Ocean Views - Patio w/ Private Pool - Close to Beaches & Amenities
About Doris Marshall
Hi I'm Doris. I'm a co-owner of this house, with my husband Robert, my bother-in-law Paul and his wife Katherine. We are all Canadians with strong personal ties to Barbados. Robert and Katherine are Citizens of Barbados by descent . The property will one day be our retirement home, but for now we would like to welcome you to come, stay awhile and enjoy!
Doris Marshall purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Doris Marshall chose Fairy Valley Rock
This property is located in Wilcox in the parish of Christ Church, where my father-in-law grew up. We discovered this house while on vacation and decided it was the perfect spot with its lovely breezes, beautiful views and surroundings, and it just felt right. It was an older property but after extensive renovations we made it into a home we are proud of and look forward to sharing with others.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is very open and airy with lots of space. No feeling of being crowded or having nowhere to go. Wonderful spaces for everyone to get together or for just finding a quiet space to relax on your own. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The breezes are always welcoming and there is nothing better than sitting on the patio at night or taking a late night swim.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is strictly forbidden inside
Children must be supervised in the pool area
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Authentic and wonderful setting to experience this special place
We've just had a most wonderful 2-week stay at this lovely home.
The most appreciated elements for us were the cleanliness, and the pool.
The house was just spotless - in the cupboards and out; from linen to sofas, bathrooms to dustbins. What a difference it makes!! The housekeeping service was fantastic, upping our stay to a bit of a hotel experience in that sense.
The pool was absolutely divine and was really the main pull for us to have booked your home - it is clean, spacious and private: none of which are taken for granted having considered many other properties.
The house is located close to the airport which was a little bit of a surprise for us as being in the flight path meant additional background noise, but the relaxed vibes of the island must have been effective, as none of us were greatly disturbed by this!
Communication (with the owners) was outstanding, I've never had such efficient and prompt responses out of many years of globe trotting and holiday bookings - many thanks for this!
A suggestion would be sharing a 'location pin' as it was difficult to find the place the first time with the street name not really known even amongst locals.
Linens were generous and high quality; kitchen cupboards were immaculate, and the neighbourhood was calm and serene.
Thank you Katherine and Doris.
Thank you Shula for taking the time to share your Barbados experience. We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to host you and your family. We worked hard to create a comfortable and welcoming space so it's very rewarding when we receive such positive confirmation! Our Property Manager, June manages our home with the same attention to detail and high standards she maintains in her own home. We are happy that our guests also reap the benefits of such service. Although we send a Google Maps link with directions to our home, as you mentioned, our street name is not listed and is actually referred to as "Unknown Road". On the Home Away site, the actual pin is accurately placed, yet it reads: Fairy Valley Rock, Barbados! We fully appreciate that it can be confusing since we are actually located on Holborn Terrace, Wilcox Hill. So glad you persevered and found it!!!
You and your family are welcome to come stay any time.
Katherine and Doris
Clean and Comfortable
What a lovely home this was. A short drive from the airport and about a 10 minute drive to Miami Beach. We were met there by June who was very efficient and helped us with all of our needs. The house was very clean and comfortable. The pool area was our favorite spot. Tea out on the pool deck in the morning and a swim after the beach. The house was well equipped with anything you needed. The only thing I would add would be a toaster oven so that you didn't have to turn the oven on to heat up a small item. We spoke with Doris most times and she was great to deal with. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for the opportunity to host you and your family. We worked hard to create a welcoming space for our guests. It’s always rewarding when we receive such positive feedback. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back any time!
Thoroughly enjoyable stay! Accommodation was perfect and ideally located for visiting the island.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our 10 night stay in Barbados! The house is ideal for 2 or 3 couples; with the 3 double rooms all with en suite. Located close to Oistins; St Lawrence Gap; Hastings and Bridgetown although nowhere on the island is too far to travel.
Close proximity to the airport means it’s only a 10 minute journey to the house and, whilst you occasionally hear aircraft noise, it doesn’t impact detrimentally - even when relaxing by the pool.
The house itself is well appointed, with everything you need for a self catering holiday, however there are dozens of quality restaurants within a 15-20 minute drive. Bar 557 at Carters Gap, is less than 10 minutes away, and we’ll worth a visit!!
We will definitely be coming back to Barbados, and would be more than happy to rent this property again.
