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Sheila Jacobs

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Speaks: english

Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.

31 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Overview

Saint Lawrence Gap Villa Rental Photos and Description

Shelsea is in an Ideal location, is self-catering & offers weekly maid service.

Relax under the mango tree in this amazing 3 bed villa with private gardens just 2 minutes from the rejuvenating Caribbean sea.

Shelsea is a wonderful and spacious home from home. A beautiful and comfortable villa. Lush tropical gardens with spectacular trees, plants and birds. The 3 bedrooms are all air-conditioned and good quality towels and linen are provided. The villa is very well-appointed and has TV, Hi-Fi and a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. The villa is very relaxing and peaceful; a place where you can get away from it all and yet arrive on the beach in less than 2 minutes. Enjoy the hammock under the shade of the mango tree and illuminate the garden in the evenings to the tunes of whistling frogs and crickets. Shelsea is a very special place!

Visit our web site at shelsea.com

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sheila Jacobs (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Sheila Jacobs

Shelsea owners are Sheila & Jon Jacobs from the UK.

Sheila Jacobs purchased this villa in 2005

Why Sheila Jacobs chose Christ Church

We love Shelsea for the beautiful gardens, relaxing, welcoming feel and proximity to the beach and shops & restaurants of the South Coast.

We bought this property having married in Barbados in 1985 and spending many happy holidays here.

What makes this villa unique

Very close to the beach - no roads to cross so no need to dress to go to/from the beach. The garden is fantastic - we have a wonderful collection of tropical flowers, plants and trees. My favourite time is 5pm through to dusk when all the birds return home to sleep and the whistling frogs start their melody - just amazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Family Reunion/Christmas 2012"



Shelsea was the perfect place to act as home base for our family members ( 16 of us age12-76) as we celebrated ChristmasNew Years and our return to the island after 4 of us spent 1972 living here! Other family members had rented smaller places that were within walking distance but they were all jealous at how spacious, clean and luxurious Shelsea was. We had a barbeque for Christmas day which was really fun. Dinner on the patio was a wonderful family time. Charile's restaurant just up the lane was perfect for dinner after a long day of driving around the island, a day at the beach or exploring the interior of the island. The beautiful beach down the lane was perfect for an early morning swim/watching the sunset but the kids really enjoyed the bigger waves and the monkeys at Maxwell beach just down the road and the action (and snorkeling) at accra beach ( a 5 min drive) for boogie boarding. Proximity to the Gap kept our teenagers/young adults happy with shopping and nightlife. Everyone looked forward to Fridays for the fish fry and dancing at Oistins. We had a car for the whole 2 weeks but it was not a necessity as the bus is really easy and cheap and taxis, even for large groups are just a call away)

Yvonne, Ron, Paul and Lou made sure we had everything we needed and booking/organizing the rental with Sheila was a breeze.We certainly got our monies worth!!

We highly recommend this location and the island. Everyone is super friendly, very safe, family oriented, the reefs are amazing if you are a diver ( The Dive Shop in Carlisle Bay ), lots of turtles, gorgeous beaches ( spend 2 days at the Crane- my favorite!!). One of the highlights of our trip was "Good Times" catamaran. We chartered the boat for a sunset cruise and we were treated like royalty from the minute they picked us up. Kenneth the captain provided lots of history and general knowledge of beautiful Barbados.

We will be back for Christmas 2015!!!



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Idyllic garden villa, 3 beds, very private, 1 min walk to beach.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 34 reviews
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Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the most amazing holiday at Shelsea villa. Everything was perfect. The villa is like home from home with everything you might need for a relaxing, trouble-free vacation. Sheila had even provided basic groceries for our arrival and we really enjoyed the luxury of a well-stocked bookcase for our holiday reading.

The garden is beautiful and we were fascinated by the tropical trees and plants. Humming birds and little yellow breasted birds breakfasted with us every day and we spent lots of time taking pictures of them.

It was a change for us to experience self-catering rather than stay in a hotel but we will certainly go that way again! So much more fun to be able to choose where and when to eat and we ate at many different restaurants including Oistins fish fry on the Friday night. All very reasonable and such good food.

The beach was fabulous - white sand and not a bit crowded. Clear, azure sea to bathe in - who could wish for more. We hired a car to see the island but could have managed without as the location is so convenient.

Shelsea was wonderful - highly recommended! Thank you Sheila, Ronnie, Lou and Yvonne for your care and friendship. A very special holiday for us and we will certainly return as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We are thrilled to read yet another wonderful review for Shelsea and so glad to know our guests are happy staying there. We try our hardest to provide a great service and the reviews speak for themselves!
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Outstanding, Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful holiday at Shelsea in Barbados. This was our second visit and even better than the first! Beautiful weather and clear azure Caribbean sea 2 minutes walk from Shelsea – what could be better!

