5 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 A Garden Pool & Gazebo
What makes this Villa unique
The location of the house is ideal; Just 3 minutes from Royal Westmoreland Golf Club, 6 minutes from Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Course and overall just a few minutes from some of the finest dining in the Caribbean. But perhaps the best part of this house is the only 100 meters it is from Queensfort Beach (next to Glitter Bay hotel).
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
June 2019 Summer Vacation
Our flight was 2 hrs delayed so by the time we got to the house, we couldn't get into the property. Our driver was nice enough to locate a phone # for us to call. Prior to arriving, we sent emails to let the property manager know that our flight was delayed but never received a response. We had to wait for 15 mins before someone came to let us in. We had a tour of the house & it was beautiful as it was stated on the website. However, during our stay, we've noticed that the appliances are very very old...the oven doesn't work, the washer and dryer are rusty but they do work, one of the showers doesn't drain very well, one of the other showers water pressure was very weak, and my boys who stayed in the room with the twin beds had bug bites and I believe it was bed bugs. I did inform management team and they had to send a professional to take a look but couldn't find anything. I think it's the mattresses that need to be replaced. They were very responsive to the matter but the issue was not resolved. We were left with one key & were told that someone will give us another set but we never received it. We arrived late Saturday evening & they attempted to drop the 2nd set off on Wednesday which happened to be a rainy day and we were at the house all day and they claimed that someone came but no one answered the door. They could of drop it off. Well, they called Thursday morning to let us know but by then we no longer needed it b/c we were leaving Saturday morning. On top of that, we have communicated to schedule a chef and that didn't happen. We had a call Thursday morning that the chef can come Thursday or Friday. We had to decline b/c we already had plans for the rest of the stay. It was badly planned. In summary, the place is beautiful. There's plenty of space for everyone. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. The scenery is very nice, peaceful, and pleasant. The location is perfect! Less than 5 minutes walk to the beach. You practically have the beach to yourself. There's a maid comes every other day so that was very nice. We had a nice stay but I wish they upgrade their appliances especially the stove and oven if you plan to cook and get new twin mattresses. I wouldn't schedule a chef if you don't need one. Coordinating for a chef was very painful. And lastly, make sure to get the management phone #. Normally, they usually provide that info so I never asked assuming they will be responsive & accommodating & on top of top their game.
Great for large groups!
We had a party of 10. The Green Monkey Villa needs a little TLC, but the management of the villa is very attentive and corrected any issues we had as soon as possible. Location is great for walking to restaurants 3 or so within 5-8 minutes and many more in Holetown 19-20 minutes walking. Busses are also readily available right at the end of the private road (Old Queens Fort) for a less than five minute ride into town where shopping, grocery, and restaurants are plentiful. The villa management setup up a contract with a beach chair vendor for the duration of our stay to compensate for the loss of their usual membership. Beach access was a 5 minute walk on a private road. To get to the chair vendor it was 8-9 minutes on the beach (low tide only), or via the main road. We really enjoyed the large table under the gazebo, as well as chef prepared meals by Rosemarie! This place is just a few repairs away from 5 stars.
A beautiful house
Definitely a five-star property, tastefully decorated, but spoiled by many little signs of inattention to maintenance. When pointed out they were dealt with promptly when possible, though one or two things didn’t make it. A pre-requested Nespresso machine was there as promised. One just wishes that someone would pay equal attention to everything on the property before guests arrive, rather than waiting to be told that an AC remote or the second security gate opener, for example, are missing.
A perfect home for a large family near beach and town
We went as a family of 8 adults and loved staying here. Eating outside in the lovely garden with Green monkeys visiting every day was very entertaining. The layout meant we had plenty of space and the house was brilliantly positioned less than 5 minutes walk to beautiful beaches and just 20 min. walk to Holetown or 10 min. on the Bajan yellow buses, stopping at the end of our road. We had a chef come and cook for us a few times which was brilliant. The housekeepers, gardeners and pool keepers were all very friendly. We would happily stay here again.
Ten Happy Travelers
Green Monkey is a large villa providing great accommodations for groups gathered for a purpose. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary for this trip however we could envision the space for meetings, retreats and other special occasions. The rental cost does not include a chef, maid or pool attendant, however the owner provided an exceptional team for a very reasonable cost. Make sure that your needs for cable TV, wi-fi, and other amenities are part of your planned visit to be certain that everything is in good working order. We were so pleased to meet the owner, a Barbadian, and support a locally owned business.
The amount of money that was spent on this home was too much for what was promised. The house is big and beautiful, it's just not maintained. Water ran down the walls when it rained, each room had a leak. The indoor steps looked like a waterfall which created a hazard. The dishwasher and half of the oven did not work. We asked if they would fix the problems and management kept promising us that they would but it never happened. The pool was always dirty, in fact half way through our stay the pool turned green. Again we called expecting to have this corrected but it wasn't and we couldn't use the pool after the 3 day. We asked for a small compensation on the rent because of these issues but have not seen a cent and now communication has been halted. It appears the owner does not care which leaves a bad taste as our last trip and rental to Barbados was perfect. I do not recommend every staying at this home, it was a huge disappointment!
We appreciate you sharing your experience at the Green Monkey Villa and wish to share some light on your concerns. It’s safe to say that our Villa Manager has addressed all your concerns raised during your stay with our Maintenance team who has taken care of all outstanding issues. The Villa is constantly going through updates even as we speak. As you indicated the house is big and beautiful and therefore we try to ensure that every part is always well maintained.
We sincerely apologize for the response time with most of your concerns. At The Green Monkey we pride ourselves on providing a wonderful experience for our guests and customer satisfaction is paramount. With regard to your request on compensation our Villa Manager has been working on a mutually favorable arrangement and will be in touch with you shortly to discuss.
We thank you for choosing The Green Monkey Villa and staying with us.
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