2 Charming Apartments in Quiet Area-25 Mt from West Coast Beach - Apartment #6 - ground floor
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Holetown apartment description
Our apartments are set in peaceful tropical gardens, just yards from a beautiful beach – clear blue sea, white coral sands & palm trees.
They are simply, but well furnished, as they are our family holiday homes rather than just rental properties.
The beds are large & comfortable, as is all the patio furniture. The kitchen area has every appliance you could possibly need, including a blender for mixing up cocktails & a cafetiere to make that fresh cup of coffee in the morning! Towels, linen & soft furnishings are colour coordinated, creating a bright & cheerful atmosphere. All linens are renewed annually. Large fans keep the apartment cool & comfortable, allowing you a good nights sleep. There is a daily maid, who will also provide a laundry service at a small cost. Of course an iron & hairdryer are available for use by our guests. You are an easy stroll from an excellent selection of bars & restaurants, a well-stocked supermarket & local transport- an ideal location!
The gardens surrounding the property are carefully tended by Harry. You will see Frangipani, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and many other tropical flowers. We also grow avocado, grapefruit, coconut, breadfruit and bananas.
Eating Out - Reasonable to Ridiculous:
There are numerous places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets – all within easy reach of the apartment. For up-market dining we can highly recommend Lone Star and The Tides. The Fish Pot at Little Good Harbour is north of Speightstown, but well worth the 15-minute drive.
For well-priced, good fresh food, served by friendly, relaxed staff, visit Zaccios – a 5-minute walk away. We are regular visitors here and the bar staff are fabulous too – ask Dave or Trudi to make you a cocktail – say Mikey and Mary sent you! Happy Hour 4.30 - 6pm!
Also try Jus Grillin opposite The Beach House - very good value and freshly cooked to order.
Sample an excellent lunch from a street vendor, where the food is truly Bajan and freshly cooked - what more could you want?
Papa Earl sells superb vegetarian food from his car at the end of our road from Tuesdays to Saturdays - we can highly recommend this tasty food at excellent prices.
There is also a 'fry' at the end of the road during the evenings of Thursday to Saturday. this has an extensive menu and everything is freshly cooked for you. You can either eat there of bring the food back to the apartment.
You could always eat at Lobster Alive just south of Bridgetown, but it is very expensive. However the beach in front of this establishment - Browns Beach - is stunning. Hire a bed and umbrella for $30 and spend all day here!
Out and About in Barbados:
So many places to visit and so much to do, and so little time. But don't hurry! Although you don't need to hire a car as the public transport system is excellent, it is fun to hire a moke or jeep for a couple of days so that you can drive around at your leisure, and discover parts of the island that other tourists may not reach! You should drive over to the east coast - it is rugged and beautiful - visit Morgan Lewis Beach and Bathsheba, having driven over Cherry Tree Hill, from where the views are truly stunning. We also suggest that you treat yourself to a catamaran cruise along the west coast - swimming with turtles, and sampling wonderful food and rum punch whilst on board - the island looks so different when seen from the ocean. A lunchtime tour of the Mount Gay Rum distillery is also an excellent good value outing! If you don't want to hire a car, a Jeep Safari is a very good way of seeing most aspects of the island in a day - of course it includes your lunch and drinks!
Beaches - Near and Far:
Coconut palms, Casuarina and Machineel trees fringe the beach at Discovery Bay, where our apartment is situated. You can sit quietly and soak up sun on a beach chair, or indulge in a variety of water sports - all of which are available from 'beach vendors' or bookable at The Sandpiper sports bar. There are buoyed off areas so that you can swim and snorkel safely without fear of being run down by over-enthusiastic jet skiers! Overall the bay is peaceful and offers something for everyone. The Folkestone Marine Reserve is a few minutes walk up the beach and is well known as an excellent snorkeling area over a beautiful coral reef. South of Discovery Bay is Sandy Lane - one of the most famous beaches and hotels in the Caribbean - all beaches are public so you can visit here if you wish. Payne’s Bay and Mullins Bay are also well known beauty spots within easy reach. The East Coast is deserted and beautiful, but swimming can be dangerous due to the undertow – so care should be taken.
Apartment #6 - ground floor : Holetown, St. James Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 14794ha
Apartment #6 is a ground floor one bedroom apartment in a very private location. The apartment is part of a small 12 apartment complex 25 metres from Discovery Bay beach. It is a quiet development used by a wide age range of people. If you wish to party there is plenty to do, and many bars to visit only a 5 or 10 minute walk away. All fixtures and fittings, including beds and furniture are new and good quality. The comfy chairs on the terrace will allow you to really relax in the evening, whilst the fan above you keeps you cool and comfortable. There are also fans above the beds to always ensure a good nights sleep. There is a lockable strong box if you wish to safely store any valuables and passports. The broadband wifi internet access is excellent, and fast enough to use a Skype connection if you wish. This is a NON-SMOKING apartment - smoking area available in communal area of Art Studios.
