About the property
- Villa1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and medium-sized pool with deck
Our villa is situated about 250 yards from beautiful Bottom Bay Beach, which is one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Enjoy the cooling, Atlantic breezes as you stroll along the secluded beaches which you will have to yourself most of the time. Then return to the villa where you can enjoy a swim in the pool and a cocktail or glass of wine on the deck, check your social media with free Wi-Fi and watch the sunset over the ocean while listening to the sounds of crickets and whistling frogs. Villa has a large patio (with BBQ), four garden chairs and two loungers.
Shopping and Services: Emerald City Shopping Centre is 10 minutes drive away and includes a well-stocked supermarket, a bank, an automated teller machine, a pharmacy, an internet cafe, video rental, a post office, a gas station and Chefette with children's play area.
Other Attractions: Our villa is situated about 25 minutes drive to Bridgetown. It is about 20 minutes from St. Lawrence Gap which has a wide selection of restaurants and nightlife. Among the interesting activities are, a visit to one of the oldest plantation houses, Sunbury Plantation, a tour of artefacts at the Barbados Museum and the recently renovated Harrison Caves. The scenic East Coast is just a short drive up the coast to Bathsheba and the well-appointed Andromeda Gardens.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Currently live in Alberta, Canada and spend two months each year at my villa in Barbados.
Wendy purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Wendy chose Apple Hall
Spent a holiday in the East Coast and fell in love with the rugged nature of this part of the island. It is not over-developed like the West and South Coasts. Decided to purchase this villa in Bottom Bay.
What makes this Villa unique
The traveller will like the quiet surroundings. The views from the back patio of the blue-green Atlantic as the waves roll in to shore and crash against the rocks.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Tout simplement parfait
Nous avons visités la barbade du 5 au 13 mars 2018 avec nos 2 enfants de 9 et 11 ans.
Nous avons séjourné à la petite falaise et tout a été parfait, la maison est très bien située avec vue sur la mer et la bottom bay beach à 5 minutes à pieds.
Tout est bien tant à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur. Propreté, commodité, tout y était. Margaret nous a acceuillit et remit les clefs.
La côte est magnifique avec ses énormes vagues et ses paysages à couper le souffle.
La réservation a très bien été et tout a été parfait. Je recommande cette villa à tout le monde. Nous ne voulions plus partir!!!!!!
Nous allons y retourner c'est certain.
Merci Wendy et Margaret
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the villa and on the island. We were happy to host your wonderful family and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
The villa is very clean and comfortable!
Bottom Bay beach is in walking distance of the villa -- very beautiful with wonderful coconut palms swaying in the Atlantic breezes. The area is quiet and offers a peaceful alternative to the more touristy areas. I will definitely return for another visit!
Nice Detached Bungalow close to Bottom Bay Beach
We had a pleasant relaxing holiday in a comfortable bungalow having most of the facilities we required. The location is relatively quiet, but not isolated and had no problems getting a good nights sleep. The 3 bedrooms and kitchen are a good size, the lounge/dining room is a bit cluttered, having either too much furniture or too little space.
The main criticism is like some other rental properties we have stayed, it suffers from a lack of maintenance, for instance the en-suite shower cubicle floor was covered in sand and congealed soap, whilst the shower head was corroded and covered in limescale, meaning only a dribble of water was emitted. At our request the shower head was replaced and we cleaned the cubicle floor which made the world of difference. Other points of note are the oven takes between 30 and 40 minutes to warm up, which we lost patience with and cooked everything on the hob in a pan. The 19" television is a bit small a leaving me with eye strain and a headache after an evenings viewing, younger guests would not have this problem. The property was not presented in a very clean state, the floors were dusty and the windows difficult to see through, the vacuum cleaner filter was clogged solid, allowing very little suction through it, I emptied the filter, then was able to clean the floors, so that bare feet didn't pick up dust and particles.
Would I recommend this bungalow, yes it is basically a comfortable holiday home in a nice location and with a small amount of TLC would earn 5 stars.
Quite a basic property for the money
Really enjoyed Barbados. The property was adequate for our needs (quite basic). We could only use the BBQ once as there was a problem and a part needed to be ordered and unfortunately due to Christmas period did not arrive before we left. We were due to vacate the property by 12 noon and our return flight was 8 pm, I contacted the owner and asked if we could stay until 5 pm . As she didn't have anybody arriving until the following week she allowed us to stay until 5 pm without any extra cost which was extremely kind) and we were very grateful. The pool was cleaned twice during our stay and the gardener called once. The bedding was changed twice. The cleaner Jean was lovely, very happy and extremely good at her job. We found the Bejans very polite and caring. Definitely visit Barbados again. We had arranged a hired car which I think is essential. I would recommend a trip on catamaran. The sea is beautiful and warm.
