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Recent Barbados property reviews

  • This place is a bargain...even better than advertised

    "Sandbox Studio is a great little rental. My husband I like like to rent homes when we go to the Caribbean and we don't generally go to the same island twice. This makes it hard because we are always on a learning curve. Pictures don't always tell the truth so we are usually pretty skeptical of what the rental situation will be when we get there. We found Sandbox Studio to be nicer than the pictures that they show on VBRO and there were no unpleasant surprises . I say nicer because I don't think that the online pictures do Stephen's yard justice. The studio is actually a separate house from the main home. We found it to have plenty of privacy and quiet. Quiet can be hard to come by in the Caribbean. The owners are helpful and attentive when you need them but gave us our privacy when we didn't. The rental had everything that we needed and everything was well maintained. I had packed a blow dryer, beach towels and an iron just in case but none of it was needed. The house is on a quiet residential beach front street but it is one block from the bus stop and the buses run regularly. You can easily get to Holetown and other tourist locations by bus if you don't want to rent a car. If you do rent a car, the house has enough parking. The beachfront was great for long walks. The locals seemed to enjoy it but it was never crowded. The neighborhood is prosperous. (The house next door rents for $1300 a night) so everyone chips in for a night watchmen to patrol the beach area. The first day in a rental when you arrive with too much cash and you don't know anything about the area can be unsettling but there was a small but pretty intense safe and deadbolt locks and I would feel safe there even if I was staying alone. The studio is all on one level with no stairs necessary when going from the car to the unit. I tell you this because I accidentally rented a place in St. John that had 700 stairs to the beach:)"
    Guest: Judy Date of Stay: February 2013 Review Submitted: March 11, 2013
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  • Christmas getaway!!

    "My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon and first Christmas in Barbados at the Muskoka Cottage. We can't say enough good things about our vacation to Barbados and this includes our accommodations. This cottage was a perfect one bedroom getaway that was close to everything you need, while still offering quiet privacy. The most amazing part is how close it is to some of the most beautiful beaches. This is the perfect spot to stay. Steven, the owner, was a great help with any questions you have and an all around great host. Stay here and you will not be disappointed!"
    Guest: Keith Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: March 31, 2014
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  • Studio apartment

    "Three days close to the airport made for a great break. Sorry we missed the Friday fish market. Next time will be Thursday to Monday. The laundry was a great asset. Harriet was very helpful."
    Guest: Kevin Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: March 29, 2013
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  • Lovely Villa

    "Spent 8 nights at Seaspray and LOVED it! Location is close enough to everything and yet still out of the way. Villa is clean, comfortable and well appointed. The Owners and Manager were wonderful to deal with from beginning of process until the end of our stay. Thank you so much for a great place to relax and enjoy Barbados!!"
    Guest: Carolyn Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 25, 2014
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St. James Travel Tips

Visit the Platinum Coast at St. James Vacation Rentals in Barbados

The beautiful coral island of Barbados is a vacationer’s paradise. Travelers here say it is "easy to get to and difficult to leave behind." Visitors to St. James beach rentals will find out why. Travelers will find Barbados has its own international airport as well as a variety of options to get to St. James itself. Vacationers can choose to hire a car, use the excellent bus service or treat themselves to a limousine service. The area of St. James is situated on the western part of the island and referred to as the "platinum coast" due to its many up-scale properties. The year-round perfect weather makes for a great summer-like vacation, at whatever time of year you choose to travel.

Swim with the Giant Sea Turtles Near Your St. James Beach Rentals

The parish of St. James has a rich history, dating back to 1625 when the first British settlers arrived. The city of Holetown was originally known as Jamestown in honor of the King. It is the oldest town on Barbados. The original inhabitants consisted of 50 settlers and 10 slaves. With an abundance of restaurants and great shopping, the area around St. James villas is the heart of the tourist area. Here, visitors can explore one of the few remaining working sugar factories at Portvale Sugar Factory and the historic St. James Parish Church. This church is on one of the oldest consecrated pieces of land on the island and is known as "God’s acre." A church has stood on this site since 1628, and visitors may enjoy a wander through the graveyard to see the resting place of many of the original British settlers. Visitors to St. James rentals will find a beautiful area, with a very social atmosphere.

Certainly, the main attraction of St. James is the beaches. The miles of bright white sand and crystal clear waters provide visitors with the island’s best beaches within easy reach of St. James vacation rentals. Those who enjoy swimming and snorkeling will want to try both Mullins and Heywood beaches. Here, visitors will find a wealth of marine life with tropical fish such as barracuda and giant sea turtles. Both beaches have a variety of cafes and snack shacks along the beach.

Tax-Free Shopping and Unique Dining Experiences Await Near St. James Villas

It is worth considering that the shopping here is tax-free for vacationers. When shopping, ensure you have your passport and travel documents with you! The best bargains are for goods such as liquor, jewelry, art, perfume and cosmetics. There is also a wonderful variety of local goods such as colorful ceramics, gorgeous glassware and handicrafts. Many stores take U.S. dollars and major credit cards, making for a convenient shopping experience.

Barbados offers many unique dining experiences, being inspired by both British and Caribbean influences. As an island, seafood is a base for many of the local dishes and many menus will have locally caught snapper, shrimp and kingfish on offer. The local traditional dish is flying fish served with a corn meal and okra dish called Cou-Cou, topped with Creole sauce. There will also be a wide variety of shellfish on offer. The more adventurous should try the local "sea eggs" which are deviled sea urchin roe, grilled pigtails or fried conch.

A Perfect Property for a Perfect Vacation

St. James vacation rentals are luxurious properties with an array of features provided to make a vacation home as comfortable as possible. Many come with satellite TV, pools, BBQ and grills, hot tubs, and wireless internet access. Every detail has been considered to make these homes as special and unique as the people who stay in them. Whether you prefer a town house, beach house, small cozy hideaway for two, or spacious, bright family home, you will find the ideal property here.

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