes a few minutes to get there.

Distances:

Close to shops, restaurants, a great supermarket, pharmacy, cash points, etc., all just 3 minutes drive away in Oistins. Only 10 minute drive to St Lawrence Gap, glitzy nightlife beside the sea. A 20 minute drive to the capital Bridgetown. Ideal position for exploring the island by hire car or by using the local bus services. Bus stop just a 400 yard level walk from 'Morning Glory'.

Further Details:

Amazing value! From less than £17 per night per person with 4 sharing! 'Morning Glory' is an ideal option for a most economical holiday in a lovely, safe, and attractive residential area, and benefits from being close to two of the best beaches in Barbados.

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Rates & Availability

Newton Terrace House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$806
 
 
Economy
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$607
 
 
Standard
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$806
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$942
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$806
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit upon booking, 75% balance required 2 months before holiday start date. Payment by cheque in GBP, or by bank transfer in GBP, or by PayPal, (which enables payment by credit card but incurs an extra charge of 3%).

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Please enquire.

Notes on prices:
7 night minimum stay. Flexible holiday start dates. 10% discount for stays of 21 nights or more, and 15% discount for stays of 42 nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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