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A Haven Away ~From~ Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


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

Madaline Headley-Woodroffe
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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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Holders Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • 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
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
Linens & cleaning service Provided, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Electrical Can Opener, Blow Dryer, Ironing Facilities, Fans, Patio Chairs & Table, Beach Umbrellas & Chairs


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(22 traveler reviews)

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A Haven Away ~From~ Home
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews

Our stay was absolutely wonderful and surprised us how close to the beach we were.

  • 5 of 5

Are host and hostess were very generous. When we arrived we were given food and drink as a welcome. The hospitality could not have been better. This was a real find and wonderful place to be. Without question we would return.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Larry for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to assist you and your family after such a late arrival of 12:30 in the morning. I could see the pleasure from you sons immediately at the unexpected presentation and I hope that you onward travel was even more rewarding. We would be very happy to host you again if you are in our region. Take good care. Madaline
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Great Location. Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a good value if you want to be on the beach but not pay resort prices. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The town is a 5 minute bus ride to get supplies. There are a few reaturants in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Below expectations

  • 2 of 5

First impression at the entrance to the property was "unwelcoming".

The apartment itself is basic but comfortable and the fact that it has 2 bathrooms is a plus.

However little missing items indicated unpreparedness or perhaps lack of attention.

Sorry to say but the garden area was also unexpectedly unsightly.

Not much to do to make it better.

The owner did email email me after our departure saying she was sorry that she was unable to meet with me as she was unwell at the time.

One other thing, the building is located on the left just .03km from the gas station at the bottom of Holders Hill - travelling North on Highway 1.

The sign in the photo was not visible at the time of our nighttime arrival.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry if your expectations were not met. However a night time arrival for visitors is likely to be difficult if they do not understand our directions as most of our streets do not have numbers as in other locations. It is unfortunate that you did not communicate any specific requirements to us so we could be clear about concers and to rectify any issues similar to if one was at a hotel and in need of an item. Although your stay was only a few days we are sorry that your expectations exceeded our delivery. We shall strive to provide continued hospitable service to our clients.
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  • 5 of 5

WE have just returned from this fabulous appt which is situated right on the beach. There is a beach bar and a place for food right on the beach in front of the appt which is great. Madeline and William are lovely people as are all the guys on the beach. We had a fabulous time and we will definitely be returning. Thank you William and Madeline

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you very much for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to seeing you soon again. Madaline
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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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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