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A typical evening sunset

A typical evening sunset A Kitchen that even I enjoy Another picture of the kitchen showing preparation area Shot from the water looking Northwards at the gardens of the property Looking North on the beach immediately adjacent to the property

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Last updated: 02/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bridgetown apartment description

#9 Freshwater sits adjacent to the parking facilities and is a 15 minute walk to Kensington Oval (5 min drive), the home of cricket in Barbados; 30 minute walk to Broad Street, Bridgetown (7 min drive); 20 minute walk to University of the West Indies Cave Hill (4-5 minute drive). It really is an excellent hideaway for the whole family and the owners often enjoy long weekends in the apartment when it is vacant. Occupants are at liberty to go to the supermarket of their choice to satisfy their individual requirements and the apartment contains everything that you would find in your own home - and if you don't find it, just ask - no reasonable request will be denied. Also, free, high speed, wireless internet available now!

Outside
Gardens and beach: there is access to lovely gardens which borders one of the famous West Coast beaches and calm waters. Late in the afternoon, you can relax in the garden and watch the sunset. There is a clear view of the Bridgetown Harbour and you may even witness the large cruise ships as they enter and exit the port. There is also access to a gazebo within the property. See above for further details.

Coast/Beach
Barbados is 166 sq miles. The Freshwater property sits on a beach, but a change of scenery is as close as a 5 minute walk, or a 35 minute drive over to the other side of the island.

Special interest holidays
From high performance World Rally Cars to a tram ride through the extensive Harrison's Cave, to name two out of hundreds of activities on the island, there is truly never a dull moment in Barbados... unless you choose to relax and enjoy the Caribbean.

Travel
If you are arriving by plane, Grantley Adams International Airport will be your first experience and truly, as a person that travels regularly as part of my job, in my opinion it is one of the best run in the world. A 30 minute drive will have you at Freshwater. Arriving by cruise ship, you will enter the Bridgetown Harbour where you can see the property as you dock. A taxi ride will have you on our beach within 5 minutes.

Keywords: Whitesand beach, Bridgetown, West Coast of Barbados, Platinum Coast, Spring Garden Highway, Kadooment, Kensington Oval.

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Smoking Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1.25 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Microwave, electric kettle, percolator and toaster oven. Four slice toaster, gas stove and oven and of course all of the cutlery, crockery and accessories needed for cooking. Utensils to use BBQ in the garden....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            17 cu ft fridge with ice maker....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            In detached Laundry Room - Shared. Maid service: Extra US$25 per visit-compulsory 1 visit/wk Washer & Dryer) available at $5 per load. Longer stay visitors can neg. this once a week....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Towels, beach towels and linen are of course provided. We chose 400 thread count sheets and pillow cases....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Buoy mooring available 20 yards offshore...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In detached Laundry Room - Shared....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • It's useful to know that we the owners often visit Freshwater with our two kids aged 7 and 4. The gardens contain a gazebo right upwind to a built-in barbecue and we enjoy sunset dining with our BBQ supplies, plates, glasses etc. Most of the year (90%) the sea is calm, crystal clear and extremely relaxing. The one drawdown of the property is the vehicle entrance which passes by a power plant (there is truth in advertising here) so your first impression is quite 'industrial'. The property itself, however, is a real oasis as described by many returning visitors. Adjacent to the property, on Thursday nights, there is Karaoke, which is quite loud. The best way to beat them - is to join them and the locals are all very friendly and welcome visitors with our renowned hospitality....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic Cable provided. You may request a cable upgrade at the fee charged by the cable company....moreless

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    The property sits directly on the beach. #9 sits adjacent to the parking lot and guests need to walk through the gardens to get to the beach....moreless

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Restaurants
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Festivals
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Boating
                      • Fishing

                      Other Activities

                          • A short 10 minute drive north and you'll come across the world famous Sandy Lane Golf Club. On any given day you can watch celebrities frolic on the beach, or pick up a round of Golf - the greens are open to everyone - for a fee of course. Another 5 minute drive further north and a bit off the coast you will come across the Royal Westmoreland. Both of these courses have world renowned quality, and with your stay at Freshwater, you don't have to worry about a world renowned accommodation bill. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • "bajan" oasis

