Beach Villa in Fabulous Ocean Front Location
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Long Bay villa description
Situated adjacent to a small sandy beach on a low cliff, 'Altamar' is an exclusive property in one of the most spectacular oceanfront locations in Barbados. Set in extensive, private, landscaped grounds, peppered with coconut palm trees, the property enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. The villa is roomy and fully equipped to a high standard. Outside, the large wooden deck area has recently been completely renewed and extended to incorporate a large spa tub offering wonderful views of the ocean. The covered terrace provides sheltered outdoor dining on warm Barbados evenings. The villa is situated in a peaceful area of Barbados, away from the hustle and bustle of the south and west coast – although both areas are only a short drive away. Crane beach is a few minutes drive, with other beaches within walking distance. With constant cooling sea breezes wafting through the villa and grounds, Altamar is a wonderful oceanfront villa, the perfect relaxing retreat.
Enjoy Altamar in Barbados all year round: Our ocean front property can be enjoyed in Barbados all of the year with perfect daytime and evening temperatures. It tends to be less breezy, with calmer sea in the summer months (June to September), making swimming and snorkeling at the small beach within a few steps of the villa a perfect way to keep cool and enjoy some exercise. The summer can be an exciting time in Barbados with the famous 'Cropover Festival', taking place in July and August. In addition, the many golf courses can be enjoyed in Barbados all the year round.
Cricket in Barbados: If you are a cricket fan, there's nothing better than watching the sport in Barbados. The villa offers access to many of the local grounds (for example, the Windward cricket club is only a few minutes drive away). Cricket is played virtually all year round in Barbados, but the main season runs from May to December. Good quality regional inter-island games can be seen at the modernized Kensington Oval in Bridgetown (about a 40 minute drive from the property), as well as at a number of the local grounds. These are excellent opportunities to watch some cricket, drink a Banks beer and rub shoulders with many of the past and present stars of Barbados and West Indies cricket. Whatever the game, rest assured that you will be welcomed at any ground that you come across where a game is taking place!
Golf in Barbados: There are numerous golf courses to enjoy in Barbados. The acclaimed 18-hole Barbados Golf Club is located only about 20 minutes by car from the villa. The Barbados Golf Club, located at Durants in the southern parish of Christ Church, is popular in Barbados with local players as well as visitors. The course was approved and sanctioned by the PGA European Tour to host a PGA Seniors Tournament in 2003 and it has also hosted the Barbados Open on several occasions. In additional, the 9-hole Rockley Golf Course, the oldest Golf Club in Barbados is situated on a premier residential development on the South Coast of Barbados. Rockley is about a 25 minute drive from the villa. Not forgetting golf at Sandy Lane on the West Coast of Barbados. With 45 holes of golf on three courses, Sandy Lane offers wonderful golf for players of all skill levels.
- 2750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- All bedrooms in the property can be made up with 1 king size bed or 2 single beds (with the exception of the master bedroom, which has a king size bed). Bedrooms 2 and 3 in the main villa share a bathroom. The 4th bedroom has a Queen bed with large en suite bathroom and dressing room and is situated in a small detached cottage adjacent to the main villa. All bedrooms have views of the ocean and enjoy cooling sea breezes from the East. Rental of the property is for up to 8 persons. If 3 bedrooms are required, rental of the main villa alone is possible at reduced rental rates. If the main villa only is rented, the cottage will remain unoccupied during your stay. Please state the number of bedrooms in the villa you will require in your rental request....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- The property also has extensive outside dining, seating and wet-bar areas are also available under a covered terrace with a fabulous ocean view. Evenings in Barbados are pleasantly warm, so you will welcome the outside dining and seating facilities at the villa. A brick-built BBQ grill is available on the property near the terrace. Please note that the Spa tub is not heated, but will heat up naturally by the sun during the day. The water temperature typically reaches 32 - 35 degrees C (90 - 95 degrees F). Complimentary wireless broadband internet access is available in the villa. Please inform the property owners in advance if you wish to use this internet facility during your stay and they will arrange for it to be available upon your arrival in Barbados....moreless
- DVD Player
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Duty Free Shops
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Towels Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Wireless Internet
- Iron & Board
- Ceiling Fans
- Broadband Access
- Parking Off Street
- Security System
- Washing Machine
- Toilet Paper
- Linens Provided
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Beach Towels
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Chairs
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Spa Whirlpool
ReviewsWrite a review
Just what we were looking for...
