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A Pretty Colonial Style House, Close to Miami Beach with a Large Tropical Garden

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Miami beach veranda and garden master bedroom View to verandah bedroom 2 living and dining bedroom 3 Kitchen hall Garden front entrance verandah breakfast area rear of house Freights Bay - at the bottom of our road Miami beach just 5 mins walk from Driftwood monkeys in our garden Oistins Oistins fish fry on Friday nights fishing boats in Oistins bay

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Last updated: 04/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Enterprise house description

Driftwood is a pretty 3 bedroom Barbadian house, built in a colonial style and surrounded by a very lovely tropical garden with fruit trees including a huge mango tree which is visited by a family of monkeys each morning! Driftwood is 100yds from Freights bay, known as the best beginners surfing spot on the island. The house is also a few mins walk from Miami beach which are well loved by families as the white coral sands and gentle waves are perfect for swimming. There is also a great old bus on the beach which serves rum punch, soft drinks and delicious local snacks on picnic tables under the shady Casuarina trees. At Driftwood house there are polished wooden floors, a fully fitted kitchen, study/TV room and large living room with a beautiful wrap around veranda overlooking the garden. All the bedrooms are equipped with AC and have overhead ceiling fans and the house is made of a tropical hardwood called Greenheart which keeps the house cool on the hottest days.
There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, 1 en-suite. There is also great tv room/study with a sofa bed and chairs for watching movies and tv in the evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a large American style fridge with a crushed ice and cold water dispenser. At night sipping drinks on the verandah, listening to the tree frogs and looking at tropical garden in the twilight is a great experience and the early morning visit by the mango tree from the visiting family of monkeys is not to be missed!

Property Type

  • House
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • We have recently had air-conditioning fitted in all three bedrooms. AC costs 10$US per day per unit or 25$US per day for all three as the bedrooms all have ceiling fans, which many guests prefer to use - the AC option is really an extra as the house is made of a tropical hardwood which keeps the bedrooms cool on the hottest days. We also have a lovely separate 1 bedroom apartment for rent that sleeps 2 people, please contact us for details....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Video Games
              • Books For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Games For Kids
              • Books For Adults
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Reefs
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Library
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Zoo
                  • Pond
                  • Ruins
                  • Caves

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Outlet Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Surfing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Snorkeling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Safe
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Telephone
                      • Local Maps
                      • Internet
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Toilet Paper

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Microwave
                          • Freezer
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Blender
                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Balcony
                          • Terrace
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Wood Deck

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Driftwood

                                Driftwood

                                • Guest Tony F.
                                • Date of stay 11/05/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/16/14
                                Driftwood was an absolute pleasure to stay at. The accommodation made for a very relaxing holiday. The house had everything we needed and is beautifully designed. The verandah overlooking the tropical garden was fantastic! Margaret the house-keeper was extremely helpful and friendly. If you’re looking for an active holiday and you’re into surfing the nearest surfing beaches are 2mins away at the end of the road, then you have Miami / Enterprise Beach which is about 6mins walk. This was a beach that we found to be one of the best on the Island, especially if you have young children. There is a gentle area perfect for paddling. Oistins was one of our favourite places and a must-do on a Friday Night. Driftwood is in a great location for exploring the whole of Barbados. We hope to return and would definitely stay at Driftwood again!

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

                              • Peaceful holiday home, highly recommended !

                                Peaceful holiday home, highly recommended !

                                • Guest Dionne W.
                                • Date of stay 10/14/12
                                • Review Submitted 11/13/12
                                Very pretty house , 5 minutes walk from the wonderful Miami beach. The house was very clean, well maintained and furnished to good standard. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were spacious and comfortably slept 7 of us. The house also has a lovely verandah . We wouldn't hesitate to rebook this house for our next trip to Barbados or recommend it to our friends.

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

                              • Driftwood is Delightful!

                                Driftwood is Delightful!

