Barbados Beach Apartment with 5* Guest Reviews
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- Minimum stay:7-14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Mount Standfast apartment description
Glitter Bay apartment 207 ('Palm Trees' on the first floor), has 2 bedrooms. The apartments is one of 48 exclusive apartments set within the extensive tropical gardens, pools, and beach front of the Glitter Bay condominium resort. The apartments are located on Alleynes Bay, one of the best beaches on Barbados's Platinum West Coast, 1/2 mile from Holetown shopping, bars, and restaurants. There is a bus stop outside Glitter Bay, a taxi rank, or we offer car hire to guests as an option.
Glitter Bay has a large pool, children’s pool, 2 tennis courts, a gym, table tennis, a beach bar, and BBQ. Water sports and scuba diving are from the beach, with fantastic snorkeling. Next door is the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Hotel; you can also stroll along to a beach bar or the Lone Star restaurant (the Ivy of the Caribbean).
The pictures show Glitter Bay beach and pool, then photos of apartment 207 ('Palm Trees').
What we include at 207 Palm Trees !:
•4 posted super-king bed in the master bedroom, and twin beds/super king bed in second bedroom.
• Maid service six days/week.
• Linens and towels provided.
• On-wall 42” Plasma TVs in lounge and master bedroom.
• Cable TV, DVD/CD, and i-POD station in living room; Cable TV, DVD/CD player in Master bedroom
• Radio Alarm clocks in each bedroom
• Portable telephone with voicemail; local calls are free
• Free Internet in unit
More of what what we include at 207 Palm Trees:
• Personal safe in master bedroom
• Coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, blender, microwave, dishwasher
• Crib, high chair available (charge payable locally).
• Our apartment games (Scrabble, Pictionary, beach bowls) set.
• Our Palm Trees book library.
Glitter Bay Resort facilities:
• Daily Concierge assistance 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m to arrange restaurants, taxis, trips, car hire etc.
• Complimentary beach and pool loungers, umbrellas and towels
• Beach Attendant
• 24 hour, 7 days a week security, manned gatehouse
• Glitter Bay wireless internet connection available from the bar/concierge lounge.
• Drinks Bar with cable TV 11.00 a.m. to sunset
• Lunch snack bar 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (seasonal) and BBQ to hire.
• Flood lit tennis courts, complimentary day use, racquet and ball rental available
• Large fresh water swimming pool
• Large fresh water wading pool
• Childrens playground equipment and play area by wading pool
• Air conditioned gym/fitness room with cable TV
• Table tennis table
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Car Optional
- Daily Maid Service
- Car Available
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- The master bedroom is very romantic with a king-size six foot wide 4 posted mahogany bed. The bedroom has air-conditioning, and opens out directly to the terrace sitting area; guests have said that waking up to the view of the tropical gardens, palm trees, and pool is like being in paradise. There is an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has a stunning hand-made-on-the-island colonial style wood and rattan bed-head and matching furniture. The bed can be made as a 6 foot king bed or as twin beds.. We can also provide on request a third bed or cot for this room so as to accommodate 3. The room is very quiet with views over palm trees. Bed linen and sheets are changed twice weekly....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The living room is furnished in colonial style with settee, chair, sideboard, and side tables. There is a coral and glass coffee table, an i-pod docking station, a 42” plasma TV with satellite channels, UK/US DVD player so you can bring your own DVDs, and Internet Radio . The kitchen at 207 Palm Trees has granite work-surfaces and is fully equipped with modern white Italian cupboards, and with Smeg dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, and fridge freezer. There are two bar stools and a bar to have a drink before dinner. A feature of 207 Palm Trees is the large terrace balcony with a dining area with table seating 5-6, and a separate relaxing area with corner sofa, chairs, and coffee table. There are ceiling fans on both terraces (essential for comfortable dining !). We include: Taxi transfer from the airport to our apartment; Welcome drink, and first breakfast items; six days/week maid service; local telephone calls in Barbados; access to our own Manager...moreless
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Books - Fiction / Non-Fiction
- DVD Player
- Laundrette - Not Serviced
- Botanical Garden
- Autumn Foliage
- Duty Free Shops
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horse Riding
