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

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Last updated: 11/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!

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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
          • Children Welcome:

            All our baby equipment is provided by baby a gogo - please ask for details and contact number...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          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

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

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

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

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

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High season
                      Dec 18 - Apr 25, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £150
                      £980
                      Spring
                      Apr 26 - Jun 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £130
                      £750
                      Summer
                      Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £130
                      £800
                      Autumn
                      Sep 1 - Dec 17, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      £130
                      £750
                      High Season
                      Dec 18 - Apr 25, 2016
                      3 night min stay
                      £150
                      £980

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • No additional mandatory 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


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 11/27/2014
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                      Location

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

                      Car: Recommended

                      Driftwood is in a quiet, road, on the coast called Enterprise 100yds from Freights bay, known as the best beginner surfing spot in Barbados. Miami beach which is loved by families is just a few mins walk along the coast. The peaceful walk has spectacular views of the turquoise blue Caribbean sea. A two to three minute drive by car or a short walk takes you to the lovely little fishing town Oistins, where fresh fish markets, supermarkets, bars and souvenir shops are located. On Friday night Oistins has a great `fish fry´ which is loved by tourists and local alike, with some of the best food on the island - not to be missed! The popular, St Lawrence Gap is also close by with its lively night life and numerous excellent restaurants. Grantly Adams International Airport is 10 drive minutes away.

                       

                      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

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                      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

                      £130 - £150 per night (GBP)
                      8

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/27/2014
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