Our delightful villa has two large en-suite bedrooms with communal pool.
About Sarah Rickwood
Our family are delighted to welcome you to Hibivillea here at Porters Court on the beautiful paradise island of Barbados. As founder owners we have shared many wonderful memories over the years and have taken great delight in opening up our home for the enjoyment of our guests. Traditionally having rented through word of mouth or to repeat guests - we are happy to pass on personal reviews or give you the contact of prior guests, who still book direct with myself. I currently live in the UK where I used to own an Events Company in the travel and tourism sector specialising primarily in Barbados. My past work experiences have seen me coordinate numerous wedding events on the island, one in particular at the world famous "Cliff Restaurant venue" I have also worked on a number of sports projects including the 2007 Cricket World Cup held here in Barbados. I have made many wonderful friends and associates during my time living on the island and very much look forward to sharing my expert knowledge with future guests staying in our wonderful villa. I shall be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding our property and also to offer any information you may require in respect of activities and places of interest. Barbados is truly a part of my soul ..... i hope you too will embrace a touch of paradise!
Sarah Rickwood purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Sarah Rickwood chose Holetown
Our property is a classic Bajan style villa tucked away in a secure private development allowing complete peace of mind to our guests. Whether you are visiting alone or with a young family, Porters Court is a safe environment where children can run free. Our wonderful housekeeper will look after you with her beautiful smile, her loyalty is unquestionable and we very much consider her part of the family. Hibivillea is located only a few minutes walk from Alleyne Beach with access to the local beach bar and highly rated Lonestar Restaurant where the sun sets over the ocean at the end of each day. I really do have so many happy experiences here .. to wake up on a beautiful sunny morning walk out onto our private terrace and look up at the palm trees and clear blue skies to me is absolute paradise.
What makes this Villa unique
Our air conditioned villa with also ceiling fans is a detached property in a secure private development where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful tropical surroundings. It's location really does make a difference to your stay. Breakfast on the front terrace whilst watching the sunrise is to me just the best feeling!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect Villa Location near the Beach
Myself and my partner have just returned from a wonderful holiday where we stayed at No 2 Porters Court. It was just the holiday we needed. Our friends Louise, and her family have stayed at this villa many times and they recommended it to us. We loved this villa for its excellent location to the beach and also it is the only villa within the 8 on the complex that has a private back decking area perfect for privacy. Sarah the owner was available through correspondence during our stay and even checked we had landed safely in the UK on the morning of our return, to less than blue skies!
We cannot wait to return and would fully recommend all that No 2 Porters Court encompasses, it was perfect for us.
We will back soon.
Phil, I am so glad you both enjoyed it. Thank you for being wonderful guests. Sarah x
My wife and myself thoroughly enjoyed our winter escape. Traditionally we have stayed in a hotel but we decided on a villa holiday this year and we both agree we would no longer return to hotel /room living again. The villa was a perfect location for ourselves, a mere few minutes walk to the beach and near the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel and Beach club. We had several lunches at the beach club and then walked along the beach often ending up for a late afternoon drink on the decking of the lone star. What we loved about this villa was it is in such close easy proximity to Holetown and the large supermarket aswell as being near such an array of restaurants. The villa was clean, and the maid comes once a week. It felt very secure having a code gated entrance and also codes to access the back of the complex.
My wife enjoyed watching the birds in the garden, especially the humming birds, the gardens are beautifully maintained. The pool area is very relaxed and the clientele that were in the other villas were professionals and we made some good friends for life.
Sarah arranged for us to have some shopping delivered on our arrival and also arranged a taxi pick up and we paid for this locally.
The property manager Jeanine was also on hand if we needed anything during our stay.
Alot of breeze comes through the villa as you can open doors at the front and the back of the villa so it is pleasant, we did not find it necessary to use Air conditioning.
We would fully recommend this villa to our friends and family - although we do not want too many people knowing our find !
Rob and Louise
We were delighted to find this quaint haven Barbados villa ..we loved it!
Now we have found Hibivillea 2 Porters Court we can feel happy and relaxed in Barbados more than ever and intend to book again . We loved this property ..the location is superb and cental and a mere few minute's from the beach. Sarah the owner is so knowledgeable of the island having spent so much of her childhood there and a recent marketing and events company also, she owned there , a charming lady. The villa is the only one in the small porters complex with a private back decking, it was a joy to wake up in a morning and open the side door in the bed room straight onto the privacy and warmth of the decking. The villa has new modern uk TV systen, that was nice in the evenings to catch up on programmes or watch a good film after a sun downer. The location of the beach is ideal and we spent some time at the Royal Fairmont beach club who welcome all guests. You don't need a car where the villa is located but Sarah arranged one for part of our stay so we saw the east coast and she told us of some secret hideaways knowing the island so well. Sarah was on hand even when we arrived and we could communicate to her whenever needed. The villas property manager was also excellent and the maid was friendly and can also cook ..so if you fancy some home cooked bajan food she will provide. All beach towels are provided in the villa which we found helpful. The overall complex at porters is quaint and quiet and safe and the pool was warm and clean. Total value for money and we cannot wait to return. Because of the back decking access at the back of the property and the additional doors the wind and air travel right through the property making it cooler and pleasant and rarely need use of air con. .. excellent cannot wait to go again ..