We enjoyed having you and your family spend the Christmas and New Year's holidays at our villa. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!
Really good - highly recommended
We rented the villa for 10 days in Aug 2015, and it was perfect. The weather was very hot and we found the plunge pool ideal - we were constantly going for dips to cool off, and play "Marco Polo", of course. The 3 bedrooms are air conditioned, but the main room is not. We opened the front and back doors, and got a nice breeze doing to keep cool.
The kitchen is great for self-catering; you can get groceries from Emerald City at Six Roads on your way to Bottom Bay. A taxi from the airport will take you there and wait for you, although it might double the price from the regular $40 Barbadian. Or take the bus.
The villa is quite and relaxing. The back patio is shaded and perfect, and the plunge pool is fantastic.
Bottom Bay is a 5 minute walk down the road. Its a really nice beach. Or follow the rough road to the east towards the "ruins" to find Harrismith beach. Or head from the Harrismith ruins towards a yellow roofed house to find a great little beach with a small reef creating a lagoon - even nicer.
We used the buses quite a bit. The bus stop is at the top of the hill, about a 10 minute walk from the villa. Buses go to Bridgetown via Six Roads/Emerald City (route #10, "Bridgetown") or to the south coast (route #12, "Sam Lords Castle"). The latter is a bit slower, but will take you to Shark Hole, Crane, the airport, and Oistins as well as the south coast beaches towards Bridgetown. We went to all of these and it was great. Oistins has the "Fish Fry" where you can get great food. Buses are $2 local/$1 USD. Blue buses need exact change. The others will give your change. Try them - you get to see a different side of Barbados.
We also rented a car for a couple of days from Stoutes Car Rental. We got a Suzuki soft-top (which we removed) jeep for $200US for 2 days. They will drop off and pick up from the villa - makes it very easy.
Anyway, back to the villa. The south-east coast is much less touristy than the West, and if you want a more authentic, restful time, this villa is ideal. Wendy is very helpful and quick in getting back to you. Jan and John look after the place locally, and a very friendly and helpful.
As someone else here says: stop searching and book the place!
ps. The regular guy selling coconut drinks at the top of the steps to Bottom Bay is "Keo", and he's a good guy. Don't be intimidated and buy that coconut!
We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the villa and we look forward to having you visit again.
Villa is pretty easy to find and only 15 mins from the airport. Lovely to be welcomed to the house by John. Who showed us everything and where to find places round the island.
The view was the best thing about staying here. To wake up each morning and see the ocean was pretty special. The wind coming off the ocean was extremely welcoming and it saved on putting the air con on! Bottom bay, which is 2-3min walk away is beautiful and hardly anyone was on it. But only suitable to paddle.
Initially we thought we were pretty remote but we actually appreciated the quietness of it all and how safe we felt (friends were shocked we sat with the front door open in the evening!) plus everything only takes 20-30 mins to get to, six roads roundabout was so helpful and led us to the places we wanted to get to. There is a supermarket there but shop savvy, some things are reasonable and some things are very expensive as obviously having to import things.
During our stay we were lucky to be there for the Kadooment crop over carnival. Was a great experience.
We visited Oistins fish fry evening, queue for the food rather than sit down and be served, we made that mistake and waited forever for our food!
A visit to The Crane is a must, beautiful beach and the hotel is lovely too. The service at the Italian restaurant was brilliant. We also ate at Tapas in Hastings, which was very delicious and reasonably priced. Lovely to eat by the beach too.
Also recommend Elegance catamaran cruises. They only have 14 guests on board and good sized boat. They were extremely attentive and were so good with our 6 year old.
Head off to the west for the best beaches. We only had time to visit a few but Paynes beach and Mullins were very nice.
What is great about Barbados is that it's not over commercialised and trying to appeal to westerners. It is what it is. Felt very relaxed and very safe and people are always willing to help.
I would recommend this villa if you want to get away from it all and want breathtaking views. It felt like paradise with the coconut trees in the garden. The pool was great to have and got our son swimming properly. We got used to the bugs and the visitors in the pool including crabs and a frog! The villa is well equipped and has everything you need.
Wendy was really helpful and answered any strange questions we had! Plus we knew that John was only at the end of the phone or end of the road if we needed anything.
Thanks for allowing us to stay.
It was a great pleasure to welcome you and your family. We would love to do so again!
Bottom Bay is located about 15 minutes from the Grantley Adams International Airport and about 30 minutes from the capital Bridgetown which is an excellent financial and shopping centre. Bottom Bay is within easy access to other great beaches such as Enterprise Beach on the South Coast and Mullins Beach on the West Coast as well as the wind-surfers' Soup Bowl at Bathsheba on the East Coast. Other activities include Golf at Sandy Lane and Rockley, and all types of water sports (scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, water polo, fishing).
Other Activities: Hiking, Cruise around island
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