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Tranquil hideaway near the Crane , Bel Air , Barbados

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Crane, St Philip, Barbados, Caribbean - Peaceful Location 5 Minute Walk To The Beach

Large luxury 4 bedroomed house with wonderful outdoor patio and gazebo with a large pool and heated jacuzzi, tastefully furnished, close to the airport. A five minute walk to most beautiful and deserted beaches. Peaceful and cool, benefitting from the easterly Tradewinds that keep you comfortable on our hot steamy tropical days. This is a home away from home, we have tried to think of everything to ensure that your stay is comfortable and easy, but we are on hand if you need us, information or an extra utensil you cannot find ! Broadband high speed wireless Internet access. Private and colorful tropical gardens , garage parking. Security entry. (Due to the peaceful location, we request that there be no loud noise after 9 pm . )we live above the garage , we respect your privacy but also may occasionally use the pool .

Zena waithe
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

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 St. Philip

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at ‘Tradewinds’ in December 2012.The house has been refurbished and offers spacious accommodation. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is also a ‘quirky bar’. We loved the garden pool area and gazebo.The roof which provides shade in the blazing sun also provides protection from rain! The pool is big enough to swim in properly and is great to lounge around and the planting in the garden is lovely to look at while doing so.

You will need a car for convenience, although the nearest beaches – which are lovely – are just a 10 minute walk away. It is possible to use the facilities at The Crane resort which can be a 10 min walk, or two min car ride. The best thing about the place, is the tranquility. We had a great time.
Aug 2012
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Belair Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    master en suite - toilet , shower
    bedroom 2 en suite - toilet , shower
    outdoor bathroom - toilet
    outdoor shower - shower
  • En Suite shower room with wc & vanity to bedroom 1, en suite shower room with wc and basin to bedroom 2, bedrooms 3 and 4 share the house bathroom with wc, vanity, tub and shower. Outside bathroom for pool area. outdoor shower by pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen size bed, Bedroom 2 with queen bed , bedroom 3 double bed, bedroom 4 twin beds. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Bedroom 2 has an A/C fitted, which we trust you will use economically.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Although we the owners live on site we can assure you of privacy when you want it and to be on hand when you want it. We are a quiet couple, with two well behaved dogs, who would love you to take them for a walk on the beach ! Dogs can be fenced away from you if you wish. We grow fruits, so when in season you can access these and Irvin grows herbs that you are also welcome to pick. We are a wealth of local information, on tap if you need it, we want you to savour the best Barbados has to offer. Outside: There is lots of seating available outside, either pool loungers or comfy chairs in the gazebo.A mature tropical garden, with humming birds and monkeys as occasional visitors. A gas barbecue. Solar heated jacuzzi spa. Pool is 30' x22 at its widest. There is a garage and ample on street parking. We provide cushions for the loungers and there may be some floaty fun toys you can use. Utility Room: Laundry room with washer and drier, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please leave the villa clean, though it will be cleaned after your departure. Linens and towels provided. (Bath and beach) maid service is 1x weekly. Other: There is a fun and quirky bar area that opens on to the dining patio.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Tranquil hideaway near the Crane , Bel Air , Barbados
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great All around Holiday

  • 5 of 5

It is actually now the third time that we have come back to Zena's Hideways' ! Absolutely great location, walking distance to many beaches, near to the famous Crane hotel. in this part of Barbados, there is something for everyone! those who likes fishing from the beach, swimming in turquoise water, sunbathing on the lovely private beaches, great Villa very well maintained and looked after, safe and secure, really practical for family with young kids! very close to the airport, lots of lovely places to eat nearby, I will definitely come again!! and Zena's family is very welcoming! and definitely look after her hosts!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that Donatienne... we are happy that you enjoyed ( again) your time with us . We are happy that both properties have worked out well for you and look forward to seeing you down this way again soon . Zena
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Paradise in Barbados

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tradewinds for 11 glorious days! During our stay Zena was helpful, but not intrusive. She suggested restaurants and places to go. The house was in perfect working order. We did not need anything additional for our stay. We were two families, totaling 8 people and had plenty of room! The location was great as we were away from the busy west coast, but close enough to get there in 20-30 minutes. Everything is as great as it looks in the pictures! We would definitely stay at Tradewinds again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so so much for you review, I'm so glad you were happy here . We look forward to welcoming again sometime. You were great guests also and left the place. Clean and tidy.. thanks for that .
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Amazing stay at tradewinds

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this beautiful villa for our 2 week holiday.