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Centre
- Massage Therapist
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Golf Pass Optional
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Clothes Dryer
- Alarm Clock
- Laundry Soap
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Ceiling Fans
- Towels Provided
- Paper Towels
- Hair Dryer
- Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Basic Soaps
- Air Conditioning
- Housekeeper Optional
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
- Water Skis
- Tennis Court
- Inflatable Boat
- Walkway To Water
- Gated Community
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Palm Trees was exactly like the pictures and the description showed. It is located on the second floor, and there are palm trees and other tropical shrubs in front of the terrace, but you still had a great view on the garden and the pool. It was clean, thanks to Eleonore the lady who every day made up our beds and cleaned the apartment. When I apologized to her for being late with breakfast, she assured us not to worry at all and that she would come back later to finish her cleaning. We were picked up at the airport, which was a relaxing start of our holiday. At the resort the concierge helped us arrange car rental. Starting the day at the swimming pool, touring the island, finishing the day at the beach: the four of us had the most relaxing holiday ever! Highlights were: early dinner at JuJu's, a little further on the beach (closes at 7pm), lunch at The Cove (whose cook wrote an award winning Caribbean cookbook), Saint Nicolas Abbey, Harrison Cave (although quite expensive) and The Welchman Hall Gully I would definitely recommend Palm Trees to others.
- Guest WINNIFRED L.
- Date of stay 08/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday . The whole process from booking, airport transfer, welcome from Eleanor the maid and breakfast provisions was great, and we instantly felt at home and relaxed. The appartment was spotlessly clean and very well stocked. A big plus was the on site bar/ lunch restaurant and concierge service. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. If you choose not to hire a car the bus service to Holetown is great with busses from outside the complex every few minutes and a great choice of restaurants for all tastes and budgets. I would definitely recommend this appartment to a friend.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/18/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Ready to return to Glitter Bay!
Ready to return to Glitter Bay!
The condo is just beautiful and we could not have enjoyed our stay more. Eleanor is a gem and was very accommodating to our needs. We were so impressed by the beauty of the grounds and beach at Glitter Bay. Everything was so clean and well maintained. And the staff was fantastic! Now we just have to figure out when we can return!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
Fantastic Place to Stay!
Fantastic Place to Stay!
Glitter Bay is a wonderful place to stay -- the perfect combination of having your own apartment/kitchen and hotel-like amenities. The staff is friendly and helpful, and they were very nice to our young kids. The pools are nice to have (our kids loved them!), having the pool bar is convenient and fun, and the beach is gorgeous. Palm Trees is perfect. It is clean, spacious, with very nice, modern furnishings, and the patio is lovely. We did a lot of cooking, and it had everything we needed. Eleanor comes almost every day and keeps it spotless and even did our laundry. We felt very spoiled and taken care of. I would highly recommend this property -- you'll have a perfect stay!
- Guest Nicole T.
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/20/13
Spiers family Bristol
Spiers family Bristol
My wife and our 2 children aged 14 and 12 have just returned from a 12 night stay at Glitter Bay. The place is spotless and Eleanor who comes in to clean is just fantastic. She made sure we returned home with suitcases full of clean washing. Glitter bay is in a fantastic location and the beach and warm caribbean sea are truly amazing.The pool was never busy and really safe. The staff were always ready to help and Duncan always made sure everything ran smoothly. We hired a car but in truth we could of managed without but it does give you extra flexibility .Only took the yellow buses once but what an experience. The people from the island were always friendly and willing to help. We did the island safari and Good times catamaran trips which were both great. You can mix eating out with either cheap eats or more upmarket restaurants . Our favourites for cheap eats were Just Grillin and Ramshackle and for more upmarket places the Lone Star and The Beach House. All in all a truly memorable holiday. Go on ! treat yourselves you will not be disappointed . Thanks very much Kelvin x
- Guest david s.
