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David Prescod

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Stunning Barbados Town House near Miami Beach - Free Catamaran tour!

29 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Christ Church House Rental Photos and Description

Barbados, Enterprise, Christ Church, Miami Beach, Oistins, Caribbean

We are excited that you are planning a holiday to remember. We agree that shared stories and images of your friends’ time on the island is not enough- experiencing the treasures Barbados has to offer is priceless. Let us help. We believe we can add to your dream holiday before, as well as during your stay. We know this from the feedback on Seriento from guests like you…

What our previous guests think

We surveyed some of our previous guests (187 respondents) to find out why they enjoyed staying at Seriento so much. Here is the list of top 5 reasons stated by our guests:

1. Location of Seriento on the island

'The house was close enough to Miami beach yet not too close to restrict our privacy. The walk down to the beach has the best scenic view in Barbados'.

2. Travel Packs prior to departure

'We received through the post a pack full of useful information including a very useful packing checklist. It was like we were travelling with a tour operator, exceptionally professional'.

3. Discounted flights

'We thought we had found the best deals on flights but David managed to find us flights cheaper than advertised by BA and Virgin! This saved our family over £200.00 on our holiday'.

4. Car hire quote service

'David saved us so much time and money by getting us 5 car hire quotes for our stay. He then recommended a car hire company based on comments from previous guests. He did not even charge us for this service!

5. Bajan Cookery Experience

'To have a experienced chef come to Seriento and teach us how to cook traditional Bajan dishes was one of the highlights of the holiday! The children loved it and the meal we prepared was delicious. I know know how to cook Bajan style!

We know that you will enjoy staying at our home as much as they did.

About Seriento

Our delightful home resides in one of Barbados's newest private communities, with only 6 houses in this secure location. It is furnished to an exceptional standard with a spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. We also now include a free Personal travel assistant/sat nav to help you navigate around the island easily either on foot or by car! We can also save you money on your travel expenses by helping you find the cheapest flights, discounted car hire and even local mobile phone sim cards!

Car Hire

We can even offer 15% discount off car hire prices due to our exclusive deals! 2 days free car hire will be offered to guests staying at Seriento who book and hire a car for 2 weeks or longer. This offer only applies to our approved car hire companies. Let us save you time and money by sourcing the best quotes on the island...... free of charge.

Airport transfers

Our friendly representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Seriento. They will show you around the property and even the local area! Please confirm on your booking form if you require transfers.

Free Catamaran Tour!

If you book for 14 nights or more, we will give you a free place on a Catamaran Tour. This is the best way to see the island....... by the sea. You will also get to swim with the turtles if you wish!

Please, do not hesitate to contact David for any further information that you require.

We look forward to your booking.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
David Prescod (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About David Prescod

David Prescod runs a training company based in Leicester. He delivers digital marketing and ICT accredited courses across the UK.

He has always had a passion for travel and received a scholarship from the Barbados government to study tourism marketing. So much so he has been a guest speaker at the Home Away annual summit for the last 2 years. He also advises other holiday home owners on how to effectively market their properties.

A keen gym goer and father to the delightful Robert, David also has a passion for technology.

David Prescod purchased this house in 2005

Why David Prescod chose Christ Church

In 1957, Ralph Prescod (father to David and Mark) travelled to England form Barbados on a boat called 'Seriento'. He planned to start a career as a nurse in the NHS. He soon decided on a change of career and became a lecturer in motor vehicle mechanics.

It was in England that Ralph met Myrlene (mother to David and Mark) and soon began a family. There were frequent family trips back to Barbados over the years.

The past 2 decades have seen both Ralph and Myrlene pass away. The dream to retire back to Barbados was never fulfilled. Their two sons David and Mark searched the island to find a plot of land to build a home in memory of their parents. This home is 'Seriento'.

What makes this house unique

1. Location of the property

There are many areas of Barbados which do not have an 'eye to the sea'. This location can claim to have some of the most scenic views on the island. So much so, on the walk down to Miami Beach, you will often see married couples taken their wedding photos there and even musicians filming their videos on the shoreline!

