About the property
- Villa1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
10 MIN WALK TO THE BEACH AND SPEIGHSTOWN
CARIZMA holiday villa is open plan in design. The fabulous living dining area and kitchen are colour coordinated in cream, greens and oranges giving a chic but Caribbean feel. You will find comfortable chairs and sofa, dining table and fantastic kitchen fitted with all appliances. This opens out onto a 30ft terrace by 2 sets french doors. Here you will find comfortable chairs, dining table , take a step down and you are in your own private garden surrounded by Bougainvillea and flora. You have a choice of eating inside or alfresco. Cool down in the outside shower.
Enjoy the facilities of large flat screen TV,DVD and free wireless broadband internet.
From Carizma you can Bathe in the beautiful blue/ turquoise sea, Relax on the soft white sand, Watch the most fantastic sunsets and View the stars at night. This together with superb restaurants and bars close.
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Eating Out & Activities : There are so many places to eat from the top class restaurants to Barbados answer to fast food or eat where the locals eat.
You are so close to the famous Fish Pot Restaurant, and Lonestar. For a more local feel try the Fish Fry at Half Moon Fort , Fishermans pub I have a full list which is sent to you on booking .
There are so many places to visit and so much to do, and so little time but don't hurry. Although you don't need to hire a car as the public transport is so good, it is fun to hire a mini moke or jeep and find all those places yourself.
The rugged and wild East coast is not to be missed visit Bathsheba then drive down to Bottom Bay this everything you would imagine a Caribbean beach to look like. Take some food and drink with you and have a picnic. Check if there is any horse racing on at the Garrison in Bridgetown, this always guarantees a good afternoon. We have some great golf courses or why not learn to Dive at one of the PAADI dive centers
GOLF: There are several golf courses within 15 drive. Try Royal Westmoreland, Sandy Lane country club or the Old Nine .
Farther a field Barbados Golf club and Rockley on the South Coast.
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About Anita Ashton
Banker in the UK for 33 years now living in Barbados where we have s mortgage broker business and 2 restaurant called café carizma and carizma n the hill
Anita Ashton purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Anita Ashton chose Douglas
great position quiet but close to the real Barbados. Modern house with all amenities
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Well equipped, and very comfy barbadon villa.
Had a lovely time, absolutely home from home. villa fantastic with lots of visiting wildlife including humming birds,frogs,cats and a resident lizard that we named George.the outside terrace with its easy cchairs and alfresco dining under the stars was great, a great little sun trap.
The only downside being the quite busy road and the barking of dogs, which you soon get used to.
speightstown is very naturaly Barbadon, with an array of typical Barbadon shops, bars and restraunts,some of whih are quite pricey. Island plates being particulary good, and good value.for Bajan food, try the Fishermans pub, friendly and very good value, with beer at 10 bbd for 3.
A vey nice day can be had at Port st Charles yacght club with basic but good value food.
Dont forget to use the local busses, a great way to sample local island life.
To recap, we had a wonderful time at villa Carizma and would not hessitate to book again.
What a great find this was
We stayed here for two weeks and what a find this villa was. It had everything in it you could possibly want for a relaxing holiday. The place is situated in a quiet residential road opposite Heywoods beach (10 min walk) and the all neighbours were so friendly. Situated also a short walk from Speightstown bus station a car is not really necessary as the island is so easy to get around by public transport and so cheap. We travelled around for the first week and then chilled out at Port St Charles Yacht Club for the second week, where the service and the staff are excellent.
Many thanks Anita for such a great holiday we will be back
Simon and Barbara
Nice Xmas stay!
Lovely spacious house in a quiet neighbourhood.
Loved the patio area for a quiet breakfast time.
Very comfortable bed and good shower.
Just a few minutes away from the Port St Charles beach club which we really enjoyed.
Thanks to Anita & Dave.
