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Luxury home, located in a tranquil environment yet close to the beach

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,909 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bed 3 en-suites, stunning pool and spacious indoor and outdoor living areas

Villa Creole is the perfect house for your holiday on the beautiful West Coast of Barbados. Nestled in a quiet road this property is just a five minute drive from the crystal clear Caribbean Sea and golden sandy beach.

Ideally suited to couples, friends or families, Villa Creole is stylishly furnished and has a light, airy feel with a spacious open plan lounge and French doors leading to a covered terrace. There you will find comfortable sofas and a coffee table with a view of the private swimming pool and beautiful tropical gardens. Loungers and umbrellas are provided for sun worshippers, with an outside shower room available after a dip in the pool.

With the focus on ‘outside living’ a large dining table, barbeque and additional seating area provide the perfect setting to enjoy an evening in, or a glass of wine under the stars before heading out to dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants nearby.

Inside, the modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay, including a large American style fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The separate utility room houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge / freezer.

Bedroom one is located on the ground floor with French doors leading out to the terrace; the other two bedrooms are upstairs. All three are en-suite and have generous closet space, air-conditioning and ceiling fans.

Our house manager will be there to welcome you on arrival, and will be available throughout your stay to ensure you have everything that you need. A weekly maid service is included along with a welcome pack of essentials to start you off (tea, coffee, bread, milk, butter, local beers and a bottle of wine)

More Details

Owner
Brian McLaughlin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Why Brian McLaughlin chose St. James

Villa Creole is close to both Heron Bay and Alleyne's Bay. Both are beautiful golden sandy beaches ideal for sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming,

Within a short drive are other beaches including Payne's Bay, Sandy Lane beach and Mullins with its lively beach bar. The South and East coasts are easily accessible and all worth a visit.

Bridgetown, the country’s capital and Heritage Area is worth a visit, and is approx. 20 mins by car. Other places of interest are St Nicholas Abbey (approx. 30 mins away by car) and from here you can explore the beautiful rugged East coast which is on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Island.

Holetown is only one mile away. Here you will find the new Limegrove Lifestyle Centre with its coffee shops, restaurants and designer shops. Holetown also has a good cross section of eateries from family eating to high end dining.

A large supermarket stocks local and foreign produce including Waitrose products, and there are 3 Banks in the area with ATMS. Close by is the Sandy Crest Medical centre, which is open 24 hours a day.

Amenities

Holetown Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3909 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Downstairs visitors
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Outdoor poolside
  • The 3 main bathrooms are en-suite to the bedrooms. All are fully tiled. In addition there is a visitor bathroom off the downstairs hallway. There is also a shower and WC outside by the pool (ideal for showering after a day on the beach)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Ensuite
  • All bedrooms feature luxury en-suite bathrooms. All bedrooms have remote controlled air conditioning systems and ceiling fans. Bedroom 3 is fitted with 2 twin beds, and can also accomodate an additional child's bed. Villa Creole can therefore accomodate up to 6 adults plus 1 child.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. A telephone is available (free local calls only). The property also features its own generator which automatically turns on to maintain constant electricity to the house in the event of a power cut.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Luxury home, located in a tranquil environment yet close to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Fabulous Famliy Stay

  • 5 of 5

Me, my wife, my mother and our 20 month old daughter stayed at Villa Creole for 2 weeks from the end of January 2013, having arranged our stay via Paul, the son of the owner.

Dealing directly with Paul was great as he knew all the details we needed to know, he was helpful, relaxed and the whole process was trouble-free.

We were met at the airport by Levi (this was all arranged for us by Paul) whose charm and easy manner was just what we needed after a long journey. We paid Levi for this (per Paul's suggestion which we thought was very reasonable) and he was happy to stay with us and ferry me to the supermarket so we could stock up for the first couple of days (essential provisions are provided in the fridge on arrival, but we wanted to not have to dash off shopping on our first full day at the villa).