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/21/12
Lovely stay at Palm Trees June 2012
Lovely stay at Palm Trees June 2012
My wife and I stayed at Palm Trees in June 2012. Kelvin responded quickly to our initial enquiry and booking was easy. We have been to Barbados many times over 15 years and so we know the West Coast well, and so what we were looking for. Glitter Bay has a stunning beach and is located next to the Fairmont Royal Pavilion hotel with The Lone Star restaurant a 10 minute beach walk away. There are 2 beach bars nearby, plus its own bar/cafe facility on site. At Lone Star you can snorkel from the beach and swim with the turtles. You can walk, bus or taxi to Holetown with little problem – the frequent buses drop you right at the Supercenter supermarket for $2BDS each way. If the tide is low you can beachwalk to Holetown. There is a management team and concierge on site who will respond to any issue that may arise or provide any help you need. The grounds of the resort are immaculately maintained with a nice sized pool and, for fitness fanatics a small gym and tennis courts. Palm Trees is a well equipped and comfortable apartment and you can believe the description and pictures – what you see is what you get! The fittings and furnishings are top quality. The king size bed in the master bedroom is incredibly comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Eleanor kept the apartment clean and tidy and did so discretely – she also did any washing we left out and on our last day insisted we give her all our dirty clothes to clean before we left. Can’t fault that! So all in all we had a great 2 weeks and would wholeheartedly recommend Glitter Bay and Palm Trees.
- Guest Jim D. (Scotland)
- Date of stay 06/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/07/12
Palm Trees 207
Palm Trees 207
We had a fabulous holiday in Barbados and thoroughly enjoyed the spacious and very comfortable accommodation in Palm Trees at Glitter Bay. We were met by Mr Medley-Jones' very friendly agent who showed us around the spotlessly clean apartment with some basic provisions in the fridge. We happened to arrive on a Wednesday which, during our stay, was the evening for complimentary rum punch cocktails in the beach bar. A very good way to get into the spirit of the Caribbean! We were thoroughly spoilt by Eleanor who arrived every day except Sunday's to tidy up, clean, wash dishes, change the sheets and do our laundry! We have never before come back to the UK with suitcases of clean and ironed clothes! After an early game of tennis followed by a relaxed breakfast on the veranda, it was just a few yards to the beach with plenty of space, clear blue sea, complimentary beach towels, attentive staff and a reasonable selection of delicious lunch time snacks. Just something to think about is where to eat each evening, perhaps before departing, especially for the night of arrival as you are advised not to walk in the dark to the nearby restaurants as there is no pavement so you will need a taxi (which the concierge will arrange - but ask the price beforehand!). Many restaurants get booked up at the most popular times to eat, especially if you want a shore-side table. We found the Glitter Bay apartments and Barbados in general a very happy place where we had no security concerns at all. The negatives in the apartment were few and very minor, eg the dripping and loose tap in one bathroom - but that might be fixed before you go. One day we couldn't get the dishwasher to work, but then Eleanor sorted that somehow! The TVs looked very high tech but we didn't turn them on once - there were too many other relaxing and enjoyable things to do! There was excellent WiFi connection in the apartment for those who need it but not by the beach. You do need to get a taxi or hire a car to get to the supermarket for food provisions. You could take the bus but we didn't try that. While mosquitoes are controlled in the apartments by fogging etc this might not be the case in restaurants so some insect repellent spray on your ankles is a good idea before going out. Altogether this was one of the better holidays we have had and our teenage children thoroughly enjoyed it too! We have no hesitation in recommending Palm Trees 207 Glitter Bay as a great place to stay.
- Guest Jurjen L.
