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Serenity:Beautiful Villa, Inch Marlow, Christchurch, Barbados

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Inch Marlow, Nr. Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados, Caribbean - Homely And Soothing With Private Pool. 5 Minute Walk To Long Bay

Serenity, a beautiful 8 person villa situated on the South Coast of the island minutes from the airport. As its name suggests, its location is both tranquil and beautiful complimented by ocean views and delightful surroundings. A 5 minute stroll delivers Long Beach and soothing Atlantic sea breezes. Being only a 10 minute drive from the charisma of Oistins and 20 minutes from St. Lawrence’ Gap, you have the choice between relaxation or excitement! Serenity boasts spacious bedrooms, dining/cooking areas, together with open plan verandas and balconies overlooking the pool. Each bedroom is air conditioned, although you may prefer to enjoy sweet all-day breezes.


Owner
Andrew Maynard
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Andrew Maynard

Both Alison and I have visited the island many times before. On each occasion, we've had a fantastic experience and have come to relish time spent there so much so, that we decided to build our own dream house. We enjoy the relaxing ,rejuvenating and colourful lifestyle the Island offers and are always sad to leave. Our home in the sun invites soothing ocean breezes and boasts harmony and tranquility. My wife and I feel its only right others enjoy what the island has to offer as much as we do; we would like to welcome you to Barbados and to Serenity!

Andrew Maynard purchased this villa in 2008

Why Andrew Maynard chose Christ Church

Serenity, is a family home that was built in 2008. It is a luxurious 8 person villa situated on the South Coast of the island minutes from the airport. As its name suggests, its location is both tranquil and beautiful, complimented by ocean views and delightful surroundings. A five minute stroll delivers Long Beach and soothing Atlantic Sea breezes. A 10 minute drive from the charisma of Oistins and 20 minutes from the alluring St. Lawrence’ Gap, offers you the choice between relaxation or excitement; a difficult but desirable decision. Serenity boasts spacious bedrooms, dining/cooking areas, together with open plan verandas and balconies overlooking the pool. Each bedroom is air conditioned, although you may prefer to enjoy sweet all-day breezes.

What makes this villa unique

An abundance of time and thought has gone in to this family villa to make it both comfortable and accommodating. The flowing, open plan design allows sweet and soothing breezes to spread throughout the house, both upstairs and down. The house is very spacious and has a light airy and welcoming atmosphere that is soothing and peaceful. The downstairs balcony has 4 cane chairs and seated table and plenty of space! The upstairs balcony provides a cosy retreat overlooking the pool and nearby Atlantic Ocean. Surrounding walls and a front gate offer privacy and house a garage for car storage.

Amenities

Inch Marlow Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite; Master Bedroom 1 –shower, toilet and sink En-suite ; Bedroom 2- shower, toilet and sink. Shared bathroom- shower, bathtub, toilet and sink.( Bathroom shared between bedrooms 3 and 4) Downstairs shower room- Shower, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: AC fitted Bedroom 1(Master): King-size bed ,walk in wardrobe, En suite. Bedroom 2: Double bed, En suite. Bedroom 3: Double bed. Bedroom 4: 2 separate single beds(can be combined to make double bed). Downstairs bedroom/study also has double bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A lot of time and thought has gone in to this family villa to make it both comfortable and accommodating. The flowing, open plan design allows sweet and soothing breezes to spread throughout the house, both upstairs and down. The downstairs balcony has 4 cane chairs and seated table and plenty of space! The upstairs balcony provides a cosy retreat overlooking the pool and nearby Atlantic Ocean. Surrounding walls and a front gate offer privacy and house a garage for car storage. Outside: The swimming pool is of rectangular shape and gradually deepens from 4ft- 7ft at its deepest, ideal for relaxation or for those who may opt for morning lengths! The pool, veranda and garden area is enclosed by 6ft walls and maturing shrubbery. There are 4 sun loungers, 2 benches and 4 chairs in the garden. Utility Room: Washing machine, vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, washing line for outside Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 2 towels in each bathroom. Bed linen changed weekly. Other: Study, wireless connection, telephone, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, radio, garage for car.

Reviews

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Serenity:Beautiful Villa, Inch Marlow, Christchurch, Barbados
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Every thing was nice, the well kept yard, pool and inside the villa. Awesome view of the ocean. John the property manager and Linda the housekeeper were wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beware of "shady" owner and property manager who will allow you to be robbed and have no sympathy.

  • 2 of 5

Decide for yourself whether or not the qualities of the property suit you based on what others have written about their experiences. Our experience was marred by a theft of our wallets, watch and jewelry on the last night of our stay July 9 - 16, 2017. Before I get into that negative issue, let me tell you about what we encountered at the property:

1. Exterior of the house needs attention - paint peeling on the roof and the walls need a touch up as well. Grass not cut.

