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Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


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 (18' x 12') 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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Jennifer Beasmore
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why Jennifer Beasmore chose Lower Carlton

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.


Lower Carlton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double basin vanity unit. Electrical sockets. Hairdryer.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ground floor. Adjacent bedroom 4. Basin with vanity unit.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bed 1. Basin with vanity unit. Electrical sockets.
    Pool bathroom. - toilet , outdoor shower , By the pool.
  • 3.25
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Access to upper verandah
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite facilities. Access to upper verandah
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ground floor. Access to front verandah. Bathroom next door.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) There are twin beds (2 single beds) in one of the bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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.


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Beautiful House on the West Coast of Barbados
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

Home from Home in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5

Shutters is a real home from home with everything you could possibly need, kept spotless by the housekeeper and gardener. Great location to explore the island from with the best beach in Reeds Bay at the bottom of the road - an early morning swim is a perfect start to each day! We loved Huntes Gardens, Crane beach including lunch at the hotel, Bathsheba, North Point Flower caves and the Fishpot at Little Good Harbour. Would highly recommend Shutters and will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great house for a family trip

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house close to the beach and Holetown. The house has everything you will need and the pool and garden is great place to relax. The neighbors are very friendly and easy going. I would bring some ear plugs as the wildlife gets up early and could wake you if you are a light sleeper.

Jennifer the owner is very easy to deal with and was a great host.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Shutters. We're delighted that you enjoyed the beautiful local beach, as well as our garden and pool. Good tip about the earplugs to block out the dawn chorus if you want a lie in; it's amazing how many birds occupy our garden. I wonder if you saw the hummingbirds that frequent the flowers by the pool...... Hope to see you back when you are next in Barbados.
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Perfect Vacation Rental for Barbados!!!

  • 5 of 5

Anyone looking for a comfortable, spacious, relaxing, beautiful place needs to stay here!! From the moment I started talking to Jennifer, she was extremely helpful. She is very quick to respond, and will help make your stay perfect.

The beach is just down the road, and it’s a hidden gem. Great beach for snorkeling, but not crowded. The bus stops are super close, so to get to Holden or Speightstown is super easy. There is a mini mart at the bottom of the hill where you can get snacks and drinks, and I would highly recommend eating at the grill on Friday or Saturday night. It was far better than the restaurant that is close by.

The pool was so nice to have if you don’t feel like getting sandy, plus the outdoor shower for cleaning off if you do go to the beach! Lots of seating area outside and I loved waking up and sitting on the chairs on the balcony reading a book! The AC is strong in the rooms and with the shutters closed it stays dark inside, so set an alarm if you want to wake up early! You may hear animals in the morning though, so just bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.

Eudora the house cleaner is so kind, and does a great and thorough cleaning job! She made sure we had everything we needed and was very accommodating for our checkout time.

This comfortably fit 3 adult couples, but we could have easily had another couple with no problem and not felt cramped.

I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing vacation, with easy access getting around and exploring with or without a car.

Thanks again Jennifer, we can’t wait to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quincy, MA

The house was in a neighborhood near a great beach

  • 4 of 5

The house was as advertised. The owner was most helpful and the housekeeper was great. The house was clean and well cared for. It was in a local neighborhood about 400 yards from a great beach. It was near 2 restaurant and a bar within walking distance. Holetown was convenient by car or local bus. it would be great to stay on the beach but the price reflects its location and proximity to the beach. I would recommend forum to three couples or a family.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Shutters. I'm glad that you found the house comfortable and the staff accommodating. And I am delighted that you made use of the beach down the road - I think that it's a pretty well-kept secret because it's one of the best (if not the best) on the island. Thank you for staying with us! Jen
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Bellissima location per 8 persone in St James !

  • 5 of 5

La casa è esattamente uguale come viene descritta. Completa di ogni cosa per un soggiorno piacevole , a pochi passi da una delle tantissime meravigliose spiagge dell'isola. L'automobile può essere utile per uscire la sera, ma non indispensabile visti i numerosissimi trasporti locali che passano a non più di 300 metri di distanza. La vicinanza con altre case ed i galli che cantano ogni mattina possono non permettere sempre un sonno perfetto, ma la villa è veramente perfetta per soggiornare. La consiglierei a chiunque.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Shutters. Unfortunately my grasp of Italian is zero, but I hope that your account will better-inform potential guests who do speak Italian. Thank you.
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Wonderful Shutters!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday! Shutters is a beautiful, comfortable HOME. We have stayed in many self-catering places but never felt as 'at home' as at Shutters! The whole experience from booking with you to leaving the property 😢? was exemplary. Eudora, Kathy and the Pool Guys were all fantastic. Eudora went out of her way to arrange a taxi back to the airport. She is a gem ❤️ The house, gardens and pool were immaculate, everything we could've possibly needed!

Fresh Tuna from the fish market. Watching the sunset from John Moore's bar. 'Reggae Bus' to Jordan's Supermarket in Speightstown and taxi back. Dinner at Jefferson's (Pigtails!). LOVED your pool and sitting outside on the terrace and the balcony ❤️. Our favourite beach in Barbados has irrevocably changed from Gibbs Beach to Reeds Bay...breathtaking!!! Amazing snorkelling! All the community could not have been friendlier!!

All in all, ticked ALL the boxes for a much needed holiday Jen. Thank you and your family for making your wonderful home in the sun accessible for others. I would not hesitate to recommend and we would love to return some day soon. Just Heaven! 😊?

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts about Shutters. We are delighted that you felt that it was 'home from home' albeit in a rather different setting! I agree about our beach down the road - it must surely be the best on the island. We look forward to welcoming you back. J
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Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $276.97

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.