- Date of stay 04/11/12
- Review Submitted 05/01/12
Relax in Luxury
Relax in Luxury
This was the first visit to the Caribbean for my wife and I, and we are glad we chose Barbados, and even happier that we chose Palm Trees at Glitter Bay. We had just the relaxing time we hoped for and since there was just the two of us to enjoy this large apartment it was truly luxurious. Palm trees is well furnished and well equipped, but for us it was the large spacious balcony that gives it a wow factor. Coming from the UK it was a real treat to sit outside in tropical warmth to read, enjoy drinks and eat. The maid service is a real bonus and she was reliable, helpful and friendly. The Glitter Bay complex is relatively small, with very well maintained grounds and the staff and management were always helpful. There is a really nice beach, a good pool, quality tennis courts and Holetown is just a few minutes drive with shops and restuarants. We would recommend "The Tides" restaurant for a special occaision and we also had a good meal at "The Beach House". The owner responded to our initial enquiry very promptly and answered all of our questions along the way. We have already recommended Palm Trees to friends and would certainly chose it again if we decide to return to Barbados.
- Guest Brian P.
- Date of stay 03/23/12
- Review Submitted 04/15/12
This was our 3rd visit to Barbados,having previously stayed at Crystal Cove and more recently Colony Club.We decided on the apartment route due to our teenage son joining us and the two spacious bedrooms were ideal.The apartment was well positioned on the complex....close enough to the beach and far enough from the main road.The apartment exceeded our expectations,it was well maintained very clean, and the furnishings were of a much higher standard than you would expect of a rental unit.The spacious balcony was private and ideal for drinks al fresco.The daily maid service was excellent and the maid was charming.The communal facilities were ideal and the beach at Glitter Bay is probably one of the best on Barbados.....more spacious and with plenty of walking space.We would highly recommend this apartment to friends and family.
- Guest paul r.
- Date of stay 03/16/12
- Review Submitted 03/29/12
Luxury on the beach
Luxury on the beach
My wife and I and our two teenage children spent 10 fabulous days here in August. The apartment was spacious, clean, of a very high standard and well maintained. A huge balcony with sofas, chairs and dining table was fabulous for relaxing or eating out on. The kitchen was well equipped and the owners have thought of everything you might need (couldn't believe my luck, there was a blender for making rum cocktails!). The owner was efficient and pleasant to deal with in booking our stay, as were all the staff on the complex who looked after any requests. Glitter Bay is a superb location on the West Coast not far from Holetown, ideal for restaurants and shops. You could just about get away with walking and buses if you wanted, although I suspect most would find a car more convenient. The apartment is set in immaculately-kept tropical gardens and only 50m from its own beautiful beach complete with sun loungers and parasols. The extent of the gardens meant that we were situated well away from the road and enjoyed relaxing tranquility. The pool was clean and all facilities were well-maintained. It was great having a bar with drinks and light lunches (all reasonably-priced) available on our doorstep. For us it provided the facilities and services of a luxury hotel combined with the independence and privacy of a villa. We really couldn't fault it and would thoroughly recommend to anyone.
- Guest Michael D.