                            "bajan" oasis

                            • Guest Amina (Canada)
                            • Date of stay 08/16/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/05/11
                            I visited this property for 2 weeks in August, and it was a perfect little spot. The bedrooms are spacious and air conditioned which was a blessing considering how hot the island is, and the kitchen was very well equipped. However, what took my breath away was the gardens which are well maintain and because of the trees it is very cool, and a step away from the beautiful beach. I visited the Bush Bar for Karaoke and had some excellent fried pork, it was great fun. Overall I had an excellent time, everyone was helpful, and I definitely got some much needed rest.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Charles, Mansfield, UK

                            Charles, Mansfield, UK

                            • Guest Charles (Mansfield, UK)
                            • Date of stay 05/06/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/05/11
                            What a great way to spend some time away from home! After doing some research of other properties on the West Coast of Barbados, we were thrilled to find this little gem tucked away on the South end of the coast. We were a bit put off by the power plant when we arrived but like vrbo said, once we got inside the complex, settled in and went into the gardens and saw the beach, it was truly a little oasis. Its not the most posh place on the west coast of the island, but the beach, the people and the price will definately bring us come back. Keep the Banks cold! Charles and Joyce!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Do your homework

                            Do your homework

                            • Guest Tomas (knoxville, tn usa)
                            • Date of stay 01/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 02/23/11
                            I would tell anyone looking at this unit to make sure they do their home work. I would ask many questions. My wife and I were ready to go home when we walked in this apartment. We felt unsafe. We booked the unit for 10 nights and only stayed 1 night there. That was 1 too many.

                            Owner response: It is very unfortunate that Tomas had a bad experience with my apartment. I was honestly completely taken aback when I received the phone call (my manager met him onsite) and I could tell that he was disappointed and that his expectations were not met. What Tomas does not mention in his review is that he was completely refunded for all but 3 nights (as per my rental policy which is listed) and that he stayed in another apartment in the same complex so his safety comment is both strange and new to me. My listing on VRBO is both truthful and, unlike any other site I've seen, tells not only the advantages about the property but also what you the guest should be aware of SO THAT their expectations are met. I have far too much respect for the other owners within the complex and far too much pride in my country to be labeled as untruthful or devious. To future guests - please - do your homework, ask as many questions as you wish and for as many pictures as you wish. At the listed rate, double occupancy incl wireless internet, on the west coast of Barbados in Winter Season, you will not find better value, in an albeit cozy, but well equipped apartment. Sincerely Chris

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Barbados July/August 2010

                            Barbados July/August 2010

                            • Guest bbassett (Toronto)
                            • Date of stay 07/31/10
                            • Review Submitted 11/21/10
                            I recently stayed at freshwater about 3 and 1/2 months and had the best vacation ever. The apartment is located directly off the ocean where you are literally steps from the beachfront. There is a beautiful garden for relaxing while taking in some son and enjoying a BBQ with friends and family. You are close to restuarants, night life and all the awesome attractions that Barbados have. The location and conveince can't be beat and I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone. Cheers, Brandon Bassett

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                          • Barbados trip 2010

                            Barbados trip 2010

                            • Guest Jessica (Canada, Ontario, Toronto)
                            • Date of stay 08/16/10
                            • Review Submitted 10/25/10
                            A beautiful place for a great get away, home away from home. Gorgeous beach just steps from your front door, with a beautiful private garden and gazebo where you can enjoy your meals, great barbecues or even cocktails with your awesome most friendly neighbors right by the sea. It is a short distance from all your grocery stores, banks, attractions and night life. Owners leave everything you would need in the apartment for you to feel right at home. I would recommend fresh water to anyone who would love to visit Barbados and have a fantastic time. I can not wait to return here next summer :) Thanks again for an amazing time!!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

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                            • Guest lisa (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 08/02/10
                            • Review Submitted 09/21/10
                            I stayed at Freshwater #9 for just over a week in August, and never wanted to leave! The apartment has everything you need (kitchen, a/c, laundry just across the complex), and the owners were super helpful. The apartment is literally a 60 second walk away from the beach. It has a shared garden and bbq which is perfect for dinner, hanging out or watching the beautiful sunsets. It is a short drive away from attractions/bank/grocery store. The pictures definitely don't do it justice...the beach is absolutely stunning. I highly recommend Freshwater to anyone and can't wait to go back!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                          • A sweet weekend