- 2 story
- On floor 1
- 420 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- The beds can be made up as a very large double or two large singles. The beds are new and of hotel standard, with good quality bed linen that is replaced annually. There are bedside and reading lamps, and plenty of feather cushions so that you can make yourself really comfortable when reading that holiday novel. We are happy to send you a diagram of the apartment so that you can fully understand the size and layout. A foldaway bed is available for a 3rd guest if necessary. We suggest that a third guest is either a young family member, or travelling as one of a group of friends....moreless
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- The shower room has a large fully tiled shower area. There is plenty of cupboard space to store your toiletries. Large mirror, and magnifying mirror available. Towels are changed by the maid up to 3 times a week if you require. All linens including towels are renewed and replaced on an annual basis. Hair dryer and shaver socket also provided....moreless
- Wifi broadband Internet access - no pc available. Iphone compatible. All kitchen equipment is regularly replaced, so is modern and clean. If you rent a car you are able to park adjacent to the apartment. The maid for your apartment will visit 6 days a week, to clean or change bed linen and towels. There is a lockable strong box if you wish to safely store passports and money. The apartments are part of a 12 apartment complex 25 metres from Discovery Bay beach. It is a quiet development used by a wide age range of people. If you wish to party there is plenty to do, and many bars to visit only a 5 or 10 minute walk away. We politely ask that guests do not smoke in any area of the apartment. Thank you....moreless
- Books - Fiction / Non-Fiction
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Duty Free Shops
- Rain Forests
- Laundrette - Not Serviced
- Recreation Centre
- Botanical Garden
- Not Necessary
- Horse Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Laundrette - Serviced
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Bay Fishing
- Golf Pass Optional
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Activities Guide
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Housekeeper Included
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a great holiday here. The apartment is close by to restaurants, bars and shops, but far enough away so that there's no noise or nuiscance! It is only a few seconds to a lovely beach. The maid popped in every day to clean which was excellent The owner has decorated the apartment simply but tastefully with bright cheery colours, and the beds are really comfortable. Absolutely everything provided for the kitchen, plus good hairdryer etc. All matching linen and towels which was a nice touch. The owner sent us loads of information which we found really helpful. We shall definitely return, and when we read the guest book in the studio, it seems that lots of guests have come back many times.
- Guest Lou M (Bradford)
- Date of stay 09/30/08
- Review Submitted 12/03/08
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We spend a lot of time and effort keeping the apartment up to date and well maintained - it's usually how we spend our own holidays there! We supply as much information as possible to guests, so that they don't have to waste any valuable holiday time deciding what to do and where to go - many of those decisions can be made before you even leave home!
My girlfriend and I had never been to Barbados nor tried a HomeAway type of stay before. This was perfect. This apartment would have been triple the price in a hotel. It is right near a beautiful bay that is perfect for swimming, not so much beach lounging as the shore is small (there can be some beach hawkers trying to get you to do water sports, but they are kind if you decline and wont ask again). The water is so clear you can see the floor as far out as you can swim. There is a full kitchen with all the supplies you need to cook, so we made breakfast every morning with the supplies we got from a supermarket just a short walk away. Apartment was cleaned everyday and we never felt worried about crime or theft. There is a bus stop just a few meters from the apartment, so no worries about renting a car, it was super easy to get around and very cheap. Also right next to the bust stop is a food stand at night. We never ate there but there was always people, looked like a fish fry. To my delight, almost everyday next to the bus stop was somebody with a coconut stand, making fresh coconut water right in front of you. The location of this apartment is in a very organic part of Barbados, minus a high end mall, its not too touristy like some areas near Bridgetown and being on the west side of the island and so close to the bus stop, you can get to a beautiful beach in minutes or get to the main bus terminal to get around the whole island. I recommend using the driver service to and from the airport, it is an option the owner presents when you reserve this room. It's $40 (USD) both ways, but the driver they have is a great person to start and end your trip with, he had no problems making an extra stop from and to the airport and he was very informative of the island. Trust me, the buses are great but you don't want to be lugging baggage on them, they can get very crowded. Beach towels are also provided, which was nice. The onnnnly negative I would say is the bed is really firm, I awoke with a few dead arms as did my girlfriend. Overall, this place was the core of a wonderful Holiday for us, I would recommend it to anyone especially for the price compared all other options in Barbados. This place raised the bar on our future stays,
- Guest randy w.
