3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Penthouse right on the beach, own private sun terrace
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- From July 2018, a mandatory government imposed room tax applies, currently at 3.75% per stay.
- Regrettably, a 3% payment processing fee imposed by Homeaway/VRBO applies.
Gem of a property!
Would highly recommend The Wicket and Jon and Nicky have superb response times! Overall a fabulous place and wonderful hosts! Very accommodating as well.
Wonderful Ocean view Aptment
Apartment was excellent. Had all amenities needed. View was great. Local restaurants were good. Beach was great. Owners very good with communication
Spacious and well equipped with lovely sea views
Thanks to Jon and Paulette our vacation was amazing. From the comfort and cleanliness of the condo to the communication and of course the ocean views, everything was absolutely perfect! I highly recommend this property, we will be returning in the near future!
Great place to relax
The Wicket was everything we hoped it would be. Went to Barbados to relax and we spent 90% of our time within 500 meters of the apartment as everything we needed was nearby. The beach across the street was our personal playground (we often were the only ones using it). Paulette (the housekeeper) was super nice and helpful (as were all the people we met in Barbados). We made great use of the many books that are available at the apartment.
All in all we were very pleased with everything. If you are looking for a low-key relaxing hideaway this is the place to go.
Only negative is the weight gain from frequenting the little bakery down the street!
Turn left from the Wicket and within two minutes walk you're in the heart of historic Speightstown. Previously known as 'Little Bristol', it is one of the islands' major towns and boasts a long and intriguing history.
It was the first major port and commercial centre of Barbados with ships regularly transporting sugar cane to the UK, and much of its character can be found in its colonial architecture - historic buildings dating back to the early settlement of Barbados alongside modern buildings, while still maintaining its colonial charm.
Amenities - Speightstown has all the amenities you could possibly need, including banks, a bakery, supermarkets, beachfront restaurants and bars, a museum, a scuba diving centre, clothing and other shops. There are churches of a number of denominations, however the best aspect of Speightstown for many visitors is that everyone is very friendly. The highlight is Sunday lunch, which is usually a buffet & can be elaborate with live music - check out the Orange Street Grocer and Juma's restaurant.
Marina - Turn right from the Wicket and you can walk along the beach for about ½ a mile to the new marina, Port St. Charles, where you can see luxury yachts come and go. The beach is outstanding and is safe to swim at any time.
Nearby - Holetown is 10 minutes away from Speightstown, with a variety of shops, a supermarket and a number of restaurants for all tastes. There is also a 24 hour medical centre.
It is just over 10 minutes away from both Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane, and about 25 minutes from Bridgetown giving you the best of both worlds - a quiet haven on the edge of where it is all happening.
Beach - For relaxation on the beach, you're welcome to use our portable sunbeds on the beach opposite, or head into town to the beach that stretches between the Fishermans Pub & the Mural….at the far end of the beach, Juma's restaurant have free sunbeds for anyone to use as long as you buy a couple of drinks or some food. A very pleasant way to spend the day & we can thoroughly recommend their burgers!
Apart from the beach and the watersports, there is so much to do….
Not far from Speightstown you'll find the Mount Gay visitors centre which takes you through the fascinating history of Mount Gay Rum.
Just a bus ride away is the Animal Flower Cave, the Flower Forest (53 acres of green botanical ventures), the Earthworks Pottery, Harrisons Cave, Sunbury Plantation House, Catamaran Cruises, Pirate Cruises.
Local buses will take you all around the island for a mere $2BDS (about 70p) per trip. There are official blue buses and also the private yellow 'reggae' buses….the yellow buses can drive pretty fast and it's sometimes like a fairground ride, but it's an experience not to be missed!
If you head into Bridgetown, you'll find the Atlantis Submarine from which you can explore the undersea world. There are also many scuba diving centres from Reefers & Wreckers on the doorstep in Speightstown, West Side Scuba in Holetown & Christchurch, The Dive Shop in Carlisle Bay near Bridgetown plus many more.
Horse Racing - for an afternoon of fun and excitement, join the sport of kings at the Garrison Savannah! It is a day for all the family with street food, vendors, parades, picnics and mingling which are as important to many as the races and the bets! The main event of the Barbados horse racing season is the Sandy Lane Gold Cup (formerly the Cockspur Gold Cup), which attracts entrants from across the Caribbean and jockeys from the United Kingdom and Canada. The Garrison Savannah Racetrack is a must, and there is Polo at the Apes Hill Polo Club.
Cricket is the national sport of Barbados and the West Indies & you can catch a good game of cricket almost any time in Barbados. It could be an international Test Match or One-Day at Kensington Oval, an exciting local First Division match, or a friendly game on the beach.
Golf - Barbados has quickly established itself as the premium golf location in the Caribbean. It is quietly receiving many accolades while offering the perfect spot for tournaments and golf excursions. You'll find the courses at Sandy Lane, the Royal Westmoreland, the Apes Hill Club and the Barbados Golf Club.
Surfing - As Barbados is a coral island, a coral reef stretches all around Barbados' coastline, providing for unlimited surfing conditions all over. No matter whether a swell approaches the island from a northerly or westerly direction or whether it's moving in from the east or the south, Barbados is guaranteed to have surf somewhere along its shores at almost any given day of the year.
Welchman Hall Gully - Welchman Hall Gully is a glittering jewel set in the heart of Barbados. This tropical hideaway is home to wild monkeys, majestic rainforest trees and delicate native plants. Walk along its shaded path. See Barbados as it appeared to the first settlers.
Jon & Nicky
About Jon & Nicky
We are Jon & Nicky from London, UK - we love hot places, especially Barbados! We're both looking forward to spending more time abroad after retirement, so to help our dream come true we've pulled out all the stops to purchase our beautiful apartment, 'The Wicket', but until we retire it's available for your pleasure.
Jon & Nicky purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Jon & Nicky chose Douglas
It is perfect! Located right on the beach, the caribbean ocean views are right there in front of you from the large balcony terrace. As a top floor penthouse with two floors, it has every modern convenience and offers luxury living.
What makes this Apartment unique
You won't find anywhere closer to the beach & everything you need is right on your doorstep...supermarkets, banks, restaurants & bars, pharmacy, watersports. With its own large private sun terrace, proximity to the sea, massive internal space, The Wicket is a unique place to stay. We're sure you'll love it as much as we do!