Shelsea garden is looking fantastic and the mangoes! We were so lucky as they had started to ripen whilst we were there and so we had fresh fruit every morning.

The villa is lovely – so spacious which is great for us with 2 children. Much better than the confines of a hotel. And the garden is a nice alternative to the beach. We especially enjoyed the BBQ and grilling fresh fish from Oistins – so cheap!

We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Di thank you so much for another lovely review. We are all so happy you enjoyed your stay at Shelsea and hope you return again next year. Glad the mangoes appeared in time for your visit! Very best wishes, Sheila
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Shelsea is a little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Shelsea is a little piece of heaven. Even though it’s not on the beach don’t let that change your mind about staying here. It’s on a quiet lane with a 1 minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches on the south coast & from the porch & yard you can hear the waves crashing.

The beautifully kept gardens attract all kinds of birds & we saw humming birds every day. The house has all the comforts of home including a fully stocked kitchen with all modern appliances. This was great for me since I love cooking & picking up fresh fish from the Oistins fish market which is 10 minute walk from the house. We were 6 total staying in the house including 2 grandparents & 2 young children & everyone had their own space which is just what we needed.

Our holiday was just perfect & we can’t wait to return to Shelsea.

Paula

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Shelsea is a Delightful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Barbados villas before, but we found Shelsea a cut above most. It is spacious, comfortable, and above all, well located. The garden provides a delightful place to enjoy breakfast with the company of hummingbirds and mourning doves. The proximity to the beach was delightful, allowing time for a morning swim after breakfast and plenty of time to explore the island the rest of the day. Evening cocktails on the sheltered veranda were a great way to relax at the end the day. The Oistens location places you in a position to easily travel around the island by rental car or bus. The Oistens outdoor fish market is a great place to get just-caught fish for a late afternoon barbecue back at the house. Will be returning to Shelsea.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Relaxation heaven

  • 5 of 5

Shelsea is everything you want and need in a vacation home. Our group of 6 stayed for 10 days at Shelsea. The house is so inviting and warm. It has all of the amenities that make a vacation great. The owner, Sheila, does a superb job making sure you are comfortable and well informed. Our group went to Barbados to relax and scuba dive. We spent many hours on the porch playing games and chatting. The yard is beautiful and found it perfect for sunbathing and reading a good book. We rented a van for our stay but could have just as easily taken the taxis that are everywhere. I would not hesitate to recommend Shelsea to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Great Place to Stay and Play

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month at Shelsea this winter and enjoyed every second of it. The property is very peaceful and private and ideal to kick back and relax. Breakfast and a book every morning on the patio was such a treat. It is ideally located close to the bus route if you choose not to rent a car. It is very easy to access great restaurants in either direction or shopping, beaches or activities. The buses travel just about the whole island so for $2.00 Barbados you can go just about anywhere. Don't miss the horse races on Saturdays which are so much fun and again can be reached by bus. There are a number of grocery stores just a short bus ride away as well if you want to eat at home. The kitchen is very well equipped. The Shelsea has 3 good size bedrooms so ideal for a family. The beautiful yard is totally fenced and very secure. The beach is a short two minute walk away. If you are taking the bus anywhere just ask to be dropped at Charlie's Bar when you are headed home and you will be a one block walk from Shelsea. All of the buses and cabs know Charlie's Bar. Also a good place for a supper close to home. Would happily recommend this villa as a vacation destination for anyone wanting the independence and privacy of a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Charlies Bar
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Bridgetown
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Highway 7
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Charlies Bar
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sea Breeze beach
Car: not necessary

South Coast Barbados between St Lawrence Gap and Oistins. Close to airport. Close to beach. Oistins closest town offers Bank, Post Office, famous fish market, large supermarket, fast food outlets and other tourist/useful retail outlets.

St Lawrence Gap offers popular nightlife with bars and restaurants.

Barbados Golf Club is 15 mins drive.

In the immediate vicinity with easy walking distance are various bars and restaurants and 2 mini marts including the one at Butterfly Beach Hotel.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Lawrence Gap Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$988
 
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$988
 
 
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,252
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
14 night minimum stay
$2,306
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
$1,845
 
 
Spring/Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,054
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,252
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $527

We offer special, reduced rates for 2 person occupancy depending on season - please enquire.

A deposit of 25% of the rental cost secures the booking with the balance becoming due no later than 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint Lawrence Gap Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , or another X large double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The twin room can be used as 2 singles or 1 extra large double and can also include a large cot with mattress but no bedding provided for the cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A welcome basket of basic groceries is provided free of charge.

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