I am delighted you had such a wonderful stay and look forward to you returning to Hibivillea 2 Porters Court .. the warmth of the sun and ocean is always here in Barbados. Sarah xx
We have Rented this quaint Villa Several Times
We have rented this quaint villa several times and always feel really at home there. It’s location is absolutely perfect ! A minute walk to a bus stop and only a five minute walk to Alleynes Bay beach. On this gorgeous beach you can find several beach bars including jujus and the wonderful Lone Star Restaurant. There are sunbeds to hire and water sports facilities, including waterskiing and inflatable rides.
As for the development of Porters Court, it’s very peaceful with beautiful tropical gardens. There are just 8 cottages with a lovely, good sized communal pool. Number 2 is one of the larger properties and the only one with a large decked area to the rear of the property which can be accessed by both back doors.
Both bedrooms are of a good size and both are en-suite. There’s plenty of bedding and bath and beach towels. The kitchen is large and has all the equipment that is needed, including a dishwasher and cool boxes to take your beers down to the beach. The house has both ceiling fans and AC.
The lounge in airy and light with excellent WiFi and sky TV. Our favourite part of the property is the wrap around veranda with table and chairs to eat at and hammock to laze on.
The property owner and manager and both great to deal with and reply to questions quickly. To sum up a lovely relaxing property in a beautiful lush location close to all amenities of near by Holetown.
We look forward to visiting again on the 20th Dec this year for Xmas.
Louise and Family
Louise and family, you are like part of the furniture at our villa and i appreciate you treating it as well as your own on your numerous visits to us. Its been wonderful to see you all as a Family continue to enjoy it. Another Xmas awaiting your stay this year all booked for you Sarah xx
Absolutely LOVED No 2 Porters Court. The villa was in a secure gated complex with beautiful grounds and a lovely communal pool. The beach nearby was fantastic with the local bus stop to Holetown a few minutes walk away. A car is not essential for your stay but we hired one for a few days so we could visit the other side of the island.
The villa was delightful with a relaxed vibe offering the privacy of a rear decking which we found very peaceful to enjoy our morning coffee. Sarah the owner was wonderful to deal with when we booked , and had an amazing knowledge of the island. We were met by the property manager on arrival and she was on hand if we needed any questions answered. We are already looking to return next year to this gem of a villa .. my partner and i would fully recommend this property and in particular its location .. I wish we were there now !
Thank you for your wonderful Review James. I am so glad that you both enjoyed your stay and i look forward to you re-visiting No 2 Porters Court again - sometime in the near future.
No. 2 Porters Court (Hibivillea) is located practically opposite The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel along the West Coast of Barbados. Our prime location is just minutes walk from the stunning Alleyne beach where you can take a stroll , sunbathe and swim. Along the beach to the north are a few beach bars and the highly reputable Lone Star Restaurant.
We are situated just a short ride along the coastal road, approximately 1.5km north of Holetown. Here you will find a wide range of amenities such as supermarkets , shops, restaurants, bars, boutique shopping, banks and medical facilities. There is also a yoga studio for any early morning yoga enthusiasts.
If you choose not to hire a car then buses run regularly and cost approximately $2 per journey. The bus stop is located outside the rear entrance to Porters Court.
There are several golf courses on the West Coast such as the famous Sandy Lane Resort, Royal Westmoreland and the scenic Apes Hill Golf Clubs. Advance bookings only
Travelling north along the coastal road for approximately 2km is the old fishing village of Speightstown. Here you will find local markets selling fresh fish, together with a wide range of fruits and vegetables. There is an excellent live band each Friday at The Little Bristol Bar that is worth a visit.
A few minutes north of Speightstown is the Port St Charles Yacht Club with free access to all guests. A wonderfully relaxed outdoor dining area with excellent food. The pool bar overlooks the ocean and there is free access to the sun loungers. Superyachts are a common sight here!
Nearby is the recently established Port Ferdinand Resort and the now famously branded Nikki Beach. A hip and trendy atmosphere created by talented local musicians give the poolside bar and sun loungers a real funky vibe.
Dive Shops can be found along the West Coast with equipment available for hire along with the increasingly popular paddle boarding.
The Port of Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and here you can buy excursions such as a Catamaran trip. Swim with the turtles and scuba dive a couple of underwater shipwrecks before enjoying an on board BBQ and a rum punch! Nearby Carlisle Bay offers the opportunity of an early morning swim with the horses!
If you do have a car a day trip along the East Coast to Bathsheba is highly recommended. A naturally rugged coastline offers a different experience to that of the West Coast but the views are amazing. A surfers paradise, although not recommended for swimming. The famous Roundhouse Restaurant is a great visit for lunch and to watch the waves crashing onto the shoreline.
The Polo season runs primarily from February to April mainly at venues such as Holders Hill and Apes Hill. A fun day out with a high standard of play in Barbados.
If you are looking for a day of pampering we have a fantastic relationship with the highly recommended Schofield Internationale. From full body massages to facials, Schofield was trained at Espa and a former employee of The Sandy Lane Resort before setting up his own business. If you wish to use him at the villa please contact us for details.
The people of Barbados are very friendly, they express themselves always with colour and a smile. Do not be surprised when you find yourself revisiting the island having made long term friendships with some of the locals.