Just what we were looking for...
When we first arrived at Altamar, we were truly impressed. The villa was spacious and perfect for our family. I don't just mean the size and bedrooms, but the grounds, the location, and above all the feeling of the place. We had a full moon the first night there and we all swam in Sharks Hole under the moonlight. Spectacular. A few people in our party have lived in Hawaii for several years, so staying in a house all done up and with a pool was definitely not what we were looking for. We wanted a villa that captured the island and allowed us to be a part of our surroundings. Altamar did this perfectly. The neighborhood was lovely and reminded me of the area I lived in Hawaii; quiet, local, and away from the touristy spots. Yet it was so easy to get around and drive to the highlights, like Oistens. We were there for my sisters wedding at the Crane, so the location was also perfect for me to make the frequent trips there and spend time with other relatives on Crane beach. My family and I are already talking about when we can all get to Barbados again and stay at Altamar. Thanks Sharon for such a wonderful place. And thanks, also to Yvette, Hyacinth, and Hazel, for the incredible hospitality.
- Guest Emma, Peter, and family (United States)
- Date of stay 05/09/09
- Review Submitted 05/21/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Altamar. We were confident that our villa would suit you perfectly, given the tranquil setting and location only 5 minutes from the Crane. You are all most welcome to return whenever you're ready to visit Barbados again!
Paradise in Barbados
Paradise in Barbados
Wow! This villa really is a little piece of paradise. My partner and I were lucky to have a holiday in this wonderful place in January. The location is perfect. In a quiet , residential area within a short drive to all the tourist spots, wonderful beaches and great places to eat . The owners have thoughtfully provided a folder and many leaflets to help you decide and plan your holiday. The villa itself is amazing. It is set on the edge of a cliff, with steps down to a lovely little cove where you can swim in low tide and paddle in high !!! Owners have provided everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is spotlessly clean too ! The weather was perfect, hot with constant sea breeze to keep you cool ! You will not tire of sitting watching the sea whether you are drinking rum on the patio, enjoying a meal Al Fresco or chilling in the jacuzzi . This place has it all. We are planning our next trip as we speak. Thank you very much Cheryl Beadle (Kent, England)
- Guest cheryl B.
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
A wonderful relaxing holiday
A wonderful relaxing holiday
My husband and I regularly travel to Barbados but this was our first time staying at Altamar. It was just the two of us for our first week and then our adult children and their partners joined us for Christmas & New Years. We all fell in love with Altamar and agreed that we would be happy to return again one day. We spent most of our time on the back deck overlooking Sharks Hole and looked forward to low tide every day so that we could go for our daily dips. Sitting on the rock overlooking the water was also a favorite pastime. As our childrens' partners had never been to Barbados, the plan was to do the tourist thing with them but it turned out that no one ever wanted to leave our very peaceful new home! We would go out to Emerald City or stop at Cutters for food, perhaps stop somewhere for lunch and then the men would barbeque at home in the evening. We had lots of shade for those that needed to be out of the sun during the day and the star gazing in the evening was heavenly. A perfect family Christmas!
- Guest Terry M.
- Date of stay 12/15/12
- Review Submitted 02/07/13
Owner response: So glad you all enjoyed our very special beach villa. You are all most welcome to return - hopefully very soon!
Che dire ...................... fantastico, il paradiso. Altamar è tutto quello che si può desiderare. Una villa con un panorama splendido. La villa corrisponde esattamente alla descrizione data, pulita e molto confortevole. Noi eravamo in sei e ci si stava benissimo. La mattina ci svegliavamo di buon ora e dopo una colazione nel patio, con la vista del mare e le risate dei locali che facevano il bagno (era un piacere sentirli!!) iniziava la nostra giornata alla scoperta, ogni giorno, di una nuova spiaggia. L'ultimo giorno abbiamo anche nuotato con le tartarughe, fantastico. Un ringraziamento oltre che a Sharon anche a Jan, persona disponibilissima.
