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A Haven Away ~From~ Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Tamarind Tree apartment offers 'a haven away from home' to visitors seeking tranquility and comfort while still having close access to restaurants, fast food outlets, supermarkets, pubs and the beach.

The beachfront property is situated at Paynes Bay beach along the West Coast of Barbados and is approximately:

Fifteen minutes drive from Bridgetown

Fifteen minutes walk from Sandy Lane Hotel

Five minutes from Lime Grove and Holetown

Five minutes walk from Shades

The apartment's elevation allows for cool breeze ventilation and a panoramic view of our garden, fish pond and the ocean, from its bay windows and seaside porch. A sea side tree perch is expected to be added shortly for our visitors uninterupted sunset viewing.

The property consist of two bedrooms (with air conditioning) - one bedroom contains a queen-size bed and the other two twin beds; two bathrooms with Living area and patio tastefully decorated for our visitors comfort. The open plan kitchen and Living room has a ceiling fan to assist with air circulation. Guest are treated to complimentary refreshment on arrival and all special request are attended to promptly.

Let us help you enjoy a memorable and peaceful vacation in our cozy setting.

Keywords: Beachfront Apartment

More Details

Owner
Madaline Headley-Woodroffe
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Madaline Headley-Woodroffe

Hi my name is Madaline and I am married to William. We are the owners of the Tamarind Tree Apartment who also live on the premises. I grew up on the beautiful lush and rugged east coast of the island. I married to William and moved to this side of the island where we raised 2 beautiful daughters - Indra and Tyra. As this location is home to us we were always being praised for our location and hospitality when entertaining but only saw it as home until we decided to add the apartment.

William is a qualified graduate secondary school teacher of Mathematics while I work in business development with a government agency. Our kids are now in university seeking to lead their own lives.

Why Madaline Headley-Woodroffe chose Holders Hill

Our Apartment is well located along one of the more beautiful beaches on the West Coast of Barbados. We wanted to share our hospitality and our home with visitors to truly experience Barbadian culture in a village type setting similar to what we like to experience when we travel to other countries. Therefore we try to provide the comforts of home in an easy going holiday setting where locals are friendly and are always willing to assist you with anything if you need it. Females and the elderly are especially comfortable here and grateful for the helpfullness.

The location is safe and someone is always on the premises. Our apartment is a continuous evolving opportunity for us as we seek visitors ideas and needs to update our plant into what you like as well as what we like. This fusion will hopefully be more pleasing to all as we continue.

What makes this apartment unique

The beachfront view and the sunsets form this location are spectacular.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time with you and look forward to our next visit. It just seems too soon to return to the cold from your sunny beaches. Thanks again for the refreshments and the souverigneers, they are beautiful.
May 2005
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Turtle viewing and swim, Try the Gazebo bar rum punch , Gazee burgers or Gazebo spice rum and our signature Bajan rice and peas, macaroni pie or grilled fish.

Amenities

Holders Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Sturdy Mahogany double-sided headboard with wood/laths construction, Twin or Single Beds (1) wood/laths construction
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Linens & cleaning service Provided, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Electrical Can Opener, Blow Dryer, Ironing Facilities, Fans, Patio Chairs & Table, Beach Umbrellas & Chairs

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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A Haven Away ~From~ Home
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews
5

Wonderful location and friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in the heart of paynes bay. The owner is very good and always ready to find solutions to the guest request.

A major plus is a guy called Sammy. He brings freshly catched tuna almost every day and he is a surfing teacher if you want to have fun.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We could not have chosen a better location for accommodations, surrounding beach activities, and helpful, friendly company. Madaline and William were readily available to help us deal with any concerns, places to see, transportation, or activities available. Payne's Beach is immediately out front, with multiple family water activities (paddle boards, kayaks, water skidoos/skiing etc). Go to left water front you swim/snorkel with the turtles, while to the right, you have a buoyed sandy swim area safe for all level of swimmers where hours were spent in the warm waters. Each day we had our own padded sun loungers and umbrella available, set up for us, at prime location at the water's edge. Close at hand a few steps away is the beach bar and grill with great fruit smoothies and food. This was the place to be, as catamaran tours came to anchor in this bay, to view the day's end sunsets.

Our apartment was roomy, featuring a large living space with ceiling fan and doors that could be left open to the balcony to allow cooling breezes. Both the bedrooms have good air conditioning units, if needed, for cooler night time sleeping. We enjoyed cleaning service, the private entrance to come and go, welcoming drinks in the fridge on arrival, a well equipped kitchen, satellite TV, and available internet.

We felt as if we were visiting a large extended family between the family members, beach vendors, and staff all of whom were extremely friendly and helpful with any requests. This was our third visit to Barbados and by far our favorite location because of the people who shared the time with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and facility

  • 4 of 5

Our recent stay was great and more than met our expectations. Our hosts were very accommodating. The apartment is clean and everything works well from the ac's to the refrig. The second story view is beautiful. Payne's Bay is a very popular location as cruise ship passengers are found here just about every day in peak season. In fact Rihanna and Simon Crowell have condos about 300 yards away. There is a bit of activity around the apartment outside as the owners operate a beach grill. But the positives are the good food and bar right outside. All the folks you'll interact with are friendly and helpful. Try to get to know "Eddie" the local beach entrepreneur. What a character. We highly recommend this unit and the people who will take care of you.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm and friendly hosts, great value

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Tamerind Tree Apartment on our family vacation in Barbados. My wife, (two kids aged two and four) and I came just before Christmas for six nights.

First and foremost, the owners, William and Madeline, are extremely kind and welcoming hosts. William very generously offered to take us around the island while there. There's a bus stop steps from the apartment but with two young kids, it was much easier to get around by car. Chatting with William, learning about the island as well as getting to know him and his family was a real pleasure.

In terms of the apartment itself, it's in a fabulous location, situated on the second floor of a beachfront house on Paynes Bay Beach. The water is extremely calm and clear. There are shallow reefs with plenty of fish and even sea turtles in the beach right outside!

By the way, the apartment has its own separate entrance from their house so you have both privacy and accessibility to them should anything come up. I also want to note that they had the apartment cleaned twice while there (beds made, fresh towels, things tidied up, etc...).

Lastly, at the time we made our booking they only had four pictures of the apartment posted which didn't do it justice at all as it turns out. While it's not decked out in swank, modern furniture, it has everything you need. There's a balcony with sea view which is really nice and a tree house on the property with a sea view too :)

The apartment is a great value, we had a lovely time here and highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tamarind Tree Apartment, Paynes Bay, St James, Barbados

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, wonderful people, clean apartment, great view, loved the beach and the sound of the waves. Madaline, her family and team were super-friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bronx , NY, USA
5

Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! William and Madeline are so warm and friendly, you will feel right at home. This was our second time staying here, and is my husband's favorite place to stay on the island.

The apartment is spacious, has a lovely island breeze. The apartment is simply furnished, very comfortable, and well maintained. I loved having meals on the balcony, overlooking the most beautiful beach, with stunning sunsets. The fish cutters and rum punches made on location are the best. Snorkeling is great right off the beach, and you can swim with the turtles.

There is easy access to local transportation and lots to do nearby. I can't wait to return. Great value for an exceptional location.

Thank you Madeline and William. See you soon again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

20% deposit to reserve time slots, balance due on arrival. Please ask about our payment options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.