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Delightful garden villa, realistically priced, 3mins. to Gibbs or Mullins

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Warawee villa is quiet, secure and set in landscaped tropical gardens. Maid service, linen and beach towel

Warawee villa is well designed, airy and set in over half an acre of beautiful tropical gardens. The pool is available when the owner is not in residence in the main house usually May to Dec. Special rates available at this time and discount for returning guests, contact owner. This delightful villa is secure, tastefully furnished and comprises one bedroom with vaulted ceiling, shower room, separate fully fitted kitchen and lounge-diner. It has it's own landscape garden and private terrace surrounded by hibiscus, ginger lilies and bougainvillea. A cedar wood gazebo with table and chairs for you to enjoy alfresco dinning and sun beds for topping up the tan. There are ceiling fans throughout, satellite TV, with full sports channels/package, WiFi and secure parking. The walk to both beaches is level and takes 3-4 mins. The housekeeper is on site between 08.30 and 13.30 Tuesday to Saturday. Wendy has been with us for 15 years. She is utterly trust worthy and a fountain of local knowledge; so if you have any queries about the bus or shops, just ask. We can arrange for a taxi to collect you from the airport and food items in the fridge for your first 24 hrs. Just email us a list. A maid service is provided twice weekly when linen and beach towels are changed. For your arrival access, airport taxi and food shopping please contact the owner direct to arrange around your flight times. Wendy welcomes all our guests on arrival, shows you around and demonstrates access and lighting.


Owner
Sam Brooke - Moyes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Sam Brooke - Moyes

We have been visiting Barbados since 1980 and built Warawee in 1993. The small villa was completed in 2000 with our parents in mind. Both houses have a traditional feel and look, but European standards. Being keen gardeners we developed this at the same time and it has become a lovely oasis.

Now retired from business and in our 60's we divide our time between Barbados and a home West Sussex.

Barbados to us is England in the sun.

Amenities

Gibbes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional overnight guests and late parties.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One double bed,bedside tables with lamps, dressing table, two built in wardrobes, hairdryer, wall hung satellite TV. and telephone for local calls only. Ceiling and floor standing fans. Mosquito nets can be provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outside: Manicured tropical gardens surround the patio adjacent to the cottage providing a high degree of privacy whilst retaining a very open airy feel. The patio has gazebo with 2 sun loungers, table with 4 chairs . Car parking area is adjacent to the cottage entrance. Utility Room: Washing machine for use by house keeper only but arrangements can be made for her to do private laundry (small charge privately arranged with housekeeper). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and beach towels included, house keeper on site for 5 days who will clean cottage and change linen twice weekly. Satellite TV with sports channels Other: Large patio area and a gazebo with sun-loungers, dining table and chairs. Use of owners pool when they are not in residence usually May to Nov.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Delightful garden villa, realistically priced, 3mins. to Gibbs or Mullins
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

What a wonderful place to stay, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Warawee, the position of the villa is ideal and havin the sole use of the pool at this time was a great bonus. Wendy the house keeper was very friendly and kindly got us food before our arrival, a lovely lady. First time in Babados and would certainly stay at Warawee and will recommend to friends and family too. Many thanks Shirley and Garry X

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it is always for the staff to receive praise. They do deserve it.
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4

Great House and location

  • 4 of 5

The House was great and the location If you want to be close the the beaches. Easy to take the buses to holetown, sptown or bridgetown. No internet in the House, only outside. Sam kind of pressured us into accepting to have his driver Patrick Pick us up from the AirPort for 45 USD which he said was standard fare, but the fixed prices from the AirPort to Gibbs area are only 31 USD, and he also said the House was diffecault to find, but right at the main Road and would have been no problem. There is also buses directly from the AirPort going every half hour directly to the House.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will certainly be looking into three taxi fares but only one of our guests has achieved a lower fare. The island has been having random bus stricks and together with unreliable time keeping of the local airline, I was very anxious for their welfare, especially if the flight arrived late after dark. Warawee is not easy to find for most guests and most drivers. Guests hiring cars are given detailed directions and telephone no. Wendy the housekeeper, is on stand by to give directions on the phone for all having problems, frequently the taxi drivers and delivery men not familiar to the area. I have not had complaints of the WiFi and will check this. The previous guest used inside the house successfully listening to overseas radio/tv and continuing on with business communication using an iPad. so we assume all is working normally. We like to hear of any problem a guest may have so we can deal with it straight away. There are very few and Wendy is always keen to make guests stay successful.
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5

It is truly a delightful garden villa!