2. Proximity to Oistins

One of the most popular towns in Barbados with year round entertainment and the best food to be found anywhere! The food here not only tastes great but is excellent value for money. Oistins is an unspoilt and traditional Bajan town.

3. Peace and tranquility

Whether it is a relaxing or busy sight seeing trip that you want, Seriento is a perfect base. Nestled in a private gated community of just 6 homes, you can enjoy all of the privacy that you require. Have breakfast on the terrace watching the humming birds play and enjoying the cool easterly breeze.

4. Entertainment for all of the family

Seriento offers all the comforts to make your trip an enjoyable experience. There is plenty to entertain the children including TV, video games and DVD's. A selection of books and board games also keeps the grown ups occupied too.

Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

Stunning Barbados Town House near Miami Beach - Free Catamaran tour!
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews
5

Beautiful Villa, Beautiful Barbados!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 2 weeks with two other people in August 2008, and it was the first time I've stayed in Enterprise - as I frequently stay in Maxwell.

Being also the first time I'd rented a villa in Barbados, I was naturally concerened with details being accurately displayed about the property on this website and about handing over large amounts of money to a complete stranger!

But my fears were completely squashed! Not only did the owner take alot of time to make sure my questions were thoroughly answered, but was extremely good at making sure clear and excellent payment methods were offered in order for us to feel safe and be efficient in the transfer of payments!

And even better, there were transfers to and from the airport arranged! On arrival, the property was absolutely beautiful and immaculate! I cannot fault this property one bit in terms of condition, space, contents and making sure the finer details were thought of and in place. As for the location, you cannot pass the opportunity of visiting the secluded Cotton bay Beach (3 min walk) or Miami Beach (8 min walk) and Oistins (10 min walk)!! Everything is within walking distance, and most of all it was safe...

I would advise that although there is a Government bus that passes near the property, it really isn;t worth waiting for it as once you miss it - it's another 1hr wait! Much better to take the beautiful walk down to Oistins and take the ZR vans from the main road..

Overall, as a frequent visitor to Barbados, this is a wonderful property, with an accommodating owner. David, I will definately be here again real soon! Sincerely, the best stay I have had in Barbados so far....and that's saying something!...All you need is a pool now!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very detailed and honest review. I am glad that you found my advice and guidance useful. It seems to have ensured that you had a pleasant stay. I am delighted to hear that you may return again. We are also graeful that you took care and loked after our home. I am looking forward to booking your next trip. David
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Old but clean and secure

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed at Seriento for 16 nights. The townhouse is a bit old but clean and secure. We would like to say a big thank you to the housekeeper lady Christine who does a great job to keep this place nice and very clean.

The property didn’t have any computer as was advertised. Not a big deal for us since we have our laptops. There was an old CRT TV set in the house. Ground floor has no air conditioner and it was quite hot. We had to keep doors open but had full room of mosquitos. Ceiling fan didn’t help much. In the kitchen some plates and glass cups were chipped or cracked.

Additionally, it was not any Free Catamaran tour as it has been promised on the web site. We inquired about the tour with local manager Alfredo but he didn’t have any idea about that advertisement and he said it must have been some arrangements made by David but he didn’t tell Alfredo anything about it. So we didn’t get to that free Catamaran tour like it was advertised. We also should admit that communication with David was not consistent and a bit broken for some reason.

The nearest Miami Beach is 1km away. If you take a walk be prepared to walk on the road with cars passing by which is not nice especially when it gets dark. In general roads condition on the island is very bad. The traffic is very slow due to narrow roads and local bus drivers often stop in the middle of the road to have a chat with the bus drivers going the opposite direction. Some car drivers do that too so you have to wait when they finish the conversation.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently came back from staying at Seriento for 14 nights. The property met all of our needs and the location was absolutely perfect. About 12 minutes walk to Miami beach and Oistins. We found the facilities in the property as anticipated and it met all our needs. The only suggestion we have is about updating the computer as we were not able to use it. Also there were problems with fitting my Apple Ipod into the doc. It would be good to have an adaptor that suits all Ipods, Overall our experience of living in the property was very positive and would definitely be returning in the near future. Have also recommended this property to our family and friends, Thanks for making our our stay a wonderful experience. Tony and Dorothea