On arrival at the villa we were met by the housekeeper,Shanelle, who immediately took charge of our daughter, making a huge fuss of her and a friend for life! Shanelle is an absolute dynamo and a real gem. She was contracted to come in 3 days per week within the letting, but was happy to do more hours (for which we paid), and to do extras such as additionl cooking, laundry and babysitting.

We were delighted to have her in most days (Sundays off for Church and chicken management at home!) and she was fantastic, giving us handy information about the locality, taking us to the fishmarket and generally looking after us in her affectionate, "mother hen" way.

Levi came in daily to clean up the garden and around the pool and was a real asset too.

The Villa was fabulous and we could not have wanted more. Light, airy and spacious, immaculately clean (Shanelle again!) lovely pool and we really couldn't fault it.

Location was great too; tucked away in a quiet spot but still close enough to Holetown, Mullins Bay and also Apes Hill and access to the interior of the island.

We had a fabulous trip and would wholeheartedly recommend it.

Thanks to Paul, Shanelle and Levi!

Mark, Harriet, Jenny and Ophelia.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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ontario, Canada
5

Best Barbados Vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We can not rave enough about Villa Creole and the emenities that it offers. We travel to Barbados often to visit family and we enjoyed this visit the most as our accommodations were fantastic. The pool was great to have and the layout of the villa was so enjoyable for all ages, lots of different sitting areas, great to eat breakfast by the pool and have dinner at a beautiful table and still outside as well. Lots of closet space, which is usually hard to find. The kitchen is outfitted with top of the line appliances and everything one would need and more. We arrived later than expected and were pleasantly suprised to find a welcome package that allowed us to prepare a full breakfast the next morning. Lots of extras like pool floats, sand toys and towels. I should have looked in the pantry before we did groceries as it had a lot of the little things; spices, oils, etc. that I ended up buying as well. It was great to have a washer and dryer on hand too. Levi and Shanelle, the gardener and maid are more than fantastic. They were lovely with the kids and kept the place in pristine condition, very friendly and helpful. When we ran into a bit of a dilema, Levi was there in a few minutes to help us out.

We are looking to return to Barbados next year as well and are hoping we can book again!!!! Next time we will book Shanelle to cook us a Bajan meal or two.

Thanks so much to Paul for everything and being helpful even when we called you in the wee hours (U.K. time) for directions.

Michelle, Derrick and family

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and I'll pass on your comments to Levi and Shanelle - they enjoyed looking after you! Best regards, Paul
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5

Villa Creole, Barbados - 5 star destination

  • 5 of 5

Visited Villa Creole for a ten day holiday having not been to Barbados before. The Villa was everything and far far more than what was explained in the website description.

It is in an absolutely wonderful location for local beaches and restaurants, is a fabulous 5 star accommodation (clean, tidy and immaculately maintained) and is a definite recommendation for any family wishing to visit Barbados.

Will definitely be re-booking in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments Steve. Delighted that you, your family and friends enjoyed your stay and look forward to accomodating you all again in future!
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Cambridge, UK.
5

Villa Creole Exceeds all Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Villa Creole in September to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with friends. As soon as we saw the villa in the 'flesh' we immediately saw that as good as the pictures are, the real thing is much, much better! It is apparent that this is a home and not just a rental property. The attention to detail is as good as any 5 star hotel, and the decor is so tasteful and kept spotlessly clean. The master bedroom is huge and all of the bedrooms are so nice, and all ensuite. The swimming pool gets the sun all day and was very welcome after beach days. The back garden links from the open plan ground floor, and is very private, and although other houses are close by, is not overlooked due to the beautiful planting, which attracted lots of humming birds! The attendance of Chanelle, the maid is so welcome and she is such a lovely happy help, and is willing to attend to any requests. She cooked some local dishes for us on our anniversary, and made the day very memorable. Levi, the gardener is a great guy and helpfully sourced some locally caught snapper for our meal. (he is also a caddy and offered his services, but sadly, we are not golfers.) We had a hire car, and you would need to drive, really as the approach to the villa is dark at night, but walkable in daytime and Holetown is only 2 mins drive away, and there are several beaches close. If you have a car, and are feeling adventurous, a trip to the South East coast is well worth doing. We went to Bottom Bay and Foul Bay (take a picnic, no facilities) on the South East coast, where the waves are dramatic and fun to tackle. (Not very small kids though) about 45 minute drive, but worth it for variety. We had Foul Bay to ourselves apart from a couple of local fishermen. Also worth visiting are Animal Flower Caves on the North tip (we had the best rum punches all holiday at the cafe) and Harrisons Caves in the middle which are huge, and give a great idea of how the island was formed. If you have never been to Barbados, why not? Go now! We hadn't been until just over 2 years ago, and this is now our third visit. This island has it all, and the people are so nice. If you want to make the trip really memorable, this villa is a great option, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. This may seem like a gushing review, but this really is a lovely place. Thank you to Pauline & Paul for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely review - Levi and Channelle will be delighted with your comments! I hope we can welcome you back some time in the future! Paul
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5