2. Pots/pans are of poor quality with metal coating deteriorating.

3. The water control on the shower in bathroom upstairs was broken off and never replaced although property manager said it would be.

4. The master bathroom shower had mildew on the tile and the drain was very slow whereby the water collects at your feet.

5. The mirror in the master bathroom wasn't long enough to cover both sinks so shaving, etc. was difficult as you had to lean left or right to see yourself depending on which sink was being used.

6. Two windows in the master bedroom were broken and couldn't be left open to allow ventilation.

7. There is no aircon on bottom floor, no ceiling fans and no screens on windows or doors so leaving them open allows flies, mosquitoes and other insects to enter the house.

Now to our unpleasant experience, both my wife and I had our wallets, watches and jewelry stolen on the last night of our stay when someone got into the house while we were out and had to have still been there after we came in as I only put my wallet down after we arrived back. My wife noticed her wallet missing when she went up to go to bed and I noticed mine gone in the morning as we were about to leave for the airport.

There were absolutely no signs of forced entry and the deadbolt lock was on of the garage door, which was the only exit/entry door we used the whole time.

The property "manager" John was totally useless when we expressed this unsettling news. He didn't seem to even care, was unmoved and totally un-bothered by what happened, even when I told him this appears to be an inside job!

What has transpired in the interactions with the owner since we left has been an absolute joke. Suffice to say this man is an absolute fraud and has told lie after lie. There are legal issues at play so I can't go into vivid detail.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest have stayed at my home since 2011, only now is it necessary to respond to a review in this way. Negative reviews have impact so I would like to reassure future/returning guests. Your deliberate attempt at defaming my house manager and my own character is disingenuous and without substace. Referring to me as 'shady' is an attempt tarnish my personal and professional integrity ;I repudiate this assertion vigorously. You reported the alleged incident to the house manager as you were due to checkout. My house manager informed me and I rang the police, asking them to investigative what I thought was a genuine claim. The statements from you and your wife showed multiple disparities and inconsistencies. Correspondences you sent me was forwarded to the police to assist their investigation. They concluded that (a) Nor you or your wife rang them to check the house or report the alleged incident. (b) The description of events both you and your wife gave to the house manager and myself was untrue. (c) The police officers who reported to the property after your departure concluded there were no signs of forced entry. You have been selective in your communications, attempting to paint a destructive picture of my home and my staff. Your first correspondence with me after the alleged incident was threatening, depicting someone making dishonest and false accusations. Your prejudicial review states two windows in the master bedroom were broken, correct! What you failed to communicate was that you broke both windows in the presence of my house manager, prompting your wife to ask 'what did you do that for?’ The police said this act was criminal damage and prosecutions should have resulted. Previous reviews represent an independent assessment of the prompt service I offer. You did not report any concerns or complaints to my house manager prior to these allegations which makes me question their validity? We endeavour to respond to any queries within 24 hours and there were no such queries reported as outlined in point 1-7 of your review. It is my deliberate policy not to have AC on the ground floor as there are no bedrooms! Your accusations are misleading, designed to be malicious, to prejudice my business. It is my pleasure to accommodate guests and their families, hoping they return to stay with us. I invite you as potential customers to read the other reviews and independently determine whether there is any substance to these claims. Thank you.
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Serene it was.....

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that i had a little reservation before I got there. My thought is that the property would not look like the pictures, that maybe it was a scam (too good to be true). But to my amazement it was every bit as beautiful as shown in the pictures. The only thing that was deceiving, was the size, it is much bigger than I thought, if I had to guess on the size, I would say it's somewhere between 5,000 and 6, 000 sq. ft. Everything is well maintained. There was more room available than we used. Ms. Joyce greeted us upon arrival. We had to travel a bit for stores, but that was a part of the serene atmosphere. The waterfront view was spectacular. All of the staff were friendly. It was in essence home away from home. If Mr. Maynard would have us I would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation and house

  • 5 of 5

We had five family members. Everyone was comfortable, got to spread out and have personal space when needed. Plenty of bathrooms. Loved the covered deck and pool area. It's in a great location for just about everything. We spent quite a bit of time in Bridgetown (catamaran, history museum, Oistin's. What an amazing island. We definitely plan to return. The owner's caretakers took great care of us, made us feel welcome and offered directions and advice.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful environment to stay in.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa that has everything you need! It was a little bit hard to find the way to the villa, even for the taxidriver, so be shure to print the out the driving instructions in the contract and give it to the taxi driver.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Barbados International
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Long Beach,Surfers point

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Rates & Availability

Inch Marlow Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Period 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,937
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,802
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,937
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $25.74 per person per night
Damage Deposit $514.87

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be confirmed with a 50% deposit (this is non-refundable) .The full amount is payable 2 months before your stay .Early departures do not warrant part-refund.

Changeover Day: Check-out 12pm noon.

Subject to negotiation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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