- Guest Francesco H.
- Date of stay 12/28/11
- Review Submitted 01/27/12
Owner response: Thanks guys - sounds like you had a great time at Altamar. For all you prospective renters who can't read Italian here's a translation of the review: "Fantastic holiday What can I say ...................... fantastic paradise. Altamar is everything you could want. A villa with a splendid panorama. The villa is exactly the description given, clean and very comfortable. We were six and it was fine. Each morning we woke up early and after breakfast on the patio, with views of the sea and the laughter of the locals who were bathing (it was a pleasure to hear them!) we began each day to explore a new beach. The last day we also swam with the turtles, great. Many thanks also to Sharon as well as Jan."
You never really know what you're getting when you make a reservation on the internet, but Altamar is all that it advertises and more. Great location, grounds and the sharks hole is fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get away from the touristy spots and just relax. We had 3 couples in our group and had plenty of space. We used the kitchen often and also cooked on the outdoor bbq. The propery is amazing, a real deal for the price. The only downside, which wasn't a downside to me was no AC. One of the other couples wished we had it, but I thought the breeze was plenty to cool us during the heat of the summer days. I can't wait till we can return with our kids, as I know they would love it.
- Guest jack (New York)
- Date of stay 06/29/10
- Review Submitted 11/15/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Jack - it was a pleasure having your group stay at Altamar. It's interesting what you said about there being no AC. Like you, we actually find that most guests prefer the cooling ocean breeze to AC. We look forward to welcoming you back with your kids.
Great time at Altamar
Great time at Altamar
Our family had a great time in Barbados. Altamar did not disappoint - the villa and all its surroundings were fabulous. Oistens was very good...you have to but some flying fish - it was delicious. Check out 2 of the best beaches - Long Bay & Bottom Bay. On the west coast - check out Mullins Beach & St Albends Bay - both were very calm and a short drive to. Thanks to Sharon for your wonderful home. Yvette was very hospitable and helpful. We plan to visit Barbados again and would stay at Altamar in a heartbeat. Happy travels!
- Guest Smith family 2010 (Kitchener, On Canada)
- Date of stay 12/31/09
- Review Submitted 01/13/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Great to hear you all had a good time at our villa in Barbados. We look forward to welcoming you back to Altamar in the future.
Holiday from Heaven
Holiday from Heaven
What a wonderful time we had at Altamar! So peaceful and comfortable. There is everything that you (or at least we) could want. Breakfasts overlooking the Atlantic at the bottom of the garden, lunches mostly out and about the island, cocktails on the way back via a fish market and barbecue back at Altamar. The local rum shop beckoned after that. - You won't get a friendlier reception anywhere in the world. The villa is spacious with a very relaxed atmosphere, having a very large lounge / dinning room - not that we ever ate indoors! Bedrooms follow in the same way being very roomy. We found all we wanted in the kitchen (mostly the blender for cocktails!) Most of our time was spent in the shady covered patio or on the deck which had a choice of furniture to suit our mood, either comfortable swivel chairs for conversation or reading or expansive sunbeds for taking the glare off our lilly-white bodies! Swimming in Sharks Hole (at the end of the garden) was the best way of keeping cool and it was so convenient to have the outdoor shower to rinse off before stretching out on the sunloungers again. We hired a Daihatsu Terios from Stoutes Hire and it was perfect for four adults to tour the island. We had been told that Oistins fish fry (Friday and Saturday evenings) was a must and so it turned out to be. -An evening filled with music, fun and food. Another glorious outing was 'Cool Runnings' - a luxurious all included catamaran sail up the west coast from Bridgetown with stops for snorkelling with more fish than you could imagine and also, of course, the turtles. Sounds like Heaven to you? It was for us.
- Guest Andrew H (Cambridgeshire)
- Date of stay 01/13/09
- Review Submitted 03/26/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Andy, your review captures everything that we also love about Altamar. We're so pleased that you all had such a great time.