Fantastic Family Holiday at 'Villa Creole'

  • 5 of 5

When we found this property on the website, we were very keen to book from the pictures and amenities listed. The description of the villa lived up to our expectations and more. We were seeking privacy, private pool, clean and a tranquil setting with all the amenities and we received just that. The villa is ideal for people seeking accommodation where they feel they are in the comfort of their very own home. The villa was very clean, nicely furnished and fully equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday. Staff at the villa were great, they really looked after us for the whole of our stay.

We can’t recommend Villa Creole enough, the location is perfect being close to the beaches and the restaurants and bars in Holetown. All in all a truly perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments - as you say Villa Creole is not just a holiday home but it has been our family home in Barbados for many years. It's lovely to hear to that other families enjoy it just as much as we do!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Ju Ju's and Santi Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Royal Westmoreland
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Heron Bay
Car: recommended

Villa Creole is situated on the exclusive Platinum Coast on the West coast in the Parish of St. James. It is just 1km from the world famous Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club and approximately 750m from the exclusive Royal Westmoreland Golf and Country Club.

The house sits in a quiet cul-de-sac of 5 properties just off the main road leading up to Royal Westmoreland. Originally this land formed part of the Porter's sugar plantation estate and Porter's Great House is a few hundred yards down the road.

The nearest beach at Heron Bay is a 10 minute walk away - perhaps 2 minutes in the car! This area is called the Platinum Coast because of its miles of unspoiled beaches where you can quite literally swim among turtles and tropical fish just yards off the beach. Holetown, with its wide choice of casual beach bars, laid back rumshacks, exlusive restaurants and world class stores (Cartier, Louis Vuiton, Ralph Lauren etc.) is within a 5 minute drive or bus journey (buses run every few minutes up and down the main road a few minutes from the villa with stops adjacent to all the beaches).

The Villa's mature gardens give a feeling of quiet seclusion in a friendly neighbourhood mostly occupied by expats and locals who live and work on the island.

Villa Creole is not only perfectly situated for anyone wishing to explore the Platinum Coast but also for those wishing to venture further inland where you can enjoy spectacular views over the island or to the rugged East coast. The colourful historic capital of Bridgetown is just 25 minutes away by car and well worth a visit. From any point along the West Coast you'll enjoy spectacular sunsets and the many beach bars offer the perfect setting for your preferred 'sun-downer' at the end of the day.

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Rates & Availability

Holetown Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
May 1 2017 - Dec 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$356
 
 
High
Dec 11 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$679
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$356
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $388.09

Prices are for the whole property, per night in UK Pounds

A non-refundable Deposit of 25% is payable to confirm and secure booking with balance payable 60 days prior to arrival date.

A Maid is included in the rental price. 3 days a week 8.00am - 3.00pm. Her job includes cleaning and laundry. Additional local charges will apply for additional services supplied at guests request, e.g. Cook, Babysitting.

A Gardener / Handyman comes in each morning to tidy the garden / pool area.

A Pool maintenance man come twice a week.

Payment by bank transfer.

In the unlikely event of our inability to fulfil a booking, for any reason, we shall refund all monies paid for villa rental in full. We shall then be deemed to be released from, any and all contractual liabilities/responsibilities.

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.
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