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
"Excellent location with supermarket, and restaurants in walking distance. Excellent beach steps away, great snorkelling and swimming. Views from the villa a great especially at sunset as you face west from upper deck. Car is recommended but not necessary since there is a bus stop at the end of the street. The owners are very attentive and if things are not working they get it fixed right away. We were two retired couples in our 60s and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."Guest: Maurizio T. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 9, 2014View listing
"This place is excellent. My wife and I have stayed at a number of places all over Barbados - Christchurch, St. James, St. Lucy. But we really felt at home here. We get hot and always need fans. Here was so cool and breezy at all times. It was amazing. There is AC in the bedroom but we did not need it. One warning, secure the doors because the wind will slam them quickly for you. <smile> The bed is huge and comfortable. It has some kind of special mattress. The decor is clean, fresh and islandy (I made this word up myself). Everything was flawless. If you want to relax and read a book, walk down to the extremely close beach, take a brief bus to town, it is all possible and easy from here. The owners are warm and friendly and at the same time respect your privacy. We would stay here again in a second. All the little things were thought of - towels, soap, electric kettle, microwave, books to read, fans. We saw no bugs or insects. It was immaculately clean. Highly recommended! It is BETTER than the pictures."Guest: Jaime S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014View listing
"We really enjoyed our holiday here and have booked to return next year. The location is ideal as the building adjoins a beautiful beach with calm sea and good walks.Beach chairs are always available to guests. Shops, restaurants and bus stops are just a few minutes walk away. The veranda is cool and private with a view of the well kept gardens and the sea. It is very pleasant to sit there in the comfortable chairs (with foot-stools!) Water sports and boat trips are are available from the beach provided in a friendly and efficient way. A very pleasant atmosphere created by the people that live and work there completes the temptation to call this "paradise.""Guest: ANN AND PATRICK O. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 5, 2014View listing
"We chose the Weston house to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. And we are glad we did! Arriving frazzled and hungry from the flight and travel, Deborah and her team immediately made feel relaxed and welcomed. They took care of everything. After purchasing groceries, I was ready to put them away. "No, no, we will do that." said Deborah and they took them and put them away for us. At that point I realized, now this is the start of vacation. On Saturday night, Deborah had a delicious meal of flying fish and chicken prepared and served to us. For breakfast, we were on our own, which was nice because it gave everyone time to linger at their own morning pace. Since we had 2 toddlers and a baby with us, we did not venture out too much. Though, we did go to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve (Deborah's suggestion) and the St. Nicholas Abbey. Otherwise, we lounged around the pool, the gazebo and the beach. Weston House had a kayak which our family really enjoyed. We snorkled, swam, lounged and made sand castles on their lovely and peaceful beach. I cannot say enough about the Weston House. We had enough room for all 9 of us to spread around. Deborah and her team were warm, friendly and helpful. And by the way, Deobrah is an amazing cook, she even shared recipes with me. For me, one of the highlights of this vacation was everyday they did our laundry. I felt like a queen. For our 40th Wedding anniversary we wanted a vacation that our family and us could remember for years and years. The Weston House delivered that and more. Thank you Deborah, Alisia & Victoria for a vacation of a lifetime! Eileen, Ken & family."Guest: Eileen Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 2014View listing
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.