- Date of stay 08/21/11
- Review Submitted 09/03/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
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Apr 14 - Dec 14
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Dec 16 - Jan 2
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- Nearest Airport: Grantley Adams, Bridgetown at 12 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Alleynes Bay at 20 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Glitter Bay at 10 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Royal Westmorland at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Glitter Bay at 10 Metres
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Pippa and I live in Christchurch, Dorset, England. We have owned Palm Trees since 2002. We have fully renovated and furnished the apartment to create a romantic experience. We feel Palm Trees has the ideal location at Glitter Bay. Palm Trees is located ideally at the end of Block 1 – nearest to the beach - of the Glitter Bay apartments. As such, we are a good distance from and do not hear the noisy road. We are opposite the pool, and close to the beach. We have great views across Palm Trees, the beautiful gardens, and the pool (lovely when lit-up in the evening). We find staying at Palm Trees very relaxing. The Master bedroom is very romantic, with a massive super-comfy 4 posted bed, and an ensuite with marble countertop and large enclosed walk in shower. Each time we come here we take time from our own holiday to try and ensure that all items of maintenance or repairs have been carried out to a good standard, and also to add further features or improvements to Palm Trees. Our aim is to ensure that all our guests love it here as much as we do, and will want to return to stay at Palm Trees again and again. We have, at last count, seventeen 5* independent reviews from happy guests who have all loved their holiday at Palm trees. Lots of guests return, one set of guests for the past 8 years ! Some like to stay a week, some even stay a month.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Standfast:
As they are all privately owned, the 40 Glitter Bay apartments vary greatly in location, tranquility, apartment facilities, quality of internal finish, and services provided to support guests. Choosing a Glitter Bay apartment for your holiday is choosing between very different standards of accommodation. Our intention is to give our guests a 5* review holiday experience at good value, and competitively priced compared with other Glitter Bay apartments available. Pippa and I try to monitor what other Glitter Bay owners and their agents offer in terms of quality, service, and price, and do our best to give our guests the best value for money. The prices offered at Glitter Bay do vary a lot; we will not always be the cheapest, but we aim to give the best apartment holiday at Glitter Bay. We also try to offer late booking, or single bedroom use discounts on our published prices. Pippa and I hope you have found our website helpful. We look forward to your enquiry and can let you have more information if you are considering Palm Trees for your next holiday. Please do check out our guest reviews for independent opinions of Palm Trees.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The other features distinguish Palm Trees from other Glitter Bay apartments are: Our own housekeeper. We have our own housekeeper/maid, Eleanor, who provides a ½ day six day per week maid, washing up, and once/week personal laundry service ($50BD). Eleanor is lovely, really friendly, has been with us for several years, and is a real asset to us; she will make you feel really at home. Modern. We have all modern technology within the apartment, with wireless Internet, large flat screen TVs in the lounge and master bedroom, with MCTV satellite TV available, UK/US format DVD players in the lounge and bedroom (so you can bring your own DVDs or hire them in Holetown) and also an i-POD docking/play station to play your own music. Cool and Dry. The apartment is fully air conditioned, and the balcony has ceiling fans at both the dining and seating (as it can be very uncomfortable if you have dinner in the evening without a ceiling fan). We also have a sun awning to keep the balcony shady and cool for relaxing, and this and our wooden shutters keep the balcony dry if it rains. You can still relax and enjoy yourself on the Palm Trees balcony even when it rains ! Fun. We provide a few items to make your stay fun, such as our books and games libraries, snorkels masks and flippers, and a beach ball). Peace of Mind. We are fortunate to have the Glitter Bay Estate team to provide immediate on-site assistance or support if needed by our guests to address any problems, issues or questions you may have.
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Our fantastic beach and warm Caribbean sea !
Palm Trees is the right 1st floor apartment of the building nearest the beach
Palm Trees Master Bedroom with Super King 4 posted bed and doors to balcony
Palm Trees second bedroom. Beds can be made as Super King or twins plus 3rd bed
Palm Trees Lounge. Colonial hand made sofa and chair. Coral/glass coffee table.
Beach at Glitter Bay. 1 minute walk from our apartment through tropical gardens
Pool at Glitter Bay as you walk back from the beach
Eleanor, our lovely maid and housekeeper. She has been with us for 6 years.
Another view of Glitter Bay beach. Must be one of the best on the island !
View from the dining end of our balcony over the pool. Palm Trees !!
The adult swimming pool at Glitter Bay
View from Palm Trees apartment over the pool
Palm Trees mpodern Italian kitchen with SMEG appliances and granite worktops
The 'Trees View' second bedroom made as twin beds. A third bed can be added
Glitter Bay beach as you come from our bar/restaurant
Glitter Bay Bar and restaurant. Great lunch, sunset cocktails and BBQ hire
Palm Trees is the end apartment on the first floor. We overlook pool & gardens.
View of our balcony. We have an awning and shutters at the end to stop any rain
The balcony and dining table which can seat 5. We have ceiling fans both ends
View from our balcony. We have an awning for shade and to keep dry if it rains.