Lesley & Tony Butler
5 Months of Comfort & Joy
Sadly, my wife and I are wrapping up a 5-month stay in Carizma during which we've come to enjoy the villa, its amenities, location, and Barbados more with each passing week. We've explored much of the island and find it to be stunningly beautiful and incredibly interesting. We've walked miles, ridden the bus, hired a taxi, and occasionally rented a car all with great success and little difficulty. Barbados is definitely a top-of-list Caribbean destination because it's so darned interesting and convenient – the history, the multitude of activities and points of interest, ATM access & credit card acceptance, the language, the shopping, transportation, access to amenities, and the cordial, gracious people. Speightstown and Carizma are a great choice for travelers seeking these best features of Barbados: an upscale neighborhood and authentic Bajan village full of friendly people away from the south-island jam and access to one of the best low-traffic, calm-water beaches on the island at Port St. Charles. Carizma gives us the independence of a single-family home yet full and easy access to all parts of the island. We walk to collect our groceries, stroll the beaches, and watch the killer sunsets. From the north, Holetown is an easy $2BBD, no-brainer bus ride to and from. More on the villa: The bedding is top notch, the weekly maid service a real treat, the bed linens are cleaned and pressed, towels are provided and laundered – and floors mopped [nice!]. The furniture in the villa is in excellent condition and very comfortable. The bath is newly built (actually the entire villa is recent construction) all in outstanding travertine tile including the entire shower surround. The tile is carried throughout the villa on the floors and very nice to walk on and keep clean. The kitchen cabinetry is beautiful and the appliances all work very well. We've kept the two sets of large swing-out double doors open during most of our stay to catch the Bajan breezes and had to resort to a/c only occasionally in the evenings back in November and early December. And blessedly – very few bugs! Dave and Anita are wonderful people who work hard to make things right and truly care about their guests. You can't go wrong with the these trustworthy hosts who have become very special to us. I mean, after 5 months, we're experts on the subject, right? It will be hard to leave.
Lovely Hide-Away on a Lovely Island
We stayed at Carizma in July 2011 and had a wonderful time! The house is everything it’s advertised to be – lovely, comfortable, scrupulously clean, etc., etc. One of many pleasant surprises was the quality and quantity of cooking equipment (as a passionate amateur cook, having access to sharp knives and decent pans while on vacation was lovely). Another lovely surprise was the welcome stocking of the refrigerator with eggs, butter, milk, bread and even a couple of Banks beers! The owner who met us a the house could not have been more pleasant or helpful. The neighborhood is relatively quiet and it’s a short walk down the hill to Speightstown and Heywoods beach. Having Carizma as a home base definitely enhanced our stay in Barbados.
We just returned home from a two week holiday in Barbados. As far as the Carizma is concerned, what you see on the website, is what you get. From the time we stepped in to the villa, we were impressed with the decor, the amenities provided, and its open plan concept providing guests with certainly a comfortable "Home Away From Home" feeling. Each morning, we enjoyed our breakfasts on the front patio, in the company of birds feasting on the bougainvilleas and other flowers.
Although we did have a rental car, one could easily manage getting around on public transit which is both cheap and efficient. This was our first visit to this beautiful island, and by having a car, we were able to explore its differents parts. Speightstown which provdes a couple of grocery stores, a bakery, bars, and restaurants is within an easy walk. Our favorite beach was Heywoods which is only a ten minute walk, and the water is so calm that one feels like being in a pool, and a very large one at that. We used both access points, the one in between the two resorts, and the other located to the north of Port St. Charles Resort. Should one decides to drive, plenty of free public parking is available at both locations.
We have visited most parts of the world, and of the Caribbean Islands, Barbados is by far at the top of the list. The Bajan people are extremely friendly, and most helpful. Put all that together with the Carizma, and a most enjoyable holiday is almost guaranteed.
Our sincere thanks to Anita, and Dave for making our holiday most memorable. Aren't we glad that we extended our stay by an additional week? Thank you also for putting us in touch with Corbin's Car Rental. They have been good to deal with. Anita, it has been a pleasure dealing with you, and hopefully we will be re-visiting our favourite villa in Barbados sometime in the future.
Vicki & Don Beddage, Ontario, Canada
Thank you for the review , glad you enjoyed the island, people and the beaches of course.We hope to see you back at some point and look forward to it
Historic Speightstown is 10 mins walk away from the villa. The quaint town is the up and coming place in Barbados mix old with new. Situated on the West coast it is still part of the old Barbados where you can buy your fruit and vegetables from the stalls in the street. There is a bakery, fish market and supermarket for your supplies. Please note the map is not totally accurate the villa is in the Douglas area and much closer to Speightstown. Close by are some excellent gourmet restaurants or for more local food try the Fishermans pub in Speightstown or Half Moon Fort fish fry on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Parish of St Peter is along the West Coast where you will find the famous Mullins Beach a short bus drive. However there are some beautiful beaches 10 mins walk away. You are within easy reach of the East Coast , St Nicholas Abbey, Cherry Tree Hill and Farley National Park a car is advisable but you can get around easily by bus .
Additional information about rental rates
. Deposit of £300 pounds required on booking with balance payable 2 months before departure. Deposit is non refundable We strongly advise you to take out TRAVEL INSURANCE at the time of booking. P Reduced prices for three weeks and special prices for long term rentals of two months or more We can book anything you wish before you leave for UK, Provide welcome pac