                                • Guest Eddice G.
                                • Date of stay 04/19/12
                                • Review Submitted 05/03/12
                                We enjoyed our stay at Driftwood. The home is clean, bright and tastefully furnished. The rooms are large and quite comfortable. The bathrooms are clean and roomy. The kitchen is well stocked with all of the essentials needed to cook. We felt very comfortable and are looking forward to staying at Driftwood again! The beach is about a 10 minute walk from the house.

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

                              • splendida villa di stile

                                splendida villa di stile

                                • Guest barbara c.
                                • Date of stay 02/13/12
                                • Review Submitted 02/21/12
                                siamo semplicemente entusiasti di questa scelta, la casa ha tutto quello che serve per una vacanza da sogno, con uno studio dei particolari che lascia intendere che i proprietari, prima che per affittarla la avevano pensata per loro stessi. Posizione invidiabile sia per muoversi a piedi che con un auto.Appena mio marito sarà uno splendido retired, la chiederemo per diversi mesi.......si sta largissimi e comodissimi anche in 6. Buon Driftwood a tutti.Barbara Ravenna.

                                Owner response: We´d like to thank Barbara for the great review - even if it is in Italian! We are so glad they loved both the house and the area and are very pleased they wish to return next year for a long term stay. Dagny and David

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

                              • A fantastic Caribbean home

                                A fantastic Caribbean home

                                • Guest David Mansfield
                                • Date of stay 08/12/11
                                • Review Submitted 09/05/11
                                We´ve just had a wonderfully relaxing holiday with our two children at Driftwood and want to say a big thank you to Ursula the manger of the property and to the owners of the house who provided us with everything we needed to make our holiday a wonderful experience. The house was pretty and clean when we arrived and the cleaning service reliable and efficient during our stay. The children loved the big garden with its huge mango tree and all the flowers which they decorated the house with. The situation - close to Miami beach (which is definitely the nicest beach in Barbados) was perfect and most of all, coming home in the evenings and relaxing on the long lovely terrace and listening to the soft tropical sounds at night was everything we expected of a delightful Caribbean home, thankyou very much, we won´t forget Driftwood in a hurry!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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

                              • Bajan Bliss

                                Bajan Bliss

                                • Guest Catherine C. (Pennsylvania)
                                • Date of stay 08/04/11
                                • Review Submitted 09/04/11
                                My husband, 4 adult children and I visited this beautiful villa on August 4 - August 11, 2011. We found the villa to be nicely decorated and spacious. We enjoyed the garden with mango trees and the well equipped kitchen. The location of this villa was perfect, within walking distance to the lovely Miami Beach (where else can you find a beach with shade trees) and the charming town of Oistins, where we enjoyed many delicious grilled fish entrees for dinner. The property manager Ursula was very helpful, stopping by the house offering advice about things to do and places to eat. The property was very clean and well maintained. During our stay we especially enjoyed going on a Cool Runnings Catamaran cruise, visiting the beautiful beaches around the island (Miami and Accra Beach being our favorites), and Hunte's Gardens.

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

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                              • enjoyed my stay but

                                enjoyed my stay but

                                • Guest boxer (uk)
                                • Date of stay 06/13/11
                                • Review Submitted 06/28/11
                                just returned from 2 blissful weeks on the beautiful island of barbados we stayed at driftwood which is again is in a beautiful location residential quiet area but i have to say the service provided by the owner for the house was poor for 2 weeks stay we had cleaning services once yes 1 time in two weeks this needs to be in my opinion upgraded quickly the house was lovely but the service poor

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.

                                Owner response: Thank you for the kind words about Driftwood.Unfortunately the maid service provided for the house is weekly - to keep the rental price more affordable for families etc - but the cleaning service can always be upgraded to as often as guests want - daily if requested!

