Villa in Crane, St Philip, Barbados, Caribbean - Peaceful Location 5 Minute Walk To The Beach
About Zena waithe
We are Irvin and Zena Waithe , and we moved to Barbados (Irvin's birthplace) from the UK in 1994, and built this home for ourselves and our two daughters. The house has been used for visitor rentals before, but for the last few years it has been given over to long term rental. But now in 2012 we reopen the vacation rental concept, and look forward to once again welcoming visitors to our special oasis and former home , and to welcoming you to Barbados. We are on hand if you need us, with lots of information on where to eat,what to see, how to access some beautiful beaches etc. Alot of our guests who visited before, came again and again, we are sure if you choose Tradewinds, you won't be disappointed.
Zena waithe purchased this Villa in 1994
Why Zena waithe chose Belair
We like the peacefulness of the Crane area, away from the hustle and bustle. Also we always enjoy the wonderful sea breeze. We love the beach walks that are easily accessible, car hire is essential.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is cool, which in the tropical Heat of Barbados is a terrific bonus. It benefits form an open plan layout, and the lounge opens on to a covered dining patio and the pool deck. The garden is walled and private from neighbours There are two covered patios one facing east and one facing West. 15minutes from the airport, 10 minutes to nearest supermarket, though there is a mini mart nearby. There are restaurants within a 5 minute drive. It is 30 minute drive to the south and west coast for accessibility to a wider array of beaches and restaurants.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had high expectations when we booked in light of the great reviews...the reality surpassed them.
Great villa and supreme local knowledge and tips from Zena.
Would strongly recommend having a car to make the most of your trip.
A very happy family (2 adults, a 4 year old and a 1 year old)
Fantastic spacious holiday home with amazing hosts
We spent 10 nights at the villa. Leading up to the stay we had a number of questions from items we should bring to advice on which company to use for a catamaran day trip we wanted to book, Zena responded promptly to all of these and even advised on some things we hadn't thought (the catamaran suggestion was perfect also).
The villa is spotless, spacious and contains all the kitchen essentials you may need, Zena also provided a welcome pack which included some rum punch :) The pool was larger than I expected, plus there is some extra large garden which is handy to help the kids burn off some extra energy. Zena was also on hand with any help or any extra holiday tips we needed.
Thank you Zena and Irvin, we had an amazing holiday. The kids are missing your lovely grandchildren too.
Thanks for taking the time to write this, once you get home and life gets hectic I know it can be hard to find the time. We appreciate it . Glad you enjoyed your holiday, and hope the trip home was good....the boys saw your plane go over and Jasper told me they’d seen it, and that Matthew Emma and Jimmy were on it...awww
Lovely beach stay
We had a lovely time at Zena’s home. The place is spacious, clean and well appointed.
We enjoyed cool nights, AC was never needed. Awesome shower pressure and hot water, big items for me when traveling. Zena was helpful and abundant in her offerings. We felt safe and in excellent hands. Please visit sharks hole and be king to our Fraser, he was the cherry on top! We hope to return soon!!
Thanks Julia for taking the time to write such a glowing review, as you know we depend on this feedback. You were great guests and we would love to welcome you back anytime.
Have a wonderful wedding...and a blessed married life ❤️
Best in the Caribbean
Thank you Zena, Irwin and Fraser (their little dog) for your tremendous hospitality. From the directions from the airport, to the snacks/food and homemade rum punch waiting for us when we arrived, and the tips on where to go while we enjoyed our stay. Of the dozen homeaway/VRBO locations we’ve visited - yours is our favourite. If you want to get away from the hustle of the west coast - we highly recommend Tradewinds. A beautiful home, awesome pool and terrific hosts all made our stay on Barbados perfect. A car is a must if you are thinking of using Tradewinds as your launch pad to visit the island. Oistins is 20 mins, airport 15mins, Bridgetown 40 mins away. Finally - Zena was able to allow us to check in earlier and stay later. She didn’t have to - but she did because that is an example of how nice a person she is.
Thank you Craig for taking the time to write this... It means a lot as we depend on you guys and your feedback. Thanks for choosing us and you are most welcome anytime.. You were great guests.
Amazing stay everything was perfect!
Really from the moment you walk in and are welcomed by the beautiful property Irvin and Zena and of course their dog Fraser everything is above and beyond! The home was perfect for our party of three couples. The grounds pool and home are really well kept. The welcome basket was perfect from zena’s rum punch to the breakfast supplies for the morning and even snacks for when you need a little something! The location was great we could get anywhere on the island we wanted to go fairly easily. I would highly recommend this property to anyone Zena is a great wealth of information for touring the island and looking for great food as well.
Hiya... thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review... but more importantly we are glad the villa met your expectations and provided the right space and vibe for your holiday... hope we see you again someday ,
THIS is the best of Barbados!
This was quite possibly the perfect rental. The decor is a gorgeous reflection of Caribbean life and adds to the relaxing atmosphere. The villa should be called Oasis. Opening doors and windows to enjoy the breezes was a highlight. The area is quiet but on an island the size of Barbados, nothing is too far removed. A good sized grocery is close by so you can enjoy this spacious property and all there is to offer. So much thought was put into this rental, that we wanted for nothing. Zena is a wonderful host and has great recommendations for places to see while visiting. We didn't want to leave and we will definitely be back.
Thanks Jennifer for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we appreciate it very much. Thrilled that you had such a good time...and you were great guests also , Fraser is missing you already....and those treats 😉😉
Hope to welcome you again sometime
5 minute walk to Crane Beach. 20 minute drive to South Coast beaches, 30 minute drive to west coast beaches.
Airport is a 15 minute drive away.
Car hire essential, we can help you with that if required.
There is a regular bus service at the end of the road.
7minute drive to 6 roads, where there is a supermarket , bank, post office and Doctors office. Sunbury House and The Crane beach resort as close by. Oistins and its Friday night open air fish fry in 20 minutes by car.
The beautiful unspoilt splendour of the East Coast is close by. There are lots of hidden coves to explore.
The tranquillity of this villa is its best feature., the outdoor area being a haven of relaxation. the pool deck area is surrounded by tropical plants and palm trees and there is a barbecue for guests use.