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Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Shutters' is a new but traditionally designed house on the stunning west coast of Barbados. Within 5 minutes walk of the quiet but stunning Reeds Bay (see photo), 'Shutters' has the added advantage of a private pool and garden. All the rooms are spacious and airy, but the house is fully air-conditioned for those who prefer the cold!

'Shutters' is in the village of Lower Carlton which is between Holetown to the south, and Speightstown to the north. Consequently it is within easy reach of all the fabulous bars and restaurants the west (Platinum) coast has to offer. Lower Carlton itself is a very quiet, sleepy village for most of the week, but on Saturday night it comes alive with singing and dancing until dawn, hosted by the adjacent D&S bar. The famous John Moore Bar is a 8 or 10 mins walk from the house, and there are several nice little eateries within 10 minutes walk. Lower Carlton has a fishmarket which sells the most delicious (and cheap) fish, and a fruit and veg stall which sells local produce. There is also a small mini-mart. For additional shopping Bridgetown, Holetown and Speightstown are a quick bus ride away.

There are a wide variety of activities available up and down the west coast, and the wild surfing water of the east coast is about 40 minutes drive away. The house is 40 minutes from the airport.

'Shutters' is tastefully furnished and comfortable. The housekeeper will clean the house and change the bed linen and towels twice a week. The garden and pool are tended to weekly.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Yes. Party must include at least one person over the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is a queen-sizd bedroom and a shower-room on the ground floor. There are three steps onto the verandah at the front of the property, and one onto the patio at the back. There are two shallow steps up to the pool edge'...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Access to upper verandah...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    En-suite facilities. Access to upper verandah...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Ground floor. Access to front verandah. Bathroom next door....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) There are twin beds (2 single beds) in one of the bedrooms...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double basin vanity unit. Electrical sockets. Hairdryer....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Ground floor. Adjacent bedroom 4. Basin with vanity unit....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ensuite bed 1. Basin with vanity unit. Electrical sockets....moreless

  • Pool bathroom.: toilet, outdoor shower

    By the pool....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guests can get married or renew their vows at Shutters,at St Alban's Church or on the beach at Reeds Bay. Ask the owner for details....moreless


  • Books:

    Wide variety of books. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Table tennis. Scrabble, Monopoly, cards, backgammon, draughts etc. etc....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat screen....moreless

  • Toys:

    Balls, boule, cricket bat, pool toys, snorkels etc etc. ...moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The balcony is an excellent spot for watching the sunset over the Caribbean - usually with a cocktail to sip....moreless

  • Village:

    Lower Carlton is a small village located on the west coast of Barbados between Holetown and Speightstown. It is a quiet residential village with a church, a fish-market and a couple of small shops. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Outside on ground floor verandah. Free standing gas Bar-b-que. Outside lighting on verandah. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has shutters throughout, but is also fully air-conditioned...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are also beach towels available for guests' use...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large airy living area. With double patio doors onto garden and pool area. TV with access to numerous channels including film channel. ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street:

    The drive at the front of the house is big enough to accommodate 3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone available for guest's use. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided. Changed twice a week. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is also an iron and ironing board...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter coffee maker. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Good range of dishes and utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kichen has granite work-surfaces, a ceramic hob and electic oven, a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, and a coffee maker, kettle, toaster and blender. There are champagne flutes, wine and cocktail glasses and tumblers as well as all the usual crockery, cutlery, kitchen tools and an ice bucket....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Herbs, flour, sugar, salt etc....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Balcony with view over Carlton village to the Caribbean. Great views of sunset. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    5 mins to Royal Westmoreland and 10 minutes to Sandy Lane golf courses. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mature, private and enclosed garden. Banana and Coconut trees. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some snorkel kits available at the house. Reefers and Wreckers Scuba School in Speightstown but they pick up locally. ...moreless

Pool / Spa



from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2017
5 night min stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
5 night min stay
Jan 7 - Mar 30, 2018
5 night min stay
Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2018
5 night min stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
Summer 2018
May 1 - Nov 30, 2018
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $258.72


Guests will be sent a copy of the booking details and rental terms. On our receipt of guest's acceptance of the rental terms and the 10% deposit we will reserve Shutters for them. There are no additional taxes or charges for cleaning - that is included in the rental price. Cancellation details are also outlined in the rental terms that guests will be sent.

We ask for a 10% deposit to secure the booking. The balance + damages bond is payable 56 days prior to arrival at Shutters. The damages bond will be returned 7 days after departure from the house in accordance with the rental terms.

Cancellation details are outlined in the rental terms sent out by owner.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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Lower Carlton is an ideal village to sample Bajan life. It is mainly residential but there is a fish market and fruit & veg stall which are excellent for BBQ supplies. The Carlton Variety Store is within 3 minutes walk of Shutters - basic supplies can be purchased there (eggs/milk/bread etc) but the owner - Jefferson - does excellent BBQ'd local dishes on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights (it is always very popular with the locals too so a lovely place to go for a beer and a chat too). There is a little bar (D&S Bar) next door to Shutters which is very handy for local snacks or a rum punch, and on Saturday nights 8-1.30 am it comes alive with karaoke (karaoke is very popular in Barbados!). St Alban's Church is about 3 minutes walk down the road and is the perfect setting, right on the beach, for a wedding or renewing vows. There are also several restaurants within 5 or 10 minutes walk of Shutters, and the Lone Star and Mullins restaurants are both within a 5 minutes bus ride. The highway at the bottom of the road follows the west coast so access to Bridgetown including the Kensington Oval cricket ground, Holetown and Speightstown and beyond is easy by the fantastic (and very entertaining) bus services.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose St James, Barbados:
We chose to have Shutters in Lower Carlton because I'd visited Barbados many times and wanted to have a house with a Bajan feel away from the massive hotels. It turns out to have been a wise choice because the neighbourhood is very safe and the neighbours extremely friendly and helpful. Many of our guests leave the house on first name terms with the neighbours.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • House and pool

    House and pool

  • Beautiful beach (Reeds Bay) less than 5 minutes walk from Shutters

    Beautiful beach (Reeds Bay) less than 5 minutes walk from Shutters

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Family bathroom

    Family bathroom

  • Patio area for dining

    Patio area for dining

  • Twin bedroom onto balcony overlooking garden and pool.

    Twin bedroom onto balcony overlooking garden and pool.

  • Walking home after snorkelling at the end of the day

    Walking home after snorkelling at the end of the day

  • Thank you to Michele for the 'fishy' photos.

    Thank you to Michele for the 'fishy' photos.

  • Snorkelling by the fish market - taken by guests in June 2013.

    Snorkelling by the fish market - taken by guests in June 2013.

  • The garden from the kitchen door.

    The garden from the kitchen door.

  • The patio and pool from the livingroom

    The patio and pool from the livingroom

  • Master bedroom opening onto balcony

    Master bedroom opening onto balcony

  • View of the Caribbean from the balcony

    View of the Caribbean from the balcony

  • Pool and garden

    Pool and garden

  • Get married or renew your vows

    Get married or renew your vows

  • Ground floor bedroom

    Ground floor bedroom

  • Photo taken off the beach by the fish market.

    Photo taken off the beach by the fish market.

  • Living area

    Living area

VRBO #212078

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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