Winter Golf Break
Winter Golf Break
Great location with fantastic views and nice breeze to keep heat down. Lovely well maintained accomodation and gardens with great support from Yvonne the local agent. Extremely relaxing and many late evenings on the sun deck sampling the local Mountgay rum! Nice protected beach area for swimming on the edge of the property. Only 20 minutes from Barbados Golf Club. Oistins is a great place at weekend for Seafood. We are hoping for a repeat performance. Ray and the lads
- Guest Ray N (United Kingdom)
- Date of stay 01/02/09
- Review Submitted 02/08/09
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: Glad that we could help with the golf Ray, sounds like it worked out really well. Hope you can make it out to Altamar again soon.
Altamar is in Long Bay, St. Philip and situated next to Shark's Hole (which is regularly visited by by residents and visitors alike). The property boasts a view of the Atlantic Ocean that is absolutely breath-taking. The villa itself is comfortable with and has three good size bedrooms, a roomy kitchen, and easy access to Shark's Hole, which is like having your own swimming pool in the back garden. It is useful to have your own transport as this gives you more access to some of the activities that are in Barbados. Stoutes Car Rental provide a very good service with a wide range of vehicles for hire. A must see for everyone is Harrison's Cave. The cave has to be seen to be believed! The natural formation of stalagtites and stalagmites, the natural flowing water and the history behind it, made it the highlight of our stay. Ocean Park is great for the chidlren to visit, especially at feeding times, when they can feed the rays and watch the sharks, baracudas and piranahs being fed. Overall this was an lovely break and a lovely place to take it.
- Guest Pops 45 (Great Barr, Birmingham, England)
- Date of stay 08/05/08
- Review Submitted 08/20/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We're glad you had a great time at Altamar and in Barbados and hope we can welcome you back in the future. Prospective guests please note that although the main villa has three bedrooms (mentioned in the review), there is an additional 4th bedroom with bathroom available in the separate cottage adjacent to the villa.
My wife and I had an incredible time at Altamar. The location couldn't be more perfect. incredible views, amazing sharks hole beach. Great snorkelling (on calm days). My wife is pregnant so the reef makes it possible for her to swim, as the other local beaches are too rough most of the time. Rented a car and toured up west coast one day and east coast another. Far better to visit those places and come home to your peaceful huge back patio and chill out with a rum and coke and watch the waves break on the rocks in your backyard!
- Guest tye (toronto canada)
- Date of stay 06/28/08
- Review Submitted 07/08/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We're really pleased you both had such a great time. Glad you feel the same as us about the South East coast of Barbados. Hope we can welcome you back to Altamar in the not too distant future!
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Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2014
7 night min stay
Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
The rental rates are variable depending on the occupancy and the season in Barbados (the winter season is a more expensive villa rental time in Barbados). Lower rates are available for occupancies less than the maximum of 8 people (note that the £875 summer season rate shown above is for 2 people & the £1500 winter season rate is for 8 people). Please let us know the dates you wish to stay.
25% deposit is required to secure your dates, the balance is payable 8 weeks before travel. Payment can be made by wire transfer. We are working on setting up payment by credit card, please ask to see if this is possible yet.
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- Nearest Airport: Grantley Adams at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Sharks Hole at 5 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Barbados Golf club at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Crane Hotel at 4 Kilometres
Overlooking the beach & ocean from the villa
Front view of Altamar
Wonderful ocean view from the spa
Patio and bar area
Spacious lounge/diner in the villa
Kitchen with stunning ocean views
En suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Main bathroom in villa
Bedroom 4 in the cottage with queen bed
Where we want to be!
Front view of Altamar
Altamar from the beach
Breathtaking ocean views from deck
View of the large new deck and spa
Ocean views from shady patio
Indoor dining at Altamar
Master bedroom with en suite
Shower in en suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 with king bed
Shower in main bathroom
Altamar grounds looking south east
Sunrise over the ocean at Altamar
Crane beach is a few minutes drive from Altamar
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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