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Owner response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time, and that our apartment came up to your expectations and beyond! We take pride in keeping our apartments freshly decorated and equipped. The accommodation is not 'flash', but very comfortable and we aim to provide our guests with everything they could need at a very reasonable price. The beds are firm as that is our preference and seems to be what most guests prefer. However I can assure future guests that although the mattresses are firm and supportive, the pillows are soft and bouncy and top quality - to help you sleep well after a busy day on the beach! Happy holiday!
Barbados studio apartment
Barbados studio apartment
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone seeking a self catering, get away from it all option on the west coast of Barbados. The apartment was spotlessly clean, bright and well maintained. The visitor guide provided by the owners before our departure was very helpful and most informative. The daily maid service was wonderful and the beach is only yards from the apartment. It is possible to travel along the west coast using public transport very easily as there is a bus stop next to the entrance to the apartments. We also hired a car in our second week to explore the north and east of the island, which is beautiful and more remote. Dining out in Holetown is easy with lots of choice in walking distance or the fully equipped kitchen also enables you to self cater if you prefer. We also recommend the sunset champagne cruise on the "Stiletto" catamaran, which usually departs from the beach outside the apartment. This property is exactly as advertised and we would love to return for a second visit!
- Guest Dick and Di (Bucks UK)
- Date of stay 11/14/08
- Review Submitted 12/03/08
Recommended for: Tourists without a car.
Owner response: I hope that future guests find this review helpful. We are completely honest about our apartment, and don't make it out to be anything bigger or better than it is! We decorate and refurbish it annually, so it is gratifying when we receive a complimentary review such as this one. Mary
This is the first time we have been to Barbados and Art Studio's were perfect in terms of location to beach and shopping etc. The apartment was clean, well equipped and had everything we needed to make our holiday perfect. If we have one criticism it would be that the apartment would benefit from some easy more relaxing chairs for those evenings you wish to spend in having a quiet read. That said it in no way had any detrimental affect on our enjoyment.The staff caring for the apartment were welcoming and friendly . We would strongly recommend this accommodation and intent to return there ourselves in the near future.
- Guest Hilly (Cheshire, UK)
- Date of stay 12/01/07
- Review Submitted 02/11/08
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We are delighted that these guests enjoyed their holiday with us! We do have a wooden rocking chair in the apartment with feather cushions for guests who wish to chill out and relax, as well as a chaise longue. Because we welcome and encourage constructive feedback, in response to this review we have made further cushions available so that future guests can make themselves even more comfortable wherever and however they wish. Please always feel free to call us if you have any further questions - contact number available on the first page of the website. Thank you - Mary
Comments from Owner Guestbook
Comments from Owner Guestbook
GENUINE COMMENTS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK: Wanted to say what a fantastic time we had - the apartment was perfect - how glorious to be so close to the beach. *** Just to let you know what a wonderful time we had at Art Studios. We enjoyed the sunsets with other residents, and all agreed that No 4 is the best apartment to stay in! We did the Races, Parliament, Holders Hill Theatre, fish fry at Oistins, dined at Le Mer Port St Charles and The Lone Star. Also enjoyed Cocomos very much. *** Congratulations - beautiful apartment - the 4th time we have stayed at Art Studios - #4 is by far the nicest. We had a wonderful time and are sorry to be going home - when we return we will definitely be staying here. *** Once again, thank you, particularly for such a smooth booking process and for all your helpful advice. Both the people and island were superb. Everyone we met had something to say and of course the place is beautiful. Art studio was a real treat - much better than a hotel any day!
- Guest HRGuestBook14794 (HR GuestBook)
- Date of stay 12/01/07
- Review Submitted 12/06/07
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Nov 1 - Dec 8, 2013
7 night min stay
Dec 9 - Apr 26, 2014
7 night min stay
Apr 27 - May 31, 2014
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Grantley Adams International (BGI) at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Just at the end of the lane at 50 Metres
- Nearest Beach: Discovery Bay beach at 25 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: LimeGrove Centre or Surfside on the beach at 250 Metres
- Nearest Ski: Water and jet-skiing only - no snow of course! at 30 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Royal Westmoreland at 2.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Tides / Nishi / Zaccios / Sandpiper / Jus Grillin at 100 Metres
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The beach that is a stroll away from the apartment
Studio #6 - ground floor on the left!
Cool separate bedroom in apartment #6
Make yourself comfortable in apartment #6
Lush green gardens around the apartment
The fabulous view from Cherry Tree Hill
Our apartment - top left - #4 Art Studios
Relaxing bedroom area in apartment #4
Large kitchen area leading onto balcony - apt 4
Zaccios - stroll down the beach for cocktails
Fresh fish delivered to your door by friends!
Sunsets really are like this!
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