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seriento property

  • 5 of 5

We have recently came back from staying at Seriento for 14 nights. The property met all of our needs and the location was absolutely perfect. About 12 minutes walk to Miami beach and Oistins. We found the facilities in the property as anticipated and it met all our needs. The only suggestion we have is about updating the computer as we were not able to use it. Also there were problems with fitting my Apple Ipod into the doc. It would be good to have an adaptor that suits all Ipods, Overall our experience of living in the property was very positive and would definitely be returning in the near future. Thanks for a wonderful time. Tony and Dorothea

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house on a wonderful island!

  • 5 of 5

It took me a while but I am finally taking the time to write this. It was such a wonderful place to be and no snow! The Seriento is clean and modern, we felt at home almost immediately. Perfect location, close to surfing, Miami beach and Oistins. Couldn't ask for more. We enjoyed it so much we will be back for sure next year! Hopefully we can stay at the Soriento again! Thanks David for the rental of your lovely home it was everything you said it would be.

Vanessa and Doug Simms

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vanessa and Doug. Thank you for your knind review. We are delighted that you love our home and we would welcome you again next year! Hope to hear from you again soon.
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Great Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely unit over Christmas 2011. The location is great - 10 minutes walk to Enterprise beach and about 15 minutes to Oistens (use the cut through behind the post office - ask the locals by the beach, always helpful!). We discovered Chicken Rita's - close by and delicious. We have been to Barbados many times and are never disappointed. The unit is clean, bright and has a wonderful breeze blowing through if you open the front and back door. I love cooking and was glad the kitchen provided all the tools I needed to prepare fish we bought at the market in Oistens. Sitting outside in the evening and listening to the peepers (chirping frogs) while sipping a rum punch was truly delightful. We would stay again and definitely will be recommending to others when they are heading down. You have a gem there.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Cotton Bay and Miami Beach
Car: not necessary

Take a leisurely stroll and you will be accompanied by the soothing eastern breeze. As you marvel at the some of the most filmed landscapes in Barbados you will soon discover the delights of Oistins fishing village located nearby. Traditionally in Barbados, this village is renowned for its weekly 'Friday Night Fish Fry' festival, one of the islands major attractions. Nestled in a picturesque location on the southern coast, this is a perfect home to either relax and enjoy the natural beauty or explore Barbados. The excellent road network ensures that you can take public or your own transport to experience the variety attractions that Barbados has to offer. From golf to surfing, historic caves to tropical gardens and from sea cruises to diving there is a mass of activities within easy access. Barbados has the best beaches in the world! It must not be forgotten that Barbados has some of the finest international cuisine so when it comes to dining out you are spoilt for choice.

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Rates & Availability

Enterprise House Rental Rates

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Please note that some prices are negotiable. Please contact us.

You booking will be confirmed when a £250.00 deposit has been paid. If your departure date is within 8 weeks of departure, then the total cost of your stay is payable.

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Amenities

Christ Church House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There are 3 bathrooms in total for your convenience. The first is located on the ground floor containing a toilet, sink and large mirror. The second is next to the guest bedroom containing a shower, toilet and sink. The third bathroom is a wonderful en suite accessed from the master bedroom. This contains a bath, shower, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king , King size
    Guest - 2 twin/ single , Can be joined to make a double
  • The master bedroom is well equipped with a king sized bed, bedside tables, lamps more than ample wardrobe space. There is also a large en suite with a bath and shower. The guest bedroom has two single beds which can be joined together if required. A second bathroom is situated next to this bedroom. Both bedrooms have remote controlled air conditioning and delightful exposed beam ceilings.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This home benefits from a PC with 19 inc monitor so you don't need to take you laptop! Great for checking you emails whilst away. There is also a Skype phone to make those free calls home to your friends and family. If you want to have some fun there is a Nintendo Wii games console with a selections of games too!

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