This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent St. James reviews
"Just returned from a beautiful 3 week stay in Barbados and this Villa was fantastic! It had all the comforts of home without the -28 degrees weather and the snow :) of course. Sunny almost every day and beautiful beaches all around. Our hosts tended to our every need and went above and beyond to help us all have such a great time. The staff did a great job keeping our home clean and tidy and were wonderful to chat with and even arranged for us to have some local cooking brought in which was delicious. The small pool in the back yard was all we needed after a busy day running around the island and having the use of a lovely BBQ on the patio complete with decorative lights and all was superb!! We made friendships we will cherish and definitely plan to return next year. We are regulars to the island and enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of the busier tourist areas, but used the buses and the friendly cabs to go anywhere we needed. Only a 15 minute bus ride for $1 U.S. to Bridgetown or Holetown and a 5-8 minute walk down the hill to our own private beach Batts rock (there was hardly anyone there that why we called it "private") which was awesome for swimming and just relaxing in the sun. 10 minute walk to supermarket and a free shuttle van to bring us back with our groceries was great. The road we were on was quiet and always felt safe neighbors where very friendly. We all send a huge thank you to Best E Villas for making our stay the best yet!!!"Guest: Jan S. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 4, 2014View listing
"We spent a pleasant two weeks at De Hideaway in January, 2014. We had read the reviews and seen the pictures and were happy to find all exactly as advertised. DH is huge, spotlessly clean, well equipped and wide open to Barbados’ beautiful sunny weather. The house fronts onto a very quiet, cul-de-sac and backs onto a deep, tropical forest complete with a resident troupe of monkeys that will wake you up in the morning using the roof above your bedroom as a shortcut between trees. Lots of fun. The entire length of the living room, dining room and kitchen is fitted with louvered, folding doors that open completely to the outside. You can jump directly into the pool from inside the living room. The pool is as nice as it looks in the pictures and is professionally maintained to a high standard. The entire back deck and pool are completely private so that you can refresh yourself in the pool any way you like with confidence that you are alone . . . just you and the monkeys. With its four large bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and huge living area, this house is suitable for groups of four to six people. More might make it a bit crowded. Bobby was at the house when we arrived to show us around and make sure we knew where everything was and how to contact her if necessary. We did on one occasion (we chose text) and she responded with the answer to our question within a few minutes. Bobby checked in with us once during our two weeks to make sure all was well. Do you need a car? The house really is only a few minutes from shopping, banks and the beach. We timed it walking: seven minutes to town and ten minutes (uphill) back. Unfortunately, the walk is on a busy road with poor accommodation for pedestrians. We felt better about going to town after our rental car arrived and would recommend you rent a car for your stay at DH. Car rental rates are very reasonable and having one available puts all of Barbados at your disposal. We recommend you ask Bobby to arrange a car for you. Internet connection? Wi-Fi signal is good throughout the property and on the deck. Food and kitchen: There’s good grocery shopping just down the hill from the house at a large, Superstore. De Hideaway’s kitchen is large with modern appliances and two, full size refrigerators. Dine in the kitchen, in the dining room or outside on the back deck. All are pleasant. When you tire of cooking, there are ten good restaurants within easy walking distance."Guest: Alan S. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 8, 2014View listing
Paynes Bay Travel Tips
Paynes Bay Vacation Rentals
Paynes Bay Vacation Rentals are located on the west coast of Barbados, south of the city of Holetown. Holetown is the site of the original British settlement on Barbados and lies in the center of the parish called St. James. Paynes Bay resorts are very popular with tourists as they are situated near the best swimming beaches in Barbados. Calm, warm, easily accessible—it's not hard to imagine yourself walking to Paynes Bay Beach from your comfortable Paynes Beach Vacation Rental. Alternatively, if you wish to base your stay in an accommodation that can give you a sense of old world charm, you can try out one from the many St. James Barbados villas that dot the scenic beach-fronts.
Feed Sea Turtles at Paynes Bay
The capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, is within easy driving distance from Paynes Bay, as is the Grantley Adams International Airport near the southern end of the island. At Paynes Bay, you can swim with and feed sea turtles, which are tame enough to eat from your hand. A wonderful place for underwater photography, there are thousands of fish swarming around the coral reefs close to the island. Paynes Bay is a white sand beach and one of the best beaches for swimming or working on your tan. Paynes Bay is the perfect spot for diving and snorkeling too. You can also rent jet skis, a parasail, or scuba diving equipment, with instructors if so desired.
Barbados Offers Many Duty-free Shops
Once the sun goes down, it's time to check out the many duty-free stores and shops on the island that sell everything from well known brands of clothing and necessaries to pottery made by local artists. You can still have an English breakfast and afternoon tea in most areas, but there are also local delights to try, so don't be shy. Holetown boasts several of the best eating spots on the island and transportation is made easy with a bus system, car rentals and taxi cabs. You won't have to miss a thing!