                            A sweet weekend

                            • Guest Corey (Barbados)
                            • Date of stay 09/10/10
                            • Review Submitted 09/21/10
                            A wonderful place for a quiet get away that doesn't break the piggy bank. This little place was clean and cosy as ever. The owners have left nothing out of the kitchen as we cooked breakfast and dinner there and all the necessary equipment was there...Some we didn't even touch! The garden area is sweet by the seaside, sweeter for sundown. Since we were late in the Friday, the owners were kind enough to let us leave the Monday morning.No complaints! A good birthday retreat!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                            • Guest Gordon9 (Ontario)
                            • Date of stay 01/19/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/19/10
                            Pictures definitely don't do it justice. Literally a slice of paradise. Gorgeous beach off of your own private patio area with bbq's. In room A/C with very comfortable living quarters. Short driving distance to all attractions including national park, caves, and east coast of island. I would give my stay a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend for all purposes, family or non. And the owners are very helpful.

                            Owner response: Thank you Gordy. The private patio area that Gordon refers to is actual the private gardens of the property which are obviously shared. It is just a few steps from my apartment.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                            • Guest marc19 (toronto, ontario)
                            • Date of stay 01/18/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/18/10
                            I stayed at #9 Freshwater for about a week at the beginning of January, and it is truly a delightful apartment. The pictures almost do it justice, but don't show how fully stocked the place is (with everything you could need for a short stay), nor do they fully depict the amazing beach just steps from the front door. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great beach, friendly neighbours, and proximity to the nightlife in St. James and Bridgetown.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Kadooment
                          Jul 15 - Aug 15, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $110
                          $735 $2,450
                          Winter
                          Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $110
                          $735 $2,450
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $80
                          $560 $1,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          All quotes are Double Occupancy. Each additional person on ANY date is US$10/night.

                          A non-refundable deposit of 3 nights is needed to confirm your booking. Payment by Cash, Draft or VISA/Mastercard is due in full 3 weeks before arrival.

                          Last minute Special: Availability pending, Book NOW for stays ending within 10 days and get in for US$75/night Double Occupancy. All other excesses apply.


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                          Last updated: 02/10/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Grantley Adams International Airport at 12 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Spring Garden Highway at 250 Metres
                          • Nearest Beach: Freshwater Bay / Brighton at 30 Metres
                          • Nearest Barpub: Bush Bar at 25 Metres
                          • Nearest Golf: Sandy Lane Golf Course at 4 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Cin Cin at 2 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: My name is Chris Maloney and my family (wife and 2 kids aged 10 & 7) love spending long weekends at this apartment. It's literally 65 steps to the white sandy beach and the beach runs south for about 1 1/2 miles and North about another mile. We really do have a great time in the water during the day, then watching the sunset over a rum or 8, and then, sometimes we strike up the BBQ and have a great meal outside under the gazebo. I would love for you to experience my island home!

                          Why the Owner Chose Bridgetown:
                          It is very difficult to find reasonably priced property on the west coast of Barbados - particularly directly on the beach!! This is a cozy 2 bedroom apartment that we could manage and I pass my pricing onto my guests. It really is an affordable place to stay and you enjoy the beach, gardens and the priceless sunsets every day.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          One of the greatest benefits is that, after a morning spent in the sea, the kids are exhausted and normally drift off to sleep in the early afternoon, leaving my wife and I with much needed quality time. Outside of that, I find the gardens and loungers very relaxing.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • A typical evening sunset

                            A typical evening sunset

                          • Another picture of the kitchen showing preparation area

                            Another picture of the kitchen showing preparation area

                          • Looking North on the beach immediately adjacent to the property

                            Looking North on the beach immediately adjacent to the property

                          • A Kitchen that even I enjoy

                            A Kitchen that even I enjoy

                          • Shot from the water looking Northwards at the gardens of the property

                            Shot from the water looking Northwards at the gardens of the property

                          VRBO #280546

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, April 06, 2014

                          $80 - $110 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1.25 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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