The only downfall was that 2 weeks was just not long enough!!!!!

The villa itself was spacious and tastefully decorated and for us felt like a home from home. The kitchen was well equipt, the living area extremely comfortable, the bedrooms and bathrooms kept in fab order and very clean. We spent a lot of time having a few beverages in the quirky bar area, the hats were a lot of fun but where we spent most of our time was outside in and around the beautiful pool and jacuzzi! The pool was always kept spotlessly clean on a daily basis by Irvin and the surrounding outside area was absolutely stunning with the most colourful flowers, banana trees, coconut trees and shrubs.

Zena and Irvin were extremely helpful in every way, on hand to give you some excellent advise on the best beaches, local attractions and great restaurants to visit. Thank you for all the help you gave us guys, it's really appreciated especially the help you gave us finding family members!

We are so glad to have found this relaxing, peaceful villa and will defiantly be returning next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you felt that way about your holiday...that makes us happy too . Hope to welcome you back some time in the future . Zena and Irvin
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WoW! Sense-ational Villa; St. Philip, Crane Beach

  • 5 of 5

From our first glimpse this very special villa 'ooozed' luxury! It was indeed a perfect place for 'chillin' and the additional benefit of swimming in a 'salt water pool' and 'salt water jacuzzi' was a massive 'plus' for me and my husband - no chlorine!!! An additional health benefit - fantastic!

We loved the layout and the spaciousness; light and bright and beautiful plus classy, clean and comfortable! :)

Zena and Irvin are the perfect hosts who provide local information, guidance and recommendation about anything and everything you may want to know, to help you with your Barbadian experience, without intruding on your privacy! Overall, this has been one of our most fabulous holidays to date and we are definitely returning here for more blissful relaxing time-out! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow... Thanks guys so much for your kind words . Our endeavor is always to try to ensure our guests have a great holiday and fabulous Barbadian experience as you so well put it , so if we made a difference we are truly happy... Hope to see you down this way again very soon Zena and Irvin
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  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location to visit Barbados. The Villa, garden and pool were all wonderful. Zena and her family made us very welcome and had many useful tips. I was glad that we decided to stay in St Philip rather than on the South or West coast, it was more peaceful. Despite being away from the main tourist areas we were able to find good places to eat within a short distance and had a choice of both reasonably priced local food and more expensive restaurants offering a variety of menus. The whole family, two adults and two teenagers (16 nad 19) had an idyllic holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Tradewinds..your happiness is ours too ! Zena
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Amazing Place with Fantastic Owners

  • 5 of 5

I Would like to start by take with special thanks to Zena & Irvin Waithe and family for the hospitality they were more than helpful in suggesting locations, restaurants and attractions to visit & arraigning tickets for the CPL 15 Match that was a fantastic experience having stayed in St Philip previously I would rate Tradewinds as 5 stars for location, price, service, etc the villa Spacious, clean, quiet and tranquil a true Home from Home and everything you can expect from this corner of this magical Island .We have every intention to revisit in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that... It makes us very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We both sincerely hope that we do see you down This way again..yours Zena and Irvin
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
marco polo
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
marco polo
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
beachy head
Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Belair Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
Apr 20 2017 - Jul 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
High summer
Jul 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
early summer
May 1 2018 - Jul 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Standard price
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $319.58

Booking Notes:
20% Deposit to be paid at time of booking
Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival.
We accept UK cheques and bank transfers.
Breakages to be reported and paid for.
We will never ask for money up front, and always call us before sending any money.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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