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                              • Christmas 2010 At "Driftwood"

                                Christmas 2010 At "Driftwood"

                                • Guest Christine W. (Bermuda)
                                • Date of stay 12/28/09
                                • Review Submitted 01/10/11
                                When asked, our newly turned 19 year old teen says without a doubt, that being at "Driftwood" over the Christmas break, was a major highlight for our visit back to Barbados. Our stay was brief but enjoyable. Talk about a home away from home. Thanks to the owners, we had everything we needed to make cooking and having family time a wonderful experience. Would we return to "Driftwood"? In a "hot" minute. The owners must of seen us coming - we're a family of artists and the place is so tastefully decorated - it felt very much like home!!!!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                              • A real gem

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                                A real gem

                                • Guest Barbara Wheatcoft
                                • Date of stay 04/02/10
                                • Review Submitted 06/20/10
                                `Driftwood is one of the prettiest houses we´ve rented in Barbados, it is stylish and comfortable and we felt completely at home sitting on the verandah in the evenings. The garden with the huge mango tree is wonderful. A real gem.´

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/9

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              high season
                              Jan 1 - Apr 25, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £125
                              £880
                              low season
                              Apr 26 - Jun 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £115
                              £650
                              summer season
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £115
                              £700
                              low season
                              Sep 1 - Dec 17, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £115
                              £650

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                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              High Season 18 December 2010 - 17 April 2014

                              Rates £125 (200$US) per night or £800 (1,225US) per week

                              Low season 26 April - 17 December (2014)

                              Rates from as low as £490 ($787US) per week depending on length of stay


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                              Last updated: 04/11/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Grantley Adams International airport at 10 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Beach: Miami Beach at 500 Metres
                              • Nearest Barpub: Oistins Town at 1 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Golf: Rockley resort at 5 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Little Arches at 500 Metres
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2010

                              About the owner: We are an English family originally from Barbados who have lived for many years in Portugal. We have two young sons who love returning to Barbados to surf, swim and spend time relaxing with friends and family. We like helping to make our visitors feel comfortable and at home, so we have a wonderful manager called Margaret, a Barbadian who has been in the tourist business for over thirty years who welcomes our guests to the house and makes sure they have everything they need for a fabulous holiday. She is a font of knowledge for the best places to swim and sightsee and tips on where to find great food and nightlife locally. We take great pride in making sure that Driftwood is properly equipped and well managed so that our guests have a fabulous, stress free beach holiday and want to return over and over again.

                              Why the Owner Chose Enterprise:
                              Driftwood house is in a lovely unspoilt part of Barbados, close to the sea but in a quiet and safe residential area on the South coast. Dagny (wife and mother) grew up in Barbados and knows the island well - searching for the right property took some time but we knew as soon as we saw the house it was exactly what we were looking for - big enough for visiting members of family yet cosy enough as a romantic getaway for couples. Its close enough to the beach for children to walk there by themselves and the surfing spot at the bottom of the road in Freights bay keeps teenagers and young people happy for many hours.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              A visiting family of monkeys comes for breakfast early most mornings, they sit on the stepping stones in the garden under the mango tree, to eat the bananas that hopefully you´ve left for them the night before... The house is just 100yds from the sea and a short walk into Oistins town alongside the beautiful turquoise blue Caribbean sea


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                              Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

                               

                              Photos

                              • Miami beach

                                Miami beach

                              • master bedroom

                                master bedroom

                              • bedroom 2

                                bedroom 2

                              • bedroom 3

                                bedroom 3

                              • hall

                                hall

                              • front entrance

                                front entrance

                              • breakfast area

                                breakfast area

                              • Freights Bay - at the bottom of our road

                                Freights Bay - at the bottom of our road

                              • monkeys in our garden

                                monkeys in our garden

                              • Oistins fish fry on Friday nights

                                Oistins fish fry on Friday nights

                              • veranda and garden

                                veranda and garden

                              • View to verandah

                                View to verandah

                              • living and dining

                                living and dining

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Garden

                                Garden

                              • verandah

                                verandah

                              • rear of house

                                rear of house

                              • Miami beach just 5 mins walk from Driftwood

                                Miami beach just 5 mins walk from Driftwood

                              • Oistins

                                Oistins

                              • fishing boats in Oistins bay

                                fishing boats in Oistins bay

                              £115 - £125 per night (GBP)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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