Nigel; Susan; Bob & Lex
Thank you Nigel, Susan, Bob and Lex for choosing our home for your Barbados adventure. It was our pleasure to be given the opportunity to host your group. It’s always rewarding as owners to learn when our guests thoroughly enjoy the comfortable and welcoming space we worked hard to create. Thanks for the restaurant tip! We will check out Bar 557 on our next Barbados visit. We welcome you all to come back and stay at our place anytime!
Great house for a family or group of friends
Very nice, clean and up to date house on a quiet street. Good location - easy to get into Oistins and access to both east and west coast beaches. The pool was great for the kids. The only thing to flag is that it's close to the airport so sometimes you can hear the planes taking off / landing. That didn't interfere at all with our enjoyment, but you can hear them, sometimes at night / very early morning. On the plus side, it was a very short ride for our 6:30am flight! The property manager, June, was very responsive and dealing with the owners was equally pleasant and easy. Definitely recommend!
Thank you for your positive words!! Happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We're glad departing planes didn't interfere with your enjoyment. Our decision to install a/c in all the bedrooms makes for a comfortable sleep when you close the windows for the night. :) Feel free to come back and visit any time!
A group of six adults stayed at this beautiful house for 11 nights in February. The owners were very easy to work with and answered all inquiries in a prompt fashion. The house itself is great with lots of room for the six of us, comfortable furnishings and beds and lots of kitchen equipment and utensils to cook food yourself. The location is good too close to beaches, restaurants and grocery stores. Any issues were handled immediately by the property manager June who was always just a phone call away if needed. All in all a great experience in a great country from start to finish. I would recommend this villa to anyone.
It's very rewarding as owners to learn that our guests appreciate the efforts we have made in creating an inviting and comfortable holiday rental destination. We too love Barbados so we're happy to hear you agree and enjoyed your stay! Come visit us anytime!
Don't Miss Out on Barbados!
As every other review has stated -- this house is awesome. Big place with lots of windows that open to keep the air moving and tons of comfortable seating for lounging or gaming for the brief rainstorms that occurred. Pool area is awesome, there were 4 loungers and 4 of us and we used them throughout the day as well as in the evening for star gazing. The quality of the dishes and cooking pans is quite high, which we appreciated as we liked to prepare a couple of meals at the house each day. The huge amount of ice trays in the freezer also a great touch. We didn't rent a car as we figured we could work with the huge amount of taxis and the public ZR system. The house is located on a quiet street the access to which is the middle of a switch back on a hill. You can go up the hill to the main road (which we did the first couple times) or down the hill just past Mikes Mini Mart and catch the ZR busses there. It's about 1.5 km either way. We personally had a great experience with the ZR, it's cheap at $2bbd per person and you can get all the way up the west coast to Bridgetown fairly quickly. But be aware they will jam you in there like sardines if you are willing to get in a packed one haha. We also met some very friendly cab drivers to get home a couple of the nights and liked one guy so much we had him do an island tour later in our trip with his roomy van cab (with AC) for $35US an hour. When we return to Barbados in the future we will most likely rent a car now that we are familiar with the island. The left hand traffic and many traffic circles could be intimidating to some folks. The roads are fairly narrow and some are in questionable shape but I never once felt in danger walking on the side of the road -- and we did so a lot. Incredibly considerate drivers from our experience, we were even picked up by strangers on multiple occasions and dropped off at the bus stop we were headed for.
I would highly recommend staying here. Owners and house manager are very professional. We stayed for 10 days and there was a mid week house and pool cleaning which was a nice touch.
If you want to try surfing I highly recommend Zeds which is located just a few km south of the house. Chicken Rita's is a must for a dinner as well, also on the south coast, We never had a bad a meal anywhere we went. Miami beach is perfect. Enjoy your trip!! We sure did.
We were thrilled to host you and we are happy that our home factored into such a positive first time experience in Barbados. Thank you for insights on public transport and restaurants. This kind of information is always helpful for future and returning guests. Feel free to come back and visit our home anytime.
Easy access to Oistins - Friday night Fish Fry, fish market, local grocery mart, and outdoor vendors for fresh fruits and vegetables and close to Miami Beach. Catch a Z-R for access all along the coast ($2.00 Bds /person). 5 minutes from Grantley Adams Airport and the ABC Highway.