  • 5 of 5

I had a marvelous visit. The villa and gardens are fabulous! The villa is beautiful and well stocked with everything needed for a peaceful vacation. The owner and her staff are very helpful and kind. The beaches were just steps away. One is very quite and private. The other beach is very public and active. There is also a quaint bar and restaurant that was fun. The monkeys even put on a show for me. I hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is always good to hear when a guest has had a successful holiday but most important they want to return to our little oasis. We look forward to their return
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5

Excellent property Warawee is the perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home after spending 3 weeks staying at Warawee, the property was excellent well maintained, clean,and private. The gardens are beautiful Wendy the housekeeper was a real gem, so helpful full of information about the island a truly lovely person. The property was cleaned and towels and bed linen changed frequently, ideal location within easy level walking distance to both Mullins and Gibbs beaches and bus stops to Holetown, Speightown and Bridgetown. The owners Sam and David arrived a few days before we left so we were fortunate to meet them they are a lovely couple. Will definitely go back had a truly lovely time Warawee ticked all our boxes. PARADISE!!!!! Missing you already Wendy

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful garden villa, in the most amazing gardens with the perfect hosts including Wendy, a wonderful housekeeper. It has all you need for a truly relaxing break, Gibbs beach is awesome and Mullins beach bar is the perfect end to a long lazy day on the beach with the nicest staff. We couldn't recommend it enough and the local knowledge imparted by the owners on where and when makes it so much more special and personal.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always aim to exceed expectations. The cottage and gardens are a delight and we enjoy giving guests a special experience in this oasis.
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5

Delightful, clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Warawee. The owners are very approachable and knowledgeable about the island and very quick to respond to queries before arriving in Barbados such as providing the name/number of a reliable taxi driver. The cottage itself is set in the gardens of the main house in an upmarket area which is very quiet with one beach bar locally. It does have it's own gate but the owner's seemed quite happy for us to use their access which would

take you to the main road to get to Mullins and Gibbes beaches within a 5 mins stroll. The gardens are beautifully maintained and provide privacy if you wish to sunbathe or take your breakfast on the patio area.

We weren't able to get a signal on the tv and the wifi was a bit hit and miss but you could generally pick it up on the patio. The cottage itself had everything you could possibly want even if you were cooking a three course meal for guests but we ate out most days/nights as there were so many fabulous restaurants within a short bus ride to Holetown and decent walk or bus ride to Speightstown. The bus cost 2 dollars per ride and that is whether you jump off at Holetown or go all the way to Bridgetown. The blue bus is a little more relaxing than the yellow reggae bus but the latter were more frequent and you could flag them down anywhere on the road so we used them mostly. If you are a bit of a party animal Warawee may not be for you but if like us you want a relaxing on the beach week with plenty of good food and sleep, don't want to go too bed late and like to rise early and make the most of the day it is perfect. There is a supermarket called Massey in Holetown if you want to get your Waitrose wine and food in but if you need essentials there is a garage in Mullins which is well stocked.

We would love to return to Warawee in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
grantley adams
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
mullins beach bar
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
sandy lane/apes hill or royal westmorland
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
mullins restaurant
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
gibes and mullins

Coast/Beach:

Mullins and Gibbs Beaches are 150 meters away. Gibbs is very quiet and secluded. Mullins is far more active with a bar/restaurant, and water-sports.

The villa has satellite tv. with full sports package so you can stay at home to watch your favourite team

Travel:

Grantley Adams International Airport is approximately 40 minutes away. We can arrange for our regular taxi driver [Patrick or one of his team] to meet you at the airport. The standard fare is Bds$90 [US$45].

Distances:

The towns of Speightstown and Holetown, about 1 and 2 miles away respectively, are easily reached; both having supermarkets and banks. Holetown is more active with shops, a wide selection of restaurants, nightlife and tourist information. Speightstown has a more local feel with local food market and restaurants. There is public transport to both towns and throughout the island.

Further Details:

The island has a varied landscape and a hire car would be an advantage to see the many sights, especially the wonderful views at North Point and the east coast as you drive from Morgan Lewis. Also an area known as 'Little Scotland'. Public transport is frequent and cheap. Island tours, coastal trips, day cruise or a romantic sunset cruise can be arranged locally; collection taxi available when organising the trip. Water sports, sailing, water skiing/boarding, paddle boarding, jet skis including deep sea fishing, glass bottom boats can be arranged on Mullins or Gibbs beach. Mullins beach has beach chairs and sun umbrellas. Sunday lunch a steel band plays in the bar. The currency is Barbados dollars but US$ are accepted together with credit cards.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

May - Nov. special rates available contact owner
Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% is required to confirm your booking, with the full amount payable six weeks prior to your arrival. Comprehensive travel insurance is fully recommended from the time of booking which should include cover for the non-refundable deposit.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.